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A Campus Divided: Exhibit tour and faculty-led discussion

November 29, 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: Elmer L. Andersen Library Atrium Gallery (exhibit tour) and Mondale Hall Room 7 (discussion)

Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017 5 – 7 pm


Location: Elmer L. Andersen Library Atrium Gallery (exhibit tour) and Mondale Hall Room 7 (discussion)

Light snacks and alcohol and non-alcoholic beverages will be served


Free, RSVP required


Open to graduate students and post-doc fellows in IAS, Bioethics, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, and Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies


How can history inform meaningful discussions and activism around campus life today? Why don't we incorporate enough history of science and ethics in training our scientists?  In what ways can we use history (and its limits) in interrogating what we do and don't research? Join the discussion of these questions with the Center for Bioethics, the Institute for Advanced Study, and the department of History of Science, Technology, and Medicine  as we attend an exhibit tour and faculty led discussion of the Elmer L. Andersen Library’s exhibit “A Campus Divided: Progressives, Anticommunists, Racism and Antisemitism at the University of Minnesota 1930-1942.” The exhibit was curated by anthropologist Riv-Ellen Prell, PhD – who will be speaking at the discussion – and PhD candidate Sarah Atwood from the American Studies department and brings to light the history of University of Minnesota administrator led political surveillance and suppression of student activism against racism and anti-Semitism at in the 1930s. All graduate students and post-doc fellows are invited to this free event. Please RSVP by Nov. 15th.


Email: Andrea Martin with questions