Journée d’étude interdisciplinaire : «Langue, culture et histoire d’une Amérique francophone plurielle : vers un corpus de ressemblances», 6 juin 2016, Université de Saint-Boniface, Winnipeg

À l’occasion du 6e colloque «Les Français d’ici», cette journée d’étude rassemblera des doctorants et post-doctorants qui travaillent sur les francophonies des diverses régions de l’Amérique du Nord. Les participants sont invités à suivre quelques pistes de réflexion afin d’élargir la discussion sur les ressemblances partagées par la constellation des francophonies nord-américaines à travers leur histoire passée et actuelle. Les propositions doivent être acheminées au comité organisateur avant le 30 novembre 2015.!appel---communications/cjg9


Le Centre pour l’étude de la citoyenneté démocratique
Conférence «Youth Political Participation : The Diverse Roads to Democracy», 16-17 juin 2016, Montréal

L’objectif de la conférence, qui se tiendra à l’Université McGill à l’occasion du Congrès annuel de la Société québécoise de science politique, est de comprendre comment et pourquoi les jeunes connectent (ou ne connectent pas) avec le processus démocratique et de réfléchir aux avenues de recherche et de politiques publiques pour l’avenir. Les propositions de communication se concentreront sur les jeunes qui présenteront des analyses comparatives. Les organisateurs souhaitent que soient présentées des recherches originales provenant de diverses disciplines (science politique, sociologie, communication, politique publique, éducation, psychologie, etc.). Les études empiriques couvrant une variété d’approches méthodologiques (qualitatives, quantitatives, méthodes mixtes) seront considérées en priorité, mais de solides articles théoriques sont aussi les bienvenus. La date limite pour soumettre un dossier est le 15 décembre 2015. Pour plus d’information sur la conférence, visitez le site.

(source: AIEQ)

Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship
Call for papers: Youth Political Participation: The Diverse Roads to Democracy

The Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship

McGill University, Montreal

June 16th – 17th, 2016

This academic conference will take place on the downtown campus of McGill University in June 2016, and is organized by Valérie-Anne Mahéo and colleagues from the Center for the Study of Democratic Citizenship. The conference will bring together experts on political participation, socialization and civic education from around the world, to discuss the state of the field, recent research findings, and to explore future avenues of research. The conference will showcase research from different national contexts and offer a comparative perspective on the contemporary challenges of youth political engagement in western democracies.

In addition to academic panels, roundtables will be organized with scholars, practitioners and public institutions working on issues related to youth and political participation. These intersectoral roundtables will offer a platform to discuss current practices and innovations in strategies of mobilization, communication and education.

All activities will be open to the public.

Professor Jan W. van Deth (Mannheim University, MZES) will deliver the keynote address.

More information:


CFP: Women's and Gender Studies et Recherches Féministes: 2016 Congress
University of Calgary- May 28 – 31, 2016

Submissions deadline: December 11, 2015

WGSRF is now seeking proposals, in either French or English, for its annual conference, held in conjunction with
the Congress of the CFHSS/FCSH. Submissions for papers and panels can be made by groups or individuals, and as
joint sessions with other associations. The conference committee encourages you to make use of your networks to
organize panels (with moderators) for submission. Please identify the specific theme to which you are submitting
your proposal, and include 3 – 5 keywords to assist conference organizers in sorting proposals for the program.
The overall theme for this year’s Congress, “Energizing Communities,” invites presenters to reflect on academic
community engagement at local, regional, national and transnational levels. Grounded in respect for difference and
diversity among all peoples, from First Nations to new Canadians, this theme promotes scholarship that drives
fundamental questions beyond academia to energize relationships across communities and ways of thinking and
knowing. Citing Calgary as the center of Canada’s energy economy, dedicated to sustainability, conservation and
world class culture, this year’s Congress theme affirms shared values and new connectivities. We invite abstracts
that address the following specialized themes designed to complicate and challenge the premises informing the
Congress theme, as well as submissions that address topics outside of these themes.
Theme 1: Community Engagement, Cognitive Justice, and Decolonizing Feminist Learning & Knowledge-building:
This theme examines the many ways that “community” is defined, understood, constructed, and reconstructed by
community-engaged and contextually inflected intersectional feminist, social and environmental justice scholarship.
WGSRF invites papers that trouble various notions of “feminist” and “community” as singular, stable, self-evident
or readily available to study and action. If Women’s and Gender Studies scholars and collaborating activists and
communities wish to unsettle and resist coercive, centrist and colonialist forms of knowledge construction in efforts
to advance rigorous critical cognitive and social justice, what are the promising practices, emerging methods and
models of inclusive accountabilities we are co-creating through our teaching and research? How does
interdisciplinary collaboration help us to unpack seductively familiar formulae, rising to the challenges of building
transformative, critical community capacity through collaborative learning and analysis? How are imaginative
connectivities shifting as communities evolve in response to the TRC report, and other important horizons of change
on local, regional, national and transnational stages? How might knowledges emerging through critical queer, trans,
and disabilities politics, animal studies, food sovereignty movements, and efforts to build stronger intergenerational
relations, challenge and change the ways we engage in intellectual communities?
Theme 2: Feminist Political Ecologies, Science Studies, Land-based Learning and Re-territorializing Resistance and
Resilience: Submissions are invited that interrogate the ways “energy economies” animate colonialist and neoliberal
ways of imagining “science,” “development,” “climate change” and ”resource management.” How might
innovative and critical approaches to intergenerational knowledge transmission, land-based learning and
permaculture practices move contemporary scholarship beyond limiting notions of “exposure” and “risk” and help
universities and Women’s and Gender Studies programs resist normative practices of professionalization and
expertise that construct “nature” and “resistance” as terrorizing? How might engaging the biosphere as research
partner shift intergenerational learning efforts toward resiliencies of people and places? What are the implications
for feminist green politics, Indigenous, critical animal studies, feminist geography, critical queer, environmental and
disabilities studies of the simultaneous effort to Indigenize and internationalize the university? How can scholars in
Women’s and Gender Studies hold ourselves and our institutions accountable for more generous and generative
social and environmental futures?
Theme 3: Open Call: We also welcome proposals outside of the above two themes that explore knowledges
emerging through and complicating Women’s and Gender Studies knowledge work in all its diverse articulations.
We encourage presentations in a variety of formats, including papers, panels, workshops, roundtables, poster, pecha
kucha, and world café sessions, film and video screenings, performance art pieces, exhibits, and cultural events. If
you are proposing a non-traditional presentation, please include a brief write up on any necessary audiovisual,
technical, logistical, or room size and location considerations.
The proposal form (Word document) can be found on the WGSRF website:
All submissions must include a clear, concise and well-argued 250 - 300-word abstract for individual papers and
panel topics and 3 – 5 keywords that will assist conference organizers in preparing the conference program. Panel
submissions must also include short (100 - 150 word) abstracts of the individual papers, and all submissions should
indicate the theme for which the proposal is to be considered.
While welcoming to individual paper proposals, WGSRF encourages submissions of panel proposals (with a strong
preference for 3 presenters), to ensure thematic consistency across papers in a given session and enough time for
discussion afterward. Cohesiveness will be a primary criterion in the panel selection process.
Round table presentations may have up to 6 members and workshops may have as few as 2 or as many as 4
facilitators. Proposals for performances and art installations will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, for feasibility.
Panel sessions and workshops are typically scheduled to be 75 minutes in length, and papers are expected to be
approximately 8 - 9 pages, or 15 - 20 minutes, for individual submissions. If you are proposing a workshop, please
indicate expected time frame if different from typical scheduling. All proposals will be anonymously reviewed.
**You must be a current member of WGSRF to submit an abstract.**
To join, please visit
Send proposals by email only, in Word or RTF, to:

Deadline: December 11, 2015. No late proposals will be accepted.

Competing Voices in
Cultural Spaces, Western
University's 4th Annual
Anthropology Graduate
Student Conference, March
4-5, 2016

Deadline: January 15, 2016


Ethnography in Canada Conference, U of T Ethnography
Lab, April 15, 2016, Toronto

Deadline: January 15, 2016


Taiwan Studies in Trans Perspectives: Transdisciplinary,
Transnational, and Transcultural, North American Taiwan
Studies Association 2016 Annual Conference, June 10-11,
2016, University of Toronto

Deadline: January 8, 2016


Diversifying Development,
International Development

Conference, February 6-7,
2016, U of T Scarborough

This student-run and studentorganized
conference provides a
powerful and inspiring forum for
students, academics and development professionals to engage in
critical and meaningful discussions pertaining to the field of
international development.
We will be hosting six thematic discussions (formatting will depend
on the speakers, but will include small-scale debates, panel
discussions, roundtables, and more), four workshops, a large-scale
debate and two keynote presentations. In the spirit of 'diversifying
development' we are also encouraging all delegates to participate by
presenting at the Student Research Panels in partnership with the
Undercurrent; an un-conference, delegate-facilitated Open Space,
and a Networking Gala in partnership with the Ontario Coalition
of International Cooperation:





WOMEN’S MOVEMENTS, POWER, AND THE STATE. Guest editor Susanne Kranz invites papers that examine the role of women’s movements and their association with the state and other power structures. We encourage interdisciplinary approaches that deal with issues of equality, gendered state-building, state violence, citizenship, challenges to state power, progress/failures of women’s movements, and other similarly related topics.

How do women’s movements deal with the state? How do they negotiate, challenge and/or reinforce state structures and agendas? How have relationship between women’s movements and the state and other power structures changed over time?

What impact do women’s movements have on state building? How do women mobilize within and outside existing state structures?

Are women’s movements disappearing, or are women’s issues simply replaced or coopted by other interest groups? Do we still need women’s movements today?

Please submit your paper (6,000 to 10,000 words) in MS Word format to by April 15, 2016. Submissions should include a cover letter describing the work in approximately one hundred words.

Encounters is peer-reviewed and published by Zayed University Press.

ISSN 2075-048X. Each issue is distributed worldwide as a book by I.B. Tauris
Contact Email:

More information:


Call For Papers: Body, Gender and Sexuality

CFP: Body, Gender, and Sexuality

One-day conference

Thursday March 3rd, 2016

Department of Religion, Concordia University, Montreal

The Annual Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference invites graduate students to consider the roles played by Body, Gender and Sexuality in their respective disciplines. Throughout the twentieth century and into the new millennium, work done in the humanities and social sciences has challenged and expanded our beliefs and expectations regarding human bodies, genders, and sexualities. Much of this discourse has worked towards shedding the longstanding tendency to view human embodiment and sexuality in closed or binary terms. This conference seeks to further this tradition by exploring, critiquing, and challenging assumptions, principles and approaches related to the Body, Gender and Sexuality. We welcome papers on the topics listed below, as well as contributions on related issues.

Embodied practices in religion
Philosophy, methods and theories
Political Science
Life & Death
Arts (Films, visual arts, music)
Athletics and Body discipline (Yoga, Meditational practices, Sports)
Constructs of identity
Life science, medicine and technology

Papers are welcome to approach these topics through a variety of theoretical lenses–such as: Gender, Queer and/or Trans Studies; Post-colonialism; Marxist structures; cultural studies; cognitive approaches, etc. We strongly encourage presentations in either French or English. Your abstract of 250 words must be submitted by December 12, 2015 to Please include your name, e-mail address, university affiliation and level of study, as well as any special needs required to attend the conference. All received submissions will be acknowledged. A notification of decision will be sent early in January 2016.

All accepted presenters will have the opportunity to enter a peer-reviewed essay contest, with a first place prize of $100, and a second place prize of $50. In order to be considered for the essay contest, please send your complete paper (no longer than 2,500 words) by January 15th 2016. See our website for more information (http://agic

Please note that the best papers will be published in the proceedings of the Annual Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference, in collaboration with the Journal of Religion and Culture (JRC).

Contact Info:
Elyse MacLeod

Communications Officer

Annual Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference
Concordia University
Department of Religion, FA-101
1455 boul. de Maisonneuve W.
Montreal, QC H3G 1M8

Contact Email:


Wondering, Witness/Worship, and War: Historical Encounters between the Episcopal and Anglican Church and Indigenous Peoples in North America

We invite papers, panels, presentations and workshops to explore the history of the relationship of the Episcopal and Anglican Church and Indigenous Peoples in North America. The Episcopal and Anglican Church has been present among Indigenous Peoples in North America for centuries in a complicated history that has hardly been perfect. In recent decades it has extended significant resources to illuminating historical relationships and dealing with generational impact of its actions.

Topics might include Episcopal and Anglican Church relationships with the Arapaho, Cherokee, Cheyenne, Crow, Inuit, Lakotah, Monacan, Navajo, Ojibwe, Oneida, Pamunkey, Rappahannock, Rosebud Sioux, Seminole, or Ute, just to name a few. Workshops of interest to those who engage in archival activities and historical scholarship might include such topics as historical research methods, archival procedures, or conducting oral histories. Presentations on topics such as the church’s involvement with and repudiation of the Doctrine of Discovery, or actions of significant Episcopalians, such as Bishop Whipple of Minnesota (who in 1862 appealed to Abraham Lincoln and saved the lives of 265 Dakota people scheduled to be hanged) or Chief Daniel Bread (who played a key role in establishing the Oneida presence in Wisconsin after their removal from New York, taking his cause to Washington and confronting President Andrew Jackson) would be welcome.

Please email abstracts of approximately 300 words for 20-minute papers along with a brief biography by January 31, 2016 to Dr. Pamela Cochran at Abstracts should include author’s name, institutional affiliation if any, and paper title, panel proposal or workshop proposal. Use of multi-media is encouraged. Submission of a proposal constitutes a commitment to attend the conference if accepted. It is expected papers and presentations will be published by an appropriate sponsoring organization (publication or website), however authors may opt to not have materials published. All proposals will be acknowledged, and presenters will be notified by the end of February 2016.

The Tri-History Conference will be held in Oneida (Green Bay), Wisconsin from Tuesday evening, June 14 through Friday morning, June 17, 2016. For additional information, contact Planning Committee Facilitator, Matthew Payne at (920) 279-6267.

Contact Info:
Dr. Pamela Cochran, Department of Theology, Loyola College

Contact Email:


Under Western Skies 2016: Water: Events, Trends, Analysis (Sept 27-30, 2016)

Call for Proposals

Under Western Skies 2016

Water: Events, Trends, Analysis

September 27-30, 2016

Mount Royal University

Calgary, Alberta, CANADA

Under Western Skies (UWS) is a biennial, interdisciplinary conference series on the environment. The fourth conference organizers invite prospective researchers, authors, artists, and presenters to consider submitting proposals for oral and poster presentations as well as workshops and panels.

The conference theme, Water: Events, Trends, Analysis, will be threaded through four inter- and transdisciplinary conference tracks:

Policy, programs, planning, and management: trends and emerging topics in this track include history of water, integrated water management, business risk, stakeholder engagement, governance, jurisdictions and law, instruments and tools, science and technology, informing decision makers, innovative interventions and practices, monitoring and assessment, education, urban planning and design, and lessons learned.
Safety, reliability, and sustainability: trends and emerging topics in this track include human rights to water, borders and transnational issues, resilience and adaptation to climate change, catastrophes and disasters, alpine and glacial change, tensions in sustainability, invasive species, conservation, and human health and wellbeing impacts.
Environmental Humanities Issues and Interfaces: trends and emerging topics in this track include water representations in law and public policy; in history and environmental
history; in world religions, global literature, film, and drama; in the cultures of science; and in collaborative projects involving the sciences and humanities.
Agricultural and Industrial Use: trends and emerging topics in this track include water commodification, rural and Indigenous communities, water technologies and treatment, impact of scale, transportation, oil and gas development, mining, fisheries and oceans, and hydropower.
Under Western Skies 2016 is pleased to confirm the following participants:

Bruno Latour

Gaia Global Circus (Chloé Latour, Frédérique Aït-Touati, Olivier Vallet & Company)

Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair

The UWS Committee look forward to receiving contributions from all environmental fields of inquiry and endeavor, including but not limited to the humanities, natural and social sciences, public policy, business, and law. Non-academic proposals are also welcome.

Please submit your panel or individual proposal at, by January 31st, 2016.

The UWS conference series is the 2015 recipient of the Environmental Community Organizer (ECO) Award conferred by the Environmental Studies Association of Canada (ESAC) (

Contact Email:

3rd Annual MEDUSA Graduate Student Colloquium, Anthropology Graduate Students Union, March 3-4, 2016, University of Toronto

The theme of the 2016 colloquium is “Frontiers”.



CFP "Resistance & Empire: New Approaches and Comparisons" - Lisbon International Conference - June 2016


2016 Canadian Journal of Children's Rights
Special Issue Call for Submissions: Indigenous Children's Rights

Deadline for submission: January 31, 2016.

A special issue of the Canadian Journal of Children’s Rights dedicated to exploring the concept of rights in the lives of Indigenous children is open for submissions. For this special issue we invite a range of contributions including scholarly essays, original research articles, comparative analyses, critical reviews, advocacy and policy articles as well as personal narratives, interviews, oral histories, and poetry. We are interested in presenting a wide range of perspectives relating to Indigenous children and rights.

The Canadian Journal of Children’s Rights is a peer reviewed, open access academic journal that offers a forum for exchanging ideas and engaging in conversation regarding a range of children’s rights issues. It is international in scope and content and encourages diverse approaches to the subject. We welcome manuscripts in English and French from academics, researchers, community partners and young people. Each manuscript submission will undergo a masked peer review process. The editors will review youth submissions to verify their appropriateness to CJCR’s focus and scope.

The Canadian Journal of Children's Rights/Revue canadienne des droits des
enfants has just published its latest issue at We invite you to review the
Table of Contents here and then visit our web site to read articles and
items of interest. It is also available from a link at:

Guide to authors and other details are available at: or by following the Canadian Journal of Children’s Rights link on the site at:

Further inquiries to:

Virginia Caputo, PhD
Managing editor



21-23 March 2016

Panel on Canadian Studies

Venue: Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, NOVA University Lisbon

The 37th Meeting of the Portuguese Association for Anglo-American Studies
inaugurates in 2016 a new format, moving away from the themed paradigm to
highlight the range and diversity of British and American studies current

Papers and panel proposals are welcomed on any subject that falls under the
remit of the two academic areas (including literary studies cultural
studies, post-colonial studies, performance, film and theater studies,
gender and sexuality studies, translation studies), and a variety of
presentation styles, from the traditional panel sessions to roundtables and
workshops and posters are encouraged. Proposals for panels, put together
around a common theme or research domain are particularly welcome. We also
welcome papers and panels on Canadian, Irish, Scottish and other
(Anglophone) Studies.

The many anniversaries celebrated in 2016 may provide the foundations for
panels and individual papers:

Shakespeare’s death (1616)

Centenary of the Irish Easter Rising (1916).

The 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

H. G.Wells was born in 1866 and died in 1946.

Publication of Thomas More’s Utopia (1516).

Henry James died in 1916.

Publication of the first issue of the African-American literary magazine
FIRE!! (1926).

Langston Hughes’ poetry collection The Weary Blues, and “The Negro Artist
and the Racial Mountain” (1926).

The final version of The Cyborg Manifesto published by Donna Haraway 25
years ago

100th anniversary of World War I.

Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times was released 80 years ago.

Conveners and organizers of panels with a common topic are encouraged to
put together a peer reviewed volume of essays to be published as an e-book
which may be lodged in the APEAA platform.

The meeting will also incorporate a Graduate Conference component, where
students are encouraged to present and discuss their work with more
established scholars, in round tables and poster sessions. A number of
participation grants will be awarded to graduate students who are members
of the Association. MA and Ph.D. students can apply for this grant by
sending the abstract, an estimation of travelling costs and a confirmation
of their status issued by their supervisor.

Keynote speakers to be announced soon.


Panel, workshops, individual papers and graduate roundtables and posters
sessions: Open: 1 November 2015 Close: 15 February 2016

Abstracts of 250 words in English or in Portuguese should include name of
the speaker institutional affiliation and position, full title of paper,
format and a short biographical note and contact details should be sent to
the conference email:

Submissions to the Graduate sessions should indicate it explicitly.

Working languages: English and Portuguese

Student Grant Applications Open: 1 January 2016 Close: 15 February 2016
Applications should be sent to this email with
the subject: Student Grant Applications.

Registration Fees:

APEAA members: 60 euros

Non-members: 100 euros

Students: 15 euros.

Petrocultures 2016: The Offshore

Memorial University (St. John’s, NL), 31 August to 03 September 2016

The third Petrocultures conference will provide a forum for discussion of the social, cultural and political dimensions of oil and energy with a particular focus on the offshore.

Topics this conference will explore include, but are by no means limited to:

Resource history (relations between old and new uses of the sea’s resources)
Offshore futures (derelict rigs and climate change)
Safety/Risk (including the Arctic/Far North)
Cultural imaginaries
Community responses to energy industry-induced change
Oceans resource management
Law and policy of the sea
Oil and mobility

Full call for papers and conference information is available at
Contact Info:

Danine Farquharson

Department of English

Memorial University

St. John's, NL, Canada
Contact Email:


The Young Scholar's Forum of the Association for Canadian Studies in
German-speaking Countries is seeking submissions for its 13th Graduate
Student Conference. In 2016, the annual conference will take place in
Vienna from June 24th to 26th. We accept papers in English or French by
young Canadianists coming from a variety of disciplines.

The CfP can be found at


"Global Magic: Sorcery and Spirituality in the Sacred and Profane"
Interdisciplinary Student Conference, University of Victoria

February 2016


CFP - Gender, Sexuality and Citizenship

Thirteenth Annual Conference in Citizenship Studies

Detroit, Michigan, USA
March 31 - April 2, 2016

Wayne State University:


CFP: Political Ecologies Conference

International Conference: Political Ecologies of Conflict, Capitalism and Contestation (PE-3C)

When: 7-9 July 2016

Where: Hotel Wageningse Berg, Wageningen, The Netherlands

Organised by: Wageningen University and School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London

More information:


Call for papers for the 10th Pan-European Conference on International Relations, 7–10 September 2016, Izmir, Turkey.

