The Fireplace Series featuring Will Kymlicka and Samantha King


Friday October 11, 2019
10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Stauffer Library, Fireplace Reading Room
The Faculty of Arts and Science and the Queen’s University Library will host the Fireplace Series: An Interdisciplinary Conversation on Oct. 11, featuring Will Kymlicka, Canada Research Chair in Political Philosophy, and Samantha King, Head of the Department of Gender Studies, on the topic of Animals, Ethics, and Everyday Politics. The event runs 10 am-12 pm, with tea served at 9:45 am.


[Photo Credit (Pig): We Animals Media - WAM 33168]

Event Location: Stauffer Library, Fireplace Reading Room

Drs. Kymlicka and King will reflect on their own writings pertaining to animals, ethics, and everyday politics. They will aim to have an open-ended discussion about animals and what it means to be in relation with them both politically and ethically, and about how to bring animals into the humanities and social sciences, followed by a discussion with the audience.

Held in the Fireplace Reading Room in Stauffer Library, the Fireplace Series aims to spark interdisciplinary thought and ideas about all sorts of places that matter. Two speakers from different disciplinary backgrounds meet for an impromptu conversation, seeking both common and uncommon ground. Sponsored by the Faculty of Arts and Science and Queen’s University Library, these gatherings are also recorded and shared as podcasts in partnership with CFRC radio.