WCGS welcomes one and all to a talk by UW History professor Dr. Gary Bruce about his new book Through the Lion Gate: A History of the Berlin Zoo.
Talk description: At the centre of Berlin’s social life, the zoo helped to shape German views not only of the animal world but also of the human world for more than 170 years, from the ethnographic display of Africans, Inuit, and other ‘exotic’ peoples in the late 19th century to the Nazis’ bizarre attempts to breed back long-extinct European cattle. This talk will explore the Berlin zoo’s long history as a mirror of both the different political eras in Germany, and the longings of Berliners who were so profoundly attached to their zoo.
This is a free event, but we do ask that you RSVP.
The Waterloo Campus Bookstore will be on site with copies of Prof. Bruce's book for purchase.
Learn more about his book here.
When: Wednesday, 6 March 2019 at 7pm
Where: Knox Presbyterian Church 50 Erb St Waterloo, ON N2L 1T1 Canada
More information on our website.