Human-Animal Studies

  • Founded
    2014
  • Seminar Number
    769

The University Seminar on Human-Animal Studies is open to faculty and professional membership in the field of Human-Animal Studies. Vibrant new scholarship is emerging in this area of work.  The field’s focus is on how humans and (other) animals have interacted across cultures and histories: how the protein, work, and products derived from animals have contributed to human projects; how cross-species relationships have shaped human histories; and how animals’ imaginative and aesthetic roles in cultures are connected to the living presence of animals. Work in this field tends to be interdisciplinary, drawing on the social sciences and the humanities as well as on the already interdisciplinary fields of environmental and posthumanist studies.


Co-Chairs
Professor Brian Boyd
bb2305@columbia.edu

Professor Naama Harel
nh2508@columbia.edu

Rapporteur
Evin Grody
efg2122@columbia.edu


Meeting dates and locations are subject to change. Please confirm details with the seminar rapporteur.

Welcome

Meetings

10/23/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
6:15 PM

Lindgren Johnson, University of Virginia




11/27/2018 Schermerhorn Extension Room 457
6:00 PM
The Question of Anthropomorphism, or Humanism Without Humanism
Sean Meighoo, Emory University
Abstract