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Call for Blog Contributions: AASA/Minding Animals

In support of the next Minding Animals Conference, entitled Animals and Climate Emergency Conference (MAC5, Sydney, July 2021), and to encourage discussion on critical aspects affecting our planetary communities, AASA is calling for blog contributions centred around the MAC5’s themes … Continue reading

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Call for Submissions: Critical Animal Studies Perspectives on COVID-19

Animal Studies Journal Special Issue: Edited by Chloe Taylor, Kelly Struthers Montford and Eva Kasprzycka From its genesis to its impacts, animal advocates and critical animal studies scholars have observed that the COVID-19 pandemic, and other zoonotic disease epidemics that … Continue reading

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Scholarship Opportunity: HDR – Posthumanities, Animalities, Environments: Transformative Concepts and Methods for the Anthropocene.

Applications are now open for HDR scholarships at Curtin University that align with strategic projects. https://study.curtin.edu.au/higher-degree-by-research/rtp-scholarship/ Expressions of interest are sought from domestic Australian candidates working in areas aligned with the research program Posthumanities, Animalities, Environments: Transformative Concepts and Methods for … Continue reading

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New Issue: Animal Studies Journal available online

The latest issue of the Animal Studies Journal is now available online go to: https://ro.uow.edu.au/asj/ or click on the links below to take you directly to the articles. Current Issue: Volume 9, Number 1 (2020) Animal Studies Journal 2020 9(1): … Continue reading

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CFP: Animality and Textuality (Word and Text)

CALL FOR PAPERSWord and Text: A Journal of Literary Studies and Linguisticsspecial issue Animality and TextualityGuest editor: Rodolfo Piskorski In “But as for me, who am I (following)?”, the second section of The Animal That Therefore I Am, Jacques Derrida contextualises … Continue reading

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CFP: Environmental History Workshop 2020

Building on the successes of two previous meetings (2018, Institute of Historical Research; 2019, Northumbria University) the Environmental History Workshop is very excited to share this CFP for our third meeting, which is to be hosted by the University of … Continue reading

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Call for Chapters: Animal History and the Common Good

Chapter proposals invited for an edited collection, Animal History and the Common Good. Over the last month or so, we’ve seen plenty of discussion in public and academic contexts of the sad irony that the fiftieth anniversary of the first Earth … Continue reading

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New publications:

Alex Blanchette, Porkopolis: American Animality, Standardized Life, and the Factory Farm (Duke UP, 2020): https://www.dukeupress.edu/porkopolis Eva Giraud, What Comes After Entanglement: Activism, Anthropocentrism, and an Ethics of Exclusion (Duke UP, 2019): https://www.dukeupress.edu/what-comes-after-entanglement Andrew A. Robichaud, Animal City: The Domestication of America (Harvard UP, 2019): https://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674919365 Gregory S. McElwain. Mary … Continue reading

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Varda Mehrotra on Personhood: The Principle and the Practice

PERSONHOOD: THE PRINCIPLE AND THE PRACTICE  Varda Mehrotra, Executive Director of Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations (FIAPO) CONCEPT OF PERSONHOOD OF ANIMALS There is a growing debate as to what the legal classification of animals should be. Presently, within … Continue reading

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Varda Mehrotra on India’s Animal Protection Movement

From 1990 to 2007 I (Christine Townend) was living in India, as managing trustee of an animal protection organisation in Jaipur, and during this time I started two more animal shelters in Kalimpong and Darjeeling in the foothills of the … Continue reading

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