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Last modified: Monday, April 14, 2008

"Rethinking Race in the Americas: Anthropology, Politics and Policy"

April 14, 2008

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- An assembly of renowned anthropologists will gather in Bloomington to discuss the most recent research and debates on the history of the concept of race, genetics, policy and politics in the Americas.

"Rethinking Race in the Americas: Anthropology, Politics and Policy" takes place April 17 and 18 at the Indiana University School of Law in Bloomington, and is sponsored by the IU Bloomington Department of Anthropology. The conference also serves as a celebration of the department's 60th anniversary of scholarship and teaching.

For more information about the conference, please see:

WHAT: "Rethinking Race in the Americas," a conference focused on the meaning and importance of race in the Americas

WHEN: Thursday, April 17, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, April 18, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

WHERE: IU School of Law Moot Courtroom, IU Bloomington, 211 S. Indiana Ave., Bloomington, Ind., 47405

WHO: Eight experts on race in anthropology, genetics and archaeology from seven institutions

The conference is free and open to the public. If you plan to attend the conference or have other inquiries, please contact David Bricker, University Communications, at 812-856-9035 or