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The Enlightenment and Original Sin

Friday, November 1, 2019 at 12:15pm to 1:15pm

Uris Hall, G08
Central Campus

Institute for European Studies, Cornell University

Presents:

Matt Kadane, Professor of early modern European history at Hobart and William Smith Colleges and for the current academic year the Willis F. Doney Member of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton. The author of The Watchful Clothier (Yale University Press, 2013) and articles in The American Historical Review, Past & Present, and several other journals and book collections, he is now finishing a book titled "The Enlightenment and Original Sin."  His research has been funded by, among others, the National Endowment for the Humanities, The Huntington Library, where he was a long-term fellow, and the Mellon Foundation.

This lecture will look at the European Enlightenment through the doctrine of original sin, which offers the clearest way of understanding the Enlightenment’s coherence and contradictions and the reasons eighteenth-century people found it compelling or repulsive.

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Event Type

Lecture

Departments

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, History, Cornell Institute for European Studies

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Website

https://www.facebook.com/events/43855...

Contact E-Mail

chs229@cornell.edu

Contact Name

Claire Swensen

Contact Phone

607-255-7592

Speaker

Matt Kadane

Speaker Affiliation

Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Dept. Web Site

https://cies.einaudi.cornell.edu/

Reception

Yes

Open To

Public

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