• Paul Keil

WEBINAR : Nonhuman heroes and villains

On March 4th, I will be presenting with my ERC BOAR colleagues in cross-project cross-species conversation with The Global War Against the Rat and the Epistemic Emergence of Zoonosis (University St Andrews), Refiguring Conservation in/for “the Anthropocene”: the Global Lives of the Orangutan (Brunel University London) TITLE: Becoming Feral: A Tale of Two Pigs | Paul G. Keil (Hunting the Unruly Pigs of the New Wild project & Veterinarization of Europe project, The Czech Academy of Sciences)

ABSTRACT: In Australia, free-roaming pigs are constructed as villainous through the term “feral.” This presentation will explore the historical events through which pigs were made feral, and how this branding attempts to unmake this adaptable animal’s (almost heroic) capacity to overcome categorical divides and forge new relations and identities. REGISTRATION: is free but required for attendance. To register email wwrat@st-andrews.ac.uk with your Full Name, email address and affiliation by February 26, 12:00 GMT