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Northern Animals

March 31, 2017

The idea behind this day-long workshop is to bring together animal scholars from the north of England. Our aim is to build a community where we can share our research, support new work in the field, and find ways of promoting respect for nonhuman others in a co-operative environment. The community is particularly designed for MA and Phd students but we welcome all academics with an interest in animal studies.

This workshop comprises various events: a research seminar by Dr Jonathan Saha, a talk on publishing in animal studies by Ben Doyle (senior editor for Palgrave), a workshop on applying for PhD and post-doctoral positions, and a session on drawing animals at a local museum. There will also be a workshop on imagining and planning what this community (provisionally entitled Northern Animals) could be. Should it meet annually? How might it share research between its members? And might it have a political and public-facing component? We hope everyone will bring their own ideas to the table and looking forward to welcoming you on the day.

N.B. A limited number of bursaries are available to cover travel costs. This is offered on the basis of need and covers up to £15 per person. To apply, please write to the following address:


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