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The British Animal Studies Network




24 and 25 April 2020 at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow


Confirmed plenary speakers are

Miranda Lowe (Natural History Museum, London)

Dinesh Wadiwel (University of Sydney)

and Susan Richardson (BASN poet-in-residence)


If you are interested in giving a paper addressing the topic ‘Violence’ 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 10 January 2020. 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):

·       Intraspecies and / or interspecies violence

·       Links between care and violence

·       Violence against animals in, e.g., trade, consumption, sport, and more

·       Representing violence

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, classical studies, history, science and technology studies, ethology, philosophy, psychology, behavioural sciences and ecology.