The Art of the Animal explores contemporary women artists’ engagement with how women and animals are depicted and treated.
5-13 September 2015
A selection of new films traversing the relationship between humans and their environments
Special Edition of NECSUS European Journal of Media Studies – Spring 2015 – Animals Guest edited by Professor Barbara Creed and Maarten
From ‘crazy cat ladies’ to ‘deranged’ animal advocates occupying a ‘lunatic fringe’ (Wolfe, 5), the spectre of the ‘crazy’ label is never too far from the ‘question of the animal’. Understanding how the ‘madness’ of our instrumentalised relationships with animals intersects with the ‘madness’ of taking animals seriously, is the major task of this Symposium. Animaladies are also a potential obstacle to connections with other progressive movements, and as such, they warrant specific attention and careful analysis.
Hosted by NZCHAS at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, on 5 & 6 November 2015
This conference is an opportunity to showcase the research in HAS and CAS that is being conducted in Aotearoa New Zealand, in particular, and more widely in Australasia.
A day of lively discussions about the meanings, histories and vulnerabilities of the natural and animal worlds through the eyes of artists, cultural theorists and environmental scientists, this symposium coincides with the exhibition Animate/Inanimate at the TarraWarra Museum of Art.
Creaturely Feeling was part of Animal Publics: Emotions, Empathy, Activism, the 2015 Australasian Animal Studies Association (AASA) Conference.
Scholars from all areas of human-animal studies are welcome to submit an original article to be considered for publication in ASJ.
The Flyway Print Exchange is an international environmental art project featuring 20 artists from 9 different countries, linked by the East-Asian Australasian Flyway: the route flown twice-annually by Australia’s migratory shorebirds, to and from their breeding grounds above the Arctic Circle. The collected prints seek to highlight that preserving the habitats of shorebirds is a global challenge.
Edited by Raynald Harvey Lemelin. Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Insects such as cockroaches, mosquitoes and bed-bugs are usually not highly sought amongst travellers or recreationists, yet each year, collectors, butterfly enthusiasts, dragonfly-hunters and apiarists collect, visit, document and raise insects for recreational purposes.