SHARED WORLDS

A MINDING ANIMALS PRE-CONFERENCE EVENT

OSLO
SPEAKERS:

14-15 October 2011

Venue: Domus Nova (St. Olavs plass 5)

ROD BENNISON (HUNTER VALLEY, AUSTRALIA): “CONSIDERING THE EXPLOITATION OF ANIMALS IN SPORT, AND UNDERSTANDING THE ‘SPORT OF QUEENS’” TORA HOLMBERG (UPPSALA, SWEDEN): ”SHARING THE LIVES OF MANY: URBAN CONTROVERSIES OVER ANIMAL HOARDING AND ANIMAL RESCUE” LIV EMMA THORSEN (OSLO, NORWAY): ”SHARED WORLDS? ANIMALS IN NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUMS” NELLY MÄEKIVI (TARTU, ESTONIA): ”(MIS)PERCEPTIONS IN SHARED ENVIRONMENTS: THE CASE OF ZOOS” There will further be roundtables on (1) the shared worlds of humans and horses and (2) the shared worlds of humans and wolves, and a workshop on the relation between academia and activism.

Organised by Minding Animals International in association with the Nordic Animal Studies Network, Nordic HAS. Affiliated institutions: Equine Research Network (EqRN) and Department of Semiotics at the University of Tartu by ESF grant 7790 “Dynamical Zoosemiotics and Animal Representations“. Hosted by: The University of Oslo, Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law. Funded by: Department of Semiotics at the University of Tartu by ESF grant 7790 “Dynamical Zoosemiotics and Animal Representations“. Event website: http://mindinganimals.wordpress.com To register, write an email to shared.worlds.oslo@gmail.com with your full name, email address and phone number. Attendance is free of charge and open to all upon registration.