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Conference Video

How to see non-human animals as owners of their own life | Jose De Giorgio-Schoorl | TEDxBreda

L’animale come immagine empatica | intervento di Francesco De Giorgio | Pordenone 11 novembre 2017

(Critical) Conference Contributions 2012 -2018


  • December 4th, 2018 | Spain, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona
    Conference “Bienestar Equino”
    Talk: Coexisting with the Cognitive Horse – a world beyond the equestrian industry
  • November 12th, 2018 | Austria, Universität Innsbruck
    Human-Animal Studies Lectures
    Lecture: Animal Subjectivity – a paradigm change
  • September 28th, 2018 | Italy
    LAV (antivivisectionist society) Il cavallo per l’uomo. Uno sfruttamento radicato nella Storia (“Horses for mankind, an exploitation rooted in history”)
    Talk: Contribution from Francesco De Giorgio
  • April 12th, 2018 | Nederland
    TEDxBreda 2018
    Talk: How to see non-human animals as owners of their own life
  • February 10th, 2018 | Italy
    OFF-side vol.5 Quantità minime di felicità
    Talk: Preservare sé stessi (preserving oneself)


  • November 11th, 2017 | Italy
    Conference Animalisti FVG: L’animale come immagine empatica (animals as empathic image – modern form of animal exploitation)
    Talk: The loss of Animality
  • October 27th, 2017 | Sweden, Lund University
    The 5th European Conference for Critical Animal Studies
    Hosted by the European Association for Critical Animal Studies
    Talk: (Interspecies Encounters) Subjects or Tools? The objectification of dogs, and other animals, in the ongoing development of Animal Assisted Interventions
  • April 8th, 2017 | Italy, Rome
    Al cospetto degli animali (“In the presence of Animals”)
    Talk: Discorso sull’animalità fra scienza, filosofia e politica (“About Animality, between science, philosophy and politics”)
  • February 4th, 2017 | Italy
    OFF-side vol.4 Diritti e Rovesci
    Talk: Per una nuova convivenza con l’Animalità (for a new coexistence with Animality)


  • June 19th, 2016 | Spain
    4th Horses and Human Conference
    Talk and Practical experience: The Animal Perspective
  • September 29th, 2016 | Portugal
    EurSAFE Ethics, Science & Culture
    Talk: Animal Subjectivity: evolving ethics in animal studies
  • June 29th, 2016 | Italy, Università di Padova
    5th Canine Science Forum
    Poster: Moving On: Animal Ethics in the Dog-Human society


  • November 19th, 2015 | The Netherlands, Open Universiteit Heerlen
    Symposium Animal Impact
    Plea for nonhuman animals: No one should be born to become someone’s tool or consumption product
  • November 17th, 2015 | USA
    2015 EQUUS Film Festival
    Film contribution: The Horses Point Of View – A journey with the Cognitive Horse
  • October 13th, 2015 | Nederland, Wageningen University
    Conference Beyond Animal Welfare
    Talk: Animal Ethics, Cognition and Subjectivity – A posthuman perspective
  • October 6th, 2015 | Portugal, New University of Lisbon
    The 4th European Conference for Critical Animal Studies
    Talk: The Spontaneous Horse: Understanding what liberation means from the horse’s point of view
  • August 10th, 2015 | UK, Exeter University
    Moving Beyond the Boundaries: Turning to Face the Nonhuman Animal
    Anthrozoology Student Conference 2015
    Talk: Protagonists of their own life: Understanding Non-human Otherness
  • June 14th, 2015 | Spain
    3rd Horses and Human Conference
    Talk and Practical experience: The Cognitive Horse


  • July 29th, 2014 | Spain
    48th International Congress ISAE – Moving On
    Poster: Moving on to a new coexistence | Understanding Equine Socio-Cognition in the horse-human relationship, for an ethical coexistence and for the preservation of quality of life
  • July 22nd, 2014 | Austria, University of Veterinary Medicine
    ISAZ 2014 – Animals and Humans together: Integration in Society
    Satellite Meeting on Ethics and Cognition
    Poster: Understanding equine cognition and zooanthropology in the horse-human relationship for an ethical coexistence and quality of life


  • October 12th, 2013 | Italy
    Il Volo di Epimeteo: Giornate Internazionali SIUA
    Talk: Contribution from Francesco De Giorgio
    Talk: Contribution from José De Giorgio-Schoorl


  • December 6th, 2012 | UK
    ASAB (Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour) Winter Meeting 2012 – Cognition in the Wild
    Poster: Equine social cognition: differences in the social exploratory process comparing free roaming and domestic horses
  • November 29th, 2012 | The Netherlands
    20th Annual Meeting of the Netherlands Society for Behavioural Biology
    Poster: Equine social cognition: differences in the social exploratory process comparing free roaming and domestic horses
  • November 10th, 2012 | The Netherlands
    Paarden Coach Congres
    Talk: The Cognitive Horse – A critical view on animal objectification
  • July 6th, 2012 | The Netherlands, Utrecht University
    MAC2 – Minding Animals Conference Building Bridges between Science, the Humanities and Ethics
    Contribution: Study circle discussion: Minding Equines