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Live Virtual Lecture with Sandra Rebok:

From the Spanish Royal Court to the White House: Alexander von Humboldt's Quest for Knowledge in a World of Politics

Event Details

Thursday, November 19, 2020
12 p.m.
This lecture discusses Humboldt’s role between the Spanish empire and the American nation at the time of his visit to the U.S. in 1804. It analyzes the balance Humboldt struck between science and politics and his use of political connections offered by Spain and Jefferson’s cabinet, while the two nations used his scientific work for their own strategic purposes.
Dr. Sandra Rebok is an independent scholar of history.
Pre-registration required. Email to receive a link.