Monday 17th June – 1-2pm – Seminar Room, Byrne House

You are invited to the next session of the Biological Interest Group on Monday 17th June. As usual it will be held in the seminar room at Byrne House, from 1-2pm. Participants can bring lunch and drinks if they wish.

Sam Hurn will be leading the session, which will be based on a draft paper which is hopefully going into the journal Ethnos for a special issue entitled ‘Consumer and Consumed’. The original paper was much longer, and Dr Hurn had to cut it down by about 7000 words, so the first thing she would like to get out of the session is whether or not it still makes sense. The themes explored in the paper will also form the basis of a chapter for a book which Dr Hurn is working on, so she would additionally like to pick the brains of STS people about how she might engage more with that body of literature.

The article can be obtained by emailing Jim Lowe at jwel201 [at] – As it is a work in preparation please do not disseminate further without Dr. Hurn’s express permission.

For any further information on BIG, please contact  Sabina Leonelli at S.Leonelli [at]