Anthrozoology as International Practice (AIP): A Student Conference in Animal Studies

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November 11, 2022 to November 12, 2022
Subject Fields: 
Animal Studies, Anthropology

Following on from the success of our inaugural conference we invite current and prospective students who care about animals and are interested in studying human encounters with other species to participate FREE of charge in our second annual ONLINE conference: ‘Anthrozoology as International Practice: A Student Conference in Animal Studies (AIP2022)’

Hosted by the University of Exeter’s Anthrozoology as Symbiotic Ethics (EASE) working group, this event is scheduled to take place virtually 11-12 November 2022. We welcome presentations from students with a variety of educational experience and early career researchers in anthrozoology and related fields (such as human-animal studies, natural sciences, or philosophy). Proposed presentations on topics in all areas of anthrozoology will be considered, and applicants from any university, college or country are welcomed. However, we ask you to please read the EASE position on anthrozoology as symbiotic ethics as papers that do not align with the EASE ethos of non-harm, respect, and individual autonomy will not be considered.

This conference aims to spotlight research being undertaken by students around the world, in the hopes of building a global support network of likeminded individuals. Presentations based on PhD research proposals are also welcome.

Who can participate:

  • Students in any Bachelor’s, Master’s, or PhD program, anywhere in the world.
  • Recent graduates from PhD programs (less than 12 months on 1 Nov 2022).
  • Individuals ‘in between’ the above programs (Especially those interested in pursuing further study or research!)

Two presentation formats are possible:

  • The standard format will be 15-minute oral presentations (with PowerPoint slides), followed by additional time for audience questions.
  • For undergraduates or graduates of a bachelor’s degree (or those just starting a master’s degree), there is an option for a shorter 5-minute presentation about your project or favourite topic.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Human and companion animal relationships
  • Our relationships with commodity animals throughout the world
  • Food, entertainment, trade in body parts or products, etc., (i.e., animals in tourism, zoos, aquariums, etc.)
  • One health, one welfare through an anthrozoological lens
  • Wildlife-human conflict
  • Our relationship with ‘nature’
  • Biodiversity and sustainable development
  • Animal-assisted therapy or interventions
  • Animal welfare
  • Animal rights
  • Animal sheltering and rescue
  • Current issues: hoarding, exotic animals in the news, etc.
  • Animal representations
  • Humane education
  • Methodology
  • Research proposals


How to submit a paper for consideration:

Go to the submission form where you will be asked to provide details such as your name, contact email, affiliation, etc. You need to be prepared to provide:

  1. A description of your proposed paper in 250 words or less.
  2.  A 150-word (or less) explanation of how your research, project, or interests align with the EASE position on anthrozoology as symbiotic ethics.

It is recommended that you take your time to prepare these in a word document and copy and paste them into the form when you are ready. We highly recommend you confer with your project supervisor before submitting. However, if you have any questions or are unsure of anything, please email us at

Contact Info: 

Please use the form to submit a paper proposal, and send questions to