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Smelling

 

This meeting of the British Animal Studies Network took place on 20 and 21 May 2016 in the Collins Building at the University of Strathclyde. 

 
Programme
 
 
Friday 20 May
 
2.30-3.00: Registration and coffee/tea
 
3.00-3.10: Introduction: Erica Fudge (University of Strathclyde) 
 

3.10-4.00: Plenary 1: Chair - Erica Fudge (University of Strathclyde)

Andrew Gardiner (Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh), ‘A veterinary anatomy of olfaction’ [to listen to the paper click here]

 
 
4.05-5.35: Panel 1: Close Encounters
 

Fenella Eason (Exeter University), ‘Human-canine engagement through smell: Canine prowess in scent detection advances life-management practices for their human carers with Type 1 diabetes’ [to listen to the paper click here]

 

Kate Milosavljevic and Rebecca Marsland (Edinburgh University), ‘“Bees that roar and the smell of the sun”:  experiential sensory knowledges in Beekeeping practice' [to listen to the paper click here]

 

Clare M Knottenbelt (School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Glasgow), ‘Pet and owner smell - passive smoking in pets’ [to listen to the paper click here]

 
 
5.35-6.00 – coffee/tea - sponsored by Columbia University Press
 
 
6.00-7.00: Plenary 2: Introduced by Erica Fudge
 

Susan Richardson (Poet-in-residence at the Marine Conservation Society, and Fellow of the International League of Conservation Writers), 'Let my Words be Bright with Animals' (a poetry reading)

 

7.30 – BASN buffet at Saramago Cafe Bar, Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street

 
 
Saturday 21 May
  
9.45-10.00 - Launch of the 'Living Bibliography of Animal Studies' 
 

10.00-11.00 – Plenary 2: Chair - Erica Fudge (University of Strathclyde)

 

Sandra Swart (Stellenbosch University), ‘Rex vs. Rex – the State, the Dog and the Nature of Evidence’ [to listen to the paper click here]

 
 
11.00-11.30 – coffee/tea
 
11.30-12.30 – Panel 2: Dog Smells
 

Erika Cudworth (UEL), ‘“It smells good to me”: Embodied Affectivity in the Posthuman home' [to listen to the paper click here]

 

Neil Pemberton (University of Manchester),’”Bloodhounds as Detectives”: Jack the Ripper, Slum Scent and the Making of Canine Forensics’ [to listen to the paper click here]

 
 
12.30-1.15 – lunch
 
 
1.15-2.45 – Panel 3: Smelling Beings

 

Lucinda Cole (University of Illinois ), ‘Carrion and Species Being in the Eighteenth Century’ [to listen to the paper click here]

 

John Clayton (Cardiff University), ‘“Knowing fish and seeking ot(ters)hers”, a multi-species olfactory sensorium as method and situated knowledge’ [to listen to the paper click here]

 

Maan Barua (University of Oxford), ‘Olfaction: a more-than-human geography’ [sadly, due to unforeseen circumstances, Maan was unable to attend the meeting

 
2.45-3.00 – Concluding discussion 
 
3.00 – meeting close 
 

3.15-4.45 - Susan Richardson, writing workshop: 'Writing on the Nose'.

As an added extra after the meeting has finished, Susan Richardson will be leading a free writing workshop for all BASN attendees so please do stay on to try your hand at writing smelly animal poetry.

 

Abstracts and biogs of speakers can be downloaded here.