WUHMO Seminar Monday 14 May

Two large women, one of them the “Hottentot Venus”, standing. Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images

At: The Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine
Seminar Room, 47 Banbury Road, Oxford
Medicine, Leisure and the Arts
Convener: Dr Elise Smith


Week 4 – 14 May
Sadiah Qureshi, University of Birmingham
‘”A Peep at the Natives”: Exhibitions, Empire and the Natural History of Race in Nineteenth-century Britain’

Coffee is available from 2.00pm – Seminars begin at 2.15pm prompt
All are welcome to join the speaker for lunch beforehand.  Please contact Elise Smith (elise.smith@wuhmo.ox.ac.uk) for more details. 

About the speaker
Dr Sadiah Qureshi is a lecturer in modern history at the University of Birmingham, having previously studied and carried out post-doctoral research at the University of Cambridge.  Dr Qureshi is a cultural and social historian of race, science and empire in the modern world.  Her research explores the ways in which racialized knowledge is produced, circulated and mobilised in the modern world. She is particularly interested in how racialized knowledge is used to inform and transform political policies and how histories of race and remain relevant to contemporary debates on issues as diverse as the handling of human remains and the restitution of land rights to formerly colonised peoples.

Dr Qureshi’s publications include:

  • Peoples on Parade: exhibitions, empire, and anthropology in ninteenth-century Britain (University of Chicago Press, 2011) 2 copies available in the Bodleian Library’s Gladstone Link
  • ‘Displaying Sara Baartman, the “Hottentot Venus”‘, History of Science, 42 (2004), pp. 233-257. Available online from: http://www.negri-froci-giudei.com/public/pdfs/qureshi-baartman.pdf

The complete list of seminars for Trinity Term 2012 can be found at: http://www.wuhmo.ox.ac.uk/events/index.htm

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