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  • Writer's pictureClaudia Hirtenfelder

January Events and Calls

Updated: Jan 8, 2022

Hello 2022!

I hope that you all had an excellent start to your new year. As you have probably noticed things have slowed down a tad at the Animal Turn. I have run into some immigration issues in my personal life and some technical issues with the last two episodes. I am happy to report that I think I have ironed out some of these issues and there will be new episodes coming your way soon. YAY!!!

And with it being a start to a new year it is nice to think a bit about what events and opportunities are available in January. Here are some of the one's I have managed to find. If you know others, please pop them in the comments below!

5 Jan 2022: NYU Animal Studies MA Open House

The NYU Animal Studies program invites you to their graduate program open house. Date: January 5th, 2022;

Time: 5:30 - 6:30 PM EST

Location: Virtual

10 Jan 2022: Call for Writing Support Programme

To express your interest in sharing your work send an email to Andrea Gaynor at including:

13 Jan 2022: Most (un)wanted: The ethics of ‘pest’ and ‘invasive’ species management

A Roundtable discussion hosted by GRN

13 Jan 2022: V-Rated: Sexualization as a mechanism of food justice depoliticization

Thursday 13 January, 15:00 - 16:30 GMT / 16:00 - 17:30 CET

V-Rated: Sexualization as a mechanism of food justice depoliticization

Speaker – Corey Wrenn, University of Kent

15 Jan 2022: Call for Creative Submissions for You Are Here: Journal of Creative Geography

Focus on Queer Ecologies

Do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or ideas to

19 Jan 2022: ECR/PhD Showcase

  • The animal archive of W.C. Osman and Yvonne Hill: collecting the living and the dead in the 20th century by Carina Phillips, The Royal College of Surgeons of England

  • The Story of Jack: Life and Legacy of the First Elephant of Natura Artis Magistra by Wessel Broekhuis, ARTIS Zoo, Amsterdam

  • A paradox bird: the history of Mansfield Parkyns’ shoebill by Matthew Carter, University of Nottingham

19 Jan 2022: “Landscapes of Death: Political Violence Beyond the Human in the Peruvian Andes”

Dr María Elena García : Associate Professor in the Comparative History of Ideas, University of Washington

  • Author of Gastropolitics and the Specter of Race: Stories of Capital, Culture, and Coloniality in Peru (University of California Press, 2021)

  • Wednesday, January 19, 2022, 12:30 – 1:50 p.m. (PST)

  • Pre-registration required:

28 Jan 2022: Call for Abstracts for the 2nd Bovine Scholarship Workshop

To be hosted from the 30th-31st of March

Part of the Bovine Scholarship Network

30 Jan 2022: VINE Book Club: Queering Animal Liberation

Join the VINE Book Club at 3pm EST on January 30th to discuss one chapter, one article, and one book in progress on the theme of Queering Animal Liberation! Register here:…

31 Jan 2022: Call for Book Chapters - Emerging Voices for Animals in Tourism


1. Submission abstract: January 31st, 2022

2. Notification of acceptance: February 28th, 2022

3. Submission of chapter: August 31st, 2022

4. Sending the review of the chapter: November 30th, 2022

5. Submission of the chapter corrected: January 31st, 2023

6. Publication of the book: 2023-2024

31 Jan 2022: Call for Papers: Livestock as Global and Imperial Commodities: Economies, Ecologies and Knowledge Regimes, c. 1500 – present

Please e-mail expressions of interest, with a title and an abstract of no more than 300 words, by 31 January 2022 to Samuël Coghe, Free University Berlin, We will notify authors about the acceptance of their papers by 15 March 2022. They will then be asked to submit a draft paper of approx. 5,000-6,000 words (not counting footnotes and bibliography)3 weeks prior to the event.

31 Jan 2022: Call for Applications for the Culture and Animals Foundation Grant

Applications for the next grant cycle are open. Consider applying for some support for your project

Open Call: Introduction to the urban ecologies open collection: A call for contributions on methods, ethics, and design in geographical research with urban animals

This Open Collection proposes innovative research directions for both urban and beyond/more-than-/non-human geographies with animals. We are seeking papers for this Open Collection across three themes: (1) methods; (2) ethics and politics; and (3) planning and design. Specifically, we are interested in papers that pose questions of and reflect upon emergent tensions in researching with urban animals in each of these themes. This Open Collection aims to explore urban space beyond the human lens and to offer new modalities and frameworks for geographical research with urban animals. We are interested in papers that explore urban geographies with animals from a range of different theoretical, methodological, and empirical locations and perspectives. In this introduction to the Open Collection, we briefly summarise existing research in this field, before outlining the three thematic areas of the Collection.

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