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


Place: Orkney, Scotland

Venue: Orkney Theatre



Download a registration form and draft programme from the CHAT website ( ). 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!


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

01856 569214

Twitter: @UHIArchaeology

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

Mother Figures and Representations of Motherhood in English-speaking

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
- 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 ( and Prof. Fabienne Portier-Le Cocq ( 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 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


Uni Webpage:

Academic Page:

Eugenics Project:

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

Deadline: September 30, 2016


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)


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 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

- 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 (
** <>). 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:
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

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

Please contact Elizabeth Olson ( and Cynthia
Fowler ( 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, and Jeremy Rayner, PhD,

For additional information about the LASA conference 2017:

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.

¿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:

Claudia Zamorano,

Jeremy Rayner,



Adscripción institucional:

Titulo y resumen (máximo 250 palabras):

Información adicional sobre el Congreso LASA-2017:

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 and Boone Shear

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

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:
If you have any difficulty with the online submission form, or any other queries, please email Hannah Stretton at

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

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

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<> or or George Holmes<>.


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

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

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

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]


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.


*Call for Papers*

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

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

Send manuscripts at

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

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

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

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

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


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

To learn about past winners, visit our projects page at

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


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


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 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 The application portal will open on September 1, 2016. All application materials must be submitted by October 17, 2016.
For more information, see or email

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


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:


*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

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 ( and Anna Davies ( 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.

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 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.

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.

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Damiana Otoiu
Political Science Department, University of Bucharest

8, Spiru Haret Street
010175, Bucharest 1
Ph.: 0040 21 3141268
Fax: 0040 21 3133511

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 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.

Dear all,

Deadline has been extended until 1.9.2016 for the upcoming workshop
Moral Outrage and Political Violence
7-9 November 2016 at Sandbjerg Gods, Sønderborg
Workshop organized by Mette-Louise Johansen (Aarhus University), Therese Sandrup (FFI) and Nerina Weiss (Fafo Research Foundation)
Call for papers

The current refugee crisis in Europe, the wars in the Middle East, state violence against civil society all over the world, neo-liberal abandonment as well as separatist violence and terror attacks are only a few of current events that cause a number of emotional reactions. In this panel we are interested in theoretical, analytical and empirical discussions on moral outrage, here understood as an affective reaction to political violence or the denial thereof. We want to explore the different ways moral outrage is expressed, its relational aspects as well as the ways moral outrage may be understood as a mobilizing force to action.
Our understanding of moral outrage builds on the anthropology of morality (Howell 1997, Parkin 1985, Robbins 2004) and ethics (Badiou 2001, Faubion 2011 Foucault 2000, Laidlaw 2014, Lambek 2015) which explore moral economies, institutional ethics, and how people relate to conflicting moral orders. We find inspiration in Fassin (2015) and Zigon (2007) who, both in their own ways, have explored issues of how do people negotiate and deal with competing, and at times contradicting moralities, including the need to reposition themselves and become conscious of their own being-in-the-world and their relations to others. Drawing also on the body of literature looking at social movements (Tilly 1998) and moral protest (i.e. Jasper 1997) we want to explore morality, and especially moral outrage as a call to action. We are interested in explorations of the different ways moral outrage come to be expressed and what the social implications may be. When may moral outrage lead to violent action and excess and when does it actually enhance rather than diminish the quality of democratic life (Marcus and Mackuen 1993)?
Exploring moral outrage as an affective phenomenon, it is important to reject earlier notions of emotion and affect as irrational and limited to the bodily and sensorial sphere. We argue with Jasper (1997) that emotions are part of rational action. As however, cognitive processes and moral values are socially constructed, also moral outrage is limited to and only makes sense in specific social circumstances. Thus, an interesting aspect for this workshop would be to explore the historical, geopolitical and cultural context of political violence and ask why certain events or forms of political violence are experienced as a moral call for action in one setting, but not in another.
We invite empirical and theoretical studies of moral outrage directed against political violence as well as the denial of political violence and injustice (Cohen 2001). In particular we encourage papers to relate to (some of) the following questions and topics:

- What are the structural responses to moral outrage? And what are the personal and affective responses to it? In what way is outrage a driving force for action and moral or social positioning?

- What role does media and social media play in the creation and countering of moral outrage?

- What kind of relationships, practices and everyday lives are produced through the existence of different moral orders?

- What is the relation between moral panic (Cohen 2001) and moral outrage? When does moral panic justify moral outrage, and when is moral outrage directed against moral panic?
Please send your abstract (max. 300 words) by September 1st 2016 to Mette-Louise Johansen, Aarhus University:<>. We aim at vivid discussions and knowledge exchange and wish to circulate all papers prior to the workshop. We therefore ask the accepted participants to send their draft papers by November 1st (max. 7000 words).
A conference fee of 80 Euros includes accommodation in single room, full board and conference dinner at Sandbjerg Gods, Sandbjergvej 102, DK-6400 Soenderborg. There might be the possibility to apply for travelfunds, however these are not yet confirmed.


Nerina Weiss, Ph.D
Senior Researcher
Fafo Research Institute
Borggt. 2B, P.O.Box 2947 Tøyen, NO-0608 Oslo
Tel: + 47 23060825/ 45412376

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 ( and Yi’En Cheng (, 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 **
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

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.


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 ( and Juan Pablo Sarmiento Barletti ( by 4th September 2016.

Dr Juan Pablo Sarmiento Barletti | Lecturer in Anthropology | Durham University
W: |
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.


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 ( and Ruken Şengül ( 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:

Upcoming Conference: State of the Pacific 2016

13-15 September 2016


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



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

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
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


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:

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<> and/or<>.

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.



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?

Urry, J and Sheller, M, 2006, The New Mobilities Paradigm, Environment and Planning A, 38(2):207-226

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: //

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 ( or Maria (

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

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)

· 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

Book your place now at

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:

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:


CFP: Canadian Association for Refugee and Forced Migration Studies Conference


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: 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.
• 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
To submit a proposal for a paper, workshop or complete panel, please send the following information to:
• Name of presenter(s)
• Institutional affiliation(s) or 
• 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:

The full agenda, registration, abstract submission, and other information are available at:

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 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.


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

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

To apply: Please submit a 200 word by 15 September 2016 to Agata A. Konczal
(, Aleksandra Lis ( and Irma Allen
( 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 for author guidelines and the latest updates. Conference proposals must be sent directly to

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 (<>).

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:


CALL FOR PAPERS for SfAA Santa Fe 2017

Session Title: "Conservation, Epidemiology, and Public Health Campaigns in Biodiversity Hotspots "

This panel will generate dialogue between applied medical and environmental anthropologists conducting research and carrying out public health outreach among local populations facing biodiversity loss and increased vulnerability to infectious disease.

My colleagues and I will present the results of our recent project developing a biocultural model of disease risk and perception of Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF) in southwest Cameroon. Working in five villages in and around Korup National Park, a conservation effort that has had both positive and negative impacts on local communities, we are designing a proactive educational program and EHF preparedness campaign based on ethnographic interviews and observed patterns of bush meat hunting and trading before, during, and after the most severe outbreak of a zoonotic, infectious disease recorded in Africa.

Topics that contributors working in similar settings might address include:

Investigating relationships between biodiversity reduction and zoonotic infectious disease transmission

Implementing preventative health education and disease preparedness efforts in areas effected by
habitat loss, deforestation, and reduced access to land

Conducting ethnographic fieldwork with populations whose vulnerability to "emerging infectious disease" is linked to natural resource destruction

Operationalizing culturally-mediated models of disease risk and perception in biodiversity hotspots

Assessing the health hazards and well-being implications of conservation efforts in the tropics

I welcome any preliminary inquiry. For consideration, please send a 100-word paper abstract and a brief bio by September 1 to:<>

Dr. Bill Alexander
Associate Professor, Cultural Anthropology
University of North Carolina Wilmington

Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany, November 18-19, 2016



Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany, November 16-17, 2016



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 . For more information on the journal consult our website :




The Society for Cultural Anthropology (SCA) is now accepting applications for Cultural Anthropology’s Contributing Editors Program. As it enters its ninth year, the Contributing Editors Program continues to play an important role in connecting early-career scholars with the intellectual life of the SCA. Nearly forty graduate students from anthropology departments around the world currently participate in the program, and many of its alumni/ae have gone on to faculty positions in anthropology and related disciplines.

The program is organized around the Cultural Anthropology website. Contributing Editors work to enhance the journal’s reach and to create original digital content: conducting interviews with authors of recently published articles, building themed collections from the journal’s backfiles, writing and soliciting blog-style posts, and promoting website content to broader audiences. Contributing Editors work with other highly engaged graduate students and recent PhDs, but they also develop mentoring relationships with faculty members and other professionals who serve as Scholars/Experts-in-Residence within the program. Depending on their areas of interest, Contributing Editors may also receive additional training in project development, design, and media production.

Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in social/cultural anthropology and related disciplines may apply to the program by submitting a CV and a one-page statement of interest to Program Coordinator Darren Byler ( by Monday, August 8, 2016. Incoming graduate students are welcome to apply.

The required statement of interest should outline the applicant’s potential contributions to the program and explain how these connect to his or her research and/or professional interests. Applicants should familiarize themselves with the Cultural Anthropology website so that they can be specific in their proposals.

We are looking for applicants who can commit to one of the following sections of the website for a two-year term:
● Social Media Team (Section Editors: Jenny Shaw and Hilary Agro): The Social Media Team manages the digital presence of Cultural Anthropology and the SCA on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms. In consultation with the editorial office, the Team posts journal and website content and interacts with the online community on a daily basis.

● AnthroPod: The SCA Podcast (Section Editor: Rupa Pillai): AnthroPod features interviews with anthropologists about their work, current events, and their experiences in the field.

● Correspondences (Section Editor: Tiana Bakić Hayden): Correspondences is a conversation among four invited anthropologists and the Cultural Anthropology community. Speaking from their fieldwork experiences, the writers approach a conversation theme using one of four motivating keywords: provocation, translation, deviation, or integration.

● Teaching Tools (Section Editor: Leah Zani): Teaching Tools is a resource for instructors and students in anthropology and related fields. It provides tools for teaching, often in the form of sample syllabi, class activity guides, reading lists, and discussion of pedagogical theory and practice. The section regularly includes lesson plans designed to complement themes and issues addressed in Cultural Anthropology.

● Visual and New Media Review (Section Editors: Patricia Alvarez and Jenna Grant): Visual and New Media Review features the work of anthropologists, artists, and other scholars working at the intersection of ethnography, visual and digital media, and other non¬textual scholarship.

New editors will be free to contribute to more than one section and, over time, to propose new initiatives of their own, but we are asking Contributing Editors to commit to being dependable, active members of one “home” section by creating or cocreating at least two posts or projects for that section each year under the guidance of the section editor and the program leadership team. New Contributing Editors will also be expected to join the SCA at the membership level appropriate to their current career stage.

Please direct any questions to Program Coordinator Darren Byler at We look forward to hearing from you.

CfP for edited volume: Points of View on Swine Flu: What Was the 2009 Pandemic?

More information:


Gender, Global Health, and Violence: Feminist Perspectives on Peace and Disease, chapters for an edited volume

Deadline: December 31, 2016


*Call for Submissions for 38th Annual Meeting*

*April 27-29, 2017*

*Philadelphia, Pennsylvania*

*Villanova Conference Center at Villanova University*

*Culture and Mental Health:*

*Family Matters*

*Abstract submission deadline: September 21, 2016*

Click here for Abstract Submission Form

We seek submissions on the theme of *Culture and Mental Health: Family
Matters*. Conference sessions will explore how culture and family interact,
especially to help define and pattern mental health, mental illness, and
health care access and utilization. We are particularly interested in
workshops, symposia, and individual papers on the following sub-themes:
families, culture, and resilience; cultural discourse on “family”; trauma
and family; family and help-seeking; family-centered care for refugees,
asylum seekers, and immigrant communities; families caring for their
chronically mentally ill parent or child; evolving concepts of family; the
family and suicide; the role of families in the internet and new
technologies culture; training in family therapy and culture; and family
through the lifespan.

Submission categories include Workshop, Symposium, Individual Paper or
Poster, Work in Progress, and Trainee Fellowship. See website below for
full Call for Abstracts, including category descriptions.
The deadline for all submission types is *September 21, 2016*, except
for *Trainee
Fellowship submissions, which have a deadline of **November 1, 2016*.

For additional information, please visit the Annual Meeting page at

If you have any questions, please contact

Bonnie Kaiser, Chair of the Program Committee, at, or

Liz Kramer, Executive Director, at, phone: (484)

Panel in FAAEE 2017: Senses of (in)justice

Dear colleagues,

Please find below the call for papers for the symposium that Marc Morell
and me (Irene Sabaté) will be convening at the XIV FAAEE Conference
(Valencia, Spain, 5th-8th September 2017):

"Senses of (in)justice: Indebtedness and urban space in times of crisis"

More info:

We expect to receive contributions on the notions of spatial justice and
financial justice.

Please send your abstracts before the 15th October 2016. Papers in English,
as well as in Spanish and Catalan, are welcome.

