Talk: Philippa Levine on "Improving the Human Race One Gene At A Time: The Curious History of Eugenics in the Twentieth Century"
Thu, November 1, 2012 • 8:00 PM • Carillon Mezzanine in the AT&T Center, 1900 University Avenue
Prof. Philippa Levine
The Department of History and NotEvenPast.org present:
"Improving the Human Race One Gene At A Time:
The Curious History of Eugenics in the Twentieth Century"
A talk by and discussion with
Philippa Levine, Ph. D.
Philippa Levine is a Professor of History, Mary Helen Thompson Centennial Professor in the Humanities, and Co-Director of the British Studies Program at The University of Texas at Austin. Professor Levine received her doctorate in history from St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford, and specializes in the history of the British Empire with a particular interest in science, medicine and society at the intersections of race and gender. Among her numerous publications, Dr. Levine recently co-edited the first comprehensive collection of essays on the history of eugenics entitled The Oxford Handbook of the History of Eugenics, winner of the prestigous Cantemir Prize of the Berendel Foundation in 2011. Other recent works include The British Empire, Sunrise to Sunset (2007) and Prostitution, Race and Politics (2003).
Thursday, Nov. 1, at 8:00pm
The Carillon Mezzanine
AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center
1900 University Avenue, Austin Texas 78705
Free and open to the public, but RSVP required by Tuesday, October 30th, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sponsored by The History Dept., and www.NotEvenPast.org