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Portrait of a Chicken
Created by Elena Lazutkaite on Saturday 31st October 2015

I am a PhD student interested in the social construction and representation of chickens. In other words, what interests me is the way we talk (write) about chickens.

Created by Ricardo Ontillera on Sunday 4th October 2015

Between the 22nd and the 25th of September, our Chicken Meeting took place at the School of Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford.

Created by Naomi Sykes on Sunday 12th July 2015

Since the beginning of our ‘Chicken Project’ - which is investigating when, how, why and with what impact the chicken spread around the world - we have been collaborating with staff and students fr

Figure 1 Curation and Development Workshop (photo by A. Barnes)
Created by Tyr Fothergill on Monday 22nd June 2015

Research In Translation ( is an AHRC-funded endeavour intended to familiarise Early Career Re

The conference was held in the Tour Jean-sans-Peur
Created by Ophelie Lebrasseur on Thursday 4th June 2015

As the month of May drew to an end, Ophélie Lebrasseur had the pleasure of attending “La Poule: Pratiques d’Élevage et Histoire Culturelle” (The chicken: Breeding Practices and Cultural History), a

Spangled Hamburgh Silkie and Silvergrey Dorking
Created by Alison Foster on Thursday 26th March 2015

At the University of Leicester, research into the development of chicken breeds has resulted in one of the largest and best-provenanced collections of domestic fowl skeletons in Britain.

Created by Andre Carlo Colonese on Wednesday 11th February 2015

Last Friday, 30th of January, our periodic meeting took place at the Department of Archaeology at the University of York.

Created by Naomi Sykes on Tuesday 9th December 2014

As the project draws to the end of its first year, the team traveled to the world-famous visitor attraction of Vindolanda Roman Fort, on Hadrian’s Wall, to share their preliminary findings with mem

Created by Naomi Sykes on Wednesday 12th November 2014

Why on earth should we care about chickens? They are comical, stupid and their only purpose is to provide us with meat and eggs, right? Well…

Created by Idoia Grau Sologestoa on Friday 10th October 2014

Many members of the team are now back to the UK after having attended the International Meeting of the


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