Special event with Charles Foster: Beasts in African Studies? Radical reflections on research methodologies

In this special event, Dr Harry Wels will have a curated conversation with professor Charles Foster, author of Being a Beast. This event is organized in the framework of the Collaborative Research Group Trans-species perspectives on African Studies.

More information on the content of this event is forthcoming.




Charles Foster is a Fellow of Green Templeton College, University of Oxford and a member of the law faculty at the University of Oxford, where he is Visiting Professor. He read veterinary medicine and law at the University of Cambridge, and received a PhD in Medical Law and Ethics from Cambridge. He is the author of many books, including Being a Beast, which is a New York Times Bestseller, and the subject of a forthcoming movie made by Sovereign Films. His academic work is concerned mainly with questions of identity, personhood, authenticity, and consciousness. It straddles the boundaries of philosophy, law, and anthropology.
His website is at www.charlesfoster.co.uk

Date, time and location

07 November 2019
Pieter de la Courtgebouw / Faculty of Social Sciences, Wassenaarseweg 52, 2333 AK Leiden
Room 1A01