Inaugural AASA Prizes Awarded

On the last day of the AASA2021 Conference: Flourishing Animals, we met to award the two new AASA Prizes: The 2021 AASA Journal Article by an Early Career Researcher Prize      This prize recognises excellence in the work of early-career researchers.  The prize is focused on the work of scholars in the production of scholarly […]

Last week to register for AASA2021: Flourishing Animals

AASA2021: Flourishing Animals starts on the 30th October and runs through till the 2nd December. The conference is virtual, and all information is over on our conference website, hosted by ArtsFront. Registrations will close at 5pm AEDT, Monday 29th October. Registration is FREE to members, or the same cost as our membership fee AUD$60 for […]

Call for Papers for AASA2021: Flourishing Animals

This conference focuses on resilience and flourishing in animal lives. The Australasian Animal Studies Association (AASA) calls for paper and panel proposals for its online conference in late November and early December 2021. Proposals are encouraged in a range of themes including:  First Nations and decolonial perspectives on animal flourishing; animal flourishing amidst capitalist economies and geographies of […]

BASN Online Meeting: Animal Borderlands

BASN will be online for the meeting ‘Animal Borderlands’ – Session 1 – ‘Living in the Borderlands’ – Friday 18th September Session 2 – ‘Narrating, negotiating and performing border crossings’ – Friday 25th September Session 3 – ‘The human-animal interface’ – Friday 2nd October Register asap via: Animal Borderlands Borderland. n. A district near […]

Call for papers: Dreams and the Animal Kingdom in Culture and Aesthetic Media

23-25 September 2021 | Saarland University | Saarbrücken (Germany)  International and Interdisciplinary Conference held by the Research Centre ‘European Dream-Cultures’, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) Animal dreams — dreams of animals, by animals, and inspired by animals — have concerned poets, mythographers, fabulists, dramatists, painters, musicians, choreographers, filmmakers, and writers of short fictions. […]

Call for Papers: Multispecies Heritage conference

Due: 23rd September 2020 November 26-27, 2020. This conference, organized by the Multispecies Storytelling network, Multispecies approaches have recently developed as important interdisciplinary connections between the arts and humanities and the natural sciences. The term ‘multispecies’ is used to characterise a varied set of critical perspectives that are connected in their commitment to non-anthropocentric ways […]

Virtual Conference: Other Worlds – Octopuses in Interdisciplinary Perspectives

30–31 October 2020, hosted by University of Kassel and GLASMOOG See: for updates Species in the order of Octopoda are as intriguing as they are challenging to fathom. The images as monsters from the deep of unimaginable proportions reflect this strikingly, so does their prevalence as decoration, symbols and metaphors across cultures and times. Once you start looking […]

Call for proposals EACAS Conference: Animal Futures: Animal Rights in activism and academia

European Association for Critical Animal StudiesCall for presentation proposals: Please send your abstract (max 300 words) to by September, 30, 2020. Presentations can be made by Skype.Venue: Pärimusmuusika Ait, Viljandi, EstoniaDate: May 8th 2021 – May 9th 2021 Critical animal studies scholars and animal advocacy activists have long argued that human-animal relations are in a […]