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[ONLINE] “Thomas Jefferson: The Head and Heart of the Intellectual Slaveowner” – seminar by Prof. John Matteson

05.10.2021 - 13:23, update 05.10.2021 - 23:24
Editors: AJS
Tags: Metropolitalny Fundusz Wspierania Nauki, Metropolitan Science Support Fund

The University of Silesia in Katowice, Metropolis GZM and Silesian Library encourage to participate in seminars for students and open lectures conducted by Prof. John Matteson from the City University of New York (CUNY), a Pulitzer Prize winner.

“Thomas Jefferson: The Head and Heart of the Intellectual Slaveowner”


The lecture is dedicated to Thomas Jefferson, an iconic figure in the history and culture of the USA, father of the United States Declaration of Independence, whose democratic views contrast with the fact that he owned slaves. Prof. Matteson raises this controversy in his seminar, setting Jefferson in the context of a complex network of biographical and cultural factors determining the shape of the ethical system of an 18th century American intellectual.

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The seminars are mainly addressed to students and doctoral students of language studies, history, culture studies and law. The seminars will be conducted remotely on the Zoom platform of the University of Silesia in Katowice. Participation in meeting does not require prior registration.

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The project entitled „Metropolis for Metropolis, or the New York Pulitzer Prize winner for Silesia and Zagłębie has been co-funded by Metropolis GZM under Metropolitan Science and Assistance Support Fund for 2019–2022. The funding amount was PLN 154,541.

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