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This meeting was held on 22 and 23 November 2019 at the University of Leeds, organised by Lourdes Orozco, Jonathan Saha and Tom Tyler


Friday 22 November 2019

1.00-1.30 – Registration

1.30-3.00 – Panel 1: Recording Animal Movements 

Jonathon Turnbull (University of Cambridge) – ‘Tracking Mutant Wolves in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: digital/bodily presence/absence’ [to listen to the paper click here]

Lucy Neat (University of Manchester) – ‘“A Natural Tale”: Le Peuple Migrateur (Winged Migration) and Affective Responses to the Representation of Avian Migration’

Scott Hunter (King’s College, London) – ‘Televising the Equine Athlete: British Race Horses and the Evolution of the BBC's Outside Broadcast Unit’ [to listen to the paper click here]

3:00-3.30 – Coffee

3.30-5.00 – Panel 2: Forced Movements

Sundhya Walther (University of Manchester) – ‘Multispecies Migrations: Refugee Bonds and the Holding of Space’ [to listen to the paper click here]

Louisa M. Gould et al. (Aarhus University) – ‘Moving animals from the farm to the slaughterhouse: road transport of sows’ [to listen to the paper click here]

Katrina Holland (Dogs Trust) – ‘Crossing the Border from Commodity to Companion: International Puppy Smuggling Networks’

5.00-6.30 – BASN Buffet

6.30-7.30 – Beware the Cat


Saturday 23 November 2019

9.00-10.00 – Plenary: Nayanika Mathur (University of Oxford)

10:00-10:30 – Coffee

10.30-12:00 – Panel 3: Bodily Motility

André Krebber (University of Kassel) – ‘The Wicked Octopus’

Chelsea Harry (Southern Connecticut State University) – ‘Aristotle on Animal Sensation and Affiliated Movements’

Julia Myatt (University of Birmingham) – ‘Collaboration, Coordination and Compliance: Studying locomotion in animals’

12.00-12.45 – Lunch

12.45-2.15 – Panel 4: Mobile Animal Exhibits

Rebecca Machin (Leeds Museums and Galleries) – ‘Finding Mok: tracing the journey of a young gorilla’

Helen Cowie (University of York) – ‘Insectivores in Motion: A Tale of Two Anteaters, Madrid 1776 and London 1853’

Katla Kjartansdóttir (University of Iceland) – ‘The Great Auk as a Mobile Museum Object’ [to listen to the paper click here]

2.15-2.45 – Coffee

2.45-4.15 – Panel 5: Creaturely Volition

Sese Ma (Kyoto University) – ‘Lives on the Move in a Border Zone:  Attending to Himalayan Stray Dogs’ Personal Choices in Langtang, Nepal’

Alex Lockwood (University of Sunderland) – ‘Hopping, crawling, hiding: creatural movements on the pathway to climate emergency’

Diana L. Ahmad (Missouri University of Science and Technology) – ‘One-Half Billion Strong They Came: Gray Squirrel Migrations in the American Old Northwest during the 19th Century’ [to listen to the paper click here]

4.15 – End


Abstracts of papers and biographies of speakers can be read here.