Animal History Group Summer Conference 2019 – deadline 5 April 2019

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CALL FOR PAPERS – Animal History Group 3rd Summer Conference

King’s College London

6th-7th June 2019

‘Animal Histories’Keynote speaker: Professor Erica Fudge

This summer the Animal History Group will again hold a two-day conference. This event will conclude the 2018–19 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 Professor Erica Fudge from the University of Strathclyde as our keynote speaker. Erica is Director of the British Animal Studies Network. Her influential work has used the early modern history of animals to explore human-animal relations.

We welcome papers from across the field of animal history, with no limitations on their theme, exploring any aspect of human-animal relationships, whether concerning companion animals, domestic animals, wild animals, animal health and disease, or animal afterlives as museum specimens or artefacts, and from all periods from prehistory to contemporary history. 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 6th June.

Paper proposals should be submitted to animalhistorygroup@gmail.com.

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 conference.

The deadline for submissions is 5th April 2019.