Despite the severity of the 2007-8 global economic crisis and the
widespread aversion to austerity policies that have been unleashed
especially but not only in Europe, neoliberalism remains the dominant
mode of governance across the world. What makes neoliberalism so
resilient, enabling it to reproduce itself in the face of popular
opposition? This section explores the means by which neoliberal
governance has to varying degrees consolidated itself since the
crisis by focusing on its ‘authoritarian’ incarnations. The term
‘authoritarian neoliberalism’ was recently introduced to political
economy scholarship, and highlights the ways in which today’s
neoliberalism tends to reinforce and rely upon practices that seek to
marginalise, discipline and control dissenting social groups rather
than strive for their consent or co-optation. Such practices include
the development of policies in the name of ‘the market’ into an
increasingly wide range of domains, the growing resort to
constitutional and legal mechanisms to prevent future generations
from overturning contemporary forms of governance, and the extensive
mobilisation of coercive state apparatuses for the repression of
oppositional social forces and groups. As befitting a dense and
variegated set of processes across world society, scholarship on
authoritarian neoliberalism has already covered Eurozone governance,
clampdowns on resistance movements (e.g. Gezi Park), post-crisis
transformations in East Asia, and emergent surveillance cultures.
Accordingly, this section seeks contributions on the wide range of
processes, global or more localised, which advance our understanding
of authoritarian neoliberalism and how it has emerged as an important
conditioning factor for multiple forms of international relations.

We welcome individual papers and panel/roundtable proposals.
Proposals (with abstracts of 200 words maximum) must be submitted via
the online submission system. Please indicate in your application
that your proposal is submitted for Section 3. The closing date for
paper, panel, and roundtable proposals is midnight (CET) on Friday 8
January 2016.

If you have any questions regarding the section, please contact the
section chairs Ian Bruff ( and Cemal Burak Tansel

For more information, please visit the EISA 2016 website:

CFP: Canadian Peace Research Association's 2016 Meeting

Call for Papers


Annual Conference
University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta

June 1-3, 2016

President and Programme Chair: Dr. Shreesh Juyal, and

General Secretary: Dr. Jonathan Anuik,

General Correspondence Email Address:

Local Arrangements Coordinator: Professor Rob Huebert

We are delighted to invite you to the Annual Conference of the Canadian Peace Research Association (CPRA). The Programme Committee invites submissions for participation in the 2016 Canadian Peace Research Association Annual Conference. This conference is part of Congress 2016 organized by the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences (CFHSS). Congress 2016 will bring together about 8000 scholars, graduate students, practitioners and policy makers from Canada and other countries to share findings, refine ideas, and build partnerships that will help shape the Canada of tomorrow. They will gather under the aegis of nearly 70 associations representing a rich spectrum of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. The Congress represents a unique showcase of scholarly excellence, creativity and leadership.

Congress Theme

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the University of Calgary, the Congress 2016 theme "Energizing communities" reflects the university's commitment to community engagement at local, regional and transnational levels. This commitment is rooted in the belief that knowledge and understanding are created through associations of shared values, grounded in respect for differences and diversity among all peoples, from First Nations to new Canadians. The Congress theme acts as a unifying concept that bridges the multiple association conference programs together. Congress 2016 showcases the potential of the academy to challenge, redefine and reconfigure through interdisciplinary research, engagement, imagination and service.

Keynote Speakers for the CPRA Conference (details will be included on the CPRA website)

Dr. Syed Ehtisham, New Jersey, U.S.A.;

Professor Rob Huebert, University of Calgary;

Professor Erika Simpson, Western University.

Keynote Speakers for the Congress Big Thinking Lecture series include:

Dr. Wade Davis, anthropologist, author; University of British Columbia;

Dr. Jocelyn Downie, Professor, Faculties of Law and Medicine, Dalhousie University;

Chantal Hebért, journalist, Toronto Star;

The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, Privy Councillor, Chief Justice of Canada.

The CPRA seeks to bring together academics, researchers, educators, and peace advocates from Canada and abroad to examine and discuss current and emerging issues and challenges in the field of Peace Research. Individual papers and panels in Peace Research, especially those that have international significance are invited from all disciplines and professions including:


Peace and Conflict Studies

Communications and Journalism



Political Science



Environment and Society

Science for Peace

Ethics and Law

Science, Technology and Global Peace

Indigenous Studies

Social Justice

Global Studies

Social Work



Human Rights

Theatre and Film, and

International Relations

Women's Studies


Law/International Law

All proposals/abstracts must be submitted to the General Correspondence Email address ( with copies to the President and Programme Chair or they will not be considered.

All proposals/abstracts are due by January 29, 2016. Please note that if you have not sent all the required information by January 29, 2016, your proposal will be marked as incomplete and the programme chair may not process your submission.

Faculty members presenting papers may be asked to serve as chairs and discussants.

Important Checklist (please check you have submitted the following 6 items):

1. Title of your paper

2. Your full name with your title and position, if applicable.

3. Your Institutional and Departmental affiliation, if applicable. Your preferred e-mail address must be included in your submission. Your office and residence telephone numbers, if applicable must be included with your complete postal address including Postal Code/Zip Code/PIN

4. A 150-word abstract/proposal with its principal argument and conclusion

5. A 50-word biographical note. The 50-word note will be included in the program.

6. Please be certain to specify any audio-visual equipment required for your presentation. (The CFHSS will invoice CPRA for the use of any AV equipment). Please note that any request for AV equipment must accompany the paper abstract/panel proposal. Late requests for equipment will not be considered.

Travel Subsidy

Revenues from the CPRA fees cover only the costs associated with the annual meeting and small administrative costs of annual membership. Therefore, regrettably the association is unable to financially assist any delegate for their travel and other conference-related expenses.

Visitors from foreign countries

CPRA regrets that it is unable to assist those wishing to attend from foreign countries with VISA and other travel arrangements. Those wishing to attend from foreign countries are advised to contact the nearest Canadian Consulate/Embassy concerning these documents.

Contact Persons for the CPRA Conference:

Dr. Shreesh Juyal, President and Programme Chair, CPRA, and

Dr. Jon Anuik, General Secretary, CPRA at

Please note that all proposals/abstracts to deliver a paper and requests for more information must be submitted to the General Correspondence Email address below along with copies to the President and Programme Chair, Dr. Shreesh Juyal.

Please ensure you have copied your proposal to the following two email addresses:

1. President and Programme Chair: Dr. Shreesh Juyal, and

2. General Correspondence Email Address:

Congress Registration and CPRA Fees

The CFHSS has reminded CPRA that the payment of Congress 2016 registration fee plus the association (CPRA) meeting fee is compulsory for every delegate including all attendees, invited keynote speakers, presenters of papers/panelists, and those chairing or attending a session. The Congress 2016 registration fee will be announced by the time registration opens in mid-January, 2016.

CPRA Registration fees:

$135 for Regular Members/Delegates/Participants

$165 if received by Congress 2016 after March 31st.

$75 for Students, Retired and Unwaged Delegates

$100 if received by Congress 2016 after March 31st.

CPRA Annual Membership:

The CPRA Registration fee entitles participants to one year membership in the CPRA between July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017.

Please note that those whose abstracts/proposals are accepted must register with Congress AND CPRA before 15 March 2016. Please send a copy of the internet purchase receipt of your registration issued by the Canadian Federation of the Humanities and Social Sciences by March 15, 2016 to:

Non-registered presenters cannot be included in the program of the CPRA annual meeting.

How to Register from mid-January 2016

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With cordial greetings,


Dr. Shreesh Juyal, Drs., D.Litt., Fellow CIIA

President and Program Chair, CPRA;

Senior Research Scholar, St. Thomas University, Fredericton, Canada;
Formerly, Dean, Faculty of International Studies & Distinguished Professor of International Law and Political Science, Himgiri Zee University, Dehra Dun, India
Contact Info:

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Department of Educational Policy Studies
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University of Alberta
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Dear colleagues,

The Portuguese Association of Anthropology is organizing its VI Congress to
be held in Coimbra, Portugal between the 2nd and the 4th of June, 2016.
Please find below call for papers on the panel T008 “Anthropology and
Global Health” * T008 Antropologia e Saúde Global.

Please do send us your proposals until the 15th of December and do share
this message. For further details see

P008 (Antropologia e Saúde Global) *Anthropology and Global Health*

Jorge Varanda - DCV-UC and CRIA-UC and GHTM

Marta Roriz - DCV-UC and CIAS

*Short abstract*

Global Health, which is characterized by a diversity of public and private
actors and stakeholders, has been shaping the politics of global public
health interventions, namely in developing world contexts as well as on
humanitarian emergency responses. In a landscape prone to statistic-based
knowledge and normative and normalizing analytical frameworks, what might
be the contribution of medical anthropology and ethnography to Global

*Long Abstract*

Global Health, which is characterized by a diversity of public and private
actors and stakeholders, has been shaping the politics of global public
health interventions, namely in developing world contexts as well as on
humanitarian emergency responses. Under such ‘manta’ emphasis is on the
broad views, informed by statistics and by normative and normalizing
analytical frameworks. Global health aims to shape the politics and
practices of public health programs in its diverse dimensions (political,
sociocultural, economic…) and identify the key factors molding the global
patterns of disease, mortality and morbidity. In this context, the main
instruments used to validate public health programs – global and local - as
well as to characterize whole communities and individuals while under
research, particularly biomedical research, are quantitative methodologies
which privileges macroeconomic and cost-effective interpretations. This
panel invites all authors to put forward presentations that illustrate the
contributions of ethnography and medical anthropology to global health
concerns, from Millennium goals to pandemics such as HIV-AIDS, TB, malaria,
obesity, the numerous neglected and emergent diseases, research ethics,
among several other issues.


· Paper proposals must be sent to the e-mails of the panel coordinators,
and must include the name(s) and institutional affiliation(s), contact of
the proponent(s), the title of the paper, a short abstract (50 words) and a
long abstract (200 words).

· Each paper may have one or two proponents.

· Each person may present only one paper to the congress, but may also
be discussant or panel coordinator.

*The deadline for proposals is 15th of December 2015.*

*Portuguese version*

*Resumo curto / Short abstract*

A saúde global, caracterizada por uma diversidade de atores públicos e
privados, é presentemente determinante na política de intervenções de
saúde, nomeadamente em contextos de desenvolvimento ou em situações de
emergência humanitária. Sob esta égide privilegiam-se escalas de
conhecimento macrossociais, informadas por estatísticas e quadros
analíticos normativos e normalizadores. Sendo assim, qual poderá ser o
contributo da antropologia médica e etnografia para a Saúde Global?

*Resumo longo / Long abstract*

A saúde global, caracterizada por uma diversidade de atores públicos e
privados, é presentemente determinante na política de intervenções de
saúde, nomeadamente em contextos de desenvolvimento ou em situações de
emergência humanitária. Sob esta égide privilegiam-se escalas de
conhecimento macrossociais, informadas por estatísticas e quadros
analíticos normativos e normalizadores. A saúde global procura moldar a
política e prática de programas de saúde pública em vários níveis
(políticos, socioculturais, económicos…) e aferir os ‘factores’ que moldam
globalmente os padrões de doença, mortalidade e morbilidade. Neste
contexto, a investigação, sobretudo de ciências biomédicas, privilegia
instrumentos que aferem a validade de programas de saúde pública (globais
ou locais) e caracterização de comunidades, situações e/ou locais ou mesmo
caracterização biomédica de sujeitos; estes instrumentos versam nas
metodologias quantitativas, interpretações macroeconómicas ou de
custo/beneficio. Este painel convida autores a apresentarem comunicações
que ilustrem o contributo da etnografia e da antropologia médica para a
saúde global, relativas a temática tão amplas como – Objetivos do milénio,
pandemias como HIV-SIDA, TB, malária, obesidade, as inúmeras doenças
negligenciadas, as novas doenças emergentes, envelhecimento, Ética e
investigação biomédica em diferentes contextos geográficos, emergência da
saúde global, entre muitas outras temáticas possíveis.


· As propostas deverão ser enviadas para o correio electrónico dos
coordenadores de painel contendo o nome e filiação institucional do(s)
proponente(s), contacto dos proponentes, o título da comunicação, um resumo
curto (50 palavras) e um resumo longo (200 palavras).

· Cada comunicação poderá ter até dois proponentes;

· Cada proponente poderá apresentar apenas uma comunicação ao congresso,
podendo ser co-autor de uma segunda comunicação.

*O prazo para envio de propostas de comunicação termina no dia 15 de
Dezembro de 2015.*

On fees please see:


As part of the RAI/ British Museum conference 'Anthropology, Weather and
Climate Change' (27-29 May 2016) we invite paper proposals for Panel 10:

"Long-term community approaches to health and environmental change in
sub-Saharan Africa"

Convenors: Henrietta L Moore, Matthew Davies, Petros Andreadis, Constance
Smith (UCL)

Over the coming decades, sub-Saharan Africa will confront climate-related
challenges that are predicted to have significant implications for health
and wellbeing. However, the context specific nature of these challenges
remain unclear. Communities in sub-Saharan Africa are not ignorant of
ecological change, nor are they passive in shaping, interpreting and
responding to the challenges and opportunities that might arise. These
responses are inextricably linked to changing realities of health, illness
and healing, and are historically and culturally situated, emerging from
webs of interaction and interpretation embedded in past ways of knowing and

Scholarship on linkages between health and environment in Africa is
growing, including explorations of local pharmacopoeias, water and waste
management, and non-cultivated foods. However little of this work has
engaged with how practices and knowledges are actively reformulated in
relation to experiences of climatic change. We invite papers from the
social sciences, humanities, and health-related disciplines that explore
community strategies for understanding and managing health, nutrition and
healing in contexts of environmental uncertainty in sub- Saharan Africa.
Submissions might address:

- How do longstanding local knowledges help communities understand health
and wellbeing in relation to climatic / ecological change?

- How do communities negotiate the relationship between climatic
uncertainty, diet and nutrition?

- How do local interpretations of the relationship between environment and
health align (or not) with those of other key actors (e.g. NGOs, policy

- How are notions of the environment-health nexus constructed and how do
these understandings flex intergenerationally, and in response to changing

To propose a paper please follow the link:


Call for Proposals (CFP): Trans Temporality Conference, U of T

University of Toronto

Toronto, Ontario: April 1, 2016

The Trans Temporality Conference is a one-day open gathering of scholars, students, community members, artists, and activists sharing our work and thoughts concerning the unique interdependence between narratives and constructions of normative bodies and linear time.

In Transgender Studies Quarterly’s inaugural “Key Concepts” issue, Kadji Amin writes, “Attending to the ways in which transgender experiences are constituted by yet exceed normative temporalities promises to do justice to the complex ways in which people inhabit gender variance. A critical focus on the temporal underpinnings of transgender as a historical category, on the other hand, may open the way toward a more transformative politics of justice.”

Interrogations into the relationship between bodies and time are thriving in Trans Studies, Indigenous Studies, Disability Studies, Critical Race Studies, among others, as well as within community forums and art practices. Together, these critical fields and methodologies challenge the ways medical, juridical, social, and political forces pressure nonnormative bodies to adhere to “straight” time to access healthcare, legal recognition, and a livable quality of life. Additionally, this open gathering asks to join the emerging theories of temporality by addressing the current state of trans intelligibility, considering its temporal possibilities and limitations, and by bringing into conversation interdisciplinary perspectives and practices.

We invite twenty-minute papers, three-person panels, and time-based performance and short films (under 20 minutes), on the following range of topics:

trans* subjectivities and time
temporalities of gender transition
dis-ease and bodily transformation
dis/ability and temporality
Indigenous temporalities
labour and temporality
racialized time
decolonizing time
philosophies of time
queer time
temporality in fiction
praxes of futurity (i.e. Afrofuturity)
time-based embodied technology
archives and archiving practices
temporality and incarceration (i.e. “doing time”)
biological temporalities

Confirmed keynote:

Born in Halifax, Trish Salah is the author of the Lambda Award-winning Wanting in Arabic, and of Lyric Sexology, Vol. 1, as well as of numerous essays and poems published in journals and anthologies. She is co-editor of a recent special issue of TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly, on Transgender Cultural Production, and is a member of the TSQ editorial board. Her SSHRC funded program of research, Towards a Trans Minor Literature, is an inquiry into the aesthetic and political projects of trans, transsexual, genderqueer and two-spirit writers. That program develops critical contexts for reading and interpreting trans literature through collective and open ended, trans centred dialogues, interviews and conferences such as the recent Writing Trans Genres: Emergent Literatures and Criticism and Decolonizing and Decriminalizing Trans Genres at the University of Winnipeg. She is currently assistant professor of Gender Studies at Queen’s University where she teaches courses focused on the transnational study of gender, sexuality, race and minority cultural production.

Abstracts and inquiries should be sent to by December 1, 2015. Individual presentation/performance abstracts should be no more than 250 words. Abstracts for panels should be submitted together, with an additional 250 word summary outlining the panel’s key themes. We ask that each abstract be accompanied by a short biography of the presenter (~150 words).

Seed funding for the Trans Temporality Conference is provided by the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies at the University of Toronto.


York University's peer reviewed student journal of anthropology, Contingent
Horizons, would like to invite students of anthropology at all Canadian
universities to submit their scholarly works. Below is our call for
papers and call for peer reviewers for the third volume.

The Contingent Horizons editorial collective



QUESTIONING SELF-MEDICATION. A socially and geographically situated bricolage
May 11-12-13, 2016 – University of Nantes (France)



Deadine 30/11

Call for Papers : "The Challenges of the Assisted Reproductive Technologies: Gender, Medicalization, Inequalities" ESA RN16 Mid-Term Lisbon


CFP: What nature is valued, what nature is protected? Extraction, conservation & social movements in Latin America

Political Ecologies of Conflict, Capitalism, and Contestation Conference
7-9 July 2016, University of Wageningen, The Netherlands

More information:


Transcultural Psychiatry is now seeking submissions for a new section.

*New Section: First Person Perspectives*

Transcultural Psychiatry is pleased to announce a new section entitled
'first person perspectives'. This is intended to give voice to people of
diverse ethnic, cultural, and national backgrounds with current or previous
emotional distress or mental illness. Authors may write about any aspect of
emotional distress or mental illness from a first person perspective, for
example treatment, recovery, healing or stigma. Articles are expected to
include some reflection on ethno-cultural issues. First person articles
from family members, clinicians and researchers will also be considered.
Articles should be no more than 1500 words long and include a maximum of 10
(optional) references. Articles should be emailed to the section editor Rob
Whitley at, who is also available to discuss
potential ideas.

Call for Abstracts for the session "Contemporary Issues in End-of-Life
Care" at the Canadian Society for the Sociology of Health Fifth Biennial

Conference date: May 5 – 6, 2016.
Conference location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Abstract submission deadline: December 4, 2015.
Language of the session: French and English (abstracts in either language
are welcome).

Session Description:
Contemporary end-of-life care is continually evolving since the emergence
of palliative care in the 1960s. Various new actors, institutions, and
discourses are entering the scene and remaking the field in unexpected
ways. At the same time, scholars are paying increased attention to myriad
ways in which end-of-life care is enacted, both within and outside of
settings more typically associated with health care. Policy makers too are
increasingly motivated to pay greater attention to end-of-life care due to
the aging of the population and increased public interest. For this
session, we solicit papers that speak to the various contemporary
experiences, changes, conflicts, and successes in the practice of
end-of-life care in Canada and elsewhere, in clinical/hospital or other
settings. While we welcome theoretical papers, we are primarily interested
in papers that build upon empirical data that can make a unique
contribution to the social study of end-of-life care. The goal of the
session is to have a productive interdisciplinary discussion on end-of-life
care; as such, we welcome contributions not only from sociology but also
from other social and health sciences disciplines such as nursing,
education, bioethics, anthropology, geography, and others. Abstract should
include objectives, background, methods, findings and conclusions.

Abstract must be submitted online:

For questions, contact either of the session organizers:
Hadi Karsoho (
David K. Wright (

For more information about the conference visit:


CFP: Russia’s “Turn to the East:” Towards a truly Asian Russia?

Society for East Asian Anthropology

American Anthropological Association

Hong Kong Conference 2016: East Asia and Tomorrow's Anthropology

The Chinese University of Hong Kong
June 19-22, 2016

CFP for the SEAA/AAA Conference
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
June 19-22, 2016

Russia’s “Turn to the East:” Towards a truly Asian Russia?

As a vast country stretching across eleven timezones, Russia is in
the unusual position of being a key actor in both Europe and the
Asia-Pacific region. Its geographic duality is replicated at a
conceptual level in that Russia straddles two “cultural worlds”
routinely set in contradistinction geopolitically (“the West” vs.
“Asia”) and in terms of scholarly expertise (“European Studies” vs.
“Asian Studies”). This division of labor has had particularly lasting
consequences for the Russian Far East (RFE), a rich region stretching
2.5 thousand square miles from Lake Baikal to the Pacific Ocean.
Peripheral in studies of Russia and frequently left out of analyses
of the Asia Pacific region, the RFE has long remained a blind spot in
both sub-disciplines.

This peripherality has been intensified by Moscow’s ambivalent
position towards Asia, and China in particular. Over the last two
decades Russian official statements have insisted on the friendly,
even fraternal, relations between Russia and China, and have
regularly encouraged the strengthening of cross-border links. In
practice, however, developments have been hampered by a central
agenda dominated by anxieties over economic and demographic
disparities. So while Chinese border cities have mushroomed and grown
at breakneck speed, Russian cities on the other side of the border
have remained largely excluded from this economic boom.

Following the Ukraine crisis and spurred by Western sanctions, Russia
has recently announced a “turn to the East,” a renewed emphasis on
closer ties with its Asian neighbors, and particularly with China.
Over the last few months, stories of Sino-Russian energy deals and
the lease of tracts of land to Chinese farmers have made the
headlines of western media. Dismissed by some observers as mere
reactions to increasingly frosty relations between Russia and the
West, Russia’s recent turn to the East is, according to others, the
acceleration of a gradual shift already in motion for some time, as
witnessed by a number of iconic and prestige architectural projects
in various cities of the RFE over the last few years.

Ethnographically grounded, the papers in this panel will look at the
political, economic, social and cultural transformations under way in
this strategic but under-studied region. Some of the aspects
addressed by the papers will include, among others, changes in land
use and management (such as the lease of Russian territory to China),
Russian forms of Sinophobia and Sinophilia, architectural and
infrastructural development in the RFE.

Please send your abstract (200 words maximum) and a brief bio (100
words) to both Franck Billé ( and Natalia Ryzhova
( by November 20.

