CFP: Essay Collection on Equestrian Cultures

Pictured in wonderfully textured shades of sepia, the horses of Roberto Dutesco's photographic Sable Island series are beautiful, larger than life, and undeniably Other. They come alive on the walls of urban art galleries, and in doing so they both reaffirm and unsettle our conceptions of what it means to be 'horse'.

2015-16 Research Fellowships at the American Antiquarian Society

The American Antiquarian Society (AAS) invites applications for its 2015-16 visiting academic fellowships. At least three AAS-National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships will be awarded for periods extending from four to twelve months.  Long-term fellowships are intended for scholars beyond the doctorate; senior and mid-career scholars are particularly encouraged to apply. Over thirty short-term fellowships will be awarded for one to two months.

CFP: Feeding Animals/Eating Animals

Memoria scientiae 2015

Feeding animals/Eating animals. Theories, attitudes and cultural representations of nutrition in ancient and medieval world

Palermo, February 27, 2015 – Esperienza inSegna

Polo didattico di Viale delle Scienze, Università di Palermo

Organizers: Pietro Li Causi (independent researcher, Palermo); Andrea Libero Carbone (independent researcher, Palermo)

Registration reminder: Between Apes and Angels

Dear list members,

A reminder that registration for the conference Between Apes and Angels: Human and Animal in the Early Modern World will close on 26 November.  

We hope to see you there,

Sarah Cockram and Andrew Wells


Between Apes and Angels: Human and Animal in the Early Modern World

An Interdisciplinary Conference to be held at the University of Edinburgh

CFP: 2nd Biennial Conference on Living with Animals: Interconnections

CALL FOR PAPERS for the 2nd Biennial Conference on Living with Animals: Interconnections

“Living with Animals 2” is a reprise of the first “Living with Animals” conference that took place at Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) in 2013. EKU, located in Richmond, Kentucky, just south of Lexington, “The Horse Capital of the World”, began offering the first undergraduate degree in Animal Studies in 2010. As our conference title suggests, we are planning to offer a Living with Animals conference every 2 years.

Query: Animals as Metaphors

Dear H-Animal:

I have an advanced undergraduate student working on animality in contemporary literature (Annie Proulx's CLOSE RANGE and Ron Rash's SERENA). He's looking at the recurrence of animals—not only in Proulx and Rash, but everywhere—as metaphors. He's read some George Lakoff about our lives being controlled by metaphors, but is wondering about recent animal studies that have focused themselves here.

Thanks in advance for your suggestions, and all best wishes,

Dan Turner

Dr. Daniel Cross Turner

CFP: Symbiotic anthrozoology: cultivating (or advocating?) ethics of coexistence

CALL FOR PAPERS: Symbiotic anthrozoology: cultivating (or advocating?) ethics of coexistence, ASA (Association of Social Anthropologists of the UK and Commonwealth), University of Exeter, UK, 13th-16th April 2015

Dear Colleagues

I would be delighted if you would consider the following call for papers:

Short Abstract


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