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