Race Biology and the Recurring “Discovery” of the Ainu by Western Scientists
- Date: –17:00
- Location: Zoom
- Lecturer: John L. Hennessey is a postdoctoral fellow at the Hugo Valentin Centre, Uppsala University. His dissertation, Rule by Association: Japan in the Global Trans-Imperial Culture, 1868-1912 (Linnaeus University, 2018), was shortlisted for the 2019 ICAS Dissertation Prize in Asian studies and received an honorable mention for the 2020 Walter Markov Prize in global history. His current research focuses on depictions of the Ainu people in Western race science between Japan’s Meiji Restoration (1868) and the Second World War.
- Organiser: Centre for Multidisciplinary Studies on Racism (CEMFOR)
- Contact person: Daniel Strand
In this seminar John Hennessey, researcher at the Hugo Valentin Center (Uppsala University), presents his research on the Ainu people and Western racial classifications ruing the nineteenth century. Kanako Uzawa, researcher at Tromsö University, leads the discussion. The seminar is co-organised with the Hugo Valentin Center.