The British Animal Studies Network
BASN is now based at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow.
Having held ten meetings in central London between 2007 and 2009, with the support of the AHRC and Middlesex University, the network was re-launched with the financial support of the University of Strathclyde in May 2012. Under the leadership of Erica Fudge once again, it is hoped that the new home for BASN will welcome both old and new members to join the multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary conversations about humans and other animals.
The topics of the first four meetings in Glasgow are:
§ Farm (16-17 November 2012)
Papers will be by invitation and also by open call, and there will – as before – be plenty of time scheduled for informal conversation and socialising.
It is hoped that these meetings, as with those held in London, will be attended by a range of people involved in animal studies and related areas. This might include scholars and postgraduates working within the field; scholars from outside of animal studies who are beginning to recognise the significance of studying the role, place and perception of animals; people from non-academic institutions – animal welfare charities, museums, NGOs who are working with and for animals, and artists who are representing and thinking about animals in their work.
The rationale for BASN is here.
All images on this website come from Special Collections in the Andersonian Library at the University of Strathclyde, and are reproduced with permission.