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ASI Welcome Lisa Avery as new Executive Director

ASI Welcome Lisa Avery as new Executive Director

The Animals & Society Institute’s unique mission is to improve, disseminate and apply knowledge about the relationship we have with other animals.  The outcome is safer and more compassionate communities for all. ASI’s distinctive purpose required a unique search...
New Master Program in Food, Law, and Finance in Italy

New Master Program in Food, Law, and Finance in Italy

The M.Res. in Food, Law, and Finance is a new joint postgraduate research program to inspire an eco-legal food advocacy marked by the signature pluralism and inter-disciplinarity of the IUC approach, and by the University of Gastronomic Sciences‘ long-standing concern...
Reviews of Animal Films Now Available

Reviews of Animal Films Now Available

We are pleased to announce a new resource on the ASI website: film reviews by Dr. Pete Porter, Professor and Chair of Theatre and Film at Eastern Washington University. The first three reviews can be found here: Unlocking the Cage The Secret Life of Pets The Dog...
Fellow Travelers Conference Coming Up

Fellow Travelers Conference Coming Up

In 2016, to mark the 10th anniversary of the Human-Animal Studies Fellowship, our partners at Wesleyan University and ASI are co-hosting a conference, titled Fellow Travelers: An Animal Studies Conference, featuring papers given by our previous fellows.  The public is...

 

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How Do Students Respond to HAS Courses?

How Do Students Respond to HAS Courses?

ASI is embarking on a project to work with faculty around the world to survey their students on what they have gained, and how they have changed, from taking a human-animal studies course. We will be publishing the results as this project continues. Please keep your...
Seeking Faculty Teaching HAS!

Seeking Faculty Teaching HAS!

The Animals & Society Institute is seeking faculty who are teaching human-animal studies (ie anthrozoology or animal studies) courses, or who are working with students on HAS-related topics. I am reaching out to you for a few reasons: We would like your help in...

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ASI Events

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Upcoming HAS Events

  1. Making Sense of the Animal – Human Bond and Relationship(s)

    September 19 @ 8:00 am - September 25 @ 5:00 pm
  2. The Animal Welfare Act at Fifty

    September 22 @ 8:00 am - September 25 @ 5:00 pm
  3. Animals Behaving Badly– Veterinary / Welfare Perspectives

    September 26
  4. Animals and Death

    September 27 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  5. Human and Animal Representations

    September 28 - September 30