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Conference: Dogs in History and Culture

Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine
The University of Manchester
Simon Building
Room 2.57 (CHSTM Seminar Room)

Friday 1 February 2013

An event organised by Michael Worboys (CHSTM), Julie-Marie Strange (History) and Neil Pemberton CHSTM), and sponsored by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.


9.00-9.30 - Registration

10.00-11.00 - Taxidermy and Breed Mythology (Chair: Professor Michael Worboys)

Julia Courtney, ‘Dead Dogs’
David Allan Feller, ‘The Natural History of the Chihuahua: canine mythology in the construction of evolutionary theory’

11.30-11.45 - Break

11.45-12.45 - Parisian Dogs and Breed and Empire (Chair: Dr Julie-Marie Strange)

Chris Pearson, ‘Securing the city: the police and their dogs in fin-de-siècle Paris’
Sam Goodman, ‘Mongrel Nation: Animality and Empire in the novels of J.G. Farrell’

12.45-1.45 - Lunch

1.45-3.15 - Breed at Work (Chair: Dr. Neil Pemberton)

Julie Anderson, ‘Faithful Friend and Partners? Dogs and Disability 1890s-1930s’
Kimberly Brice, ‘The British Army’s Messenger Dog Service 1917-1919’
Karen Jones, ‘Hounds, Hunting and the Canine-Human alliance’

3.15-3.30 - Break

3.30-4.30 - Dangerous, Mad Dogs (Chair: Professor Michael Worboys)

Claire Molloy, ‘Mad, bad and dangerous dogs, 1970 to 1991’
Liz Grey, ‘Canine Madness of a “totally different kind”: Dogs within Lindsay’s work on the Animal Mind’

4.30-4.45 - Discussion

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