Animal Exchanges - Workshop

Past Event

24 May 2013, 10:00am - 7:00pm


This event is hosted by the Bioproperty Research Group, part of the Institute of Science, Innovation and Society, in the Oxford Martin School

Summary: This one day international workshop will bring together a range of scholars from anthropology, sociology, philosophy, literature and science and technology studies whose work develops theoretical and methodological attempts to understand the mutual constitution of humans and other animals.

In the workshop we seek to query longstanding considerations of animals and the use of animal models in the life sciences, by projecting analyses of animal experimentation onto new ethnographic arenas characterized by different scales and materialities of interspecies mixing. Chimeras, viruses, transgenes, bacteria, insects, and microbiota are some of the many new actors on the interspecies scene whose animal encounters test existing structures of sharing, hosting, and converging.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Dr Javier Lezaun, Deputy Director, Institute for Science, Innovation and Society, Oxford Martin School
  • Dr Jamie Lorimer, University Lecturer in Human Geography, School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford

View and Download the Workshop Programme and Abstracts here.

Venue: Maison Française, 2-10 Norham Road, Oxford, OX2 6SE

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