More information on the conference is available here:

Journées Jeunes chercheurs en études taiwanaises CEFC-AFET
Taipei, Academia Sinica, 4-5 décembre 2015


Dalton Camp Award- Essay Competition

Entry Deadline: December 1, 2015

This year the Dalton Camp Award will go to the winner or winners of an
essay competition on the link between democracy and the media in Canada.
There will be one Award, open to all eligible entrants, consisting of a
prize of $10,000 , as well as a bronze cast medal by the late Canadian
sculptress Dora de Pédèry-Hunt.
A second Award consisting of a prize of $2,500 may be awarded, at the
Selection Committee’s discretion, to the best essay by an entrant who is or
was during the 2015 calendar year a student at a recognized post-secondary
The official rules, past winning essays, a video biography on Dalton Camp,
and other details about the Award are available at:


Abstract Submission Deadline: January 15, 2016


University of Western Ontario's Journal of Anthropology

Deadline: January 16, 2015


Postgraduates in Latin American Studies (PILAS) Conference: Bridging
Interdisciplinary Boundaries

Newcastle, June 2016

Latin America in transformation: Bridging disciplinary boundaries

Newcastle University, 29 and 30 June, 2016

Deadline for abstracts: 12 February 2016

The Postgraduates in Latin American Studies (PILAS) committee, with
the support of the Society for Latin American Studies; and the
Newcastle University Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies,
invites postgraduate researchers from diverse social, natural, and
applied scientific fields as well as the arts and humanities to
present their work, engage in debate, and share perspectives about
their research on Latin America.

Please find more information in the Conference's website or the attached document.

Dear colleagues,

Papers are now invited for 'Corporeal', a special issue of M/C Journal. The
special issue will explore how material objects allow us to conceptualize
and write corporeality, its potentialities, edges and frailties. The CFP is
included below; it is also available on the Body and Being Network blog:


Karin Eli
Junior Research Fellow, St Hilda's College
Postdoctoral Researcher & James Martin Fellow
Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity
Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology
University of Oxford


Stemming from the Body and Being Network’s June 2015 workshop on
Materiality and the Body / Embodied Objects, papers are now invited for a
peer-reviewed special issue of M/C Journal, to be edited by Body and Being
Network co-founders Anna Lavis and Karin Eli.

From reflections on embodiment to the material and affective turns,
theoretical approaches to the body are much debated across a range of
conceptual and real world contexts. Drawing on and threading across these
debates, this issue will focus on corporeality by engaging with the objects
that we encounter in day-to-day life. Such objects interact with, make and
shape what a body is and does. They illuminate its thresholds and
boundaries, possibilities and limits. As such, objects ‘tell’
often-surprising tales about embodied being and offer a prism through which
to unsettle familiar discourses on the body. We invite essays that engage
with objects to experiment with new ways in which to conceptualize and
write corporeality, its potentialities, edges and frailties.

Areas of investigation and focal questions may include, but are not limited

What is ‘a body’, and where do its boundaries, thresholds or
intersections lie?

How do the objects we encounter in everyday life shape or create bodies?

How might such ’embodied objects’ further reflections on the corporeal
and its potentialities or limits?

Materiality and corporeality: How are bodies made material and/or

How might we write or rewrite the body through focussing on a single
object with which the body interacts?

Cyber-corporeality: how do we define corporeality in a virtual space, or
through virtual objects and encounters?

Absences and presences: how do objects foreground the body? How do they
make the body retreat into the background?

Prospective contributors should email an abstract of 100-250 words and a
brief biography to the issue editors. Abstracts should include the article
title and should describe your research question, approach, and argument.
Biographies should be about three sentences (maximum 75 words) and should
include your institutional affiliation and research interests. Articles
should be 3000 words (plus bibliography). All articles will be refereed and
must adhere to MLA style (6th edition).

Article deadline: 15 Jan. 2016
Release date: 16 Mar. 2016
Please submit articles through the M/C Journal website:
Send any enquiries to


Antropofest Call for Films

Antropofest is a film festival that focuses mainly on
anthropological issues and stands for an open display of
anthropological films. Anyone who has made or cooperated
on a film which deals with anthropological or ethnological
issues and would like to share it with the public is invited to submit the film for screening at the Antropofest,
which will take place in Prague on 29th January – 30th January 2016.

Films can be sent to:
P.O. BOX 56
253 01, Hostivice
Czech Republic, Europe.

Deadline is 17th November 2015 (If this date is not convenient to you, please let us know in advance.) For more
information about the programme, application form as well as for terms and conditions of participation go to our
website: If you have any further questions, feel free to share them with us via email, or call Štěpánka Proučilová, +420 606 170 922.

Rencontres internationales d’anthropologie linguistique (Rial 2016) : «L’être de langage, entre corps et technique : nouvelles données, nouvelle donne?»

Le colloque international « L’être de langage, entre corps et technique : nouvelles données, nouvelle donne? » se tiendra à Montpellier du 23 au 25 mars 2016, à l’occasion des Rencontres internationales d’anthropologie linguistique (Rial 2016). Ce colloque vise à établir un dialogue entre les sciences humaines, les neurosciences et les sciences de l’ingénieur. Les propositions sont attendues avant le 15 décembre 2015.

Pour tout complément d’information

CFP: Disease Dispersion and Impact in the Indian Ocean World


International Conference

“Disease Dispersion and Impact in the Indian Ocean World”

Indian Ocean World Centre (IOWC), McGill University, Canada

23-24 September 2016

organised by the

Max Planck Fellow Group "Connectivity in Motion: Port Cities of the Indian Ocean"
of the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle/Saale, Germany

This conference focuses on the causes, means of dispersal, geographical extent and impact of human diseases in the Indian Ocean World (IOW), from early times to the present day. The IOW, a macro-region running from Africa through the Middle East, South Asia and Southeast Asia to the Far East, comprises both continental (Asia and Africa) and maritime (Indian Ocean, China seas, Indonesian Sea) spaces. The disease histories of these regions have been affected by a number of both human and environmental factors, including war, land distribution, water storage and distribution, deforestation, migration, volcanism, cyclones, and climate change.

We welcome papers that explore the dispersion and impact of human diseases in and across the IOW in any time period, and in any region. Papers which address theoretical and methodological questions about how to study “travelling diseases” and/or epidemiological issues, on the basis of their empirical data, are also welcome. We particularly welcome interdisciplinary studies that focus on societies indigenous to the IOW, and on women and children.

The conference fee is $70 for non-students, and $35 for students. Conference participants will be required to pay for their own travel and accommodation, but refreshments, lunch and a conference dinner will be provided.

Those interested should send a title and short (1-2 paragraph) abstract to, by 15 December 2015. Prospective participants will be informed if their paper has been accepted by 1 March 2015.

Contact Info:
Prof. Gwyn Campbell

Indian Ocean World Centre, McGill University

Contact Email:

CFP: 2016 American Ethnological Society Spring Conference, Washington, D.C. March 31-April 2, Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel.

INCOHERENCE: Disorder, Normativity, Anthropology

Organizer: Daniel Goldstein (Rutgers University)

Anthropology is about assembling worlds. Despite that impulse to order, much of cultural anthropology today reveals the disorderly, messy, and unstable social terrains upon which our research often unfolds. Precarity, insecurity, and uncertainty are common themes in recent ethnographic writing on local, national, and global political, economic, and cultural systems. Matters of war, conflict, violence, and abuse remain the objects of anthropological attention, joined by concerns with the decay, mutation, or failure of institutions, formations, processes, and beliefs that once seemed constant and reliable. Studies of migration and mobility, like other work in the anthropology of globalization and transnationalism, point to the importance of movement and change in contemporary contexts, against the kinds of ordered stability that preoccupy the imaginations and memories of states and their agents, as they often do the practitioners of other academic disciplines. Meanwhile, anthropological studies of borders, of legal ordering, of sexuality and queer identity, of infrastructure, personhood, citizenship, and alienation force us to consider the ways in which older ways of making order fight to maintain relevance in a changing world. The anthropology of medicine and health, of language, of science and technology, of religion and the family – all reveal the many ways in which a lack of normative consistency characterizes human behavior, social interaction, and cultural production. What if incoherence, rather than order and completeness, better characterizes contemporary social life?
Papers and panels are invited for a conference that concerns itself with incoherence, however conceived – as instability, contingency, transition, incompleteness, inconsistency, chaos, or in other ways. Work that plays with normative conventions of anthropological expression – that is itself incoherent, while still being insightful – is especially welcome.

Deadline for submission of proposals is January 31, 2016. For more information on submissions, plenary speakers, graduate student workshops, and accommodations, please see: or contact:

Contact Info:

Deniz Daser
Contact Email:

Urbs in Quebec and francophone Canada CFP

Centre for Quebec and French-Canadian Studies (CQFCS)

'Urbs: Suburban, ex-urban and peri-urban spaces in Québec and
francophone Canada
Senate House, London, July 8-9, 2016

Call for papers

According to Roger Keil, if the twentieth century was marked by
urbanisation, the twenty-first is characterised by suburbanisation (A
Suburban Revolution? conference, York University, September 2013). In
recent years, a number of authors in Québec have chosen to set their
work within the suburbs, including Catherine Mavrikakis, Pierre
Yergeau, Michael Delisle and Martine Delvaux. There have also been
special journal issues partly or wholly devoted to the theme, such as
British Journal of Canadian Studies ('Heartlands and Hinterlands',
2011) and Liberté ('Pour rénover nos banlieues', 2013), as well as
collections of articles and creative texts such as that by the
research centre Figura entitled, Suburbia. L'Amérique des banlieues
(2015). Whilst some of this literature and criticism contains an
ambivalence towards or critique of the suburbs that is found in
earlier works (e.g. Hamelin 1989, Monette 1995) there is also
affection and nostalgia, as in Delvaux's Rose amer (2009). These
sentiments can be found in other forms of cultural production in
Québec, including Arcade Fire's hugely successful 2010 album, The
Suburbs. This interdisciplinary conference looks at a variety of
francophone Québécois and Canadian 'suburban' spaces. Given that one
feature of the suburb is a difficulty in determining its borders, it
will encompass a range of different 'urbs; focusing on suburban,
exurban and peri-urban spaces. Please send abstracts (250 words) in
either English or French to before December 15,
2015, specifying a title, name of speaker, institutional affiliation
and a brief CV.

Confirmed keynote speakers: Martine Delvaux, Andrée Fortin, Daniel Laforest

Conference organisers: Ceri Morgan, Keele University
(, Craig Moyes, Kings College, London

The Work of Settler Colonialism: An Interdisciplinary Symposium - April 2016, CUNY Graduate Center

The Work of Settler Colonialism: An Interdisciplinary Symposium
April 2, 2016, CUNY Graduate Center (365 Fifth Avenue, New York)

Abstract Deadline: November 13, 2015

Recent years have witnessed the growth of 'settler colonialism' as an organizing concept within North American academic and activist circles, emphasizing the continued occupation of Indigenous lands and the necessity of foregrounding land-based decolonization, Indigenous political and cultural resurgence, and the sovereignty of First
Nations. Meanwhile, the unending crises of neoliberal capitalism have fostered new forms of labor action, popular confrontations with austerity, and a proliferation of scholarship on the history of capitalism. Despite the contemporaneous nature of these developments, little conversation exists between them. This symposium attempts to address the lacuna between these fields, and find productive gaps, tensions, and entry points. If, as Patrick Wolfe contends, settler colonial invasion "is a structure not an event," then the future of the settler state will be brought about through continuous labor in multiple arenas of social life. Yet this also signals the radical potential of labor to disrupt the global capitalist system, exposing its foundation and replications in Indigenous dispossession. This symposium holds out hope that by bringing these fields together, new solidarities, strategies, and scholarly agendas can emerge. We imagine contributions to this symposium will be papers or performances that address themes including, but not limited to:

The labor of expansion; enslavement; extractive industries; land ruination and preservation; land parceling; the commons; unions and unionization; anarchism, socialism, and Marxism; migrant workers; solidarities and divergences; gendered labor and gendered violence; reproductive labor, education, and child abduction; laboring within recognition; academic labor; and transdisciplinary interventions.

Our primary concern is to hear from those interested in thinking through engagements between labor and Indigenous politics.
What is the work of settler colonialism?
Is the future of labor a settler future?
Where are the points of convergence/ divergence?
Where is solidarity work already being done?
Where are Indigenous peoples already central to labor movements?

Please submit an abstract, no longer than 500 words, single-spaced, including your name and institutional affiliation, by November 13th, 2015, to
Papers will be due February 15th, 2016

CFP: Canadian Woman Studies' (CWS/cf): Women and Social and Environmental Justice 31.1,2 Summer/Fall 2015

Canadian Woman Studies' (CWS/cf): Women and Social and Environmental Justice 31.1,2 Summer/Fall 2015

DEADLINE EXTENDED: December 15, 2015

This special issue of Canadian Woman Studies' (CWS/cf) will focus on the social and environmental crises that threaten the preservation of life on our planet. It requires feminist attention to understand the dynamics of patriarchy and capitalism and to unmask 'answers' and 'false solutions' that obscure the current situation.

In 1987, the Brundtland Report entangled the international debt crisis and the ecological crisis, and suggested sustainable development as a means to eliminate poverty and to contain environmental disaster. Sustainable development was defined as "development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs" (World Commission on Environment and Development, 1987, p.8). In 1992, the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) placed on governments, states, and the World Bank the responsibility for organizing sustainable development. Agenda 21, the outcome of the Earth Summit, describes sustainable development as a combination of economic growth and environmental management. It opened the way for the direct management of nature and humans under the rubric of resource development and gave responsibility for sustainable development to environmental non-governmental organizations (ENGOs). In 2002, the Johannesburg Earth Summit (Rio + 10) officially deemed mining to be sustainable development under the voluntary jurisdiction of corporations and their shareholders. In 2012, Rio+20 saw full implementation of corporate capture of the Summit. "Green capitalism" proposed to save capitalism and the planet by pricing on the stock exchange the "services" that nature offers such as the capacity of the forest to absorb CO2.

In this issue, we invite papers that (1) explore the social forces confronting these crises associated with expanding commodification; and (2) analyse ecofeminist ideas and other paradigms (e.g., commoning), along with women's involvement in solidarity and justice movements that address these crises.
Possible Topics include:
•Feminist understandings of the social and ecological crises;
•The commons (civil and natural);
•Fracking; Mining; Oil production; Tar sands;
•The Earth Summits;
•The meaning of mitigation;
•United Nations climate talks;
•The meaning of adaptation;
•Sustainable development;
•Climate justice movements;
•Financialization of nature;
•Climate change, including carbon credits;
•Subsistence perspectives.
•The Kyoto Protocol;

Your ideas for additional topics are welcome. Invited are articles, research reports, oral histories, alternative forms of narration, poetry, drawings, and other art works that illuminate these issues.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: December 15, 2015
Articles should be typed, double-spaced, and a maximum of 16 pages long (4000 words). A short (50-word) abstract of the article and a brief biographical note must accompany each submission. Please send a hard copy of your manuscript as well as emailing a copy. We give preference to previously unpublished material. If possible, please submit graphics or photographs to accompany your article. Please note CWS/cf reserves the right to edit manuscripts with respect to length and clarity, and in conformity with our house-style. To encourage use of the material published, CWS/cf has granted electronic rights to Gale Group, Micromedia Proquest and the H. W. Wilson. Any royalties received will be used by CWS/cf to assist the publication in disseminating its message.

Write or call as soon as possible indicating your intention to submit your work.
Canadian Woman Studies/les cahiers de la femme
210 Founders, Telephone: (416) 736-5356 Fax: (416) 736-5765 E-mail:

CFP: Canadian Woman Studies' (CWS/cf): Women's Human Rights-31.3/32.1 (Winter/Spring 2016)

Canadian Woman Studies' (CWS/cf): Women's Human Rights-31.3/32.1 (Winter/Spring 2016)

Guest edited by: Jeannette Corbiere Lavell, Alda Facio, Angela Lytle, Angela Miles, and Patricia Nyaundi
DEADLINE EXTENDED: January 30, 2016

This special double issue of Canadian Woman Studies' (CWS/cf) will focus on feminist women's human rights theory and activism as a visionary framework for movement-building and social change, activism and education,
considering both the historical trajectory of this movement, current efforts, challenges and debates, as well as possibilities for the future in troubled times. Since a locally-grounded, globally-engaged transnational women's movement led to the international recognition in the 1990s that women's rights are human rights, many women from all regions have organized under this shared banner while simultaneously shaping human rights discourse according to their unique and diverse needs, perspectives, and visions for a just world. By using CEDAW, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (the UN women's human rights convention), and other international and regional human rights mechanisms, and also by engaging in their broad social justice work from a women's human rights perspective, feminists have contributed to transformative understandings and analysis of women's human rights that reflect the diversity of women's experiences and take into account intersectional discrimination. Indigenous women activists in particular are expanding the understanding of women's human rights by linking violence against women with struggles for land, water, self-determination, and against transnational corporations and mining companies.

In the current climate of intense economic and religious fundamentalisms, and an atmosphere in which the human rights of women, Indigenous peoples, workers, peasants and others are under attack, women around the world continue to organize using women's human rights frameworks and mechanisms that support the creation of local, regional and international networks and movements. We welcome stories of lesser-known events, individuals, groups and debates/issues involved in the political, legal and policy processes leading up to and including the Vienna and Beijing Conferences in the 1990s, as well as reflections on women's human rights struggles today and into the future.

Possible topics include:
•Feminist understandings of Women's Human Rights
•Beijing +20 and beyond
•Significance, meaning, tensions of WHR framework in legal, policy, activist practice
•Protecting and sustaining WHR framework in neo-conservative global climate
•History and Development of international WHR movement: Women's organizing around the 1990s WHR conferences, with an emphasis on women in the Majority World
•Intersectional and/or thematic WHR Perspectives and Analyses--including but not limited to:
•Women's human rights and movement-building;
•Cross/inter-cultural understandings of WHR;
•CEDAW and civil society movements: Shadow Reports, Optional Protocol; education and activism
•Women and dis/Ability;
•CEDAW as a living document: WHR theory in action- jurisprudence, general recommendations, reporting process
•Indigenous women's human rights;
•UN Mechanisms and Feminist Activism, including Special Rapporteurs, Working Groups, CSW and others
•LBT women's human rights/SOGI (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Rights) rights;
•Rural women's human rights;
•Capitalism/ corporations and WHR
•Migrant women's human rights;
•Poverty and women's human rights;
•Trafficking, sex industry, and women's human rights;
•Violence and women's human rights
•Race and gender;
•Peace and women's human rights
•Ageism and WHR;
•Religion / spirituality and WHR;
•Neo/colonialism and WHR;
•Land and water and WHR
•GMOs and WHR
•Health, environment and WHR;
•WHR and the Rights of Mother Earth
•WHR & Food Sovereignty;
•Rights of women's human rights defenders;
•Embodiment and WHR;
•Fundamentalisms and WHR;
•Women's human rights as a visionary framework;
•Reproductive justice and WHR;
•"Development" and WHR;
•Cultural rights & WHR;
•Post-2015 development agenda;
•Self-care and WHR;
•WHR education and training;
•WHR, diversity and solidarity.

Your ideas for additional topics are welcome.

Invited are essays, research reports, true stories, alternative forms of narration, poetry, drawings, and other art works that illuminate these issues.

Articles should be typed, double-spaced, and a maximum of 16 pages long (4000 words). A short (50-word) abstract of the article and a brief biographical note must accompany each submission. Please send a hard copy of your manuscript as well as emailing a copy. We give preference to previously unpublished material. If possible, please submit graphics or photographs to accompany your article. Please note CWS/cf reserves the right to edit manuscripts with respect to length and clarity, and in conformity with our house-style. To encourage use of the material published, CWS/cf has granted electronic rights to Gale Group, Micromedia Proquest and the H. W. Wilson. Any royalties received will be used by CWS/cf to assist the publication in disseminating its message.

This call for papers can also be found online:

Write or call as soon as possible indicating your intention to submit your work.
Canadian Woman Studies/les cahiers de la femme
210 Founders, Telephone: (416) 736-5356 Fax: (416) 736-5765 E-mail:

CFP: Special Issue of the Canadian Journal of Disability Studies - "Institutional Survivorship"
Special Issue of the Canadian Journal of Disability Studies - "Institutional Survivorship"
CFP Deadline: March 4, 2016

The Huronia Regional Centre, a residential facility for persons diagnosed with intellectual disabilities, operated in Ontario for 133 years until after a long and difficult history it was shut down in 2009. In 2013 a lawsuit that Huronia survivors had launched concluded with a multi-million dollar settlement to compensate for the emotional, physical, and psychological abuse endured while institutionalized (Slark (Litigation guardian of) v Ontario, 2014 ONSC 1283). In a public apology issued according to the terms of the settlement, Premier Kathleen Wynne declared: "we will protect the memory of all those who have suffered, help tell their stories and ensure that the lessons of this time are not lost" (ON Ministry of Community and Social Services, 2013, para. 9).

In this special journal issue, in honour of the work accomplished by Huronia survivors, we are interested in the experiences of disability and disablement both within and beyond experiences of institutionalization, and look to explore the meaning of survivorship as it pertains to institutionalization and disability. We will be defining institutionalization broadly—examples could include institutionalization within psychiatric facilities, hospitals, and hospital schools (for example, the now-closed Huronia, Southwestern, and Rideau Regional Centres), but could also include jails, detention centers, refugee camps, group homes, and forms of chemical control used in community settings.

We are actively soliciting submissions that take the following three forms:
1. Oral histories and lived experiences; 2. Theoretical and empirical contributions to the field; 3. Arts-based or creative responses

Possible topics include, but are not limited to the following questions:
• What does it mean to be an institutional survivor with a disability?
• How is survivorship defined by social, political and legal discourses, and how do survivors disrupt these discourses?
• What is the phenomenological experience of being an institutional survivor? In other words, what does it feel like to be a survivor? What are survivors' lived experiences? How do these experiences change with time?
• What does activism look like within survivor populations? What are salient dynamics between survivor activists and non-survivor allies?
• What is the relationship between trauma, memory, and institutional survival?
• What is the relationship of childhood and childhood experience to institutionalization? What are the enduring impacts of institutionalization on families?
• What is the enduring legacy of having worked at an institution? In what ways are workers themselves survivors of institutionalization?

The Canadian Journal of Disability Studies welcomes interdisciplinary submissions ranging from but not limited to critical race theory, disability studies, gender studies, his-tory, legal studies, philosophy, social work, sociology, and visual and literary arts. We invite authors who self-identify as academics, artists, activists, and survivors, among others.

