HCV Book+Author Seminar, ‘Science and Power in the Nineteenth-Century Tasman World’

The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne, Thursday 27 June 2024, 6.00pm to 7.00pm AEST

The History Council of Victoria’s third Book+Author seminar for 2024 will feature Alexandra Roginski, Melbourne-based historian, writer and heritage worker and Visiting Fellow of Deakin University, who will be discussing her fascinating new book in conversation with convenor Dr Yves Rees. Science and Power in the Nineteenth-Century Tasman World is Alexandra’s second book, and explores the contentious science of phrenology, which once promised insight into character and intellect through external ‘reading’ of the head. In this compelling work, Alexandra Roginski recounts a history of this everyday practice, exploring how it featured in the fates of people living in, and moving through, the Tasman World.

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