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Outreach


Conferences and Programs

  • Call for Papers: British Animal Studies Network, "Smaller than a Mouse" (University of Exeter, United Kingdom; November 15-16, 2014)

    -Topics covered at this meeting might include (but are not limited to) insects, small mammals, arachnids, molluscs, worms, (small) fish and amphibians; overcoming the mammalian hegemony in animal studies; empirical examples of investigating human-small animal relationalities; ethical issues associated with working (and living) with the very small; intercorporalities and microscopic species interminglings (including microbes and viruses); immunologies, contagions, zoonoses, parasites; and how the study of small and smaller "animals" contributes to (or challenges) contemporary animal studies.

    -Please submit an abstract (up to 200 words) and brief biography to Henry Buller. The deadline for abstracts is June 21, 2014.

  • Call for Papers: Indian Ocean World Centre, "Trade in Animal and Animal Products in the Indian Ocean World from Early Times to c. 1900" (McGill University, Canada; October 23-24, 2014)

    -Recently, much public attention has focussed on the lucrative yet often illegal trade in the Indian Ocean world (IOW) of animal parts, including elephant tusks, rhinoceros horns, and tiger skins. However, the trade in exotic animals and animal parts in the IOW, from Africa to East Asia, is not a modern phenomenon. Its roots can be traced back centuries and is reflected in the traditions, folklore, medicinal practices and religious beliefs of many different societies across the IOW. It has also impacted on the environment. By exploring the long-distance trade in animals and animal products as economic, cultural, and ecological phenomenon, this conference will seek to interrogate the concept of the Indian Ocean as a "world." The conference will consider the trade in all land and sea animals as well as birds.

    -Please submit an abstract (1-2 paragraphs) to Omri Bassewitch. The deadline for abstracts is May 1, 2014.

  • Call for Papers: UC Davis Interdisciplinary Animal Studies Research Group, "All Things Great and Small: Interdisciplinary Interspecies Community" (UC Davis, USA; November 15-17, 2014

    -An innovative interdisciplinary conference of animal science and medicine, contemporary humanistic approaches, and other fields engaging the key problems and prospects of interspecies community, traditional Animal Studies, and current directions in order to challenge and provoke new work.

    -Please submit a paper or poster proposal (up to 300 words) or a complete panel proposal (up to 600 words) and a brief CV to animalsucd [at] gmail [dot] com. The deadline for proposals is April 30, 2014.

  • "1st Global Conference: Making Sense of: The Animal and Human Bond" (Mansfield College, United Kingdom; July 13-15, 2014)

    -This interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary conference invites an exploration of the concept or notion of “animal” in its own right and as visa a vis “human.” While humans are clearly classed as part of the animal world, we have a long and sometimes questionable history of both differentiating ourselves from animals and at the same time identifying ourselves with specific animals or unique animals’ qualities. The distinction-identification processes have manifested itself since the beginning of human history, when people started to draw images on cave’s well (35000-50000 years ago). In those first images people described wild animals which were present in their environment and their relationship with those animals and only then, they were able to describe the human figures as independent idea. The domestication of the first animals- dogs (+/- 15000 years ago) and other animals as following to it, contributed to this dual process as well. On the one side controlling the animals is a process of declaring the differences between human-animal species but on the other side, it is also a way to express hidden desires that maintain the wild sides of the human being. Both process developed with civilizations, social rules and regulations and has made possible the very survival of the human species but has also offered us inspiration and deep bonds which manifest themselves in our relationships with the animals around us. From the image of the divine Ganesh (the elephant god of Hinduism) to the billion dollar pet industry to the role of animals in our lives as commodities—food, clothing, and tools—we find human culture intimately connected to the animal world. And yet we have but a dim sense of what that world entails. This conference invites scholars from across disciplines to reflect upon the meaning of animals in our lives and in their own lives.

    -Deadline has passed. For further info, contact Tamar Axelrad-Levy and Wendy Turgeon or Rob Fisher.

  • "Second Annual Workshop on Food Justice: Bringing Theory and Practice Together" (Michigan State University, USA; May 23-25, 2014)

    -Food justice is a growing movement that has inspired both on-the-ground community projects and theoretical articulations across multiple disciplines. This workshop aims to help scholars and practitioners identify and address the challenges and opportunities in food justice, including issues surrounding food access, food sovereignty, agricultural and environmental ethics, and agricultural sustainability. The conference will span three days and include scholarly talks and visits to local environmental justice projects. Academic papers should be accessible to a public audience. The workshop is intended as a transdisciplinary space to forge connections between theories and between theory and practice. Papers in disciplines such as philosophy, sociology, anthropology, geography, history, literary criticism, political ecology, religious studies, and the human dimensions of environmental sciences are all encouraged.

