The Department of History at King’s College London, in collaboration with the Museum of English Rural Life (MERL) at the University of Reading, is pleased to offer two AHRC-funded Collaborative Doctoral awards which are planned to synergise with a Heritage Lottery-Funded redevelopment of MERL. Students will pursue doctoral research in history while gaining first-hand experience of work within a museum setting. They will draw upon MERL's collections, and use their findings to enhance its public engagement programmes.
H-Animal aims to serve as an on-line home for scholars across disciplines who are engaged on the study of animals in human culture.
Be sure to check out the new syllabus contributions by Sharon Adams, Justin Eichenbach, Anna Feuerstein, Maarten Reesink, Hilde Weisert, and Paul York in the Syllabus Exchange!
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CFP for MLA 2016 Special Session:
Teaching Animal Studies
(Austin, 7-10 January 2016)
How do we teach animal studies and how could we? Approaches from any field or time period are welcome. We will consider case studies, narratives, proposals, or pedagogical theory.
Submissions due 1 October 2015. Length 4,000-6,000 words. Submit online at http://ro.uow.edu.au/asj/
Can a single ant be said to be alive, in any meaningful sense of the word, or does it only have relevance in terms of its anthill?
Margaret Atwood, Oryx and Crake
In this edition of Animal Studies Journal, authors are invited to contribute papers on the theme of understanding invertebrates, with a particular emphasis on invertebrate communities. Topics might include, but are not limited to: