CFP for Edited Book, Loanwords to Live With: An Ecotopian Lexicon Against the Anthropocene

Please submit abstracts by November 15.

https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/144830/cfp-edited-book-loanwords-live-ecotopian-lexicon-against

 

UTSC Centre for Ethnography Speakers Series
Fall 2016

1. Thursday September 29th 1:00—3:00 PM MW 296
Professor Rosemary Coombe (York University)
-Canadian Research Chair in Law, Communication and Culture-
Informational Capital and its Cultures: The Work of Distinction in Neoliberal Economies
-Reception to follow in the Faculty Lounge (BV380) 3:00 – 4:45 pm-

2. Thursday October 6th 1:00-3:00 PM MW296
CE Fellow Koreen Reece
Title of talk - TBA

3. Thursday October 20th 1:00—3:00 PM MW 296
Professor Brian Larkin (Barnard College, Columbia University)
Title of talk - TBA
-Reception to follow in the Faculty Lounge (BV380) 3:00 – 5:00 pm-
(Co-sponsored with the Historical and Cultural Studies Department)

4. Thursday October 27th
Professor Sharika Thiranagama (Stanford University)
(Details to follow-hosted by the Tamil Worlds Initiative)
Title of talk - TBA

5. Thursday November 6th
CE Fellow Letha Victor
Title of talk – TBA

6. Tuesday November 15th 11:00—1:00 PM MW 296
Professor Paul Manning (Trent University)
Animating Virtual Worlds

Appel à communications - Étudier la religion au Québec: regards d’ici et d’ailleurs

http://csn-rec.ca/fr/conferences/appels-a-communication/9379-appel-a-communications-etudier-la-religion-au-quebec-regards-d-ici-et-d-ailleurs

 

Regional and Urban Studies for Strategic Planning and Development

RSA-Russia Conference 2016, St Petersburg, Russia

24th October, 2016 - 25th October, 2016

http://www.regionalstudies.org/conferences/conference/rsarussia2016

 

CFP: The 2nd Peaceful Coexistence Colloquium - Reimagining Ethics and Politics of Space for the Anthropocene

June 6-9, 2017

Pyhä, Finnish Lapland
www.ulapland.fi/peacefulcoexistence
#pce2017

http://www.ulapland.fi/EN/Events/2nd-Peaceful-Coexistence-Colloquium

 

CFP: FESTIVALS AND FAIRS IN POPULAR CULTURE

Abstract submissions are due by November 1, 2016.

https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/144294/cfp-festivals-and-fairs-popular-culture

 

CFP: Feminist and Queer Approaches to Religion — Association of Canadian College and University Teachers in English

CFP: Feminist and Queer Approaches to Religion — Association of Canadian College and University Teachers in English (ACCUTE)
Feminist and Queer Approaches to Religion
Association of Canadian College and University Teachers in English (ACCUTE)

Format: 3 paper presentations

Co-Chairs: Graham Jensen (Dalhousie) and Brandi Estey-Burtt (Dalhousie)
Email contact: graham.jensen@dal.ca
In July 2016, the Anglican Church of Canada voted to allow same-sex marriage. The extensive discussion surrounding the vote has highlighted the importance of listening to, and making space for, feminist and queer voices in religious communities. At the same time, religion has been a hot-button topic in terms of how to navigate pluralism and religious diversity socially and politically. The matter of religious diversity all too often receives attention through the public policing of gender and sexuality, as evidenced in the niqab debate during the 2015 Canadian election. This panel seeks submissions that explore these issues through the lens of literature and literary study. How does literature navigate, mediate, and represent feminist and queer identities in relation to religion? What issues have feminist and queer scholars foregrounded in the literary study of religion?

Topics may include but are not limited to:

• the gendering of religious experience
• gendered approaches to secularism
• feminist/queer reinterpretations/reclamations of religious traditions
• feminist/queer approaches to religion and post-colonialism/decolonization
• the policing of female-identified, non-binary, and queer bodies
We welcome submissions examining diverse religious traditions and identities.
Please send the following by November 1, 2016: a file containing a 300-500-word paper proposal, without personal identifying marks; a file containing a 100-word abstract and a 50-word biographical statement; and the 2017 Proposal Info Sheet available on the ACCUTE website.

https://accute.ca/accute-conference/

 

CfP: Addressing the diversification and stratification of migration in the 21st century

Call for Papers

Addressing the diversification and stratification of migration in the 21st century
Paper Session, April 5-7, 2017, Boston, MA

2017 American Association of Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting

Organizers: Sarah Kunz & Chia-Yuan Huang, University College London

During the early 21st Century, we have witnessed the continuing politicization of international migration. At the same time, the number of international migrants is predicted to grow and scholars are increasingly recognizing the diversity of existing migration flows. In this session we seek contributions that critically engage with the diversification and stratification of migration policies and experiences.

The stratification of migration has provoked a growing body of literature from a variety of approaches, both from within and beyond Geography. Some work explores how relative positions of countries in global hierarchicies impact on the lives of migrants (Croucher 2012; Grosfoguel 2003; Benson and Osbaldiston 2014; O’Reilly and Benson 2009; Cervantes-Rodriguez et al. 2009); other work seeks to discuss and examine the diversity of migratory movements, under headings such as global talent, expatriation, privileged migration, life-style migration, high/low skilled migration, and retirement migration (Beaverstock 2002; Fechter 2007; Korpela 2009; Oliver 2008; Tremayne 1984; Tzeng 2010; Yeoh and Khoo 1998). Moreover, opinions on changing migration regimes diverge: while some celebrate the end of nation-state borders for ‘mobile professionals’, even predicting a ‘global war for talent’, Castles (2007, p. 360) argued that “the hierarchisation of the right to migrate can be seen as a new form of transnational racism”.

This session will focus on a critical engagement with the diversification and stratification of migration. It aims to bring together a host of perspectives and case studies that explore the hierarchical construction of migration or attempt to intervene in political processes of migration. Session papers may address but are not limited to the following questions: How can geographers critically approach the diversity and stratification of migration? What are the changing politics of importing foreign labor in different countries and regions? Who is ‘welcome’, by whom and for which reasons? How can we critically engage with concepts such as 'skills', global talent or expatriation? E.g. how are ‘skills’ constructed by different actors, whose skills are recognized and whose are not? What is understood as 'talent' by different actors in different contexts? How does power play into all this and what are the intersecting workings of race, gender, class and citizenship in these processes?

Abstracts of 250 words, including a paper title, your name, institutional affiliation and email address should be directed to the session organizers, Sarah Kunz (sarah.kunz.14@ucl.ac.uk) and Chia-Yuan Huang (chia-yuan.huang.14@ucl.ac.uk) by October 15th, 2016. Successful applicants will be notified by October 25th, 2016. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any queries about the session or the potential fit of your paper.

CFP: Third International Conference on Museums in Arabia

Call for Papers:

The Third International Conference on Museums in Arabia

April 18 -20, 2017, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Hosted by the American University of Sharjah

with support from the Sharjah Museums Department

Abstract Submission Deadline Extended: October 1, 2016

Organizers:

Dr. Sarina Wakefield, Adjunct Faculty, College of Arts and Creative Enterprises, Zayed University, UAE

Seth Thompson, Associate Professor, Art and Design, American University of Sharjah, UAE

The focus of the third edition of the Museums in Arabia conference encourages participants to engage in a broad discussion around architecture, art and design within the context of museums, galleries and heritage in the Gulf. Hosted by the College of Architecture, Art and Design at the American University of Sharjah in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, the conference will take place April 18-20, 2017. Sponsorship is provided by the Sharjah Museums Department.

To date, the relationship between architecture, art, design and museums in the Gulf has remained at the margins of critical thinking. This conference seeks to address this gap by providing a forum for participants to analyze and discuss these themes to further academic discourse and professional practice within the region. The previous Museums in Arabia conferences have explored the role and development of Gulf museums (existing and planned) in the broadest sense. In particular, topics have examined the Gulf museum model; the challenges that museums in the region face in their development, the nature of the heritage collected; curated and displayed in the museums; and audience and community engagement.

Authors are invited to submit paper proposals relating to architecture, art and design within the context of museums, galleries and heritage within the Gulf region. This is an interdisciplinary conference and, as such, we welcome paper proposals from scholars and practitioners from a broad range of disciplines.

This conference will be of interest to academics and students working in the field of

museums and cultural heritage in the region and globally, museum and gallery

practitioners, art historians, artists, designers, architects, and, more broadly, those

with an interest in the sociocultural, economic and political landscape of the region.

Abstract Submission

Each paper proposal submission must be in Microsoft Word format and include: title of paper; abstract (250-400 words); bio (200 words); author(s); organization affiliation(s); complete mailing address; email address; and keywords (four to five keywords).

The suggested themes for the 3rd International Conference on Museums in Arabia include but are not limited to:

1. Art, Architecture and the Museum: The development of new large-scale museum institutions, incorporating global architectural forms by ‘world-class’ architects has received much attention within academia and the international press. This topic aims to broaden this discussion to include existing and new forms of architecture. In what ways do art, architecture and museums intersect? What can the architecture of museums and galleries tell us about local, national and transnational identity concerns? How can existing architectural forms enhance our knowledge of the sector in the region? Can and in what ways can architecture be considered an edifice of art in the Gulf?

2. Contemporary Art and Museums: How is contemporary art developing in the region? In what ways has the development of contemporary art in the region contributed to the development of museums, galleries and cultural institutions? What are the key movements within contemporary art in the Gulf and how do they relate to broader identity concerns such as belonging, identity, national identity and so forth?

3. Museums and Islamic Art: There is a strong tradition of Islamic art practice within the Arabian Peninsula. This theme explores the role of Islamic art as a practice and how this relates to the production of Arab and Islamic identity. We would be particularly interested in discussions relating to the development of museums of Islamic art and collecting practices across the region and how Islamic art practices in the Gulf challenge the taken-for-granted art historical discourses that are dominated by ‘western’ discourses of art.

4. Design and the Museum: Design is an area that has received much less interest within the debates that have emerged in relation to the museums and heritage sector in the Gulf. This session seeks to fill this gap by seeking to explore what role design plays in the production of museums and cultural practice in the Gulf? How can design inform our understanding of the relationship between heritage, identity and contemporary artistic practice? And how museums are influencing and supporting aspects of design?

5. Museums, Heritage and Digital Technology: The role that art and digital technology plays within the museums and heritage sector is well-established within the museological discourse. However, these discourses do not account for the ways in which digital technologies are used and engaged within the Gulf. We are particularly keen to explore how digital technologies are being used in museums and galleries across the Arabian Peninsula, how digital technology is used in the development of new museum institutions, and the ways in which digital technology is used to produce alternative forms of heritage re-presentation and dissemination that are produced and presented outside of the traditional walls of the museum.

Abstracts addressing other themes relevant to this conference will also be considered.

Deadline for abstract submission extended to: October 1, 2016

Please submit abstracts to: museumsinarabia@gmail.com

For any queries regarding abstract submissions please email Sarina Wakefield at

sarinawakefield@mac.com and Seth Thompson at sthompson@aus.edu

Decisions will be communicated by October 31, 2016.

Please note that selected conference papers will be developed into a book, co-edited by conference organizers Dr. Sarina Wakefield and Seth Thompson. If interested in participating, please indicate so on your paper proposal submission. Details regarding the potential publication will be communicated after accepted participants have been notified.

The conference will take place over two days (April 18 & 19, 2017) with an optional one-day excursion to local museum sites relevant to the conference on April 20, 2017.

For more information, please visit: http://www.aus.edu/mia2017

 

RAI FILM FESTIVAL anthropology-ethnography-archaeology submissions close 30 September

Submissions to the 15th RAI FILM FESTIVAL anthropology-ethnography-archaeology are open until 30 September.

ONLINE SUBMISSION FORM: https://raifilm.org.uk/about/submissions/

Films submitted for prizes must meet the following key eligibility conditions:

(a) they make a significant contribution to the fields of anthropology, archaeology, ethnography or the study of intangible culture.
(b) they were first released in public on or after 1 January 2015
(c) they are in English and/or carry English subtitles

The RAI Film Festival is a biennial event dedicated to the celebration of the best in ethnographic, anthropological and archaeological filmmaking from around the globe.
First held in 1985, and one of the longest-established in its field, RAI-FF has served as a leading forum for exploring the multiple relationships between documentary filmmaking, anthropology, visual culture, and the advocacy of cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue through film.

It is organised by the Royal Anthropological Institute in partnership with the Center for Visual Anthropology, University of Southern California Dornsife and in the UK, with anthropology and/or film departments of the University of Bristol, University of Exeter, University of Falmouth, Goldsmiths (University of London), University of Manchester, University of Oxford, University of Sussex, University of the West of England and the University of Westminster.

The programme is structured around three strands over four days, with the main strand consisting of films shortlisted for five main prizes: RAI Film Prize; Basil Wright Prize; Wiley Blackwell Student Prize; Material Culture and Archaeology Prize; Intangible Culture: Music-Dance-Performance Prize. Find out more about the individual prizes and awards https://raifilm.org.uk/about/prizes/

We look forward to receiving your submission.

Caterina Sartori
Film Officer / Festival Manager
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The Royal Anthropological Institute
50 Fitzroy Street
London W1T 5BT

tel +44-(0)20-7387 0455
fax +44-(0)20-73888817

film@therai.org.uk<mailto:film@therai.org.uk>
http://www.therai.org.uk
@FilmRoyalAnthro
@raifilmfest

The Natural History of Song

Dear colleagues,

Samuel Mehr, Luke Glowacki, and I are delighted to announce the Natural History of Song! We've just launched our website at http://www.naturalhistoryofsong.org.

In the project, we collect ethnographic text and audio recordings from many cultures and use them to determine the behavioral, social, acoustical, and musical features that characterize the world's songs. We aim to provide a public resource that advances the scientific and humanistic study of music.

We'd love to discuss with anyone who is interested, especially if there are particular questions that you'd like to explore or experiments you'd like to run using the datasets. The data and materials will soon be made open-access, so this could be either on your own, or in collaboration with one or more people on our team.

We are also recruiting musicians, music theorists, ethnomusicologists, and/or anyone with basic training in music who is interested in volunteering to help gather data from the audio recordings and transcriptions used in the project. If you or one of your students might be interested, please check out the website and contact us if you’d like to join the team.
Looking forward to discussing the project with any/all who are interested!

best,
Manvir Singh, Co-Director
Samuel Mehr, Director
Luke Glowacki, Co-Director

The Natural History of Song
naturalhistoryofsong@fas.harvard.edu<mailto:naturalhistoryofsong@fas.harvard.edu>
naturalhistoryofsong.org

CFP Geography, Music, Space

Please note that the deadline for the following cfp on 'Geography, Music, Space' has been extended to 30th September -

Geography, Music, Space

Keynote: Dr George Revill, Open University
Wednesday 25th January
Durham University

How does music shape diverse spaces, such as an immigration detention centre, a Chinese street performance, a military wives’ choir, or a family kitchen? Is there common ground to be found between researching the chants of a protest marcher, the beats of a commuter’s headphones and a soloist’s concert hall recital? What is the role of music in the construction of space, and vice versa? How and why do we research this?
This one-day conference will explore the relationship between space and how music is expressed, circulated and politicised to construct particular identities (Leyshon et al. 1995, Revill 2000, Kong 1995, Valentine 1995). It will also examine music at a non-representational level, with meaning emerging through affect and emotion, folded through a variety of embodied and spatially situated experiences (Anderson et al. 2004, Wood et al 2007). In short, it will consider the nuanced interplay between music and space. Such a conversation chimes with larger debates on the role of the material/non-material, representation/non-representational that are taking place across the Social Sciences and Humanities in the wake of the cultural turn.
The conference brings together those working at the intersection of music and geography to critically interrogate the relationship between space and music.
We especially welcome contributions from Postgraduates and Early Career Researchers. Scholars in a wide variety of disciplines (including but not limited to: geography, ethnomusicology, musicology, politics, sociology, anthropology and philosophy) are invited to present and discuss work on the significance of space when engaging with musical experience.
We welcome papers addressing, but not limited to, the following themes:
Music and materiality
· How is the materiality of music (a longitudinal wave; the materials that constitute a live performance; a recording on CD or mp3 file) significant in the construction of space?
· What does the material form that music takes bring to its circulation, governance and reception?
Music and the everyday
· How do the materialities of music (or the sonic) fold through the multiple spaces of the everyday?
· In which social contexts are music and space mutually constitutive (performance, work, leisure)?
· What does a privileging of music bring to understanding the everyday? What other actors should be considered?
Music and the body
· How are spatialized identities formed through embodied acts of music such as singing, playing, and performing?
· How does music play into the construction of gendered bodies?
Music and the political
· What role does music have within contested, highly politicised spaces?
· What new spaces for politics open up through the circulation of music?
· How can we conceptualise the politics of music beyond textual analysis?
Researching on, and with, music
· What methodological challenges and interdisciplinary opportunities arise from researching music and space?
· What does it mean to ‘do’ geographies of music?

Please send abstracts of no more than 250 words by the 30th September to : s.m.hughes@durham.ac.uk, alice.cree@durham.ac.uk, s.p.horlor@durham.ac.uk.
Successful applicants will be notified by the end of September. Presentations will be 20 minutes. Please be aware that the event will be filmed and the recording circulated online. Participants may opt out of their presentation being made publicly available.


If you’ve got any questions, please do get in touch,
Best,
Alice, Sarah, Sam


References
Anderson, Ben, Frances Morton, and George Revill. “Practices of Music and Sound: Editorial.” Social & Cultural Geography 6, no. 5 (October 2005): 639–44. doi:10.1080/14649360500298282.
Kong, Lily. (1995) ‘Popular Music in Geographical Analyses’, Progress in Human Geography 19(2): 183–98.
Leyshon, Andrew, David Matless, and George Revill. “The Place of Music: [Introduction].” Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 20, no. 4 (1995): 423. doi:10.2307/622973.
Revill, George. “Music and the Politics of Sound: Nationalism, Citizenship, and Auditory Space.” Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 18, no. 5 (2000): 597–613. doi:10.1068/d224t.
Valentine, Gill. “Creating Transgressive Space: The Music of Kd Lang.” Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 20, no. 4 (1995): 474. doi:10.2307/622977.
Wood, Nichola, Michelle Duffy, and Susan J Smith. “The Art of Doing (geographies Of) Music.” Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 25, no. 5 (2007): 867–89. doi:10.1068/d416t

CEETUM (Centre d'études ethniques
des universités montréalaises) 19th Colloquium for Students
and Recent Graduates, February 22-24, 2017, University of
Montreal

Deadline: October 4, 2016

http://www.ceetum.umontreal.ca/documents/activites/19e-colloque/call-for-papers-2017.pdf

 

Call for Applications: Young Scholars Symposium, 2017

 

The Institute for Latino Studies (ILS) at the University of Notre Dame is pleased to announce our annual Young Scholars Symposium. Our visiting professor for this year is Michelle Gonzalez Maldonado, Professor of Religious Studies and Assistant Provost for Undergraduate Education, University of Miami (http://www.as.miami.edu/religion/people/michelle-gonzalez-maldonado/).

Professor Gonzalez Maldonado's activities on the Notre Dame campus will include a symposium for advanced doctoral students and pre-tenured professors. We seek applications from young scholars who are working on a dissertation, a book, or another research project related to the study of U.S. Latina and Latino populations. Successful nominees will attend Professor Gonzalez Maldonado's public lecture and participate in a symposium at which they will present a dissertation chapter or essay draft for discussion with Professor Gonzalez Maldonado and ILS faculty fellows. ILS will cover all expenses and offer an honorarium of $500 to each young scholar selected to participate in these events, which will take place April 6-7, 2017 at the University of Notre Dame.

Applicants are asked to submit a CV, one letter of recommendation, and a brief (2 pages or less) application letter that presents (a) a general summary of your dissertation project and/or overall research agenda, (b) a précis of your proposed chapter or essay submission for the symposium, (c) a statement of your progress to date on the overall project and on the proposed chapter or essay submission, and (d) a statement of how specifically Professor Gonzalez Maldonado's expertise and mentorship will enhance your research. Please submit your application materials no later than January 15, 2017 to latino@nd.edu<mailto:latino@nd.edu>.

