GAO Annual Conference: FINAL Call for Papers
Movement and Conflict in Archaeological Research
Graduate Archaeology at Oxford is welcoming submissions for papers and posters to be presented at
the annual conference at the University of Oxford, 10
th-11th March 2017.

This conference will consider the ways in which movement and conflict have influenced people and
objects in the past. Movement for a variety of reasons (including conflict, trade, travel, and migration)
has played a highly significant role throughout human history. The effects of this movement on societies
and their material culture are integral components of the archaeological record. We seek to identify
these effects through a variety of methodologies. In addition, we hope to engage with, and contribute
to, the ongoing discourses of cultural entanglement and hybridity, of movement and identity, along with
the role that conflict and forced movement has in these processes.

We encourage wide-ranging studies on the following themes:
A. Borders, expansion and conflict
B. Movement and migration
C. Trade and material culture
D. Travellers and expeditions
E. The impact of conflict on archaeology

The GAO conference is one of the leading graduate conferences encompassing archaeological,
anthropological, and historical perspectives. Presenters will have the opportunity to submit their
papers to the GAO conference volume published by BAR Publishing.

Papers should be delivered in English and oral presentations are not to exceed a maximum of 20
minutes each. Due to time limitations for oral presentations, proposals more loosely related to the
main themes of the conference may be accepted as poster presentations. Proposals accompanied by
an abstract of no more than 250 words should be submitted to Abstracts should
include the name and institution of the applicant, title, and 4 keywords. The deadline is 7
December 2016, 11:59 pm.

For enquiries, please contact the conference convenors, Hannah Ringheim, Kira Hopkins, and Mariana
Ferreira de Castro, at or visit for further


*CALL FOR PAPERS | The Migration Industry: Facilitators and Brokerage in

Date:01 Jun 2017 - 02 Jun 2017

Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore


The migration industry signals both the privatization of migration
infrastructures and the increasingly formalized involvement of brokers and
agents in migration. It comes as no surprise that the “migrant-broker” or
agent has emerged as an important player to understand the dynamics
involved in migrant trajectories. While the work of migrants as informal
brokers persists – mainly based on the observation that low-skilled
migrants pay a considerable price for their services – it has also been
observed that without their involvement migration would often simply not be
possible. At the same time, an increasing number of brokers operate within
formalized networks and/or as part of professional organizations. As such
we argue that an understanding of migrant brokers needs to go beyond
kinship ties and clientelism and incorporate an understanding of how such
networks and organizations operate within the transnational sphere of
migration flows. Our aim is to zoom into mediation processes, institutional
practice, and multiple activities of “micro-brokerage” involved in the
facilitation of migration as well as the infrastructural support of the
migration industry.

We are looking for critically and empirically engaged work in the broadly
defined topic of migration brokerage, with a specific focus on the role,
knowledge practice, and activities of agents, brokers and other types of
facilitators. Papers within the context of Asia or dealing with Asian
migrants in other parts of the world are welcome.

Submissions should include a title, an abstract of no more than 250 words
and a brief biography including name, institutional affiliation, and email
contact. Please note that only previously unpublished papers or those not
already committed elsewhere can be accepted. By participating in the
workshop you agree to participate in the future publication plans of the
organizers. The organizers will provide hotel accommodation for three days
and a contribution towards airfare for workshop participants.

Please follow the link below for the conference abstract and details for
the submission of paper proposals:


CFP: Special Issue on Open Access

Open access has evolved into a social movement and gained traction in the scholarly community as an important cause. Yet its impact has so far been limited, due to its fragmented messaging, inconsistent policies, and sometimes fractious discussions. Although open access stands to affect scholarly publishing as a whole, its proper implementation and cost-benefit effect on scholarship remain unsettled issues. Before we can agree on the viability of open access, we need more input from all parties with a stake in its outcome.

For a special issue of the Journal of Scholarly Publishing (volume 49, number 1, October 2017), the co-editors invite submissions from those engaged with open access who can shed light on this economic and moral concept now playing out across the scholarly communication ecosystem. We welcome submissions from anyone with insight into how open access publishing works, or could work. That includes publishers, librarians, scholars, editors, lawyers, technologists, university administrators, and government employees. Suggested submissions include the following:

case studies of open access projects, initiatives, and ventures
analyses of open access policies and practices across disciplines and publication types, publishers, and users
discussions of the push for open access from public policy mandates (e.g., NIH, NEH, NSF), private foundations, libraries, and authors
critiques of access to scholarly content and higher education, e.g., the global geography of unequal access to knowledge
considerations of how open access affects methods of assessing research impact (using traditional metrics and altmetrics) or evaluating candidates for tenure and promotion
legal and historical inquires into intellectual property, copyright, and the commons as pertaining to open access and Creative Commons licensing
evaluations of the impact of open access options on the distribution and marketing of books and journals
assessments of sustainable business models
proposals for changes to the ways scholars, librarians, and publishers work together, both within and across these professional categories
reviews of books or other publications about open access

More information:


Call for Book Chapters

Working Book Title: Nasty Women and Bad Hombres: Historicizing the 2016 Presidential Election


Christine Kray, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Anthropology, Rochester Institute of Technology

Hinda Mandell, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of Communication, Rochester Institute of Technology

Tamar W. Carroll, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of History, Rochester Institute of Technology


Gendered disruptions with historical echoes played prominently into the volatile 2016 presidential election between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. The election was frequently called “historic” because Clinton was the first woman nominated to lead a major political party in the race for president of the United States, and because she appeared poised to crack the “highest, hardest glass ceiling” and become the first woman president. Yet the election was also “historic” as it generated sustained reflection on the past, both for inspiration and critical inquiry of gender issues.

In terms of historical inspiration, Clinton’s candidacy stimulated new levels of ritual activity at the Rochester, New York gravesite of Susan B. Anthony, the nineteenth-century activist who dedicated her life’s work toward women’s suffrage. Throughout 2016, visitors paid tribute and left tokens of gratitude. On the day of the New York State primary in April 2016, in what has become a new Election Day tradition—propelled by social media—visitors affixed “I Voted” stickers to her tombstone. In July 2016, when Clinton accepted the Democratic Party’s nomination, she noted that her mother had been born on the very day that Congress passed the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which would give women the right to vote. The website, featured women who were born before the ratification of the 19th Amendment who intended to vote for Clinton. Women planned to wear white on Election Day, in honor of the suffragists. On Election Day, an unprecedented estimated 8,000 people visited Susan B. Anthony’s gravesite and a ceremonial gravesite gathering had been planned for the day after.

In terms of historical critical inquiry, campaign rhetoric frequently used long-standing problematic gendered stereotypes, stirring up discomforting memories of past social justice struggles. Throughout the 2008 primary campaign and again in 2015, Clinton had appeared reticent to position herself as a woman candidate. And yet, events continually pushed gender front and center. In Trump’s campaign opening speech in June 2015, he assailed Mexico for sending “rapists” to the United States, reinvigorating a historical accusation about Mexicans as sexual aggressors against white women. In April 2016, Trump accused Clinton of “playing the woman card” and social media commentators speculated that women would “vote with their vaginas.” These fears that women would vote as a block had been voiced by opponents to women’s suffrage a century earlier, and the claims placed women in a defensive position, as Clinton supporters were forced to justify their support for a woman candidate. Clinton also had to walk the tightrope, showing that she would champion issues of concern to women, without seeming to rely on her gender. Then, just weeks before the election, after audio recordings were released in which Donald Trump boasted of committing sexual assault, and polls revealed that women were increasingly rejecting Trump’s candidacy, a #RepealThe19th social media hashtag was created. Suffragists and other historical women activists became increasingly relevant in an election that saw a woman candidate and women voters as key players. Video “history lessons” and memes circulated on social media as contributors aimed to teach others about the historical advances of women, implying that the work remained unfinished. When, at the third presidential debate, Trump called Clinton a “nasty woman,” women recognized the implied expectations about feminine behavior, just as Latinos recognized the rhetorical power of his calling unauthorized immigrants “bad hombres.” Pundits speculated that women would hold the balance of power in the election.

The election’s outcome surprised voters, pundits, and pollsters alike. The outcome has provoked reflection on the part of Clinton supporters about what might have been done differently. Many factors contributed to Trump’s victory, more than can be addressed in this volume. Economic class, education, and race/ethnicity turned out to be more powerful than gender in the election, prompting reflection on how women perceive their self-interest. Perhaps of greatest surprise were exit polls showing that 52% of white women voters backed Trump, calling gender solidarity into question. Feminists of color took the lead in calling for intersectional social justice movements, addressing race, class and sexuality as well as gender. Although the secret Pantsuit Nation Facebook group formed right before the election gained three million members in just three weeks, creating a safe haven for Clinton supporters to energize one another, in the election’s aftermath, many wondered whether it should have been secret. Just as the achievement of women’s suffrage had been followed by an abeyance in activism, after Trump’s victory, women wondered if they had become too complacent as Clinton had seemed poised to win. While this was the first presidential election to play out largely through social media, the election results spurred a flurry of activism that is explicitly women-centered or feminist, including two marches planned on Washington, DC to follow the inauguration, and commitments by many to match their social media “slactivism” with more traditional forms of political engagement and engagement at the local level.

As an interdisciplinary project, this book invites contributions from historians, anthropologists, sociologists, political theorists, journalists, and media and public history scholars to investigate how public memory of feminist struggles and activism shaped narratives and practices within the 2016 presidential election. This book project speaks to the ways in which politics are not merely pragmatic, but are always enveloped in personal and historical imaginations. Through our electoral engagement, conversations, and voting practices, we reach out to revered historical figures, engage in practices of deep symbolic significance, and position ourselves within grand historical trajectories.

Possible chapter topics include:

· Susan B. Anthony’s grave as a place of pilgrimage during the election season

· Intersectionality of race and gender---for example, how the complicated friendship of Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass was invoked in the competition between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama

· Suffragist fashion and Hillary Clinton’s sartorial choices

· The history of the “Mexican-as-rapist” narrative in U.S. political discourse

· Bad hombres and “locker room talk”: Masculinist discourse and spectacle

· The #RepealThe19th social media hashtag

· Ways in which some women coalesced around Clinton’s historic nomination

· Public memory of suffragists, feminism and anti-feminism in the 2016 election season

· “Nasty woman” precedents

· Memory, media and gender in this election

· Women who opposed the 19th Amendment and women supporters of Donald Trump---Are there similarities in rhetoric, belief, or socio-economic position?

· Theorizing of feminism, misogyny, and victim-blaming on the campaign trail

· Generations: Are younger women inspired by historical women’s rights activists or does their inspiration come from elsewhere?

· “History lessons” on social media: Positioning Clinton with respect to a century of women’s rights activism

· What are the consequences (---for public engagement and the discipline of history---) of calling an election “historic”?

· “But that happened forty years ago!”: When history does and doesn’t matter in an election cycle

· “Nasty women,” “grab him by the ball-ots,” “pussy grabs back”---Does “civil discourse” matter?

· Would Susan B. Anthony have voted for Hillary Clinton?: A close reading of her writings and speeches

· Pronouncements from the (pro-life) Susan B. Anthony List about Clinton’s candidacy

· How did discourses of sexuality and sexual identity influence the 2016 election? Susan B. Anthony, as an unmarried woman, rejected the norm of heterosexual marriage. In 2011, Steve Bannon, Trump’s chief strategist, said that women conservative politicians threaten the women’s liberation movement because, “the women that would lead this country would be pro-family, they would have husbands, they would love their children. They wouldn’t be a bunch of dykes that came from the Seven Sisters schools up in New England.”

· The sins of the husband: Are women still judged in relationship to their husbands? Was Hillary Clinton’s campaign unable to effectively utilize the charges of sexual assault aimed at Trump because of the accusations that had been made against her husband?

· Is the United States ready for a First Dude?: What jokes about Bill Clinton reveal about persistent patriarchal gender norms

Call for Chapters:

We issue this Call for Chapters for a book intended for peer-reviewed publication. We seek contributions that are appropriate for scholarly audiences yet also accessible to undergraduate and public readers. If you would like to participate in this volume, please send us ( a 500-word abstract by January 15, 2017, along with a bio not to exceed 250 words. We also welcome creative contributions, including fiction, poetry, cartoons, photography and song.Completed chapters (of 5,000 words) would need to be submitted by April 15, 2017. This book project has strong interest from a Palgrave Macmillan editor with whom we have worked before. All scholarship and submissions should be previously unpublished and not under consideration elsewhere.

Dr. Christine Kray
Assoc. Professor of Anthropology; Program Co-Director, Sociology & Anthropology
Rochester Institute of Technology
18 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623-5604
Tel: 585-475-4686

Office: 3169 Eastman Hall

Facebook: RIT Sociology & Anthropology


*June 28-30, 2017 | Rotterdam, The Netherlands*

Open research panel/Call for papers

*Deadline **12 December 2016*

*The Refugees’ Right to Housing: *

*Refugee Housing Commons vs. State-run Camps*


Panos-Arion Hatziprokopiou

Assistant Professor, School of Spatial Planning and Development, Aristotle
University of Thessaloniki, Greece


Charalampos Tsavdaroglou

Dr. Urban Planner, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece


The refugee waves deriving from conflict areas in the the Middle East, Asia
and Africa are a central issue to the growing socio-spatial debate about
the different facets of contemporary crisis. A noticeable body of
literature is currently emerging, exploring aspects of border control and
State immigration policies as well as the social philanthropy and
humanitarianism underscoring NGO activities. Accordingly, refugees are
often seen as passive recipients of state or NGO/philanthropy led
practices, especially regarding their settlement, albeit temporary, and
respective housing solutions. However, there is little attempt to research
how the refugees themselves self-organize and enact the production of
seemingly anonymous, yet highly personal and collective housing common
spaces, often at creative encounter with local solidarity movements and
activists. The proposed panel aims to fill this gap. Following recent
spatial approaches on “commons” and “enclosures”, this research panel
compares and contrasts refugee-led solidarity housing commons, usually
emerging in urban areas, with State-run refugee camps, which are mostly
located in rural areas or the urban periphery.

This panel welcomes proposals from various disciplines that:

- follow dialectic, postcolonial and intersectional approaches
offering integrative views on the interplay between gender, class, ethnic
or sexual relations and understanding migrants and refugees not only as
victims but also as agents of resistance and emancipation.

- question how migrants and refugees self-organize themselves beyond
State provisions and NGO support, whom they build alliances with and how
they (re)negotiate their various identities.

- assess, document, map and monitor the refugees’ access to housing,
considering it an essential step towards ‘integration’ and a precondition
for the full enjoyment of social and civil rights as well as spatial

Please submit your abstract of 250 words by *12th December 2016*,

to Panos-Arion Hatziprokopiou ( and Charalampos
Tsavdaroglou (

Abstract should include: title, keywords, name of the author(s),
affiliation and full contact details.

Financialization and Beyond: Debt, Money, Wealth, and the Capture of Value

*April 6-8, 2017, University of Iowa, Iowa City, USA. Abstracts
due December 15, 2016.*

Finance is hard to escape. In recent years, the increasing social impact
and interconnection of financial discourses, markets, actors, and
institutions have been understood under the broad concept of
financialization. Natascha van der Zwan identifies three distinct research
streams that have approached financialization as 1) a regime of
accumulation, 2) the influence of financial markets and instruments on non-
financial corporations as well as the banking and finance industry, and 3)
a discourse of risk-taking, self-management and self-fulfillment that is
transforming people into investing subjects. Some anthropological skeptics,
however, argue that finance has a far longer genealogy than the
financializationliterature has to date recognized. For example, in the
context of a lengthy human history of creating hierarchy, financialization may
simply be a new technology serving an old purpose.

On behalf of the Society for Economic Anthropology, and in co-sponsorship
with the International Sociological Association’s Economy and Society
Research Committee, we aim to put in dialogue divergent visions of what
constitutes finance and financialization, and how finance and
financializationimpact our societies. The program committee especially
welcomes scholarship from anthropologists (in all sub-fields),
sociologists, scholars in the social studies of finance, and other social
scientists who do not necessarily self-identify as financialization scholars,
but whose work provides comparative, historical, ethnographic, or
quantitative insights into the workings of finance and financialization.

As an initial organizing tool we have divided areas of potential
contributions into three categories of inquiry. These are not exclusive
categories and we welcome contributions that don’t readily fit in what we
· Finance predates capitalism. Therefore, what are relevant
cross-cultural, historical, and archaeological cases which help illuminate
our current moment?
· Tracing who owes what to whom is as old as the discipline of
anthropology. Do new financialinstruments such as credit default swaps
share forms and logics with older kinds of reciprocities?
· Are the new instruments of finance comparable to those found in
the cultural and archaeological record, and especially to other forms of
· Numerous scholars have argued that financialization is creating
new subjects and selfhoods, accompanied by a shift of risk from states to
households. What are the material objects, spaces, and infrastructures that
translate financial abstraction into new ways of understanding personhood?
Wealth, Money, and Financial Instruments
· Does financialization alter our comprehension of what kind of
social organization goes with what type of wealth—a leitmotif in the
comparative study of human societies, particularly since the rise of
· How can we interpret potentially novel forms of financial innovation,
such as Islamic finance and banking?
· How do ideologies such as shareholder value or social finance
transform economic practices?
· How do non-elites use new forms of money (such as phone cards,
paypal, gift cards, local currencies) to alter hierarchies or seek
alternative forms of wealth accumulation? How and with what consequences
are elites transforming money’s materiality?
Depoliticization and the Capture of Value
· Many have noted that financialization promotes a depoliticizing
process, in which state services, formerly held accountable to government,
are now being replaced by private markets. How do these processes compare
to other instances of political drift and shift that have come with new
modes of abstraction?
· How is finance racializing and gendering? Where can we observe
moments of openness, where finance can be emancipatory?
· What kind of ethics, politics, and social goals do financial elites
envision? How do these compare to those brought into being by classes that
dominate the wealth and financial systems in different cultural or economic
contexts? What new forms of informality are promoted by financialization?
· The supply chains of financial products connect different places
and political projects across the globe. How do such financial instruments
transform social life?