All best wishes,

Marc Morell and Irene Sabaté
Universitat de les Illes Balears, Universitat de Barcelona

Irene Sabaté Muriel
antropologia social
Universitat de Barcelona


Propuesta de simposio para el XIV Congreso de la FAAEE, Valencia, septiembre 2017
STeítnutliod os de la (in)justicia: Endeudamiento y espacio urbano en tiempos de crisis
Líneas de trabajo
1. La sociedad urbana y su lugar en el actual sistema capitalista.
2. La justicia social como campo de lucha por la hegemonía en el contexto de la financiación
inmobiliaria y sus consecuencias inmediatas.
3. Los procesos de mercantilización, capitalización y financiarización de los espacios urbanos.
4. El rol del estado en la reproducción social del hábitat bajo el capitalismo financiero.
5. La cuestión de clase en las dinámicas de exclusión social en el entorno construido y en las
relaciones de deuda y crédito.
6. Los movimientos sociales que denuncian la injusticia espacial y financiera.
La coyuntura de crisis económica global originada por el estallido financiero de 2008 ha impactado
gravemente en las condiciones de vida de amplias capas sociales, contribuyendo de manera decisiva
a una profunda reestructuración de clase al tiempo que se legitiman respuestas basadas en medidas
de austeridad por parte de las autoridades públicas estatales, subestatales y supraestatales.
En este simposio proponemos una interpretación de esos impactos de la crisis económica, y de las
políticas con las que se pretende hacerles frente, desde el prisma de la justicia social (Harvey 1973,
Fraser 2008, Merrifield y Swyngedouw 1997, Young 1990) y, particularmente, desde las
percepciones socialmente situadas de justicia o injusticia por parte de los grupos sociales afectados.
Partimos de la hipótesis de que el sentimiento de injusticia por parte de una población que ve
vulnerados sus derechos está provocando la ruptura de principios de economía moral, al tiempo que
está originando una crisis de legitimidad del sistema de gobernanza. Asimismo, en determinadas
circunstancias, se están articulando distintas formas de reacción, tanto a escala de las estrategias
domésticas como en el ámbito de la acción colectiva, que tienen como denominador común la
reclamación de una restauración de la justicia en términos morales.
Con el ánimo de profundizar trabajos anteriores en torno a la formación de clase en la sociedad
urbana (Morell 2015) y al resurgimiento de formas de economía moral ligadas al endeudamiento
hipotecario (Sabaté 2016), el foco de atención de las ponencias recaerá en dos ámbitos
interrelacionados, los de la justicia espacial y la justicia financiera, enmarcados en los debates
antropológicos -o de otras disciplinas afines- sobre la producción del espacio y/o la
conceptualización de las relaciones sociales implicadas en la práctica de la deuda y el crédito.
En el panorama internacional de las ciencias sociales proliferan los trabajos que ponen en relación
ambas acepciones de la (in)justicia, por ejemplo de la mano del uso de conceptos como los de
acumulación por desposesión (Harvey 2003), financiarización (Aalbers 2008, Fine 2010),
expropiación financiera (Lapavitsas 2009), economía de la deuda (Lazzarato 2011) o
“creditocracia” (Ross 2014). En el ámbito del Estado español, autores como Naredo y Montiel
(2011) o López y Rodríguez (2010) han iluminado también las implicaciones de la penetración por
parte del capital financiero en el espacio urbano y en recursos básicos como la vivienda. Sin
embargo, con la excepción de algunos trabajos referidos a los años anteriores a la actual crisis
(Franquesa 2013, Palomera 2014), todavía no abundan las investigaciones etnográficamente
situadas que pongan en relación las dinámicas financieras y espaciales, y que lo hagan además
prestando atención a las percepciones de justicia e injusticia por parte de las personas afectadas y
los grupos sociales potencialmente resistentes.
De este modo, la convocatoria de este simposio se abre a contribuciones que aborden temas entre
los que pueden encontrarse los siguientes:
. Las dinámicas de inclusión y exclusión y los sentimientos de agravio colectivo vinculados
a la segregación urbana.
. Las resistencias al desplazamiento forzoso de las poblaciones relegadas en los procesos de
acumulación de capital inmobiliario y financiero.
. Las tácticas de aprovisionamiento por parte de los grupos sociales afectados por la
desposesión de sus ámbitos urbanos de reproducción.
. Los diferentes proyectos de emancipación social que desarrollan diferentes colectivos con
el fin vivir manteniéndose al margen de las dinámicas inmobiliarias y financieras.
. La experiencia de la financiarización de la vivienda y de otros recursos de
aprovisionamiento básico por parte de los grupos domésticos.
. La percepción popular de las alianzas entre el capital inmobiliario, el capital financiero y
las élites políticas urbanas y estatales.
. El papel del Estado en la implementación de medidas de justicia redistributiva entre
. Las formas de identificación que surgen como reacción a la falta de provisión estatal en
ciertas áreas urbanas.
. Las estrategias domésticas frente al sobre-endeudamiento y las actitudes ante la obligación
de devolver las deudas.
. La resignificación de las deudas como ilegítimas y las reclamaciones de su reestructuración
o condonación.
. La crítica moral a las prácticas de las entidades bancarias y otros integrantes de la “clase
acreedora” durante las épocas de burbuja y de crisis.
. La gobernanza y el disciplinamiento de las clases populares a través de la deuda y de la
producción capitalista del espacio.
. La definición de las finanzas éticas en contraste con las finanzas convencionales,
entendidas estas como culpables o responsables de la actual crisis, y aquellas como antídotos
para potenciales crisis futuras.
Lejos de querer ahondar en los lugares comunes que postulan el concepto de la justicia social como
uno de los pilares de cualquier sociedad que se precie de democrática, este simposio se plantea
indagar en los diferentes escenarios que hacen de la misma idea de la justicia social un proceso que
está en continua redefinición. A partir del abordaje de los variados temas señalados, nos
proponemos dar respuesta a los diferentes relatos que sostienen la justicia social como un ámbito en
potencia para el reconocimiento y la reparación de las desigualdades sociales que aparentan ser
inherentes al sistema y que se presentan y representan en la vida cotidiana bajo forma de injusticia:
¿De dónde proviene la injusticia? ¿Qué formas adopta? ¿Qué pesos relativos tienen las
reclamaciones de redistribución y las de reconocimiento en relación con la injusticia espacial y la
injusticia financiera? ¿Cómo ayuda la injusticia a la configuración y reconfiguración en términos de
clase de los diversos grupos sociales con los que investigamos?¿En qué términos se representa la
justicia social que se reclama? ¿De qué manera se interpela al Estado como responsable de su
restauración? ¿Qué respuestas se articulan en contra de esta injusticia? ¿Cómo se practica la justicia
social? ¿Qué contradicciones entraña? ¿Existen diferentes nociones de (in)justicia por parte de los
diversos sujetos afectados? ¿Hay conflicto entre ellas? ¿Utilizan los mismos actores conceptos
distintos dependiendo de cómo cambian las circunstancias?
En definitiva, partiendo de estas temáticas, se tratará de hacer una aportación a los debates sobre la
justicia social, en un momento histórico de crisis económica, social y política que exige de la
Antropología y del resto de ciencias sociales un especial compromiso en su tarea de describir,
interpretar y explicar la (in)justica con el fin de dar sentido a la realidad.
Aalbers, M.B. (2008), “The financialization of home and the mortgage market crisis”, Competition
and Change 12(2):148-166.
Fine, B. (2010) “Neoliberalism as financialisation”, en: Saad-Filho, A. y Yalman, G.L. (eds)
Economic Transitions to Neoliberalism in Middle-income Countries, Abingdon: Routledge.
Franquesa, J. (2013) Urbanismo neoliberal, negocio immobiliario y vida vida vecinal. El caso de
Palma, Barcelona: Icaria.
Fraser, N. (2008) “La justicia social en la era de la política de la identidad: redistribución,
reconocimiento y participación”, Revista de Trabajo 4(6):83-99.
Harvey, D. (1973) Social Justice and the City, Oxford: Blackwell.
Harvey, D. (2003) “La acumulación por desposesión” en El nuevo imperialismo, Madrid: Akal.
Harvey, D. (1996) Justice, Nature and the Geography of Difference, Cambridge (Mass.): Blackwell.
Lapavitsas, C. (2009) “Financialised capitalism: Crisis and financial expropriation”, Historical
Materialism 17:114-148.
Lazzarato, M. (2011) The Making of the Indebted Man, Amsterdam: Semiotext(e).
López, I. y Rodríguez, E. (2010) Fin de ciclo. Financiarización, territorio y sociedad de
propietarios en la onda larga del capitalismo hispano (1959-2010), Madrid: Traficantes de sueños.
Merrifield A. y Swyngedouw, E. (1997) “Social justice and the urban experience” en Merrifield, A.
y Swyngedouw, E. (eds) The Urbanization of Injustice, Londres: Lawrence & Wishart.
Morell, M. (2015) “When space draws the line on class” en Carrier, J.G. y Kalb, D. (eds)
Anthropologies of Class: Power, Practice and Inequality. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Naredo, J.M. y Montiel, A. (2011) El modelo inmobiliario español, Barcelona: Icaria.
Palomera, J. (2014) “Reciprocity, Commodification, and Poverty in the Era of Financialization”,
Current Anthropology 55(9):105-115.
Ross, A. (2014) Creditocracy and the Case for Debt Refusal, New York and London: OR Books.
Sabaté, I. (2016) “The Spanish mortgage crisis and the re-emergence of moral economies in
uncertain times”, History and Anthropology 27(1): 107-120.
Young, I.M. (1990) Justice and the Politics of Difference, New Jersey: Princeton University Press.
Se aceptarán propuestas en español, catalán e inglés.
Marc Morell - Institut Català d'Antropologia
Irene Sabaté - Asociación de Antropólogos Iberoamericanos en Red


Full details at


International Seminar: Gendering Qualitative Methods: People, Power and Place
December 12-13, 2016, Manipal University, Manipal, India

Endorsed by the International Geographical Union Commission on Gender and Geography

Call for Papers
A deeper understanding of how people experience their social worlds, the manner in which they negotiate agency through the structures that frame their life worlds, their own understandings of realities and meaning-making processes necessitates the use of qualitative methods (QM). Since the cultural turn of the 80’s QM have been increasingly gaining ground within the social sciences. Parallel to these developments there has also been a deeper exploration of gender and identities, space and place, power and agency.

Gender in theoretical discussions has moved from being just a category to account for the diversity in identities, gender relations, and gender performances to the more recent work on intersectionality. Methodologically there has been less discussion on the manner in which gender is operationalized to capture the role of identities, power and location/place. This international seminar will bring together researchers from various disciplines to critically examine the role of gender in the design, collection, conduct, analysis and reporting of qualitative data. We invite researchers to reflect on how they ‘Do Gender’ particularly as they engage in the whole qualitative research process. Key questions we are keen to explore in relation to gendering qualitative methods are how gender as an identity, a locus of power, and a socially scripted performance might shape the manner in which QRM are designed and executed, the gendered power relations between researcher and participants, gendered experiences of field and fieldwork, and the gendered interpretations of field data.

We invite papers with a focus on gendering methods in relation to
• Health, illness and wellbeing
• Identities, sexualities and rights
• Age, ageism and intergenerational relations
• Reproduction, reproductive rights and parenting
• Marriage, Migration, mobility and transnational families
• Discrimination, violence and safety
• Media representations and gender in social media
• Care, caring and the care industry

Please submit a 300 words abstract highlighting the topic, the theoretical focus, methods and findings/reflections. Selected abstracts will be sent more information on the guidelines for submitting full papers. We will circulate the papers in advance and expect that the participants read the papers before the seminar. This will facilitate a deeper discussion and provide excellent feedback for the authors. A selection of papers will be invited to join a publishing project.


Dr. Ajay Bailey, Dr. TMA Pai Endowment Chair in Qualitative Methods, Manipal University
& Assistant Professor, Faculty of Spatial Sciences, University of Groningen, The Netherlands.

Dr. Anindita Datta, Associate Professor, Department of Geography, Delhi School of Economics , University of Delhi.

Prof. Sreekumaran Nair, Director, Public Health Evidence South Asia, Manipal University, Manipal.

Abstracts & papers may be sent to:

Important Dates
Seminar Dates : 12-13 December 2016

Last date of Abstract Submission : September 1 , 2016

Abstract Confirmation : September 15, 2016

Full paper Submission : November 1 , 2016

Costs of registration:
2000 Rupees (without accommodation)
3500 Rupees (with accommodation)

Cost of registration includes seminar kit, refreshments and meals during the event. Accommodation is included for out station participants.

For more information please email:

Dr. Bettina van Hoven
Associate Professor Cultural Geography
University of Groningen
PO Box 800
9700AV Groningen
the Netherlands
+31-(0)- 50 363 3896

Call for Papers and Visual Projects POLITICAL IMAGINATION LABORATORY

The “Peasant Activism Project” ( promotes the first meeting of the POLITICAL IMAGINATION LABORATORY: Visualizing and Contextualizing Ethnographies of Social Movements.

