15th Jerusalem Conference in Canadian Studies - Call for Papers

Please see below the Call for Papers for the 15th Jerusalem Conference in Canadian Studies:

Rethinking Diversity and Multiculturalism: Global and Local Changes

The conference will be held at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, from May 23 -25, 2016.

Abstracts (in English or French) should be sent by e-mail to the Conference Secretariat no later than October 1, 2015.

We welcome you to circulate the call for papers among the faculty.

We hope that you will be able to participate in the conference and look forward to meeting you in Jerusalem.


Noa Erez

Conference Secretariat

The Halbert Centre for Canadian Studies, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

and The Israel Association for Canadian Studies




CFP: Land, Justice and Agrifood Movements in the US and Canada - San Francisco, AAG, April 2016

CFP: Land, Justice and Agrifood Movements in the US and Canada
San Francisco,
AAG, April 2016

We are looking at the nexus of land and agrifood movements in the US and Canadian contexts.

Feel free to contact any of the organizers (myself, K. Michelle Glowa, or Antonio Roman-Alcalá) if you have any questions, and
definitely pass this on to others if you can!

(Apologies for cross-listing)



Call for Papers:
Land, Justice and Agrifood Movements: Trajectories and Tensions
Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting, March
29-April 2, 2016 San Francisco

Session organizers: K. Michelle Glowa (California Institute of
Integral Studies), Laura-Anne Minkoff-Zern (Food Studies, Syracuse
University), and Antonio Roman-Alcalá (International Institute of
Social Studies)

The politics of land access, tenure and ownership is emerging as a
key nexus for human geographers and other scholars, as they
critically engage with food movements in the US and Canadian
contexts. This scholarship reflects the variety of ways that
activists have paid increasing attention the politics of land in
rural, urban, and peri-urban food projects (Barraclough 2009; Blomley
2003, 2006; Carlsson & Manning 2010; Eizenberg 2012; Morris 2006;
Perry 2012; Ruhf 2013). Food movement actors take an array of
positions on the appropriate uses, governance, and ownership of land
in order to serve their particular purposes. These range from calls
to reclaim the commons to increasing opportunities for private
ownership of farmland.

We take this diversity of perspectives as fertile ground to discuss
the practices, narratives, and institutions of land access and
ownership that are emerging within agrifood movements. Harvey (1996,
2000) suggests we look to the relationship between the articulations
of “militant particularisms” of individual communities’ struggles and
the expression of global ambitions or broader movement positions and
goals. It is the creative tension between the two that offers
opportunities for utopian architects to “force mediating institutions
and spatial structures to be as open as possible” (2000, 242).
Looking to the discussions, debates, and unspoken tensions
surrounding land access and ownership emerging in food movements, we
ask: What are the trajectories of land politics for agrifood
movements today? We seek papers engaged in topics including, but not
limited to:

• Land Sovereignty
• Land Justice
• Farmland Preservation
• Community Garden Preservation or Evictions
• Race and Land Access
• Gentrification and Food Movements
• Land Grabs in the US and Canadian Context
• New Institutions of Land Access
• The Commons
• Transnational Links Among Land-Focused Agrifood Movements

Potential participants should send an email including presentation
title, 250-word abstract, name, and institutional affiliation (if
any) to
Michelle Glowa (mglowa@ciis.edu),
Antonio Roman-Alcalá (antidogmatist@gmail.com),
and Laura-Anne Minkoff-Zern (lminkoff@syr.edu)

by 5pm on Monday, October 12, 2015.

Please include all information in the body of the email and attached
in a word document. Include your last name in the tittle of the
document. We will confirm participation in this session by Friday,
October 23. NOTE: we will ask presenters to submit full draft papers
several weeks before the conference.

Laura-Anne Minkoff-Zern
Assistant Professor, Food Studies
Affiliated Faculty, Women's and Gender Studies

304E Lyman Hall
Department of Public Health, Food Studies, and Nutrition
David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics
Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY 13244




A Joint Conference Sponsored by
Northrop Frye Centre, and Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, University of Toronto

Victoria College, University of Toronto

8-9 April 2016

With support provided by the Jackman Humanities Institute
Program for the Arts, University of Toronto,
and from Queen's University

Keynote Speakers: Prof. Susan Buck-Morss (CUNY Graduate Center & Cornell University)

Prof. Benjamin Schmidt (University of Washington)

Invited Artist: Prof. Carlota Caulfield (Mills College)

In convolute H of The Arcades Project, Walter Benjamin calls collecting a form of practical memory and “the most binding manifestation of nearness.” As the influence of thing theory and object-oriented ontology on the humanities grows and the interdisciplinary reach of material culture expands, how we experience our proximity to the objects, agents and actants that make up our environment becomes more and more compelling. This conference seeks to address questions surrounding collecting and its many nuances as they relate to the themes of proximity, ordering and “thingness” from theoretical, artistic and practical perspectives.

We are casting a wide temporal net and, in addition to welcoming reflections on contemporary issues, recognize that a key component of research on material culture in recent years has been the study of collecting and consumption patterns in early modern Europe. Thus, we seek to bring together current research on collecting from 1400 to today and from a variety of perspectives such as anthropology, art history, economics, gender studies, moral philosophy, museology, scientific history, and sociology to explore questions such as - but not limited to - the following:

How did the collecting and display of luxury goods evolve from a privilege of elite court culture (for instance, in Rudolfine Prague) to a driver of middle class consumerism (ie: seventeenth-century Amsterdam)? Has this changed today? How did - and do - the formation of international networks of agents, dealers, and brokers (or individual actors within these networks) contribute to the circulation of works of art and other luxury goods? What factors contribute(d) to patterns of taste formation and market value? What patterns and factors shape(d) interaction with “everyday” objects such as furniture, ceramics, and clothing? How did/do the collecting and ordering of material artefacts and specimens contribute to the development of scientific modes of inquiry such as natural history and ethnography? We are particularly interested in studies that consider the history and/or practice of collecting in the context of class, gender, and/or global patterns of production, consumption and exchange.

Proposals should be submitted by no later than Friday, October 2nd, 2015 at 11:59pm EST.

Submissions must include:

an abstract for your proposed 20 minute paper (max. 250 words)
a short bio (max. 200 words)
a curriculum vitae

For more information and to submit your proposal, visit uoft.me/collecting.
Contact Info:

Alexandra Varela, Northrop Frye Centre Assistant
VIctoria College, University of Toronto
73 Queen's Park Crescent, Toronto, ON M5S 1K7
Contact Email:

CFP - Int'l Conference on the Future of Monogamy and Nonmonogamy: Feb 2016: Berkeley, California, USA

CFP - Int'l Conference on the Future of Monogamy and Nonmonogamy: Feb 12-13, 2016: Berkeley, California, USA

If you wish to submit a proposal, please send an inquiry to:

This event will be devoted to presentations of scientific and
academic research related to polyamory, open relationships, swinging,
other forms of consensual nonmonogamy, and related subjects.
Presentations will cover various topics that offer some possible
progress to a deeper and more complete understanding of the
phenomenon of consensual nonmonogamy. Issues related to both
nonmonogamous and monogamous relationships will be explored from an
interdisciplinary perspective, in as objective and unbiased a manner
as possible.

We strive to make this a strongly interdisciplinary conference.
Presentations can include research related to psychology, sociology,
neuroscience, sociocultural studies, anthropology, political science,
historical studies, future projections, media studies, examinations
of art, folklore and mythology, or any other area of scholarship
related to the subject of consensual nonmonogamy.

Strong preference is given for presentations with obvious direct
relevance to issues related to possible future changes in attitudes
about monogamy and nonmonogamy.

Preference is for completed projects, but works in progress will also
be welcome. Emphasis is on original work not published or previously
presented, but exceptions may be made for material deemed especially
relevant to the theme of the event. Papers and projects from graduate
and undergraduate students will also be welcome.

Papers will be published after the conference in online proceedings
with a confirmed ISBN number/reference. There will be no length limit
for submissions, but the presentations will be limited to 30 minutes,
with ten minutes dedicated to questions, answers, and discussion
following each presentation. Proposed presenters are encouraged to
send inquires as early as possible.

More information: http://www.thesaar.com/

CFP: Speaking Her Mind: Canadian Women and Public Presence - University of Calgary, October 2016

Speaking Her Mind: Canadian Women and Public Presence
20-22 October 2016
University of Calgary

How are women engaging with public discussion and debate in Canada?
Speaking Her Mind: Canadian Women and Public Presence is the follow-up conference to Discourse and Dynamics: Canadian Women as Public Intellectuals, which took place at Mount Allison University in October 2014 (see http://discoursedynamics.ca/). As Discourse and Dynamics made clear, "public intellectual" remains an unsatisfactory term for many women who have contributed to and continue to engage in public discussion and debate in Canada. Speaking Her Mind aims to take that investigation to the next level.
Proposals are invited for presentations that explore Canadian women's public presence on questions of concern related to social, political, cultural, economic, literary, artistic, linguistic, diplomatic, and environmental issues. A wide range of participation is invited, from individual papers to panels, performances, or other forms of discussion. The following are suggestions but all proposals for individual or collaborative presentations are welcome.
* Women's right to speak
* Public presences that have made a difference
* When the body speaks
* Speaking about violence, poverty, racism, health
* Politics and its Discontents
* Entering/leaving the public sphere
* Opinions and their backlash
* Forms of speaking: literature, art, music, dance, photography

Proposals should include:
1. title (up to 150 characters) 2. abstract (100-150 words) 3. description (300 words)
& on a separate page a short biographical note and full contact information

Proposals may be submitted electronically by September 28, 2015 to speakinghermind@ucalgary.ca

Aritha van Herk
Professor, Department of English
2500 University Dr. N.W.
University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta
T2N 1N4

Christl Verduyn

Director, Centre for Canadian Studies
Professor, Department of English
Mount Allison University
Sackville, New Brunswick
E4L 1G9

CfP: Topical Issue on Advances in Arctic Archaeology - Open Archaeology

CfP: Topical Issue on Advances in Arctic Archaeology

Open Archaeology invites papers for the Topical Issue on Advances in Arctic Archaeology.
For more details, please visit the website at: http://degruyteropen.com/oparadvarc/ and http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/opar

Open Archaeology is a new, peer-reviewed, electronic-only journal that publishes original, high-quality research on all aspects of archaeology. The journal encompasses novel, interdisciplinary approaches to archaeological data including archaeological science, theory and interpretation as well as archaeological heritage management and promotion.

As an author of Open Archaeology you can have a range of benefits:
• Open Access to your article for all interested readers,
• no publication charge for articles published in volumes 2015 and 2016,
• fast and constructive peer review provided by recognized experts in the field,
• convenient, web-based paper submission and tracking system – Editorial Manager,
• high-quality electronic publication technology,
• immediate online publication of articles,
• extensive promotion of each published article,
• free language-correction services for non-English-speaking authors of accepted papers.
Contact Info:

Topical Issue on Advances in Arctic Archaeology, http://degruyteropen.com/oparadvarc/

Dr Peter Whitridge, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Coordinating Editor, peter.whitridge@mun.ca

Dr Max Friesen, University of Toronto, Coordinating Editor, max.friesen@utoronto.ca

Katarzyna Michalak, Managing Editor, De Geuyter Open, katarzyna.michalak@degruyteropen.com
Contact Email:

CfP: Topical Issue on Food and the Senses - Open Archaeology

CfP: Topical Issue on Food and the Senses

Open Archaeology invites papers for the Topical Issue Food and the Senses.
For more details, please visit the website at: http://degruyteropen.com/oparfas/ and http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/opar
Open Archaeology is a new, peer-reviewed, electronic-only journal that publishes original, high-quality research on all aspects of archaeology The journal encompasses novel, interdisciplinary approaches to archaeological data including archaeological science, theory and interpretation as well as archaeological heritage management and promotion.

As an author of Open Archaeology you can have a range of benefits:
• Open Access to your article for all interested readers,
• no publication charge for articles published in volumes 2015 and 2016,
• fast and constructive peer review provided by recognized experts in the field,
• convenient, web-based paper submission and tracking system – Editorial Manager,
• high-quality electronic publication technology,
• immediate online publication of articles,
• extensive promotion of each published article,
• free language-correction services for non-English-speaking authors of accepted papers.
Contact Info:

Topical Issue on Food and the Senses http://degruyteropen.com/oparfas/

Dr Erica Rowan, Coordinating Editor, e.rowan@exeter.ac.uk

Dr Zena Kamash, Coordinating Editor, Zena.Kamash@rhul.ac.uk

Katarzyna Michalak, Managing Editor, De Gruyter Open, Katarzyna.Michalak@degruyteropen.com
Contact Email:

CFP - Contemporary Migration by Boat and Border Enforcement

CFP - Contemporary Migration by Boat and Border Enforcement

Contemporary Migration by Boat and Border Enforcement

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

Contemporary Migration by Boat and Border Enforcement:
The governance, representation, spatialities and humanitarian
realities of people migrating by boat at sea.

Elaine Burroughs, Maynooth University, Ireland
Keegan Williams, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada

Outline of topic:
The migration of people by precarious and unauthorized boat methods
at sea has increased substantially in recent years. This practice has
gained significant attention from a range of actors, including
governing authorities, political elites, the media, and NGOs.
Although the sea has become a space of hope/desperation for migrants,
it has also become a space of conflict over territory and sovereignty
(Mountz, 2013). The critical literature on borders and exclusion
shows that wealthier states have enacted a "policy of containment"
designed to keep most migrants out (Castles, 2003). Border
enforcement at sea is premised on this idea of containment. To this
end, state authorities, like border guards and immigration agencies,
have built systems to force migrants back before, during, or after
arrival at the physical border (Hyndman & Mountz, 2008; Samers,
2004). Previous literature notes that this increased enforcement will
be associated with increased loss of life as migrants take more
dangerous journeys to evade authorities (Betts, 2006; Collyer, 2007).
Indeed, not only are the number of people travelling by boat
increasing, but the number of deaths are also increasing, especially
in areas such as the Mediterranean (IOM, 2014; UNHCR, 2015).

The issue of containment of migrant boats emerged as early as the
late 1970s (Mountz, forthcoming). Great concern about movement at sea
was generated in Australia, the EU and the USA in the 1990s
(Lutterbeck, 2006). Increasing publicity of migrant boat incidents
worldwide reinforces these concerns and the security threats they
reportedly pose (Pugh, 2001). State authorities attempt to combat
migration by boat through various enforcement measures (e.g. the EU's
Operation Triton and NAVFOR Med). The causes of this humanitarian
issue, however, are complex, and authorities inadequately and
improperly use search and rescue services to address the situation. A
number of scholars and non-governmental organisations have discussed
the humanitarian and legal realities of migration by boat and border
enforcement at sea (Gammeltoft-Hansen, 2008; Carling &
Hernandez-Carretero, 2011); however, few studies have analysed their
empirical relationship. We also have little information on what
happens to migrants after their journeys at sea end. These gaps exist
despite the importance of the continual "crisis" which migration by
boat represents to these states.

Aim of session:
The key aim of this session is to specifically examine the current
migration of people by boat at sea and the multiple instances of this
practice from around the world. We wish to bring together scholars
interested in this area and to advance knowledge on this topic within
the field of geography. We aim to explore the full spectrum of
processes involved in the migration of people by boat, from the
reasons why people do so, to the attempt to control and "manage" this
type of migration, through to what happens to these migrants once
their "journey" at sea ends. Of particular interest to this session
are papers that: (1) identify the empirical realities and outcomes of
migration by boat; (2) describe the relationship between migration by
boat and modern border enforcement in wealthier states; and (3)
explore how migration at sea is represented by authorities and the

Regional examples include (but are not exclusive to):
Australia/Indonesia, Canada, the European Union (e.g., Canary
Islands; Spain; Italy/Malta; Greece), Malaysia and the United States
of America.

Potential session participants should contact Keegan Williams
(keegan.a.williams@gmail.com) and Elaine Burroughs
(elaine.burroughs@nuim.ie) by 28 September 2015 to indicate their
interest in participating in the session. Please include a proposed
title and a 200-word abstract.

Call for Proposals for Special Issue of the peer-reviewed journal Cultural Studies ↔ Critical Methodologies

Call for Proposals for Special Issue of the peer-reviewed journal Cultural Studies ↔ Critical Methodologies


Theme: A Marriage on the Rocks? Transdisciplinary Travels of Ethnography

Co-editors: Magdalena Kazubowski-Houston (York University) and Virginie Magnat (University of British Columbia)

Submissions: Please email a 300-word proposal and a short bio to Magdalena Kazubowski-Houston (mkazubow@yorku.ca <mailto:mkazubow@yorku.ca>) and Virginie Magnat (virginie.magnat@ubc.ca <mailto:virginie.magnat@ubc.ca>) by Sept 15, 2015.

This Special Issue seeks to initiate a conversation at the intersections of anthropology, ethnography, cultural studies, critical research methodologies, performance studies, and cultural critique about the perils and potentials of ethnography’s transdisciplinary travels.

Traditionally, ethnography has been a central and defining research methodology in anthropology considered to be inherent to its unique disciplinary focus on lived experience and contextual analysis. However, recent decades have seen a so-called “ethnographic turn” in the humanities and social sciences, and ethnography has become a buzzword used interchangeably for interviewing, qualitative research, community-based performance, autobiographical research and performance ethnography, etc.

This, in turn, has incurred anthropology’s criticism of this transdisciplinary romance with ethnography. Having placed anthropology’s own imperialist and epistemological underpinnings under intense scrutiny over the last three decades, anthropologists have renewed their commitment to cultural critique and expressed concerns over the ethical implications of misappropriating ethnography as a universally applicable method devoid of anthropological historicity and the lessons that come with it.

This Special Issue will therefore make an important contribution to these debates by offering a dedicated and coherently linked examination of the theoretical, methodological and ethical implications of the transdisciplinary travels of ethnography for multidisciplinary scholarship.

For more information please see CFP posted on the Cultural Studies <=> Critical Methodologies website: http://csc.sagepub.com/

Magdalena Kazubowski-Houston
Associate Professor, Department of Theatre
Graduate Program in Theatre & Performance Studies
Graduate Program in Social Anthropology
York University
312 Centre for Film and Theatre (CFT)
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON M3J 1P3
T: 416-736-2100 x. 22257 <tel:416-736-2100%20x.%2022257>
E: mkazubow@yorku.ca <mailto:mkazubow@yorku.ca>


CFP: Journal of Indian Ocean World Studies

Editor-in-Chief: Gwyn Campbell
Managing Editors: Erin Bell, Caroline Seagle, and Awet Weldemichael
website: jiows.mcgill.ca

Deadline: October 1st, 2015

Editorial Board

Alexander Adelaar, University of Melbourne.
Edward Alpers, University of California, Los Angeles.
Maurice Bloch, London School of Economics and Political Science.
Peter Boomgaard, University of Amsterdam.
William Clarence-Smith, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS).
Ulrike Freitag, Zentrum Moderner Orient and Freie Universität, Berlin.
Masashi Haneda, University of Tokyo.
Pierre-Yves Manguin, École française d'Extrême-Orient.
Michael Pearson, University of New South Wales.
Burkhard Schnepel, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg.
Lakshmi Subramanian, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta.
Alessandro Stanziani, Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales.
Nigel Worden, University of Cape Town.
Robin Yates, McGill University.

