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Public Event: 25th October 2014

Centre for Human Animal Studies (CfHAS)
Inaugural Conference and Launch

Animals: ethics, sustainability, sentience

The Centre for Human Animal Studies (CfHAS) will be holding its inaugural conference on Saturday 25th October 2014 at Edge Hill University. The conference will also mark the official launch of CfHAS, the first centre of its kind in the UK.

Reflecting the expansion and intellectual vibrancy in the fields of animal studies, Critical Animal Studies, human-animal studies, and the science of animal emotion and cognition, this conference will have three broad but intersecting thematic strands:

  • Ethics
  • Sustainability
  • Sentience

The aim of the conference and for CfHAS is to examine how rethinking our relations with animals can create meaningful social, policy, environmental, ethical and cultural change.


Professor Elisa Aaltola – University of Eastern Finland; University of Turku
Professor Jonathan Balcombe – Humane Society Institute for Science and Policy
Dr Richard Twine – Institute of Education, University of London; CfHAS

The Conference Programme is available to download.

Abstracts are available to download.

Pre-Conference Events

Friday 24th October 2014
The Quaker Meeting House, Liverpool

  • Book launch @ 6.15pm: Growl: Life Lessons, Hard Truths, and Bold Strategies from an Animal Advocate. Includes a reading and Q&A with the author, Kim Stallwood.
  • Pre-Conference Dinner @ 7.30pm

If you would like to attend the book launch and dinner on the 24th please purchase your tickets (see below) by 17th October to confirm your place as numbers are limited


Book Launch & Dinner on 24th October: £20.00
Registration fee 25th October: £50.00
Registration fee 25th October (students and unwaged): £20.00


If you have any questions please get in touch:
We look forward to welcoming you to the Centre for Human Animal Studies.

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