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  • Zeitschrift für Kritische Tierstudien is an inter- and multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal. The first volume will be published in December 2018.

    Authors include both junior researchers and established specialists in Human Animal Studies, as well as activists of the Animal Liberation and Total Liberation Movement, who are pursuing an emancipatory, abolitionist, critical, non-reformist approach. Zeitschrift für Kritische Tierstudienaims to proceed, together with other liberation movements, intersectionally against existing systems of power and any form of suppression.

    Zeitschrift für Kritische Tierstudien is a german medium that also accepts contributions in english. In order to maintain scientific standards, submitted articles are assessed in an anonymous peer review process.

    Accepted contributions submitted by May 31 will be published in December of the same year. Manuscripts with a volume of up to 50,000 characters can now be submitted as .doc, .docx, .rtf, or .odt files under the email address kritischeTierstudien@gmx.de.

    Dr. Daniel Lau (Editor)

  • Animals
    • Animals is an international and interdisciplinary scholarly open access journal. It publishes original research articles, reviews, communications, and short notes that are relevant to any field of study that involves animals, including zoology, ethnozoology, animal science, animal ethics and animal welfare. However, preference will be given to those articles that provide an understanding of animals within a larger context (i.e., the animals' interactions with the outside world, including humans). There is no restriction on the length of the papers. Our aim is to encourage scientists to publish their experimental and theoretical research in as much detail as possible. Full experimental details and/or method of study, must be provided for research articles. Articles submitted that involve subjecting animals to unnecessary pain or suffering will not be accepted, and all articles must be submitted with the necessary ethical approval.
  • Animal Sentience
    • Animal Sentience is a brand new, peer-reviewed, pluridisciplinary online journal on animal feelings. No subscription or publication fees. Accepted articles will be accorded Open Peer Commentary across disciplines. As an interdisciplinary journal, ASent will be of interest to all who are concerned with the current empirical findings on what, when and how nonhuman animals feel, along with the practical, methodological, legal, ethical, sociological, theological and philosophical implications of the findings.
  • Animal Studies Journal
    • Animal Studies Journal, the new online scholarly journal of the Australian Animal Studies Group, provides a forum for current research in human-animal Studies. ASJ publishes international cross-disciplinary content with a particular, but not exclusive, interest in Australian, New Zealand and Asia-Pacific scholarship. The journal, which is published twice yearly, is fully refereed (double-blind peer reviewed) and open access. ASJ publishes inquiring and critical academic work by both new and established scholars whose work focuses on animals and human relationships with other animals. The journal aims to be a leading international forum for the dissemination and discussion of animal studies research and creative work.
  • Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture
    • Over its first two years of activity, Antennae has become an influential resource of academic relevance within the fast growing field of animal and environmental studies, acting as receiver and amplifier of relevant topics, as expressed by the connections between the subject of nature and the multidisciplinary field of visual culture.
  • Anthrozoos: A Multidisciplinary Journal of the Interactions of People and Animals
    • Anthrozoös is a quarterly, peer-reviewed publication whose focus is to report the results of studies, from a wide array of disciplines, on the interactions of people and animals. Academic disciplines represented include anthropology, archaeozoology, art and literature, education, ethology, history, human medicine, psychology, sociology and veterinary medicine.
  • Environmental Humanities
    • Environmental Humanities is an international, open-access journal that aims to invigorate current interdisciplinary research on the environment. In response to a growing interest around the world in the many questions that arise in this era of rapid environmental and social change, the journal publishes outstanding scholarship that draws humanities disciplines into conversation with each other, and with the natural and social sciences.
  • Human-Animal Interaction Bulletin
    • Announcing the new open access, online, peer-reviewed Human-Animal Interaction Bulletin, devoted to the dissemination of research in the field of the interaction between non-human animals and their human counterparts. The mission of HAIB is to bring together researchers, academicians, clinicians/practitioners, and scholarly students working in different areas for the advancement of the human-animal interaction field.
  • Human Ecology Review
    • Human Ecology Review is a refereed journal published twice a year by the Society for Human Ecology. The journal publishes peer-reviewed research and theory on the interaction between humans and the environment and other links between culture and nature (Research in Human Ecology), essays and applications relevant to human ecology (Human Ecology Forum), book reviews (Contemporary Human Ecology), and relevant commentary, announcements, and awards (Human Ecology Bulletin).
  • Humanimalia: A Journal of Human/Animal Interface Studies
    • The study of human/animal relationships is connected to questions ranging from postcolonial politics (land struggles among Western “animal tourists,” indigenous people in underdeveloped areas, and the endangered species), through philosophy (acknowledging how “the animal” has functioned as the other to “the human,” both historically malleable and politically charged categories), to the study of art and literature (examining how the animal image expresses cultural assumptions). As editors of Humanimalia, we believe there is a need for a journal that brings together scholarship on these questions from a wide range of disciplines and perspectives, and creates opportunities for further exchanges of ideas. We believe also that our knowledge about the intricate relationships among human and non-human animals should not be rigidly restricted to established conventions of scholarly study and polemical argument, conventions that in their exclusive claims to validity have contributed to the objectification of relationships in which human observers are profoundly implicated.
  • Journal of Animal Ethics
    • Journal of Animal Ethics is the first named journal of animal ethics in the world. It is devoted to the exploration of progressive thought about animals. It is multidisciplinary in nature and international in scope. It covers theoretical and applied aspects of animal ethics -- of interest to academics from the humanities and the sciences, as well as professionals working in the field of animal protection. JAE is published by the University of Illinois Press in partnership with the Ferrater Mora Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics. The aim of the Centre is to pioneer ethical perspectives on animals through academic research, teaching, and publication.
  • Journal of Animal and Natural Resource Law
    • Journal of Animal and Natural Resource Law seeks to explore the legal and public policy issues surrounding animals and natural resources at all levels of government: local, state, national, comparative national and international. All perspectives are welcome. JANRL will be web-published in its entirety, but hard print copy shall also be available.
  • Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science
    • Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science publishes articles, commentaries, and brief research reports on methods of experimentation, husbandry, and care that demonstrably enhance the welfare of all nonhuman animals. For administrative purposes, manuscripts are categorized into the following four content areas: welfare issues arising in laboratory, farm, companion animal, and wildlife/zoo settings. Manuscripts of up to 8,000 words are accepted that present new empirical data or a re-evaluation of available data, conceptual or theoretical analysis, or demonstrations relating to some issue of animal welfare science. The editors also encourage submission of brief research reports and commentaries. In addition, JAAWS publishes letters, announcements of meetings, news, and book reviews. Unsolicited submissions of such articles are welcome.
  • Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences
    • Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences offers a venue where relevant interdisciplinary research, practice and public policies can be recognized and evaluated. Increasingly, environmental studies integrate many different scientific and professional disciplines. Thus the journal seeks to set a rigorous, credible standard for specifically interdisciplinary environmental research. JESS is the official publication of the newly formed Association of Environmental Sciences and Studies.
  • Otherness: Essays and Studies
    • Via ‘Otherness: Essays & Studies’, we seek to publish research articles from and across different academic disciplines that examine, in as many ways as possible, the concepts of otherness and alterity. As such, we now offer an outlet for the dissemination of such research into otherness and aim to provide an open and active forum for academic discussion. We particularly appreciate dynamic cross-disciplinary study. We envisage that forthcoming issues of the journal will relate to topics within the context of Otherness studies and members and colleagues of the Centre are welcome to propose research ideas and themes for more focused studies.
  • Politics and Animals
    • Politics and Animals is a peer-reviewed, open access journal that explores the human-animal relationship from the vantage point of political science and political theory. It hosts international, multidisciplinary research and debate—conceptual and empirical—on the consequences and possibilities that human-animal relations have for politics and vice versa.
  • Relations. Beyond Anthropocentrism
    • Relations. Beyond Anthropocentrism is a peer-refereed open access journal of trans-anthropocentric ethics and related inquires. The main aim of the journal is to create a professional interdisciplinary forum in Europe to discuss moral and scientific issues that concern the increasing need of going beyond narrow anthropocentric paradigms in all fields of knowledge. The journal accepts submissions on all topics which promote European research adopting a non-anthropocentric ethical perspective on both interspecific and intraspecific relationships between all life species—humans included—and between these and the abiotic environment.
  • Sloth: A Journal of Emerging Voices in Human-Animal Studies
    • Sloth is an online bi-annual journal that publishes international, multi-disciplinary writing by undergraduate students and recent (within three years) graduates that deals with human/non-human animal relationships from the perspectives of the social sciences, the humanities, and the natural sciences. Sloth showcases the important and innovative contributions of undergraduates, giving those who are interested in human/non-human animal relationships a way to contribute to and engage with the field, as well as an opportunity to build their skills, knowledge, and resumes in anticipation of their graduate school careers.
  • Society & Animals: Journal of Human-Animal Studies
    • Since 1993 and in conjunction with the internationally recognized Brill, ASI produces Society & Animals, published six times per year and containing peer reviewed studies concerning nonhuman animals from psychology, sociology, anthropology, political science and other social sciences and history, literary criticism, and other disciplines of the humanities. Recent articles suggest the scope of the journal: Dolphins in Popular Literature and Media; More than a Furry Companion: The Ripple Effect of Companion Animals on Neighborhood Interactions and Sense of Community; and An Investigation into the Association between the Witnessing of Animal Abuse and Adolescents' Behavior toward Animals.

