Humanities Institute to Feature UM Scholars in New Faculty Lecture Series

February 15, 2017

MISSOULA – The Humanities Institute at the University of Montana will host a lecture by Assistant Professor Eric Schluessel on Wednesday, Feb. 22, as a part of the institute’s New Faculty Lecture Series.

Schluessel will deliver his lecture, “When the World Fell Apart: Translations of Trauma in Turn-of-the-Century Chinese Central Asia,” at 4 p.m. in the Dell Brown Room of Turner Hall.

Schluessel arrived at UM this fall from Harvard University, where he earned his doctorate in history and East Asian languages. He is an assistant professor for the history and political science departments and teaches Chinese history and politics. He also serves as director of the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center program on East Asian Studies.

“Professor Schleussel will present the latest research on a critically important region and topic,” said Nathaniel Levtow, director of UM’s Humanities Institute. “We are thrilled that he has joined the UM faculty and very excited to have him offer the Humanities Institute’s first public event of the season.”

This event is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be provided. For more information call Media and Information Coordinator Ian Withrow at 406-243-2683 or email


Contact: Ian Withrow, media and information coordinator, UM College of Humanities and Sciences/Humanities Institute, 406-243-2683,