Eugenics and Historical Memory: A Puget Sound Symposium—CANCELED

This interdisciplinary, one-day symposium will examine the history of the eugenics movement with a focus on the following questions: How did eugenics influence biology curricula and why? What was the social, political, and cultural context within which eugenic thinking and policies became so pervasive within American society and science during the first half of the twentieth century? How, as an institution and as individuals, can we best wrestle with and learn from this history?

Sponsored by the Swope Lectureship Committee; Slater Museum of Natural History; Science, Technology, and Society; Gender and Queer Studies; Bioethics; and the departments of biology, history, sociology and anthropology, economics, education, psychology, philosophy, and politics and government.


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