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Upcoming Events:

CfHAS CONFERENCE 2017 – ANIMALS AND SOCIAL CHANGE | 29 – 30th June 2017 | Liverpool, UK. 

Register for the conference here

Download the draft programme for the conference here

CfHAS will host a conference on the theme of animals and social change in June 2017. We invite submissions that address these questions:

  • What constitutes effective social change for other animals?
  • How do particular framings of animal ethics and veganism shape strategies for intervention and change?
  • How do the worlds of animal advocacy and academic research on human-animal relations speak to each other? Could more come from those interactions?
  • What role do visual media, the online vegan community and documentary film-making play in effecting social change?
  • How do different communities imagine progressive social change for animals taking place?

We are interested in receiving submissions of academic papers (20 minutes), short films (any genre) and poster presentations. This conference will include paper and poster presentations, film screenings and a workshop session focused on strategies for social change involving dialogue between academics, activists and advocates. The conference is designed to facilitate time and space for discussion.

This conference will be of interest to those working in critical animal studies, advocacy, grassroots activism, animal media and the vegan business community.

Please submit abstracts to: cfhas@edgehill.ac.uk

Closing date for abstracts: 1st March 2017

Previous Events:

FILM AND THE ENVIRONMENT | 6th May 2016

Global climate change and environmental hazards are significant threats to the future of life on Earth. Recent scientific observations have shown the impact of anthropogenic activity on climate and highlighted the severity of projected changes on the environment. Effects will be felt through increases in weather extremes (storms, floods, landslides and droughts), compounded by the expansion of human populations into marginal ‘at risk’ areas.

This cross-disciplinary symposium focuses upon the intersection of film and environmentalism. Using the term ‘film’ in its broadest sense, to refer to moving image works that can be viewed via cinema, television or computer screens, we aim to foster knowledge exchange and generate dialogue between academics from the arts and humanities, philosophy, social and political sciences, and environmental sciences disciplines.

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Centre for Human Animal Studies Inaugural Conference and Launch | 25 October 2014
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 and sentience.
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Pre-Conference Events | 24 October 2014
Book launch: Growl: Life Lessons, Hard Truths, and Bold Strategies from an Animal Advocate. Includes a reading and Q&A with the author, Kim Stallwood. And Pre-Conference Dinner.
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II International Conference Art and Nature | 28-30 April 2014
Sao Paulo, Brazil
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BSA Animal/Human Studies Group Roundtable | 23 April 2014
University of Leeds
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The Science of Animal Thinking and Emotion Conference | 17-18 March 2014
The Kellogg Conference Center at Gallaudet Univ. 800 Florida Avenue, NE Washington, District of Columbia 20002 United States
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Green Party Conference | 1 March 2014
Transcript of talk by Professor Claire Molloy given at the Green Party Conference, 1 March 2014. Hosted by the Vegan Society, this talk was given as part of the ‘Policy for health, social justice and sustainability Conference Fringe debate. The talk was transcribed by the Vegan Society and can be downloaded as a pdf here:
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