Knowing Animals: Histories, Strategies and Frontiers in Human/Animal Relations Fall 2010


This new initiative explores how animals are central to human understandings and experiences of the world and to the development of concepts and beliefs about what it means to be human.

Press release

Steering Committee:Jane Desmond (chair, Anthropology)

Chip Burkhardt (History)
Amy Fischer (ACES)
Eric Freyfogle (Law)
Paul Garber (Anthropology)
Laurie Hogin (Art & Design)
Janice Juraska (Psychology)
Mark Mitchell (Veterinary Medicine)
Jennifer Monson (Dance)
Robert Pahre (Political Science)
Gene Robinson (Entomology)
Spencer Schaffner (English)
Eleonora Stoppino (Spanish, Italian & Portuguese)
Deke Weaver (Art & Design)

Cosponsored by: College of LAS, Departments of Animal Sciences and Anthropology, Institute for Genomic Biology, Neuroscience Program

Spring 2011 events

Fall 2010 events:

Thursday, September 23, 2010
Deke Weaver
The Unreliable Bestiary: Elephant
8:00 pm
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Monday, September 27, 2010
James Elkins
How Animals Use Their Eyes
12:00 pm
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Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Frans de Waal
Prosocial Primates: Empathy in Animals and Humans
4:00pm
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Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Jake Kosek
The Natures of the Beast: On Honeybees and the Biopolitics of Terror
7:30pm
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