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18:30 5 May 2011

Petrie, archaeology and eugenics


Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology (link Map)
Malet Place | London | WC1E 6BT |

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Open

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Dr Kathleen L Sheppard, American University, Cairo

An exploration of Flinders Petrie's involvement with Francis Galton and the eugenics movement at UCL by Kathleen L Sheppard. This talk examines Petrie's views on politics and eugenics - views that would be considered controversial today - and asks whether these had an effect on his archaeological work.


Dr Debbie Challis
+44 (0)20 7679 4138 | d.challis@ucl.ac.uk


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