Dr. Clelia Caruso will give a fascinating on the lecture on the evolution of interpersonal communication by means of the telephone in modern societies. Entitled "Using the Telephone and Imagining its Consequences: Between Local Calls and a Global Community of Communication," her talk will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 7:30 p.m. in Hance.
Dr. Caruso currently works as a Research Fellow at the German Historical Institute in D.C.— a position that serves as a springboard for an assistant professorship in Germany or the United States. She is one of the up-and-coming German-trained contemporary historians with a great theory bend. She completed her doctorate with Professor Lutz Raphael (University of Trier) in 2010. She has written fascinating studies on the intersections of social and cultural histories that transcend national boundaries and approach migration and communication from the perspectives of transnational and entangled history. Her doctoral thesis "Eigene Welt? Der transnationale Sozialraum italienischer Arbeitsmigranten in Seraing (1946-1990)" is presently under revision for publication in the Industrielle Welt (Böhlau) series. She also co-edited Postwar Mediterranean Migration to Western Europe: Legal and Political Frameworks, Social Mobility and Memory (2008).
In her current research on the history of telephoning which will be at the center of her Davidson talk, she traces the evolution of interpersonal communication in modern societies.