“The Ethics of Eating Animals” is the theme of a call for papers from the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics for its 2016 Summer School. The Centre’s Founding Director is The Revd Dr. Andrew Linzey, member of the Faculty of Theology of the University of Oxford and the Henry Bergh Professor of Animal Ethics at the GTF. The Centre hosts an annual summer school at St. Stephen’s House, Oxford (an Anglican theological foundation and permanent private hall of the University of Oxford) that is attended by academics around the world focused on issues related to animal ethics in religion, philosophy, history, psychology, law, sociology, science, etc. GTF students who attend and complete the summer school may be able to apply credits toward their degree.
Read below for the call for papers from the OCAE website (excerpted and edited):
The Ethics of Eating Animals
24-27 July 2016 at St Stephen’s House, Oxford
The Summer School is being organised by the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics in partnership with the French animal society, One Voice.
Papers are invited in English and French from academics world-wide on any aspect relating to the ethics of eating animals, including philosophical and religious ethics, historical, legal, psychological, scientific, and sociological perspectives. Potential topics include the morality of killing, the suffering of animals in food production, the portrayal of animals as meat, meat eating and climate change, the environmental impact of industrial farming, the utilisation of meat substitutes, in vitro meat and strategies for change.
Abstracts of proposed contributions (no more than 300 words) should be sent via email (in English) to Clair Linzey via (or in French) to Muriel Arnal. The deadline for abstracts is 1 January 2016. Accepted papers will be considered for publication in a subsequent book volume or in the Journal of Animal Ethics.
The Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics was founded in 2006 and pioneers ethical perspectives on animals through academic research, teaching, and publication.