Human and Animal Research Network Conferences

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AASG@Sydney: Life in the Anthropocene

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5th Biennial Conference of the Australian Animal Studies Group
The Anthropocene describes a period of geological time dominated by homo sapiens and marked by the significant impact of human activity on the planet. At a time when the natural world is ever more subject to human intervention, interspecies relations face many challenges. If the cultural and scientific moment of the Anthropocene puts ‘us’ in our place, then it is time to reconsider our place with them, the other animals.

8-10 July 2013
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Sydney: Animal Death Symposium

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12-13 June, 2012
University of Sydney NSW 2006

Launched by the Honorable Michael D. Kirby Ac CMG

  • Keynote Lecture: Professor Deborah Bird Rose
    Macquarie University
  • HARN Lecture: Assoc Prof Annie Potts
    NZ Centre for Human Animal Studies, University of Canterbury

Convenors:
Dr Jay Johnston
Dr Fiona Probyn-Rapsey

This symposium brought together cross-disciplinary voices on the topic of Animal Death. Over two days participants explored how animal and human death are conceptualised; how they diverge, differ and also connect in profound ways. The conference explored the following themes:

  • Ontologies of Death and sacrifice
  • Species extinction and climate change
  • Euthanasia: perspectives from veterinary science
  • The hunter and the Hunted
  • Sacrifice and expendability
  • Animal art
  • Road Kill
  • Wild Life and Rescue
  • Mourning, grief and denial
  • Rituals of Slaughter
  • Vivisection
  • Who and who isn’t attributed a ‘soul’
  • Post-death belief systems
  • Animal death and contemporary film

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Minding Animals 2012

Utrecht University, the Netherlands, 1-7 July 2012
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The Global Animal

The Global Animal conference will be held on July 7-8, 2011 at the University of Wollongong, New South Wales
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AASG 4th Biennial Australian Animals Studies Group

The 4th Biennial Australian Animals Studies Group Conference 2011
10-13 July 2011: Animals, People - a Shared Environment
Presented by the Australian Animal Studies Group and Environmental Futures Centre, Griffith University
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