The Gerald D. and Norma Feldman Annual Lecture

Photo of Gerald D. Feldman

Established to honor the life and work of former IES Director, Gerald Feldman, the Gerald D. and Norma Feldman Annual Lecture brings eminent scholars to UC Berkeley to share their work in German and European Studies.

Gerald D. Feldman (1937 - 2007) was Professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley. An internationally known and influential political historian of twentieth-century Germany, Feldman published more than 27 books and over 100 scholarly articles. He also served on the editorial board of the journal Contemporary European History for over 15 years. Throughout his career he received several prizes and honors, including the prestigious Commander's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany (2000). In 2004 he was elected to the exclusive Bavarian Academy of Sciences. Professor Feldman was renowned for his passion for teaching and devotion to his studentsAt Berkeley he fostered the growth of the Center for German and European Studies, which became today's Institute of European Studies. The Gerald D. and Norma Feldman Annual Lecture honors his legacy. 

Past Lectures

Poster of 2019 Feldman Lecture

Christopher Clark (University of Cambridge), "The Times of Power" (2019)

Poster of 2018 Feldman Lecture

Yuri Slezkine (Professor of History, UC Berkeley), "The Life and Death of the Russian Revolution" (2018)

Poster of 2017 Feldman Lecture

Margaret Lavinia Anderson (UC Berkeley), "The Ambassador's Story: Henry Morgenthau, the Armenian Genocide, and the Problem of Humanitarian Intervention" (2017)

Poster of 2016 Feldman Lecture

Celia Applegate (Vanderbilt University), "Music and Work Before the Great War in Germany" (2016)

Feldman Lecture speakers

From left: IES Director Jeroen Dewulf, speaker Roger Chickering and Mrs. Norma Feldman; Professor Yuri Slezkine addresses the audience at the Bancroft Hotel

Jonathan Zatlin Feldman Lecture

Jonathan Zatlin (Boston University), "The Ruse of Retirement: Eichmann, Theresienstadt, and the Elderly" (2015)

Poster of 2014 Feldman Lecture

Roger Chickering (Georgetown University), "Imperial Germany's Peculiar War, 1914-1918" (2014)

Poster of 2013 Feldman Lecture

John Connelly (UC Berkeley), "Christian Eschatology and the Nazi Final Solution" (2013)

Poster of 2012 Feldman Lecture

James Sheehan (Stanford University), "The Origins of the Legible State: Mapmaking, Census Taking and Codification in Early Modern Europe" (2012)