Leverett Saltonstall Research Professor of History, Harvard University; CES Resident Faculty, Harvard University
November 14, 2019
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Lower Level Conference Room, Adolphus Busch Hall
The 2019 Gaetano Salvemini Colloquium in Italian History and Culture will focus on the figure and the intellectual legacy of Primo Levi (1919-1987). Levi is considered one of the greatest witnesses of the Jewish extermination and one of the most authoritative voices of the literature of the 20th century. As a chemist, Levi used the scientist's microscope lenses to investigate the darker sides of human action. His works have been translated into more than 40 languages throughout the world, and he was also a poet, translator, artist, anthropologist, linguist, and ethologist.
Following the discussion, all guests are invited to join the reception in the CES Atrium.