We request abstracts for both papers and posters on these topics. Please
indicate whether your abstract is for a paper, a poster or either. Proposed
papers must pertain to the meeting theme. SEA also welcomes poster
abstracts on any aspect of economic anthropology.
Publishing Opportunity

The Society for Economic Anthropology publishes *Economic Anthropology*, a
peer reviewed journal published electronically via the American
Anthropological Association (AAA). Each year *Economic Anthropology *dedicates
one of its two issues to the theme of the SEA meeting. A special issue on
financialization will be developed from select conference presentations.

Fabio Mattioli, New York University,
Aaron Z. Pitluck, Illinois State University,
Daniel Souleles, Brandeis University,
How to submit an abstractAbstract deadline is December 15, 2016.

Abstracts of proposed papers and posters should be no more than 500 words.
Abstracts are advised to include the following information: problem
statement or theoretical frame, methodology, findings, and implications. If
you submit a paper abstract, please indicate your willingness to present a
poster if the organizers are unable to accommodate your paper in the
plenary sessions. Poster sessions at SEA are taken very seriously, and most
conference participants attend these sessions. In order to be considered
for inclusion in the journal issue tied to this theme, please plan to have
a complete, publishable-quality version of your paper ready at the time of
the conference. Additional information for potential authors will follow.
To submit an abstract, you must first register for the conference through
the AAA. At the moment, the registration site is not yet available on the
AAA web site. SEA is working with AAA to get the registration site up; this
will occur shortly.

1. Go to and log in. If you don’t have a login id and
password, create one (you do not need to join the American Anthropological

2. Once you are logged in, look to the left hand column, click on Meeting

3. Click on register under the SEA 2017 Annual Meeting then follow online
prompts to register for the meeting (if we do not accept your abstract and
you decide not to attend, you may request that your registration fee be
refunded and we would be happy to do so).

4. Once you are registered, AAA will automatically send you an email
inviting you to submit an abstract. Click the link and follow the
instructions. Check the Spam folder if you do not receive it within a few

American Ethnological Society -- 2017 CFP


Stanford University, from Thursday, March 30 to Saturday, April 1, 2017.


CfP Environments and the Ecological Self

Dear all,

The Graduate Program in Visual and Cultural Studies at the University of
Rochester is currently accepting proposals for the graduate conference,
"Environments and the Ecological Self," scheduled for *April 6-7, 2017*. We
are pleased to have Professor Rosalyn Deutsche from Barnard College as our
keynote speaker.

Conference website/CFP:

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at

Abstracts may be submitted until January 15, 2017*.

Call for Papers
'Doing Sex: Men, Masculinity and Sexual Practices' Conference
Newcastle University, United Kingdom
July 14-15, 2017
Submission Deadline: February 6th 2017

This colloquium aims to bring together the study of sexual practices and
desires and critical studies of men and masculinities. We are explicitly
interested in returning to some of the provocations of sexology in the
twentieth century to think through men’s sexuality today. For Kinsey there
is an inherent paradox in “man’s absorbing interest in sex and his
astounding ignorance of it; his desire to know and his unwillingness to
face the facts.” Whilst we can see some of the failings and problematics in
Kinsey, Masters & Johnson, and other Sexologists, it is critical to reflect
not simply as criticism of these, but also of what they are suggestive and

Today, nearly seventy years after the publication of Kinsey’s Sexual
Behavior in the Human Male, after the sexual revolution, after the
censorship trials, after the rise of feminism, queer theory, increased
visibility of trans* and genderqueer identities, and LGBT activism, we wish
to ask: what are men doing sexually? Men’s sexual practices, more often
than not, are pathologized, diagnosed, managed, treated. Whilst productive
and valuable work has been undertaken in the areas of rape culture and
sexual violence, this symposium aims to explore the diversity and scope of
male sexual practices. More specifically, current discussions on
masculinity and sexuality tend to marginalize the fear, the excitement, the
shame, the pleasure and the embarrassment that men experience when doing
sex. This symposium addresses this by focusing on men doing sex.

For more information see:


Call for Papers:
Religion and the Rise of Populism: Migration, Radicalism and New Nationalisms

The editors of the journal Religion, State and Society are pleased to invite contributions to a special issue, slated for publication in early 2018. The special issue will investigate the roles of religion in recent trends towards populist politics, in particular as manifested in public reactions to migration, the rise of new nationalisms, and the increasing prominence of radicalism.

Growing evidence suggests that these developments are taking centre stage throughout the world, set in a wider context of global political and economic uncertainty. It can also be observed that religion plays an important role in each of these three issues, often in ways that interconnect them. For example, the actions of the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria have exacerbated an already worrisome global migration crisis, while also heightening concerns about violent radicalism. From France to the Philippines, public anxieties surrounding ISIS and domestic ‘radicalisation’ have become frequent motifs in populist rhetoric that links them with increasing flows of migrants as representative of threats to social security and the economic wellbeing of local populations.

Other examples of contemporary issues in which religion is implicated in populist politics and linked to migration, new nationalisms, and radicalism include: the emphasis on ‘Hindu values’ in the politics of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in India; the Christian or anti-Muslim rhetoric of American presidential candidates; the UK Brexit campaigners’ use of the prospective membership of ‘Muslim’ Turkey in the EU; the deepening significance of ‘traditionalist’ and pro-Orthodox rhetoric in Russia’s domestic and international politics; and the increasing prominence of religion-based identity politics in Poland, Hungary, and Croatia.

This special issue will seek to probe the various roles of religion in these interlinked issues and across comparative cases. There is an urgent need for considered academic analysis to discern how the rise of populism is connected to religion and the issues of migration, radicalism, and new nationalisms, to elucidate the broader empirical and theoretical implications for our understandings of religion, state, and society.

Areas of investigation can include but are by no means limited to:

Religious dimensions of populism in national contexts, including comparative perspectives
The migration crisis and its implications for religion-based identity politics in European societies and beyond
The ‘crisis’ of the European Union following the Brexit referendum, and its broader implications with relevance to religion
Religious dimensions of radicalism: discourses, movements, and politics
Religiously-based conservative and traditionalist movements in Europe, the United States, India, Russia, or other parts of the world, including comparative studies
Fringe and far-right political and vigilante groups and movements, and their politics of religion
Religious dimensions of the securitisation of borders and the ‘othering’ of excluded groups
Theoretical, legal, or discourse-based work on the role of religious, such as ‘Christian’ or ‘Hindu’, affinities in constructions of national identity and the operation of national institutions
This special issue of Religion, State and Society is planned for publication in the first half of 2018. The editors have been invited by Routledge to also consider republication of the contributions as a book.

Application Process

Please send completed papers of 6,000-8,000 words by 15 August 2017. To submit a paper, please register for an account and follow the submission instructions at the journal’s online submission portal:

Before submitting your manuscript please read carefully the journal's submission instructions, available on the RSS main website under the ‘Instructions for Authors’ page ( All manuscripts will go through the normal peer review process.

Questions related to the theme and potential ideas for papers can be discussed with the editors:
Dr Daniel Nilsson DeHanas (
Dr Marat Shterin (

*Call for papers for a panel at the 2017 Conference The Value of Life:
Measurements, Stakes, Implications of the Centre for Space, Place and
Society (CSPS), 28-30 June 2017, Wageningen, the Netherlands*

*Socio-environmental crises: Valuing human and non-human life under

Convenors: Stasja Koot, Emile Smidt and Bram Büscher

As is repeated often, we live in a time of multiple, overlapping
environmental and social crises that influence the lives of many human and
non-human beings. Global climate change, wildlife crime, intensified
extraction and many other dynamics continue to increase the pressure on
important ecosystems and species, and the people that live with them.
Recent literature has pointed out that these pressures often may lead to
violence, evictions or otherwise harmful effects. Yet, exactly how to
conceptualize the notions of ‘pressure’ and ‘crisis’, and what impact
different conceptualizations have, has only recently started. One central
consequence of ones choice for particular conceptualization of crisis or
pressure relates to how human and non-human life are valued. Indeed, value
seems to become a central element of the political ecology of environmental
crises, and in this panel we want to investigate these value dimensions and

For this panel, we are looking for papers about socio-environmental crises
situations that engage with the ways in which the pressure that such crises
instigate work out in the daily lives of human and non-human actors. We ask
the following questions: in which ways do these crises influence how actors
value their lives and that of others, including non-human actors? What role
does technology, including new online, surveillance and security
technologies, play in this valuation? To what types of violence,
contestation and conflict do these value judgements lead and how are these,
in turn, addressed? How does the valuation of life relate to broader
political economic contexts, cultural and social considerations, including
race and gender, and issues of identity, belonging and resistance?

If interested, please send your abstract, with a maximum of 250 words, to
Stasja Koot, in a Word document, *latest by 10 December 2016*:

For more information about the conference please click here:

Best wishes,
Stasja, Emile and Bram

We would like to announce a Call for Papers titled Experimental Ethnography and the Future of Critique for a stream at the 2017 Critical Management Studies Conference, hosted by Edgehill Business School from the July 3 – 5 July, 2017.

The stream seeks to bring together a diverse range of papers and research projects from organizational scholars with a focus upon addressing the theoretical questions that are preoccupying the social sciences at large where the issue of ethnography is concerned. We would welcome submissions on issues such as:
* The possibility for organisational ethnography to make a unique contribution to scholarship, either through its methods or the object of its investigation.
* More-than-representational accounts of organising and organisation.
* Narratives of organisational events, encounters, or ethnographic objects that seek an engagement with the works of so called ‘process philosophers’ (Whitehead, Deleuze, Tarde, etc.). This might include non-traditional ethnographies exploring affectivity, virtuality, or materiality in organisation and management.
* New forms of ethnographic critique, particularly those which call into question what it means to be critical.
* Reflexive engagement with the role of the organisational ethnographer as scientist/manager/storyteller/artist/philosopher/consultant/etc.
* Challenges to or critique of the use of ethnography in management and organisation studies.
* The potential contribution of multi-sited ethnographies to the study of what has been understood as ‘macro phenomena’ such as the crisis of capitalism, globalisation, or the intensification of work.

Deadline for 500 word abstracts is 31st, January 2017. See the full call for papers here:

For more information contact: or


International Labour Migrants, their Families, and the ‘Migration Industry’ in Nepal

University of Oxford, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

13-14 March 2017


While over the last decade the international labour migration from Nepal has reached an unprecedented level, discussions of its impact on Nepali society have largely focused on economics, policy, and rights issues. Broader questions related to social issues, such as migration culture, and the brokerage of labour, the impact of international migration on gender and generational relations, and on the rise of ‘predatory’ institutions involved in ‘migration industry’, have not been sufficiently theorized. Furthermore, unlike research on the Nepali diaspora in general, in-depth research on transnational labour migrants to the Gulf States and Malaysia has been scarce because of methodological challenges associated with conducting research in these countries.

This workshop aims to bring together scholars who have worked on issues around labour migration from Nepal to the Global South and create a space for sharing research and discussing its further directions. We are particularly interested in papers exploring:

• the long-term impact of labour migration on Nepali society including issues around gender (including masculinity/femininity), generation, and the family

• the methodological approaches and challenges of working in the Gulf States or Malaysia, including on issues around migrants’ rights and their experiences in the destination countries

• the political economy of the ‘migration industry’

• transnational practices of connectedness between migrants and their families, including remittances, the use of social media, and new information and communication technologies.

We invite abstracts of no more than 350 words along with short bios to be submitted to<> by 30 November 2016. Authors will be notified by 9 December.

In order to ensure fruitful discussion, each paper will be allocated a discussant, and all the papers will be pre-circulated among participants. We will expect all presenters to submit their papers by 13 February in order to give sufficient time to discussants to read and comment on the papers.

Unfortunately we have no budget to pay for people’s travel to Oxford, but we hope to be able to defray most of the cost of accommodation while here.

Organizing Committee:

Dr Ina Zharkevich, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, ISCA, University of Oxford
Dr Krishna Adhikari, Research Fellow, ISCA, University of Oxford
Dr Bandita Sijapati, Research Director, Centre for the Study of Labour and Mobility, Kathmandu

Please find below a call for paper for our upcoming issue of the journal Diversité urbaine.

Diversité urbaine, directed by Deirdre Meintel, focuses on ethnicity, ethnic relations and immigration, religious diversity and social dynamics in Quebec and elsewhere in the world.

We would appreciate your assistance in circulating this information. Please do not hesitate to contact us for any question.


Akané D'Orangeville, coordinator
Deirdre Meintel, director
Revue Diversité urbaine


Deadline: December 15th, 2016*
Since 2000, the Groupe de recherche diversité urbaine has published a journal that offers junior as well as experienced researchers the opportunity to publish work based on empirical research. Diversité urbaine focuses on ethnicity and ethnic relations, immigration, religious diversity and social dynamics in Quebec and elsewhere in the world. The journal’s presence on the Érudit website ensures its international visibility (
Evaluation process
The journal considers only manuscripts that have not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere. Manuscripts accepted for the evaluation process are read by two external specialists. They must then be revised by the authors, in line with the comments given by the evaluators. The Diversité urbaine team reserves the right to make minor stylistic corrections.

Presentation of manuscripts
• We publish mainly articles in French, except for occasional contributions in English. (If you wish to submit your article in English, please advise ur in advance by sending us an e-mail.)
• Articles or research notes should be between 4500 and 6000 words, excluding the bibliography.
• The author should include, in both French and English, a biographical note (40 words maximum), a summary (125 words maximum) as well as five key words.
• Please refer to our submission guidelines for further details:


Call for Papers
Healing Cooperations

Cooperation With and Without Consensus in the Context of Illness and Healing
30th Annual Conference of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Ethnomedizin e.V. (AGEM) in
Collaboration with the Collaborative Research Center Media of Cooperation
29 June - 1 July 2017, University of Siegen

Every society is historically and currently familiar with different and shifting
explanations for health and illness, and knows of different approaches to maintain the
former and treat the latter. Healers, doctors, and patients are thus confronted with a
multitude of partially contradictory therapies. Similar to non-biomedical therapies, biomedicine
itself is fragmented into differing approaches. Faced with the division of the
body and corresponding medical experts for specific body parts, patients as well as
healers and doctors have to navigate partially contradictory assessments of the
causes of illnesses and their treatment. Healing therefore requires cooperation with
and without consensus between the most diverse actors.
This conference seeks to examine such historical and current practices of healing
cooperations around the world. Questions for contributions might include:
- How are compromises and/or syntheses in differing constellations achieved in
- What kind of entities (e.g. humans, viruses, spirits, bacteria, machines, plants,
genes, etc.) are involved and which negotiations lead to which results?
- How are specific healing situations connected to organized care facilities and
structures and which tensions may arise?
- What kind of effects are created by alternating and/or simultaneously
undergoing divergent and/or contradictory therapies?
- What kind of media, technologies, and infrastructures are involved in healing
cooperations and how do they create various healing publics?

The aim of the conference is the joint discussion of different practices of healing
cooperations, which we conceive as the laborious processing of ill-structured
problems and open-ended ways of healing.

Conference Language: German and English

Please send one-page proposals for contributions and a short CV (deadline: 13
January 2017) to:
Ehler Voss
Arbeitsgemeinschaft Ethnomedizin
Cornelius Schubert
SFB Medien der Kooperation

Call for Papers & Posters

4th Cascadia Seminar in Medical Anthropology:
Ethnographic Adventures in Medical Anthropology
April 21-23, 2017
Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA, USA

*Abstract Deadline December 15, 2016*

The Cascadia Seminar is an experiment in creating a new kind of
intellectual space for medical anthropology in the “Cascadia” region (i.e.,
the US Pacific Northwest and British Columbia). The Cascadia Seminar is a
small, intimate, high-interest, low-cost weekend conference organized
collaboratively by medical anthropologists on faculty at a number of
different universities and colleges in the US Pacific Northwest and British

The Cascadia Seminar will begin the evening of Friday April 21, 2017 with a
keynote address by Amade M’charek , Professor of
Anthropology of Science at the Department of Anthropology at the University
of Amsterdam (Bio: Four papers will be presented on
Saturday April 22nd, and three on Sunday, April 23rd, with no concurrent
sessions. Each paper presenter will have forty-five minutes to present a
substantial, well worked-out paper, with ample time for lively discussion.
All participants are encouraged to attend all papers, and optional no-host
meals together will offer additional opportunities for conversation. The
WWU Anthropology Department will provide coffee & snacks.

Medical anthropologists (from everywhere) are invited to submit abstracts
for papers. Please submit your abstract (350 words maximum) by December 15,
2016. As a way to encourage student-faculty networking, undergraduate and
graduate students are encouraged to submit abstracts for posters which will
be displayed throughout the weekend and discussed during coffee breaks.
Posters are accepted on a rolling basis.

Abstracts will be reviewed by a committee of medical anthropologists on
faculty at our various institutions, all of whom also plan to attend. The
committee will select seven paper abstracts, seeking papers that promise to
be ethnographically rich and intellectually exciting. Posters will be
accepted until space is filled. Decisions will be announced in early
January, 2017.

The registration to the conference is free of charge, though
pre-registration is required in order to keep numbers manageable. A limited
number of hotel rooms are available at a reduced rate at the Hotel
Bellwether and Guesthouse Inn. Please see the accommodations page for
We look forward to a stimulating and fun weekend!

Host / Organizer:
Sean Bruna (Western Washington University)

Cascadia Seminar in Medical Anthropology:
Ethnographic Adventures in Medical Anthropology


Call for papers: Migrant and the City

Dear colleagues,

I'd like to invite you to consider publishing in the Special Issue of the
"Urban Studies and Practices Journal" devoted to the "Migrant and the
City". It's a peer-reviewed and bilingual journal aimed at publishing
cutting-edge multidisciplinary research papers. Please, see details below
or at

Deadline: January 15, 2017

Call For Papers: Directions, Issue 8

The Call for Papers is Now Open!

