Australasian Animal Studies Association Conference 2017
July 3-5 at University of Adelaide

Speakers / Programme

James Serpell
James SerpellProfessor
Humane Ethics & Animal Welfare, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
Colin Dayan
Colin DayanProfessor
Humanities and Law, Vanderbilt University
Annie Potts
Annie PottsAssociate Professor
Cultural Studies and English and co-director of New Zealand Centre for Human-Animal Studies (NZCHAS), University of Canterbury
Fiona Probyn-Rapsey
Fiona Probyn-RapseyProfessor
Humanities and Social Inquiry, University of Wollongong
Rachel Ankeny
Rachel AnkenyProfessor
History and Philosophy of Science, School of Humanities
Dinesh Wadiwel
Dinesh WadiwelDoctor
Human Rights, Sociology and Social Policy, University of Sydney


Crowne Plaza

The refreshingly modern surrounds of Crowne Plaza Adelaide, boasts inspiring style and the perfect location for stay.

Perfectly located in the heart of this vibrant city in Hindmarsh Square, our award-winning CBD hotel offers modern, spacious rooms, understated style and superior facilities.

AASA delegates receive highly discounted room rates starting at $175.00

To book, click here.

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Crowne Plaza Adelaide
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Hotel Richmond

The Hotel Richmond is located on Rundle Mall – the main shopping precinct of Adelaide.

Rooms start at $145 per room per night

All guests will need to contact the Hotel Richmond directly and mention AASA 2017 to book.

To book, please contact:

Michelle Dowling

Accommodation Manager                                        

Hotel Richmond on Rundle Mall
128 Rundle Mall Adelaide SA 5000
p: 08 8215 4444 f: 08 8232 2290

Call for Abstracts

Presentations should be 20 minutes in length with an additional 10 minutes allocated for questions.
Please upload submissions in the form of 300 word abstracts by Wednesday 15th February, 2017.

Submit Submission Here

Increasingly, Animal Studies turns towards the question of intersections – who, what and why animal and human lives intersect, relate, connect. Intersectionality offers us a way to explore interconnectedness to improve our understanding of the detrimental and beneficial aspects of our relationships and interactions with other animals and with each other.

We invite proposals that address the following broad themes:
• Health, wellness, illness, pathologies
• The social lives of animals and humans
• The intersections of species, race, gender, physicality, mentality, lived experience and sexualities
• Industrialism, capitalism, geographies and environments
• Veg*n Studies
• Religion, tradition and secularity
• Culture, symbology and representation

Call for Artists

Curators: Victor J. Krawczyk and Caroline Adams, University of South Australia

To intersect means to come across another being on their course, to occasionally even intercept this other. An intersection is the fact or action of crossing another or the place where two beings (or things) come cross each other. In our multispecies world, it is inevitable that animal and human life intersect, sometimes in rather calculated ways, sometimes in rather joyous ways and sometimes by a haphazard chance.

Taking the words ‘intersect’ and ‘intersection’ as concepts we can organize ourselves around for creative works and fruitful discussion, this important Australasian Animal Studies Association conference will include a curated exhibition of original work including (but by no means exclusive) of photography, paintings, video work, mixed media, prints and performance art.

We now are calling for expressions of interest to submit work for this exhibition. Expressions of Interest must be received by email to no later than Wednesday the 8th March, 2017 and full details can be found by clicking here.


Prices in Australian dollars and are exclusive of GST.


A full conference registration includes: Attendance at the conference launch on Sunday 2 July, and all conference sessions and activities including keynotes, exhibitions, and book launches. Lunch, morning and afternoon tea on 3, 4, 5 July.

A one day registration includes: Attendance at all conference sessions and activities on the day selected. Lunch, morning and afternoon tea on the day selected.

Registration prices are listed below. Concession rates apply to students and those with Australian Government concession cards. For any question about conference registration please contact


Full payment of fees is required within 7 days of registration.

The following payment methods can be accepted: VISA, MASTERCARD or EFT.

Please use your invoice number as a reference and send a copy of your remittance advice to:


Cancellations received in writing prior to the 28 May 2017 will receive a 50% refund. No refund will be given after this date, however an alternative delegate may be substituted. All cancellations and substitutions must be made in writing to


Participant information collected through the registration process will be used by the conference organiser (CD Events) and the conference host (University of Adelaide) for the administration and conduct of the conference. Personal information managed by the University of Adelaide will be in accordance with the University’s Privacy Policy. Participant information may also be provided to the Australasian Animal Studies Association and included on a Delegate List distributed as part of the conference.”


Delegates are strongly advised to secure appropriate travel and health insurance. Delegate registration fees do not provide any such insurance coverage. The Organisers accept no responsibility for any loss in this regard.

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Please contact our Conference Organiser to pursue any of these opportunities.

Cathy D’Aloia:

Please get in touch with us

Please contact Cathy D’Aloia from CD Events on 0411 454 841 or

For a list of the Conference Organising Committee, click 2017 AASA Conference Organising Committee