British Academy/Wellcome Trust conference on Constructing and contesting veterinary expertise

Tuesday 5th (09:00) - Thursday 7th July 2022 (17:00)
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British Academy/Wellcome Trust Conferences bring together scholars and specialists from around the world to explore themes related to health and wellbeing.

The veterinary profession is socially, ethically and culturally significant, with numerous branches, contested identities, and heterogeneous histories. As with human medicine, veterinary expertise is constructed and challenged in important ways. Until recently, however, this expertise has received minimal attention from social researchers. By bringing together leading international scholars with a critical social science interest in the veterinary profession, this important event will showcase exciting new research and facilitate opportunities for novel collaborations.

This three-half day online conference will explore the evolution and contemporary significance of veterinary expertise, discuss how this knowledge becomes contested, and identify ethical challenges. We warmly invite an audience of scholars and practitioners from all disciplines, including social science, ethics and veterinary medicine.

For any enquiries about this conference please email Pru Hobson-West at

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Institute for Science and Society
School of Sociology and Social Policy
Law and Social Sciences
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD