The Passion to Perform

Lecture, DHI London

The lecture "The Passion to Perform: Meritocracy and the Self in Germany around 1900" is held by Nina Verheyen (Cologne).

What turned the modern self into an achievement-oriented creature, always ready to perform: at the work place, in sports and leisure, and even in the realm of sexuality? The lecture tackles this question from a historian’s perspective, using the example of Germany between the fin de siècle and the First World War. GHIL in co-operation with the Seminar in Modern German History, Institute of Historical Research, University of London.