Public Event

2017 Animals & Society Institute/UI Inaugural Human-Animal Studies Summer Institute
Friday, July 14, 2017

Twenty-nine early career faculty members and graduate students from 22 campuses and 7 countries will convene at Illinois for the Human-Animal Studies Summer Institute, July 9-15. The ambitious program–developed in partnership with the Animals & Society Institute–includes presentations by UI faculty, seven visiting scholars and an adaptation by Deke Weaver of BEAR, the latest installment in his Unreliable Bestiary.


All events are at Levis Faculty Center, 919 W. Illinois St, Urbana

Sunday, July 9, 2017
Una Chaudhuri (English and Drama, NYU), Performing Interspecies Diplomacy

Monday, July 10, 2017
Nigel Rothfels (History, UW Milwaukee), The Bone Archive

Leesa Fawcett (Environmental Studies, York U), Sounds of Multi-species Silence: Impacts of Noise Pollution in the Ocean Commons

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Leslie Irvine (Sociology, U Colorado at Boulder), My Dog Always Eats First: Homeless People and their Animals

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Deke Weaver (Theatre and New Media, UI), BEAR and The Unreliable Bestiary

Thursday, July 13, 2017
Agustin Fuentes (Anthropology, U Notre Dame), Making, Breaking, Reinventing: Engaging Human-Other Animal Interface Research in the Anthropocene

Kenneth Shapiro (President of the Board, ASI), History and Future of Human-Animal Studies

Friday, July 14, 2017
Jamie Jones (English, UI), Animal Capital/Carbon Capital: Animal Studies and Energy Humanities from Whaling to Deepwater Horizon

Chris Green (Animal Law & Policy, Harvard U), Alternative Animal Advocacy: Channeling Public Sentiment into Substantive Welfare Advances

Complete program


Margo DeMello, ASI
Jane Desmond, U of Illinois
Kim Marra, U of Iowa
Ken Shapiro, ASI

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