CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS – Reading group on animal liberation, UFSC (Brazil)

Reading group: Philosophy of animal liberation
Meetings: biweekly, starting Monday, April 14th, 2014 at 1:30pm
Location: Nefipo (Center for Ethics and Political Philosophy), UFSC
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CFP – 4th Global Conference: Living Responsibly

living responsibly

Tuesday 6th May – Thursday 8th May, 2014
Lisbon, Portugal

How can we live responsibly, taking care of one another and of our planet?  This is the question faced by everyone who wants, so far as they can, to do what is right, and it is at the heart of Living Responsibly: Reflecting on the Ethical Decisions of Everyday Life. Continue reading

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
  • 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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