Yale Environmental History Colloquium, The Journeys of Elephants: An Indian Circus Trail, Nisha Poyyaprath Rayaroth

Event time: 
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Hall of Graduate Studies (HGS) See map
320 York Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Humanities Quadrangle, exact room will be sent via email after registration
Event description: 

Yale Environmental History Colloquium will be holding its first Environmental History colloquium next week, on Wednesday, September 29th, from 4-5 PM in the Humanities Quadrangle (room TBA).
This is a Yale Only event. It will be held in 320 York St, Humanities Quadrangle, the exact room will be sent via email after registration.

Nisha Poyyaprath Rayaroth, a Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellow at the Yale MacMillan Center’s South Asian Studies Council and author of Jumbos and Jumping Devils: A Social History of Indian Circus (Oxford University Press, 2020) will be sharing an excerpt from her larger project on the social history of the circus in India. Her presentation will examine the physical cultures of human and animal performers in the circus industry and the ethical and legal debates that have coalesced around the issues of elephant captivity and elephant performance.

In addition to an in-person presentation followed by a Q&A, Nisha is sharing a pre-circulated paper for this colloquium, a rendition of the text for her forthcoming article in The Elephant Reader.

If you’d like to join us for the colloquium and have not yet RSVP’d, please do so using the link below. We will then send you Nisha’s paper, some further background on her project, and eventually, once we have a room booked in HQ, the colloquium location.
Original event page: https://environmentalhistory.yale.edu/public-events/journeys-elephants-i…

Nisha Poyyaprath Rayaroth, Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellow, South Asian Studies Council, Yale MacMillan Center