The College of Charleston’s Department of Sociology and Anthropology, along with the Center for Humans and Nature, will host an event titled “Does Hunting Make Us Human?” on November 7,2014 at 5 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. It will take place in the Recital Hall at the Simons Center for the Arts’ (54 Saint Philip St.).
Presenters include Ceara Donnelley, vice chair of the board of the Center for Humans and Nature; Mary Zeiss Stange, professor and director of religious studies at Skidmore College; and Jan Dizard, Charles Hamilton Houston Professor of American Culture at Amherst College. Theodore Roosevelt IV will moderate the presentations and roundtable discussion. A reception outside the recital hall will follow.
A representative from the Center for Human and Nature said of the event, “It will hit close to home for many in the Charleston area because of the strong connections between hunting and conservation in the region.”
“The significance of hunting in human evolution is one of the most important theoretical issue in the history of anthropology,” Professor of Anthropology John H. Rashford said. “This conference should be of interest to a wide cross-section of our campus community.”
The Center for Humans and Nature partners with some of the brightest minds to explore humans and nature relationships. It brings together philosophers, biologists, ecologists, lawyers, artists, political scientists, anthropologists, poets and economists, among others, to think creatively about how people can make better decisions — in relationship with each other and the rest of nature.