Franz Boas, a Life in Science and Politics

Franz Boas, Circa 1907

“Franz Boas, the German émigré who became known as the “father of American Anthropology,” broke new ground in a number of areas of anthropology. In addition, he became a significant public intellectual, speaking out in areas where he felt his science spoke to social and political issues.”

New School’s Professor Alan McGowan, presents the Spring 2015 semester’s Brown Bag talk, “Franz Boas, a Life in Science and Politics.” An interesting question to be explored in this talk is the relationship(s) between Boas’ science and his liberal politics, which were informed by his adherence to the goals of the socialist revolution of 1848. Note this event is only for faculty and staff.

Monday, February 2, 2015 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm

79 Fifth Avenue, Room 1618
New York, NY 10003




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