Dr. Samantha Rose Hill will be presenting a book talk on her new book, Hannah Arendt (Reaktion Books 2021). The talk will take place Thursday October 21st, 2021 6pm-7:30pm and will be a hybrid event.
In-Person (limited to 25) will take place in Thompson Hall Rm. 620. Zoom webinar at: https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/j/94568227853
Hannah Arendt is one of the most renowned political thinkers of the twentieth century and her work has never been more relevant than it is today. Born in Germany in 1906, Arendt published her first book at the age of 23, before turning away from the world of academic philosophy to reckon with the rise of the Third Reich. After the War, Arendt became one of the most prominent—and controversial—public intellectuals of her time, publishing influential works such as The Origins of Totalitarianism, The Human Condition and Eichmann in Jerusalem. Samantha Rose Hill weaves together new biographical detail, archival documents, poems and correspondence to reveal a woman whose passion for the life of the mind was nourished by her love of the world.
Samantha Rose Hill is a senior fellow at the Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities and associate faculty at the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research. Her work has appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books, Aeon, LitHub, OpenDemocracy, Public Seminar, Contemporary Political Theory and Theory and Event. Dr. Hill is also a UMASS alum (Ph.D. 2014) For more information, visit samantharosehill.com