Registration now open!

The Biennial Conference of The University of Sheffield Animal Studies Research Centre (ShARC), on April 29-30th at the Humanities Research Institute, The University of Sheffield, is now open for registration!

This international and cross-disciplinary conference will examine the material histories and futures of animal remains. More details available here.

The conference programme has now been finalised and is available to view.

Keynote Speakers: 

Lucinda Cole, The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA.
Thom van Dooren, The University of Sydney, Australia

Artist in Residence: Steve Baker, The University of Central Lancashire, UK

During the conference, Steve’s work will be displayed in an art exhibition in Jessop West foyer – all welcome!

REGISTRATION: Registration payments will be accepted at our online store.

Early Bird Registration is £75 waged/£25 unwaged.

Registration after February 28th, 2019 will be £95 waged/£35 unwaged.

(If you are unsure which category you fit into, don’t hesitate to ask us!)

For early career researchers and postgraduates students interested in applying for a ShARC Travel Award, please supply us with a completed Travel Award form by February 15th, 2019. Decisions will be communicated the following week. Please note that snacks, lunches, and coffee breaks are included in the price of registration.

If you would like to attend the conference dinner on Monday, April 29th from 7-9 pm at INOX, The University of Sheffield’s award-winning restaurant and conference venue, the cost is £36 and includes a delicious three-course vegan meal (see menu for further details). If you have any accessibility or dietary requirements, please contact Sarah Bezan (s.bezan@sheffield.ac.uk).

TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATION: Sheffield will be quite busy during the weekend preceding the Animal Remains Conference, so we recommend that you reserve your accommodation asap. For information on bookings in Sheffield, visit http://www.welcometosheffield.co.uk/visit/stay. We recommend flying in and out of Manchester and taking a direct train/bus to Sheffield, but it is also possible to fly into London and take a train/bus from there. It is always advisable to reserve train tickets in advance of travel (ticket prices increase closer to the day of travel). For information on travel, visit http://www.welcometosheffield.co.uk/visit/useful-info/location/getting-to-sheffield. Note that Sheffield is nestled near the beautiful Peak District National Park, with plenty of interesting villages, estate houses, and hiking trails to explore if you plan to stick around in Sheffield following the conference.

This conference is generously supported by BIOSEC and the White Rose College of the Arts and Humanities