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Research Colloquium: The Spirit of Repentance - A German-Jewish Legacy in Postwar Europe
Date: 22 February 2011 

Research Colloquium
The Spirit of Repentance: A German-Jewish Legacy in Postwar Europe

Martin CHUNG Chi-Kei

Following the speaker's previous research on the historiography of "postwar Europe", in which he argued that the predominant "interest-driven" paradigm does not lend itself readily to the observation and narration of historical changes such as "repentance" and "reconciliation", this talk will focus on building an historiographic principle (while applying it at the same time, albeit tentatively) based on biblical conceptions of "repentance" in the German-Jewish context, namely, repentance as "mutual turning", "repentant disagreement" and the "triad of repentance". Selected historical specificities will be cited to demonstrate the correspondence (in appearance) between such manifestations and their source conceptions.

Date: 22  Feb  2011  (Tue)

Time : 4: 00 pm to 6:00 pm

Venue : Main Building Room 237

All students taking the Research Colloquium course must attend. Other staff and students are also welcome.

Thanks and see you all soon.

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