Speaker Series for Winter Term 2021

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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Webinar: “Meat, Prey, Love: Human-Animal Relations in the time of COVID”

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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Transformative Interspecies Justice Workshop

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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Multispecies Community Workshop

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 Fireplace Series featuring Will Kymlicka and Samantha King

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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Julia Gibson on “Exploring Transformative Interspecies Justice”

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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“Messy Eating: Conversations on Animals as Food” Book Launch

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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Workshop on “Animal Agency in Community: A Political Multispecies Ethnography of VINE Sanctuary”

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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Animal Geography Seminar on November 29th

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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