The HAS Hub@ICS-ULisboa aims at tackling the relations between human and non-human animals, looked at as a continuum between nature and culture, or naturecultures. Non-human animals are considered actors in full right, active and decisive in the co-production of the hybrid communities inhabited by both humans and non-humans.


CLAN – Children-Animals Friendships: challenging boundaries between humans and non-humans in contemporary societies

Funding by Foundation
for Science and Technology
(PTDC/SOC 28415/2017)

Este projeto visa compreender as relações entre crianças e animais, analisando as suas práticas afetivas, e discute os modos como estas se entrelaçam com outras práticas, ambientes e contextos, como os que estão implicados no ato de “cuidar” de um animal de companhia.

Fronteiras XXI

The PI of the project CLAN, Verónica Policarpo, was on a tv show, from the RTP 3 channel, called “Fronteiras XXI”. This broadcast was entitled “Nós e os Animais” (Animals and US). In this session were covered multiple subjects, such as: the hierarchization of animals, the importance of institutions like zoos and aquariums for nature conservation, human-animal relationships, animals within the human family, animal law, animal care and the growing pet industry. 
Click in the button below to watch the full show!

Nós e os Animais

monthly meetings


Animal Wonder – Reading Group on Human-Animal Studies @ICS-ULisboa has as a main goal to map the field of Human-Animal Studies, both at an international and national level.

We discuss some of its fundamental works, beginning by the foundational ones, as well as more specific topics, as the discussion progresses.


Call for papers CONLAB 202O: Utopias pós-crise. Artes e saberes em movimento

The call for papers of CONLAB 2020 is now open! This congress will take place between 2 and 4 of September 2020. This edition opened for the first time a folder dedicated to Human-Animal Studies, entitled " Animais não-humanos em contextos de (pós)crise".

We invite all of you to participate and submit your papers and communications! Follow the button to know more information’s about this congress and how to participate.

1 /02/2020
Deadline for submission of papers and communications


The First edition of our International Human-Animal Studies Summer School was an absolute success! We would like to thank everyone that was involved in the making and participation of this initiative! We leave you a video with some memories of the time we shared in this summer school.

HAS International Development Program Award

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The Animal & Society Institute awarded the HAS Hub @ICS-ULisboa with the 2019-2020 HAS International Development Program Award. The Animal & Society Institute already helped co-organize an international Summer School in HAS during the first week of June 2019. This summer school counted with the presence of several students and lecturers from all around the world. The summer school also had the privilege of having the Program Director for Human-Animal Studies at the Animals and Society Institute, Margo DeMello as the invited keynote speaker.
This award will also help fund:
• The organization of the first national post-graduate course in HAS
• The organization of an international conference
• The publication of a handbook in HAS, in Portuguese


Workshop on Animal Behaviour

Workshop on Animal Behaviour with the Change For Animals Foundation HAS@ICS-ULisboa 2019 - Children-Animals Relationships - 5 September 2019, ICS-ULisboa.

Reading Group

Next session: 12 February // 2020. Schedule: from 13h00 to 14h30, room 2 at the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon

Summer School

International Human–Animal Studies Summer School : Companion Animals in (Late) Modernity: The Shared Lives of Humans and Other Animals


Title Rabbits and Children:
A Complicated History

HAS@ICS-ULisboa 2019
Children-Animals Relationships
6 June 2019 – 10h00 – ICS-ULisboa 

Room: Polivalente
Invited Keynote: Margo de Mello


Workshop on Animal Behaviour with the Change for Animals Foundation

HAS@ICS-ULisboa 2019
Children-Animals Relationships
5 Setembro 2019 ICS-ULisboa