Animals and Emotions in History Workshop
11 Bedford Square, Royal Holloway, University of London
Friday November 17th 2017
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Registration from 9am
9.15am Welcome and Introduction
9.30-11.00 – Panel 1: Emotions and experts
The ‘incalculable loss’ of Mr Taylor’s Bulldogs: love, rage and money in the Edwardian dog fancy.
Alison Skipper, PhD Student, Department of History, King’s College London.
Surviving twentieth-century modernity: birdsong and emotions in Britain
Michael Guida, AHRC PhD Researcher and Tutor
Media & Cultural Studies / University of Sussex / UK
The Emotional Animal and the Asylum
Liz Gray, PhD Candidate, History of Nineteenth-Century Comparative Psychology, Centre for the History of the Emotions, Queen Mary, University of London
11.00-11.30 Coffee Break
11.30-13.00 – Panel 2: Emotions, space and power
Animals and emotions in the history of the refugee camp, from the first world war to the present
Benjamin Thomas White, University of Glasgow.
Canine affective agents in modern London, New York and Paris
Chris Pearson, University of Liverpool
Companion Animals and Emotions at the Renaissance Court
Dr Sarah Cockram, School of History, Classics and Archaeology, University of Edinburgh
13.00-14.00 – Lunch Break
14.00-15.00 – Panel 3: Representing animals and emotions
“Animals and Birds as Patients”: Representations of Prostheticised Nonhuman Animals in the Victorian Periodical Press.
Dr Ryan Sweet, Wellcome Trust/LHRI ISSF Early Career Research Fellow, School of English, University of Leeds
Canarian happiness: birds and the conquest of nature in late imperial St. Petersburg
Dr Olga Petri, Leverhulme Trust Early Career Research Fellow, Department of Geography
University of Cambridge
15.00-15.30 – Coffee Break
15.30-16.30 – Panel 4: Challenging the pet-human relationship
Julia Stetter, Ruhr-University Bochum
Multifunctional companions. Animals and the farming population in the agrarian-industrial knowledge society 1850-1950
Peter Moser, Archiv für Agrargeschichte/ Archives of Rural History
16.30-17.00 Concluding Remarks and Summary Discussion
The workshop is organised by the AHRC Pets and Family Life Project which is based at Royal Holloway, University of London and Manchester University and the Centre for the Study of the Body and Material Culture in the History Department at RHUL.