A Roundtable on Rohan Deb Roy, Malarial Subjects: Empire, Medicine and Nonhumans in British India,1820–1909 (Cambridge, 2017).

Imperial and World History Seminar, University of London. A Roundtable on Rohan Deb Roy, Malarial Subjects: Empire, Medicine and Nonhumans in British India,1820–1909 (Cambridge, 2017). https://doi.org/10.1017/9781316771617 February 26th 2017. Discussants: Clare Anderson (Leicester), Richard Drayton (KCL), Nayanika Mathur (Oxford), Simon Schaffer (Cambridge) and Sujit Sivasundaram (Cambridge). Meetings are on Mondays at 5.15pm in Wolfson Room … More A Roundtable on Rohan Deb Roy, Malarial Subjects: Empire, Medicine and Nonhumans in British India,1820–1909 (Cambridge, 2017).

Call for Papers: ‘Maritime Animals: Telling stories of animals at sea’

Call for Papers Maritime Animals Telling stories of animals at sea  Two-day international conference National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, UK  April 26-27, 2019  Keynote speakers Thom van Dooren       William Gervase Clarence-Smith In maritime narratives of humans, ships and the sea, animals are too often absent, or marginalised in passing references, despite the fact that ships once … More Call for Papers: ‘Maritime Animals: Telling stories of animals at sea’

PUBLIC LECTURE: Thomas W. Laqueur, “Seeing through Fur: the Dog’s Gaze in Western Art”

Part of the Renaissance Skin Project at King’s College London (@RenSkinKCL) 18:00 – 20:00pm, Thu 30 November 2017, Bush House Lecture Theatre 1, 30 Aldwych, London, WC2R 4BG More porous than skin is the eye. Even if it is not the lamp or the window of the soul, its gaze is revealing of what is inside the … More PUBLIC LECTURE: Thomas W. Laqueur, “Seeing through Fur: the Dog’s Gaze in Western Art”

‘Horses & Courts: The Reins of Power, an International Symposium’. Paid Fixed-Term Conference Administrator Opportunity

Conference Administrator Job Description  A conference administrator is sought to help oversee conference organisation for ‘Horses & Courts: The Reins of Power, an International Symposium’ to be held at the Wallace Collection in London from 21-23 March 2018. Duties will include managing conference bookings (through EventBrite), providing travel advice for delegates, and answering any other queries from delegates and … More ‘Horses & Courts: The Reins of Power, an International Symposium’. Paid Fixed-Term Conference Administrator Opportunity

Call for Papers – Workshop on the history of service animals and animal-assisted therapy

Being Well Together: human-animal collaboration, companionship and the promotion of health and wellbeing (19th-21st September 2018). Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine (CHSTM). University of Manchester (UK). Being Well Together will critically examine the myriad ways humans have formed partnerships with nonhuman species to improve health across time and place. The late … More Call for Papers – Workshop on the history of service animals and animal-assisted therapy

God is a White Bear

By Michael Engelhard Not all traditions envision the deity in the image of humans, the “crown jewel of creation.” Every now and again, it assumes the guise of a white bear. For some believers, this has posed existential conundrums. From eighteenth-century Iceland comes the report of a beast stranger even than the unicorn: bjarndýrakóngur—a polar … More God is a White Bear

Seminar Series 2017

We are excited to announce our 2017 Seminar Series! 25th January 2017 – Professor Karen Sayer, Leeds Trinity University.    “Rats and Mice are Dangerous Animals”: Control and Modernity in Rural Britain 22nd February 2017 – Dr Andrew Gardiner, University of Edinburgh.    Killing and Caring: Euthanasia in Veterinary Practice 22nd March 2017 – Speaker … More Seminar Series 2017

Our Network Grows…

 The Animal History Group are excited to announce that our network is rapidly growing! If you are excited about all things animal, then the interdisciplinary research network centred in the Schools of English and History at the University of Kent, is worth checking out. Since their first conference ‘Cosmopolitan Animals’ in 2012, they have been … More Our Network Grows…

Research Support

The Animal History Group is linked to and partly supported by the AHRC Pets and Family Life in England and Wales, 1837-1939 project at both Royal Holloway and Manchester University. Pets and Family Life in England and Wales is a major new research project, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. It is the … More Research Support