Moving Animals

Fieldwork on Vancouver Island

Fieldwork on Vancouver Island

In May and June 2022, Monica Vasile did fieldwork on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, researching the story of recovering the Vancouver Island marmot from near extinction. She looked into personal archives and collections of reports, interviewed scientists and...
Contributions to June issue of Gewina’s Wonderkamer

Contributions to June issue of Gewina’s Wonderkamer

Raf de Bont and Simone Schleper contributed two essays (on hamsters and storks) to the recent issue of Wonderkamer, the popular magazine of Gewina, the Belgian-Dutch Society for the History of Science and Univeristies. The issue on sustainability and limits to growth...
Caribou as Ecological Stakeholders

Caribou as Ecological Stakeholders

Since the 1970s, an iconic case of infrastructure development continues to cause controversies amongst wildlife experts about mammals’ capacity to learn and about their ecological stakes in modified areas: the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS). Simone Schleper...
Horses in the Archives

Horses in the Archives

In November 2021, Monica did fieldwork and archival research at Prague Zoo. Prague Zoo has been active in breeding the Przewalski’s horses from the 1930s, and did the first zoo driven reintroduction of Przewalski’s horses in Mongolia, hiring army aircrafts. Monica...