Books and Special Editions


Conferences and Programs

  • Call for Papers -- Animal Borderlands

    ** PLEASE NOTE: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, it will no longer be possible for us to host this event as a face-to-face meeting at Keble College. Instead, we are running a series of virtual discussions over 3 weeks, at 3-5pm BST on the 18th and 25th September and 2nd October. Each 2-hour discussion session will focus on pre-recorded/written papers from one of our plenary speakers, plus pre-recorded/written papers from 3 additional participants. If you are interested in submitting a paper and having your work included in one of the discussion sessions, please submit an abstract as detailed in the CFP below.**

    Plenary speakers are   

    • Steve Hinchliffe (University of Exeter)
    • Raf de Bont (Maastricht University)
    • Marcus Coates (visual artist) [to be reconfirmed]

    If you are interested in giving a paper addressing the topic ‘Animal Borderlands’ from whatever disciplinary perspective please submit your title, with an abstract of no more than 200 words and a brief biography (also of no more than 200 words). These should be included within your email – i.e. not as attachments. Please send them to beth.greenhough@ouce.ox.ac.ukreuben.message@ouce.ox.ac.uk, and alexandra.palmer@ouce.ox.ac.uk.

    We have extended the deadline for abstracts to the 6th July 2020.

    Presentations/papers will be 20 minutes long and we hope to include work by individuals at different career stages.

    Topics covered at this meeting might include (but are not limited to) animals in:

    • Categorical borderlands such as between human/animal, life/death, wild/domestic, animal/vegetal, and taxonomic groups.
    • Geographical borderlands such as those between nations and urban/wild spaces, and animal migrations.
    • Political borderlands, such as between legal and regulatory regimes, and the policing of animal borderlands.
    • Biological borderlands such as transitions between phases of development.
    • Affective borderlands, such as between being loved and hated.
    • Metaphorical borderlands, such as the use of animals as metaphors for human social boundaries.
    • Conceptual borderlands, such as those between animal studies and cognate disciplines.

    We welcome papers that deal with the theme of ‘Animal Borderlands’ in both contemporary and historical settings, and would especially like to see papers that address these issues from contexts outside the UK. Papers are welcomed from across animal studies, including disciplines such as (but not limited to) geography, anthropology, sociology, literary studies, art history, history, science and technology studies, ethology, psychology, behavioural sciences and ecology, bioscience/biomedical research.

    Further details of the British Animal Studies Network can be found on
    http://www.britishanimalstudiesnetwork.org.uk

  • CFP: Animal Futures: Animal rights in activism and academia

    Call for presentation proposals

    Critical animal studies scholars and animal advocacy activists have long argued that human-animal relations are in a profound state of crisis. Humans continue to exploit other animals on a massive scale. This has devastating consequences for nonhuman animals themselves, as well as for human societies and ecosystems. This has become painfully evident with the current pandemic, which is taking a massive toll on individual lives and societies. Many viruses, such as the coronavirus originate from nonhuman animals and are transmitted to humans largely due to the fact that humans continue to use other animals for food, entertainment and other purposes stemming from human interests. Such pandemics are expected to continue, as human exploitation of non-human animals continues. In this predicament, there is an urgent need to develop a more viable and non-exploitative relationship to other species and ecosystems. This conference focuses on imagining futures for human-animal relations, in a world that is rapidly transforming. We invite papers to engage for example, with the following issues, from critical animal studies perspectives:

    • What challenges and opportunities do global crises present for theorising and working towards animal liberation?
    • What should and could be some new directions in animal advocacy activism?
    • How can feminist, queer, disability, postcolonial and other perspectives inform our understanding of other animals and our relations to them?
    • Etc.

    We are looking forward to contributions from academics and activists.

    Please send your abstract (max 300 words) to conference@loomus.ee by September, 30, 2020

    The conference will also be live streamed. It is possible to deliver a presentation via Skype.  

    All the practical information (including speakers, registration, food, accommodation, fees) will be published later in 2020. 

