Eighteenth-Century Seminar - “Humans and Orangutans in the Eighteenth Century”

Eighteenth-Century Seminar
Event date: 
March 15, 2018 -
4:30pm to 6:00pm
Speaker(s): 
Silvia Sebastiani
École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales
Seminar Series: 
Eighteenth-Century Seminar
Audience: 
Public

“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.

 

Contact: 
jennifer Loessy
Period: 
17th & 18th Centuries