Please find below the complete call and further information.All the best,Alex Koensler, Fabrizio Loce-Mandes

Political Imagination Laboratory: Visualizingand Contextualizing Ethnographies of Social Movements 14 – 16 October 2016, University of Perugia, Italy


What visions animate contemporary activism? How to visualize or to contextualizethe political imagination of contemporary social movements? How to uncoverthose utopian aspirations, strategic and/or ideological horizons that too oftenpass implicitly, silently or invisibly? Inspired by both visual andethnographic fieldwork, our “Political Imagination Laboratory” aims to exploreand interrogate the shifting political imagination ofcontemporary social movements and forms of activism. “The Lab” invitesanthropologists, filmmakers and activists to submit papers or visual projects(completed documentaries or works in progress). Proposed presentations should engagewith ethnography and/or fieldwork related to different forms of social movementresearch that address the imagination of contemporary activism around the world.The selection will be based on the quality of content, methodologicalinnovation and relevance in the sense that it will allow the laboratory topromote a dialogical and experimental comparison of different methodologicaland conceptual approaches. This 2-day workshop will take place at Dipartimento di Filosofia, Scienze Sociali e della Fomazione(FISSUF), University of Perugia, Italy, and will alternate paper presentationswith film screenings, roundtable discussions and work-in-progress visualexpositions. It is organised by the team of the “Peasant Activism Project” (financedby the Economic and Social Science Research Council [ESRC] and hosted byQueen’s University Belfast), in cooperation with the network “Anthropology andSocial Movements” of the European Association of Social Movements (EASA) and“Controsguardi – International Festival of Anthropological Cinema”.

Background: A Laboratory to Explore Shifting Imaginations Thefragmentation and autonomization of many contemporary political struggles seemsto reflect the end of far-reaching alternative political horizons, the end ofthe hope that an alternative society can exist. What should we do?How should we think? Where can we find inspiration? Yet, these questions remainvital for the contemporary political imagination. The apparent adventof the end of meta-narratives hides the often de-facto naturalization of the neoliberal trajectory as the onlypossible universal experience. But has the future ceased to be a promise, as common-sensegoes? Many contemporary political thinkers conceptualize social justice asmicro-political struggles for difference or as the recognition of particularidentities; “culture” and “identity” have been transformed in an object ofrights and claims imagined as particularist struggles. Along these lines,social science research focuses on power dynamics less embedded in statesovereignty but rather in micro-political dynamics of governmentality inevery-day life, biopolitical experiences or infra-political resistance. Thus, universalclaims for justice stress more frequently continuity, small steps and gradualchange, attempting to establish, cultivate and affirm forms of life thatoffer an alternative, a concrete utopia. Peasant movements for land allocation,indigenous requests for recognition, appear often as an expression of thesemicro-political struggles over identity politics. Similarly, LGBT-claims forequal rights can entail different levels of political struggles. At firstglance, many forms of contemporary activism seem less concerned with visions ofa new society or with the establishment of a new “hegemony” o any kind. Yet, social movements continue to extend the horizon of what can bethought and done. In one realm, it could be asked whether a new wave ofneo-rural and peasant movements is able to re-invent key-concepts of neoliberalideology, such as the replacing of the idea of “consumer” with “co-producers”, competitionwith solidarity as a diver of innovation, and so forth. In an interrelatedrealm, the post-anarchist search for autonomy and insurrection poses newquestions: The different local expressions of world-wide occupation movements,from the “Indignados”, Occupy Wall Street to the Tahir-Square gatherings seemsometimes able to create temporary autonomous zones with innovativeconnotations. In yet another realm of activism, alter-globalization struggles seemsto inspire a new generation of activists who envision a “different world” fromdifferent angles. Can these tendencies shake the stasis? Can activists reinventthe dynamics of political legitimation? In which every-daypractices, activities or extra-ordinary events the imagination becomes visible?How can film-makers visualize ideas, expectations and utopias of social changes?Can concrete practices of freedom replace the location of power in statesovereignty? What underlying expectations and visions animate contemporaryforms of activism?

CALL FOR PAPERS AND VISUAL POJECTS Weinvite both papers and visual projects (completeddocumentaries or projects in progress). PAPERPRESENTATIONS: Please submit your abstract (max. 300 words) for a paper ofabout 20 minutes before the deadline of 1 July 2016 to: abstract should also include your academic affiliation and role. VISUALPROJECTS: Please submit your (audio-)visual project (completed documentaries orworks in progress) with a short description (max. 300 words) before thedeadline of 1 July 2016. In order to stimulate debate, videos of ca. 30 minuteswill be preferred; for longer completed documentaries, a short version would bemore adequate. Please upload your video to a cloud drive with the link (or by surface mail to: Political Imagination Laboratory, Dipartimento di Filosofia, Scienze Sociali e della Fomazione(FISSUF), Piazza Morlachi 30, 06123 Perugia, Italy). Notification of accepted presentations: 30thJuly 2016. LOGISTIC INFORMATION Theworkshop will be hosted at “Palazzo Stocchi” of the Dipartimento di Filosofia, Scienze Sociali e della Fomazione(FISSUF) of University of Perugia, located in the historic centre of the city. Ifyour presentation is accepted, we will offer you accommodation free-of-chargein a University-owned guesthouse for visiting academics located at a 10-minutes’walk from the conference facility. Most meals will also be covered. However,you need to arrange transportation to and from the conference by yourself andwe cannot reimburse these costs. The city of Perugia is located in the centreof Italy; these airports are located nearby: Perugia, ca. 30 minutes; Florence,ca. 2 hours; Pisa or Rome, ca. 3 hours. FurtherInformation:;email:

Call for Papers: The Gender and Sexuality of Borders and Margins

Deadlines June 15, 2016, November 15, 2016, February 15, 2017

JMEWS invites feminist scholars working in any discipline or interdisciplinary area in the interpretive social sciences and humanities to submit area-specific manuscripts on any topic related to the theme of The Gender and Sexuality of Borders and Margins. Manuscripts may address any historical period in any part of the region. Areas of focus may relate to refugees, domestic workers, migration or migrants, law, cartography, dispersal, violence, ethnic or religious “minorities,” queers, gender and sexual non-conformity, sex work, and so on. Manuscripts are expected to substantiate a thesis based on original scholarship grounded in primary sources (literary, visual, archival, textual, ethnographic, artistic) and engage with relevant transnational gender and sexuality scholarship. The highest quality manuscripts will be published as articles in a JMEWS themed issue in 2017. Please follow all submission guidelines for articles, including word count. Manuscripts are due on or before June 15, 2016 to our online submission system.
Call for “Third Space” Submissions on The Gender and Sexuality of Bodies, Borders, and Margins

The Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies invites feminist scholars and activists to submit short essays, photo-essays, photographs, maps, and creative artwork on any topic related to the theme of The Gender and Sexuality of Bodies and Borders in the Middle East. Submissions may address any historical period in any part of the region and its borders. Areas of focus may relate to bodies that are individual or collective and borders that are symbolic or material. Submissions may address dynamics of bodies in/out of place and different kinds of border-crossings and border-crossers. Submissions that engage with embodied and bordering practices in academic scholarship, research, or activism are also invited. JMEWS will publish the highest quality submissions in Volume 13 (2017) in the section “Third Space.” Submissions for issue 13:1 are due by July 15, 2016, for issue 13:2 by November 15, 2016, and for 13:3 by February 15, 2017. Please direct submissions and questions to​

Dr. Banu Gökarıksel
Associate Professor of Geography and Global Studies
Fellow, Institute of Arts and Humanities
Fellow, Center for Urban and Regional Studies
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Editor, Journal of Middle East Women's Studies


CFP: Situated Solidarities - University of Kentucky

Friday, October 14 through Sunday, October 16, 2016


CFP: Frontiers: Cosmos, Curiosity, Creativity, McGill-CREOR Conference, November 2016, University of McGill

Frontiers: Cosmos, Curiosity, Creativity, McGill-CREOR Conference, November 12-13, 2016, University of McGill

Deadline: September 15, 2016


Cfp: China in the Middle East and Central Asia - Fifth Global International Studies Conference 1-3 April, 2017 | National Taiwan University

Proposed Title:

China in the Middle East and Central Asia

This Panel will be co-sponsored by

Center for Global Studies - Shanghai University

Fifth Global International Studies Conference

1-3 April, 2017 | National Taiwan University and

Dear all,

The World International Studies Committee is holding a conference in collaboration with the Taiwan Association of International Relations (TAIR) and National Taiwan University. The conference will take place on 1-3 April 2017 at National Taiwan University ( in Taipei.

After the start of the One Belt-One Road initiative, China has pursued strong cooperation with the Middle East and Central Asian countries. As a result of this initiative, President Xi Jinping has made several visits to these regions in order to promote strong and growing ties as well as economic investment. However, this “project” is not a new phenomenon for the region, actually it extends back centuries to traditional economic and social relations between Chinese, Muslims and Jews. On the other hand, Iran, Pakistan, Qatar, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Israel want to enhance or revitalize their trade with a globalized China. The Chinese President recently visited Uzbekistan and there he met with several other Presidents from the region. These events mark changing dynamics for Central Asian states vis a vis their growing relations with China. In this panel, we would like to review these changes and dynamics from economic, social and political perspectives.

If you are interested in participating in our panel together on China in the Middle East and Central Asia, please let us know off the list. The deadline is the June 30 2016. We welcome submissions related to, but not limited to the following subjects:

- China and the Middle East: Iran, Turkey, Israel and Arab World

- China and Central Asian States: Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Turkmenistan

Email us the following information by Thursday, June 30 midnight :

-Abstract, 200 words

-Title of your paper

-Your short bio, up to 100 words, including your institutional affiliation, email, etc.

Please use the following emails for the submissions and communication:

Tugrul Keskin or

Any questions or suggestions are welcome.

Best to all,

Professor Guo Changgang, Shanghai University

Professor Tugrul Keskin Maltepe University and Shanghai University

Jonathan Fulton, Zayed University

CFP: : Histories of Alcohol, Drugs, Tobacco and Other Substances in Canadian perspectives

Deadline for full essays is August 31.


CFP: Panel on Gender and sexualities in natural resource extraction sites

We invite the submission of abstracts for our panel “Examining gender, sexualities and sexual
markets in natural resource extraction sites in Latin America” at the XXXV International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) in Lima/Peru, April 29 – May 1, 2017.

Abstracts of 250 words (max.) can be submitted in Spanish,
Portuguese or English by August 15, 2016 to the coordinators

Susanne Hofmann (PUEG-UNAM) and Melisa Cabrapan Duarte (CONICET-IIDyPCA-UNRN/FFyL-UBA)


XXXV International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA)
“Diálogos de saberes”
Peru, April 29 – May 1, 2017

Examining gender, sexualities and sexual markets in natural resource extraction sites in Latin America
Coordinators: Susanne Hofmann (PUEG-UNAM) and Melisa Cabrapan Duarte (CONICET-IIDyPCA-UNRN/FFyL-UBA)

We invite researchers who study gender dynamics, sexualities and sexual markets in contexts of natural resource extraction in Latin America to submit papers based on empirical research. We are interested in exploring the effects of extractive activities on the configuration of gender relations between men and women, and the emergence and permanence of the sex trade.
Different studies show that extractive activities have significant sociocultural impacts on the lives of both men and women, and the relationships between them. Extraction sites - predominantly male due to the type of labor they require - configure specific masculinities, and in many cases, stereotypes of hegemonic masculinity are reinforced. In these contexts, gender relations are rearticulated in different ways: the (unequal) distribution of labor is accentuated; the economic dependence of women increases, and consequently, their vulnerability to domestic violence; an increased demand for services involving alcohol, drugs, gambling activities and sex occurs. Thus, there is a marked tendency in social studies, but also in public intervention and activism to associate extraction sites with the existence of criminal sex trafficking networks.
The aim of this panel is to understand the broader socio-cultural transformations associated with extraction processes, with special emphasis on gender, sexuality, sexual-affective cultures, sexual economies, relationship models and parenting practices at such sites.
Submissions may address the following questions or considerations:
In what way do extractive activities impact on the configuration of gender relations and sexuality, and on relationship models and on both productive and reproductive labor? What kinds of masculinities predominate in these environments and what effects do they produce? In which way do extractive cultures affect the lives of different groups of women
in terms of race, ethnicity and class? What cultural institutions and social networks allow the migration of men and women to extraction sites? What are the socio-cultural and economic conditions that give rise to the existence and permanence of the sex trade in such locations? What effects do activism and the discourse to combat human trafficking have on the functioning of sexual markets in the context of natural resource extraction?
We ask those interested in participating in this panel to send their title and abstract of the presentation (maximum 250 words), including their name and institutional affiliation to the following email addresses:
Susanne Hofmann:
Melisa Cabrapan Duarte:
Submissions must be received by August 15, 2016.
Herewith, we also inform you that the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) offers participants travel funding. The deadline to apply for a LASA travel grant is September 7, 2016, 17:00 EDT (among other requirements, the submission of the full paper will be requested by that date).
For details please see:

Finally, it is required that all panel participants renew their LASA membership until September 7, 2016, 17:00 EDT.
You can do this under the LASA website’s “membership” section:


Call for Papers

'anthropologies' (ISSN 2059-0946), the Anthropology Journal of British Mensa's Anthropology Special Interest Group (SIG), is seeking submissions for its next edition.

