On this episode of Knowing Animals, we are joined by Professor Alison Stone. Alison is Professor in the Department of Politics, Philosophy, and Religion at Lancaster University in the United Kingdom. She’s authored nine academic books, and edited or co-edited three others, on assorted topics in feminist philosophy, continental philosophy, and aesthetics. But she joins us on Knowing Animals to talk about her current work on women in 19th century philosophy, and in particular her work on Frances Power Cobbe. Alison is the editor of Frances Power Cobbe: Essential Writings of a Nineteenth-Century Feminist Philosopher (released by Oxford University Press in 2022) and the author of Frances Power Cobbe, a short book in the Cambridge Elements series Women in the History of Philosophy, which was released by Cambridge University Press, also in 2022.
For this episode, our guest is Dr Lizzie Wright, who is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie European Fellow in the Department of Archaeology at the University of York, where she is studying Neolithic cattle husbandry, and a research fellow in the Department of Classics and Archaeology at the University of Nottingham, where she contributes to a project on bear-bating in London. Lizzie is a real champion of zooarchaeology, and is currently the secretary of the International Council of Archaeozoology. In this episode, we talk about her paper ‘The aurochs in the European Pleistocene and Early Holocene: Origins, Evidence and Body Size’, which was published in Lockwood Press’s 2022 collection Cattle and People: Interdisciplinary Approaches to an Ancient Relationship, which was co-edited by Lizzie and Catarina Ginja.