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6-7 May 2022

At the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

Confirmed plenary speakers are

David Clough (University of Chester); Beth Greenough (Keble College, Oxford) and Kim Stallwood (independent Scholar/Activist)

   With a performance by BASN Poet-in-Residence

Susan Richardson


If you are interested in giving a paper addressing the topic ‘Care’ from whatever disciplinary perspective please submit your title, with an abstract of no more than 200 words and a brief biography (also of no more than 200 words). These should be included within your email – i.e. not as attachments. Please send them to The deadline for abstracts is Friday 21 January 2022. Presentations will be 20 minutes long and we hope to include work by individuals at different career stages. Sadly we have no money to support travel, accommodation or attendance costs.

Topics covered at this meeting might include (but are not limited to):

  • Historical shifts in (concepts of) care and/or lack of care
  • Cultural differences in care practices and theories
  • Representations and interpretations of intra- and inter-species care

We welcome papers that deal with the theme of ‘Care’ in both contemporary and historical settings, and would especially like to see papers that address these issues from contexts outside the UK. Papers are welcomed from across animal studies, including disciplines such as (but not limited to) geography, anthropology, sociology, literary studies, art history, history, science and technology studies, ethology, psychology, behavioural sciences and ecology, bioscience/biomedical research.

Please note

We hope (really hope) to see people in the flesh in Glasgow in May 2021 and will be working with Scottish Government and University guidance to make that happen. But, given what we have learnt over the past 18 months about how online seminars can work (although they can’t do chat over a cuppa), we plan to hold some events online in the lead-up to the May meeting in Glasgow, so if you would wish to be considered only for the online events please state this when you submit your abstract.