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WORKING GROUPS – (UN)COMMON WORLDS HUMAN-ANIMAL STUDIES CONFERENCE*

PHILOSOPHIES OF COMMUNITY
Chair: Karoliina Lummaa
Cristian Moyano Fernández: The right to a solidarity beyond the walls, the species and the present time
Silviya Serafimova: Mapping (Un)Common Space of Ethical Gradualism in the Era of the Anthropocene
Linnea Luuppala: Rewilding Humans: Ecological Restoration and Moral Integrity in Our Common World
Toni J. Koivulahti: Violence at Snail’s Pace: On Slow Violence and Animals

PHILOSOPHIES OF ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS AND AGENCY
Chair: Pauliina Rautio
Sven Wirth: Nonhuman animal agency
Mikko Yrjönsuuri, Elise Wass: Animals as moral agents
Evgenia Mylonaki: Us Animals, The Case of Elizabeth Costello
Rea Peltola: The spatial coordinates of interspecies encounters in narratives of nature observation

PHILOSOPHIES OF SPECIES AND SCIENCE
Chair: TBC
Ana Cuevas, Stefano Borgo: Reconciling nonhuman animals with the notion of artifact
Elena Collaro: The human gaze
Sanna Karhu: Animal Trouble: Rethinking the Ecofeminist Critique of Speciesism
Karoliina Lummaa: The world according to jackdaws – thinking animality in terms of systemic organism-world relations

ANIMAL PHILOSOPHY
Chair: TBC
Noora Virjamo: Tales of the Little Birds – Reconsidering Hannah Arendt’s Conception of Plurality with Animal Voices
Rebecca Simon: No Worlds, No Masters
Ruben Hordijk: When Animals Speak: Undoing the Silence of the Animal
Sebastián Lomelí Bravo: Imagining animals. From a hermeneutical destruction of the technologies of animal visualization to a string figured ecology
Jacob Quick: Artistic Animals: Nietzsche on Art and Human-Animal Relations

ANIMALS AND DEATH
Chair: Nora Schuurman
Roni Grén: Real, Impossible, and Metaphoric: Animal Death and Modern Art
Marietta Radomska: Queering Un/Common Ecologies of Death
Elizabeth Tavella: Encountering the Life and Death of An(other) Animal: the Liminal Space of the Slaughterhouse in Italian Narratives
Emily Hull: Wild animal disability, viability, and agency as seen through the osteobiography of a culled Rangifer tarandus from Alberta

ANTIQUITY AND THE MIDDLE AGES
Chair: TBC
Katarzyna Kleczkowska: Common or uncommon – human-animal worlds in ancient Greece
Tua Korhonen, Janne Mattila, Liisa Kaski: The Moral Relation between Human and Non-Human Animals from Antiquity to Middle Ages. An Outline of a Project with a Case Study
Philip Line: Lost harmony: human-nonhuman animal co-existence in the medieval West
Stephen T. Newmyer: Inventing the Un-Common World: Ancient Greek Contributions to Human-Animal Boundaries and Borders

LABORATORY ANIMALS
Chair: Annika Lonkila
Adam Searle: Genomic bodies: The extended phenotype and circumstance
Anne van Veen: The world of the XPA-knockout mouse: a critical animal studies perspective
Tomoko Shimizu: Animal, Art and Biotechnology in the Era of Anthropocene
Fabiola Leyton: Overcoming speciesist science: the role of ethics committees in animal research assessment

COEXISTENCE, COMMUNICATION
Chair: TBC
Rich Gorman, Gail Davies: “My genes are in mice”: (un)common worlds and co-clinical trials
Mika Simonen: Dogs in blood sampling – Findings from Human-Dog Interaction Study
Augusto Vitale, Simone Pollo: Animals in science: epistemological, ethical and practical issues of the concept of animal model
Matti Mäkelä: Tameness in Highland Cattle – common and uncommon
Mari Keski-Korsu: The Oracles series

