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Thursday, 26 May 2016

"Proto-Language in wolves" paper presented in Urbino at Codebiology 3

I have just presented my paper ”Proto-language in wolves” at the 3rd International Conference in Code Biology (Urbino, Italy, May 25-27th 2016). Some 20-25 people were present.

Third Biosemiotic Glossary Project survey: "Intentionality"

The third survey in the Biosemiotic Glossary Project is now open. Don Favareau is the assigned author of the third review article, to be published in Biosemiotics, and the term surveyed is "intentionality".

Responses are given online, in two parts, here and here - by early July.

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

"Umwelt theory for our time" - Young Research Talents, second attempt

Today I have submitted my research application "Umwelt theory for our time" for a second and final time to Research Council of Norway´s Young Research Talents scheme. 42 pp.

Abstract "Synchronicity in human perception of animals" online at IVSA 2016 pages

My abstract "Synchronicity in human perception of animals", for IVSA 2016 (International Visual Sociology Association), to be held at Lillehammer University College in the end of June, is now online on the conference webpage.

Monday, 23 May 2016

Anthropocene chapter compulsory reading in UiS environmental history course

My book chapter
Tønnessen, Morten (2013). «Menneskeveldet: antropocen - menneskets tidsalder» [the human empire - the anthropocene - the era of Man], i Hvem er villest i landet her? Råskap mot dyr og natur i antropocen, menneskets tidsalder. Scandinavian Academic Press. (pp. 37-56). 
is used as compulsory reading (pensum) for the 2016-17 University of Stavanger course “Miljø- og vannhistorie - Et historiografisk perspektiv” [History of environment and water - A historiographic perspective] (course code MHI335). Course coordinator is Eva Jakobsson.

The same chapter is also used as compulsory reading at a criminology course at University of Oslo.

Post.Doc. application - UiB

Yesterday I applied for a Post.Doc. position (in philosophy of science) at University of Bergen, with the project "Umwelt theory for our time".

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Reference for "Thinking about animals..." introductory chapter

Here´s the bibliographical reference for the introductory chapter in Thinking about animals in the age of the Anthropocene, written by Kristin Armstrong Oma and myself:
Tønnessen, Morten and Kristin Armstrong Oma (2016). Introduction: Once upon a time in the Anthropocene. In Morten Tønnessen, Silver Rattasepp and Kristin Armstrong Oma (eds), Thinking about animals in the age of the Anthropocene (Lanham, Boulder, New York, London: Lexington Books), vii–xix.