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Wild: Glasgow, May 2012

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The first meeting of BASN-Glasgow, took place on Friday 25 May and Saturday 26 May 2012 in the McCance Building at the University of Strathclyde in central Glasgow.


The Programme

Friday 25 May 2012
2.30-3.00 Registration and tea/coffee - McCance Lecture Theatre, McCance Building, University of Strathclyde
3.00-3.10 Erica Fudge (University of Strathclyde): ‘Welcome and Introduction’
3.10-4.25 Plenary 1 (Chair: Erica Fudge)
Tim Ingold (University of Aberdeen): 'Animals Against Taxonomy, Or, The Riddle of the Wild' [to listen to Tim Ingold's paper, click here]
4.25-4.55 Tea/coffee                                                     
4.55-5.55 Panel 1 The Wild - Chair: Garry Marvin (Roehampton University)
[To listen to the two papers in this panel, click here]
Peter Sahlins (University of California at Berkeley): ‘Civilizing the Wild: Animals at the Court of Louis XIV’
Adam Pérou Hermans (University of Colorado, Boulder): ‘What is Wild?’
6.00- Civic Reception at the City Chambers, George Square to be followed by the BASN Buffet at The 13th Note on King Street for those who wish to attend.
Saturday 26 May 2012
10.00-11.15 Plenary 2
Richard Nash (Indiana University): 'Essentially Wild?' (Chair: Erica Fudge)
[To listen to Richard Nash's paper, click here]
11.15-11.45 Tea/coffee
11.45-12.45 Panel 2 ‘Re-Wilding’: Chair: Henry Buller (Exeter University)
[To listen to the two papers in this panel, click here]
Clemens Driessen (Utrecht University): ‘In Search of the Wild Cow: The Bio- and Geo-Politics of Nazi Back-Breeding Programmes’
Jamie Lorimer (Kings College London): ‘Composing Wild Cows: Project Tauros and the Practices of Back-Breeding’
12.45-2.00 Lunch                                                                              
2.00-3.00 Panel 3 Boundaries and Wildness - Chair: Susan McHugh (University of New England, Maine)
[To listen to Greg Garrard's paper, click here]
Sara Asu Schroer (University of Aberdeen): ‘On “Middling Beings” and “Beings of the Middle”’
Greg Garrard (Bath Spa University): ‘Ferality Tales’
3.00-3.30 Tea/coffee                                                                                
3.30-4.30 Panel 4 Controlling the Wild - Chair: Diana Donald (Emerita, Manchester Metropolitan University)
[To listen to the two papers in this panel, click here]
Snæbjornsdottir/Wilson (University of Gothenburg/University of Cumbria): ‘Feral Attraction’
Claire Jean Kim (University of California, Irvine): ‘Imagining “Wild” Species in a Neoliberal Age’
4.30-5.00 Discussion 
5.00 END 
Biographies of the speakers, and abstracts, can be found here.

Praise for Wild



“… best two days I have spent in a long time. Great people, great ideas, great discussion. What more can you want?”

Henry Buller, Exeter University



 “'... one of the best conferences I've been to in years. The event, which drew together a fascinating range of disciplines into genuine conversation, fairly fizzed with intellectual energy.”

Greg Garrard, Bath Spa University




“… an excellent workshop. I really enjoyed myself and met with a number of interesting people.”

Jamie Lorimer, King’s College London