Plenary: Genealogy, Genetics, and History

Saturday, January 5, 2019: 8:30 PM-9:30 PM
Continental A (Hilton Chicago, Lobby Level)
Mary Beth Norton, Cornell University
Karin Wulf, Omohundro Institute and College of William and Mary
Patrick Geary, Institute for Advanced Study
Annie Powers, producer, Who Do You Think You Are?
Keith A. Wailoo, Princeton University
The four participants will discuss the role of genealogy and genetic analysis in their respective fields of history. Discussants will examine the advantages and limitations of genetic science to both academic and popular history. The historiographical approach tempers notions of objectivity and infallibility typically associated with the natural sciences.

Session Abstract

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