Submissions must be no more than 6,000 words (oral histories and artistic responses may be significantly shorter), excluding references, notes, and tables. Work submitted must be original, not under consideration or published elsewhere in print or electronic media. Submissions must include a cover page with authors' names, titles, institutional affiliations (if applicable), and full contact information, but authors' names cannot otherwise appear anywhere in the manuscript. Authors must also provide a 250-word abstract and 4-10 keywords. Please read further for CJDS submission guidelines:

Artistic submissions may include poetry, creative writing, photography, video, mixed media, as well as digital renderings of works on paper or sculpture. For visual imagery, digital files may be sent as jpgs in an e-mail attachment. Emailed image files must be no larger than 640 x 480 ppi (72 dpi) and must be numbered and named to correspond with a text-based list describing images.

Submissions are due March 4, 2016. Please submit electronically in Microsoft Word format (or, if sending images, according to the specifications outlined above) as an email attachment to the special issue's guest co-editor Dr. Jen Rinaldi at

Thank you,
Special Issue Guest Editors Katherine Rossiter, Jen Rinaldi, & Kim Jackson

Women and the Production of Popular Culture in Québec Between the Wars Colloquium

Montréal – March 5, 2016

The interwar years represent a period of profound – if sometimes hardly perceptible – change for women in Québec. After massively entering the industrial workforce during the First World War, Québec women were enfranchised at the federal level, but had to keep battling conservative forces to gain voting rights at the provincial level. The era’s press, popular music, theater, radio, as well as the French and Hollwyood films massively consumed by women introduced new ideas, and manifestations of a new vernacular modernism overlapped with traditional cultural productions.

Quebec women were, however, more than mere consumers of entertainment and mass media. In fact, women played a leading role in the emergence of Quebec’s popular culture and, in the process, contributed to both the vitality of the local artistic community and the rapid growth of the entertainment industry. Female performers such as singer La Bolduc or comedian La Poune made creative use of a new vernacular language and commented on the rapid urbanization and industrialization transforming Quebec society, as well as on the rise of consumerism. In the film world, writer and journalist Emma Gendron scripted two pioneering feature films, while musician Vera Guilaroff gained fame as a silent film accompanist. Guilaroff and her sister Olga also took part in the early days of radio and the recording industry, and later became highly sought performers during the golden age of cabaret in Montreal. The success of cinemas, theaters and cabarets responsible for Montreal’s (in)famous reputation further relied heavily on the work of countless forgotten female dancers, musicians, comedians and extras.

This colloquium aims to give new impetus to historical research on these female creators, performers and workers, to which few studies have been devoted. Proposals that go beyond mere biographical approaches by contextualising the work of women within the interwar social and political context are especially sought. The colloquium will thus focus on the following questions: Which historical and social factors encouraged the increased involvement of women in culture and entertainment? What roles did mass media play in constituting female identities and communities? Can we speak of a feminine alternative public sphere in Quebec’s interwar years? How was the intermedial dimension of cultural productions reflected in women’s careers and creative outputs?

We welcome proposals on all aspects of women's involvement in cultural production, including, but not limited to:

Women’s creations and hierarchies of arts and entertainment
The question of vernacular modernism
Inconspicuous and devalued female contributions
Independent, amateur and community productions,
The contributions of women from the anglophone and cultural communities
Censorship and women producers and consumers
The contribution of women to the early days of radio
The work of women journalists, columnists and writers
Brotherhoods, trade unions and guilds
Developing and programming content for female audiences
While the colloquium will focus on the work of women as producers of popular culture and entertainment, proposals focusing on women as fans and consumers, as well as on women working in more “legitimate” fields (such as fine arts and literature) will also be considered. Comparative approaches and studies pertaining to Quebec women working abroad are also welcomed.

Proposals for twenty-minute presentations should include a title, an abstract of 300 words and a brief bio. Proposals may be submitted in either French or English to before December 15, 2015.

We welcome initial inquiries at


Call for Proposals: Advanced, Research Team, and Short Seminars at the School for Advanced Research

More information:


Whistleblowers and the Exposure of Clinical Research Misconduct

For more information:


CALL FOR PAPERS: “Beyond Boundaries”
MESAAS Graduate Student Conference, 25-26 February 2016

Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies

Columbia University in the City of New York

Submission Deadline: 1 January, 2016

Submission instructions:

The Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies at Columbia University is pleased to invite abstract submissions for the MESAAS Graduate Student Conference 2016, which will take place on 25-26 February, at Columbia University. We invite graduate students of all disciplines and stages of study related to the Middle East, South Asia, and Africa to present their latest research to a supportive, critical audience.

A core aspect of the intellectual community at MESAAS lies in its aspiration to move beyond regional and disciplinary divisions. While many of us are grounded in a specific region or discipline, we all benefit from exploring questions that are echoed in the work of colleagues who study neighboring regions and fields.

We therefore especially encourage submissions that can contribute to our collective interdisciplinary and interregional perspective. We also welcome submissions from students whose work, though grounded in a particular field, aims to examine the conceptual grounding of that field and its theoretical assumptions and methods.

This year’s themes for the conference include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

Literatures and aesthetics
Knowledge systems, classical and contemporary
Genealogies of the political
Religious studies
Histories, disciplinary and subaltern

Students interested in presenting a paper should submit a 300 word abstract through the conference website: by January 1st, 2016.

Notifications will be sent in early February.
For other inquiries, please contact us via:


The Call for Panels for the next ASA conference is open. The deadline is in
a month, on 27th November.

There's already a lot of information on the website: read the theme and the
reason for the theme; view the daily timetable; and see the names of the
confirmed plenary speakers: Alex Alvergne, Laura Bear, Dominic Boyer,
Cymene Howe, Michael Jackson, Annemarie Mol, William Sax and Charles

Please visit the site, put the dates in your diary, and start putting your
heads together with your colleagues to propose a panel now.


Dear All,

The Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) is still
accepting papers and sessions for their Annual Meeting in Vancouver, BC,
March 29-April 2, 2016. The extended deadline is October 31, 2015. The
theme of the Program is "Intersections<>."

If you are interested in submitting abstracts and sessions on digital
anthropology and social media, including online games, virtual
repositories, digital exhibitions, digital language preservation projects,
apps, 3D technologies, digital databases, interactive books, OER material,
virtual repatriation, web portals, MOOCs and studies on social media use,
please email Medeia Csoba DeHass (

SfAA also offers a variety of Student Travel Awards<> and a Student
Poster Competition Award<>. Please see the
Annual Meeting website for further

Medeia Csoba DeHass

*Intergenerations, temporalities, and medical anthropology*

*7th Medical Anthropology Young Scholars (MAYS) Annual Meeting*

*23-24 June 2016, Institute of Social Sciences (ICS), University of Lisbon*

Emerging from the field of medical anthropology, the MAYS 2016 conference
will explore the temporal and intergenerational dynamics of health,
illness, and medicine.

Illnesses, health diagnostics, aging, and politics of prevention are life
events that require us to reinterpret our past and to negotiate with
medical professionals, public health institutions, and healthcare systems.
As we negotiate such events, we learn how to intervene in the present as
well as to plan or “design” our hypothetical future. Health conditions and
healing processes force us to reflect on our life course in profoundly new
ways. Life course temporalities allow us to enter into new systems of
commitments and purposes regarding health and well-being.

While specific generational temporalities open new relations with the body
and with social and medical environments, intergenerational exchanges
reveal divergent expectations and perceptions of life. Understanding
temporalities as an inherent and intimate part of all lived experience
calls into question how health plays a role in the ways we practice and
understand the temporal flow of past, present, and future, and how time
influences the relationship human beings develop with health.

The MAYS 2016 conference invites anthropologists to focus on the different
ways that humans understand and undergo times of illness, as well as the
plurality of temporalities they experience in health related contexts. The
discipline of medical anthropology has long been accustomed to confronting
health and illness experiences and has much to offer in this area.

We call for papers that contribute to the conceptualization of time in
medical anthropology. Here are some suggestions, although further ideas
will be welcomed and discussed:

Politics of ageing (time as ageing/getting old as illness, plastic surgery
as a remedy to stop time)

Materializations of time in health practices, cure, and care

Generational span and time as age in biomedical nosology

Biomedical constitutions of time, i.e. the biological clock, childbirth
due-date, recovering time

Intergenerational health consequences: prenatal diagnosis and screening

Epigenetic and trans-generational effects

Disease risk factors: reconfigurations of future inheritance and genetic

Biopolitics and medicalization of childhood and youth

Ethnographies of health-related events: reconfiguration of time (past,
present and future)

Time as a resource/worrying in chronic conditions.

Healthy bodies as a full-time priority: socio-political and economic

Full-time caregivers, palliative care setting, late-life care

Prevention: biomedical policies and the future of healthy generations

*Methodological themes*

Temporal texture of ethnographic fieldwork.

In the field: between waiting and unexpected moments

Construction of time in Ethnography

* *Format of the meeting**

The conference will have a peer-review structure. We believe this structure
is of great value since everyone will have the opportunity to receive
feedback and engage with each other's work, making the encounters most
productive. There will be parallel group sessions, each of which will
include paper presentations of ten minutes followed by 20 minutes of
discussion. Participants will be asked to submit their papers ahead of time
so that everybody can read them beforehand. Furthermore, we will assign
‘presenter tandems.’ This means that someone else will present your paper
and comment on it, and you will be asked to comment on your tandem
partner’s paper. This has proven to be a productive format that guarantees
each presenter will receive well-founded feedback, and it typically
initiates a constructive discussion. Further information about workshops
and a keynote lecture will follow in due time.

*Registration fee*

There will be a small registration fee of 10 Euros per person to be paid
upon arrival. We will cover the coffee break and a buffet lunch
(sandwiches). We are currently exploring other funding possibilities, but
unfortunately we will not be able to refund speakers’ travel costs and
strongly encourage you to search for funding options in your own


We invite you to submit an abstract of max. 300 words. After the
notification of acceptance you will be requested to submit your complete
paper, which should be no longer than 5,000 words (excluding references).

*Abstract submission at <>*

*​​Abstract Deadline: 7 February 2016*

Notification of acceptance: 6 March 2016

Deadline for paper submission: 1st June 2016

Call for Abstracts – International Forum for Health Tourism, 7th Edition,
18-20 November, Bucharest, Romania 

The International Forum for Health Tourism in Bucharest is organised by The
Amphitheatre Foundation in partnership with the Romanian College of
Physicians. The 7th edition of the /Forum /will examine what may constitute
strengths of medical tourism destinations, paying particular attention to
the quality of health services and to the international patients’
experiences and safety. Equally, the conference will address the issue of
international competitiveness discussing different marketing strategies in
the export of health services.

Abstracts and full papers submitted will be published in the /Conference
Proceedings./ Participants who submit full papers also have the opportunity
to publish in the /International Journal for Responsible Tourism (IJRT)
/and in the /Journal of Quality Management in Health (JQMH)/ – online, open
access publications indexed in international databases.The deadline for
abstract submission is Monday 9th of November. For more information
regarding submission guidelines, fees, the conference agenda and the venue
of the event, please visit

*Concessions*: the conference organisers are able to offer concessions
covering meals and accommodation for a small number of participants. Those
wishing to apply for a concession must send their abstract or full paper,
together with a CV showing their institutional affiliation and any relevant
experience in the field of health tourism. Please send applications to: no later than Monday 9th of November.

CFP: Experiential tourism, opening new spaces for postcolonial geography

Please read and consider our call for papers, another paper would
complete what will be an exciting discussion and an interesting take
on existing tourism literatures. We have extended the deadline until
Sunday 25th October.
Call for papers: AAG Annual Meeting
March 29 - April 2, 2016, San Francisco
Panel: Experiential tourism, opening new spaces for postcolonial geography
Organisers: Olivia Mason (University of Durham) and Dorien Vanden
Boer (Ghent University)

The deadline for submitting your abstract is Sunday October 25th.
Abstracts (max 250 words) should be send to and

In particular this panel seeks to to explore:

1. What is the tourist space and how it changing?
2. How are voices from everyday spaces shared in experiential
tourism practices?
3. How can tourism be a tool and a method for geographers to use as
an entry point to broader political and cultural discussions?
4. How do these new tourist spaces generate representations that
affect people’s understanding of each other and the world?
5. How is different knowledge shared in experiential tourism and how
does it favour different groups as knowledgeable actors?

Recently tourism has seen a trend towards people not just travelling
to see places but wanting to become immersed in them. Tourism now
incorporates more than the traditional gaze (Urry, 1990), it is as
much about feeling, tasting, and hearing as tourists increasingly
want to experience places. This can be seen across the world through
the increasing popularity of homestays, cooking and craft classes;
and tourism’s entering of everyday spaces from refugee camps in
Palestine to slums in Mumbai (Frenzel, Koens, and Steinbrink, 2012;
Wang, 2007). This panel wants to push geographers’ postcolonial
understanding of these trends by addressing questions that these new
form of experiential tourism raise. Inspired by Spivak we want to ask
who gets to speak in these tourist performances (Spivak, 1988).
Asking if these encounters can be an opportunity to make people meet
on the subaltern’s terms or whether they are still driven by the
demand of tourists and their expectations.

Raising these issues we want to look beyond what experiential tourism
means for the industry or as global trends, and rather examine what
this means for people living in these spaces. In terms of methodology
we want to use tourism not as an study object but as an entry point,
or space of analysis, to explore the reshaping and reordering of the
world through practices, narratives, representations and knowledge.
Therefore we invite panelists to open debate on the frictions,
conversations and translations that take place when everyday spaces
become part of a ‘tourismscape’. Particularly drawing focus to how
people are affected when previously economically dormant spaces
suddenly become productive and their intimacy is reduced to a
cultural value or economic asset (Hultman and Cederholm, 2010). While
recognising tourism’s thorough embeddedness in economic structures,
cultural representations, and exploitative relationships rooted in
colonialism (Hall and Tucker, 2004) we also recognise how tourism can
look forward to be turned around into a practice of emancipation and
decolonisation. We suggest that tourism’s entering of everyday spaces
and the tourist’s desire to experience can offer counter narratives,
and explore subaltern voices in alternative political spaces
(Hollinshead,1992, 1998; Higgins-Desbiolles, 2008). Tourism can thus
be one way to produce and disseminate a decolonised knowledge and
voice, and a new way to know the world.

In sum we want to encourage research focusing on the questions above,
exploring the trend of experiential tourism and its meaning for our
understanding of tourist spaces, knowledge production, narratives and

For more information on the conference see:


Call for Papers:

Session Title:
Health Geography, Medical Humanities, and Narrative Medicine
Courtney Donovan, San Francisco State University,<mailto:cdonovan@sfsu.edui> and Sarah de Leeuw,
University of Northern British Columbia<>

In recent years, both within and outside academic spheres, medical
humanities and narrative medicine have become increasingly
influential. Drawing from interdisciplinary fields in the humanities,
social sciences, and the arts, medical humanities and narrative
medicine present a unique lens for considering spaces and nuances of
lived experiences of health and health care. Moreover, medical
humanities and narrative medicine have helped to challenge
traditional ways in which medicine is understood and practiced. In
part, health geographers have contributed to this discussion by
examining and using the humanities and the arts to explore issues at
the heart of our scholarship. Yet the interrogation of the medical
humanities and narrative medicine as a crux of critical analysis in
health geography has been limited. We seek presenters who draw from
the humanities or art in their work, particularly as they pertain to
geographies of health and medicine - all broadly conceived. Through
this session, we seek to open up an extended discussion about how the
medical humanities and narrative medicine can be used in geographic
practices. We especially encourage submissions from critical
geographers, including feminist, anti-racist, queer,
differently-abled, Indigenous, and myriad other scholars working at
the radical edges of our discipline.
Topics include, but are not limited to:

* Pedagogy and the humanities and arts in health or medical geography
* Methods and methodologies using humanities and the arts
* Medical and Illness narratives
* Medical humanities and health inequities
* Criticality and medical humanities in geography
* Innovative, critical, or radical uses of the humanities and the arts
* Arts-based interventions into treatment of chronic illness
* Living disease, illness or disability and exploring medical
humanities or narrative medicine in care
* Engaging medical humanities or narrative medicine in parenting
or caring for someone with disease, illness or dis/ability
* Theorizing the humanities and art
* Visualization and art
* Literary or performance art, medical humanities, and geography
Please contact either Sarah de Leeuw
(<> or Courtney Donovan
(<>) by October 28 if you
are interested in being part of the sessions, have any questions for
us, or would like more information generally about the session(s).

Sarah de Leeuw | Associate Professor, Northern Medical Program
Career Investigator Scholar | Michael Smith Foundation for
Health Research
Co-Editor | ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies
Research Associate | National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health

University of Northern British Columbia
3333 University Way. Prince George, BC. V2N 4Z9

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Call for papers : Indigenous Peoples and Spatial Justice /

Appel à textes : Peuples autochtones et justice spatiale

Reply-To: HIRT Irène <>

Dear colleagues

Please find below our call for papers for a forthcoming issue of
Justice Spatiale – Spatial Justice, an on-line and bilingual
(French/English) journal:

“Claiming space to claim for justice: the Indigenous peoples‘
geographical agenda”
Full length papers, in English or in French, should be submitted to
guest editors and

by December 15th, 2015


Béatrice COLLIGNON (U. Bordeaux-Montaigne) and Irène HIRT (CNRS, UMR
ADESS - Bordeaux)


Indigenous peoples and spatial justice

The notion of “Indigenous peoples” is a recent one that originates in
the Americas’ First Nations efforts of the 1970s to raise national
and international awareness regarding their plight. The critical
issues pertained to political and cultural oppression, social
discrimination, and the process of loss of land and territory, all
stemming from European colonization. These struggles marked
indigenous issues’ entry on the international scene.

Today still, within the States in which they live, Indigenous
people’s claims are for the granting of collective and cultural
rights that reach beyond individual citizenship alone. At stake is
their recognition as political subjects. The 2007 United Nations
Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (resolution 61/295)
consecrated the term and notion “Indigenous peoples”. It also
provided a welcome support to the struggles of those who, around the
world, recognize themselves as “Indigenous peoples” according to the
guidelines given by the UN Declaration. By relating “indigeneity”
with the notion of “peoples,” the Declaration refers to a collective
while underscoring their historicity and their genesis in various
forms of despoliation, most often violent.

The notion of “Indigeneity” is intimately linked with that of justice
since it is born from acts of destructive injustice. As a result, the
Indigenous peoples of Oceania and the Americas, the first to voice
their claim for justice at both the National and the International
level (along with the Sami - Fennoscandia), insist on some form of
reparation or at least on an official recognition of the injustices
endured for several centuries under colonial domination - injustices
to which the subsequent Independence of the Nation States that rule
them did not put an end. Elsewhere, Indigenous peoples endure other
forms of colonial domination that differ from the European model and
are in some cases quite recent (in Indonesia’s Papua for example).

All these calls for justice imply some form of “spatial justice” as
they invariably entail claims for the return of land properties and
administrative authority over traditional lands as well as, in many
cases, some political autonomy and/or a possibility for
self-determination. They also usually demand the recognition of
spatial prerogatives for indigenous inhabitants equal to those
granted to other citizens, in particular in regards to land-use,
planning and natural resources.

At a symbolic level these claims over land and territorial issues
also constitute a struggle over the decolonization of knowledge and
the recognition of various ways of being-in-the-world (ontologies).
They question the modern State’s territorial preconceptions and
advocate for the acceptance of alternative knowledge, practices and
representations of the land and of spaces, places and the environment.


In this issue of Justice spatiale/Spatial Justice we want to explore
how Indigenous peoples’ claims for spatial justice can provide a
means to obtain justice, period. Rather than discussing the notion of
“indigeneity” and “indigenous” identities (whether real, perceived or
claimed) we invite authors to examine on-going identification
processes and strategies and underlying cultural, political and
territorial issues. Our interest is in “indigeneity” as a political
and legal category framed in the late 20th century in relation to
grass-roots movements demanding the right to self-determination
within Nation States.

We welcome papers that will go beyond an exposition of claim types,
an analysis of ongoing struggles or a case-study and open onto
broader theoretical discussions. We encourage texts that will
contribute to discussions on one or several of the following issues:

1. Understanding contemporary indigenous territorialities. Who
are the peoples who identify themselves as “Indigenous” nowadays? How
do they relate to their territories, their spaces, places and
identities, and their spatial practices?
Papers might discuss issues such as: In a given country, what are the
implications of the relationship between indigenous and
non-indigenous inhabitants upon land ownership and land-use issues?
Also, what are the power relations and which strategies do they
imply, from both parts? What does “spatial justice” mean in this
context? Who defines “spatial justice” and according to which
criteria, cultural and ontological conceptions? Moreover, how does
“spatial justice” determine what is “acceptable” and/or “legitimate”
in terms of land claims?
The spatial justice angle invites a wide range of questions, for example:
ü The notion of « anteriority”, called upon by numerous Indigenous
peoples and now recognized by international law and case-laws in
several countries.
ü The acceptability of land-claims over territories where Indigenous
peoples are a demographic minority in the present: in such
circumstances, what forms might social and spatial justice take for
Indigenous peoples other than attributions that will exclude the
other inhabitants, long-established in some cases?
Another related issue is the possibility of considering social and
spatial justice separately from claims over traditional lands, and
thus to consider justice forms in other living environments, such as
urban and/or diasporic ones.
ü Returning to the notion and term “indigeneity” and its
open-endedness, considered as problematic by many researchers, papers
could also address how (and to what extent), Indigenous peoples’
claim for spatial justice contributes to a sharper definition of the
notion itself.

2. Social sciences and law: creative encounters
For most of the 20th century, anthropologists were the only
academically recognized experts of Indigenous peoples’ matters. Since
the 1970s, however, other social scientists have taken a growing
interest in these peoples, in particular geographers, sociologists
and political scientists. In the field of geography, this has led to
the publication of numerous special issues in scholarly journals,
first in English and more recently in French (Espace Populations
Sociétés and Les Cahiers de géographie du Québec in 2012 alone). Law
specialists have been interested in Indigenous studies for quite some
time, but most often in relation to National or International law.
Recently, anthropology of law has been developing at the crossroads
of land-claims and claims for justice in Indigenous contexts
(Schulte-Tenkhoff, 1998).
Although some researchers have already looked into how land-claims
and Indigenous’ rights are tied together, we believe it would be
fruitful to push further interdisciplinary dialogue around this topic
as it could lead to a better understanding of what is at stake for
Indigenous peoples when they demand spatial justice. We see this
issue of the journal as an opportunity to illustrate the heuristic
potential of collaborations between the social sciences and law.

