Call for Papers | Equine Cultures in Transition 2020 – Past, Present and Future Challenges | Uppsala and Strömsholm, Sweden, June 16–18, 2020. Call ends January 31, 2020

We are pleased to invite you to the third Equine Cultures in Transition Conference – Past, Present and Future Challenges! The conference will be held at Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala and Swedish Equestrian Centre of Excellence at Strömsholm, Sweden, in June 16-18 2020.

Questions regarding past, present and future challenges in relation to horse – human activities and interaction are in focus for the conference, with the following sub-themes:

    • Psychological, pedagogical and didactic perspectives on the relation between human and horse. The theme also includes challenges for equestrian coaching.
    • Historical, philosophical and ethical perspectives on human-horse relationships
    • Consequences for the human-horse relationships connected to the lifestyle of modern humans – for example leisure, sport, tourism, technology and media.
    • Issues related to equine assisted therapy, in relation to the human body, mind and social work
    • We will also organize open sessions for those of you who would like to address an issue outside of the sub-themes.

The conference will be an opportunity for researchers on all academic levels in the social sciences and humanities to share their research on human-horse interactions, relationships and practices.

The conference is partly financed by “Future Animals” and  by “The Swedish Research Council for Sport Science”.

About the conference

The full Call for Papers is available here.
Time: 2020-06-16 – 2020-06-18
City: Uppsala and Strömsholm
Organiser: Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and Equestrian Centre of Excellence Strömsholm
Last signup date: 28 May 2020

Organizing committee

    • Petra Andersson, University of Gothenburg.
    • Susanna Hedenborg, Malmö university.
    • Susanne Lundesjö Kvart, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.
    • Gabriella Torell Palmquist, Ridskolan Strömsholm.


    • Interspecies relationships in horse/human tourism
      Dr Kate Dashper
    • Equestrian coaching in crisis: meeting the needs and expectations of today’s riders
      Sue Halden-Brown
    • Equine facilitated therapy  –  health promoting encounters with daring and compassion
      Prof. Tobba Therkildsen Sudmann
    • A strong mind as a vehicle for change.
      Dr. Inga Wolframm

Keep an eye on the conference web page for further information, available now or later. Click here!

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