Next STS Research Seminar explores historic ecologies, technologies and animal environments

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The Research Seminar Series in Science & Technology Studies hosted by the Science and Technology Studies Program at York University begins the Winter 2014 term with a presentation by University of Toronto English Professor Anne Milne.

Anne Milne
Anne Milne

As with previous guest presenters, Milne’s talk will address the central theme of the series “Entanglements of Instruments and Media in Investigating Organic Worlds” from the perspective of her research interests, which include restoration and 18th-century British literature, romanticism, ecocriticism, ecofeminism, animal studies, agrarian studies, labour studies, geocriticism and pedagogy.

Milne’s lecture, “Containments: Ecologies, Technologies and Animal Environments 1780-1830”, is set for Jan. 21, from 12:30 to 2pm in the Paul Delaney Gallery, 320 Bethune College, Keele campus. She will discuss the technologies of containment used in Britain during the 18th century. These technologies include bee boxes, mouse traps, bird cages and Milne will examine the relationship of these technologies to poetry and poetic structures especially in the context of representing animals.

The 2013-2014 Research Seminar Series in Science & Technology Studies explores the roles of instruments and media as investigators of organic worlds at various scales and in various settings. The sites of these experimental investigations are examined to highlight the social roles, scenes and the actors engaged in these inquiries.

For the full calendar, visit the the Research Seminar Series in Science and Technology Studies website. The STS Seminar Series is sponsored by Situating Science Cluster Grant, iSTS, Department of Natural Science, Faculty of Fine Arts, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, Faculty of Science, Bethune College, and the Canadian Research Chair in Sustainability and Culture.

The seminar is free and open to the public.