Science and Race: History, Use, and Abuse Lectures

21 Sep - 16 Nov 2016
6:30pm - 9pm
Penn Museum, 3260 South Street, Philadelphia


Photo by Steve Minicola, courtesy of University of Pennsylvania.

As part of the multi-part project Science and Race: History, Use, and Abuse, the Penn Museum at the University of Pennsylvania will present a range of free public classes intended to generate dialogue around the connections between race, science, and social justice. Led by over two dozen internationally recognized thought leaders and scholars from diverse backgrounds, the series will explore the complex historical origins of race theory through the lenses of anthropology, biology, genetics, sociology, philosophy, and law. A central point of focus will be the Penn Museum's Samuel George Morton Cranial Collection—a significant but controversial group of objects.

Lectures are free and open to the public; advance registration is encouraged. See a full schedule of classes below:

Understanding the History of Race and Science
September 21, 2016
6:30-9 p.m.

Biomedicine and Race
September 28, 2016
6:30-9 p.m.

Genetics and Race
October 26, 2016
6:30-9 p.m.

Geography, Culture, and Race
November 9, 2016
6:30-9 p.m.

Violence and Race
November 16, 2016
6:30-9 p.m.