The Finnish Society for Human-Animal Studies (YKES) is proud to organize the first international Human-Animal Studies conference held in Finland. Founded in 2004 as a network and established in 2009 as a society, YKES has since organized six national annual meetings, gained critical mass and a notable standing nationally and internationally. The theme for the upcoming conference is (Un)common worlds: Contesting the limits of human-animal communities. The conference’s keynote speakers are Professor Erica Fudge, Associate Professor Jamie Lorimer and the zoologist Helena Telkänranta.
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I'm teaching a new class on energy in literature and culture and would like to include a short poem or story (or novel excerpt, or perhaps even a short film) on what it's like to work with a draft horse, mule, donkey, etc.--a text that does a good job of representing the play of energies between human and nonhuman being involved in plowing a field, driving a stagecoach, etc. I'm looking for a text that would help underscore the profound difference between animal/muscle energy and fossil energy.
University of North Florida
If you don't already know the following, you may find it helpful:
László Bartosiewicz, 'Hungarian Grey Cattle: Parallels in Constituting Animal and Human Identities' in Interspecies Interactions
Animals and Humans between the Middle Ages and Modernity, edited by Sarah Cockram, Andrew Wells (Routledge, 2018)
Your course sounds really interesting!
We are seeking papers on the theme of “Animals with (or without) Borders” for the summer 2018 issue of the semi-annual scholarly journal, Pakistan Journal of Historical Studies (PJHS), published by the Indiana University Press (Bloomington, USA).
Dear H-Animal Members,