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Friday, 3 July 2015

Editorial board meeting of Biosemiotics in Copenhagen attended

Yesterday I attended the annual editorial board meeting of the academic journal Biosemiotics, which took place during the 15th Gathering in Biosemiotics (Copenhagen June 30 - July 4) and was chaired by Alexei Sharov. Some 20-30 people were present. 

Chapter on mentions of animals in Norwegian political programs evaluated; to be revised

Yesterday I received feedback on my chapter "A critical reading of mentions of animals in Norwegian political party programs". A revision is due November 1st.

Thursday, 2 July 2015

2014 activities of project "Animals in changing environments" well received

The 2014 activities of the Estonian-Norwegian research project "Animals in changing environments: Cultural mediation and semiotic analysis" (EMP151) have been positively reviewed. The reviewer states the project has involved "a wealth of activities" and that it is "an excellent and well managed project".

Norwegian Animal Ethics Conference 2014 report compiled

Yesterday I finished and submitted the final report for the Norwegian Animal Ethics Conference 2014 (Dyreetikkonferansen 2014) to Dag S. Stiansens stiftelse, which funded the conference via Minding Animals Norway, one of the organisers.

"The ontogeny of precocial vs. altricial Umwelten" scheduled for presentation July 1st

Some time back I was notified that my paper "The ontogeny of precocial vs. altricial Umwelten" had been scheduled for presentation at the 15th Gathering in Biosemiotics (Copenhagen June 30th - July 4th 2015) on July 1st at 3-3.30 pm. See full program.

"The ontogeny of precocial vs. altricial Umwelten" presented at GiB15

Yesterday I presented my paper "The ontogeny of precocial vs. altricial Umwelten" at the 15th Gathering in Biosemiotics (Copenhagen June 30th - July 4th 2015). Some 30-40 people were present. For the first time ever, I was alone with my son when presenting - which meant I had to hold him for the duration of the presentation.

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Revision of "Human Perceptions of Animals: A Multimodal Event Analysis of Interview Data" finished

I have just finished, in collaboration with Paul J. Thibault, the chapter "Human Perceptions of Animals: A Multimodal Event Analysis of Interview Data", in its revised version (see some related posts). At ca. 10.000 words and with several images, the chapter is one of the longest I´ve contributed to.

Contents:
1. Introduction
2. Interview Design
3. Theory
4. Analysis of Data
5. Discussion