The Origins and Significance of Enlightenment Anti-Colonialism
2018 Van Tilburg Lecture by Siep Stuurman, Utrecht University, History and Art History. Organized by the UCLA Dutch Studies Program. Cosponsored by CERS.
Thursday, February 15, 20186:00 PM
UCLA Faculty Center
Siep Stuurman is Professor Emeritus of the History of Ideas at Utrecht University. For his Francois Poulain de la Barre and the Invention of Modern Equality (2004) he was awarded the George Mosse Prize by the American Historical Association. His earlier books include State Formation and Political Theory. Three Essays on Europe (1995) and The Tragic Fate of the Countess of Isenburg (1999). His most recent monograph is The Invention of Humanity (2017), in which he traces evolving ideas of human equality and difference across continents and civilizations from ancient times to the present.
The Van Tilburg Lectures
In 2005, Johannes Van Tilburg and his wife, Jo Anne, gave the Dutch Studies Program at UCLA a remarkably generous gift to establish in perpetuity the Johannes Van Tilburg Lecture in Dutch Studies.
Mr. Van Tilburg came to the USA from The Netherlands in 1965. In 1971, he became the founding principal of Van Tilburg, Banvard & Soderbergh, AIA and has led this 100 person firm to the forefront of planning and design. His work as a designer is widely recognized throughout the state and indeed the entire country. In 1992, he was honored by his peers and elevated to the level of Fellow of the American Institution of Architects. In 2007, Johannes Van Tilburg was honored by the Netherlands America Foundation of Southern California. Mr. Van Tilburg is deeply committed to education and continues to work as an adjunct Professor in the School of Policy, Planning, and Development at USC. In 2010, Mr. Van Tilburg was appointed Honorary Consul of The Netherlands in Los Angeles.
Reception to follow the lecture.
Cost : Free and open to the public. RSVP is required for admission to this event.
Sponsor(s): Center for European and Russian Studies, Dutch