Post-Doctoral Researcher – “Moving Animals: A History” (Maastricht University)

From Jobs UK: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BRQ347/post-doctoral-researcher-moving-animals-a-history

This is an exciting opportunity to join a research team working on the history of human-animal interactions in the twentieth century.

We are looking for candidates who have a completed PhD in History, or another field relevant to the project, such as Political Ecology, Human-Animal Studies, Science and Technology Studies or Geography.

Maastricht University Faculty of Arts and Sciences

The deadline for submitting your application is: 7 May 2019

Application
Interested candidates are invited to submit:
1. A letter of motivation summarising relevant experience and reasons for interest in the position
2. A CV including a complete list of publications
3. A grade transcript of previous education at Master/graduate level
4. PhD degree certificate
5. Their best article or book chapter, preferably single-authored

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Follow Equine History on Academia.edu!

One mission of the Equine History Collective is to establish a common historiography for equine history as a recognizable field of research. To this end, we have established an Academia.edu page for the Equine History Collective in order to generate a feed of articles and publications, and connect researchers with overlapping interests through the tag features. Follow us there!

https://independent.academia.edu/EquineHistoryCollective

Research Tags include: 

Animals in Literature; Animal Studies; Domestication; Equine; Equine Science; Equestrian Sports; Equestrian Nomads; Horses; Horse culture; Medieval History; Veterinary History; Zooarchaeology

Any other suggestions? 

 

Recent Titles to browse:

William T T Taylor, Investigating ancient animal economies and exchange in Kyrgyzstan’s Alay Valley

John Clark, Bibliography: early medieval ‘hinged’ curb bits

An annnotated bibliogaphy of early medieval “hinged” curb bits. This early medieval type of bit, first brought to wider attention in publications by Walter Gaitzsch, consists of two elements (often found detached): first, an upper frame, comprising a complex mouthpiece, mounted solidly to side structures, the cheeks, to which the head-harness would be attached; and second, pivoted to it and swivelling freely, a lower frame, usually rectangular, with attachments for the reins at the bottom. In some early examples the mouthpiece has a single long central rod ending in a knob that would have…

Darius von Guttner, Poland, Holy War and the Piast Monarchy,1100-1230

“Poland, Holy War and the Piast Monarchy” explores the evolution of the idea of holy war in medieval Poland. It examines the origins and practice of holy wars conducted by the Poles in the southern Baltic, the last bastion of paganism in Europe. The book traces the transmission of the idea of holy war to Central Europe and explains its impact on political and religious life in Poland. It takes account of the Polish missionary and crusading activity in Prussia, Pomerelia, and Pomerania. The book analyses the interplay between wars of conquest and holy wars and the emergence of the crusades…

Emilie Savage-Smith, Anatomical Illustration in Arabic Manuscripts. In: Arab Painting: Text and Image in Illustrated Arabic Manuscripts, ed. Anna Contadini [Handbuch der Orientalistik, I, 90]. Leiden: Brill, 2007, pp. 147−59 and Figs. 1-6

Katharine Mershon, The Theology of Dog Training in Vicki Hearne’s Adam’s Task

“The Theology of Dog Training” demonstrates the rich and surprising ways in which religion plays a primary role in how people make sense of their relationships with their companion animals. In the first sustained analysis of Adam’s Task in religious studies, I argue that feminist writer and dog trainer Vicki Hearne describes a form of relational redemption that allows for the restoration of a prelapsarian language between humans and animals; a recovery of a time before humans sinned against God and subsequently lost their authority over animals. Training, which begins with the act of naming…

Andrea Ford, Sport horse leisure and the phenomenology of interspecies embodiment

This article presents an auto-ethnography of the experience of sport horse riding. Drawing on phenomenological and anthropological theories of embodiment, I argue that the aspirational goal of sport riding is co-embodiment between horse and human, in which kinesthetic perception, intention, and volition merge. Co-embodiment requires time and practice to develop a shared multi-species culture in which bodies can be attuned to one another, and profound attention to both the immediate moment and the other being. I suggest that the interspecies component of sport riding, and the sport component…

Tom Tyler, The Rule of Thumb

The opposable thumb is commonly considered to be a unique and defining component of the human hand, itself the perfected endpoint of accumulated ages of evolution. Aristotle, Galen, Macrobius, Montaigne and many others have all sung the praises of this magnificent digit, which makes possible the indispensable variety of grips and grasps on which human supremacy depends. The anatomist Charles Bell argued that the hand evinces intelligent design, and that the superficial similarities of this incomparable appendage with those of other creatures are by no means indicative of homological…

Saba Beikzadeh, ANIMAL REMAINS EXCAVATED AT JAFAR ABAD AND TU ALİ SOFLA KURGANS, NORTHWEST IRAN (2010 AND 2013 SEASONS),TÜBA-AR 23. 2018, pp.101-120.

