“Utopian Dreams, Dystopian Lives: The ‘Feeble-Minded’ in Modern Europe, ca. 1850-1940”

A lunch-time talk and Q&A with Professor Warren Rosenblum

The event is co-sponsored by Contemporary Studies Program and History of Science and Technology Program. Light lunch will be provided!

Mandel Center Fellow Warren Rosenblum (photo credit: USHMM)

Warren Rosenblum is Professor of History and Chair of the History, Politics, and International Relations Department at Webster University (Missouri). He is the author of Beyond the Prison Gates: Punishment and Welfare in Germany, 1850-1933, which won the Baker-Burton Prize of the Southern Historical Association. He has also published essays on the history of disability, eugenics and euthanasia, and antisemitism in modern Europe. He is currently finishing a book about an anti-Semitic justice scandal in the Weimar Republic, and working on a major study of the treatment of the “feeble-minded” in modern Europe. Rosenblum serves on the Executive Committee of the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center in St. Louis and is a fellow of the Institute for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies at Webster. He was a visiting fellow at Harvard University’s Center for European Studies in 2010-2011 and at the Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Fall 2017. He has been a visiting professor at SUNY – Binghamton, Bowdoin College, and Deep Springs College.