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 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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The Faculty of Arts and Science and the Queen’s University Library will host the Fireplace Series: An Interdisciplinary Conversation on Oct. 11, featuring Will Kymlicka, Canada Research Chair in Political Philosophy, and Samantha King, Head of the Department of Gender Studies, on the topic of Animals, Ethics, and Everyday Politics. The event runs 10 am-12
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The Department of Philosophy, Queen’s University, is hosting APPLE fellow Julia Gibson at the department’s weekly colloquium on October 31. This talk will explore different ways of applying the concept of transformative interspecies justice in the contexts of climate justice, fancy rat breeding, and science fiction fantasy. The aim is to explore where these accounts
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You are invited to the launch at Queen’s University of a new book called Messy Eating: Conversations on Animals as Food (Fordham, 2019), edited by APPLE fellow Samantha King, R. Scott Carey, Isabel Macquarrie, Victoria Niva Millious and Elaine M. Power. This collection of interviews includes conversations with Dr. Sharon Holland (Department of American Studies,
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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
-> Continue reading Postdoctoral Fellowship in Animal Studies: 2019-2020 Announcement
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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