Event Calendar

Apr 11

Lecture: Classical Studies

04:30 pm

Downey House Downey 113 (Hobbs Classroom)

"Race and Environment from Hippocrates to the Smithsonian Institute" by Rebecca Futo Kennedy, Associate Professor of Classics, Denison University In this talk, we explore theories from ancient Greece and Rome that connect differences in human group physiology and culture, what we today call race and ethnicity, to climate and geography and how those ideas were used by anthropologists and other scientists in the 19th century to develop scientific forms of racism.