3. Between science and political action: where do researchers stand?
What stance should social scientists conducting research in
Indigenous contexts take, in regards to Indigenous peoples’ political
struggles? Whether they like it or not, researchers often must
respond to demands from the Indigenous communities and the
organizations they work with to become socially and politically
engaged in their causes. Researchers might be asked, if not to fully
embrace particular struggles, to at least conduct research that is
likely to yield scientific support for Indigenous communities’ cases.
Geographers, for example, are often asked to produce cartographies of
claimed lands.
From an epistemological perspective, what is the consequence of such
engagement on the knowledge produced as well as on the definition of
« scientific » knowledge and the researcher’s work? Also, what are
the ethical implications of conducting research in a context of
struggle and political engagement, or when the researcher is hired by
an Indigenous organization rather than by the State which dominates
them (see for example Etudes Inuit Studies 2011)? How do these
conditions affect fieldwork, feedback and the dissemination of
Another interesting issue to look at would be the political and
scientific consequences of the encounter between Indigenous activists
fighting for justice, and researchers who wish to reformulate the
latter in terms of a fight for spatial justice.

References :

- Cahiers de géographie du Québec. 2012. Numéro thématique «
Géographies autochtones: développement et confluence des
territorialités », vol. 56 (159).
- Espace Populations Sociétés. 2012. Numéro thématique « Les
peuples autochtones. Une approche géographique des autochtonies ? »,
- Etudes Inuit Studies. 2011. Numéro thématique « Propriété
intellectuelle et éthique / Intellectual property and ethics », vol.
35 (1-2).
- Lacasse, Jean-Paul. 2004. Les Innus et le territoire :
Innu tipenitamun. Silléry: Septentrion.
- Schulte-Tenckhoff, Isabelle. 1998. « Reassessing the
Paradigm of Domestication: The Problematic of Indigenous Treaties ».
Review of Constitutional Studies, 4 (2): 239‑89.

Expected papers

Papers dealing with any self-identifying Indigenous people, from any
part of the world, will be taken into consideration for this issue.
Papers can either rely on a case-study or be organized around a
theoretical discussion, but they must consider at least one of the
key-points presented above.
Contributions from non-academic authors are also welcome, as long as
their arguments are scientifically acceptable. All papers will be
peer-reviewed, according to the Journal’s standard.

The journal is bilingual and papers can be submitted in French or English.

Deadline: December 15th 2015

Issue scheduled for 2016.

Please read, and follow, the journal’s template:

Contact: and



Submission Deadline: November 15, 2015
Workshop Dates: Wednesday Jan. 20 - Friday Jan. 22, 2016
Location: Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Standards are indispensable to trade in the markets of science and society. They are critical in the regulation of safe and effective technologies and central to the legitimization of evidence and expertise, creating both specificity and diversity across cultures. The ongoing processes of standardization add credibility, stability, legitimacy and ultimately trustworthiness, to science, technology, and regulation. Standardization relies on agreed upon types of measurement, evidence, and expertise, but disagreements are common. At the interface of science and policy, standards are the tools used early to foster innovation and later on to manage public risk. They are at play from the handling of the molecule in the laboratory through to the administration of a conjugate vaccine; from the compilation of databases to the ecological conditions of oceans, fields and forests.

In this workshop, we will engage and disrupt the networks of actors that create the pragmatics of standards. How do these actors create and contest standards? And how are standardization processes engaged by wider publics? What standards are legitimate and who has the resources, authority and expertise to make them so? How are conflicts of interest and bias incorporated or eliminated? What are the ethics around community engagement, public involvement, and democratization within standardization? How are standards affected by the contexts in which they are used from individual best practices to international harmonization? How do standards convey stability in environments of innovation and constant change? Consideration of these questions can include areas of clinical innovation and emerging platforms, as well as emergency situations, such as epidemics, natural disasters, or critical incidents brought about by breaches of standards.

This workshop will bring together scholars and policy makers whose work aims to better understand how resources, scientific knowledge, and actor interaction create, maintain, or undermine standards in order to improve standard making for our health and safety.

Submit to:

For more information, visit

Janice E. Graham, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics (Infectious Diseases), Faculty of Medicine
Professor of Social Anthropology, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
Scientific Director, Technoscience & Regulation Research Unit
Associate Director, Canadian Center for Vaccinology
Dalhousie University
5849 University Ave, C-309, Halifax, Nova Scotia CANADA B3H 4R2
(tel) 902-494-3478


CFP: Word, Image, and Power in Africa and the African Diaspora Conference, April 2016
Organized jointly by the College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY and Manhattanville

College, Purchase, NY

April 1 & 2, 2016

In his 2003 essay “How to Write about Africa,” Binyavanga Wainaina parodies the representation of Africa that has pervaded the literary and cinematic production of Westerners reacting to Africa. These words and images are holdovers from a colonial perspective that saw the continent and its people as the embodiment of the “heart of darkness” (Conrad). These views posit the entire continent as forever lagging behind and, in the words of Wainaina, always seem to focus on the following figures: “the Starving African, who wanders the refugee camp nearly naked, and waits for the benevolence of the West. Her children have flies on their eyelids and pot bellies, and her breasts are flat and empty.” Increasingly, these imaginings veil and distort the realities of a continent that is constantly in flux and in the process of numerous changes.

African writers and artists, in their attempt to change this static vision, have set about re-writing Western views of Africa. They deal with issues like political oppression, the student protests in Senegal and Burkina Faso and the Arab spring, to name but a few of the upheavals that the continent has recently experienced. They also define Africa and Africans within the world in terms of Taiye Selasi’s coinage of the term “Afropolitan”, which aims at capturing the experiences of diasporic subjects. Africa, as a continent experiencing steady economic growth and the rise of a middle class, demands new perspectives.

This two-day conference will take place on Friday, April 1st at the College of New Rochelle and Saturday, April 2, 2016 at Manhattanville College.

We invite papers on this emerging vision of Africa and re-writing of Western views of Africa and the African diaspora.
Abstracts of 250 words should be sent to Professor Nahed Noureddine at

Languages of the Conference: English and French.

Possible Topics:

Images of diasporic subjects

Afropolitan vs Cosmopolitan

African art

African cinema

Graphic novels and bandes dessinées

Civil and religious unrest in Africa

Epidemics and their aftermath

The Arab/African Spring

African music

Student Protests

Pan Africanism

Gender and sexuality

The future of African Literature

Women writers in the development of African literature and society

Human Rights

African Francophone Literatures and Cultures

This conference is sponsored by the Departments of English, World Languages and Literatures, Art History, Political Science, and the African Studies and International Studies Programs at Manhattanville College, the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and the International Studies Program at the College of New Rochelle, and the Westchester Consortium for International Studies (WCIS).

CFA: “Spatial Governance” 10th Young Academics AESOP conference 2016,
Ghent, Belgium

Deadline for abstract submission is Sunday, November 8, 2015.
(conference website)
Spatial Governance

Bridging Theory and Practice

10th Association of European Schools Of Planning Young Academics
Conference - Ghent, Belgium - March 21-24, 2016

The AESOP Young Academics Network is proud to announce the 10th AESOP
YA Conference in Ghent, Belgium, March 21-24, 2016.This conference is
hosted by Ghent University, Centre for Mobility and Spatial Planning
and focuses on Spatial Governance - Bridging Theory and Practice. The
conference theme addresses the relation between academia and
practice; how theory and knowledge are implemented. Planning
increasingly encounters uncertainty in dealing with environmental
change, social justice, citizen empowerment, etc. within a context of
declining (central) power of governments and financial limits.
Consequently, transitions towards adaptive planning, the integration
of resilience thinking and the increasing interest in
self-organisation and bottom-up planning are topics that ask for a
new definition and legitimation for academic research to contribute
to these transitions. Therefore, the central aim of the conference is
to explore new types of governance and to discuss how spatial
planning insights are brought into practice. The conference will
bring together these innovative action-research ideas, reflect on
their role and try to reveal ways for both governmental and
non-governmental actors to benefit from this knowledge.

We encourage inter- and multi-disciplinary contributions on the
conference theme Spatial Governance, that present empirical research
and/or theoretical discussions. These contributions can explore the
impact of universal theories of spatial governance on shaping
planning approaches worldwide, or reflect on bridging the gap between
theory and practice in planning in different contexts in the European
or global planning arenas. We invite PhD students, Postdocs,
early-stage career researchers but also young activists or
practitioners to submit their contributions to the YA Conference.

The conference is a four day event following the successful frame
developed by the YA: five keynote talks, two parallel tracks for the
presentation of 40-50 papers by young academics, a workshop and a
field trip.

For more information about abstract/paper guidelines, submission and
many more, please proceed to the conference website.

Note that the conference is free of charge to Members of the AESOP YA

If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact the conference
organizers at

A warm welcome,

The Ghent Organisation Team and the Young Academics Coordination Team.

Call for papers: Nordic Ruralities Conference, Iceland, May 2016

Nordic Ruralities 2016 Call for Papers

4th Nordic Conference for Rural Research

University of Akureyri, Iceland

May 22 – 24, 2016

The Nordic ruralities conference is an interdisciplinary forum for
rural research with a particular emphasis on the Nordic countries.
Rural communities frequently experience rapid changes in e.g.
population density, employment opportunities and provision of
services on a scale that would be considered catastrophic if they
would occur in larger cities or at the national level. Crisis is
therefore a regular feature of many rural communities and profoundly
influences rural development. Short-term economic fluctuations that
constitute a major crisis on the national level may thus appear to be
relatively minor, compared to the long-term economic instability of
many rural communities. While rural areas are vulnerable to processes
of globalization, urbanization and technological change, many have
demonstrated remarkable resilience and ability to adapt to rapid
change. The 4th Nordic Ruralities conference in Akureyri in Northern
Iceland emphasizes the role of vulnerability and perpetual crisis in
building rural resilience in the Nordic countries but scholars from
other regions and contributions on other issues facing rural
communities are warmly welcomed.

Submit abstracts here:

Edward H. Huijbens MA, PhD
Researcher / Professor
Icelandic Tourism Research Centre / University of Akureyri
Borgum v/Nordurslod
600 Akureyri, Iceland (IS)
Tel: +354 460-8931

Association of American Geographers

Annual Meeting

San Francisco, March 29-April 2, 2016

CFP: Urban Waters: private bodies in public aquatic spaces

This set of papers takes as its object of study the normative definitions and purposes of urban aquatic spaces and their role in everyday social (re)production. The complexity of urban aquatic spaces lies in the negotiations between public and private lives and spaces, in and through water in a number of ways.

First, urban aquatic spaces – such as pools, beaches, hammams, hot springs – have often been thought of as democratic and universal sites, where members of many classes might mix. Yet, like all public spaces, aquatic spaces have never been entirely universal. At the same time, aquatic spaces host acts of intimate encounter that contribute to the production and the reproduction of social life. How do we define “public” in this context?

Second, since the 19th century, aquatic public spaces in our cities have been included in the set of public leisure infrastructures offered in many cities. Yet, much research points to the heterogeneity of ownership structures, users, and uses beyond the state. How does the aquatic space counteract or absorb neoliberal and other kinds of restructuring (through privatisation, commodification and surveillance) of urban public spaces? How can the life of urban aquatic space shed some light on our understanding of the contemporary redefinition (or re-examination) of urban public space?

Finally, water in public space is not a simple design element but rather makes a unique contribution to the establishment and maintenance of social ties: water is a carrier of sense and identity, as well as a generator of connectivity and interactivity. A third line of inquiry asks how water improves, canalizes, or complicates the flow of interactions in public space, especially in dense and mixed urban settings.
We welcome papers that look at how aquatic public spaces are places for social ties to develop within different contexts , including water shortages, social conflicts, and strong tourism pressure. We are looking for works that reflect on the public dimension of aquatic space in the urban context, through the variety of its uses, the heterogeneity of its users, and the complexity of ownership, management, and administration.

250 word abstracts should be sent to Naomi Adiv by October 26 at

Naomi Adiv

Portland State University, United-States

Nathalie Boucher

National Taiwan University

Émilie Francez

CNRS, Institut d'ethnologie méditerranéenne, européenne et comparative, Aix-en-Provence, France

CFP - Gender, Sexuality and Citizenship Conference, 2016
CFP - 2016 Annual Conference in Citizenship Studies


Gender, Sexuality and Citizenship, Thirteenth Annual Conference in
Citizenship Studies

Wayne State University

Detroit, Michigan, USA

March 31 - April 2, 2016

Conference Keynote: Margot Canaday, Princeton University, author of
The Straight State: Sexuality and Citizenship in Twentieth Century

Plenary Address: John Corvino, Wayne State University, author of
What’s Wrong with Homosexuality?

Issues of gender and sexuality have long been realized as central to
citizenship. We need only recall the patrilineal citizenship of
ancient Greece or women's suffrage to recognize some of the ways
gender and sexuality have been bound to citizenship. Today, gender
and sexuality remain at the center of a number of key issues in
citizenship, including derivative citizenship, family reunification,
and who can sponsor new immigrants as well as marriage and social
citizenship rights including adoption, healthcare, end of life care,

Whether we are male or female or transgender, whether we are
straight, gay, lesbian, queer, bisexual or transsexual, our
identities can facilitate or limit access to full citizenship. How
are rights, obligations, and privileges shaped by gender and
sexuality? Because we all bear the imprint of both gender and race,
how do those traits interact to shape our experiences of freedom and
public power? How do gender and sexuality shape not only citizens’
relationship to public power but also the way society constitutes and
conceives of the state itself?

The Center for the Study of Citizenship invites proposals for its
13th Annual Conference in Citizenship Studies. We welcome proposals
that examine such topics as:

Historical (or present, or possible future) changes in the
socio-political roles of men and women;
Matters related to sex- or gender-based inclusion and exclusion in
public life, past and present;
Social and political constructions of ascriptions such as
masculinity, femininity, or queerness as they have affected
Theories of citizenship that rely on interactions between
sexuality/gender and other identities (e.g., race or class);
Relationships between these identities and leadership, authority,
power, or responsibility;
Subjects’ or citizens’ perceptions of the ways in which their
identities aid or impede access to (or experiences of) work, health
care, religious freedom, child rearing, marriage and relationships,
media depictions, law enforcement, incarceration, and other,
similarly public topics.
Although the program committee will give preference to proposals
directly relevant to the theme, proposals evaluating all aspects of
the study of citizenship are welcome. We invite panel proposals,
individual submissions, and suggestions for book sessions focused on
exciting, new scholarship in the field of citizenship studies.

To apply, please email Amanda Hanlin at with
three attachments: an abstract of 500 words or less, your C.V., and
a 50-word bio. Please be sure that your full name, the name of your
institution and your email address are included on each page
submitted. If you have a Twitter handle, we appreciate you sharing it
with us in the body of your email. Please email us your materials no
later than 5:00pm EST on Sunday, November 1, 2015.

We provide a limited number of scholarships for international
scholars. These funds will be distributed on a competitive basis. If
you wish to be considered for a scholarship, please indicate so in
your email.

We will notify applicants of their acceptance to present work at the
conference by November 15, 2015. We will invite presenters to submit
full papers for further review by our advisory board. Invited papers
will be considered for publication in a peer-reviewed volume in the
Wayne State University Press book series, “Citizenship Studies,”
edited by the Center’s director, Marc Kruman and Research Fellow,
Richard Marback.​

Nouveau Reach. Past, Present and Future of Luxury
May 11-14, 2017, Toronto

Deadline: March 15, 2016


Conference & Special Issue Call for Papers

Sub/Urbanizing Austerity: Impacts and Alternatives

Friday March 18th at York University

4700 Keele St, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3

Edited by Carlo Fanelli (Ryerson University) and Steve Tufts (York

The goal of this conference is to explore how sub/urban and regional
austerity measures have altered fiscal arrangements, social services
provisioning, labour-management relations, socio-political and electoral
landscapes. *Alternate Routes* and the City Institute at York University
(CITY) are seeking critical submissions that advance or challenge
theoretical approaches, explore how different social and community groups
have been affected, and alternative public policies to austerity. In
particular, we are also interested in:

• The rise of populism and alternative political movements

• Local-global production flows and labour market restructuring

• The changing nature of urban and extra-urban relations

• Globalization and regional development

• Socio-economic inequalities, political diasporas, migration, ethno-racial
and gender disparities

• Sub/urban alliances with labour, non-governmental organizations,
community and social movements

• Governance and planning processes
• Public services, environmental sustainability, transportation, housing,
poverty, infrastructure

The above list is not exhaustive and we welcome both panel and individual
proposals that explore sub/urban and regional austerity from a broad range
of theoretical, methodological and disciplinary approaches.

*Conference submissions must be received no later than December 15, 2015*.

Please include an abstract no longer than 300-words and brief biography.
Conference decisions will be made within two weeks. If you are interested
in submitting an article for potential publication but cannot attend the
conference, articles must be submitted by May 31, 2016. Conference
participation does not guarantee publication. New contributors are
encouraged to visit for author guidelines and
additional information.

Conference proposals and article submissions must be sent directly to:

2nd CFP: Food Sovereignty in Indigenous Settings

Food Sovereignty in Indigenous Settings

March 29–April 3, 2016,
San Francisco, CA

Sponsored by the Indigenous Peoples Specialty Group and the
Geographies of Food and Agriculture Specialty Group,
Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting

There have been several calls in the past decade for Indigenous
peoples to aim for sustainable, "living" tribal economies, and food
sovereignty has been a focus of many such efforts. Indigenous
communities tend to function somewhat apart from the global economy,
with practices of communal land ownership and reciprocity often
forming important parts of traditional lifeways. However, the
impingement of the global economy and foodways in particular, as well
as the ongoing destruction and/or appropriation of community lands
by the states, puts increasing pressure on traditional foodways and
local food sovereignty. Moreover, the ongoing impacts of climate
change provide a new set of challenges—and opportunities—for food
sovereignty in Indigenous settings.

We welcome any and all papers related to food sovereignty in
Indigenous settings, anywhere in the world—from the Americans to
EurAsia to Africa—to produce a robust conversation on this important
topic and its relevance to the larger issues of food sovereignty,
sustainability, and Indigenous lifeways.

Interested participants should please contact Doug Herman,
Smithsonian Institution:

The deadline for submitting abstracts and registering to attend the
2015 AAG Annual Meeting is October 29, 2015.

Register to Attend:

Read the Call for Papers:


Decolonizing the Academy: Seminar and Conference, University of Edinburgh, Feb. 2016
24 - 26 February 2016, 9am - 5pm

Location TBC

Conference and seminar will be free of charge. Registration and acceptance of a place are required.
The University of Edinburgh’s Global Development Academy in collaboration with the Centre for Contemporary Latin Studies is developing a series of activities and initiatives that engage with questions of decolonization and decoloniality.

We have two main aims:
To support individuals, communities and social movements engaged in decolonial struggles through our teaching, research and networking activities.
To contribute to efforts to decolonize the westernized academy and to create spaces for theoretical and methodological approaches that are relevant for indigenous, Afro-descended and colonized populations.
In February 2016, prominent decolonial scholar Ramón Grosfoguel of UC-Berkeley will run a two day postgraduate and faculty course. He will also participate as the keynote speaker at a one-day conference. Both events are free of charge, but registration and acceptance of a place are required.
Two-Day Seminar
Decolonizing Post-Colonial Studies and the Paradigms of Political Economy Led by Ramón Grosfoguel, UC-Berkeley
This two-day course will:
Discuss the cartography of power and the structures of knowledge of the world-system we have inhabited since the 16th century
Decolonize the paradigms of political-economy and post-colonial studies
Discuss transmodernity as an alternative that moves beyond the world-system of today
It will be of interest to scholars and students already working with questions of decoloniality/decolonization, or for those who wish to gain an introduction to this field. It will be of particular use to lecturers and researchers seeking to decolonize their classrooms, curricula, teaching practice, research and writing. Participants accepted into the course will be sent a readings package in advance.
The course will cover five key modules:
The Four Genocides/Epistemicides of the 16th Century, the Westernized University and Modern/Colonial Epistemology
Epistemic Racism/Sexism: Decolonizing the Western Concept of Universalism
What is racism?: The Fanonian Zone of Being and Zone of Non-Being
Decolonizing Paradigms of Political-Economy
Transmodernity and Decolonization of the world-system

Places are free but limited, so registration is required. People who seek to register after all available places are taken will be added to a waitlist.
If you would like to apply for a place, please fill in the following application form and send it to Julie Cupples (

Deadline for submission: 9 December 2015.
Application form
Email Julie Cupples
One-day conference
Decolonizing the academy, University of Edinburgh
Keynote speaker: Ramón Grosfoguel, UC- Berkeley
Call for papers:
We welcome panel and abstract submissions for papers engaging with questions of decolonization/decoloniality. We welcome scholars working in and on any geographical region, but are particularly interested in work on the Americas and Africa and dialogues between them. Possible themes include:
Decolonial social movements and political projects
Decolonial, non-capitalist and revolutionary subjectivities, epistemologies, ontologies, philosophies and theologies
Past and present forms of slavery and demands for slavery reparations
Epistemic violence
Dimensions of the colonial matrix of power, including gender and sexuality, institutions, knowledge and authority
Theoretical engagements with decolonial thinkers
Border thinking and non-linear forms of knowledge
The politics of buen vivir
Power beyond the state
Meanings, discourses and representations of blackness/indigeneity
The Africa diaspora, the Black Atlantic, the Black Pacific
Decentring Eurocentrism
Interactions between MCD and postcolonial studies
Questions of cultural and political citizenship
Alternative and non-modern spatialities, temporalities, cartographies and chronologies

Please send paper and panel proposals to Julie Cupples ( using the application form.
Deadline for submission: 9 December 2015
For further information about these events, please contact Julie Cupples (



LGBTQ+ Lives: CFP "Without Borders" Archives, Libraries, Museums and
Special Collections (ALMS) 2016

With apologies for crossposting

We are pleased to announce the ALMS Conference 2016 Call for Papers.
Deadline for proposals is 8 January 2016:
Archives, Libraries, Museums and Special Collections (ALMS) 2016, an
International LGBTQ+ Conference hosted by London Metropolitan
Archives, Bishopsgate Institute and the Queer London Research Forum
at the University of Westminster.
Dates: 22 – 24 June 2016 Location: London
ALMS is an international conference focussed on the work by public,
private, academic, and grassroots organisations which are collecting,
capture and preserving archives of LGBTQ+ experiences, to ensure our
histories continue to be documented and shared. The conference began
in Minnesota in 2006 when the Tretter Collection and Quatrefoil
Library co-hosted the first LGBT ALMS Conference. The last conference
took place in Amsterdam in 2012 and saw archivists, activists,
librarians, museums professionals and academics from around the world
coming together to share success stories and discuss challenges
involved in recording LGBTQ+ lives.
To reflect our emerging global community, the 2016 conference is
titled ‘Without Borders’. Papers are invited from across the
heritage, cultural, academic and grassroots communities. Our aim is
to generate a dialogue within the co-dependent fields of LGBTQ+
historical research and collecting, and share experiences, ideas and
best practice through a programme of presentations and short talks
that explore margins, borders, barriers and intersections, past and
present. Topics may include, but are not limited to:
• Barriers –in accessing LGBTQ+ content within existing collections,
and in collecting material from LGBTQ+ communities
• Intersections – collecting, cataloguing or researching subjects
which share multiple / contrasting identities
• Margins – researching elusive or liminal subjects; learning,
research or projects taking place outside formal institutions
• Connections – uniting individuals or communities across boundaries
through heritage or research
• Border police – navigating the formal standards of the heritage
sector, including official terms and language or constructions of
We invite 200 word abstracts offering informal 10-minute
presentations that share work-in-progress or provide an introduction
to new projects or research that address these themes.
We also invite 300 word abstracts for 20-minute papers or
presentations exploring the themes in more detail.
We particularly welcome contributions from BME / QPOC (Black Minority
Ethnic / Queer People of Colour) and Transgender communities, as well
as from those living outside the UK and USA.
In order to encourage dialogue and share knowledge in LGBTQ+
histories and cultures, London Metropolitan Archives, Bishopsgate
Institute and the Queer London Research Forum at the University of
Westminster are delivering the ALMS conference 2016 on a
not-for-profit basis. The conference is not being funded as part of a
wider project and the organisers are unable to cover speakers’ costs
except in cases where keynote or invited speakers are prevented from
attendance for financial reasons. A limited number of bursaries for
attendees will be made available at the beginning of 2016.
Abstract deadline: Friday 8 January 2016 Abstracts to:

Further details:


Dimensions of Political Economy Conference - DOPE 2016: Registration now open

Dimensions of Political Ecology Conference (DOPE 2016)
February 26 – 27, 2016
University of Kentucky | Lexington, Kentucky, USA
Registration for DOPE 2016 is now open. A preliminary schedule is
available on our website. The registration fee is $35 for graduate
students and $70 for faculty and non-academics/practitioners; there
is no fee for undergraduate participants. All University of Kentucky
students and faculty register for free. Registration will end
December 1, 2015. There will be no extensions.