    -Deadline has passed. For further info, contact Ian Werkheiser or Zach Piso.

  • "Ecomuseums 2014: 2nd International Conference on Ecomuseums, Community Museums and Living Communities" (Montalegre, Portugal; September 3-5, 2014)

    -Ecomuseums 2014: 2nd International Conference on Ecomuseums, Community Museums and Living Communities follows the path established by its first conference and (as the predecessor) aims at gathering scholars, academics and practitioners working in the areas of Ecomuseums and Community Museums all over the world in an event that may contribute to the global discussion and understanding of the ecomuseums and community museums phenomena.

    -Deadline has passed. For further information, contact ecomuseums2014 [at] greenlines-institute [dot] org.


Journals

  • 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.

    -Submission requirements

  • 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.

    -Submission requirements

  • 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.

    -Submission requirements

  • Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences

    -The 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. The Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences is the official publication of the newly formed Association of Environmental Sciences and Studies (AESS).

    -Submission requirements

  • 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.

    -Submission requirements

  • Human Ecology Review

    -Human Ecology Review (ISSN 1074-4827) 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).

    -Submission requirements

  • Human-Animal Interaction Bulletin

    -Announcing the new open access, online, peer-reviewed Human-Animal Interaction Bulletin(HAIB), devoted to the dissemination of research in the field of the interaction between non-human animals and their human counterparts. The mission of the Human-Animal Interaction Bulletin  is to bring together researchers, academicians, clinicians/practitioners, and scholarly students working in different areas for the advancement of the human-animal interaction field.

    -Submission requirements

  • 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. 

    -Submission requirements

  • 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.

    -Submission requirements


Special Editions

  • Call for Papers: Edited Volume on Humans, Non-native species and the Environment

    -Within a growing literature of animal studies and animal ethics, scholars have critically examined factory farms, zoos, companion animals, and laboratory testing.  What remains underexplored are the logics of extermination deployed against feral or non-native species.  The existing vocabulary utilized to describe non-native species often represents these animals as pests that wreak havoc on the eco-system, promiscuously over-populate, and spread disease. This rhetorical framing justifies a militarized relationship to these species.  Furthermore, the debate over non-native species divides common ground between animal activists and environmentalists.  If the world is moving very slowly towards less cruelty in the treatment of animals and a modest increase in awareness about the basic dignity that should be afforded to all creatures, there is a vast slippage in the case of feral and non-native species that merits attention. We are looking for essays that critically explore the affiliation between humans, non-native species, and the environment.  These essays will be part of a submission for an edited volume to be published by an academic press.  We are excited to invite scholars from a variety of disciplines and epistemic positions, including thinkers from multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary backgrounds.

    -Please submit an abstract (300-500 words) to Dr. James Stanescu and Dr. Kevin Cummings. The deadline for abstracts is June 6, 2014.

  • Call for Papers: The Eighteenth-Century Bird in Literature (1660-1830)

    -A great deal of scholarly effort has been made over the years to gather together, analyze, and anthologize eighteenth-century bird poetry, paintings, and other material cultures that describe and represent birds in this period. Very few publications, however, have attempted to bring together the wide range of different approaches that scholars have adopted. This new project, The Eighteenth-Century Bird in Literature (1660-1830), accordingly aims to further extend the discussion of the eighteenth-century bird and bring incisive, new critical approaches to the topic of birds and the representations of birds in eighteenth-century literature and cultural life. The editors are particularly interested in ways in which a deeper understanding of the bird in eighteenth-century cultural life shapes our twenty-first century notions of birds, our behaviors towards birds, and towards the environments that birds inhabit. Chapters may include (but are not limited to) engagement with additional perspectives on eighteenth-century birds.

    -Please submit an abstract (up to 500 words) and CV (including previous publications, 1 page) to Anne Milne, Brycchan Carey, and Sayre Greenfield. The deadline for abstracts is July 1, 2014.

