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17
October
6:30 pm

UA Lecture Series- Hunting for Herring

 U of A College of Social & Behavioral Sciences presents

WHAT ANIMALS TEACH US ABOUT BEING HUMAN

Four University of Arizona professors will examine the complex and varied ways that humans and animals interact and change one another in this year’s Downtown Lecture Series. Topics include surprising discoveries about the canine mind; how indigenous hunters treated bison as partners; the tradition of harvesting herring and challenges of climate change; and how the Navajo view horses as healers and educators.

Hunting for Herring

Alison Hawthorne Deming

“The potato of the Middle Ages,” the silver darlings of the seas,”– these are a few of the nicknames for herring, one of the most abundant fishes in the sea. For 200 years, herring have been the foundation of a thriving fishery on Grand Manan Island in the Canadian Maritimes, where Alison Hawthorne Deming has spent her summers since childhood. Deming’s talk celebrates the tradition of weir-based fishery while contemplating the challenges of climate change and the unique ways fish and people can live together meaningfully.

About the Speaker

Alison Hawthorne Deming is Regents’ Professor in the UA Department of English and Agnese Nelms Haury Chair of Environment and Social Justice. Her work often explores nature and science; she is the author of four books of poetry and four of nonfiction, including Zoologies: On Animals and the Human Spirit. Her awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets.

Admission

Free admission will be first come, first served. Tickets are not required.
Doors open at 6 p.m.