Animal History Group

The Animal History Group was founded in 2016 as a network to connect all those involved with animals in history, whether through academia, museums and archives, animal-focused professions or simply general interest. For the 2020-21 academic year we have moved online and planned our activities to respond to the new challenges and opportunities of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are currently UK-based but actively welcome participation from our international colleagues.

Our network is centred around a programme of monthly seminars and this year we also launched a new Book Club, Animal History Hangouts and Works in Progress Feedback Group.

Our programme is taking a break for the Summer but we’ll be back for more Animal History filled events later in the year.

If you’d like to keep up to date with our events and be notified when the 2021/22 programme is released, why not join our mailing list? Just email and ask to be added.

You can follow us on Twitter at @AnimalHistories or email us at