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Thomas Laqueur, Helen Fawcett Distinguished Professor of History, Emeritus at UC Berkeley, has written on the history of sexuality, death and commemoration, religion, and human rights and humanitarianism. His most recent book is The Work of the Dead: A Cultural History of Mortal Remains. He is a regular contributor to the London Review of Books, the Three Penny Review, and other journals. Laqueur is currently writing a series of essays, each organized around what dogs are doing in canonical works of art by, among others, Giotto, Piero di Cosimo, Titian, Durer, Veronese, Valasquez, and Goya. He also looks at paw prints on Babylonian cuneiform tiles and Neolithic rock painting.