Session One, Chaired by Emma Spary (University of Cambridge)
10:00-10:40 James Delbourgo (Rutgers University, NY)
"Animal Magic in Colonial Jamaica"
10:40-11:20 Staffan Müller-Wille (University of Exeter)
"Linnaeus and the Four Corners of the World"
11:20-12:00 Pratik Chakrabarti (Kent University)
"Materials and Medicine in the Age of Commerce"
Session Two, Chaired by Matthew D. Eddy (Durham University)
13:05-13:45 Daniel Margócsy (Hunter College, NY)
"Creative Seeds and Monstrous Giraffes: Shipping Medicinal Plants and Curious Animals in the Early Modern World"
13:45-14:25 Helen Cowie (Plymouth University)
"Sloth Bones and Anteater Tongues: Collecting Nature in the Spanish Empire, 1750-1808"
Session Three, Chaired by John McAleer (National Maritime Museum)
15:00-15:40 Lowri Jones (University of Nottingham)
"Indigenous intermediaries in nineteenth-century scientific exploration"
15:40-16:20 Jim Moore (Open University)
"Fuegians, Not Finches: The Meaning of Darwin's 'First Contact'"
16:20-17:00 Sadiah Qureshi (University of Cambridge)
"Model Peoples: Race, Empire and Anthropology in International Exhibitions, 1851-1886"
17:05-17:30 Open discussion and concluding remarks
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Registration is free fro students, £7 for non-students. Limited bursaries for graduate students from outside the greater London area are available on a first-come first-served basis, please contact Valentina Pugliano
Oxford OX1 3TF
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