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2017 Jonathan Safran Foer Virtual Classroom Visit

Dear H-Animal Members,

The date for the 2017 Jonathan Safran Foer Virtual Classroom Visit has been set for Thursday, March 30! Please see the below promotional letter for further details, including a link to our sign-up page. Many members of the H-Animal community have taken part in this event in the past, and I hope that many returning and new participants will be with us this year! 


Joey Tuminello



CFP: Animal Studies as American Studies, California American Studies Association Meeting, Long Beach, 28-29 April 2017

Greetings H-Animalistas,
At almost every recent CASA meeting we have had an "Animal Studies as American Studies" panel. I would love to receive some animal studies/environmental studies submissions, either individual papers or full panels, for our 2017 meeting at Long Beach State in April. The full CFP is below.
Feel free to contact me directly with any questions. Thanks.
Brett Mizelle, brett.mizelle [at] csulb.edu

TOC: Human-Animal Relationships in the Middle East

Dear Colleague,

We are pleased to announce that the latest issue of the Anthropology of the Middle East is available.  This issue explores the broad field of human–animal relationships, considering depth of time as well as cultural and civilisational variations and how animals affect Middle Eastern societies.

Volume 11, Issue 1: Human-Animal Relationships in the Middle East

Editorial: Human-Animal Relationships in the Middle East, Marjan Mashkour and Anahita Grisoni

Call for interest: Sociology and Animals Thematic Group (TASA)

We are seeking expressions of interest for a new Sociology and Animals thematic group within The Australian Sociological Association. The aim of the group is to create a supportive network of sociologists working in human-animal studies, critical animal studies, or other animal-related areas to facilitate the exchange of ideas and potential future events.

CFP RGS-IBG 2017 - More-Than-Human Geographies of Empathy

Call for Papers:

"More-than-human geographies of empathy"

Session convenors: Megan Donald (University of Glasgow), Chris Bear (Cardiff University), Rich Gorman (Cardiff University)

RGS-IBG Annual Conference: Decolonizing Geographical Knowledges

Royal Geographical Society, London

Tuesday 29 August - Friday 1 September 2017