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 Jody Berland, David Herman, Piers Locke, and Michal Pregowski in the Syllabus Exchange!

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CFP MLA 2020: Railways, Speed, and Accidents

“To invent the train is to invent the rail accident of derailment” (Paul Virilio, The Original Accident 10). From the 19th century onward, the intervention of speed upon and across the landscape has created zones of contact between non-human animals and machines that resulted in numerous crashes, deaths, derailments and a wide variety of events that we know as accidents. With the speed of modern time, railway accidents involving humans and animals became a common theme of literary texts, travel books, journal reports, legal discussions, as well as photography and motion pictures.

Registration Open: Maritime Animals: Telling stories of animals at sea (April 25-27, 2019)

Maritime Animals: Telling stories of animals at sea

Two and half day international conference

National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, UK

April 25-27, 2019

Keynote speakers: Thom van Dooren & William Gervase Clarence-Smith

Featuring films by Jessica Sarah Rinland

Tom Regan Visiting Research Fellowship at North Carolina State University Libraries

I wanted H-Animal members to be aware of the new Tom Regan Visiting Research Fellowship at North Carolina State University Libraries:


Please feel free to share with colleagues and students near and far -- we hope to get applicants from around the country and from abroad. 

Please direct any inquiries about this Fellowship to me.