September 13, 2015

Schorske, founding director of ECS, passes away at 100

Carl Emil Schorske, founding director of the Program in European Cultural Studies, died peacefully at his home in the Meadow Lakes retirement community in East Windsor on September 13, 2015. He was 100 years old. Professor Schorske, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for his epochal book Fin de Siècle Vienna: Politics and Culture (1980) and a 1981 MacArthur Fellowship recipient, was a renowned and beloved teacher, as documented in a memorial reflection posted by Michael Roth, the president of Wesleyan University, who wrote his dissertation under Professor Schorske’s supervision in the History Department at Princeton. An obituary for Professor Schorske appeared in the September 17, 2015 edition of the New York Times.