AAVA - Animal Advocacy Virtual Anthology

(This page will soon updated) 

Welcome to the AAVA, the Animal Advocacy Virtual Anthology, a multi- and interdisciplinary platform covering international research with main focus on (Central and Eastern) Europe!


The AAVA has two main goals:


The first is to provide inspiration to people from different academic disciplines as they explore avenues for their own research.

The second is to encourage rational public discourse and dialogue about animal advocacy in civil society.

The development of the AAVA is the outcome of different FEWD activities in the field of animal studies / ethics.

This FEWD initiative started in 2001 through the organization of the VAAL - Vienna Animal Advocacy Lectures -
https://fewd.univie.ac.at/aa/vaal/ . This series started in 2001 with a lecture by world-famous philosopher Tom Regan. The VAAL continued with selected well-established speakers as well as with junior researchers. The list of invited VAAL speakers is linked here: https://fewd.univie.ac.at/aa/vaal/history/ .


The inter- and multi-disciplinary AAVA means that there is a strong focus on animal advocacy in the context of the social sciences and humanities. The AAVA will also include research from the disciplines of law, economics, statistics, theology, agriculture, and veterinary sciences. In this connection, the very well-established social scientific research field of social movements - https://fewd.univie.ac.at/aa/movement/  - is central to the AAVA. For example, already nearly twenty handbooks and anthologies focus on social movements - https://fewd.univie.ac.at/humanism/sources/handbooks-social-movements/  In addition, about ten handbooks and anthologies focus on the different dimensions of animal advocacy - https://fewd.univie.ac.at/aa/bibliography/handbooks/


The content of the VAAL is organized by country. Pertinent country analyses are listed on the VAAL selection page - https://fewd.univie.ac.at/aa/country/selection/ Special thanks are due to the CEEOL team - https://fewd.univie.ac.at/aa/ceeol/

Additionally, a VAAL thesaurus is under development. 


 The FEWD is still looking for national / regional coordinators and contributors. AAVA will establish calls for papers in close cooperation with national research societies and / or with relevant journals, see https://fewd.univie.ac.at/aa/journals/

The activity of the AAVA will rely on basic financial support through the stable revenue of the Lengauer Rupert und Karoline Foundation – LRKF -

And last but not least, the AAVA is easy to reach via  www.animal-advocacy.net or directly via the FEWD animal advocacy section https://fewd.univie.ac.at/aa/



For more information, please contact us via fewd.philosophie@univie.ac.at