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New Meetup: How Modern Constructs of Sex and Gender Impact Our Understanding of the Past

From: Ronnie
Sent on: Tuesday, October 6, 2009 7:55 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Chicago Science Field Trips Club!

What: How Modern Constructs of Sex and Gender Impact Our Understanding of the Past

When: October 15,[masked]:00 PM

DePaul University
1110 W Belden Avenue William G. McGowan Science Ctr, MCGOWAN SOUTH, ROOM 108
Chicago, IL 60614

Stuck in the Prehistoric Kitchen: How modern constructs of sex and gender impact our understanding of the past

Biological anthropologist delivers lecture on what we can learn about gender and sex by studying the bones of medieval and 19th Century women.

DePaul University cordially invites the university and Chicago communities to attend the 5th Annual Jeanne LaDuke Women in Mathematics, Science, and Technology Lecture Series

Anne Grauer, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Anthropology, Loyola University of Chicago

Methodological advances in the analysis of human skeletal remains have been instrumental to the reconstruction of the history of human health and disease. But has theory kept pace? Can we understand the health of women or the impact of disease based upon modern perception? In this talk, Dr. Grauer will explore ways in which biological and social concepts about women and men influence our ability to scientifically interpret data about human history, and even influence the questions we pose.

About the Speaker
Anne Grauer is a Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Loyola University of Chicago. She received her PhD in Biological Anthropology from the University of MassachusettsAmherst in 1989. Using the analysis of human skeletal remains, along with archaeological and documentary evidence, her work centers on the reconstruction of health and disease of women living in medieval England and in 19th century cities here in the U.S.

Lecture is from 6 to 7:30. Reception immediately following in the McGowan Atrium. This event is FREE!

About the Lecture Series / How to RSVP
This lecture series is intended to promote the accomplishments of women and to foster community and scholarship among faculty, students and staff interested in the natural sciences, mathematics and computer science disciplines. For more information on this lecture series please email or call Victoria Simek at [address removed] or 773.325.4790. RSVPs for the event are encouraged but not necessary.

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