Lecture
Friday, Jun 12, 2009, 2:45 PM
Haus der Brandenburgisch-Preu├čischen Geschichte, Am Neuen Markt 9, 14467 Potsdam

William Ian Miller

Professor of Law, Ann Arbor

The Politics of Courage

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William Miller received his B.A. in History from the University of Wisconsin in 1969 and his Ph.D. in English from Yale University in 1975. He held teaching positions at Williams College, at Wesleyan University and at the University of Houston before becoming Professor of Law at the University of Michigan in 1985. Numerous visiting positions at Yale Law School, Chicago Law School, the Department of History of the University of Bergen, Harvard Law School, and Tel Aviv University followed. In 2007 Miller was the Carnegie Centenary Professor at St. Andrews. His publications include: Bloodtaking and Peacemaking: Feud, Law, and Society in Saga Iceland (1990); Humiliation and other essays on Honor, Social Discomfort, and Violence (1995); The Anatomy of Disgust (1997); The Mystery of Courage (2000); Faking It (2003); Eye for an Eye (2006); and Audun and the Polar Bear: Luck, Law, and Largesse in a Medieval Tale of Risky Business (2008).

The event will be held in English