The Moral Economy of Trust: Modern Trajectories

Ute Frevert
Ute Frevert
Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013 | 5:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Ute Frevert currently serves as director of the Center for the History of Emotions at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development. She was professor of German history at Yale University from 2003-2007. Frevert's research interests include social and cultural history of modern times, gender history and political history.

Some of her best known work examines the history of women and gender relations in modern Germany (Women in German History: From Bourgeois Emancipation to Sexual Liberation), social and medical policy in 19th century Germany (Krankheit als politisches Problem 1770–1880), and the impact of military conscription on German society from 1814 to the present day (A Nation in Barracks: Modern Germany, Military Conscription and Civil Society). Her classic study of the duel (Men of Honour: A Social and Cultural History of the Duel) was praised for connecting cultural and social history. Frevert is an honorary professor at the Free University in Berlin and a member of several scientific boards; she was awarded the prestigious Leibniz Prize in 1998.

This lecture is free and open to the public.

Co-sponsored by the Department of History and the Townsend Working Groups in German History and History of the Emotions.