Call for Papers: Researching Animal Research Conference

 CFP: Emerging Voices in the social study of animal research

The Animal Research Nexus is hosting a conference entitled Researching Animal Research.  The conference will run from 30th-31st March 2023 at the Wellcome Collection in London. This event marks the formal completion of the Animal Research Nexus programme (2017-2023).

The aim of the conference is to renew connections, celebrate collaborations, critically review what we and others have accomplished in this field, as well as open up discussion about the future and explore new challenges. You can learn more about the conference as a whole here Researching Animal Research.

On the second day of the conference we are planning a session entitled “Emerging Voices in the social study of animal research”. For this session, we are inviting social science and humanities scholars to propose a paper. We’re looking for fresh ideas, new faces and innovative, diverse approaches to the social study of animal research, in all its many aspects and applications. Papers from early career scholars are particularly encouraged. Presenters will be given 20 minutes to present their work, to be followed by a Q & A session.

If you wish to be involved, please send a 200 word abstract describing your proposed paper to before the 31st August 2022. Additionally, we also have room allocated in our exhibition for posters. Please contact the organisers if you are interested in presenting a poster.

If your paper is accepted you will be invited to attend the whole conference in person in London. We have a number of bursaries available for those who may need assistance in covering the costs of attendance. 

Please feel free to forward this invitation to anyone who you think may be interested. If you have any queries about the session or any of the above, please don’t hesitate to contact either Beth Greenhough ( or Pru Hobson-West (

The Animal Research Nexus Team

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Beagle Dogs in Research for Animal Testing
Understanding Animal Research