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Harvard Animal Law & Policy Program Fellowships 2021-2022

Harvard Law School’s Animal Law & Policy Program is now accepting Visiting Fellow applications for the 2021-22 Academic Year. The deadline to submit applications is January 15, 2021. The Animal Law & Policy Visiting Fellowships provide opportunities for outstanding scholars from a range of disciplines … Continue reading

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Becoming Animal

Teya Brooks Pribac and Debra L. Merskin How do we become who we are? How do we get to be the way we are within ourselves, for and to the rest of the world, and the way that world is … Continue reading

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A New Decade of Minding Animals – Teya Brooks Pribac in Conversation with Dr Rod Bennison

This year Minding Animals International Inc. (MAI) celebrates its 11th birthday. It’s been a busy decade for MAI and the numerous associated groups worldwide. AASA speaks with Dr Rod Bennison, the driving force behind MAI, in anticipation of the next … Continue reading

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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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ARiS Reading Group, February 2020

by Greg Murrie Animal Rights in Sydney (ARiS) began in August 2016 with an inaugural meeting at the Town Hall Hotel, Newtown. The original convenors, John Hadley, Siobhan O’Sullivan and Dinesh Wadiwel, still convene the group. This animal rights reading … Continue reading

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Re-presenting animals: In conversation with Debra Merskin

Debra Merskin is professor of media studies in the School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon, US. Her research focuses on how the media and popular press represent nonhuman animals, resulting in species stereotypes, and how these … Continue reading

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Inside the Grass Library

Inside the Grass Library David Brooks with Christine Townend, Blue Mountains Writers Festival, August 2019 David Brooks’s new book, The Grass Library (Brandl & Schlesinger) was released in early August 2019. The publishers describe the book as ‘a philosophical and … Continue reading

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Nonhuman animal legal personhood – Sakshi Aravind

“The animal has secrets which, unlike the secrets of caves, mountains, seas, are specifically addressed to man.”         – John Berger, About Looking (2015) Although I have been thinking and writing about nonhuman legal personhood for a few years now, the … Continue reading

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Intertwinements: Writing about birds; writing about the planet by Dr Joshua Lobb

My novel is about many things. I’ve called it “a novel in twelve stories” for a reason. To give you the simplest framework: It’s made up of 12 related stories. Each story describes an encounter with a different species of … Continue reading

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Report on the Melbourne Knowing Animals Reading Group in May 2019

Melbourne Knowing Animals Reading Group, 27 May 2019 In May, the Melbourne Knowing Animals Reading Group read Marti Kheel’s analysis of the psychological, ethical and spiritual dimensions that are culturally associated with hunting, sparking a far-reaching conversation (1996). Our discussion … Continue reading

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