Articles can be submitted on any topic falling under the auspices of anthropology and will be considered for publication under a process of peer review. The publication is available publicly online and is distributed in paper form to all members of Mensa's Anthropology SIG.

Articles should not include foot or end notes, but can include a bibliography in the Harvard style, which will be edited to house form. Submissions are welcome either as formal academic articles or as shorter news or magazine-style pieces. Submissions of different word counts will be considered on their own merits within the range of approximately 500 to 5,000 words excluding references. Pictures can be included, which will be in colour in the online edition, but should be suitable for reproduction in black and white in the printed version.

Please address all submissions or enquiries to:

There is a rolling deadline based on the particular issue in which the article is to be included.

Academic Participation in The 10th Iran International Documentary Film Festival (Tehran, Iran, 4–11 December 2016)

Hands-on Cinema Verite

Academic Participation in The 10th Iran International Documentary Film Festival (Tehran, Iran, 4–11 December 2016)

The Iranian and Persian Gulf Studies (IPGS) program at the Oklahoma State University is presenting its first Hands-on Cinema Verite, an academic visiting program for participation in the 10th edition of Iran International Documentary Film Festival which will be held from 4-11 December 2016 in Tehran, Iran.

This program is open only to registered students (all around the globe) who are studying or carrying out research on any aspects of Iranian documentary film: history, production and industry, or practising filmmaking. You will join an exciting and creative arranged academic package which includes participation in the film festival and also academic activities organised by our program.

For further information and to register, please visit:


8th International Social Innovation Research Conference, Glasgow 2016
September 5-7, 2016



Water and the Making of Place in North America, Graduate Student Conference (October 14-15, 2016)

Graduate Student Conference, Program in American Studies, Princeton University

Please submit a proposal by July 15, 2016.

More information:


CfP: War and its Aftermath: Veteran Treatment and Reintegration in Post-War Societies

Prof. Dr. Frank Jacob (New York)


Prof. Dr. Stefan Karner (Graz)

War destroys everything. Even the lives of those, who survive the war are destroyed. Financial hardships, trauma, and the demand for reintegration by peaceful societies are burdens for those who return alive from the battlefield of the former war. However, the post-war societies have to struggle to provide sufficient possibilities for reintegration of veterans into the new peaceful life as well. In all periods of human history political entities and states have tried to find a way for such a reintegration without triggering the violent potential that is represented by former soldiers. Despite such attempts, modern nation states and societies still struggle with the task to find a solution for veteran reintegration in post-war environments. The editors of the planed volume want to analyze the historical aspects of veteran treatment and veteran reintegration — without chronological or geographical limitations — and therefore welcome proposals for chapters that deal with, but are not limited to the following topics:

the veteran as a radical force in post-war societies

veteran education in post-war societies

political movements and veterans

paramilitarism in post-war societies

trauma treatments

medical issues and veterans

economic perspectives on veteran reintegration

veterans and memory in post-war societies

veteran rights movements

veterans and the post-war state

veterans and social relations

Proposals (ca. 300 words) and a short CV should be sent to and until July 15, 2016. Final chapters, 7,000-10,000 words, using footnotes (Chicago Manual of Style) are due by October 15, 2016.
Contact Info:

Frank Jacob, History Department, CUNY-QCC, 22205 56th Ave, Bayside, 11364 New York

Contact Email:

More information:


CFP-The Anthropology of Encounters-Hungarian Cultural Anthropological Association

November 2016


CALL FOR PAPERS: Narratives by BRAVE Women of Color Academics

CALL FOR PAPERS (deadline for abstracts is 9/30/16)


In this book, we will feature narratives of women of color academics who embody what we call academic bravery. These are women who have demonstrated courage in their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, service, activism, and leadership, despite the potential professional risks. As with any academic, these scholars work in contexts wherein academic cowardice is the norm; despite rewards for productivity, creativity, and innovation, scholars are implicitly rewarded to a far greater extent for “playing it safe,” remaining “objective,” detached and apolitical in their work, and refusing to challenge the status quo in academia and beyond. These conservative norms pose constraints on marginalized scholars, namely women of color, who pursue academic careers to liberate themselves and their communities. Despite the stereotype that college campuses are liberal, social justice utopias, the academy has increasingly become a risk-averse and conservative profession.

“But some of us are brave...”


In this forthcoming edited volume, we aim to celebrate the bravery of women of color academics in the 21st century. We invite women of color scholars to reflect on their courageous acts as researchers, teachers, mentors, administrators, advocates, activists, and entrepreneurs, no matter the professional risks. All contributions should explicitly reflect upon risk-taking, speaking up and out, challenging oppressive norms, surviving and thriving, overcoming professional and personal obstacles, innovation, and/or entrepreneurship. We strongly encourage potential contributors to 1) inspire women of color (academic or not) and other marginalized people and/or 2) to offer specific strategies for women of color academics to harness their bravery. We welcome submissions of personal narratives in the form of:

● Essays

● Poems

● Visual art

● Short screenplays

● Other creative works

While these narratives may cite empirical work, and we welcome empirically-based essays, the focus of the book is not to advance scientific inquiry on a particular topic but to validate the common struggles women of color experience in the academy. The book is intended to give voice to a frequently silenced segment of the academy by making visible and honoring courageous work that often goes unnoticed or is even penalized. The hope is that many contributors will find this book a place to publish work that may be otherwise “homeless.”

Potential Contributors:

We invite the full diversity of women of color academics, including Black/African American, Latina/Hispanic, Asian/Asian American, Pacific Islander, Native American/American Indian, Arab/Arab American, Muslim, and immigrant women. We use a broad and inclusive definition of “woman of color,” thus welcoming trans and cisgender women of color; queer, pansexual, bisexual, lesbian, asexual, and heterosexual women of color; women of color with and without disabilities; religious and nonreligious women of color; women of color of diverse body sizes; and, first-gen, working-class, and middle-class women of color. In addition, we welcome women of color scholars from all academic disciplines, all career stages, and all post-PhD/terminal degree careers (e.g., alt-ac, post-ac, contingent faculty, non-tenure track, and tenure-track faculty).

Submission Guidelines:

The deadline for abstracts is September 30th, 2016. Submit your abstract (400 words or less) and a short biography electronically to Accepted abstracts will be invited as full-length submissions, which are due by February 17th, 2017. Full papers should be submitted as Microsoft Word documents that are double-spaced and use 12-point Times New Roman font; they should range from 15-25 pages, plus references in APA style.

About the Editors:

Dr. Manya Whitaker is an Assistant Professor of Education at Colorado College where she teaches courses focused on social and political issues in education. Her areas of expertise include urban education, culturally relevant pedagogy, and developmentally appropriate teaching. In her Connecting Learning Across Social Settings (CLASS) lab, Dr. Whitaker conducts research concerned with how to best prepare teachers to teach culturally and linguistically diverse students. She is the founder of Blueprint Educational Strategies, an educational consulting business that provides workshops for teachers and administrators, as well as guidance and advocacy for families. She is also a blogger and regular contributor for Conditionally – an online career advice column and community for marginalized scholars. She can be reached by email at

Dr. Eric Anthony Grollman is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Richmond in Virginia. Their research focuses on the impact of prejudice and discrimination on the health, well-being, and worldviews of marginalized groups – namely trans and queer people, people of color, and women, especially individuals who are members of multiple oppressed groups. Dr. Grollman is also an intellectual activist who focuses on making the academy a more just, humane, equitable, and accessible place. They are the founder and editor of the blog,, which is now a weekly career advice column for marginalized scholars on Inside Higher Ed. They can be reached by email at


Call for Submissions - University of Toronto Quarterly

Acclaimed as one of the finest journals focused on the humanities, the University of Toronto Quarterly (UTQ) publishes interdisciplinary articles and review essays of international repute. This interdisciplinary approach provides a depth and quality to the journal that attracts both general readers and specialists from across the humanities.

The University of Toronto Quarterly welcomes contributions in all areas of the humanities – literature, philosophy, fine arts, music, the history of ideas, cultural studies, and so on. It favours articles that appeal to a scholarly readership beyond the specialists in the field of the given submission.

UTQ is especially interested in submissions for special issues or special sections on the following topics:

- Representations of urban life in Canada
- Literature and the media in an age of global fear (terrorism, environmental disaster, economic crisis)
- The return of formalism in literary studies
- Religion and secularism
- The state of the humanities in Canada

Submissions should be no more than 10,000 words inclusive of notes and works cited. Submissions should be sent in either Microsoft Word DOC or RTF format to

For more information on UTQ's house style and editorial policies, please see here - - or visit the journal's website:

Contact Email:

More information:


Roundtable: Does STS have problems?

Dear colleagues,

Below you'll find a brief call for problems for a roundtable event I'm co-organising with Noortje Marres at the upcoming 4S/EASST conference. It would be great if those of you planning to attend the conference considered preparing a submission for it!

With best wishes,

What are the distinctive capacities of STS for posing problems? How are these inflected by changing circumstances (ageing field, times of crisis)? Insofar as STS is an interdisciplinary field, it can’t be business-as-usual, or at least it can’t be only that. So: what is our problem?

We have proposed a roundtable event during the EASST/4S Conference in Barcelona (31 August – 3 September 2016) to address this question in an interactive fashion. We would like to ask you, STS publics, to suggest candidate problems for discussion during the event.

We therefore invite you to send us issues, puzzles, concerns you feel are the most urgent, productive, frightening, and/or alluring for science and technology studies.

The deadline is the 31st July.

Depending on the number and type of submissions, we will invite selected problem advocates to a public event at the conference to present problems and different possible ways of engaging with them. We are also happy to consider self-nominations. The roundtable event will end with a ceremonial moment in which we elect the best and the worst problem STS is facing today.

We kindly ask you to limit your problem statement to half an A4 page (max. 400 words). It may however contain images, links, and references.

Submissions should be send to

If you have any questions, please contact Endre Dányi ( or Noortje Marres ( You can also read more about the roundtable theme and STS’s problems on

We are looking forward to your submissions!

With best wishes,

Endre & Noortje

Migration and Refuge in Western Canada, Canadian Institute for Identities and Migration (CIIM) & Immigration Research West (IRW) Regional Symposium, October 21-22, 2016, Winnipeg

Deadline: September 1, 2016


CFP: Annual Centre for Refugee Studies Student Conference at York University, Toronto

CFP: “The Production of Forced Migration”

11th Annual Centre for Refugee Studies Student Caucus Conference

23-24 September, 2016, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


CFP for WSQ: Women's Studies Quarterly issue "Precarious Work"

WSQ, Call for Papers: Special Issue


Guest Editors:

Alyson Cole, Queens College & the Graduate Center, CUNY

Victoria Hattam, NSSR, New School

Worlds of work are changing. The 2008 recession amplified the growing sense of a crisis as unemployment rates, gini co-efficients, and debt soared, while organized labor and stock markets crashed---and throughout wages stagnated (Piketty; Krugman). Some activists and scholars view the “third industrial revolution” optimistically, seeing new possibilities within the ruins of old economic forms as earlier divisions of labor between design and production, home and work, urban and rural, reproductive and productive labor transform (Anderson; Lindtner; Zimmer).

Others see precarity as the dominant motif, manifesting in underemployment, deskilling, and the absence of living wages. As the neoliberal state transfers responsibilities formerly under its purview to corporations, corporations further erode benefits, job security and pensions. While still a contested neologism, some have argued there is a new class formation, the “precariate” (Standing; Milkman). New insecurities reproduce and exacerbate older conceptions of devalued labor as always already raced, gendered, and inadequately compensated (Boris, Nadasen). The neoliberal state’s relationship with business also redistributes and reconfigures citizenship (Ong). And, longstanding feminist concerns are reanimated – the relationship between home and work alter again, reshaping gendered divisions of labor. As work changes, issues of power and authority are being reworked, or perhaps simply repackaged. Do we require a profound reorientation to work? Should we question our love of work itself rather than worrying about whose work, for what purposes, and at what price (Weeks)? And, what social transformation might less work yield?

Precarity and vulnerability have become keywords. In what ways have these terms displaced earlier assessments of exploited workers and alienated labor? How does precarity intersect with the increased attention given to design and creativity as catalysts of economic growth? What has been gained and what lost in these semantic shifts? Is there a longer history of precarity? The politics of the economic and material fuels the preoccupation with precarity, but too often remains in the background. This issue of WSQ aims to shift focus by bringing front and center the political work of precarity and the precarity of work itself.

