The People Seeking the ‘Company of Wolves’

I’ve just been archiving all the footage and news stories from the ‘Company of Wolves’ for the university. Those who were presenting might like to share these links with their own institutions. At least now we know what you do at a werewolf conference! It  was wonderful to be amongst so many open minds. The book is going to be an absolute smash. Watch this space!

Live coverage

BBC news live from the conference
Werewolf conference: The people seeking ‘the company of wolves’
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-34144752

Live Tweets from the BBC
Werewolf convention at Uni of Herts draws to a close for day one (incs photos of food!) http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-34057419

Ruptley TV video
UK’s first werewolf conference is a howl (Ruptley TV video)

Kathryn Hughes, The Guardian
In our dog-eat-dog world, it’s time for werewolves http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/aug/30/werewolves-scarcity-fear-vampires-sexual-anxiety

Build up to the conference

The Independent
Werewolf conference will see academics shine a light on folkloric shapeshifter
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/werewolf-conference-will-see-academics-shine-a-light-on-folkloric-shapeshifters-10477155.htm

The Daily Mail
What big teeth you have!’: Monsters invade the classroom at University of Hertfordshire for the UK’s only werewolf conference
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3215436/Monsters-invade-University-Hertfordshire-UK-s-werewolf-conference.html

Times Higher Education Supplement
Werewolf conference billed as first for UK academy
https://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/news/werewolf-conference-billed-first-uk-academy

The Guardian Newspaper
The howl truth: scholars get packing for UK werewolf conference http://www.theguardian.com/culture/2015/aug/21/werewolf-conference-university-hertfordshire-transform-opinion-mythical-shapeshifters

Laurence Cawley BBC News
University to host international werewolf conference
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-33971546

Reuters
Werewolf conference to debate ‘complex’ history of mythical creature
http://www.rt.com/uk/313054-werewolf-conference-scholars-history/

Smithsonian magazine US
There’s a Conference in the U.K. All About Werewolves Next Month
Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/theres-conference-uk-all-about-werewolves-180956370/#mJjfTj9Gx8ICBShv.99

South China Morning Post
It’ll be a howler: Werewolf conference aims to transform opinion on mythical shapeshifters
http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1851839/itll-be-howler-werewolf-conference-aims-transform-opinion-mythical

Russia Today
Werewolf conference to debate ‘complex’ history of mythical creature
http://www.rt.com/uk/313054-werewolf-conference-scholars-history/

Britain Weekly (US)
What do we do during a werewolf conference?
http://britainweekly.com/news/uk/what-do-you-do-at-a-werewolf-conference/

University World News
Scholars get packing for UK werewolf conference
http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20150905072219991

The Sun also picked up on the event and asked its readers to ‘share our wolf haul’ and the Daily Star remarked ‘bachelor of barks’ ‘scientists are planning Britain’s first werewolf conference’! There was also a fair amount of radio coverage.

About Lucy Northenra

Senior Lecturer in Literature, University of Hertfordshire
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0 Responses to The People Seeking the ‘Company of Wolves’

  1. You missed off my interview! Though I think it’s only there a few more days–wonder if it can be archived somehow?

    • Yes of course and Kaja’s. This was just newspapers and live coverage. I will make sure they go in. Can you can send me the details. They are already on the site somewhere aren’t they? let me know.

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