Animal Film – a series of short films curated by Anat Pick screening during the conference

Screening times:

Lunchtimes: Monday July 13 – Wednesday July 15,  12:30-1:30pm, Theatre B, Old Arts.

Tuesday: July 14, 11am-3pm, Public Lecture Theatre (PLT), Old Arts.

For more information click here.

Last chance to register for the Conference Dinner

This is your last chance to book for the 2015 Conference Dinner!
Bookings close Friday, July 10 at 5:00pm

Book online via this secure form

Conference Dinner
Monday July 13, 7:30pm

Brunswick Mess Hall
400 Sydney Road, Brunswick
Dinner Speaker: Jeffrey Masson

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Do you currently teach human-animal studies (also known as Anthrozoology, Animal Studies etc) to tertiary students?

Researchers from Flinders University want to learn more about teaching controversial, sensitive and/or difficult material in human-animal studies and will be holding a focus group over lunch at the AASA Animal Publics conference (Tuesday July 14th, 12.30 – 1.30pm in room 204 Old Arts Building.

If you teach in this field in any capacity (e.g. full or part time, tenured or casual academic) and are interested to learn more and potentially participate in the focus groups please email for an information sheet and to arrange your participation.

Researchers are A/Prof Nik Taylor (Sociology) and Dr Heather Fraser (Social Work).

Lyn White to launch Animal Publics Conference

Lyn White, Animals Australia will launch the Animal Publics Conference on Sunday 12th July.

A former police officer, Lyn is considered one of Australia’s foremost animal advocates.  She was honoured as a Member of the Order of Australia in 2014 for her significant contribution to the field of animal protection. Lyn’s investigative work has featured on nearly every national current affairs program in Australia, including 60 Minutes, Four Corners, Australian Story and ABC 7:30. Her work has resulted in unprecedented animal welfare advancements in a number of countries including in Jordan where she acts as an adviser to the Princess Alia Foundation. She has also been honoured as the ABC’s Newsmaker of the Year; as a state finalist in the Australian of the Year awards; and listed by the Australian Financial Review and Westpac as one of Australia’s Women of Influence.