Call for Papers - Book - Understanding Vulnerability, Building Resilience: Responses to Disasters and Climate Change

Papers - Book - Understanding Vulnerability, Building Resilience:
Responses to Disasters and Climate Change - Deadline: June 1, 2015

Call for Papers

Book Title: “Understanding Vulnerability, Building Resilience: Responses to
Disasters and Climate Change”

Editors:

Michèle L. Companion, Associate Professor of Sociology

University of Colorado – Colorado Springs

mcompani@uccs.edu

Miriam S. Chaiken, Professor of Anthropology

New Mexico State University

mchaiken@nmsu.edu

Type: Edited Volume

Proposal to be submitted to CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group

Volume Abstract: As the global climate shifts, communities are faced with
a myriad of mitigation and adaptation challenges. These challenges
highlight the political, cultural, economic, social, and physical
vulnerability of communities, groups, and individuals. However, these
challenges can also demonstrate their resilience. Research in the fields of
hazard management, humanitarian response, food security programming,
agricultural development, and gender-equity programming have sought to
understand the factors that create vulnerability, and strategies to enhance
resilience in individuals, families, and communities.

This volume will bring together case studies from communities around the
globe, indigenous populations, and developing countries that illustrate
programming that internalizes these dyadic concepts of resilience and
vulnerability. Specifically, the volume will examine programs that have
helped reduce risks brought on by political instability, climate change,
natural disasters, chronic food insecurity, inequality, and other problems
that cause human suffering. Our goal is to both foster a richer
understanding of the variations in vulnerability, and to derive lessons on
fostering resilience that can be employed on a broader scale. Documenting
the best practices for building resilience will be a major focus of the
book.

We are seeking interdisciplinary abstract submissions for a peer-reviewed
manuscript. Nutritionists, sociologists, anthropologists, economists,
policy makers, disaster managers, community leaders, indigenous community
organizations, and others are invited to submit abstracts. The volume will
be submitted to CRC, part of the Taylor and Francis Group, for publication
consideration. This proposal has been requested by an acquiring editor.

We will accept abstracts as well as full papers for this stage of the
process. Full length papers should be limited to 5,000 words. Inclusion of
graphs and photos are welcome and encouraged. However, please account for
these in your paper length. One half-page graph or photo is the equivalent
of 250 words. This is volume has an international focus. We welcome
submissions focusing on all nations.

DEADLINE for abstract submissions: June 1, 2015

Miriam S. Chaiken, Ph.D.

Dean, William Conroy Honors College

Distinguished Professor of Anthropology

Conroy Honors Center

MSC 3HON

New Mexico State University

P.O. Box 30001

Las Cruces, NM 88003-80001

Tel: 575-646-2005

Email: mchaiken@nmsu.edu

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

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

Moral Horizons - Australian Anthropological Society Conference 2015

The University of Melbourne, December 1-4, 2015

We invite papers for our panel at this conference

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

Short abstract

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

Long abstract

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

Paper proposals must consist of:

- a paper title

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

- a short abstract of fewer than 300 characters

- a long abstract of fewer than 250 words?

Please submit papers via the online system:
http://www.nomadit.co.uk/aas/aas2015/panels.php5?PanelID=3681

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

CFP: Empires of Love? Heterosexual regimes and motherhood moralities

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

Hello all,

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

Panel Proposal
Empires of love? Heterosexual regimes and motherhood moralities

Convenors

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

Abstract

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

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

To submit a proposed paper

All paper proposals must be submitted via the online system (details
below) no later than June 22, 2015. You will be asked to provide a
short abstract of 300 characters maximum and a long abstract of 350
words maximum. Our panel is listed in the Social Hierarchies Panels,
HIER 05

The link to the Conference information:
http://www.nomadit.co.uk/aas/aas2015/

The link to the entire panel list:
http://www.nomadit.co.uk/aas/aas2015/panels.php5

The link to our panel:
http://www.nomadit.co.uk/aas/aas2015/panels.php5?PanelID=3718

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

13th AWID International Forum on Women's Rights and Development: Call for Participation

13th AWID International Forum on Women's Rights and Development: Call
for Participation

Submit a proposal to organize a session at the Forum by 26 June 2015

This invitation is for you, those who believe in futures free from
gendered oppressions, the realization of full rights for people and
planet, and self-determination from the body to the nation!

At a time of increased global repression and the attempted silencing
of progressive voices, the 2016 Forum of the Association for Women's
Rights in Development is a space for re-imagining and co-creation.

