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
All are invited to join the Kingston Interspecies Community research group for a paper workshop on March 22, 11:30-1:00 pm, in Mac-Corry D214. The paper, entitled “Animal Agency in Community: A Political Multispecies Ethnography of VINE Sanctuary” by Charlotte Blattner, Sue Donaldson and Ryan Wilcox will be distributed a week in advance, and participants are
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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 one-year non-renewable 12-month 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 study
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This Thursday, November 29th, the GSC will be hosting the second Emerging Research Seminar from 2:30-4:00 PM in MC E229. There are three speakers from various departments in the university that will be giving talks on their research of animals and geography: 2:30-3:00 pm: Siobhan Spieran (PhD, Environmental Sciences) will be speaking about animal tourism and
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Dr. Kathryn Gillespie (Geography, University of Washington, www.kathrynagillespie.com) will present a paper to the Kingston Interspecies Community research group on October 31, 2018 at 10:00 am, in Watson Hall 517. Everyone welcome. Topic: “Doing multispecies ethnography: reflections on a feminist geographic approach to pedagogy.”
As part of the Ban Righ Centre Fall Speaker Series, Charlotte E. Blattner (Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard Law School) will be speaking on Friday October 12, 2018 at noon, at the Ban Righ Centre (32 Bader Lane) on the following topic: Title: “Animals, the Forgotten Proletariat” For centuries, labour has been a key site for struggles
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The Kingston Interspecies Community working group will host an informal conversation with Eva Meijer on September 28, at 11:00 am, in Philosophy Lounge (Watson 341). Everyone welcome. Topic: Conducting research in interspecies communities.
The Philosophy Department at Queen’s University is hosting Dutch philosopher Eva Meijer at the department’s weekly colloquium on September 27, at 4pm in Watson Hall 517. Everyone welcome. Title: The role of language in interspecies politics: Towards a theory of political animal voices. Abstract: Research shows that non-human animals have their own languages and cultures. They
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On May 18-19, 2018, the Animals in Philosophy, Politics, Law, and Ethics research group (APPLE) at Queen’s University will be hosting a workshop on the emerging topic of animal labour. For both humans and non-human animals, work is often an important dimension of life, and a fundamental determinant of well-being. At its best, work can
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The Philosophy Department at Queen’s University is hosting APPLE’s member Charlotte Blattner at the department’s weekly colloquium on March 15th, at 4pm in Watson Hall 517. Everyone welcome. Title: “Animals Are (Forced) Workers, Too — Individual and Collective Self-determination of Working Animals” Abstract: Can animals used for farming, research, circuses, zoos, or companion services be
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The Queen’s Animal Justice Club has invited Elisabeth Ormandy, from University of British Columbia, at Queen’s university to give the talk “What Legal Protection do Animals in Science in Canada Have?” this week at Queen’s University. Dr Ormandy is also the Executive Director of the Animals in Science Policy Institute. Everyone is welcome to attend. Friday
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