Book Discussion ‘Animal Intimacies’

The Department of Sociology, Presidency University is happy to present the eighth of our book talk-discussions on April 20, 7 pm IST (2.30 pm BST) Dr. Radhika Govindrajan (University of Washington) will talk about her  book, Animal Intimacies: Interspecies Relatedness in India’s Central Himalayas (https://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/A/bo28301734.html) The book will be discussed by Prof. Amita Baviskar (Ashoka University), and Dr. Nayanika MathurContinue reading “Book Discussion ‘Animal Intimacies’”

Call for Papers – Animal/Privacy: Historical and Conceptual Approaches

Call for papers:    ANIMAL / PRIVACY: Historical and Conceptual Approaches   (Online Workshop: November 9, 2021)  The Centre for Privacy Studies (University of Copenhagen) and the Kent Animal Humanities Network (University of Kent, UK) are planning an online workshop in November 2021, exploring the intersections between Privacy Studies and Animal Studies. We would like to inviteContinue reading “Call for Papers – Animal/Privacy: Historical and Conceptual Approaches”

CFP: Postgraduate Animal Studies Symposium

Registration for this event is now live. See: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/postgraduate-animal-studies-symposium-pass-tickets-151604419901?aff=ebdsoporgprofile The Postgraduate Animal Studies Symposium (PASS) is a two-day training and conference event that will bring together postgraduate research students working in the field of animal studies, organised by the University of Glasgow and University of Strathclyde. The event will be held online, via Zoom, onContinue reading “CFP: Postgraduate Animal Studies Symposium”

Special Issue: Call for Contributors – Theorizing Literary Animals

Theorizing Literary Animals  Special Issue 2/2022  Studia Universitatis Babeș-Bolyai Philologia  studia.philologia@lett.ubbcluj.ro Guest editor: Dr. Ema Vyroubalova, Trinity College Dublin Animal studies as an academic field of inquiry’s starting point is often identified with the publication of Peter Singer’s Animal Liberation in 1975. The foundations nevertheless began to be laid down long before recent scientific insights intoContinue reading “Special Issue: Call for Contributors – Theorizing Literary Animals”

Upcoming Event: When Pets Pass On

When Pets Pass On Weds, 20 January 2021, 10-1pm (GMT) The Pet Loss Network Pets are members of approximately half all UK households, a trend common throughout much of the western world. But pets’ relatively short life spans mean that families inevitably face the heartbreak of pet bereavement, from making agonising decisions about the endContinue reading “Upcoming Event: When Pets Pass On”

PhD studentships with ‘Feed The Birds’ to ‘Do Not Feed the Animals’?

Four PhD studentships available on on the anthropology, governance and history of bird feeding, feed industries and zoo feeding, as part of a new Wellcome Trust funded project, From ‘Feed The Birds’ to ‘Do Not Feed the Animals’? (DNFTA). DNFTA is an interdisciplinary collaboration between the Departments of Archaeology and Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology atContinue reading “PhD studentships with ‘Feed The Birds’ to ‘Do Not Feed the Animals’?”

CFP: THE GLOBAL LIFE OF OYSTERS: SOCIAL, CULTURAL, HISTORICAL AND POLITICAL SOAS, University of London – Saturday 17 October 2020

Call for Papers  Please circulate to interested parties _______________  THE GLOBAL LIFE OF OYSTERS: SOCIAL, CULTURAL, HISTORICAL AND POLITICAL  SOAS, University of London – Saturday 17 October 2020  As part of the ongoing programme of the Interdisciplinary Animal Studies Initiative (IASI) based at SOAS University of London, in October 2020, we are organising a smallContinue reading “CFP: THE GLOBAL LIFE OF OYSTERS: SOCIAL, CULTURAL, HISTORICAL AND POLITICAL SOAS, University of London – Saturday 17 October 2020”

The CHORD workshop on: Retailing, Distribution and the Natural World: Historical Perspectives

The workshop on ‘Retailing, Distribution and the Natural World: Historical Perspectives’, which was due to take place at the University of Wolverhampton on 12 May 2020, has been rescheduled as two on-line seminars (with warm thanks to the speakers!), which will take place via Zoom on 16 and 23 June 2020. Further information, including theContinue reading “The CHORD workshop on: Retailing, Distribution and the Natural World: Historical Perspectives”

CFP: ANIMAL GAZE CONSTRUCTED – ART & ARCHITECTURE

ANIMAL GAZE CONSTRUCTED – ART & ARCHITECTURE Call for Papers Venue: The Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design Symposium Dates: March 6-7th, 2020 Abstracts: Submission: Oct 14th, 2019   – Selection: Dec 14th, 2019 Website:  www.animalgaze.org Email:Your Abstract or Full Paper to: animalgaze@londonmet.ac.uk Description: Shrinking horizons, slim pickings, poverty of scope. What new politics of nature are needed here for animals? WhatContinue reading “CFP: ANIMAL GAZE CONSTRUCTED – ART & ARCHITECTURE”

CFP: Romance and the Animal Turn at ICMS Kalamazoo 2020

The animal turn has become hugely influential in medieval scholarship over the last decade. However, the contributions of ecofeminism and queer ecology have often been side-lined. Nevertheless, scholars are increasingly finding these modes of analysis to offer useful ways of exploring the role of the animal in medieval romance texts. The Medieval Romance Society is hostingContinue reading “CFP: Romance and the Animal Turn at ICMS Kalamazoo 2020”