Demetrius L. Eudell will present at the Museum Conversations Seminar on Wednesday, September 18, at 6 pm. His talk is entitled “The History that the African-American History Museum Makes.”
Demetrius L. Eudell is Professor of History and currently serves as the Dean of the Social Sciences at Wesleyan University. He received his AB in French from Dartmouth College and his PhD in U.S. history from Stanford University. He is the author of The Political Languages of Emancipation in the British Caribbean and the U.S. South, co-editor of Sylvia Wynter: A Transculturalist Rethinking Modernity (special issue of The Journal of West Indian Literature), and co-curator/co-editor of Lichtensbergs Menschenbilder: Charaktere und Stereotype in der Göttinger Aufklärung. In addition to reviews of English- and German-language books, he is the author of a number essays and articles on U.S. history, intellectual history, and the history of Blacks in the Americas. His current research projects include a critical edition of the early works Sylvia Wynter and a monograph-length examination of ideas of history, nature, and human differences in the German Enlightenment.