EQUINE THERAPY, HORSE RELATIONS
Chairs: Pauliina Rautio & Riitta-Marja Leinonen
Erna Törmälehto: The therapeutic potential of a horse when working with groups of young people
Jemina Pietilä: Horses in the school environment
Maisie Tomlinson: “He just didn’t want to know!” Distance and indifference in an ‘equine-assisted personal development’ site
David Redmalm: The horse, in his present condition of slavery: Alienation and Self-Realization in the Riding School
Biljana C. Fredriksen: Respect, compassion and contextuality of learning: What did my horse teach me about teaching?

MULTISPECIES FUTURES
Chair: Pauliina Rautio
Helen F. Wilson: Kittee-wa-aaake, kittee-wa-aaake: the sea, the city, and multi-species futures
Brandon Keim: Meet the Neighbors: The Implications, Ethics and Possibilities of Animal Intelligence
Minna Santaoja: Insect imaginaries
Lisa Krieg, Nadine Marquardt, Julia Poerting, Julia Verne: Forests and oceans as spaces of transgression: where species meet or separate
Mia Mäkelä: Artistic expedition as a form of searching novel forms of knowledge

FOLKLORE, MYTHS, RELIGIONS
Chair: Reeta E. Kangas
SUBGROUP I
Vesa Piludu: The (Un)common and Sentient Forest World in the Finno-Karelian Bear Ceremonial
Laura Siragusa: Co-creating space by blowing words: the materiality of Vepsian puheged
Tuija Kirkinen, Kristiina Mannermaa: Human – European elk (Alces alces) interaction in Northeastern Europe – almost 11 000 years old cosmological bond?
Karina Lukin: The Earthly Reindeer and the Conception of the World. Mammoths in Nenets Mythology
SUBGROUP II
Vanessa Wijngaarden: Professional and shamanistic animal communicators
Rituparna Das: The Gods of All Things: A Study of the Symbiotic Human-Animal Relationship in Indian Mythology
Jaana Kouri: Co-imagining with power animals in shamanism
SUBGROUP III
Sonja Hukantaival: Common and uncommon agency in human-animal relationships in Finnish folk magic
Ola Joseph Bada: Alagba and tortoise figure: Materiality and modernity in Yoruba folklore
Julia Johnson: When God Created the Tunaverse: An Exploration of Fish Sentience in Scripture
Kenneth R. Valpey: Cosmopolitan Bovinity: Care for Cows in Indic Memory and Anticipatory Communities

CONSERVATION, BIOLOGY AND BIOPOLITICS OF NON-HUMAN ANIMALS
Chair: Outi Ratamäki
SUBGROUP I
Eva Meijer: Sanctuary politics and the borders of the demos
Jonathon Turnbull: Got Milk? Material Biopolitics and More-than-Human Health at the Gaushala
Jennie Crawley: Managing elephants in the modern world: assessing recent changes to the ancient relationship between humans and elephants
Fenella Eason: Canine-human communities of health: imbrication as a heuristic for limiting human exclusivity
SUBGROUP II
Shona McCombes: Saving the wild and wilding the nation: the Scottish wildcat and the biopolitics of species
Robert Pütz, Antje Schlottmann: Common worlds of struggles upon nature: The case of the Namib wild horses
Taru Peltola, Jari Heikkilä: Affective turn in Finnish wolf policy
Heta Lähdesmäki: Notions on Wolves’ Absence. The Place of the Wolf in the 20th Century Finland
SUBGROUP III
Anna Wienhues: Rewilding and Justice to Nonhumans: Domesticated and Dominated in the Name of Justice?
Sonia Levy: For the Love of Corals
Jeff Vance Martin: Rewilding and its discontents: gray wolves, public lands, and the New West
Tuomas Räsänen: The Eagle Agency and the Birth of the Active Conservation of Endangered Species
SUBGROUP IV
Chair: Heta Lähdesmäki
Outi Ratamäki, Tero Laakso: Wildlife damages and state compensations — legitimacy, liability and biopolitics
Timo Vuorisalo, Markku Oksanen: A critique of the utility-based animal classification in Finland: Thorsten Renvall (1868-1927) and hunting legislation
Lucia Gräschke: Global Rules for the Transportation of Animals by Air? – A Case Study on International Agreements and Lufthansa
Tähti Pohjanmies: Non-human animals as ecosystem services

