Moving Animals

In May, Vanessa Bateman gave a lecture for the Animal History Group Annual Seminar Series. Her talk, “Saving the American Elk with Camera” discussed her research on the creation of the National Elk Refuge in 1912 by way of photography, and how “the visual culture of elk and their material traces—in the form of photography, film, and naturally shed antlers—continued to play an important role in their management and local tourism throughout the twentieth century.”