Welcome to the Australasian Animal Studies Association website
The Australasian Animal Studies Association (AASA) was formed in 2005 by a group working in the emergent field of Animal Studies (alternatively Human Animal Studies).

The AASA is active in organising and sponsoring seminars, symposiums and research workshops and has to date hosted seven large conferences AASA2019 ‘Decolonizing Animals’ will be hosted by the New Zealand Centre for Human-Animal Studies at the University of Canterbury, NZ.  For further information click here.

In the last few years, the AASA has grown considerably and our members, our bulletin and our Journal  are testament to the dynamism of the field and the research and new thinking it is producing.   Members of the AASA receive a bi-monthly e-bulletin Animail featuring book reviews, member profiles and animal studies news.   You can also follow us on facebook:

David Brooks invites people to join him for the launch of his new book 'The Grass Library'. It will be launched on Thursday May 30, at 6pm, at Stanley Street Gallery in Sydney. It is a wonderful book. Get along to support the launch if you can! ... See MoreSee Less

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Competition for Animals and Art/Media/Design Students:

Design the ACCC Logo and Banner We are holding a competition for Animals and Art/Media/Design Students to design the logo and banner for the Animals and Climate Change Conference. The only requirement is that you must be a member, or willing to become a member, of Minding Animals International, Australasian Animal Studies Association or Critical Animal Studies Oceania. The prize will be a complementary full registration to the conference (excludes dinners and social programmes).

Please note that if your entry is selected as the winner, you will forfeit all copyright to Minding Animals International Incorporated (naturally, excludes you using the logo and banner in your personal profile and portfolio). Entries close strictly at 5pm on 31 May, 2019. No extensions will be granted.

The competition will be judged by a panel including the Conference Convenors, along with Yvette Watt (lecturer in painting and member MAI Board), Jessica Ullrich (art historian and Convenor Minding Animals Germany) and Carol Gigliotti (author, artist, activist and professor emeritus), all co-authors of the Minding Animals Curatorial Guidelines for Art Exhibitions.

To enter, please provide your name and student details along with a good quality jpg (or other Microsoft Office-ready format) of your logo and banner design that is website and publication ready to: accc@mindinganimals.com
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