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The Enlightenment Birth of Biopolitics

The Enlightenment Birth of Biopolitics
1 Devonshire Place, Munk School of Global Affairs, Room 108N
Time: Feb 26th, 3:00 pm End: Feb 26th, 5:00 pm
Interest Categories: History (FAS), Historical Studies (UTM), Historical and Cultural Studies (UTSC), French and Linguistics (UTSC), French (FAS), 1800-1900
Talk by William Max Nelson, University of Toronto

The Centre for the Study of France and the Francophone World (CEFMF) presents

The Enlightenment Birth of Biopolitics

William Max Nelson is an assistant professor of History at the University of Toronto specializing in the history of the Enlightenment and the French Revolution. His research focuses on the emergence of ideas about time, race, and biopolitics in eighteenth-century France and the Atlantic world. He is the author of a forthcoming book on this topic and he recently co-edited a book with Suzanne Desan and Lynn Hunt, The French Revolution in Global Perspective.

In this talk, Prof. Nelson will discuss the emergence of biopolitical ideas and practices in the eighteenth-century French empire.

This event is free and opne to all. Registration is required. To register online: http://munkschool.utoronto.ca/cefmf/en/events/

For further information, please contact the Joseph Hawker, Munk School of Global Affairs at (416) 946-8698.

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