Jennifer Allen (Yale University), “Noah’s Ark for Future Generations or Genetic Imperialism?: The Dilemma of the Seed Bank in Postwar German History” (Modern Europe Colloquium)

Event time: 
Monday, February 13, 2023 - 4:00pm
HQ 107 (320 York Street) See map
Event description: 

Jennifer Allen is a historian of modern Germany with a particular interest in late twentieth-century cultural practices. Her first book, Sustainable Utopias: The Art and Politics of Hope in Germany (Harvard University Press, forthcoming) charts the history of Germany’s relatively recent efforts to revitalize the concept of utopia after the wholesale collapse of Europe’s violent utopian social engineering projects by the end of the twentieth century.