The Journal of Indian Ocean Studies (JIOWS) is a peer-reviewed, open-access avenue for original articles in the social sciences and related disciplines that contribute to an understanding of the Indian Ocean World (IOW) and its constituent parts, from early times to the present day. We particularly welcome well-informed articles that broach issues of human-environment interaction, servile labour, gender roles and relations, and those which challenge conventional temporal (e.g. “early modern”) and “area studies” paradigms. Proposals for book reviews will also be considered.

Papers may be submitted in English or French. Only full and previously unpublished papers (not abstracts) will be considered. Potential articles should be original, and a maximum of 8,000 to 10,000 words, including footnotes. They should be in 12 pt Times Roman script, with double line-spacing throughout. Footnotes should be reserved for bibliographical references. A 200 word abstract, and the author’s name, institutional affiliation, and email address should accompany the article which should be sent to the editors as an email attachment (in doc format, not pdf) at jiows@mcgill.ca. Authors are advised to adhere to the JIOWS style guide available here: http://jiows.mcgill.ca/about/submissions#authorGuidelines
Contact Info:

Indian Ocean World Centre (IOWC)
McGill University| Peterson Hall | 3460 McTavish Street | R100
Montréal, Québec | H3A 0E6 | Canada
Telephone: +1 514 398-6204 | Fax: +1 514 398-8365
jiows@mcgill.ca | http://indianoceanworldcentre.com/
Contact Email:

CFP: Harriet's Legacies: Race, Historical Memory and Futures in the Niagara Region - October 2015

Call for Papers - Two Days of Canada 2015 - Harriet's Legacies: Race, Historical Memory and Futures in the Niagara Region
22-23 October 2015
Brock University
Abstracts due: 1 September 2015
Two Days of Canada 2015 - Harriet's Legacies: Race, Historical Memory and Futures in the Niagara Region

Dear Colleagues,

It is my pleasure to announce the details for an upcoming conference that I am co-organizing with Natalee Caple, Ronald Cummings, and Tamari Kitossa. This year's Two Days of Canada Conference, the 29th annual TDoC, will address: "Harriet's Legacies: Race, Historical Memory and Futures in the Niagara Region."

See below the Call for Papers:





Gregory Betts
Chancellor's Chair for Research Excellence

Director, Centre for Canadian Studies
Associate Professor, English Language and Literature

Brock University
500 Glenridge Avenue
St. Catharines ON Canada L2S 3A1

CFP: Forced Migration in/of Asia: Connections, Convergences, Comparisons (under InterAsian Connections V)

CFP Forced Migration in/of Asia: Connections, Convergences,
Comparisons (under InterAsian Connections V)

CFP InterAsian Connections V conference, Seoul, 27-30 April 2016

Workshop on Forced Migration in/of Asia: Connections, Convergences,

Workshop directors
Elaine Lynn-Ee Ho
Associate Professor, Geography, National University of Singapore

Cabeiri Robinson
Associate Professor, International Studies & Anthropology, University
of Washington

Forced migration in Asian countries and dispersing across Asia
(henceforth Asian forced migration) is drawing international
attention to the extent and nature of humanitarian assistance made
available to displaced persons. The conduct of the International
Refugee Regime (IRR), which evolved out of post-war European agendas,
may have limited reach over the different types of forced migration
happening in Asia. Critically examining Asian forced migration
reveals the sustained effects of colonial and imperial legacies and
how culturally specific notions of territory, sovereignty, legal
systems, and kinship, co-ethnic or other social ties influence the
treatment of refugees, internally displaced people and other types of
human displacement. The challenge is to write the Asian forced
migration experience into a wider global narrative without losing
sight of the specificity of particular regional situations.

Our workshop seeks to critically examine the InterAsian connections
forged through forced migration experiences, lending to revised
inflections upon the way we approach studies of forced migration
through hitherto accepted national or regional framings. Through our
workshop, we also examine convergences in how framings of territory,
sovereignty and legal systems in Asian societies impact the way
forced migration is managed or experienced by forced migrants
themselves. We further elicit comparisons of how Asian states have
responded to forced migration in relation to the categorization and
management norms that developed in Europe and internationally during
the post-war decades.

The workshop aims to develop a research agenda concerning how
studying Asian forced migration might contribute to wider debates in
the fields of refugee, migration and Asian studies. We encourage
papers that focus on one or both of the following themes:

i) Consider the multiplicity of Asian forced migration such as the
multiple ways in which forced migration is experienced and managed
and thus the possibility of multiple regimes governing forced
migration in an interAsian context. Exploring the presence of
multiple regimes requires investigating the history and contemporary
experiences of of refugees, displaced persons and forced migrants on
their own terms, rather than fitting them into conventional legal
definitions. It also provides the opportunity to critically engage
with the empirical diversity of political and social power that can
generate regimes of refugee recognition and managements, rather than
assuming the singularity of primacy of the IRR).

ii) Examine the interface of an array of social actors implicated in
Asian forced migration, ranging from the ground level to
institutionally organized interventions, locally and transnationally.
Such interfaces include, but are not limited to, the interactions of
community-based organisations or other local networks, national
governments from source or receiving countries of forced migration,
governments-in-exile, international organisations, and international
non-governmental organisations. Investigating the interface of such
interactions open up a dialogue on how knowledge structures and
practices pertaining to forced migration circulate in an InterAsian
context with global influences in mind.

By curating papers that explore the multiplicity of forced migration
and the interfaces of actors and institutions, our workshop aims to
reposition “Asia” as a central theoretical and empirical site for
studies of forced migration. It seeks to do this by examining how
local dynamics and social interactions that arise out of displacement
experiences shape InterAsian and international knowledge, and
ultimately how international practices and norms are re-appropriated
locally. The InterAsian analyses that we undertake through this
workshop bring into view how the imagery and functioning of “Asia”
has been sedimented through accrued layers and episodes of forced

Information on InterAsian Connections and the series of themed
workshops can be found here:

The deadline for applications is on 8 September 2015. Please note
that submissions are done online through the conference website, but
feel free to email me (elaine.ho@nus.edu.sg) if you have questions
related to the workshop above.

Journal Laboratorium Announces New Competition for Young Scholars

Journal Laboratorium Announces New Competition for Young Scholars

Laboratorium: Russian Review of Social Research invites submissions of research papers by young authors—students working towards doctoral degrees and those who received PhDs no earlier than five years ago—doing research in social sciences: sociology, anthropology, ethnography, social history, and related disciplines. The contest is open to original papers in either Russian or English, not previously published or currently under consideration at any other journal, which are based on empirical qualitative studies. Only submissions that comply with the standards of a research article will be considered.

The objective of the competition is to attract young talented scholars, help publicize results of recent research projects, contribute to new ways to analyze social processes, and find innovative uses of qualitative research methods.

The selection committee, consisting of members of the journal’s Editorial and Advisory boards, will evaluate papers based on the following criteria:

• Originality of empirical data;
• Theoretical, methodological and empirical validity of the analysis;
• The quality and depth of the analysis;
• The study’s contribution to existing discussions of the topic;
• Heuristic conclusions of the study;
• The structure, logic and style of the paper.

Submissions should be approximately 10,000 words, not counting footnotes and references.

Best articles will be published in the forthcoming issues of the journal, after having gone through the process of the double-blind peer review.

In addition, the winners will receive cash prizes.

Please send submissions with “young scholars contest” in the subject line to the journal’s managing editor, Anna Isakova at: aisakova@soclabo.org.

Deadline for submissions is November 1, 2015.


Laboratorium is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal produced by an international group of scholars. It offers researchers from Russia and other countries a platform to publish and discuss results of their empirical studies.
Laboratorium publishes articles in Russian and English: in addition every article is accompanied by an extended summary in the journal’s other language.
The journal is published three times a year in print and electronic versions in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Full content of the issues is available on the journal’s website: www.soclabo.org.
Contact Info:

Anna Isakova
managing editor of Laboratorium
Contact Email:

CFP: Peace and Friendship Treaty Days, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, October 28-30

CFP: Peace and Friendship Treaty Days, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, October 28-30

OCTOBER 29 – 30, 2015
The first treaty of peace and friendship between the British Crown and First Nations in the Maritimes was signed on December 15, 1725, nearly 300 years ago. The "peace and friendship" treaties were intended to reconcile First Nations' nationhood and sovereignty with the occupation of First Nations' territories by settlers of European heritage and the Crown's assertion of sovereignty, to recognize the right of First Nations and the British Crown to govern their own internal affairs of their communities, and to build a political relationship between First Nations and the British Crown. The decades since the "peace and friendship" treaties were signed have failed to fulfil the promise of those treaties but the early 21st century is seeing a renewed commitment to reconciliation and respect for the treaty relationship between the Crown and Indigenous peoples in Canada.
As part of the first Peace and Friendship Treaty Days at the University of New Brunswick, the Mi'kmaq-Wolostoqey Centre is hosting a symposium, "Towards Reconciliation: Fulfilling the Promise of the Peace and Friendship Treaties" on October 29 and 30, 2015 at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, New Brunswick. We are seeking the submission of abstracts of papers and proposals for panels to address topics related to the "peace and friendship" treaties between the British Crown and First Nations in the Maritimes, Crown-Indigenous relations in the Maritimes, and Aboriginal and treaty rights and title. Topics can be historical or contemporary and theoretical, comparative, empirical, or policy-focused. We also intend to publish a selection of papers based on the presentations, as a follow-up to the symposium.
Abstracts should be approximately 250 words and should be sent to treatydays@unb.ca by August 14, 2015. We look forward to your submissions.

CFP: Urbanities - Journal of Urban Anthropology and Ethnography

URBANITIES - Journal of Urban Anthropology and Ethnography


Urbanities is an on-line peer-reviewed academic journal launched in 2011. It is published twice a year, in May and in November.

The Journal’s scope is to share original ideas, explore new research trends, stimulate debate, promote critical scholarship and highlight the contribution of urban research to the social sciences and to the broader society.

Urbanities welcomes ethnographically-based submissions from established and younger anthropologists. Committed to promoting cross-disciplinary debate, Urbanities welcomes contributions from cognate disciplines in the Humanities and Social Sciences, including Sociology, Geography, History, Political Sciences, Economics.

Urbanities publishes full-length articles, review articles, comments, book reviews and carries sections on research and recently completed doctorates.

As a service to the community of scholars, Urbanities also welcomes brief announcement and reports of conferences, academic seminars and course offerings, new books from publishers.

Contributions should be sent to the Journal's Editors, Italo Pardo and Jerry Krase,at the editorial email address: urbanitiesthejournal@gmail.com



CFP: Canadian Society for the Study of Names

The Canadian Society for the Study of Names is calling for paper submissions to be presented on May 28-29, 2016 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The CSSN’s 50th annual meeting will be part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, where more than 70 scholarly associations will meet at the University of Calgary. The official theme of the 2016 congress is “Energizing Communities”, however papers on any research related to names and naming are welcome. This includes:
• Personal names
• Place names
• Brand names
• Product names
• Fictional names
• name choices
• name changes
• nick-names
• online aliases
• multiple names for one entity
• names as indexes of social, cultural or racial categories
• naming practices
• name-related policies, regulations and laws
• name-related humour or speech play
• name-related topics in pop culture or media
• historic trends in naming
• technologies for organizing and finding names

Please send a title and abstract (150-250 words) by 15 January 2016 to:
Karen Pennesi, Vice President, Canadian Society for the Study of Names

CFP: Farmers, knowledge and decision-making, XIV World Congress of Rural Sociology 2016, Toronto

CFP Farmers, knowledge and decision-making, XIV World
Congress of Rural Sociology 2016 in Toronto

Call for papers : "Farmers’ knowledges and decision-making in rural
transitions: what role for social science?"

At the International Rural Sociology Associations' XIV World Congress
of Rural Sociology at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada, August
10-14 2016.

Convened by Dr. Anna Krzywoszynska (Geography, Durham University,
soon University of Sheffield), and Dr. Ruth Little (Geography,
University of Sheffield).

Deadline 15th November 2015.

Farms are emerging as key sites of concern in the context of a number
of uncertainties relating to food, biosecurity, and environmental
change. Farmers find themselves at the heart of debates around
increased productivity, improved water quality, biodiversity
preservation, soil conservation, increased animal welfare, and
others. They are seen to play a central role in responding to
pressures relating to these complex challenges, and are expected to
make appropriate decisions in the care of multiple human and
non-human ‘others’. A transition to farms as sites of 'sustainable
intensification', linking productivity and environmental stewardship,
is seen to require a diversification of farming activities, the
mobilisation of new and diverse knowledges, and widespread change to
farming practice.

Previous research on farmers’ decision-making has tended to focus on
risk perception and communication, and on the role of key influencers
such as advisors and consultants. Arguably this field has been
dominated by social psychology and economics, conceptualising farmer
behaviour predominantly through the lens of individual attitudes and
activities. However, insights from sociology, geography and science
and technology studies are starting to trouble this picture. Notions
of communities of practice, knowledge networks and epistemic
communities are starting to be applied more widely, as well as new
methodologies which go beyond knowledge exchange and technology
transfer and recognise the value of farmers as practical
experimenters and active participants in the creation of knowledge.

This session aims to explore a diversity of approaches to studying
and conceptualising farmers’ knowledges and decision-making. We
invite papers that discuss different theoretical and methodological
approaches for understanding how farmers make decisions from single
or inter-disciplinary perspectives; present new models of
understanding and enhancing farmers’ interaction with new
technologies and land, crop and herd management techniques, or
explore mechanisms of knowledge exchange and co-production such as
participatory innovation, citizen science, knowledge extension, and
participatory action research.

Some questions the papers may want to engage with include, but are
not limited to:
- What is the role of scientific knowledge, policy or external
advice, economic networks, and/or communities of practice in farmers'
decision-making? What are other significant factors which we need to
- What is the relationship between farmers' participation in
different food chains (e.g. 'alternative' vs 'conventional' vs
'subsistence') and farmer's decision-making?
- What are the limitations to the notion of farmer's individual
responsibility? Can we see farmers' decision-making from a network
perspective, and is that useful?
- What are the significant affective attachments and values amongst
farmers, and what role do they play in farmers' make decisions?
- How do governance and market mechanisms support or disrupt farmers'
work/management practices?
- What role can knowledge co-production between academia and farmers'
play in improving farmers' decisions for the benefit of all?

Please submit paper abstracts (300 words) by 15th November 2015. The
abstracts should be submitted directly through the Congress website
by clicking the link below
Please select
IRSA_11-Farmers’ knowledges and decision-making in rural transitions:
what role for social science?
in the abstract submission form.

We are happy to respond to queries and offer guidance on potential
papers, so please do not hesitate to contact us on
thisisannak@gmail.com or ruth.little@sheffield.ac.uk

Anna Krzywoszynska
Durham University

CFP: European Bisexual Research Conference in Amsterdam, July 2016

CFP for European Bisexual Research Conference in Amsterdam, July 2016

Bisexuality and (Inter)National Research Frontiers

First European Bisexual Research Conference (EuroBiReCon) EuroBiReCon
is a conference for anyone with an interest in contributing to, or
finding out about, current work on bisexuality. The conference aims
to bring together academics, professionals, activists, and bisexual
communities. It builds on BiReCons held in the UK every two years
organised by BiUK (www.biuk.org) – see the BiUK website for
information about past BiReCons. This year it will take place on
Thursday 28 July 2016 at the University of Amsterdam, which will be
followed by a three day community organised event (EuroBiCon).

We proudly announce that Prof. Surya Monro (University of
Huddersfield) will be the keynote speaker at the EuroBiReCon. She has
written multiple books on sexual diversity including Gender politics:
Activism, citizenship and sexual diversity (2005) and Sexuality,
Equality and Diversity (2012 with Diana Richardson). Her book
Bisexuality: Identities, Politics, and Theories is due to be
published in 2015.
We welcome papers from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines
including social sciences, health sciences, arts and humanities,
therapeutic practitioners, activists and others. We encourage
contributions from postgraduate students, early career academics and
more senior academics from Europe and beyond.

We invite papers and workshop sessions that include but are not
limited to the following:
* Bisexuality, wellbeing and health (including mental health and
sexual health).
* The implications of bisexual identities and labels.
* Bisexuality, space and communities.
* Bisexual people’s access to, and experiences of,health and other services.
* Inclusion and erasure of bisexual people in politics and activism.
* Representations of bisexuality in media, culture, and literature.
* Intersections with other aspects of experience such as physical
disability, age, race/ethnicity, nationality, gender (both trans- and
cis-gender), sexual practices, religion, education and social class.
* Bisexuality and relationship styles (e.g. monogamies, polyamory,
swinging, open couples and non-monogamies).
* The role of technologies in bisexuality and forming bisexual spaces
and communities
* Methods for researching bisexuality
* Public engagement in bisexuality research.

During the day there will be opportunities to:
* Find out about issues affecting bisexual people
* Hear from experts about cutting-edge research on bisexuality
* Discuss ways in which organisations can better work with, and for,
bisexual people, drawing on good practice
* Take part in workshops on specific issues

If you would like to present at EuroBiReCon, please provide a 250
word abstract and a brief biography (max. 100 words), by 26th
February 2016 to Emiel Maliepaard (e.maliepaard1@gmail.com) and Dr
Caroline Walters (carolinejwalters@gmail.com).

If you are interested in facilitating a workshop, roundtable, or
panel discussion at BiReCon, which can include data gathering for
current projects or research, then please email Emiel Maliepaard
(e.maliepaard1@gmail.com) and Dr Caroline Walters
(carolinejwalters@gmail.com) with a brief description of your
proposed session by 22 January 2016.

Language: For logistical reasons, the conference’s common language
will be English, and abstracts must be submitted in English. If you
wish, you can send us your abstract in another language, provided
that you also submit it in English. It is highly recommended that
presentations during the conference are in English. However, we are
exploring possibilities to use translators to provide space to people
who would like to present in their mother tongue.