FOOD, VEGANISM, MEAT
Chair: Annika Lonkila
Kadri Aavik: The deviant vegan body: vegans encountering the Estonian medical system
Simon Ryle: Xenoflesh: the zoēpoetics of meat
Gino Jafet Quintero Venegas, Álvaro López López: An unethical gastronomic practice in Monterrey, Mexico: Cabrito as a tourist and recreational dish
Piia Jallinoja: The presence and absence of animals in the materialities and images of veganism and plant-derived foods
Minna Kaljonen, Taru Peltola, Iida Viholainen: Relating to and sensing meat in quality food markets
Aleksandra Niemyjska, Katarzyna Cantarero, Katarzyna Byrka: Too humanlike to increase my appetite: Disposition to anthropomorphize animals relates to decreased meat consumption through empathic concern
Elina Närvänen , Nina Mesiranta, Malla Mattila: Materialist perspectives to food waste: Investigating the role of animals
Shuk-wah Poon: To kill or not to kill? Controversies over Beef-eating and Oxen Protection
Artis Svece: Pigs’ Funeral
Saara Kupsala: Ethical meat from family farms? Transparency and proximity in a blog marketing campaign on broiler production

URBAN ANIMALS
Chair: TBC
SUBGROUP I
Tuomas Aivelo, Nina V. Nygren: Humans, rodents and microbes sharing the urban landscape – multidisciplinary research project on urban rats
Lauren Van Patter: Place-making in multispecies contact zones: Methods and ethics for exploring (un)common worlds
Sanna Lillbroända-Annala: Stray animals, people and spatiality. The making of stray catness in the town of Rhodes
SUBGROUP II
Christian Hunold: Green Infrastructure Development in Philadelphia: Implications for Human-Wildlife Relations
Varsha Patel: Evolving common worlds of cattle and humans in an urbanizing South Indian city (1900-1950)
Taina Syrjämaa: Materialities of Tameness. Cats’ Spaces and Belongings in Urbanizing Finland since the late 19th Century

CONFINED ANIMALS, BUILT ENVIRONMENTS
Chair: TBC
Tamara María Blazquez Haik: TheCrisisOfZoos
Nisha Poyyaprath Rayaroth: The Animal Citizen: Indian State and Circus Animals
Otto Latva: Perspectives on the History of Finnish Fur Farming
Lyn Hagan: Still life; thoughts on human and non-human sanctuaries in a paranoid future

NATIONALISM/TRANSNATIONALISM
Chair: Heta Lähdesmäki
SUBGROUP I
Pauliina Raento: On Horses and Nationalism: A Challenge to Scholars
Thomas White: A multispecies ethnography of the state: livestock and the politics of affect in a Chinese border region
Carrie Hamilton: MOVING ANIMALS: Transport, Traffic and Other Migrations
SUBGROUP II
Nora Schuurman: Encounters with a strange animal: practising interspecies care in transnational animal rescue and rehoming
Sharon Wilcox: Uncommon Species, Common Lands: Imagining a Path for Unbounded Jaguars in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands
Aija Laura Zivitere: (Un)Common Worlds: Humans and Animals in Ai Weiwei’s Human Flow
SUBGROUP III
Melissa Lord: From “The lord of the valley” to “This sacred animal must be allowed to ravage at pleasure”: the plural identities of introduced deer in late 19th century Victoria, Australia
Elizabeth Vander Meer: Sacred Pests: the different worlds of the long-tailed macaque in Mauritius
Regner Ramos: Feral Arguments: Eight Architectural Speculations on Puerto Rican Culture Through its Wildlife

INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE
Chair: TBC
Åsa Márgget Anti: How do a reindeer and a saami reindeerherder communicate
Hanna Ellen Guttorm: Spirituality in/and respect for non-human others
Lyudmila Khakhovskaya: Transformation of the interaction of man and domestic deer in Chukotka in modern times
Eeva Kuikka: The Common North: Human-Animal Relations in Yuri Rytkheu’s Works
Juanita Feros Ruys: The Yowie White Anxiety and the Australian Landscape
Peter Cole, Pat O’Riley: Ecojustice and Indigeneity: Conversing with Human and More-than-human Voices in Tropical and Temperate Rainforests
Juha Hiedanpää, Joni Saijets: Understanding the Teno River Salmon Fishing Conflict
Dmitry Arzyutov: Mammoth, Indigenous Communities, and Metropolitan Scientists in the Russian North

MOVING PICTURES, DIGITAL MEDIA, COMICS
Chair: TBC
Emilia Czątkowska: (Im)possible encounters: cinematic representation of the animal perspective
Brett Mills: Jaws, From the Shark’s Point of View
Karli Brittz: Pupparazzi: An (un)common exploration of companion species on social media
Mikko Äijälä, Titta Jylkäs, Tytti Vuorikari, Véssal Rajab: Interacting with non-human actors in services through digital media
Kristiina Koskinen: Depicting the documentary nature
Heidi Mikkola: Insects and affects in wildlife documentary moving image
Pete Porter: Kedi and the Poetics of the Feline Cityscape
Reeta E. Kangas: The Cutie and the Beast: Cultural Constructs of Animals in Russian Comics
Verónica Policarpo: Quasi-common worlds’-re-imagining human-animal boundaries through social media
Julia Mueller: Narratives of Aesthetic Exception in Animal Communities

ANIMALS IN WAR AND REVOLUTION
Chair: Reeta E. Kangas
Kalina Kukielko-Rogozinska: War Photography, Dogs and American Military Propaganda
Jyrki Outinen: Animals in War: Finnish representations of animals in the Russo-Turkish War, 1877-1878
Joan E. Cashin: The Dogs of War: Canine Power in the American Civil War
Kit Heintzman: History from Below the Skin: Sarcoptes scabiei’s Account of the French Revolution

IN THE INTERSECTION OF ANIMALS AND FEMINISM
Chair: Tiina Salmia
Ruth Burke: Practicing Interspecies Kinship
Elizabeth Eleanor Jacqueline Atkinson: Becoming (Un)Common with the artwork of Pierre Huyghe
Sari Irni: Staying with the Trouble with Cats: Considering Intersectional Challenges and Queer Potential in Cat-Human Relations

NON-HUMAN AGENCY IN ART
Chair: Reeta E. Kangas
SUBGROUP I
Dawn M. Gaietto: Pigeon-Human-Negotions through practice
Beth Savage: Asymmetric Co-production: Strategies for artistic collaboration with non-human animals
Ute Hoerner, Mathias Antlfinger: The Interspecies-Collective CMUK
SUBGROUP II
Giulia Mattera: The interconnectedness of the body and the environment
Nina Vurdelja: Ecology of postanropocentric performance: multispecies ethnology on and off stage
Tuija Kokkonen: Weak (human) actors in interspecies performances
Pipsa Keski-Hakuni: Staged Animality
SUBGROUP III
EvaMarie Lindahl: Re-Framing the Non-Human Animal in Art Production
Thomas Laurien: The Scarlet Lily Beetle Sanctuary
Maria Lux: Playing House: Visual art explorations of radical cross-species families in 1960’s science