    Organized by Loomus, Estonian Vegan Society and Kuulitalu OÜ

    Venue: Pärimusmuusika Ait, Viljandi, Estonia

    Date: May 8th 2021 – May 9th 2021

  • Call for abstracts for an online conference covering Historical Practices in Horsemanship and Equestrian Sports August 28-2020. The conference is devoted to discussing historical practices of horsemanship and equestrian sports, their emergence and evolution over centuries and into the present day. A volume of articles based on selected papers will be published in the Rewriting Equestrian History Series by Trivent Medieval. Abstracts due July 1, 2020.
  • Call for presentations for a panel on “Pathogenic entanglements and multispecies encounters: what narratives for what responsibilities?” at the forthcoming Association of Social Anthropologists of the UK & Commonwealth Annual Conference, ASA 2020: RESPONSIBILITY, which will take place at the University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Scotland, 24-27 August 2020. Abstract: The One Health agenda seeks to redress excessive anthropocentrism in disease-management but creates new biopolitical hierarchies of pets and pests. What responsibilities—as causality and accountability—are framed and contested in narratives of pathogenic multispecies entanglements? Contact: Rosie Sims (rosie.sims@graduateinstitute.ch) or Emmanuelle Roth (er477@cam.ac.uk).
  • The Faculty of Kinesiology of the University of New Brunswick is hosting a two-day conference on Sport, Animals, Ethics, May 26-28, 2021. Paper proposals will be welcomed from all disciplines, including the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Watch for the Call for Abstracts in October 2020. For more information, contact Gabriela Tymowski-Gionet tymowski@unb.ca and Sam Morris morrissp@miamioh.edu.
  • The Minding Animals—Animals and Climate Emergency Conference (ACEC) conference and events will be held over 22 to 29 July, 2021, in Sydney, Australia, in a central Sydney city venue. A conference registration website and the call for abstracts will appear mid-year. In the meantime, please see mindinganimals.com for further information. For information, please contact Rod Bennison at acec@mindinganimals.com 
  • Annual Meeting of the International Association of Vegan Sociologists

    Title: Worldly Togetherness? Showcasing sociological contributions to understanding multispecies entanglements

    Date: August 7th – 8th 2020

    CFP Deadline: June 30th 2020

    Location: Online

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    To further the creation of a sustainable and just world, and for the advancement of science, the question posed by Alfred McClung Lee, “Sociology for whom?” should be answered: sociology for all humans and other animals

    David Nibert (2003, p.22)

    Forty years ago, Clifton Bryant challenged sociologists to address their neglect of the ‘zoological connection’ in order to better understand the social world we share with other animals. In the decades that followed, socio-ecological studies of animals – that have developed the sociological imagination in different ways – have grown significantly. As a result, we have a burgeoning body of research to inform our understandings of multispecies entanglements as they relate to various social contexts. This ranges from insights on lived inter-species relationships and the structural conditions that underpin them, to the complex interplay of resistance and conformity that accompany any struggle towards a sustainable and just world. This collective knowledge has never been more needed than it is right now. 2020 has been a year of cataclysms and crises, with pandemics, bushfires, floods and other manifestations of our changing climate wreaking havoc on the integrity and stability of social and ecological systems. These disturbances are unmistakably intertwined with more-than-human relations and how living entities engage with and impact on the materiality of the world. We can no longer choose to ignore the zoological connection, nor the devastating impacts humans have had on our shared planet. The pursuit of a sustainable and just world cannot be postponed any longer.

    This is a discussion that sociologists working in multispecies fields are well placed to inform. To this end, the Australian Sociological Association’s ‘Sociology & Animals Thematic Group’, the American Sociological Association’s ‘Society & Animals Section’ and the Canadian Sociological Association’s ‘Animals in Society’ research cluster have united to present an online showcase of cutting-edge research in the animal studies domain. This event will bring together research and researchers that critically explore aspects of human-nonhuman animal entanglements, and it will broadcast this research to a wide audience so that this research might inform pursuits of a more just and sustainable future: whatever that might transpire to be. We welcome presentation proposals from scholars conducting sociological research that is for nonhuman animals, including (but not limited to):

    • Theorising multispecies entanglements
    • Qualitative and/or quantitative research for nonhuman animals
    • Nonhuman animal related activism and activist movements
    • Veganism
    • Social construction of nonhuman animals
    • Capitalism and animals
    • Human/Nonhuman animal labour
    • Multispecies methods
    • Anthroparchy/anthropocentrism
    • Violence
    • Posthumanism
    • Intersectional approaches to nonhuman animal studies
    • Companion animal togetherness
    • Imagining multispecies justice

    We welcome submissions for 15minute presentations by way of 300-word abstracts to be sent to info@vegansociology.com
    by the 30th June 2020.

    This is an online conference therefore all presentations will be delivered in live video conference format on the August 8 2020. Presenters will be provided with technical assistance and opportunities to trial their presentations in the lead up to the conference.

    References:

    David Nibert, (2003) “Humans and other animals: sociology’s moral and intellectual challenge”, International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Vol. 23 Issue: 3, pp.4-25, https://doi.org/10.1108/0144333031079023

     

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Funding and Fellowship Opportunities


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    • The Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) at the NC State University Libraries is excited to offer the second annual Tom Regan Visiting Research Fellowship. The fellowship has been established through the generosity of the Culture & Animals Foundation (CAF) in memory of Tom Regan to promote scholarly research in animal rights.

      The fellowship will support the use of the SCRC’s Animal Rights Archive—the largest scholarly archive of animal rights collections in the country. The SCRC builds collections of rare and unique materials to support the research and teaching needs of the university, emphasizing established and emerging areas at the university and corresponding to strengths within the Libraries’ overall collection. These rich collections serve as a foundation for generations of scholarship in animal protection, impacting and supporting scholars from across the nation.