Funding: EuroBiCon and EuroBiReCon are community organisations so
unfortunately there are no funds for presenters or travel expenses.
However, EuroBiReCon will provide an excellent opportunity to network
with others working in the field, to share good practice, and there
will be spaces available to conduct research which fits within the
ethos of the event.

(Asosiasi Antropologi Indonesia) AAI meeting at the Creating ASEAN Futures 2015, September

Inaugural conference of the International Indonesian Forum for Asian Studies (IIFAS) Creating ASEAN Futures 2015: Towards connected cross-border communities
29 & 30 September 2015
Andalas University Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia
For more info: http://www.iifas.info/

Call for paper abstracts and proposals for poster presentations. The interdisciplinary conference will give importance to the opportunities within the boundaries of the ASEAN socioeconomic community and beyond.
*The AAI is holding a meeting on the second day of the conference.*

1st round of submissions before 15 July 2015 and registration before 1 August 2015
2nd round of submissions before 15 August 2015 and registration before 31 Augustus 2015

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Dr. Gregory Acciaioli, A/Professor of Anthropology and Sociology at the University of Western Australia
Dr. Iwabuchi, Professor of Marine Culturology at the Tokyo University of Marine Science & Technology
Dr. Amri Marzali, Adjunct Professor at University Malaya and University of Indonesia

Conference Panel Themes:
The themes are centered around the regional and international impact of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). They include: political arrangements, gender issues, socio-cultural change and Asian diaspora, public administrative development, cross-border economic opportunities, integrated educational development, expanded International Asian Studies, ASEAN historical studies, as well as intercultural religious affairs. In addition, it will raise aspects of cross-border communication development, innovative pan-ASEAN infrastructure, environmental awareness and advanced national law in an ASEAN perspective.

Optional post-conference networking 1 to 4 day tours are scheduled to the hill town of Bukittinggi for the opportunity to capture the rare Rafflesia flower and traditional Minangkabau architecture or to the Mentawai Islands.

Concurrent with the conference are the summit meetings of the Alumni Finders University Australia members residing in the ASEAN countries, the Association of Anthropology of Indonesia, the Association for the Advancement of Social Sciences in Indonesia (HIPIIS) and DAAD-alumni Forum.

CARFMS (Canadian Association for Refugee and Forced Migration Studies) 2016 Conference - May 2016, Winnipeg

May 2016, Winnipeg

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CFP: Association for Asian Studies - Seattle 2016 “Cartographic anxieties”

CFP - 'Cartographic Anxieties,' Association for Asian Studies (AAS) Annual Conference, Seattle, 2016

"Cartographic Anxieties"

Proposed Panel for the

Annual Conference of the Association for Asian Studies

Seattle, WA: March 31-April 3, 2016

As geographer J.B. Harley once wrote (2001:37) “[a]s images of the
world, maps are never neutral or value-free or ever completely
scientific.” This is perhaps most clearly evident at the border
between China and India. In the Kashmir region, delimitation is so
sensitive that Indian maps frequently bear the words “the external
boundaries of India as depicted are neither accurate nor authentic.”
As war rages on between the two countries, perhaps nowhere else is
“cartographic anxiety” so acutely felt.

First used by geographer Derek Gregory (1994) and political scientist
Sankaran Krishna (1994) in two unrelated publications and to
different intents, the evocative term “cartographic anxiety” has a
complex lineage and ambiguous positioning. For Gregory, it relates to
the theoretical disorientation caused by the politics of geopolitical
representation, while for Krishna it is tied to the ubiquity of
cartographic metaphors that betrays the violence that accompanies the
enterprise of nation-building.

Eagerly adopted by numerous scholars in a wide range of ethnographic
contexts, the term “cartographic anxiety” tends to be used loosely,
primarily as an evocative handle denoting the affective force created
by the gap between cartographic representations and realities on the
ground. While it is metaphorically loaded, it tends to remain
under-theorized and frequently refers to very different situations.
Anxiety can be experienced by a state when it is subject to the
“cartographic aggression” (De Blij 2012) of another. It can also be
found in the gap between state representations and the imaginaries
held by the citizens of that state, or between a dominant majority
and an ethnic, religious, or political minority (Cons 2013). Finally,
it can also have different temporal resonances insofar as the gap can
index the nostalgic mourning of past territorial grandeur (Callahan
2010, Cartier 2013), evoke a programmatic future (Fortna 2002) or
offer poetic and corporealized visions of the nation-state (Ramaswamy

The intention of this panel is to bring into dialogue the multiple
reverberations of the concept and to question its enduring usability.
Some of the theoretical and ethnographic questions addressed by the
papers might include:

- Is there a genealogy of cartographic anxieties? And how do
different stages or manifestations of such anxiety reveal about the
nation-building project?
- To what extent do the new mapping capabilities offered by freely
available software—and the consequent proliferation of non-official
maps—impact on cartographic anxieties?
- Cartographic anxieties often seem to be embedded in a political
imagination that is primarily somatic. Why does the concept of the
geobody (Winichakul 1994) feature so prominently in this discourse?
- Cartographic anxieties often concern tiny specks of land or remote
corners of the nation-state. How do the inhabitants of these sites
relate to these anxieties?

I am particularly interested in presentations focusing on China and
its neighbors, with the view to publishing in a journal’s special
issue. Please email your abstract (250 words maximum) by July 20 to


Franck Billé
Research Associate
Department of Social Anthropology
& Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit
University of Cambridge, UK


Callahan, William A. 2010. China: The Pessoptimist Nation. Oxford:
Oxford University Press

Cartier, Carolyn. 2013. "What’s Territorial about China? From
Geopolitical Narratives to the ‘Administrative Area
Economy,’"Eurasian Geography and Economics 54:1, pp.57-77

Cons, Jason. 2013. “Narrating Boundaries: Framing and Contesting
Suffering, Community, and Belonging Along the India-Bangladesh
Border.” Part of a Special Issue on “Geographies at the Margins:
Interrogating Borders in South Asia.” Political Geography 35, pp.

de Blij, Harm. 2012. Why Geography Matters, More Than Ever. Oxford:
Oxford University Press

Fortna, Benjamin C. 2002. Imperial Classroom: Islam, the State, and
Education in the Late Ottoman Empire. Oxford: Oxford University Press

Harley, J. B. 2001. The New Nature of Maps: Essays in the History of
Cartography. Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press

Ramaswamy, Sumathi. 2010. The Goddess and the Nation: Mapping Mother
India. Durham, NC: Duke University Press

Winichakul, Thongchai. 1994. Siam Mapped: A History of the Geo-Body
of a Nation. Honolulu, HI: University of Hawai’i Press

CFP - Conference on Chinese and African Sustainable Urbanization: A Global Perspective - October 2015, Ottawa

Call For Abstracts Extended for 2015 International Conference on Chinese and African Sustainable Urbanization: A Global Perspective

The University of Ottawa and UN-Habitat are inviting submissions to present papers and posters, and to organize workshops, forums or panels at the 2015 International Conference on Chinese and African Sustainable Urbanization (ICCASU): A Canadian and International Perspective, taking place in Ottawa, Canada, October 24-25, 2015.

The organization committee of ICCASU 2015 has announced that they will be extending the dates for abstract submissions and early bird registrations to July 31st, 2015.

For all of those submitting, please ensure that you also register before July 31st to enjoy a discount for early registration.

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Call for Papers: Canadian Identity/Identities and Global Change - French Association for Canadian Studies - Grenoble, June 2016

Call for Papers: Canadian Identity/Identities and Global Change

The annual conference of the French Association for Canadian Studies (AFEC) will take place on June 8, 9, 10 and 11 in Grenoble. This event will be the opportunity to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the AFEC and assess the progress of Canadian studies since 1976, all the while analysing the evolution of Canadian society over the past 40 years.

Indeed, Canada has been playing an active role in the acceleration and increase in exchanges caused by globalization, a process that will be analysed by a study group including doctoral students specializing in Canadian studies on 5 and 6 November 2015 (http://canadatogether.hypotheses.org/1478). However, the country also has to face the consequences of events that concern the whole planet, otherwise known as “Global Change”.

If this notion of global change is widely accepted today in the field of environmental science and technology, other fields of expertise have just begun to analyze its effects, and this approach has opened up new perspectives on how to articulate events at different scales.

A conference devoted to this notion of global change could serve to link these fields and raise important questions on how Canada defines or redefines its position in a context of global change, and more particularly in the light of former representations of the country’s identity/identities.

Global change can refer to climate change, global economic recession, new energy debates, terrorism, the immediacy of information, and to their consequences, ranging from recent political standpoints and migration waves to the latest language and identity practices – including the fields of literature, photography and cinema.

Here are three guidelines for proposals:

Climate change and the environment:
Will Canada be able to go on asserting its position in the world in a global context of climate change and become a country that will have to face a « third industrial revolution » (Rifkin)?
To what extent is the image of the country as a protector of the environment changing, given the country’s decision to exploit oil sands and shale gas (Deneault)?
What is the impact of climate change on the Arctic region and how does the country deal with such issues in the area (First Nations, natural resources, national security) (Nutall, Griffiths)?
To what extent have contemporary environmental concerns changed how writers, photographers and filmmakers represent the environment, nature, other species and the climate?
Migration, borders and exchange :
How can we assess the impact of global recession on Canada, on trade within the country and with its main partners, namely with the United States?
How has the country redefined its foreign policy to respond to the threats of global terrorism? How can Canada maintain its role as a peacekeeper when the country is involved in wars alongside its American ally?
What is the impact of global change (with its increasing waves of migration, internationalized conflicts and very first climate refugees) on Canada’s immigration policy, a policy that was formerly perceived as generous?
Can a writer still be socially and politically committed in a world where authority is more difficult to identify and where porous borders are constantly shifting? Do such global changes encourage writers to reassess generic categories? To what extent has the altered image of the country affected contemporary Canadian (and world?) literature?
Society, culture and identity; from one Trudeau to the next:
What is the impact of global change on the latest identity issues in the country and to what extent have they challenged the pillars of Canadian identity (multiculturalism and bilingualism) that Pierre Elliott Trudeau defended so fiercely?
In this context, what has changed regarding language and multilingual practices (Duchêne & Heller)? How can we analyze these changes in the light of the language policies of the “Trudeau years”?
To what extent has global change exacerbated the social divides (Piketty) within the “just society” that Pierre Elliott Trudeau was hoping for? Has it changed Canadian society, politics and economy as well as the country’s future as seen by both Pierre Elliott and Justin Trudeau?
How do artists represent the impact of globalization (issues related to regional and post-national identity, glocalization, etc.) and to what extent are they changing the country’s cultural landscape? How do they recreate their own identity (the positioning of identity (Hall), the statelessness of identity, post-national identity)?

Abstracts can be submitted individually or as a panel (group of 4 proposals around the same topic), in French or in English.

Because we need to submit a pre-programme of this conference to apply for funding, please tell us whether you intend to submit an abstract and give us the intended title (which you will be able to change later) before August 24.

Deadline to submit abstracts (400 words) and short bio : October 30, 2015.
Notification of acceptance : November 30.

CONTACT : afec2016@gmail.com

Website : http://afec2016.sciencesconf.org

Selected papers from this conference will be published in an issue of the journal Études Canadiennes/Canadian Studies.


AXWORTHY, Thomas S. et Pierre Elliott Trudeau. Towards a Just Society. The Trudeau Years. Markham, Ont. : Penguin, 1990.
BARLOW, Maude. Too close for comfort : Canada’s Future Within Fortress North America. Toronto : McClelland and Stewart, 2005.
BOILY, Frédéric. De Pierre à Justin Trudeau : portrait de famille de l’idéologie du Parti libéral du Canada (1968-2003). Laval, Qc : Presses de l’Université Laval, 2014.
CLARKSON, Stephen et Christina McCall. Trudeau. L’homme. L’utopie. L’histoire. Montréal : Boréal, 1991.
CLARKSON, Stephen et Christina McCall. Trudeau. L’illusion héroïque. Montréal : Boréal, 1995.
DENEAULT, Alain. Paradis sous terre. Comment le Canada est devenu une plaque tournante pour l’industrie minière mondiale. Paris : Écosociété, 2012.
DIAMOND, Jared. Collapse. How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed. New-York : Viking, 2005.
DUCHÊNE, A. & HELLER, M. (eds). Language in Late Capitalism : Pride and Profit. New-York : Routledge, 2012.
FEENBERG, Andrew. Pour une théorie critique de la technique. Flammarion Québec – Lux Editeur, 2014.
Florby, Gunilla Mark Shackleton & Katri Suhonen, eds. Canada: Images of a Post/National Society. Brussels: Peter Lang, 2009.
GRIFFITHS, Franklyn, Rob Herbert et Whitney Lackenbauer. Canada and the Changing Arctic. Sovereignty, Security and Stewardship. Waterloo : Wilfried Laurier University Press, 2011.
HAGLUND, David. Ethnic Diasporas and the Canada-United States Security Community. Lanham, Maryland : Rowman and Littlefield, 2015.
HALL, Stuart. Identités et cultures. Politiques des Cultural Studies, édition établie par Maxime Cervulle, trad. de Christophe Jaquet, Paris, Éditions Amsterdam, 2007.
HARVEY, David. The New Imperialism. New-York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
JOHNSON, William. Stephen Harper and the Future of Canada. Toronto : Douglas Gibson, 2006.
KAMBOURELI, Smaro & Robert Zacharias, eds. Shifting the Ground of Canadian Literary Studies. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2012.
KRöLLER, Eva-Marie, ed. The Cambridge Companion to Canadian Literature. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004.
NEW, William H. A History of Canadian Literature. 2nd edition. Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2003.
NIKIFORUK, Andrew. Les sables bitumineux : La honte du Canada. Paris : Écosociété, 2011.
NUTALL, Mark. Gaz, pétrole de l’Arctique et peuples autochtones. Paris : L’Harmattan, 2008.
PIKETTY, Thomas. Le capital au XXIè siècle. Paris : Seuil, 2013.
RIFKIN, Jeremy. La troisième révolution industrielle. Comment le pouvoir latéral va transformer l’énergie, l’économie et le monde. Paris : Les liens qui libèrent, 2012. (traduit de l’anglais, publié en 2011).
WELLS, Paul. Right Side Up : The Fall of Paul Martin and the Rise of Stephen Harper’s New Conservatism. Toronto : Douglas Gibson, 2006.

Contact Info:

Grenoble's Centre for Canadian Studies / ILCEA4 / LIDILEM
Contact Email:

CFP: Names and Naming Conference, 2016

Call for Papers: Names, Naming, and Geography, American Names Society and the Linguistic Society of America

The American Name Society (ANS), the oldest scholarly society for the
study of names and naming (onomastics), is pleased to announce that
the call for papers for the 2016 annual conference in Washington,
D.C., has been extended to July 31st, 2015. This conference is being
held in conjunction with the Linguistic Society of America. Abstracts
in any area of research dealing with names, naming, and geography are
especially welcome. To submit an abstract, simply complete the 2016
Author Information Sheet (AIS) found here:

Please email this completed form to Dr. I. M. Nick (mavi.yaz@web.de).
For organizational purposes, please be sure to include the Phrase
"ANS 2016" in the subject line of your email. All proposals will be
subjected to blind Review. Official notification of proposal
acceptances will be sent on or before September 30, 2015. Please
feel free to contact Dr. I. M: Nick should you have any questions
about the call for papers or the ANS in general.

We look forward to receiving your abstracts!

Call for Papers - The Social Question and Citizenship International Conference

The Centre d'histoire des régulations sociales (CHRS) is seeking
contributions from various disciplines (history, sociology, criminology,
law, political science, etc.) for the international conference The Social
Question and Citizenship to be held from August 31st to September 2nd, 2016
in Montreal (the dates and precise location are to be confirmed).

The presentations should be about 20 minutes long, in French or in English.
There will be no simultaneous translation. Those wishing to present a paper
are requested to submit a 250-word abstract, including a title, together
with a short curriculum vitae, to the following address:
petitclerc.martin@uqam.ca. The deadline for submission is September 15th,

Martin Petitclerc
Université du Québec à Montréal
Department of History, A-6325
1255, Saint-Denis
Email: petitclerc.martin@uqam.ca
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Hungarian Studies Conference - October 2015, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto

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CfP Individuality, incivility, immorality - Melbourne, Australia - Dec 2015

CfP Individuality, incivility, immorality

Australian Anthropological Society conference

University of Melbourne, Australia

1-4 December 2015

Please find below the call for conference papers on ‘Individuality,incivility, immorality’ Themed panel organized for the Australian AnthropologicalSociety (AAS) conference at the University of Melbourne, Australia on 1-4 December2015.

The conference theme is ‘Moral Horizons’ Organizers: Catherine Earl (Federation University Australia)and Robbie Peters (University of Sydney)

In 2011, footage of a busy market lane in the industrialcity of Foshan in Guangdong Province captured 18 unperturbed people passing bythe body of a fatally injured toddler who had been run over twice by a van. Theincident provoked observers to question whether the nation had become one ofself-absorbed individuals unconcerned for one another. Other child deathsreceived far less attention. In 2014, neighbours in Surabaya, Indonesia did notintervene as a 6-month-old girl starved to death, claiming her parent's lack ofcommunity participation made him unworthy of assistance. Outrageous to some,unnoticed by others, these examples highlight a tension in contemporary urbanAsia between the power and agency of individuals and communities to harm and/orprotect. Choosing to disregard or exclude may involve planned and deliberateactions, such as installing padlocked gates to prevent outsiders presumedthieves entering laneways of previously open neighbourhoods; policing urbanworker dormitory curfews to conform to a growing sexual conservatism; orguarding exclusive malls and housing estates to distance strangers fromcomfortable middle classes. These everyday practices of harm and protectionestablish moral zones delimited by real physical boundaries that limit freecirculation of individuals. Yet the urban Southeast Asian street too has becomemore exclusionary, offering people little claim to it other than as disengagedflaneur-like consumers caught in private worlds. This panel calls foranalytical papers based on empirical case studies that extend our thinkingabout the interplay between individuality, community, belonging, incivility andimmorality in urban Asia. Abstracts should be submitted no later than 22June 2015 via the online form:

http://www.nomadit.co.uk/aas/aas2015/panels.php5?PanelID=3675 More information on the AAS conference: http://www.nomadit.co.uk/aas/aas2015/index.shtml

Etudes/Inuit/Studies, vol. 40(1), 2016: Appel d'articles/Call for papers



RéDACTEURS INVITéS / GUEST EDITORS: Christopher Fletcher (Université
Laval), Mylène Riva (Université Laval)

THèME: La santé des Inuit

À la suite d’un ensemble de communications très animées lors de la
19ème conférence d’Études Inuit à Québec en 2014, nous faisons
un appel d’articles pour un numéro thématique de la
revue Études/Inuit/Studies qui se penchera sur le rapport entre
la culture et la santé. En conformité avec le mandat de la revue,
nous encouragerons des articles qui considèrent la santé dans un
contexte culturel inuit et qui découlent de la recherche entreprise dans
les cadres collaboratifs, participatifs et engagés. Les soumissions
sur tous les sujets pertinents seront considérées, y compris les
discussions des conditions spécifiques de la santé, les modèles
culturels de la santé et de la maladie, les processus de recherche,
l’organisation des services de santé, les perspectives communautaires,
les dynamiques de pouvoir, l’agencéité historique, et les modèles de
collaboration de recherche en santé. Nous encourageons particulièrement
les étudiants des cycles supérieurs et les équipes de recherche qui ont
été soutenus par les Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada via les
centres ERRSA (par exemple: le Centre Nasivvik pour la santé des Inuit et
les changements environnementaux, le Réseau national de recherche
en santé mentale chez les Autochtones) à soumettre des articles.

