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Wednesday, 29 December

466. Travel and Anthropology

12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Regency Ballroom A, Loews

Program arranged by the Division on Eighteenth- and Early-Nineteenth-Century German Literature

Presiding: Martha B. Helfer, Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick

1. “Developing Difference: Anthropology and the Founding of the University of Berlin,” Michael C. Wellmon, Univ. of California, Berkeley

2. “Gentle Savages and Wild Europeans: Positional Shifts in German Colonial Fantasies,” Patrick Fortmann, Harvard Univ.

3. “Reenvisioning Discovery: Alexander von Humboldt’s Myth of Columbus,” David M. Kenosian, Bryn Mawr Coll.

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