This meeting of BASN took place on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 April 2014 in the Collins Building at the University of Strathclyde in central Glasgow.
Friday 25 April
2.30 - 3.00 - Coffee/tea and registration
3.00 - 3.10 - Welcome and Introduction: Erica Fudge (University of Strathclyde) [click here to listen to the introduction]
3.10 - 4.20 - Plenary 1. Chair: Erica Fudge
John Law (Open University), 'The Practices of Fish Sentience'
4.20 - 4.30 - Comfort break
4.30 - 5.30 - Panel 1: Mind. Chair: Mara Miele (Cardiff University)
Stephanie Eichberg (UCL), ‘Chloroform cries, sham-rage and pseudoaffective states: the perception of animal feelings in the context of research on the “reflex”’ [click here to listen to the paper]
Julia Walker (Southampton), ‘Perceptions and representations of fish feelings – pain’
5.30 - 6.00 - drinks
6.00 - 7.20 - Plenary 2 / Public Lecture. Chair: Erica Fudge
Françoise Wemelsfelder (Scotland’s Rural College), ‘Animal feeling: recognising animals as whole sentient beings in animal welfare science’
7.30- BASN Buffet at The 13th Note, King Street, Glasgow.
Saturday 26 April
9.30 - 10.20 – Plenary 3: Chair: Erica Fudge
Robert McKay (University of Sheffield), ‘The Murkiness of Mercy: the Discourse of Species and the Ethics of Feeling in Michel Faber’s Under the Skin’ [click here to listen to the paper]
10.20 - 10.40 – Coffee/tea
10.40 - 12.10 - Panel 2: Touch. Chair: Tom Tyler (Oxford Brooks University)
Sarah Cockram (University of Edinburgh), ‘Stroking and Feelings: Human and Animal at the Italian Renaissance Court’ [click here to listen to the paper]
Jonathan Saha (Bristol University), ‘Touching Animals in Colonial Burma: The Politics of Proximity’ [click here to listen to the paper]
Racheli Ben David (AAT Therapist, Israel), ‘Feeling with Animals?’ [click here to listen to the paper]
12.10 - 12.50 - lunch
12.50 - 1.50 - Panel 3: Family. Chair: Diana Donald (Emerita, Manchester Metropolitan University)
Nickie Charles (University of Warwick), ‘Written and spoken words: representations of animals and intimacy’ [click here to listen to the paper]
Orit Hirsch (Haifa University, Israel), ‘“When He Opened his Eyes - He Entered My Heart”: First Steps of Attachment in Human-Newborn Puppies Interactions’ [click here to listen to the paper]
1.50 - 2.10 – Coffee/tea
2.10 - 3.10 - Panel 4: Children. Chair: Henry Buller (University of Exeter)
Bel Deering (RSPCA), ‘“I used to kill spiders but I wouldn't do that now”: an exploration of young peoples' journey towards empathy’ [click here to listen to the paper]
Roberto Marchesini (Scuola Interazione Uomo Animale, Italy), ‘The Animal Epiphany in the Child Development’ [click here to listen to the paper]
3.10 - 3.20 - Concluding discussion
3.20 – Close
To read abstracts of the papers, and read biographies of the speakers, please click here.