What We Do
Politics, law, governance, education, and advocacy.
Conferences, workshops and events organized or sponsored by APPLE.
Animal studies courses at Queen’s, and animals & politics reading group.
Publications by APPLE fellows, research and policy partners and advocacy groups, and recent publications in animals & politics.
Animals in Philosophy, Politics, Law, and Ethics
Canada Research Chair in Political Philosophy at Queen’s
Research Associate, Department of Philosophy, Queen’s University
Apple is delighted to sponsor a 5-part series of remote talks in animal studies. Our first talk features Diego Rossello, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez. Professor Rossello’s talk will take place on: Friday January 15th, from 4-5:30 PM EST Title: “On the (Missing) Concept of the Political in Animal Rights Theory’s ‘Political Turn’:
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APPLE member and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Queen’s University Kyle Johannsen recently published a new book at Routledge, in October 2020, on the issue of wild animal suffering. “Though many ethicists have the intuition that we should leave nature alone, Kyle Johannsen argues that we have a duty to research
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This season’s theme is Animals and Experience. Join host Claudia Hirtenfelder for in-depth interviews with scholars in ethology, geography, phenomenology, politics, advocacy and critical animal studies.
Charlotte E. Blattner, Will Kymlicka, and Kendra Coulder recently edited an exciting new book published at Oxford University Press in February 2020. Animal Labour: A New Frontier of Interspecies Justice? features contributions from several APPLE members, including Omar Bachour, Sue Donaldson, Will Kymlicka, and Charlotte Blattner, and presents the work achieved during APPLE’s workshop held
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Season 1 of the Animal Turn Podcast, focused on animals and the law, is now available in full. Join host Claudia Hirtenfelder for 10 in-depth and wide-ranging interviews with legal and political scholars. Episodes Episode 1. Animal Rights with Will Kymlicka Feb 24, 2020 · 1 hr 22 min Claudia talks to Will Kymlicka (Canada Research Chair
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You can listen to Samantha King’s online lecture on human-animal relations in the time of COVID, on Tuesday July 14, 2020, at 4 pm EDT. The COVID crisis has highlighted the deep interconnectedness of human and animal worlds. From zoonotic transmission to “pandemic puppies,” more-than-human relations are at the fulcrum of public discourse on the
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APPLE is pleased to announce the launch of a new podcast, The Animal Turn, hosted by Claudia Hirtenfelder. The theme for season 1 is ‘Animals and the Law‘. The first four episodes are available: Episode 1 – Animal Rights with Will Kymlicka Episode 2 – Legal Subjects with Lesli Bisgould Episode 3 – Personhood with
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Update: the workshop is postponed because of Covid-19 (no date set yet). The APPLE research group will be hosting a two-day workshop on “Transformative Interspecies Justice” here at Queen’s University in Kingston on June 12-13, 2020, co-organized by Julia Gibson and Will Kymlicka. We will explore projects from those working in animal ethics, animal politics,
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All are invited to join the Kingston Interspecies Community research group for a paper workshop on January 17, 2020, 12:00-2:00 pm, in Watson Hall 517. The paper, entitled “Dwelling with Animal-Others: Towards a Definition of Multispecies Community” by Lauren Van Patter, Omar Bachour, and Darren Chang is available here, and participants are asked to read
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The Department of Philosophy at Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Animal Studies. This is a two-year non-renewable fellowship, supporting a researcher with demonstrated expertise in animal ethics, law and public policy. While we interpret animal ethics, law and public policy broadly, and welcome applications from various disciplines that
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