The first spring meeting of the Columbia University Human-Animal Studies Seminar will take place on Monday, January 30 at 6:00pm in Faculty House (64 Morningside Drive).
At this meeting, we will be discussing the attached paper by Alan Mikhail: "Unleashing the Beast: Animals, Energy, and the Economy of Labor in Ottoman Egypt." Please be sure to read--but do not distribute!--the paper before the meeting.
Monday, January 30
6:00 PM, Faculty House (64 Morningside Drive)
Alan Mikhail (Yale University)
"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.
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