Science, Race and Identity in the Global South

In October Christine Winter conducted a workshop for graduate students at the University of Basel, Switzerland.

Workshop participants tracked and interrogated nineteenth-century ideas of race and science across different geographies: from race-mixing in the Southwest Pacific under German control, through colonial ornithology from the new world collected in Paris, the collection of human skeletons in South Africa, to the careers of colonial engineers and narratives of progress.

The workshop was facilitated by Patrick Grogan and Tanja Hammel at Basel. Tanja was a visiting scholar with Race and Ethnicity in the Global South earlier this year. Read a report on the workshop written by Patrick for Hsozkult: Kommunikation und Fachinformation für die Geschichtswissenschaften (Communication and Information Services for Historians).