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Monday, 31 July 2017

Semiotic confederations meeting in Kaunas

On June 29th, I attended a semi-formal meeting in Kaunas, Lithuania, for representatives of various international semiotics confederations, representing the Nordic Association for Semiotic Studies (NASS). The meeting was convened by IASS President Paul Cobley, and attended by a dozen people or so.

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Not able to attend first Council for animal ethics meeting

I have given notice that I cannot attend the excursion and meeting of Norway´s Council for animal ethics, which I have just joined as a regular member representing animal protection NGOs. This is due to teaching obligations at University of Stavanger.

Monday, 24 July 2017

Graded parental leave ended

July 12th was the final day of the second round of my graded parental leave with our twins Alexander and Cecilie (now almost 2 years old).

Summer vacation

This summer, I am on vacation from University of Stavanger in the period July 11th to August 6th.

Paper work for reimbursement

Just before starting on my holiday, I did a full day of paper work at University of Stavanger to get reimbursement for various academic and other trips the last two-three couple of months.

MAC4 panel on animals and philosophy

At the 4th Minding Animals Conference, to take place in Mexico City January 17-24th, I will be one of the participants in the Animals and Philosophy panel.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Search image article finished

On July 9th, the night before July 10th, I finished my article "The search image as link between sensation, perception and action", submitted for a special issue of BioSystems on code biology.

Sunday, 9 July 2017

GroupHouseNet STSM: Ethics of laying hen breeding

GroupHouseNet has issued a call for Short Term Scientific Missions (STSMs) in 2017-18. I am involved as a host in one of the priority topics:
WG1 Ethics of laying hen breeding, Host Morten Tonnessen, Stavanger, Norway,
(Collaborators Mike Toscano, Christine Nicol, Teun van de Braak) – Ethical considerations of laying hen breeding companies. morten.tonnessen[a]uis.no
Application deadline is August 15th.

Erasmus Mundus funding achieved for MFAMILY, second round

The University of Stavanger´s Department of social studies has successfully applied for Erasmus Mundus funding for Master in Social Work with Families and Children (MFAMILY) for a new round. I have been somewhat involved in the application work, in relation to revision and presentation of the course "Welfare state and welfare policy".