Veterinary Science and Empire Centre for the History of Science Technology and Medicine University of Manchester Thursday 18 September 2008

This workshop brings together historians whose work documents developments in veterinary science across a range of colonial contexts. The workshop provides an opportunity to identify, compare and contrast significant themes arising from the scholarship. It will reveal the character and variability of veterinary knowledge and practices that were transferred from the metropole, that flowed within and were exported from these colonial settings. More broadly, participants will gain a critical perspective on the usefulness of ‘colonial science’ as an interpretive tool.

This meeting is co-located with The Health and Welfare of the Manufactured Animal,, on Friday 19 September. You are welcome to attend both meetings: an option is given on the registration form.

Provisional Programme

Karen Brown (Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, University of Oxford) A colonial disease or a natural part of the local ecosystem? Rabies in 19th and 20th Century South Africa

Natalie Lloyd and Ruth Barton (University of Auckland) Australasian veterinary science and imperial exchange: the problem of deficiency diseases in livestock

Laxman D Satya (University of Lock Haven, Pennsylvania) British imperialism and its impact on the cattle, people and the environment in South Asia: A case study of the Deccan Plateau

Brian Caton (Luther College, Iowa) The colonial birth of scientific breeding and veterinary medicine in Punjab

Daniel Gilfoyle (National Archives, UK) The invention and mass dissemination of bluetongue vaccine in South Africa, 1900-1950

For further details, please contact Dr Natalie Lloyd: [email protected] <mailto:[email protected]>