Institute of Historical Studies
Institute of Historical Studies

Workshop: “Laboratory of Modernity: Saint-Domingue and Birth of Biopolitics” by Dr. William Nelson, University of Miami

Mon, February 7, 2011 | GAR 4.100

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

A workshop presented by Dr. William Nelson (Ph.D. UCLA, 2006), Visiting Assistant Professor of History at the University of Miami.  Dr. Nelson's work centers on French intellectual history in the eighteenth century, paying special attention to France’s Atlantic colonies. He was a Mellon Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Associate Director of Studies at the Centre for History and Economics at Kings College, Cambridge, and also acted as coordinator of a research program on the French Empire at Trinity Hall, Cambridge.  During his tenure at the Institute for Historical Studies, Dr. Nelson is concentrating on the development of ideas about race in the French Caribbean colony of St. Domingue (modern day Haiti).

Professor Nelson's faculty page.

Responder: Jorge Canizares-Esguerra, Alice Drysdale Sheffield Professor of History, UT Austin
Professor Canizares-Esguerra's faculty page.

RSVP required. Please email Courtney Meador before 9am on Friday, February 4.  Free and open to public.


Sponsored by: Institute for Historical Studies, Dept. of History, Center for European Studies

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