Seminar "Unleashing the Beast: Animals, Energy, and the Economy of Labor in Ottoman Egypt"

Announcement from Columbia University Human-Animal Seminar Studies

Monday, January 30

6:00 pm

Columbia University

Faculty House

64 Morningside Drive

 

The first spring meeting of the Columbia University Human-Animal Studies Seminar will take place on Monday, January 30. At this meeting, we will be discussing a paper by Alan Mikhail entitled: "Unleashing the Beast: Animals, Energy, and the Economy of Labor in Ottoman Egypt."

 

Alan Mikhail is Assistant Professor of History at Yale University. He is the author of Nature and Empire in Ottoman Egypt: An Environmental History (Cambridge University Press, 2011), which won three prizes, including the Roger Owen Book Award from the Middle East Studies Association; and editor of Water on Sand: Environmental Histories of the Middle East and North Africa (Oxford University Press, 2013). His book The Animal in Ottoman Egypt will be published later this year by Oxford University Press.

 

To receive a copy of the paper in advance of the discussion or for further information on this event, please email: brian.boyd@columbia.edu.