“Going to the Dogs”?: A Workshop Series on Research at the Intersection of Disability and Animal Studies, Leeds

Date: 10am-4pm, Friday 13th April 2018

Location: Centre for Medical Humanities at the University of Leeds (School of English, 6­­–10 Cavendish Road)

Workshop No. 2

Following the success of the first “Going to the Dogs” event on 19 February 2018 (find out more here and discussion stemming from the event here), the Centre for Medical Humanities at the University of Leeds (School of English, 6­­–10 Cavendish Road) will be hosting a follow-up workshop on Friday 13 April 2018 from 10am to 4pm.

This second workshop will feature the following talks:

  • Rachael Gillibrand (Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds), TBC;
  • Ryan Sweet (School of English and Leeds Humanities Research Institute, University of Leeds), “Wooden-Limbed Livestock and Prostheticised Pets: Prostheses for Animals in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical Press”;
  • Neil Pemberton (Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of Manchester), “Stroking with Words: Caress and the Making of Guide-Dog-Human Partnership in 1930s America”;
  • Andy Flack (Department of History, University of Bristol), “Why Look at Animals’ Eyes?: Historicising Understandings of Extra-Visual Perception among Nocturnal Animals”;
  • Justyna Włodarczyk (Department of American Literature, University of Warsaw), “Dogs at Work or Scam Alert? The Cultural and Social Context of the Controversy over Emotional Support Animals in the US”.

If you would like to register for FREE, please email the event organiser, Ryan Sweet (R.C.Sweet@leeds.ac.uk). When writing to Ryan, please inform him of any accessibility needs that you have so that he can ensure that the event is fully inclusive.

Tea, coffee, lunch, and other refreshments will be provided.

Also associated: 

Animals in Disability Art

An evening with Jenni-Juulia Wallinheimo-Heimonen

Related to the “Going to the Dogs” workshop series, from 7pm to 9pm on Thursday 12 April 2018 the Finnish conceptual and textile artist Jenni-Juulia Wallinheimo-Heimonen will be performing, presenting, and explaining her recent disability art that incorporates animals at TheTetley.
To find out more and to register (again for FREE), please visit the Eventbrite page.
If you have any questions, please write to Ryan Sweet (R.C.Sweet@leeds.ac.uk).

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