Women Scholars' Speaker Series 2017/18
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Annihilation Event with Louisa Minkin
Wed, Jan 24, 2018. 3 – 5 pm. Andy’s Place
This is a talk about heaps and mounds, butcheries and feasting, stone, bone and sintered nylon, deposition into water, into earth and into the cloud. Sink or swim. Call it an APZ or accident potential zone, the ground is shifting, disciplinarities are recalibrated. In particle physics, an annihilation event occurs when a subatomic particle collides with its respective antiparticle to produce other particles. A particle collision is a useful metaphor for the unruly and generative process of transdiciplinary exchange, of bringing disparate disciplines and generations into contact.
Louisa Minkin is an artist based in London, UK. She is Course Leader for MA Fine Art at Central Saint Martins.
Celebrating the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein
Wed, Feb 28, 2018. noon to 2 pm. Level 10 alcove (behind the information desk), University Library
All are welcome to this “campus read out” from the book that many consider to be the first true science fiction story.
Animal Geographies with Shelley M. Alexander
March 2018 – date, time, and location to be finalized - watch for updates to this post.
Dr. Alexander will discuss concepts of animal geography, using her encounters with individual research animals (specifically coyotes, wolves, and African painted dogs) as an entry point. Key aims of the talk will be to describe the foundations of human-animal engagements, to elucidate the ecological, ethical, and social pressures shaping human-animal engagements, and to explore the emotional lives of social animals (including concepts of morality and wild justice).
Shelley Alexander is a Professor in the Department of Geography, University of Calgary. She has over 25 years of experience studying wild canids, specializing in wolves and coyotes in Canada, and is the Founder of the Canid Conservation Science lab (www.ucalgary.ca/canid-lab). Shelley has focused on human-coyote interactions in urban and rural settings for the past 10 years, most recently launched the Foothills Coyote Initiative, and has the most comprehensive coverage of human-coyote engagements in Canada. Shelley is also specialist in geospatial analysis (GIS, Satellite imagery, and statistics) for conservation, is a road ecologist and wildlife tracker.
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