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Friday, 21 November 2008

Zoosemiotics review

I have just been informed that my review article "A stroll around the worlds of zoosemioticians and other animals", a review of Dario Martinelli´s "Zoosemiotics. Proposals for a handbook" has been accepted by the journal Semiotica.

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

David Abram in Swedish (and Norwegian)

David Abram´s 'The Spell of the Sensuous. Perception and Language in a More-Than-Human World' is in the process of being translated to Swedish. The publishing house Litteraturhuset now reports that the publication can be expected in the autumn of 2009.

The book appeared in Norwegian in 2005, published by Flux, with the less-than-optimal title "Sansenes magi. Aa se mer enn du ser" (The magic of the senses. To see more than you see).

Sunday, 9 November 2008

David Abram to Estonia/Europe

My project to get eco-phenomenologist David Abram to Tartu/Estonia (and possibly neighbouring Nordic countries) for workshops and lectures is progressing. The events might take place already February 2009. Work titles include 'Animal minds' and 'The Ecology of Perception. Landscapes in Culture and Nature'.

Abram is currently in the last phase of the completion of his second book (following 'The Spell of the Sensuous'), 'Becoming Animal', which is expected to be published in the autumn of 2009.

Friday, 7 November 2008

WCEH: Of wolves, seals and whales: human impact on aquatic and terrestrial animals

The Program Committee for the 1st World Congress for Environmental History 2009 (to take place in Copenhagen August 4-8, 2009) has evaluated all submissions in an anonymous process. More than 650 papers were submitted.

The Scientific committee has accepted my proposed paper, "Estranged, Endangered, Extinct. Lessons from the Extinction of the Scandinavian Wolf", which will be part of a panel, put together by the scientific committee, titled:
  • Of wolves, seals and whales: human impact on aquatic and terrestrial animals

The other presentations currently attached to this panel include:

  • Monk seal populations in the Eastern Atlantic Ocean since the 15th century: A journey through time to unravel human impacts and historical trends
  • Global Whaling Politics in the North Atlantic and South Pacific