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14:00 - 17:00 15 February 2014

Death by Hair: from Colonial South West Africa to Nazi Germany


Haldane Room | Wilkins Building (link Map)
Gower St | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Carole Reeves, Chair and speaker, UCL Science & Technology Studies, Senior Lecturer in Science & Technology Studies, UCL
Kandace Chimbiri, Speaker, Author and independent scholar, Children's author and independent scholar on Black Cultural Heritage
Debbie Challis, Speaker, museum specialist, UCL Petrie Museum, Audience Development Officer, Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, UCL
Matthew Paskins, Speaker, Science & Technology Studies, UCL, Teaching Fellow, Science & Technology Studies, UCL

There have been times in history when the colour and texture of hair has been used to judge individuals and groups ‘racially valueless’. The UCL Galton Collection holds a rare Haarfarbentafel (hair colour chart) manufactured in the early 20th century as a ‘standard’ scale for hair hierarchy. Such hair sample boxes have been called ‘killing machines’. The event includes talks, film screenings and an audience debate.


Carole Reeves
+44 (0)20 7679 3160 | c.reeves@ucl.ac.uk


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