Contested Legacies
  a program and conference

Conference Participants

Peter Baehr. Sociology. Lingnan University, Hong Kong. Author: Founders, Classics and Canon (Transaction, in press); Caesar and the Fading of the Roman World: A Study in Republicanism and Caesarism (Transaction, 1998); Editor: Portable Hannah Arendt (Viking, 2000). Co-editor/translator (with Gordon C. Wells) of The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism and Other Writings (Penguin, 2001).

Reinhard Blomert. Sociology. Berlin and Graz. Author: Intellektuelle im Aufbruch. Karl Mannheim, Alfred Weber, Norbert Elias (Hanser 1999).

Jonathan Bordo. Cultural Studies. Trent University. Co-author: On European Ground. Photographs by Allen Cohen. (Chicago, 2001). Articles on memory, wilderness, landscape.

Peter Breiner. Political Science. SUNY Albany. Author: Max Weber and Democratic Politics. (Cornell, 1996)

Catherine Epstein. History. Amherst College. Author: A Past Renewed: A Catalog of German-Speaking Refugee Historians (Cambridge, 1993); Veteran Revolutionaries: German Communists across the Twentieth Century. (Harvard, in press).

Christian Fleck. Sociology. University of Graz. Director: Sociological Exile Archive. Author of monographs on Marie Jahoda and other emigré sociologists.

Lawrence Friedman. History and Philanthropy. University of Indiana. Author: Identity's Architect. A Biography of of Erik Erikson (Cambridge, 1999).

Judith Gerson. Sociology and Women's Studies. Rutgers University. Author: Articles on gender and identity. Current Research on German Jewish Emigrants.

Lydia Goehr. Philosophy. Columbia. Author: The Quest for Voice: Music, Politics, and the Limits of Philosophy (Oxford, 1998); The Imaginary Museum of Musical Works (Oxford, 1992).

John Gunnell. Political Science. SUNY Albany. Author: The Descent of Political Theory. (Chicago 1993).

Daniel Herwitz. Philosophy. Durban University. Author: Making Theory/Constructing Art. On the Authority of the Avant Garde. (Chicago, 1993)

Wolfgang Heuer. Publicist. Berlin. Editor: Hannah Arendt Newsletter.

Jack Jacobs. Government Dept., John Jay College, CUNY. Author: On Socialists and the Jewish Question after Marx. (NYU, 1992) Editor: Jewish Politics in Eastern Europe: the Bund at 100. (NYU, 2001).

Laurent Jeanpierre. Sociology. École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS), Paris. Author: Articles on New York intellectuals, French exiles, Varian Fry, Surrealism.

Mario Kessler. Research Fellow, Center for Contemporary Historical Research and Privatdozent, University of Potsdam, Germany. Author of five books, including: Heroische Illusion und Stalin-Terror: Beiträge zur Kommunismus-Forschung (Hamburg: VSA, 1999); Exilerfahrung in Wissenschaft und Politik: Remigrierte Historiker in der frühen DDR (Cologne: Böhlau, 2001). At present writing a biography of the refugee historian Arthur Rosenberg.

David Kettler. Political Studies, Bard (Emeritus Trent). Author: Karl Mannheim and the Crisis of Liberalism (Transaction 1995), Social Regimes, Rule of Law and Democratic Change (Galda and Wilch 2001), and Karl Mannheim's Sociology as Political Education (Transaction 2001).

Reinhard Laube. History. Collegium Budapest and Göttingen. Dissertation on Karl Mannheim; Articles on Mannheim, the reception of Max Weber, art and social thought.

Gerhard Lauer. Literature, University of Munich. Author: Books on Erich Kahler, problems of social history and literature, the return of the author.

Richard Leppert. Musicology. University of Minnesota. Author: Theodor W.Adorno, Essays on Music, ed., with commentary & notes (University of California Press, 2002), Art & the Committed Eye: The Cultural Functions of Imagery (Westview/HarperCollins, 1996); The Sight of Sound: Music, Representation & the History of the Body (University of California Press, 1993); Music & Image: Domesticity, Ideology & Socio-Cultural Formation in 18th-Century England (Cambridge University Press, 1988).

Peter Ludes. International University Bremen, Professor of Mass Communication. Leader, European Science Foundation’s team on Media Technology and the Information Society. Author: Multimedia and Multiple Modernities: Key Pictures (2001). In 1997 he edited Social Sciences as Art with previously unpublished contributions by Karl Mannheim, Norbert Elias, Kurt H. Wolff and Agnes Heller.

John McCormick. Political Science. Yale. Author: Carl Schmitt's Critique of Liberalism (Cambridge, 1997). Articles on Weber, Habermas, Frankfurt School.

Neil McLaughlin. Political Science. McMaster University. Articles on Neo-Freudianism, Critical Theory.

