David Warren Sabean, 2008–2009 | National Humanities Center

David Warren Sabean (NHC Fellow, 2008–09)

Project Title

Kinship and Incest Discourse in Europe and America since the Renaissance

University of California, Los Angeles

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Fellowship Work Summary, 2008–09

David Warren Sabean drafted parts of a book, Incest Discourse in Europe and America since the Renaissance. He coedited Trans-Regional and Transnational Families in Europe and Beyond: Experiences since the Middle Ages, coauthored the introduction, and wrote "German International Families in the Nineteenth Century: The Siemens Family as a Thought Experiment"; coedited Sibling Relations and the Transformations of European Kinship, 1300-1900, coauthored the introduction, and wrote "Kinship and Issues of the Self in Europe around 1800"; and coedited The Holy Roman Empire, Reconsidered; all under contract with Berghahn Books. He also coedited a collection of conference papers on "Spaces of the Self" for the UCLA Clark Library series with Toronto University Press, and is currently coediting papers given at the European Social Science History Conference in Lisbon and a workshop in Frankfurt on "Kinship and Blood: Incorporation—Genealogy—Race—Genes."