We invite submissions that address the question of precarious work, in the humanities as well as social sciences. Scholarly articles, fictional pieces, poetry and artwork should engage with gendering, broadly construed. Academic and fictional pieces that treat contemporary questions concerning women, gender, sexuality, feminism, LGBTQ issues and/or disability studies are especially welcome. Themes include, but are not limited to the following:

Precariate, proletariat, lumpen, alienated labor
Working wage, living wage, minimum wage
Care work, affective labor/emotional labor, women’s work
Divisions of Labor, design and production, home and work, rural and urban
Wages of Whiteness, slave labor, sweatshops
Artistic production, creative work, collaborators on collaboration
Undocumented workers, migrant labor, domestic workers
Day labor versus salaried labor, contingent labor, adjuncting
Maker movements/ “Live, Work, Play”/ artisanal manufacturing
Deskilling, locavore
Sex Work, surrogacy, trafficking
Labor unions, freelancer unions, workers’ collectives
Homework, housework, shitwork
Global supply chains, global care chains
Contract labor, sexual contract, racial contract, commodified labor
Leisure, relaxing, not working

Scholarly articles and inquiries should be sent to guest issue editors Alyson Cole and Victoria Hattam at We will give priority consideration to submissions received by September 15, 2016. Please send complete articles, not just abstracts. Submissions should not exceed 6,360 words (including un-embedded notes, works cited, and a 100-word abstract) and should comply with the formatting guidelines at

Poetry submissions should be sent to WSQ's poetry editor, Patricia Smith, at WSQpoetry [at] by September 15, 2016. Please review previous issues of WSQ to see what type of submissions we prefer before submitting poems. Please note that poetry submissions may be held for six months or longer. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable if the poetry editor is notified immediately of acceptance elsewhere. We do not accept work that has been previously published. Please paste poetry submissions into the body of the e-mail along with all contact information.

Fiction, essay, and memoir submissions should be sent to WSQ's fiction/nonfiction editor, Asali Solomon, at by September 15, 2016. Please review previous issues of WSQ to see what type of submissions we prefer before submitting prose. Please note that prose submissions may be held for six months or longer. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable if the prose editor is notified immediately of acceptance elsewhere. We do not accept work that has been previously published. Please provide all contact information in the body of the e-mail.

Call for Papers: Violence and Indigenous Communities: Confronting the Past, Engaging the Present

Please submit abstracts by September 1, 2016

More information:


Call for papers IJMBS

The International Journal of Migration and Border Studies is currently
accepting submissions for publications in its next issue in 2017.

The IJMBS is a peer-reviewed journal which aims to bring together a diverse
range of scholars and practitioners to advance knowledge and improve
practice and methodologies in a broad range of issues related to migration
and borders studies. Articles covering a large spectrum of topics
addressing the development of international, transnational and national
immigration policies viewed in a broad sense are welcome.

On behalf of France Houle, Editor-in-Chief, would you please kindly
distribute the present call for papers among your network?

Professors, practitioners, post-graduate and graduate students wishing to
submit a paper must do so online at

The submission deadline is December 31, 2016.


For more information, please see the Call for papers:


The International Journal of Migration and Border Studies
Call for Papers – 2017
Editor in Chief
Prof. France Houle, Université de Montréal, Canada

The International Journal of Migration and Border Studies (IJMBS) is pleased to announce a call for papers for its issues in 2017.

IJMBS aims to bring together a diverse range of scholars and practitioners to advance knowledge and improve practice and methodologies in a broad range of issued related to migration and borders studies. Broadly speaking, it seeks to provide different perspectives to its readership ranging from exclusion to integration of permanent, temporary and irregular migrants as well as asylum seekers. Articles covering a large spectrum of topics addressing the development of international, transnational and national immigration policies viewed in a broad sense are welcome. What could be the best practices regarding inclusion? Which measures have exclusionary effects? Some examples of themes this journal intends to cover are listed below.

Subject Coverage
Broad themes on which articles are sought include but are not limited to:

• Innovations in institutional, procedural and social arrangements to deal with border security and immigration policy
• Personal information databases and exchanges
• Measures to restrict access to asylum
• The coherence and coordination between various actors dealing with issues such as health, education, social welfare, employment and law enforcement in the migration context
• Causes and consequences (economic, social, political, environmental, etc.) of migration and their legal and policy implications
• Local, regional and international mechanisms and logics that transform political and media discourses, norms, policies and practices related to migration and border studies
• Development of new priorities for immigration programmes
• The role of gender, age, social status, ability, race and other factors in curtailing border and immigration policies
• Indigenous rights and claims and border and migration studies

IJMBS is a peer-reviewed journal which offers a forum for disciplinary and inter-disciplinary research concerning conceptual, theoretical, empirical and methodological dimensions related to key concepts that underpin them: borders, immigration and integration policies, humanitarianism, sovereignty, states, citizenship, etc. Such critical analysis contributes to a better understanding of current challenges from different disciplinary perspectives including law, sociology, anthropology, social policy and social welfare, criminology, political economy, political science and public politics.

The journal invites submissions from both emerging and established scholars, including graduate students, post-graduates, professors and practitioners from around the globe, with the objective of ensuring that a plurality of experiences and perspectives is represented.

Notes for Prospective Authors
Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).
All papers are refereed through a peer review process.
All papers must be submitted online. Please read our information on preparing and submitting articles.

Important Date
Submission deadline: 31st of December 2016

CFP The West: Concept, Narrative, and Politics (8-9 December, Jyväskylä, Finland)

The West: Concept, Narrative, and Politics
University of Jyväskylä, Finland

What are, and have been, the shifting meanings of the West? Does the West exist, and if so, how – in action, identity, politics, thought, popular culture, imagination, rhetoric, and academic texts?

During the past decade, we have witnessed a proliferation in studies focusing on the West (or Western society/culture/countries/people). These studies have discussed the West as a concept, narrative, civilization, identity, unit in international relations, and as a both real and imagined community. We have seen critical and constructive studies, and the emergence of a still unsettled framework called Occidentalism.

And yet it seems that the idea of the West remains as elusive as ever. Why certain geographical/political/cultural areas are called the West, which countries or groups belong to the West, and what socio-cultural elements make a society Western? Answers to these questions appear to depend on the speaker and the discursive context. Sometimes the concept refers to a certain geopolitical formation, political system, values or ideologies; often it connotes to a high level of technological development or scientific progress; at other times it simply refers to the populations who are the richest and consume the most. In the historical imagination, the Western world is based on a series of interrelated phenomena including Christianity, the Enlightenment, the scientific and industrial revolutions, colonialism, and Cold War. Still, despite of it being fuzzy, contested, and criticized, the concept of the West continues to be current. It is evoked in a variety of situations all over the world as a convenient shorthand expression taken for granted by both speakers and listeners.

The aim of this conference is not to repudiate the concept, nor to produce conclusive definitions of it. Instead, we aim to problematize the idea of the West even further, explore its functions, and thus to enlarge our understanding of it. We also wish to bring together researchers, united by their interest in the idea of the West, to share their latest findings and thoughts.

We welcome abstracts from all disciplines within human and social sciences to discuss the past, present, and future of the idea of the West. Possible topics for the papers include, but are not limited to:

* International relations, politics, and geopolitics
* “Western” culture, society, tradition, history
* “Western” philosophy, science, rationalism
* “Western” values, morality, ideologies
* Christianity, neo-religions, New Age, secularism, atheism
* Capitalism, consumerism, socioeconomic West
* Racial, ethnic, minorities’ West
* “Western” modernity
* The West as an imagined community
* “Banal Occidentalism”
* Antipodal narratives, Orientalism/Occidentalism, “the West and the rest”
* Images/representations of the “West”, “Western countries”, or “Western people”
* How to study the West? Theories and methodologies.

Abstracts: 200–300 words, deadline August 31st, 2016. Send your abstract with your name and affiliation to:<>

Venue: Agora Center, University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland.
Keynote speakers: TBA.
Participation fee: 40 €.

On behalf of the organizing committee,

Jukka Jouhki & Henna-Riikka Pennanen
Department of History and Ethnology
University of Jyväskylä, Finland

More information on the conference website:

CFP: Studies in Social Justice

Special Themed Issue:

Special Guest Editors:
Nancy Cook, Department of Sociology, Brock University
Andrea Doucet, CRC in Gender, Work and Care, Department of Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies, Brock University
Jennifer Rowsell, CRC in Multiliteracies, Department of Teacher Education, Brock University

Across the globe, visual awareness and engagement feature prominently in people’s everyday lives. Qualitative researchers have responded to this social phenomenon by attending to the visual organization and saturation of social life, and by contemplating issues of visual theory, epistemology, methodology, methods, ethics, justice and knowledge mobilization. Many have also employed a range of visual research methods to explore dynamics and experiences of social inequality. This interdisciplinary field of visual studies is constantly emerging through scholarly processes of debate, disagreement and doubt that enliven research possibilities and transformations.

We imagine this special issue of Studies in Social Justice (SSJ) as contributing to reflections on and interdisciplinary conversations about visual research that build on considerable existing knowledge, particularly through an emphasis on relationships between visuality and social justice. It focuses, therefore, on qualitative visual research that explores a range of intersections among, for example, filmmaking, photography, digital story telling, visual methodologies, epistemic justice, and social justice processes and interventions.

This special issue of SSJ emerges from the 33rd Qualitative Analysis Conference (Visual Research Methods and Visual Ethnographies) that was held at Brock University in May 2016. We plan to publish a selection of papers that were presented at the conference, as well as new papers that address the special issue’s theme.

SSJ is an interdisciplinary Open Access journal that is widely read; in the last five months alone, 6,594 SSJ articles have been downloaded, and 2,715 people have viewed the contents of the last two special issues. The journal publishes articles that (a) deal with social, cultural, economic, political and philosophical problems associated with struggles for social justice and (b) link social justice theory to social change and the analysis of substantive issues. It welcomes heterodox contributions that are critical of established paradigms of inquiry.

Commensurate with the journal’s conceptual mandate, articles submitted to this special issue should be framed explicitly in relation to social justice in terms of their purpose, contributions, analysis and conclusions. For a complete description of SSJ’s mandate, please consult:
SSJ also publishes review essays, book reviews, dispatches and creative interventions that can include visual, aural and artistic contributions. Contributors to this special issue may submit topically relevant material to any of these journal sections:

Articles (6 – 8,000 words): original, previously-unpublished, and fully-referenced research contributions that significantly extend knowledge in the broad field of social justice along substantive, theoretical or methodological lines, and which are likely to be of interest to researchers and practitioners. Articles will be blind peer-reviewed.

Review Essays (< 6,000 words): critical and evaluative overviews of particular literatures, theoretical traditions, debates, activist experiences, etc., relating to social justice. Review essays are intended as expert overviews for the benefit of activists and researchers who are unfamiliar with the area. Review essays will be blind peer-reviewed.

Book reviews (1 – 2,000 words): reviews of important theoretical, political and research works relating to social justice issues. Book reviews are vetted by the editors, but are not subject to peer review.

Dispatches (< 4,000 words): reports or commentaries from the non-academic and academic spaces of social justice practice, discourse and contestation. Dispatches may report on research activities, methodological innovations, movement experiences, mobilization efforts, educational practices, social justice events and actions, etc. They need not employ an academic writing style or speaking position. Dispatches are reviewed and vetted by the editorial team, which will work with authors as necessary to help shape submissions for publication. They are not exposed to a blind review process.

Creative Interventions: visual, aural or textual products that reflect on social justice issues using an aesthetic or evocative mode of address. Creative interventions are reviewed and vetted by members of the editorial team or others with competence in the relevant areas of creative practice. They are not exposed to a blind review process.

Please submit special issue materials that conform to SSJ’s Author Guidelines to Nancy Cook ( by November 1, 2016. Special issue editors will review submissions within a month. Authors will then be notified about submitting their papers into SSJ’s peer review process.

Feel free to consult with Nancy Cook ( about possible submissions.


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CLEENIK: clinic of anthropological ethnographic experiments in fieldwork

Andrea Gaspar (University of Coimbra), Adolfo Estalella (Spanish National Scientific Council) & Tomás Criado (TU München)
Short Abstract

A role-playing performance to create the grounds for a discussion around the figure of ethnographic experimentation in fieldwork.

Long Abstract

Have you been affected by Ethnographic Experimentation Breakdown (EEB) or Excess of Engagement Stress (EES)? Have you been suffering from breach-of-the-canon infection (BOTCA)? Do you know how to detect the symptoms of Goingnativosis (GN), Collaborative Fieldwork Disorder (CoFD) or Transdisciplinary/Interdisciplinary Associative Disorder (TRIAD)? Perhaps you know of somebody who is affected by Non-observatory, multi-sensory, too-material fieldwork syndrome (NO-MS-TM)? If you have been quarreling with your supervisor and colleagues over their effects, if you are being chased by your former informants to hang around as if no distance separated you, why not try a radically different approach, and search for the better cure? CLEENIK is searching for "sick" ethnographers interested in donating their time for science, sharing their suffering experiences, and helping others find the #xcol™ cure! For this, you would be receiving a treatment FOR FREE in our internationally renowned CLEENIK, an institution with the most innovative experimental collaboration techniques for the treatment of contemporary fieldwork disorders.

CLEENIK will be a laboratory in one single session, a role-playing performance to create the grounds for a discussion around the figure of ethnographic experimentation in fieldwork. For this, we ask participants to send a brief proposal if they want to present the diseases they have suffered in their fieldwork. In the session we will propose the construction a network of Ethnographic Experimentation.