  • Call for Papers: "Animals and Technoculture," Special Issue of Humananimalia

    -Humanimalia invites submissions for a special issue of the journal on the theme of Animals and Technoculture. Animals are implicated in technoculture in a variety of ways, from the widespread use of animals in experiments during the scientific revolution, through the shifts between animal and machine power over the course of the industrial revolutions, to our present in which animals are widely viewed on technological media such as film and television at the same time as they are absent from many people daily, material experience. We invite contributions to rethink issues of cultural change, industrial development, and scientific discovery from the point of view of human-animal studies, with a focus on the way this history has influenced the lives of animals. We encourage papers from a variety of disciplines and covering a broad range of historical contexts.

    -Submission requirements. Proposals longer than 500 words should be sent to Istvan Csicsery-Ronay, Jr., Managing Editor. Please include the following information on the proposal itself: Your full name, your preferred mailing address, your email address, your preferred telephone number. The deadline for submissions is May 1, 2014.

  • Call for Papers: "Animals and Race," Special Issue of Humananimalia

    -Humanimalia invites submissions for a special issue on the theme of Animals and Race. Possible topics include: Race and animal activism; race, animals, and the law (dog fighting, puppy prison programs, etc.); race, animal rights, and welfare organizations (racial makeup of organizations, etc.); race and food production (black religious traditions of veganism, slaughterhouses and race, etc.); race, nationality, and animal rights (e.g., The Cove: Faroe Islands versus Taiji, Japan; the “barbaric sadism” of the other; the Barceloneta pet massacre in Puerto Rico, etc.); narratives of race and animality; parallels in analyzing structures of oppression (problems of analogies to slavery and Holocaust, etc.); race, masculinity, violence, and animals; representations of race and animals in the arts.

    -Submission requirements. Proposals longer than 500 words should be sent to Istvan Csicsery-Ronay, Jr., Managing Editor. Please include the following information on the proposal itself: Your full name, your preferred mailing address, your email address, your preferred telephone number. The deadline for submissions is September 1, 2014.


Funding


Job Listings

Position: UK-based PhD Studentships Related to Veganism -- PhD opportunities in the UK. University of Portsmouth, with Kay Peggs - http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/ AIE070/phd-bursary-sociology/ Edgehill University, with Claire Molloy - http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/ AIE659/graduate-teaching- assistantships-gtas-phd- studentships/ Submitted by Richard Twine, http://www.richardtwine.com

Post-Doctoral Position – Incentives to Conserve Habitat for the Florida Panther
A one-year postdoctoral researcher position is available with the Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation at the University of Florida as part of a project to study incentives to conserve Florida panther habitat on private lands.  The position requires strong social sciences training, in particular demonstrated skills and knowledge in economics, survey methods, and statistics.  The researcher will have the opportunity work in an interdisciplinary environment.
The primary objective of this research is to investigate how different types of landowners may respond to different Florida panther habitat conservation incentives.  A clear understanding of the type and size of incentives needed to engage heterogeneous landowners, in particular ranchers and agricultural landowners, in panther habitat conservation, and how these incentives are linked to conservation outcomes, is required to attain biologically and economically efficient protection of panther habitat in existing and potential panther range.  The objective is to provide insights into which incentives (financial incentives, regulatory relief and/or technical assistance) landowners prefer, and the potential costs of implementing these incentives.  A combination of interviews and surveys will be used to collect the information needed to determine the minimum incentives required to attain conservation of panther habitat on private agricultural lands.
The successful candidate will assist with the following:

  1. Implementation of a choice experiment survey in existing and potential Florida panther range.
  2. Analysis of survey and choice experiment data.
  3. Production of reports and papers for submission to peer-reviewed journals

Applicants should have strong social science training with a PhD in human dimensions of natural resources, economics, environmental policy, or related field.  Previous social science research experience, in particular in survey design, implementation and analysis, is required.  Strong empirical and data analysis skills are required, including experience in coding and running software such as GAUSS or Stata.  Strong oral and written communication skills are also required.  Applicants bringing diverse personal and professional backgrounds to the research program are encouraged to apply.  The position will be supervised by Dr. Elizabeth Pienaar.
The position will be located at the University of Florida campus, Gainesville, FL. The salary is $50,000 per year plus benefits.  Initial appointment is for one year, with possible extension depending on performance and availability of funding.  Please send a letter of interest, CV, unofficial graduate transcripts, graduate GPA scores, contact information for three references and a representative publication as a single pdf document to Dr. Elizabeth F. Pienaar (efpienaar@ufl.edu). Non-US citizen applicants should have all paperwork required for working in the US prior to applying.  Formal review of applications will begin on 1 March, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.  The position is available as early as April 2014.

