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UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies is an interdisciplinary centre for the integrated study of science's history, philosophy, sociology, communication and policy, located in the heart of London. Founded in 1921. Award winning for teaching and research, plus for our public engagement programme. Rated as outstanding by students at every level.

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

Publication date: Dec 17, 2013 10:28 PM

Start: Feb 15, 2014 02:00 PM
End: Feb 15, 2014 05:00 PM

Location: Wilkins Haldane Room

SAS Feb 2014

There have been times in history when the colour and texture of hair has been used to judge individuals and groups ‘racially valueless’. UCL Museums and Collections own 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’. Event includes talks, film, audience debate.

Saturday 15 February | 2-5 pm

Pre-booking essential. Click here to book.  

Wilkins Haldane Room


+44 (0)20 7679 3160

Participants: Dr Debbie Challis, Kandace Chimbiri, Mat Paskins, Carole Reeves


STS Science and Society series

The “STS Science and Society” is a regular series of events organized by UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies (STS) as part of our public programmes. We run these events to share our research, foster the exchange of ideas, and engage well beyond academic circles. (About series)

These are free of charge and open to all publics.

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