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Equine History Collective Blog Seeks Reviewers

The Equine History Collective, EquineHistory.org, promotes the horse as a lens for trans-regional history, and serves as an interface for related historical research in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences. We are seeking reviewers for books (run on Sundays) and sources (run on Saturdays). The themes for upcoming months are: Racing (December), Ancient (January), and Breeding (February). Proposals for other topics are also welcome, and will run in later months.

Legislative Policy Fellowship (Harvard Animal Law & Policy Program)

Harvard Law School’s Animal Law & Policy Program is inviting applications for a four-month Fellowship to examine policy implications of proposed and potential legislation seeking to prevent U.S. states from regulating the in-state sale of “agricultural products” produced outside state borders.

The Fellowship will provide an opportunity for outstanding scholars and legal practitioners to undertake research, writing, and scholarly engagement on an issue that furthers the mission of the Animal Law & Policy Program.

Query: Human-Goldfinch Interactions

Also this book mentions (European) goldfinches:
Sonia Roberts, Bird-Keeping and Birdcages: A History, Newton Abbot, 1972.
It might also be helpful to ask Julia Breittruck if she has more suggestions - she wrote a dissertation (in German) on relations between humans and pet birds in the French Enlightenment.
Amir Zelinger

CFP: Animal Studies and Multispecies Precarity: The Politics of Living and Dying Together (DOPE Conference, U Kentucky, Feb. 22-24)

Deadline: November 17, 2017
CFP: Animal Studies and Multispecies Precarity: The Politics of Living and Dying Together

Eighth Annual Dimensions of Political Ecology Conference (DOPE)
February 22 – 24, 2017
University of Kentucky (Lexington, Kentucky, USA)

Query: Human-Goldfinch Interactions

Not especially about goldfinches, but mentioning them:
Louise E. Robbins, Elephant Slaves and Pampered Parrots: Exotic Animals in Eighteenth-Century Paris, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002
Julia Breittruck, "Pet Birds. Cages and Practices of Domestication in Eighteenth-Century Paris", in: InterDisciplines 1 (2012)