History Department
History Department

IHS Workshop: “Laboratory of Modernity: Saint-Domingue and Birth of Biopolitics”

Mon, February 7, 2011 | GAR 4.100

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Institute for Historical Studies (IHS) presentes a workshop by Dr. William Nelson (Ph.D. UCLA, 2006), visiting assistant professor of history at the University of Miami, titled “Laboratory of Modernity: Saint-Domingue and Birth of Biopolitics.”

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, Nelson is concentrating on the development of ideas about race in the French Caribbean colony of St. Domingue (modern-day Haiti).

Responder: Jorge Canizares-Esguerra, Alice Drysdale Sheffield Professor of History, UT Austin

RSVP required. Please e-mail Courtney Meador before 9 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 4. Free and open to public.

Professor Nelson's faculty page.

Professor Canizares-Esguerra's faculty page.

Sponsored by: IHS, History Dept.

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