I have recently become aware of an academic program called the Institute for Critical Animal Studies. Based in Syracuse, NY, its website (www.crtiticalanimalstudies.org) states that it is “the first interdisciplinary scholarly center dedicated to promoting critical scholarly dialogue and research on the principles and practices of animal advocacy, animal protection, and animal-related policies in the fields of social sciences and humanities.”
The website also has links to a journal and an annual conference. The Institute is calling for submissions for an upcoming conference. The following is information I received by email:
7th for Critical Animal Studies
Call For Paperspropaganarchy@hotmail.com
Into an Ethical Space and Place for Learning
Saturday April 25, 2009
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We welcome proposals from all community members, including but not limited to nonprofit organizations, political leaders, activists, professors, and students. We are especially interested in topics such policy reform and activism in higher education in relation to critical animal studies, animal rights, and/or . We are also interested in reaching across the disciplines and movements of environmentalism, education, poverty, feminism, LGBTQA, animal advocacy, globalization, prison abolition, prisoner support, disability rights, indigenous rights/sovereignty, and other peace and social justice issues. should be fifteen to twenty minutes in length.
We are receptive to different and innovative formats, including, but not limited to roundtables, panels, community dialogues, theatre, and workshops. You may propose individual or group ‘panel’ presentations, but please clearly specify the structure of your proposal. Preference will be given to papers focusing on the program theme, linking environmental and nonhuman animal advocacy.
Please send proposals or abstracts for panels, roundtables, workshops, or paper presentations no more than 500 words. Please send with each facilitator or presenter a 100 maximum word biography.
The Deadline for Submissions is March 1, 2009
Accepted presenters will be notified by e-mail by March 15, 2009
Please send proposals, abstracts, and biographies electronically to:
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