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Chicken Coop: A Potted History
June 9, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Derived from the wild jungle fowl of South East Asia, the domestic chicken has spread globally through human-assisted transportation, but the species’ natural and cultural history in the West covers far more interesting aspects than food. This event looks at various aspects of the history of chickens and their relationship with humans, including hotly debated ethical issues surrounding keeping and management practices.
Introductory public lecture taking place as part of Bournemouth University’s Festival of Learning 2014, organized as part of the Large Grant project: Cultural and Scientific Perceptions of Human-Chicken Interactions.