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Latest Publications from our members

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Call for papers – Antennae CFP: Animals and Film

The centrality of animals to the history of film, and the particular powers and properties of the animal image on film require no introduction. This issue of Antennae will be entirely dedicated to this subject. Continue reading

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Animal Encounters: Human-Animal-Contacts in the Arts, Literature, Culture and the Sciences

25th to 27th November 2016

International Conference at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Department for German and Comparative Studies Continue reading

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Sixth International Conference on Food Studies

Call for Papers: The 2016 meeting will feature a special focus on this provocative subject. We welcome open debate, discourse and research from participants that center on this special topic, as well as the yearly conference themes described below, and any other issues relevant to food studies Continue reading

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‘With their skins on them, and … their souls in them’: Towards a Vegan Theory

An Interdisciplinary Humanities Conference
31st May 2016 – University of Oxford
Building on the increasing prominence of the ‘animal turn’ in the humanities in the last decade, and the recent publication of Laura Wright’s The Vegan Studies Project: Food, Animals, and Gender in an Age of Terror (University of Georgia Press, 2015), this conference will seek to ask what kind of place veganism and/or ‘the vegan’ should occupy in our theorizations of human-animal relations, animal studies, and the humanities in general. Continue reading

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Beyond the human: Feminism and the animal turn

Presented by the Feminist Research Network (FRN) and the Material Ecologies Research Network (MECO)
Report on proceedings available at: http://www.uowblogs.com/frn/2016/02/22/report-beyond-the-human-feminism-and-the-animal-turn-symposium/ Continue reading

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Exploring Human – Animal Interactions

A multidisciplinary approach from behavioral and social sciences
Animals were domesticated thousands of years ago and are now present in almost every human society around the world. Nevertheless, only recently scientists have begun to analyse both positive and negative aspects of human-animal relationships. Continue reading

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SEEN AND UNSEEN The Role of Visibility in Humans’ Use of Nonhuman Animals

Exploring how visibility and invisibility (removal from sight) make us more or less comfortable about different types of animal use by considering how exposure weakens support for animal use and/or leads to increased tolerance of that use. Continue reading

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Street Dog and Rabies Control in India

J.F.Reece, B.Sc., B.V.Sc., M.R.C.V.S. ‘Street dog and Rabies Control in India’
The control of the large populations of free roaming dogs that are found throughout the developing world has been important for many years because of the public health implications of these uncontrolled dog populations. Rabies is the obvious public health concern with approximately 96% of all human rabies cases resulting from the bite of a rabid dog, but also dog bites themselves and echinococcosis are important public health reasons to control free-roaming dog populations. Continue reading

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An Art for the Other: The Animal in Philosophy and Art

In their witty and polemical cultural analysis, art and architecture historian Valentina Sonzogni and philosopher Leonardo Caffo explore a myriad of visual, ethical, and cultural issues relating to the idea of animality. Continue reading

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