As Canada approaches its sesquicentennial anniversary, what are some of
challenges and solutions to establishing a more unified, inclusive and
racially equitable society?

Key themes and dialogue emerged from the Canadian Race Relations
Foundation’s (CRRF) biennial national conference, Inclusive Canada 2017
and Beyond:

- The importance of reconciliation
- Issues in modern policing
- Systemic racism (in media, education, corporate, governmental, etc.)
- Newcomer and refugee integration
- Youth as protagonists of social change
- Online hate

The 2017 Winter issue of Directions will build on and explore these and
other issues relevant to our times.

The CRRF’s journal, Directions, provides a space for established and
emerging scholars, community organizations and race relations practitioners
to publish their research. It also offers a forum for important dialogue
and debate on race-related issues and best practices, and practical
recommendations for policy development and change.

Research Questions

Published in print and online, Directions Issue 8 Inclusive Canada 2017
and Beyond will examine these topic areas:

FNMI Communities: We welcome papers that discuss the issues affecting
Indigenous communities and put forward strategies to remedy these issues
and foster inclusion. Individuals are invited to shed light on what
reconciliation really means, and how we can achieve this in Canada.

Newcomers and Minority Groups: We invite papers that discuss current
barriers to inclusion of newcomers and minority groups, and how we can make
Canada more inclusive for these groups, on an institutional level and on a
micro level across Canada.

Faith: How can we ensure that faith unites us, rather than divides us?

Racism: We welcome papers from community members and experts that discuss
issues of racism in our societal institutions (policing, housing, health
care, education, governance, media).

For more information about research topics, please click here:

Submit your research, editorial, or book reviews here:


Critical Approaches to Risk and Security
10-12 April 2017, Singapore

Keynote speaker: Prof Murray Lee, Sydney Law School.

The University of Liverpool is excited to host the International Sociological Association (ISA) Sociology of Risk and Uncertainty Thematic Group 2017 Mid-term conference. ‘The central objective of the thematic group is to establish a sustainable discourse on risk and uncertainty in order to support theoretical developments as well as transnational empirical research.’

Like risk, ‘security’ is a ubiquitous concept, which is used across a wide variety of societal spheres, including political, legal, economic, environmental, cultural and military domains. Indeed, ‘security’ has become a principle problem and concern of risk conscious societies at all levels, including the security of the State and people’s own feelings of ontological security. It is also an interdisciplinary topic of empirical investigation and critical theoretical reflection and development.

The broad theme of the 2017 conference will consider critical approaches to security that seek to explore the diverse, contingent and dynamic nature of security in the contemporary world. The conference is intended to provide a platform to examine questions such as what and who is defined as a security threat? What type of security is being pursued across different geographical contexts? For what, whom and at what price? Who gets to speak about security and what are the dominant ways security is spoken about? How do dominant security narratives allow some things to be said and thought and not others, allowing some ways of acting to be promoted and exclude others?

Our ambition for the conference is to create a space for scholars to discuss transnational experiences across continents and disciplines. Situated in the heart of South East Asia, Singapore is a fitting location from which to undertake this intellectual work and where the related themes of transnationalism and comparative analysis can be explored.

We encourage the submission of papers that speak to and fall within the following indicative paper streams:

· Theorizing risk, uncertainty and security

· Researching risk and security: methodologies and methods

· Transnationalism and comparative perspectives on risk and security

· At-risk and suspect populations: constructions and securitizations

· Terrorism, risk and security

· Voluntary Risk Taking, Uncertainty and Edgework

· Crime, risk and securitization

· Risk Governance as security

· Risk and food security

· Resilient communities and safer cities

· Biographical risks and social security

· Economic risks and security

· Environmental risks and security

Conference organising committee chair:

Anna Anderson

Abstracts of 300-350 words should be submitted in Microsoft Word format by 12th January 2017 with the full name, institution and the author(s) contact details. Please send abstracts to:

Notification of acceptance by Friday 10th February 2017.

CALL FOR PAPERS European Conference on African Studies (ECAS 2017)

It's open until the 18th of January the CALL FOR PAPERS for the next
European Conference on African Studies (ECAS7) in Basel Switzerland.

More than 200 panels are currently open. Here is the full list of panels:


Call for Panel Proposals

The Making of Peace, Conflict and Security
Dynamics of Inclusion and Exclusion
Peace and Conflict Studies in Anthropology (PACSA)
6th Bi-annual meeting, 28-30 August 2017, Amsterdam

Conflict and peace-making have fundamentally shaped and remade boundaries and
relationships in the world we live in. These transformations include processes of
inclusion and exclusion that accompany conflicts and the efforts to resolve, transform
or secure them. Inclusion is commonly associated with peace rather than conflict, but
violent means are often justified in inclusive or productive terms: the renewal of a unified
people, the protection of a national economy, or the toppling of an old regime to make
way for a more inclusive future. Whether it is peace-making, conflict or securitisation:
boundaries, borders and relationships are frequently reified, contested or hardened
through these processes. In this sense, both conflict and peace are interrelated ordering
principles at the heart of which lie questions about inclusion and exclusion, relation and
disconnection. As some are drawn into the centre of a violent cause, others might be
ostracized, targeted or displaced as inevitable Others. Similarly, approaches to peacemaking
and conflict transformation – often seeking to be inclusive – might lead to
unintended exclusive consequences. As peace-making tends to involve power struggles,
its outcomes can lead to new grievances and renewed conflict.
In particular, security and forms of securitisation, as part of major ordering mechanisms,
play a key role here. In the name of security, freedom is protected, borders are militarised
and interventions justified, often in ahistorical, depoliticised ways. Metaphorically
speaking, the boundaries between unpredictable outsiders and to-be-protected insiders
must be guarded and reaffirmed: between nations and globalised flows of people, between
security compounds and war-zones, between citizens and non-citizens and between the
rich and poor. Questions about inclusion/exclusion are central to our understanding about
how dynamics of peace, conflict and security interrelate. Moreover, these dynamics have
an often suppressed and distorted temporal and historical dimension, as some histories
are ignored and others are shaped, while long-term processes of inclusion and exclusion
can become buried underneath the spectacular buzz and noise of immediate crises that
claim moments of unprecedented truths.
*A call for individual papers will follow early 2017
Building on these conceptual underpinnings, we encourage proposals for panels that
engage with issues relating to peace, conflict and securitisation through the lens of
inclusion and exclusion. Panels might want to address peace and conflict from the
perspective of inclusion/exclusion through any of the following issues (but not limited
to these):

Security and borders; inclusion and exclusion within refugee regimes; inclusive approaches
to conflict transformation; conflict and displacement; the inclusion/exclusion of particular
groups in peace-processes and political settlements; war economies and economic
opportunities within conflicts; spatial, territorial and legal aspects of war and peace, such as
enclaves and exclaves, cross-border relations and stateless people; cities affected by conflict
and militarisation; transnational dynamics of peace-making and warfare; propaganda,
myth-making and ideological aspects of war and peace; inclusive and exclusive aspects of
social movements, non-violent activism and civil resistance; privilege, power and inequality;
and historical perspectives on processes of inclusion and exclusion in the context of war and

The deadline for panel submissions is January 15, 2017

In order to submit a panel, please send a general outline of the panel theme of no
more than 250 words to
Particularly welcome are panel convenors with plans to turn their panels into publications
or any other kind of ongoing collaboration or activity beyond the conference meeting
itself. This can be through editing a special issue for submission to a peer-reviewed
journal, or by editing individual papers for publication as an edited collection. Many
other creative forms of public engagement and academic exchange related to the
proposed panel are possible. Please include a short description about these plans with
your panel proposal.
Panels can either be proposed as closed panels, which should include a full list of
presenters, or as open panels, which will be included in the call for papers.
The summit is organised in cooperation with the Anthropology of Security Network,
SECURCIT at the University of Amsterdam and the Dept. of Anthropology at VU University
Amsterdam. For more information on PACSA, please see:


Canadian Journal of Children's Rights 2017
Call for Manuscripts

Deadline for Submission: April 1, 2017

The Editors welcome manuscripts in English and French from academics, researchers, community partners and young people that address the broad theme of Children’s Rights as Human Rights. Submissions to the Canadian Journal of Children's Rights will make a contribution to exploring the theme of children’s rights as human rights for research, advocacy and activism from a variety of disciplinary locations and approaches.

The issue marks the 40th anniversary of the Canadian Human Rights Act and the 35th anniversary of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The Editors encourage a variety of contributions including scholarly essays, original research articles, comparative analyses, critical reviews, advocacy and policy articles as well as personal narratives, interviews, oral histories and poetry to each of the three sections of the Journal: academic, open and youth.


Latest Issue:

The 2016 Special Issue of the Canadian Journal of Children's Rights on Indigenous Children's Rights is available online (open access):

Table of Contents
From the Editors
Virginia Caputo & Landon Pearson................................................................................................1
Russ Moses’ Rattle.....................................................................................................................................5
This is Not My Story, But Yours
John Moses............................................................................................................................................6
Map – Mohawk Institute (1942-47) ..................................................................................................8
Russell Moses Memoir
Russell Moses.....................................................................................................................................9
Language, Culture, and Early Childhood: Indigenous Children’s Rights in a Time of
Margo Greenwood............................................................................................................................16
Reconciliation: The kids are here! Child participation and the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal
on First Nations child welfare.
Jennifer King, Jocelyn Wattam & Cindy Blackstock....................................................................32
Overview of the Benefits of First Nations Language Immersion, Wise Practices for Indigenous
Language Immersion, and Provisions for Supporting Immersion Education in the First Nations
Control of First Nations Education Act.
Tracy Coates & Philip Leech-Ngo.............................................................................................46
Caught Between Two Worlds: the Voices of Youth from Four First Nations in Northern Ontario.
Judy Finlay & Lauren Akbar...........................................................................................................68
Les représentations des Autochtones dans les manuels scolaires et le respect de la Convention
relative aux droits de l’enfant.
Joannie St-Pierre...........................................................................................................................100
(in)visible bodies and (de) contextualization: A critique of the Independent Review of Cathedral
Valley Group Home.
Sheila Grantham...........................................................................................................................124
Tumiralaat Child Care Centre (Ottawa) and Pirurvik Preschool (Pond Inlet): Model Child Care
and Preschool Centres that respect the rights of Inuit Children.
Landon Pearson...........................................................................................................................142
Hannah Battiste......................................................................................................................149
Shannen’s Dream Team Letter
Featherston Drive Public School students..............................................................................151
Pierre Elliot Trudeau School students........................................................................................152
Cover: Russ and Thelma Moses, October 1943, courtesy of John Moses.

Canadian Journal of Children’s Rights is available online at:



BC Studies


Université d'été sur la francophonie des Amériques, Saguenay, 5 au 11 juin 2017

Plus d'informations:

Call for papers

Religious dynamics in contemporary Egypt

International conference to be held in Cairo

3, 4 & 5 September 2017

The rapid and profound dynamics of change that Egypt has experienced since the Nasserite era require a reconsideration of our approach to the evolution of religious phenomena. These phenomena sit at the heart of Egyptians’ daily lives and must be constantly re-evaluated by researchers as new patterns and even hybrid forms are confronted. The work conducted to date tends to take into account the sometimes paradoxical dimensions of the socio-religious developments that contemporary Egypt has witnessed, with, on the one hand, a continued maintenance of interreligious relations and, on the other, a more and more marked segregation associated with the reaffirmation of confessional, even inter-confessional borders. By applying a resolutely multidisciplinary approach, we intend to look at the full complexity of the role and impact of the religious in the life of Egyptians, whether in its political dimension or in its social and cultural organisation.

The first line of study will consist in examining interactions between, on the one hand, the two great monotheistic religions represented in Egypt and, on the other, between the quotidian – daily lived experience – and the dogmatic precepts that are defended by this or that institution. The point here is to put in perspective religious facts and daily issues. Religion as lived and experienced will be examined within its relationships to music, law, leisure, politics and business, as well as across the spaces of religious action (town/country, district, places of worship, and the physical, symbolic and acoustic signposts) that are useful in the analysis of these interactions.

After the notion of contacts comes that of divisions and of the resultant inter-religious competition. This will be considered within the second line of study. This competition is often manifested between the two great monotheistic religions, Islam and Christianity, but it can spring from the success of sizeable movements (charismatics, pentecostalists, salafists etc.) within each confession, provoking quarrels around religion, dogma and identity. Once again, this issue of competition will be examined through the daily lives of the individuals in Cairo as in the rest of the country. How do confessional borders and rivalries arise, feeding the ground for sometimes isolationist community development, and to what extent does this influence the daily life of Egyptians? These rivalries will be approached in a firmly empirical fashion, notably through an examination of religious representations as manifested in the press, literature, cinema, music and the visual arts.

A third line of study will be devoted to religious circulation. This dynamic finds its place as much in the circulation of ideas as of individuals who, in the course of their wanderings, carry with them practices, models, and a notion of “elsewhere”. It is also worth examining this idea of circulation in relation to the local environment, to which it must constantly adapt, or else on which it acts to reshape. Within this line of study, we would encourage, aside from interventions concerning Egypt, propositions involving comparative studies with other contexts, and also examinations of religious practices in the Egyptian diaspora and their influence on the home country.

Lastly, we remain mindful of the new dynamics that have emerged from the revolution of 25 January 2011. This was both the result of a decade marked by important social and political changes and also the trigger for new trends whose scale is still difficult to evaluate. At the political level, the religious question is often to be found at the heart of debates that have divided Egyptian society after the revolution. Among the numerous points that mark the post-revolutionary religious scene, one notes, for example, that salafism benefitted from the brief liberalisation of the political arena to demonstrate its sound foothold and its capacity to mobilise, whereas the Copts witnessed the emergence of new social movements that notably contested the monopoly of the patriarch as representative of the “community”. After taking power, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi promised a “renewal of religious discussion”. This appears to have struck a chord within society, the press, cultural production and in daily conversation, particularly amongst the educated youth, which is keen to emancipate itself vis-à-vis the various authorities that enclose social life in an often-stifling straitjacket.

Organized by :

CEDEJ, IFAO, IRD, IDEO, Institut français du Caire et Université catholique de Louvain


Gaétan Du Roy (FNRS, LaRHis/Université catholique de Louvain, CEDEJ)

Séverine Gabry-Thienpont (IFAO, CREM-LESC UMR 7186)

Scientific committee:

Febe Armanios (Middlebury College)

Sophie Bava (IRD)

Sarah Ben Néfissa (IRD)

Katia Boissevain (IDEMEC UMR 7307)

Jean Druel (IDEO, Cairo)

Sebastian Elsässer (Christian Albrecht University, Kiel)

Catherine Mayeur-Jaouen (INALCO)

Samuli Schielke (Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin)

Contact Info:

Proposal for papers (350 words maximum) with a short biographical note on the author (three lines) should be sent to Séverine Gabry and Gaétan du Roy before 30 November 2016 to the following address: Presentations can be in French, English or Arabic.

Contact Email:



CFP: Feminist Review Themed issue on ‘Environment’


CFP - Theme issue of Journal of Canadian Studies - Critical Heritage Studies in Canada: What Does Heritage Do?


German-Canadian Studies Fellowship Competition

Application Deadline: 15 April 2017 (postmark)
Announcement of Results: 15 July 2017


First Peoples' Cultural Council Aboriginal Languages Initiative
Language Grants

Deadline for Applications: December 13, 2016 at 4:30 pm.


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

The School for Advanced Research will begin accepting proposals for Advanced, Research Team and Short Seminars on November 15, 2016. The deadline for submissions is February 1, 2017.

Seminars at the School for Advanced Research (SAR) promote communication among scholars and/or practitioners who are at a critical stage of research on a shared topic. Each seminar consists of up to 10 scholars - including one or two who serve as chair/s - who meet at SAR's Santa Fe campus for three to five days of intense discussion.
Advanced Seminars: SAR's renowned Advanced Seminar program convenes a group of scholars for a five-day seminar, the proceedings of which are considered for publication by SAR Press. Two or three Advanced Seminars are selected each year through a competitive application process.
NEW THIS YEAR With support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, SAR especially welcomes advanced seminar proposals focused on issues of Latino identities, political mobilization, forms of religious expression, and relations with non-Hispanic peoples in various US and border settings.
Research Team Seminars: With funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), SAR offers a Research Team Seminar program to advance collaborative and interdisciplinary research in anthropology. The program supports at least two seminars each year for research teams that need focused time together to synthesize, analyze, and discuss the results of their work; to develop plans for successful completion of their projects; and/or to plan new projects. Eligible research projects will be those in which the central focus is on a question of anthropological importance; teams that are interdisciplinary and international in scope are especially encouraged to apply.
Short Seminars: The School sponsors two- to three-day seminars that provide scholars with the opportunity to explore critical topics on human culture, evolution, history, and creative expression. These short sessions enable participants to assess recent developments and chart new directions on an anthropological topic as well as to plan additional conferences, symposia, publications, and/or research proposals.
For more information on SAR's seminars and how to apply, please visit

Maria Spray
Scholar Programs Coordinator
School for Advanced Research
660 Garcia Street
Santa Fe, N.M. 87505

Urban ARC 2017 | The City in Transition
IIHS Annual Research Conference, 18~20 Jan, 2017


Afroeuropeans: Black Cultures and Identities in Europe
Sixth biennial network conference
University of Tampere, Finland, 6 - 8 July 2017

Call for papers:
Deadline for online submissions for individual papers (max. 300 words including the title) is 25
February 2017.

General information on the conference and the complete list of sessions are available at this link:

Marleen de Witte (University of Amsterdam)
Serena Scarabello (University of Padova)

This panel aims at contributing to the analysis of the emergence of Afroeurope by
investigating the circulation, and intersection, of categories of Blackness and Africanness,
in everyday discourses and social practices. Taking Blackness and Africanness as
categories of practice rather than categories of analysis, we focus on how these notions are
made and unmade, connected or dis-connected, appropriated or refused, adopted or
deconstructed in social interaction and evolving biographies. This politics of self-definition
becomes particularly urgent for youth born and/or raised in Europe, but confronted with
intensifying practices and discourses of exclusion from Europe and Europeanness. It is in
this context that we seek to explore the current revival of the Afro prefix among young
generations of African-descended people across Europe.

