Tuesday, May 12

7.00 Departure from Tartu
8.00 Departure from Tallinn

9.30-10.30 Anton Pärn “Environmental and Urban History of Haapsalu” (Sightseeing for the Tallinn group)
11.00-11.30 Welcome coffee in Altmõisa
11.30-13.00 Seminar “Objects in Environmental Humanities” (readings: Kalevi Kull, Franz Krause)

13.00-14.00 Lunch

14.00-15.30 Excursion “The dairy manor and coastal meadow of Altmõisa”
15.30-16.00 Coffee and pie
16.00-17.30 Seminar “Environmental Humanities” (readings: Bergthaller et. al, Rose et. al, Sörlin)

17.30 Departure to Tallinn

17.30–19.00 For those who arrive early, a walk along the KiidevaPuise hiking trail is offered
20.00 Welcome dinner in Altmõisa

21.00 Departure to Tartu

Wednesday, May 13

9.00–10.00 Keynote I Human–Animal Studies
Prof. Andrea Gaynor “Productive Animals and the Making of Australian Urban Modernity: A More-Than-Human History”
10.00–13.00 PhD students’ presentations (with coffee & tea)
John C. Mittermeier “Cultural Value and Biodiversity Can Quantifying Historical Shifts in Attitudes towards Wildlife Benefit Current Conservation?”
Amir Zelinger “Daily Domestication. Wild Pet-Keeping in Imperial Germany”
Anna Olenenko “The Ukraine and Camels: Features of the Incorporation into the Steppe Landscape”

13.00–14.00 Lunch

14.00–15.00 Keynote II Archaeology
Dr. Junzo Uchiyama “Meaningful Bones: Using Animal Remains as Resources for History Research”
15.00–16.30 PhD students’ presentations (with coffee & tea)
Eve Rannamäe “Chronological Changes in the Variation of Ancient Sheep Mitochondrial DNA Lineages in Estonia from the Bronze Age to the Modern Times”
Sylvia Gierlinger “Animal Slaughtering and Processing of Animals Parts in the Industrializing City of Vienna”
16.45–19.00 Writing workshop (with coffee & tea): Dr. Rob Emmett, Dr. Kati Lindström, Prof. Ulrike Plath

19.00–20.00 Dinner
20.00–21.00 Introduction of Arcadia Project (Rob Emmett); individual writing consultations

Thursday, May 14

9.00–10.00 Keynote III History
Dr. Dolly Jørgensen “In Search of the Last”
10.00–13.00 PhD students’ presentations (with coffee & tea)
Philip A. Homan “The Equine Middle Passage of the Trans-Atlantic Horse Trade: Western American Horses for the Second Anglo–Boer War in South Africa, 18991902″
Filipa Soares “A flight on the Wild Side: on Vultures and Rewilding in a Changing Europe Thomas Doran: Alexander Wilson’s “Transcript from Living Nature”: Biocentric Anthropomorphism and Animal Protectionist Poetics”
Ken Ird ““Cursed is he who lies with any animal.” (Deut 27:21) – The Cases of Bestiality in Early Modern Livonia”

13.00–14.00 Lunch

14.00–15.00 Keynote IV Biosemiotics
Dr. Timo Maran, Dr. Karel Kleisner “Making Sense of Other Species: Communication, Umwelts and Evolution in the Biosemiotic Frame”
15.00–18 .00 PhD students’ presentations (with coffee & tea)
Andrew J.P. Flack “Lions on a Gentleman’s Lawn“: Animality, Automobiles, and Identiy in the English “Safari Parks” of the 1960s”
Bernard Slaa “Zoo Quest“ – The Commodification of the Exotic and Endangered Animal”
Nelly Mäekivi “Human Perception of and Influence on ex situ Animal Communication”
Anna Mossolova “Imitation and Representation of Animals: the Living Tradition of Masking and Mask-Making in the Circumpolar North”

18.00–19.00 Dinner

19.00–20.30 Fieldwork: observing actual animals in actual environment: Karel Kleisner, Hannes Pehlak
20.30 Sauna

Friday, May 15

9.00–10.00 Keynote V Ethnology
Prof. Ingvar Svanberg ““Sometimes it is tamed to bring home fish to the kitchen”: Otters and other animals in help in fisheries”
10.00–12.15 PhD students’ presentations (with coffee & tea)
Viktor Ulicsni “Folk Knowledge of Non-Domestic Animals Among Ethnic Hungarians in the Carpathian Basin and Moldavia”
Riin Magnus “The Semiotic Grounds of Guide Dog Teams’ Work”
Carina Schmitz “Alternative Lives: Surviving Together. Human–Dog Partnerships”
12.15–13.15 Dr. Kevin C. Armitage “From Cuisine to Sewage: Oysters in Progressive Era New”

13.15–14.00 Lunch

14.00–15.00 Writing workshop follow-up (with coffee & tea): Dr. Rob Emmet, Dr. Kati Lindström, Prof. Ulrike Plath
15.00–17.00 Round table: Animals in changing environments; moderator Kadri Tüür
17.00–18.00 Wrapping up – PhD students’ feedback; moderator Riin Magnus

18.00–19.00 Dinner

19.00 Organised bus transfer back to Tallinn