- Do Whales Judge Us?: Interspecies History and Ethics
- A talk by Dr. Bathsheba Demuth
- October 14, 2021 4:00-5:30PM
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- Bowhead whales have been known to three groups along the Bering Strait over the past two centuries: Indigenous Yupik and Inupiaq whalers, capitalist commercial whalers, and communist industrial whalers. Each imagined different normative relationships with whales, tied to visions of time, history, and the future. This talk explores how those ideas shaped interactions between human hunters and whales, and what we can discern of whales' own adaptations and— perhaps—ethical responses to their pursuers.
Assistant Professor of History and Environment and Society
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Hosted by the Cultural Analysis Working Group "Technopolitical Natures,” with co-sponsorship from the Departments of History and Geography.