Newswise — New York University will host “Representing Animals,” an event celebrating the multidisciplinary nature of the field of Animal Studies, on Fri., Feb. 15, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., at NYU’s Silver Center, 100 Washington Square East, Hemmerdinger Hall.
“Representing Animals” will include panels on Representing Animals in the Humanities, Representing Animal Minds, and Representing Animals in Advocacy and Politics as well as a keynote address by Wesleyan University Professor Lori Gruen, moderated by Dale Jamieson, a professor of philosophy and environmental studies (3:45 p.m.).
The event, sponsored by NYU Animal Studies and NYU’s Center for the Humanities, is free and open to the public. To RSVP, please click here: https://bit.ly/2WFTwZH. Photo ID required for entry. For more information, please call 212.992.7950. Subways: R, W (8th Street); 6 (Astor Place).
The schedule is as follows:
9:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m.: “Representing Animals in Advocacy and Politics”
- Rachel Atcheson (Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams Office)
- Mariana Corbello (New York University)
- Kevin Schneider (Nonhuman Rights Project)
- Moderated by David Wolfson (New York University)
10:45-11:15 - Coffee break
11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: “Representing Animal Minds”
- Becca Franks (New York University)
- Alexandra Horowitz (Barnard College)
- Steven Wagschal (IU Bloomington)
- Moderated by Jennifer Jacquet (New York University)
2:00-3:15: “Representing Animals in the Humanities”
- Una Chaudhuri (New York University)
- Carrie Rohman (Lafayette College)
- Nandini Thiyagarajan (New York University)
- Moderated by Yanoula Athanassakis (New York University)
3:15 p.m.-3:45 p.m.: Coffee break
3:45 p.m.-5:00 p.m.: Keynote address by Lori Gruen (Wesleyan University)
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