CFP | photography + (con) text Photography in Academic Research | UCL| 8+9 September

*photography + (con) text*

*Photography in Academic Research*

*0**8/09 September 2016*

Call for papers and visual submissions

‘*photography + (con) text*’ is pleased to announce a call for papers and
visual submissions for a conference on ‘Photography in Academic Research’
to be hosted by UCL Museum and Heritage Studies, Institute of Archaeology,
in collaboration with RAI (Royal Anthropological Institute) and Birkbeck,
Department of Politics.

‘photography + (con) text’ was set up with the aim of promoting the
collaboration and exchange between social researchers and practitioners who
use photography in their research and practice. This conference comes
together to provide a space of exchange, stimulating dialogue between
social researchers and practitioners who engage with photography creatively
and critically. This conference will serve as a platform for photography;
encouraging its uses, analyses and practices in social research, expanding
the possibilities of photographic practice beyond its current observational
and illustrative uses within academia.

The character of research and practice with photography has changed
significantly over the past decades, such that inquiries into the nature of
different screen media, their interactivity, in art installations, their
digitisation, the politics of their making, distribution and reception has
emerged alongside more traditional perspectives and topics such as cultural
memory and visual heritage. At the same time, cultural, technological and
political shifts have led us to re-address the use of photography in
academic research, challenging photography as an archaic practice to the
moving image or an art practice outside an ideological or social platform.

We welcome submissions that discuss how through photography social
researchers and practitioners play an important collaborative role in
exploring people’s social life and how photography is being used and
reconfigured to enrich social research practices, dissemination of data and
in enriching academic writing.

We welcome contributions from researchers, practitioners and artists
working in all fields such as education, social research, the arts,
museums, archives and anyone who is engaged with the analysis and the
production of photography.

Panels are not limited to the following themes but can be used to guide
your submissions.

· The still image in a world in movement

· Photographs in a world of textual hegemony

· The use of photographs in a social research environment and academic

· Photographic ethnographies

· The politics of visual evidence and the archive

· Politics and photography

· The social life of photographs


Submissions are invited from but not limited to academics, researchers,
educators, curators, artists, independent scholars and practitioners.

Submissions may be made via e-mail attachment (Word documents or PDF
preferred). Please include the following information with your submission:

1. Title of your submission

2. Name(s) of the author(s)

3. Affiliation(s) of the author(s) if applicable

4. E-mail address(s) of the author(s)

5. Short Abstract (maximum 300 characters)

6. Long Abstract (maximum 250 words)

Please send proposals or further enquiries to *Dr **Marcel Reyes-Cortez*
(Visual Anthropologist) via and Barbara Knorpp
(Anthropologist, UCL) via

*The event is free. All welcome! *


The call for panels and papers closes *05 June 2016*. Chosen participants
will be notified by the 17 June 2016.

Thank you.

Research in Economic Anthropology (REA), Volume 37

Deadline: August 1, 2016


Colloque «La Confédération et la dualité nationale», 27 au 29 avril 2017, Université de l'Alberta

Ce colloque s'adresse aux historiens, aux politologues, aux sociologues, aux juristes et à tous ceux et celles qui étudient le Canada dans son rapport à la dualité.

Les chercheurs intéressés par ces questions sont invités à soumettre une proposition de communication d'ici le 30 juin 2016. Les communications en français et en anglais seront les bienvenues.


Registration now open: Conference Wild or Domesticated - Uncanny in Historical and Contemporary Perspectives to Mind

Dear Colleagues, for your information:

Wild or Domesticated – Uncanny in Historical and Contemporary Perspectives to Mind

Interdisciplinary conference September 20–22nd 2016
The House of Science and Letters, Helsinki, Finland

The confirmed keynote speakers of the event are:

Professor Tanya Luhrmann, University of Stanford
Professor Simo Knuuttila, University of Helsinki
Assistant professor Diana Espirito Santo, The Pontifical Catholic University of Chile

In this interdisciplinary conference, organized by the Mind and Other Research Project and by the Finnish Anthropological Society, the broad problem area of the uncanny will be discussed. The workshops and paper presentations of this event cover a range of themes, including, but not limited to: Cross-cultural approaches to the study of the human mind; problems and new approaches to "evidence"; the cultural construction of normality and abnormality; questions about "reality" and belief; the crisis of rationalism and the changing relationship between rationality and magic; historical approaches to the irrational in science and philosophy; science and technology approaches to alterity; discussions of front line research e.g. hearing voices or spirit writing; contesting discourses and narratives of reality and ontology; and, challenging the boundaries between life and death.

Online registration for the conference is now open. You can register for the conference via this link: Registration

The conference fee is 200 €/100 € (students). It includes lunch and refreshments during the three conference days, participation in the cocktail event on 20th September and participation in the conference dinner on 21st September. Lunch and refreshments will be served at the conference location (House of Science and Letters).

The conference fee without the dinner is 150 €/70 € (students). It also includes lunch and refreshments during the three conference days and participation in the cocktail event.

The deadline for registration is Monday, August 22. Please make sure that you register on time. The registration is confirmed once the fee is paid.

If you have any questions regarding the registration, please contact us via email:

More information about the conference, please see:


On behalf on the organising committee,

Susanne Ådahl


Mind and the Other Project

University of Turku


Call for Papers:
Moral Outrage and Political Violence
7-9 November 2016 at Sandbjerg Gods, Sønderborg
Workshop organized by Mette-Louise Johansen (Aarhus University), Therese Sandrup (FFI) and Nerina Weiss (Fafo Research Foundation)
Call for papers

The current refugee crisis in Europe, the wars in the Middle East, state violence against civil society all over the world, neo-liberal abandonment as well as separatist violence and terror attacks are only a few of current events that cause a number of emotional reactions. In this panel we are interested in theoretical, analytical and empirical discussions on moral outrage, here understood as an affective reaction to political violence or the denial thereof. We want to explore the different ways moral outrage is expressed, its relational aspects as well as the ways moral outrage may be understood as a mobilizing force to action.

Our understanding of moral outrage builds on the anthropology of morality (Howell 1997, Parkin 1985, Robbins 2004) and ethics (Badiou 2001, Faubion 2011 Foucault 2000, Laidlaw 2014, Lambek 2015) which explore moral economies, institutional ethics, and how people relate to conflicting moral orders. We find inspiration in Fassin (2015) and Zigon (2007) who, both in their own ways, have explored issues of how do people negotiate and deal with competing, and at times contradicting moralities, including the need to reposition themselves and become conscious of their own being-in-the-world and their relations to others. Drawing also on the body of literature looking at social movements (Tilly 1998) and moral protest (i.e. Jasper 1997) we want to explore morality, and especially moral outrage as a call to action. We are interested in explorations of the different ways moral outrage come to be expressed and what the social implications may be. When may moral outrage lead to violent action and excess and when does it actually enhance rather than diminish the quality of democratic life (Marcus and Mackuen 1993)?

Exploring moral outrage as an affective phenomenon, it is important to reject earlier notions of emotion and affect as irrational and limited to the bodily and sensorial sphere. We argue with Jasper (1997) that emotions are part of rational action. As however, cognitive processes and moral values are socially constructed, also moral outrage is limited to and only makes sense in specific social circumstances. Thus, an interesting aspect for this workshop would be to explore the historical, geopolitical and cultural context of political violence and ask why certain events or forms of political violence are experienced as a moral call for action in one setting, but not in another.

We invite empirical and theoretical studies of moral outrage directed against political violence as well as the denial of political violence and injustice (Cohen 2001). In particular we encourage papers to relate to (some of) the following questions and topics:

- What are the structural responses to moral outrage? And what are the personal and affective responses to it? In what way is outrage a driving force for action and moral or social positioning?

- What role does media and social media play in the creation and countering of moral outrage?

- What kind of relationships, practices and everyday lives are produced through the existence of different moral orders?

- What is the relation between moral panic (Cohen 2001) and moral outrage? When does moral panic justify moral outrage, and when is moral outrage directed against moral panic?
Please send your abstract (max. 300 words) by July 30st 2016 to Mette-Louise Johansen, Aarhus University:<>. We aim at vivid discussions and knowledge exchange and wish to circulate all papers prior to the workshop. We therefore ask the accepted participants to send their draft papers by November 1st (max. 7000 words).
A conference fee of 80 Euros includes accommodation in single room, full board and conference dinner at Sandbjerg Gods, Sandbjergvej 102, DK-6400 Soenderborg. There might be the possibility to apply for travelfunds, however these are not yet confirmed.

9th International Congress on Traditional Asian Medicines, 6-12 August 2017, Kiel (Germany) • Call for Panels

DEADLINE for Panel submissions is 1 August 2016.


CFP - workshop on Health in India for PhD/postdoctoral researchers, December 2016, Leipzig
by Lesley Branagan

Call for Papers

Workshop on Health in India for PhD and postdoctoral researchers

15 & 16 December 2016
Institute of Anthropology, Leipzig University, Germany.

This two-day workshop will bring together social and medical anthropology PhD/postdoctoral researchers with leading international scholars working in the field of health in India, and will provide the opportunity for extensive debate and feedback on researchers’ papers from experts. The focus of the workshop is to support young scholars in finding forms and ways to write up their research data.

Eight PhD candidates/postdoctoral researchers will be selected from amongst applications.

The December workshop will operate as a working group, where eight students will each present papers. Four academic scholars will each comment on two research papers, and give a short presentation, raising issues for further discussion. This will be followed by roundtable discussion and feedback from the group.

Participating experts
The three confirmed participating expert academic scholars are:

Kalpana Ram, Department of Anthropology, Macquarie University, Australia

Professor Ram’s work focuses on gender, phenomenology, development and reproduction in India. Her most recent book explores the way spirit possession in south India unsettles some foundational assumptions of modernity.

Sarah Pinto, Department of Anthropology, Tufts University, USA

Professor Pinto’s work focuses on reproduction, cultures of biomedicine, mental health, psychiatry and gender in India. She is currently writing a history of hysteria (the medical diagnosis) in India.

William Sax, Department of Anthropology, Heidelberg University, Germany

Professor Sax has spent ten years in the Central Himalayas, and his research focuses on the effectiveness of ritual healing in the treatment of mental disorders.

Applications (in the form of a 200 word abstract of proposed paper presentation) are welcome from PhD candidates and postdoctoral researchers working on health in India, with priority given to papers that address issues and questions such as:

Health, healing, wellbeing, care
Representations of pain and suffering
New modalities of healthcare and healing
When narrating life stories of individuals, what can social anthropologists say about the larger picture without resorting to generalities?
What is the broader significance of methodological approaches?

To apply, please send a 200-word abstract of your proposed paper by 30 May to Professor Ursula Rao, Institute of Anthropology, Leipzig University.

Selected researchers will each be provided with travel expenses up to €250, three nights in a hotel in Leipzig, and local hospitality during the workshop. A full scholarship will be provided to one student from India, which will cover costs of an airfare (India-Leipzig return), transfers, hotel accommodation and hospitality during the workshop.

Researchers will be required to submit their final papers by 10 November.

For more information, email or

Call for Proposals

Entangled Kinship Spaces - Ethnographic approaches of contemporary public and intimate (re)configurations

Espaces pluriels de la parenté - Approches ethnographiques des (re)configurations publiques et privées dans le monde contemporain

International conference

20-21 October 2016,
University of Liege (Belgium)

The deadline for abstract submission is on May 25th, 2016.!/menu/standard/file/Entangled%20Kinship%20Spaces_ULg_2016_EN.pdf


CfP Exploring the Anthropology of Energy: Ethnography, Energy and Ethics

Exploring the Anthropology of Energy: Ethnography, Energy and Ethics

Call for Papers for an invited Special Issue in Energy Research & Social Science (ERSS)

Guest Editors: Dr Mette M. High, University of St Andrews
Dr Jessica M. Smith, Colorado School of Mines

Remarkable growth in global energy production and consumption has inspired a new generation of scholars to draw on ethnographic methods and anthropological concepts to enhance our understanding of issues related to energy. Many of these works focus on particular energy sources and their suitability for meeting this rising demand. For example, a growing number of anthropologists examine oil as a site of corporate and state governance. New possibilities for renewable energy generation provide fertile ground from which to examine the articulations between local perceptions of wind, solar and other sources of renewable energy and the ways in which people know and interact with the environment. And increasing controversy surrounding unconventional energy development inspires scholarship on citizens who conduct grassroots or “citizen science” as a form of activism.

This special issue of Energy Research & Social Science will (1) emphasize an ethnographic focus on the numerous intersections of energy and ethics, as well as (2) expand upon earlier work to explore new directions in the anthropology of energy.

Making ethics and anthropology an explicit focus of scholarship will hone our understanding of the multiple, if not conflicting, ways in which ethical and cultural judgments inform people’s relationships with energy, debates about energy transitions, and the current scholarly frames used to study energy and society. Debates about energy futures raise fundamental ethical questions that involve judgments of the kinds of lives that we consider to be desirable or just:
What is the place of energy in human life? How do we make sense of the ways in which we produce, distribute and use it? And how do such actions relate to what we consider to be right or good? How do actors as diverse as consumers, producers, critics and developers pose and answer questions about the relationship between energy sociotechnical systems and their visions of a good life?

