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FOLK – fra rasetyper til DNA-sekvenser

To research and exhibit human biological diversity

What: Conference
When: March 21–23, 2018

We are pleased to welcome you to the “To research and exhibit human biological diversity” conference.

This international meeting marks the opening of the exhibition “FOLK - from racial types to DNA sequences” and the end of the research project “From racial typology to DNA sequencing: 'Race' and 'ethnicity' and the science of human genetic variation 1945-2012”. The conference aims to foster cross-disciplinary dialogues on the following themes arising from historical and contemporary research on human biological diversity:

- historical continuities and discontinuities,
- transnational science and local identities,
- normative issues and historical responsibilities,
- instruments of governance and commercial ventures,
- the role of museums in collecting, preserving and communicating
practices and objects related to human diversity.

At this conference more than 25 invited scholars from the humanities and social sciences, geneticists and evolutionary biologists, physical anthropologists, as well as museum professionals will present papers that discuss both scientific and museum practices.

See the program here:

The conference is sponsored by The Research Council of Norway/Norges forskningsråd.