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Call for Participants: Workshop “Reading Zoos in the Age of the Anthropocene: Captivity/Escape” (Utrecht University, 7–9 Nov. 2019)

In the context of my ongoing research project, “Reading Zoos in the Age of the Anthropocene”, funded by the Dutch Research Council (NWO), I am organizing a series of three workshops to explore the past, present, and future of the zoo as a space of the imagination which both mirrors and shapes the broader cultural understanding of the natural world and our relationship to it. Over the last two decades, in the context of growing public awareness of climate change and mass extinction, that relationship has been changing.

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