We seek papers from anthropology and beyond that explore the centrality of ethical practice, judgment and questioning in our relationship with energy. We encourage papers that offer new approaches to energy ethics, in particular by recognizing ethical sensibility as part of the human condition, animating the everyday thoughts and practices of people with a variety of attachments to and relationships with energy, from people who make a living working on well pads to proponents of renewable energy. We desire to move beyond simplistic frameworks that either ascribe ethics to particular energy sources (“good” renewable energy versus “bad” fossil fuel energy) or subsume ethics within corporate social responsibility discourses steeped in highly particular value regimes related to marketing, advertising and pricing. We lastly encourage papers that refine, challenge, or introduce anthropological concepts and theories as applied to energy.

In particular, we seek papers that offer novel frameworks for bringing together ethnographic studies of energy and ethnographic studies of ethics. Areas of interest include: energy policy, energy production and consumption, discourses of national security in relation to energy strategy, energy innovation, distribution networks of and access to energy, energy pricing, and the growing citizen science movement surrounding controversies related to energy.

Papers selected from this call will join a selection of papers that were originally presented at the 2016 Energy Ethics: Fragile Lives and Imagined Futures conference at the University of St Andrews ( Those papers span the globe and range from algae harvesting to nuclear waste siting, from patriotic hydroelectric stations to fuel poverty, from the plunder of renewable energy to the everyday practices of biologists who create biofuels, and from erratic electricity supply in a mining town to the politics of a wind farm adjacent to pastoralist communities. We anticipate selecting an additional 5-10 papers from this call. Papers must use ethnographic methods and anthropological concepts to understand issues related to energy.

Interested authors should submit titles and 350-word abstracts by August 1, 2016 to the Guest Editors, Dr Jessica M. Smith, Colorado School of Mines,<> and Dr Mette M. High, University of St Andrews,<>. On the abstract, please include contact information and institutional affiliation.

Completed draft manuscripts will be due November 1, 2016, after which they will be double-blind peer-reviewed for a final publication decision. Manuscripts should be 8,000-10,000 words, including notes and references. Final articles will be due February 1, 2017 and published in the July 2017 volume.

Energy Research & Social Science (ERSS) is a fully peer-reviewed international journal that publishes original research and review articles examining the relationship between energy systems and society. ERSS welcomes research from those trained in the social sciences, including anthropology, geography, economics, political science, public policy, law, sociology, history, communication studies, and philosophy, as well as interdisciplinary work from engineers, psychologists, and others, as long as the focus is on society and energy. For more on the aims and goals of the journal and for detailed instructions for authors, see

Mette M. High

Colloque international VocUM, 17 et 18 novembre 2016, Université de Montréal

VocUM est un colloque international annuel organisé par des étudiants aux cycles supérieurs de l’Université de Montréal provenant de différents domaines d’études reliés au langage. Il s’agit du seul colloque multidisciplinaire montréalais dédié au langage. Cette initiative permet l’échange d’idées entre des personnes issues de multiples domaines du langage qui évoluent souvent en vases clos et qui se côtoient très peu lors d’activités scientifiques. Des propositions de communication sont attendues pour le 3e colloque international VocUM dont le thème sera «Le langage sous la loupe : technologies et corpus». Les propositions d’étudiantes et étudiants du premier cycle peuvent également être considérées. La date limite pour soumettre une proposition est le 17 juillet 2016.


Ethnographies of Security

A special issue of Qualitative Sociology

Guest Editor: Rebecca Hanson

The policies and strategies that governments, organizations and communities employ in the search for security have changed dramatically within the past few decades. Advanced technology; wars on drugs, terror, and crime; the global diffusion of policing models; and the rise of mass incarceration and mass surveillance are just a few developments that have transformed the landscape of security. These changes have profound implications for democracy. Just like threats to security, attempts to ensure security can constrict, deteriorate, and circumscribe citizenship. More concretely, security for some often puts others’ right to life at risk, particularly marginalized and stigmatized “others.”

Recent research has emphasized the need to pay closer attention to how people interpret and negotiate security strategies. We need more qualitative research to understand how actors—whether state, non-state, or illicit—resist, appropriate, repurpose, or acquiesce to security strategies, and how these actions shape outcomes. In the banlieues of Paris, Fassin has shown that the regular deployment of anti-crime police units has created “infra-citizens,” who often acquiesce to arbitrary searches that “put them in their place.” Scholars working in Africa and Latin America have shown that, depending on socioeconomic status, one’s security might be provided by a criminal organization, a community group, or a private firm. And ethnographies of urban poverty in the United States and Europe have documented the exponential growth in the state’s capacity to punish and expel, but have also documented survival strategies used by people to evade incarceration and deportation. This qualitative work is key to understanding how the boundaries of citizenship are redrawn and democracy is redefined on the ground.

This special issue will bring together work that analyzes how changes to security alter environments, creating new possibilities for and constraints on state, non-state, and criminal actors and, more broadly, on democracy, citizenship, and survival.

Contributions are welcomed on all related themes and topics. Manuscripts may be submitted anytime before November 1, 2016.

Submission Details:

The papers will undergo Qualitative Sociology’s normal double-blind peer-review process. Manuscripts should be submitted through Editorial Manager (at When submitting, choose “Ethnographies of Security” as the article type. For more information, please contact Rebecca Hanson (

Call for papers: Governing social and spatial inequalities under enduring austerity

Governing social and spatial inequalities under enduring austerity

A one day conference

Date: Thursday15th September 2016

Venue: City Hall, Sheffield

Organised by: People, Place and Policy (

Confirmed keynote speakers:

- Professor Ruth Lupton (University of Manchester)

- Professor Andrew Cumbers (University of Glasgow)

Papers are invited for a one-day conference that explores the implications of changing forms of governance for social and spatial inequalities across the UK and beyond.

Call for papers:

There is growing recognition that the political responses to the financial crisis of 2007-08 have generated or intensified forms of governance that are becoming embedded as the 'new normal' in an era of entrenched austerity. A combination of cuts in state funding, public sector retrenchment, new modes of service delivery, and reform of governance structures across spatial scales are reshaping the way that social and spatial inequalities are addressed. The hollowing out of local government has been accompanied by a turn to sub-regional forms of governance (LEPs and combined authorities); growing reliance on the private and third sector to deliver services; and increasing expectation that 'community' can fill the void left by state withdrawal. Increasingly fractured devolution settlements in England and across Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland also create conditions for policy divergence and increasing potential for differential outcomes. Taken together these changes have profound implications for the economic and social well-being of low income groups and areas.

This conference will explore these implications by interrogating key developments that include, but are not limited to: privatisation; contracting out of services; retrenchment or reconfiguration in the public sector; financialisation of public services; devolution and new forms of territorial governance; public service 'transformation'; and a turn to community to tackle social problems. These developments have been explored in the UK and overseas through concepts such as 'disaster capitalism' (Klein, 2008), 'austerity urbanism' (Peck, 2012) and 'risk-shifting' that emphasise that the fallout of the financial crisis has been 'downloaded' onto social and political actors at increasingly localised scales.

These trends provide an opportunity to critically examine the novelty, permanence and effectiveness of these changing forms of governance as well as the outcomes for marginalised groups and places. We are particularly interested in papers that explore how these changes play out across policy domains as well as the implications within discrete policy areas (welfare, employment, housing, regeneration/economic development, health and education etc). We also welcome comparative papers that draw on experiences and developments outside the UK.

Academics, researchers, students, policymakers and practitioners are invited to interrogate the implications of these trends for addressing social and spatial inequalities. Policy-relevant and empirically or theoretically-informed papers are encouraged on themes including (but not limited to):

- Privatisation, contracting out and 'corporate welfare'

- The role of the public, private and third sector in the 'mixed economy' of welfare

- Financialisation of public service delivery

- New models of service delivery for 'complex' groups (e.g. whole household approaches, multi-agency working)

- Devolution, new forms of territorial governance and the retrenchment of local government

- The turn to 'community' in service delivery

- Lived experiences of, and responses to, new forms of governance

- Working conditions in organisations delivering services

- Theoretical understandings of governance under permanent austerity

Submitting papers:

Abstracts of 200 words should be submitted to Emma Smith ( by Friday 27th May 2015. We encourage contributions from established academics, early career researchers, and colleagues in policy and practice. If accepted (5-7,000 words), full papers should be submitted by Friday 19th August. There will be a prize for the best paper. PPP will also consider publishing the strongest papers in a special issue in 2017.

If you wish to attend the seminar as a delegate, please register your interest by emailing Emma Smith: Queries can also be sent to this email address.

Delegate fees:

The event is part funded by the Centre for Regional, Economic and Social Research (CRESR) at Sheffield Hallam University. A fee of £35 will be payable by all delegates including presenters to cover the remaining running costs of the conference. Booking forms and details of how to make payments will be emailed to delegates after registering interest or submitting abstracts. A small number of bursaries will be available to cover the fee for attendees who do not have institutional support. Please indicate if you wish to be considered for a bursary when submitting an abstract.

About People, Place and Policy:

People, Place and Policy (PPP) is an open access journal that provides a forum for debate about how policy shapes the risks, opportunities and constraints that face people and places in contemporary society. Its aim is to foster dialogue between academics engaged in researching societal challenges and the policy-makers or practitioners charged with responding to these challenges.

CFP: "Indigenous Languages and Cultures: Then and Now"

Proposals are welcome for 20-minute papers, or panels of three speakers, exploring indigenous cultures and languages from a range of methodological approaches and geographical contexts. As the name suggests, our conference welcomes submissions across a range of time periods, from historical to contemporary times.

Papers might consider themes including, but not limited to:

Revitalisation and preservation
Uses of indigenous histories
Cultures under threat
Oral tradition and education
Literature and translation
Community and identity


For individual papers, please submit a title, 200-word abstract and short biography.

For panel proposals, please submit a title and 200-word abstract for each paper and a short biography of each speaker.

Proposals should be sent to Harriet Smart at by Friday 28 May 2016.
Contact Info:
Harriet Smart
PhD Candidate in History

University of Sheffield
1 Upper Hanover Street
S3 7RA


'Indigenous Languages and Cultures: Then and Now' Conference
University of Sheffield, 12 and 13 September
Contact Email:

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Call for the ‘Stories of the Anthropocene’ Festival, Stockholm 27-29 October 2016

The KTH Environmental Humanities Laboratory, in collaboration with the Rachel Carson Center and the Nelson Institute Center for Culture, History, and Environment at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, is currently seeking submissions for the Stories of the Anthropocene Festival (SAF), which will take place on the 27, 28 and 29 of October 2016 in Stockholm, Sweden.

We invite scholars, artists, writers, filmmakers, and activists to propose a single story that can represent or encapsulate the Anthropocene. We welcome stories from all possible angles and scales, rejecting any pre-constituted hierarchy between fiction and non-fiction, local and global, scientific and vernacular, academic and pop.
Deeply rooted in the storytelling tradition of the humanities, SAF seeks to reclaim the power of narratives to shape and understand the world beyond the dualities of possible/impossible, material/immaterial, real/imaginary.

Check out the complete call in the ENTITLE Blog: Call for the ‘Stories of the Anthropocene’ Festival, Stockholm 27-29 October 2016

CFP - Portraiture and Self- Portraiture in Canada, University Art Association of Canada (UAAC)Appel à communications Congrès 2016 de l’Association d’art des universités du Canada
UQÀM, Montréal, October 27-30th, 2016

Submission Deadline: June 24, 2016

Panel: Portraiture and Self-Portraiture in Canada

Devon Smither
University of Lethbridge

The recent touring exhibitions, “1920s Modernism in Montreal: The Beaver Hall Group” and "The Artist Herself: Self-Portraits by Canadian Historical Women Artists," signal a renewed interest in portraiture and figurative representation in Canada. Portraiture can reveal a great deal about the interrelationship between representation, subjectivity, and identity. As theoretical models for conceiving subjectivity have shifted, art historians have problematized portraiture and departed from a conception of the genre as simply a mimetically accurate likeness. This panel seeks papers that address any medium from any time period. What can we learn about Canada by examining the history of portraiture? How do Indigenous epistemologies fit within, or work against, the EuroAmerican tradition of the portrait? How do portraits shape social values and invent new possibilities for defining subjectivity? This session looks at these questions and aims to refocus attention on the theoretical place of portraiture in Canada with a particular focus on race, gender, sexuality, agency, and authorship.

How to Submit a Proposal

Proposals for papers shall not exceed 150 words and are to be submitted to the individual Session Conveners for consideration (please see below under “Conference Regulations” for further guidelines about proposals).

Most sessions are composed of three or four 20-minute papers. This leaves time in the 90-minute slot for formal responses or questions from the audience. Each session must have one or a maximum of two Chair(s) who are not also speaking in the session. Therefore, if present Session Conveners (to whom prospective participants should submit their abstracts for consideration) wish to give a paper in their session, they must find a Chair for that session. Other formats, such as roundtable discussions, must also have a Chair who stands outside the discussion and moderates it.

In order to permit the widest possible variety of sessions, double sessions are not usually permitted. Decisions to permit double sessions lie with the Session Planning Committee for the conference, who will inform chairs/conveners who petition for such sessions whether or not this will be possible within the program structure.