      The fellowship provides a $4,000 stipend awarded to a qualified applicant for research completed in residence at the SCRC for a term of no less than four weeks to begin on or after July 1.

      "The Culture & Animals Foundation is delighted to partner with the Animal Rights Archive at the NC State University Libraries to offer the Tom Regan Visiting Research Fellowship,” says Martin Rowe, CAF Board Co-Vice President. “The archive offers an unparalleled opportunity for scholars to explore many facets of Tom's work and the animal advocacy movement through the decades; the Fellowship can help make that happen."

      Fellowship requirements

      • Applicants must submit (via email to gathayer@ncsu.edu) the researcher’s curriculum vitae, a cover page including name, address, phone, email, institutional affiliation, current position/title, a project outline and rationale for use of the collections, the names of three appropriate references, and a detailed budget. Eligible expenses include lodging, meals, reproduction expenses, travel (air, train, or bus ticket fees; car rental; mileage using a personal vehicle); and parking fees. The university does not provide housing or parking. 
      • Graduate (and undergraduate) students should also submit a letter of recommendation from a faculty advisor or theses director on the significance of the research topic and abilities of the candidate. Other applicants (current faculty) are urged to include a letter of recommendation but it is not required. 
      • At the end of the research fellowship, awardees are expected to submit a final report on their research and may be invited to discuss their work at a Libraries event during their stay or in the future. Awardees should also submit copies of publications that result from their research to both SCRC and to CAF.
      • Visas cannot be issued for this type of Fellowship.
      • The newly acquired Humane Society of the United States Records will not be available for research for this year’s cycle of applicants.

      Applications are reviewed and awards made by the Libraries’ Tom Regan Visiting Research Fellowship Committee.

      Fellowship deadlines

      Applications are due annually by April 30. Awardees will be notified by June 1 for support to begin on July 1 and to be completed by August 15 of the same year.

      For more information and to submit applications, please contact:
      Gwynn Thayer
      Associate Head and Curator Special Collections Research Center
      NC State University Libraries
      Campus Box 7111
      Raleigh, NC 27695-7111
      gathayer@ncsu.edu 
      (919) 513-3315

    • The Fauna Foundation is offering two rigorous internship programs that combine training in compassionate care for nonhuman primates with experience in non-invasive behavioral studies. The programs are suitable for undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students in various academic backgrounds (e.g. Anthropology, Biology, Psychology, Linguistics, Philosophy, etc.). For more information about academic internships, please contact Dr. Mary Lee Jensvold at jensvold@faunafoundation.org.
    • CAF is an all-volunteer-run, non-profit organization whose mission is to support artists and scholars in advancing our understanding of and commitment to animals. For more information see

    • Call for Research Proposals - The animal protection organizations Farm Sanctuary (farmsanctuary.org) and The Kimmela Center for Animal Advocacy (www.kimmela.org) announce a Call for Grant Proposals for cutting-edge noninvasive research on the complex nature of farm animal (chickens, pigs, sheep, goats, turkeys, and cows) emotions, behavior, and cognitive abilities in an approved setting (such as a farm animal sanctuary). We are particularly interested in funding rigorous innovative research which will expand our understanding of who farm animals are and how they experience their lives. Examples include studies of self-awareness, emotional and social complexity, personality, and mood and anxiety disorders such as depression or post-traumatic stress disorder. All proposals should be designed for publication in peer-reviewed journals, and the plan for peer review submission should be included in the proposal.

       How to Apply

      Grants will be awarded for amounts from $1,000–$20,000. Research proposals should include:

      • A cover letter that includes the proposal title and name of principal investigator and any co-investigators.
      • An abstract of the proposed research.
      • Rationale (background) for the study.
      • Study aims and objectives.
      • Methodology, including:
        • A detailed description of how animals will be studied.
        • Outcomes measurement techniques.
        • Analysis.
      • Potential implications or impact for our understanding, perception, and treatment of farm animals.
      • Curriculum vitae and current affiliation of the applicant. For students, this information should be provided on the advisor(s) offering guidance on the project.
      • A proposed timeline, including start date and completion date.
      • A description of the final product (e.g., a research paper), and the plans for submitting for publication and (if applicable) poster presentation(s).

      Deadline
      Proposals will be considered on an ongoing basis. Research can be carried out at any time agreed upon in advance with Farm Sanctuary.

