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Model Peoples: Exhibiting Race, Empire and Anthropology in 19th Century Britain

Date(s): 30 September 2015

Time: 6pm-7.30pm

Cost: Free

Booking Link: http://modelpeoples.eventbrite.co.uk

Throughout the 19th century, people were imported to Britain to perform songs, dances and other cultural rites in museums, dance halls and world fairs. These shows were marketed as chances to indulge one’s curiosity while seeing scientifically significant human specimens. This talk will explore the historical importance of displayed people for understanding race and the emergence of anthropology in the 19th century. Event with Dr. Sadiah Qureshi.

Special introduction by Sir Geoff Palmer. 

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