 

 

 

Job Opening: Cal Poly Pomona Animal Science (with a new Equine Studies Minor)

At the Equine History Conference (Nov. 30, 2018), the Cal Poly Pomona Provost Sylvia A. Alva opened the first day of events by announcing that the Don B. Huntley School of Agriculture was looking to hire an assistant professor in Animal Science, with a special interest in promoting their new Equine Studies minor. The position can be found though this link, and is open until February 1, 2019:

https://apply.interfolio.com/52512

Information on the Animal & Veterinary Sciences Program and Equine Studies minor can be found here:

https://www.cpp.edu/~agri/departments/avsd.shtml

Small Grant, Animal Law and Policy from UCLA Law School – Dec. 1

https://law.ucla.edu/centers/social-policy/animal-law-grants-program/about/

Deadline: December 1, 2018

 

“Thanks to generous funding from Bob Barker, UCLA Law School is pleased to offer the Animal Law and Policy Small Grants Program (“UCLA ALP Program”). The UCLA ALP Program exists to encourage new research, with the goal of developing better empirical bases from which to understand, evaluate, and pursue animal law reform.”

“Applicants from a variety of academic disciplines – including economics, sociology, demography, social psychology, moral psychology, medicine, plant-based nutritional science, cognitive science, law, public health, and public policy – are encouraged to apply.  Scholars interested in expanding their non-legal research agenda to include topics related to the UCLA ALP Program’s goals are welcome.”

“The UCLA ALP Program anticipates funding five to seven individual projects with a suggested total budget in the range of $1,000 to $4,500.”

For questions, please email the UCLA ALP Program: alp@law.ucla.edu

ASI Animal Studies Summer Institute, July 14-21, 2019

Deadline to Apply: Feb. 28, 2019

https://www.animalsandsociety.org/human-animal-studies/asi-uiuc-summer-institute-human-animal-studies/

“The Animals & Society Institute and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  have, since 2017, co-hosted a new Human-Animal Studies Summer Institute program for advanced graduate students and early career scholars pursuing research in Human-Animal Studies. This program is focused on graduate students and those in the first few years post-Ph.D., and enables 20-30 participants to work on their dissertations or publications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign within the Center for Advanced Study, for one intensive week.”

The Institute is directed by Jane Desmond, Resident Director, Kim Marra, Margo DeMello, and Kenneth Shapiro.

Applicants must “be a doctoral student at the dissertation stage or early career scholars no more than four years past the Ph.D. or be a MSW or JD student in the advanced stages of their degree, OR professional degree students seeking a degree in law, veterinary medicine, public policy, and so on,” and the ASI “offers a handful of scholarships to students at the advanced stages of their degree training who lack any summer support from their home institution or any external fellowship.”

fellowshipapplication@animalsandsociety.org

Phonographs, Flying Machines, and the Animality of Modernity: Live-Streamed Animal Studies Event / November 13

On November 13 at 3:30 PM EST, the Ball State University Department of History will be livestreaming “Phonographs, Flying Machines, and the Animality of Modernity,” a public lecture to be delivered by Dr. Daniel Vandersommers, assistant teaching professor of history at the Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics and Humanities. 

Dr. Vandersommers earned his Ph.D. in History from the Ohio State University in 2014.  He is the author of “Animal Activism and the Zoo-Networked Nation,” published in the Spring 2015 edition of Humanimalia: A Journal of Human/Animal Interface Studies and “Narrating Animal History from the Crags: A Turn-of-the-Century Tale about Mountain Sheep, Resistance, and a Nation,” published in the August 2017 issue of the Journal of American Studies.  He is the recipient of a 2017-2018 NEH Postdoctoral Fellow at the Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine inPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania and a Newberry Library Short-Term Fellowship in March 2018.  March 2019 will see publication of an anthology, Zoo Studies: A New Humanities, co-edited with Tracy McDonald , and he is under contract with Cambridge University Press to publish the monograph  Humanism Encaged: The American Zoo, 1887-1917.

If you cannot attend in person in Burkhardt Building 222, please consider attending virtually at the Ball State Department of History’s YouTube Channel, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXjaEBrcY3FWK9HApt_CCEw.

 

Courtesy of Abel Alves, Professor and Chairperson, Department of History at Ball State University, and author of The Animals of Spain: An Introduction to Imperial Perceptions and Human Interaction with Other Animals, 1492-1826 (Brill, 2011), Brutality and Benevolence: Human Ethology, Culture, and the Birth of Mexico(Greenwood, 1996), “Pets and Domesticated Animals in the Atlantic World” (Oxford Bibliographies, 2017).