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Current and recent exhibitions organised by Confront Eugenics around the world.
A new exhibition devoted to the re-emergence of physical anthropology and human genetics in communist Romania opens in Bucharest at the Romanian Academy’s Institute of History ‘N. Iorga’ on 11 November 2022. It is generously sponsored by the Romanian Government’s Institute for the Investigation of Communist Crimes and the Memory of the Romanian Exile (IICCMER).
The exhibition ‘We are not alone’: Legacies of Eugenics, hosted by the Royal College of Psychiatrists until February 2023, draws attention to the complicated relationship between eugenics and psychiatry during the first half of the twentieth century. This blog post highlights some aspects of this relationship, while reflecting on the importance of coming to terms with assumptions and attitudes rooted in eugenics which continue to linger and influence our world today.
Prominent British psychiatrists remained attached to eugenics after 1945. This blog post gives particular attention to the views of three psychiatrists active during the post-war period: D. K. Henderson, C. P. Blacker and Eliot Slater. In so doing it also contributes to the ongoing, larger discussion that is taking place regarding to the intertwined legacies of eugenics and scientific racism.