Afroeuropean youth politics of self-definition are situated at different spatial levels: the level
of circulation of categories across the Black Atlantic, the European level of an increasing
awareness of Afroeuropeanness, the national level of specific colonial histories and racial
formations, and the local level of everyday interaction. Indeed, something new is happening
at the European level, especially among young generations that establish pan-European
networks through which to carve out the Europeanness of the African diaspora as well as
the Africanness of Europe. This pan-European process is informed by the global circulation
of categories of difference and belonging and embedded in local specificities.

We invite papers that analyse this intersection from different European countries. The
questions we seek to answer are when and how notions of Blackness, Africanness,
Europeanness emerge and become important (or cease to be so) in individual biographies
and subject formations and/or in collective practices and social dynamics. When and how
do national or ethnic identifications (e.g. Italian, Ghanaian, Asante) become relevant, and
when and how do youth transcend these differences and redefine and hyphenate categories
of belonging?

Call for Papers

‘Challenges of the Green City – Polices, Practices and Innovations’
Stockholm, Sweden
18th – 21st June 2017
Nordic Geographers Meeting (NGM2017)

Session Organizer:
Dr Ida Andersson, Department of Human Geography, Stockholm University

In the intersection between climate change mitigation and rapidly increasing urbanization, the issue of urban sustainability is developing as one of the key concerns for many local and regional governments across the globe.
With the ‘urban turn’ in sustainability policymaking, concepts such ‘green cities’, ‘smart urban specialization’ and ‘low carbon communities’ have become buzzwords in both policymaking and academia. Yet the main issue at hand - how to - decrease the impact of urban settlements on the eco system, whilst maintaining growing populations and expectations of economic growth, is indeed a major challenge.
The often proposed solution to this urgent task is presented as a mix of new, more effective and strategic policymaking alongside innovative technological development. To this session, papers are invited that challenges and problematizes this view on what constitutes green cities and how cities can be organized in order to achieve sustainable development.

Examples of topics for papers to be presented for this planned session:
- Policy processes and the role of local government
- Eco innovations and sustainable urban development
- Physical planning and social inclusion in the sustainable city
- Critical perspectives on the development of eco cities
- ‘Best practice’ places and the role of knowledge-sharing

Send abstracts to by December 15, 2016. (Instructions for abstract format etc. to be found here:

Read more about the session here: and the conference here:


We are looking for excellent manuscripts for a new book series edited by Hannah Knox and Adam Fish entitled Materializing the Digital (Manchester University Press).

Materializing the Digital seeks to interrogate the infrastructures, relationships and imaginaries of digital technologies through situated, empirical analyses of the production, circulation and use of digital devices and systems. Positioned at the intersection of media studies, STS, anthropology and sociology, the series will provide original, critical and theoretically innovative understandings of the implications of digital technologies for contemporary social life. Our intention is that this series will provide a solid ground from which to engage and critique the persistence of utopian, functionalist and dystopic visions of technological futures.

If you are interested you can email me directly on or fill in a proposal form. Further details available here:


Mobilité des chercheurs dans les Amériques

Le programme de Mobilité des chercheurs dans les Amériques du Centre de la francophonie des Amériques (CFA) vise à promouvoir la recherche en français et à favoriser la coopération entre les scientifiques des Amériques et les communautés francophones des Amériques. D'une valeur de 2000 $ CAN, la bourse de mobilité peut être accordée à un professeur rattaché à une université située dans les Amériques, un chercheur postdoctoral (titulaire d'une thèse de doctorat) ou à un étudiant au doctorat (3e cycle). Les domaines de recherche admissibles sont : la culture francophone, le tourisme ; le développement économique et l'économie sociale ; la mobilité et l'engagement des jeunes ; l'histoire, le patrimoine et la généalogie. Les candidats intéressés doivent résider dans les Amériques et être en mesure de faire deux communications en français. La période de dépôt des demandes se termine le 15 janvier 2017.


Nouveau programme Samuel-De Champlain

La Commission permanente de coopération franco-québécoise (CPCFQ) est le principal mécanisme institutionnel de coordination des échanges entre les gouvernements québécois et français. La CPCFQ est chargée d'élaborer et de mettre en œuvre une programmation biennale d'activités franco-québécoise de coopération, en fonction des thèmes cibles (éducation, économie, culture...) définis comme prioritaires par les gouvernements français et québécois. La recherche, la science et la technologie constituent l'un des volets privilégiés de la coopération franco-québécoise soutenue par la CPCFQ. Le Conseil franco-québécois de coopération universitaire (CFQCU) a ainsi été créé en 2008.

Le Conseil franco-québécois de coopération universitaire (CFQCU) veut répondre aux besoins des universités, dans le contexte d'une internationalisation croissante des réseaux de l'économie du savoir. À ce titre, le CFQCU a pour mission la mise en place de programmes de soutien à l'établissement de partenariats stratégiques entre la France et le Québec.

Dans un objectif de simplification des programmes de soutien, le nouveau programme Samuel-De Champlain regroupe désormais l'ensemble des appels à projets de coopération scientifique et universitaire financé par la Commission permanente de coopération franco-québécoise. Ce programme est administré par le CFQCU et comprend deux parties : un volet « formation » et un volet « recherche », ce dernier demeurant ouvert à toute thématique, tout en spécifiant, pour une partie de l'appel à projets, des thématiques prioritaires en lien avec les priorités du gouvernement québécois et français.

Année de concours :

Date limite (demande) :
11 janvier 2017, 16h

Montant :

Durée du financement :
Deux ans

Annonce des résultats :
Fin mai 2017


Rutgers University Press (New Brunswick, New Jersey - London; has launched a new interdisciplinary book series entitled "The Politics of Marriage and Gender: Global Issues in Shifting Local Contexts".

The first twelve volumes in the series focus on one - or in many cases, several - of the following phenomena: the politics of arranged/forced/child marriage; transnational marriage migration and brokerage; reconfiguration of family: same-sex marriages; honour-based violence and the political economy of marriage and symbolic conflicts at the intersections of marriage/divorce, (family) law and culture.

The book series is open-ended - contributions are welcomed. Please send all inquiries to the series editor: Dr. Péter Berta;<>.

The Social Network: People, Places, and Communities, Department of Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies (CNERS) 17th Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, May 5-6, 2017, University of British Columbia

Deadline: January 16, 2017


Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Study of the Middle East and North Africa

The Middle East and North Africa Centre at Sussex (MENACS) invites proposals for paper presentations at a forthcoming postgraduate conference, to be held at the University of Sussex on 27-28 April 2017. The conference is designed as a broad forum that brings together UK-based PhD students working on the MENA region from any perspective. MENA here is defined in the broadest possible terms and includes Israel, Turkey, Iran and the central Asian states alongside countries in which Arabic is the majority language. We particularly welcome proposals that adopt interdisciplinary approaches and that reflect critically on the process of conducting interdisciplinary research, although we welcome any proposal that is pertinent to the study of MENA. In addition to the usual platform of presentations, the conference will provide a space for doctoral researchers, through the involvement of the Sussex Humanities Lab and the Sussex Centre for the Visual, to consider how visual, textual and digital sources might be brought into productive dialogue.

The conference is organised and funded through the Consortium of the Humanities and the Arts South-East England (CHASE) and is planned as the first of a regular bi-yearly event. Faculty members from across the CHASE group of universities (including from Sussex, SOAS and the Courtauld Institute of Art) will participate in the conference as panel chairs and commentators. This will ensure doctoral students receive critical feedback on their work from leading scholars who work on the MENA region from a variety of viewpoints.

Abstracts of 300 words should be sent to no later than 31 December 2016.

The organizers will be able to offer successful candidates funding for travel and accommodation (up to £50 per night) There is no registration fee.

For enquiries please contact

Contact Email:




The Anthropology Graduate Students' Union (AGSU) at the University of Toronto invites proposals for the 4th annual MEDUSA colloquium. The colloquium will take place on Thursday, March 16th and Friday, March 17th, 2017 in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Toronto, St. George campus. The theme of Medusa 2017 is Translation.

See the attached Call for Papers (open until January 10, 2017) or the website for more information.




An Tobar: Sacred Springs and Holy Wells

A two-day workshop in Waterford, Ireland June 26-27, 2017

Sacred springs and holy wells are pan-human and a rising subject of scholarly inquiry internationally. This workshop will examine how they are understood through archaeology, anthropology, folklore, geography, history and related fields and consider new interdisciplinary directions for future research.

Paper proposals that consider the following are especially invited:

✤ saint cults and holy wells

✤ archaeological and hydrogeological characteristics of wells

✤ holy wells as therapeutic landscapes

✤ holy well pilgrimage and folk liturgies

✤ medical humanities and the folklore of healing wells

The workshop is sponsored by University College Dublin, Sewanee: The University of the South and the Waterford Museum of Treasures.

Please send proposal abstracts (150 words maximum) and/or direct inquiries

to both of the following:

Dr. Shane Lordan ( and Dr. Celeste Ray (

*Call for contributors: **Humanities **(ISSN 2076-0787) special issue:
“Spatial Bricolage: Methodological Eclecticism and the Poetics of 'Making

Guest editor: Les Roberts, University of Liverpool

Dear Colleagues,

This is a proposal for a special issue of the journal *Humanities*, on the
theme of ‘Spatial Bricolage’: the art and poetics of ‘making do’ (de
Certeau 1984: xv) in spatial humanities research. Expanding on themes
explored in an earlier Humanities special issue on ‘Deep Mapping

(Roberts 2015/16), this follow-up collection places firmer emphasis on
questions of method: the ‘how’ rather than the ‘what’ that variously
informs the doing of deep mapping and spatial anthropology. Provisionally
organized around the twin concepts of cultural bricolage and the
researcher/practitioner as bricoleur, this special issue aims to collate
and provoke critical discussion trained on *spatial bricolage* as an
interdisciplinary (or ‘undisciplined’) nexus of practices and pick-and-mix
methods. Claude Lévi-Strauss described bricolage as ‘[the making] do with
“whatever is at hand”... [; to address oneself] to a collection of oddments
left over from human endeavours’ (2004: 17, 19). If eclecticism informs a
deep mapping practice increasingly oriented around the embodied and
embedded researcher, then it is one that correspondingly finds its creative
expression in the art and poetics of ‘making do’. As a ‘maker of quilts’,
or, as in filmmaking, ‘a person who assembles images into montages’ (Denzin
and Lincoln 2011: 4), the researcher-as-bricoleur makes do insofar as what
it is she or he is ‘mapping’ is recast as a representational and affective
assemblage. In the same way that calls for a ‘more artful and crafty’
sociology are underwritten by a push towards more ‘open methods’ in the
social sciences (Back and Puwar 2012: 9), approaches in the
interdisciplinary field of spatial and geo-humanities strive to embrace a
methodological eclecticism adaptable to the qualitative dynamics of
experiential, performative or ‘non-representational’ (Vannini 2015)
geographies of place. Engaging with deep mapping ‘in all its messy,
inclusive glory’ (Scherf 2015: 343), contributions for this Spatial
Bricolage special issue are therefore sought from a wide range of fields
that address questions that speak to issues of methodological eclecticism
in spatial/geo-humanities research. Papers are especially welcome that
examine the role of autoethnographic methods and practices, performance and
gonzo ethnography, digital methods, or which address some of the ethical
questions and constraints thrown up in relation to urban cultural bricolage
as a mode of critical spatial research within the academy.

The submission deadline is *1 July 2017.*

**As with the previous Deep Mapping
collection, the special issue
will also be published in separate e-book format.

For details on the submission process, please see the instructions for
authors at

Contact the assistant editor Ms. Jie Gu at for
questions regarding the submission process or the issue editor Dr. Les
Roberts for questions regarding the
appropriateness of the content or style of your manuscript.

Humanities is fully open access. Open access (unlimited and free access by
readers) increases publicity and promotes more frequent citations, as
indicated by several studies. Open access is supported by the authors and
their institutes. More information is available at

No Article Processing Charges (APC) apply for well-prepared manuscripts.
For more information please visit


Call for papers, deadline: 16.12.2016

Everyday Revolutions in Southern and Eastern Europe

The University of Manchester and Whitworth Art Gallery (2015 Museum of
the Year), Manchester

Dates: May 19 and 20, 2017

To mark the centenary of the 1917 Revolution we are holding an
interdisciplinary conference on the theme of Everyday Revolutions in
Southern and Eastern Europe. Rather than treating revolution as a one
off or irreversible political change, the event will investigate the
revolutionary potential of often-overlooked mobilisations, movements,
acts, actions, and practices. Moving beyond ideas of popular protest
and social movement activism, it will focus on phenomena which could
be dubbed ‘everyday revolutions’, including but not limited to:

· ‘slow protest’
· small-scale resistance
· counter-culture
· liberation movements
· individual acts and actions.

The regional focus on Southern and Eastern Europe will highlight areas
on the periphery of the European project which face many of the same
challenges. The conference will shed new light on the responses to
these challenges. This perspective on social, economic, political, and
cultural problems will allow better understanding of everyday ways of
coping with, and reacting against, new political-economic situations
on the ‘edges of Europe’, both inside and outside the EU. It will help
reflect not just on the areas in question, but more broadly on
contemporary meanings of Europe and its borders.

We welcome contributions from across disciplines relating to any area
of ‘everyday revolutions’. Examples might include responses to
austerity, civil society and NGOs, informal organisations and
collectives, parallel organisations (including currencies),
trans-border activist co-operations, artivism, digital and sexual
revolutions, and post-capitalism. Proposals are encouraged for
conventional papers/panels but also interactive workshops (musical,
visual and other), workshops open to the public, workshops for
children, films, slide-shows and other visual installations. As the
event will be held at the Whitworth Art Gallery, proposals are
especially welcomed for talks or workshops which engage with
particular pieces – fine art, sculptures, textiles, wallpapers, etc. –
from the Whitworth’s collection (which can be consulted here: ).

The deadline for applications is 16.12.2016. Please send to proposals including:
Name & affiliation (if any)
Title of contribution
Type of contribution (paper, film, workshop, workshop for children, etc.)
Abstract (max. 350 words), including explanation of your
contribution’s relevance for the topic.

Proposals for panels of 3-4 papers or jointly led workshops are also welcome.


Cuba At A Crossroads:
An Interdisciplinary Symposium on Contemporary Cuba at SUNY Geneseo
Call for Abstracts

The SUNY Geneseo Consortium on Latin American Studies is pleased to invite abstract submissions for Cuba at a Crossroads: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on Contemporary Cuba, a SUNY Conversation in the Disciplines, on April 20–22, 2017.
Since the re-establishment of diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba in 2015, the academic world has a reinvigorated interest in Cuban studies across the disciplines.Scholars and policymakers also expect the 54-year-old trade embargo on Cuba to be lifted in the near future, further impacting the Cuban state and its people. Simultaneously with opening relations with the United States, Cuba is taking steps toward integrating international foreign investment into Cuba’s socialist economy.

Cuba now finds itself at a crossroads, navigating the intricate and multi-faceted transition between a “closed” past and an “open” future. The immediate, high-level impacts of these policy changes are receiving substantial critical attention. Less discussed are the ramifications of these political and economic shifts on daily life, cultural and religious traditions, artistic production, civil society, and professional domains including medicine, journalism, and education.

In Cuba at a Crossroads, we seek to promote a wide-ranging, cross-disciplinary conversation about the paths Cuba will confront in the near future, and the potential economic, political, social, and cultural impact that those choices will make in the daily lives of the Cuban people and their new global partners.

On the 55th anniversary of the trade embargo between the United States and Cuba, we invite a broad range of papers exploring 20th- and 21st-century Cuban realities from across all disciplines. Themes and topics might include, but are not limited to:

African diaspora in Cuba
Continuity and change in Cuban identity
Documentary and artistic film and photography
Emerging educational initiatives
Entrepreneurship and the state in tourism
Ethnographic perspectives on contemporary life
Evolution of the Cuban state and state-society relations
Health and health systems
International relations and foreign policy
Political economy of Cuban development
Race, racism, and Cuba’s racial democracy
Social justice
Transitions reflected in fiction and nonfiction literature
Please submit abstracts, of no more than 300 words, by December 15, 2016 using this form: The presentations, which may be in English or Spanish, and can include papers, film and/or multimedia, should not exceed 15 minutes. Please indicate in your presentation abstract if you would be willing to participate in a flash session (5-minute, image-based slide show with brief narration) or a poster session in lieu of a paper presentation.

Address questions to:

Societe Canadienne pour l'Etude de la Religion/Canadian Society for the Study of Religion (CSSR/SCÉR)
CSSR's deadline for paper, panel, and roundtable submissions for Congress 2017 is December 1st, 2016.
Annual Meeting

The CSSR/SCÉR is a member of the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences (CFHSS). Created in 1996 as the result of the merger of the Social Science Federation of Canada and of the Canadian Federation for the Humanities, CFHSS represents “more than 85,000 researchers in 80 scholarly associations, 79 universities and colleges, and 5 affiliates [in Canada; it] is the national voice for the university research and learning community in these disciplines” (CFHSS website).

The Federation is best known to our members for the annual Congress that it organizes, in which we hold our CSSR meetings.

