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Works-in-Progress Talk: "Race Mixing"

Wednesday, November 11, 2020
4:15 pm
virtual, via Zoom

“Race mixing” and the role of eugenics in early twentieth-century classical scholarship

Eugenics, a doctrine originating in the work of Francis Galton at the end of the 19th century, proposed that selective breeding could be used to ensure the general “improvement” of human populations.  This lecture examines the ways eugenics and associated concepts like “race mixing” and “race-suicide” were applied to study of the ancient world by early twentieth-century classical scholars.

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Denise McCoskey
Denise McCoskey
Associate Professor, Department of Classics