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
On June 28th 2023, 10 am–1 pm (EDT) you are invited to join an online celebration of the publication of The Ethics of Animals Shelters (2023, OUP), edited by Valéry Giroux (Centre for Research in Ethics), Angie Pepper (University of Roehampton), and Kristin Voigt (McGill University), and including contributions from many current and former A.P.P.L.E. fellows. This edited
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APPLE is thrilled to announce the launch of the ‘Animal Histories’ tour on the Stones Kingston history website. Created by Claudia Hirtenfelder, the tour is a significant contribution to reimagining social history in multispecies terms, not to mention a wonderful compendium of animal facts and stories. You can check out the tour here: https://www.stoneskingston.ca/animal-histories-of-kingston/
Just Fodder: The Ethics of Feeding AnimalsBy Josh Milburn Former Postdoctoral Fellow in Animal Studies in the Queen’s University Department of Philosophy, Josh Milburn published a new book on a radical approach to animal rights that brings into question when – and what – we should feed animals. About the book: Animal lovers who feed
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APPLE is thrilled to announce the appointment of two new postdoctoral fellows. Pablo Perez Castelló (PhD Philosophy) joins us from Royal Holloway University of London, and his 2022-24 fellowship commences in July 2022. Pablo’s recent publications appear in Hypatia and the Journal of International Wildlife Law and Policy. Birte Wrage joins us from the Ethics
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APPLE would like to announce an upcoming conference open to sanctuary practitioners and researchers. Reimagining Sanctuary: A free virtual conference for staff, volunteers, and board members at farmed animal sanctuaries February 28 – March 26, 2022 Convened by VINE Sanctuary and Indraloka Animal Sanctuary in cooperation with the Global Coalition of Farm Sanctuaries Program and
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Anat Pick will be giving a zoom talk entitled “Film Farm: Kelly Reichardt’s Gastro-aesthetics” on Friday February 18, 2022 from 1:00-2:30 pm (ET). This will be a 45 minute talk followed by Q&A/discussion. Dr. Pick is a Research Fellow at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, and Reader in Film at Queen Mary University of London.
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We are thrilled to announce that APPLE fellow Claudia Hirtenfelder has been awarded the Australian Animal Studies Association inaugural prize for “Popular Communication of Animal Studies”, alongside Dr. Brodie Evans, who won the “Early Career Researcher Prize”. Both prizes have been made possible by a generous donation from Dr. Siobhan O’Sullivan (University of New South Wales), animal
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The Department of Philosophy at Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Animal Studies. The 2022-24 fellowship will start on July 1, 2022. Applicants must have submitted their doctoral dissertation by that date, and must be within five years of having received their doctorate. The salary for the postdoctoral fellowship will be $45,000
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Claudia Hirtenfelder is now half way through her third season of The Animal Turn Podcast. This season focuses on ‘Animals and the Urban’ as so far she has spoken to philosophers, sociologists and geographers about the following concepts: The Right to the City, Invisibilized Animals, Urban Biopolitics, and Urban Metabolism. Still to come are discussions
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In Season 3 of the Animal Turn, Claudia speaks to scholars from sociology, geography and philosophy about concepts pertaining to ‘The Urban’ and how we can understand animals in relation to the city. In this Season Claudia hopes to unravel some how ‘the urban’ is thought of as a space and some of the work
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