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This meeting of the British Animal Studies Network took place on 20 and 21 May 2016 in the Collins Building at the University of Strathclyde. 

Friday 20 May
2.30-3.00: Registration and coffee/tea
3.00-3.10: Introduction: Erica Fudge (University of Strathclyde) 

3.10-4.00: Plenary 1: Chair - Erica Fudge (University of Strathclyde)

Andrew Gardiner (Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh), ‘A veterinary anatomy of olfaction’ [to listen to the paper click here]

4.05-5.35: Panel 1: Close Encounters

Fenella Eason (Exeter University), ‘Human-canine engagement through smell: Canine prowess in scent detection advances life-management practices for their human carers with Type 1 diabetes’ [to listen to the paper click here]


Kate Milosavljevic and Rebecca Marsland (Edinburgh University), ‘“Bees that roar and the smell of the sun”:  experiential sensory knowledges in Beekeeping practice' [to listen to the paper click here]


Clare M Knottenbelt (School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Glasgow), ‘Pet and owner smell - passive smoking in pets’ [to listen to the paper click here]

5.35-6.00 – coffee/tea - sponsored by Columbia University Press
6.00-7.00: Plenary 2: Introduced by Erica Fudge

Susan Richardson (Poet-in-residence at the Marine Conservation Society, and Fellow of the International League of Conservation Writers), 'Let my Words be Bright with Animals' (a poetry reading) [Listen to Susan's specially commissioned poem 'Stench' here]


7.30 – BASN buffet at Saramago Cafe Bar, Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street

Saturday 21 May
9.45-10.00 - Launch of the 'Living Bibliography of Animal Studies' 

10.00-11.00 – Plenary 2: Chair - Erica Fudge (University of Strathclyde)


Sandra Swart (Stellenbosch University), ‘Rex vs. Rex – the State, the Dog and the Nature of Evidence’ [to listen to the paper click here]

11.00-11.30 – coffee/tea
11.30-12.30 – Panel 2: Dog Smells

Erika Cudworth (UEL), ‘“It smells good to me”: Embodied Affectivity in the Posthuman home' [to listen to the paper click here]


Neil Pemberton (University of Manchester),’”Bloodhounds as Detectives”: Jack the Ripper, Slum Scent and the Making of Canine Forensics’ [to listen to the paper click here]

12.30-1.15 – lunch
1.15-2.45 – Panel 3: Smelling Beings


Lucinda Cole (University of Illinois ), ‘Carrion and Species Being in the Eighteenth Century’ [to listen to the paper click here]


John Clayton (Cardiff University), ‘“Knowing fish and seeking ot(ters)hers”, a multi-species olfactory sensorium as method and situated knowledge’ [to listen to the paper click here]


Maan Barua (University of Oxford), ‘Olfaction: a more-than-human geography’ [sadly, due to unforeseen circumstances, Maan was unable to attend the meeting

2.45-3.00 – Concluding discussion 
3.00 – meeting close 

3.15-4.45 - Susan Richardson, writing workshop: 'Writing on the Nose'.

As an added extra after the meeting has finished, Susan Richardson will be leading a free writing workshop for all BASN attendees so please do stay on to try your hand at writing smelly animal poetry.


Abstracts and biogs of speakers can be downloaded here.