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18:45 - 20:00 13 February 2014

Jews and the making of the Modern Cultural Industry


Garwood lecture theatre | Wilkins Building (link Map)
Gower St | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Open

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Donald Sassoon, Emeritus Professor of Comparative European History, Queen Mary, University of London, Donald Sassoon is Emeritus Professor of Comparative European History. He was born in Cairo, educated in France, Italy, England (first degree at UCL, PhD at Birkbeck under the supervision of Eric Hobsbawm), and the USA (MA from Penn State). He is the author of over 100 articles and a number of books, including One Hundred Years of Socialism (1000 pages), Mona Lisa, and The Culture of the Europeans (1600 pages). His books have been translated in fifteen languages. He has lectured in some thirty countries. He is the curator of ‘La Storia in Piazza’, in Genoa, a festival of history that attracts 25,000 people.

From the middle of the 19th century, a burgeoning cultural industry developed in Europe and North America: publishers, a music industry, the theatre and, in the early 20th century, the film industry. The lecture seeks to establish the extent of the Jewish contribution to these developments and the causes behind it.


Sara Ben-Isaac
+44 (0)207 679 3520 | s.benisaac@ucl.ac.uk


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