Race, Science and Eugenics in East Central Europe in the19th and 20th Centuries

Race, Science and Eugenics in East Central Europe in the19th and 20th Centuries

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Professor Emese Lafferton at the Department of History (CEU), in cooperation with the Steinhof Visioning Group (CEU) and the transnational project entitled ‘From Small Beginnings...’, which facilitates events on the centennial. (Professor Emese Lafferton, Department of History (CEU))
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Professor Emese Lafferton, Department of History (CEU)
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Central European University (CEU), Vienna
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Central European University (CEU)
PLZ
1100
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Wien
Land
Austria
Vom - Bis
02.11.2021 - 03.11.2021
Von
Lucija Balikić, Department of History, Central European University

The centennial of the Second International Eugenics Congress (1921) provides an excellent opportunity to focus on how eugenics has been used and misused over the past century and to critically assess how eugenics continues to globally influence political, social and medical ideas, as well as practices and policies.

Race, Science and Eugenics in East Central Europe in the19th and 20th Centuries

The centennial of the Second International Eugenics Congress (1921) provides an excellent opportunity to focus on how eugenics has been used and misused over the past century and to critically assess how eugenics continues to globally influence political, social and medical ideas, as well as practices and policies.

The conference will also address moral, political, and social issues linked to the history of race and science more generally. The theme is central to Central European University (CEU), which will build its new Vienna campus at the Otto-Wagner-Areal (‘Steinhof’), a former psychiatric hospital in which serious medical abuses took place.

Our conference is organized by Professor Emese Lafferton at the Department of History (CEU), in cooperation with the Steinhof Visioning Group (CEU) and the transnational project entitled ‘From Small Beginnings...’, which facilitates events on the centennial.

Programm

Program
Tuesday, 2 November 2021
QS D-001 Tiered Room, CEU

15:30-15:45 Opening remarks

15:45 – 17:15 Panel 1. “Tainted Disciplines, Approaches andEpistemic Languages: National and Minority Perspectives”

15:45 – 16:15 Vita Zalar, (Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy ofSciences and Arts): The return of biology in Romani Studies: genetic research in a multidisciplinary field of knowledge production
16:15 – 16:45 Viola Lászlófi (Atelier Department of Interdisciplinary History, ELTE University of Budapest): From fate analysis to work therapy: biological and social approach to mental illnesses in the 1940’s and 1950’s in Hungary (The case of István Benedek)
16:45 – 17:15 Nikola Ludlova (CEU History Department; CEFRES):
In Pursuit of Proof: Ethnic Statistics and Evidence as Technologies of Governmentality

17:30 – 19:00 Round-table Discussion: “Medical and Anthropological Collections – Their Tainted Past and Problematic Future” QS D-001 Tiered Room, CEU

Moderator: Emese Lafferton (Department of History, CEU)

Participants: Thomas Mayer (Natural History Museum, Vienna),
Herwig Czech (Department of Ethics, Collections and History of Medicine, MedicalUniversity of Vienna), Margit Berne (Natural History Museum, Vienna)

Respondents: Hannes Sulzenbacher (exhibition curator, head of thescientific team of the new Austrian exhibition at the State MuseumAuschwitz-Birkenau), Felicitas Heiman-Jelinek (Vienna)

Wednesday, 3 November 2021 QS D-001 Tiered Room, CEU

9:00 – 10:30 Panel 2. “Central European Eugenics: Concepts, Practices and Expertise”

9:00 – 9:30 Vojtěch Pojar (CEU History Department; CEFRES):
Symbiosis and Mutual Help: Two Circulating Concepts in the Late Habsburg Empire
9:30 – 10:00 Martin Kuhar (Croatian Academy of Arts and Sciences): "Eugenics has nothing in common with hygiene”: the many faces of Croatian eugenics, 1900-1941
10:00 – 10:30 Lucija Balikić, (CEU History Department): Improving the Yugoslav Man and Woman: eugenicist activism in the Sokol organization of interwar Yugoslavia

10:45 – 11:45 Panel 3: “Biopolitics, Measurments and Quantification”

10:45 – 11:15 Zsuzsanna Varga (CEU Department of Gender Studies): Overlapping repertoire of whiteness and national specificities: A case study from Hungary
11:15 – 11:45 Barna Szamosi (Eszterházy Károly Catholic University, Institute of English Studies, American Studies, and German Studies, Eger): Medical decisions influenced by eugenics: Hungarian gynecological practices during the 1910s.
11:45 – 12:15 Nikolaus Thoman (Department of History, Faculty of Historical and Cultural Studies, University of Vienna): Development and diffusion of intelligence tests ininterwar Vienna
12:15 – 12:45 Vinko Korotaj Drača (Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, ZagrebUniversity): Hereditary burdened individuals: Eugenics, poverty and crime in 19th century Croatian Psychiatry
13:30 – 14:30 Discussion of future co-operation with participants of the transnationalinitiative ‘From small beginnings...’ moderated by
Benedict Ipgrave
, founder of theinitiative and co-director of the ’Anti-Eugenics Project’. Conference participants only.

Kontakt

laffertone@ceu.edu

https://events.ceu.edu/2021-11-02/conference-race-science-and-eugenics-east-central-europe-19th-and-20th-centuries-round
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