About the conference

The 4th International Interdisciplinary Conference in the “Human and His / Her Others” series, organized by LAS (Laboratory of Animal Studies group of scholars) at the University of Silesia in Katowice on 26-27 September 2019, is linked thematically to the first conference of the cycle, “The Human in Relation to Animals, Plants, and Machines,” which took place in 2013. This time the conference will focus exclusively on animals, and more specifically, on the complex human-animal relationship as viewed from diverse perspectives: cultural, ethical, philosophical, historical, religious, ethnographic and others, with particular attention given to myths, stereotypes and prejudices concerning animals. The deadline for abstract submission has been extended to 15 July 2019.

Inspiring talks

Apart from the LAS members, the conference will host a number of distinguished guests. Among those who have accepted our invitation is Professor Ruth Padel, a renowned British writer, researcher and a direct descendent of Charles Darwin.

Ruth Padel plenary speaker

Dobrosława Wężowicz -Ziółkowska organizer

Justyna Tymieniecka-Suchanek organizer

Art exhibition

Renata Domagalska is a Polish artist based in Spain, and an animal activist. She manages the Art for Animals Sanctuary Fanpage on Facebook, which she created to support animal shelters by selling her artworks.

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