Senior Lecturer in History, University of York

Helen Cowie is senior lecturer in history at the University of York. Her research focuses on the history of animals and the history of natural history. She is author or Conquering Nature in Spain and its Empire, 1750-1850 (Manchester University Press, 2011), Exhibiting Animals in Nineteenth-Century Britain: Empathy, Education, Entertainment (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014) and Llama (Reaktion Books 2017). She is currently working on a project entitled ‘Fashion Victims: Animal Commodities in Nineteenth-Century Britain’, funded by the Leverhulme Trust.


  • –present
    Lecturer in Early Modern History, University of York