This year all CSSR conference sessions will be held at the campus of Ryerson University, Toronto, ON, from Saturday May 27 to Tuesday May 30, 2017

Please register for the Congress (and the CSSR Conference) here:


CFP (conference): Migrations and Borders in the United States: discourses, representations, imaginary contexts (Grenoble, France, 29-31 March 2017)

Deadline for proposals: December 15, 2016



The Department of Theatre, University of Ottawa, in collaboration with the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures, University of Ottawa, and The Centre for Public History, Carleton University, along with Migration and Diaspora Studies Initiative, Carleton University, are organizing a conference entitled Migration/Representation/Stereotypes, which will take place on April 28-30, 2017 in Ottawa (Canada). The full call for papers is available here:


Call for Papers: JUA Special Issue on Promoting Social Justice and Equity in Shrinking Cities

Special Issue: Promoting Social Justice and Equity in Shrinking Cities

Guest Editor: Robert Mark Silverman

Submission Deadlines:

Abstracts – December 19, 2016

Full Manuscripts – May 15, 2017


Call for Papers: Confederation · Patriation · Reconciliation

Reconciliation: Wahkotowin

University of Alberta and Centre for Constitutional Studies

Taking place within Treaty Six on lands of the Enoch Cree Nation at the River Cree Resort just outside of Edmonton, Alberta, the Centre for Constitutional Studies and University of Alberta, Faculty of Law will host the conference, Reconciliation:Wahkotowin, on September 21-23, 2017.


Call for Papers, Black Canadian Studies Association, Third
Biennial Conference

11-14 May, 2017
Black Canadian Studies Association
and Brandon University


Blackness, Indigeneity, Colonialism, and Confederation: 21st Century Perspectives

The Black Canadian Studies Association, in partnership with Brandon University (Manitoba), invites submissions to its third biennial conference, 11-14 May 2017, “Blackness, Indigeneity, Colonialism, and Confederation: 21st Century Perspectives." This conference will explore the achievements, challenges, contributions, histories and futures of African Canadians at Canada's 150th anniversary.
The government of Canada intends to mark the nation's 2017 sesquicentennial as “the grandest national birthday in a generation.” What, however, does this celebration mean for African Canadians once enslaved or free?
Black Canadians have experienced and resisted slavery, colonialism, the colour bar, discriminatory immigration policies, employment and economic disadvantage. Today Black Canadians are over-represented in arrest and prison incarceration statistics, child welfare seizures, and disproportionate high school push-outs. The Black community is diverse with communities consisting of people who have lived in Black spaces for over 300 years. Many of these communities call themselves “Indigenous”; others comprise more recent immigrants to Canada who have arrived in the past 50 to 100 years; and still other new “Canadians” from various points from Africa and her diasporas continue to arrive in Canada, becoming “New” African or Black Canadians.
The dispossession of Indigenous people in Canada and the Americas set the stage for the TransAtlantic slave trade, and the enslavement of Africans in the New World.
Thus, African Canadians, more than any other non-Native group, have been present in Canada from the beginning of British and French conquest and colonialism. These range from Samuel de Champlain's interpreter, Mathieu DaCosta (1605), Blacks at Port Royal in Acadia (as early as 1604), and the young Malagasy boy, Olivier Lejeune, enslaved by one of Samuel de Champlain’s friends (1628).
Can Black Canadians celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday without erasing its sordid experiences with the Canadian state and society? How can Black Canadians work in solidarity with Indigenous and other communities to achieve decolonization and indigenizing? How can African Canadian and Indigenous communities work jointly to repair conflictual relations and establish solidarities at local and national levels? How does Black indigeneity intersect and cohere with First Nations indigeneity? How can the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, the Report of the Truth and Truth and Reconciliation, the Commission on Systemic Racism, and the Roots of Youth Violence Report provide a roadmap for Black-Indigenous shared understandings and joint action for truth, rights and justice?”
As demonstrated by #BlackLivesMatter solidarity actions with Indigenous peoples, African Canadians and Indigenous peoples in Canada have histories, both different and shared, and futures that are indissolubly linked.

Call for Paper Details
The Black Canadian Studies Association is seeking individual papers, round tables and posters, including but not limited to the following topics:
Black and Indigenous slavery; anti-Black racism and anti-Indigeneity; the politics of Black and Indigenous erasure; Black Canadians and Indigenous differences and parallels with regard to the colonial state; Native, First Nation, Mètis and Black relations; Black Mètis; the image of Indigeneity in the minds of Black Canadians; the image of African Canadians in Indigenous communities; 21st century perspectives on such issues as arrest and prison data, child custody issues, Black education, and employment; African Canadian history, Indigeneity, and the nuances of Blackness in the academy; the discourse and metalanguage of race on immigration policies, education, gender, class, and on LGBTQ2S persons and issues; sports, health and well-being; food and food security for Black communities, the Black farmers movement, and a history of Black farming in Canada; law and justice; Blacks arts and artists, including museum studies and museum curators; similarities and differences between Black and Indigenous youth; mixed-race and biracial studies, the Canadian #BlackLivesMatter movement and Indigenous movements; differences and similarities of the Canadian political system on Black Canadians and Indigenous peoples.
The organizers encourage other topics and submissions from scholars, artists, politicians, professionals, lay and community activist-scholars and graduate and undergraduate students. Three Panel submissions are welcome, but we ask for a brief panel description along with a paper proposal. We keenly welcome contributions from international scholars whose scholarship focuses on Black Canadians, blackness and in comparative indigeneity.
Participants should submit a 200-word abstract proposal by December 23, 2016. Kindly include your name, affiliation, and discipline.
The organizers are unable, at this time, to offer financial support. Students, non-professional person and international participants are, therefore, responsible for their own expenses unless later notified otherwise. Participants from countries requiring a visa ought to make arrangements for travel to Canada well in advance.

Email your abstracts and inquiries to:


Workshop: Spatialising the social sciences in post-colonial contexts (May 2017)

This workshop proposes aims at creating a platform of debate between scholars engaged on
the spatialisation of the social sciences and humanities on post-colonial contexts. In both the
French and English speaking worlds, this spatialisation has been promoted in the context of
the “spatial turn”. If in each case the necessity to enquire more systematically into spatiallyinfluenced
questions has been highlighted, one can question the coherence between the
various ways this has been done. The debates traversing both geography and the social
sciences and humanities remain in general suspended or even unnamed in attempts to bring
the two fields closer together, while maintaining their vividness in their disciplines of origin.

Following the arguments made by a number of authors working within the structuralist
paradigm in the social sciences and humanities, the awareness that geography matters
(Massey and al., 1984) has influenced these disciplines toward what has come to be
accepted as a spatial turn. This expression refers to the end of the relative disinterest the
social sciences traditionally displayed towards the subject of space as compared to time
(Soja, 1989), as well as critiques of the main trends in geography, especially following the
positivist proposals made for the discipline during the second half of the 1950s (Schaefer,
1953; Bunge, 1962), which isolated it and its spatial fix. The critique of this positivist
epistemological position, relying, among other things, on works from critical theory (Lefebvre,
1967, 1974), social movement studies (Castells, 1983; Tilly, 2003), and political geography
(Harvey, 1973), has precipitated within geography an increased attentiveness to other
disciplines, and within other disciplines a growing interest in geography.

The idea that space is a social construct that has to be examined in relation to the rest of the
social world later led to a consideration of the influence the spatial has on the social. The
understanding of space as a mere container giving shape to broader phenomena was
gradually dismissed. While in the British context, the development of critical theory and a
revival of Marxist analysis and, later on, an interest in postmodern studies, was at the core of
this process, in the French-speaking academic world, a complementary debate took shape
using similar sources, but organised along different lines.

The integration of critical geography and the development of Lefebvre‟s arguments resulted
in an interest in the spatial and, more specifically, an attentiveness to phenomena of
exclusion. This led to the emergence of many studies on urban exclusion and the production
and reproduction of space. Notably, this movement has more directly tackled the debate on
the relationship between space and society, proposing a radical answer to it by questioning
the validity of separating the two terms at all (Lévy, 1994; Séchet and Veschambre (eds.),
2006). And, the development of a pragmatic or contextual turn in the social sciences has led
to a particular focus on the localisation of social phenomena, with references to space and its
specific structuration (Briquet and Sawicki, 1989; Trom, 1999; Cefaï and Lafaye, 2001;
Hmed, 2008). In summary, these developments seem to indicate that, as proposed by
Thomas Gieryn (2000), space has found a place in sociology.

These contributions to an on-going debate have benefited from and had a particular impact
on the study of societies in post-colonial contexts. The argument made by James Scott on
the locality of categories in his critique of the notion of alienation is one example (Scott,
1985). More recently, studies have shown the importance of taking space into account when
working on forms of popular resistance and political transformation (Bayat, 1997, 2010;
Gunning and Zvi Baron, 2012; Combes, Garibay, and Goirand (eds.), 2015; Oslender, 2016);
on lived experiences at urban and social margins (Doraï, 2005; Doraï and Puig, 2012; Dias,
2013); on the effects of transformations in governmental practices at the transnational level,
and so forth. The specificity of some post-colonial approaches leaves room for considering
the importance of the question of scale and the reference to an international order of power.
This is especially relevant when analysing the way actors construct strategies and
discourses based on a number of local knowledges and representations, which are often
reduced to the order of the “traditional” without being investigated as critical reinventions, as
Hobsbawm and Ranger explain (1983).

The aim of this workshop will be to tackle these questions and provide a cross-language and
cross-discipline platform of exchange for scholars working at the intersection between the
social sciences, humanities and geography, or broadly participating in the “spatial turn” in the
study of the post-colonial world. As Edward Soja (2011) has observed, postcolonial studies
and human geography have always enjoyed an intimate entanglement. The spatial turn,
however, as he has also pointed out, has provoked new concerns within and in relation to
postcolonial scholarship. In postcolonial countries, the struggle over territory – physical,
epistemological, cultural, corporeal and others – meant that scholars from or working on such
contexts were paying attention to space and place long before the spatial turn (Noyes, 1992;
Chambers & Curti, 1996; Ashcroft, Griffiths & Tiffin, 1994; Bhabha, 1994; Bhabha, 1990).
How, nonetheless, has the increased attention to and production of critical spatial
perspectives throughout the humanities and social sciences affected the study of space in
the postcolonial world? As Soja writes, has it allowed for critical moves away from binaries
like colonizer/colonized, East/West, North/South, capitalism/socialism? What other, nondichotomous
ways of thinking and narrating the postcolonial condition does the spatial turn
enable? These are some of the questions we hope to explore in this workshop.

Although theoretical work is welcome, priority will be given to papers relying on some level of
empirical investigation, including that which utilizes archives, the study of textual documents,
or any other form of first-hand investigation. The topics the organisers propose to investigate
are the following, and the propositions will cover one or several of them, according to the
presenters‟ interests and topics of investigation:
 Converging epistemologies, the theoretical stakes of the spatial turn
 Local, national, global... apprehending scales
 Locale as unit/subject of analysis
 Resistance and mobilisation in/for space and place
 Marginalisation, domination and resistance in and through the city
 Autochthony: local identity as a resource
 Material, symbolic, and political landscapes
 Spatial injustice and environmental suffering
 The production of discourse in public space
 Alter-political practices in the public realm
 The spatial dimensions of race, class and gender
 Neoliberalism and the privatization of the public
 Epistemological mobility and the shaping of postcolonial subjectivity
 De-territorialization/Re-territorialization

Dates and Deadlines:
The seminar will take place over two days during the second week of May 2017. It will be
held at Oxford (University of Oxford). Precise dates and locations will follow the call for
Abstracts should not exceed 500 words and should be sent to both of the organisers at and, before the 15th of March
2017. Participants will be notified about the status of their submissions by the end of the first
week of April 2017.

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Press, 1997
Bayat Asef, Life as politics: how ordinary people change the Middle East, Stanford: Stanford
University Press, 2010
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movements in the Egyptian Revolution, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014
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We seek book chapter proposals for an internationally published edited book on LGBTI asylum seekers and refugees, aiming to focus on their experiences during the status determination process and after they have been granted refugee status. We have particular interest in different state policies and experiences from Australia, Canada, US, New Zealand, EU states or EU neighborhood. We welcome proposals from diverse disciplines, including but not limited to law, political science and anthropology. Interdisciplinary perspectives and empirical research are particularly welcomed.

• 28th November 2016: submission of your Expression of Interest including a short abstract (200-250 words), a short list of references and a biography (150 words) [and list of authors]
• 5th December 2016: feedback to proposers
• 20th March 2017: submission of full chapters (8000-10000 words)
• 20th May 2017: review and feedback to authors
• 20th June 2017: submission of final chapters

Contact for contributions and additional information to the editors:
• Dr. Arzu Güler
Department of International Relations, Adnan Menderes University, Turkey
• Denise Venturi, PhD Candidate in International Law
Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy and KU Leuven, Belgium

Call for abstracts - Researchers in Development Network (RiDNet) conference 2017
Reply-To: Centre for Global Development <>

We’re excited to announce the 5th Annual RiDNet conference “I, Researcher: exploring the research experience - context, self and interdisciplinary practice”
The conference will take place on the 27th of January, 2017 at the School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds.

The Researchers in Development Network, or RiDNet, is a student led network of PhD students and early career researchers working in international development and/or conducting social research in developing countries. Our annual conference aims to give students and early career researchers a chance to share experiences, ideas and methods.

This year, we’re aiming to explore the experience of conducting research. The conference will focus on three themes (explained below) and we encourage researchers to submit abstracts reflecting on their experiences of conducting research within (1) different contexts; (2) self; and (3) interdisciplinary practice

Conference Themes:
1. Context: This theme examines how different, often challenging, contexts can impact upon your research, and how you may take this into consideration.
Topics may include: researcher positionality, ethics, reflexivity, avoiding an extractive relationship with the research context and managing participants’ expectations.

2. Self: This theme examines the less frequently discussed aspect of emotional well-being whilst conducting research.
Topics may include: emotional wellbeing during a PhD, staying safe, balancing being a good researcher with staying healthy, handling isolation, loneliness, and culture shock.

3. Interdisciplinary practice: This theme examines how research may cross different disciplines, and how this may impact research design, methods, and communicating results.
Topics may include: research in practice, combining/working across disciplines, overcoming challenges, and successes!

Format of presentations:
Context and interdisciplinary practice: Up to 12 minutes to present and 3 minutes for questions.
Self: Short, informal talks (around 5 minutes in length) to focus on personal experiences of research. Designed to enable discussion of issues related to emotions and wellbeing. We encourage presenters to deviate from a typical academic presentation for this theme, therefore use of slides is optional.

Please send a 300 word (maximum) abstract to by the 2nd of December, 2016.

We will also have an exciting and engaging line-up of keynote speakers – keep an eye out for updates and announcements!

Call for Applications for 2017 Indigenous Writer in Residence Fellowship

The fellowship runs from mid-June to early August and is open to writers indigenous to the United States or Canada.

The deadline to apply is Monday, January 09, 2017.


50th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Archaeological Association: 2017 Ottawa-Gatineau, Ontario May 10–13, 2017



«Les francophonies d'Amérique : vers la collaboration interdisciplinaire et la comparaison interrégionale?», 85e Congrès de l'Acfas, 8 au 12 mai 2017, Université McGill

Le Réseau de la recherche sur la francophonie canadienne (RRF), avec l'appui du Secrétariat national de l'Association des collèges et universités de la francophonie canadienne (ACUFC), se joint aux artisans de la revue «Francophonies d'Amérique», qui célèbre ses 25 ans, pour proposer un colloque mettant à l'honneur la recherche sur les communautés francophones nord-américaines. Par ce colloque, les organisateurs souhaitent dresser un bilan de cette recherche, tout en interpellant les chercheurs communautaires, gouvernementaux et universitaires au sujet des perspectives d'avenir de ce champ. Ils comptent particulièrement explorer les apports potentiels d'une plus grande interdisciplinarité et d'un plus grand recours à la comparaison interrégionale.

Les propositions doivent être envoyées d'ici le 23 janvier 2017.


2017 Canadian Committee on Migration, Ethnicity, and Transnationalism (CCMET) Article Prize

Deadline for Nominations: January 17, 2017


Call for Nominations: CICan (Colleges and Institutes Canada) Awards of Excellence 2016-2017
Nominations must be submitted electronically, by 23:59 EST Thursday, January 12th, 2017


CFP: Race, Reproduction, Risk: Exposures in Feminist Ethnographies of Science & Technology

American Ethnological Society Spring Conference
March 30 - April 1, 2017
Stanford University
Palo Alto, CA

Scholars of science and technology have long committed to uncovering the covert work of race (Harding 1993; Nelson 2016; Roberts 1997, 2012; Tallbear 2013; Wailoo et al. 2012), reproduction (Franklin 1997, 2007, 2013; Haraway 1997; Cooper & Waldby 2014), and risk (Adams et al. 2009; Fortun 2001, Rose 2006) within knowledge making practices. Yet within these rich literatures, little attention has been paid to the intersections of race, reproduction, and risk within technoscientific practices. This panel seeks to expose critical scholarship at the junctures of these domains by bringing intersectional feminist traditions to bear on them and their associated politics.

We invite papers with a diverse range of theoretical, topical, and methodological qualities, including but not limited to:
Reproductive and genetic technologies
Biobanking, cryopreservation, conservation
Politics of race, reproduction, gender, sexuality, bodies
Tissue economies and exchanges
Biofinance, speculation, anticipation, futures
Racializing assemblages

Please submit paper abstracts of 250 words to Risa Cromer ( <>) and Daisy Deomampo ( <>) by December 1. If selected for inclusion, you will be asked to register for the AES 2017 spring conference and submit your paper through the AES website.

CFP VISUAL CONSTRUCTIONS OF SOUTH ASIA, Guest edited issue of the Pakistan Journal of Historical Studies

(Summer 2017,

Recently there has been a rapidly developing cross-disciplinary scholarship that connects visual studies with South Asian historiography. This guest edited issue of the Pakistan Journal of Historical Studies (Summer 2017) aims to explore, identify and assess current developments in visual sociology, historical studies and social and visual anthropology relevant to the study of contemporary South Asian constructions of personal and national identities. We invite contributions of up to 7,500 words (including up to four black & white or colour illustrations / chapter) charting recent theoretical and historical advances in visual and historical studies dedicated to South Asia from the late 1660s to the mid 2010s.

This special issue is guest edited by Dr Annamaria Motrescu-Mayes, University of Cambridge.

