Animal Worlds at Manchester Met
I am delighted to be a part of the ‘Animal Worlds: Companions, Captives,Commodities’ Humanities in Public events at Manchester Metropolitan University in the first weeks of October.The various free and public events include vegan cookery demos, film shows, discussions and presentations on various dates. On 6th October Kim Stallwood will be talking about his book Growl, previously reviewed here.
On 20th October , amongst others, Gervase Phillips will be discussing the role of horses and mules in the 1914 -18 war.
Although free public discussion on animal rights, history or welfare is not unique in universities it is great to see public lectures being organised alongside sessions on activism.
I am going to be talking at 5.30 pm on Monday 13th October about the shifting animal-human relationship on the British Home Front during the 1939 – 45 War and how the treatment of animals disrupts our understanding of the ‘People’s War’. (There will be no images of dead animals or humans.) You need to book for this free event through Eventbrite by clicking here.