Reinhard Mehring. Institute of Philosophy, Humbold University, Berlin. Author: Thomas Mann: Artist and Philosopher (Munich, 2001); Introduction to Carl Schmitt (Hamburg, 2001)

Gregory Moynahan. History. Bard College. Dissertation: "The Face of the Times: Ernst Cassirer, Georg Simmel, and the Development of the Modern German Idea of Culture." Articles on Cassirer and Simmel.

Bernd Nikolai. Architecture and Planning. University of Trier. Author: Moderne und Exil. (Berlin, 1998); Architektur und Exil. (Trier, 2002)

Margaret Olin. Department of Art History, Theory and Criticism School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Author: The Nation without Art: Examining Modern Discourses on "Jewish Art" (Nebraska, 2001).

Ernst Osterkamp. Literature. Humboldt University. Author of numerous books and articles on German literature, with special interest in boundary between art and literature and the recent history of German "Bildung."

Nathalie Raoux. History, Sciences-Po, Paris: articles on French Intellectuals in the Interwar period and on Walter Benjamin's exile years in France. Walter Benjamin's Biography (forthcoming)

Paul Roazen. Social and Political Thought, York University. Author: The Historiography of Psychoanalysis (New Brunswick and London, 2001) and Political Theory and the Psychology of the Unconscious (London, 2000), as well as numerous earlier studies of psychoanalysis as intellectual and social movement.

Lawrence Scaff. Political Science. Wayne State University. Author: Fleeing the Iron Cage: Culture, Politics, and Modernity in the Thought of Max Weber (University of California Press, 1989).

Kay Schiller. Lecturer in Modern European History at the University of Durham. Author: Scholarly Counterworlds: On Humanistic Models in the 20th Century. (Fischer, 2000).

James Schmidt. Political Science and History. Boston University. Author/Editor: "What is Enlightenment?" (Ucal, 1996). Articles on conceptual history, civil society, Frankfurt School, Goethe, Thomas Mann.

Joanna Scott. Political Science. Eastern Michigan. Editor of Hannah Arendt: Love and Saint Augustine (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996) and Hannah Arendt Discovers America (forthcoming Chicago: University of Chicago Press) which is being funded by a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Alfons Söllner. Political Theory. Author, Peter Weiss und die Deutschen. Die Entstehung einer politischen Ästhetik wider die Verdrängung, Opladen 1988 (Westdeutscher Verlag); Deutsche Politkwissenschaftler in der Emigration. Ihre Akkulturation und Wirkungsgeschichte, Opladen 1996 (Westdeutscher Verlag); as well as some 50 scholarly articles on the social science emigration/return.

Michael Steinberg. History. Cornell. Author: The Meaning of the Salzburg Festival. (Cambridge, 1996). Articles on boundary between music and other cultural forms, especially in twentieth-century setting.

Matthias Stoffregen. Political science. Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe-University, Frankfurt/Main, Germany. Author: Struggles for a Democratic Germany. Emigrants between Politics and Political Science (Leske und Budrich 2002)

Edoardo Tortarolo. History, University of the Piedmont, Specialist on the history of historiography, with extensive publications on earlier periods and current research on German historians. Author: Historians in Exile around 1933. A Survey of Problems (Böhlau, 2000); "Historians in exile: Franco Venturi in Paris in the1930s"

Roy Tsao. Political Science, Georgetown. Forthcoming book on Hanna Arendt.

Mihály Vajda. Philosophy. Debrecen. Author of studies of Nazism and Communism, reflections on Jews and Intellectuals in Central Europe.

Suzanne Vromen. Sociology. Bard College (Emerita). Articles on issues of memory: Maurice Halbwachs, Georg Simmerl, Holocaust.

Anna Wessely. Cultural Sociology. Eötvös Loránd University. Author: Books in Hungarian on sculptor, photography, sociology of culture. Articles on Shaftesbury, Mannheim, Hauser, avant garde.

Thomas Wheatland. Boston College. Author of newest study of relations among exiled social scientists in New York City during the 1930s.

Irving Wohlfarth. Professor of German Literature, Reims. Editor and Contributor, Nietzsche and an ‘Architecture of our Minds’ (Los Angeles, 1999); Speak Of Camps; Think of Genocide. (Paris, 1999)

Janet Wolff. Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, School of the Arts, Columbia University. (Director of Program in Visual and Cultural Studies, University of Rochester, 1991-2001.) Author of books on the sociology of art and culture, gender and culture, modernism and modernity, including: The Social Production of Art, Aesthetics and the Sociology of Art, Feminine Sentences, Resident Alien, and AngloModern: Painting and Modernity in England and the United States (forthcoming).

Eli Zaretsky, History, New School for Social Research. Author: Capitalism, the Family and Personal Life (New York, 1986) and Psychoanalysis and the Emergence of Personal Life: A History (New York, 2002)

Jerry Zaslove. Humanities. Simon Fraser University. Director of Institute for the Humanities. Articles on anarchism, culture, art; catalogues of avant garde art and photography.

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