Eighteenth-Century Seminar - “Humans and Orangutans in the Eighteenth Century”
“Humans and Orangutans in the Eighteenth Century.”
Silvia Sebastiani, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales
A specialist in the Scottish Enlightenment, Silvia Sebastiani is currently developing a project on the boundaries of humanity. Her research focuses on entangled networks of animals, slaves and material goods in the eighteenth century, exploring how they activated scientific, philosophical, political and legal debates that re-framed Enlightenment sciences of humanity.