British Animal Studies Network conference

The University of Birmingham will be hosting the conference of the British Animal Studies Network online on the theme of Loss from 7-9 September 2021. Here is the call for papers.

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Nature survey on science/art collaborations

A poll in Nature has shown that scientists and artists are collaborating together more and more. Read the analysis here, including the different perspectives on these collaborations from either side.

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Full recordings of Symbiosis conference

The full recordings of all five sessions of the Symbiosis conference are now available to watch online. To see the full playlist and pick an episode, click on the numbered icon at the top right-hand corner of the video below.

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Watch the Symbiosis conference online

Here is the video of the first session of the Symbiosis conference, on natural history museum architecture and design, hosted online by Oxford University Museum of Natural History on 9 November 2020. Further panels to be posted later this week…

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Modelling animals in NHMs

Elaine Charwat, who spoke on the history of models of prehistoric life at the Symbiosis conference, has recently recorded a podcast introducing some of the fabulous objects she has been working with at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. To hear more click on the link in this post: Of parasites, dinosaurs, and other … Continue reading “Modelling animals in NHMs”

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Animals as Objects?

Museum für Naturkunde Berlin is co-organizing a series of free live online talks on the theme of ‘Animals as Objects?’ on Monday afternoons from November until February. For the full programme and to register, click on this link: https://www.culture.hu-berlin.de/de/termine/ringvorlesung-berliner-kulturwissenschaft

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Symbiosis conference – thanks

Thank you to everyone who spoke at and attended the Symbiosis conference last week. Especial thanks to Jack Matthews, whose technical mastery of Webinar Jam enabled the whole event to run so smoothly.  We will be posting recordings of the sessions on the website next week, so do keep a look out for updates.

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Symbiosis conference day 2

After yesterday’s opening panel, the second afternoon of the Symbiosis conference is tomorrow, Wednesday 11th November. Here are the links to the free registration for the three panels: Session 2: Wednesday 11th November 2-3pm – Palaeoart: Reimagining Neanderthals Session 3: Wednesday 11th November 3-4pm – Case Studies in the History of Palaeoart Session 4: Wednesday … Continue reading “Symbiosis conference day 2”

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Symbiosis conference – final programme

The conference Symbiosis: Art and Science in Natural History Museums and Collections is starting in just over a week on Monday 9th November. Here is the full Symbiosis conference programme, with links to free registration for each panel: Symbiosis: Art and Science in Natural History Museums and Collections Session 1: Monday 9th November 2-5pm – … Continue reading “Symbiosis conference – final programme”

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