      Additional Information

      • Grant amounts depend on the scope of the project, budget justification, and significance of the study.
      • All research must take place in an approved setting, such as a farm animal sanctuary. (Farm Sanctuary has approved sanctuaries in Watkins Glen, New York; Orland, California; and Acton, California) Research settings should be ethologically and socially appropriate for the individual animal and his/her species and should not involve animals who are purchased or bred.
      • All research must be noninvasive, respectful and promote the welfare interests and choices/preferences of the animals; in other words, it must be non-coercive if it involves an intervention.
      • All research should avoid causing harm to the animals and their co-inhabitants.
      • Students are welcome, but all students must have an academic advisor and approval from their home institution.
      • Farm Sanctuary and Kimmela Center officers, directors, and employees, and the immediate family members of such officers, directors, and employees are ineligible to apply for a grant.
      • The selection committee is comprised of:
        • Hope Ferdowsian, M.D., M.P.H., Georgetown University; George Washington University.
        • Joyce D’Silva, Ambassador, Compassion in World Farming.
        • Lori Marino, Ph.D., Neuroscientist and Executive Director of The Kimmela Center for Animal Advocacy.
        • Key experts in the area under review, who will be approved by Farm Sanctuary.
      • Once the selections have been made, grantees will be required to execute a grant agreement prepared by Farm Sanctuary and The Kimmela Center and agree to abide by all terms and conditions thereof.

      Please send questions and proposals to lorimarino@kimmela.org.

    • Animal Welfare Trust
      • Animal Welfare Trust’s grant program seeks to assist organizations whose work can help alleviate animal suffering and/or raise public consciousness toward giving animals the respect they so need and deserve. Although general organizational funding will be considered, preference will be given to well-defined projects with clear goals and objectives. Capital projects will not be considered. Areas of priority include farm animal welfare, vegetarianism and humane education.
      • The deadline for applications is ongoing.
    • Farm Sanctuary
      • The animal protection organization Farm Sanctuary announces a call for grant proposals for observational research of the complex nature of farm animal (chickens, pigs, sheep, goats, turkeys, and cows) emotions, behavior, and cognitive abilities in an approved setting (such as a farm animal sanctuary). We are interested, for example, in the psychological profiles of these animals, including mood and anxiety disorders such as depression or post-traumatic stress disorder.
      • The deadline for applications is ongoing.

Job Listings

    • Carroll University in Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA is recruiting for an Assistant Professor, Human-Animal Interactions in the Animal Behavior program with a Ph.D. or equivalent in Human-Animal Interactions, Animal Behavior, Anthrozoology, or a related field, or D.V.M. with expertise in these areas. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Contact Susan Lewis lewiss@carrollu.edu.
    • Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida invites applications for a one-year visiting position in Animal Studies to start in Fall 2020. Candidates should have an M.S. or Ph.D. in animal studies or a related field of study with an emphasis on animals, and a commitment to the liberal arts. We seek an applicant committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching. Teaching load is seven courses per academic year (3-1-3), including sophomore/junior level courses in animal-focused classes (which might fall in the areas of society, culture, humanities, science, and animal electives) to contribute to our newly developed, interdisciplinary program in Animal Studies. Inquiries should be sent to Lauren Highfill. Reviews will continue until the position is filled.
    • There are internship opportunities through the Humane Society Institute for Science and Policy. The website for HSISP is  http://www.humanesociety.org/about/departments/hsisp/#.UuvR9T1dWSo

    • Detroit Zoological Society, Animal Welfare Internships
      • The Detroit Zoological Society's Center for Zoo Animal Welfare (CZAW) is accepting applications for animal welfare interns and residents. CZAW is a resource center for captive animal welfare knowledge, research and best practices; a convener and forum for exotic animal welfare science, practice and policy discussions; and a center conducting research and training, and recognizing advances in exotic animal welfare. The research conducted through the Center represents two key areas of interest: developing additional measures of animal welfare and the effects of captive environments and management practices on welfare. Although broadly applied across species, focus is on several taxa/animal groups. The CZAW animal welfare internships and residencies are unpaid opportunities. Interns and residents will learn the processes used by researchers in the field of animal welfare while assisting in data collection and database management. If you are currently enrolled in a college or university and can receive credit, you will be considered for an internship. If you are a recent college graduate (no more than three years between graduation and start date), you will be considered for a residency.
      • The deadline for applications is ongoing.
    • Queen's University, Animal Governance Graduate Research Opportunities
      • The Lives of Animals Research Group at Queen’s University in Canada is seeking highly motivated, interdisciplinary, and adventurous graduate students interested in working on issues related to Animal Governance beginning September 2017 or 2018. Masters and/or doctoral level projects will explore the actors, knowledges, structures, practices, and outcomes that shape human engagements with and management of animals in Canada or Botswana. Projects will engage scholarship at the intersection of environmental governance, political ecology and animal geography to consider how and why particular animal governance strategies are operationalized in a particular context, and the ways in which humans and animals negotiate them as differentially empowered socio-political actors. Projects may focus on companion, domesticated or wild animals and may highlight strategies such as translocation, rehabilitation, training, monitoring, breeding, culling etc. A competitive funding package will be offered to successful candidates, including field research costs within Canada or Botswana. The successful candidate is expected to apply for external funding with support from the research group, and will have the opportunity to publish in peer-reviewed journals and present findings at academic conferences and to key stakeholders.
      • The deadline for applications is ongoing.