Appel de communications
Feeling Queer / Queer Feeling

Colloque international

Université de Toronto, Canada

24–26 mai 2017

Plus d'informations:

http://www.sfu.ca/french/en/Conference/Colloque_international_maii2017.html

 

Call for Abstracts for conference "Metric Culture: The Quantified Self and Beyond"

Deadline: 10 Nov 2016

https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/143306/call-abstracts-conference-metric-culture-quantified-self-and

 

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON TOURISM, ETHICS AND GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP: CONNECTING THE DOTS

3-6 July 2017
Apeldoorn, The Netherlands

More information:

https://saxion.nl/site/index/ctd

 

10th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Refugee and Forced Migration Studies (CARFMS)

Forgotten Corridors: Global Displacement & the Politics of Engagement

May 15 -18, 2017 Victoria, BC

http://carfms.org/conferences/10th-annual-conference/

 

Call for Panels: The 2017 Annual Conference of the Canadian Association of AfricanStudies (CAAS)
CAAS Conference Date: May 31, June 1, June 2

Location: The 2017 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Ryerson

University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Bonjour/Hello fellow African Studies Scholars "Far and Wide"

In 2017 CAAS is convening in Toronto at Ryerson University under the banner "From Far and Wide: the Next 150". CAAS, in an effort to build this year's conference from the 'bottom up', and to address themes of greatest importance to its members, is asking you, the conference attendees, to set the agenda by first proposing full panels around themes of interest to you. We are therefore sending out an early call, not for papers, but for panels. If you have a theme or group of scholars who wish to present on a theme or area, please submit your panel proposal by October 31, 2016. Once we have panel proposals and potential panel contributors, we will post the themes around which these are organised on our conference website and then issue a general call for papers.

Paper proposers may then select the themes/panels to which they hope to contribute (from those posted) OR they can propose individual papers and allow us to do the work of organizing papers into panels (as we have done in the past). If your panel theme attracts more than four presenters/papers, we will endeavour to set up a series of panels to be held consecutively so that those interested in these themes can attend all panels on those themes.

Panel Proposal Submission

The deadline for submitting panel proposals is October 31, 2016. Please submit your panel proposal to: CAASACEA2017@arts.ryerson.ca

CAAS has endeavoured to have our conference dates overlap with those of the Canadian Historical Association (CHA), the Canadian Association of International

Development (CASID) and the Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA). We strongly encourage panel proposers to liaise with members of these associations in an

effort to create joint panels. Please note this in your panel proposal upon submission and every effort will be made to schedule your panel with this in mind.

Call for Abstracts: Critical Events Studies and the Politics of Gender

5th European Conference on Politics and Gender (ECPG)
University of Lausanne, Switzerland, 8–10 June 2017

Call for Abstracts: Critical Events Studies and the Politics of Gender

Dr Rebecca Finkel, Queen Margaret University, Scotland

Dr Louise Platt, Manchester Metropolitan University, England

This call may be of interest to those doing gender within events frameworks / doing events within gender frameworks. Please consider submitting a paper to the proposed interdisciplinary panel focusing on critical events studies and the politics of gender.

Critical events research has been a developing field for over two decades, and many scholars have focused political, social, and economic studies by framing them around planned events and their impacts on communities and places. Convergences of gender, sexuality, and intersectional analyses and events, sport, leisure, and tourism studies have driven new critical understanding of the impacts of events in cities, countries, and worldwide. This panel explores the political aspects of gender as it relates to researching the events environment. Papers can focus on any size and type of event from festivals and conferences to community and international events. Papers can be theoretical or theoretically informed empirical work.

The following list is indicative, although not nearly exhaustive, of likely topics in the panel:

ñ Power, participation, and representations: examinations of the gendered power relationships in the events arena and how this is linked to participation and also representation. How are women represented in events? What makes an event masculine or feminine? How does this have an impact on how the event is viewed and who attends? Is it possible to depart from constructed gender binaries in the liminal spaces of events? Other power hierarchies are welcome to be considered.

ñ Research methods and methodologies for studying gendered events: explorations of innovative methods and methodologies for studying and understanding critical events studies and the intersection with gender. What approaches are most appropriate (e.g. visual, ethnographic, participatory) for understanding gender and planned events?

ñ Role of media: explorations of traditional and social media and their impacts on gendering events. How is understanding of events shaped when viewed through various media lenses? How are issues of gender performance, power, and perspectives mediatised?

ñ Policy and governance: critical analyses of the institutionalised gendering of events. How have policies had an impact on gender in events frameworks?

ñ Social justice and human rights: explorations of the gender consequences of planned events. From festivals to mega events, what are the key concerns and controversies affecting gender equality, gender justice, and fundamental human rights?

ñ Issues of identity: How do we construct our identities with regard to events? How is this gendered and what other aspects of the events landscape have an influence on how we see ourselves and our social world?

ñ Performance: the stakeholders and actors of events shape their design. Who is included/ excluded in events and events decision making? What role does gender have in the performance / performers of events? How does this construct boundaries or create access for forging new dialogues and re-negotiating event spaces?

ñ Commercialisation of events and gendered outcomes: How does the commercialisation and commodification of events reinforce or challenge gender norms and behaviours?

ñ Intersectionality: How does gender intersect with class, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation in events environments?

ñ Future approaches: What is next for critical events studies and the politics of gender?

Abstracts of 300 words (max.) are invited by 4th November, 2016. New and young scholars with 'work in progress' papers are welcomed. In the case of co-authored papers, one person should be identified as the corresponding author. Abstracts should include full contact details for all authors, including name, institutional affiliation, and email address. Please include 3-8 keywords with your Abstract.

Abstracts should be emailed to: Rebecca Finkel rfinkel@qmu.ac.uk

(Please do not submit on the ECPR site to be included in this panel. A full panel submission including accepted papers will be made by the final ECPR deadline.)

The ECPR Standing Group on Gender and Politics was founded in 1985, and now has more than 750 members worldwide. It is a broad network of scholars researching issues relating to gender and sexuality in politics and world politics. The Group encourages workshops, panels, and research groups with an emphasis on gender, and seeks to increase the profile of women in the main fields of political science. Over the past twenty years, research in this field has expanded significantly, and the number of gender and politics scholars participating in ECPR Joint Sessions and General Conferences has increased exponentially. In 2007, the Standing Group on Gender and Politics arranged its first ever conference, the European Conference on Politics and Gender (ECPG). The conference now takes place biennially.

Upping the Anti 19: Call for Submissions

**Call for Submissions: Upping the Anti Issue #19!

Upping the Anti: A Journal of Theory and Action is a radical print journal that is published twice a year by a collection of activists and organizers from across Canada. Since we began 10 years ago, we have been dedicated to publishing grassroots, radical analysis of various issues and struggles related to anti-capitalism, anti-imperialism, and all forms of oppression. We are now currently accepting submissions for our 19th issue!

Upping the Anti strongly believes that praxis – the unity of theory and practice – is integral to building revolutionary movements that are strong, sustainable, and effective. A key aspect of praxis is the ability to critically reflect on where our struggles are at, and use this reflection to develop new strategies of resistance and learn from our allied movements. As such, we are committed to working with activists and organizers that are interested in distilling lessons learned from the struggle. We prioritize analysis that leads to political clarification, new strategies of resistance, and a synthesis of different political views.

Throughout our 18 issues we have published articles and interviews by renowned organizers and scholars such as Slyvia Federici, Himani Bannerji, Ward Churchill, Grace Lee Boggs, Michael Hardt, Sunera Thobani, John Holloway, Andrea Smith, and many more. We’ve covered a wide array of topics ranging from Palestinian solidarity, the state of organized labour, Indigenous sovereignty and solidarity, self-care, trans politics, revolutionary theory, transnational movements, prison abolition, to feminist and anti-racist praxis in organizing just to name a few.

Each issue contains a diverse group of activists and organizers that reflect on the state of our movements today. We publish articles, interviews, roundtables, and book reviews in order to engage with our collective resistance in multiple ways.

Have an idea that you’d like to work through and publish with us? We’d love to hear about it! Please send us a 1-page pitch of your idea by September 30th, 2016. Include a brief description of your topic, your main questions, and how you will address the questions. In addition to this, send us a small writing sample and biographical note about yourself.

Before submitting a pitch, please take a look at the UTA style guide, which can be found here. Also, we’d recommend taking a look at our back-issues to ensure you're familiar with the topics we’ve covered (to prevent overlap) and to get acquainted with the style of writing and reflection we publish.

We will respond to all the pitches we receive, and if yours is accepted we will ask for a first draft to be submitted by November 15th, 2016. Please submit all pitches to uppingtheanti@gmail.com

We look forward to your ideas!

--
DAVID HUGILL
dhugill@yorku.ca
416-459-1141

Call for Panels and Papers: Discussing Gender & Violence at the Society for Applied Anthropology Meeting, Santa Fe 2017

 

Call for Panels and Papers:

Discussing Gender & Violence at the Society for Applied Anthropology Meeting

Santa Fe 2017

The Gender-Based Violence Topical Interest Group (GBV-TIG) invites submissions for panels or papers to present at the Society for Applied Anthropology annual meeting in Santa Fe, New Mexico (March 28 to April 1). The 2017 conference theme is “Trails, Traditions, and New Directions.” In interpreting trails, traditions and new directions, the GBV-TIG will host sessions exploring how gender and violence have been and should be configured for anthropologists focused on gender-based violence. Papers and sessions might address questions such as:

· What are the underlying assumptions that guide research on gender-based violence? What do we mean by “gender” and what do we mean by “violence”?

· How does structural violence intersect with gender-based violence? How do we sustain a critique of gender-based violence that takes race, poverty, age, disability, and sexuality seriously?

· Why have we operated under the topic of “gender-based violence” rather than “violence against women” and has this opened up enough of a diverse space to think about violence as it impacts masculinities and LGBTQ+ communities? If not, why?

· How do these and other assumptions shape the production of anthropological knowledge, and our engagement in applied work? What are the future anthropological implications of a broadened or narrowed vision of “gender” and/or “violence” in applied work?

Submission Instructions:

Proposals are due by October 1st. Please email submissions to Sameena Mulla at sameena.mulla@marquette.edu. You can embed material within an email or attach a word file. Submissions must include the following:

Individual Papers: A title and 100 word abstract and the author’s name, email, and affiliation.

Panel Sessions: A session title and 100 word session abstract, individual paper titles and 100 word paper abstracts, and the name, email addresses, and affiliation of all participants (chair, presenters, and discussants if included). A full panel should include 4-5 papers.

The GBV-TIG chairs, Karin Friederic and Sameena Mulla, will work with session organizers and paper presenters to coordinate panels for submission to the Society for Applied Anthropology on behalf of the TIG. While sessions and papers that engage this CFP will be prioritized, the chairs will work to accommodate all submissions about gender-based violence. The SfAA Program Chair will collaborate with the TIG to schedule of all TIG-related sessions in clusters to form a mini-conference within the larger conference.

Submissions made through the GBV-TIG will not need to be submitted through the SfAA website, however all panel participants must complete advanced registration using this link to be included in the official SfAA Program: https://www.sfaa.net/annual-meeting/forms/instruc/.

Please feel free to email Sameena Mulla with questions at sameena.mulla@marquette.edu. We look forward to learning more about your work (by October 1st!) and planning an engaging set of conversations in Santa Fe.

CfP Intersectionality and climate change

Open Access journal Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Equality and Diversity

The deadline is 30th November 2016.

https://ipedjournal.com/2016/09/08/call-for-papers-on-climate-change-and-intersectionality/

 

Call for contributions to Voluntas Special Issue: The Organizations of Civil Society

Special Issue Editors: Michael Meyer (WU Vienna), Ruth Simsa (WU Vienna),
Sarah Soule (Stanford University), Filip Wijkström (Stockholm School of Economics)

Organizations are central actors in civil society, yet the popular view of civil society often focuses on individual behavior (e.g., civic or political engagement, volunteering, giving) or on macro-sociological phenomena (e.g., different nonprofit regimes, cross-sectoral cooperation). Nevertheless, organizations play a crucial role as actors in civil society. Organizations also serve as platforms and "transmission units" between individual actors and society. Thus civil society organizations (CSOs) are critically important to safe-guard, shape and develop an active and healthy civil society – but also to understand civil society's role in society.

With this special issue of Voluntas, we wish to encourage further theoretical and empirical research on CSOs and their many roles or functions in society. Further, although management questions are addressed quite regularly, there is still little research analyzing structural and cultural characteristics of CSOs, and this research is weakly linked to organizational theory. Compared to the business and public sector, the variety of organizational forms and goals seems to be much broader in civil society, and we hope to be able to publish a diverse set of papers that adequately reflects this empirical reality.

We invite contributions primarily from two major perspectives. (1) From Organizational Theory / Organization Studies, we welcome contributions focused on the particularities of CSOs compared to other types of organizations. (2) From the perspective of civil society scholarship, we welcome contributions focused on the specific strengths / weaknesses of organizations as collective actors, compared to individuals, groups and movements, and / or how CSOs influence the wider civil society and its position in society.

We aim to publish empirical (qualitative and/or quantitative) papers from a broad variety of theoretical perspectives. Thus, submissions to this special issue should relate to distinct theoretical approaches and specific phenomena in civil society. The submitted research may be inspired by social movement theory, new institutionalism, resource dependence theory, organizational field theory, systems theory, complexity theory, convention theory, or various symbolic, cultural, and strategic approaches to organizations.

We hope to publish articles which when read will challenge existing knowledge so as to generate a new set of research questions with the aim to push contemporary theoretical borders in civil society research.

Submissions should further concentrate upon specific phenomena of organizing – e.g., the interplay between CSOs and their specific environments, the particularities of governance and management in these organizations, the borderland between CSOs and social movements, support groups, public administrations, or for-profit corporations, or the contributions of CSOs to individual civic engagement and political decision making. In any case, we hope that the particularities of CSOs should be focused and theoretically reflected in the contributions. Each submission should be explicit about its theoretical basis and its explanatory power for specific organizational phenomena in civil society.

Please submit an abstract of no more than 700 words (excluding references) providing the editors with a clear indication of the research question(s) to be addressed, the theoretical basis, the methods used and the contribution to the literature by November 30, 2016. Abstracts should be sent to npo@wu.ac.at and will be reviewed and selected until January 31, 2017. Full papers will be expected until end of May 2017.

Updating of Canada's Tentative List for World Heritage Sites

(courtesy of CAA news)

The deadline for submission of interest to serve on the committee is Sept. 23, 2016.
The deadline for submission of candidate sites is end of January 2017

http://canadianarchaeology.com/caa/news-announcements/updating-canadas-tentative-list-world-heritage-sites

 

Seeking project collaborators - MUSLIM PHILANTHROPY & CIVIL SOCIETY (OUTSIDE OF N. ATLANTIC WORLD)

Dear Colleagues,

If you conduct social science or "empirically-based" work on Muslim philanthropy and civil society and hold a full-time (tenured or tenure-track) professorship / lectureship or institute / center research position outside of the North Atlantic World (North America, Canada, and Western Europe), please contact me off-list.

I am looking for a possible project collaboration with scholars in the social sciences (e.g., political science, economics, psychology, and some area studies but particularly sociology and anthropology) who BOTH hold a full-time position and work on research in regions like Turkey, MENA (Middle East and North Africa), Eastern Europe, Southeast Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean.

Again, please contact me off-list at zain@temple.edu. Thank you!

Best Regards,
Zain Abdullah

Colloque étudiant CRCCF

Le Colloque étudiant du CRCCF aura lieu le 9 et 10 mars 2017 et a pour thématique « Acteurs et mobilisations : militants, intellectuels, engagements et francophonies canadiennes ». Le Colloque s'adresse aux candidats à la maîtrise, doctorants ou stagiaires postdoctoraux de tous les domaines d'études connexes aux sciences sociales. Les propositions sont dues le 11 octobre 2016.

L'appel peut être consultée sur le site Web du CRCCF:

http://arts.uottawa.ca/crccf/nouvelles/colloque-etudiant-2017-appel-communications

 

Cfp: The Global South: Histories, Politics, Maps

Calls for Proposals
Please note that our journal is entirely thematic. We only accept submissions that pertain to particular themes that correspond with the Calls for Proposals below.

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The Global South: Histories, Politics, Maps
Issue number 131 (May 2018)
Abstract Deadline: September 15, 2016
Issue editors: Pamila Gupta, Christopher J. Lee, Marissa Moorman, and Sandhya Shukla

The Radical History Review seeks submissions on the topic of the Global South. We are interested in work that engages with current discussions in a range of disciplines that seek to historicize the Global South as a concept, a geography, and a political project. Since the end of the Cold War, the Global South has been employed in ways both continuous with categories like “third world,” “developing world,” and “postcolonial,” and departing from those, to indicate a more radical approach to space, language, and power. It is also the case that the Global South has been used as shorthand for descriptions of the rise of economic wealth and power in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, and a new global political order that has attended this shift. And insurgent political, social, and cultural movements, themselves organized under the rubric of the Global South, insistently challenge more recent neoliberal arrangements as well as dominant discourses of development. Area studies, freighted with Cold War projects of dividing up the world, may either be reenergized or made obsolete by new forms of knowledge organized by the Global South.

The Global South has multiple political and critical effects, which change over time, but certainly we see it as an opening to a new conversation about politics and history in the world. To this end we invite a wide variety of contributions that approach the Global South from interdisciplinary angles and with a diverse set of archives.

Questions and topics to be considered may include:

Political formations like the 1955 Asian-African Conference in Bandung and the development of the Non-Aligned Movement in 1961, and their connection to, or disconnect from, more recent movements.
BRICS and other neoliberal projects as iterations of the Global South; regional federations that have developed challenges to the historic economic dominance of the United States and Europe.
Histories of violence—whether colonialism, postcolonial autocracies, or Cold War struggles—that are made visible in and through the formation of the Global South.
The usefulness of the concept of the Global South to pre-modern or early history more generally.
The Global South in relation to areas studies (of Latin America, South Asia, Africa, Indian Ocean).
Popular and visual cultures of the Global South.
Race, class and ethnicity in the Global South.
Formations of gender and sexuality in and through the Global South.
Literary and cultural histories of the Global South that foreground less dominant nations of the southern hemisphere (and connections among those spaces) and/or that explore the complicated relationship between indigeneity and post/colonialism.
Historicized analyses of political formations like the Occupy Movement, the Arab Spring, or the World Social Forum.
New ways to think about science and technology, and/or proposals to address climate change.
Each issue of RHR publishes material in a variety of forms. Potential contributors are encouraged to look at recent issues for examples of both conventional and non-conventional forms of scholarship. In addition to monographic articles based on archival research, we encourage submissions to our various departments, including:

Historians at Work (reflective essays by practitioners in academic and non-academic settings)
Teaching Radical History (syllabi and commentary on teaching)
Public History (essays on commemoration and the politics of the past)
Interviews (interviews with scholars, activists, and others)
(Re)Views (review essays on history in all media–print, film, and digital)
Procedures for submission of articles: by September 15, 2016, please submit a 1-2 page abstract summarizing the article you wish to write as an attachment to contactrhr@gmail.com with “Issue 131 Abstract Submission” in the subject line. Authors will then be notified whether they should submit a full version of their article for peer review. The due date for full-length article submissions will be February 1, 2017. Please send any images as low-resolution digital files embedded in a Word document along with the text. If chosen for publication, you will need to send high-resolution image files (jpg or TIFF files at a minimum of 300 dpi) and secure permission to reprint all images. After undergoing the peer review process, those articles selected for publication will be undergo final revisions by authors, which will be due July 1, 2017, and articles will appear in the May 2018 issue of the Radical History Review.

