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Lecture and Workshop at Portland State Featuring Holocaust Expert Moishe Postone
Author: Angela D. Abel (503-725-3773) Office of Marketing and Communications
Posted: May 17, 2006

The Portland Center for Cultural Studies presents a lecture, “The Holocaust and the Twentieth Century History,” and a workshop “History and Helplessness,” by Moishe Postone. The workshop will discuss geopolitics, anti-semitism, contemporary culture and also a recent published article by Postone in the Spring 2006 issue of Public Culture, entitled, “History and Helplessness: Mass Mobilization and Contemporary Forms of Anticapitalism.” Those wishing to download the article, please visit

Lecture: Tuesday, May 23, 2006, 7:15 p.m.
Workshop: Wednesday, May 24, 2006, 9 a.m.

Lecture: Smith Memorial Student Union, rm. 338 (1825 SW Broadway).
Workshop: Neuberger Hall, rm. 407 (724 SW Harrison).

Free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Leerom Medovoi at 503-725-4946 or

Moishe Postone is professor of modern European history and sits on the Committee on Jewish Studies at the University of Chicago. He has written books on the philosophies of Freud, Marx, and Rosenzweig. Postone is also the co-editor of Catastrophe and Meaning: The Holocaust and the Twentieth Century.

The Portland Center for Cultural Studies, housed at Portland State University, is a consortium of over 70 Portland-area scholars who seek to enhance the quality of life in the Portland area through building intellectual community in the region and encouraging scholarly inquiry. The Center now provides an annual slate of programs that bring scholarship and research to bear on matters of public interest, providing forums where intellectual inquiry and civic engagement come together.

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