"In the Company of Animals" conference announcement

Anthro-l Listowners & JWA Editors (ANTOWNER@UBVM.BITNET)
Wed, 1 Mar 1995 00:19:18 EST

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TO: Ezra Zubrow and Hugh Jarvis, Anthro-1
FR: Evelyn Roberts, Conference Coordinator

Would you be willing to post the following announcement in Anthro-1?

"IN THE COMPANY OF ANIMALS," a cross-disciplinary conference
designed to explore the complex and increasingly controversial
relationship between humans and other animals, will be held on April 6,
7, and 8, 1995, at the New School for Social Research in New York City.
Questions about our relationship to animals have been fueled in recent
years by animal rights activism, the ecology movement, and new
discoveries in biology, psychology, and other sciences, generating
political, religious, social, and economic schisms. The conference will
feature seven sessions in which leading scientists and humanists
consider animal-human relationships down through the ages, thereby
giving interested scholars, professionals, and laymen an historical and
cultural framework from which to consider some of the difficult moral,
social, and policy questions currently being raised about our
relationships to animals. The conference has been organized by
Professor Arien Mack, editor of Social Research: An International
Quarterly of the Social Sciences. Admission to the conference is free,
but registration is required. The conference will be held in the Tishman
Auditorium at The New School (66 West 12th Street, New York City). To
request a brochure, to register, or for more information: call
212-229-2488, fax 212-229-5476, e-mail to robertse@newschool.edu, or
write to "In the Company of Animals," Social Research, New School for
Social Research, 65 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003. For information
about special conference hotel rates, call the Doral Hotels Reservations
Office (212-685-1100 or 800-22DORAL) and ask for information about
special rates at the Doral Park Avenue (Park Avenue and 38th Street) for
the "In the Company of Animals" conference (reservations must be made
no later than 21 March).