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Animal history: an interview with Professor Harriet Ritvo

By H. Ritvo, N. Aprobato Filho

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It was in the 1980s that a new field in historical studies began to emerge, the animal history, or more specifically the history of human-animal relations. Harriet Ritvo - an eminent American historian and Emeritus Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology - is a pioneer in this field. Her career has been dedicated, among other activities, to researching, writing, teaching and lecturing on the subject. In this interview, Professor Ritvo talks about aspects of her academic trajectory, as well as important features of animal history, such as interactions between this area and other fields in which she also works: environmental history, the history of science and the history of technology.

Publication Title Hist Cienc Saude Manguinhos
Volume 28
Issue suppl 1
Pages 209-220
ISBN/ISSN 0104-5970
DOI 10.1590/s0104-59702021000500011
Author Address Arthur J. Conner Professor of History, Emeritus; History Section, School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences/Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Cambridge - MA - USA ritvo@mit.edu.Researcher, Department of History/Universidade de São Paulo. São Paulo - SP - Brazil aprobatofilho@gmail.com.
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