Miscellaneous

  • Thanks to Pierce of the after-school STEAM club for locating this splendid resource on Animal Law, http://www.statutes-of-limitations.com/news/read/animal-law-101.
  • A new initiative, the Law, Ethics & Animals Program (LEAP) at Yale Law School will launch during the 2019–2020 academic year as an interdisciplinary “think and do tank.” The program is dedicated to developing new strategies to address industrialized animal cruelty and its impacts, and to drawing attention to the questions of conscience raised by humanity’s treatment of animals. The program will be led by two faculty directors, Joseph M. Field ’55 Professor of Law Doug Kysar and Senior Research Scholar & Lecturer on Law Jonathan Lovvorn, along with an executive director, Viveca Morris, who recently graduated with dual masters degrees from the School of Management and the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Find out more here.
  • Newcastle University hosts a range of seminar series series during 2020-2021. Please send the title and abstract (of around max. 500 words) of your proposed presentation at least one year before the date that would suit you best to jan.deckers@ncl.ac.uk. Please note that the submission of an abstract and title does not guarantee an invitation to present.

 

  • Call for Blog Contributions:
    In support of the next Minding Animals Conference, entitled Animals and Climate Emergency Conference (MAC5, Sydney, July 2021), and to encourage discussion on critical aspects affecting our planetary communities, AASA is calling for blog contributions centred around the MAC5’s themes and subthemes listed below and at: https://www.mindinganimals.com/conferences/mac5/

    We invite submission of blog proposals and/or completed blogs of up to 1,000 words to be sent to Teya Brooks Pribac at teyabp000@gmail.com. The blogs will be published monthly (or more regularly, depending on the number of submission) between August 2020 and July 2021.

    Main theme: Animals and climate emergency

    Other aspects/subthemes that contributors should consider include:

    The Sixth Great Extinction
    Wildlife and compassionate conservation
    The animal industrial complex
    Animals, the circular economy and sustainable food systems
    Animals in development and food sovereignty
    First Nations and decolonisation
    Educating with and for Animals
    Animals, the law and public policy
    Multi-species justice
    Personhood, animal philosophy and bioethics, etc.

  • Equine History Collective Blog Seeks Reviewers
    by Katrin Boniface

    The Equine History Collective, EquineHistory.org, promotes the horse as a lens for trans-regional history, and serves as an interface for related historical research in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences. We are seeking reviewers for books (run on Sundays) and sources (run on Saturdays). The themes for upcoming months are: Racing (December), Ancient (January), and Breeding (February). Proposals for other topics are also welcome, and will run in later months.

    Submission information is available at: https://equinehistory.wordpress.com/submissions/

    Katrin Boniface

    UC Riverside, History
    katboniface.equinehistory.org
  • Animal Studies Repository of the Humane Society International is an excellent resource for animal studies scholars, see http://animalstudiesrepository.org/
  • Summer Retreat Program at Shin Pond, Maine for Animal/Humane/Environmental Studies
    by Bernie Unti

    Summer Retreat Program at Shin Pond, Maine

    for Animal/Humane/Environmental Studies

    The 300-acre Camp Muse at Shin Pond, Maine, is the site of a Summer Retreat Program for writers, scholars, artists, educators, and other cultural producers and knowledge workers focusing on animals and/or their humane treatment, and/or on environmental trends or threats relevant to animals and their well-being (habitat loss, climate change, land conservation, environmental degradation, inter alia).  The program, operated by The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), invites all interested parties to apply for a residency at the property, which is open between July 1 and October 3, 2017.

    Camp Muse, a wooded retreat at the edge of a pristine and peaceful pond just ten miles from the northern entrance to Baxter State Park, offers an idyllic atmosphere for research, contemplation, writing, and other creative work.  The purpose of the program, operated through the generosity of longtime HSUS board member K. William Wiseman (1921-2014) and his wife Madge, is to encourage scholarly, cultural, and practical projects relating to animals, and to provide a site for enhanced productivity on such projects.

    For views of the property, and other details, see:

    http://www.humanesociety.org/about/departments/shin_pond_retreat.html

    Applications for use of the Shin Pond property are evaluated by an ad hoc committee at The HSUS.

