Professor Nayanika Mathur to give keynote speech at the British Animal Studies Network conference in Leeds this Saturday

This Saturday (23 November) Professor Nayanika Mathur will deliver the keynote address at the British Animal Studies Network conference in Leeds.  Her lecture is entitled: "Big Cats in the Indian City: Out-of-place beasts in the Anthropocene".  The full schedule of the conference is below and for further details or to attend, please visit:

Friday 22 November 2019

1.00-1.30 – Registration

1.30-3.00 – Panel 1: Recording Animal Movements 

Jonathon Turnbull (University of Cambridge) – ‘Tracking Mutant Wolves in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: digital/bodily presence/absence’

Lucy Neat (University of Manchester) – ‘“A Natural Tale”: Le Peuple Migrateur (Winged Migration) and Affective Responses to the Representation of Avian Migration’

Scott Hunter (King’s College, London) – ‘Televising the Equine Athlete: British Race Horses and the Evolution of the BBC's Outside Broadcast Unit’

3:00-3.30 – Coffee

3.30-5.00 – Panel 2: Forced Movements

Sundhya Walther (University of Manchester) – ‘Multispecies Migrations: Refugee Bonds and the Holding of Space’

Louisa M. Gould et al. (Aarhus University) – ‘Moving animals from the farm to the slaughterhouse: road transport of sows’

Katrina Holland (Dogs Trust) – ‘Crossing the Border from Commodity to Companion: International Puppy Smuggling Networks’

5.00-6.30 – BASN Buffet

6.30-7.30 – Beware the Cat


Saturday 23 November 2019

9.00-10.00 – Plenary: Nayanika Mathur (University of Oxford)

10:00-10:30 – Coffee

10.30-12:00 – Panel 3: Bodily Motility

André Krebber (University of Kassel) – ‘The Wicked Octopus’

Chelsea Harry (Southern Connecticut State University) – ‘Aristotle on Animal Sensation and Affiliated Movements’

Julia Myatt (University of Birmingham) – ‘Collaboration, Coordination and Compliance: Studying locomotion in animals’

12.00-12.45 – Lunch

12.45-2.15 – Panel 4: Mobile Animal Exhibits

Rebecca Machin (Leeds Museums and Galleries) – ‘Finding Mok: tracing the journey of a young gorilla’

Helen Cowie (University of York) – ‘Insectivores in Motion: A Tale of Two Anteaters, Madrid 1776 and London 1853’

Katla Kjartansdóttir (University of Iceland) – ‘The Great Auk as a Mobile Museum Object’

2.15-2.45 – Coffee

2.45-4.15 – Panel 5: Creaturely Volition

Sese Ma (Kyoto University) – ‘Lives on the Move in a Border Zone:  Attending to Himalayan Stray Dogs’ Personal Choices in Langtang, Nepal’

Alex Lockwood (University of Sunderland) – ‘Hopping, crawling, hiding: creatural movements on the pathway to climate emergency’

Diana L. Ahmad (Missouri University of Science and Technology) – ‘One-Half Billion Strong They Came: Gray Squirrel Migrations in the American Old Northwest during the 19th Century’

4.15 – End