CALL FOR PAPERS – Animal History Group Summer Conference

‘Animal Histories’
King’s College London, 28-29 June 2018

Keynote speaker: Dolly Jørgensen

We are delighted to announce that, following the success of our inaugural summer workshop in 2017, the Animal History Group will be holding a two-day conference in London this June. This event will conclude the 2017–18 programme of events organised by the Animal History Group, the London-based network for postgraduates, academics, museum workers and other professionals whose work engages with animals in history. We are honored to welcome Dolly Jørgensen, Professor of History at the University of Stavanger, Norway, as our keynote speaker. Dolly is a historian of the environment and technology, whose research topics have ranged from medieval butchery to ecological restoration in modern Scandinavia.

We welcome papers from across the field, with no limitations on their theme or period, exploring any aspect of human-animal relationships, whether concerning companion animals, livestock, wild animals, animal health and disease, or animal afterlives as museum specimens or artefacts. Papers from graduate students are encouraged. Speakers will be convened into panels of related papers by the conference organisers. Please aim for a 15-minute presentation and a shared session for questions at the end of each panel. There will be a drinks reception and dinner on the evening of 28th June.

Paper proposals should be submitted to Please include a title, an abstract (250 words) and a speaker biography (up to 100 words). There is no registration fee for speakers at this workshop. We will reimburse costs up to £100 (to be claimed after the workshop, with original receipts) towards travel and one night’s accommodation.

The deadline for submissions is 31st March 2018.

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