Anthrozoology as International Practice (AIP): A Student Conference in Animal Studies

Following on from the success of our inaugural conference we invite current and prospective students who care about animals and are interested in studying human encounters with other species to participate FREE of charge in our second annual ONLINE conference: ‘Anthrozoology as International Practice: A Student Conference in Animal Studies(AIP2022)’

Hosted by the University of Exeter’s Anthrozoology as Symbiotic Ethics (EASE) working group, this event is scheduled to take place virtually 11-12 November 2022. We welcome presentations from students with a variety of educational experience and early career researchers in anthrozoology and related fields (such as human-animal studies, natural sciences, or philosophy). Proposed presentations on topics in all areas of anthrozoology will be considered, and applicants from any university, college or country are welcomed. However, we ask you to please read the EASE position on anthrozoology as symbiotic ethics as papers that do not align with the EASE ethos of non-harm, respect, and individual autonomy will not be considered.

This conference aims to spotlight research being undertaken by students around the world, in the hopes of building a global support network of likeminded individuals. Presentations based on PhD research proposals are also welcome.

A welcome address will be offered by Professor Samantha Hurn, director of EASE and the MA and PHD Anthrozoology programs at Exeter University, UK.

When finalizing the schedule, we will attempt to be as accommodating as possible regarding participant and speaker time zones. However, please note that sessions will likely occur between 10 am-6 pm UK time.

Potential workshop opportunities at the conference may include:

  • Defining Anthrozoology as a discipline
  • Dissertation proposals and thesis writing
  • Navigating ethics
  • Finding a mentor/being a mentor
  • Pitfalls on the road to your degree
  • Resources for research

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Last year’s conference presentations can be viewed here.