THEME: Inuit health

Following in the path of a very engaging set of papers presented during
the 19th Inuit Studies conference in Quebec City in 2014, we invite papers
for a thematic issue of Études/Inuit/Studies
highlighting the relationship between culture and health. In line with
the journal mandate, we are seeking papers reporting on research that
considers health within an Inuit cultural context and which is undertaken
in collaborative, participatory, and engaged frameworks. Papers on all
relevant topics including, but not limited to, discussions of specific
health conditions, cultural models of health and illness,
research process, service delivery, community perspectives,
power dynamics, historical agency, and collaborative models of health
research will be considered. We especially encourage graduate students
and research teams who have received funding from the Canadian Institutes
for Health Research funded NEAHR centres (e.g., Nasivvik Centre for Inuit
Health and Changing Environments, National Network on Aboriginal Mental
Health Research) to submit.


Appel d’articles / Call for Papers: 1er juin 2015 / June 1st, 2015
Titre préliminaire et résumé (250 mots max.) / Preliminary titles and
abstract (250 words max.): 1er septembre 2015 / September 1st, 2015
Date limite pour les manuscrits / Deadline for papers: 15 décembre 2015 /
December 15, 2015
Publication: été 2016 / Summer 2016


Veuillez envoyer une version en Word (.doc) à la rédactrice Murielle
Nagy <murielle.nagy@fss.ulaval.ca>. Le texte doit être en Times Roman 12.
Les manuscrits doivent être d’un maximum de 8 000 mots
(incluant résumé, notes de bas de pages, titres des tableaux et des
figures, tableaux et références). Les références doivent suivre le
format de la revue (voir section «Règles de publication» sur notre
site web
). Les
figures et tableaux doivent être numérotés et identifiés avec des
titres. Les manuscrits doivent inclure un résumé de 250 mots maximum.
Nous publions aussi des notes de recherches qui sont plus courtes que des
articles. Si votre texte est accepté après le processus d’évaluation,
nous vous demanderons d’inclure une traduction anglaise de votre titre
et de votre résumé dans votre version révisée.

Tous les manuscrits seront envoyés à deux évaluateurs. Veuillez ne
pas inclure votre nom sur votre manuscrit car le processus d’évaluation
est anonyme pour les auteurs et les évaluateurs.


Please email a version in Word (.doc) to the editor Murielle Nagy at
<murielle.nagy@fss.ulaval.ca>. The text shall be in Times Roman 12. Papers
should not be longer than 8,000 words (including the abstract, footnotes,
tables and figures’ captions, tables, and references). The references
should follow the format of the journal (see section “Publication
rules” in our web
site https://www.etudes-inuit-studies.ulaval.ca/en/node/24). Figures and
tables should be numbered and identified with titles. Each paper should
include an abstract of 250 words maximum. We also publish research notes
which are shorter than articles. If your paper is accepted after
the review process, we will ask you to include a French translation of
your title and your abstract in your revised version.

All manuscripts will be sent to two reviewers. Please do not include your
name on the email version of your manuscript because the review process is
anonymous for both the reviewers and the authors.

CFP: Feminism, Gender, Media, Sexuality, Young Women - Girl Studies

CFP: Feminism, Gender, Media, Sexuality, Young Women
International Girl Studies Inaugural Conference, 2016

International Girl Studies Association are seeking submissions for our inaugural conference in 2016. The inaugural conference seeks to bring together researchers and students working on girls and girlhood in any part of the world and in any discipline or interdisciplinary field.

Girl Studies has become one of the most dynamic academic fields, encompassing a vast array of disciplines and interdisciplinary approaches. This conference aims to bring together scholars Sent from my iPhone
Professor Catherine Driscoll (University of Sydney, AUS)
Professor Christine Griffin (University of Bath, UK)
Professor Mary Celeste Kearney (University of Notre Dame, USA)
Professor Rozena Maart (University of KwaZulu-Natal, SA)

Topics may include (but are not limited to)
• Histories of girlhood
• Global girlhood(s)
• Intersectional girlhood
• Queer girls
• Representation of girlhood
• Intergenerational girlhoods
• Girlhood and consumption
• Mediated girlhoods
• Methodological approaches to girls’ studies
• Girls and feminism
• Girls and sport
• Girls and politics
• Girls and education
• Young femininities
• Body image
• Subcultures and girlhood
• Girls and digital media
• Girls and activism
• Girls and literature
• Girls and popular culture
• Girlhood during austerity
• Girls and sexuality
• Girls and health
• Neoliberal girlhoods
• Ethnographies of girlhood

Abstracts of 250 words, proposals for pre-constituted panels (250 words per panellist) and proposals for creative and alternative presentations (250 words) should be sent to igsa.2016@uea.ac.uk by 1st September 2015. All submissions should be accompanied by brief bio.

Any questions or queries can be sent to igsa.2016@uea.ac.uk.

CFP on Migration, development, citizenship, Gothenburg, Nov 2015

CFP - Migration, development, citizenship,
Gothenburg, Sweden
5-6 Nov 2015

Please find below the call for paper proposals on 'Migration, development and citizenship'

Working Group 14 at the 3rd Nordic Conference on Development Research organized in Gothenburg in 5-6 November 2015. The theme of the conference is 'A Changing Global Development Agenda?'

Organisers: Paola Minoia (University of Helsinki) and Marco Armiero (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm)

This paper session is aimed to host a critical perspective around the liberal models that have shaped the developmental debate and more particularly on those shaping the discussion around migration. This theme has been so far overlooked by dominant state-based policies interested in fixities, space bordering and control but is currently being focused within the global post-2015 debate. Various questions can be raised about migratory movements and their wider effects in different aspects of human development, which need alternative perspectives in policy making. Human and political ecological perspectives are particularly relevant in this debate. The session invites papers dealing with various issues related to human displacements including forced migrations, e.g.: human rights, humanitarian assistance, international protection policies and practices; mobility, access and right to the city for internal and international migrants; racialised discourses; space control and securitization; environmental justifications including scarcity risk-based approaches; economic exploitation; resistance; international diaspora networks and their role in the migration process; push and pull factors shaping migratory and asylum flows; gender and age-group perspectives; EU policy for development in relation to migration, protection and integration policies, etc.

More about the WG14: http://www.trippus.se/eventus/userfiles/61064.pdf

Abstracts should be submitted no later than 15 June to: nordev15@globalstudies.gu.seand cc: to paola.minoia@helsinki.fi and armiero@kth.se

For more information on the conference:


CFP: Generations and Rural Change

*Call for Papers: Generations and Rural Change*

*International Rural Sociology Association Congress 2016*

*August 10-14, 2016*

*Ryerson University, Toronto, ON, Canada*

Discussions about the future of rural places often center on ‘generational’
issues: ageing populations, opportunities for young people, and supports
for families across the life course. Many rural communities are
experiencing an in-migration of older adults along with a concurrent
decline of younger cohorts as they move to find better employment or
education opportunities (Hicken, Smith and Luptak, 2014). At the same time,
the health care system in many countries is shifting from acute care to
community and home-based care for older adults, which relies far more
heavily on informal (and generally unpaid) care supports. The multi-faceted
and admittedly ‘elusive’ (White, 2013) concept of generation, which can
describe and order kinship relations, differences and relationships between
birth cohorts, social position(s), and the intersections of biography and
history, is thus a useful tool for making sense of rural life and

How can rural communities support older residents to “age in place” while
at the same time ensuring there are supports for younger generations as
well? How is the nature of caregiving shifting in older rural communities?
What effects are social, health and economic policies having on the
structure of rural supports across generations? Are there generational
differences in how rural inhabitants go about making a living, through
working, consuming and caring?

This panel invites submissions that view the problem of sustainable rural
futures through a generational lens—especially those that draw on the rich
traditions of the sociology, history and philosophy of generations (e.g.
Mannheim, 1928; Pilcher, 1994; Marias, 1970; Abrams, 1970). We are
particularly interested in papers that explore issues of intergenerational
redistribution and fairness; population ageing and demography; youth
out-migration; social change; the importance of generations to social
policy; and the shifting intersections of generation with gender and class
around work, care and consumption. Empirical and theoretical papers are

Please see submission guidelines at

Abstracts are due, online, by *November 1st, 2015*


Karen Foster, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS (Karen.foster@dal.ca)

Tamara Krawchenko, Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, NS

Dr. Karen Foster

Canada Research Chair in Sustainable Rural Futures for Atlantic Canada

Assistant Professor, Sociology

Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology

Dalhousie University

Halifax, NS, Canada

(902) 494-6751


A tribute to Neil Smith - International Conference, Barcelona

International Conference Barcelona.
A tribute to Neil Smith


Barcelona, September 14th, 15th and 16th, 2015

Neil Smith, who prematurely died in 2012, has had an immense
influence on the discipline of geography and on the social sciences
in general: his works on global capitalism, uneven development and
processes of urban regeneration and gentrification are key
contributions. His theorizations on space as a product of capitalist
development and on the strategies of capital over the processes of
urban change have been used worldwide in many empirical studies. His
militancy and activism in several causes is still today an example of
commitment and involvement for all social scientists.

This conference, organized by [espaiscritics], focuses on Neil
Smith’s work and is addressed to all those interested in urban social
theory. It will rely on the presence of the most prestigious
international experts on the work and the topics that defined Neil
Smith’s trajectory. The conference is open to the participation of
academics and researchers as well as to activists and members of
social urban movements.

On the occasion of the conference, volume 6 of the “Espacios
críticos” series will be launched. The book is specifically devoted
to the intellectual figure of Neil Smith and is written by professors
Luz Marina García Herrera and Fernando Sabaté Bel (Universidad de La
Laguna). The "Espacios críticos" series (Icaria Edtorial) is directed
by Abel Albet (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) and Núria Benach
(Universitat de Barcelona).

Organizative aspects

The conference will be held at the Museu d’Art Contemporani de
Barcelona (MACBA).The two first days (September 14th and 15th) will
be dedicated to researchers’ presentations and to the keynote
lectures. On the morning of September 16th a tour on several urban
developments in the Raval neighbourhood will be organized including
the presence of experts, activists, social movements and
neighbourhood associations.

There will be simultaneous translation from/into English during the
invited speakers’ sessions.

Attendance to the conference is free but a previous registration is
required by e-mail to espaiscritics@gmail.com, indicating attendee’s
full name and place of study/work. There will be updated information
on the conference at www.espaiscritics.org.

Call for papers

The conference will accept a limited number of oral presentations on
investigations or reflections directly related to Neil Smith’s
concerns throughout his academic and activist career. Abstracts
(title and a summary of maximum 250 words) can be submitted, together
with a short CV of the author (10 lines, including affiliation and
contact details) stressing the relation of the contents to the themes
of the conference.

Abstracts should be sent before June 14th 2015 (deadline will not be
extended) to the e-mail: espaiscritics@gmail.com. Eventual acceptance
will be communicated on June 22nd to all applicants. Languages
accepted are Catalan, Spanish and English.

Keynote speakers

Deborah Cowen. Professor at the University of Toronto. She works on
the relation between cities and everyday life, and is deeply
concerned with the politics of space. Together with Neil Smith, she
decisively participated in urban social movements and other forms of
activism, both in Toronto and New York. She has published several
works on space, politics and citizenship, urban conflicts and
interventions on urban spaces Her most recent book is The Deadly Life
of Logistics: Mapping Violence in Global Trade (2014).

Luz Marina García Herrera. Professor of Geography at the Universidad
de la Laguna. She did her Doctoral studies at the Johns Hopkins
University in Baltimore (United States) where she met Neil Smith and
became interested in the topic of gentrification. Her current
research interest is the production of urban space and its social and
political implications, and she is also interested in urban public
spaces. She is the co-author, with Fernando Sabaté Bel, of the book
Neil Smith. Gentrificación urbana y desarrollo desigual (Icaria,

Maria Dolors Garcia Ramon. Emeritus Professor of Geography at the
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Author of many works on
geographical thought and gender in geography. She has co-edited Women
of the European Union: the Politics of Work and Daily Life (1996)
andEspacios públicos, género y diversidad (2014).

Don Mitchell. Distinguished Professor at Syracuse University (United
States). He has published many articles and books on the production
and meanings of landscape, on public spaces and on theory of culture.
As a student, he had a close personal relationship with Neil Smith;
after his death, he became responsible for his intellectual legacy.
Author of Cultural Geography: A Critical Introduction (2000) and The
Right to the City: Social Justice and the Fight for Public Space

Fernando Sabaté Bel. Lecturer at the Universidad de la Laguna and
socio-political activist. He is interested in historic and cultural
geography, specifically in the process of transformation of
vernacular rural spaces. He is the author of many works on urban
planning and citizenship participation He co-authored with Luz Marina
García Herrera, the book Neil Smith. Gentrificación urbana y
desarrollo desigual (Icaria, 2015).

Tom Slater. Reader in Urban Geography at the University of Edinburgh
(United Kingdom). He is the author of many works on gentrification,
urban inequalities, territorial stigmatization and urban politics. He
successfully applies Neil Smith’s theoretical ideas and has co-edited
the volumes Gentrification (2008) and The Gentrification Reader

Organizing committee
Abel Albet (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona); Núria Benach
(Universitat de Barcelona); Anna Clua (Universitat Oberta de
Catalunya); Núria Font (Universitat de Barcelona); Teresa Tapada
(Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona); Aritz Tutor (Universitat
Autònoma de Barcelona); Fabiana Valdoski (Universidade São Paulo).

Scientific committee:
Horacio Capel (Universitat de Barcelona); Vicenç Casals (Universitat
de Barcelona); Luz-Marina García Herrera (Universidad de La Laguna);
Maria Dolors Garcia Ramon (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona);
Fernando Sabater (Universidad de La Laguna); Álvaro Sevilla
(Universidad Politécnica de Madrid); Perla Zusman (Universidad de
Buenos Aires)

Organized by:

[espais crítics] www.espaiscritics.org

With the support of:

- Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (España)
- Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología

And the collaboration of:

- Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA)
- Icaria Editorial

Núria Benach
Departament de Geografia Humana
Universitat de Barcelona
Montalegre 6
08001 Barcelona

World Anthropologies and Privatization of Knowledge: Engaging Anthropology in Public, IUAES Intercongress, May 2016, Dubrovnik

World Anthropologies and Privatization of Knowledge: Engaging Anthropology in Public, IUAES Intercongress, May 4-9, 2016, Dubrovnik

Deadline: September 30, 2015



Arctic and Small Island Developing States - Climate Change and Health Workshops, University College London

Arctic and Small Island Developing States - Climate Change and Health Workshops, University College London

Two climate change and health workshops are being held at University College London, UK, focusing on:

The Arctic, 20 - 21 October, 2015 leading to a book

Small Island Developing States, 24 - 25 May, 2016, leading to a panel "Anthropology, Weather, andClimate Change" 27 - 29 May, 2016.

Submit a paper by the 1 July deadline with details at: http://www.ilankelman.org/cchw.pdf

Workshops are being run by the UCL Institute for Global Governance, UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction, UCL Institute for Global Health, and Many Strong Voices at:

For more information see:


Appel à communication, colloque étudiant : La francophonie canadienne comme public - novembre 2015, UOttawa

Appel à communication, colloque étudiant : La francophonie
canadienne comme public

*La période d’appel à communication est prolongée **jusqu’au 5 juin 2015.*

*La francophonie canadienne comme public : penser ses espaces, ses
politiques et ses problèmes*

Colloque étudiant du Centre de recherche en civilisation

canadienne-française de l’Université d’Ottawa

12 et 13 novembre 2015

La notion de public, à la fois pluridisciplinaire et polysémique, permet
d’aborder un ensemble de phénomènes, d’acteurs et de processus.
Pluridisciplinaire, elle se situe à la croisée des sciences humaines et
sociales, traversant les champs de la sociologie (action publique,
problèmes publics), de la science politique (politiques publiques,
distinction public / privé), des arts (publics littéraires, artistiques,
non publics), de la géographie (espace public), du droit (droit public) et
de la communication (sphère publique). Polysémique, la notion de public
désigne une panoplie de réalités : un type de collectif (public, audience),
une qualité de l’espace (espace public / privé), des types d’action
(politiques publics, services publics) et des constructions symboliques
(opinion publique, problèmes publics).

Cette richesse fait de la notion de public un outil pour aborder la
francophonie canadienne de façon à faire apparaître des acteurs, des
actions et des phénomènes inédits. Elle révèle des tensions et des conflits
qui existent entre les francophones et les autres groupes de même qu’au
sein de la communauté francophone elle-même. Qu’il soit question d’espaces
de débat politique ou artistique, parler en terme de « public » permet
d’envisager la francophonie canadienne non pas comme une communauté
consensuelle et homogène, mais comme un lieu complexe et fragmenté, un
espace politisé, traversé de discussions et de contestations. Elle permet
également de rendre compte des diverses manières dont les francophones
côtoient d’autres espaces et participent à d’autres publics.

Le colloque est ouvert à tous les étudiants de maîtrise et de doctorat,
ainsi qu’aux stagiaires postdoctoraux qui s’intéressent à la francophonie
canadienne, peu importe leur domaine d’études sans égard à leur institution
d’attache. La date de tombée pour soumettre une proposition est le 5 juin

Plus de détails:


Marie Hélène Eddie

Chaire de recherche sur la francophonie et les politiques publiques

Faculté des sciences sociales, 120 Université, bureau 5056, Université

613.562.5800 poste 4933 ou 613.316.6898 (cellulaire)



Society for Applied Anthropology CFP

SfAA Call for Papers

The Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) invites abstracts (sessions, papers and posters) for the Program of the 76th Annual Meeting in Vancouver, BC, March 29-April 2, 2016. The theme of the Program is “Intersections.”

