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Reflecting on “Experimenting with Humans and Animals”

March 23, 2017 @ 12:00 pm

Looking at human and animal experimentation together revealed intersections and differences that were not immediately evident. Anita Guerrini, PhD, will offer a reflection on some of the changes in policy, science and public perceptions since the 2003 publication of her book, “Experimenting with Humans and Animals,” and how the landscape of experimentation has also changed.

Guerrini is Horning Professor in the Humanities and Professor of History at Oregon State University. Her books include Experimenting with Humans and Animals: From Galen to Animal Rights (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003) and The Courtiers’ Anatomists: Animals and Humans in Louis XIV’s Paris (University of Chicago Press, 2015). Her current research projects concern skeletons as scientific and historical objects (for which she recently won a grant from the National Science Foundation) and the role of history in present-day ecological restoration.

This seminar is sponsored by the UNC Center for Bioethics.

Contact Oak Ritchie, oakritchie@email.unc.edu, for more information.