Knowing Animals: Histories, Strategies and Frontiers in Human/Animal Relations– Spring 2011


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.

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

Press release

Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Rebecca Huss
The Evolving Nature of Animal Law
4:00 pm
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Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Sean B. Carroll
Remarkable Creatures: Epic Adventures in the Search for the Origins of Species
4:00 pm
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Friday, February 25, 2011
Ariel Fristoe
Hominid
8:00pm
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Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Mark Stetter
Humans Helping Wildlife
4:00 pm
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Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Barbara J. King
CANCELED–Apes, Elephants, and the Relational Self: Thinking Through Animal Personhood
4:00 pm
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Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Andrew Rowan
Animal Perceptions and Human Inconsistencies: What Human Treatment of and Attitudes Towards Animals Indicates About Human Societies
4:00 pm
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