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New perspectives on eugenics

Eugenics remains one of the most relevant topics in public forums as well as scholarly publications across disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, sciences, and medicine. Its past uses and present legacies intersect with a multitude of themes (including but not limited to race, gender, class, and nationality), and its political, social, cultural, and legal repercussions still reverberate in a variety of themes such as disability, the reproductive autonomy of individuals, and developments in new genetic technologies. Such dimensions underscore the significance of continuing to analyze and discuss eugenic thought in practice as well as to examine current issues (including, for example, the recent 2020 Noble Prize in Chemistry for CRISPR gene editing).

Proposals are invited for a Twitter conference from all interested academic disciplines covering any aspect of eugenics in the past or the present. Especially doctoral candidates and early career professionals are encouraged to apply. Proposals for panels consisting of three to four presenters are also welcome.

Deadline for abstracts: October 15, 2021.
All information is on H-net Eugenics, including an explanation of how a Twitter conference works.