The Society is a multi-disciplinary association that focuses on problem definition and resolution. We welcome papers from all disciplines. The deadline for abstract submission is October 15, 2015. For additional information on the theme, abstract size/format, and the meeting, please visit our web page at www.sfaa.net/annual-meeting/

Please contact us if you have any questions.

Society for Applied Anthropology
PO Box 2436
Oklahoma City, OK 73101
405-843-8553 (fax)

Melissa Cope
Society for Applied Anthropology
PO Box 2436
Oklahoma City, OK 73101
405-843-8553 (fax)

Email: melissa@sfaa.net
Visit the website at http://www.sfaa.net/annual-meeting-2016/annual-meeting/

CFP - Large-scale Resource Projects and Moral Encounters. AAS Conference 2015

CFP: Large-scale Resource Projects and Moral Encounters. AAS Conference 2015

Moral Horizons - Australian Anthropological Society Conference 2015

The University of Melbourne, December 1-4, 2015

We invite papers for our panel at this conference

Large-scale Resource Projects and Moral Encounters [Convenors:
Monica Minnegal, Erin Fitz-Henry, Peter Dwyer]

Short abstract

Major resource extraction projects may pose deep moral dilemmas for
all involved, whether landowners and their neighbours, miners and
loggers, or shareholders. We welcome theoretical and ethnographic
papers that explore such projects, with a preference for papers that
emphasise issues of morality.

Long abstract

When large-scale resource extraction projects – timber, minerals,
oil, gas – take place on others’ lands those people are confronted
by, and may ultimately be encompassed within, different ways of
knowing the world. As they accommodate to these differences, perhaps
waiting in expectation of benefits that may accrue or deleterious
outcomes that may result, networks of relationships within and beyond
their own group of familiars, and with beings of the natural,
spiritual and mythological worlds, may expand or contract. The land,
resources and labour of host communities are, to different degrees,
embedded within a chain of increasingly anonymous interactions that
ultimately reach to stock markets and to shareholders whose lifeways
centre on those markets. These encounters, however, are often framed
by deep asymmetries of power and influence. The things of the world
and the ways of knowing those things that prevail in communities of
resource companies, stock markets and shareholders progressively
infiltrate the lifeways of the people on whose land the developments
are taking place. The ontological and epistemological encounters that
accompany any major resource extraction project, and particularly
their implications for the multiple moralities and moral dilemmas
experienced by all actors, are the central concern of this panel. We
welcome theoretical and ethnographic papers that explore such
encounters, with a preference for papers that give emphasis to issues
of morality.

Paper proposals must consist of:

- a paper title

- the name/s and email address/es of author/s

- a short abstract of fewer than 300 characters

- a long abstract of fewer than 250 words?

Please submit papers via the online system:

Please email us for further information and queries:
mmam@unimelb.edu.au and/or pddwyer@unimelb.edu.au

CFP: Empires of Love? Heterosexual regimes and motherhood moralities

Subject: CFP: Empires of Love? Heterosexual regimes and motherhood moralities
Australian Anthropological Society,
Dec. 1-4, 2015,
Melbourne, Australia

Hello all,

We are seeking papers for the following panel, to take place at the
Australian Anthropological Society meetings at the University of
Melbourne, Australia, December 1-4, 2015

Panel Proposal
Empires of love? Heterosexual regimes and motherhood moralities


Susan Frohlick (University of Manitoba) and Ana Dragojlovic
(University of Melbourne)


As Povinelli (2006) and others (Illouz, Berlant, Constable) have
suggested, love, sex, and intimacy are reconfigured under
globalization and neoliberalism. While "the intimate couple" and, we
add, "the mother" stand in for self-evident goodness within moral
liberal governance, heterosexual femininities are subjected to new
regimes of power and regulation leaving motherhood in a morally
precarious position. Heterosexualities undergoing new expressions are
shaped by wider political economic and gendered demands for women's
participation in flexible labor, intimate markets, spatial and
geographical mobilities, and social reproduction. What does this mean
for the formation and governance of motherhood, under surveillance of
patriarchy and multiple registers of power and moralities
(nation-state, immigration, healthcare, citizenship, family,
religion) but also embodied and agentive? For example, as women are
interpolated into intimate markets of reproduction, for both
consumers and producers moralities of motherhood are resurfacing in
new configurations, linked to deep histories of gendered oppression
and regulations of female sexuality and maternal (and fetal and
child) rights. Then again, motherhood could also be seen as an empire
of love that colonizes others.

This panel seeks papers that examine motherhood as a moral space,
subjectivity, and subjugation, or mothering within various "empires
of love," ie, governance of emotion, intimacy, affect, subjectivity,
and relatedness through regimes of power. Topics such as
transnational motherhood or adoption, reproduction tourism,
surrogacy, interracial mothering, addiction and motherhood, HIV+
mothers, "MILF", and non-normative non-monogamous motherhood are
possible topics. Emphasis should be on linkages of morality,
heterosexuality, and motherhood played out contemporarily.

To submit a proposed paper

All paper proposals must be submitted via the online system (details
below) no later than June 22, 2015. You will be asked to provide a
short abstract of 300 characters maximum and a long abstract of 350
words maximum. Our panel is listed in the Social Hierarchies Panels,

The link to the Conference information:

The link to the entire panel list:

The link to our panel:

If you have any questions, contact us at susan.frohlick@umanitoba.ca
or ana.dragojlovic@gmail.com.

CFP: The private/public politics of intimacy

Dear Colleagues,

We invite papers for a panel on the ‘The private/public politics of
intimacy’ to be held as part of the Australian Anthropological
Society Conference at The University of Melbourne, 1-4 December, 2015.

The private/public politics of intimacy

Convenors: Hannah Bulloch (Australian National University) and Lara
McKenzie (The University of Western Australia)

The term 'intimacy' evokes a sense of private, personal relations. It
is sometimes construed as conceptually distinct from supposedly
public realms of economics, work, policy and politics; or intimacy is
depicted as corrupting or being corrupted by these. Yet, as the
feminist slogan articulates, 'the personal is political'. Intimate
relations are enabled and constrained by broader power structures but
so too these are reworked through intimate relations. Norms of
intimacy constitute fundamental aspects of these supposedly public
realms. For example, through relations of reciprocity intimacy is
fundamental to economy. Meanwhile, through spreading consumer culture
and mass media, ideals of love, romance and companionship are
transforming intimacy the world over.

Focusing on various sites of intimacy—families, friendships, romantic
or sexual relationships—we invite papers that consider articulations
between 'private' and 'public' aspects of intimacy. The panel
considers issues such as:
How might we define intimacy in the context of anthropological
research? What does the examination of social relations through the
lens of intimacy bring to the discipline?
How are the public/private boundaries of intimate relationships
formulated and challenged in different contexts? How does
interrogating the multiple meanings of 'private' and 'public' further
the study of intimacy?
How are changing economic norms, new communication technologies
and/or transnational media reshaping, and being shaped by, intimate
What do the contradictions and complexities in the way intimacy is
experienced and understood tell us about broader social change and
Can public policy be improved by a more intimate understanding of intimacy?

To propose a paper go to:
Paper proposals must consist of:
a paper title
the name/s and email address/es of author/s
a short abstract of fewer than 300 characters
a long abstract of fewer than 250 words
All proposals must be made via the online form.

If you have any questions about the panel, please email Lara
(lara.mckenzie@uwa.edu.au) and Hannah (Hannah.Bulloch@anu.edu.au).

Call for Papers: African Nationalisms, History and Development

Call for Papers: African Nationalisms, History and Development

African Appel de propositions : Nationalismes africains : histoire et développement

A conference to be held at York University, Toronto Canada

November 5-7th, 2015


National development hardly followed nationalists obtaining state power. However, long before the multiple changes brought through neoliberalism’s attempt to integrate, or subordinate, Africa to global markets, many nationalists believed that national development was about a political economy of integration and transformation. Despite the many chosen or enforced changes to the paths of development taken since the inception of African independence, its primary meanings, if not its hopes, remain. There continues to be the evocation of long historical processes of transformatory and rapid social change; intentional efforts aimed at improvement by various agencies, including governments, “markets”, and various kinds of organizations and social movements; and a description, vision and measure of a desirable society that has overcome poverty. For many, the benefits of the longue durée of historical transformation are not yet upon many African states and societies, while visions of a better society remain invisible. If the pervasive contestation over sites and agencies of development within and outside of the state continue because of the apparent collapse of the idea and practice of national development, their many sources and their legacies remain to be explored.

Presently, the distance from the initial historical political imagination of national development frequently persists because of the new challenges posed by both the revival of so-called development states and the numerous uses of the alternatives to state-centric initiatives of development. It is precisely because of this apparent detachment and the prima facie ideological demise of neoliberalism, that this conference aims to revisit the histories of nationalism and national development. Notwithstanding neoliberalism’s remaining ideological, institutional and economic vestiges, nationalism and national development are not exhausted.

This conference seeks neither to constantly render histories of national development to analogies from elsewhere, nor, as per the newer advances in the comparative economic history of development, to only attempt to account for Africa’s “great divergence” from other historical paths of development. Rather, the conference aims to understand both the general and specific historical roots entering into Africa’s heterogeneous nationalisms and the legacies that continue to shape or constrain their intended or unintended developmental trajectories.

While the themes of the conference are neither exhaustive nor exclusive, we would like participants to bear some of the following themes in mind.


• The Historiography of African Nationalisms

• Gender, Nationalism & Development

• Inequality and Uneven Development

• Resurgent Developmentalism?

• African Populisms: Old and New

• Identity & (Sub)national development

• Eliding the Local/Rediscovery of the Local

• Theorizing the Post-Colonial African State

• African Nationalist Movements & Nationalist Thought

• Class, Labour & Nationalism

• Pan-Africanism

Convenors: Alex Caramento, J.P. Diamani, Pablo Idahosa, Uwafiokun Idemudia Merouan Mekouar, and Gertrude Mianda.

Please send a 200-300 word abstract in English or French to natdev1@yorku.ca by July 31st, 2015.

Invited Speakers:

Dr. Ama Biney, Pazambuka*

Gillian Hart, University of California, Berkeley*

Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill*

*Agreed to come

Appel de propositions : Nationalismes africains : histoire et développement

Conférence qui aura lieu à l’Université York de Toronto (Canada),

Du 5 au 7 novembre 2015.


En Afrique, la conquête de l’État par des forces nationalistes a rarement donné lieu à un véritable développement national. Or bien avant que le néolibéralisme ne bouleverse l’Afrique en l’intégrant – voire la subordonnant – au marché mondial, plusieurs nationalistes croyaient que le développement des pays africains passait par une politique d’intégration et transformation. Malgré les nombreux détours empruntés de gré ou de force dans les parcours de développement tracés depuis l’indépendance, son sens initial, sinon les espoirs qu’il suscite demeurent. Les évocations de longs processus historiques de rapides changements sociaux se répètent alors que les nombreuses agences, notamment gouvernementales, les « marchés », et une grande variété d’organisations et de mouvements sociaux déploient des efforts conscients d’amélioration qui reprennent une description, une vision et la mesure d’une société désirable qui aurait surmonté la pauvreté.

Pour plusieurs, les bénéfices des transformations historiques de longue durée n’ont pas encore atteint maints États et sociétés d’Afrique, et les aspirations d’une société meilleure demeurent insatisfaites. Malgré l’omniprésente contestation des sites et des agences de développement, qu’elles soient étatiques ou non, dans un contexte d’apparente implosion des idées et pratiques du développement national, les sources qui animaient ses idées et pratiques ainsi que leurs héritages demeurent un objet à explorer et étudier.

Actuellement, les imaginaires historiques et politiques d’origines sur le développement national demeurent enfouis sous les nouveaux défis posés tant par la renaissance d’États développementistes, que par les nombreuses tentatives de forger des alternatives au modèle de développement centré sur l’État. C’est précisément dans ce contexte de détachement apparent et par l’évidente faillite idéologique du néolibéralisme que cette conférence se propose de revisiter les histoires du nationalisme et du développement national. Car malgré la résilience de nombreux vestiges idéologiques, institutionnels et économiques du néolibéralisme, le nationalisme et l’idéal de développement national sont loin d’être épuisés.

Cette conférence ne cherchera pas simplement à dresser un portrait du développement national qui reposerait sur des analogies avec les histoires venues d’ailleurs, ni non plus à rendre compte de la « grande divergence » de l’Afrique relativement à d’autres parcours historiques telles que le suggèrent les dernières avancées en histoire économique comparée du développement. Cette conférence tentera plutôt de cerner autant le portrait général que les particularités historiques des racines qui pénètrent les différents nationalismes d’Afrique, dont l’héritage continue de teinter, voire de contraindre les trajectoires intentionnelles ou accidentelles de développement.

Bien que les sujets énoncés ne soient pas exhaustifs, ni ne se veulent limitatifs, nous invitons les participants et participantes à avoir les thèmes suivants en tête :

• Historiographie des nationalismes africains

• Relations sociales de sexe (ou genre), nationalisme et développement

• Inégalités et développement inégal

• Réémergence du développementisme?

• Populisme africain : anciens et contemporains

• Identité et développement national et local

• Omettre le développement local/redécouvrir le développement local

• Théorisation de l’État postcolonial en Afrique

• Les mouvements nationalistes africains et la pensée nationaliste

• Classes sociales, travail et nationalisme

• Panafricanisme

Organisateurs et organisatrices : Alex Caramento, J.P. Diamani, Pablo Idahosa, Merouan Mekouar, and Gertrude Mianda.

Les résumés d’entre 200 et 300 mots en français ou en anglais doivent parvenir à l’adresse natdev1@yorku.ca d’ici au 31 juillet 2015.

Présentateur Invité:

Dr. Ama Biney, Pazambuka*

Gillian Hart, Université de Californie à Berkeley*

Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja, Université de Caroline du Nord à Chapel Hill*

* Ont accepté de venir





Les 22 et 23 Août 2015, à Ottawa (ON), Canada




Plus d'information: http://www.inaedad-rieasda.net/comitescireci2015.htm

Sephardic, North African and Middle Eastern Jewish Communities in North America deadline for submission extended

The deadline has been extended for scholars interested in participating in an international conference sponsored by the Dahan Centre, Bar-Ilan University, and the Institute for Canadian Jewish Studies, Concordia University, on the topic:

"Sephardic, North African and Middle Eastern Jewish Communities in North America"

The conference will take place at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, August 23-25, 2015.

Researchers are invited to submit papers related to the conference theme in areas such as:

Immigration to North America
Factors encouraging emigration to North America; The process of immigration to North America; Relations between the communities and their home countries.

The Communities in North America
Communal organizations, philanthropy, and leadership; Religious organizations and leadership; Youth movements; Status of women; Relations between these communities and other North American Jews and with world Jewry, Zionism, and the State of Israel; Relations with non-Jewish society and politics; Economic development.

Education and Culture
Education and Jewish identity; Intellectual, literary and cultural development; Art and artists.

Other subjects relevant to the conference theme will be considered.
The edited conference presentations will be published in a forthcoming volume.

Presentations will be accepted in English, French, and Hebrew. Researchers should prepare an application form (see below) including an abstract of no more than 300 words in length. This should be attached to an email sent to dahan.center@mail.biu.ac.il and received no later than May 31, 2015.

We hope to see you at the conference!

The Academic Committee:

Professor Ira Robinson, Chair in Canadian Jewish Studies, Director, Institute for Canadian Jewish Studies, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

Professor Yaron Harel, Chair, the Israel and Golda Koschitzky Department of Jewish History and Contemporary Jewry, and Chair, The Academic Committee, The Aharon and Rachel Dahan Center for Culture, Society and Education in the Sephardic Heritage, Bar Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel

Professor Shimon Sharvit, Rector, Ashkelon Academic College, Ashkelon, Israel.

Professor Csaba Nikolenyi, Director, Azrieli Institute for Israel Studies, Concordia University

Prof. Yolande Cohen - Universite du Quebec a Montreal (UQAM), Présidente de l'Académie des Arts, des Lettres et des Sciences Humaines Société Royale du Canada

Ira Robinson
Director, Institute for Canadian Jewish Studies
Concordia University
Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3G 1M8
514-848-2424, extension 2065
Email: ira.robinson@sympatico.ca

Haitian Studies Association Conference - October 2015, Université de Montréal

Haitian Studies Association Conference

The Haitian Studies Association's 27th annual international conference which convenes at the Université de Montréal, on October, 21-24, 2015, proposes to delve deep into the Haitian presence internationally, lòtbòdlo, as well as nationally, in the ways Haiti and Haitians have represented themselves in all fields, domains, and disciplines, as well as how they have been represented, à tort et à travers by others. And how Haiti has performed or "outperformed," in all activities over the course of more than two centuries of independent life.

We seek papers and presentations in all disciplines as broadly defined by the themes identified above, seeing Haiti globally, in the realm of international politics, historical discourses, literature, music, films and the plastic arts, the physical environment, its political economy as afflicted by larger contexts, external and internal forces that contribute or hinder self-definition and national and personal identities.

Nathalie Pierre
University of California, Santa Barbara
Email: nathalie.pierre@sa.ucsb.edu
Visit the website at http://https://www.umb.edu/haitianstudies/conference/call_for_papers/call_for_papers_english

L.M. Montgomery and Gender Conference- University of Prince Edward Island, June 2016

L.M. Montgomery and Gender Conference- University of Prince Edward Island,
23-26 June 2016
CFP Deadline: August 15, 2015

From Anne’s initial iconic and heartrending cry in Anne of Green
Gables—“You don’t want me because I’m not a boy”—to the pressure on young
men to join the war effort in Rilla of Ingleside, and from the houseful of
supportive co-eds in Anne of the Island to the tyrannical grandmother in
Jane of Lantern Hill, Lucy Maud Montgomery’s work highlights gender roles:
how formative and deterministic they seem, and yet mutable they may be.
Much Montgomery criticism of the past several decades has regarded her work
from a feminist and gender studies perspective. Given that Canada is fast
approaching the centenary of women’s suffrage in the province of Manitoba
(1916) and nationally (1918), the twelfth biennial conference hosted by the
L.M. Montgomery Institute at the University of Prince Edward Island, which
will take place 23-26 June 2016, invites proposals for papers that
re-consider the role of gender in L.M. Montgomery’s work, broadly defined:
her fiction, poetry, life writing, letters, photographs, and scrapbooks, as
well as the myriad adaptations and spinoffs in film, television, theatre,
tourism, and social media. To what degree do Montgomery’s works, or works
inspired by her, challenge or re-entrench normative gender roles? Do her
works envision new possibilities for girls and women, boys and men? Or, is
our contemporary fascination with her world, in part, nostalgia for what
people imagine to be the more clearly-defined gender roles of a bygone era?

