[Séminaire] Animals and science in the colonial world

30 Jun 2021

Convened by Marion Thomas (University of Strasbourg and Maison Française d’Oxford)

This seminar aims to deepen our understanding of the significant roles played by certain animals in the emergence and development of the French and the British empires. It explores the economic, social, political and moral factors governing the uses of animals in the colonies, and the ways in which animals were intertwined with questions of race, gender and colonialism. Finally, it considers the possibility of a more animal-centred history of colonial science that relies on the traces left by animals in historical records, and thereby aims at shedding a different light on the historiography of empires.
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