A review of Seaspiracy

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'Orcapedia': The International Killer Whale Trade

Exploring the Emotional Lives of Other Animals and the Importance of Respecting Individuals (Guest Panellist Marc Bekoff)

Listen to David Brooks talk about his new book Animal Dreams on @AWAction_News podcast:

Environmental History Week! Tomorrow, 5 PM CET, on-line ESEH Environmental History Today Seminar with @CottynHanne, Ana Maria Garrido and Santiago Martinez from @inst_humboldt on peasants and nature in the Paramos near Bogota. See @ASEH_org @esehtweets

23rd of April, 14:15-16:00 CET, Colin Sterling will present the webinar lecture "BECOMINGS". This lecture is part of OSEH's new series New Environmental Archaeologies.
#envhum @UniOslo @UniOsloHF

It's not too late to register for the Reimagining Climate Adaptation summit, starting this Monday 19 April with a keynote from award-winning author Bruce Pascoe!

Program and free registration at

@FutureEarthAus @westsyduics

David Brooks on How Humans Think and Write About Animals via Psychology Day

How Humans Try (And Fail) To Master Nature

'New Yorker' writer Elizabeth Kolbert talks about efforts to reverse some of the harm humans have done to the natural world.'

Pet dog buried 6,000 years ago is earliest evidence of its domestication in Arabia

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Animal Welfare/History at the University of British Columbia

I've just published a short and simple Open Access paper, summarising guidance on how to conduct high-quality animal research, with emphasis on collaboration from day one #animalresearch #PREPARE #3Rs

Call for Papers: British Animal Studies Network “Loss” Abstracts Due: 28 June 2021. “Loss” will take place online on 7-9 September 2021 (hosted by University of Birmingham).

CFP: Animal/Privacy: Historical and Conceptual Approaches (Online Workshop: 9 November 2021) exploring the intersections between Privacy Studies and Animal Studies.

In August we will host an interdisciplinary conference on birds and language. We invite researchers to submit papers on bird sounds, entanglements, zoosemiotics, avian aesthetics and more. For details, visit

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Congratulations to AASA Committee Member Emily Major who was awarded a Culture & Animals Foundation Grant for Research.Emily Major is a PhD Candidate in Human-Animal Studies at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. She received a grant for “Framing Possums: Observations of Conservation Education in Aotearoa New Zealand and Potential for Compassionate Conservation.” This project looks at the brushtail possum in Aotearoa New Zealand and how they are framed as a “pest.” Her research consists of observational fieldwork, semi-structured interviews, and textual analysis of mainstream “possum-as-pest” narratives.We are happy to announce our 2021 grantees! We have chosen 17 applicants working on diverse projects from ten countries. We will be sharing more about each project over the next few weeks and you can also learn more about them here: Thank you so much to everyone who applied, this was not an easy choice as we received the most applications ever. Your hard work and dedication is crucial to animals everywhere and is an inspiration to our foundation. ... See MoreSee Less
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Video online: AASA members Danielle Celermajer and Fiona Probyn-Rapsey, talk about Danielle’s new book - Summertime: Reflections on a Vanishing Future (2021) at the Wollongong Art Gallery, March 11, 2021. ... See MoreSee Less
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You can watch AASA Chair Dinesh Wadiwel in conversation with Eva Haifa Giraud at the recent British Animal Studies Network 'Violence' event, March 2021. ... See MoreSee Less
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Registration for the Animal Advocacy Conference is open!The registration page for the virtual Animal Advocacy Conference: Insights from the Social Sciences (June 30 - July 2, 2021) is open! For more info and to register, go to registration fee for students, animal activists/advocates, and non-academics for the three days of the conference is £10.The registration fee for academics for the three days of the conference is £25. Registrations will close ten days prior to the conference on June 20, 2021. ... See MoreSee Less
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Call for Papers: Multiple Knowledges. Learning from/with Other BeingsDeadline for submitting the completed manuscripts: September 15, 2021. The issue is expected to be published in spring 2022.Publication languages: German and English.“In some remote corner of the universe, poured out and glittering in innumerable solar systems, there once was a star on which clever animals invented knowledge. [...] After nature had drawn a few breaths the star grew cold, and the clever animals had to die. One might invent such a fable and still not have illustrated sufficiently how wretched, how shadowy and flighty, how aimless and arbitrary, the human intellect appears in nature. [...] But if we could communicate with the mosquito, then we would learn that he floats through the air with the same self-importance, feeling within itself the flying center of the world. ” ( T r . Walter Kaufmann)The words used by Friedrich Nietzsche to begin his 1873 essay “On Truth and Lie in an Extra-Moral Sense” can serve as the motto of the planned issue of Transpositiones. More than 150 years after the publication of this thought-provoking text about the inadequacy of epistemological usurpations revealed in supposedly stable linguistic constructions and identity constructs, we would like to reiterate the question about the status of cognition and models of knowledge in a world that requires radical decentralization in response to the greatly endangered multiplicity of human and non-human beings and their discursive representations.We are primarily interested in interdisciplinary and critical approaches to classic and alternative conceptions of cognition and sources of knowledge, oscillating between the paradigm of the empirical and heuristic intuition, the sense of human exceptionalism and the many types of sensory and extrasensory knowledge of other beings, which is unavailable to humans. The existence of these knowledges makes us question species boundaries and onto- and epistemological perspectives, in the process of learning no longer only about other beings but also from and along with them. Therefore, overcoming the anthropocentric perception of subjectivity should be a significant element of this endeavor, as should the abandoning of an optics based on the dualisms of nature and culture, spirit and matter, subject and object, animate and inanimate nature, physis and techne, etc., which are so firmly entrenched in the Western intellectual tradition. Concepts stemming from new materialism – the work of Donna Haraway, Rosi Braidotti, Karen Barad or Jane Bennett – can constitute an important reference point for this type of reflection.We would like to invite authors to submit articles which relate to, among other possibilities, the following topics:* the decentralization and heterogenization of knowledge in light of the multiplicity of beings,* bio- and zoosemiotics and the semiotics of culture,* interspecies communication,* more-than-human perception and sensory knowledge,* pre- and extra-rational cognition,* non-anthropocentric cognitive experiences and their discursive and artistic representations,* scientific and medical empirical knowledge and creative artistic experience,* pre-Enlightenment cognitive paradigms vs. contemporary evidence-based knowledge,* learning processes in the world of non-human beings,* non-human languages and systems of communication,* the autonomy of indigenous epistemologies in the ecocritical perspective,* imaginative cognitive and intentional acts in the context of bio-empathy in the age of crisis.Proposals for contributions in German or English (max. 300 words) with title, abstract and short biographical details should be sent by April 15, 2020 to: will receive information about the acceptance or rejection of the proposal by the end of April.TRANSPOSITIONES is a new interdisciplinary biannual peer-reviewed journal correlated with the topics of the project “Non-Anthropocentric Cultural Subjectivity” realized as part of the Research Excellence Initiative at the University of Warsaw primarily oriented towards interdisciplinary publications addressing issues of posthumanist theories of the late anthropocene. It is published by the German publishing house Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht (imprint of BRILL Deutschland GmbH) ... See MoreSee Less
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