Category Archives: In the News

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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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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All Things Fishy – In Conversation with Dr Jonathan Balcombe

Zhuangzi and Huizi were strolling along the bridge over the Hao River. Zhuangzi said, “The minnows swim about so freely, following the openings wherever they take them. Such is the happiness of fish.”  Huizi said, “You are not a fish, … Continue reading

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