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U Remembers – Keynote: Edith Sheffer
February 4, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm MST
This event is part of U Remembers at the University of Utah, an annual event that reflects on the historical effects of religious discrimination and genocide and pulls parallels from contemporary social issues of today. This year’s theme, “A Deadly Diagnosis”, will explore “how societies assess, label, and treat those diagnosed with disabilities” with Dr. Edith Sheffer, historian and author of “Asperger’s Children: The Origins of Autism in Nazi Vienna”.
Asperger’s Children: The Origins of Autism in Nazi Vienna
Edith Sheffer is a prize-winning historian of modern European history. With a focus on Germany and central Europe history, she is currently a Senior Fellow at the Institute of European Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.
In her most recent book, “Asperger’s Children: The Origins of Autism in Nazi Vienna“, Sheffer explores the links between autism and Nazism.
Pizza will be provided.