Engaging the rich scholarship of the past, possible topics might examine
the intersection of gender with:
Sexual identity, queerness, bachelor- and spinsterhood, and/or heterosexual
Friendship of all kinds; relationships with personal and professional
Geographic, cultural, linguistic, racial, or ethnic identities, such as
Voting and politics; careers and/or education for women (or men);
Levels of ability and mobility;
Childhood, particularly orphanhood;
Mental and/or physical illness, addiction, and/or failing health.

Please submit a proposal of 250-300 words, a CV that includes education,
position, publications, and presentations, and a list of A/V requirements
by 15 August 2015 by using our online form at the L.M. Montgomery Institute
website at http://www.lmmontgomery.ca/. Abstracts should not only clearly
articulate a strong argument but they should also situate that argument in
the context of previous Montgomery scholarship. All proposals are blind
reviewed. Any questions or requests for further information can be directed
to the conference co-chairs: Dr. Andrea McKenzie (acmcken@gmail.com) and/or
Dr. Laura Robinson (Laura.Robinson@rmc.ca).

The Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies (ACUNS) -11th ACUNS Student Conference “Due North: Next Generation Arctic Research & Leadership” - November 2015, Calgary

The Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies (ACUNS) -11th
ACUNS Student Conference “Due North: Next Generation Arctic Research &
Leadership” November 5-8, 2015, Calgary
Abstract Submission Deadline: May 31, 2015

The Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies (ACUNS) has a
vision “to engage Canadians in thinking and dialogue about research and
education in Canada’s north”. As part of their mission, a triennial
conference is held to advance and promote northern research and education.
The 11th ACUNS Student Conference will take place in Calgary, Alberta, and
is hosted by the Arctic Institute of North America and the University of
Calgary. Largely organized by a committee of graduate students from the
University of Calgary, ACUNS 2015 welcomes students from around the world.

This interdisciplinary conference will be a gathering of early career
scholars working on all topics related to the circumpolar north, be they in
science, social science, or the humanities. The conference will provide
young researchers the opportunity to exchange ideas, develop professional
experience, and make national and international connections.

Under the theme Due North: Next Generation Arctic Research & Leadership,
the next generation of northerly scholars are invited to attend ACUNS 2015.
We invite you to present your work and to bring your expertise to this
exciting event. Our diverse sessions will include topics on climate change,
food security, natural resource development, Arctic policy, sustainable
development, northern biodiversity and conservation, education, and
circumpolar health.

Abstracts will be accepted until May 31, 2015.
To submit an abstract, please visit the ACUNS 2015 Abstract Submission Page

Conference on Public Health Governance in Africa

Call for Papers: International Conference on Public Health Governance in Africa

Appel de communications: Conférence internationale sur la gouvernance de la santé publique en Afrique

Deadline: May 31, 2015

Date: November 12-13, 2015

Venue: Windhoek, Namibia

Through its conference on the theme ‘Public health governance in Africa’ CODESRIA wishes to seize on opportunities for debate presented by the ongoing EVD (Ebola Virus Disease) epidemic to rekindle wider conversations about public health governance in Africa. While acknowledging the biological dimension of diseases and the systems that are (supposed to be) put in place to deal with them at a societal level, this conference will deliberately seek to insert conversations about these in broader discussions concerning economics, politics, culture and spirituality.

Those interested in participating in the conference, which will be held in Windhoek, Namibia on November 19-20, 2015are invited to send their abstracts and CVs with full contact details including email addresses and phone numbers to CODESRIA not later than May 31, 2015. Authors of abstracts selected should be ready to submit full papers by 31st August 2015. All documents should be sent by email to grp@codesria.sn. Please use the subject line ‘Governance Research Program’ when sending your email.

More information: http://www.codesria.org/spip.php?article2323&lang=en


CfP: Ethical Practice and the Study of Girlhood

CfP: Ethical Practice and the Study of Girlhood http://htl.li/LV6mZ

CfP: IV Congreso Latinoamericano de Antropología - Mexico City, October 2015

Call for Papers

Deadline: April 30, 2015.

We invite anthropologists and colleagues to present paper proposals at IV
Congreso Latinoamericano de Antropología
that will take place October 7-10,
2015 in downtown Mexico City.

People interested in presenting a paper can ask to add his proposal to one
of the ACCEPTED PANELS (List One
List Two
or they can ask for a complete list writing to: congresoala2015@gmail.com.

To propose a paper, please fill this FORM
where we ask for title, abstract, and name and number of the panel in in
which you want to participate, in case your paper is not already accepted
in any panel. Also, we ask for personal information: name, institution,
academic degree and e-mail. You can also ask for a paper proposal file if
you write to congresoala2015@gmail.com.

Deadline: April 30, 2015.

Thank you for participating.


Asociación Latinoamericana de Antropología (#ALAmx2015)

Dra. Cristina Oehmichen - Presidenta

Dra. Milka Castro - Vicepresidenta

Dra. Laura Valladares - Secretaria General

Antrop. María Antonieta Gallart – Tesorera

IV Congreso Latinoamericano de Antropología

Instituto de Investigaciones Antropológicas

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México


CFP: Association for Critical Heritage Studies

What Does Heritage Change? Association for Critical Heritage Studies

The Canada Research Chair in Urban Heritage at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) , in partnership with the Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling and Concordia University, is hosting the third biannual conference of the Association of Critical Heritage Studies from June 7-10, 2016 in Montreal, Québec. You are invited to submit session proposals by July 1st (individual paper proposals are due November 1st), for more information visit www.achs2016.uqam.ca

Submissions to the 2016 ACHS Conference should bring innovative reflections and interdisciplinary methodologies or approaches to the critical enquiries about how and why heritage is, has been or could be made, used, studied, defined and managed, and with what effects, if any, on a society, a territory, an economy. Contributions might, for example, explore the reconstruction of narratives, the reconfiguration of social relations, knowledge production and cultural expressions, the transformation of the environment or the (de)valuation of the land. We particularly welcome papers that go beyond canon theories to interrogate discipline-based norms about heritage, and the assumptions that orient practice or decision-making. In this respect, this conference aims to continue important debates about heritage as a domain of politics and citizenship, a living environment, a source of identity and an assemblage of human-non-human relations.

As the conference wishes to expand boundaries of critical heritage studies, through research-creation or other means, it will welcome non-traditional proposals dedicated to the development of knowledge and innovation through artistic or multimedia expression and experimentation. Proposals may be submitted in French or English.

Lucie Morisset
Département d’études urbaines et touristiques
Case postale 8888, succursale centre-ville
Montréal (Québec) H3C 3P8
Téléphone : 514 987-3000, poste 2562
Télécopieur : 514 987-6881
Email: achs2016@uqam.ca
Visit the website at http://www.achs2016.uqam.ca

CFP: Multi- and Inter-disciplinary International Conference on ‘From the Thirty Years’ Crisis to Multi-polarity: The Evolution of the Geopolitical Economy of the 21st Century World’ - University of Manitoba, September 2015

Call for Papers
for a Multi- and Inter-disciplinary International Conference on
‘From the Thirty Years’ Crisis to Multi-polarity:
The Evolution of the Geopolitical Economy of the
21st Century World’
at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada
25-27 September 2015

The centenary of the outbreak of the First World War was marked in Canada and around the world in 2014. 2014 also marked the centenary of the opening of what noted historian, Arno Mayer, called the ‘Thirty Years’ Crisis’ of 1914-1945, spanning the First World War, the Great Depression and the Second World War. This long crisis birthed a new world. The old world of the nineteenth century expansion of the empires of industrial capitalist countries, often mistakenly termed ‘liberal’, met its end. It gave way to an inter-national one populated by a variety of welfare, Communist and developmental orders in national economies whose states had, moreover, greater legitimacy among newly enfranchised women and men than the imperial and colonial regimes they replaced. The Thirty Years crisis also radically redistributed economic, political, military and cultural power within countries and among them. Critical cultural and intellectual changes – new movements in art, new media, and new paradigms of understanding, particularly in economics, inevitably accompanied these historic shifts.

As we stand at the cusp of another wave of complex changes to the world order, this time towards multi-polarity, our conference aims to understand the major changes of the past century better than hitherto dominant paradigms, such as neo-classical economics, globalization and empire, have so far done and to bring that re-assessment to bear on how best to understand problems of and prospects for the world order of the 21st century.

We invite submissions for papers, panels and steams of panels relevant to any aspect of the overarching conference theme from scholars across the humanities, social sciences and in inter-disciplinary studies based in Canada and around the world. Heterodox and critical scholarship is particularly encouraged. A preliminary and non-exhaustive list of themes includes:

1. Science, Technology and Society in War and Peace
2. Production and Prosperity in Capitalisms and ‘Communisms’
3. Continuity and Change in Economic Thought: Keynes and beyond
4. Gender: Economy, War, and Politics
5. Colonization, Independence, Sovereignty, Indigeneity.
6. Multipolarities Old and New: 1914, 2014 and beyond
7. World Monetary and Financial (Dis)Orders: sterling standard, dollar standard and beyond
8. The Matter of Nature: Extractive Economies, Environmental Governance and Sustainability
9. Canada: Nations, Identities and Economies
10. Art, Politics and Practices of Power: Beyond Westernization

The conference will inaugurate the Geopolitical Economy Research Group at the University of Manitoba and will bring together scholars connected with its network of supporting research centres and academic departments the world over.

Abstracts should be 300 to 400 words. They should be single spaced and use 12 point Times New Roman font. They should include the author or authors’ full name, affiliation, a brief biography, and e-mail address. We ask they be sent by May 15, 2015 to contact@gergconference.ca

Call for Entries: Beyond Perception 15 Symposium


The University of Aberdeen warmly invites you to submit artistic proposals to the multidisciplinary symposium Beyond Perception 15, to be held in Aberdeen
from 1 September until 4 September 2015. The symposium, aptly titled Beyond Perception 15, addresses the anthropologist Tim Ingold's work over the last fifteen years, since the publication of his prominent book The Perception of the Environment in 2000. The symposium will cover five main themes, including
i) Humans, Animals, Environment;
ii) Sensibilities Beyond Science;
iii) Experiment, Experience, Education;
iv) Creativity, Correspondence, and Description;
v) Movement, Becomings, and Growth.

As a innovative interdisciplinary event that brings together anthropologists, architects, and social sciences with dancers, visual artists and filmmakers we want to give as much prominence to the non-textual and creative as possible. With this in mind we are seeking proposals for non-textual work that offers something to the conversation and dialogue that our conference themes touch upon.

2D and 3D work would be welcome, as well as auditory, visual and performative pieces. There will be space available to exhibit both inside the conference
venue and outside. Please get in touch with the Beyond Perception team (beyond.perception15@abdn.ac.uk) if you wish to submit a proposal. Each
proposal should contain a title and description of the work (maximum length 250 words), a current CV, and up to six images of the work to be shown, as well as any specific installation (spatial, technical) requirements that you may have. Deadline for proposals is June 1st 2015.

More information can be found here: http://www.abdn.ac.uk/socsci/disciplines/anthropology/beyond-perception.php

Call for Papers: Special Issue on Anthropology and Knowledge Production During the Ebola Crisis, Anthropological Quarterly

Producing Ebola: Creating Knowledge in and About an Epidemic

This proposal seeks abstracts from scholars interested in writing articles for a peer-reviewed special issue of Anthropological Quarterly on knowledge production during the Ebola epidemic, to be published in 2016. Scholars who submit abstracts are acknowledging that the timeframe for completion of these articles is exceedingly short (3-4 months from abstract acceptance) in order to ensure timeliness of the issue, and that these articles are subject to the same rigorous peer review process as the journal undertakes for any article submitted. The journal reserves the right to reject any submission as a result of regular peer review, emphasizing that the guest editors’ inclusion of an abstract in the special issue proposal does not guarantee publication. We would like to encourage interested scholars to think about articles that stand entirely on their own in terms of contributions to anthropological theory and conversations, rather than merely being additions that add color to a special issue collection.

As the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) epidemic plaguing the West African nations of Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea continues into its second year, the international community is facing difficult questions about how, in spite of vast public health education campaigns and contact tracing, the disease persists in many areas. The initial international focus on eradicating Ebola through western public health models failed to halt the disease’s spread precisely because of the omission of the importance of working within and through local social practices and disease models, for which anthropological methods and theories are critical. The early response to the epidemic was characterized by the deployment of medical missions producing and translating biomedical knowledge, an approach that devalued the consideration of local forms of knowledge production about health and illness, life and death, and the afterlife. The epidemic was exacerbated as these ‘ways of knowing’ clashed, with communities blocking healthcare workers from accessing their sick, and hiding their dead for burial in secret. Simultaneously as western healthcare workers produced and deployed knowledge about the disease in an effort to combat the epidemic, they communicated notions about expertise itself—who possesses the ability to ‘know’ Ebola, who is naturally or willfully ignorant about it, and what social and bodily comportments were required to move from one state to another. Overcoming the epidemic was revealed not as a triumph of biomedicine over a disease, but as a negotiation between western knowledge and other ways of knowing. The contributors to this issue will explore the interface of the bodies of knowledge and worldviews brought to bear on ending the Ebola epidemic, from local knowledge and practices about caring for the ill and burying the dead, to western bio-medical models involved in diagnosis, treatment, and clinical trials, to international humanitarian organizations tasked with implementing public health measures. Most importantly, we address the process of transforming anthropological knowledge itself into a way of knowing that could be readily adapted to humanitarian response, and the impact that anthropology continues to have in the continuing work of ending the epidemic.

Within all of these discussions lies the question of where anthropological knowledge is situated in global processes of responding to crises from wars to disease outbreaks. For feminist theorists, the idea of seriousness is about determining which actors have the ability to judge others as worthy of consideration; that their ideas and actions have consequences that cannot be dismissed or denied. With new engagements in the public sphere created by this epidemic, anthropologists have reinvigorated the question of public engagement in the context of producing nuanced, context-specific knowledge. The contributors to this volume will grapple with the ongoing question of how anthropological knowledge can be translated into broader statements with implications for policy and humanitarian practice.

The contributors to this proposed special issue of Anthropological Quarterly address these questions of knowledge production, translation, and expertise in articles that tackle a myriad of ‘ways of knowing’ about how communities (broadly defined) experience and understand unprecedented epidemic diseases. Contributors address facets of this crisis ranging from the creation of anthropological knowledge as expertise in itself, to the use of local knowledge in conducting safe burials, to the origination of vaccine trials within local understandings of the use of blood.


May 15
Submission of titles and abstracts by interested authors

July 15
Submission of finished first drafts to guest editors (editors will turn around
comments for revision by July 30)

August 30
Submission of second drafts to guest editors for submission to AQ

Catherine Bolten
University of Notre Dame
100 Hesburgh Center
Notre Dame, IN 46556
phone: 574 631 5099
Email: cbolten@nd.edu




Hosted by The University of Melbourne

1-4 December, 2015.

The call for panels for the AAS 2015 conference, Moral Horizons, is now open.

Keynote speakers will be Nancy Scheper-Hughes, Joel Robbins and Akhil Gupta.

Please see our website for theme, panel submission information and
conference details: http://www.nomadit.co.uk/aas/aas2015/cfpan.shtml

Please also connect with the conference via:

FB: https://www.facebook.com/moralhorizons

tw: @AusAnthro #moralhorizons

We look forward to welcoming you to The University of Melbourne in December.

CFP: Rendering the Sacred Illegal: Conflicts over Space in South Asia and its Diaspora - Madison, WI, October 2015

CFP: Rendering the Sacred Illegal: Conflicts over Space in South Asia and its Diaspora

Call for Panelists:

Annual Conference on South Asia

Madison, WI;

October 22-25. 2015

Drawing from a range of South Asian communities within and outside
the subcontinent, our panel will explore the construction and
contestation of sacred space. In urban centers, governmental and
private party delimitations on the use of space can come into
conflict with religious actors, whose strategies to claim space
sometimes seek to supersede the state’s legal boundaries. From
debates over temple demolitions to legal contestations over informal
places of worship, this panel seeks to highlight the interfaces
between religious communities and legal and political jurisdictions
and to explore what emerges from such collisions.

By examining such conflicts over space, this panel will explore the
following questions: What constitutes a religious appropriation of
public space? How does state demolition or redefinition of sacred
space affect local communities? In what ways are urbanization,
globalization, and religious diasporas redefining sacred space? And
how do religious communities develop public discourses of religiosity
in the face of legal opposition to their places of worship?

Please send a max. 250 word abstract to clairerobison@umail.ucsb.edu
and rpillai@uoregon.edu by March 27th . Include with your abstract, a
title, your institutional affiliation, and current status (faculty
position etc.).

Colloque GenERe: Le(s) genre(s) Définitions, mod èles, épistémologie - décembre 2015, ENS de Lyon

Colloque GenERe: appel à communication

Le(s) genre(s)
Définitions, modèles, épistémologie

Colloque de clôture du Laboratoire Junior de l’ENS de Lyon GenERe

ENS de Lyon 17 et 18 décembre 2015

Né en 2014 de la collaboration d’une trentaine d’étudiant∙e∙s de master et de doctorat inscrit∙e∙s dans des disciplines variées des Sciences Humaines et Sociales et des Sciences Expérimentales, le laboratoire junior GenERe (Genre : Epistémologie & Recherche) prendra fin en 2015. Pendant deux ans, cette structure nous a permis d’organiser des journées d’étude sur des thèmes variés (« Genre et Bande Dessinée », « Genre et politiques publiques », « Que faire de la “théorie du genre” ? »…), des rencontres avec des militant∙e∙s et personnalités comme Pinar Selek ou Jeffrey Weeks, et un premier colloque en décembre 2014 sur les liens entre « Genre et sexualités ». Pour notre deuxième et dernier colloque, prévu pour décembre 2015, nous avons décidé de revenir aux motivations originelles de ce projet collaboratif et pluridisciplinaire, en proposant deux jours de réflexions sur des questions épistémologiques.

Cet appel à communication vise les chercheur∙e∙s de toutes disciplines, jeunes ou établi∙e∙s. Il est structuré à partir de 8 axes principaux par lesquels nous proposons d’interroger les implications épistémologiques des recherches sur le genre.

I- De quoi parle-t-on ?

Poser la question de l’épistémologie du genre, c’est inévitablement poser celle de sa (ses) définition(s). Or, si le terme s’est aujourd’hui institutionnalisé, notamment dans le champ académique, son usage n’est pas toujours interrogé et relève encore souvent de l’évidence. Concept, outil d’analyse, « lunettes » (Clair, 2012) ou encore objet de recherche, ses désignations sont multiples et correspondent à des réalités différentes, selon les dénominations, les positions théoriques, les choix méthodologiques ou encore les disciplines. La question qui se pose est donc la suivante : de quoi parle-t-on lorsqu’on parle de genre ?

