Starting in 2021, ASLE-UKI organises a regular online seminar series.

This page provides information about our upcoming seminars as well as an archive of previous seminar topics. Seminars are normally held in January, March, May, and November and are open to all, although advance registration is usually required.

We welcome ideas for future seminars. If you would be interested in organising a seminar, please get in touch.

Seminars are free to attend, but there are some costs involved in their organisation. If you enjoyed the seminar, please do consider making a small donation to help cover our costs.

Next Seminar
November 2021

Farming, Literature, and Environment

Convenor: Pippa Marland (University of Bristol)
Date and Time: Thursday 18 November 2021, 2.30-5.00 pm
How to Take Part: Register Here


  • 2.30-3.45 pm: a panel on ‘Rewilding, wilding, and the new georgic’ with Ewan Allinson, Terry Gifford, and Pippa Marland
  • 4.00-5.00 pm: a round-table discussion on ‘Farming and writing / writing and farming in the 21st century’ with Patrick Laurie (farmer and author of Native) and Lynn Cassells (crofter and co-author of Our Wild Farming Life: Adventures on a Scottish Highland Croft). Interlocutor: Sophie Yeo (editor of the Inkcap Journal).

Registration is free but please register in advance.

Future Seminars

The Eighteenth-Century Environment
Convenor: Brycchan Carey
Confirmed Speakers:
Date: January 2022

Postgraduate Seminar
Convenors: ASLE-UKI Postgraduate Reps
Confirmed Speakers:
Date: March 2022

May, and November 2022 have yet to be confirmed. Please let us know if you would be interested in organising one of these seminars.

Previous Seminars

Early Modern Ecologies: Green Heritage (19 June 2021)

An afternoon of talks on ecocritical approaches to Shakespeare, Spencer, Milton, and others, convened by Todd Borlik and Rosie Paice with contributions from Claire Eager, Bonnie Lander Johnson, Jennifer Munroe, and Rosie Paice.

Blue Extinction: Biodiversity Loss in Aquatic Environments (27 May 2021)

A day of talks convened by Vera Fibisan at the University of Sheffield. Participants: Killian Quigley (The University of Sydney), Tom Bristow (James Cook University), Maria Beger (University of Leeds), Steve Mentz (St. John’s University), Dolly Jørgensen (University of Stavanger), Dr Tom Webb (The University of Sheffield).

‘In Vitro Meat: Ethics and Culture’ (1 February 2021)

An afternoon of talks convened by the Sheffield Animal Research Centre (ShARC). Participants: Joshua Bulleid (Monash University), Nora Castle (University of Warwick), Josh Milburn (University of Sheffield), John Miller (University of Sheffield), Alexandra Sexton (University of Sheffield), Neil Stephens (Brunel University London).