CfP: Animal History Group Summer Workshop

‘Co-operation and Conflict’
Keynote speaker: Harriet Ritvo (Arthur J. Conner Professor of History, MIT)
This one-day workshop will conclude the 2016–17 programme of events organised by the Animal History Group, the London-based network for postgraduates, academics, museum workers and other professionals whose work engages with animals in history. We are honoured to welcome Harriet Ritvo, who needs no introduction to anyone interested in this field, to deliver the keynote address; she will be speaking on her current research in a paper entitled A Whiff of Danger: Hybridity, Breed, and Wildness
The workshop will address the broad themes of ‘Co-operation and Conflict’ within animal history. We welcome papers from across the the field, exploring any aspect of human-animal relationships, whether concerning companion animals, livestock, wild animals, animal health and disease, animal afterlives as museum specimens orartefacts, or abstracted animals in literature and theory. Papers from graduate students are encouraged. Speakers will be convened into panels of related papers by the workshop organisers. Please aim for a 15-minute presentation and a shared session for questions at the end of each panel. The day will conclude with a drinks reception and dinner.
Paper proposals should be submitted to Please include a title, an abstract (250 words) and a speaker biography (up to 100 words). There is no registration fee for speakers at this workshop, which is generously funded by the Wellcome Trust. We will reimburse costs up to £150 (to be claimed after the workshop, with original receipts) for travel and one night's accommodation for UK based speakers, and will make an equivalent contribution to the travel and accommodation costs of speakers coming from further afield.

The deadline for submissions is 31st March 2017.