ANN: Exploring Research: Racial Difference in the Anglophone Caribbean

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October 12, 2021
United Kingdom
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Black History / Studies, Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, Humanities, Race / Ethnic Studies, Race Studies

We are pleased to announce our forthcoming Exploring Research seminar at Wellcome Collection on Tuesday 12 October at 17.30 GMT will feature Dr Rana Hogarth who will be exploring Racial Difference in the Anglophone Caribbean. 

Rana will investigate the circulation of ideas about ‘innate’ racial differences in the Caribbean and beyond through the writings of British military and civilian practitioners.  

You will learn about how ideas of racial difference emerged in the late 18th century, as well as the role they played in advancing medical knowledge and empire.   

This talk traces the process through which British practitioners who worked and lived in the West Indies propagated the myth of innate racial difference between Black and white people, particularly through their ideas about Black troops’ susceptibility to yellow fever. These actions made up the foundation of medical evidence used to mark the Black body as peculiar and ‘Other’ for years to come.  

To book your free virtual seat, please book via Eventbrite: Racial Difference in the Anglophone Caribbean Tickets, Tue 12 Oct 2021 at 17:30 | Eventbrite  

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Julia Nurse

Research Development Specialist

Wellcome Collection


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