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Workshop: Middle Eastern Animals: Interdisciplinary Perspectives from Early Modern to Contemporary Times (University of Vienna, June 27-28, 2019)

At the juncture of Africa, Europe, and Asia, the Middle East boasts deserts, mountains, steppes, valleys and river deltas. Across the region diverse mammals, reptiles, birds, and insects, as well as marine organisms and invertebrates, make their homes. The workshop “Middle Eastern Animals: Interdisciplinary Perspectives from Early Modern to Contemporary Times” will focus on this diversity and explore the role non-human animals have played throughout the history of the Middle East.

Antennae #47 is now online

Antennae #47 is now online
 
Our new issue, number #47, is titled 'Experiment'. It is the first of two installments (the second, out this summer titled 'Interface') exploring the intricacies and rewards involved in "art and science" collaborations. This issue includes exclusive interviews with artists and scholars whose work has impacted the way we think about disciplinary boundaries, ethics, and aesthetics in modern and contemporary art.

Gary Francione in the Talking Animals, Law & Philosophy series in Cambridge - 14 May 2019

We are delighted to announce the final event in this year's Talking Animals, Law & Philosophy series, which will be held on 14 May 2019, from 4.15-6pm, in Room G24 of the Faculty of Law in Cambridge (The David Williams Building, 10 West Rd, Cambridge CB3 9DZ).  

Animal Studies Journal 8.1 out now

This issue of Animal Studies Journal collects articles on a broad range of topics. The first cover speculative emu perspectives (this issue’s Provocation from the Field), the Internet of Things, Māori plant-based diets, and extinction nostalgia. Several contributions then explore the decentring of the human in fictional contexts.

Conference Programme Available for Sex and Nature Conference (June 10-11 2019, University of Exeter)

Conference programme

Sex and Nature: 1800-2018

 

To REGISTER, visit https://store.exeter.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/college-of-humanities/conferences/sex-and-nature-1800-2018

 

Day 1, Monday 10 JUNE 2019

 

9:00-9:15am Registration and coffee

 

9:15-9:30am Welcome by SARAH BEZAN and INA LINGE

 

CFP: Marxism, animals, and plants, London, November 2019

I've heard from the organisers of Historical Materialism's annual conference that they are looking for panels on animals and plants. There are few places for Marxist creature studies, so this is a great opportunity. I would like to organise at least one panel, hopefully two. 

Here's the call for papers: http://www.historicalmaterialism.org/conferences

Harvard Summer course “The Animal-Human Divide”

Harvard University will again, through its Summer School (www.summer.harvard.edu), offer an online Animal Studies course. The 2019 course, which carries the title “The Animal-Human Divide,” is offered through the Anthropology department (ANTH S-1625 (33537)). This seminar-style course, which is conducted entirely online, meets Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30-9:30PM beginning June 25. 

Registration closes May 20.

Tom Regan Visiting Research Fellowship at North Carolina State University Libraries

I wanted H-Animal members to be aware of the new Tom Regan Visiting Research Fellowship at North Carolina State University Libraries:

https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/tom-regan-visiting-research-fellowship

Please note: application guidelines have been clarified - please see the link above. There have been many questions about application requirements. For instance, the university does not provide housing. 

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