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Opening of the Exhibition “We Are Not Alone”: Legacies of Eugenics at Harvard Countway Library
May 18th @ 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Join the FXB Center for Health & Human Rights, the Center for the History of Medicine at Harvard Countway Library, and the Centre for Medical Humanities at Oxford Brookes University for a discussion and Q&A session on the history of eugenics to mark the opening of the exhibition “We Are Not Alone”: Legacies of Eugenics at Harvard Countway Library’s Minot Room on Thursday, May 18 at 1:00pm – 1:50pm EDT.
Engaging with, and contributing to, a global anti-eugenic movement of reckoning with the past, the exhibition “We Are Not Alone”: Legacies of Eugenics reveals the shifting and fluid meanings that characterised ideas of human betterment in different national and international contexts. It offers a historically informed account of our eugenic past, present, and future, balancing various elements of continuity and discontinuity, of idiosyncrasy and similarity. Continued education about and engagement with eugenics, as well as its public condemnation, are essential components of our efforts to understand a hidden and tenebrous past, while at the same time, continuing work towards a fair and just society. The exhibition was part of the FXB Roma Program‘s 11th annual Roma Conference in April 2023 and will be on view at Countway Library on L2 through September 2023 following this event.
This is a free, in-person event. Light refreshments will be served and the exhibition will be on view in the same space as the panel discussion.
1:00pm | Welcoming remarks: Natalia Linos, MSc, ScD
1:05pm – 1:25pm | Panel Discussion:
1:25pm – 1:40pm | Q&A Session