Helen Cowie – Doing a Roaring Trade: Travelling Menageries in 19th-Century Britain

Event Date: 14 May 2012 Birkbeck College Room B13, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H Birkbeck Arts Week  Romantic Objects Lecture: Dr. Helen Cowie (University of York) Doing a Roaring Trade: Travelling Menageries in 19th-Century Britain Helen Cowie’s research project explores the collection, study and exhibition of exotic animals (c.1750-1880), how contemporaries conceptualised rare animals, where they encountered them and what …