Andrew Curran

Before Anthropology: Enlightenment "Science" and the Category of the Human
Center for Renaissance Studies Programs
Eighteenth-Century Seminar
Saturday, April 20, 2013

2 - 4:30 pm

Towner Fellows’ Lounge

Andrew Curran, Wesleyan University

In this talk, Professor Curran will provide a survey of the main “anthropological debates” in French and European thought during the eighteenth century. He will also examine naturalists’ halting attempts at classifying humans, as well as scholars’ inability to figure out just what classification means within the overall history of race.

A reception will follow the seminar.

Learn more about our speaker: Andrew Curran, Wesleyan University

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Please note that this will not be a precirculated paper.

Sponsored by the University of Chicago, DePaul University, Northwestern University, and the University of Illinois at Chicago, and directed by Timothy Campbell, University of Chicago; Lisa A. Freeman, University of Illinois at Chicago; John Shanahan, DePaul University; and Helen Thompson, Northwestern University.

Cost and registration information: 

Due to space limitations, registration for this event is now closed.

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