FELLOWSHIP – Human-Animal Studies

The Animals and Society Institute (ASI) and Wesleyan Animal Studies invites applications for the eighth annual summer fellowship program for scholars pursuing research in Human-Animal Studies.

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CFP – 2nd annual conference of Students for Critical Animal Studies (SCAS)

SCAS Conference

March 28th-30th 2014
McGill University
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Deadline for Proposals: October 15th, 2013

This conference aims to spread awareness and prompt dialogue among students, educators, activists, and community members about the oppression of non-human animals.  The conference will focus on engaging questions of intersectional oppression, the use of nonhuman animals in laboratory research and various exploitative industries, and strategies for student and non-student activism in the fight for animal and human liberation.  Presenters and attendees are encouraged to draw from a wide range of social justice perspectives in their thought about nonhuman animals.  We welcome presentations from a variety of academic and non-academic fields, including but not limited to:

  • activism and advocacy: strategies, actions, organizing, impediments, stories from personal experience
  • environmental thought/ ecological justice
  •  able-ism/ disability theory
  • critical race theory
  • feminist theory/gender studies
  • queer theory
  • postcolonial studies
  • phenomenology
  • critical legal studies
  • labour/anti-capitalist organizing
  • cultural studies
  • film studies
  • animal law

Submission Procedure

  • Submit proposals for presentations, papers, workshops, or films to studentsforcas@gmail.com
  • 300 words or less
  • Deadline: October 15th, 2013

Proposals should include the following: title, name of presenter(s), presentation type, estimated length, a description of the presentation (abstract in the case of a paper), and any pertinent information regarding accessibility or material needs for the presentation or presenter.

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CFP – Under Western Skies 3 (September 9 – 13, 2014)

Call for Proposals and Panels
Closing Date:  January 10, 2014

Intersections of Environments, Technologies, and Communities

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FINAL CALL – ISEE at the Pacific APA, April 16 -20, 2014, San Diego, CA, USA

Submissions are invited for the International Society for Environmental Ethics (ISEE) sessions at the 2014 Pacific Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association (APA).  The upcoming meeting will be held in San Diego, CA, USA from Wednesday, April 16th to Sunday, April 20th at the Westin Gaslamp Hotel. Continue reading

CFP – Animals and Their People: The Fall of the Anthropocentric Paradigm?

Animal Studies PolandMiędzynarodowa konferencja Zwierzęta I Ich Ludzie

12-14 March 2014
Warsaw, Poland
The Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Science

Interest in animal studies has been growing in the recent years, especially within contemporary culture studies.  “Animals and their People” answers the need, just beginning to be articulated in Poland and Central Eastern Europe countries, to analyze these transformations within the broader non-anthropocentric perspective of culture transitions, focusing on philosophical and literary texts in their reference to actual animal problems.  Poland has numerous texts that pose the question of the animal and ask about human-animal relations that need to be analyzed and interpreted from the perspective of animal studies.  Taking an animal studies approach also enables scholars looking at the literature, art, philosophy, and attitudes of older cultures before animal studies becomes established in academic institutions.

At the conference we would like to raise questions about the status of the animal and the relation between human and non-human animals as a part of deeper culture transformation.  In creating a theory or thinking about animals we are reminded about real animals, their situation in the world now and in the past.  This is one of the reasons why the ethical context is not only difficult to avoid but crucial for animal studies.  While the conference is interdisciplinary, philosophical approaches and eco-critical interpretations are sorely missing.

We would like, then, to ponder changes that are visible in culture in relation to animals, and question whether and if so, how we can speak of the fall of anthropocentric paradigm.

To Submit

Deadline for submitting papers in Polish or in English (about 1500 words) is October 31, 2013.  Abstracts of 20 minutes presentations and short biographical note (400-700 words) should be send to the following address animalstudies.pl@gmail.com.


The result of the conference and exhibition will be a bilingual Polish-English conference publication, designed as a combination of articles with the catalog of the exhibition.

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Detailed information about the conference can be found on the Animal Studies PL website.