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At the Edge of the Wild: A workshop and discussion with Professor Harriet Ritvo

June 26, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm


This workshop will take the form of a discussion with Prof. Harriet Ritvo (MIT) about animals, the environment and the wild. The discussion will be focused by three preparatory readings (details below). In addition, participants are invited to attend Professor Ritvo’s public lecture at UNSW: “When is a Cow not a Cow?” (Thursday 25 June 2015, 4:00-5:30pm, Pioneer International Theatre, UNSW).

Places at this workshop are strictly limited to ensure a small enough group for an interactive discussion.
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Dr Fiona Probyn-Rapsey (University of Sydney)
Prof. Ian Tyrell (University of New South Wales)
Dr Jane Johnson (Macquarie University)

Chair and introduction: Dr Emily O’Gorman (Macquarie University)

Ritvo, Harriet. “Going Forth and Multiplying: Animal Acclimatization and Invasion.” Environmental History 17, no. 2 (2012): 404-14.
Ritvo, Harriet. “Edging into the Wild.” In John Beardsley (ed.) Designing Wildlife Habitats (Harvard University Press, Boston, 2013).
Ritvo, Harriet. “Counting Sheep in
the English Lake District: Rare Breeds, Local Knowledge, and Environmental History,” in Dorothee Brantz (ed.) Beastly Natures: Animals, Humans, and the Study of History (Charlottesville, VA, University of Virginia Press, 2010).

Harriet Ritvo is the Arthur J. Conner Professor of History at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is the author of numerous books and articles, most recently, Noble Cows and Hybrid Zebras: Essays on Animals and History (Virginia, 2010), and The Dawn of Green: Manchester, Thirlmere, and Modern Environmentalism (Chicago UP, 2009).

Enquiries: Emily O’Gorman (emily.ogorman@mq.edu.au)

Harriet Ritvo’s Sydney visit is being jointly organised and funded by the Environmental Humanities program at the University of New South Wales, the Department of Geography and Planning at Macquarie University and the Human Animal Research Network (HARN) at the University of Sydney. Her larger Australian visit has been organised and funded by the Human Rights and Animal Ethics Research Network, University of Melbourne.

Image: courtesy of Mohamed Aymen Bettaieb


June 26, 2015
11:00 am - 1:00 pm


Emily O’Gorman


Building C8A, Room 310 (Senate Room)
Macquarie University
Sydney, NSW 2109
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