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'Animal Histories': Animal History Group Summer Conference

June 28, 2018 - June 29, 2018
Department of History, King's College London, King's College London

King's College London
Strand Campus WC2R 2LS
United Kingdom

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We are delighted to announce that, following the success of our inaugural summer workshop in 2017, the Animal History Group will be holding a two-day conference in London this June. This event will conclude the 2017–18 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 honored to welcome Dolly Jørgensen, Professor of History at the University of Stavanger, Norway, as our keynote speaker. Dolly is a historian of the environment and technology, whose research topics have ranged from medieval butchery to ecological restoration in modern Scandinavia.

We welcome papers from across the field, with no limitations on their theme or period, exploring any aspect of human-animal relationships, whether concerning companion animals, livestock, wild animals, animal health and disease, or animal afterlives as museum specimens orartefacts. Papers from graduate students are encouraged. Speakers will be convened into panels of related papers by the conference organisers. Please aim for a 15-minute presentation and a shared session for questions at the end of each panel. There will be a drinks reception and dinner on the evening of 28th June.

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