Animals and Humans together:
Integration in Society

July 19th to 22nd
  Vienna, Austria

Organized by the Work Group for Human-Animal Relationships, Department of Behavioural Biology, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Vienna (Andrea Beetz, Kurt Kotrschal, Iris Schöberl).

In cooperation with the Messerli Resarch Institute at the Veterinary University of Vienna (Herwig Grimm & Ludwig Huber) and in partial cooperation with the Foundation Bündnis Mensch & Tier (Carola Otterstedt).

The 23rd Annual ISAZ Conference will focus on the role that human-animal interactions (HAI) play in society, including the basic understanding of human-animal interactions and relationships and their effects on both the human and the animal based on empirical evidence. Furthering the knowledge and understanding of the interconnectedness of humans and animals in society is critical to enhancing the acknowledgement of the field by society and science. The conference will bring together top researchers, professionals, and leaders from industry and politics and facilitate a transdisciplinary exchange on the role of humans and animals in society. The program, which consists of invited keynotes, oral presentations and poster presentations will be of interest to scholars, scientists and professionals working in the field of anthrozoology and related disciplines including biology, psychology, education, anthropology, sociology, and humand and veterinary medicine. 

Special Events include a public lecture by James Serpell (University of Pennsylvania, confirmed) and plenary talks by Benjamin L. Hart, (University of California, Davis), Robin Gabriels (University of Colorado, Denver), Rob Knight (University of Colrado, Boulder), Kerstin Meints (University of Lincoln, UK).

For details go to program

Please note that there are two associated conferences in cooperation with ISAZ:

ISAZ main Venue and interdisciplinary PhD and PostDoc conference: University of Vienna Biocenter, Althanstraße 14, 1090 Vienna

Satellite Meeting on Ethics and Cognition: University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna (Vetmeduni Vienna), Veterinärplatz 1, A-1210 Vienna 

All Events at one glance:

18.07.2014: Interdisciplinary PhD and PostDoc conference in German
19.07.2014: Interdisciplinary PhD and PostDoc conference in German, ISAZ opening reception and public talk
20.07.2014: ISAZ Conference
20.07.2014: Conference dinner
21.07.2014: ISAZ Conference
22.07.2014: Satellite Meeting on Ethics and Cognition
23.07.2014: Excursion to the Clever Dog Lab and Wolf Science Center


01.11.2013: Begin registration and abstract submission
31.01.2014: End abstracts submission   
31.03.2014: End early bird registration   
31.03.2014: End application for travel cost support for students     


Please note that the days before ISAZ the 4th Canine Science Forum and the 1st Feline Science Forum will be at the University of Lincoln, UK, from 15th till 17th July. For information about the Canine Science Forum 2014, please click here 


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Please note that dogs are not allowed at the University of Vienna, except for service dogs.

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