This meeting took place on Friday 11 October and Saturday 12 October 2013 in the McCance Building, University of Strathclyde.
Friday 11 October
2.30-3.00 - Registration and coffee/tea
3.00-3.10 - Welcome - Erica Fudge (University of Strathclyde)
3.10-4.10 - Plenary 1: Dan Lyons (Centre for Animals and Social Justice). Chair: Erica Fudge
'The Politics of Broiler Welfare: Comparing UK and New Zealand' [click here to listen to the paper]
4.20-5.20 - Panel 1: Thinking (like a) Bird. Chair: Sarah Cockram (University of Edinburgh)
Beth Savage (Camperdown Wildlife Centre), 'The Freedom of Flight' [click here to listen to the paper]
Simon Burton (British Trust for Ornithology volunteer) and Emily Brady (Edinburgh University), 'What is it Like to be a Bird?' [click here to listen to the paper]
5.20-6.00 - Coffee/tea - sponsored by Brill
6.00-7.30 - Debate: Art and Conservation: The Case of Birds. Chair: Erica Fudge
Diana Donald (emerita, Manchester Metropolitan University), '"Capturing" Birds in Art: The Example of Thomas Bewick' [click here to listen to the paper]
Paul Walton (RSPB Scotland), 'The Bird in Art, Science, and Environmental Sensibility' [click here to listen to the paper]
Andrea Roe (Edinburgh College of Art), 'Things Unspoken'
7.45 - BASN Buffet at The 13th Note, King Street, Glasgow
Saturday 12 October
9.30-10.30 - Plenary 2: Laurie Shannon (Northwestern University). Chair: Erica Fudge
'"The Fabrick of the Wing": Flies, Gnats, and Human Defect in the Rise of the Microscope'
10.30-11.00 - Coffee/tea - sponsored by Edinburgh University Press
11.00-12.30 - Panel 2: Being with Birds. Chair: Andrew Gardiner (Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Edinburgh)
Tua Korhonen (University of Helsinki), 'To be in a Bird's Body (with a Human Mind) Somewhere Between Heaven and Earth' [click here to listen to the paper]
Andrew Whitehouse (University of Aberdeen), 'Listening to Birds in the Anthropocene: Silence, Noise and the Search for Resonance' [click here to listen to the paper]
Fabio Coltro (Universidade Estadual de Londrina, Brazil), 'Singing Birds, Fighting Birds' [click here to listen to the paper]
12.30-1.15 – Lunch
1.15-2.45 - Panel 3: Humans and Birds. Chair: Rhoda Wilkie (University of Aberdeen)
Tyr Fothergill (Leicester University), 'On barren Wings: Feather Harvesting and Injury in Domestic Turkeys from the American Southwest 900-1700' [click here to listen to the paper]
Katharine Cockin (Hull University), 'Save our Seabirds!: Poetry and the Nineteenth-Century Campaign to Protect the Seabirds of the Northeast'
Kristian Bjorkdahl (University of Oslo), 'Mono-Chicken
2.45-3.00 - Concluding Debate
To read abstracts and speaker biogs click here.