Pig Out — Hogs and Humans in Global and Historical Context

Conference Schedule

  1. Friday
  2. Saturday
  3. Sunday
  4. View or download PDF of printed Program

Friday’s hog roast dinner is generously sponsored by the Agricultural History Society.

Roundtables, panels, and keynote are held in Luce Hall Auditorium. Food and coffee are served in Luce Hall Common Room (on 2nd floor).

Friday, October 16

1:00 - 4:00pm

Registration and Exhibit
(Sterling Library)

3:30 - 5:00pm

Opening Roundtable — Practices, Ethics, and Challenges in Contemporary Pork Production and Consumption
Jude Becker, Bob Comis, Barry Estabrook, James McWilliams,Terry Spence, Lori Gruen, and Colman Andrews

5:00pm

Transit to Yale Farm

6:00 – 8:00

Dinner at Yale Farm
(outdoor, rain or shine; please wear weather appropriate clothing)

Saturday, October 17

8am

Transit/shuttle from hotel to Luce Hall

8:30 – 9:00am

Breakfast
(Luce Hall Common Room)

9:00 – 10:30

Panel 1 — Porcine Pre-History: Domestication
Ben Arbuckle, Pig Domestication in SW Asia: The Archaeological Evidence
​Greger Larson, The gene flow revolution: How appreciating admixture is shaping our understanding of (pig) domestication
Phillip Piper, Early Domestic Pigs in the Southeast Asian Context

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee Break
(Luce Hall Common Room)

11:00am – 12:30pm

Panel 2 — Pork, Religion, and Identity
Aaron Gross, The Question of the Animal and Religion: Consider the Pig
Jordan Rosenblum, A Brief History of Pork and Jewish Identity from the P Source to Pulp Fiction
Jeffrey Yoskowitz, Pigs in the Promised Land: Reconciling Jewish identity, democracy, and Bacon in Israel

12:30 – 1:30

Lunch
(Luce Hall Common Room)

1:30 – 3:00

Panel 3 — Pigs in the City
Febe Armanios, Copts, Garbage, and Egypt’s 2009 Pig Cull
Thomas Fleischman, The Garden-City Paradise: The GDR, Industrial Agriculture, and Garden Pigs
Catherine McNeur, Tainted Milk and Foul Swine: The Different Treatment of Urban Cows & Pigs in 1850s Manhattan

3:00 – 3:15

Coffee Break
(Luce Hall Common Room)

3:15 – 4:45

Panel 4 — Small-Scale Swine
Mark Essig, Swinish multitudes on a small scale: American pigs in the woods, on the streets, and on the farm
Brad Weiss, Hybrids, Breeds, and Brands: How ‘Heritage Pigs’ Matter

4:45 – 5:00

Coffee Break
(Luce Hall Common Room)

5:00 – 6:00

Keynote
A conversation with James Scott, Gabriel Rosenberg, and Mark Bomford

Sunday, October 18

8am

Transit/shuttle from hotel to Luce Hall

8:30 – 9:00am

Breakfast
(Luce Hall Common Room)

9:00 – 10:30

Panel 5 — Human-Hog Labor Ecologies
Julie Hughes, Pigs in the Picture: Seeing Wild Boar at Work in Princely India
Brett Mizelle, The Labor of Bacon Mania in American Culture
Mindi Schneider, Pigs in China and the Metabolic Rift

10:30 – 10:45

Coffee Break
(Luce Hall Common Room)

10:45am – 12:15pm

Panel 6 — Imperial Swine and Settler Colonialism
Robin Derby, Bringing the Animals Back In: Writing Quadrupeds into the Environmental History of Latin America and the Caribbean
Marcy Norton, A Tale of Three Pigs: Modes of Interaction and Porcine-Human Intersubjectivity in Spain and Native Lowland South America
Rebecca Woods, Porcine Bloodlines and Imperial Ties: Revitalizing the Tamworth Breed of Pig circa 1977

12:15 – 1:15

Lunch
(Luce Hall Common Room)

1:15 – 2:30

Panel 7 — Intimacy with Pigs
Colleen Glenney Boggs, ‘Some Pig’: Porcine Exceptionalism and the Biopolitics of Charlotte’s Web
Alex Blanchette, Being Human in Porcine Worlds: Intimate Labor on the Factory Farm
Jan Dutkiewicz and Lori Gruen, Stalled Ethics: The Gestation Crate as a Site of Commodity Compassion

2:30 – 2:45

Coffee Break
(Luce Hall Common Room)

2:45 – 3:30

Concluding Roundtable
(Luce Hall Auditorium)

Roundtables, panels, and keynote are held in Luce Hall Auditorium. Food and coffee are served in Luce Hall Common Room (on 2nd floor).

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