‘Horses in Culture, Society and the Law’ Conference 2018, Save the Date!


Following on from our inaugural event in April 2017, Dr Sarah Sargent and I are delighted to confirm that the next Conference will take place on 19th September 2018 and will be held at the University of Buckingham , UK. The beautiful surroundings and easy access by road, rail and air that Buckingham offers will be a great asset to what is already a popular conference series.

Call for Papers: Horses in Culture, Society and Law- FREE Attendance, save the date!

Symposium: September 19, 2018

Radcliffe Centre, University of Buckingham

Following on from the successful symposium hosted in April 2017 by De Montfort University, the University of Buckingham will host a symposium on September 19, 2018.

The symposium will consider a spectrum of issues within the theme of Horses in Culture, Society and Law.


Publication of articles building from the symposium presentations is possible through The Denning Law Journal. Submissions will be subject to the usual peer review process. A special edition of Contemporary Issues in Law containing articles from the 2017 symposium was published in March 2018.

Queries are welcomed, please email Dr Sarah Sargent on the above email.

Theme of Symposium:

Horses continue to occupy varied and significant roles in modern human life. The horse has been an integral part of human society for thousands of years. Even though human society has changed immeasurably over time, the horse has remained a constant. Papers are welcomed on all aspects of horses in culture, law and society. Horses play a role in tourism, sport, cultural heritage, offender rehabilitation, therapy and leisure use, as well as continuing to provide vital “horse power” in some societies in farming and transportation. As well as domestic roles, the wild or free-ranging horse continues to play an important role in culture, law and society, ranging from artistic interests to debates over land management, nature conservation and national and local identities.

Full Running Order and Abstracts available here