In the long run, nothing else is realistic.
Welcome to the English language blog of Morten Tønnessen, Associate professor of philosophy at University of Stavanger's Department of Social Studies.
Sunday, 15 February 2015
First plans for Norwegian Animal Ethics Conference 2015
Wednesday February 11th I took part in a meeting of the organising team of The Norwegian Animal Ethics Conference (Dyreetikkonferansen) 2015, in Oslo, at Norwegian Veterinary Institute. We agreed on the theme "Jakt på mor og barn" [Hunting mother and children].
Associate Professor in philosophy at University of Stavanger’s Department of Social Studies (100% position, permanent, starting August 1st 2016)
Associate professor in philosophy (50% > 70% > 50%) at University of Stavanger's Department of Social Studies August 2014 - July 2016
Associate professor in philosophy (25% > 100% > 20% > 100% > 25% > 35% > 10%) at University of Stavanger's Department of Health Studies 2012-2016
Associate professor in philosophy (40%) at UiS Business School, August-December 2015
Awarded "Outstanding young researchers" stipend 2017 (University of Stavanger)
Co-Editor-in-Chief of the journal Biosemiotics (published by Springer Science+Business Media) July 1st 2013-June 30th 2018. Member of the editorial board 2010-
Project leader for the Norwegian research group of the research project "Animals in Changing Environments: Cultural Mediation and Semiotic Analysis" (EEA Norway Grants EMP 151, 2013-2016)
Substitute member for Norway in the Management Committee of COST Action CA 15134, "Synergy for preventing damaging behaviour in group housed pigs and chickens (GroupHouseNet); member of Work Group 5 "Dissemination and exploitation", member of "Stakeholder and End-User Forum"
Course coordinator for Philosophy of science and health care ethics, master in Pre-Hospital Critical Care (PHCC) (UiS EVU), 2014- (first taught 2015-16)
Doctoral degree from University of Tartu (Department of Semiotics), Estonia. Title of PhD thesis (defended December 15th 2011): "Umwelt Transition and Uexküllian Phenomenology. An Ecosemiotic Analysis of Norwegian Wolf Management"
Associate editor of TRACE ∴ Finnish Journal for Human-Animal Studies; member of the Associate Editorial Collective of the journal Politics and Animals (Lund University), member of the editorial board of Eikon - Journal on Semiotics and Visual Culture (Universidade da Beira Interior)
Chair of local organising committee of 2015 conference by "Animals in changing environments: Cultural mediation and semiotic analysis", main organizer of the Tartu workshops on the semiotics/phenomenology of perception (Feb. 2009), co-organizer of the international conference "Zoosemiotics and Animal Representations" (April 2011), co-founder of the annual Norwegian animal ethics conference (2012-)
A main researcher in Timo Maran´s research project (2009-2013) "Dynamical Zoosemiotics and Animal Representations" (ETF/ESF 7790)
Guest-editor with Kati Lindström of special issue of Biosemiotics (3(3)), 'Semiotics of Perception' (2010), and with Riin Magnus and Nelly Mäekivi of special issue of Hortus Semioticus (no. 6), 'Semiotics of nature' (2010)
Editor with Timo Maran, Kati Lindström and Riin Magnus of "Semiotics in the Wild: Essays in Honour of Kalevi Kull on the Occasion of His 60th Birthday" (Tartu University Press 2012)
Editor with Kadri Tüür of "The Semiotics of Animal Representations" (Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi 2014), and editor with Guri Larsen and Ragnhild Sollund of the Norwegian HAS anthology "Hvem er villest i landet her?" (Oslo: Spartacus 2013)
Chair of Minding Animals Norway (2011-), Minding Animals International Europe and Africa national groups convenor 2013-, Minding Animals International Tool Kit Editor 2015-, secretary of the Nordic Association for Semiotic Studies (2011-2017) (and Ordinary Representative for Norway), member of the Governing Board of the International Society of Code Biology (ISCB) (2012-), member of the board of University of Stavanger 2012-2013 and 2nd deputy member 2013-2017, member of the Executive Committee of the International Association for Semiotic Studies (IASS-AIS) representing Norway (2014-2019) and the Nordic Association for Semiotic Studies (NASS) (2011-2019)