How to submit a paper for consideration:

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. The founders are graduates of the Anthrozoology programs at Exeter and embrace the Exeter Anthrozoology as Symbiotic Ethics (EASE) ethos. We ask you to please read the EASE position on anthrozoology as symbiotic ethics as papers that do not align with the conference ethos of non-harm, respect, and individual autonomy will not be considered.

Deadline for submissions: 10 July 2023

We encourage submissions from Undergraduate, Masters, and PhD students, as well as those in-between programs (you do not need to be currently registered as a student).

Selection will consider career stages, meaning PhD researchers will be held to higher standards. The selection criteria will also favour research that considers the animal perspective. We will not accept any presentation that degrades or promotes the commodification of any animal.

Please ensure your abstract does not contain objectifying language. Use ‘he/she/they’ and NEVER ‘it’ to refer to a non-human animal.

This year we are accepting short (3-5 min) talks and longer (15 minute) presentations. Your presentation can either be centred around a relevant topic of interest or student project. If you are presenting research from a student project, we recommend you consult with your supervisor before submitting. 

When submitting you will be asked a few details such as contact information, career/education stage, etc., Your presentation requires a title and an abstract (summary). In the ‘Abstract’ section you need to describe your research/topic in less than 1700 characters (~250 words). We also require a bio of less than 600 characters (~150 words) written in the third person. See here for abstracts accepted last year and bios: AIP2022

What if you have never presented at an academic conference before?

Then this is a great place to start! AIP strives to create a nurturing and supportive environment while introducing everyone to academic discussions and debates.

Not sure how to write an abstract or what is expected?

There are some FAQ and links to resources on our webpage:

AIP organisers are offering a couple of drop-in sessions on abstract writing and advice on what we look for when selecting abstracts. These are intended for undergrads, masters, and early-stage PhDs who have never presented before, but anyone is welcome if they have specific questions about this conference.

These sessions are unstructured and will not be recorded. They are a place for you to ask questions about what is expected and what we are looking for during selection. You can also take a look at the abstract book from previous years to get a feel for the topics and format.

This year we decided to run the event over three half days, catering towards three time zones:

  • Tue 12 Sept would be more accessible for those based in North America, as late in the working day as possible to help UK-based conveners. 
  • Wed 13 Sept is more accessible for European participants (11-3 pm UK time). 
  • Thurs 14 Sept will try to be more accessible for participants in Asia. It will take place as early as possible to assist UK-based conveners.

All organisers are volunteers, and any advice or guidance they provide is not intended to guarantee acceptance.