Constructing and contesting veterinary expertise: professionals, publics and prospects

Tue 5 - Thu 7 Jul 2022

Accessibility
Online event

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Venue
Online
Price
£6 - £10

British Academy/Wellcome Trust Conferences bring together scholars and specialists from around the world to explore themes related to health and wellbeing.

The veterinary profession is socially, ethically and culturally significant, with numerous branches, contested identities and heterogeneous histories. As with human medicine, veterinary expertise is constructed and challenged in important ways. Until recently, however, this expertise has received minimal attention from social researchers. By bringing together leading international scholars with a critical social science interest in the veterinary profession, this important event will showcase exciting new research and facilitate opportunities for novel collaborations.

This three-half day online conference will explore the evolution and contemporary significance of veterinary expertise, discuss how this knowledge becomes contested, and identify ethical challenges. We warmly invite an audience of scholars and practitioners from all disciplines, including social science, ethics and veterinary medicine.

Conference convenors:
Professor Pru Hobson-West
, University of Nottingham
Dr Alistair Anderson, University of Nottingham
Professor Kate Millar, University of Nottingham

Speakers:

Day 1

Dr Alistair Anderson, University of Nottingham

Dr Ludek Broz, Czech Academy of Sciences

Dr Angela Cassidy, University of Exeter

Dr Nicolas Fortané, INRAE, Paris-Dauphine University

Professor Pru Hobson-West, University of Nottingham

Dr Robert Kirk, University of Manchester

Professor Kate Millar, University of Nottingham

Dr Alison Skipper, King's College London

Day 2

Dr Alistair Anderson, University of Nottingham

Professor Henry Buller, University of Exeter

Dr Gareth Enticott, Cardiff University

Dr Carol Gray, Hartpury University

Professor Pru Hobson-West, University of Nottingham

Dr Franck Meijboom, Utrecht University

Professor Kate Millar, University of Nottingham

Professor Melanie Rock, University of Calgary

Dr Jenny Vermilya, University of Colorado

Dr Svenja Springer, University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna

Day 3

Dr Alistair Anderson, University of Nottingham

Professor Henry Buller, University of Exeter

Professor Jane Desmond, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Professor Pru Hobson-West, University of Nottingham

Professor Kate Millar, University of Nottingham

Professor Melanie Rock, University of Calgary

Dr Kerstin Weich, University of Vienna

Professor Abigail Woods, University of Lincoln

Book tickets using the links below.

Online standard ticket: £10 per day / £30 for 3 days

Online concession ticket: £6 per day / £18 for 3 days

Concessions apply to those who are: aged 60 or over, students, early career researchers (within 3 years of obtaining PhD), disability living allowance or incapacity benefit claimants, universal credit claimants.

For any enquiries about this conference please email Pru Hobson-West, School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Nottingham Pru.Hobson-West@nottingham.ac.uk

Funded by Wellcome Trust

Image: Getty Images

Registration

Book 3-day ticket

3-day ticket for Tuesday 5, Wednesday 6 and Thursday 7 July.

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Book day 1

Day 1 will take place on Tuesday 5 July 2022, 12.30 - 15.15 UK time.

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Book day 2

Day 2 will take place on Wednesday 6 July 2022, 12.30 - 17.15 UK time.

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Book day 3

Day 3 will take place on Thursday 7 July 2022, 12.30 - 16.30 UK time.

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