Si un certain consensus semble exister dans le champ académique autour d’une approche relationnelle et hiérarchique du genre (Bereni et al., 2012), cette acception reste très large et laisse de nombreuses zones d’ombre. La première étant celle de la nature du genre (quel est le lien entre sexe et genre ? Faut-il utiliser le singulier ou le pluriel ? Le terme relève-t-il d’un positionnement ou d’un engagement politique ?), qui n’est pas sans lien avec la pluralité des paradigmes féministes ayant participé de l’émergence et de la diffusion du terme (féminismes matérialiste, libéral, queer, etc.). La seconde est celle de son opérationnalité et de ses effets. Suffit-il, par exemple, de parler d’inégalités (entre hommes et femmes, entre homosexuel∙le∙s et hétérosexuel∙le∙s) pour parler de genre ? Ne faut-il pas également travailler à brouiller et dépasser les catégories de genre pour rompre avec une pensée binaire constitutive du système patriarcal (Butler, 1990) ?

Axe 1 : Le genre, les genres ?

Axe 2 : Le genre, objet ou outil ?

II- Qui parle et d’où ?

Les études de genre ne permettent pas seulement un enrichissement considérable des connaissances dans des domaines jusque-là négligés par les savoirs institués, ainsi qu’une déstabilisation de ces savoirs et des catégories d’analyse qui leur sont associées. Elles constituent également un apport épistémologique majeur quant à la construction des savoirs scientifiques et à leur dimension politique, dans la lignée ouverte par l’épistémologie critique féministe. Les Feminist Science Studies ont permis de questionner la place des femmes dans les sciences et ont adopté l’angle du genre pour interroger les contenus scientifiques (Puig de la Bellacasa, 2013). En pensant à partir de l’expérience des femmes et des groupes minorisés en général (dont la marginalisation n’est pas liée à une minorité numéraire mais à une position défavorable dans les rapports de domination) les féministes du standpoint (du « point de vue ») font émerger la connaissance liée à ces positions sociales et à l’expérience de la domination. Cette démarche contribue à politiser la science en mettant à jour les processus de pouvoir qui sous-tendent la construction des savoirs dits « scientifiques ». On peut alors se demander, par exemple, dans quelle mesure l’épistémologie du genre s’inscrit dans ce projet d’épistémologie féministe, et quels usages politiques et scientifiques sont faits des notions de point de vue, de situation et de connaissance située dans le champ des études de genre.

Axe 4 – Épistémologies féministes, épistémologies du genre

Axe 5 – Épistémologies du point de vue : savoirs, recherche et engagement, militantisme

Axe 8 – Épistémologies de l’intersectionnalité

III- Peut-on en parler ensemble ?

La structuration en champ d’études des recherches sur le genre a plusieurs conséquences problématiques. On note en effet, en vue de renforcer l’assise universitaire du champ, une tendance au consensus et à l’effacement de certains débats de fond entre théoricien∙ne∙s, pourtant issu∙e∙s de disciplines variées et offrant différents points de vue sur les phénomènes socio-culturels questionnés. La promesse pluridisciplinaire de ce champ ne semble toutefois en rien garantir la transdisciplinarité du concept même de genre : est-il le même parmi les disciplines des sciences humaines et sociales ? Et qu’en est-il du rapport de celles-ci avec les sciences exactes et expérimentales ? À différentes disciplines, différentes méthodologies, approches et définitions. Les études de genre constitueraient donc à la fois un modèle neuf pour la recherche et l’enseignement (permettant notamment l’émergence de nouveaux champs de recherche : queer studies, porn studies, trans studies), et un lieu problématique de rupture avec (et entre) les disciplines d’origine (Nouvelles Questions Féministes, Vol. 22, No 1, 2003). Avec l’entrée dans le monde académique des recherches sur le genre, héritées entre autres de réflexions militantes, naît ainsi une tension persistante entre une nécessité de légitimation et la volonté de conserver une distance (critique) vis-à-vis d’une institution qui s’appuie sur des structures et valeurs contre lesquelles les études de genre se sont d’abord inscrites.

Axe 3 – La question des studies : des gender studies sont-elles pertinentes ? Disciplinarité, logiques institutionnelles.

Axe 6 – Le genre est-il devenu mainstream ? Faut-il se réjouir de l’institutionnalisation du genre ?

Axe 7 – Le genre est-il forcément pluridisciplinaire ?

IV- Ne pas penser le genre seul

Penser le genre comme concept, c’est donc questionner son autonomie à plusieurs niveaux. En effet, le genre fait jouer les dissensions ainsi que les points de jonction entre les disciplines. Cependant, penser l’épistémologie du genre, c’est aussi l’interroger comme ligne de partage social, et interroger, dans le même mouvement, son lien avec d’autres lignes, de partage, d’interférence, de rupture. Cela implique de penser leurs intersections et les rapports de pouvoir et de domination qui en découlent (Dorlin, 2009). Les études de genre questionnent ainsi le découpage et les points de rencontre entre sexe, genre et sexualité, mais aussi les divisions fondées sur la classe, la « race », l’âge, le handicap, etc. Si l’on conçoit le genre comme créant de la division, de l’opposition, de l’incompatibilité, alors il faut aussi s’interroger sur les conséquences politiques de cette fracture et sur les stratégies consistant à la replacer parmi d’autres.

Axe 7 – Le genre est-il forcément plurisciplinaire ?

Axe 8 – Épistémologies de l’intersectionnalité

Modalités de soumission des communications

Le colloque pluridisciplinaire organisé par le laboratoire junior GenERe se tiendra les jeudi 17 et vendredi 18 décembre 2015 à l’ENS de Lyon.

Confériencier∙e∙s invité∙e∙s : Éric Fassin (sociologie, Paris 8), Claude Gautier (philosophie, ENS de Lyon), Marie-Anne Paveau (sciences du langage, Paris 13), Christine Planté (littérature, Lyon 2) et Michèle Zancarini-Fournel (histoire, Lyon 1).

Les contributions pourront prendre la forme d’une communication (individuelle ou collaborative) ou d’un atelier. Les propositions sont attendues sous forme électronique (en format .doc) avant le 15 mai 2015 à l’adresse labogenere@gmail.com.

Elles devront comporter les informations suivantes :

Nom, prénom, adresse électronique, discipline et institution de rattachement de chaque auteur.e
Pour une communication : titre de la communication, axe(s) dans le(s)quel(s) elle s’inscrit, mots-clés (5 maximum), résumé de 3000 signes maximum (références incluses)
Pour un atelier : titre de l’atelier et résumé de la problématique générale de celui-ci (1500 signes maximum) ; pour les trois ou quatre (maximum) participant∙e∙s : titre de la communication, axe(s) dans le(s)quel(s) elle s’inscrit, mots-clés (5 maximum), résumé de 3000 signes maximum (références incluses)
Calendrier :

Date limite de soumission : 15 mai 2015
Avis aux auteur∙e∙s : 30 juin 2015
Avant le 15 novembre : envoi d’un résumé détaillé de la communication aux président∙e∙s d’atelier (10 000 à 15 000 signes)
Remarque : L’inscription est gratuite. Le laboratoire junior prend en charge les repas sur les deux jours du colloque pour les intervenant·e·s (le jeudi midi et soir ainsi que le vendredi midi). Il ne prend pas en charge les frais de déplacement et de logement des intervenant·e·s.

Comité scientifique :

Anne-Charlotte Husson (sciences du langage, Université Paris 13)

Lucie Jégat (sociologie, ENS de Lyon)

Marion Maudet (sociologie, EHESS)

Lucy Michel (linguistique, Université de Bourgogne)

Vanina Mozziconacci (philosophie, ENS de Lyon)

Laura Tatoueix (histoire, Université de Rouen)

Cécile Thomé (sociologie, EHESS)

Maxime Triquenaux (littérature, Université Lyon 2)

Marie Walin (histoire ENS de Lyon)

Chinese and African Sustainable Urbanization: A Global Perspective Conference - October 2015, University of Ottawa

Conference: Chinese and African Sustainable Urbanization: A Global Perspective
Call for Papers: Conference @ University of Ottawa - 2015 International Conference on Chinese and African Sustainable Urbanization: A Global Perspective

October 24-25, 2015

Organizers:University of Ottawa, UN-Habitat

Coordinator: Canada China Thinking Network

ICCASU Website:http://chinaeam.uottawa.ca/ICCASU/

We are inviting proposal submissions to present a paper, poster, to organize a workshop, forum or panel at the 2015 International Conference on Chinese and African Sustainable Urbanization (ICCASU), at the University of Ottawa, Canada, October 24-25, 2015.

Over the last several decades China and many African countries have experienced significant and rapid urbanization processes. The accelerated pace of China’s urbanization will have substantial impacts on the country's urban systems that differ from those of other developing states. The challenges and opportunities in China’s cities provide unique insight into urbanization processes in other developing regions, particularly that of Africa. Recent Chinese investments in many African countries not only significantly impacts economic development on the continent, but also have important implications for urban development strategies and policies. As such, a discussion of China’s urbanization outcomes is both meaningful and practical for policy-related decision-making in African states.

This conference will focus on urbanization challenges in China and African states, as well as China’s exportation of its urbanization strategies to Africa. Organizers anticipate considerable insight resulting from academic research and practical applications, particularly toward the enhancement of sustainable urbanization which can be used to confront potential and existing challenges in urbanization across the world. This conference will thus provide a platform for scholars, professionals, policy-makers, experts and the private sector to exchange views on the state of current urbanization in China and many Africa countries from an international perspective. The western and other regions’ urbanization experiences are also welcome to contribute to the discussion. Scholars and practitioners across disciplines are invited to submit abstracts or specific panels corresponding with the themes listed below.

Topics of interest for papers, presentations and poster sessions include but are not limited to: a) Urbanization dynamics i. Urbanization mode ii. Urbanization process, analysis and modeling iii. Urbanization and ecotourism b) Urbanization, sustainability and planning i. Urbanization, environment, sustainability and planning ii. Ecosystem approaches for urbanization assessment iii. Urbanization and land use iv. Urbanization, social equality and economic efficiency v. Urbanization, globalization and climate change c) Urbanization, strategies and policies i. Western urban development ii. Urbanization strategies d) Urbanization, 3S application and analyzing methods i. GIS, GPS, and RS applications ii. Mathematical and spatial modeling iii. Intelligent Information Processing e) Urbanization and Smart cities. i. Tele-Health ii. Information and Communication technology application. iii. Clean and renewable energy iv. Green cities and environment. v. Low carbon footprint economies vi. Creative economies

Keynote speakers:

Alioune Badiane, Director, Programme Division, UN-Habitat, John Zacharias, Chair Professor, Peking University, China, Caroline Andrew, Professor Emeritus, University of Ottawa, Canada, The ambassador from one of African Embassies in Ottawa, Canada (TBC)

Conference Official Languages: English and French

Deadline for submission of abstract: June 30, 2015

Abstracts of 250 words accepted in English and/or French

More information:http://chinaeam.uottawa.ca/ICCASU/

CFP: Anthropology Southern Africa Annual Conference - Ethnography and Worlds Otherwise, August-September 2015

Anthropology Southern Africa Annual Conference
Ethnography and Worlds Otherwise

For more information:

CFP poster

Call For Proposals: “Mapping Nations, Locating Citizens” An interdisciplinary conference on nationalism and identity - October 2015, Humber College

Call For Proposals:

Conference: "Mapping Nations, Locating Citizens" An interdisciplinary conference on nationalism and identity
Dates: October 30 – 31, 2015
Institution: Humber College / International Festival of Authors,
Location: Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Canada
Submission Deadline: May 10, 2015

Humber College's School of Liberal Arts and Sciences of Toronto, Canada in association with the International Festival of Authors (IFOA) will be presenting its second annual conference entitled "Mapping Nations, Locating Citizens" an interdisciplinary conference to be held October 30-31 2015. The International Festival of Authors (IFOA), one of the most celebrated literary festivals in the world, is located at the Harbourfront Centre, one of downtown Toronto's major cultural and artistic venues.

The conference aims to facilitate cross-disciplinary discussion among scholars and researchers who study the topics of nationalism and identity. Some emergent themes to be explored include, but are not limited to:

performing citizenship
emerging nationhood
subaltern studies
diaspora studies
racism and nationalism
memory and nation-building
exploding mythologies
sexuality and citizenship

To submit a proposal, please visit the "Call for Proposals" tab on the conference website located here:



For further information, please contact the co-chairs of the organizing committee at HLA_IFOA@humber.ca


Beyond the 49th Parallel: Canada and the North – Issues and Challenges: Conference of the Central European Association for Canadian Studies - October 2015, Zagreb, Croatia

7th Triennial International Conference
of the Central European Association for Canadian Studies
9 – 11 October 2015, Zagreb, Croatia

Beyond the 49th Parallel: Canada and the North – Issues and Challenges

Keynote speakers: Prof. Aritha van Herk (University of Calgary, Canada)
Prof. Daniel Chartier (l'Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada)
Special guest: Prof. Mark Anthony Jarman (University of New Brunswick, Canada)

North, in Western culture, is the fundamental direction.
As a geographical notion, "the North" can be used to indicate any or all locations in the northern hemisphere, from the equator to the North Pole. In relation to the United States, all of Canada can be seen as "the North". But within Canada there is a whole range of different "Norths", both historically and at present: the "Pays d'en Haut" of the voyageurs, the old Northwest, today's camping and cottage country "up north", the northern regions of many of the provinces (differing across the country), the northern territories (Yukon, the Northwest Territories, Nunavut), the Far North. Each of these reflects a different kind of "nordicity", to use Canadian geographer Louis-Edmond Hamelin's now widely adopted term.
Beyond geography, "the North" is also a concept, one that encompasses a broad range of meanings and symbolic values. It is an imagined space as well as a space for the imaginary, a space of myth as well as a space shaped by myth, by turns cruel and ennobling, enigmatic and inspiring, powerful and fragile. The country's "northerness" is often viewed as one of its distinguishing features, a vital element in the Canadian identity – even when "the North" in this case may mean only the non-urban part of Canada north of the thin populated band hugging the border with the United States. It is also a source of pride – "the true North, strong and free" – and, increasingly, in an era of climate change, a challenge. Canada's imagined and real Norths have been literary and cultural obsessions for centuries.
The aim of this conference is to explore both the literal and the imaginative aspects of the relationship between Canada and "the North" – geographical, economic, literary, linguistic, cultural, social, political, diplomatic, environmental. We seek submissions from all disciplines that deal with Canada and Canadian Studies.
The topics may include but are NOT limited to:
- the North and its representations: real and imaginary territory
- the North in Canadian literature: nordicity and its varieties
- First Nations artwork and literature
- the symbolic North in Canadian culture: hockey, curling, winter carnivals, canoes
- living in the North: Aboriginal communities, the life and survival of traditional cultures, demography and development of local communities, social problems
- North and South: Canada as America's "North", southern Canada and its "North"
- decision-making in the North: the roles of federal, provincial and territorial governments and of local administration
- the North and economic questions: exploitation of resources, gas and oil exploration, tourism
- the North and the international community: defense of Canadian sovereignty, the Arctic Council
We welcome proposals for twenty-minute presentations in the field of Canadian Studies. We accept paper proposals in English and French. Abstracts of between 150 and 250 words + a brief CV (150 words) should be submitted via the Paper Proposal Submission Form, which is to be found on the conference website. This must be sent by 20 March 2015to the conference e-mail zagreb2015conference@gmail.com. Notification of acceptance of paper by 20 April 2015.

Conference website: http://zagreb2015.hkad.hr/

For more information, email us at zagreb2015conference@gmail.com
After the conference, selected papers will appear in a special publication issued by the Central European Association for Canadian Studies.

Organizing Committee of the Croatian-Canadian Academic Society:
Vanja Polić (University of Zagreb)
Evaine Le Calve – Ivičević (University of Zagreb)
Marija Paprašarovski (University of Zagreb)
Hrvoje Puh (University of Zagreb)
Nikola Kajin (University of Zagreb)
Academic Advisory Board for the Central European Association for Canadian Studies:
Rodica Albu (Al. I. Cuza University of Iasi)
Jason Blake (University of Ljubljana)
Janos Kenyeres (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest)
Lucia Otrísalová (Comenius University, Bratislava)
Don Sparling (Masaryk University, Brno)
Diana Yankova (New Bulgarian University, Sofia)

CFP - Consuming Intimacies: Bodies, Labour, Care, and Social Justice - Brock University, October 2015

The Social Justice Research Institute of Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada, announces a call for papers and artistic contributions for an upcoming symposium (October 15–16, 2015)

Consuming Intimacies: Bodies, Labour, Care, and Social Justice

Intimacy, as a concept and as a set of practices, has a long-standing history in the study of families and kin relationships, friendships, sexualities, romantic partnerships, and the "sociology of personal life" (Gabb, 2008; Jamieson, 1998, Morgan, 2011; Smart, 2007). More recently, scholarly attention to intimacy has widened to embrace complex conceptual pairings with labour, economies, and social justice; these include, for example, studies on "intimate labours" (Boris & Parreñas, 2010), "intimate economies" (Wilson, 2012; Zelizer, 2005), "the commodification of intimate life" (Hochschild, 2013), and "body shopping" (Dickenson, 2008).

This two-day symposium aims to re-think concepts and practices of intimacy and social justice issues through a wide spectrum of twenty-first-century intimate labours and their associated economies. We envisage two interconnected streams for papers, artistic contributions, and discussions. While underpinned by diverse transdisciplinary approaches and problematics, these two streams share a focus on intimacies and embodiment; entanglements of care, work, consumption, and commodification; varied forms of "global-intimate pairings" (Wilson, 2012); gender, class, and racial inequalities; and attention to matters of epistemic justice and injustice.

The first stream focuses on intimate labours as "work that involves embodied and affective interactions in the service of social reproduction" (Boris & Parreñas, 2010, p. 7) and which entangle production, social reproduction, and consumption. These interactions include a wide array of paid and unpaid labours done mainly by women but increasingly by men, including new and reconfigured forms of intimate and commodified labours that have arisen in contexts of neoliberal restructuring and within "global care chains" (Hochschild, 2000), "care diamond(s)" (Raghuram 2012), and the "international division of reproductive labour" (Parreñas, 2000, 2012).

A second stream centres on intimate labours and their economies, including exchanges involving organs, body tissues, and body fluids (e.g., milk, sperm, blood, kidneys). These corporeal exchanges fuse intimacies and economies, serving to both reify and contest notions of altruism, exploitation, and commodification (Dickenson, 2007). This stream will interrogate how value is created in intimate labours and examine how these exchanges entail a "pushing back at the limits between production and social reproduction, production and consumption, production and circulation, to turn even the most intimate of bodily functions into exchangeable commodities and services" (Cooper & Waldby, 2014, p. 5).

