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Published: Jul 15, 2014 1:24:16 PM
Humanity and Animality in 20th and 21st Century Culture: Narratives, Theories, Histories. An Interdisciplinary Conference
This interdisciplinary conference takes up an important debate in a field of growing importance in the humanities, where animal studies, post-humanism, and eco-criticism have surged in recent years.The definition of mankind seems necessarily to pass through an understanding of what constitutes the animal. Philosophically, what distinguishes, or indeed brings together humanity and animality has been the subject of debate from Aristotle’s understanding of man as ‘zôon logon echon’ and from Kant’s view of man’s treatment of animals as an insight into the true nature of humankind, Derrida’s seminars on ‘the beast and the sovereign’, up to Agamben’s recent theory of ‘bare life’ as the breakdown of the barrier between man and animal. More...
Starts: Sep 15, 2014 9:00:00 AM
The UCL Public Engagement Unit (PEU) works to support and fund activities which encourage a culture of two-way conversation between UCL staff and students and people outside the university.
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Effective public engagement is mutually beneficial, with all parties learning from each other, through sharing knowledge, expertise and skills. Projects can be used to inform research and enhance teaching and learning, while building trust, understanding and collaboration, and increasing the sector's relevance to, and impact on, society.
Laura Cream - Public Engagement Co-ordinator
Laura provides advice and support on:
UCL School of Laws, Arts & Humanities, Social &
Historical Sciences (SLASH)
UCL School of Slavonic & East European Studies (SSEES)
Tel: 020 3108 1197