Abstract Deadline: September 15, 2016
Contact: contactrhr@gmail.com

http://www.radicalhistoryreview.org/call-for-papers/

 

Cfp: International Workshop on Transborder movements and the states in South Asia January 20-21, 2017

https://transbordermovementsandthestatesinsouthasia.wordpress.com/

 

CFP: "Migrations and borders in the United States: discourses, representations, imaginary contexts." Grenoble, France, 29-31 March 2017

Deadline for proposals: December 15th, 2016; you will receive an answer on January 15.

https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/142903/cfp-migrations-and-borders-united-states-discourses

 

CFP: "Health, technology and mobilization"

*Call for abstracts*

We invite authors to submit original abstracts for oral and poster
presentations for a

*Workshop at* *the* *4TU.Center for Ethics and Technology, Delft,
2.-3.12.2016* *on *

*“Health, technology, and moralization: How are technologies influencing
the moralization of health?”*

The moralization of health occurs when behaviors and decisions that were
previously treated as matters of preference or luck come to be subject to
moral evaluation, responsibility, and blame. Moralization can also occur
when a new domain of health decision-making emerges with significant moral
dimensions. Technology often plays an important role in moralization by
providing patients and society with new levels of knowledge and control.
For instance, new imaging technologies and genetic tests for prenatal
screening supply previously unavailable information to parents, introducing
new contexts of morally-freighted decisions. “Lifestyle” and tracking
technologies give users a wealth of data about health metrics that can
transform choices about diet, exercise, sleep, etc. into moral
decisions. Related
phenomena include ‘responsibilization’ and its reverse: assigning
responsibility for health (and other outcomes) to individuals, *reducing*
attribution of responsibility for decisions and behaviors, or changing the
sorts of decisions one is expected to make. This intensive workshop will
provide significant opportunities for interaction between participants.
Invited speakers include Tamar Sharon (Maastricht), Kalle Grill (Umeå),
Rebecca Brown (Aberdeen), Marcel Verweij (Wageningen) and Paula Boddington
(Oxford).

The workshop will consider questions such as the following:

· Which health-related behaviors and decisions are
becoming moralized, and what role(s) are technologies playing in this
process? In what areas of health and in which situations are technologies
*un*-moralizing health decisions, e.g. by freeing people from the need to
make decisions that were previously treated as moral, or by transforming
our perception of conditions previously treated as character flaws?

· How does moralization relate to responsibilization? Are
there ways of moralizing that go beyond or move away from attributing
responsibility to individuals?

· What is the relationship between *medicalization* and
moralization—how does seeing something primarily as a matter of health and
disease invite or hinder moralization?

· What are the advantages and disadvantages of
moralization in different health domains? What effects is this likely to
have on the way we conceive of individual and social responsibility, blame,
autonomy, justice, and on views of the good life in both the public and the
private sphere?

Abstract submission details:

· Deadline for Abstract submission: Friday, October,
21st 2016; 18.00 CET

· Applications should be sent in one .pdf to Dr. Lily
Frank: L.E.Frank@tue.nl

· Abstracts must not exceed 350 words (excluding the
title, authors and affiliations)

· Indicate whether you are aiming for a 15 min oral
presentation or a poster

· Registration fee for the presenting author will be
waived

· Partial travel grants may be available in cases
of financial
hardship

*Call for Papers – Yoga’s New Pathways in America: Yoga’s affects on the
physical, mental and social body*

Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) Annual Meeting, Santa Fe, New
Mexico, March 28th -April 1st, 2017.

This panel hopes to explore the emerging spaces for theoretical, somatic,
experiential and methodological engagement opened up by the increasing
numbers of yoga schools, studios and practitioners in the United States.

While yoga is not new to America, its growing popularity in the last 20
years cannot be ignored. It is increasingly being investigated by
neurologists, medical practitioners, psychologists and anthropologists in
terms of its physical and psychosocial health benefits, its spiritual
dimensions and as sites of intercultural exchange.

This panel seeks to explore how emerging yoga practices in the United
States both link up with and reconfigure historical yogic texts and
traditions. How do yoga practices in the U.S. create new pathways for
understanding the physical, emotional and social body, particularly within
the context of a neoliberal society? Possible topics could include, but
are not limited to:

Gendered yoga practices

Methodological challenges and approaches to studying yoga and the body

Yoga and spirituality

The use of yoga among prisoners, addicts, cancer patients, PTSD sufferers,
etc.

Yoga and the mind

Yoga and cognition/consciousness

Activism within yoga communities

Yogic texts: tradition and transformation

Money and yoga

Yoga and understandings of health/wellbeing

Abstracts should be limited to 100 words, per SfAA guidelines, and be
submitted via email to the Organizer and Chair by October 5th. Papers are
especially encouraged by practitioner scholars.

Panel Organizer/Chair:

Natalie J. Bourdon, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Anthropology and Women’s and Gender Studies

Mercer University

Email: nataliejbourdon@gmail.com

CFP for AAG 2017: Geographies of Time

More information:

https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/142339/cfp-aag-2017-geographies-time

 

CFP - Routledge Tourism and Embodiment Book

We warmly invite you to submit abstracts to be considered for inclusion in a book proposal for the Routledge Advances in Tourism and Anthropology series edited by Dr Catherine Palmer (University of Brighton, UK) and Dr Hazel Andrews (Liverpool John Moores University, UK).

Abstracts of 250 words in the form of a word-processed email attachment should be sent to c.a.palmer@brighton.ac.uk<mailto:h.j.andrews@ljmu.ac.uk> by Friday 28th October 2016. Please include contact details with the abstract.

Within anthropology the body is studied from a variety of perspectives. For example, the body as culture and as text reveals a range of other bodies such as the gendered body, the medical body, the social and the performed body. However, the tourist body remains a neglected area of anthropology generally and particularly so in terms of embodiment, a way of understanding culture and the self in relation to practices of movement, thinking and sensing.

Within the anthropology of tourism questions relating to the body and embodiment have moved increasingly centre stage since Veijola and Jokinen’s seminal article (1994) highlighting the absence of the body in tourism. Studies have concentrated on the senses (Merchant 2011, Waitt and Duffy 2010) or adopted a specific focus, for example by interrogating the relationship between tourism, gender and embodiment (Pritchard et al 2007) and also that between the body and the nation (Andrews 2005, Palmer 1998).

As insightful as these studies are there is as yet no sustained, rigorous, examination of the concept of embodiment in relation to tourism. This is surprising as the body of the tourist is a social body, it engages with other bodies, things, and activities, with other places and ways of living. The body is also affected by the experience of and engagement with nature and the natural world. It shapes and is shaped by technology and may be subject to out of body experiences. In addition, there is not one tourist body but a range of bodies, male, female, transgender and transsexual. Given the complexities inherent in the body-tourism relationship this edited collection seeks to go beyond a singular sense based approach by bringing together scholars contributing to theory in the area of Tourism and Embodiment.

Contributions are welcomed that address but are not limited to the following broad areas:

· * Embodiment in relation to specific activities / attractions
· * Food and drink
· * Memory
· * Imagination
· * Materiality
· * Emotion
· * Nature, animals
· * Technology – including the idea of post human

Andrews, H. (2005) ‘Feeling at Home: Embodying Britishness in a Spanish charter tourism resort’. Tourist Studies, 5 (3): 247-266.
Merchant, S. (2011) ‘Negotiating Underwater Space: The Sensorium, the Body and the Practice of Scuba-diving’. Tourist Studies, 11 (3): 215-234.
Palmer, C. (1998) ‘From Theory to Practice. Experiencing the nation in everyday life’. Journal of Material Culture, 3 (2): 175-199.
Pritchard, A. Morgan, N. Ateljevic, I. and Harris, C. (2007) Tourism and Gender: Embodiment, sensuality and experience. Wallingford: CABI.
Waitt, G. and Duffy, M. (2010) ‘Listening and Tourism Studies’. Annals of Tourism Research, 37 (2): 457-477.

Dr Catherine Palmer,
Principal Lecturer: Anthropology and Tourism

Deputy Director Postgraduate Studies: College of Arts and Humanities

Joint series editor: Routledge Advances in Tourism Anthropology

Centre for Sport, Tourism and Leisure Research,
University of Brighton,
Greynore,
Darley Road,
Eastbourne,
East Sussex
BN20 7UR
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1273 643667
Fax: +44 (0)1273 643949
Email: C.A.Palmer@brighton.ac.uk<mailto:c.a.palmer@brighton.ac.uk>

Call for abstracts - Symposium: Care: necessity and commitment. Towards a democratization of care

“Care: necessity and commitment. Towards a democratization of care” at the XIV FAAEE Congress in Valencia, Spain (5th- 8th September, 2017).

We welcome abstracts of 300 words (max.) in Valencian or Spanish before 15th October, 2016.

http://congresoantropologiavalencia.com/simposiums/el-cuidado-necesidad-y-compromiso-hacia-una-democratizacion-de-los-cuidados/

CFP: 47th Annual Conference of the Urban Affairs Association

Abstract/Proposal Submission Deadline: October 1, 2016.

http://urbanaffairsassociation.org/2016/06/29/general-call-for-participation/

 

The Pursuit of Peace: Campaigns, Movements, and Organisations in the 20th and 21st Century

DEADLINE: 26 September 2016

https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/142440/pursuit-peace-campaigns-movements-and-organisations-20th-and

 

ST. CLAIR TRAVEL GRANT FOR AAA CONFERENCE, SEPT. 30 DEADLINE

The Society for the Anthropology of North America announces the St. Clair Drake Student Travel Grant for travel to the 2016 AAA conference, titled "Evidence, Accident, Discovery," held from November 16th to the 20th in Minneapolis, Minnesota. DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS SEPT 30, 2016.

The committee will distribute up to four grants of $500 each.

To apply, submit your paper abstract, university affiliation, and contact information in the body of an email to sanatravelgrant@yahoo.com by September 30, 2016. Please indicate whether you are in an M.A. or Ph.D. program. No additional materials are needed.

Applicants must be SANA members. The membership fee is only $10 for students - please see http://sananet.org/about.php for instructions on how to join.

• The student travel grant is awarded on a competitive basis and reviewed by a committee comprised of members from the SANA board. This travel grant is intended for currently enrolled graduate students without a PhD. Only students who are presenting papers at the conference will be considered for the grant.
• A total of 4 awards will be made: 2 awards will be given to Ph.D. students; 2 awards will be given to M.A. students.
• Papers should relate to the study of North America and – in keeping with the work of the grant’s namesake, St. Clair Drake – preferably consider the politics of everyday life in North America such as those pertaining to race, ethnicity, class, gender, and/or sexuality. Priority will be given to those that address Mexico, the United States, and Canada.
• Preference will go to those students who have previously applied for the SANA travel grant and have not yet received one.
• The total dollar amount allocated to travel grants is limited; therefore, the number and dollar amount of grants awarded depends on the number of applicants and their travel needs.
• Travel grants will not be awarded to any individual two years in a row.
• SANA is an intentionally inclusive community of anthropologists and encourages every student to apply for the St. Clair Drake grant regardless of society’s labels or anthropology’s disciplinary boundaries. However, applicants must be SANA members presenting at the 2016 AAA meeting.

Food Conference - September 2016

Call

CfP: Native American and Indian Studies Association (NAISA), 9th Annual Meeting in Vancouver
(BC), Canada, 22-24 June 2017

Deadline: 1 November 2016

http://www.naisa.org/call-for-papers-2017.html

 

Call for Panels for SIEF2017 "Ways of Dwelling: Crisis - Craft - Creativity" open till Sept 12th

Dear Colleagues,

This is a reminder that the Call for Panels for "Ways of Dwelling: Crisis - Craft - Creativity", the 13th Congress of SIEF (International Society for Ethnology and Folklore) will close on September 12th, 2016. The conference will take place in Göttingen, Germany, 26 to 30 March, 2017.

The congress opens up to investigation the myriad ways of dwelling. We invite delegates to join this conversation, deepen it fruitfully for our disciplines and explore cooperation with areas of practice and art, present their research, listen, debate, and work out differences, hatch projects, cultivate friendships, and move our fields forwards.

Please read about the theme of the congress here, then read the instructions for making a panel proposal on the Call for Panels page and proceed to submitting your proposal. Bear in mind that accepted panels will open to paper proposals with the call for papers on 22nd September (SIEF panels are not organized as 'closed sessions').

Looking forward to seeing you in Göttingen next March!

SIEF2017 organisers
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Dear colleagues,

The Research Group Sovereignty and Social Contestation,Department of Cultural Anthropology, Utrecht University, invites paper proposals (Deadline: 30 Sept 2016) for an international conference on:

"Sovereignty, Contestation and ‘the Economy’", April 25-26, 2017

Please make sure to consult the attached PDF for the conference rationale and a detailed CfP.

We invite papers that combine insights from economic anthropology with critical perspectives from ethnography and political-economic approaches, providing original routes to examining the practices, representations and discourses of economic sovereignty as they are construed at diverse sites, where policies are met with subversion, appropriation, contestation, affirmation, and compliance.

Submissions should be sent to C.L.Kanters@uu.nl no later than September 30th, 2016. Please include a paper title, an abstract of 250-300 words, a short biography of 100-150 words as well as a clear indication as to which panel you would like to contribute to. Limited financial support will be available to cover accommodation costs for all accepted speakers. We therefore invite interested speakers to explore their own funding opportunities, especially for travel costs.
Conference proceedings will be developed towards publication as special issues or as an edited volume and we expect a firm commitment from all speakers to submit first drafts of their articles to be circulated by January 31st, 2017.

The panels will focus on the complementary aspects of economic sovereignty and social contestation, the dynamics of (re)producing economic hegemony and the societal challenges to this. We welcome contributions that touch on the following four themes:

1. Financialization (Convenor: Don Kalb, Discussant: Doug Holmes)
2. Old and New Global Divisions of Labour (Convenor: Patrick Neveling, Discussant: Chris Hann)
3. Sharing economies & the commons (Convenor: Cristina Grasseni, Discussant: Tine de Moor)
4. Sustainable livelihoods (Convenors: Coco Kanters and Vinzenz Bäumer Escobar, Discussant: Susana Narotzky)

Conference Organizing Committee: Cristina Grasseni; Don Kalb; Coco Kanters; Patrick Neveling; Vinzenz Bäumer Escobar; Kees Koonings (SOSCO program coordinator)

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Sovereignty, Contestation and ‘the Economy’
International Conference, April 25-26, 2017
Research Group Sovereignty and Social Contestation,
Department of Cultural Anthropology, Utrecht University

Rationale of the conference
This conference examines the diverse articulation of economic sovereignty beyond and within
state boundaries. Increasing global flows of capital and the financialization of all aspects of
society invite discussions on the ways in which certain economic forms appear as hegemonic
and how this supremacy is (re)produced as a daily reality in the realm of finance (Holmes
2013;Ouroussoff 2010) as much as in the realm of production and consumption (Kasmir and
Carbonella 2014). The conference builds upon an anthropological understanding of
sovereignty and social contestation, focusing on the constitution of social and economic order
and the authority to decide on inclusion and exclusion from communities (Oosterbaan and
Pansters 2015). As many governments claim that they cannot or should not fulfil the promise
of sustainable livelihoods to their citizens, transnational institutions and corporations appear
to gain increasing leverage over these domains. At the same time, economic practices in
finance, production and consumption become subject to social contestation on local and
translocal scales through sharing economy initiatives, community currencies, faith-based
ethical consumption, and solidarity economy networks (Grasseni 2013; Knight 2015). This
conference will map some of these shifting economic landscapes by inquiring about
sovereignty, value, sustainability, and livelihoods and how these are construed in contested
ways on an everyday basis.

Anthropology has been at the forefront of the critique of neoclassical approaches to the
economy. It also has a rich recent record of scrutinizing the neoliberalization of
contemporary capitalist societies. Economic anthropology has revitalized its Polanyian
inspiration and has consistently emphasized how economic action is always embedded within
a broader socio-cultural and historical context (Hann and Hart 2011). Within this frame,
recent avenues illuminate how, for instance, the contours of the economy are in fact
continuously regulated, shaped, and monitored by policy (Roitman 2005). Moreover,
anthropological political economy has expanded and updated its Marxian inspiration around
class and exploitation, and has extended its field from peasants to labour and to
contemporary capitalist transformations in a context of financialised globalisation (Carrier
and Kalb 2015; Kasmir and Carbonella 2014). Indeed, a fruitful example of this is the
emergence of an anthropology of finance (Ho 2009; Ouroussoff 2010; Zaloom 2006), which
includes an attentiveness to how institutions such as central banks actively construct the
economy through the formulation and communication of monetary policy in an ‘economy of
words’ (Holmes 2013). It is no exaggeration to say that the theoretical spaces in between
Marx, Proudhon, Kropotkin, Mauss, Keynes and Polanyi have become an intensely traversed
field.

Call for papers
We invite papers that combine insights from economic anthropology with critical perspectives
from ethnography and political-economic approaches, providing original routes to examining
the practices, representations and discourses of economic sovereignty as they are construed
at diverse sites, where policies are met with subversion, appropriation, contestation,
affirmation, and compliance.
Submissions of paper proposals are invited for the four plenary panels outlined below. Each
panel will be composed of 4 to 5 presentations, followed by discussion at the end. Each
speaker will have a maximum of 25 minutes to present and each session will be wrapped up
by a discussant.
Submissions should be sent to C.L.Kanters@uu.nl no later than September 30th, 2016. Please
include a paper title, an abstract of 250-300 words, a short biography of 100-150 words as
well as a clear indication as to which panel you would like to contribute to. Limited financial
support will be available to cover accommodation costs for all accepted speakers. We
therefore invite interested speakers to explore their own funding opportunities, especially for
travel costs.
Conference proceedings will be developed towards publication as special issues or as an
edited volume and we expect a firm commitment from all speakers to submit first drafts of
their articles to be circulated by January 31st, 2017.
The panels will focus on the complementary aspects of economic sovereignty and social
contestation, the dynamics of (re)producing economic hegemony and the societal challenges
to this. We welcome contributions that touch on the following four themes:

1. Financialization (Convenor: Don Kalb, Discussant: Doug Holmes)
Financialization is the process in which ever larger parts of social reproduction and
everyday life become captured by financial circuits and their accumulation
imperatives. We are inviting papers that look at this transnational process and its
repercussions for social reproduction in national, urban, and household contexts.
Indebtedness, infrastructure finance, the transformation of social housing, the
management and regulation of money, the emergence of local and alternative
currencies, etc. are issues that we want to discuss.

2. Old and New Global Divisions of Labour (Convenor: Patrick Neveling, Discussant:
Chris Hann)
The production and circulation of goods and commodities is a highly contested
dimension of the global economy. Due to the restructuring of global trading
regulations in the World Trade Organisation and a series of “crises” beginning in Asia
in the late 1990s, the positioning of a given local or national economy within changing
global divisions of labour remains volatile. While competition states, currency
fluctuations, and sovereign debt crises continue to encourage the relocation of
manufacturing and services, workers and the disenfranchised in industry, agriculture
and beyond are forging new alliances. This section asks for contributions that chart
and analyze the development of such alliances, their economic activities, and their
ambitions to reconfigure economic sovereignties, markets, and the nature of work in
the face of changing global production networks and global commodity chains.

3. Sharing economies & the commons (Convenor: Cristina Grasseni, Discussant: Tine
de Moor)
Platforms enabling the sharing of resources are experiencing a steady growth.
Similarly, we witness an expansion of decentralised economic projects concerned with
issues of collective ownership and the distribution of resources. We welcome papers
that address shifts in people’s value regimes, strategies to reclaim the commons, and
how new patterns of economic exchange configure new civic ties and identities. But
also how such apparently novel economic forms interact with existing politicaleconomic
structures and may (re)produce similar forms of inclusion, exclusion and
authority.

