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Handbook for Animal-Human History

2016 January 17
From Pets and how to keep them by Frank Finn 1907

From Pets and how to keep them by Frank Finn 1907

I have been working with Philip Howell for some months on finalising contributors for this Handbook for Animal -Human History we have been contracted to edit for Routledge. It is designed as a guide for a historian of animal-human relations. Although there have been arguments on the nature of animal-human history, to date little has been written on the historiography of writing about animals.We hope the Handbook will act as a way into debates in animal-human history and the broader field of animal studies.

Significantly, but not surprisingly, most of the 20 or so contributors do not work in History departments but are based  in Life Sciences, Anthropology, Geography, Visual Arts,Veterinary Studies, Literature or Museums.

It looks to be an exciting project and I am looking forward to the exchange of ideas and approaches.

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