Universiteit van Amsterdam

‘Doubts about man’: Apes and global markets in Enlightenment debates

31 maart 2020

When: 31 March 2020, 16.00-17.30
Where: Amsterdam, Universiteitsbibliotheek, Potgieterzaal
Silvia Sebastiani is “maître de conférences” (associate professor) at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris. She obtained her PhD at the European University Institute with a thesis on race and gender in the Scottish Enlightenment. Her book The Scottish Enlightenment. Race, Gender and the Limits of Progress (2013) was awarded the Istvan Hont prize for the best book in intellectual history of the year. In 2017-2018 she stayed at the Princeton Institute for Advanced Study. Her current research is about Enlightenment debates on slavery and the boundaries between man and apes in the context of empire.
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