Sir Richard J Evans, Wellington, Sunday 15 October

The Department of History and Art History at Otago will be hosting Sir Richard J. Evans, Regius Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Cambridge this October. He is arguably one of the best known historians in the world. Sir Richard is currently President of Wolfson College, Cambridge, and Provost of Gresham College in London. He is celebrated today as an authority on modern German history due to his trilogy on Nazi Germany and his works on Wilhelmine Germany. Sir Richard is also widely known to the general public as an expert witness in the Irving Trial in 2000. His account of the trial was published in his 2002 book Telling Lies about Hitler.  Earlier this year a film on the Irving Trial, Denial, was released around the world, in which the British actor John Sessions played the role of Sir Richard.

After giving a series of public lectures in Dunedin, Sir Richard will visit Wellington to give the lecture on ‘The Holocaust on Trial: Reflections on the Irving-Lipstadt Trial (2000) and the film Denial (2016)’ at the Nordmeyer Lecture Theatre, the Wellington Campus of the University of Otago on Sunday 15 October at 2pm. The Department of History and Art History at Otago would like to invite you and your students in Wellington to this event. The lecture is open to the public, and no registration is required for your attendance.