Bodies, Motion, Spaces and Species: An Active Approach to Histories of the Horse and Humans

February 13, 2020 - 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

University of Iowa Main Library, Main Library Gallery
125 West Washington St.
Iowa City, IA 52242

In the past, the embodied lives of horses and people were deeply intertwined on a daily basis. But what did that feel like? Using vision, motion and our kinesthetic senses, can we activate our historical imaginations to better grasp what Iowa life was like when horses and humans depended upon one another? This interactive gallery talk with guest speaker Dr. Jane Desmond will explore the power of kinetic and tactile experience as a mode of historical knowledge and invites guests to take an active approach to engaging history, especially within the current Main Library Gallery exhibit, The Pull of Horses on Local and National Histories and Identities. Guests will be encouraged to move around the exhibit during the talk. After the program, join Dr. Desmond and the exhibit's curators, Dr. Kim Marra and Mark Anderson, for a light reception.

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