Navigation Links
Speaker series highlights the role of animals in human culture
Date:1/19/2011

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Animals are food, but they are also companions. They are beasts of burden but they also inspire poets and painters. We use them as metaphors for everything from faithfulness (the loyal dog) to the ridiculous (silly goose), the industrious (busy bee), the outcast (black sheep) and the impotent (lame duck). They are property and yet they are worthy of societal protection from abuse.

A series of public events sponsored by the Center for Advanced Study explores these animal-related themes and more in a series of events this spring. "Knowing Animals: Histories, Strategies and Frontiers in Human/Animal Relations," will explore the latest developments in animal law and wildlife protection, celebrate the search for the origin of species, delve into the social life of chimpanzees and survey evolving ideas of "animal personhood."

"This initiative is part of a whole wider international movement to ask the question in every discipline, not just the obvious ones such as biology or zoology, 'What if we put animals into the equation?' " said University of Illinois anthropology professor Jane Desmond, who chairs the multidisciplinary steering committee that planned the events.

The movement, called simply "animal studies" or "critical animal studies," explores the overlapping disciplines of scientists who study animal physiology and behavior with those who look at the role of animals in history, law, religion, philosophy, language and the visual and performing arts, Desmond said.

"Of course zoologists and biologists have been doing animal studies forever," she said. "But the questions are different and the conversations are even more interdisciplinary than within the sciences because they cross the humanities and the social sciences and the arts."