    There is no application form to submit, but the applicant must present: a statement of interest that includes information on the project he/she will pursue; a statement concerning the likely value or benefit of such a project to the work and mission of The HSUS and/or its affiliates; the specific work product that will be produced during the retreat period; details of the likely outcome or application of the work undertaken at the retreat; any applicable scheduling concerns or scheduling preferences; and two professional references.  Applicants may be asked to submit copies of prior publications. To maximize the use of the property and to facilitate transitioning between participants, check in/arrival time is Monday at 2 p.m. and check out time/departure is Friday at 10 a.m. 

    If approved, the applicant is expected to cover the costs of transportation to and from Shin Pond, local transportation while staying there, food, beverages, entertainment, recreational activities (including admission to nearby Baxter State Park), long distance telephone services, and all other costs connected with the applicant's use of the property. The HSUS will, however, pay for local telephone service, electrical utilities, and routine maintenance.

    Participants may take up to three household members (including spouses, significant others, and children) with them. Please note that because Camp Muse is a Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust-protected wildlife sanctuary, companion animals require specific prior approval and applicants may not be permitted to bring them.  In all events, approved cats will need to remain indoors and dogs must be leashed at all times.

     The house at Shin Pond has the amenities common to any comfortable home, including all utilities and a full complement of furniture, kitchen ware, and other household equipment.

    There is a telephone line and high-speed Internet access.  There is convenient food shopping at Shin Pond Village and the town of Patten.  The broad guidelines for the kind of work appropriate to the retreat include:

    • major intellectual projects such as a book, a chapter on an animal-related topic;
    • a case study, or an on-line course in animal studies;
    • analytical or conceptual work for a pro-animal or environmental campaign;
    • artistic, literary, or cultural projects that celebrate animals and the natural world; and
    • projects of smaller scope and/or shorter duration.  We prefer a commitment of at least two weeks.  

    Requests for use of the property for shorter periods will be given lower priority.  The property is not generally available for brief stays, e.g., an overnight or weekend visit.  Applications should be sent to Dr. Bernard Unti at The Humane Society of the United States, by mail to 1255 23rd Street, NW, Suite 450, Washington, DC 20037; by fax to 301-258-3077; or by email to bunti@humanesociety.org Applications will be received on an ongoing basis. 

  • First 100 Chimps and Last 1,000 Chimps
    • First 100 Chimps and Last 1,000 Chimps track individual chimpanzees from use in biomedical and behavioral research in the US to retirement.  The working group tasked with exploring how to implement the conclusions of the IoM committee report suggest ending most chimpanzee research. First 100 Chimps serves as a memorial to chimpanzees who have been used in research, and Last 1,000 Chimps is forward looking. The websites' creator will be tweeting updates on the status of individual chimpanzees at Lori Gruen (@last1000chimps).
  • Viral Pandas
    • The Sneezing Pandas Project is looking for contributors. An anthrozoologist and an artist have launched an ongoing and interactive online project looking at animals in the ether. What goes viral and what doesn't? What responsibilities, if any, do we have for these animals we choose to share online? These are the opening questions, but they are in no way prescriptive for the course of the research. Viral Pandas is based on a central blog: http://viralpandas.wordpress.com, but runs for a week from an art gallery producing physical artistic responses to the ideas, as well as running online across different social networks including Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, YouTube, Digg, and G+ for the foreseeable future. Your input is welcomed. If you'd like any further information, email us at viralpandas@gmail.com.
  • Voices for Biodiversity
    • Voices for Biodiversity is a nonprofit ezine with a goal of providing a multimedia platform where citizen eco-reporters around the globe can share their stories about biodiversity and their relationships to other species and the ecosystems that support us all. The project hopes to awaken humanity to the reality that we must move away from an anthropocentric toward an eco-centric worldview to prevent the massive die-off of other species.
  • ZooScope: The Animals in Film Archive
    • Animals have played a crucial role in the development of film as an artistic medium, from the literal use of animal products in film stock to the capturing of animal movement as a driver of stop-motion, wide-screen and CGI film technology. The wish to picture animals’ lives, whether naturalistically or playfully, has led to the establishment of key genres such as wildlife film and animation. ZooScope looks at and beyond these major aspects of animals in film, covering animals’ role in film genres and styles; the range of literal and symbolic ways animals appear in film; animals in the film star-system; animal lives and the ethics of film-making; adaptation and the different challenges of filmic and literary representation of animals and human-animal relations. ZooScope is a research resource for the animal studies and film communities produced by students and academics. In addition to the open call for submissions, we are seeking partnerships with academic colleagues whose students could contribute to ZooScope. Academic partners would act as sub-editors of the site, with their students producing ZooScope entries, for example, as formal assessments (with marking and feedback taking the professional form of editorial review and assessment completion coinciding with publication). This is how the archive has developed so far, as a research collaboration between undergraduate and postgraduate students and staff at the University of Sheffield and York University in Canada. Work on ZooScope challenges students and inspires creativity, enthusiasm, scholarly rigour and professionalism.

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