There is an open position in Tucson, working on jaguar conservation and siting of renewables and transmission.This professional-level position is responsible for representing and promoting Defenders in the Southwest field office, and achieving regional conservation successes through strategic project development and implementation, education, and advocacy.   Program areas include local, state, and regional conservation programs and their interface with national and international programs and policies. The present areas of focus will be jaguar conservation and renewable energy and transmission siting, with some work on local and federal land use management planning. The trajectory and activities of this work are guided by strategic plans.This position entails knowledge and experience in conservation biology, land-use planning, federal lands policy, mitigation, permitting, wildlife laws, advocacy, public outreach, grassroots organizing, donor relations and media communications.



Miscellaneous

  • 2014 WOLFoundation Essay Competition

    -The Web of Life Foundation (WOLFoundation) is pleased to announce that entries are now open for the 2014 WOLFoundation essay competition. The WOLFoundation is dedicated to stimulating new thinking in the field of sustainability and socio-environmental issues. The theme of this year's competition is Leadership: What are the characteristics of effective leadership for the 21st century? Whether it relates to environmental degradation, personal privacy, the functioning—or otherwise—of our democratic processes, or many other issues, many people feel that we are suffering from an almost global crisis of leadership: an inability to break out of the status quo to enable societies to address some of the growing social and environmental issues that we all face. We encourage entrants to focus on the nature of leadership itself rather than the specific issues that leaders should be addressing.

    -Competition guidelines and submission requirements. Dealine for submissions is September 30, 2014.