4. Sustainable livelihoods (Convenors: Coco Kanters and Vinzenz Bäumer Escobar,
Discussant: Susana Narotzky)
Claims for economic sovereignty include the various ways in which the prevailing
economic paradigm of neoliberal capitalism is being challenged and reworked by
movements prioritising social solidarity, local economic development and
environmental sustainability. In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis and the current,
new expectations of recession, many European communities continue to struggle as
austerity measures and the retreating welfare state radically altered their livelihood
strategies (Narotzky and Besnier 2014). As people craft new means of making ends
meet, local economies emerge that are directed at socio-economic sustainability by
emphasizing trust and reciprocity. We invite papers focusing on what it means to
organise sustainable alternative livelihoods.

Conference Organizing Committee: Cristina Grasseni; Don Kalb; Coco Kanters; Patrick Neveling;
Vinzenz Bäumer Escobar; Kees Koonings (SOSCO program coordinator)

Works Cited
Carrier, James G., and Don Kalb, eds. 2015. Anthropologies of Class: Power, Practice, and
Inequality. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Grasseni, Christina. 2013. Beyond Alternative Food Networks. Italy’s Solidarity Purchase
Groups. London: Bloomsbury.
Hann, Chris, and Keith Hart. 2011. Economic anthropology. New York: Polity.
Ho, Karen. 2009. Liquidated: an ethnography of Wall Street. Durham: Duke University Press.
Holmes, Douglas. 2013. Economy of Words. Communicative Imperatives in Central Banks.
Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Kasmir, Sharryn, and August Carbonella, eds. 2014. Blood and Fire: Toward a Global
Anthropology of Labor. New York: Berghahn Books.
Knight, Daniel. 2015. History, Time and Economic Crisis in Central Greece. New York:
Palgrave Macmillan.
Narotzky, Susana and Niko Besnier. 2014. “Crisis, Value, and Hope: Rethinking the
Economy”, Current Anthropology 55 (S9): S4-S16
Oosterbaan, Martijn, and Wil G. Pansters. 2015. "Introduction: Sovereignty and Social
Contestation—Between Violence and Alternative Sociocultural Orders." Conflict and Society:
Advances in Research 1(1). http://berghahnonline.com/ojs/index.php/aircs/article/view/230.
Ouroussoff, Alexandra. 2010. Wall Street at War: The Secret Struggle For the Global
Economy. Cambridge: Polity Press.
Roitman, Janet. 2005. Fiscal Disobedience. An Anthropology of Economic Regulation in
Central Africa. New York: Princeton University Press.
Zaloom, Caitlin. 2006. Out of the pits: Traders and technology from Chicago to London.
Chicago: University of Chicago Press

Call for two chapters on Neo-Orientalism and Middle East Studies - edited volume

Dear all,

I am currently working on an edited book volume on Neo-Orientalism and Middle East Studies, and seeking additional chapters. We are short of our goal by two Chapters.

You will find a short book description below and full description attached:

Middle East Studies after September 11: Neo-Orientalism, American Hegemony and Academia will describe the complex relationship between American academia and state government; a relationship which has influenced and restructured the state, society and politics in the Middle East as well as in the United States. The book will show the long-term implications of current approaches to Middle East scholarship on the internal transformation of Middle Eastern societies. It engages the disciplines of Sociology, Political Science, Anthropology, History and International Studies, while maintaining the epistemological, methodological, and ontological insights of a sociological approach to the Middle East.

If you are interested in contributing a chapter, please send me your proposal and a short bio as soon as possible - within a week.

Your contribution should be from 6000-9000 words in length. The book is under contract and will be published in mid-2017 by Brill’s Critical Social Science Studies.

Best to all,

Tugrul

--

Tugrul Keskin

(0216) 626-1050/2410

Google Cell: 202-630-1025 (USA)

Turkey Cell: (90) 533-607-8465

Editor of Sociology of Islam Journal (Brill)

http://www.brill.nl/sociology-islam

Region Editor of Critical Sociology (Middle East and North Africa)

http://crs.sagepub.com/

Book Review Editor of Societies Without Borders

http://scholarlycommons.law.case.edu/swb/

 

Call for Papers: Media and the 2016 U.S. Election at AAAs

Hello everyone,

Please excuse cross-postings.

I’m seeking a few more papers for a “late-breaking” session at the AAAs titled: Anthropological Media Analyses of the 2016 U.S. Election: Critiques and Implications. The session will feature papers about a variety of approaches and topics concerning media and the 2016 election. For example, my own paper will look at representations of Latino im/migrants by candidates and journalists over the past year. I can send a draft abstract if you would like more information. If you are interested, please send a title and a brief abstract.

Presenters may submit late-breaking abstracts even if they have had another abstract accepted for presentation, but abstracts submitted prior to the submission deadline may not be resubmitted. Presenters must be AAA members and registered for the Annual Meeting at the time of submission in order to be eligible for consideration.

Best wishes,

Jason

millerja@seattleu.edu
____________________________________________________________________
Jason E. Miller, PhD, MPH
Instructor of Anthropology | Anthropology, Sociology, and Social Work Department
Faculty Director | Changemakers Learning Community

Seattle University
Office Address: Casey 301
Mailing Address: 901 12th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122-1090
Office (206) 220-8449 | Email millerja@seattleu.edu
Website: http://www.seattleu.edu/artsci/faculty-staff/miller-jason/
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Call for papers: "Five years during and more: activisms in North Africa after the 2011 uprisings"

We encourage to submit a paper in the panel: /"Five years during and more: activisms in North Africa after the 2011 uprisings"///

International Congress "Activisms in Africa"

ISCTE-IUL, Lisboa, 12-13 January 2017**

Convenors: *Francesco Vacchiano*,**ICS-ULisboaand *Giulia Daniele*,CEI-IUL

/The so-called ‘//Arab spring(s)//’ have increased the global awareness on the social movements in North Africa and Middle East, making such a long struggle //-//often silenced by local governments and international media //-//visible.//Analyzing activism in the African continent cannot avoid touching on the challenging and ongoing history of the social movements in North Africa, a history made of recurrent repression, tenacious resistance and resurging hopes. In this panel we propose an analysis of the//grassroots activism, movements and //“//non-movements” in the region, in order to take stock of the socio/‐/political changes and to observe the (many) unresolved issues which still mobilize activists of diverse sensibilities and walks of life. We welcome interdisciplinary contributions that explore the different forms of mobilization, their ethical and political underpinnings, their contradictions, their results and open challenges, their old and new strategies, their social and political impacts.//Although the panel is open to all disciplines and perspectives, we particularly encourage contributions which take into account personal experiences, people’s moral positioning and imaginaries of the past and the future./

More info at: http://cei.iscte-iul.pt/activismsinafrica/en/five-years-during-and-more-activisms-in-north-africa-after-the-2011uprisings/

Please submit an abstract of no more than 1800 charactersto the following link http://cei.iscte-iul.pt/activismsinafrica/en/call-for-papers, along with name, institutional affiliation and contact details. The abstract deadline is *Friday **30 September**2016.*

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Francesco Vacchiano
PsyD; PhD Anthropology
Researcher ICS-ULisboa, Lisbon
https://ics.academia.edu/FrancescoVacchiano

Call for articles

An invitation to publish in Antipoda, anthropology Colombian journal.

The issue is about Anthropology and Security.

Please find the information in the link bellow

https://antipod.uniandes.edu.co/index.php/en/calls-for-papers

AlterNative Calls for Papers

AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples is now calling for papers for the first issues of 2017.

https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/142124/alternative-calls-papers

 

L'AANTHQ cherche à agrandir son équipe de bénévoles!

L’Association des anthropologues du Québec est à la recherche de personnes dynamiques et motivées pour faire partie de son équipe au sein du comité exécutif dans le but de contribuer à l'organisation d'événements majeurs au courant de l’automne.

Si vous êtes intéressés à vous joindre à nous et à réaliser des projets stimulants pour vous et pour l’anthropologie au Québec, nous vous invitons à nous faire part de votre intérêt en envoyant votre CV à secretariat@aanthq.qc.ca et à presidence@aanthq.qc.ca en CC. Nous attendons vos candidatures jusqu'au 16 septembre.

Veuillez noter que le Comité exécutif communique habituellement par courriel et tient des réunions mensuelles via Skype. Vous pouvez donc vous impliquer où que vous soyez!

CALL FOR PAPERS & POSTERS

Spring Conference: Antigua, Guatemala, April 6 - 8, 2017

Crossing Borders / Building Bridges: Anthropological Perspectives on Latin American and Caribbean Borderlands

The Society for Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology (SLACA) welcomes paper and poster submissions under the conference theme Crossing Borders / Building Bridges. The society invites its members in any discipline of anthropology to propose panel sessions, individual paper presentations and posters addressing the multifaceted manifestations of borderlands. We understand borderlands to be physical and imagined boundaries that separate people, groups and communities but can, at the same time, bring them closer together.

Latin America and the Caribbean are ideal settings to explore multiple forms whereby people construct boundaries along national, religious, linguistic and ethno-racial lines. Border-making processes are, however, contested manifestations of the different worldviews and aspirations of those involved, and it is in the interplay of such differences that people find common ground to build bridges for understanding and unity. We encourage members to submit abstracts addressing theoretical and empirical analyses of the construction, contestation and re-construction of borderlands as examples of dynamic processes of negotiation and engagement.

Submission of abstracts must be done through SLACA’s website. Please, log onto to http://slaca.americananthro.org/events/spring-2017-conference/ to submit your abstract on or before November 1, 2016. Should you have questions, feel free to contact the conference co-organizers Ricardo Pérez at perezr@easternct.edu, Walter Little at wlittle@albany.edu, and Sydney Silverstein at smsilve@emory.edu. Detailed information about the conference venue, Casa Herrera, hotel accommodations, and conference program activities will be made available on the SLACA website.

Conference Fees:
$80 : Members from the United States, Canada, and Europe
$50 : Members from Latin America
$30 : Students

Conference Format:
We are limiting the number of papers to no more than 40 in order to assure that there are no concurrent sessions on the conference theme. Posters and papers can be written in Spanish, Portuguese, French, and English. However, because the meetings are in a Spanish-speaking locale, presentations in Spanish will reach more people.

Important dates and deadlines:
November 1, 2016 Deadline for submission of abstracts
January 15, 2017 Confirmation of acceptance
February 1, 2017 Confirmation of participation
April 6-8, 2017 Conference in Antigua Guatemala

Selection procedure:
The Conference Committee will pre-select 30-40 papers to be presented at the conference’s thematic sessions on April 6-8, 2017. To ensure ones’ participation, the committee must receive confirmation of participation no later than February 1, 2017. Participation is contingent on confirmation.

Conference Committee Members:
Walter Little, SLACA President
Ricardo Pérez, Councilor
Sydney Silverstein, Student Councilor
Timothy Smith, Treasurer

 

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SOLICITUD DE PONENCIAS Y CARTELES

Conferencia: Antigua, Guatemala, 6 al 8 de abril de 2017

Cruzando Fronteras / Construyendo Puentes:
Perspectivas antropológicas sobre fronteras en América Latina y el Caribe

La Sociedad de Antropología para América Latina y el Caribe (SLACA) solicita presentaciones de ponencias y carteles bajo el tema de la conferencia Cruzando Fronteras / Construyendo Puentes. La Sociedad invita a sus miembros en cualquier disciplina de antropología a proponer mesas redondas, presentaciones de trabajos individuales y carteles que aborden las manifestaciones multifacéticas de las fronteras. Entendemos las fronteras como espacios físicos e imaginados que separan a las personas, grupos y comunidades pero que pueden, al mismo tiempo, acercarlos.

América Latina y el Caribe son lugares ideales para explorar las formas múltiples mediante las cuales las personas construyen fronteras de acuerdo a límites nacionales, religiosos, lingüísticos y etno-raciales. La construcción de fronteras es, sin embargo, una manifestación de las diferentes visiones de mundo y las aspiraciones de los implicados, y es en la interacción de esas diferencias donde las personas encuentran un terreno común para construir puentes que conducen al entendimiento y la unidad. Animamos a los miembros a enviar resúmenes de análisis teóricos y empíricos acerca de la construcción, retos y re-construcción de las fronteras como ejemplos de procesos dinámicos de negociación y acción.

La entrega de resúmenes debe ser a través de la página web de SLACA. Por favor, visite http://slaca.americananthro.org/events/spring-2017-conference/ y envíe su resumen hasta el 1ro de noviembre de 2016. Para preguntas, contacte a los co-organizadores de la conferencia: Ricardo Pérez (perezr@easternct.edu), Walter Little (wlittle@albany.edu) y/o Sydney Silverstein (smsilve@emory.edu). Toda la información sobre el programa y lugar de la conferencia (Casa Herrera) así como alojamiento en hoteles estará disponible en el sitio web de SLACA.

Costos de la Conferencia:
$80: Miembros de los Estados Unidos, Canadá, y Europa
$50: Miembros de América Latina
$30: Estudiantes

Formato de la conferencia:
El número de ponencias está limitado a un máximo de 40 presentaciones para asegurar que no haya sesiones concurrentes relacionadas al tema de la conferencia. Los carteles y ponencias pueden ser escritos en español, inglés, portugués y francés. Sin embargo, ya que la conferencia será en Guatemala, se espera que las ponencias en español reciban mayor acogida.

Fechas importantes:
1 de noviembre de 2016 Plazo de presentación de resúmenes
15 de enero de 2017 Confirmación de la aceptación
1 de febrero de 2017 Confirmación de la participación
6-8 de abril de 2017 Conferencia en Antigua, Guatemala

Proceso de selección:
El Comité de la conferencia preseleccionará 40 ponencias para las sesiones temáticas entre el 6 y el 8 de abril de 2017. Para garantizar su participación, el comité debe recibir la confirmación de participación hasta el 1ro de febrero de 2017.

Miembros del Comité de la Conferencia:
Walter Little, SLACA President
Ricardo Pérez, Councilor
Sydney Silverstein, Student Councilor
Timothy Smith, Treasurer

CFP: Black Lives, Black Politics, Black Futures | TOPIA: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies

Deadline for proposals: October 15, 2016

https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/141355/cfp-black-lives-black-politics-black-futures-topia-canadian

 

Call for Papers

BRIDGE: The Heritage of Connecting Places and Cultures

6 – 10 July 2017

Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, Shropshire, UK

www.bridgeconference.wordpress.com

Deadline: 1st November 2016

More information:

https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/141859/bridge-heritage-connecting-places-and-cultures

 

2016 Zora Neale Hurston Travel Award

Deadline: Friday, Sept. 30, 2016

http://afa.americananthro.org/zora-neale-hurston-aaa-travel-award/

 

THE PETER K. NEW AWARD
Society for Applied Anthropology

All submissions must be received in the Business Office of the Society by December 31.

https://www.sfaa.net/about/prizes/student-awards/peter-new/

Indigenous Mapping Workshop

November 7-10, 2016 in Vancouver, BC.

More information:

http://www.thefirelightgroup.com/2016/08/08/registration-open-for-2016-indigenous-mapping-workshop/

 

Funding Available for Research on the Health Effects of the Alberta Wildfires (The Canadian Institutes of Health Research and Alberta Health)

The deadline to apply is September 20th, 2016 with funding beginning on the 1st of October, 2016.

More information:
http://www.thefirelightgroup.com/2016/08/29/funding-available-for-research-on-the-health-effects-of-the-alberta-wildfires/

 

CHAT 2016 conference Orkney - registration open

Registration is open for CHAT 2016

**Check out the draft programme**

Contemporary and Historical Archaeology in Theory (CHAT) conference 2016

21-23 October

Theme: RURALITY

Place: Orkney, Scotland

Venue: Orkney Theatre

Info: http://chat-arch.org/

Enquiries: archaeologyconference@uhi.ac.uk<mailto:archaeologyconference@uhi.ac.uk>

Download a registration form and draft programme from the CHAT website (http://chat-arch.org/ ). We have a great line up including themed plenary sessions, film night and 3M_DO discussion.

Fieldtrips: Why not get here a bit early?

Thursday 20th (all day) - Alternative tour of Orkney West Mainland (free, book on registration form)
Friday 21st (am) - Kirkwall walk (free, no booking required)

Come to Orkney! You know you have always wanted to!

Cheers,
Dan

Dan Lee
Lifelong Learning & Outreach Archaeologist
Archaeology Institute
University of the Highlands and Islands
Orkney College
Kirkwall
Orkney
KW15 1LX

01856 569214

Web: http://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/archaeology-institute
Blog: https://archaeologyorkney.wordpress.com/
Twitter: @UHIArchaeology

https://uhi.academia.edu/DanielLee

https://archaeologistsinresidence.wordpress.com/

CFP: Mother Figures and Representations of Motherhood in English-speaking Societies

Mother Figures and Representations of Motherhood in English-speaking
Societies

Alternately celebrated and pilloried, mother figures have
been assigned contradictory roles throughout the histories of
English-speaking societies. Reflecting the power structures and conflicts
of their times, they have been portrayed as pillars of society, providing
material and emotional security, and models of sacrifice, or vilified for
failing to perpetuate the expected values of individual responsibility and
self-control. Nearly a century after winning political emancipation and
almost half a century after the historic struggles for sexual
emancipation—which yielded unequal results from one country to another—,
women in all segments of society in the USA, the Republic of Ireland, the
United Kingdom and the Commonwealth are still regarded as second-class
citizens, particularly when viewed and politicised through the lens of
motherhood and mothering. While social change has gradually progressed
since early conflicts for emancipation, improvement has been opposed by an
increasingly stigmatising rhetoric targeting the most vulnerable women —
teenage mothers, lone mothers, surrogate mothers, disabled mothers, older
mothers, adoptive mothers, migrant or mothers identified in racial terms,
women raising their families in urban or rural poverty, mothers with AIDS,
lesbian or transsexual mothers, sex workers, inmates with children or
mothers whose children are in foster care: each of these figures of
‘inadequate,’ ‘dysfunctional’ or ‘undeserving’ motherhood is held
responsible for her situation. Access to sex education, information on
reproductive rights or structures to address her specific needs are
increasingly restricted and conditional. Traditionally extolled as an
accomplishment in a woman’s life, motherhood is nonetheless equated with a
loss of status or personhood for women when the state or other legal
persons endowed with ethical legitimacy can claim a right to interfere with
their access to sex education, reproductive rights, family benefits,
day-care or parenting choices.

This conference aims to question the various ways in which
motherhood is judged, how political choices are translated into cultural
representations of mothers as either icons or scapegoats, and how these
representations are received and challenged in a quest for either
conformity or agency.

The following approaches are particularly welcome, whether they address the
USA, the UK, the Republic of Ireland, the Commonwealth or the
English-speaking parts of Africa:

- Representations of mother figures and motherhood in literature,
the arts, and popular culture
- Representations of motherhood in religious traditions and New
Religious Movements
- Roles assigned to mother figures in the perpetuation of gender
roles.
- The evolution of legislation on the age of consent and family
policies since the 19th century
- Sex education and the prevention of teenage pregnancies
- Forms of mothering and choices of traditional or alternative
mothering styles
- Motherhood and racial or ethnic Othering
- Inmates who are mothers
- Mothers in the military
- Motherhood and urban or rural poverty/downward mobility
- Motherhood and homosexuality
- Motherhood and transsexuality
- Motherhood among sex workers
- Motherhood and social and sanitary norms
- Motherhood and disability/AIDS/illness
- Teenage pregnancy
- Older motherhood
- Lone motherhood
- Single motherhood by choice
- Adoption
- Surrogate motherhood and ectogenesis
- Foster care and stigmatisation of ‘inadequate’ parenting
- Eugenicist undercurrents in scientific and political discourse

300-word abstracts along with a short CV in English should be sent by
September 1, 2016 to Dr. Cécile Coquet-Mokoko (
cecile.coquet-mokoko@univ-tours.fr) and Prof. Fabienne Portier-Le Cocq (
fabienne.portier-lecocq@univ-tours.fr). Best papers will be published.
The conference will be held at The University of Tours, France, from April
3 to 5, 2017.

CFP: Controlling Sexuality and Reproduction, Past and Present
by Claudia Malacrida

Please consider submitting, and disseminate to your networks. We are seeking a few chapters to top up our collection, which is under contract with University of Toronto Press, looking like an early 2018 release.

