Reading group: Anat Pick, ‘Why Not Look at Animals?’, Tuesday 15th September, 5pm

The Animals Reading Group invites you to discuss Anat Pick's article 'Why Not Look at Animals?' The group meets at 5pm on Tuesday 15th September in Jessop West Seminar Room 2. Pick's article interrogates the ethics of looking at animals in image theory and natural history documentary. The article is posted online here: You can also find an interview with Pick where she discusses the politics of animal images as part of the Knowing Animals podcast series: Attendees are strongly encouraged to view the (fantastic) interactive short documentary Bear 71, which…continue reading →

Welcome to the Sheffield Animals Research Colloquium

We are the Sheffield Animals Research Colloquium, an interdisciplinary research collective studying animals at the University of Sheffield. We aim to organise a variety of research seminars, reading groups, conferences, and symposia over the coming years. Members of the Sheffield Animals Research Colloquium (ShARC) work across the humanities and social sciences. ShARC is committed to understanding the political and cultural representation of animals. ShARC takes animals seriously. We are intellectually and ethically curious about animals and their various habitats. ShARC does not believe that humans are exceptional amongst species. ShARC is interested in…continue reading →