New CRESIDA doctoral dissertation on cockfighting in the Canary Islands

Ricardo Ontillera Sanchez, a CRESIDA student, recently completed his PhD Viva based on his study of cockfighting in the Canary Islands. Originally from Spain, Ricardo is the last of several PhD students who have been working on the multi-disciplinary AHRC-funded research project ‘Cultural and Scientific Perceptions of Human-Chicken Interaction’. His thesis, titled ‘Of casteadores, gallos y galleras: the Read More…

Organs without grief: the potentials of the pig model in Danish experimental transplantation research

This week in the CRESIDA seminar series, our speaker is Anja Jensen from the University of Copenhagen, who is sharing her research on the potentials of the pig model in Danish experimental transplantation research. Come and join us on Thursday, March 7th at 4.15pm in Room G070 at Parkstead House to learn more. Abstract In Danish transplant experiments, research Read More…

An interview with Garry Marvin about his mammoth new co-edited book “Human-Animal Studies”

Human-Animal Studies is a burgeoning multidisciplinary enterprise. Human-Animal Studies places the relationships humans have with other animals, and the relations other animals have with humans, at the centre of scholarly enquiry, artistic practice, and political critique. It draws from, and engages with, subjects across the social sciences, the humanities, and beyond, including anthropology, archaeology, art, Read More…

New CRESIDA doctoral dissertation on animal sacrifice and ritual offerings in Afro-Brazilian Candomblé

Giovanna Capponi, a CRESIDA student, has successfully completed her PhD Viva based on her study of human-environmental relations and sacrificial offerings in Candomblé – an Afro-Brazilian religion.  Giovanna, originally from Italy and with Master’s degrees from SOAS and the University of Bologna, is one of several PhD students who have been working on the multi-disciplinary AHRC-funded research Read More…

Monkeys and maladies

By Stuart Semple In the film Outbreak, a deadly virus is unleashed in America after an infected monkey is brought into the country. It’s a film with a real basis in truth – we know that diseases with catastrophic impacts can be transmitted from (non-human) primates to our own species. Ebola is perhaps the most Read More…