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Animaladies Program now available

The Conference Program for Animaladies is now available at the HARN: Human Animal Research Network website.   Over 2 days there will be 8 panel sessions, a keynote by Professor Lori Gruen,  and the launch of the exhibition ‘Animaladies’ curated by … Continue reading

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DV and Animal Abuse- Perspectives 2016

Lucy’s Project will present the second annual conference on animals affected by domestic violence, bringing together speakers from  Australia and across the globe to talk about the challenges, triumph and methodologies used to bring about change. The key speakers include … Continue reading

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Series: Why Animal Studies?

The Animals in Society Working Group, based at Flinders University, SA have started a new series called ‘Why Animal Studies?’.  In their first post Niki Rust reflects on the way human-animal studies has influenced her work.  To read this story … Continue reading

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Announcement: Sybil Emslie Animal Law Scholarship

The RSPCA Australia Sybil Emslie Animal Law Scholarship is intended to celebrate Sybil Emslie’s life-long commitment to the care and protection of animals by encouraging legal scholarship and practice dedicated to advancing animal welfare. The $1,000 annual scholarship will be … Continue reading

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Latest publications by our members

Jill Bough, 2016. ‘Our stubborn prejudice about donkeys is shifting as they protect Australia’s sheep from wild dogs’, Australian Zoologist, 38 (1): 17-25. Thom van Dooren, 2016. ‘The Unwelcome Crows: Hospitality in the Anthropocene’, Angelaki:Journal of the Theoretical Humanities 21 … Continue reading

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Latest Publications from our members

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Call for papers – Antennae CFP: Animals and Film

The centrality of animals to the history of film, and the particular powers and properties of the animal image on film require no introduction. This issue of Antennae will be entirely dedicated to this subject. Continue reading

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Animal Encounters: Human-Animal-Contacts in the Arts, Literature, Culture and the Sciences

25th to 27th November 2016

International Conference at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Department for German and Comparative Studies Continue reading

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Sixth International Conference on Food Studies

Call for Papers: The 2016 meeting will feature a special focus on this provocative subject. We welcome open debate, discourse and research from participants that center on this special topic, as well as the yearly conference themes described below, and any other issues relevant to food studies Continue reading

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‘With their skins on them, and … their souls in them’: Towards a Vegan Theory

An Interdisciplinary Humanities Conference
31st May 2016 – University of Oxford
Building on the increasing prominence of the ‘animal turn’ in the humanities in the last decade, and the recent publication of Laura Wright’s The Vegan Studies Project: Food, Animals, and Gender in an Age of Terror (University of Georgia Press, 2015), this conference will seek to ask what kind of place veganism and/or ‘the vegan’ should occupy in our theorizations of human-animal relations, animal studies, and the humanities in general. Continue reading

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