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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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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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CFP: Animals in World Religions

The journal Religions will be publishing a special issue on the subject of animals in world religions, to be edited by Dr. Anna Peterson.  In recent decades, nonhuman animals have become an important focus of scholarly work in the humanities and … Continue reading

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Varda Mehrotra on Personhood: The Principle and the Practice

PERSONHOOD: THE PRINCIPLE AND THE PRACTICE  Varda Mehrotra, Executive Director of Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations (FIAPO) CONCEPT OF PERSONHOOD OF ANIMALS There is a growing debate as to what the legal classification of animals should be. Presently, within … Continue reading

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CFP: How humans think (chirped the sparrow): Art-jamming the anthropological machine

Aesthetics, Politics and Histories: The Social Context of Art AAANZ Conference 2018 December 5-8, 2018, School of Art, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia Call for papers for the panel – How humans think (chirped the sparrow): Art-jamming the anthropological machine  Session … Continue reading

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Legislative Policy Fellowship (Harvard Animal Law & Policy Program)

Harvard Law School’s Animal Law & Policy Program is inviting applications for a four-month Fellowship to examine policy implications of proposed and potential legislation seeking to prevent U.S. states from regulating the in-state sale of “agricultural products” produced outside state … Continue reading

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Summer Retreat Program at Shin Pond, Maine

Summer Retreat Program at Shin Pond, Maine for Animal/Humane/Environmental Studies The 300-acre Camp Muse at Shin Pond, Maine, is the site of a Summer Retreat Program for writers, scholars, artists, educators, and other cultural producers and knowledge workers focusing on … Continue reading

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