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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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Harvard Law School – visiting fellowship applications

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Melbourne Knowing Animals Reading Group, 26 August 2019

The August session, ‘Writing with Animals’, was a fascinating mix of theory and application. We began with a work by Linda Vance, that appeared in Carol J Adams and Josephine Donovan’s collection of essays in the then emergent field of … 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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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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