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Ancient and Modern Categories: How Historians Formulate Race

Monday, Jan 10, 2022 @ 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Zoom Meeting, Online + Google Map

A lecture by CMRS-CEGS Associate Yonatan Binyam, President’s Postdoctoral Fellow, UCLA Institute for Society and Genetics, Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies.

In this talk, Dr. Binyam reviews some of the objections against premodern race studies and clarifies some of the arguments, models, and approaches utilized in the field. More specifically, he presents race-making as a comparative category to analyze modes of social formation in antiquity, illustrating the value that premodern race studies hold for the study of the ancient Mediterranean world in general and the history of early Christianity in particular.

This lecture is part of the UCLA Program in Experimental Critical Theory co-directed by Giulia Sissa (Political Science/Classics) and Zrinka Stahuljak (Comparative Literature/ELTS). Generously sponsored by the Dean of Humanities and the Dean of Social Sciences and co-sponsored by the CMRS Center for Early Global Studies.

Register to attend on Zoom.

Onsite attendance has been canceled.



Monday, Jan 10, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM


Zoom Meeting


Experimental Critical Theory Program