Animal History Online Conference: Borders and Boundaries

  • 2020-07-24T13:26:45+02:00

RHN 65/2020 | Event

Organisers: Animal History Group, UK

19 June 2020, 13.30-20.00 BST

Registration deadline: 12 June 2020


Animal History Online Conference: Borders and Boundaries

Provisional programme

13.30 – 15.00: Panel One: Pre-modern histories

Camel-centric relationships between nomadic and sedentary peoples in Roman Syria and Arabia
Josef Bloomfield, Prospective DPhil student, Oxford, Autumn 2020

Beehives on the Border of Humanity: The Monks of Skellig Michael
Corey Wrenn, Lecturer in Sociology, University of Kent

Royal Animals
Ellinor Gray, Curatorial Intern (Decorative Arts), Royal Collection Trust

Animal domestication and the human-animal difference in Buffon’s Natural History
Dario Galvao, PhD student in Philosophy, University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and University of Sao Paulo

15.00 – 15.30: Break

15.30 – 17.00: Panel Two: Modern histories

What Can Merino Sheep Tell About the Ottoman Empire? Breed, Infrastructure, and Local Markets in the Balkans and Western Anatolia, 1800–1850
Anil Askin (Anıl Aşkın), PhD Student, Department of History, Brown University

‘the creatures He made’: Animal Welfare in Salvation Army Literature, c. 1890–1930
Flore Janssen, Salvation Army International Heritage Centre

‘Desperate Diseases Require Desperate Remedies’: intercommunity cooperation and the interwar investigation of inherited deafness in Bull Terriers
Alison Skipper, PhD student, Kings’ College London

Animal Histories in the Dead of Night
Andy Flack, Lecturer in Modern and Environmental History, University of Bristol

17.00 – 17.15: Break

17.15 – 18.00: Keynote

Edward Jenner’s zoological perspective: A new history of vaccination
Abigail Woods, Pro-Vice Chancellor and Head of the College of Arts, University of Lincoln

18.00 – 19.00: Animal History Forum

Online registration:

Delegate packs and meeting links will be sent directly to all registered attendees a few days before the event.

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