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ShARC Tales: animal studies symposium

ShARC Tales 3 will be the third annual symposium organised by the Sheffield Animal Studies Research Centre (ShARC). It will take place in-person on Wednesday 10th – Thursday 11th May 2023 at the University of Sheffield.

What is ShARC Tales?

ShARC Tales is an opportunity for all University of Sheffield researchers (including PGTs, PGRs and staff members) working on animal studies in any discipline to connect and share their work. Grantham Scholar Frances Payne is one of the organisers of this event.

Topics at the animal studies symposium

Examples of topics include (but are not limited to): Biodiversity, Diets, Farming, Species extinction/conservation and Wildlife trade. But we are interested in hearing about any work related to animals.

We are particularly excited to hear from a range of different academic disciplines across the university. Early stage researchers are especially welcomed. ShARC Tales will be a friendly environment that is understanding of attendees who may have little or no experience of presenting their work. It is therefore a great opportunity for PGT and PGR students to have one of their first experiences of conference presenting.

In addition to 15-20 minute presentations, we also welcome alternative forms of presentation. E.g. group work, 5-minute presentations, or posters.

Call for papers

Abstracts of up to 300 words should be sent to with the subject ShARC Tales abstract submission by 3rd March 2023. Participants will be notified by 24th March 2023.

Contact ShARC Tales organisers

As well as Frances Payne ( anyone who is interested can also contact Indigo Gray ( with any questions.