University of Rochester

EVENT: "Cultural Survival in Our Time: High Stakes Gamble," part of the Verne Moore History Seminars series

TIME, DATE, AND PLACE: 4:45 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 10, in 321 Morey Hall, on the University of Rochester River Campus

ADMISSION: Free and open to the public

November 1, 1999

Benedict R. O'G. Anderson will be the first guest speaker for the Verne Moore History Seminars, at 4:45 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 10, in 321 Morey Hall on the University of Rochester's River Campus. His talk, which is sponsored by the Department of History, is entitled, "Cultural Survival in Our Time: High Stakes Gamble."

Anderson, the A.L Binenkorb Professor of International Studies at Cornell University, is the author of the book Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism, which has been hugely influential on the study of nationalism. According to Anderson, a nation "is an imagined political community --because the members of even the smallest nations will never know most of their fellow-members, meet them, or even hear of them, yet in the minds of each lives an image of their community."

Anderson's principal countries of specialization are Indonesia and Thailand. He has regularly published commentaries on the internal politics of the Indonesian military for 20 years.

The Verne Moore History Seminars is an annual series of lectures that has been funded by a gift from University alumnus Verne Moore, Class of 1950, since 1996.

Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Department of History at (585) 275-2052.