The Animal and the Archive: Revisiting Human-Other Animal Relations in Cultural history
|Starts:||09:30 27 Mar 2015|
|Ends:||18:30 27 Mar 2015|
|What is it:||Workshop|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||Adults, Alumni, Current University students, University staff|
|Speaker:||Pratik Chakrabarti , Peter Yeandle, Elle Larsson, Alexander Scott, Julia Courtney, Andrew Flack , Helen Cowie, Karen Sayer, James Hall, David and Cassie Mayer|
"Everywhere animals disappear. In zoos they constitute the living monument to their own disappearance"
Berger, ‘Why Look at Animals’ (1977), p. 26.
9.30 – registration (coffee and teas)
10.15-11:00: Exhibition and tour
11.00-12.30: Panel I
• Andrew Flack (Bristol), ‘Bodies, Blood, and Biodiversity: Conservation and Colonialism at Bristol Zoo Gardens’.
• Helen Cowie (York), ‘Elephants in the High Street: travelling menageries in nineteenth-Century Britain’.
• Karen Sayer (Leeds Trinity), ‘The Appreciation of the Farm Animal’.
• Pratik Chakrabarti (Kent), ‘The animal turn in the cultural history of empire’
2.45-4.15: Panel II
• Elle Larsson (RHUL), ‘“I’ll take a tiger to go, Sir”: Charles Jamrach’s exotic menagerie and the Victorian Metropolis’.
• Alexander Scott (Lancaster), ‘Missing Links and Nondescripts: a cultural history of Chimpanzees and Gorillas in Victorian Liverpool’.
• Julia Courtney (Independent), ‘“Would you like to sin on a tiger skin…..?” Domesticating the exotic animal’.
Brews and snacks
4.45-6.15: Panel III
• Pete Yeandle (Manchester), ‘The Elephant in the Archive: authenticity and artifice in animal displays at Belle Vue’.
• James Hall (Cambridge), ‘Dancing serpents: orientalism and representations of snake-charmers in nineteenth-century Britain’
• David Mayer (Manchester) and Cassie Mayer (Independent), “No animals were harmed in the making of this …”
6.15: Closing remarks.
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