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Institute of Historical ResearchUniversity of LondonSenate HouseMalet StreetWC1E 7HUWith the generous support of the Wellcome Trust, the Royal Historical Society, and the Institute for Historical Research, University of London.14 January 20119:30 Doors open (Senate House, Room G37)9:50-10:00 WelcomeSession One, Chaired by Emma Spary (University of Cambridge)10:00-10:40 James Delbourgo (Rutgers University, NY)”Animal Magic in Colonial Jamaica”10:40-11:20 Staffan Müller-Wille (University of Exeter)”Linnaeus and the Four Corners of the World”11:20-12:00 Pratik Chakrabarti (Kent University)”Materials and Medicine in the Age of Commerce”12:05-13:05 LunchSession Two, Chaired by Matthew D. Eddy (Durham University)13:05-13:45 Daniel Margócsy (Hunter College, NY)”Creative Seeds and Monstrous Giraffes: Shipping Medicinal Plants and Curious Animals in the Early Modern World”13:45-14:25 Helen Cowie (Plymouth University)”Sloth Bones and Anteater Tongues: Collecting Nature in the Spanish Empire, 1750-1808″14:30-15:00 CoffeeSession Three, Chaired by John McAleer (National Maritime Museum)15:00-15:40 Lowri Jones (University of Nottingham)”Indigenous intermediaries in nineteenth-century scientific exploration”15:40-16:20 Jim Moore (Open University”Fuegians, Not Finches: The Meaning of Darwin’s ‘First Contact'”16:20-17:00 Sadiah Qureshi (University of Cambridge)”Model Peoples: Race, Empire and Anthropology in International Exhibitions, 1851-1886″17:05-17:30 Open discussion and concluding remarks