Creature Comforts: Animals, Zoos, and Exotic Trafficking in Eurasia

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Tracy McDonald and Marianna Szczygielska
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 12:00 to 13:30
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Sera Passerini
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A live interview with Tracy McDonald (McMaster University) and Marianna Szczygielska (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science).

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The existential threat of climate change has inspired renewed intellectual engagement with the Anthropocene. Eurasian Studies are no exception to this trend. In the last decade, studies that grapple with the past, present, and potential future of the human-nature dialectic are on the uptick. These studies have forced us to reconsider intellectual and ideological paradigms, sources, mission, and role of scholar in society.

Nature’s Revenge: Ecology, Animals, and Waste in Eurasia seeks to bring some of this scholarship and activism to a wider public through a series of live-recorded interviews. The goal is to illuminate recent scholarship and complicate our understanding of the Eurasian Anthropocene and its place in our world.

NOTE WELL: This event was originally scheduled for February 23 but has been shifted to Wednesday, February 24, 2021.

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Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
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