The research section originates from an unusual collaboration between the department for veterinary medicine and the social sciences, which gave birth to a line of seminars on animal-assisted interventions (especially on therapy animals). Responding to the challenges which arose during this interdisciplinary exchange, a more general interest in intensifying the dialogue between the natural sciences, the social sciences, and the humanities emerged. Consequently, the research section is dedicated to the interdisciplinary exchange of research plans and results in the emerging field of human-animal studies. One of the central aims of this relatively young discipline is the analysis of human-animal relations, which operates on cultural, social, political, and scientific levels. Due to its variety of academic disciplines, the Justus-Liebig Universität Gießen provides an ideal venue to examine the multifaceted nature of these entanglements from diverse vantage points.
The section thus aims at fostering an interdisciplinary discourse and provides a networking platform for early career researchers of diverging fields. At the same time, it is supposed to serve as a juncture that connects emerging networks in human-animal studies and reflects the innovative impulses of the section to the outside world.
filmscreening "Becoming-Animal" (2018) im Kinocenter Giessen followed by subsequet discussion
Place: Kinocenter Giessen
tba - presumably June
keynote and discussion to the topic "Theatralisieren, Experimentalisieren, Bestiarisieren. Tiere auf Bühnen des Wissens"
Esther Köhring (Goethe Universität Frankfurt)
Talk by Prof. Dr. Christa Thöne-Reineke, FU Berlin, zum Thema "Animal Wellfare"
UTime: 17:30 Uhr
Place: Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen, Campus der Veterinärmedizin,
Frankfurter Straße 98, Anatomie-Hörsaal
Talk by Prof. Dr. Mieke Roscher, Universität Kassel, zum Thema "Human-Animal Studies".
Time: 17:30 Uhr
Place: Hermann Hoffmann Akademie, Senckenbergstr.17, Urzeitwerkstatt
|Die Sektion "Human-Animal-Studies" lädt alle Interessierten zur öffentlichen Ringvorlesung ein.|
Adobe Connect talk on the topic: “Compassionate Societies as a Challenge to the Structural Violence Against Nonhuman Animals”
Prof. Dr. Terry Gibbs and Dr. Tracey Harris (Cape Breton University Canada)
Time: 15:00 - 16:30
Place: Phil II, Haus E 101
Prof. Dr. Rainer Wiedenmann
Animal turn statt Tiervergessenheit? Überlegungen zu handlungstheoretischen Herausforderungen der Mensch-Tier-Sozialität
Time: 16:00 - 18:00
Place: Phil II, Haus E, 214 B
Filmscreening of Donna Haraway's Storytelling for Earthly Survival (2017) with subsequent Q&A session via Adobe Connect with Donna Haraway herself
Time: 17:00 - 20:00
Place: Auditorium B030, Phil II
further information via: https://www.uni-giessen.de/ueber-uns/veranstaltungen/vortraege/donna-haraway-story-telling-for-earthly-survival/view