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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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Report on the Melbourne Knowing Animals Reading Group in July 2019

Melbourne Knowing Animals Reading Group, 29 July 2019 The Melbourne Knowing Animals Reading Group had a break over June then returned, in July, to read two significant works that are recognised as forming a famous debate: ‘We are all meat?’. … Continue reading

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CFP: ‘Impound, Outlaw’

Call for papers for a paper panel at the 2020 ICMS in Kalamazoo sponsored by the Rossel Hope Robbins Library. “Impound, Outlaw” (Paper Panel) Organizers: Mead Bowen and Marissa Crannell-Ash With the animal turn, analysis of medieval interactions between humans … Continue reading

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Better ways to do research – an overview of methods and technologies that can replace animals’ by Dr Monika Merkes

A great resource has recently been published – ‘Better ways to do research – an overview of methods and technologies that can replace animals’ by Dr Monika Merkes, Humane Research Australia available by following the link here: http://www.humaneresearch.org.au

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Burning Questions Research Planning Grants Program

Encouraging academic researchers to pursue burning questions Applications are open between August 7 – October 11, 2019 for funding towards the development of plans and emerging projects to study the ‘burning questions’. The “Burning Questions” are focused on the negative impacts … Continue reading

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AASA2019 Decolonizing Animals – keynotes available

The conference keynotes are now available – click here to see a small sample or the link to the full selection.

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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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CFP – Researching Ethically with (other) Animals in the Humanities and Social Sciences

13 September 2019, Deakin Downtown, Melbourne Invited speakers [more speakers TBC] Prof. Fiona Probyn Rapsey, University of Wollongong Associate Professor Grazyna Zadjow, Chair of Human Research Ethics, Deakin UniversitySara Paradowski, Manager, Deakin Research Integrity Research and scholarship focusing on nonhuman … Continue reading

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CALL FOR PAPERS: RETHINKING CANID-HUMAN RELATIONS

CONFERENCE AT BROCK UNIVERSITY, NOVEMBER 21-22, 2019 (Pond Inlet) Sponsored by Department of Sociology, Brock University; Niagara Action for Animals; Social Science & Humanities Research Council of Canada. Dancing Fox, Ohara Shoson, 1877-1945 Our relations with canids are particularly intense: … 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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