Call for Papers – Edited Collection

"Controlling Sexuality and Reproduction, Past and Present"

We invite submissions for inclusion in an edited collection to be published as a book through the University of Toronto Press. All papers will be vetted for suitability by the editor and will undergo a peer review process.

We seek papers that explore, challenge, and illuminate:

the seeming naturalness of historical and current efforts to control and marginalize certain kinds of sex and reproduction, and the commonalities and differences amongst these various efforts to police sexual, reproductive and family lives
how particular sets of behaviours or peoples are targets of control, and thus what kinds of 'normal' values are being upheld
the production of ableism, heteronormativity, Whiteness, gender, and ideal citizenship

Papers should address, in some way, the question of how states, institutions and citizen groups have been – and continue to be – deeply concerned with producing an ideal, normative citizenry by controlling sex, sexuality and reproduction. They should consider why or how certain kinds of sexuality and certain kinds of sexual actors are more likely than others to be policed and contained. Thus, we welcome papers that examine how, in the past and in the current context, marginalized people and practices have been subject to containment, harassment, prosecution or 'correction' in terms of their sexual and reproductive lives.

We welcome analyses of how these efforts have targeted people who are labelled as disabled; sexually or gender deviant; Indigenous or members of a racialized group; members of non-normative family forms; inmates in prisons, asylums and other institutional sites; dependent on the welfare state; engaging in non-heteronormative sexual practices or; involved in sex work and/or sex surrogacy

Thus, we welcome historical and current-context analyses of efforts at containment such as:

the role of settler states, then and now, in containing and erasing indigenous and other racialized groups' marital forms, family ties, and reproductive capacities
policing and prosecuting polygynous and polygamous family forms, historically and currently;
the heteronormative surveillance, policing and regulation of queer and trans* people's sexuality and reproductive capacity
the regulation and prosecution of sex work and sex workers, and in particular how this regulation and prosecution connects to racialization and indigeneity
the protectionism, infantilization or demonization of disabled or mad people; limiting support and access to disabled people's sexual and familial lives;
chemical and medical interventions in prisons, institutions, hospitals, and asylums; segregation through residential schools and other institutions; segregation and containment embedded in community practice, and in immigration policy;
formal and informal practices of reproductive injustice, violence, abuse, and/or exclusion.
the effects of law, bioethics, medicine, policy, psychistry,social services or media representation on queer, trans*, disabled, mad or racialized people's reproductive and sexual rights.

Submissions should be in APA Style, between 5,000 and 6,000 words in total, and made by October 31, 2016 to Dr. Claudia Malacrida and Dr. Danielle Peers c/o tiffany.boulton@uleth.ca for review.

Please include: author name(s), author affiliation, a 300-word abstract, and up to 8 keywords with your submission. Submissions must not be previously-published or submitted for publication elsewhere in order to be considered for inclusion in this volume.

Claudia Malacrida

Associate Vice President (Research)

Professor of Sociology

University of Lethbridge

B-632, University Hall

4401 University Drive

Lethbridge, Alberta

Canada T1K 3M4

Tel: (403) 329-2738

Fax: (403) 382-7185

email: claudia.malacrida@uleth.ca

Uni Webpage: http://directory.uleth.ca/users/claudia.malacrida?no_headers=1

Academic Page: http://uleth.academia.edu/claudiamalacrida

Eugenics Project: http://www.eugenicsnewgenics.com

Affective Inequalities in Intimate Relationships (book, to be published in 2018)

Deadline: September 30, 2016

http://affective-inequalities.fi/en/2016/08/03/cfp-updated-affective-inequalities-in-intimate-relationships-book-to-be-published-in-2018/

 

Call for Papers

International Conference on

“Resistance(s): Between Theories and the Field”

14th and 15th of December 2016

Center for the Study of International Cooperation and Development (CECID),

Free University of Brussels (Université Libre de Bruxelles – ULB), Belgium

Deadline for the submission of abstracts (in English or French):

15th of October 2016

Confirmed Keynote speakers:

James C. Scott (Yale University)

Stellan Vinthagen (UMass, Amherst)

Rationale:

This conference is intended to stir an international debate on the concept and understanding of “resistance” in its various meanings. In this respect, the use of the word resistance in its plural form for the title of this conference is not incidental. It emphasizes our will to explore the complexity and multi-faceted forms, locations, aims, and outcomes inherent to the concept of resistance. We see resistance(s) not only as a concept that can be engaged with from various angles. It is also an approach that can help a dialogue between academia and other sectors, a thing that this conference seeks to explore in broad temporal and geographical perspectives.

From mass public protests during the Arab Springs and the Indignados and Occupy movements, to individual disobedience from whistle blowers (Assange, Snowden), resistance (to domination, oppression, or simply mainstream political power) has been manifesting itself in a variety of modes. This newly available empirical evidence rapidly generated numerous, rich accounts and encountered studies of social movements and contentious politics. What have remained largely understudied are the accounts of non-politicised or non-overtly politicised movements, the transformation of informal resistance into movements, their politicisation, and the relationship between informal resistance and political change.

Some recent works have, however, addressed this lack in the field (see, for instance, Chenoweth and Stephan, Why Civil Resistance Works, Schock, Civil Resistance Today, Vinthagen, A Theory of Nonviolent Action: How Civil Resistance Works). We would thus like to encourage emerging research on this subject.

We welcome empirically-grounded case studies as well as theoretical (and/or) epistemological reflections on topics related (but not limited) to:

Silent and “loud” resistances as case study (nonviolent, violent, public and hidden, individual or collective…)

Resistance and social change

Informal networks, practices, and their significance in policy making

Globalised vs localised resistance

Vulnerability and resistance (gender, minorities, marginalised communities)

Economic or financial resistance

Everyday struggle and resistance vs more organised and long-term forms of resistance

Methodological approaches and consideration for the study of resistance

Ethics and resistance (how to deal with the publication of cases where resistance is secret, or needs to escape the radar of authorities)

We are keen to promote an interdisciplinary reflection on the concept of resistance and a broad theoretical and methodological understanding of the issue. Accordingly, we would like to open participation to activists who would like to present an analytical reflection based on their work.

In addition, willing to challenge past and present understandings of the concept, and to bring about new perspectives, we welcome contributions from both experienced and early career researchers.

Practical information:

If interested send a 3-500 word abstract (in English or French) by the 15th of October 2016 to resistancesULB@gmail.com including a short biographical statement.

Applicants will be notified by the5th of November about their acceptance.

We might be able to provide some financial support to researchers (especially early career researchers) who have no sponsorship from their own institute. We can't guarantee full sponsorship for everyone but we will try to offer a contribution in the region of 250 EUR for participants from Europe and 500 for participants from outside of Europe. If you would like to be considered please mention, below your abstract, what kind of support you would need (travel, accommodation, etc.).

About our Keynote Speakers:

James C. Scott:

James C. Scott challenged traditional understandings of resistance by analyzing everyday forms of resistance and conceptualizing of “infrapolitics” (see, Weapons of the Week, 1985, Domination and the Art of Resistance, 1991). His research concerns political economy, comparative agrarian societies, theories of hegemony and resistance, peasant politics, revolution, Southeast Asia, theories of class relations and anarchism.

His recent publications include Seeing Like a State:How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed (1997), and The Art of Not Being Governed: An Anarchist History of Upland Southeast Asia (2009).

He will be presenting results and reflections from his latest research.

Stellan Vinthagen:

Stellan Vinthagen is the Inaugural Endowed Chair in the Study of Nonviolent Direct Action and Civil Resistance at The University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is also a researcher in his native Sweden at The Department of Social and Behavioral Studies, University West, and at The School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg, where he is leading the Resistance Studies Program. Vinthagen researches resistance, power, social movements, nonviolent action and social change. His latest publications include A Theory of Nonviolent Action – How Civil Resistance Works (2015).

Having been active in many different social movements since 1980 (environmental, migrant rights, anti-arms trade, peace, Palestine solidarity, etc.), he has participated in more than 30 nonviolent civil disobedience actions. He has been an educator, organizer and activist in several countries, and will be presenting his intake on nonviolent resistance and its ability to bring about social change.

*Borders and Citizenship*

A Miniconference on Border Controls, Increased Securitization, and Rapidly
Changing Migration and Citizenship Policies

2017 ESS Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, February 23-26

“Our world is caught up in rapid but ambiguous change.” This statement
from the conference’s theme applies perfectly to issues concerning borders
and citizenship. Current events from around the world reveal no shortage
of examples. The Syrian refugee crisis is testing the elasticity of
political and social systems, and disagreements over how best to address it
have also revived discourse about nation-state sovereignty over citizenship
and migration policies. The recent “Brexit” (British exit) vote is
challenging the legitimacy and sustainability of the European Union, with
the concern that other nation-states will follow Britain’s lead. News
coverage of Brexit indicated that increased immigration policies (including
those concerning Syrian refugees) were primary factors for British citizens
who wanted to “take back control” of “their country.” As these and other
events continue to unfold, it is critical for sociologists to examine the
subsequent political, social, and economic responses to them.

In this miniconference, we are seeking a variety of papers and
presentations that explore border controls and increased securitization
related to changing migration and citizenship policies in a variety of
contexts. Specifically, we welcome papers that address the following
topics:

- Recent changes in citizenship or migration policies
- The rise of xenophobic/right-wing legislation and groups
- Crisis management and humanitarian responses to migrant flows
- Borders (national, international, and regional) and security
- Recent changes to refugee policies and increasing statelessness
- Recent changes in naturalization policies among denizen populations

Our goal is to engage sociologists in a candid and intellectually robust
conversation about the current and future implications of these trends. This
miniconference will consist of 3 sessions (12 papers total). It will
ultimately serve as an incubator for an edited volume on this topic.

Please direct all inquiries to Nicole Stokes-DuPass (
*nstokes-dupass@holyfamily.edu* <nstokes-dupass@holyfamily.edu>). Authors
must submit their proposals through the ESS online abstract submission
system. The deadline is October 15, 2016. In the “Submission Details”
window, select “Paper” for “Type of Submission,” and select keyword:
“*miniconference:
borders and citizenship*” for “Select the topic area that best describes
your submission.” Be sure to include a paper title along with your
abstract of 250 words or less, your name as it should appear in the ESS
program, institutional affiliation, and contact information.

CFPs Global Change/Global Health Monographs!

by Liz Olson

*Call for Book Proposals!*
New Book Series with University of Arizona Press*Global Change/Global
Health:* Revealing Critical Interactions between Social and Environmental
Processes

The *Global Change/Global Health* book series seeks single-authored
monographs exploring the interplay between the wellbeing of Earth’s people
and the planet’s changing nature. We invite proposals from researchers who
are studying the intersections of global change and global health. We
encourage proposals from authors with manuscripts at any stage of
development.

Please contact Elizabeth Olson (elizabethaolson@gmail.com) and Cynthia
Fowler (fowlerct@wofford.edu) to receive a full description of the series
and to request the monograph proposal instructions.

Spanish text below.

 

The Right to the City in Latin America: Diverse Perspectives and Contested Meanings

Call for Papers
Congress of the Latin American Studies Association
Lima, Peru
April 29- May 1 2017

The "right to the city"--a phrase coined by Henri Lefebvre in the 1960's-- has become an important element of the discourse of urban public policy in the 21st century. It can be found in the pronouncements of urban social movements, the United Nations, activists and intellectuals, as well as in national laws and constitutions, a diversity of contexts which given rise to a corresponding range of applications and meanings.

This panel proposes to generate a shared reflection between scholars working in distinct national contexts about the meaning of this diversity, as well as its implications for the political efficacy of this new rights claim.


What are the prospects for Lefebvre's proposal for the collective production of space in the context of contemporary Latin American capitalisms? How and by whom has the concept been adopted in distinct national contexts? What is the role of the term "city" in limiting the horizon of this right? How does it relate to other collective rights established in Latin America in recent decades?

With these questions we invite studies that relate the development of the concept of the right to the city with material contexts, practices and discourses of different Latin American countries.

Please send paper proposals including name, institutional affiliation, title and abstract in Spanish or English (not to exceed 250 words) by September 3, to:


Claudia Zamorano, PhD, clauzavi@hotmail.com and Jeremy Rayner, PhD, jcrayner@gmail.com

For additional information about the LASA conference 2017: https://lasa.international.pitt.edu/

El Derecho a la Ciudad en América Latina:

Miradas Cruzadas y Significados Diversos

Invitación para presentar ponencias para

Congreso LASA 2017

Lima, Perú

29 abril – 1º mayo 2017

El "derecho a la ciudad" – concepto acuñado por Henri Lefebvre a mediados de los años 1960 – se ha convertido en un importante elemento del discurso de las políticas públicas urbanas del siglo XXI. Se encuentra en los pronunciamientos de los movimientos sociales urbanos, de la ONU, de activistas e intelectuales, así como de leyes y constituciones nacionales. En tal diversidad de escenarios ha surgido una diversidad de aplicaciones y de significados.

Este simposio propone generar una reflexión compartida entre diferentes contextos nacionales sobre esta diversidad y sobre el significado que puede tener para la eficacia política el reclamo de este nuevo derecho.

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¿Cual efectividad puede tener la propuesta de Lefebvre para una producción colectiva del espacio en los capitalismos contemporáneos de Latino América? ¿Quiénes y cómo han adoptado el concepto en los distintos contextos nacionales? ¿Cuál es el papel del término "ciudad" en la delimitación del horizonte de este derecho? ¿Cómo se relaciona con otros derechos colectivos establecidos en América Latina en las últimas décadas?

Con estos cuestionamientos invitamos estudios que relacionen el desarrollo del concepto del derecho a la ciudad con contextos materiales, prácticos y discursivos de diferentes países de América Latina.

Mandar propuestas a más tardar el 3 de septiembre del 2016 (español o inglés) a:

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Claudia Zamorano, clauzavi@hotmail.com

Jeremy Rayner, jcrayner@gmail.com

Formato

Nombre:

Adscripción institucional:

Titulo y resumen (máximo 250 palabras):

Información adicional sobre el Congreso LASA-2017:

https://lasa.international.pitt.edu/esp/

--
Jeremy Rayner, Ph.D.

Instituto de Altos Estudios Nacionales
Quito, Ecuador

CFP for SfAA Conference: Academic Practice and the Ends of Possibility: Negotiating Power and Enacting New Worlds Through Teaching and Research

We are looking for a few additional papers to fill out a session for the upcoming SfAA Meeting in Santa Fe.

Academic Practice and the Ends of Possibility: Negotiating Power and Enacting New Worlds Through Teaching and Research

The papers in this session investigate and theorize engaged research and teaching practices that intend to make visible and support egalitarian, and sustainable forms of sociality and economy.

The current conditions that we find ourselves in--extreme social inequalities, dislocations, and vulnerabilities as part of rapidly changing and increasingly unstable ecologies—suggest an urgency around the nature and objectives of our research, teaching, and learning practices. Questions of what and how we teach, the way in which knowledge is produced, the frames from which we ask questions and explore politics, and the subjective transformations that might take place within ethnographic and pedagogical processes are not only ethical issues, but take on added ontological weight; they are questions that speak to our very existence. How do we learn to survive well together?

This renewed import of our academic practices is complicated by the steering of education towards a valuation system based in market metrics. Academic practices are increasingly made legible and are valued based on their ability to produce people and products for the market. Even so, what some have described as the “neoliberal” restructuring of public education still has space for, and in some cases even invites, forms of teaching and learning that can aspire to create new ways of thinking, doing, and being in the world.

Papers in this session discuss research and teaching projects that engage with and aspire to help create imaginings and practices that explode the Cartesian dualism of nature and culture, locating human practices as part of worlds in which social and ecological well-being have ethical primacy.

If you are interested in participating, please direct any questions and/or send abstracts proposals by September 5th to Vin Lyon-Callo vincent.lyon-callo@wmich.edu and Boone Shear bshear@umass.edu

Heritages of Migration: Moving Stories, Objects and Home
6 – 10 April 2017
National Museum of Immigration
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Call for papers deadline: 14 October 2016
www.heritagesofmigration.wordpress.com

The early colonization of the Americas represented the layering of cultures and new inscriptions of place. Today we see conceptions of the stability of ‘old world’ that have been challenged by centuries of two-way flows of people and objects, each engendering new meanings, allowing for new interpretations of landscape, the production of identities and generating millions of stories. The emergence of the ‘new world’ in opposition to the old – in real, imaginary and symbolic terms – problematizes sense of place and induces consideration of a ‘placelessness’ as a location for ideas of home, memory and belonging. This conference looks at the actors and processes that produce and reconfigure the old world in the new, and the new world in the old across the Atlantic – north and south – through constructions of heritage in material and immaterial form. Its focus is upon the widely conceived Trans-Atlantic but we also welcome contributions that focus on the heritages of migration from around the world.
Held at the National Museum of Immigration, Buenos Aires, Argentina – a country that itself has seen mass immigration – this conference asks:

• What objects and practices do migrants value and carry with them in their movements between old and new worlds?
• How do people negotiate and renegotiate their “being in the world” in the framework of migration?
• How is memory enacted through material culture and heritage into new active domains?
• What stories are told and how are they transmitted within and between migrant communities and generations?
• How is the concept of home made meaningful in a mobile world?
• Where do performances of identity “take place” so as to generate new landscapes of collective memory?
• How do the meanings of place and placelessness change over generations from an initial migration?

The conference is designed encourage provocative dialogue across the fullest range of disciplines Thus we welcome papers from academic colleagues in fields such as anthropology, archaeology, art history, architecture, business, communication, ethnology, heritage studies, history, geography, literary studies, media studies, museum studies, popular culture, postcolonial studies, sociology, tourism, and urban studies.

• Indicative topics of interest to the conference include:
• The heritage of trans-Atlantic encounters – ways and means of crossing distances
• Performing place and new inscriptions of placelessness
• Migration and urban territories – settlement processes and practices
• Travelling intangible heritages – the rituals, practices, festivals of home away
• Diasporic heritage communities
• Migrating memories
• Representations of migration/immigration in popular culture

How to submit an abstract

Abstracts of 300 words submitted in the conference format should be sent as soon as possible but no later than October 14 2016. Please click on the link below to submit your abstract via our online form: www.universityofbirmingham.submittable.com
If you have any difficulty with the online submission form, or any other queries, please email Hannah Stretton at Ironbridge@contacts.bham.ac.uk.

Organisers: Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage (University of Birmingham, UK), Collaborative for Cultural Heritage Management and Policy (CHAMP, University of Illinois)

In partnership with: Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero (UNTREF, Argentina), UNESCO Chair in Cultural Tourism (Argentina), Museums of Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero (National Museum of Immigration, Argentina)

Invitation to The Future of Wild Europe conference, 12-14 September, Leeds, UK

Dear Colleagues,

I would like to extend to all an invitation to The Future of Wild Europe, a conference to be held at the University of Leeds from 12-14 September, 2016. This interdisciplinary event is aimed at understanding how the meanings and places of ‘the wild’ in Europe have changed over time and what value wild and wilds hold for Europe as a whole, and for European states and citizens/non-citizens individually.

The conference will draw in keynote speakers and discussants from across the environmental humanities and environmental studies, among them Stefania Barca, Elizabeth DeLoughrey, Charles Foster, Marcus Hall, Dolly Jørgensen, Jamie Lorimer, Kate Rigby, as well as closing keynote speakers Jean-Michel Cousteau and Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, the President of Iceland. The full, three-day conference schedule can be found below and at http://enhanceitn.eu/eurwild.

There are still a small number of places available for non-presenting members to attend the conference. We are charging a nominal £10 registration fee for the event, which includes lunches across all three days as well as teas/coffees. If you would like to attend, please sign up by registering online here http://store.leeds.ac.uk/browse/product.asp?compid=1&modid=1&catid=713

We look very much forward to welcoming you to Leeds in September for what will be an exciting several days. If you have any questions about registering, please be in touch with either Roger Norum r.norum@leeds.ac.uk<mailto:r.norum@leeds.ac.uk> or or George Holmes g.holmes@leeds.ac.uk<mailto:g.holmes@leeds.ac.uk>.

