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Thursday, 28 May 2015

4th Norwegian Animal Ethics Conference to be held December 4th

The Norwegian Animal Ethics Conference (Dyreetikkonferansen) 2015, to take place at Litteraturhuset, Oslo, will be held Friday December 4th.

190 exam papers graded

Today I finished grading 190 exam papers in Examen Philosophicum, home exam, for University of Stavanger´s Department of health studies (bachelor in nursing).

To take part in Kåkå debate on climate change dissemination

I have agreed to participate in a debate meeting next Thursday (4/6) in the series "Verdikommisjonen" [the value commission] at Kåkå - Kverulantkatedralen in Stavanger. Topic for the debate is: "Hvordan kan folk flest forstå klimautfordringen når ingen kan lese rapporten og verken mediene eller forskerne selv tar skikkelig formidlingsansvar?" [How can people understand the climate challenge, when no one can read the report and neither the media nor researchers take proper  responsibility for disseminating?]

I take part representing University of Stavanger. Elisabeth Eide will offer an introductory talk.

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

FRIPRO application "Umwelt Theory For Our Time" completed and submitted

Today I have finished the research application "Umwelt Theory For Our Time" - a 10-page project description; 30-something pages altogether with electronic application and attachments - for Research Council of Norway´s Young Research Talents scheme (FRIPRO, independent research). 11 good colleagues are involved either as Visiting researchers or as members of the prospective project´s Reference Group (and Timo Maran is one of the core researchers).

See also previous posts on FRIPRO and on "Umwelt Theory For Our Time".

Moss field trip cancelled

Our field trip to Moss has been cancelled due to illness.

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Friday, 22 May 2015

Moss interviews to be conducted at Moss library

Today I have arranged a locality for field work interviews to be conducted in Moss, Østfold, next week (May 28th and 29th). The interviews will take place at Moss library.

See also previous posts on video-recorded interviews in the subproject "Representations of Large Mammals especially Wolves" (part of the research project "Animals in changing environments: Cultural mediation and semiotic analysis").

Selection panel of the Annual Biosemiotic Achievement Award appointed

The selection panel of the Annual Biosemiotic Achievement Award (see statutes) has now been appointed. Initially it counts the following members: Izabela Witkowska (Springer), Karel Kleisner (appointed by the Editors-in-Chief of Biosemiotics) and Don Favareau (appointed by the International Society for Biosemiotic Studies (ISBS)).

The first award will be given to author(s) of an article in the 2015 volume (nos. 1, 2, 3) of Biosemiotics. The winner will be announced in Biosemiotics #1/2016 and on the ISBS webpage.