The CHORD workshop on: Retailing, Distribution and the Natural World: Historical Perspectives

The workshop on ‘Retailing, Distribution and the Natural World: Historical Perspectives’, which was due to take place at the University of Wolverhampton on 12 May 2020, has been rescheduled as two on-line seminars (with warm thanks to the speakers!), which will take place via Zoom on 16 and 23 June 2020. Further information, including theContinue reading “The CHORD workshop on: Retailing, Distribution and the Natural World: Historical Perspectives”

CFP Winged Geographies: Birds in Space and Imagination

CFP – Winged Geographies: Birds in Space and Imagination University of Cambridge / 16-17 April 2020 This workshop will address the question of our evolving spatial relationships with bird life. The presence of birds and their song have long shaped human experience and conceptualisation of the skies, the countryside as well as urban and domesticContinue reading “CFP Winged Geographies: Birds in Space and Imagination”

CFP: ANIMAL GAZE CONSTRUCTED – ART & ARCHITECTURE

ANIMAL GAZE CONSTRUCTED – ART & ARCHITECTURE Call for Papers Venue: The Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design Symposium Dates: March 6-7th, 2020 Abstracts: Submission: Oct 14th, 2019   – Selection: Dec 14th, 2019 Website:  www.animalgaze.org Email:Your Abstract or Full Paper to: animalgaze@londonmet.ac.uk Description: Shrinking horizons, slim pickings, poverty of scope. What new politics of nature are needed here for animals? WhatContinue reading “CFP: ANIMAL GAZE CONSTRUCTED – ART & ARCHITECTURE”

CFP: Romance and the Animal Turn at ICMS Kalamazoo 2020

The animal turn has become hugely influential in medieval scholarship over the last decade. However, the contributions of ecofeminism and queer ecology have often been side-lined. Nevertheless, scholars are increasingly finding these modes of analysis to offer useful ways of exploring the role of the animal in medieval romance texts. The Medieval Romance Society is hostingContinue reading “CFP: Romance and the Animal Turn at ICMS Kalamazoo 2020”

SOAS ELEPHANT CONFERENCE 22nd June 2019

School of Oriental and African Studies, London [Room B 104] Saturday 22 June 2019 – 10.00am to 6.00pm Open to the general public You are invited to attend the second SOAS Elephant Conference, which will be held at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London on Saturday 22 June 2019. The conference willContinue reading “SOAS ELEPHANT CONFERENCE 22nd June 2019”

Middle Eastern Animals: Interdisciplinary Perspectives from Early Modern to Contemporary Times

Registration for the workshop „Middle Eastern Animals: Interdisciplinary Perspectives from Early Modern to Contemporary Times“ is now open. The workshop will take place at the University of Vienna on June 27-28, 2019 To register for the workshop, please RSVP via e-mail (onur.inal@univie.ac.at) by June 20, 2019. More information and the workshop programme can be foundContinue reading “Middle Eastern Animals: Interdisciplinary Perspectives from Early Modern to Contemporary Times”

What is the Point of Palaeontology? Discussion Event & Pop-Up Exhibition

Tuesday 18 December, 18:00-20:15 Anatomy Museum & Anatomy Lecture Theatre King’s College London Strand Campus, WC2R 2LS Featuring discussion with: Darren Naish, Elsa Panciroli, Mark Witton & Becky Wragg-Sykes. And Exhibits from: John Conway, Richard Fallon, Katrina van Grouw, Beth Windle & Mark Witton. Palaeontology is currently one of the most high-profile sciences. But howContinue reading “What is the Point of Palaeontology? Discussion Event & Pop-Up Exhibition”

Food History Seminar Series at the IHR

A new seminar series has recently launched over at the IHR that may also be of interest to those interested in animal history: Food History, Thursday 17:30pm. Wolfson Room NB01, Basement, IHR, North block, Senate House. 4 October 17:30 ‘This Little Piggy Went to Market…’ A History of Danish Pigs: Food, Farming, Markets and culture MaryContinue reading “Food History Seminar Series at the IHR”

Registration and CFP for the Annual Meeting of the Society for the History of Natural History in Liverpool are now open!

Bon Voyage? 250 years exploring the natural world. Updates for the forthcoming summer meeting at the World Museum in Liverpool 14-15 June are now available on the Society for the History of Natural History’s website http://shnh.org.uk/news/registration-open-bon-voyage-250-years-exploring-natural-world/  To download the latest programme, view the abstracts or obtain a booking form, click on the links.  For those interested inContinue reading “Registration and CFP for the Annual Meeting of the Society for the History of Natural History in Liverpool are now open!”

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