Workshop: The History of Relationships between Humans and Animals
WORKSHOP ON THE HISTORY OF RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN HUMANS AND ANIMALS
Friday 25th October | Fellows Dining Room, St Antony’s College | 11am to 4.30 pm.
10.30 | Coffee
11.00 – 12.30 | African ideas about Animals
Chris Low (African Studies Centre, Oxford), ‘Bushman Relationships with Animals: New Interpretations of South African Rock Art’
Peter Mitchell (Archaeology, Oxford), ‘Canine Connections: Dogs and Southern African Hunter-gatherers’
Karen Brown (African Studies Centre, Oxford), ‘African Ideas about Healing Livestock’
12.30 - 1.30 | Lunch at St Antony’s – self-service, payment by card
1.30 - 3.00 | Debating Conservation
Simon Pooley, (Imperial College, London), ‘Conserving Wildness through Captivity? Divergent Philosophies in Crocodile Conservation in Africa’
William Beinart (African Studies Centre, Oxford), ‘Joy and George Adamson: Boundaries, Emotions and Animal Images’
Roddy Bray, (African Dawn Touring/ GreatGuides.Org), ‘New directions in African Conservation: Guides and Communities’
3.00 - 4.30 | Nineteenth-Century Settlers and Animals
Karen Jones (Kent, prospective editor Environment and History), 'Tall tales and Animal Encounter in the US: Nineteenth-century Taxidermy and the Cultural Memory of Hunting.'
Harriet Ritvo (MIT), ‘How Wild is Wild?’
All welcome but please mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you plan to stay for lunch so that we can estimate numbers.
Audience: Open to all
Environmental Humanities, TORCH Programmes