  • The Animals and Society Institute offers a wide range of resources to scholars such as yourself who are teaching and researching in the field of human-animal studies and anthrozoology. What you may not know is that we also offer a variety of resources to students, both undergraduate and graduate, who are interested in HAS/anthrozoology, or even just animals, and may not know where to turn, or how to turn that interest in animals into a career path or field of study.We’d like to help. ASI would love it if you would let your students know about our website and about some of the materials that we offer. In a nutshell, here’s some of the ways that we could help them:
    • Students can join the HAS listserv and subscribe to the HAS e-newsletter  
    • We offer an annual fellowship program for HAS scholars, including graduate students
    • We invite students to form Student Animals and Society Institute (SASI) chapters and we offer small grants to bring in speakers or to attend conferences
    • We offer an annual undergraduate paper prize for students in HAS
    • We offer a discounted membership for student scholar members to ASI so that they can get their own Scholar Page
    • We have the most comprehensive page of links to organizations, Journals, university programs, and research centers in Human Animal Studies on our website
    • Students can find out what college to attend for both undergraduate or graduate program by visiting our courses page and certificates and degree programs page
    • Students can look into getting an internship at an animal advocacy organization
    • We have just launched the first journal which publishes articles exclusively by undergraduates: Sloth; we invite them to submit their own papers
  • LOS ANGELES’ NEWEST MUSEUM TO HOLD GRAND OPENING WITH CHICKENS!
    Los Angeles – The Los Angeles-based National Museum of Animals & Society (NMAS) will officially open its doors in East Hollywood on January 10, 2014 with a Grand Opening Celebration. To mark the occasion, the museum will bring to life Uncooped, the museum’s landmark online exhibition spotlighting one of the most common - yet most often overlooked – of all domesticated animals: the chicken. NMAS was first founded in 2010 by its executive director, Carolyn Merino Mullin, after seeing a clear need for a museum that documented the inspiring history of the animal protection movement and one that more generally explores our fascinating relationships with other animals, including companion animals, wildlife, and farm animals too.  “As is the case with civil rights, women’s suffrage, and other social justice causes, animal protection – as a movement - has a history that dates centuries and deserves to be preserved, interpreted and shared. Until the National Museum of Animals & Society, there was no museum undertaking this effort. We are incredibly grateful that the community has so warmly embraced us.” In November, the institution held a soft opening of its facility with a touching exhibition, My Dog is My Home, which featured the stories and experiences of Los Angeles’ homeless and what it means to find home in the heart of an animal.Since its inception, the museum has grown its permanent collection to over 3,000 pieces of historically significant material dating back as early as the 1700’s, provided free humane education programs to thousands of school children, created thoughtful exhibits – pop-up, online, and temporary in nature-, welcomed nearly 50 interns through its rewarding internship program, held an annual Fall Lecture Series, and much more. The museum continues to spotlight the living history of the animal protection movement, animal studies (where animals and culture meet through the arts, sciences, and humanities) and humane education in its exhibitions, collections, public programming, and educational efforts.Uncooped will debut on Friday, January 10, 2014, a week that also mark’s the museum’s fourth anniversary, with a VIP reception at 6 pm and general admission at 7 pm.  Complimentary curated cocktails, chicken-friendly fare, and curator tours will be offered to all. Throughout the opening weekend, attendees can also enjoy film screenings, cooking classes and panel discussions.This exhibit features works by artists Yvette Watt, Sharon Lee Hart, Shelby Prindaville, Nicolas Lampert, L.A. Watson, Kathryn Eddy, Mary Britton Clouse, Jo-Anne McArthur, Angie Carreiro, Janell O'Rourke, Vincent Evans, Matt Page, and Robert O' Connor.  Along with artifacts, narratives, and several video features, Uncooped also provides resources for viewers who feel moved to act on behalf of this underappreciated species.“Chickens are truly fascinating beings that have a long history in the lives and society of people. I’m honored to play a part in bringing this exhibit to fruition,” reflects co-curator, L.A. Watson of Lexington, Kentucky. Abbie Rogers of Asheville, North Carolina also curated this exhibit, and noted that, “some of the best friends I have made are chickens. They are a very sweet, loving, and caring species.”Uncooped is co-sponsored by United Poultry Concerns, Farm Sanctuary, A Well-Fed World, Animal Alliance, Animal Place, and The Vegg. Uncooped is on view from January 10 – March 30th at the museum in East Hollywood, located at 4302 Melrose Ave. Hours: Thursday – Sunday, 11 am – 6 pm. Regular admission is a suggested $5 donation. For more information on the museum, the exhibit and upcoming events, please visit:
    www.museumofanimals.org
  • Voices for Biodiversity, a Nonprofit e-zine with a goal to provide 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.  http://www.izilwane.org/
  • Summer Retreat Program at Shin Pond, Maine for Animal/Humane 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.  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 September 30, 2013. 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 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. 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 relevant information on the project he/she intends to pursue; the specific work product that will be produced during the retreat period; details of the likely outcome or application of the work undertaken or product produced at the retreat; any applicable scheduling concerns or scheduling preferences; and two professional references. Applicants may be asked to submit copies of prior publications. Applications should be sent to Dr. Bernard Unti at The Humane Society of the United States, 2100 L Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20037, by fax to 301-258-3077, or email to bunti@humanesociety.org.  Applications will be received on an ongoing basis beginning immediately.
  • A new website was created designed to track individual chimpanzees from use in biomedical and behavioral research in the US to retirement.  Last week the Working Group tasked with exploring how to implement the conclusions of the IoM committee report suggest ending most chimpanzee research. The website -- last1000chimps.com -- is modeled on my first100chimps.wesleyan.edu, but rather than serving just as a memorial, the site is forward looking.  I'll be tweeting updates on the status of individual chimpanzees as I can at Lori Gruen @last1000chimps.
  • See the new Doctoral Programme "Law and Animals" of the Law School of the University of Basel.  See more here.
  • If you are interested in applying for an internship with the ASPCA's Government Relations department, contact Jessica Johnson, Grassroots Advocacy Manager, Government Relations, The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, jessica.johnson@aspca.org.
  • Viral Pandas - an open arts project - 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 on viralpandas@gmail.com.
  • In Media Res is hosting a series of brief postings on posthumanism and inviting reader participation and dialogue through postings. Have a look and feel free to participate: http://mediacommons.futureofthebook.org/imr/
  • A collection of Animal Studies Syllabi is available at H-Net.
  • See information on the Animal History Museum! The museum is actively seeking individuals interested in developing content for our initial permanent and rotating exhibits. The museum is also actively seeking individuals with general museum experience to help as as-needed consultants, those with WordPress experience to help with our evolving website, individuals with contracting experience to help physically construct our exhibit space, as well as those who would like to help create and run all types of fundraising events, either online or around the greater Los Angeles area in private homes, at complementary venues and/or perhaps jointly with other animal-related 501(c)(3) organizations. Again, there are lots of possibilities! Please email us at   info@animalhistorymuseum.org   if you would like to get involved.

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