BIG, FIERCE, EXTINCT: What dinosaurs mean to us, and what they say about our world

Nieuwland, I. (Speaker)

Activity: Lecture / PresentationPopular

Description

From the moment dinosaurs were discovered in the early 19th century, they were used as a symbol of wild, uncontrollable nature; this is an image that is perpetuated until today's Jurassic Park/World film series. But does this image hold true? And does our fascination with these animals as monsters hinder our ability to study them scientifically, to understand them and the world they inhabited? A world that disappeared multiple times, and that might give us some idea of the dangers we face ourselves?
Period29 Sep 2020
Held atStudium Generale Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Netherlands
Degree of RecognitionRegional