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When: 2016-10-27 09:00,2016-10-29 13:00

Where: Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry, Drottninggatan 95B, Stockholm, Sweden.

Organiser: Centre for Studies in Practical Knowledge

Event language: English

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe:Ja

Equine Cultures in Transition

Human-horse relationships in theory and practice: changing concepts of interaction and ethics

2016-10-27 09:00,2016-10-29 13:00
On behalf of the project “Horse Cultures in Transition,” it is our pleasure to invite you to the conference Equine Cultures in Transition.

Equine Cultures in Transition

Human-horse relationships in theory and practice: changing concepts of interaction and ethics

On behalf of the project “Horse Cultures in Transition,” it is our pleasure to invite you to the conference Equine Cultures in Transition. The conference will take place in October 27 - 29, 2016 at the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry, Drottninggatan 95B, Stockholm, Sweden.

Interest in researching horses has traditionally been in abundance in a wide array of natural sciences, yet until recently there has been a lack of research into equine practices from humanities, social science, or interdisciplinary perspectives. Recently, there has been growing interest in reflecting upon horses from within a range of fields, including philosophy, epistemology, education, sociology, cultural studies and history. The study of horses and the range of practices they are embedded in form an emerging field of research for the humanities and the social sciences. The mutual interaction between concepts of horses and practices with horses creates transitions in equine cultures.

The organisers of this international conference invite participants from a variety of perspectives, including the abovementioned and other related perspectives. We request proposals for presentations on the theme of Human-horse relations in theory and practice: changing concepts of interaction and ethics.

Presentations and symposia will be arranged around following sub-themes:

  • theorising and academisation of human-horse relationships, changing concepts
  • interaction and ethics of human-horse relationships, horse views, horse-ologies and ideas of horse welfare
  • theory of practical knowledge, reflection and articulation of practice and experience
  • the posthumanist turn, zoo-anthropology, zoo-ontology in relation to horses
  • pedagogical relations, inter-species becoming
  • riding styles and rider-horse didactics
  • horse-assisted therapy and leadership education
  • equine cultures in social media
  • perspectives on equine cultures from the countries around the Baltic Sea

The conference is arranged by Centre for Studies in Practical Knowledge and the project Horse Cultures in Transition. Interaction and Ethics between Human and Horse in Sweden and Poland which is funded by the Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies.

Scientific committee

Chair: Ulla Ekström von Essen, Associate Professor, History of Ideas, Södertörn University, Sweden.

Petra Andersson Ph. D, Philosophy Gothenburg University, Sweden.

Jonna Bornemark Associate Professor, Philosophy, Södertörn University, Sweden.

Susanna Hedenborg, Professor in Sport Science, Malmö University, Sweden.

Mari Zetterqvist Blokhuis Ph. D. Student, Theory of Practical Knowledge, Södertörn University, Sweden.

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Program: Equine Cultures in Transition

Eq Cu program and abstract list