The purpose of H-Eugenics is to provide a forum for the history of eugenics. This includes discussion of primary and secondary sources related to the history of eugenics; discussion or debate on specific aspects of the history of eugenics as they occur to list participants; ideas for books, articles, courses, or other scholarly projects on the history of eugenics; reviews of books and other scholarly literature related to the history of eugenics; and discussion of the relationship of 21st century biomedical procedures and genetic modification to eugenics ( i.e., "neo-eugenics").


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Contribute to the publication announcements

Hi all,

As you come across publications from 2015 and the first half of 2016, please add them to the publication announcements that were posted this past week. Also, if you have an upcoming publication, notify me at, and I will include it in a future announcement. The same goes for any nominations or awards – please share the good news.



Eugenics on the Web: Weekly Roundup for July 18-24, 2016

The H-Eugenics Weekly Roundup series showcases recent reviews, blogs, articles, and op-eds. If something here piques your interest, respond directly or contact Kathleen Brian ( about writing a blog post or scholarly review—and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @EugenicsH.


Eugenics Publications in the first half of 2016

Editor’s note: Below is a list of eugenics and related publications from the first half of 2016. This is by no means a comprehensive list, but a starting point for publication listings. If you have come across a eugenics publication from the first half of 2016, please reply to this announcement and add it to the list. More importantly, if you have a eugenics publication from the first half of 2016, we highly encourage you to announce it here.

Award Announcement

One of the books listed in the 2015 publications announcement -- Birth, Sex and Abuse: Women's Voices Under Nazi Rule by Beverley Chalmers -- has recently been a finalist for as well as a recipient of a series of awards: