Forthcoming Events

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Past Events

17 July 2015
Nonhuman Animals and Posthuman Futures Graduate Symposium (a joint event from the BSA Animal/Human Studies Group and the University of Warwick)
University of Warwick, UK

17 April 2015, 5-6pm
BSA Annual Conference AHSG Stream Plenary - Animals and technologies of 'enhancement': progression or regression?
Glasgow Caledonian University, UK

Speakers and title of talks:
  • 'Greening the animal: the case of the enviropig'
    Dr Mara Miele (Cardiff University, School of Planning and Geography) Reader in Human Geography, School of Planning and Geography and Karolina Rucinska (Cardiff University, School of Planning and Geography) PhD student

Dr Rhoda Wilkie (University of Aberdeen)
Lecturer in Sociology and convenor of the AHSG

23-25 April 2014
BSA Annual Conference 2014 - Conference theme: Changing Society
University of Leeds, UK 

1944 And All That: Sociology and the Emancipatory Promise of Veganism (Frontiers Stream) 
Session Details:  Wednesday, 23 April 2014, 16:30-18:00
Roger Stevens Lecture Theatre 01

  • ‘Fear of Reprisals’: Ethical Review, Empirical Work and Veganism
    Peggs, K, Smart, B, Burridge, J (University of Portsmouth)
  • Vegan Transition and the Relationship Context
    Twine, R (University of Glasgow)
  • The Greatest Cause on Earth: The Historical Formation of Veganism as an Ethical Practice
    Cole, M (Open University)
  • Veganism, Health, and the Social Construction of Food Choices
    Stewart, K (University of Nottingham)

Animal Sociologists Should Promote Social Change. Discuss (Stream Plenary)
Session details:  Wednesday, 23 April 2014, 18:15-19:15
Roger Stevens Lecture Theatre 01

  • Human Animal Studies and Constructions of the Public
    Dr Pru-Hobson-West (Lecturer in Welfare, Ethics and Society, Faculty of Medicine and health Sciences, University of Nottingham)
  • The Politics of Human Animal Studies: Analysis and Interventions
    Dr Erika Cudworth (Reader, School of Law and Social Sciences, University of East London)
  • Human Animal Studies and Policy Change
    Professor Claire Molloy (Professor of Film, Television and Digital Media, Edge Hill University)
  • Chairperson
    Dr Rhoda Wilkie (University of Aberdeen, Lecturer in Sociology and Convenor of AHSG)

6-8 April 2011
BSA Annual Conference – 60 years of Sociology
London School of Economics 

The AHSG organised the following sessions at this meeting:

  • Roundtable session and Oral Presentations
  • Lunch ‘Meet and Greet’ session.  This was an informal session for members and non-members.

13 May 2010
BSA Animal/Human Study Group's First Meeting of Postgraduate Members
BSA Meeting Room, London, UK 

28 November 2007
'Taking Stock' of Animals in the Social Sciences: A Geographical and Sociological Exchange
A joint meeting of the BSA Animal/Human Studies Group and the Royal Geographical Society-Institute of British Geographers Rural Geography Research Groupco-hosted by: Institute for Science and Society (University of Nottingham) 

Inaugural Meeting of the BSA Animal/Human Studies Group (AHSG)
The first meeting/event of the BSA AHSG was held on Tuesday, 26 September 2006 
at 1.30 - 5.00pm at the University of Nottingham.