Animals & Society Institute (“where knowledge and science meet ethics and compassion”) has announced their upcoming Human-Animal Studies Fellowship Program Conference, to be held at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts from June 28-July 2.
The conference looks amazing — and it won’t cost you a dime (except maybe your trip to Massachusetts). In looking at their planned workshops, here were a few that stuck out for me as not-to-be-missed:
- Practical Ethics: Moral Understanding in a More Than Human World
- Displaced Animals and Misplaced Empathy? Cultivating a Posthuman Psychotherapy
- Living in a more-than-human world: ethics and politics in environmental discourse in India
- Deconstructing Carnism: Understanding the Ideology and Psychology of Meat Consumption
- Speciesism and Domination: Toward a Critical Theory of Absolute Species Right
- Homeless People; Homeless Pets: A Natural Bond
Presenters include Melanie Joy (author of Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows) and Mike Markarian (Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of The Humane Society of the United States).
Photo: Courtesy Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary