Baltic Studies: J. G. Herder and Nationalism

Event time: 
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 4:00pm
Rosenkranz Hall (RKZ), Rm 05 See map
115 Prospect St.
New Haven, CT 06511
(Location is wheelchair accessible)
Event description: 

Eva Piirimae is the Spring 2017 Juris Padegs Visiting Associate Professor in European Studies. She is Associate Professor of Political Theory at the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies, University of Tartu. Her research interests include early modern and contemporary theories of patriotism, nationalism, cosmopolitanism and international peace, Enlightenment philosophical histories and contemporary debates on national self-determination and on the concept of Responsibility to Protect.

At Yale, Professor Piirimäe is at work on a book project titled “Patriotism, Nationalism and the Progress of Humanity: Herder in the Context of European Enlightenment.” This book seeks to break new ground in the study of the intellectual origins of nationalism by reconstructing Herder’s contribution to eighteenth-century debates on political legitimacy, modern patriotism, and international order.

Open to: 
General Public