“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!
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.