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Aesthetics as Eugenics: Guest Lecture by William Cheng

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

William Cheng, assistant professor of music at Dartmouth College, will present a talk entitled “Aesthetics as Eugenics” on Tuesday, April 18, at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music. Working at the crossroads of sound, politics, and power, Cheng’s research explores how judgements of others’ musical and artistic abilities and disabilities can affect social justice and progress. The event is free to attend and is funded by a grant from the Willson Center for Humanities and Art.