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Winged Creatures: Glasgow, October 2013

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This meeting took place on Friday 11 October and Saturday 12 October 2013 in the McCance Building, University of Strathclyde.


                                                  The Programme

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 MedicineUniversity 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

3.00 End


To read abstracts and speaker biogs click here.





 Praise for Winged Creatures


“Two days of thought-provoking papers from a broad range of expertise ... It was over too soon …” 

Sarah Cockram, Edinburgh University.





“… a really fascinating mix of talks, speakers and other attendees." 

Edward Cole, University of Glasgow