EKU will host the third biennal “Living with Animals,” conference on March 22-26, 2017, organized by Robert W. Mitchell and Radhika Makecha. The theme is Co-existence (though we will accept papers on a diversity of topics). Eastern Kentucky University, located in Richmond just south of Lexington, ‘The Horse Capital of the World’, began offering the first undergraduate degree in Animal Studies in 2010.
Julia Schlosser, Jessica Dallow, and Martha Robinson are co-organizing “Seeing with Animals,” focusing on animal imagery and visual representation, beginning on Wednesday, 22 March. We are continuing our “Living with Horses” theme, with talks again selected and chaired by Gala Argent and Angela Hofstetter, beginning on Thursday, 23 March. In addition, we will be celebrating 25 years of the journal Society and Animals with a panel organized by Ken Shapiro and Margo DeMello, on Friday, 24 March. We also plan to again devote time (breakout sessions and talks) on Saturday, 25 March, to issues surrounding teaching the animal (topics will depend on the abstracts about teaching we receive).
Our scheduled keynote speakers are Steve Baker, Keri Cronin, Brett Mizelle, Michał Pręgowski, and April Truitt.