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Recent Content

New Book Series from University of Minnesota Press: Art After Nature

Giovanni Aloi and Caroline Picard are co-editing a new series for the University of Minnesota Press titled 'Art after Nature'. Currently accepting proposals. More info about the series and submission guidelines can be found here:


'Art after Nature'

Editors: Giovanni Aloi and Caroline Picard

Announcement: 'The Animal Turn': Digitizing Animal Protection and Human-Animal Studies Collections

NCSU Libraries partners with ASPCA on large-scale digitization of animal welfare materials
$360,384 award from Council on Library and Information Resources to fund three-year project

The NCSU Libraries and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) are honored to receive a major grant award from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR).

CFP Maritime Animals: Telling Stories of Animals at Sea

Call for Papers

Maritime Animals: Telling Stories of Animals at sea

April 26-27, 2019

Two-day international conference, 

National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, UK


Keynote speakers

Thom van Dooren  /   William Gervase Clarence-Smith


Query: Animals and the State in Modern European History

Dear all, 

I am writing a syllabus for a course on "animals and the state in modern European History" and I am looking for recommended readings on animals and women's movements, animals and communism, and animals in the context of mid 19th century nationalism. If anyone has any recommendations on literature that could contribute to seminar discussion on these topics, please let me know. 

Thank you, 

Alma Igra, Columbia University