Whilst many researchers across the University engage with the non-human animal as the subject or object of study, the challenge the non-human offers to the overall framework of academic knowledge has yet to be explored.
Bringing together work which focuses the non-human across disciplinary boundaries, this three-year project will ask how non-humans disrupt the conventions that have historically defined knowledge as human, and consider the possibilities they offer for the creation of an ‘anti-disciplinary’ academic space.
Our aims are:
Each year, we will identify and interrogate key questions about the human / non-human intersection that have the potential to reconfigure the formal boundaries of scholarly knowledge: What makes an animal a person? Do animals have a future? What is a good death? How do we see and feel extinction? Join us to explore these questions, and help us to identify others, in a series of talks, symposia and workshops; help us write an Anti-Disciplinary Animal Manifesto. Visit our website or email us for further details.