The next meeting of the History of Anthropology Working Group, hosted by the Consortium for the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, will be held on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. ET. The topic for the discussion will be “Antiblackness and Indigeneity.”

The discussion will be led by Patrícia Martins Marcos (University of California, San Diego) and will focus on the following readings:

  • Patricia M. E. Lorcin, “Imperialism, Colonial Identity, and Race in Algeria 1830-1870: The Role of the French Medical Corps,” Isis 90 no. 4 (1999): 653-79.
  • Maile Arvin, Possessing Polynesians: The Science of Settler Colonial Whiteness in Hawai`i and Oceania (Durham: Duke University Press, 2019). Excerpt: Chapter 2, “Conditionally Caucasian: Polynesian Racial Classification in Early Twentieth-Century Eugenics and Physical Anthropology.”

The readings are available for download via the Working Group home page. Additional details about the group and information on how to attend may also be found on the site.

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