Best,
Roger

The Future of Wild Europe
Early-Career Researcher Conference
12–14 September, 2016

University of Leeds
Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall
12 Cavendish Road, Leeds LS2 9JT
#eurwild

*MONDAY, 12 SEPTEMBER*
08.00 – 08.45   Conference registration and coffee
08.45 – 09.00 Welcome and introductions [Graham Huggan]
09.00 – 10.00 “What is the wild, and who decides? Specifying rewilding through a history of Heck cattle” Opening keynote: Jamie Lorimer [Moderator: George Holmes]
10.00 – 11.30 Morning panel sessions

Paper session 1: Visions 1 [Chair: Jonathan Carruthers-Jones]
Between Mallorca and Kanaimá: Domesticative nature interpretation and the wildfires of agriculture
Alejandro Reig
The Wild in a Bottle: Questions of Social Value in Follow the Wine Ethnography
Sarah Yoho
An anthropomorphic dilemma: a phenomenological insight of the human/nonhuman symbiosis
Valentina Gamberi

Paper session 2: Perspectives on Rewilding 1 [Chair: Vikas Lakhani]
‘Rewilding’ the Southern Carpathians: exploring the local and global narratives framing the ‘bison comeback’ in Romania
Clare Bissell
Scratching the Surface: Exploring contemporary understandings of rewilding in rural England
Miranda Strubel
An agent based model to assist policy makers considering re-introduction of Eurasian Lynx to Scotland
Ian Philips
11.30 – 13.00 “Wild : Walled” session (Irma Allen, Anne Gough)
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 15.30 “Behind Being a Beast”: Charles Foster on literature and the environment [Moderator: Amy Cutler]
15.30 – 16.00 Coffee
16.00 – 17.30 “Environmental justice: Cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary perspectives from Europe, the UK and Australia”
Roundtable discussion: Stefania Barca, Richard Kerridge and Kate Rigby [Moderator: Marco Armiero]
17.30 – 18.00 Coffee
18.00 – 19.30 TBC
19.30 – Wine reception

*TUESDAY, 13 SEPTEMBER*
08.30 – 09.00 Coffee
09.00 – 10.00 “Conflict in a wilder world: Of muskoxen and men in Scandinavia” Keynote Lecture: Dolly Jørgensen [Moderator: Roger Norum]
10.00 – 10.30 Coffee
10.30 – 12.00 “Rewilding Europe” Roundtable discussion: Franz Krause, Thierry Lefebvre, Nadya Vangelova [Moderator: Steve Carver]
12.00 – 13.30 Lunch
13.30 – 15.00 Afternoon panel sessions

Paper session 3: Designing the Urban Wild [Chair: Daniele Valisena]
Wilding design: Exploring co-species livability in cities
Cathel Hutchinson
Flies under the trees, bugs around bricks: wilderness in today’s European cities
Gilberto Mazzoli
Reflection of Urban Wildscape in Contemporary Czech Art Projects
Barbora Bakosova and Radoslava Krylová

Paper session 4: Wild Policy 1 [Chair: Jeroen Oomen]
Where has the wilderness gone: the role of shifting baseline syndrome in the participatory conservation of wild spaces and species
Jonathan Carruthers-Jones
Disentangling public perceptions of wilderness: How can the ecosystem service approach contribute to the quantitative and spatial assessment of people's values?
Brenda Zoderer
The future of wild in Europe in the light of its last decade policy development
Zoltan Kun and Ladislav Miko

15.00 – 16.00 Photographic narratives session [Moderator: Arvid van Dam]
16.00 – 17.30 Afternoon panel sessions

Paper session 5: Perspectives on Rewilding 2 [Chair: Jesse Peterson]
Settling nature: Norwegian carnivore management and the modern wild
Magnus Jacobsen
Ethnographic Approaches of a Rewilding Project in Portugal
Guilherme da Silva e Sá
What’s new in the old East? A study of effects and perceptions since the return of the grey wolf (Canis lupus) in Oberlausitz, Saxony, Germany
Alexandra Hampson

Paper session 6: Mobility and the Environment [Chair: Irma Allen]
Climate Change, Wildness and Migration in Europe in Alexis Wright’s The Swan Book (2013) and Maggie Gee’s The Ice People (1998)
Lucy Rowland
To Structure Wildness? On Wildlife Crossings in The Netherlands
Eline Tabak
The Wild Around The Corner. Migrants And Their Feral Urban Ecology in the United States and France during the Great Migration
Daniele Valisena
17.30 – 18.00 Break
18.00 – 19.00 TBC
19.00 – 20.00 Drinks in foyer
20.00 – Conference dinner at Fairuz, Lower Ground Floor, Fairfax House, Merrion St, Leeds LS2 8JU

*WEDNESDAY, 14 SEPTEMBER*
08.30 – 09.00 Coffee
09.00 – 10.00 Keynote: Libby Robin, “Running Wild: Agriculture and other Invasions”
10.00 – 12.00 Morning panel sessions

Paper session 7: Wildlands <> wastelands [Chair: Clare Lagier]
Fallow lands: from hated wastelands to beloved wildlands
Remi Beau
Wild Wastes: working towards a radical ecology of waste
Jesse Peterson
Experiencing Urban Wild Nature Through Security Fencing
Kerry Morrison
Designed wildness: Unlocking the potential of urban wastelands
Joanne Hudson and Becky Sobell

Paper session 8: Risk [Chair: Anne Gough]
Outlaws and Civilization: Narratives from the Deserts of Southern Spain
Arvid Van Dam
Contesting the wild: The governance of disturbance regimes in the UK
Filipa Soares
The Roaring Inside Her, Repeated: Fertility as Risk in Jean Rhys’s Voyage in the Dark
Caitlin Stobie
No More Wildness: Climate Engineering’s Dream of Control
Jeroen Oomen

Paper session 9: Wild Policy 2 [Chair: Anna Antonova]
When forest becomes wild. Discourse about wildness within forestry management in Poland
Agata Konczal
Crafting Wildness: Labor and Love on the West Coast of Scotland
Mackenzie Cramblit
Becoming Wild: Exploring the intersections of wild land and wind farm decision-making processes
Louise Senior
An Approach to Wildlife Geography from Local Knowledge and Environmental Governance on Germany and Colombia
Maria Rodriguez Acero

12.00 – 13.00 Lunch
13.00 – 14.30 Afternoon panel sessions

Paper session 10: Memory [Chair: Eveline Desmalen]
The Landscape and the human/non-human
Andrew Gordon Jeffrey
The Memory of the Wild and the ‘Postmemory’ of the Pre-Wild Highlands of Scotland
Jason Harrison
The forest as a ground for shaping cultural values in Estonia
Karin Leivategija

Paper session 11: Visions 2 [Chair: Sarah Yoho]
Beyond Wilderness: Literary Imaginations of the Rhine-Meuse Delta
Eveline De Smalen
Coastal Landscape in the Anthropocene: Capturing the Wild in Harriet Tarlo and Judith Tucker’s behind: land and Harriet Tarlo’s Coast
Veronica Fibisan
Imagining Wild European Coasts in the Anthropocene
Anna Antonova
14.30 – 14.45 Short break
14.45 – 16.00 Film, narrative and the environment [Moderator: Marcus Hall]
16.00 – 16.45 Anthony Carrigan memorial session [Moderator: Elizabeth DeLoughrey]
16.45 – 17.00 Short break
17.00 – 18.00 Keynote: Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, President of Iceland [Moderator: Katrín Anna Lund]
18.00 – 18.15 Short Break
18.15 – 19.30 Closing Keynote: Jean-Michel Cousteau [Moderator: Graham Huggan]

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Roger Norum
School of English
University of Leeds
(+44) 7525 006 807

CFP: BC Studies Conference 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS – BC Studies 2017: (Un)Settling British Columbia
May 4 - 6, 2017
Vancouver Island University, Nanaimo

Deadline for submission: Monday, October 31, 2016.

https://networks.h-net.org/node/3449/discussions/139621/cfp-bc-studies-conference-2017

 

*Call for Papers*

*Classifying people: From gender and age to zodiac signs and personality
types*

Deadline for manuscript submission: *October 1st, 2016*

Send manuscripts at compaso@compaso.eu

We routinely treat people as representatives of certain categories, bearing
their typical traits even if diverging in significant ways. There are many
classifications of people available to describe a person – from gender
categories, generations and age groups, professions, to complex yet
para-scientific typologies such as zodiac signs, and scientifically
constructed classes such as personality or other psychologically-defined
types.

We invite researchers to explore *how we create types of people, modify
them and use them in interaction*. Possible research questions include the
following, and any other related topics:

1. What are the *current representations of gender and age categories*
in various media – from textbooks to ads, movies, music videoclips,
cartoons, graphic novels, or computer games? How are they influenced by
medium and genre conventions?

2. How are gender and age classifications *changing* in different
societies and settings, including online arenas? Where can we see change
and where can we see persistence?

3. How are various *institutions working with classifications* of
people – that is, how are such classifications interlinked with social
practices that take into account these types of humans to apply
differential treatment? For example, how is gender as a social institution
shaping practices in education, human resources & employment, intimacy or
family life? What about age? How are personality types and personality
tests shaping recruitment in various industries? How are children
classified in schools, and to what effects?

4. What about *less common* classifications? How *are zodiac signs*
relevant in the daily lives of people who care about them? How are
classifications of people shaping diagnosis and treatment *in homeopathic
medicine*?

5. How is *population ageing* changing the way we classify people in
age groups and the representations of various age-based categories? What is
the diversity of portrayals of the elderly in various media and genres? How
do generational classifications (from the Lost Generation to Generation X,
Gen Y or Millenials, or Generation Alpha) shape creative industries and
marketing?

6. How are certain categories of people changing shape or visibility
through professional or self-diagnosis of *psychological conditions*, such
as depression, anxiety disorders, ADHD, and autism, or categories of
(dis)abilities in eyesight, reading, hearing, speech, or memory?

7. How do *people define and manage category boundaries*, their
strictness or permeability? What are the theories that underlie
classifications? For example, what is the role of biology or even genetic
determinism in understanding gender, age-based or psychologically-defined
types of people?

8. What is the *role of objects in expressing, denying or modifying
one’s relation with a category of people*? How is gender or age expressed
through clothing, toys, or access to technology? How are psychological
conditions interlinked with medication regimes? How are types of people
re-affirmed through material representations in texts or illustrations, in
daily life or scientific settings?

9. What is the *role of science and technology* in producing, refuting
and modifying classifications of people?

10. Last but not least, *how* *is technology reshaping the generation,
use and change in types of people*? For example, how are gender & age
related to the use and creation of digital technologies? How are people
classified into personality or behavioral types based on their online
traces?

CFP for SAA Vancouver: Archaeology of India

Session for 82nd Meeting of Society for American Archaeology (SAA)
To be held: Vancouver, BC, Canada Mar 29th-Apr 2nd , 2017

https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/141086/cfp-saa-vancouver-archaeology-india

 

The Archaeological Institute of America Site Preservation Grant funds projects that uphold the AIA's mission to preserve and promote the world's archaeological heritage. The goal of the grant, which carries a maximum value of $25,000 awarded over a period of one to three years, is to maximize global preservation efforts and awareness through AIA support. The AIA targets projects that not only seek to directly preserve archaeological sites, but also emphasize outreach, education, and best practices to positively impact the local community, students, and the discipline of archaeology as a whole.

***Please note, applicants must first submit an inquiry form on our website. We have provided the link below. If approved, applicants will be invited to complete a full application, due October 15.***

The next deadline for this grant is October 15, 2016.

For more information or to submit an inquiry, please visit our website at http://archaeological.org/grants/706.

To learn about past winners, visit our projects page at http://archaeological.org/sitepreservation/projects.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions,

Samantha

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Samantha Craig
Development & Governance Coordinator
Archaeological Institute of America
656 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02215
617.353.9364

GLOBAL RELIGION CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT GRANT COMPETITION

The Global Religion Research Initiative (GRRI) of the Center for the Study of Religion and Society (CSRS) at the University of Notre Dame (IN, USA) will be awarding 12 course development grants in the social sciences per year over the next three years (45 grants total). The purpose of the grants is to help advance the social scientific study of global religion by providing faculty in North American colleges and universities funds for (1) the development of new undergraduate courses or graduate seminars on religion, especially global religion; or (2) the significant revision or updating of existing undergraduate or graduate courses to add new, substantial components on global religion.

The grants intend to encourage the construction and enhancement of innovative college and university courses in the social sciences that involve significant material engaging students in scholarship about non-Western religions. Each course development grant will provide $4,000 for faculty to develop a new course or significantly revise an existing course; the funds can be used for summer salary, the purchase of books and film media, and other reasonable expenses related to course development and revisions. Fifteen grants will be awarded each year over the next three academic years (2017-2018, 2018-2019, and 2019-2020). The Global Religion Research Initiative is funded by the Templeton Religion Trust of Nassau, Bahamas.

Eligibility Requirements
These curriculum development grants are open to college and university social science faculty at all levels of their careers employed in North American colleges and universities. Priority will be given to tenured or tenure-track faculty. “Social sciences” here includes sociology, political science, anthropology, economics, and psychology; prospective applicants in other departments (e.g., areas studies) should inquire with GRRI staff about their possible eligibility (at grri@nd.edu). Grant recipients must agree to teach the new or revised course at least twice in the near future, and will be asked to inform the Global Religion Research Initiative (in part for grant reporting purposes) when they are taught, and to share their course syllabi. All grant funding is awarded to fellowship recipients; no funds will be paid as indirects or overhead to their colleges or universities.

Selection Criteria
Successful course development grant proposals will include the following:
-evidence that the faculty applicant will either (a) develop a new course or seminar on religion or (b) significantly revise an existing course or seminar to include new and substantial material on religion — applicants need to demonstrate that the grants will indeed significantly revise their teaching and not simply continue or moderately modify previous or current courses.
-Proposed plans to develop or revise a course or seminar to include a significant focus primarily on a contemporary religion or religions (or relatively recent cases, not on ancient, medieval, or early modern religions) in one or more of the following world regions:
o Asia, including East, Southeast, and South Asia
o The Middle East and Turkey
o Eastern Europe
o Africa
o Latin America
o The Caribbean
o Pacific Islands
-Promise of relating the new religion component(s) of the course or seminar to issues of importance within their disciplines in ways that will help to integrate the study of religion into the mainstream of their disciplines

(Depending on the volume of applications received for this fellowship, the GRRI may not be able to provide applicants specific ratings or feedback from the evaluation process.)

Application Requirements
Applications must include the following materials to be considered for funding:
-Online application: fill out and submit contact, applicant, and proposal information in the application portal
-Cover letter: one or two pages briefly explaining the course or seminar to be created or significantly revised, the applicant’s interest in or rationale for developing or revising the course or seminar, and a summary description of courses taught in recent years and how this new or revised course will alter one’s overall curricular offerings.
-Copy of syllabus to be revised (if the proposal is to revise an existing course, not develop a new course)
-Curriculum vitae
-Department Chair’s letter: a short letter from the applicant’s department Chair approving the creation or revision of the proposed course, and explicitly agreeing that it will be scheduled to be taught at least two times in the near future.

Applicants are responsible to submit all required materials by the deadline. Incomplete applications will not be evaluated for possible funding. Applicants may not submit proposals to more than two GRRI programs in any given year.

Application Procedure
Apply online at grri.nd.edu/apply. The application portal will open on September 1, 2016. All application materials must be submitted by October 17, 2016.
For more information, see grri.nd.edu/about or email grri@nd.edu.

The "Glorious Triumph" of Symbolic Interactionism: Honouring the Past/Forging the Future, 34th Annual Qualitative Analysis Conference, May 17-19, 2017, McMaster University

http://www.qualitatives.ca/

 

L'île et son autre, la francophonie en Relation
Congrès du Conseil international d'études francophones
du 26 juin au 2 juillet 2017

Université des Antilles et de la Guyanne
Schœlcher, Martinique

En choisissant La Martinique pour son 31e Congrès du 26 juin au 2 juillet 2017, le CIÉF souhaite mettre en valeur la francophonie en Relation et sollicite donc des communications portant sur tout ce qui « relie (relaie), relate » (Glissant).

Veuillez consulter l'appel à communications et à sessions:
https://secure.cief.org/wp/?page_id=916

 

*CFP *Food sharing: contemporary cultures, practices and economies**

Food sharing, often characterized as the bedrock of human civilization,
incorporates diverse activities and evolving practices. This session seeks
to bring together scholars working within food studies with those examining
the cultures, practices and economies of sharing to investigate the
tensions, solidarities and possibilities within contemporary food sharing.

What has come to be known as ‘the sharing economy’ in mass and social media
encompasses a plethora of enterprises that facilitate the exchange
(sometimes sharing) of underutilized resources often (but not always) with
the help of web platforms and advances in information communication
technology (ICT). As a rapidly expanding sector its impact on regulation,
sustainability, consumer and labor protection, and social relations is
evolving, contested and understudied.

To date, much media attention is focused only on tip of the sharing economy
“iceberg” celebrating activities characterized by capitalist firms, waged
labor, novel platform economies, finance capital, and commodity exchange.
While there are examples of food sharing in this narrow category (e.g. Eat
With, MealSharing), social enterprises, cooperatives, informal gifting
networks, voluntary and caring labor have long formed the life-blood of
diverse food sharing practices. As a result, we are interested in empirical
and conceptual papers from across the diverse terrain of contemporary food
sharing and we are particularly keen to receive abstracts for papers that
examine one or more dimensions of the following:

a) the sharing of *food-related knowledge and skills* (e.g. about
identifying, growing, storing and cooking food), *spaces* (e.g. from land
for growing food in community gardens, CSAs and backyards etc. to kitchens
for preparing meals or food products) and *tools* (e.g. growing or cooking
utensils), as well as *food stuff* itself (from seeds and harvests to raw
or processed food);

b) food sharing that takes places through the *collecting* wild or
surplus food (e.g. foraging, gleaning, skip surfing), *swapping *(e.g. food
or seeds) *and* *bartering*, *gifting* or even through *monetary exchange*
(e.g. shared purchasing, underground supper clubs or not for profit meal
sharing ventures);

c) food sharing that occurs *beyond the family*, including
acquaintances, club members, associations, strangers; food sharing between
businesses or between business and charities or not-for-profit
organizations;

d) food sharing *that utilizes any form of ICT*, e.g. internet, social
media, or smart technology to support, enhance or enable sharing.

At the same time, we seek to bring order to this cornucopia of food
sharing, and thus are particularly interested in papers that engage with
one or more of the following themes and frameworks in their analysis of
food sharing:
· Diverse economies, social and solidarity economies
· Commons and commoning
· Food justice and security
· Food governance – including law and regulation
· Food sustainability
· ICT and STS (science and technology studies)
· Materiality and social practice approaches

Empirically and theoretically informed papers are very welcome and we are
looking to develop a Special Issue on food sharing economies from papers
that participate in this session.

Please send abstracts of no more than *250 words *to *both* Oona Morrow (
morrowo@tcd.ie) and Anna Davies (daviesa@tcd.ie) by *30th September 2016*.

CFP 2017 Society for Latin American Studies Conference, Glascow

The 2017 Society for Latin American Studies Conference will be held in Glasgow on the 6th and 7th April.

http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/socialpolitical/research/politics/slas2017/#/callforpanelsandpapers

Note the deadline for proposals for panels and papers is Friday 21st October.

The keynote speaker will be Professor Sonia Alvarez from University of Massachusetts Amherst.

If you have any queries or questions please contact the organising committee- details via the above link.

