Over recent decades, the multidisciplinary field of human-animal studies has encouraged researchers to move beyond geographical, methodological, and disciplinary boundaries and to understand, explain and analyse human and non-human animals within shared social, cultural, economic, political, and ecological spaces.
H-Animal aims to serve as an on-line home for scholars across disciplines who are engaged on the study of animals in human culture.
Be sure to check out the new syllabus contributions by Jody Berland, David Herman, Piers Locke, and Michal Pregowski in the Syllabus Exchange!
Logo and design courtesy Lee Tse
Animal Spirits: An Interdisciplinary Workshop on the Creatures of Capitalism
Workshop at the Weatherhead Center (Canada Program)
27–28 April 2020
May 26-27, 2020
Location: The University of British Columbia-Okanagan (UBCO), Kelowna, British Columbia
Hosted by the Animals & Society Research Initiative (University of Victoria) and supported by the Brooks Animal Studies Academic Network and the Brooks Institute for Animal Rights Law & Policy
ASI-University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Fourth Annual Human-Animal Studies Institute
Co-Directors: Jane Desmond (Resident Director), Kim Marra, and Kenneth Shapiro
Call for Applications
The Animals & Society Institute and the Center for Advanced Study at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invite applications for the fourth annual Human-Animal Studies Summer Institute program for advanced graduate students and early career scholars pursuing research in Human-Animal Studies.
“A thing is when it isn’t doing”, writes Brian Massumi in Parables for the Virtual: Movement, Affect, Sensation (2002: 6). But the thing is always doing, so much so that the thing, any-thing, is constituted through the doing. Every-thing is fundamentally relational. Given this starting point, the key terms of the onto-politico-aesthetic debate change; they are: affect, immanence, movement, intensity, emergence, becoming, event, virtual, nature-culture, space-time.