Come be introduced to Brown's Mellon Sawyer Seminar, "Animal Magnetism: The Emotional Ecology of Animals and Humans" (organized by the Program in Early Cultures).
Watch some of Brown faculty members' favorite YouTube clips of cat and other animal antics, and hear perspectives on why we find them funny, compelling, or even addictive.
The audience will vote on submissions in the student competition to create a logo for "Animal Magnetism".
Pizza and soda will be served, or feel free to bring a lunch.
Logo Design Competition! Animal Magnetism Seminar
Submission deadline: December 1, 2012 by 5:00 pm
Prize: $250 for winning design; $50 each for two semi-finalists
Eligibility: Open to all undergraduate students at RISD and Brown University
The Program in Early Cultures at Brown University solicits submissions for a logo. The logo should express the subject of a year-long Mellon Sawyer Seminar at Brown: “Animal Magnetism: The Emotional Ecology of Animals and Humans.” The successful logo is intended for use in all Seminar publicity, both on College Hill and elsewhere.
How humans live with animals and fold them into their emotional lives as pets, companions, and even family. The framework in time is the ancient world, from the Old World and New: Greece, Rome, South and Central America, China, Africa.
The submission will encapsulate these deep ties of affection by graphic means. It should include the words, “Mellon Sawyer Seminar” and “Animal Magnetism.” Further, it should reference such ties in the ancient world, as inclusively as possible. The design should be bold, eye-catching, and legible.
-- submission of designs: December 1, 2012 by 5:00 pm
-- final selection: December 10, 2012
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Made possible by generous grants from the Kirk Foundation, this annual interdisciplinary lecture series in the Program in Ancient Studies examined topics of broad interest involving the ancient world and was held from 2001-02 through 2005-06.
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- Writing and History in the Ancient World (2004-5)
- Origin and Function of Writing in Ancient Civilizations (2003-4)
- War, Peace, and Reconciliation in the Ancient World (2002-3)
- Perceptions and Representations of the Past in Ancient Civilizations (2001-2)