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24th Annual Chicago Humanitites Festival

September 12, 2013 10:21 AM | Linda Zanieski (Administrator)

Are humans animals? Not long ago, the question produced a predictable standoff. Now it is the start of a fascinating conversation.


The 24th Annual Chicago Humanities Festival will take this new exchange of ideas out of the academy and into the public. We will explore what it means to think about culture biologically, about biology culturally, and about the human-animal relationship beyond the science/humanities divide. In presenting the most cutting-edge work on this subject, Animal will give us a whole new perspective on our world and ourselves. Most important, though, it will give us new answers to the oldest and most fundamental question in the humanities: What makes us human?


Mark your calendar for the following dates:
Sunday, October 13: Morry and Dolores Kohl Kaplan Northwestern Day
Sunday, October 20: 7th Annual Hyde Park Day
Friday, November 1 - Sunday, November 10: Downtown

Tickets will go on sale to CHF Members on Tuesday, September 3 and to the general public on Monday, September 16.

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