CFP: Animal Technologies

Submission deadline: June 5, 2023

Conference date(s):
October 9, 2023 - October 13, 2023

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Conference Venue:

University of Padua
Padova, Italy

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One of the first chapters in the history of technology concerns the domestication and breeding of animals, their technological deployment in agriculture, transport, mining, sacrificial rituals. At the same time, for hunters and gatherers, miners and urban dwellers alike, animals structured their technical practices and daily routines. Still today animal nature is harnessed, controlled, and transformed through technology, still today many human practices are shaped by our interactions with animals, and especially today we become aware of our co-dependency.

This is just the premise for the five days of work at the Padua Summer School.Around the topic of animal technology, the numerous themes and problems associated with it will be addressed. For a complete list of subjects, please see the next step.

Those wishing to participate are also asked to consult the brochure at the following link: https://www.philosophie.tu

Participation is free of charge and subject to faculty selection. Advanced MA students, PhD candidates, and postdocs are encouraged to apply. Accommodation will be provided at no extra cost, most meals are also included and some museum visits will be announced soon.

For participation requests and event information, please contact: [email protected]

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