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Concealment and Unmasking Before the Revolution

Date and Time: 
Thursday, February 12, 2015. 05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
Meeting Location: 
Stanford Humanities Center Board Room
Seminar on the Enlightenment and Revolution, 1660-1830
Meeting Description: 
About the speaker:
James Johnson, Professor of History at Boston University
Professor James Johnson is a cultural historian who writes and teaches about modern and early modern Europe. His interests include eighteenth- and nineteenth-century France, the history of Venice, and music history. His book Listening in Paris: A Cultural History appeared in 1995. The first book of a two-volume work on masking, disguise, and identity in European history, Venice Incognito: Masking in the Serene Republic, appeared with the University of California Press in 2011. He is now at work on its successor, Means of Concealment: French Identity and the Self.
Meeting description:
Professor Johnson's talk will address the role of performance in constructing and disclosing identity in pre-Revolutionary France.