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Tuesday, 17 June 2014

CFP for a new journal on human-animal studies: Trace

I have been asked to distribute the Call For Papers below. Trace will be published by the Finnish Association for Human-Animal Studies,

CFP for a new journal on human-animal studies: Trace 
The Finnish Society for Human-Animal Studies is launching a new scientific journal called
Trace – Finnish Journal for Human-Animal Studies. 
Trace is a peer-reviewed, fully open access online journal that provides a forum for the discussion of human-animal relations from social and cultural perspectives. The journal publishes original research articles, lectiones praecursoriae, and conference reports, as well as reviews on books, art exhibitions, films, and other media. Trace accepts submissions in Finnish, English, and Swedish. 
Trace invites contributions to human-animal studies that deal with a wide range of topics and represent diverse perspectives. The editorial board encourages writers to offer multi- and transdisciplinary contributions which broaden the conventional ontologies, epistemologies, and methodologies applied in human-animal studies. 
The first Editor-in-Chief for Trace is D.S.Sc. Outi Ratamäki (University of Eastern Finland & Finnish Environment Institute), who is substituted for the first issue by D. Sc. Nina Nygren (University of Tampere, Finland). 
The deadline for submissions for the first issue of Trace is 15. 12. 2014. The issue will be out in the spring of 2015. 
For more information on the journal and on submitting, visit the journal’s homepage. 
Human-animal studies is a broad and multidisciplinary field of research that includes a diversity of topics, such as the social, cultural and material construction of beliefs, values and attitudes relating to animals; the ethics and politics of animal issues; animal welfare legislation and governance; approaches to the agency of animals; philosophical issues in the epistemology and ontology of human-animal relations; as well as a variety of other theoretical and practical questions concerning human-animal relations.

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