What is the course about?
This is an informal discussion group will focus on the parts of the book on the Rwandan Genocide and the role of forensic anthropology in the International Tribunal of Justice.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
• What role did the anthropology played in creating conditions for genocide
• What happened in Rwanda in 1994.
• What was the role of forensic anthropology teams in Rwanda after the genocide and how their work looked like.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
• what the job of a forensic anthropologist entails
• what happened in Rwanda and why the genocide happened
• will discuss pros and cons of exhuming mass graves.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This is an introductory level course which requires only an interest in science, a willingness to read the text before the group meets and a wish to participate in the discussions.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Aside the group discussion, the tutor will do a short iInteractive illustrated lecture to facilitate discussion and offer accessble explanations of key areas of the science within the text. You are expected to have read the book before the course.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
You will need to obtain a copy of Clea Koff's book 'The Bone Woman: A forensic anthropologists's search for truth in the mass graves of Rwanda, Bosnia, Croatia and Kosovo'. Please bring your questions and comments ready for the discussion.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
HS188 Lecture: Women who changed the world: the ten most influential female scientists
HS232 The unacknowledged scientists: The politics of presentation in British and American science, 1850-1950.