Join poets Brenda Saunders, David Brooks, @FelicPlunkett, @cocoxhuang, @theherringlass, Viv Pham and Luke Fischer + the sombre lament of a cello (played by Christina Christensen) as they offer their poetic witness of the #blacksummer fires. Register at

As part of @sydney_festival & a year on from the #blacksummer mega-fires join us to make sense of what caused the fires, where the responsibility for them lies & what exacerbated the vulnerability of those whose lives they destroyed. More info at #SydFest

New article from Maneesha Deckha, 'Unsettling Anthropocentric Legal Systems: Reconciliation, Indigenous Laws, and Animal Personhood'. It argues that interspecies justice is integral to decolonising Canada's legal system.

@AnimalJustice is hosting the Animal Justice Academy, a free 6-week online advocacy bootcamp, which will feature video modules, panels and Q&A sessions, amongst other resources. For more information and registration, visit:

Under what conditions does the killing of a nonhuman animal qualify as euthanasia? Read "The Definition of Nonhuman Animal Euthanasia" by Daniele Lorenzini in the latest issue of ASJ.

A new #openaccess publication in Society & Animals, “Human-Animal Studies: Remembering the Past, Celebrating the Present, Troubling the Future.” written by Ken Shapiro

From our Palgrave Studies in Animals and Literature series, Derrida and Textual Animality: For a Zoogrammatology of Literature analyses what has come to be known, in the Humanities, as ‘the question of the animal’, in relation to literary texts.

'You can’t hide the truth forever – not when the threat is ever-present, when it will grow with every year your child inhabits this warming planet.'
@MegMundell 's stunning essay from Living With the Climate Crisis' @BWB_NZ edited by @tomdoig

The first Center for Animal Studies in the Netherlands has now launched!

So inspired to see how rapidly this field is expanding.

Happy 2021! Check out the work of AASA members who are artists, and the animal issues they care deeply about.

Looking for something to read? Check out Paula Arcari, Fiona Probyn-Rapsey and Hayley Singer's "Where species don't meet: Invisibilized animals, urban nature and city limits" in Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space, 2020.

Another interesting article in the new issue of ASJ: "Animals in Drama and Theatrical Performance: Anthropocentric Emotionalism" by Peta Tait

Curious about the relationships between vegans living in Australia and their tattoos? A new article by Peter J Chen:

The latest issue of the #openaccess Animal Studies Journal (@animalstudies1 @AASA_Animals) has just been published! Take a look for articles and reviews in #animalstudies covering a wide range of topics and disciplines.

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Save the date! AASA Virtual Masterclass on publishing and contemporary debates in animal studies will take place on 10 February 2021 – watch this space for more information ... See MoreSee Less
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Call for submissions to the Animal Advocacy Conference 2021. Submit your proposal to present your best research in a virtual talk, symposium, or poster session! Submissions are due by February 28, 2021. For more info and submission guidelines: ... See MoreSee Less
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Call for Papers:Whilst the ultimate success of CAS will be measured in terms of material social change in the lived circumstances of nonhuman animals a pathway to this involves cultural and political contestation. An overarching aim of critical animal studies has been to contest the anthropocentrism of academic knowledge. This has taken place across traditional academic disciplines, their sub-disciplines, and broader fields of knowledge under the rubric of the ‘animal turn’ over the last few decades. Yet CAS has always been extra-academic. Consequently, the politicization of human-animal relations has also taken place in the broader culture, including in social movements, NGOs and in the media.In this virtual conference we aim to assess and appraise progress in such spheres contesting hegemonic and normalized anthropocentrism. We seek papers falling under two broad categories – i) those which either constitute (or examine) examples of this contestation, and ii) reflect and review the progress of critical animal studies. Such reflection inevitably entails detailed critical scrutiny of the CAS field and its overlaps with animal studies more generally, as well as the political and cultural constraints on the animalization of academia and culture. It also entails being attentive to where critical perspectives on human / nonhuman animal relations are especially lacking and yet most needed right now, and how CAS and all those working to end animal oppression can progress the movement in a more coherent, consistent, and effective manner.We welcome papers from all disciplines and sub-fields, and from those working independently or as part of advocacy/activist movements. Areas of focus include, but are not limited to:Established disciplines – e.g. Sociology, Psychology, Philosophy, Literature, Art, Media, Politics, Film, TV, Geography, History, Anthropology and their sub-disciplines.Established fields – e.g. Cultural Studies, Gender & Women’s Studies, Critical Race Studies, Disability Studies, Childhood Studies, Organisational Studies, Ecofeminism, Ecosocialism.The media – facilitator or gatekeeper?Life in the ‘life’ sciences - e.g. Ecology, Animal Welfare science, Ethology, Veterinary scienceAnimals and/in education (studies)Substantive areas – e.g. Climate Crisis, Sixth Mass Extinction, PandemicsLegal rights, laws and regulationsProgress in the animalisation of academiaCritical animal perspectives in social movementsPathways for animal inclusion – Intersectionality, One HealthMainstreaming critical perspectives - lessons from other social movementsYou can also submit an abstract to a symposium internal to the conference themed around Heterotopia, radical imagination, and shattering orders:manifesting a future of liberated animals hosted by Dr. Paula ArcariPlease see for more informationIdea for another topic or medium that fits with our theme?We welcome presentations in all formats. Let us know!Please submit a 250-word abstract and short bio by 28th February 2021. Include EACAS 2021 in the subject line.Abstracts will be assessed by:Claire Parkinson (CfHAS, UK)Paula Arcari (CfHAS, UK)Brett Mills (CfHAS, UK)Richard Twine (CfHAS, UK)Kathryn Gillespie (USA)Nuria Almiron (Spain)Helena Pedersen (Sweden)Dinesh Wadiwel (Australia) ... See MoreSee Less
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AASA Member, the artist Cath Clover, is part of Monument to Now. If you are in Melbourne you have till 29 November to walk along the Upfield pathway and experience the works. ... See MoreSee Less
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Culture and Animals Foundation Grants are due 31st January 2021CAF is excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for our 2021 grants! We fund academic and artistic projects that raise public awareness about animals, awarding grants in three categories: Research (scholarly projects about animal advocacy and its cultural roots and impact); Creativity (original work by artists and thinkers that expresses positive concern for animals); and Performance (public performances and exhibitions to raise awareness of animal advocacy). Grant applications are due on or before January 31, 2021.For more information, visit: ... See MoreSee Less
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