Edward N. Peterson Lecture Series

Stalin banner and choir

The Edward N. Peterson Lecture Series

The Sound of Stalinism: Music and Politics in East Germany and Poland

David Tompkins' photo
David Tompkins, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History, Director of European Studies, Director of the Center for Global and Regional Studies, Carleton College

Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019

Reception 4 p.m.
Lecture 4:30 p.m.
Kinnickinnic River Theater
320 University Center, UWRF

Free and open to all
  • Topic summary
  • More about Tompkins
  • Tompkins' recent book: Composing the Party Line: Music and Politics in Early Cold War Poland and East Germany (West Lafayette: Purdue University Press, 2013). Open access here.

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The lecture series honors the memory of Professor Ed Peterson, who taught at UWRF from 1954 to 2005. It addresses issues that were the focus of Dr. Peterson's academic life and are still relevant today: war and peace, abuses and limits of power, the struggle for democracy in the twentieth century.

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Contributions may be added to the fund over time. Any questions may be directed to Michael Kahlow, History and Philosophy Department, 715-425-3164 or UWRF Foundation Office, 715-425-3505.

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About the Lecture Series

About Dr. Ed Peterson

Sponsored by UWRF:

  • Edward N. Peterson Lecture Series Endowment
  • History and Philosophy Foundation
  • History and Philosophy Department
  • College of Arts and Sciences