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It’s All In Your Head: Phrenology, Crime and Australian Society

7 February 2016 @ 2.00 pm - 3.00 pm

Historian and author Alexandra Roginski discusses phrenology, the popular science that became one of the 19th century’s most enduring fads. She explores its central tenet: that character and intellect could be determined from a person’s head, and applied to fields including criminal reform, career guidance, and even child rearing.

Entry is free and bookings are not required.

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Date:
7 February 2016
Time:
2.00 pm - 3.00 pm
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Website:
http://www.portrait.gov.au/calendar/its-all-in-your-head

Venue

National Portrait Gallery
King Edward Terrace, Parkes
Canberra, ACT Australia
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