ASTRA Presents: Anne Milne

  • Date

    Tuesday, November 16, 2010

  • What

    In this talk, I illuminate discourses of genetics in eighteenth-century animal breeding as they impact animals, agricultural labourers, and breeders – with a specific focus on the work of the yeoman farmer and master breeder, Robert Bakewell. Bakewell’s celebrity as an agricultural innovator is discussed as a cultural and aesthetic phenomenon in the context of his class position, his intuitive, unorthodox breeding practices, and the implications for the animal body as Britain rushed to address the needs of a burgeoning urban market for meat.

  • Where

    MacKinnon 020
    University of Guelph

  • When

    4pm-5:20pm on Tues Nov 16, 2010

  • Why

    ASTRA aims to bring together researchers across University of Guelph whose interest lies at the intersection of the sciences, humanities and fine art.

  • Cost

    Free Lecture

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