ISAZ 2018


G’day! The International Society for Anthrozoology (ISAZ) is excited to announce that its 27th International conference, "Animals in Our Lives: Multidisciplinary Approaches to the Study of Human–Animal Interactions" will be held from 2 to 5 July, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. This will be the first time the ISAZ has held a conference in the southern hemisphere – going Down Under – and we warmly invite you to join us at the Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney.

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Take advantage of the legendary hospitality of Australia to present a paper, promote your human­–animal organization or simply to satisfy your curiosity about human­–animal interactions. 

Anthrozoology is a multidisciplinary field – we welcome talks and posters from the arts and humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences on any aspect of human–animal interaction and any species of animal, using qualitative and/or quantitative methods. Critical reviews are also welcome.

Abstract Submission Has Now Closed.

Some of the topics we are interested in hearing about include, in no particular order:

  • Human–wildlife conflict/interactions
  • Animals in human health, development and therapy (children, adults, older)
  • Attitudes toward animals and animal issues
  • Animal personality research
  • Grief studies
  • Historical aspects of our interactions with other animals
  • Cruelty to animals/animal abuse
  • The ethics of animal use
  • Strategies to keep animals out of shelters and improve rehoming rates
  • Cultural and cross-cultural studies (e.g., indigenous people’s relationships with animals)
  • Animals in zoos – visitor studies; attitudes toward zoos
  • Animals in farming: effects of stockpersons on; attitudes toward
  • Representations of human–animal interaction – e.g., art, literature, media – and their influence on human–animal interactions
  • Interactions with invertebrate animals
  • Free papers - topic outside those listed
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We acknowledge and pay respect to the traditional owners of the land on which the University of Sydney is built – the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation – and we thank the animals which enrich this country.

We look forward to welcoming you to Sydney and Australia! 


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