Towards the end of July I co-coordinated a wonderful conference on The Animal Human Bond2 with my colleague Tamar Axelrad Levy. We had a great group of scholars who offered papers on a wide range of topics. I was unable to present my paper due to time constraints but I hope to continue working on it. The topic was the ways animals function within children’s literature. IN our after conference dinner we got some pictures but I am hoping to get a full group shot from one of our participants.
My second conference was the fifth conference on Childhood. We had about 22 attendees and the overall theme was exploitation. I presented a paper on Human Rights and the rights of the child but we had papers on a wide range of topics, including papers on literature, film, incarceration of youth, child workers, children in war. We did take a group shot but again, I am hoping someone will send me a copy. Here are some images from the Oxford Botantical Garden and around Oxford.