DOPE has emerged as a key international forum for graduate students
and faculty at all stages in their career, convening
interdisciplinary discussions of varied topics including (but by no
means limited to) rural social movements; food systems; complexity in
ecological and social systems; decolonization, knowledge and
difference; green gentrification; neoliberal natures; climate
justice; and feminist political ecologies.

Dynamic participant-organized sessions are key to the success of the
conference, reflecting the wide range of innovative research
currently taking place in political ecology. To this end, we
encourage you to organize a session for DOPE 2016. The conference is
open to any topical, theoretical, or methodological frameworks that
address the ecological dimensions of political, social, and economic
research, as well as the social aspects of natural sciences. For
further information about organizing your own session, please refer
to our Call for Sessions.

We would also like to draw attention and encourage participation in a
special conference track: Ecologies of Food, Agriculture, and
Justice. This track will put scholars and activists in conversation
around questions of community outreach, collaboration, agriculture,
food, race, gender, environment, and energy.

Finally, the Political Ecology Working Group is pleased to sponsor
two awards recognizing distinguished graduate and undergraduate
student research that contributes to the field of political ecology.
Submissions are due January 15, 2016. More information is available
on our website.

Please send any questions to the DOPE Organizers at


NEXUS: The Canadian Student Journal of Anthropology
Volume 24

Deadline: January 15, 2016


Weathering Time Itself: multiple temporalities and the
human scale of climate change, Panel at the Royal
Anthropological Institute Conference on Anthropology,
Weather & Climate Change, May 27-29, 2016

British Museum, London

Deadline: January 8, 2016


9th Graduate Research Conference in Ethnic and Pluralism
Studies, January 28-29, 2016, U of T Munk School of
Global Affairs

Deadline: November 16, 2015


The deadline to submit an individual or panel proposal is extended to Monday, November 26th 2015.

18th Colloquium for Students and Recent Graduates, Centre
d’études ethniques des universités montréalaises/Centre for
Ethnic Studies (CEETUM), March 16-18, 2016

University of Montreal

Deadline: November 11, 2015


Visual Research Methods and Visual
Ethnographies, 2016 Qualitative
Analysis Conference, May 11-13,
Brock University

Deadline: October 31, 2015


"Why the world needs anthropologists" - ESSA - AAN panel

The European Society for Social Anthropology - Applied Anthropology
network has organized a panel on 'Why the World Needs
Anthropologists' for its upcoming conference in

27 November 2015 Why the world needs anthropologists EASA Applied
Anthropology Network's third edition of the symposium, Ljubljana,


Our planet is becoming increasingly hot. We are facing climate
change, social turmoil on local and global scales, and changing
political and economic systems. This international symposium will
explore anthropology’s applied aspects and potential benefits for
society, economy, and the environment. Our keynote speakers will
present the ways in which anthropologists can affect and improve the
current circumstances often caused by human recklessness, and
inspire us to join them on their missions.

Maja Makovec Brenčič, Minister of Education, Science and Sport of
the Republic of Slovenia

Lučka Kajfež Bogataj, Professor of Climatology at University of Ljubljana.

Genevieve Bell is a Vice President and Intel Fellow in the Corporate
Strategy Office at Intel. Genevieve currently leads an R&D team of
social scientists, interaction designers and human factors engineers
to drive consumer-centric product innovation in Intel’s consumer
electronics business. She is responsible for setting research
directions, conducting comparative qualitative and quantitative
research globally, leading new product strategy and definition, and
championing consumer-centric innovation and thinking across the

Thomas Hylland Eriksen is Professor of Social Anthropology at the
University of Oslo and President of the European Association of
Social Anthropologists (EASA). His publications span many genres and
topics, largely focusing on the politics of culture and identity,
globalisation and the history of anthropology. His latest research
project ‘Overheating: The Three Crises of Globalisation’ is a
comparative endeavour aiming to develop an understanding of local
responses to accelerated change in the realms of economy/finance,
climate/environment, and culture/identity.

Joana Breidenbach is the founder of, Germany’s
largest crowdfunding platform for social projects, and the
betterplace lab, a think- and do-tank focused on digital-social
innovation. She holds a PhD in cultural anthropology and is author
of numerous articles and books on cultural consequences of

David Bert Joris Dhert is a Belgian visual anthropologist working
with Brazilian indigenous people. The symposium will feature a
selection of his photographic series …And The Trees Will Speak
Again. David is currently working on the film We Must Be Dreaming,
that – on a personal level in Brazil – explores to what degree the
biggest sports events of our planet will realise the dreams and
opportunities they promise.

Dan Podjed, Coordinator of EASA Applied Anthropology Network

Lučka Kajfež Bogataj is Professor for Climatology at the University
of Ljubljana, Slovenia, and a member of the Intergovernmental Panel
on Climate Change (IPCC). Her current research interests include
biometeorology, climate change scenarios and impacts on ecosystems.

Lenora Bohren is an environmental anthropologist and senior research
scientist and director of the National Center for Vehicle Emissions
Control and Safety (NCVECS) at Colorado State University, USA. She
was also responsible for National and International Clean Air
Conferences for over 25 years.

And Genevieve Bell, Thomas Hylland Eriksen and Joana Breidenbach.


Organising committee: Saša Babič, Meta Gorup, Carla Guerrón Montero,
Tanja Kovačič, Daša Ličen, Dan Podjed, Emilija Stojmenova Duh

Advisory board: Lawrence Agbemabiese, Ellen Bal, Sandra Bell, Simone
Borile, Lu Ann De Cunzo, Jurij Fikfak, Duška Knežević Hočevar, Rajko
Muršič, Desirée Pangerc, Jaka Repič, Peter Simonič, Rhoda Woets

Participation at the symposium is FREE OF CHARGE. Please note
however that THE NUMBER OF SEATS WILL BE LIMITED and early
registration crucial!

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CFP ENTITLE Conference: Energy Transitions in Undisciplined
Environments - Political ecologies of renewables

International Conference of the European Network of Political Ecology
Stockholm, 20-23 of March 2016

Call for Papers:
Energy Transitions in Undisciplined Environments:
Political ecologies of renewables

Daniela Del Bene (UAB Barcelona, Institute of Environmental Science
and Technology)
Amelie Huber (UAB Barcelona, Institute of Environmental Science and
Bengt G. Karlsson (Stockholm University, Department of Social Anthropology)

In the name of climate mitigation, low-carbon economy transitions,
and energy security, investments in renewable energies are leading to
large-scale socio-ecological transformations. Especially hitherto
marginalized, ‘undisciplined’ environments – peripheral mountain and
forest areas, deserts, wetlands and riverscapes, which are often
inhabited by vulnerable populations – are fast emerging as new
commodity and extraction frontiers, representing additional
repositories of resource abundance and the possibility to diversify
national energy regimes. Through privatization and neoliberalization
policies governments and international finance institutions have
opened the renewables sector to private actors. This facilitates new
dynamics of resource grabbing, which not only transform energy
geographies and ecologies; they also progressively enclose the
commons that represent the basis for livelihoods and cultural systems
of economically marginalized groups – indigenous populations, forest
peoples, mountain dwellers, subsistence communities amongst others –
affecting their production basis and locking out viable local
economic alternatives. In the process, state-society relations are
re-configured, as more citizen groups become implicated in (or
expelled from) projects of development and state-making, resulting a
growing number of environmental conflicts, novel expressions of
political subjectivity, and new demands and alternative proposals for
resource and energy governance.
This panel will unpack political ecologies of low-carbon energy
transitions, renewables, and clean development, drawing on a variety
of perspectives. Potential contributions can explore (but need not be
limited to):
Energy geographies/landscapes/infrastructure in resource frontiers;
Political economies of renewable energy development: privatization
and financialization of energy resources; climate finance schemes;
green economy;
How are green/clean energy and development paradigms discursively and
materially constructed and turned into hegemonic imaginaries?
Processes of depoliticization, greenwashing & anti-politics;
The activities of the capitalist and/or developmentalist
environmental state, and its often ambiguous role as facilitator of
capital flows, and guarantor for public service provision and
welfare; re-configurations in state-society relations;
Socio-ecological implications and transformations (also with a view
to climate change realities and predictions);
Socio-political and humanitarian controversies (environmental
conflict; violence, human rights abuses, non-inclusive governance,
violations of social/environmental norms, forced dispossession);
Effective/non-effective resistance and subversion of clean
development narratives/associated energy models (e.g. different forms
of environmental struggle and political agency; counter-hegemonic
narratives; commoning initiatives; creative alternative proposals for
organizing energy provision and consumption; energy

We invite interested presenters to send a short abstract (300 words
max) of the work you want to present and a brief bio profile (100
words) by October 8th 2015 to and We are open to alternative perspectives and
ideas relevant to the above topics and are willing to adjust the
focus of the panel accordingly.

CFP - 40th Society for Caribbean Studies Conference
Newcastle University Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies,
6th-8th July 2016

Call for Papers

40th Annual Conference of the Society for Caribbean Studies
Newcastle University Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies,
July 6-8, 2016 (please note confirmed conference dates)

The Society for Caribbean Studies invites submissions of abstracts of
no more than 250 words for research papers on the Hispanic,
Francophone, Dutch and Anglophone Caribbean and their diasporas for
this annual international conference. Papers are welcomed from all
disciplines and can address the themes outlined below.

We also welcome abstracts for papers that fall outside this list of
topics, and we particularly welcome proposals for complete panels,
which should consist of a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 4 presenters.

Those selected for the conference will be invited to give a 20 minute
presentation. Abstracts should be submitted along with a short bio of
no more than 150 words by 11th January 2016. Proposals received after
the deadline will not be considered.

See below for Provisional Themes, Abstract Submission, and Bursaries.
Provisional themes emerged from the AGM and committee meeting and
are suggestions: relevant papers not addressing these themes are also


200th Anniversary 1816 Rebellion
Barbados and Guyana Independence
Politics and Production of Knowledge
Language and Translation in the Caribbean and Beyond
LGBTQ Sexualities in the Caribbean
Film, Broadcast and Media
Visual and Performance Art
Indentured Communities
Natural Sciences
Migration and the Environment
1966: New Beacon Books and the Caribbean Arts Movement
Materialities of Caribbean literature: publishing and manuscripts

We particularly welcome papers that deal with Cuba, Haiti,
Guadeloupe, Martinique, Surinam and the countries of the Caribbean


The link for abstract submission will soon be on the home page.

The Society will provide a limited number of bursaries for (a)
postgraduate students, and (b) postgraduates or scholars based in the
Caribbean, to assist with registration costs. Please indicate when
submitting the abstract whether you wish to be considered for a
bursary. Please note that travel costs cannot be funded.
Concessionary registration fees are also available for postgraduates
and for the low-waged.

For further queries, please contact the Conference Coordinator, Anyaa
Anim-Addo, on:

Power, Re/Production, & Capital in the Web of Life:

Environment-Making in the Capitalist World-Ecology

Call for Papers

We invite paper proposals for a stream of sessions committed to the
conceptual elaboration and empirical reconstruction of capitalism as
a world-ecology of power, capital, and nature (Moore, 2015). Far
from a singular theory, world-ecology has emerged in recent years as
a framework for theorizing and conceptualizing capitalism’s manifold
processes of accumulation, power, and re/production as
environment-making processes, producers but also products of
planetary natures. Drawing on Marxist, environmentalist, and
feminist thought, the evolving world-ecology conversation shows how
we might move from analyses focused on the political ecology of
social process towards reckonings of modernity’s core movements of
power and re/production as environment-making processes. In this,
world-ecology seeks to translate political ecology’s central
philosophical insight – that human organizations are producers and
products of the web of life – into workable analytics of historical
change. (Including the history of our present, disastrous, state of
affairs in the early 21st century.

AAG - San Francisco, March 29-April 2, 2016

Pursuing conceptual frames, methodological premises, and narrative
strategies that reveal capitalism’s strategic “social” processes and
relations as fundamentally co-produced, world-ecology unfolds the
logic of critical geographical inquiry en route to a post-Cartesian
historical social science.

World-ecology asks us to put our ontology of mutual co-production to
work on the crucible of world-historical transformation – the weak
link in the political-ecological and critical geographical projects.
Understanding capitalism’s spatiality as irreducibly uneven,
cyclical, and multi-scalar – from the body to the biosphere – we
especially encourage work that situates regional and global analyses
within capitalism’s manifold movements of power, production, and
reproduction over the longue duree. We encourage analyses that seek
to reveal these movements as not merely acting upon, but developing
through, the web of life. Such syntheses, we hope, can begin to
identify – and then to challenge – the relations of power and
capital, production and reproduction, in capitalism’s complex webs
of crisis, past and present.

We invite papers that pursue world-ecological interpretations
capitalist – and anti-systemic – environment-making, including
issues such as climate change, feminism, finance, land grabs and
other resource frontiers, labor and class struggles, urbanization,
and more. We also strongly encourage papers that push world-ecology
in new directions.

We welcome papers and panels related – but not restricted to – the
following topics:

The Financialization of Nature: Commodities, Carbon markets,
Conservation, etc.

Planetary Urbanization

Cheap Labor, Unpaid Work, and the Crisis of Human Natures

Green Catastrophism and the Theory of Global Crisis

Narratives of Nature, Crisis, and Capitalism

Decolonized Ontologies of Nature and Capitalism

Modernity and Climate Change

Scientific Revolutions and Capitalist Natures

Class Dynamics of Agro-Ecological Change, North and South

Crises: Social, Ecological, or World-Ecological?

Ecology and Imperialism

Culture as Ecology

Anthropocene or Capitalocene?

New (and Old) Practices of Commoning

Scientific Revolutions in the Capitalist World-Ecology

Value, Nature, and Ontological Politics

Environmental Histories of Capital, Empire, and Commodities

The Environment-Making State

Crises of Social Reproduction

Neoliberalism’s Crises… or Not?

Surplus Humanities

Climate and Capitalism: Two Crises or One?

Nature and Hegemony

Please submit all abstracts via Google Form:

Link to Abstract Submission Form

Please direct all questions to:

Christopher Cox
Department of Geography, University of Washington


Moore, J.W. (2015). Capitalism in the Web of Life: Ecology and the
Accumulation of Capital. Verso, London.

Final CFP: The Multicultural Question in a Mobile World, Florence, April 2016

Call for Papers

International Conference
The Multicultural Question in a Mobile World
7 - 8 April 2016
European University Institute, Florence
Papers’ Submission Deadline: 15 October 2015

A Call for Papers has been issued for the International Conference
on The Multicultural Question in a Mobile World that will take
place at the European University Institute in Florence on 7 and 8
April 2016

Applications must be submitted electronically by 15 October 2015.

All relevant details are available here :


CFP: Space, Race, Bodies II: Sovereignty and Migration in a Carceral Age

The Antipode Foundation and the Department of Media, Film and
Communication at the University of Otago present:
Space, Race, Bodies II: Sovereignty and Migration in a Carceral Age
University of Otago
May 6-8th, 2016

Space, Race, Bodies II: Sovereignty and Migration in a Carceral Age
is an academic and activist conference featuring workshops that
address the intersections of criminal justice movements around the
incarceration of migrants and communities of colour and Indigenous
sovereign movements. SRB II builds on the momentum and opportunities
enabled by the first Space, Race, Bodies conference in publicising
and disseminating scholarship and activism on the intersections
between geography, racism and racialisation.

Criminal justice movements organised around challenging the
dentention of asylum seekers and migrants and Indigenous sovereign
protests constitute radical interventions into the operation of state
power. Such movements demonstrate how racisms and racial
discrimination fundamentally sustain state power and spatial
practices of detention and exclusion of minority communities from
public and civil life. Race is typically separated from the law and
formal criminal procedures because the abolition of explicitly racist
policies prohibit discrimination on the basis of race. Critical
scholarship on the prison industrial complex, settler colonialism and
criminal justice advocates have all argued for the necessity of
viewing race and racisms as a central component of state power and
its spatial regulation of minority communities (see Wilson Gilmore,
2007; Davis, 2003; Nash, 2011). A significant, but small, body of
scholarship exists on the historical continuities between the use of
prisons and punishment on Indigenous peoples in the early phases of
settler colonialism, expressed “in the form of political, social and
economic neglect” (Wadiwel, 2007, p. 166), and contemporary practices
of detainment with respect to peoples of colour, migrants and asylum
seekers. Other activist and scholarly work has pointed to the
over-representation of First Nations peoples and communities of
> colour in prison systems as tied to the maintenance of white and
racialised systems of privilege alongside the sustenance of
privatised security and surveillance economies (see Sudbury, 2002;
Golash-Boza, 2009; Behrendt, Cunneen & Libesman, 2009). Sovereign
Indigenous movements and activism reveal important insights into
dominant forms of geo-political state power and capitalism alongside
the revelation of alternative community and political arrangements of
welcome and social wellbeing for citizens and non-citizens. By
bringing questions of Indigenous sovereignty to bear on critiques and
activism around the prison industrial complex, the conference and and
workshops, aim to contribute Indigenous and decolonising approaches
to anti-racist understandings and contestations of state power as
manifested through carceral practices of spatial management and
exclusion of minority communities and peoples of colour.

Presentations and panels are invited to address, but are not limited
to, the following:

surveillance and imprisonment in settler colonial and imperial histories
detention and surveillance of migrants and refugees
racial profiling and state violence towards ethnic and marginalised
geographies of torture in the ‘war on terror’
the geopolitics of homonormativity and pinkwashing
hate crimes and the role of imprisonment as a key modality through
which rights protections are secured
intersectionality and social and political forms of exclusion
community and activist challenges to state violence and detention
corporeality, race and biometrics
capitalism, race and incarceration
digital forms of enclosure and surveillance
race, racialisation and geography

Please note that general submissions on the theme of space, race, and
embodiment are welcome. We also invite workshops, creative
performance and other community forms of participation.

For more information about the conference and the SRB collective,
please visit our website:

Abstracts of 200w with an accompanying 50w bio can be sent

Conference organisers:
Dr. Holly Randell-Moon
Mahdis Azarmandi
(University of Otago)

Behrendt, L., Cunneen, C., & Libesman, T. (2009). Indigenous Legal
Relations in Australia. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.

Davis, A. Y. (2003). Are Prisons Obsolete? New York: Seven Stories Press.
Golash-Boza, T. (2009, March). The Immigration Industrial Complex:
Why We Enforce Immigration Policies Destined to Fail. Sociology
Compass, 3(2), 295-309.
Nash, H. J. (Ed.). (2011, November). Bio(necro)polis: Marx, Surplus
Populations, and the Spatial Dialectics of Reproduction and ‘Race’.
Antipode, 43(5).

Sudbury, J. (2002). Celling Black Bodies: Black Women in the Global
Prison Industrial Complex.Feminist Review, 70, 57-74.

Wadiwel, D. (2007). “A Particularly Governmental Form of Warfare”:
Palm Island and Australian Sovereignty. In S. Perera (Ed.), Our
Patch: Enacting Australian Sovereignty Post-2001(pp. 149–66). Perth:
Network Books.

Wilson Gilmore, R. (2007). Golden Gulag: Prisons, Surplus, Crisis,
and Opposition in Globalizing California. Berkeley: University of
California Press.

Dr. Holly Randell-Moon
Department of Media, Film and Communication
6th Floor Richardson Building
Central Campus
University of Otago
Dunedin 9016
New Zealand

Critical Race and Whiteness Studies

Area Chair, Religion
Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand, PopCAANZ

Television Aesthetics and Style

CFP: How do we 'do' military studies? Critically engaging with
methods and fieldwork

AAG 2016 Call for Papers: How do we ‘do’ military studies? Critically
engaging with methods and fieldwork.

Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting 29 March – 2
April 2016, San Francisco

Session Organisers: Alice Cree, Department of Geography at Durham
University UK; Beth Cuffe-Fuller, Department of Politics at Exeter
University UK.

How do we ‘do’ critical military studies? As the body of research on
military power and its practices grows, so too does the importance of
re-examining this question. Studying the military has long been
accepted as both valuable and inherently difficult[1]. The challenges
of conducting research around such a unique and singularly peculiar
institution are numerous; scholars in the field grapple with problems
such as getting access and negotiating complex and diverse
hierarchical social dynamics, to name but a couple. Indeed, the
rapidly changing nature and structure of the armed forces over recent
years necessitates that new thinking be applied to our methodological
approaches. How does one study, for example, militarism in everyday
spaces when it has become so banal and diffuse that it is hardly
tangible? There is great value in thinking anew about the ways in
which we can come to know military powers, and in tapping into
alternative resources. In doing this we can begin to more closely
approach the intricacies of military power at work, and to further
explore the ‘critical’ in critical military studies. This session
will aim to bring together emerging research in the field of military
geography, and to open up a dialogue about how it is that we ‘do’
critical military studies.

Some possible themes for paper presentations include (but are
certainly not limited to):

· Exploratory/experimental methods in critical military
studies, e.g.

o Assemblage methodologies

o Using literature and alternative narrative forms

o The value of art/music in engaging with military power etc

· Critical reflections on fieldwork in military studies

· Challenges of the research process

· Alternative approaches to ‘writing up’

We encourage postgraduates in any stage of the research process to
submit abstracts, as we hope this session will provide a productive
space for dialogue on engaging in new ways with military powers and

Please submit abstracts of no more than 250 words to Alice Cree
( or Beth Cuffe-Fuller (
by the 20th October 2015. Selected participants will be informed by
the 22nd October, and required to register for the conference and
submit abstracts online by the 29th October.

[1] See Soeters et al., 2014; Williams et al., forthcoming; Castro et
al., forthcoming.

9th Biennial InternationalInterdisciplinary conference, 29th June-1st July, 2016

Keele University, UK

Call for Abstracts

Encore Entrepreneurship:

Gender and ProductiveAgeing – New forms of Work Organization


Catherine Earl,Federation Business School, Federation University, Australia

Philip Taylor, FederationBusiness School, Federation University, AUSTRALIA

Wendy Loretto,Business School, University of Edinburgh, SCOTLAND

SarahVickerstaff, Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, University of Kent,ENGLAND

Thisstream focuses on new forms of work organization and the potentiality of womenand men aged over 50 as active labour force participants. There is a particularand ongoing interest among public policymakers in promoting ‘productiveageing’, ‘active ageing’, and ‘successful ageing’ as a means of encouraginglater life productivity and exploiting solutions to labour supply issues(Walker, 2015). While this focus on productivity is not new, the forms it takesmay be evolving, especially towards a neoliberalized approach to retirement asa new form of work organization which places the onus for participation onindividuals (Lewis and Walker, 2011), and this may differ for older women andolder men. The increasing interest in the employment of older workers isfurther fuelled by concerns about the future funding of social welfare andhealth systems and concerns that the pool of younger people entering the labourmarket may 'run dry’. In this context, our stream responds to postfeminist questionsabout late- and post-career entrepreneurship in term of ‘doing gender’ in the thirdage; choice and agency in/of working in late- and post-careers; changingvaluations of interacting forms of capital associated with successful third-ageworking; and increasing individualization of retirement careers (Adkins andSkeggs, 2004; Bauman, 2001; Grosz, 2011; Lewis, 2014; Nentwich and Kelan, 2014).

Whilethere is increasing interest in ‘encore entrepreneurship’, there is littleclarity about ‘who can be and what might be’ an entrepreneur (Ahl and Marlowe, 2012),a non-entrepreneur (Ramoglou, 2011), and a ‘real’ entrepreneur (Bourne andCalás, 2013) in the third age. Encore entrepreneurship may include consultancyand temporary professional work (such as locum doctors), franchisees, directsales (such as Tupperware), traditionally structured small business,independent online business, online business via an existing structure (such asebay), food/craft/farmer’s market and expo stalls, etc. Additionally, family-basedenterprise initiatives (such as renting a room or babysitting) may be regardedas entrepreneurship. Described in popular lexicon as ‘gold’ collar or ‘grey’collar work, such terms fail to capture a gendered dimension to late-career andpost-career entrepreneurship where older women and older men engage inqualitatively different forms of entrepreneurial activity, such as nanna-preneursoperating home-located and family-based micro-businesses (Luckman, 2015). These differences may be explored as: encore entrepreneurship – motivated by income generation(profit); socialenterprise – motivated by desires to 'do good’ and generate income (non-profitor profit); volunteering - motivated by doing good & contributing to thecommunity without generating income .

Conceptualizationsof late-career and post-work entrepreneurship are confounded by stereotypes surroundingolder women’s and older men’s skills and attributes. The masculinization ofentrepreneurial activities (Bruni, et al., 2013; Lewis, 2006) may, in part, account for women’s lowparticipation in self-employment (Kerfoot and Miller, 2010) and for genderedvariations in business growth and management across the life course (Davis andShaver, 2012). Concepts underpinning third-age entrepreneurial activity, suchas capital, craft, skill, wisdom, expertise and on-the-job (or in-the-home) know-howcan be seen as gendered, and illuminate the qualitatively different value placedon different forms of capital (Bourdieu, 1986). Social capital, skills,knowledge and expertise based on experience may be overlooked in favour ofinstitutionalized cultural capital in the form of academic credentials andformal training, for example. We call forresearch on older workers not as a vulnerable labour market group but as activeand agentic labour market participants, and the interconnections between ‘doinggender’ in the third age and encore entrepreneurship. Moreover, since manyorganizations hire older workers in precarious employment (Lain, 2012), weinvite papers that question the role of the organization in the development andexpansion of encore entrepreneurships. Papers can be theoretical or discussionsof theoretically informed empirical work from a wide range of empirical spheresthat address, but are not limited to, the following questions:

· How might encore entrepreneurshipcountenance growing casualization and precariousness in employment for older womenand/or older men?

· To what extent is encore entrepreneurshipan alternative to casualized jobs or late-career unemployment? In what ways isencore entrepreneurship a means to supplementing inadequate retirement incomes,particularly for women?

· What relationships do capital, skill,craft, expertise and wisdom have in encore entrepreneurship? How influential isgender in these relationships?

· What roles do organizations playin late-career and post-career entrepreneurship?

· How might encore entrepreneurshipchallenge competing explanations of ageing in terms of productivity?

Abstractsof approximately 500 words (ONE page, Word document NOT PDF, single spaced,excluding references, no header, footers or track changes) are invited by 1stNovember 2015 with decisions on acceptance to be made by stream leaders withinone month. All abstracts will be peer reviewed. New and young scholars with'work in progress' papers are welcomed. Papers can be theoretical ortheoretically informed empirical work. In the case of co-authored papers, ONEperson should be identified as the corresponding author. Due to restrictions ofspace on the conference schedule, multiple submissions by the same author willnot be timetabled. Abstracts should be emailed to: Abstracts should include FULL contactdetails, including your name, department, institutional affiliation, mailingaddress, and e-mail address. State thetitle of the stream to which you are submitting your abstract. *Note that nofunding, fee waiver, travel or other bursaries are offered for attendance atGWO2016*.


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CFP: Gendering the city: culture, identity and mobility in global perspective

AAG 2016 CfP: Gendering the City: culture, identity and mobility in
global perspective

AAG 2016 Annual Meeting, San Francisco 29 March - 2 April 2016

Session Organisers:
Melissa Butcher & Kate Maclean (Department of Geography, Environment
and Devleopment studies), Birkbeck College (University of London).

Recent debates in urban studies have argued for a need to focus
research on the ways in which local experience inflects urban
transformation (see Peake & Rieker 2015; Lees 2012; Anjaria &
McFarlane, 2011; Ong & Roy, 2011). In the contingent realities of
globalising cities it appears that it is not only neo-liberalism at
work, but the diverse agency and everyday practices of residents
that must navigate change within cultural frameworks that are site
specific and interpersonal, such as the family or the street. This
suggests a set of cultural dimensions attached to the production of

To further these debates, this session is interested in exploring
work on the agency and practices of women from diverse cultural and
socio-economic backgrounds, embodying the intersection between
cultural and urban change globally. Despite the implications of
gender in urban redevelopment, some have argued that it has been
underplayed in theory and research on policies and practices of
urbanism, particularly in cities in the Global South that have
tended to focus on the city and women through a development lens
(Phadke et. al. 2011; Kern 2010; John, 2007; Dutta, 2002). Yet there
are distinctive features of cities that impact on, and are impacted
by, the understanding of gendered space use. Key debates in feminist
geography have centred on tensions inherent in the city that is both
a site of autonomy and constraint, risk and experimentation (Bondi &
Rose, 2003). Gendered norms and expectations not only become part of
how a city is experienced but can also work to define visions of
urban redevelopment (e.g. revanchist urbanism that reinvigorates
masculine power versus a city of feminised consumption and leisure).

To explore these ideas we are particularly interested in research in
the following areas but are also open to suggestions:

• Debates on how discourses of modernity, development and
subjectivity are being contested by and through women’s bodies as
the city transforms under conditions of globalisation;
• Practices of experimentation, invention and aspiration,
contesting or supporting the imagination of a city as ‘global’ or
• Innovative approaches to informality, in terms of
settlement, housing and markets, and how this can challenge
predominant understandings and policies developed in the Global
• Exploring shifting boundaries between public and private
space from a diverse range of urban contexts;
• Research on the impact of gentrification and class;
• The production of urban knowledge used to navigate the city
via a range of mobile practices;
• Research using innovative methodologies to explore these
concerns, from a range of locations.

Submission process: abstracts of no more than 250 words to be
submitted by 5th October 2015, to

Melissa Butcher (
Kate Maclean (

We will notify contributors of acceptance by 12 October. Please note
that all accepted contributors will need to register for the AAG
conference at

Dr Melissa Butcher
Reader in Social and Cultural Geography
Department of Geography, Environment & Development Studies
Birkbeck College (University of London)
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HX

Twitter: @melissa_geog
Facebook: Cultural & Social Geography at Birkbeck

Current Research:

Hackney as Home (ESRC, 2013-2015):

SINGLE: Urban Space, Cultural Encounters and Gendered Identities in
Shanghai and Delhi (HERA, EU, 2013-2016):

Now and Then: Historical Understandings in the
Humanities, Graduate Program in Humanities Student
Conference, February 19-20, 2016, York University

Deadline: December 20, 2015


CFP: Masculinities, sexualities and place: exploring contested intersections

Masculinities, sexualities and place: exploring contested intersections

AAG Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, March 29 – April 2, 2016

Carl Bonner-Thompson and Peter Hopkins

School of Geography, Politics and Sociology, Newcastle University, UK

Gender and sexualities scholarship has highlighted that masculinities
and sexualities are not mutually exclusive, and instead inform the
performance, construction and understanding of one another (Butler,
1990; Connell, 1995). This complex interrelationship is inherently
spatial, with the production of masculine and sexualised
subjectivities shifting across space (and time) (Berg and Longhurst,
2003; Gorman-Murray and Hopkins, 2014). Geographers have developed a
sophisticated understanding of both masculinities and sexualities,
however, the intersections between them remaining relatively
underexplored and ‘unmapped’ (notable exceptions include Brown et al,
2014; Gibson, 2013; Gorman-Murray, 2013; Lewis, 2014). Exploring
intersections of masculinities with gay, bisexual, trans, queer and
heterosexual subjectivities and embodiments may offer useful ways
forward in terms of appreciating the ways alternative masculine
subjectivities can be co-produced, and how they may enable a
reworking of gendered and sexualised hierarchies.

In this session, we provide a forum to explore debates around the
geographies of masculinities and sexualities, including the multiple
and ever-changing ways they intersect. Thinking through the spatial
productions of gendered and sexualised subjectivities, we are
interested in papers that draw attention to processes of embodiment,
materiality, desire and normativity. We invite papers from any field
of human geography (and beyond), in particular those that draw upon
geographies of sexualities and feminist and queer geographies. Papers
could explore – but are by no means limited to – the following themes:

Queering masculinities
Effeminacy/effeminophobia and men
Body shape/size
Emotional geographies, masculinities and sexualities
Masculinities and sexualities across online dating and hook-ups apps
Critical engagement with processes of gendered homonormativity
Intersections of desire, sexuality and gender
Masculinities and non-heterosexual night time economies
Masculinities and heterosexuality
Intersections of ethnicity, race, class, sexualities and masculinities
Hegemonic masculinities and sexualities
Homophobia, lgbtq violence and masculinities
Trans geographies and masculinities
Methodological challenges when researching masculinities and sexualities
Masculinities and sexualities research from, in and of the Global South

Please submit a title and abstract of not more than 250 words to by 15th October 2015.

Carl Bonner-Thompson
Doctoral Researcher
School of Geography, Politics and Sociology
Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne
England, UK NE1 7RU

Editorial Assistant
Gender, Place and Culture

CFP: Conference MAILLAGES TERRITORIAUX DEMOCRATIE ET ELECTION, Monastir, Tunisia, le15/16 janvier, 2016

Please see link to the conference MAILLAGES TERRITORIAUX DEMOCRATIE ET ELECTION in Monastir, Tunisia on 15/16 January 2016:

Deadline for submission of papers or posters is 05 October 2015

Organisé conjointement par les laboratoires Syfacte , Idées, Géographie-cités et Riate

Ce colloque pluridisciplinaire propose de s’intéresser aux dimensions territoriales de la démocratisation du pouvoir politique, en particulier à la question des relations entre les maillages et la gouvernance des territoires.

Nous analyserons plus particulièrement, dans la lignée de Claude Raffestin, les contradictions qui peuvent apparaître entre la "maille abstraite" produite par un pouvoir politique à des fins d’administration et la "maille concrète", perçue ou vécue par les habitants dans des logiques d’identification et d’appropriation. Cette contradiction entre "maille abstraite" et "maille concrète" pourra être abordée à travers au moins deux axes privilégiés :

les élections qui s’opèrent dans un espace légitime tout en légitimant le pouvoir producteur de cet espace selon J. Levy.
Les réformes territoriales qui conduisent à négocier des ajustements toujours problématiques entre les limites le plus souvent floues des espaces fonctionnels, des territoires identitaires et des mailles politiques. Les dilemmes de la réforme territoriale posent de ce fait la question de la fondation d’une science des territoires apte à proposer des formulations théoriques et des solutions pratiques.

CFP: Canadian Association of Cultural Studies Biennial Conference

January 14-17, 2016
Balsillie School of International Affairs
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada


The Canadian Association of Cultural Studies invites proposals on all topics of relevance to cultural studies from both current and future members for its upcoming conference.

The conference theme, Disruptions, encourages submissions devoted to exploring disruptions in and of culture. This may include papers that investigate intentional and unintentional, local and global disruptions of established systems or dominant orders; the potential of disruptions to engender shifts in cultural, social, economic, environmental, biopolitical, etc. conditions; forms of activism, social mobilization, and other collective/grassroots based disruptions. Of particular interest this year are papers that address disruptions of cultural ideologies, assumptions, and hegemonies around race, racial construction, and racialization in their various forms. We seek to generate discussion about disruptive cultures and practices. Are such disruptionsdestructive or productive? Cultural or countercultural? Brief or enduring? Do they stem from utopic or dystopic social and cultural visions? Do they produce new cultural forms or reify pre-existing ones? Aredisruptions a normative dimension of culture? What are the ethics of disruptive practices? Who/what is affected when disruptions fail, backfire, or are appropriated? Do disruptive practices require privilege or address disenfranchisement?

We particularly encourage and welcome papers that explore;

- Disruptions (or interruptions) of held assumptions about race, racial identity, processes of racialization
- Social mobilizations/cultural change that may result from such disruptions (including, but not limited to, critical discussions about racial profiling, carding, police brutality, truth and reconciliation, idle no more, etc.)
- Global disruptions of flows of people, goods, ideas and capital
- (More specifically) disruptions in diasporic formation, refugee crises, disruptions of human mobility, etc.
- Disruptions of systems of cultural production, consumption, and representation
- Disruptive technology and media
- Forms of disruptions, ruptures, interruptions, or fractures in political, economic, environmental, technical, communicative, education and/or other cultural systems
- The theoretical and methodological tools that help us understand such disruptions

Submission Guidelines:

Please submit electronically to<> an abstract (appended as a .doc or a .docx attachment) of no more than 300 words by Oct. 5, 2015. Please include with your proposal, a paper title, your name and affiliation, 5-8 keywords that represent the major foci of your proposal. Notifications will be sent out in early November. Early bird registration for the conference will open Nov. 9, 2015 at Regular registration fees will apply after Dec. 4, 2015.


This conference is hosted at Wilfrid Laurier University, located in Waterloo, Ontario (Canada). Waterloo is located in southwestern Ontario, approximately 110km from Toronto. The city is easily accessed from Toronto Pearson Airport. There are also direct flights into the Waterloo International Airport from Chicago and Calgary (with connections to Vancouver, Edmonton, and other major western cities). VIA Rail service runs to the city from Montreal, Toronto and points west (Windsor, London, etc.). GO train and bus service also connects Waterloo to Toronto. WLU is one of Canada's fastest growing universities and is home to a vibrant Faculty of Arts, which houses one of only a handful of dedicated Cultural Studies programs in the country. It is also home to several research groups and centres including conference co-sponsor the International Migration Research Centre, the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), and the Balsillie School of International Affairs, where the conference will be located. As a city located in the heart of Canada's "Technology Triangle," home to institutions ranging from the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics to arts institutions including CAFKA (Contemporary Art Forum, Kitchener and Area) and The Museum, it is a place that often sees cultural production at the intersection of science, technology and the arts. Further information about Wilfrid Laurier University, and the Waterloo Region (including transportation and accommodation) will be available on our website; Check back for updates.

CFP – Who will queer political ecology? or Cute goners, (in)human thinkers, and queer wastoids

International Conference of the European Network of Political Ecology
Stockholm, 20-23 of March 2016

Session conveners: Cleo Woelfle-Erskine (Department of Environmental
Science, Policy, and Management, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA) and July
Cole (Poet and independent scholar, Water Underground, Oakland, CA).

To think the inhuman is the necessary queer labor of the
incommensurate. —Muñoz 2015

Ecological science, invited as queer tactic, can transfigure
political ecology’s relations to and interchanges within the
Anthropocene. Political ecology shares with queer theory an interest
in the boundaries around ‘nature’; both sets of discourses challenge
the naturalness of such categories as heterosexuality, hierarchy, and
wilderness. Ecological scientists also interrogate boundaries, which
influence the scale of their models and determine objects of study
and constrain interpretations of models.

Recently queer and trans theorists have attended to the non-human
(as, for instance, in the current issues of GLQ and TSQ), eco-critics
have brought queer theory to bear on environmental lit / writing /
nonfiction texts and films, and a few authors have linked queer
theory to environmental politics (Weston 2008) and urban ecology
(Gandy 2012). We think it’s high time for ‘queer ecology’
(Mortimer-Sandilands ) to talk to ecologists, and for political
ecologists to engage more directly with the ecological as well.

As the Black Lives Matter movement irrupts across whitewashed
narratives of polis after polis, shining riotous light on the deadly
economies and ecologies of white supremacist politics; as xenophobic
contestations around scarcity electrify international borders and
spotlight refugee and emigrant bodies; as indigenous and de-centered
anthropocenes diverge from colonial tracks to insist on recognition
of commons—in this time, ecological networks entwine urgently and
inseparably with political expressions.

What happens when political ecology, queer theory, and ecological
science come into conversation? When queer thinkers re-situate
political ecology in the material world, or ground queer ecology in
empirical ecological science (Subramaniam 2014), or give ecologists a
way to theorize about their findings, feelings, and entanglements (as
Barad has offered for physicists (2007)?

This session looks to confront political ecology’s protocols with
incommensurates including “queer” and “inhuman”. How, and in whose
hands, can these incommensurates unlock discursive trajectories, so
as to escape the “predictable coordinates of a relationality that
announces itself as universal” (Muñoz 2015 [in Muñoz et al. 2015])?

We are acutely concerned with these questions:

* How do shifting concepts of agency and animacy—highlighted by queer
and feminist scholars of science and technology—signal an unfolding
imaginary in which other species and natural processes are active
dimensions of social life?

* When, instead, does the “animal turn” represent a flattening of the
human “a mode of speculation whose very grounds include an erasure of
dehumanization” (Chen 2015),
or “reintroduce the Eurocentric transcendentalism this movement
purports to disrupt, particularly with regard to the historical and
ongoing distributive ordering of race”
(Jackson 2015 [in Muñoz et al. 2015])?

* How do hegemonic concepts of waste and production reproduce racist
passions and genocidal histories? How do indigenous critiques of
colonial management practices resist these violences against humans
and animals (Tallbear 2015 [in Muñoz 2015], Nadasdy 2004)?

* What might Susan Stryker’s individual determination to “forgo the
human” and embrace a monstrous identity (1994, 2015 [in Muñoz et al.
2015]) mean for a human collective or polis? for a multi-species

* What’s the fallout (political, queer, or otherwise) of ecology’s
construction around the notion of oikos, household—with a household’s
inside and outside, with “a place for everything” and (fatal)
consequences for anything “out of its place”?

We propose several terms with specific (if contested) meanings in
ecology that could be fruitfully engaged by queer theorists and
political ecologists: productivity, diversity, waste, resource,
contamination, disturbance.

We invite empirical, theoretical, performative, and multimedia
contributions, from academics, scientists, artists, and other
cultural workers. Projects we imagine welcoming might include:

* an empirical study of whether or how sexuality and gender identity
influence individual researchers’ methods and focus

* a rhetoric of disturbance regimes—fire, flood, climate, deforestation, etc.

* a taxonomy of waste types, flows, and discourses in particular
times and places

* an affective analysis of extinction fantasies, re-wilding schemes,
or the trauma of “double-death” (Bird Rose, 2006 )

Please send a short email including an abstract or description of the
work you would like to present (300 words max) by October 2, 2015. We
will respond to panelists by October 5, 2015. Please send abstracts
to and


Barad, Karen. 2007. Meeting the Universe Halfway: Quantum Physics and
the Entanglement of Matter and Meaning. Duke University Press Books.

