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Second International Eugenics Congress

The second International Eugenics Congress was held at the American Museum of Natural History, 22-28 September 1921. Preparatory material included a programme (1921) and abstracts (1921), distributed in advance of the meeting. Afterwards, the Congress published papers in two volumes (1923) and one exhibition catalogue (1923). The most complete archives for the second Congress are held at the… Read More »

Proceedings of the First International Eugenics Congress 1912, volume 1

The First International Eugenics Congress was held at the University of London, July 24th to 30th, 1912, and was organised by the Eugenics Education Society. Major Leonard Darwin was the president of the society and chair of the organising committee. The Congress published its proceedings. Volume 1 published papers communicated at the Congress. Volume 2 was a record of proceedings, including notes on… Read More »

Proceedings of the First International Eugenics Congress 1912, volume 2

The First International Eugenics Congress was held at the University of London, July 24th to 30th, 1912, and was organised by the Eugenics Education Society. Major Leonard Darwin was the president of the society and chair of the organising committee. The Congress published its proceedings. Volume 1 published papers communicated at the Congress. Volume 2 was a record of proceedings, including notes on… Read More »

Farrall’s Classic Work on History of English Eugenics Is Republished

The history of eugenics in Britain is far from hidden or forgotten. Many excellent papers and books explore the role of individuals (e.g., Francis Galton, Karl Pearson, Ronald Fisher, and Leonard Darwin to name only a few of the men involved) and the role of organisations (e.g., Eugenics Education Society). Eugenics in Britain has been studied in depth… Read More »