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International Conference in collaboration with the Linnean Society: Linnaeus, Race and Sex

Time: 9.30am - 5.30pm
Venue: The Linnean Society, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BF
Price: to be confirmed
To attend: booking will be available soon, please check back

International Conference in collaboration with the Linnean Society: Linnaeus, Race and Sex

This conference aims to facilitate discussion of aspects of Linnaeus's work and its legacy in relation to two main themes and the possible relations between them: (i) the meaning and impact of Linnaeus's work on the human ‘races'; (ii) the place and function of the concept of sex in Linnaeus's work.

The objective is to understand these aspects of Linnaeus's work in their appropriate scientific and historical contexts, and to understand and assess their influence in the social and cultural context of contemporary debates on the history of the idea of  ‘race' and decolonial approaches to natural history and sex & gender in science (including the plant sciences). Organised by Stella Sandford, CRMEP.

Speakers include:
Malin Ah-King (Stockholm University, Evolutionary Biology and Gender Studies)
Patricia Fara (Cambridge University, History and Philosophy of Science)
Thierry Hoquet (University of Paris X, Philosophy)
Miranda Lowe (Principal Curator (Crustacea) and Museum Scientist, Natural History Museum)
Josias Tembo (Radboud University, NL/University of Pretoria, SA, Philosophy)

Tickets will be available on The Linnean Society website www.linnean.org nearer the time.

For further information about this event:

Contact: Stella Sandford
Email: S.Sandford@kingston.ac.uk

Directions

Directions to The Linnean Society, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BF:

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