Samantha Rose Hill in conversation with Will Davies on Hannah Arendt
6-7pm, 16th February
Zoom – registration here
Hannah Arendt is one of the most renowned political thinkers of the twentieth century. 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.
In her new book, Hannah Arendt (Critical Lives), 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. At this PERC event, Samanta Rose Hill will be in conversation with Will Davies about the themes of the book and how they relate to our contemporary condition.
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.