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…

Must love dogs

By Kirsten Bell (c) PopAnth – Hot Buttered Humanity – reproduced with permission Some time ago, I read an issue of the local Vancouver rag devoted, in large part, to dogs. There were articles on dog naming trends in the province (Fido is out and Max is in!), the best designer crossbreeds (labradoodles rock!) and 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…

CRESIDA is seeking a social anthropologist for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position

We are looking for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to join our Life Sciences department as part of an AHRC-funded research project, Rising from the Depths: Utilising Marine Cultural Heritage in East Africa to help develop sustainable social, economic and cultural benefits. Applicants should have a PhD in social anthropology, have conducted ethnographic research in Mozambique, Read More…