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CANCELED: Symposium on the "Animal Turn"

Event Type
Animal Turn Reading Group and Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities
Levis Faculty Center (919 W. Illinois St., Urbana)
Apr 2, 2020 - Apr 3, 2020   All Day
Jane Desmond
Originating Calendar
Humanities Research Institute (HRI)

The University of Illinois announced the cancellation of all large gatherings on our campus.  This means that we will not be holding the Animal Studies events we had planned. We will postpone these events to a later date, likely during the next academic year. Please watch for updates. 

Wishing you good health and good cheer during a trying and uncertain time.

This day and half symposium sponsored by The Animal Turn Research Cluster will highlight work being done across the university in engaging with historical, conceptual, artistic philosophical, humanistic and social scientific dimensions of human relations with animals and with the more-than-human world.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Lori Gruen, Professor of Philosophy, Wesleyan University

For more information, please contact Jane Desmond ( or Jamie Jones (

Our opening keynote speaker Dr. Lori Gruen is sponsored by Millercom, with additional support from the departments of Anthropology, English, Philosophy, the Unit for Critical Theory and Interpretation, the College of Law, and the Department of French and Italian.

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