Fudge, Erica

Erica Fudge is a historian of animals and teaches in the School of Humanities at the University of Strathclyde. She is also director of the British Animal Studies Network, a network that brings together scholars, NGOs and others from the arts, humanities, social sciences as well as natural sciences, with an interest in human-animal relations. She has had a number of articles about human-animal relations in History Today (including essays on bestiality, early veterinary care, and the history of meat avoidance), and has published academic work on legal, scientific and religious attitudes towards animals in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries; as well as a book on the debates about animal rationality in that period titled Brutal Reasoning. She has just completed the first detailed archival study of people and their livestock in the early seventeenth century which will be published as Quick Cattle and Dying Wishes in 2018.

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