THE ANIMAL-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX
Chair: Maria Helena Saari
James Babbitt: Robotic Milking Systems as Multispecies Future-Pasts: Speculative Thoughts on Dairy Promotional Material
Taija Kaarlenkaski: Towards Multispecies Fieldwork: Investigating the Use of Milking Robots on Finnish Dairy Farms
Tarja Salmela-Leppänen: The disruptive power of sleep to problematize mechanomorphosis of non-human subjects in modern animal industry
Helena Nordström Källström: Changing Chicken Bodies: Science and the Shaping of the ‘Welfare Broiler’
Annika Lonkila: Imagining the invisible cow: animal biographies in the genomic era
Andrea Petitt: Gendered human-animal relations in cattle production on three continents: a ‘rapstract’

ANIMAL LAW AND POLITICS
Chair: Outi Ratamäki
SUBGROUP I
Tero Kivinen: Reimagining animal law
Joshua Jowitt: Justice for Celia
SUBGROUP II
Marie Leth-Espensen: Beyond animal welfare: Rights for other animals
Eija Vinnari, Matias Laine: Social movements and ontological politics: enacting farmed animals
Laura Fernández: Using images of farmed animals in environmental advocacy and animal liberation activism. A comparative approach from strategic visual communication
SUBGROUP III
Shih-Yun Wu, Yi-Te Lai, Chang-Hsien Wu, Yi-Chun Lin, Yu-Min Chen: The Impact of Animal Welfare Legislation on Society – An Empirical Study in Taiwan
Gopal Parthasarthi Sharma: Cow Vigilantism in India – Human-animal issue leading to human-human conflict
Keri B. Burchfield: The Nature Of Animal Crime

EDUCATION, YOUNG PEOPLE
Chair: Pauliina Rautio
SUBGROUP I
Taru Konst: Towards posthumanist curricula in higher education
Irida Tsevreni: Living together on the Mountain of Centaurs
Harriet Smith: Attending To The Animals: Practices for Becoming-with
SUBGROUP II
Pauliina Rautio, Riitta-Marja Leinonen: Hamsters and children – The sidekick family members?
Tuure Tammi, Riikka Hohti: Lessons from the greenhouse: Engaging with multispecies co-existence and non-innocent care
Maria Helena Saari: Old MacDonald Had a Factory Farm: Manufacturing children’s relations with animals labelled as “food”
Tracy Young, Pauliina Rautio: Childhoodnature Animal Relations – Presenting an International Research Handbook Section

INSECTS AND THE ANTHROPOCENE
Chair: TBC
Pieta Hyvärinen: Affective and precarious encounters in urban beekeeping
Érica Onzi Pastori: Stingless bees beekeeping and livability in the Anthropocene
Agnés Villette: A tale of invasion and reterritorialisation: what invasive insects tell us about the anthropocene?
Agata Kowalewska: Ips typographus in Białowieża forest

DISLIKED SPECIES
Chair: TBC
Eva Giraud, Eleanor Hadley Kershaw, Richard Helliwell, Gregory Hollin: Abundance in the Anthropocene
Susan M. Rustick: Sister Mouse
Otto Latva: The Problematic History of Monster Squid

