Animal Magnetism

Animal Magnetism: The Emotional Ecology of Animals and Humans

Animal Magnetism logo, by Laura LeddyA Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar
Organized by Susan Alcock, John Bodel, and Stephen Houston

Why Do We Watch Stupid Cat Videos? How Do Pets Amuse?
Thursday, December 6, 2012 at Noon

Building the Extended Society
Friday, April 26, 2013, 2:00-5:00 p.m.

The Emotional Bond: Deepening Relations Between Animals, Humans, Nature
Saturday, October 26, 2013, 10:00 am-4:00 pm

Snakes on a Plane

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 7:30 pm

Ewen Bowie (University of Oxford)
"Masters, Slaves, Animals and Freedom: A Mytilenean Perspective"

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 5:30 pm

Menageries and the Giving and Costly Pet
Friday, February 7-Saturday, February 8, 2014

Beasts, Monsters, and the Fantastic in the Religious Imagination
February 28-March 1, 2014

Animal Magnetism: The Pushmi-Pullyu of Consocial Life
Friday, April 4-Sunday, April 6, 2014