This series began in the fall of 2010, with talks by

Contact: Diana Yates
diya@illinois.edu
217-333-5802
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Impressive lineup of speakers at Tufts nutrition conference
2. AIDS 2010 delegates and speakers unite in support of full funding for the Global Fund, the next milestone in drive for universal access
3. BioConference Live Announces Speakers and Sponsors for Second Edition of Premier Online Conference for Life Science Community
4. First Ever Virtual Autism Conference Featuring Temple Grandin and 16 speakers to discuss: “Things To Know About Autism” April 10th-11th.
5. Keynote Speaker Presents Top Business Plan For Internal Communication Through Social Media
6. Congresswoman Maloney To Be Keynote Speaker: Momentum Builds for Hysterectomy Informed Consent Legislation
7. AWWA Announces ACE10 Speakers
8. Register Online for this Year's Horst Senior Living Conference on April 8 Featuring Keynote Speaker and Senior Housing Expert Jim Moore
9. New case series section in European Urology
10. LocumTenens.com to Sponsor New Series, Your Career In Healthcare, on ReachMD XM 160
11. TransforMED's Delta-Exchange Teams with Group Practice Forum to Present Free Webinar Series on Diabetes Population Management
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/20/2014)... 20, 2014 My Clients Plus ( ... application. The new module enables easy administration and ... life-cycle quality care. , This application allows users such ... practice, attach a to-do item to a specific client, ... set up reoccurring reminders for follow-ups. It's designed ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... CA (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 AttorneyOne.com, a ... the latest information from the FDA on Sit and ... October 10 not to purchase or use Sit and Slim ... and Slim II is promoted as weight loss product on ... removed from the market in 2010 for safety reasons, can ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... Rockynol Retirement Community broke ground ... The $11 million project will include the latest in ... with full-service restaurant style dining. , “We are excited ... Assisted Living apartments,” said Kara Hanzie, Rockynol Executive Director ... of care and this investment is proof of our ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... 2014 Based on a proprietary ... imaging assays capable of determining DNA sequence, location ... these three dimensions of high-resolution data, dGH assays ... widest range of disease-causing genetic rearrangements, including chromosomal ... genomic tools, including today’s advanced sequencing technologies. , ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... Final Cut Pro X Plugin developers from ... theme for FCPX filmmakers . , “Fun, cool, and ... Citrus theme” Says Christina Austin, CEO of Pixel Film Studios. ... , Citrus comes with all the tools needed for a ... transitions for added style, a title screen for an introduction, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:My Clients Plus Announces New Workflow Management Software 2Health News:FDA Advises Not to Use Sit and Slim II: AttorneyOne Monitors and Keeps Consumers Informed 2Health News:Rockynol Retirement Community Expands Assisted Living Center 2Health News:KromaTiD Launches Genome Screening and Discovery Services 2Health News:KromaTiD Launches Genome Screening and Discovery Services 3Health News:Today Pixel Film Studios Announced the Release of the Citrus theme for Final Cut Pro X 2
... ... ... ... ...
... has identified four aspects of immune system disturbance which ... different inherited risk factors which predispose to the disease ... the way towards improved diagnostics and treatments for the ... population, and lead to insights into related conditions such ...
... PCI Data Compliance ... ... card processing company for small to medium sized businesses. Recently, North American Bancard has ... provide the small to medium sized businesses of the area to take advantage of face-to-face ...
... Allergens not linked to wheezing in kids, study finds , ... early in life doesn,t affect a child,s risk of developing ... that infants were exposed to high levels of endotoxin and ... were anxious to find out, through a birth cohort study, ...
... exposure during pregnancy might increase chances of condition , ... mothers were exposed to a common but controversial chemical ... A (BPA) is a chemical commonly found in polycarbonate ... beverage cans. Production of the chemical started about 40 ...
... ... ... ... ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Multiple Medalist Kristina Groves Matches Hain Celestial's $5,000 Donation to Right to Play 2Health News:Multiple Medalist Kristina Groves Matches Hain Celestial's $5,000 Donation to Right to Play 3Health News:Multiple Medalist Kristina Groves Matches Hain Celestial's $5,000 Donation to Right to Play 4Health News:Multiple Medalist Kristina Groves Matches Hain Celestial's $5,000 Donation to Right to Play 5Health News:Multiple Medalist Kristina Groves Matches Hain Celestial's $5,000 Donation to Right to Play 6Health News:Multiple Medalist Kristina Groves Matches Hain Celestial's $5,000 Donation to Right to Play 7Health News:Multiple Medalist Kristina Groves Matches Hain Celestial's $5,000 Donation to Right to Play 8Health News:Pinpointing immune system disturbances in celiac disease 2Health News:North American Bancard in the Tri-Cities Area of East Tennessee 2Health News:Household Dirt Won't Raise Asthma Risk in Infants 2Health News:BPA May Raise Risk of Asthma in Kids 2Health News:BPA May Raise Risk of Asthma in Kids 3Health News:CareTech Solutions Presents Specialized Healthcare Call Center at HIMSS10 2Health News:CareTech Solutions Presents Specialized Healthcare Call Center at HIMSS10 3Health News:CareTech Solutions Presents Specialized Healthcare Call Center at HIMSS10 4
(Date:10/17/2014)... , Oct. 17, 2014  Training market researchers ... critical success factor in today,s highly competitive global ... research organizations that effectively and efficiently produce high ... service area. Effective training programs ... earn recognition from internal clients by developing analysts ...
(Date:10/17/2014)...  Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN ) today announced ... president of Gladstone Institutes and Gladstone,s Robert W. and ... are pleased to welcome Dr. Sandy Williams ... , chairman and chief executive officer of Amgen. "Dr. ... his direct experience in our industry will both be ...
(Date:10/17/2014)... 17, 2014 ... announced the addition of the  "China Interventional ... offering.       (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) ... China impacted by ... consumption concept, dietary habit, way of working ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Effective Training Programs for Market Research Groups can Boost Overall Organizational Success 2Amgen Announces Appointment Of R. Sanders Williams To Board Of Directors 2Amgen Announces Appointment Of R. Sanders Williams To Board Of Directors 3China Interventional Cardiovascular Device Industry Report 2014-2017 2China Interventional Cardiovascular Device Industry Report 2014-2017 3
... Va., Oct. 8 Mirixa Corporation, the leader ... hiring of Cheryl Hoffer as Vice President, Pharmacy ... Pharmacy Account Management team, supporting independent and chain ... The Pharmacy Account Management team also helps expand ...
... LAKE FOREST, Ill., Oct. 8 Hospira, Inc. (NYSE: ... pharmaceuticals, today signed a Business Cooperation Agreement with South ... outlines the business terms of a future distribution agreement ... Canada for eight biogeneric products that are currently under ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Mirixa Corporation Announces Key Pharmacy Network Hire 2Hospira, Celltrion, Enter Business Cooperation Agreement to Develop and Market Biogeneric Drugs 2Hospira, Celltrion, Enter Business Cooperation Agreement to Develop and Market Biogeneric Drugs 3
... Direct has been selling replacement ... 1996, and we are extremely ... guarantee. Check out our catalog ... our discount light bulbs specials. ...
... been selling replacement bulbs on ... we are extremely proud of ... out our catalog of replacement ... light bulbs specials. ,Check ...
... Direct has been selling replacement ... 1996, and we are extremely ... guarantee. Check out our catalog ... our discount light bulbs specials. ...
... been selling replacement bulbs on ... we are extremely proud of ... out our catalog of replacement ... light bulbs specials. ,Check ...
Medicine Products: