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
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 in 2018.[…]
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.
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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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
-> Continue reading Julia Gibson on “Exploring Transformative Interspecies Justice”
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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