Publication Schedule
Proposal submission deadline: 27 November 2016. Please include title, 300-word abstract, sample illustrations, authors’ short bio and academic affiliation and contact.
Manuscript submission deadline: 8 January 2017
Reviewer reports on or before: 28 February 2017
Revised final manuscript submissions to publisher: 10 April 2017

Please submit abstracts and, if invited, articles to For enquiries and submission of abstracts, please contact

Call for Submissions: "The Work of Settler Colonialism: Emergent Solidarities" conference

Toronto ON
April 28-29, 2017

Submit proposals by December 9, 2016


2017 Salzburg Conference in Interdisciplinary Poverty Research
Foucs Theme: Religion and Poverty

University of Salzburg, 21 & 22 September 2017
Deadline for submissions: 31 March 2017

The Centre for Ethics and Poverty Research of the University of Salzburg happily announces the call for papers for its 2017 Salzburg Conference in Interdisciplinary Poverty Research. The focus theme of the conference will be religion and poverty. The Keynote Speakers in 2017 will be Paul Cloke, Professor of Human Geography at the University of Exeter, Adam Dinham, Professor of Faith & Public Policy and Director of the Faiths and Civil Society Unit, Goldsmiths, University of London, and Emma Tomalin, Professor of Religion and Public Life at the University of Leeds, where she is director of the Centre for Religion and Public Life.

The Organizing Committee invites submissions of proposals for single papers and thematic panels in all areas of poverty research but special attention will be given to those concerned with the 2017 focus theme of religion and poverty.

Possible topcis for the general theme sessions are, among others, current trends in poverty, inequality and social exclusion, poverty trends of different groups (minorities, age, gender, disability, unemployment), analysis of the economic, social and cultural processes underlying poverty, the effects of poverty on health, well-being, education, and inclusion, conceptualizations of poverty, methodologies of poverty research, the effectiveness of poverty alleviation measures and policy responses, and research on safety nets and welfare.

Possible topics for the focus theme sessions are, among others, the relation of religion and poverty and inequality in different states and world regions, religion as a factor in development, faith-based organisations and poverty alleviation, extent and causes of poverty and social exclusion of religious groups and minorities, religious perspectives on poverty, and theological responses to poverty and inequality.

The conference is open to all disciplines (development studies, sociology, economics, anthroplogy, social medicine, geography, political science, legal studies and the humanities), approaches, methods and concepts within the field of poverty research, and papers coming from an inter-, trans- or multidisciplinary background are particularily welcomed. Both research papers of empirical, theoretical or conceptual nature and policy papers are welcomed. If you have any questions regarding your submission please contact us. All proposals will be reviewed.

The Salzburg Conference in Interdisciplinary Poverty Research aims at bringing together estbalished as well as young scholars and academics from diverse backgrounds. Submissions of scholars working in the Global South are particularily encouraged and their participation is supported by a subsidized registration fee.

Each speaker will have 20 minutes for presentation followed by 10 minutes of discussion. We welcome submissions for individual papers as well as for panels (consisting of three or four papers).

Please submit abstracts for single papers and panels via the submission form on the conference homepage. In case that you encounter difficulties using this form, please contact the organizers via e-mail.

The deadline for submitting abstracts for single papers and panels is 31 March 2017. Decisions will be communicated until 30 April 2017.

CFP for symposium on knowledges, skills and hidden labour in textile processes and technologies

Call for papers - 'Missing Persons: Contemporary histories of textile knowledge, skills, technologies and materials'

We invite applications to join a symposium on the 17th of January 2017 at Nottingham Trent University to share on-going work that helps to understand the various dimensions of the knowledge and skill that are present in the field of textiles. This will build on a number of projects at NTU, including an AHRC funded study of a lace factory, led by Tom Fisher with Julie Botticello, and a body of work based in NTU's lace archive about historical art school pedagogy, led by Amanda Briggs-Goode.

We intend contributions to the symposium to be the core of a new publication, and invite international academics and practitioners to join us to share a variety of perspectives on this broad topic.

Questions to structure the symposium may include:

* How can we uncover and represent relationships between craft processes and social processes in textiles?
* What role can 'new' technologies (imaging, communications) play in representing embodied and embedded knowledge and the processes through which these play out?
* What mix of commercial, cultural and institutional support is necessary to secure a future for textile heritage crafts?
* How do we uncover and represent the 'missing persons' in textile heritage crafts?

The symposium's focus is on knowledge and textiles, but this is broadly conceived - we hope the event will uncover new questions and opportunities.

Please send a 200 word abstract of your proposed presentation to: by December the 9th 2016.

CFP - Conference on Religion and the State

Submission deadline: 17:00 Tunis time, 18 November 2016

The Arab Association of Constitutional Law and the Tunisian Association of Constitutional Law, with the support of Harvard Law School's Islamic Legal Studies Program: Law and Social Change, will hold an international conference, "Religion and the State," in Tunisia March 24-25, 2017. In order to inform the discussions that will be taking place at the conference, the organisers are commissioning a number of papers covering the following issues: Islam and the State, Islamic Constitutionalism, and Islam and Social Cohesion.

1. Islam and the State

1.1 Post-2011 constitutional negotiations: Since 2011, the debates that took place over the role of Islam in Arab constitutions have frequently been controversial. This paper should investigate the different methods that were used in the constitution-drafting processes. What are the constitutional options available to Muslim-majority countries in successfully negotiating this issue?

1.2 Secularism, Islam and constitutional law: This paper should survey whether constitutions in Muslim-majority countries currently feature or should feature counter-majoritarian safeguards designed to counteract the potential for theocratic encroachment. It should also examine what the purpose of such safeguards should be, and in particular whether they can serve the purpose of transitioning towards state secularism within these countries’ constitutions or separating religion and politics. The paper should also discuss how the relationship between religion and state is worded in comparative practice, particularly to protect state institutions and citizens’ rights from encroachment by religion.

1.3 Islam, democracy and human rights: Most muslim-majority states officially recognise Islam as the state religion and also enshrine liberal democratic principles within their constitutions, even as the larger debate over their compatibility continues. This paper should assess a) the empirical relation between Islamist governance and human rights and/or b) interpretive approaches that have been invoked at times by various state actors in order to reconcile the two.

2. Islamic Constitutionalism

2.1 Islamic lawmaking: Many Islamic constitutions include a clause establishing “shari’a” or “principles of shari’a” as a/the primary source of legislation. This paper should discuss how legislatures and other lawmaking bodies have interpreted this mandate and how they have translated shari’a and the various schools of shari’a thought (madhahib) into unified, civic codes of law.

2.2 Judicial review: Just as it is empowered to review legislation generally for constitutional compliance, the judicial branch is tasked with holding the legislature accountable to shari’a supremacy clauses. In several states, however, the executive reserves the right to restrain or override this power. This paper should explore the methodology, independence, and activism of the judiciary in its exercise of this privilege along with the complementary checks wielded by the political branches. If appropriate, it might compare Islamic judicial review to more conventional forms of constitutional review or comment upon its impact on society.

2.3 The role of religious institutions: Some scholars have argued that Islamic jurists (ulama’) comprise a “fourth branch” of government in states founded upon Islamic principles. Depending on the state, clerics have alternately been granted sweeping executive authority, limited autonomy over certain religious matters adjudicated in specialized courts, or merely an advisory role to lay judges and lawmakers. In what circumstances is it appropriate to either reserve legal issues to the exclusive jurisdiction of the ulama’ or to seek their input?

3. Islam and Social Cohesion

3.1 Religious freedom: This paper should discuss whether full religious freedom and equality is possible under Islamic rule, focusing on the condition of religious minorities and/or secularists. It should confront issues such as communitarian notions of citizenship, vestiges of the Ottoman millet system, blasphemy and apostasy laws, equality before the law, and conflict of religious law.

3.2 Women’s rights: This paper should examine the current status of and prospects for women’s rights under Islamic-influenced constitutional systems, engaging in debates surrounding areas such as family and inheritance law, modesty requirements, and political inclusion. It might also explore the avenues Muslim women have taken to advocate for their rights.

Application instructions

Individuals who are interested in participating in the conference must submit an abstract in accordance with the following instructions:

If you are interested in carrying out any of the above studies, please send an abstract to no later than 17:00 Tunis time on 18 November 2016. Abstracts should be no longer than 500 words, which includes the research methodology and the main research question that will be addressed in the study. Applicants should also send their CVs, including a list of publications, with their abstracts.
Abstracts may be submitted by individuals, co-authors or institutions. Membership in the Arab Association of Constitutional Law is not a requirement.
Abstracts and papers are strongly encouraged to adopt a comparative approach. Abstracts and papers that focus on individual countries will still be considered.
Individuals from outside the Arab region who wish to submit an abstract that focuses on developments that are taking place outside the Arab region are encouraged to do so, while ensuring that all discussions are aimed towards furthering and enriching the discussion in the Arab region on the topics set out above.
Abstracts may be submitted in Arabic or English.
The individuals who will be selected to carry out the above studies will be required to prepare oral presentations summarizing their findings at the conference. For online details and submission information, see For questions, please contact

Contact Info:

Islamic Legal Studies Program: Law and Social Change
Havard Law School, Austin Hall MZ217
1515 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138 USA

Contact Email:

‘Island Textiles and Clothing’: A thematic section of Island Studies Journal, Vol. 13(1), May 2018

Many of the best-known textile traditions of the UK and Ireland are associated with islands, e.g. Aran knitting, Harris tweed, Shetland lace, and Fair Isle knitting. Emphasis is often placed on the relationship between the textile product and its place of origin, through which island identity and related national identities are co-constructed. Such textile traditions are also frequently linked to a mythologised historical narrative of textile production as part of a subsistence economy which is embedded within the contemporary presentation of textile products as design classics and souvenirs.

The association of islands with distinctive textile and clothing (such as fur or tree bark clothing) traditions is, indeed, a global phenomenon. By soliciting articles from island studies scholars around the world, this thematic section of Island Studies Journal addresses such questions as:

· How do the island origins of certain textiles and distinctive clothing relate to their role in national, regional, or local identity?
· How do island-based textile and clothing producers use their location to leverage symbolic capital in global markets?
· How are island textile and clothing traditions incorporated into the creative industries on a national or regional scale?
· What is the relationship between textile and clothing design and other creative industries on islands?
· How do island textile and clothing businesses intersect with other sectors, e.g. agriculture, hunting, and tourism?
· Island textiles and clothing are sometimes positioned as ‘craft’ items in contrast to the global textile and clothing industry, with its increasingly recognised exploitative and unsustainable aspects. What are the limitations of this dichotomy? How is the globalised textile industry present on or influenced by islands? How do island textile traditions relate to contemporary ethical and environmental concerns?
· How is knowledge about island landscapes, culture, and history created and disseminated through textile and clothing processes and objects?
· How do island textiles and clothing travel? What meanings are gained, lost, or reinterpreted as they circulate, whether physically as design inspiration or through digital images?
· Does ‘island-ness’ encourage the crystallisation of a ‘stylistic canon’ (Cohen 1993; Markwick 2001) in material culture? How is this determined by material conditions and consumer expectations?
· How do utilitarian textiles (e.g. fishing nets, ropes, knots) figure in conceptions of island-ness?

Island Studies Journal ( invites paper submissions on the theme of ‘Island Textiles and Clothing’. Selected peer-reviewed papers will be published as a special section in Island Studies Journal in May 2018. Island Studies Journal is a web-based, freely downloadable, open access, peer reviewed, electronic journal that publishes papers advancing and critiquing the study of issues affecting or involving islands.

Papers may present case studies, undertake wider comparisons, or take a theoretical approach. While papers may concern any small island, or group of islands, it is important that papers not only discuss traditions on one or more particular islands but also engage with how island geography, culture, location, conditions, and/or status are important to the processes under discussion and engage with the existing islands studies literature. In other words, the island factor must be brought to the forefront of the papers.

For further information, or if you are interested in submitting a paper, please contact thematic section editor Siún Carden (University of the Highlands and Islands, To learn more about Island Studies Journal, contact the journal’s incoming Executive Editor, Adam Grydehoj (University of Prince Edward Island, Manuscripts should preferably be of around 5,000 to 7,000 words (prepared in the APA style, 6th edition, which is the ISJ house style: They should reach editors not later than May 2017 to be considered for the Island Studies Journal special section. Individual papers may be published on the website ‘ahead of press’ following peer review. Please contact editors with information about your proposed paper before you begin writing it.

CFP: Imagining and Transforming the Underground: Towards a Cultural History of the Mine

Please send your proposals no later than 30 December 2016


Call for Book Chapters (issued Nov. 3, 2016)

Working Book Title: Nasty Women and Bad Hombres: Gendered Disruptions in the 2016 Presidential Election and the Ghost of Susan B. Anthony


Christine Kray, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Anthropology, Rochester Institute of Technology

Hinda Mandell, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of Communication, Rochester Institute of Technology


Gendered disruptions with historical echoes played prominently into the volatile 2016 presidential election between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. The campaign featured historic elements from the beginning. It marked the first time that a woman was nominated to lead a major political party in the race for president of the United States. With the potential of Clinton to crack the “highest, hardest glass ceiling,” ritual activity reached new levels at the Rochester, NY gravesite of Susan B. Anthony, the nineteenth-century activist who dedicated her life’s work toward women’s suffrage. Throughout the year, visitors paid tribute and left tokens of gratitude, and in what has become a new Election Day tradition—propelled by social media—on the day of the New York State primary in April 2016, visitors affixed “I Voted” stickers to her tombstone. Plans were laid for ceremonial gatherings at her gravesite on Election Day and the day after.

Throughout the 2008 primary campaign and again in 2015, Clinton appeared reticent to position herself as a woman candidate. And yet, events pushed gender front and center, conjuring up memories of earlier suffragist struggles. In April 2016, Trump accused Clinton of “playing the woman card.” In July, when Clinton accepted the Democratic Party’s nomination, she noted that her mother had been born on the very day that Congress passed the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which would give women the right to vote. Then, just weeks before the election, after audio recordings were released in which Donald Trump boasted of committing sexual assault, and polls revealed that women were increasingly rejecting Trump’s candidacy, a #RepealThe19th social media hashtag was created. While Anthony had not lived to see the 19th Amendment ratified, she and her fellow suffragists wrote the language that would enfranchise women in 1920. And suddenly this nineteenth-century figure and the ideals she fought for became increasingly relevant in an election that saw a woman candidate and women voters as key players. The website,, features women who were born before the ratification of the 19th Amendment who intended to vote for Hillary Clinton. Video “history lessons” and memes circulated on social media as contributors aimed to teach others about the historical advances of women, implying that the work remains unfinished.

As an interdisciplinary project, this book invites contributions from historians, anthropologists, sociologists, political theorists, journalists, and media and public history scholars to investigate how public memory of Susan B. Anthony and the 19th Amendment has shaped narratives of the 2016 presidential election, and the ways in which the campaign has brought fresh attention to her work and life. This book project speaks to the ways in which politics are not merely pragmatic, but are always enveloped in personal and historical imaginations. Through our electoral engagement, conversations, and voting practices, we reach out to revered historical figures, engage in practices of deep symbolic significance, and position ourselves within a grand historical trajectory.

Possible chapter topics include:

· Susan B. Anthony’s grave as a place of pilgrimage during the election season

· Intersectionality of race and gender---for example, how the complicated friendship of Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass was invoked in the competition between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama

· The #RepealThe19th social media hashtag

· Suffragist fashion and Hillary Clinton’s sartorial choices

· Bad hombres and “locker room talk”: Masculinist discourse and spectacle

· The role of women voters as potentially holding the balance of power in this election

· Efforts to disenfranchise women voters who support Clinton

· Ways in which some women have coalesced around Clinton’s historic nomination

· Public memory of Susan B. Anthony, feminism and anti-feminism in the 2016 election season

· Memory, media and gender in this election

· Women who opposed the 19th Amendment and women supporters of Donald Trump---Are there similarities in rhetoric, belief, or socio-economic position?

· Theorizing of feminism and misogyny in public spaces on the campaign trail

· Generations: Are younger women inspired by historical women’s rights activists or does their inspiration come from elsewhere?

· “History lessons” on social media: Positioning Clinton with respect to a century of women’s rights activism

· What are the consequences (---for public engagement and the discipline of history---) of calling an election “historic”?

· “But that happened forty years ago!”: When history does and doesn’t matter in an election cycle

· “Nasty women,” “grab him by the ball-ots,” “pussy grabs back”---Does “civil discourse” matter?

· Would Susan B. Anthony have voted for Hillary Clinton?: A close reading of her writings and speeches

· Pronouncements from the (pro-life) Susan B. Anthony List about Clinton’s candidacy

Call for Chapters:

We issue this Call for Chapters for a book intended for peer-reviewed publication. We seek contributions that are appropriate for scholarly audiences yet also accessible to undergraduate and public readers. If you would like to participate in this volume, please send us ( a 500-word abstract by January 15, 2017, along with a bio not to exceed 250 words. We also welcome creative contributions, including fiction, poetry, cartoons, photography and song.Completed chapters (of 5,000 words) would need to be submitted by April 15, 2017. This book project has strong interest from a Palgrave Macmillan editor with whom we have worked before. All scholarship and submissions should be previously unpublished and not under consideration elsewhere.

Call for Proposals: Creating Heritage for Tourism (Routledge)

Editors: Dr Catherine Palmer (University of Brighton, UK) and Dr Jacqueline Tivers (St Mary’s University, UK).

We are inviting abstracts for chapters of around 6000 words to be included in an edited book published by Routledge and linked to the Geographies of Leisure and Tourism Research Group. The book seeks to build upon themes that emerged out of the New Directions in Heritage Tourism panel at the RGS-IBG Annual Conference 2016. Chapter contributions are not limited to papers presented at the conference.