Conference Regulations

1. Applicants may only submit one proposal.

2. Proposals should be sent directly to the session chair(s).

3. Submissions must include: the name and email address of the applicant; the applicant’s institutional affiliation and rank; the paper

title; an abstract (150 words maximum); and a brief bio (150 words).

4. Proposals may be submitted by current members or non-members of UAAC. Non-members must become members of UAAC and pay registration fees in order to present a paper at the conference. Membership dues and registration fees must be received by October 1, 2016.

5. The conference is open to post-secondary faculty in all fields of the visual arts (art history, fine arts, visual culture, material culture, museum studies, art conservation, etc.), visual artists, curators, practitioner/researchers, as well as independent scholars in such fields.

6. Student members of UAAC who are pursuing a terminal degree (examples: a PhD in art history or related disciplines, an MFA, a Masters of Design) may submit proposals. MA students are not permitted to give papers at the conference.

7. Session chairs may not present a paper in their own session. However, they may submit a proposal to another session.

8. Session chairs are responsible for the selection of the papers to be included in their session, and must inform all applicants to that session whether or not their paper has been accepted.

Règles de participation

1. Vous ne pouvez soumettre qu’une seule proposition de communication.

2. Merci d’envoyer votre propositions de communication directement aux président.e.s de séance.

3. Votre soumission doit inclure votre nom, adresse courriel, affiliation institutionnelle et fonction, ainsi que le titre et le résumé de la communication proposée (maximum 150 mots) et une courte notice biographique (environ 150 mots).

4. Toute personne intéressée qui remplit les conditions énoncées aux points 5 et 6 peut soumettre une proposition. Par contre, si vous n’êtes pas membre de l’AAUC vous devrez payer les frais d’adhésion ainsi que les frais d’inscription afin de participer au congrès et ce avant le 1er octobre 2016. Les membres actuels devront renouveler leur adhésion et s’inscrire au congrès avant la même date.

5. Le congrès est ouvert aux enseignant.e.s postsecondaires dans tous les champs des arts visuels, tels que l’histoire de l’art, les arts visuels et médiatiques, la culture visuelle, la culture matérielle, la conservation et la muséologie, la recherche-création, etc., ainsi qu’aux commissaires et aux chercheur.e.s indépendant.e.s œuvrant dans ces champs.

6. Seul.e.s les membres étudiants de l’AAUC qui poursuivent un diplôme professionnel/terminal (exemples : doctorat en histoire de l’art, maîtrise en arts visuels ou en design) peuvent soumettre une proposition. Les étudiant.e.s à la maîtrise en histoire de l’art (ou disciplines connexes) ne sont pas admissibles.

7. Les président.e.s de séance ne peuvent pas présenter une communication dans leur propre séance. Les président.e.s peuvent néanmoins soumettre un proposition à une autre séance.

8. Les président.e.s de séances sont responsables de la sélection des propositions de communications et doivent faire le suivi avec tous les candidat.e.s.
Contact Info:

Devon Smither (
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IAIA Water symposium in August/September

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submissions are invited for an online periodical


The journal is published exclusively on the Internet as a forum for scholarly debate on gender-related issues in Judaism. The journal, a not-for-profit organization, is indexed by EBSCO, Feminist Periodicals published by the University of Wisconsin System; ProQuest; Ulrich's International Periodicals Directory; RAMBI- The Index of Articles on Jewish Studies by the Jewish National and University Library at the Hebrew University; Index of Jewish Periodicals; MLA International Bibliography; MLA Directory of Periodical; DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals); and Contemporary Women's Issues, Infotrac CPI.Q., Expanded Academic ASAP, General OneFile -- distributed by Gale Cengage Learning. The journal is mirrored at the National Library of Canada; Scholars' Portal Journals of the Ontario Council of University Libraries; and at the Judaica Division of the Harvard College Library of Harvard University. In addition, the journal is indexed and linked to by dozens of electronic directories and web sites.

Articles, essays, book reviews, short notes, and bibliographies from all disciplines in the Humanities and Social Sciences are welcome. Submissions are concurrently accepted and should be made by e-mail to:

Dr. Dina Ripsman Eylon, Editor-in-Chief

Women in Judaism: A Multidisciplinary Journal


Note: Scholarship by/and about Canadian Jewish women are especially encouraged.

The journal will consider re-printing peer-reviewed papers or chapters from books that are not currently available in any digital format.

We are also seeking book reviewers. A complete list of books is available in our Review Books Received section, which is updated periodically. For further information and guidelines for contributors, please consult our web site and/or write to the Editor-in-Chief.

Contact Info:
Dr. Dina Ripsman Eylon, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief

Women in Judaism: A Multidisciplinary Journal





Tel: 416-995-0599 (voice and text)

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CFP - Settler Colonial Studies Special Issue: Settlers and Citizens - A Critical View of Israeli Society

Please see below for a CFP of a special issue of Settler Colonial Studies journal, “Settlers and Citizens: A Critical View of Israeli Society”. Deadline for papers is 21 August 2016.
Please direct any questions to the guest editors at
Apologies for cross-posting and please distribute widely.

CfP: Settlers and Citizens: A Critical View of Israeli Society
Special Issue of Settler Colonial Studies
In Collaboration with the SOAS Palestine Society

We invite contributions for a guest-edited special issue of Settler-Colonial Studies on the topic: “Settlers and Citizens: A Critical View of Israeli Society”. Papers should be between 8000 and 9500 words and should be submitted to by 31 August 2016.

This special issue aims to contribute to the growing body of literature that intersects settler colonial studies with empirical studies of Israel/Palestine, and is based on the 10th annual SOAS Palestine Society Conference, held on the 17th-18th October 2015. Its thematic focus is a concrete and contemporary interrogation of the structures and mechanisms of Zionist settler colonialism through the lens of Israeli politics and society. Bringing critical studies of Palestine into conversation with critical studies of Israeli society offers a platform through which the two conflate and form a united body of knowledge on Israeli settler-colonial realities. Our aim is to develop an analysis of the relations between the colonisers and the colonised.

The designation of Settler Colonial Studies as its own disciplinary arena has been an important development for understanding its particular machinations, as linked to but distinctive from Colonialism as a whole. Authors such as Patrick Wolfe, Lorenzo Veracini and others have helped to identify the specificity of the settler colonial frame, and the overall forms in which historical processes – ranging from the colonisation of North America to the colonisation of South Africa, through that of Australia, Algeria, Zimbabwe and others – are inscribed.

Also in the case of Palestine, a rich body of literature has emerged on the historical development, and contemporary realities of Zionist settler colonialism. Historians such as, among others, Gershon Shafir, Salim Tamari, Walid Khalidi and Ilan Pappe, or social scientists such as Nadim Rouhana, Shourideh Molavi, and Mansour Nsasra have detailed the ways in which Zionist colonisation took form in Palestine from the late 19th century onwards, how this project interacted with the indigenous population, and how it continues to play itself out today. The Journal, Settler Colonial Studies, itself, produced a seminal issue on settler colonialism in Palestine, calling for a new praxis for analysing and challenging the political and social spectrum it has produced (Salamanca et al, 2012).

The issue aims to advance this body of literature, in its specific focus on social, political and economic relations within contemporary Israel. Moving beyond the critical work that has already established the efficacy and analytical astuteness of the settler-colonial paradigm in this case, the issue’s contribution to the field will be framed by the materiality of ‘the settler-colonial logic’. While its structural features reach across place, space and time, settler-colonialism takes on concrete form through the colonisation of people and land. It then evolves and is entrenched through the production, maintenance and dissemination of knowledge, which then further sustains its dominance over territory, capital, institutions and people. The concrete produces the contours of the settler-colonial space, and the titles in this issue will trace these lines through the complex relations, modalities and mechanisms that embed Zionist settler-colonialism as part of the everyday life of present-day Palestine.

For this special issue, we are seeking articles that interrogate the material ambiguities of the Israeli case, and thus can contribute to advancing our theoretical understanding of the settler-colonial frame. The different titles will answer the question: What are the material, cultural, ideological and legal manifestations of Israeli settler colonialism, and what do they teach us about the potential for decolonisation?

While we are open to any range of topics, we hope to specifically explore:
· Productions of knowledge and the construction of the colonising subject
· Logistics, legalities and infrastructure that seek to make indigenous space and people legible to the coloniser
· The impact of settler colonial analysis on shifting discourses of ‘race’ and racism inside Israel
· The violence of settler colonialism in Israel
· Limits to power and limits to resistance in Israel
· The political economy of Israel’s war machinery
· International patrons of contemporary settler colonial society in Israel
· Relations between marginalised Israeli-Jewish communities and Palestinian citizens of Israel
· The role of religion in the Israeli settler colonial logic

Through these different approaches, the special issue aims to situate the analysis of Israeli society firmly within the boundaries of Palestine studies. Too often, the subjects discussed herein are considered to be the sole preserve of Israel Studies’ publications and tend, therefore, to approach the subject through the limits of this lens. By challenging these boundaries – in physical and disciplinary terms – the task of understanding the particular modes of the settler colonial society, become part and parcel of the process of explaining the colonial process, in order to contribute to its dismantling.

Submissions should be between 8,000 - 9500 words in length, including endnotes and bibliographic references, and sent to the guest editors at by August 31st, 2016. These will undergo a stringent peer review process; the results of which will be communicated to authors within three months of receiving the papers. We expect to publish the special issue in the first half of 2017.

Please see and follow the journal’s submission guidelines, in particular its eligibility requirements and reference style guide. If you would like to discuss your contribution, please contact the guest editors at

This special issue is being developed in collaboration with the SOAS Palestine Society and co-edited by:
Yara Hawari (University of Exeter)
Dr. Sharri Plonski (SOAS, University of London)
Dr. Elian Weisman (Council for British Research in the Levant)

Congreso de Antropología e Historia de Panamá

The Asociación de Antropología e Historia de Panamá (Association of Antropology and History of Panama) announces the call for papers and for registrations to the Congreso de Antropología es Historia de Panamá 2016. The event will take place at the City of Knowledge (Panama City, Panama) between 7-9 September 2016.

The NEW deadline for the sending of abstracts is 15 May 2016.

The timeframe for full enrolment is 1-15 July 2015.

The Congress invites papers in the following areas and themes (NOTE: The papers could be about any country or region):

Social Anthropology

Environment and Natural Resources
Delopment and Economic Policy
Indigenous Studies

Contractual Archeology
Scientific Archeologic Research
Cultural Resources Management
Museums and Heritage Education

Heritage Education
Museums in Panama
Cultural Resources Museum-ization
Museum-Turism Relations.
Biologic Anthropology

Forensic Anthropology.
Applied Bio-Anthropology

Behavioural Ecology

Cultural History
Social History.
History of Ideas
Transnational History
Environmental History
History of Education
Humanities and Social Sciences

Literature and Linguistics
Political Science
Architectonic Cultural Heritage

Applied Disciplines Related to the Preservation of Architectonic Cultural Heritage: Archeology and History
Architectonic Archeology
History of Architecture
Rescue of Architectonic Cultaral Heritage

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Alternatively, for simple queries, you could write to the spokesmen of the Asociación de Antropología, Dr. Rolando de la Guardia:

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CFP- Intersectional approaches to climate change

Dear All

I am pleased to say we are still in a position to consider abstracts for the EDI conference (Cyprus, June 2016) in relation to intersectional approaches to climate change. We are open to any topic in this area – with some suggested ideas below. Deadline 15th May, 2016.

Empirical and conceptual submissions are not limited to, but may wish to consider:
● How gender informs experiences of working within organisations dedicated to mitigating the effects of climate change. Further, how does gender intersect with other social identities, such as ‘race’, ethnicity, sexuality, disability to inform these experiences.
● How is gender, and other intersecting social identities, (re)produced within climate change organisations? What are the effects of these (re)productions on efforts to mitigate climate change and its effects?
● The dynamics of how gender intersects with other social identities for understanding and mitigating the effects of climate change.
● How incorporating methodological approaches which enable temporal and contextual elements may help to reveal the intersectional dynamics of climate change.
● How can intersectional understandings be used to inform climate policy, and associated practice?
● Given the particular local effects of climate change, to what extent (and in what ways) are global organisations adapting their policies to local concerns. This may include working relationships with indigenous peoples.
● To what extent are indigenous, and other non Western perspectives, welcome within academic debates on climate change?
● How, and to what extent, do new initiatives such as Green/Sustainable Human Resource Management create opportunities for organisations to challenge existing patterns of privilege/oppression?
The panel welcome queries prior to submission. Please contact Kate Sang ( in the first instance. Further stream details can be found here
Important dates:

‧ Abstract (250 to 300 words) /Developmental/full paper submission: 15th May, 2016 on

CFP – Indigenous U.S. and Canadian Writing and Culture

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The Association of Social Anthropologists of Aotearoa/New Zealand 2016 Annual Conference:

Call for papers from ASAA/NZ on resilience, recovery and renewal

24-26 November 2016
Hosted by the University of Canterbury’s Anthropology programme

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CFP: “Race, Anti- Racism and Indigeneity: Anti-Colonial Resurgence and Decolonial Resistance” - Centre for Integrative Anti-Racism Studies (CIARS)

November 3∙4∙5∙ 2016

OISE, University of Toronto

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