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4:00pm
  Lecture: How Dogs Make Us Human  
(Academic)

Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Speaker Thomas Laqueur, University of California-Berkeley, Department of History will give the lecture "How Dogs Make Us Human." This lecture addresses its subject from a variety of perspective ranging from evolutionary cognitive psychology, the history of dogs in western art, and the special place that dogs had in the thinking of Charles Darwin. It offers a historian's answer to the question why dogs have been so important in how humans have thought about themselves. It will not ignore cats. This lecture will be introduced by Professor Amy Nelson, Department of History.

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Location: Newman Library, Multipurpose Room
Price: Free
Sponsor: VT Department of History and Phi Beta Kappa (Mu of Virginia chapter)
Contact: Tom Ewing
E-Mail: etewing@vt.edu
   
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