Monday, August 7, 2017

International conference on human-animal interactions to be held in Sydney

paw prints in sand; dog feet; pawprints

If you’re interested in human-animal interactions, you’ll be pleased to know that the International Society for Anthrozoology is hosting its 27th annual conference in Australia.

“Animals in Our Lives – Multidisciplinary Approaches to the Study of Human-Animal Interactions” will be hosted at the Charles PerkinsCentre, University of Sydney, from July 2 to 5, 2018.

If you’d like to SPEAK at the conference, you have until January 2018 to submit an abstract. 

Abstract topics include:
  • Human-wildlife conflict/interactions
  • Animals and human health and development 
  • Interactions with invertebrate animals 
  • Grief studies 
  • Animals kept in zoos – visitor studies; attitudes toward zoos 
  • Animals used in farming: effects of stockpersons on; attitudes toward 
  • Strategies to keep animals out of shelters and improve rehoming rates 
  • Cultural and cross-cultural studies (e.g., indigenous people’s relationships with animals) 
  • Attitudes toward animals and animal issues 
  • Animal personality research 
  • Representations of human–animal interaction – e.g., art, literature, media – and their influence on human–animal interactions 
  • Historical aspects of our interactions with other animals 
  • Cruelty to animals/animal abuse 
  • The ethics of animal use
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