Welcome to Deep History and Domestication 2.0! This semester’s colloquium brings back some of the greatest hits of last year’s course, along with some new offerings that promise to keep us thinking, debating and writing throughout the term. Among the latter are some readings that suggest how our relationships with other creatures shape our humanity, in the present as well as the remote past. We’ll be reading portions of Rob Dunn’s provocative The Wild Life of Our Bodies, and Ceiridwen Terrill’s haunting tale of life with a wolf-dog hybrid named Inyo. Reindeer People, Goat Song, and Hunters, Herders and Hamburgers are all back by popular demand. The syllabus is posted on Scholar and on the left side of the mother blog. I am eager to meet you all and look forward to working with you this semester!
Deep History and Domestication — New for Spring 2014