Global History Seminar: Faith Hillis, “Forged in Plain Sight: A Global History of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion”


Monday, March 7, 2022, 3:45pm to 5:45pm


via Zoom

Illustration of "The Kaiser's Dream", from the Christmas 1890 issue of Truth dedicated to "hypnotism".

“Forged in Plain Sight: A Global History of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion”
Faith Hillis, Professor of Russian History, University of Chicago

Faculty Commentator: Derek Penslar, William Lee Frost Professor of Jewish History, Harvard University
Student Commentator: Natalie Behrends, PhD Candidate in History, Harvard University

Faith Hillis’s upcoming book Forged in Plain Sight reveals the surprising history of international exchange embedded in the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, one of history’s greatest monuments of hatred and exclusion. Hillis shows how profoundly the world of the Protocols and the lives of its collective authors were shaped by experiences of migration, cultural translation, and the crossing of ideological, religious, and national borders.

To request the precirculated paper and Zoom link, please sign up below. You will receive an automatic email confirmation, and approximately one week before the seminar we will manually send you the paper and link.

This graduate-faculty research seminar is designed to bring together interested faculty and students on a continuing basis to cover topics on global history. It is part of History 2950A/B, Approaches to Global History, and includes both reading sessions designed for graduate students and research sessions open to the interested public during which students and faculty participants will present current research. Faculty participants will be drawn from a number of schools, and, most especially, from the group of fellows in global history who are spending the academic year 2021-2022 at the Weatherhead Initiative on Global History. Discussions will be moderated by Professors Sven Beckert and Charles Maier.


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