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Wednesday, 15 April 2015

7 theme sessions accepted for "Animals in the Anthropocene" conference

The following theme sessions have been accepted (quite some time ago) for the September 17-19 conference "Animals in the Anthropocene: Human-animal relations in a changing semiosphere" (Stavanger, Norway):
  • “Animals mediating the real and the imaginary in the past” (chairs: Siv Kristoffersen & Kristin Armstrong Oma, Museum of Archaeology, University of Stavanger, Norway)
  • "Animal representations in popular culture and new media" (chairs: Kjersti Vik & Lene Bøe, University of Stavanger, Norway)
  • “Animals, semiotics, and Actor-Network-Theory” (chairs: Silver Rattasepp & Timo Maran, University of Tartu, Estonia)
  • “Global species” (chair: Morten Tønnessen, University of Stavanger, Norway)
  • “Humans and other animals, between anthropology and phenomenologies” (chair: Annabelle Dufourcq, Charles University, Czech Republic)
  • “Understanding the meaning of animals“ (chairs: Forrest Clingerman, Ohio Northern University, USA & Martin Drenthen, Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands)
  • “Wild animals in the era of humankind” (chair: Morten Tønnessen, University of Stavanger, Norway)
For links to thematic descriptions of each session, see the conference website.

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