For this masterclass, Professor Ritvo will use her article “Edging into the Wild,” in Beardsley, John (ed.,). Designing Wildlife Habitats. Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 2013 as the starting point for the discussion, drawing on the main themes of her current research project.
Linkway Meeting Room
4th floor, John Medley Building, University of Melbourne
Harriet Ritvo is the Arthur J. Conner Professor of History at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and internationally recognised as a major scholar in animal studies. Her seminal research is foundational to the history of animal/ human relations, the history of natural history, environmental history and British history. She has authored a number of important books: The Dawn of Green: Manchester, Thirlmere, and Modern Environmentalism (Chicago UP, 2009), The Platypus and the Mermaid, and Other Figments of the Classifying Imagination (Harvard UP, 1997), The Animal Estate: The English and Other Creatures in the Victorian Age (Harvard UP, 1987), and Noble Cows and Hybrid Zebras: Essays on Animals and History (Virginia, 2010).
Image: John Moore, Timberline Wolves, Keenesburg Wildlife Sanctuary, Colorado, 2011.