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2018 Summer Institute Schedule

2018 ASI-UIUC Human-Animal Studies Summer Institute Schedule

 

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 7, 2018

All day:  Dorm Check In for Early Arrivals

Location: 902 College Court, Urbana, IL 61801

Note: Participants will be staying at Pennsylvania Avenue Residence Halls (PAR). Your hall at PAR is Saunders, which is located at 902 College Court, Urbana, IL 61801, which is a 17 minute (.8 mile) walk to Levis.

 

Sunday, July 8

All day:  Dorm Check In

Location: 902 College Court, Urbana, IL 61801

Note: Participants must either walk to, drive to, take a cab/uber to, or get a ride to the Levis Faculty Center (919 West Illinois Street) from Saunders by 5:30 for the opening session. Late afternoon arrivals should just travel straight to Levis and check into PAR after the opening reception. (We can help get you there with your luggage.)

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

Location: 2nd Floor, Room 210

 

6:00 PM-7:30 PM:  Opening Plenary Session

Barbara J. King, Emeritus Professor of Anthropology, College of William and Mary: “Dealing with the ‘A’ Word in Communicating the Science of Animal Love and Grief: A Public Anthropologist’s Response to Anthropomorphism”

Introduction by Kim Marra, Professor of Theatre and Performance History and the Director of Graduate Studies, University of Iowa

Location: 2nd Floor, Room 210

7:30-9 PM: Opening Reception for participants, speakers, and guests

Location: 2nd Floor Conference Room and Terrace

 

Monday, July 9

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, Room 304

Group B: Directed by Kim Marra; 2nd Floor Music Room

 

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

2:00-3:30 PM: Monday Plenary

Lindgren Johnson, Assistant Professor of English, University of Virginia: “Fleeing White Supremacy: Fugitive Humanism in Nineteenth-Century African America”

Introduction by: Jenny Davis, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Associated Faculty with the American Indian Studies Program, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Location: 2nd Floor, Room 210

4:00-5:30 PM: Monday Afternoon Plenary

Kenneth Shapiro, President of the Board, Animals & Society Institute; Editor, Society & Animals and Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science: “Emotional Issues related to working in Animal Studies”

Introduction by Margo DeMello, Human-Animal Studies Program Director, Animals & Society Institute

Location: 2nd Floor, Room 210

Evening free for participants (note: library closes at 6:00 during summer so be sure to visit the library, if you need to, during lunch, breaks, or other times before 6:00; you also have Wednesday morning for this purpose)

 

Tuesday, 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; 3rd Floor, Room 304

Group B: Directed by Kim Marra; 2nd Floor Music Room

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

2:00-3:30 PM: Tuesday Plenary

Yuka Suzuki, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Bard College: “The Politics of Charisma in Endangered Species: Cecil the Lion as Case Study”

Introduction by Terri Barnes, Director of the Center for African Studies and Associate Professor of History, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Location: 2nd Floor, Room 210

4:00-6:00 PM: Tuesday Afternoon Plenary

May Berenbaum, Professor of Entomology, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Introduction by  Robert Morrissey, Associate Professor of History and Mellon Faculty Fellow in Environmental Humanities at the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Location: 2nd Floor, Room 210

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

7:30-9:00 PM: Film Showing: Kedi

Introduction by Amy Fischer, Extension Specialist in CABHE; Teaching Associate in Animal Science, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Location: 2nd Floor Music Room

 

Wednesday, July 11

9:00-9:15 AM: Announcements

Location: 3rd Floor Lecture Hall

9:15 AM-1:30 PM:  Flex Morning (Library, Writing, etc.)

1:30-4:30 PM: Field Trip: Prairie Fruits Farm Goat Creamery

Meeting point:  In front of Levis, on Illinois St, from 1:30

5:00-6:00 PM: Discussion of the Field Trip with Refreshments

Location: Levis 2nd floor Conference Room and Music Room

Evening free for participants

 

Thursday, 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, Room 304

Group B: Directed by Kim Marra; 2nd Floor Music Room

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

2:00-4:00 PM: Thursday Plenary

Holly Hughes, Professor, School of Art and Design, University of Michigan: “Heavy Petting: A dogged pursuit”

Introduction and Discussion by Deke Weaver, Associate Professor of Theater and New Media, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Location: 2nd Floor, Room 210

4:00-4:30 PM: Coffee Break

4:30-6:00 PM: Artists’ Showcase: Maria Lux, Institute Alumni Artist-in-Residence, and Institute participants July Hazard and Jonathan Osborne

Introduction by: Maria Lux, Assistant Professor of Art, Whitman College

Location: 2nd Floor, Room 210

Evening event: TBD

 

Friday, 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; 3rd Floor, Room 304

Group B: Directed by Kim Marra; 2nd Floor Music Room

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

2:00-3:30 PM: Friday Plenary

Chris Green, Executive Director of the Animal Law & Policy Program, Harvard University

Introduction by Jane Desmond, Director, International Forum for US Studies and Professor of Anthropology and Gender/Women’s Studies

Location: 2nd Floor, Room 210

4:00-5:30 PM: Friday Afternoon Session

“Publishing in Animal Studies,” by Margo DeMello, HAS Program Director, Animals & Society Institute, Dawn Durante, Senior Acquisitions Editor, University of Illinois Press, and Brandon Keim, Science Writer

Introduction by Jane Desmond, Director, International Forum for US Studies and Professor of Anthropology and Gender/Women’s Studies
Location: 2nd Floor, Room 210

Evening free for participants

 

Saturday, July 14

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)

2:00-3:30 PM: Saturday Plenary

Mary Trachsel, Associate Professor of Rhetoric, University of Iowa

Introduction by Jamie Jones, Assistant Professor of English, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Location: 2nd Floor, Room 210

3:45-5:00 PM: Closing Discussion: “Future of Human-Animal Studies (including jobs),” with Jane Desmond (UIUC), Kim Marra (UI), Margo DeMello (ASI), Kenneth Shapiro (ASI), and all Institute participants

Location: 3rd Floor Lecture Hall

5:00-6:30 PM: Closing Reception

Location: 2nd Floor Conference Room and Terrace

 

Sunday, July 15

 

Participants check out and head home.

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