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Thursday, 23 October 2014

Presentation of The Semiotics of Animal Representations in UiS Bokkafeen

Tomorrow, Friday October 24th, I will contribute during a book presentation in the University of Stavanger Book café (Bokkafeen), at 15.15-15.45, along with Kadri Tüür, my fellow editor of The Semiotics of Animal Representations.

More info on the webpage of the research project "Animals in changing environments", specifically here.

UiS news: Research seminar 2014 "Representation of animals", etc.

The Research seminar 2014 ("Representation of animals") of the Norwegian research group of the Norwegian-Estonian research project "Animals in changing environments: Cultural mediation and semiotic analysis", which is held tomorrow, October 24th, along with a presentation of the book The Semiotics of Animal Representations, is advertised on the news page of University of Stavanger.

So is the 2015 conference "Animals in the Anthropocene".

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

"Animal agency in politics and eco-existentialism" scheduled for presentation October 24th

My talk "Animal agency in politics and eco-existentialism" has been scheduled for presentation at 13.45-14.30 on Friday October 24th, during the 2nd research seminar of the Norwegian research group of the research project "Animals in changing environments: Cultural mediation and semiotic analysis", entitled "Representation of animals".

The full programme for this research seminar is available on the Norwegian research group's UiS webpage. The programme also features presentations by Kadri Tüür, Paul Thibault and Kristin Armstrong Oma.

To guest-lecture at University of Oslo (again)

I have agreed to guest-lecture at University of Oslo's Department of criminology and sociology of law, on February 11th 2015, in a course on green criminology. The title of my talk is "Menneskeveldet - menneskets globale økologiske hierarki" (also offered previous years).

This year Ragnhild Sollund and Rune Ellefsen are course coordinators.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Invited to guest-edit SI of Zeitschrift für Semiotik on biosemiotic ethics

I have been invited to guest-edit a special issue of Zeitschrift für Semiotik on biosemiotic ethics. Jonathan Beever has agreed to be a co-editor. However, I have not heard back from the editors of Zeitschrift für Semiotik since I was invited more than a month back.

Open meeting on possible university fusion attended

Today I have attended an open meeting at the University of Stavanger on possible university fusion. The process of restructuring in the Norwegian higher education sector has been initiated by the Ministry of Education. Today's open meeting was chaired by the rector of UiS, Marit Boyesen.

Personnell meeting attended

Today I have attended the personnell meeting at University of Stavanger's Department of social studies. The topic today was the personell trip next March. Our chosen destination is Reykjavik, Iceland.