The CASCA 2013 organising committee has extended the deadline for submitting paper and session proposals to Sunday March 17, 2013. Please send in your proposals soon.
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The 2013 Annual Conference of the Canadian Anthropology Society/Société canadienne anthropologie will be held from May 8-11, 2013, on the beautiful campus of the University of Victoria in Victoria, B.C. The conference is hosted by the Department of Anthropology at the University of Victoria http://anthropology.uvic.ca/
CASCA and the Department of Anthropology at the University of Victoria gratefully acknowledge that CASCA 2013 will be hosted within the territories of the Coast and Straits Salish people. The university sits on the site of an old Lekwungen village.
Welcome to the ancestral land of the Lekwungen family group, Checkonein and Sungayka village ('snow patches'). This area was known for camas harvesting, trading and cultural and spiritual practices. It was home to the Checkonein family group including Chee-al-thuc whose longhouse was in what is now known as Cadboro Bay. The beach at low tide was one place the ancestors played qoqwialls ('lacrosse')—Cheryl Bryce, Songhees Nation.
We look forward to welcoming you to Victoria and to the conference. Information about accommodation, local transportation and Victoria are available on the 2013 Conference page of the CASCA website.
Conference sessions begin on the morning of May 8. We invite you to join us from 5 to 7 pm on the evening of May 7th for a Welcome Reception at the University Club at the University of Victoria. A registration table will be available on site during the reception.
If you have any questions, please contact the organizing committee of CASCA 2013 at firstname.lastname@example.org
Register Today: Submissions are welcome in English and French. Participants who wish to have submissions published in both languages must submit a translation of their abstract and titles.
The 2013 CASCA program committee encourages the participation of graduate students who have completed their research. We will consider graduate student papers based on completed fieldwork and within the framework of panels and round-tables organized by faculty or by professional anthropologists. We also encourage graduate students to consider submitting a poster presentation.
In order to submit a proposal (paper, panel, poster, symposium, round-table) and pay the conference fee (done while submitting), participants must first have current (2013) CASCA membership status.
CASCA Membership Fees: (includes one year subscription to the journal Anthropologica)
Faculty registration costs:
Students, Postdocs, Unwaged, Retired:
Practising Anthropologists Network Meeting: $7
Women’s Network luncheon: $22
Grad House Restaurant at the University of Victoria. The banquet will offer a buffet dinner, cash bar and live music.
Workshop: Digital Strategies for Community Engagement and Knowledge Mobilization: $15
Facilitators: Sarah Fletcher (University of Victoria) and Sara Perry (University of York)
This applied workshop offers an introduction to principles, challenges and best practices of using a variety of digital media technologies (e.g., social networking sites, blogging, Twitter, YouTube and digital video) with high public visibility and accessibility for engaging diverse research and dissemination communities.
Case studies will be presented on the use of Facebook as a communication platform and dissemination tool with youth; the application of YouTube and digital stories in cultural preservation; and practices (and ethics) of blogging, tweeting and linking Google Plus across multiple media platforms in heritage studies, archaeological contexts and conservation work. Opportunities for sharing experiences, skill building and brainstorming around the development of new and ongoing projects will be incorporated into the session. We will be based in a computer lab, working hands-on with the technology, and as such participants are encouraged to bring emerging and in-progress media engagements along to experiment with during the workshop. Upon registering, please submit a short (1 or 2 sentence) statement of your interests and expectations as to what you would like to achieve from this session in terms of skill development, capacity building, and critical reflection. Please send statements to Sarah Fletcher email@example.com. Limited to 25 participants.
Contact either Sarah Fletcher (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Sara Perry (email@example.com) for more information.
Workshop: Getting Published: A Primer: no charge
This workshop facilitated by Anthropologica Editor-in-Chief, Naomi McPherson, presents an overview of the publication process from submission to publication. The workshop is especially prepared for graduate students and new scholars beginning to publish their work. There will be plenty of time for Q&A.
We are working to make childcare available for conference attendees. On the registration form, please indicate the ages and number of children for whom you require childcare. The Local Organising Committee will contact you once childcare arrangements are finalized.
The University of Victoria is a 15 minute taxi or bus ride from downtown Victoria. The one-way fare is Adult/Univ Student $2.50. Please indicate on your registration form if you are purchasing a book of 10 bus tickets ($22.50).
Should participants wish to cancel their registration for CASCA 2013, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Reimbursements are available for the CASCA 2013 registration fees only (registration fees for membership to CASCA are not reimbursed).
Deadline for submissions is March 1, 2013. Late submissions will not be accepted.
In order to submit a paper or propose a panel, symposium, or round-table, you must be a current member of CASCA and register for the 2013 conference (conference registration takes place at the same time as submission).
If you are unsure of your CASCA membership status, please contact Karli Whitmore at email@example.com
Participants who do not have their CASCA membership fee and their registration fee for the CASCA 2013 conference paid by March 2, 2013 will be excluded from the final program.
The program committee of CASCA 2013 invites different types of proposals and strongly encourages panels and symposia that will bring together presenters from a variety of academic and non-academic backgrounds:
15-minute papers: Individual proposals accepted by the CASCA 2013 program committee will be organized into thematic sessions. The submission for a paper must include the presentation title, abstract (of no more than 150 words), keywords, and co-authors (if applicable). If you are part of an organised panel or symposium, you will also provide the name of the organiser and title of the panel. If you are a panel or symposium organiser, please provide an abstract describing the proposed panel or symposia and list the participants.
Poster presentation: Proposals for posters must include the presentation title, abstract (of no more than 150 words), keywords, and co-authors (if applicable). Suggestions for designing an effective poster are available at:
90-minute panels: Panels will be composed of 4 to 5 presentations, followed by a discussion. Please do not include more than 4 presentations should a formal discussant be invited. The panel organiser should provide a 150-word abstract describing the theme of the proposed panel or symposia and include a list of the participants (including, the chair and the discussant).
Symposia: Symposia will be composed of at least 2 panels of 90 minutes each, back to back in the same location (as scheduling permits). The symposium organiser should provide a 150 word abstract describing the theme of the proposed panel or symposia and include a list of the participants (including, the chair and the discussant).
Round-tables: Round-tables will be 90 minutes in length, addressing a specific theme or issue to be submitted by the organizer of the round-table, but not including formal presentations. The roundtable organizer should include a 250-word abstract describing the theme and include a list of participants (including the chair and the participants). Roundtable participants do NOT submit individual abstracts.
Organisers of panels, symposia, or roundtables may wish to advertise their session and find presenters through the CASCA listserv (email your call for papers to firstname.lastname@example.org) or through the Conference Classifieds section on the CASCA website http://www.cas-sca.ca/
Please follow these two steps to register and submit a proposal for CASCA 2013:
Note: We will notify CASCA members about the Banquet details and ticket prices as soon as possible. You will be able to purchase Banquet tickets even after you have registered for conference.
You will be notified about the acceptance of your proposal after March 15, 2013.
We look forward to welcoming you to Victoria and to the conference!
If you have questions about registration or membership, please contact Karli Whitmore at email@example.com
If you have questions about the conference venue or sessions, please contact the organizing committee of CASCA 2013 at firstname.lastname@example.org
Information about accommodation, local transportation and Victoria are available is available by clicking here.
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