Interdisciplinary series of lectures Animal_Images_Econmoies
In the upcomming summer semester 2013 the Chimaira-working group organises in co-operation with the Institute for Cultural Studies of the Humboldt-University and the Otto-Suhr-Institute for political sciences interdisciplinary series of lectures under the topic “Animals_Images_Economies”. For students from other faculties it will be possible to gain ECTS-credit points. Contact us for more information.
Each Wednesday from 18h-20h HU-Berlin, Institut für Kulturwissenschaft, Georgenstr. 47, Raum 0.07
The question of the animal has come to be of vital importance not only in social debate but in a variety of scientific disciplines. The examination of non-human individuals and their faculties involves a range of issues from animal ethics, to the negotiation of the human-animal boundary and to the study of the interaction between various species.
Within the concept of a series of interdisciplinary lectures, we wish to approach of the question of non-human animals from two directions:
The topic Tier_Bilder [Animal_Images] constitutes the focus of the series of lectures. In focusing on these two topics, we take into account that encounters between humans and non-human individuals in an mediatized society take place increasingly with images and through images.
Images are thus placed at the centre of the debate - images that we humans make of non-human animals, be it social and cultural perceptions or entirely concrete ones found in art and in the media. Through contributions from different disciplines, an additional question will also be investigated: What active part do non-human animals have in the process of the creation of (their) images?
A second point of view that is of central importance for today’s society is the connection between ‘animals’ and the economy, be it in the mass production of meat or in the different forms of the so called ‘work’ animals. Through exemplary analysis during the lectures, the respective influences as well as the position of non-human animals within different economic settings will be thoroughly investigated.
Based on two ordinary but central themes, the series of lectures aims to provide crucial insight into the potential issues and possible approaches within the upcoming field of Human-Animal Studies in the German-speaking world.
Chimaira - working group for Human-Animal Studies
Chimaira – Arbeitskreis für Human-Animal Studies
Postfach: 44 03 42
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