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Conference: World vet history: registration open!

Registration has now opened for the biennial congress of the World Association for the History of Veterinary Medicine, held at Imperial College London, 10-13 September 2014.
This event, held for the first time in Britain, will welcome speakers from 30 countries to address the twin themes of ‘One Health’ (connections between human and animal health) and ‘War, animals and the veterinary profession.’ There will also be sessions on veterinary collections, general veterinary history and oral history.

Summer Retreat Program at Shin Pond, Maine for Animal/Humane Studies

Summer Retreat Program at Shin Pond, Maine for Animal/Humane Studies

The 300-acre Camp Muse at Shin Pond, Maine, is the site of a Summer Retreat Program for writers, scholars, artists, educators, and other cultural producers and knowledge workers focusing on animals and/or their humane treatment. The program, operated by The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), invites all interested parties to apply for a residency at the property, which is open between June 30 and October 3, 2014.

Sharon Kirsch
Sean Kheraj

Kheraj on Kirsch, 'What Species Of Creatures: Animal Relations from the New World'

Sharon Kirsch. What Species Of Creatures: Animal Relations from the New World. Vancouver: New Star Books, 2008. Illustrations. 228 pp. $16.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-55420-040-5.

Reviewed by Sean Kheraj (Department of History, University of British Columbia) Published on H-Animal (July, 2010) Commissioned by Teresa Mangum

Finding Historical Animals in Creative Nonfiction

Jacques Derrida
Kari Weil

Weil on Derrida, 'The Animal That Therefore I Am'

Jacques Derrida. The Animal That Therefore I Am. New York: Fordham University Press, 2008. xiii + 176 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8232-2790-7; $20.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8232-2791-4.

Reviewed by Kari Weil Published on H-Animal (October, 2008) Commissioned by Teresa Mangum

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