These two symposium streams will engage critical social justice issues that arise from the melding of intimacy with labour, exchange, and commodification. What conceptual transformations emerge through these entanglements? What do these reconfigurations mean for re-thinking neighbouring concepts of care, social reproduction, work, bodies and embodiment, mobilities, modes of exchange, consumption, and subjectivities? How are new forms of embodied, intimate labours and exchanges governed? When, where, and why are forms of intimate labours and exchanges contentious (Hoeyer, 2013), exploitative (Dickenson, 2013), or "bioviolent" (Moniruzzaman, 2012), and for whom and with what effects and affects? What challenges arise for critical social justice scholarship and activism from these new conceptual syntheses? How are topics of embodied labour and exchange addressed in cultural productions? What new frameworks – theoretical, epistemological, ontological, and/or methodological – can assist us with making sense of these fusions of intimacy, commodification, bodies, labour, care, and social justice?

Keynote speakers for this symposium areDonna Dickenson (Emeritus Professor of Medical Ethics and Humanities at the University of London), Monir Moniruzzaman (Michigan State University), and Rhacel Salazar Parreñas (University of Southern California).

We encourage contributions from across the humanities and social sciences, as well as interventions from artists and activists. Submissions are invited on (but not limited to) the following themes:

Care, work, and consumption
Transnational care giving and care work
New and reconfigured forms of intimate labours
Queer intimacies and the queering of practices of care
Social reproduction and intimate labours
Commodification of intimate life
Commercialization and commodification of bodily exchanges
Assisted human reproduction
Organ demand, donation, and sale
Human tissue and fluids demand, donation, sale, and banking
Ontological, epistemological and methodological issues
Paper proposals of 300 to 500 words, accompanied by a short biography (100 words), should be submitted to consumingintimacies@gmail.com by April 1, 2015. We are also interested in artistic contributions for which an artist's statement of 300 to 500 words should be submitted along with a short biography (100 words) and any other relevant materials. Proposals will be peer-reviewed and only 15-20 participants will be selected. Adjudication results will be announced by April 15th. Draft papers are to be submitted by September 15th. The symposium will be held October 15–16, 2015. Travel and childcare subsidies may be available.

For further queries, please contact Dr. Robyn Lee at rlee2@brocku.ca or Professor Andrea Doucet at adoucet@brocku.ca. Papers will be considered for a special issue of the journal Studies in Social Justice, as well as for a possible second publication.

For more information visit www.consumingintimacies.com.

Robyn Lee
Brock University

Email: rlee2@brocku.ca
Visit the website at http://www.consumingintimacies.com


Boris, E., & Parreñas, R. S. (Eds.). (2010). Intimate labors: Cultures, technologies, and the politics of care. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.

Cooper, M., & Waldby, C. (2014). Clinical labor: Tissue donors and research subjects in the global bioeconomy. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Dickenson, D. (2007). Property in the body: Feminist perspectives. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

—. (2008). Body shopping: Converting body parts to profit. Oxford, UK: Oneworld.

—. (2013). Exploitation and choice in the global egg trade: Emotive terminology or necessary critique? In M. Goodwin (Ed.), The global body market: Altruism's limits (pp. 21–43). New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.

Gabb, J. (2008). Researching intimacy in families. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

Hochschild, A. R. (2000). Global care chains and emotional surplus value. In W. Hutton & A. Giddens (Eds.), On the edge: Living with global capitalism (pp. 14–38). London, UK: Random House.

—. (2013). The outsourced self: What happens when we pay others to live our lives for us. New York, NY: Picador.

Hoeyer, K. (2013). Exchanging human bodily material: Rethinking bodies and markets. Basel, CH: Springer.

Jamieson, L. (1998). Intimacy: Personal relationships in modern societies. London, UK: Wiley.

Moniruzzaman, M. (2012). "Living Cadavers" in Bangladesh: Bioviolence in the human organ bazaar. Medical Anthropology Quarterly, 26(1): 69–91.

Morgan, D. J. H. (2011). Rethinking family practices. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.

Parreñas, R. S. (2000). Migrant Filipina domestic workers and the international division of reproductive labour. Gender & Society, 14(4), 560–80.

—. (2012). The reproductive labour of migrant workers. Global Networks, 12(2), 269–275.

Raghuram, P. (2012). Global care, local configurations – challenges to conceptualizations of care. Global Networks, 12(2), 155–174.

Smart, C. (2007). Personal life. Cambridge, UK: Polity.

Wilson, A. (2012). Intimacy: A useful category of transnational analysis. In G. Pratt & V. Rosner (Eds.), The global and the intimate: Feminism in our time (pp. 31–56). New York, NY: Columbia University Press.

Zelizer, V. A. (2005). The purchase of intimacy. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

Australian National Conference (AAS) - December, 2015

AAS 2015 announcement

We are pleased to advise that the next Australian Anthropological
Society (AAS) conference will be hosted by The University of
Melbourne from 1-4 December, 2015.

The call for panels will open on 23 March, while the call for papers
will follow on 4 May.

We are thrilled to welcome Nancy Scheper-Hughes, Joel Robbins and
Akhil Gupta as keynotes addressing the conference theme:

Moral Horizons

Anthropology's emergence at the intersection between colonial
modernity and non-modern cultural traditions has always put it face
to face with moral questions unique to its field of study. The
various ways of negotiating the relation between cultural and moral
relativism is perhaps one of the most important. But there are many
others such as the morality of modernisation and capitalist
development, the morality of racial classification and the morality
of different forms of patriarchal domination. All are as the old as
the discipline itself and have given rise to a particularly
anthropological mode of confronting moral questions. While this
engagement with morality began timidly, it has continuously grown to
become far more explicit today. It can even be said that since the
turn of the century it is one of the growth areas of anthropological
research and reflection.

Today, anthropology's moral horizons are continuously expanding. This
expansion is related in part to the extension of the spaces of
anthropological research and the multiplicity of moral issues that
has arisen within them. These have not only grown geographically to
include the entirety of the globe, but have also come to include
non-spatially localised phenomena. Topics such as the intensification
and the opposition to neo-liberal globalisation, the spread of social
media, the internet and online social relations, the re-emergence of
national and international neo-colonial forms of interventionism, the
intersection of religion, anti-colonialism and terrorism, the
continuing rise of forced and non-forced migration, and the
ecological crisis all have widened the scope of anthropological
research while highlighting new moral questions and dilemmas.

At the same time the morality of ethnographic and anthropological
practices has itself become a wider and more intense space of
reflection. It has become so institutionally as the discipline
becomes entangled with the imperative of 'ethics clearance' that
faces all university research. It has become so theoretically amidst
an effervescence in ethnographically grounded philosophising. Last
but not least, it has also become so politically. The radical object
of anthropological attachment, and the bearer of 'the good',
continues to move between 'natives', 'colonised', 'exploited',
'oppressed', and 'excluded', all general categories that remain
signifiers of at least one dimension of the lives of a variety of
populations. There is, however, an increased acceptance, such as with
indigenous governance, that contrary to what radical anthropologists
like to believe, the category of the good can be located even if
ambivalently among 'investors', and 'bureaucrats', etc.

The conference theme is an invitation for ethnographic research and
anthropological theorisations that can contribute, critically or
otherwise, to widen and multiply those moral horizons.

We seek papers from all the domains of anthropological research:
social, cultural, political and economic that directly or indirectly
relate to the above themes raising questions such as:

How do moral discourses shape social life in various ethnographic
contexts from formal politics and activism to everyday practices of
class and gender making?
Are moral judgements at the heart of all social distinctions?
Are political values being replaced by moral ones in a post-political
age? Should this make us wary of an increasing anthropological
interest in morality?
Is a moral anthropology an applied anthropology, an engaged
anthropology or development studies?
Do we need new ways of considering ethical research beyond the
strictures of the university ethics committee?
Is anthropology conceived as a moral project a departure from a
commitment to cultural relativism?
Do changes in university funding systems and opportunities for
employment have moral implications for anthropological teaching?

With best wishes on behalf of the conference committee,


Dr Catie Gressier | Anthropology
School of Social and Political Sciences | Faculty of Arts
University of Melbourne | Vic 3010

Rm G7A, John Medley Building West |
W: http://ssps.unimelb.edu.au/about/staff/profiles/catie_gressier
T: (613) 9035 9881

CFP: Canada in the Americas CSN-REC/MISC Conference - October 2015, McGill University

*Proposals are invited for a interdisciplinary conference, **Canada in the
Americas**, to be held October 2 and 3 at McGill University in Montreal,
Papers should address the relationships of Canada to those spaces and
territories normally considered as belonging to Latin or South America and
the Caribbean. Possible topics include the flow of cultural influences and
artefacts between Canada and other regions in the Americas, patterns of
North-South migration, Indigenous struggles at the international level, the
status of diasporic populations within Canada, the emergence of regional or
subnational identities, the effects of hemispheric economic arrangements,
and other topics related to the conference theme. This is a suggested and
not exclusive list of topics for which proposals will be welcome. Papers
are invited from a variety of perspectives within the social sciences and
Interested participants are welcome, as well, to submit proposals for
fully-formed panels of no more than three speakers (with a Chair and, if
desired, a respondent).
Proposals should be submitted (and papers may be presented) in either
English or French. Please send all proposals (200 words) by April 30, 2015
to misc.iecm@mcgill.ca
This conference will include the annual meeting of the *Canadian Studies
Network/Reseau d'études canadiennes* and is
organized and hosted by the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada under
its *Canada in the Americas Initiative *in partnership with the Département
d'études anglaises, Université de Montréal. Normally, participants will be
expected to cover their own costs of participation.


Call for Papers: Landscapes, sociality and materiality: Biennal Conference of the Finnish Anthropological Society - October 2015

Call for Papers: Landscapes, sociality and materiality: Biennal
Conference of the Finnish Anthropological Society
October 21-22, 2015

Dear all,
The Call for papers for the conference of the Finnish Anthropological
Society (21.-22.10.2015) is on. Below is the address of the
conference website containing the CfP and the list of panels.

The keynote speaker for the conference is Anna Tsing and the
Westermarck lecture is to be given by Philippe Descola. On Friday the
23th of October there will be an "Anthropological knots" symposium
with a separate program published later.


On behalf of the organizers,
Tuomas Tammisto

Book proposals sought for Routledge Innovative Ethnographies series

Dear colleagues,

with apologies apologies for wide the cross-posting, I am renewing an earlier CALL FOR BOOK PROPOSALS for the Routledge Innovative Ethnographies series: http://www.innovativeethnographies.net/

At this moment in time the publisher and I are particularly looking for visual ethnographies (either making use of photography or video).

Series description:
No longer unsecure about their aesthetic sensibilities, contemporary ethnographers have expanded upon the established tradition of impressionistic and confessional fieldwork to produce works that not only stimulate the intellect, but that also delight the senses. From visual to reflexive ethnography, from narrative to arts-based inquiry, from hypertext to multimodal scholarship, and from autoethnography to performance ethnography, fieldwork has undergone a revolution in data collection practice and strategies of representation and dissemination. Innovative ethnography is a catalytic field of experimentation and reflection, innovation and revelation, transformation and call to action. The new Routledge Innovative Ethnographies book series publishes fieldwork that appeals to new and traditional audiences of scholarly research through the use of new media and new genres. Combining the BOOK and MULTIMEDIA material hosted on the series website, this series challenges the boundaries between ethnography and documentary journalism, between the scholarly essay and the novel, between academia and drama. From the use of narrative and drama to the use of reflexivity and pathos, from the contextualization of ethnographic documentation in felt textures of place to the employment of artistic conventions for the sake of good writing, this series entertains, enlightens, and educates.

Series editor: Phillip Vannini, Royal Roads University, Canada
For questions about proposal submission contact: phillip.vannini@royalroads.ca but before doing so please first *carefully* consult http://www.innovativeethnographies.net/submission-guidelines

Thank you.

Phillip Vannini
Professor and Canada Research Chair
Royal Roads University

Sex/Gender Interdisciplinary Conference - FPR-UCLA (October 2015)

FPR-UCLA Interdisciplinary Conference on Sex/Gender (October 23-24, 2015)

6th FPR-UCLA Interdisciplinary Conference
A Critical Moment: Sex/Gender Research at the Intersection of
Culture, Brain, & Behavior
October 23-24, 2015
UCLA, Los Angeles, California


This conference occurs at a critical juncture in sex/gender research
in neuroscience, anthropology, psychology, and related disciplines.
New theories are utilizing a conception of the brain as dynamic,
plastic, and adaptable, and of sex/gender brain and behavioral
differences as subject to the influence of a broad range of
biological, cultural, and social or environmental factors.

In organizing this conference, our aim is to bring the neuro- and
social sciences together to consider three cross-cutting questions on
sex/gender: why now? what's fixed/changing/changeable? what's at


Sari van Anders, Arthur Arnold, Tom Boellstorff, Lisa Diamond, Anne
Fausto-Sterling, Daniel Fessler, Matthew Gutmann, Gilbert Herdt,
Melissa Hines, Kathy Huang, Marcia Inhorn, Hillard Kaplan, Robert
Lemelson, Michael Peletz, Donald Pfaff, Sarah Richardson, James
Rilling, Alice Wexler, Carol Worthman

CFP: From Possibility to Practice in Aging, Canadian Association on Gerontology (CAG) Conference, October 2015, Calgary

From Possibility to Practice in Aging, Canadian Association on Gerontology (CAG) Conference, October 23-25, 2015, Calgary

Deadline: April 15, 2015



CFP: Dressing Global Bodies: Clothing Cultures, Politics and Economies in Globalizing Eras, c. 1600s-1900s - July 2016, University of Alberta

Dressing Global Bodies:

Clothing Cultures, Politics and Economies in Globalizing Eras, c. 1600s-1900s

7-9 July 2016, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

Co-Organized with the Pasold Research Fund, UK

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Conference Of The African Studies Association Of Africa, Oct 2015

First International Conference Of The African Studies Association Of Africa, ASAA

OCTOBER 13-17, 2015

At The Institute Of African Studies, University Of Ibadan, Nigeria Theme: "African Studies In The Twenty-First Century: Past, Present, And Future."Call For Abstracts, Papers And Panel Proposals

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CFP: Facing the Challenges of Aging and Dying (an interdisciplinary conference) - Queen’s University, October 2015

Facing the Challenges of Aging and Dying (an interdisciplinary conference)


An interdisciplinary conference on Facing the Challenges of Aging and Dying

(Oct. 16-18, 2015) Queen's University CANADA

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CFP: What Can a Feminist Geopolitics Do? RGS/IBG Conference, Exeter - September 2015

*Call for papers: RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, Exeter, 1-4Sept 2015*

*What Can a Feminist Geopolitics Do?*

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CFP - Religion, Science and the Future - Florida, January 2016

CFP - "Religion, Science and the Future"
A Conference Sponsored by the

The International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture∗

Celebrating the 10th Anniversary

14 – 17 January 2016

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FPR-UCLA Interdisciplinary Conference on Sex/Gender (October 2015)

FPR-UCLA Interdisciplinary Conference on Sex/Gender (October 23-24, 2015)

6th FPR-UCLA Interdisciplinary Conference
A Critical Moment: Sex/Gender Research at the Intersection of
Culture, Brain, & Behavior
October 23-24, 2015
UCLA, Los Angeles, California

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Eleventh Conference on Hunting and Gathering Societies (CHAGS 11) - Vienna, September 2015

Eleventh Conference on Hunting and Gathering Societies (CHAGS 11)

The Eleventh Conference on Hunting and Gathering Societies (CHAGS 11) will be taking place in Vienna from September 7-11, 2015.
We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers (deadline: February 20, 2015). You can find all relevant information on the CHAGS 11 homepage.

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Conference - Transnational Hispaniola: Theories Into Practices - Haiti - October 2015

Submission - Conference - Transnational Hispaniola: Theories Into
Practices - Haiti - October 2015 - Deadline: January 31, 2015*

Please find the CFP for the Transnational Hispaniola Conference, scheduled
for October 2015 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
*Colloquium Theme:*

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

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

Deadline: March 30, 2015



Call for papers - Indigenous Politics in Comparative Perspective ECPR - Montreal 2015

Call for papers: Indigenous politics in comparative perspective - sectionfor the 2015 ECPR general conference, Montreal, August 2015.http://ecpr.eu/Events/SectionDetails.aspx?SectionID=409&EventID=94

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2015 UCLA Gender Interdisciplinary Conference

Registration Open - 6th FPR-UCLA Interdisciplinary Conference
October 23-24, 2015
UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

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CfP: The Finnish Anthropological Society_ Annual Conference

Suomen Antropologinen Seura
The Finnish Anthropological Society

Suomen Antropologisen Seuran Antropologipäivät 2015:
Maisema, sosiaalisuus ja materiaalisuus
Helsinki, 21.–22. lokakuuta 2015

(Scroll down for English version)

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Colloque Nouvelles perspectives en études féministes. Littérature, cinéma et théâtre - août 2015

Colloque Nouvelles perspectives en études féministes. Littérature, cinéma
et théâtre - août 2015

Colloque Nouvelles perspectives en études féministes. Littérature, cinéma
et théâtre

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Appel à communication / Call for proposals – Résister en corps / Bodily Resistance

**new deadline for submissions is 6/02/2015 (February 6, 2015)

**étendre de la date limite de soumission des résumés au 6 février, 2015

(en français et en anglais) 

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Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museums International Conference - Washington, DC, 2015

2015 International Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museums - Washington, DC


Dates: Key Dates and Deadlines.

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Colloque: Dans leurs propres mots: la mobilité dans les écrits personnels et les sources orales, 14e-21e siècles

Colloque Dans leurs propres mots: la mobilité dans les écrits personnels et
les sources orales, 14e-21e siècles

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Artifacts in Agraria Symposium: University of Guelph, October 2015

Artifacts in Agraria Symposium: University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada,
17-18 October 2015

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APPEL DE COMMUNICATION Paroles et regards de femmes en Acadie. D’hier à aujourd’hui

Un appel de communication est lancé pour le colloque pluridisciplinaire « Paroles et regards de femmes en Acadie. D'hier à aujourd'hui », qui aura lieu à l'Université Sainte-Anne, Pointe-de-l'Église, du 5 au 7 novembre 2015.

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2015 Feminist and Women's Studies Association (FWSA) Conference

2015 Feminist and Women's Studies Association (FWSA)

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Contact Info

Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA)
c/o Karli Whitmore
125 rue Jean de la Londe, #301
Baie d'Urfe (Québec) H9X 3T8