Moving Animals


An overview of publications can be found here:

Bateman, V. (2023) ‘Animal Photography and the “Elk Problem” in Modern Wyoming’, in: S. Nance and J. Marks (eds.) Bellwether Histories: Animals, Humans and US Environments in Crisis (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2023), 100-129.

Bateman, V. (2024) ‘Martha Maxwell on the Frontier of Colorado, Modern Taxidermy and Women’s Work’, Gender and Animals in History, Yearbook of Women’s History, 42, 28-48.

De Bont, R. (2020) ‘Eating Game: Proteins, International Conservation and the Rebranding of African Wildlife, 1955-1965’, British Journal for the History of Science, 53(2): 183-205.

De Bont, R. (2020) ‘De laatste quagga’, Wonderkamer: Magazine voor Wetenschapsgeschiedenis, 1: 63-67.

De Bont, R. (2021) ‘Hamster Numbers: Biopolitics and Animal Agency in the Dutch Fields, Circa 1870-Present’, History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences, 43, March 2021.

De Bont, R. (2022) ‘Europe and its Environmental Other(s): Imagining Natures for “Global” Conservation’, in: Anna-Katharina Wöbse and Patrick Kupper (ed.) Greening Europe: Environmental Protection in the Long Twentieth Century – A Handbook (Berlin: De Gruyter-Oldenbourg, 2022) 47-72.

De Bont, R. (2022) ‘Moving across the Zoo-Field Border: Heini Hediger in Congo’, Isis, 113 (3) 491-512.

De Bont, R. (2022) ‘Strijd in de akker: Hamsters versus agronomen’, Wonderkamer: Magazine voor Wetenschapsgeschiedenis, 5 (2022), 8-13.

De Bont, R. (2022) ‘Abattre pour conserver: Protéines, organisations interntionales et faune sauvage africaine (1955-1965)’, in : G. Blanc, M. Guérin and G. Quenet (eds.) Protéger et détruire : Gouverner la nature sous les tropiques (XIX-XXeme siècle) (Paris : CNRS Éditions, 2022), 189-211.

De Bont, R. and K. Mennen (2022) ‘1934: Koloniale natuurbescherming’, in: L. Heerma van Voss, N. Bouras, M. ’t Hart, M. van der Heijden en L. Lucassen (eds.) Nog meer wereldgeschiedenis van Nederland (Amsterdam: Ambo/Atlas, 2022), 526-531.

De Bont, R. and S. Schleper (2023) ‘Actor-Networks, Conservation Treaties and International Environmental History: Re-Assembling Conventions’, in: E. O’Gorman, W. San Martin, M. Carey and S. Swart (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Environmental History (London: Routledge, 2023), 156-170.

De Bont, R. (2023) ‘Van Clara tot Bokito: De wildernis in onze dierentuinen’, De Lage Landen, 66 (2023), 51-59. [Also published in English as: ‘From Clara to Bokito: The Wilderness in our Zoos’ and in French as: ‘Du rhinoceros Clara au gorille Bokito: Les animaux exotiques dans les Pays-Bas’]

De Bont, R. (2024) ‘The Economy of Rarity: Animal-Catching, Cryptozoology and the Mid-Twentieth Century Zoo’, Environmental History, 29:1 (2024) 29-55.

De Bont, R. (2024) ‘Culturele idealen en wetenschappelijke tradities: Een geschiedenis van de natuurbescherming’, in Maïka de Keyser, Tim Soens en Christophe Verbruggen (eds.) Mens en natuur: Een geschiedenis (Gent, Academia Press, 2024), 201-226.

De Bont, R. (2024) ‘Multispecies History of Science’, in Lukas Verburgt (ed.) Debating Contemporary Approaches to the History of Science (London, New York and Dublin: Bloomsbury, 2024) 189-200 and 208-212.

Schleper, S. (2020) ‘Views from Above: Light Airplanes and Wildlife Research and Management in the Serengeti During the 1950s and 1960s’, Environment & Society Portal, Arcadia, 42.

Schleper, S. (2021) ‘Airplanes, Cameras, Computers, Wildebeests: The Technological Mediation of Spaces for Humans and Wildlife in the Serengeti Since 1950’, Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space, April 2021, 1-22.

Schleper, S. (2022) ‘Caribou Crossings: The Trans-Alaska Pipeline System, Conservation, and Stakeholdership in the Anthropocene’, The British Journal for the History of Science, March 2022, 1-17.

Schleper, S. (2022) ‘Caribou Count: Images, Infrastructure and Contested Indicators’, Roadsides, 43-50.

Schleper, S. (2022) ‘Victims and Diplomats: European White Stork Conservation Efforts, Animal Representations, and Images of Expertise in Postwar Ornithology’, Science in Context, 35:3, 294-313.

Vasile, M. (2022) ‘From Reintroduction to Rewilding: Autonomy, Agency and the Messy Liberation of the European Bison’, Environment and History, July 2022, 1-26.

Vasile, M. (2024) ‘Reproduction against Extinction: The Value and Labours of two Przewalski’s Mares’, Gender and Animals in History, Yearbook of Women’s History, 42, 257-273.