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Colloquium for European History | 28 May, 16:15 | William Nelson (Toronto) | Enlightenment Biopolitics: Race, Eugenics, and the Making of Citizens

When? Tuesday, 28 May, 16:15

Where? VG 0.24 (Vielberth-building), University Campus


William Nelson, Associate Professor at the Department of Historical and Cultural Studies at the University of Toronto, is currently a visiting fellow of the Leibniz ScienceCampus. Prof. Nelson is an expert in the intellectual history of the Enlightenment and French Revolution, holding a MA from University of Chicago as well as a MA and PhD from University of California–Los Angeles. His research interests span from the emergence of ideas about time, race, colonialism, and biopolitics in eighteenth-century France and the Atlantic world. Notable works include "Enlightenment Biopolitics (Chicago, 2024), "The Time of Enlightenment (Toronto, 2021)," and co-editing "The French Revolution in Global Perspective (Cornell, 2013)." 

The talk is part of the research colloquium for European History, organised by Reiner Liedtke, Professor of European History at University of Regensburg. Find the full programme here

The event is open to the public and all interested colleagues and students.