Abstracts of 250 words in the form of a word-processed email attachment should be sent to the editors by FRIDAY 16th DECEMBER 2016. Please include contact details with the abstract – please email and

What does 'heritage' mean in the 21st century? Traditional ideas of heritage involve places where objects, landscapes, people and ideas are venerated and reproduced over time as an inheritance for future generations. However, such uses of the past may not fit the wide range of phenomena now claimed as 'heritage' for tourism purposes. Primarily for economic, but also in some cases for socio-cultural reasons, sectors such as culinary tourism, ecotourism, cultural tourism and religious tourism together with ‘destinations’ such as post conflict sites and sea ports ‘adopted’ by cruise companies have employed the heritage label to attract tourists. Thus, the commodification of history has been extended to include the proactive production and reproduction of heritage products and experiences (Macleod, 2010; Tzanelli, 2013) bearing little relationship to either a real or an imagined past.

Indeed, the drive to label an ever expanding range of phenomena and experiences as heritage for tourism purposes never seems to wane, largely because the past as heritage ‘works’. It resonates with people, with individuals and communities. As such, we need to better understand how heritage is created in the present, how it is ‘used’, interpreted and experienced within different geographic and cultural contexts. This book seeks to interrogate the production and reproduction of heritage products and experiences through contributions that expand current scholarship in terms of the relationship between heritage and tourism. We particularly welcome contributions that offer non-western uses of the past as heritage.

Topics may include, but are not restricted to the following:

· The meaning of 'heritage' to tourists

· Heritage creation

· Indigenous understandings of ‘heritage’

· Post conflict 'heritage' as tourist attraction

· The production of heritage and tourism through films/TV

· The heritage label: e.g. nature-based tourism, cruise tourism, sacred/religious tourism, food and drink as 'heritage'

· Heritage as embodied performance

· The concept of ‘living’ heritage

Macleod, D.V.L. (2010) 'Power, Culture and the Production of Heritage' in D.V.L. Macleod and J.G. Carrier (ed) Tourism, Power and Culture: Anthropological Insights. Channel View: Bristol, pp. 64-89.
Tzanelli, R. (2013) Heritage in the Digital Era: Cinematic Tourism and the Activist Cause. Routledge: Abingdon.

Dr Catherine Palmer
Heritage, identity, tourism, memorialisation, embodiment, the coast/seaside

Deputy Director Postgraduate Studies – College of Arts and Humanities

Joint series editor: Routledge Advances in Tourism Anthropology

Centre of Sport, Tourism and Leisure Research (CoSTaLS),
University of Brighton,
Darley Road,
East Sussex
BN20 7UR
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1273 643667
Fax: +44 (0)1273 643949

Refugee Studies Centre, Conference 2017
Thursday 16 March – Friday 17 March 2017
Keble College Oxford

Deadline for submissions: 5pm on 15 November 2016

The Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford, will host a major international conference in March 2017, thirty-five years after the RSC was founded. Its purpose will be to reflect on the role that Refugee Studies can play in the world. In the context of profound changes in the nature of forced displacement, this conference will assess what kinds of knowledge, evidence, and concepts are needed to understand and respond to contemporary challenges.
Over the past year, the so-called European refugee crisis has created unprecedented public interest in forced displacement, as well as a demand for research. Yet despite a series of policy-oriented conferences, there have been few spaces in which to reflect on the state of Refugee Studies and to explore the extent to which we have the academic tools necessary to think about and respond to a changing world.
Against this backdrop, this conference seeks to reinvigorate scholarly debate on ways in which we can conceive of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies. By bringing together a range of reflective thinkers and their work, alongside policy-makers and practitioners, our hope is to develop a research agenda and scholarly community that can engage meaningfully with the long-term challenges of forced displacement.
We seek papers on any aspect of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies, from any disciplinary perspective, which can serve to stimulate engaging debate. The conference will aim to take the core concepts and ideas of Refugee Studies and critically reassess through inter-disciplinary dialogue. Some of the cutting-edge themes that papers might consider include:
Vulnerability and Capacity
There is a growing focus on vulnerability in the context of protecting ‘vulnerable migrants’ who fall outside the refugee framework. Yet the concept of ‘vulnerability’ is rarely critically interrogated. It is often used as though synonymous with gender, age and disability. Distinctions between situational or embodied vulnerability are rarely considered. Furthermore, the capacities of forced migrants – and their own agency to support themselves and their communities – are too rarely considered.
Commitment and Compliance
There is increasing non-compliance with basic refugee rights norms around the world. But what explains states’ commitment and compliance with refugee norms? When and why do governments adhere to international legal obligations towards refugees or choose to violate them. How can we explain the apparent paradox of some non-signatory states to the 1951 Convention being among the most generous host countries around the world?
Transnationalism and Localisation
The existing refugee paradigm is built largely on an assumption of state-centrism. Despite the growing emergence of non-state actors including business, crisis-affected communities, and local and municipal actors, there is still an insistence on seeing assistance, protection and solutions through a predominantly state-centric lens. How can the boundaries of our thinking and our concepts change when we recognise globalisation, mobility, and transnationalism to be integral parts of contemporary forced displacement? How do they reconfigure our assumptions about space and place, and structure and agency?
Autonomy and Assistance
Humanitarian assistance has become one of the central components of the refugee regime, both in acute and protracted situations. Yet both historically and now, ‘top-down’ assistance has been widely critiqued as adding to rather than reducing suffering. In its place, ideas relating to self-reliance, self-protection, participatory approaches, and human-centred design have tried to re-emphasise the importance of autonomy as an aspiration of the refugee regime – whether economic, social, or political. But how can we think about this changing balance and place it in critical perspective?
Welcome and Deterrence
Across Europe and around the world, refugee-receiving countries have populations that are pushing for greater exclusion but also pockets of civil society mobilisation striving to create greater inclusion for refugees. Understanding the dynamics behind these socio-political movements towards inclusion and exclusion holds the key to opening up protection spaces for displaced populations, and yet they have generally been poorly understood in academia.
Maximum length: 300 words

Deadline for submission: 5pm on 15 November 2016

We are open to a variety of panel formats, including traditional academic paper panels, debates, and roundtables. We will also have an exhibition space, and welcome contributions including photography, art, and design.

Authors are invited to submit an abstract for individual paper proposals or a brief outline for panel proposals. Individual paper proposals should include the title of the paper and an abstract of up to 300 words. Panel proposals should include the title of the panel, an abstract for the panel theme, and details of all the authors and papers to be included.

Abstracts of up to 300 words can be submitted but academic papers are not required. Please submit proposals for individual presentations or full panels using our online form:

Please submit one application per proposal. For example, if you wish to submit a paper and also a panel discussion, this will require two separate submissions.

For any questions, please contact Susanna Power, Events & International Summer School Coordinator at

Details at:


For further details contact . The conference has capacity for up to 200 participants. Full registration details will be available in the near future.

Call for Papers: ACEF/FSAC 2017 Annual Meeting, Cultures and temporalities

Ryerson University, Toronto
May 27-29, 2017


Call for applications: in dissertation workshop on Theravada Civilizations

Dear Colleagues,

I write to ask you to share with potentially interested applicants the attached call for applications to participate in the 6th dissertation/ post-doctoral workshop on Theravada Civilizations. This workshop will be held just prior to the AAS in Toronto in March 2017.

We seek applications from a range of disciplines, including the anthropology of religion. Please don't hesitate to contact me if I can answer any questions.

All best wishes,

Juliane Schober


Juliane Schober
Professor of Religious Studies
Director, Center for Asian Research
School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies
Arizona State University - PO Box 874302
Tempe, AZ 85287-4302, USA

Journal of Design History Special Issue
Locating Design Exchanges in Latin America and the Caribbean

Guest editors: Patricia Lara-Betancourt (Modern Interiors Research Centre, Kingston University, London, UK) & Livia Rezende (History of Design Programme, Victoria & Albert Museum/Royal College of Art, London, UK)

Call for Papers

The Journal of Design History is calling for submissions to a special volume of research articles on Locating Design Exchanges in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) to be published in 2018. Its aim is to unearth exchanges, connections and comparisons in design and material culture among Latin American and Caribbean nations and between the region and other global geographies since 1800.

With 626 million inhabitants who speak mostly Spanish and Portuguese, but also English, German, Dutch, Italian and many native languages, the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region is a culturally rich area whose economic prosperity, social movements, biodiversity and natural resources have drawn international interest recently. Compared to other parts of the world, it has performed well after the 2008 financial crisis and is no longer associated with the problems it faced in the 1980s, when hyperinflation, recession and debt gripped the region. Latin America today may be playing a more prominent role as a member of international policy and economic organizations, yet historically the region has always actively participated in the making of a global network of economic, cultural and material exchange, from the colonial (sixteenth to eighteenth centuries) exploitation of its natural and human resources to the twentieth-century development of a ‘modern design’ ideology.

From a scholarly perspective and particularly since the 1960s there has been growing interest in the region. In the UK, the US but also in several European countries, there is no lack of undergraduate and postgraduate studies on Latin America, and the growth of design research in the region is visible. Furthermore, key museums and cultural institutions around the world, in their wish to reflect a more global approach to their collections and activities and respond to growing public interest, have accordingly increased their funding and resources on Latin America.

Design historical studies in and about the LAC region, although emerging, tend to focus on individual designers or design institutions. In Latin America, the discipline of design history has been traditionally conflated with the history of the profession and professionally designed products under a definition that mostly refers to industrial and communication design excluding, for instance, craft and interiors, among other practices. This historiography tends to replicate interpretative models commonly found in economics and politics that frame the region as dependent on so-called centres of production, and promote a perception of Latin American design and material culture as derivative, a second-rate version of a European or United States’ ideal. Moreover, research has tended to analyse design historical phenomena from nation-specific perspectives rather than regional or global ones, hindering the study of material, visual and design culture from a Latin American agency viewpoint, and obscuring its participation in wider networks of material exchange.

This Special Issue of the Journal of Design History therefore aims to bring together emerging and established scholars whose work identify points of comparison and connection in the design and material cultural histories among LAC nations, and integrate design histories of Latin America into broader understandings, discourses and narratives of design history in general.

We welcome contributions from scholars engaging with original, design historical-led archival research on topics related to LAC’s design, visual, spatial and material cultures that explore Latin American agency. We welcome methodologies that understand design and material culture within frameworks of appropriation, adaptation, hybridization and syncretism (of influences, notions, ideas, beliefs, etc.) that might constitute a Latin-American specific way of engaging with global processes of material exchange. We ask that articles engage with in-depth critical analysis, rather than celebratory and/or descriptive accounts. We search approaches that foreground transnational debates and comparisons, and/or interregional or global exchanges, rather than focus on particular Latin American nations.

Among other relevant issues, we invite papers that discuss:
• The participation of material or visual culture, artefacts, craft production, making processes, consumption practices, technologies, institutions, among others, in the formation of modernities and national identities in Latin America and the Caribbean
• Histories of technological development, adaptation, innovation and invention framed in the perspective of Latin American agency rather than as histories of importation and copy
• Design practice, institutionalization and education as tools for regional development
• The role of manufacturers, commerce, retailers and museums in mediating design and material culture.
• The role of magazines, journals, books and exhibitions in disseminating design and material culture.

Article on an Archive or Collection. We also invite contributions that introduce and explore aspects of a design archive or collection as a resource for design historical research in Latin America and the Caribbean, including those held by museums, libraries, businesses, and educational institutions. We encourage authors to take a critical perspective, i.e. not only describing the strengths but also analysing weaknesses of an archive or collection, or uncovering institutional biases and historical gaps and suggesting ways of resolving these issues. We will welcome contributions from archivists, curators, designers, historians, museum professionals, and advanced graduate students. Submissions should provide information on how to access the archive or collection. Please check further details on how to submit this type of article at:

Authors can contact the guest editors Patricia Lara-Betancourt and Livia Rezende via the emails below to discuss proposals before submission. Please address your email correspondence to both of us. Full papers are expected by 9 Jan 2017. When preparing your submission, please follow the Journal guidelines:

Key Dates
• 9 Jan 2017: Submission of articles to guest editors via the email addresses given below
• Jan to 28 April 2017: Selection of articles and first round of peer review
• 29 May 2017: Deadline for article submission via Oxford University Press (OUP) Manuscript Central (for previously selected manuscripts only)
• Aug 2017: Reviewers’ response
• June 2018: Deadline for second and final re-submission of revised articles via OUP Manuscript Central
• 28 Sep 2018: Special Issue complete manuscript submission

Dr Patricia Lara-Betancourt is a design historian and research fellow at The Modern Interiors Research Centre, Kingston University (London, UK),

Dr. Livia Rezende is tutor and supervisor at the History of Design postgraduate programme jointly run by the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Royal College of Art,

Antipode’s 6th Institute for the Geographies of Justice (IGJ)

Montréal, Québec, Canada

5th-9th June 2017


Alberta Conservation Association Biodiversity Grants

(deadline December 1, 2016)


Addressing Complex and Evolving Threats in the 21st
Century, 19th Annual Graduate Strategic Studies
Conference, March 16-17th, 2017, University of Calgary

Deadline: December 1, 2016


2017 Linda S. Cordell Memorial Research Award

This award supports
research at the Robert S.
Peabody Museum of
Archaeology using the
collections of the museum.
The endowment was named
in honor of Dr. Linda S.
Cordell, a distinguished archaeologist, specializing in the American
Professionals in archaeology, anthropology, and allied social, natural
and physical sciences. PhD candidates, junior faculty at colleges and
universities, and Native American scholars are encouraged to apply.

Application deadline is January 15, 2017. Further info available at:


The 6th Annual International Igbo Conference
Theme: Legacies of Biafra: Reflections on the Nigeria-Biafra war 50 years on
SOAS, University of London, April 21-22, 2017

Call for Papers

The Annual Igbo Conference has carved out a unique space, serving as a bridge between the community and academia. It is held at SOAS, University of London in association with the Centre of African Studies.

The ‘Legacies of Biafra’ conference seeks to explore the on-going impact of the war locally and globally, considering how the first civil war in independent Africa has influenced the perception of the continent internationally as well as its impact on the political and social structures within Nigeria. As 2017 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the outbreak of war, this conference will provide a timely reflection on the war as a watershed moment in contemporary African history.

The Nigeria-Biafra war sparked strong reactions from around the world. British participation in the war was informed by the desire to maintain the colonial entity that they had created, as Biafra’s declaration of independence presented a challenge to the legitimacy of African countries created during the colonial era. Global media coverage presented the first images of children starving in Africa, which became the dominant visual representation of the continent in the international press, and one of the lasting impacts of the war.
The conference will explore the consequences of the war, which include changes to Nigeria’s social and political structures, approaches to intervention in conflict zones and developments in humanitarian assistance. It will also explore trauma, internal displacement and the psychology of conflict resolution.

We are particularly interested in papers that engage with the following themes:

- Christopher Okigbo and his Generation: Biafra’s Loss of Life and Talent

- Women and Biafra: Women’s Contributions during the War and the Post-War Recovery Period

- The War and its Key Actors

- Trauma, Memory and Re-Membering

- Biafra and the World

- In the Wake of Biafra: Developments in Humanitarian Assistance

- Biafra’s Child Refugees in West and Central Africa

- Physical and Spiritual Displacement and the War

- Post-War Religiosity and Narratives of Survival

- The Ahiara Declaration and its Pan-African Vision

- Britain and Biafra

- Post-War Cultural Nationalism and the Shifting Margins of Identity

Organiser: Igbo Conference in association with Centre of African Studies, SOAS, University of London and Manchester Metropolitan University

The conference will be held in the Brunei Gallery Building, SOAS, University of London, April 21-22, 2017.
Please send abstracts in an attached word file, and please do not use all capital letters when writing. Participants who require a British visa are encouraged to submit their abstracts as soon as possible. Please email abstracts of up to 300 words including the paper title, your name, current position, institutional affiliation (where applicable), email address and phone number to and no later than 31st December 2016.

Presenters will be invited to submit expanded versions of their papers to be considered for publication in an edited book.

Participants are responsible for sourcing their own funding for travel, accommodation and conference fees.

For information on the Igbo Conference, please visit:



Republic of Archaeology: The 2016 BC Archaeology Survey

Open until December 31.


The Leakey Foundation Research Grants

The next deadline for research grant applications is January 10, 2017.


SOCIALES, Colloque international soulignant le 30e
anniversaire du Centre de recherche en linguistique
appliquée (CRLA) de l’Université de Moncton, 4 au 7
octobre 2017

Soumission à envoyer au plus tard le 15 décembre 2016


CFP "Embodied Belonging: In/Exclusion, Health Care, and Well-Being in a World in Motion" (4-7 October 2017, Freie Universität Berlin), Deadline 15 February 2017

*Call for Papers "Embodied Belonging: In/Exclusion, Health Care, and Well-Being in a World in Motion"*

Workshop on behalf of the Work Group Medical Anthropology at the German Anthropological Association Conference “Belonging: Affective, moral, and political practices in an interconnected world” 4-7 October 2017, Freie Universität Berlin

Convenors: Claudia Lang (Cermes3, Paris) and Dominik Mattes (Freie Universität Berlin)
Keynote: Sarah Willen, University of Connecticut

Increasing human mobility and worldwide migration processes of varying scope are provoking new experiences and practices of belonging related to the body, health care, and well-being. This is significant not only for those leaving their home countries and arriving elsewhere as newcomers, but also for the members of so-called ‘host communities’ who are confronted with social and material transformations of their life worlds resulting from large-scale human migration. In this workshop we aim to address how (embodied) belonging is re-imagined, negotiated, contested, practiced, constrained, and (failed to be) achieved in the context of such societal encounters, and which are the effects on involved people’s well-being and health care. In exploring health-related transformations in people’s lives caused by dis- and re-emplacements, we propose embodied belonging as a provisional term to connect social, moral, and political-legal aspects of belonging with its affective and sensorial dimensions. Workshop papers may address but are not restricted to the following questions: How does belonging matter in the suffering, (health) care and well-being of migrants and refugees, but also the homeless, disabled, and otherwise socially disadvantaged among the ‘host communities’? Which are the effects of particular politics of belonging and corresponding administrative regimes on institutional setups of health care provision? What are the consequences with regard to people’s capacities to maintain and re-create a sense of belonging and to sustain their well-being? What is the role of religious and ‘alternative’ healing practices in achieving and sustaining embodied belonging and well-being? How are the body and the senses entangled in perceptions, disruptions, and re-creations of belonging? How are (in)capacities to belong and respective consequences for people’s well-being shaped along lines of social division such as gender, age, religious affiliation, ethnicity, and legal status?

