The first Norwegian Minding Animals seminar

On the 14th and 15th of October 2011 Minding Animals Norway organized the seminar 'Shared Worlds' at the University of Oslo. The topic was the shared worlds of humans and animals, focusing on how humans and animals co-construct their lifeworlds through interaction with other creatures.

 

The sub-topics of the seminar were the shared worlds of humans and horses and the shared worlds of humans and wolves. These themes deal on the one hand with equalities between our human lifeworlds and the lifeworlds of horses and wolves, and on the other hand with how human societal action shape the lives of these animals, and how they in turn shape us.

The seminar featured international guests (e.g. from Australia and Sweden), and therefore took place in English. The one and a half day long programme included:

1. plenary speeches
2. a roundtable on the shared worlds of humans and horses
3. a roundtable on the shared worlds of humans and wolves
4. a position note workshop on the relationship between activism and academia

The full programme is available here (pdf). You can also read more about the speakers and their topics

The seminar was organized by Minding Animals in collaboration with Nordic Animal Studies Network. Affiliated institutions: Enquine Research Network (EqRN) and the Department of Semiotics at the University of Tartu. The event received additional financial support from the research project 'Dynamical zoosemiotics and animal representations'.

 

 
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