History Professor Richard Jobs Speaks at European Museum About Transnational Youth
In December, history professor Rick Jobs was an invited guest of the House of European History in Brussels, Belgium, where he spoke about his work on the transnational history of youth and young people.
As a museum, the House of European History treats its subject matter from a transnational perspective to emphasize the shared experiences and diverse interpretations of Europe’s past. Its 2019 exhibit, “Restless Youth: Growing Up in Europe, 1945 to Now,” drew extensively from Professor Jobs’s three books, most especially his recent Backpack Ambassadors (Chicago 2017).
While in Brussels, Rick also met with administrators of the European Union to talk about the impact of youth travel on the history of European integration and its relevance for their new DiscoverEU program promoting cross-border youth mobility.