War Horses Conference

Conference details
Saturday 3 May 2014 - Sunday 4 May 2014
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London, UK

The conference, which takes place on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 May 2014 at SOAS, University of London, is open to the academic community and to members of the general public.

The conference will be cross-disciplinary, and critical rather than celebratory. It seeks to explore what happens at interfaces, in areas of in-betweenness and transition.

For instance, the affective relations between fighting people and their mounts; or what happens when horse cultures meet camel or elephant cultures in war; or the change from chariot warfare to cavalry and mounted archers; or horses meeting motorised armoury; or how the horse operates at the cutting edge of colonialism, fighting the as-yet unhorsed; or where the horse as embodiment of power meets the subaltern horse; or how 'martial horseness' is created as socio-cultural practice in given societies.

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