"Harvey Goldberg was an inspired, passionate teacher who made a permanent impression on thousands of undergraduate and graduate students. He was, indeed, one of the greatest teachers of our time."

Fred Harvey Harrington, President Emeritus, University of Wisconsin-Madison


The Goldberg Center is pleased to co-sponsor a talk by Dr. Sebastian Conrad.

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Dr. Sebstian Conrad
Professor of History, Freie Universität

Tuesday November 18, 2019
Curti Lounge (Rm. 5243 Mosse Humanities Bldg.)

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for German and European Studies, DAAD, the Goldberg Center, and the Georgre L. Mosse Program in History.

Dr. Conrad is Professor of History at the Freie Universität Berlin, and he has also taught at the École des Hautes Études in Paris, at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and at the New School in New York. He has a background in both modern Western European and Japanese history, and he has worked on issues of colonialism and post-colonialism, transnationalism, intellectual history, memory, and historiography. Some of his publications include “Enlightenment in Global History: A Historiographical Critique,” American Historical Review 117 (2012), 999-1027; German Colonialism: A Short History (Cambridge University Press, 2012); Globalisation and the Nation in Imperial Germany (Cambridge University Press, 2010); and The Quest for the Lost Nation: Writing History in Germany and Japan in the American Century (University of California Press, 2010).

The Goldberg Center is accepting requests for financial assistance with lectures, conferences, seminars, and symposia for the 2020-2021 academic year. Please direct your requests to Goldberg Center chair, Patrick Iber.

After five years’ work, the Goldberg Center has completed the process of transferring Harvey Goldberg’s lectures from their current audio cassette format onto compact discs. The fruits of these labors are now available for listening in three formats: (1.) short audio samples below on this site’s “Home” page; (2.) selected lecture series on Compact Discs (CDs) available for purchase by clicking the blue hot link above left; and, (3.) the complete collection of original tapes and CDs, as itemized below, which are deposited in the Archives of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. We thank Sidney Iwanter for his generous contribution of tapes from the 1970-1971 academic year.

Harvey Goldberg’s Scholarship

The Life of Jean Jaurès. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1962.

Reprint available here