Johannes Paulmann @ Jan Dhondt Lecture '13


On Tuesday 17 December, 16h, prof. dr. Johannes Paulmann (University of Mainz ) will give the first annual Jan Dhondt* lecture, organised by the Research Unit Social History since 1750. His public lecture is entitled:


Humanitarianism in context: narratives and conjunctures in the history of international humanitarian aid


The lecture takes place at the Liberaal Archief, Kramersplein 2, 9000 Gent. The event will be followed by a short reception. Free entrance, but registration is required:


Prof. dr. Johannes Paulmann is director of the Leibniz-Institut für Europäische Geschichte, Abteilung für Universalgeschichte (University of Mainz). He is well known for his major contributions to transnational history of Germany and the history of internationalism. He presently writes a general history of international humanitarian aid. Johannes Paulmann published Pomp und Politik: Monarchenbegegnungen in Europa zwischen Ancien Régime und Erstem Weltkrieg (Münche 2000) and The mechanics of internationalism: culture, society and politics from the 1840s to the First World War (Oxford 2001). 


* The Ghent historian Jan Dhondt (1915-1972) was one of the most influential scholars in Belgian historiography. After the Second World War he founded the Seminar of Contemporary History. His ambition to study the society as a whole, and focus upon the interrelatedness of structures and processes, made him a prominent social historian. Dhondt also had a special interest in the theory of history.