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).”

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 carried, and were populated by, all kinds of animals. Horses, mulesContinue reading “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 theContinue reading “PUBLIC LECTURE: Thomas W. Laqueur, “Seeing through Fur: the Dog’s Gaze in Western Art””

CFP: 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 lateContinue reading “CFP: Workshop on the history of service animals and animal-assisted therapy”

CFP: Animals and Emotions Workshop

Friday November 17th 2017  AHRC Pets and Family Life Project Royal Holloway, University of London (central London base) This workshop will explore the intersection of two important developments in the field of history – the study of animals and the study of the emotions. Interdisciplinary animal studies are well established, but the animal world hasContinue reading “CFP: Animals and Emotions Workshop”

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 TBC. 26thContinue reading “Seminar Series 2017”

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 theContinue reading “Research Support”