Chen, Mel Y. “Tranimacies An Interview with Mel Y. Chen.” 2015. TSQ:
Transgender Studies Quarterly 2 (2): 317–23.

Gandy, Matthew. 2012. “Queer Ecology: Nature, Sexuality, and
Heterotopic Alliances.” Environment and Planning D: Society and Space
30 (4): 727–47. doi:10.1068/d10511.

Mortimer-Sandilands, Catriona, and Bruce Erickson. 2010. Queer
Ecologies Sex, Nature, Politics, Desire. Bloomington, Ind.: Indiana
University Press.

Muñoz, José Esteban, Jinthana Haritaworn, Myra Hird, Zakiyyah Iman
Jackson, Jasbir K. Puar, Eileen Joy, Uri McMillan, et al. 2015.
“Theorizing Queer Inhumanisms.” GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay
Studies 21 (2-3): 209–48. doi:10.1215/10642684-2843323.

Nadasdy, P. 2004. Hunters and Bureaucrats: Power, Knowledge, and
Aboriginal-State Relations in the Southwest Yukon. Univ of British
Columbia Pr.

Rose, Deborah. 2013. “What If the Angel of History Were a Dog?”
Cultural Studies Review 12 (1): 67. doi:10.5130/csr.v12i1.3414.

Stryker, Susan. 1994. “My Words to Victor Frankenstein above the
Village of Chamounix: Performing Transgender Rage.” GLQ: A Journal of
Lesbian and Gay Studies 1 (3): 237–54. doi:10.1215/10642684-1-3-237.

Subramaniam, Banu. 2014. Ghost Stories for Darwin: The Science of
Variation and the Politics of Diversity. University of Illinois Press.

TIDES OF TRANSFORMATION: Pacific Pasts, Pacific Futures

The 6th Biennial Conference of the Australian Association for Pacific Studies

The Cairns Institute, James Cook University
Cairns, North Queensland, Australia
1 to 4 April, 2016

Deadline: 30 September, 2015

Conference Conveners: Professor Rosita Henry and Associate Professor Douglas Hunt (JCU)

Through this interdisciplinary conference the Australian Association for Pacific Studies, in collaboration with the Cairns Institute, seeks to bring researchers together to share their knowledge and experience about critical dimensions of social and environmental transformation in the Pacific.

We warmly invite panel proposals and papers that engage with issues that impact on the current and future wellbeing of peoples of the Pacific.

Panel abstracts should be 300 words or less and should be accompanied by the contact details of the convenor/s. Please email panel abstracts to Kalissa

Paper abstracts will be called for once all panel proposals have been submitted (deadline: 30 September, 2015).

Panels on the following topics have already been proposed:
Interdisciplinary Panel on Climate Change
Shifting cultures, Shifting languages
TransOceanik: Transformative Ties of Creativity across the Pacific
Aging and Intergenerational Care
Through the Lens: Visualising Pacific Lives

AAPS Tides of Transformation Conference Flyer 2016:


Frontières, murs et violence : fortification des frontières, coûts et alternatives, Montréal, mai 2016

La Chaire Raoul-Dandurand en études stratégiques et diplomatiques de l'Université du Québec à Montréal sollicite des propositions de communication en lien avec ce thème en vue d'un colloque international qui aura lieu à Montréal en mai 2016. Les disciplines concernées couvrent un large spectre, allant de la science politique à la médecine, en passant par la géographie, l'anthropologie et les études environnementales. Les propositions peuvent être soumises en français, en anglais et en espagnol. Elles doivent être acheminées avant le 5 octobre, en format Word, à Élisabeth Vallet (


Invitation to submit a panel proposal - IUAES Inter-Congress 2016, Dubrovnik, CROATIA

More information at the website:


CFP - Special panel on precarious work and forms of workers organising

International Sociological Association Forum, Wien
10-14 July 2016
Please see below and link, abstract submission until 30th of September, 2015

The economic crisis that engulfed many countries beginning in 2008
has had profound and varying effects on worker organizing. According
to a recent ILO World of Work report, strikes and street
demonstrations increased in some countries and declined in others.
Almost everywhere, however, traditional union structures and modes of
politics have been challenged by a new reality. This session invites
both theoretically engaged and empirically rich papers that examine
new forms of worker organizing that have been experimented with in
the course of the last decade.
Theoretically, we especially encourage papers that connect specific
dynamics of the economic and political crisis to workers’
organization and mobilization. In both the Global North and South,
people contend with deep insecurities of work and of life. Yet it
remains unclear how these deep insecurities are articulated with the
question of who, where and how capital is produced in historically
and geographically uneven world regions or how different compositions
of capital and politics create new subaltern groups, new collective
subjectivities and new (or renewed) forms of struggles.
Empirically, we are interested in a wide range of campaigns by
workers and community groups to redressing insecurity and low-wage
work, from living and minimum wage struggles to innovative strategies
of trade unionism to altogether new alternatives.

Session Organizers:
Kim VOSS, University of California, Berkeley, USA,,
Bryan EVANS, Ryerson University, Canada,
Maurizio ATZENI, Centre for Labour Relations, Nationa Research
Council of Argentina,

Cultural Diversity & Liberal Democracy:
Models, Policies and Practice

Cultural diversity, and its implications, constitutes a fundamental challenge to contemporary liberal democracy. Historically, liberal democracy’s adherents have championed tolerance and openness. Yet, as diversity becomes more complex and the demands of cultural minorities for recognition and accommodation become more intense, so there is increasing debate as to the appropriate response. By which principles and through which measures can, and should, the demands of cultural minorities be met? Has multiculturalism proven to be an effective and, within the ideals of liberal democracy, legitimate formula for doing so? Do other formulae (such as interculturalism or plurinational federalism) offer more promise? Are different formulae appropriate for different situations? Should diversity be embraced and encouraged as a value in itself? Conversely, should liberal democratic institutions, given their very nature, avoid any attempt to accommodate cultural diversity?

While these questions have long been the subject of academic discourse and debate, they have acquired a new urgency in most liberal democratic polities. Public debate over the implications of cultural diversity has become polarized and divisive. Economic crisis, austerity policies and international security threats have helped to create a new political climate which is critical of immigration, calls for firmer measures to integrate immigrants, and is less disposed to recognize and accommodate minority cultures.

Clearly, the time has come to take a new look at the implications of cultural diversity for liberal democracy. Accordingly, the Glendon School of Public & International Affairs (GSPIA) is organizing a two day conference entitled ‘Cultural Diversity and Liberal Democracy: Models, Policies and Principles’. The conference is scheduled to take place April 19- 20, 2016.

Invitations to give keynote addresses have been accepted by David Miller (Oxford University) and Alan Patten (Princeton University). Other invitations are pending.

Scholars, researchers and practitioners are invited to propose presentations for the conference. Proposals will be considered on a wide variety of topics bearing upon the theme of the conference including:
• critiques, defenses and reformulations of multiculturalism
• alternative approaches to accommodation of cultural minorities
• Feminism and multiculturalism
• Relationship between cultural diversity and social and economic inequality
• Conflicts between diversity and redistribution
• Impact of international security concerns of cultural minorities
• Multinational or plurinational arrangements
• Competing claims of national minorities and immigrant populations
• ‘Civic integration’ policies, as implemented in Western Europe
• Religious demands and liberal democratic values
• Recognition of language rights
• Integration of immigrants, including: first contact on arrival, community services, and government measures
• Geographical patterns of diversity and policies that facilitate or prevent the (re)production of these patterns
• The impact of court decisions on policy-making

Presentations can be made in either English or French (simultaneous interpretation will be available).
While the GSPIA cannot commit to provide travel funding, it will endeavour to secure at least partial funding for submissions that are selected. For this purpose, submissions should be received by October 1, 2015.

The School is the ideal setting for this event. Located on a secluded and picturesque campus in the heart of Toronto, Canada’s largest and most cosmopolitan city, The School draws together more than twenty scholars from a broad range of disciplines in the social science and humanities. All its activities take place in Canada’s two official languages, as will the proposed conference. The School is housed in Glendon College, a liberal arts college of 3,000 students, which is part of York University. The historical mission and general ambience of the Glendon campus are especially conducive to wide-ranging explorations of contemporary issues.

Submissions and queries can be directed to:

Kenneth McRoberts
Director and Professor
Glendon School of Public & International Affairs
Glendon Campus, York University
2275 Bayview, Toronto ON M4N 3M6

Call for Papers: AFRICA AND THE GLOBAL ATLANTIC WORLD CONFERENCE -“Cultures, Identities, and Racial Violence in the Pan-African World”
April, 2016

APRIL 8-9, 2016

The Department of Pan-African Studies at Kent State University invites papers for its third bi-annual Africa and the Atlantic World Conference. This year’s conference focuses on intersections and transformations within identities, cultures, and experiences of Africa and the Black Diaspora. The conference hopes to allow scholars to explore the continuous and evolving meaning that race, class, gender, and sexuality have on the experiences of Africana people worldwide. Papers examining the lingering effects of racism on the lives of Blacks in the United States and the Pan-African world and the strategies of resistance against such oppression are highly encouraged. Such oppression needs to be explored not only in relationship to Africa and the United States, but also in connection with the Caribbean, South America, Asia, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, and other parts of the world. A primary focus will be placed on the impact of racial violence and social, economic, and political marginalizations of people of African descent in the United States and other parts of the Pan-African world. Papers discussing the implications of recent racial events in various cities of the United States and other parts of the Pan-African world are highly encouraged.

We invite submissions from a variety of academic scholars, independent scholars, advanced graduate students, undergraduate students, artists, community leaders and activists on ways to reflect the strengths and diversity of people of African descent. We welcome artistic submissions and have set aside gallery space and theatre space for such endeavors.

Topics and themes of papers/artistic work may include:

Critical Race Theory
Violence in the Pan-African World
Police Brutality
Black Masculinity
Black Feminism
The Prison Industrial Complex
Black Sexuality
Theories of Africana Studies
The future of Africana Studies
Public Policy and Africana Studies
Geography and identity
Gender, sexuality, and the black body
Black popular culture
Diasporic economics and labor markets
Migration and identities of modern immigrants
Redefinition of the African American identity
Culture, representation and performance,
Obama Phenomena


Please submit a working title and a brief abstract of 250 words, an abbreviated CV (1 page), your full name, institutional affiliation, phone number, and e-mail address. The due date is November 16, 2015. Please send all materials electronically to: or by mail to Attention: Conference Committee, Department of Pan-African Studies, Kent State University, P.O. Box 5190, Kent, Ohio, USA, 44240.

SFAA CFP: Gender and Agricultural Development

Please share widely with people who might be interested in joining
this session at the Society for Applied Anthropology Meeting (March
29-April 2)

CFP SFAA 2016 in Vancouver, Canada

Gender and Agricultural Development: 21st Century Intersections
Organizers: Maricel Piniero ( and Sarah Lyon

Increasingly development agencies, donors, governments, and scholars
are exploring ways to address rural poverty by reducing agriculture’s
gender asset gap. Women are less likely to own property, and in
smaller amounts, than men and have comparatively limited access to
credit, extension services, and market information. Women farmers
also have different preferences, resources, and objectives than their
male counterparts. Theoretically, increasing women’s access to assets
such as land, training, and loans will improve equity outcomes,
reduce rural poverty, and increase agricultural output. The papers in
this session explore different dimensions of the gender asset gap:
the impact of strategies aimed at addressing it and the extent to
which these result in meaningful forms of empowerment and capacity
building within diverse cultural contexts.

If you are interested in joining the session please send a 100 word
abstract to Sarah Lyon ( by October 5th
(conference submission deadline 10/15).

Sarah Lyon

Associate Professor of Anthropology
Director of Graduate Studies
Editor, Human Organization
University of Kentucky

Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, May 2015
Max-Planck-Institut für ethnologische Forschung
Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

Forms of Continental Colonialism – The ‘other’ Colonialism
14 - 15 July 2016

Organizer: Dittmar Schorkowitz (Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology)
Venue: Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle/Saale, Germany

Emphasizing continental colonialism and its diverse forms challenges widely held assumptions based on the study of overseas colonialism, which have generically shaped our understanding of colonial patterns. The product of land-based expansion or economic underdevelopment and dependency within continental confines, continental colonialism, in its various guises, was and still is, on the one hand, comparable in terms of impact, duration, and legacies with overseas colonialism and empire-building by European powers.

On the other hand, continental colonialism displays distinctive characteristics that must be taken into account to arrive at a fuller understanding of colonialism and its consequences. Continental colonialism developed within empires varying greatly in size – the Russian, Chinese, and Ottoman empires, but also empires in miniature such as Georgia or Yugoslavia – in which some areas were well integrated, while others were turned into internally colonized spaces (e.g. the Caucasus, Inner and Central Asia, and the Balkans). In contrast to overseas colonialism and modern neo-colonialism, continental and internal colonialism exploit colonial subjects from within the state.

In recent years, (post-)colonial studies have been preoccupied with cultural path dependencies of overseas colonialism in the developed and the developing world and with modes of discursive representations, but there seems to be no analogous trend in anthropological research on continental colonialism. Moreover, overseas colonies have become rare since the adoption of UN Resolution 1514 in 1960, at least according to the United Nations list of Non-Self-Governing Territories. Forms of continental, internal, neo- and crypto-colonialism are, however, still present in many parts of the world, despite recent decolonization triggered by the break-up of the Soviet Union. Scrutinizing these forms unveils hidden dependencies and the „other side‟ of colonialism.

This workshop will build on earlier contributions to the study of internal colonialism (Hind 1984), understood in terms of structural inequalities installed by political agency or invented economically, e.g. in Russia (Gouldner 1978), China (Gladney 1998), and Europe (Hechter 1975). Other sources of inspiration include studies of internal colonialism based on prior overseas and settler colonialism, e.g. in North America and Canada (Churchill 2002, Hicks 2004), Hispanic America (Casanova 1965), India (Roy 2003, Dey 2010, 2014), and South Africa (Wolpe 1975) and the phenomenon of crypto-colonialism (Herzfeld 2009), i.e. neo-colonial conditions in countries such as Thailand and Greece that are nominally sovereign
Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, May 2015
but economically dependent. Emphasis should fall on the subaltern conditions of the „other within‟ – including both the „ethnic other‟ and the „social other‟ – in imperial formations that have fostered lasting strategies for managing ethnic and social diversity (Etkind 2012).

This workshop will bring together historically minded anthropologists/sociologists and historians to contribute to an anthropology of colonialism that is based on a fuller range of variations than hitherto. Looking into colonial agency and practices from historical and contemporary perspectives, and examining forms of resistance and resilience among the colonized, contributions are welcome that either focus on the shifting forms of colonialism or take the different initial positions and legacies of continental and overseas colonialism into account. This includes trajectories from indirect to direct rule, the homogenization of ethnic diversity (as opposed to marginalization or apartheid), the persistence of „colonial‟ agencies, and contradictions between profit-making and geopolitical gains. While comparing these forms and analysing the different modes of hegemony and interdependencies, we attempt to question the concept of and to find new ways in re-conceptionalizing colonialism (what to do with it?) while avoiding monothetic classifications.

We kindly invite papers addressing the topics introduced above, welcoming particularly:
 case studies on forms of continental, internal, and crypto colonialism;
 transnational comparative studies, highlighting similarities or differences between the same or different forms;
 and more theoretical papers reflecting on the legacies of overseas versus continental colonialism and the relevance of today‟s (post-)colonial studies to the latter.

Please send your title and an abstract of ca. 250 words to by 30 September 2015 at the latest. Travel and accommodation costs for invited speakers will be covered by the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology. As a publication on the basis of the workshop is envisaged, please be prepared to provide paper drafts for the conference.

Casanova, Pablo González. “Internal Colonialism and National Development.” Studies in Comparative International Development 1,4 (1965): 27-37.
Churchill, Ward. Struggle for the Land: Native North American Resistance to Genocide, Ecocide and Colonization. San Francisco: City Lights Publishers, 2002.
Dey, Dipankar: “Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Development in India - A Case of Internal Colonialism.” (July 26, 2010). Available at SSRN: or
Dey, Dipankar: “Internal Colonialism.” In: The Encyclopedia of Political Thought, edited by Michael T. Gibbons et al. Published in August, 2014 by Wiley Blackwell. Available at SSRN:
Etkind, Alexander: Internal Colonization: Russia‟s imperial experience. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2012.
Gladney, Dru C. “Internal Colonialism and the Uyghur Nationality: Chinese Nationalism and its Subaltern Subjects.” Cahiers d‟études sur la Méditerranée orientale et la monde turco-iranien 25 (1998): 47-61.
Gouldner, Alvin W. “Stalinism: A Study of Internal Colonialism.” Telos 34 (1978): 5-48.
Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, May 2015
Hechter, Michael. Internal Colonialism: The Celtic Fringe in British National Development, 1536-1966. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1975.
Herzfeld, Michael: “The Absent Presence: Discourses of Crypto-Colonialism.” In: Enchantments of Modernity: Empire, Nation, Globalization, edited by Saurabh Dube, p. 341-72. London: Routledge, 2009.
Hicks, Jack: “On the Application of Theories of „Internal Colonialism‟ to Inuit Societies.” Presentation for the Annual Conference of the Canadian Political Science Association, Winnipeg, June 5, 2004.
Hind, Robert J. “The Internal Colonial Concept.” Comparative Studies in Society and History 26,3 (1984): 543-68.
Roy, A. K.: “Jharkhand: Internal Colonialism.” In: Jharkhand Movement: Indigenous Peoples Struggle for Autonomy in India, edited by Ram Dayal Munda and S. Bosu Mullick, (eds.), pp. 79-85. Copenhagen/Jharkhand: IWGIA and BIRSA, 2003.
“United Nations list of Non-Self-Governing Territories.”
Wolpe, Harold: “The Theory of Internal Colonialism: The South African Case.” In: Beyond the Sociology of Development, edited by I. Oxhaal et al.. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1975.

On the Immanence and Imminence of the Ethical:
Anthropological Reflections on Ethical Time and Presence,
January 2016, Centre for Ethnography, University of
Toronto Scarborough

Submissions: Please email a 250-word proposal to Marie Meudec
( by October 15th, 2015. Submissions
are welcome from faculty and advanced doctoral students.
Names of organizational team (and confirmed participants): Girish
Daswani, Naisargi Dave, Michael Lambek, Marie Meudec, Jack
Sidnell, Donna Young

Further info here:


Shallow Pasts, Endless Horizons: Sustainability &
Archaeology, 48th Annual Chacmool Conference, November
11-14, 2015, University of Calgary

The Shallow Pasts, Endless Horizons conference seeks to address
both failures and successes in past sustainability practices, while at
the same time, acting as a forum to openly discuss the benefits
archaeological research can have on promoting sustainable living
today. The conference will also be an opportunity to voice concerns
over sustaining anthropology as a discipline; not only in regards to
field methodology, but also in its relevance to the communities in
which we work. Further info at


Call for Papers: A Special Issue of Global Food History on Migrant Marketplaces

Over the last two decades historical food studies have developed to articulate food's central role in the culinary practices and identity constructions of migrant populations. While this body of research has tackled critical questions about the creation of individual and collective subjectivities through food, the racialization of migrants and their foodways, and ethnic food entrepreneurship, the large majority of this research has been done within nation-centered, and particularly U.S. dominated, frameworks. This special issue of Global Food History on Migrant Marketplaces aims to dislodge research on migration and food from exclusively nation-based perspectives by considering migrants' historical links to global trade routes.

Migrant Marketplaces provides a conceptual framework for internationalizing historical understandings of migrant food practices. It builds off the premise that migrants opened up and sustained commercial networks of trade between migrants' sending and receiving regions. Migrant demand for homeland ingredients and tastes facilitated the colossal transfer of foods and culinary knowledge across oceans and national borders and into the grocery stores, kitchens, and restaurants of ethnic enclaves. Migrant marketplaces, therefore, are commercial spaces constituted by linkages between mobile people and mobile foods. By linking migration directly to commercial flows, this special issue considers the complex ways in which migrants have shaped global food chains, and how in turn, global food chains have influenced migrants' food cultures and practices, as well as migration strategies.

Historians of the Atlantic world have studied the migrations of early modern merchants whose travels in search of spices and other edible luxuries would come to transform cuisines worldwide. Less attention has been paid to migrants themselves—both voluntary and forced, and across different time periods—who drove global trade routes in food commodities from diasporic marketplaces. Nor have scholars given sufficient attention to other regions such as Indian and Pacific Ocean migrations or movements within continents. Historians of the mass proletariat migrations of the 19th and early 20th centuries have more explicitly linked ethnic culinary cultures to homeland foods. Migrant Marketplaces offers an opportunity to reconsider migrants' roles, as both laborers and consumers, in shaping the history of global foods. Linking trade to migration also reminds us that histories of global foods are not detached from the political, legal, and economic policies and inequalities characterizing modern food systems, systems that have permitted or inhibited the mobility of certain ethnic groups.

This special issue welcomes manuscripts that will push forward migrant marketplaces as a conceptual or theoretical framework for studying networks of migration and trade in various geographical and chronological contexts. Historically informed contributions from scholars in disciplines outside of history are welcome.

Possible themes include, but are not limited to:

Ÿ The political economies of ethnic commodity chains

Ÿ Migrant food entrepreneurship

Ÿ The development and transformation of migrant food practices, values, and consumer patterns around homeland foods

Ÿ The corporatization of migrant marketplaces

Ÿ Migrant marketplaces as sites of culinary exchange and conflict between migrants and non-migrants and between different migrant groups

Ÿ Gendered and racialized practices and meanings around linkages between trade, migration, and food consumption

Ÿ The role of religion in the construction of migrant marketplaces

Ÿ The effect of trade and migration policy on migrant marketplaces

Ÿ Return or circulatory migration and its effects on global food cultures

Ÿ How sensorial experiences (tastes, smells, sounds, and textures) define migrant marketplaces

Ÿ Representations of migrant marketplaces

Ÿ Migrant marketplaces as a methodological meeting ground for social science and humanities scholars interested in trade and migration

Please send an abstract of about 500 words to by October 30, 2015. Deadline for completed manuscripts: January 30, 2015. The anticipated publication date of the special issue is December 2016. For more information please email Elizabeth Zanoni at and/or consult Global Food History's homepage:

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Elizabeth Zanoni, Old Dominion University & University of Toronto Scarborough

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