Australasian Animal Studies Association 2015 Conference

Animal Publics: Emotions, Empathy, Activism

Convened by the Australian Centre and the Human Rights and Animal Ethics Research Network (HRAE)
The University of Melbourne, 12-15 July, 2015

Welcome to the website for Animal Publics: Emotions, Empathy, Activism. Animal Publics, the sixth biennial international conference of the Australasian Animal Studies Association (formerly the Australian Animal Studies Group), will explore the complex relationship between the public and private worlds of animals. It will consider the roles played by emotions, empathy and activism in the often contradictory way in which we relate to animals in both public and private spheres.  Six acclaimed international key-note speakers will present papers over the four days. Speakers from around the world will also offer local and global perspectives on the issues involved.  Debate will be further stimulated through an exhibition of art works, film screenings and book launches. We look forward to meeting you all at Animal Publics in 2015. Conference Committee:

  • Professor Barbara Creed
  • Professor Denise Varney
  • Professor Peta Tait
  • Dr Siobhan O’Sullivan
  • Dr Clare McCausland
  • Dr Fiona Probyn-Rapsey
  • Dr. Jennifer McDonell
  • Dr Lynn Mowson
  • Dr Caroline Wallace
  • Amanda Morris

For all conference enquiries contact: aasg-conference@unimelb.edu.au

Banner photo credit: Kirsty, Larry, Meg, Sally and Kevin at Farm Sanctuary, NY, USA, ©Jo-Anne McArthur / We Animals

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