Barbara Goldstein is a historian of European fascism. She received her PhD from the University of Vienna, Austria with a dissertation devoted to newsreel films created by the Austrian Police between 1929-1938 as part of governmental fascist propaganda campaigns.One of Goldstein’s focuses and special interests is in historic administrative structures and “infamous people” in the early-modern period. She previously held a position as Research Scientist in the Historical Demography Laboratory of the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock, Germany (2006), entering the field of social research with a specialization in the history of family forms.
Following her return to the United States in 2013, she became a contributing volunteer scholar at The Magnes, researching German language archival materials. Her presentation will focus on the depiction of Jewish parent-children relations in Europe in 18th- and 19th-century anti-Semitic literature.
Each week, UC Berkeley faculty and graduate students, visiting artists and other notable guests will present brief lectures focused on selected treasures from the The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life. One speaker and one object at a time, these “flash” exhibitions will include the opportunity to view the art and artifacts discussed intimately and up close.
Bring your own lunch, enjoy complimentary refreshments, and take part in an exciting learning program, free and open to the public. Close-up view of collections included.
February 15, 22; March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; April 5, 19, 26
No lecture on April 12 (Passover)