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Schedule for 2017 Summer Institute

Unless noted, most activities during the Institute will take place in the Levis Faculty Center, at 919 West Illinois Street, Urbana, IL 61801.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

2:00-5:30 PM: Early Dorm Check In for International Travelers
Location: Bousfield Dorm

Sunday, July 9, 2017

2:00-5:30 PM: Participant Dorm Check In
Location: Bousfield Dorm

5:30-6:00 PM: Opening Session and Orientation with Jane Desmond (UIUC), Kim Marra (UI), Margo DeMello (ASI), and Kenneth Shapiro (ASI)
Location: 3rd Floor Lecture Hall

6:00-7:30 PM: Opening Plenary Session by Una Chaudhuri, Collegiate Professor and Professor of English and Drama, NYU: “Performing Interspecies Diplomacy”
Location: 3rd Floor Lecture Hall

7:30-9 PM: Opening Reception for participants, speakers, and guests
Location: 2nd Floor Conference Room and Terrace

Monday, July 10

9:00-9:15 AM: Announcements
Location: 3rd Floor Lecture Hall

9:15 AM-12:15 PM: Morning Workshops
Group A: Directed by Jane Desmond; 2nd Floor Conference Room
Group B: Directed by Kim Marra; 2nd Floor Music Room

12:30-2:00 PM: Lunch (on your own)

2:00-3:00 PM: Plenary Session by Nigel Rothfels, History Professor and director of the Office of Undergraduate Research at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee: “The Bone Archive”
Location: 3rd Floor Lecture Hall

3:15-4:15 PM: Plenary Session by Leesa Fawcett, Professor of Environmental Studies, York University: “Sounds of Multi-species Silence: Impacts of Noise Pollution in the Ocean Commons”
Location: 3rd Floor Lecture Hall

Evening free for dinner, library usage, etc.

Tuesday, July 11

9:00-9:15 AM: Announcements
Location: 3rd Floor Lecture Hall

9:15 AM-12:15 PM: Morning Workshops
Group A: Directed by Jane Desmond; 2nd Floor Conference Room
Group B: Directed by Kim Marra; 2nd Floor Music Room

12:30-2:00 PM: Lunch (on your own)

2:00-3:00 PM Plenary Session by Leslie Irvine, Professor of Sociology, University of Colorado at Boulder: “My Dog Always Eats First: Homeless People and their Animals”
Location: 3rd Floor Lecture Hall

3:15-4:15 PM: Workshop: “Publishing in Animal Studies,” by Margo DeMello, HAS Program Director, Animals & Society Institute, and Dawn Durante, Senior Acquisitions Editor, University of Illinois Press
Location: 2nd Floor Conference Room

4:30-7:00 PM: Dinner Break (on your own)

7:00-8:30 PM: Dessert and Discussion: Disciplinary Break out Groups
Location: Levis 2nd floor Conference Room and Music Room

Wednesday, July 12

9:00-9:15 AM: Announcements
Location: 3rd Floor Lecture Hall

9:15 AM-12:15 PM: Morning Workshops
Group A: Directed by Jane Desmond; 3rd Floor Conference Room (new location!)
Group B: Directed by Kim Marra; 2nd Floor Music Room

12:30-2:00 PM: Lunch (on your own)

2:00-5:30 PM: Field Trip: Prairie Fruits Farm Goat Creamery
Meeting point: In front of Levis, on Illinois St.

6:00-7:30 PM: Dinner break (on your own)

7:30-9:00 PM: Performance by Deke Weaver, Associate Professor of Theater and New Media, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: “BEAR and The Unreliable Bestiary”
Location: 2nd Floor Music Room

Thursday, July 13

9:00-9:15 AM: Announcements
Location: 3rd Floor Lecture Hall

9:15 AM-12:15 PM: Morning Workshops
Group A: Directed by Jane Desmond; Levis Faculty Center, 2nd Floor Conference Room
Group B: Directed by Kim Marra; Levis Faculty Center, 2nd Floor Music Room

12:30-2:00 PM: Lunch (on your own)

2:00-3:00 PM: Plenary Session by Agustin Fuentes, Professor of Anthropology, University of Notre Dame: “Making, Breaking, Reinventing: engaging human-other animal interface research in the Anthropocene”
Location: 3rd Floor Lecture Hall

3:15-4:15 PM: Plenary Session by Kenneth Shapiro, President of the Board, Animals & Society Institute: “History and Future of Human-Animal Studies”
Location: 3rd Floor Lecture Hall

7:00-8:30 PM: Possible Art Event
Location: 3rd Floor Lecture Hall

Friday, July 14

9:00-9:15 AM: Announcements
Location: 3rd Floor Lecture Hall

9:15 AM-12:15 PM: Morning Workshops
Group A: Directed by Jane Desmond; 2nd Floor Conference Room
Group B: Directed by Kim Marra; 2nd Floor Music Room

12:30-2:00 PM: Lunch (on your own)

2:00-3:00 PM: Plenary Session by Jamie Jones, Assistant Professor of English, UIUC: “Animal Capital/Carbon Capital: Animal Studies and Energy Humanities from Whaling to Deepwater Horizon”
Location: 3rd Floor Lecture Hall

3:15-4:15 PM: Plenary Session by Chris Green, Executive Director of the Animal Law & Policy Program, Harvard University: “Alternative Animal Advocacy: Channeling Public Sentiment into Substantive Welfare Advances”
Location: 3rd Floor Lecture Hall

Evening free for dinner, library usage, working on final presentations, etc.

Saturday, July 15

9:00-9:15 AM: Announcements
Location: 3rd Floor Lecture Hall

9:15 AM-12:15 PM: Participants’ Presentations featuring short (5 minute) presentations by each scholar/artist on the new directions their project might take after the Institute
Location: 3rd Floor Lecture Hall.

12:30-2:00 PM: Lunch (on your own)

2:00-3:00: Presentation by the UIUC College of Veterinary Medicine’s Wildlife Animal Clinic

3:15-4:30 PM: Closing Discussion: “Future of Human-Animal Studies,” with Jane Desmond (UIUC), Kim Marra (UI), Margo DeMello (ASI), Kenneth Shapiro (ASI), and all Institute participants
Location: 3rd Floor Lecture Hall

4:30-6:00 PM: Closing Reception
Location: 2nd Floor Conference Room and Terrace

Sunday, July 16

Participants check out and head home.

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