Registrations now open | Australasian Animal Studies Association Conference 2023 – Animal Cultures
Australasian Animal Studies Association Conference 2023 – Animal Cultures
Biannual conference of the Australasian Animal Studies Association, one of the largest academic associations for interdisciplinary scholars working in the field of animal studies.
Dates: 27-28 November
Times: All day
Location: University of Sydney
Registrations are now open, please register here
The Conference theme – Animal Cultures – encompasses emerging scientific and philosophical considerations of culture in non-human animal communities, as well as culturally-informed human views of other animals. Cultural transmission has been observed in a wide array of species (Whiten 2021), facilitating the acquisition of social and ecological knowledge and behaviours that influence biological and social wellbeing (Brakes et al. 2019). Applying a cultural focus can be problematic, as it considers non-human animals through an anthropocentric construct. Animal Cultures will address the affordances and complexities of “culture/s” within animal studies.
Keynote speaker: Carol Gigliotti
Carol Gigliotti is an author, artist, animal activist, and scholar whose work focuses on the reality of animals’ lives as important contributors to the biodiversity of this planet. She is Professor Emerita of Design and Dynamic Media and Critical and Cultural Studies at the Emily Carr University of Design, Vancouver, BC. CANADA. Her new book, The Creative Lives of Animals, was published by NYU .
View the AASA 2023 Conference Abstracts