British Animal Studies Network

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18th and 19th November 2016

Humanities Research Institute, University of Sheffield

 For registration visit:
Early Bird rate £40 waged/£20 unwaged until 17/10/16
Full rate £50 waged/£25 unwaged

 Plenary speakers:
Rosaleen Duffy (University of Sheffield); David Farrier (University of Edinburgh); Helen Tiffin (University of Wollongong)

Draft Programme 

Friday 18th November

12.00-1.00: Registration and coffee

1.00-2.00: Introduction and Keynote 1
Helen Tiffin (University of Wollongong)
Conservation and Animal Welfare

2.00-2.15: Comfort Break

2.15-3.15: Panel 1: Urban Conservation

Samantha Hurn (University of Exeter)
Street Dog Conservation

Beth Savage (Practicing Artist)
Sites Of Encounter: The Zoo As Gallery And Other Curated Spaces Of Conservation

Cara Clancy (Plymouth University)
Life In The Urban Wilds: The Culture And Politics Of ‘Rewilding’ (In) The Anthropocene

3.45-4.15: Coffee Break

4.15-5.15: Panel 2: Conserving as Medium and Memory

Alan Ross (Humboldt University, Berlin)
The Body As A Medium: Conservation Techniques And Visual Culture, 1660-1840

Sally McIntyre (Practicing Artist)
‘How To Explain Radio To A Dead Huia: Listening Memorials To The Sounds And Silences Of Extinct New Zealand Birds’

5.15-5.30: Comfort Break

5.30-7.00: Panel 3 Problematics of Conserving

Angela Cassidy (University of Exeter)
“They can easily protect themselves, you see…” Conflicting Logics of Care in the UK Badger Culling Debate

Anja Höing (University of Osnabrück)
Conserving The Idea Of The Animal: Representations Of Conservation In British Animal Stories

Greg McElwain (The College of Idaho)
Conserving Whom Or What? Midgley And The Problem Of The Species And The Individual

7.00 Buffet Dinner

Saturday 19th November

9.00-9.30 Coffee

9.30-10.30: Keynote 2

David Farrier (University of Edinburgh)
Animal Detectives and Anthropocene Noir in Chloe Hooper’s A Child’s Book of True Crime

10.30-10.45 Comfort break

10.45-11.45: Panel 4: Inner Mongolia and Outer Hebrides

Thomas White (University of Cambridge)
Camels, Pastoralists And The State: The Politics Of Conservation In Northern China

Pippa Marland (University of Worcester)
‘A great altar-cairn of […] corpses’: A Reading Of The ‘Guga Hunt’ In Robert Macfarlane’s The Old Ways

11.45-12.00: Comfort break

12.00-13.00: Panel 5: Critical Stories and Histories of Conservation

Violette Pouillard (University of Oxford)
Appropriation As Conservation. Practices Of Wildlife Management In The Belgian Congo, British Kenya And Uganda (1900-C. 1963)

Wendy Woodward (University of the Western Cape)
Marah And Sekhmet: Two Lionesses, Two Conservation Idols

13.00-14.00: Lunch

14.00-15.00: Keynote 3

Rosaleen Duffy (University of Sheffield)
Title TBC

15.00-15.30 Reflective discussion and meeting close