What’s the point of the blog?
This blog aims to uncover the role and presence of dogs in history. It’s a mixture of posts drawn from my research into dogs and the making of modern London, New York and Paris and more general musings on dogs and history.
Future posts will include snippets on canine urban histories and geographies, brief biographies of ‘notable’ dogs, reflections on doing animal history, and anything else I come across.
There will also be guest contributions from fellow academics working in animal studies and history.
Who’s the blog for?
Everyone, especially those interested in dogs and/or history. Although I’m an academic, the blog is written in an accessible (i.e. non-academic) style.
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Who’s the dog in the photo above?
Timmy (RIP), my mother-in-law’s former border collie and the greatest dog who ever lived, in my humble opinion.