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27 and 28 April 2018


To be held at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow


With confirmed plenary speakers

Andy Butterworth (Animal Science and Policy, Bristol University)

Stella Sandford (Philosophy, Kingston University)

Karl Steel (Medieval Studies, Brooklyn College, CUNY)

and a performance by

Susan Richardson (BASN Poet-in-Residence)

The British Animal Studies Network seeks papers for its first 2018 meeting, to be held at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, on the theme of ‘sex’ . Please submit your title with an abstract of no more than 200 words and a brief biography (also of no more than 200 words) to Erica Fudge at These should be included within your email – i.e. not as attachments. The deadline for abstracts is 12 January 2018. 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):

·         Animal sexuality

·         Animals and gender difference

·         Zoophilia and/or bestiality

·         Animals and human reproductive control

·         Animals and human gender difference

We would welcome papers that deal with such issues in contemporary and historical settings, and would especially like to see papers that address these issues from contexts outside the UK, including the Global South. 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.

Download the poster here.