Andrea Wulf will present the research captured in her latest book, "Magnificent Rebels - The First Romantics and the Invention of the Self," which tells the story of a group of extraordinary rebels who challenged traditional ways of thinking about ourselves and the world. This group of revolutionaries was not comprised of soldiers or politicians but instead of poets, philosophers, literary critics, and scientists who lived in Jena, a quiet German university town in the 1790s.
The Jena Set were the first Romantics, and their unconventional lives served as laboratories for their radical ideas. They believed in the creative power of the self and aspired to explore the meaning of art, science, nature, and freedom. Their leap into the self sparked a revolution of the mind that continues to influence our modern world today.
Andrea Wulf is an accomplished author, a member of PEN American Center, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and a Miller Scholar at the Santa Fe Institute.
Andrea will be signing books in the Lensic lobby at 6:30 pm.
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This lecture will be streamed live via SFI's YouTube channel, but please note that we will not be recording this lecture, at the speaker's request.
The 2023 Santa Fe Institute Community Lecture Series is free to attend thanks to generous sponsorship by the McKinnon Family Foundation, with additional support from the Santa Fe Reporter, and the Lensic Performing Arts Center.