Tim Olin, associate professor of history, will present “Religion, Ethnicity, Loyalty: Lessons from Central Europe” from 7-8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 21, in Graham Conference Center, Graham 1, on Central College’s campus.
The presentation is part of Central’s 2022 Faculty Lecture Series with a focus on responsible citizenship. It is free and open to the public.
This presentation will explore the relationship between religion, ethnicity and perceived loyalty to the state. By looking at the Habsburg monarchy in the 18th century and the German Nazi government in the 1930s, Olin will attempt to distill how governments determine the potential for loyalty, disloyalty and belonging in their populations. Olin will then discuss the lessons this exploration provides in a modern context.
Olin has taught at Central since 2016 in the department of anthropology, history, philosophy and religious studies.