Virtual Middlebury

Open to the Public

Paul Monod, A. Barton Hepburn Professor of History, Middlebury College, will give a talk via Zoom in the International and Global Colloquium series.

The term “Anglo-Saxon” was invented in the 1600s to describe the common language of Germanic migrants to England in the early Middle Ages. In the 19th century, however, it began to identify a specific ethnic or racial group. This change came about in part through scholarly fascination with an imagined Anglo-Saxon “constitution” that had supposedly preserved English conceptions of liberty down to the present. Constitutional arguments blended with racism to create a justification for English imperial domination, one adopted by racial thinkers in the United States as well.

Sponsored by the Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs. To join this webinar, use this Zoom Link or visit the Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs events.

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Contact Organizer

De Foor, Margaret