Fancy That! The Invention of the Dangerous Dog and other Queer Histories

Date / time
Date(s) - 30 May
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


The idea that there is a distinct type of dangerous dog has taken firm hold in the British popular imagination, despite much evidence suggesting that Breed Specific Legislation does not reduce dog attacks. Where does this idea come from? And what really motivates the debates that surround it?

Professor Heike Bauer will discuss the emergence of the concept of the dangerous dog in nineteenth-century England and Wales in her inaugural lecture.

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Location: Clore Management Theatre, Birkbeck, University of London, Torrington Square, London WC1E