NARRATED ANIMALS
SUBGROUP I
Chair: Karoliina Lummaa
Eva Hoffmann: A (Wo)Man’s Best Friend?! Gender, Sexuality, and the Non-Human Family
Helinä Ääri: From broiler houses to “”fuck factories””Intersections of meat production and sexual violence in Johanna Sinisalo’s novel Enkelten verta (The Blood of Angels)
Marie Öhman: Consuming Meat and Eating Bodies: Entangled Categories in Lars Jakobson’s “Samboskap”
Marzena Kubisz: “I’m not dinner”: Animal Liberation, Ecopoetics and Vegan Pedagogy
SUBGROUP II
Chair: TBC
Katherine Oakes: Blurred Boundaries in Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials
Maggie Meimaridi: Come seek us where our voices sound’; Reading the Mermaid in Harry Potter
Liza Bauer: Bridging the “Great Divide”: Imagining a “Common World” for Humans, Cyborgs, and Human-Animal Hybrids in the Multispecies Future of Margaret Atwood’s Maddaddam Trilogy
Lotta Luhtala: Vegan readership and the more-than-human world in Atwood’s Maddaddam Trilogy
SUBGROUP III
Chair: TBC
Harald Freidl: “The Possible Worlds of Margaret Cavendish’s Blazing World”
Dolly Jorgensen: What have whales done for me lately? Extinction and ecosystem services in science fiction
Joanna Wilson-Scott: Multispecies Homes: Human-Animal Interactions and the Domestic Effects of the Anthropocene in Climate Fiction
Peter Sands: The Biopolitics of (Infective) Relationality in Octavia Butler’s Clay’s Ark
SUBGROUP IV
Chair: Karoliina Lummaa
Julia Stetter: Reading Peter Handke with Bruno Latour: More-than-human worlds
Katarzyna Nowak-McNeice: Questioning the Divide between the Human and Nonhuman Animals: on the example of Susan Straight’s Rio Seco Trilogy
Anna Naplocha: The concept of ‘companion species’ by Donna Haraway and the problem of a wolf inclusion into human world
Angela Bartram, Paul Hurley: “Does that mean I have to hump Monica?:” the sexual dynamics of a human / nonhuman dog pack
Erik Sandelin: Designer and Goldcrest
SUBGROUP V
Chair: TBC
Maija Norvasto: Myth, Nature and Human–Animal relations in Skugga-Baldur by Sjón
Anita Jarzyna: A Community of Stories: The Works of Jane Goodall as the Foundation and Equivalent of an Interspecific World
Tomoko Slutsky: Shame on you, shame on the cat? Reversal of human/animal in Colette’s La Chatte
Karin Molander Danielsson: (Un)common and Uncanny: Three short stories by Eric Linklater

PANELS, WORKSHOPS

HUNTING AS NEXUS FOR CHANGING HUMAN-WILDLIFE RELATIONS
Chair: Erica Von Essen
Karin Dirke: Language of the Hunt; The Negotiation of Ethics and Technology in the Journal Jägaren
Marianna Szczygielska: Wildlife Revenge: Human-Animal Drama in Spoor
Erica von Essen: The Changing Wildlife Tableau – the Evolution of Hunting Magazine Covers and Trophy Shots

INTERSPECIES AS A METHOD OF STUDYING THE (UN)COMMON
Chair: Ishita Dey
Ishita Dey: Doing ethnography on interspecies
Vinisha Singh Basnet: Interspecies association, forest ecology, and species linkages
Arunima Mishra: Law at the cusp of interspecies
Arunopol Seal: Common Hosts Uncommon Guests: Looking beyond the economically important interspecies relations in the forests of North Bastar

OPEN SESSION: THE (UN)COMMON WORLDS OF INTERSPECIES RECIPROCITY AND COMPASSION
Discussants:
Riitta-Marja Leinonen
Sonja E. Koski
Jenni Spännäri
Henriika Maikku

INPUT-WORKSHOP ON ANIMAL BIOGRAPHICS
Chair: Anne Hölck

How do animals participate in and contribute to historical, social and cultural processes and how can their individual experiences be imagined, pictured, recorded? The workshop introduces artistic researches on animal biographies and their (co-)authorship in it, that will be commented on by artist’s statements. Inspired from her background as a theatremaker and her conviction of the agency of animals in cultural processes Anne Hölck invites the participants to try-outs of the creative techniques mapping, reenactment and story telling as approach to animal perspectives.

Artist’s statements by: Ute Hörner, Mathias Antlfinger, Yvette Watt

 

* Changes in the groups are possible and the final programme will be published closer to the event.

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