CfP for the workshop "Reluctant Heritage: Revisiting Museums and Memory Sites in Central and Eastern Europe in a Transnational Perspective", Bucharest, CEREFREA, 4-5 November 2016 [DL: September 15th]

A troubled and segmented East-European history has given rise to a troubled and segmented museum history. Museums in Central and Eastern Europe have found themselves, time and again, faced with difficult and uncomfortable choices. Immediately after the Second World War, museums had to update their exhibitions in order to narrate radically different stories. One of the major changes also included exhibiting the socialist present, such as the accomplishments of the regime, and the recent past: the violent, revolutionary coming to power of communist parties all over Eastern Europe became part of the permanent exhibition of local and national museums. Museums also had to literally hide entire collections that were suddenly found inappropriate. After the fall of communism, these collections were brought back to museum halls (although much of their history, documentation and context had been lost) and it was time for the communist collections to become bothersome and thus be hidden or even destroyed.

The workshop seeks to explore the specificities of reaction to political and social change in the context of museums and heritage sites. Museums could be considered in terms of their historiographic and political foundations, as the outcome of mobilizations of a wide variety of actors who have contributed to their creation or their dismantling (museum professionals, architects, academics, public historians, victims’ associations and other cultural brokers). In some contexts, the heritage process has contributed to a discursive criminalisation of previous regimes – for instance the transformation of detention centres in museums or memory sites. In others, it has facilitated implicit forms of rehabilitation, under the guise of commercially exploiting the legacy – architectural, artistic, political – of the former regime. Finally, a significant number of museums and memory sites were faced with the challenge and task of reinvesting their collections with a new meaning and a new narrative, framed in new historiographies and nation-building projects.

Within this framework, our workshop will bring together contributions that respond to one or more of the following aspects, relating to the central concern on whether museum displays and heritage sites have been remade to conform to new scientific and political narratives/ agendas:

- will examine case-studies of metamorphoses of East-European museums and built heritage during the Cold War and in post-communism.
- will discuss whether museums are sometimes in the vanguard of social and political change or are they merely reacting to societal transformations.
- will analyse how museums and heritage sites have been mobilized to qualify, and at times to criminalize the socialist period
- will seek to highlight the emergence and circulation of heritage models at national, regional and trans-regional levels, evident in the museums established in former detention centres, in the management of heritage assets related to past dictatorial regimes, and in the reconfigurations of exhibitions in museums around the area.
- will expand the debate by bringing case-studies of transnational processes going beyond the European borders (with a particular interest in Latin America)
- will bring theoretical and methodological insights into the study of processes of heritage-making from a transnational perspective.

Please submit 300-word abstracts and a short bio (in English or in French) to reluctantheritage@gmail.com by September 15th. The successful participants will be notified by September 20th.

While the conference will be bilingual, in English and French, no simultaneous translation will be provided.

Funds are available to cover the expenses (travel or accommodation) for a limited number of participants. Please indicate in your paper proposal whether you will be seeking this funding.

Convenors:
Gruia Badescu, University of Oxford
Simina Badica;, National Museum of the Romanian Peasant
Nelly Bekus, University of Exeter
Damiana Otoiu, University of Bucharest

The workshop is organized by the Regional Center for Advanced Francophone Research in Social Sciences (CEREFREA Villa Noël), University of Bucharest

and supported by the following institutions and projects:
- Museums and Controversial Collections. Politics and Policies of Heritage-Making in Post-Colonial and Post-socialist Contexts project of the Romanian National Authority for Scientific Research and Innovation, CNCS – UEFISCDI, project number PN-II-RU-TE-2014-4-2368, New Europe College, Bucharest.
- AHRC (Care for the Future) - LABEX Pasts in the Present joint funded project The Criminalization of Dictatorial Pasts in Europe and Latin America in Global Perspective, University of Exeter and Institut des Sciences Sociales du Politique, Paris.
- Political Science Department, University of Bucharest.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/326636824342738/

Damiana Otoiu
Political Science Department, University of Bucharest

8, Spiru Haret Street
010175, Bucharest 1
Ph.: 0040 21 3141268
Fax: 0040 21 3133511
E-mail: damiana.otoiu@fspub.unibuc.ro
http://cevipol.ulb.be/fr/users/dotoiu
http://www.nec.ro/research-programs/uefiscdi-cncs/te-projects/current/museums
https://enseignements-2016.ehess.fr/2016/ue/1729//

CALL FOR PAPERS
Bilingual Graduate Students Colloquium
Indigenous Peoples and the Extractive Industry:
Impacts and Alternatives
October 18th, 2016

School of Political Studies, School of Sociological and Anthropological Studies, and the
Human Rights Research and Education Centre
University of Ottawa

The socio-environmental impacts of the extractive industry are widely documented.
However, the voices of affected communities, which are mainly Indigenous, are often left
unheard. From October 17-21, 2016, a photo exhibition will be presented at the
University of Ottawa. Organized by the School of Political Studies and the School of
Sociological and Anthropological Studies, Mining Watch Canada, and the Mexican
Network of Mining-Affected Communities (REMA), it will feature an itinerant and
interactive bilingual photo exhibition, as well as a film festival on Indigenous peoples and
the extractive industry. This symposium will inform Ottawa University's students and
professors, as well as the greater public, about the impacts of the extractive industry in
Canada and abroad. It will also highlight the possibility of developing alternative modes
of development that are more ecologically, culturally and economically harmonious with
Indigenous lands and perspectives.

To further raise awareness and stimulate discussions regarding Indigenous peoples'
experiences of extractive development on their territories, the School of Political Studies,
the School of Sociological and Anthropological Studies, and the Human Rights Research
and Education Centre of the University of Ottawa are now calling for papers from
graduate students whose research is relevant to this subject. This research may address
relevant questions such as: What are the impacts of extractive development projects on
Indigenous peoples and ecosystems in Canada, or abroad? How and to what extent are
Indigenous peoples' concerns and interests taken into account in this context? What are
the main obstacles or challenges faced by communities affected by extractive projects
when seeking to protect their territories, cultures and ways of life? What can we learn
from Indigenous peoples' resistance to, or acceptance of these projects, and what are
some of the strategies and tactics they are utilizing? Are some extractive development
projects compatible with Indigenous perspectives, cosmovisions and interests? What are
some alternative models of development?

This colloquium constitutes a unique opportunity for graduate students to gain experience
in the academic field and share the results of their research on issues of critical social
importance. Please send your abstract, 250 words maximum, in French or English, to
indigenousminingconf2016@gmail.com by September 9th, 2016. Abstracts will be peerreviewed
by our scientific committee, and you will receive results of our evaluation by
the 15th of September. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.

CFP: Theorizing Citizenship in Higher Education: Students as Agents for Change?

**Apologies for cross-posting. Deadline for abstracts Tuesday 20th September 2016.**

Call for Papers: Theorizing Citizenship in Higher Education: Student, Agency, and Change

Session Convenors: Mark Holton (Plymouth University) and Yi’En Cheng (Yale-NUS College)

5-9 April, 2017
Boston, MA

American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting 2017

Citizenship – whether it is constitutional-legal status tied to certain rights and responsibilities; or practiced by people as they navigate obstacles to carve out spaces and communities of belonging; or even as embodied, sensuous, and felt within the psychic and emotional realms – is central to a repertoire of issues and concerns in contemporary restructuring of higher education around the world. Recent research has begun to question how various processes are changing students’ ideas and practices around citizenship: from the increasingly globalised networks of students moving around the world to the neoliberalization of higher education policies that have heavily marketized (transnational) degree programmes, term-time accommodation and student organizations and unions; from the mounting pressure on students to search for and acquire ‘useful’ cultural and embodied capitals, such as critical thinking, emotional intelligence, and global competencies, to the ways in which students’ identities are negotiated, accepted or rejected on campuses. At the same time, class, gender, race/ethnicity and other social differences continue to act as prisms through which inequalities are [re]produced, even though these can also occur alongside hopeful practices of love, care, solidarity, and anti-injustice. How might the notion of citizenship help frame these ongoing discussions and/or open up conversations about students-as-citizens? What kinds of citizenships are emerging in these different moments of higher educational change? Relatedly, how can that further our understanding of higher education spaces as contentious, politicised, and radical locations?

In this session, we explore how citizenship can be theorized in diverse contexts of higher education, across both the global north and south. By fostering a dialogue between citizenship studies and geographies of higher education, the session will allow us to rethink and renew the research agenda on the geographies of higher education students. We are interested in multiple ways of thinking about citizenship as informed by students’ experiences during and beyond term-time, their mobilities across various scales and borders, as well as their engagement with explicit and implicit forms of politics. We want to unpack the ways in which dominant understandings of the ‘student voice’ and the ‘student experience’ in higher education are assembled through representations, discourses, and practices of citizenship within particular political-economic and socio-cultural regimes. We are also keen to examine students’ responses to the burdens placed upon them in terms of peer, institutional and policy pressures and the extent to which this might act as potential catalysts for change. Papers that offer fresh materials, theoretically and empirically, to advancing existing scholarship on the geographies of citizenship in higher education and student lives are especially welcomed.

Please submit a 250-word abstract with title and short bio to Mark Holton (mark.holton@plymouth.ac.uk) and Yi’En Cheng (yien.cheng@yale-nus.edu.sg), by 20 September 2016.

Festival International du Film Ethnographique du Québec 2017 - Call for submissions

To whom it may concern:

Allow us to send you the *call for submissions* for the FIFEQ 2017 edition.

The *International Ethnographic Film Festival of Quebec* (FIFEQ) is a
student-run film festival which will take place in Montreal and Quebec
City, Canada, from March 12th to March 26th 2017. The festival is dedicated
to the promotion of ethnographic films and social documentary.

We would greatly appreciate your collaboration in forwarding this call for
submissions to your students, members, producers, filmmakers and professors.

For more information, please visit our website at *www.fifeq.ca*
and don't hesitate to email us.

Please take note that the admission process starts earlier and closes
earlier this year.

The admission process officially starts on *August 15**th **2016*. The
forms and procedures are accessible on our website from that day.

Please take note of the deadline for submitting films, which is *December
1st 2016*.

Thank you for your precious collaboration,

Sarah Copland

Emmanuel Précourt Senécal

Julia Stoll

On behalf of the coordinative team for FIFEQ 2017

www.fifeq.ca

CFP- LASA 2017 - Challenges and Opportunities of the Politicisation of Identities at the Extractive Frontier in Latin America

Those working on extractivism in Latin America might be interested in submitting a paper proposal for the following panel.

CALL FOR PAPERS

Latin American Studies Association Annual Conference (Lima, April 29 – May 1 2017)

Challenges and Opportunities of the Politicisation of Identities at the Extractive Frontier in Latin America

Organisers: Katy Jenkins, Northumbria University and Juan Pablo Sarmiento Barletti, Durham University

This panel explores the challenges and opportunities created by the politicisation of identities, including indigeneity, race, and ethnicity, as they are re-worked, challenged, strengthened, appropriated, undermined and/or articulated by different actors at the expanding extractive frontier in Latin America. We conceive of extractivism broadly, to include mining, timber, oil and gas extraction, as well as hydroelectric and agro-industrial projects.

Reflecting on the conference theme of Diálogo de Saberes, the panel explores the ways in which the politicisation of identities brings particular knowledges and experiences to the fore. We seek to understand the multiple challenges and opportunities that this scenario might present for subaltern groups in extractive regions. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, we aim to explore the extent to which these groups may carve out and/or benefit from new local, national, and transnational fora through the politicisation and mobilisation of their identities in their struggle to gain legitimacy, influence decision-making and access negotiations.

We invite empirically-based papers in English or Spanish that engage with, but are not limited to, the following themes in the context of extraction:

- -What are the challenges and opportunities presented by the politicisation of indigenous/ethnic identities?

- -How are particular identities deployed and/or transformed as groups contest, negotiate, or participate in extractive activities?

- -What are the continuities and ruptures between local experiences of indigeneity/ethnicity/race and official definitions in legal figures (e.g. consultation mechanisms, participatory budgets)?

- -How do women experience these processes? To what extent and in what ways are they becoming politicised? How are gendered and indigenous identities articulated?

- -How has extractivism impacted intra-community divisions?

- -What are the different motivations and understandings of re-indigenisation/ethnification/racialisation processes and strategies at play?

Please send proposals (max 250 words) to Katy Jenkins (katy.jenkins@northumbria.ac.uk) and Juan Pablo Sarmiento Barletti (juan-pablo.sarmiento-barletti@durham.ac.uk) by 4th September 2016.

Dr Juan Pablo Sarmiento Barletti | Lecturer in Anthropology | Durham University
W: dur.ac.uk/anthropology/staff/academic/?id=13030 | academia.edu/JuanPabloSarmientoBarletti
P: +44 (0) 191 33 41604 | M: +44 (0) 789 12 84300

The AAAs have put out a call for late-breaking sessions. Please see our CFP below and, if interested, send in your abstract by August 15th.

Note: You MAY submit an abstract for this panel even if you have had another abstract accepted for presentation. If accepted these panels will be scheduled on November 17th or 18th.

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The July 15, 2016 Coup Attempt in Turkey as Event and as Process

On the night of July 15, 2016, Turkey experienced a violent military coup attempt, which targeted key institutions of formal democracy and claimed the lives of over 300 people. The attempt was swiftly intercepted. Within hours the event was declared to have been of great historical significance for the nation, a turning point in the nation’s history. While a bleary-eyed population was still trying to make sense of what happened, a nationalist account of events was made available through media outlets new and old: a nefarious coup against the people’s democratic will had been thwarted by the people themselves. Not yet a month later, the events of the night of July 15 have been accorded a foundational status vis-à-vis the nation’s historic quest for democracy, and have already been monumentalized in the forms of rapidly renamed bridges and public squares.

While there remains much uncertainty and confusion about the July 15 coup attempt—from the plotters to their motives, consequences to specific timelines—the event has paved the way for a comprehensive restructuring of the country’s fundamental socio-political and administrative institutions. A state of emergency, arguably declared to defend and promote the nation’s will against a compromised state mechanism, has been used for sweeping changes to the military and the judiciary, education, media and healthcare.

This panel brings together the work of anthropologists who consider the July 15 coup attempt, both in its irreducible singularity as an event and as part of socio-political processes that extend far beyond the horizon of a single Friday night. We welcome submissions focused exclusively on Turkey as well as those that help situate these events in a comparative perspective or that address the fluctuating landscape of Turkey's international relations. We are interested in bringing together theoretical and ethnographic work that allows us collectively to reflect on July 15 from multiple foci including, but certainly not limited to:

• Critical analyses of hegemony struggles in the post-2000s Turkey

• Moderate Islam as discourse and a practice in state- and nation-making

• Fettulah Gülen’s Hizmet movement as a national (whether by national one means Turkish or American) and international political force

• Democratic representation and representations of democracy

• The changing contours of rights and liberties discourses in Turkey

• The mechanics of manifesting “the will of the people,” whether in front of tanks or as part of massive crowds “keeping watch” over the nation’s democracy

• The events of July 15 and after as illuminating mediation as part and parcel of contemporary politics

• July 15 as a remake or sequel to earlier moments in Turkey’s history, such as the 2013 Gezi Park protest or 1980 “bloodless” military coup

• July 15 as traced and seen from the provinces of the Kurdish conflict

• Gendered politics and performances of power and dissent

Please send abstracts of 250 words and very brief bios or CVs to Zeynep Gürsel (zgursel@macalester.edu) and Ruken Şengül (rukens@umich.edu) by August 15th 2016.

We will notify selected panelists by August 23rd when we must submit our panel proposal to the AAA. The AAA has said they will notify selected panels by early September.

Contact Info:

Zeynep Devrim Gürsel, Assistant Professor, International Studies Department, Macalester College

Ruken Sengul, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Contact Email:

rukens@umich.edu

Upcoming Conference: State of the Pacific 2016

13-15 September 2016

http://pacificinstitute.anu.edu.au/news-events/events/1811/state-pacific-2016

 

Call for Proposals: Canadian Housing and Renewal Association, 49th National Congress on Housing and Homelessness

http://csn-rec.ca/conferences-call-for-papers/call-for-papers/8683-call-for-proposals-canadian-housing-and-renewal-association-49th-national-congress-on-housing-and-homelessness

 

WORKSHOP ON MIGRATION, SEXUALITY AND SEXUAL HEALTH IN WESTERN
CANADA – CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

The CIIM-IRW Regional Symposium: Migration and Refuge in Western Canada
October 21-22, 2016, Winnipeg, Manitoba

https://acs-aec.ca/en/events/acs-annual-conference/the-ciim-irw-regional-symposiummigration-
refuge-in-western-canada/

The focus of this regional symposium is on migration and refuge in Western Canada. We are
seeking abstracts for a workshop on migration, sexuality and sexual health in Western
Canada. We encourage proposals for this workshop from researchers, policy-makers or
government, and practitioners in the migration sector.

Deadline for Abstracts: August 28th

Please send abstract (150 words) to workshop organizer Paula Migliardi, Sexuality Education
Resource Centre (SERC) & Anthropology, University of Manitoba at paulam@serc.mb.ca
Migration, Sexuality and Sexual Health in Western Canada

Sexuality, race, gender, culture, poverty, immigration status, social exclusion are interrelated
factors that place immigrants from ethnic minority backgrounds at increased risk and
vulnerability to negative health outcomes. However, what “risk” means for those bearing the
burden of disease or social issues where gender and sexuality are to the forefront, and those
involved in prevention and health promotion may or may not neatly map out. Still, newcomers’
sexuality and sexual health, how these are understood, and the programs in this area are all
entangled in the way immigrants make sense of themselves and their lives in resettlement. In this
workshop we bring sexuality at the fore for an understanding of migration and social
determinants of health. For this we bring together perspectives from collaborative ethnographic
research with newcomer youth, with immigrant women living with HIV, and with sexuality
education programs targeting immigrants. The presentations will illustrate not only the issues,
but they ways we go about constructing valid and reliable knowledge and representations, and
how these are enmeshed in the ways in which we treat sexuality at the intersection of societal
inequalities in research and programs. We hope that this workshop serve informing research and
practice in ways in which sexuality and gendered dynamics affect and are affected in migration
and resettlement processes.

Wild or Domesticated? Uncanny in Historical and Contemporary Perspectives to Mind,Helsinki - Conference Reg'n open

Helsinki, Finland (The House of Science and Letters), September 20-22, 2016

https://wildordomesticated.wordpress.com

 

Save the Date: The Value of Life Conference, 28-30 June 2017, Wageningen

Here is a first call for a conference we are organizing at Wageningen University next June. Please distribute widely and the usual apologies for x-posting.

The Value of Life: Measurement, Stakes, Implications

International Conference

Wageningen, The Netherlands

28-30 June 2017

Conference website: https://centreforspaceplacesociety.wordpress.com/2017-conference/

This is a first announcement for the June 2017 international conference organised by the Centre for Space, Place and Society (CSPS) at Wageningen University in The Netherlands. The full call for papers and organised sessions will be available in September 2016.

How to properly conceive of, value, measure, sustain and improve on 'life' - in its myriad forms and at a range of scales - is becoming an increasingly profound concern in the 21st century. In this age of computing and other significant technological advances, intensified measures of quantification are enabling us to identify and capitalise on new insights into countless dimensions of 'life' that had previously escaped our awareness and comprehension. Wary of the implications of this, however, others argue for a need to move away from quantification entirely to refocus on the qualitative conditions under which 'life' - human and/or nonhuman - is best sustained. Our conference aims to engage with this debate, asking what is at stake in contestations over appropriate standards for measuring and valuing 'life'? How is 'life' variously categorized and defined in such different systems of measure? What are the oppositions, trade-offs, and potential complementarities between quantitative and qualitative assessments?

The conference will enable interaction among scholars in the social and natural sciences, practitioners, members of civil society and policymakers with interests in the politics of 'life' writ large. A variety of session formats will be invited, including traditional paper presentation sessions, artistic performances, roundtable discussions, posters, etc. Sessions that bring together participants from different fields and backgrounds (e.g., the natural and the social sciences; civil society, policymakers and scholars; etc.) are especially encouraged.

For further information, please contact the conference organisers by emailing britt.broekhaus@wur.nl<mailto:britt.broekhaus@wur.nl> and/or robert.fletcher@wur.nl<mailto:robert.fletcher@wur.nl>.

