[CANCELLED] “Down from the Ivory Tower: Anthropology and Anti-Racism at UNESCO, 1945-1960” with Professor Alice Conklin

Update: Due to labour disruptions, this event has been cancelled.

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The Department of History and the Harriet Tubman Institute are proud to present “Down from the Ivory Tower: Anthropology and Anti-Racism at UNESCO, 1945-1960” with Professor Alice Conklin.

Professor Conklin is a French historian at Ohio State University, specializing in the French colonial empire. Her first Book, “A Mission to Civilize: the Republican Idea of Empire in France and West Africa, 1895-1930” (Stanford, 1997), which explores the development of French colonialism in West Africa, won the Berkshire Conference Book Prize. Her second book, “In the Museum of Man: Race, Anthropology and Empire in France 1850-1950 (Cornell, 2013) focuses on the development of French anthropology in both the Third Republic and the Vichy period. This book has recently been honoured with the David H. Pinkney Prize for best book in French History from the Society of French Historical Studies. Prof. Conklin has also published articles in the fields of colonial science, French history, the history of imperialism, and human rights.

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