Tracking Animals in a Pandemic

Environmental History 25, no. 4 (2020): 626-631, published as part of a special section “Reflections: Environmental History in the Era of COVID-19”

Abstract: The global pandemic puts a spotlight on human-animal relations and how human histories are intertwined with animal bodies. Environmental historians have demonstrated a steadily growing interest in investigating animals since the late 1980s, so thinking about animals in historical terms is nothing new. But our COVID-19 moment can prompt us to consider how environmental history—and, more specifically, animal history—can help us to make sense of the traces of human-animal entanglements in proliferating news reports.

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