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Northern Animals: Extinction in the Anthropocene

Extinction Network

Tuesday, 24 April 2018 from 10:00 to 17:00 (BST)

Northern Animals: Extinction in the Anthropocene

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Extinction Network is excited to host the 3rd Northern Animals workshop, ‘Extinction in the Anthropocene’. Inspired by the focus of our research network, we will be exploring themes of species extinction, biodiversity loss and conservation from animal studies and environmental humanities perspectives. Consisting of a series of informal workshops and talks, this one-day event will inspire conversations about how we may respond to these issues in our academic work as well as thinking about how we might find creative solutions more broadly.

This event brings together speakers across the sciences, arts and humanities, giving people an opportunity to think and learn about how different disciplines are approaching environmental concerns, as well as exploring the intersections between these diverse fields.


Abi Curtis is the author of Water & Glass (Cloud Lodge Books, 2017), and Professor of Creative Writing at York St John University. She has won an Eric Gregory Award and the Somerset Maugham Award for her poetry collections, The Glass Delusion (Salt, 2013) and Unexpected Weather (Salt, 2009). Previously, she has written on such subjects as mushrooms in Freud, squid in literature, and the creative possibilities of pollination.

Dr Debbie Maxwell is a lecturer in Design & Interactive Media in the Department of Theatre, Film and Television at the University of York. Her research focuses on the use of storytelling as an active process, working with diverse communities to explore the role of technology in the reshaping of shared stories. Current research includes using speculative design to explore changing and future narratives around honeybees.

Professor Callum Roberts is a leading marine conservation biologist based in the Environment Department at the University of York. His current research focuses on threats to marine ecosystems and he is at the forefront of calls for marine reserves. He has worked with the UN, as well as the IUCN, WWF and the Blue Marine Foundation. He is an award winning author and also the science advisor for the BBC documentary series Blue Planet  I & II.

For a full schedule, please see below.

Northern Animals brings together animal studies scholars at various stages of their academic careers across the North of England, and beyond, to share ideas and research, and stimulate new ways of thinking about animals and the natural world. We particularly encourage PGR students to come, however, all academics interested in animal studies are welcome.

As with previous Northern Animal workshops, we will be providing a limited number of small travel bursaries non-WRoCAH students on a first come first served basis. To apply please email

For students travelling from Leeds and Sheffield, bursaries up to £10 available.

For students travelling from elsewhere, bursaries up to £20 available.


10:00 – Welcome / tea & coffee

10:30 – Introduction: Extinction Network

11:00 – Professor Abi Curtis

11:45 – Break

12:00  – Creative activity

13:00 – Lunch

14:00 – Dr Debbie Maxwell

14:30 – TBC: Informal ‘Work in Progress’ session

15:30 – Tea & coffee break

16:00 – Professor Callum Roberts

17:00 – Close

Do you have questions about Northern Animals: Extinction in the Anthropocene? Contact Extinction Network

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Large Rehearsal Room
TFTV Department, University of York
YO10 5GB York
United Kingdom

Tuesday, 24 April 2018 from 10:00 to 17:00 (BST)

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Extinction Network is a collaborative project between three doctoral researchers and six academics. The Network joins scholars from the White Rose Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York to explore extinction in the age of the Anthropocene. It brings together researchers in environmental conservation, English literature, interactive media, management, philosophy and religious studies in order to contribute critically to the cross-disciplinary study of extinction in all its different biological forms and socio-cultural functions today.

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