Conference Programme

You can find a PDF version of the conference programme here.

The conference will take place between 4 and 6 December 2014 in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh. A range of international participants will be speaking on a wide range of topics in the history of human-animal relations over these two-and-a-half days.

An indicative programme is listed below. For full details see the PDF of the conference programme, available here.

Thursday 4 December 2014

0900-1045 Registration
1045-1100 Welcome
1100-1230 Horses and Riders
1230-1330 Lunch
1330-1500 More than the Sum of their Parts? Monsters, Humans, and Animals
1500-1530 Break
1530-1700 Feelings
1730-1900 Plenary Address Harriet Ritvo, MIT: The World as Zoo
1900-2100 Reception

Friday 5 December 2014

0900-1030 Simians and Similitude: Apes, Race, and Art
1030-1100 Break
1100-1230 Making Peoples and Animals: Breeds, Breeding and Nationhood
1230-1330 Lunch
1330-1530 Hunting and the Hunted
1530-1600 Break
1600-1700 “Dominion over … every living thing”: Religion and Animals
1730-1900 Plenary Address Louise Hill Curth, University of Winchester: Animals, Astrology, and Almanacs: Early Modern Veterinary Medicine in the Popular Press
2030-2230 Conference Dinner

Saturday 6 December 2014

0930-1100 Creatures “small, scuttling, and slithering”
1100-1130 Break
1130-1300 Display and Performance
1300-1330 Concluding Discussion
1330 End of Conference



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