calendar: what's on?
- STS 20 Reunion
- STS Seminar: Collecting Minerals in the early Nineteenth Century: The Royal Institution and Humphry Davy
- STS Seminar: Framing problems of anatomical representations in 18thC Florence and 19thC Britain
- STS Seminar: Are Chemical Substances Natural Kinds?
- STS Seminar: Sketches of Another Future: Cybernetics in Britain, 1940-2000
- STS Seminar: Early Years of the Biological Weapons Convention
- STS Seminar: Sarah Edwards
- STS Seminar: Julie Anderson
- STS Seminar: Donald MacKenzie
- STS Seminar: Science and Diplomacy: Joseph Banks and the Macartney Embassy to China
- STS Seminar: Who studies mathematical practice and why
- PUS Seminar: Scidev.net and science journalism in South America
- PUS Seminar: 19thC public astronomy
- New book: Presocratics and the Supernatural
- Annual Grant Lecture
- Talk: Paul Robeson
- Life and Death Drawing: Expression
- Death by Hair: from Colonial South West Africa to Nazi Germany
- Film: When Worlds Collide (1951)
- Create a Wiser World
- Inaugural Lecture: Experimental State
- James Lovelock, Gaia, and science on a pagan planet
- TALK: Always looking at the stars...
- PUS Seminar: Toss Gascgoine
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Death by Hair: from Colonial South West Africa to Nazi Germany
Publication date: Dec 17, 2013 10:28:50 PM
Feb 15, 2014 2:00:00 PM
End: Feb 15, 2014 5:00:00 PM
Location: Wilkins Haldane Room
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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