September 26, 2021
11:00 am - 11:10 am
Pre-Convening Symposium: From Galton to Osborn: The International Legacies of Eugenics
This virtual event is a preparation for the major Dismantling Eugenics conference, marking the anti-centennial of the Second International Eugenics Congress. It traces the internationalisation of eugenics from the movement’s founder Frances Galton at University College London, through to Henry Osborn’s opening speech at the Second Congress. It explores the repercussions of ideas generated and promoted at the Congress, how their influence has been felt throughout the world and continues to this day. The virtual event considers how to address the legacies of eugenics, and promote an alternative anti-Eugenics way of life, in different nations and regional spheres today.