Please send your abstract of max. 1.200 characters (incl. spaces) and also a short version of max. 300 characters (incl. spaces) directly to the workshop organizers.


Deadline for the submission of abstracts: 15 February 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS – Fourth Contemporary Drug Problems Conference: 23-25 August, 2017, Helsinki, Finland

Making alcohol and other drug realities
Common-sense approaches to drugs and their effects
usually understand them as self-evident objects that
pre-exist the responses developed to address them.
However, an emerging body of scholarly work in the
social sciences has begun to reverse this understanding,
rethinking drugs and their effects as constituted in
various forms of practice. Research methods, public
policies, treatment protocols and legislative processes
all help produce the very phenomena they purport to
address. Sometimes called the ‘ontological turn’, this
conceptual shift recognises that processes of studying,
treating and otherwise responding to entities such as
drugs do not simply ‘map’, ‘reveal’ or ‘deal with’ them;
they enact or constitute them as realities.
The insights afforded by the ontological turn offer
much to the critical analysis of alcohol and other
drug issues. How might these insights reshape
epidemiological debates about the methods used to
monitor dynamic drug markets, estimate prevalence
and map trends and causes, or the ways in which data
derived from these methods are interpreted? How might
these insights enrich qualitative research on diagnostic
instruments, treatment systems, government policies,
legal processes, health promotion and popular culture?
Building on CDP’s three previous conferences,
which have opened up questions of how drugs are
problematised; how the complexity of drug use might
be attended to and managed; and how drug use might
be understood as event, assemblage or phenomenon,
we now seek submissions for presentations that
critically explore and debate the issues posed when
we approach science, policy, treatment, law and
other practices as constituting the realities they
seek to address.
We welcome research from those working in
anthropology, cultural studies, epidemiology, history,
public policy, sociology and related disciplines. We also
encourage the innovative use of methods, concepts
and theoretical tools, including but not limited to those
associated with the ontological turn.
Possible topics include consideration of the realities
constituted in or by:
■ Prohibition and international drug conventions
■ Mandated treatment
■ Drug courts
■ Alcohol and other drug policy
■ Education/health promotion in schools
and universities
■ Harm reduction services and measures
■ Neuroscientific approaches to drug effects
and addiction
■ Monitoring/surveillance systems
■ Research on drug trends
■ Quantitative measures of alcohol and other drug use
■ Qualitative concepts of subjectivity, agency,
affect and identity
■ Post-qualitative research methods
■ Consumer accounts and narratives of drug use,
addiction and recovery
■ Medical and other forms of diagnosis/assessment
■ Treatment models and practices
■ Youth and other drug services
■ Social media websites and apps
■ Popular culture enactments of drug use
Other relevant topics welcome.
Hosted by Contemporary Drug Problems, the National
Institute for Health and Welfare (Helsinki, Finland), the
National Drug Research Institute (Curtin University,
Australia), the Centre for Alcohol and Drug Research
(Aarhus University, Denmark), the Centre for Population
Health (Burnet Institute, Australia), and the Department of
Science and Technology Studies (Rensselaer Polytechnic
Institute, USA), this conference will bring together leading
international researchers in drug use and addiction studies
from a range of research disciplines and methods – both
qualitative and quantitative.

will be held from 23-25 August, 2017 at Paasitorni
( in Helsinki, Finland.

CONFERENCE FORMAT The conference will run over
three days. The program will feature a mix of plenary
presentations and concurrent streams. Presentations
will run for 20 minutes to be followed by 10 minutes for
questions and discussion.

CALL FOR PAPERS Delegates are invited to submit
abstracts of approximately 300 words to cdp@curtin. by 1 March, 2017. Participation is limited and
preference will be given to abstracts that address the
conference theme. Abstracts will be reviewed by the
conference committee and delegates will be notified of
the outcome of their submission in late March, 2017.

CONFERENCE PUBLICATION Following the conference,
Contemporary Drug Problems will publish a special issue
featuring selected papers from the conference. The
journal publishes peer-reviewed social science research
on alcohol and other psychoactive drugs, licit and illicit.
The orientation of Contemporary Drug Problems is
multidisciplinary and international; it is open to any research
article that contributes to social, cultural, historical or
epidemiological knowledge and theory concerning drug
use and related problems. Further information on the
journal can be found at

FURTHER INFORMATION Future announcements will
carry details of accommodation options, conference
registration costs and other information for delegates.
All queries should be directed to

A satellite workshop on polydrug use, hosted by the
Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare, will be
held on Tuesday 22 August, 2017 at Paasitorni. Guest
speakers include Aileen O’Gorman (UK) and François
Lamy (USA). Participation in the workshop is free. For
further details, please contact Pekka Hakkarainen at or Kati Kataja at The call for abstracts will be available
soon on the main conference website.

Funding to Advance Gender Equality in Canada

The deadline for applications under this Call for Proposals is noon (12:00 p.m) Pacific Standard Time, December 8, 2016.


CFP: Religious Liberties and the State

Symposia: The Journal of Religion is seeking papers for its next issue. Symposia is a peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary journal for the academic study of religion published by the University of Toronto's Department for the Study of Religion. For this issue, we welcome papers that approach the theme of religious liberties and the state from diverse perspectives, methodologies, and fields of study. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

Religion and Law
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report
The Division of Church and State
Religion and Revolution
Religious Education in Schools
Religious Rhetoric in Political Discourse
State Atheism
Religion in the Public Sphere
Religion under Colonialism

Articles should be a maximum of 8,000 words and will be considered in both French and English. Submissions are made online:

Book review essays
We are looking for essays that address up to four books on one specific thematic concern. Book review essays must be no longer than 6,000 words. Book review essays are peer reviewed. Possible topics include those related to the specific call, but are also open to other inquiries.

Opinion editorials
Opinion pieces must be no longer than 2,500 words. Op-eds should critically discuss current issues of political significance. We welcome pieces related to the current political situations in either the US or Canada, but also welcome pieces related to the political situation in other parts of the globe.

Book reviews
Book reviews, of any academic publication relevant to the study of religion and released within the last two years will be accepted. Reviews must be no longer than 1000 words. We particularly welcome books that deal with issues related to the theme for this issue. If you are interested in submitting a book review, please email Ian Brown at with the name of the author, book, and publisher.

Call for Papers

Call for Papers: Special Issue of International Studies in Sociology of Education

Migration, Borders, and Education: International Sociological Inquiries

We live in a time of intensive migration and movement of people, goods and capital across borders globally and transnationally. We also live in a time in which the predominance of the nation state – with governable borders – has increasing political attention and traction. This is perhaps most significantly highlighted in the contemporary refugee crisis which has seen people amass in camps along nation state borders and others forcibly detained in refugee detention centres.

Amidst what has been termed as ‘super-diversity’, ‘cosmopolitanism’, and ‘global citizenship’, there is the rise of far-right, protectionist, and racist politics, and the buttressing of notions of national identity. These political, social, cultural and material ‘border’ dynamics are brought to life in the everyday – epistemologically and ontologically: in the meanings of what constitutes a national culture; in the lived experiences of the growing ‘paperless’ and effectively stateless population; in the constitution of indigenous rights; in the ‘imagined communities’ cultivated through the enduring logics of colonialism; in the politics of fear and ‘othering’.

These dynamics of migration and bordering have very real repercussions for education. They indicate the need for research attention on the diverse experiences of education in contexts of migration and nationalism, on the ways in which educational practices and institutions include and exclude, and on how education creates and/or challenges bordered identities, meanings, cultures, and imagined communities.

We welcome articles that examine, through sociological inquiry, issues of migration, borders and education. Papers can address any national or transnational context, and can be empirical and/or theoretical in approach.

The Special Issue will represent new leading international work on migration and borders in the field of sociology of education.

Full manuscripts should be submitted via ISSE’s online submission system by 30 May 2017.


Call for Chapters: Subjectivity in Literary Anthropology

The submission deadline is April 30, 2017.


Call for Papers
UFOs, Aliens, and the Academy: An Interdisciplinary Conference
May 27, 2017
Trent University, Peterborough, Canada

Only a few decades ago, it would seem inconceivable to host an academic conference focusing on the theme of UFOs and extraterrestrials. Scholars have been slow to engage with this topic, despite the fundamental questions posed by its sudden rise and pervasiveness since the summer of 1947 (and even earlier), as an enduring cultural phenomenon. Even today, serious research in this area often remains taboo, and scholars frequently dismiss discussions about UFOs and ETs, saying they belong to the realm of the ‘irrational’ and the pseudoscientific. The result has been a shortage of scholarly literature in contrast to the vast amount of source material ready to be analysed. While easily dismissed as kitsch, fringe, and lowbrow, UFOs and extraterrestrials in fact play a significant role in our world.

This one-day conference will comprise a full day of speakers, followed by a film screening and keynote address. We are looking for papers that explore the significance of UFOs and ETs. Questions of particular interest include: Despite the lack of direct evidence of the existence of ETs, how do we explain the ongoing appeal of this research for both scientists and the lay public? How can we account for the fact that there is often very real and physical evidence accompanying these contact narratives? What might these stories reveal about their tellers and the historical situation in which they find themselves? Why have stories about ETs and UFOs latched so strongly onto conspiratorial imaginings? (How) do alien contact narratives fit into the wider genre of science fiction? What is the relationship between ‘fact’ (or those allegedly ‘true’ stories of alien contact) and fiction? What might be the ramifications of contact with otherworldly or multidimensional beings? How would we recognize their communication? How should we situate and contextualize discussions of UFOs and ETs? For instance, the UFO phenomenon has largely been seen as an American one – but what about stories outside of the US? Moreover, discussions are often situated in the context of the Cold War – but what about earlier sightings? And what has happened to UFOs and ETs in the Post-Cold War context? Where are we now?

This conference is committed to the task of treating UFOs and extraterrestrials as a serious object of study. We are seeking a variety of interdisciplinary perspectives on this topic (historical, anthropological, sociological, psychological, religious, literary, scientific, etc.), and we are looking for engagement with the questions posed above, as well as the themes listed below.

Possible themes include (but are not limited to):

- astrobiology
- the implications of contact - ethical, political, religious, government/military planning
- history of UFOs/ufology in North America, especially in Canada
- UFOs and the Cold War/post-Cold War
- UFOs and science/technology
- ‘Airship’ sightings before the Cold War
- ufology and the occult
- the alien in mythology and folklore
- exopolitics and world politics
- communication and contact
- apocalypticism and ETs
- theorizing ET conspiracy theories
- the ET in Fin-de-millennium culture
- the convergence of popular culture, science fiction, and ‘real’ stories of alien contact
- the cultural, political, social, historical contexts of beliefs in ETs
- alien religions/communities of UFO/ET believers
- alien contact narratives, especially in relation to the body, race, gender


Please send in the body of your email (no attachments) the following:

- the title of your paper
- a 250 word abstract
- your full name and institutional affiliation (if applicable)
- a 50 word biographical note

Please email submissions to:

There will be a nominal registration fee for conference participants, to be determined closer to the date. The conference room will be equipped with a computer, wifi, and the standard AV equipment.

Deadline for abstracts: December 15, 2016
Decision announcement: by January 27, 2017

Conference Organizers:
Matthew Hayes, Canadian Studies, Trent University
Laura Thursby, Cultural Studies, Trent University

Dear colleagues,

For those of you who speak Portuguese (/maybe Spanish or "Portuñol"), the
6th Meeting of the *Brazilian Network of Anthropology of Science and
Technology* (VI ReACT) will take place at the University of São Paulo, in
São Paulo, Brazil, on May 16-19, 2017.

The call for papers has been opened today. Abstracts should be sent to

The list of approved panels can be found at:

For more information (in Portuguese), please go to:

All the best

Andre Bailão
Social Anthropology, University of São Paulo


Dear friends & colleagues,

The Riga Pasaules Film Festival team is happy to announce the opening of
submissions for the next edition of the festival. The festival will be held
in Riga's Kino Bize from 28-30th April 2017.

Just like in previous editions, this year's festival will offer special
events like workshops and lectures as well as the thematic film programme.

This year's theme is "Revealing the Unexpected: What do filmmakers do for
the unexpected to occur?".

We are interested in featuring non-fiction films, of a broad ethnographic
persuasion, that contain within their narrative or form, the unforeseen
dynamics at play in documentary production. This year's programme intends
to contribute to a cinematic discourse and practise that values the
creative potential of happenstance, discovery, and surprise as central
aspects of cinematic forms. The festival screenings, special events, and
Q&As will pay attention to the different directing and narrative strategies
that filmmakers rely on to share with the audience the improvised,
serendipitous, and surprising discoveries that are made possible through
the filmmaking process.

In order to submit your entry, please consider the following:

1. Deadline for film submissions is *15th February 2017.*

2. Submissions must be sent to

3. Please include:

- A link to the completed film and password. Submissions that are not
in English must be subtitled in English.

- Completed entry form (see attached)

4. We will only consider submissions completed after *January 2014.*

5. No fee required.

We will announce our full programme, including this edition's special
events by the 25th March 2017.

Further inquiries can be forwarded to myself or Maris Prombergs at

Looking forward to your submissions!

Carlo A. Cubero, PhD
Department of Social & Cultural Anthropology

School of Humanities
5 Uus Sadama #314
Tallinn, Estonia 10120

Ethnographic Adventures in Medical Anthropology

April 21-23, 2017
Western Washington University
Bellingham, WA, USA

Abstract Deadline: November 28, 2016

The Cascadia Seminar is an experiment in creating a new kind of intellectual space for medical anthropology in the "Cascadia" region (i.e., the US Pacific Northwest and British Columbia). The Cascadia Seminar is a small, intimate, high-interest, low-cost weekend conference organized collaboratively by medical anthropologists on faculty at a number of different universities and colleges in the US Pacific Northwest and British Columbia.

The Cascadia Seminar will begin the evening of Friday April 21, 2017 with a keynote address by Amade M'charek, Professor of Anthropology of Science at the Department of Anthropology at the University of Amsterdam. Four papers will be presented on Saturday April 22nd, and three on Sunday, April 23rd, with no concurrent sessions. Each paper presenter will have forty-five minutes to present a substantial, well worked-out paper, with ample time for lively discussion. All participants are encouraged to attend all papers, and optional no-host meals together will offer additional opportunities for conversation. The WWU Anthropology Department will provide coffee & snacks.

Medical anthropologists (from everywhere) are invited to submit abstracts for papers. Please submit your abstract (350 words maximum) by November 28, 2016. As a way to encourage student-faculty networking, undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to submit abstracts for posters which will be displayed throughout the weekend and discussed during coffee breaks. Posters are accepted on a rolling basis.

Abstracts will be reviewed by a committee of medical anthropologists on faculty at our various institutions, all of whom also plan to attend. The committee will select seven paper abstracts, seeking papers that promise to be ethnographically rich and intellectually exciting. Posters will be accepted until space is filled. Decisions will be announced by January 7, 2017.

The registration to the conference is free of charge, though pre-registration is required in order to keep numbers manageable. A limited number of hotel rooms are available at a reduced rate at the Hotel Bellwether and Guesthouse Inn. Please see the accommodations page for details.

We look forward to a stimulating and fun weekend!

Host / Organizer:
Sean Bruna (Western Washington University)

2017 Multidisciplinary Approaches in Language Policy and Planning Conference

The deadline for abstract submissions is Tuesday, February 28, 2017.


Programme soutenant les études québécoises et la recherche sur le Québec aux États-Unis
Gouvernement du Québec

Ce programme soutient les activités universitaires sur le Québec, ou qui comportent un élément de comparaison substantiel avec le Québec, notamment dans le domaine des sciences humaines et sociales.


Programme bilatéral de recherche collaborative Québec | Mexique

Thèmes prioritaires

Les thèmes suivants sont prioritaires pour ce programme :

Développement durable, environnement et changements climatiques
Fabrication de pointe
Santé publique et vieillissement
Industries culturelles

En résumé

Année de concours :

Date limite (avis ou lettre d'intention) :
2 décembre 2016, 16h30

Date limite (demande) :
17 février 2017, 16h30

Montant :
Maximum de 100 000 $ par année

Durée du financement :
Maximum de 2 ans, non renouvelable

Annonce des résultats :
Juin 2017


Phillips Fund for Native American Research

March 1; notification in May.


Call for Chapters: Poison in the Watercooler: Exploring the Toxicity of Lateral and Micro-aggression in Multiple Contexts and Disciplines

Submission of proposal to editors
December 16, 2016

Notification of acceptance to authors
January 31, 2017

Submission of full manuscript to editors
April 30, 2017



Dear colleagues, we invite you to submit an abstract for MAYS 8th annual meeting, entitled:

"Medical Anthropology Beyond Academic Borders"
A joint conference with SoMA of the University of Edinburgh.

The MAYS 2017 conference will explore the ways in which medical anthropology can be practically and socially applied outside of academia in the public sphere, and how medical anthropologists can collaborate with other professionals.

Recent years have seen a shift in the role of academia within public spheres. This is recognition of the need for collaboration between academia and the wider healthcare community in health research. Additionally, the direction of social science research funding has turned toward prioritizations of definable impact an interdisciplinary project teams. These shifts in the landscape of social science research highlight the limitedness of purely academic posts within the disciplines of Anthropology and Medical Anthropology. As such, current PhD anthropology researchers are often encouraged to look beyond the academic discipline for professional careers after graduation. Considering these factors, active examinations and contemplations of the ways in which anthropological training and research can be applied to and pursued within other professional vocations are required.

The MAYS 2017 conference invites anthropologists to consider a broad spectrum of topics that explore what a medical anthropology across borders means, in practice.

Abstract submission to<>
Abstract Deadline: 6 February 2017, 5pm GMT

We look forward to your submissions, and please feel free to circulate!

More information about the conference can be found on the MAYS website:


Contact Info

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