Minding Animals Conference, July 2012, Utrecht Universität, Niederlande
The 2012 Minding Animals Conference is the second in a series of conferences about scientific, ethical and social issues related to human animal interactions. The aim of the conference is to bring together academics from many disciplines with politicians and a broad variety of interest groups.
The conference offers a platform for exchange of information about research developments, debates about controversial political and ethical issues concerning the human treatment of animals, and a variety of cultural activities around human animal interactions. The Minding Animals Conference planned for Utrecht University in the Netherlands is proud to follow up on the internationally celebrated first Minding Animals Conference (Newcastle, Australia, July 2009) and will take place in the first week of July 2012. Plan your summer of 2012 in Europe!
Immediately preceding the main conference at Utrecht University, there will be a final pre-conference event, hosted by the International School of Philosophy at Leusden, near Utrecht. This conference includes keynotes, (panel) discussions, film and book presentations, art exhibitions and a social program on The Future of Animal Politics. The Utrecht conference – titled Minding Animals. Science, Humanities, Ethics will consist of keynotes, academic parallel sessions based on a call for abstracts, and the Protecting the Animals Seminar Series in which animal advocacy organizations and community advocates are invited to present and discuss their work among themselves and with a broader public. The conference will be supported by an active social program.
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