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International Society of Zooanthropology

the relationship with animals as a flywheel of culture
Animals are no strangers to us, they amaze us and they surprise us, they sometimes move us, amuse us or frighten us, for sure we feel their proximity: they are our next-of-kin because we too are animals. So let's try to understand what they want, how they feel, what their intentions are and how we can negotiate a sort of pact, which may consist in making gentle sounds, in offering food or in extending our hand. Roberto Marchesini, Etologia cognitiva, Apeiron, 2018.
ANIMAL Studies

ANIMAL Studies

Preliminary data from horses also show that human body odors collected under fear and happiness conditions activate the autonomic nervous system of horses differentially. These studies indicate the possibility of a road to open our understanding of inter-species emotional communication via chemosignals.

HumAnimUS

HumAnimUS

HumAnimUS: Studies in Zooanthropology is an English-speaking journal born out of the assumption that the human-animal divide is a concept of the past. As suggested by the word ‘zoo-anthropology’, we are zōon (animals and living beings in Greek) before being anthropos, i.e., humans. We belong to the animal kingdom along with the rest of the living species, from mammals to fish, sharing common ancestry and evolutionary roots.

L’ecosistema in noi

di Francesco Boer, Andrea Pilloni Questo libro prende spunto da una semplice domanda: che cos’è un ecosistema? La più classica...
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L’ecosistema in noi

Il popolo degli animali

Le peuple des animaux di Marco Maurizi In questi discorsi l'autore, filosofo e attivista per i diritti animali, prende la...
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Il popolo degli animali

Etologia del desiderio (Ethology of Desire)

Riscoprire la propria animalità di Roberto Marchesini Il desiderio sorge dai fondali più reconditi della nostra natura. Esso non dipende...
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Etologia del desiderio (Ethology of Desire)

Avian Illuminations

A Cultural History of Birds by Boria Sax Avian Illuminations examines the many roles birds have played in human society,...
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Avian Illuminations

Animal tears

By Andreas Moser I know that you know there are writings dedicated to the meaning of the word “animal” and...
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Animal tears

Flying humans are a threat to birds

By Cosetta Veronese I was browsing the internet in search of a photo featuring both a bird and an airplane...
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Flying humans are a threat to birds

The importance of the ABCs of animals

By Miriana Maio Non-human animals (henceforth, animals) and humans have commonalities. The more animals are phylogenetically close to humans, the...
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The importance of the ABCs of animals

Unseeing elegy of the tetrachromats

by Jessica Williams The collaborative artwork Unseeing elegy of the tetrachromats (2021) inverts the familiar trope of simulating nonhuman sensory...
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Unseeing elegy of the tetrachromats

Why should we call them non-human animals?

by Miriana Maio Non-human animals or animals? Which term should we use? Why should we use one instead of the...
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Why should we call them non-human animals?

Canz Conferense 2024

Companion Animals in a Changing World Conference 12th and 13th March 2024 Click here
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Canz Conferense 2024

ISAZ 2024

International Society of Anthropology Conference Hartpury University, 27-30th June 2024 Click here
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ISAZ 2024

Minding Animals Conference 5

11-17 July 2024 Sydney/Gadigal Country, AUSTRALIA Click here
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Minding Animals Conference 5

Technology & Nature

To address the issue of noise pollution, the designers of the "Shinkansen" train took inspiration from the Kingfisher. With its elongated beak, the Kingfisher can move through both air and water, searching for prey while creating minimal sound by splashing and emitting as few sounds as possible.
Figures are not representations or didactic illustrations, but rather material-semiotic nodes or knots in which diverse bodies and meanings co-shape one another. For me, figures have always been where the biological and literary or artistic come together with all of the force of lived reality. My body itself is just such a figure, literally. Donna Haraway, When Species Meet, 2008