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Melbourne Knowing Animals Reading Group, March 2019

The Melbourne Knowing Animals Reading Group is spending 2019 with foundational thinking that focuses on multispecies justice. We began the year with Cora Diamond’s seminal paper “Eating Meat and Eating People” (1978). This work, which responds to the early animal … Continue reading

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British Animal Studies CFP: Movements

The CFP for the autumn 2019 BASN meeting has just gone live. ‘Movements’ will be held at the University of Leeds on 22 and 23 November, under the direction of Lourdes Orozco, Jonathan Saha and Tom Tyler. If you are … Continue reading

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Politics and Animals announces that the 2019 issue is open for submissions!

Politics and Animals is a peer-reviewed, open access journal that explores the human-animal relationship from the vantage point of political science and political theory. It hosts international, multidisciplinary research and debate — conceptual and empirical — on the consequences and possibilities … Continue reading

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CFP: Canadian Animal Law Conference – Learning from the past, looking to the future

October 4 – 6, 2019SCHULICH SCHOOL OF LAW, Dalhousie UniversityHalifax, Nova ScotiaOctober 4 – 6,  2019 –  Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia Featuring a keynote address by Professor Peter Singer, author of Animal Liberation  The field of … Continue reading

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News: Cambridge Centre for Animal Rights Law

The Cambridge Centre for Animal Rights Law will officially be launched on 26 April 2019 Why animal rights law? The welfare of animals has been on moral, social, and legal agenda since the 19th century, and many countries have made … Continue reading

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Fellowships: Burning Questions Fellowship Award

Fellowships to tackle problem of global industrial food animal production. • The fellowships are meant primarily for academic researchers (including independent scholars) interested in helping to address negative impacts of global industrial food animal production (especially in low- and middle-income … Continue reading

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Dr Alex Lockwood on public vigils for nonhuman animals

Alex Lockwood is a writer, activist and public speaker. Please visit his website for more info and updates: http://alexlockwood.co.uk/ ‘It’s a busy one today,’ says the guy with the goatee beard, who we often talk to as he arrives for work. … Continue reading

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Melbourne Reading Group 2019 – ‘A Focus on Seminal Works in Animal Studies’

The Human Rights and Animal Studies Research Network (HRAE) runs a monthly reading group. Each group is held on the last Monday of the Month at 6-7pm. This year the focus is on seminal/early works in Animal Studies – recognising … Continue reading

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Conferences in 2019

Here’s some of the wonderful conferences taking place in 2019 around the globe.  Please let me know if we’ve missed anything – info@animalstudies.org.au. Graduate Workshop: Knowing Through Animals: The Animal Turn in History of Science. February 2, Center for Science … Continue reading

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CFP: Beastly Modernisms, September 12-13, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland

​If modernism heralded a moment of socio-political, cultural and aesthetic transformation, it also instigated a refashioning of how we think about, encounter, and live with animals. Beasts abound in modernism. Virginia Woolf’s spaniel, T.S. Eliot’s cats, James Joyce’s earwig, D.H. … Continue reading

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