Tuesday, March 2, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. – McAllister Auditorium
“The Distant Origins of our (Mis)Understanding of the Sexes”
Dr. Robert S. McElvaine, Elizabeth Chisholm Professor of Arts & Letters, Millsaps College
Opening remarks by Dr. Robert Zeigler, President, San Antonio College
Dr. Robert S. McElvaine, keynote speaker for San Antonio College Women’s History Week 2010, is the author of “Eve’s Seed: Biology, the Sexes, and the Course of History,” a work which combines the fields of biology, history, language, psychology, anthropology, and religion to present a cogent and challenging alternative interpretation to what is too commonly assumed to be the “natural order of things.”
Dr. McElvaine’s lecture, based in part on this work, will present an innovative and multidisciplinary challenge to traditional interpretations about the relative status of women and men in society and the ways in which perceptions and misperceptions of differences between the sexes have shaped human history, beginning in prehistory.
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