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Teale Lecture: Wanting the Wild

Thursday, December 1, 2016
4:00pm – 5:00pm

Storrs Campus
Konover Auditorium, Dodd Research Center

Dr. Harriet Ritvo, the Arthur J. Conner Professor of History at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will give a talk entitled “Wanting the Wild” for the University of Connecticut’s Edwin Way Teale Lecture Series on Nature and the Environment. The talk will take place on Thursday, December 1, 4 pm at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, Konover Auditorium, at UConn. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Dr. Harriet Ritvo will explore the various ways people have tried to incorporate wild or wildish animals into domesticated contexts—ranging from zoo displays, acclimatization, hybridization, and more high-tech modes of combination. Harriet Ritvo is internationally recognized as a major scholar in animal studies. Her seminal research is foundational to the history of animal/human relations, the history of natural history, environmental history, and British history.

The Edwin Way Teale Lecture Series brings leading scholars and scientists to the University of Connecticut to present public lectures on nature and the environment. The lectures are open to the public and do not require registration. For additional information please call 860.486.4460 or visit


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Edwin Way Teale Lecture Series on Nature & the Environment (primary), Connecticut State Museum of Natural History, History Department, Honors Program, Libraries, Office of Public Engagement, UConn Master Calendar

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