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Conflicting interests? Exploring conservation and human-animal relationships

02 November 2013 (all day), The Horniman Museum Gardens Pavilion, 100 London Road, London, SE23 3PQ

Dr Caroline Ross, Head of Life Sciences and Professor Garry Marvin will be speaking at 'Conflicting interests? Exploring conservation & human-animal relationships'. This interdisciplinary event forms part of the 2013 Economic and Social Research Council Festival of Social Science.

Professor Marvin will focus on 'Wolf: a social and cultural creature' and Dr Ross will discuss 'Baboons, Cows and Crops: Why baboons are a pest in Nigeria'. Through films, talks and exhibitions, participants will explore current case studies which investigate the often competing needs of wildlife and interrelated groups such as: local communities, subsistence farmers, hunter gatherers, NGOs, eco-tourism companies and commercial enterprises.

Please book your place to attend here.

Past News and Events

Unruly Creatures 3

London Graduate School, Kingston University and the Centre for Arts and Humanities Research, Natural History Museum, London, April 23 2013

Confirmed speakers

  • Robert McKay (University of Sheffield)
  • Andrew Dodds
  • Jennifer Parker-Starbuck (University of Roehampton)
  • Giovanni Aloi (Editor of Antennae)


This is the third in a series of one-day conferences that analyse and discuss the various ways in which animals have been used in the humanities and contemporary arts, the political and theoretical implications of this use, and the manner in which animals have resisted this appropriation such that they might enter into political discourse. With examples taken from philosophy, history, and the arts, it will also examine whether there is an animal political identity, and even new ways of thinking about revolution that might be called 'animal'.

For further information please contact Professor John Mullarkey - j.mullarkey@kngston.ac.uk