Arts and Sciences of Human-Animal Interactions

ISAZ 2012
The Arts & Sciences of Human–Animal Interaction
11 to 13 July 2012, Murray Edwards College, Cambridge, UK

ISAZ 2012

The abstract book may be downloaded from here.
The cover may be downloaded from here.

Below is a list of the oral presentations. Most of these were filmed and links to view them are provided.


Opening Remarks


Plenary Talks

PLENARY 1: On being an Anthrozoon
Mary Midgley
The text of this talk can be downloaded here.

PLENARY 2: Lives that will not disentangle: what is so special about animal film imagery?
Jonathan Burt

PLENARY 3: Animal personality: what do we know and where shall we go?
Sam Gosling

PLENARY 4: No animals were harmed®
Karen Rosa


Oral Presentations

O1. Does pleasure exceed pain in moral significance?
Jonathan Balcombe


O2. Camels out of place and time: the dromedary in Australia
Sarah Batt


O3. Pet-friendly planning: how wildlife protection laws are making local councils accommodate dog owners' needs in new housing developments
Stephen Jenkinson


O4. Demographic themes and trends: twenty-five years of Anthrozoös research and review articles
Clarissa Uttley


05. Does emotional support from cats depend upon anthropomorphism?
John Bradshaw


O6. The tiger in the tank: animal symbolism and visual metaphor in a media culture – a review of the uses and impacts of animals in the automobile advertising industry
Cluny South


O7. Kill ‘em dead!: The ordinary practices of pest control in the home
Emma Power


O8. Factors associated with dog walking in 9-10 year old children in Liverpool, UK
Carri Westgarth


O9. 'Let us clear the stage and clear our conscience, too': historic British campaigns against animal performance
David Wilson


O10. Quantifying the impact of incorporating therapy dogs in an after-school program: a comparison of net change in reading fluency
Jennifer Emmert


O11. Pet ownership and attachment in 9-10 year old children in Liverpool, UK
Alexander German


O12. Marginalization in the wake of domestication; the aisle of the barn
Judith Mazzucco
This was an interactive art installation. Not filmed.


O13. Conflicting representations of the treatment of dispersing and raiding male baboons on South Africa's Cape Peninsula
Samantha Hurn


O14. An elephant in my mirror: human-elephant attachment styles and their impact on captive elephant health and well-being
Lokesh Coomar


O15. Measuring speciesism: scale development and validation
Stephanie Grayson


O16. The role of personality and sex in owner-cat behaviours and interactions
Kurt Kotrschal


O17. Dog breed popularity is driven by cultural transmission, not behavioural qualities
Harold Herzog


O18. Are the presence of pets or the presence of partners associated with better moods during people's daily lives?
Erika Friedmann


O19. Deconstructing the animal in search of the real
Giovanni Aloi


O20. Moving beyond the five freedoms: a new definition for the parameters of caring for companion animals
Kathryn Atema


O21. Older and younger adults make different attributions for interactions with animals and robots
Matthew Chin


O22. Emotional and behavioural repercussions in dogs of two obedience-separation tasks with the owner within sight or out of sight
Donald Broom


O23. Zoopolitan futures
Ray Hutchison


O24. Autism guide dogs and changes in family life
Marie-Jose Enders-Slegers


O25. Socio-emotional effects of a dog in the classroom
Andrea Beetz


O26. Characteristics of 24 cases of animal hoarding in Spain
Paula Calvo


O27. Canines and childhood cancer: examining the effects of therapy dogs with childhood cancer patients and their families
Molly Jenkins


O28. Measuring benefits to Scottish male young offenders in the first prison-based dog training programme in the UK.
Rebecca Leonardi


O29. Upon the death of a dog: three women artists and works of love and loss
Kathleen Vaughan


O30. Increasing our understanding of the role of oxytocin in dog-human bonding.
Jessica L. Oliva


O31. Animal assisted therapy at the U.S. Army Air Forces Convalescent Center at Pawling, New York: an idea that barely found a place in medical history
Helena Pycior


O32. Development of the SPANA caring for animals questionnaire
Stephen Albone


O33. Other voices: human and animal vocal entanglements in performance
Austin McQuinn


O34. Designing playful encounters between farm animals and humans to reshape the interface between animal science, philosophy and ethics
Clemens Driessen


O35. From gate to plate: perspectives on contemporary food production and animal welfare
Nik Taylor


O36. Effects of an animal-assisted intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder and their peers in a classroom setting
Marguerite O’Haire


O37. Equine gatekeepers: the active role of horses in fox-hunting and fieldwork
Alison Acton


O38. Breed identification of dogs: an illusion
Victoria Voith


O39. Quality management in AAI: are ordinary people as observers accurate raters?
Birgit Stetina


O40. Eye movements, expertise and animal type as predictors of animal contentment attributions
Valerie Sims


O41. The role of pets in the family systems of children from diverse cultures in the US
Brinda Jegatheesan


O42. Rick Gibson.
The use of live insects in art and entertainment
Rick Gibson


O43. The art of naming cats: cross-cultural study continued
Penny Bernstein


O44. Companion dogs act as psychological assets for successful professionals
Pauleen Bennett


O45. Guidelines for dog-assisted interventions in institutions
Christine Olsen


O46. Understanding past and present objections to greyhound racing in the United States: a revised view
Gwyneth Thayer


O47. Human classification of context-related vocalisations emitted by known and unknown domestic cats (Felis catus)
Sarah Ellis


O48. "The woman with the dog": issues of independence and identity for guide dog owners
Ruth Butler


O49. Children’s attitudes to farm animals
Nelly Lakestani


O50. Factors that predict owner attachment to pet dogs
Christy L. Hoffman


O51. Can they suffer? Facing animal suffering in Jacques Derrida and Primo Levi
Damiano Benvegnù


O52. Companion animal attachment and general well being in older adults, living in the Western Region of Puerto Rico
Yahaira Segarra Gonzalez


O53. Thrill killing
Karen Dalke


O54. Seeing the other—animal identities through children’s eyes
Wouter Servaas


O55. Posthumeneutics and the animal avant garde: digital experiments in inter-species translation
Thomas Doran


O56. The changing human-feline relationship in Britain c.1900-1950
Hilda Kean


O57. Teacher attitudes to animals in primary education in England
Diahann Gallard


O58. The fall and rise of animals in fiction
Gabrielle Regney


Closing Remarks


Compilation: Final Thoughts


Presenters were invited to upload a pdf of their poster to the ISAZ Online Poster Session. These can be viewed here.

Note that not all authors uploaded their poster to the site. Posters from previous years can also be viewed here.