Centre for Space, Place and Society @ Wageningen University

The Centre for Space, Place and Society (CSPS) brings together researchers from three Wageningen University (WUR) chair groups - Cultural Geography (GEO), Rural Sociology (RSO) and Sociology of Development Change (SDC) - and beyond to advance critical-constructive scholarship within the social sciences. Our particular focus is on issues of socio-spatial and environmental justice. In investigating dynamics of spatial and social rootedness, connections, and circulations, with special attention to questions of inequality, exclusion, difference and plurality, CSPS seeks to translate knowledge into practical action in pursuit of a more just and equitable world.

INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR – CALL FOR PAPERS

RURAL MOBILITIES: TOWARDS APPLIED AND TRANSFORMATIVE UNDERSTANDINGS

March 9-10, 2017
at the Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities “Alfonso Vélez Pliego”,
Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla
Puebla, Mexico

Organized by María Cristina Manzano-Munguía (Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla) and Mark Watson and Kregg Hetherington (Concordia University, Montreal)

For two days in March 2017 in the historic colonial City of Puebla in central Mexico, we will bring together a group of international scholars to explore the possibilities and challenges of applying a mobilities approach to rural research. Our title builds on Sheller and Urry’s (2006) “mobilities paradigm,” a framework for thinking about the social, economic and environmental implications of the movement of peoples, ideas and things, which we will use to interrogate rural contexts.. However, we seek to push this paradigm with papers that interrogate the applied potential of such theorization. In particular we want to offer the opportunity for participants to present, debate and exchange novel frameworks for bringing together mobilities research and practical initiatives.

We leave the content and formulation of such initiatives purposefully open but they might include: the prospects and challenges of integrating analytical insights into policy proposals or other engagements with “policy mobilities” broadly defined. Topics might include: research collaborations with local or grassroots organizations, structures of inequality underpinning local experiences, changing commodity flows, new agrarian class relations, infrastructure building, Indigenous mobilities, or identity politics and migration. Essentially, we are looking for participants interested in not only asking how a mobilities approach can further contribute to our understanding of rural experiences and transformations of socio-economic structures but also how such research is contributing to efforts towards collective social change.

Some questions of collective interest include:

What possibilities for engaged, public scholarship does a mobilities approach offer for research in rural societies and with rural peoples? Can it be used by grassroots organizations, in participation with others, to address practical issues in everyday life?

How do labour relations and identity politics at the local and global level complicate our understandings of mobilities in rural transformation and social formations?

What theoretical insights does mobilities research offer critical rural studies? What implications might such theory have for local conceptualizations and plans for social and economic transition?

How can mobilities research better contribute to community development strategies?

To what extent can interculturalidad (de)construct rural Indigenous mobilities and how Indigenous people (re)create their own frameworks of mobility?
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Urry, J and Sheller, M, 2006, The New Mobilities Paradigm, Environment and Planning A, 38(2):207-226
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LOGISTICS, SCHEDULE, DEADLINES
This seminar will take place on Thursday March 9 and Friday March 10, 2017 in the City of Puebla, Mexico at the Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla. We ask that interested participants send an abstract (300 word limit) by September 15 to Mark and Maria at the following e-mail addresses: mark.k.watson@gmail.com // mmanzanomunguia@gmail.com

Those selected will be notified by mid-October 2016 and will be expected to submit a full paper draft (20-25 pages) by February 24, 2017. Selected papers will be distributed among members of the seminar beforehand. We will be consciously looking to publish revised papers from this seminar in a journal special issue and/or an edited book.

Participants will be expected to fund their own travel but special rates will be secured at local hotels for the booking of accommodations.

For further details, questions or for the submission of abstracts please contact either Mark (mark.k.watson@gmail.com) or Maria (mmanzanomunguia@gmail.com).

Marxism and Nature conference- 15 October 2016


This event might interest those of you with an interest in environmental geography- speakers include Ted Benton and Ian Angus.


International Socialism is holding a one day conference on Marxism and Nature in London on 15 October.


Capitalism’s thirst for profit is leading to climate change, pollution, species extinction and the depletion of natural resources at alarming rates. Despite promises made at the Paris COP21 conference in December 2015, global solutions rest on market mechanisms that offer little promise of success.


This event will explore the relevance of Marxist ideas to our understanding of environmental issues, discuss the specific reasons why capitalism is so destructive and debate different approaches to science and nature.


Date: Saturday 15 October
Time: 10.30am to 5pm
Location: Student Central, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HY

http://isj.org.uk/day-school-marxism-and-nature/

Sessions on:
Fossil fuel capitalism
Biodiversity and species extinction
Science and socialism
The Anthropocene and Marxism today

· Confirmed speakers:
Ian Angus: Canadian ecosocialist activist, editor of the online journal Climate & Capitalism, author of Facing the Anthropocene (2016) and co-author of Too Many People? Population, Immigration, and the Environmental Crisis (2011) http://climateandcapitalism.com/

· Ted Benton: founder member of the Red-Green Study Group, author of The Rise and Fall of Structural Marxism (1984), The Greening of Marxism (1986), Natural Relations (1993) and others.

· Suzanne Jeffery, member of the Campaign against Climate Change trade union group (speaking in a personal capacity).

· Martin Empson, author of Land and Labour: Marxism, Ecology and Human History.

· John Parrington, associate professor in Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology at the University of Oxford. Author of The Deeper Genome and Redesigning Life.

· Ian Rappel, conservation ecologist.

· Camilla Royle, deputy editor, International Socialism.

· Sarah Ensor, who is researching the history of class struggle in Iceland and blogs at http://herringandclassstruggle.blogspot.co.uk/


Book your place now at http://isj.org.uk/day-school-marxism-and-nature/


The webpage includes a selection of related articles from International Socialism. This video of John Bellamy Foster speaking on the Anthropocene and the global ecological crisis at Marxism 2016 may also be of interest: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Luckb-MgXaU

CFP: World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education

July 24th - July 29th, 2017

Registration Opens ​August 2016

Deadline to Submit Abstracts is August 31st, 2016

Submit your abstracts by August 31st, 2016 to the World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education, which in 2017 is being held at Six Nations Polytechnic.

This year’s theme is “A Celebration of Resilience.” The conference attracts highly regarded Indigenous education experts and practitioners. As a result, WIPCE is the largest and most diverse Indigenous education venue in the world.

For more information:

http://www.wipce2017.com/home.html

 

CFP: Canadian Association for Refugee and Forced Migration Studies Conference

CALL FOR PAPERS

Global Displacement & the Politics of Engagement
May 15-18, 2017
Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives, University of Victoria
10th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Refugee and Forced Migration Studies
Forgotten Corridors
Never before in modern history have so many people been forced to leave their homes and journey abroad for temporary or permanent settlement. According to the UNHCR June 2015 report,“by the end of 2015, 65.3 million individuals were forcibly displaced worldwide as a result of persecution, conflict, generalized violence or human rights violations.”
Much attention in the west has been directed at the steady flow of refugees leaving war-torn countries to end up on the shores of the Mediterranean. However, many of the displaced remain neglected or forgotten; travelling little watched corridors en route to temporary destinations in detention centers, refugee camps, or makeshift housing. These hierarchies of human mobility hide the precarious nature of the lives of millions of migrants, demanding attention and engagement to make meaningful transformations.
The Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives at the University of Victoria (www.uvic. ca/capi) will host the tenth annual CARFMS conference from May 15th to 18th, 2017 in beautiful Victoria, BC. CARFMS17 will invite researchers, policy makers and activists from diverse disciplines and regions to discuss the parameters of global displacement, especially the experiences of those taking routes less traveled. We especially encourage filmmakers or producers to submit video documentaries.
Check our website for regular conference updates: http://www.uvic.ca/ research/centres/capi/migration-mobility/home/CARFMS17/index.php.
Tables will be available for organizations and/or causes related to the conference to display materials. Please submit a brief outline of your organization, the materials you wish to display and whether you will have someone available to answer participants’ questions regarding your organization, cause and/or campaign.
KEY THEMES
• Hierarchies of (Im)mobility
• Politics of Engagement
• Indigenous Displacement and Resurgence
• Social Relations, Networks and Affects
• Bridging Knowledge/Praxis
• Transformative Encounters
• Artful Resistance
• Colonialisms, Imperialisms and Mobilities
• Environmental Degradation, Forced Mobility, and Counter Movements
SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
To submit a proposal for a paper, workshop or complete panel, please send the following information to: capi@uvic.ca.
• Name of presenter(s)
• Institutional affiliation(s) or 
Organization(s)
• Contact information (email)
• Title of Paper, Workshop or Panel
• Short abstract or description (no 
more than 200 words) 
For panel proposals please include a rationale for the panel as well as a title and brief description of each paper.
Submission Deadline: September 15, 2016. Earlier submissions are welcome.
• For panel proposals please include a rationale for the panel as well as a title and brief description of each paper.

CFP - First Annual Conference on Native American Nutrition

First Annual Conference on Native American Nutrition

September 26-27, 2016

Prior Lake, Minnesota.

This conference will be a first-of-its-kind forum to share and advance knowledge related to the dietary health of Native communities. It represents a commitment by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community and the University of Minnesota to co-organize a series of annual national conferences focused on the nutrition of Native peoples.

Abstracts for oral and poster presentations may be submitted online until August 15, 2016.

Abstract submissions must follow the guidelines outlined on the conference website at:

http://seedsofnativehealth.org/abstracts/

The full agenda, registration, abstract submission, and other information are available at: SeedsOfNativeHealth.org/Conference.

Register soon, as space will be limited.

Call for Papers – Edited Collection “Controlling Sexuality and Reproduction, Past and Present”

We invite submissions for inclusion in an edited collection to be published as a book through the University of Toronto Press. All papers will be vetted for suitability by the editor and will undergo a peer review process. We seek papers that explore, challenge, and illuminate:

 the seeming naturalness of historical and current efforts to control and marginalize certain kinds of sex and reproduction, and the commonalities and differences amongst these various efforts to police sexual, reproductive and family lives

 how particular sets of behaviours or peoples are targets of control, and thus what kinds of ‘normal’ values are being upheld

 the production of ableism, heteronormativity, Whiteness, gender, and ideal citizenship

Papers should address, in some way, the question of how states, institutions and citizen groups have been – and continue to be – deeply concerned with producing an ideal, normative citizenry by controlling sex, sexuality and reproduction. They should consider why or how certain kinds of sexuality and certain kinds of sexual actors are more likely than others to be policed and contained. Thus, we welcome papers that examine how, in the past and in the current context, marginalized people and practices have been subject to containment, harassment, prosecution or ‘correction’ in terms of their sexual and reproductive lives. We welcome analyses of how these efforts have targeted people who are labelled as disabled; sexually or gender deviant; Indigenous or members of a racialized group; members of non-normative family forms; inmates in prisons, asylums and other institutional sites; dependent on the welfare state; engaging in non-heteronormative sexual practices or; involved in sex work and/or sex surrogacy Thus, we welcome historical and current-context analyses of efforts at containment such as:

 the role of settler states, then and now, in containing and erasing indigenous and other racialized groups’ marital forms, family ties, and reproductive capacities

 policing and prosecuting polygynous and polygamous family forms, historically and currently;

 the heteronormative surveillance, policing and regulation of queer and trans* people’s sexuality and reproductive capacity

 the regulation and prosecution of sex work and sex workers, and in particular how this regulation and prosecution connects to racialization and indigeneity

 the protectionism, infantilization or demonization of disabled or mad people; limiting support and access to disabled people’s sexual and familial lives;

 chemical and medical interventions in prisons, institutions, hospitals, and asylums; segregation through residential schools and other institutions; segregation and containment embedded in community practice, and in immigration policy;

 formal and informal practices of reproductive injustice, violence, abuse, and/or exclusion.

 the effects of law, bioethics, medicine, policy, psychistry,social services or media representation on queer, trans*, disabled, mad or racialized people’s reproductive and sexual rights.

Submissions should be in APA Style, between 5,000 and 6,000 words in total, and made by October 31, 2016 to Dr. Claudia Malacrida and Dr. Danielle Peers c/o tiffany.boulton@uleth.ca for review. Please include: author name(s), author affiliation, a 300-word abstract, and up to 8 keywords with your submission.

Submissions must not be previously-published or submitted for publication elsewhere in order to be considered for inclusion in this volume.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Post-Socialist Environments: Making, un-making and contesting natures in
Central and Eastern Europe

25 - 26 November 2016, Poznań (Poland)

Co-hosted by: Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (Agata Konczal,
Aleksandra Lis) and KTH Environmental Humanities Laboratory (Irma Allen,
ENHANCE) in association with Irina Velicu (University of Coimbra, ENTITLE).

We invite interdisciplinary researchers to explore the notion of
‘post-socialist environments’ in Central-Eastern Europe. We seek to discuss
the relevance and usefulness of this concept, as well as a need for
creating new research approaches and methodologies for studying current as
well as historical environmental issues in the former Central-Eastern
European socialist states. The purpose of the seminar will be to bring
together particularly early career scholars who are engaging with the
politics of the environment in the post-socialist region in order to
share perspectives,
experiences and challenges; to build the beginning of a regional research
network on post-socialist environments; and to facilitate discussion on the
specificity and situatedness of ‘post-socialist’ research and its
researchers.

In the initial stages of post-socialism, ecological damage in Central and
Eastern Europe (CEE) was largely defined as an inherent legacy issue of
communism, requiring capitalist technical, managerial and market fixes
(Herrschel and Forsyth, 2001). While the legacies of communism were indeed
often toxic, symbolized by the devastation of Chernobyl and the drying up
of the Aral Sea, the easy dichotomy between communist ‘dirty’ / capitalist
‘clean’ has since been challenged (Feschbach 1995, Bellamy Foster 2015).
Yet critical interrogation of contemporary
environmental degradation and the production of nature under
post-socialism, including their historical and political background, remain
scant, particularly within the framework of contemporary post-socialist
capitalism (Varga, Kiss and Ember 2002; Velicu 2014). At the same time, the
post-socialist context is often seen less as grounds for theory, more as
illustrative of particularity. Motivated to address these gaps, this
seminar will ask: how does thinking through post-socialism offer
alternative and differing perspectives on the constant process of
making, un-making,
contesting and producing the environment, landscape, nature, natural
resources and the commons? In turn, how does thinking with environments
build theoretical understanding of post-socialism as a condition, process
or perspective? Is there something specific about ‘postsocialist environments’?
Or does the plural imply an incommensurability of experiences?

Possible topics include: natural resource use, environmental conflicts
(mining, agriculture, forestry, water, fossil fuels), environmental
activism, social movements, the commons, energy policy, law and legal
regulation, nature conservation, landscape management, natural/environmental
disasters, environmental history, large scale infrastructures, etc. We
invite interdisciplinary (or even undisciplinary) approaches. Contributions
from across the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (anthropology,
sociology, geography, political ecology, history, eco-criticism, political
science, etc.) welcome, including research that spans the environmental
humanities in the broadest sense, bridging even the humanities and natural
sciences.

To apply: Please submit a 200 word by 15 September 2016 to Agata A. Konczal
(agata.a.konczal@gmail.com), Aleksandra Lis (alis@amu.edu.pl) and Irma Allen
(irma.allen@abe.kth.se). Please include information about your background
and research interests, why you would like to attend the event and your
proposed contribution to the theme of the workshop. Consequently, selected
participants will be asked to send a short paper (2-3000 words) in response
to set questions which will be pre-circulated for discussion. Details will
be announced post-selection.

Finances: There are five travel bursaries of up to 80 Euros available.
Please indicate in your application whether you would like to be considered
for the bursary and why you feel eligible. The hosts will cover one night’s
accommodation in Poznan (25th) for all, and there will be a seminar dinner.

Conference & Special Issue Call for Papers

Social Inequality & Social Justice: North & South, North vs South

When: Wednesday April 26 to Friday April 28, 2017

Where: Club Amigo Atlántico, Holguin, Cuba

Alternate Routes: A Journal of Critical Social Research, in collaboration with WEFLA and the International Scientific Conference at the University of Holguin, invites proposals for its upcoming annual conference. To encourage broad intellectual engagement and debate, we are seeking proposals on a wide range of topics, including:

• New Theoretical & Methodological Approaches Studying Inequality and Social Justice

• The Welfare State: Past, Present, Future

• Social and Political Movements

• Education, Health, & Environmental Policy

• Imperialism & Colonialism Today

• Globalization & the Global North/South

• Work, Employment & Labour Markets

• Gender, Sexuality & the Family

• Alternatives to Austerity & Radical Social Policy

• Migration, Citizenship & the State

• Culture, Media & Ideology

• Capital & Class Struggles: Intersectional Approaches

The above list is not exhaustive and we welcome both panel and individual proposals that explore new directions in critical social research from a broad range of approaches.

Conference submissions must be received no later than October 31, 2016.

Please include in a single document an abstract no longer than 250-words, title and brief biography. A selection of papers will be considered as part of a special issue publication of Alternate Routes. Conference participation does not guarantee publication. Conference Registration Fees: Permanent/Full-time Faculty $275CA; Contract Faculty and Graduate Students: $175CA

New contributors are encouraged to visit www.alternateroutes.ca for author guidelines and the latest updates. Conference proposals must be sent directly to editor@alternateroutes.ca

Outbreak Intervention Symposium - Quebec 13-14 October

Dear Colleagues

Outbreak Intervention Symposium will be held in Quebec? on 13-14 October 2016. This two-day symposium will explore the 'optimal' response to public health emergencies and outbreak interventions. Focusing on emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases and high consequence pathogens, the symposium will determine how best to position and translate cross-sectoral technical expertise for high value impact in responding to key threats to public health globally. The symposium will bring together renowned international speakers from a range of disciplines including anthropology, socio-behavioural science, research and development, virology, clinical medicine, epidemiology, urban development, health financing and emergency operations.

Please see the attached notice and contact Dr Juliet Bedford for further details (julietbedford@anthrologica.com<mailto:julietbedford@anthrologica.com>).

We would be grateful if you could please circulate the notice to your networks, and hope that you will be interested in participating at the symposium in October.

All good wishes (and with apologies for cross posting).

Juliet Bedford

CFP: "Asian medicines: Encounters, translations and transformations"

Kiel, Germany from 6th to 12th August 2017

Further information is available at the conference website:

https://www.ictam2017.uni-kiel.de/en

 

MIGRATION, MOBILE GOODS AND TRADE NETWORKS IN THE CAUCASUS
Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany, November 18-19, 2016

http://www.cascade-caucasus.eu/en_GB/969

 

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MISTRUST, MOBILITIES, INSECURITIES
Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany, November 16-17, 2016

http://www.cascade-caucasus.eu/en_GB/963

 

CALL FOR EDITORS, RE:LOCATIONS: JOURNAL OF THE ASIA-PACIFIC WORLD, 2016-17

Re:locations: Journal of the Asia-Pacific World is a student run journal and academic forum that seeks to bridge disciplinary and geographical divides. In order to foster dialogue among a wide range of scholars interested in Asia and the Pacific, we invite quality submissions from both graduate and undergraduate students in any discipline who are conducting research related to the Asia-Pacific world.

Re:locations is currently recruiting undergraduate and graduate students for its editorial board.
Editors are responsible for managing content on the Re:locations Academic Forum, soliciting and editing submissions from fellow students, and coordinating the efforts of Re:locations . Senior Editors are responsible for soliciting content for the journal, finding appropriate peer reviewers, and ensuring the smooth functioning of the journal’s double-blind peer review process. Students accepted for positions as editors or senior editors will be able to actively blog on the Re:locations Academic Forum.

If you are interested in applying for a position as an editor or senior editor, please send a brief cover letter and curriculum vitae that includes the following:
o your programme of study and intended year of graduation
o any Asia-Pacific related scholarships, courses, and languages.

Web development, writing and editing experience is an advantage. Students from a variety of academic backgrounds with an interest in the Asia-Pacific are encouraged to apply, as a strict
Asia-Pacific Studies background is NOT a requirement.

Please submit your application by Friday, September 23, 2016, to relocationsjournal@gmail.com . For more information on the journal consult our website : relocationsjournal.org

 

 

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