In late 2019, I approached Sue Donaldson and Will Kymlicka from Animals in Philosophy, Politics, Law and Ethics (A.P.P.L.E) with an idea for a podcast. They were excited about the idea and as such A.P.P.L.E has been a sponsor of the podcast since the beginning, offering a contribution towards each episode to help with operational costs.
There is, of course, always more room for sponsorship. The podcast is primarily operated by me , Claudia Hirtenfelder, and the more sponsorship I am able to accrue the more time I am able to dedicate to the podcast and the development of more material. Here are the ways you can sponsnor the podcast:
As a research group you could:
Sponsor a season that is focused on a particular theme
Provide continued sponsorship to the podcast and give a an agreed amount per season or per episode
As a company or business with similar interests:
You could post up opportunities on Podcorn
As an individual:
If you would like to discuss sponsorship and/or ways you can support the podcast, please email me (Claudia) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Placing animals at the centre of our thinking
ABOUT THE SPONSORSHIP
The Animal Turn is currently sponsored by Animals in Philosophy, Politics, Law and Ethics (A.P.P.L.E). A.P.P.L.E's goal is "to help bring ‘the animal question’ into the mainstream of academic research and public debate in Canada, focusing in particular on the moral, legal and political dimensions of how human-animal relations are governed."
"APPLE is delighted to sponsor the Animal Turn Podcast, and its in-depth interviews with animal scholars. The thematic organization allows listeners to dip a toe, or deep dive, as they wish, into each season's topic from multiple angles. It is a pleasure to join host Claudia Hirtenfelder as she explores complex issues in an innovative and open spirit of engagement." - Sue Donaldson
Season 4: Animals and Sound
The Sonic Arts of Place Laboratory (SAPLab) offers sonic, spatial and temporal attention to some of the world’s diverse ecologies. We aim to inform and inspire understandings of past relations with 'nature' and provide critical and aesthetic tools to help tackle today's complex environmental concerns.
"The Sonic Arts Studio in the Dan School of Drama and Music was founded in 1970, as the Queen’s Electroacoustic Music Studio. The Studio supports research/creation in sound synthesis and composition, field recording and spatialized audio production, including live performance and gallery installations." Matt Rogalsky
We count ourselves fans and are part of The Animal Turn’s ever-growing following! It is an honour to be co-sponsoring the 4th season.” - Laura Jean Cameron
The Sonic Arts Studio in the Dan School of Drama and Music was founded in 1970, as the Queen’s Electroacoustic Music Studio. The Studio supports research/creation in sound synthesis and composition, field recording and spatialized audio production, including live performance and gallery installations.
Season 5: Animals and Biosecurity
The Biosecurities and Urban Governance Research Collective is sponsoring Season 5 of the Animal Turn. Funded by the Urban Studies Foundation and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada this collective aims to tease out the geographies of biosurveillance in cities. They also focus how biotech and pharmaceutical companies monitor the emergence and prevalence of infectious disease and what effects this might have on populations being monitored
"'As PI of a new biosecurity and urban governance collective, I've been thinking tangentially about animals as reservoirs of disease and how they/their movements are shaped and constrained by biosecurity mechanisms. But seldom are animals at the core of our thinking and research questions. I hope to learn a lot from this season about the centering of animal life in our theorization, and that the season, likewise, allows animal studies scholars to also think about the centrality of biosecurity initiatives to how animals' lives are currently managed" - Carolyn Prouse