The Forum is a space for progressive feminist voices and our allies to
imagine futures free from gendered oppressions, racial, ethnic, and
economic injustice, environmental degradation, and war and violence,
to renew solidarities and advance concrete joint action agendas.

It is a space for all who believe in the values of dignity, rights and
justice for people and the planet to join in a creative disruption of
the dominance and oppression that has sought to silence alternatives.

And it is a space where the ideas and experiences of diverse voices
and movements will converge to examine the lessons of the past,
conjure fresh perspectives and daring ideas, and explore new ways of
working together that move us beyond our existing silos and build our
collective power.

Learn more about the Forum at: http://forum2016.awid.org/home

Contribute to shaping the conversation at the 2016 Forum by submitting
a proposal to organize a session.

Your proposal to organize a session at the Forum should respond to the
Forum guiding questions.

To submit your proposal please fill out the online application form:
http://forum2016.awid.org/

Alternatively, you can email AWID-forum16@awid.org to request a Word
application form or if you have any questions.

Please help us disseminate by sharing with interested colleagues.

The Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID)

CFP: The private/public politics of intimacy

Dear Colleagues,

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

The private/public politics of intimacy

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

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

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

To propose a paper go to:
http://www.nomadit.co.uk/aas/aas2015/panels.php5?PanelID=3669
Paper proposals must consist of:
a paper title
the name/s and email address/es of author/s
a short abstract of fewer than 300 characters
a long abstract of fewer than 250 words
All proposals must be made via the online form.

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

Call for Papers: African Nationalisms, History and Development

Call for Papers: African Nationalisms, History and Development

African Appel de propositions : Nationalismes africains : histoire et développement

A conference to be held at York University, Toronto Canada

November 5-7th, 2015

Preamble

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

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

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

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

Themes:

• The Historiography of African Nationalisms

• Gender, Nationalism & Development

• Inequality and Uneven Development

• Resurgent Developmentalism?

• African Populisms: Old and New

• Identity & (Sub)national development

• Eliding the Local/Rediscovery of the Local

• Theorizing the Post-Colonial African State

• African Nationalist Movements & Nationalist Thought

• Class, Labour & Nationalism

• Pan-Africanism

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

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

Invited Speakers:

Dr. Ama Biney, Pazambuka*

Gillian Hart, University of California, Berkeley*

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

*Agreed to come

Appel de propositions : Nationalismes africains : histoire et développement

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

Du 5 au 7 novembre 2015.

Description

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

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

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

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

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

• Historiographie des nationalismes africains

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

• Inégalités et développement inégal

• Réémergence du développementisme?

• Populisme africain : anciens et contemporains

• Identité et développement national et local

• Omettre le développement local/redécouvrir le développement local

• Théorisation de l’État postcolonial en Afrique

• Les mouvements nationalistes africains et la pensée nationaliste

• Classes sociales, travail et nationalisme

• Panafricanisme

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

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

Présentateur Invité:

Dr. Ama Biney, Pazambuka*

Gillian Hart, Université de Californie à Berkeley*

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

* Ont accepté de venir

CIRECI- COLLOQUE (2015)- DIASPORA IVOIRIENNE DU CANADA - Ottawa, août 2015

CIRECI- COLLOQUE (2015)- DIASPORA IVOIRIENNE DU CANADA

COALITION DE L'INTELLIGENTSIA POUR LA RÉCONCILIATION ET L'ÉMERGENCE DE LA CÔTE D'IVOIRE

COLLOQUE 2015

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

THÉMATIQUE GÉNÉRALE

RÔLE ET VISION DE LA DIASPORA IVOIRIENNE DU CANADA DANS LE PROCESSUS DE PAIX, DE RÉCONCILIATION ET DE RECONSTRUCTION NATIONALE EN VUE DE L'ÉMERGENCE

APPORTER SA CONTRIBUTION À LA CONSTRUCTION ET À L'ÉMERGENCE DE L’ÉDIFICE NATIONAL

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

AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples Call for Papers: Indigenous Modernities Deadline: 15 July 2015

AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples is calling for papers on indigenous modernities. Deadline 15 July 2015

Indigenous societies around the world are reimagining themselves, foregrounding elements of historic and/or traditional cultures and emphasizing their ‘indigeneity’. Within the context of Western modernities and urbanization, indigenous identities are being renewed or reconstructed and new conceptions of the indigenous self are emerging.

Amongst these urbanized indigenous communities there is a strong desire to continue to use traditional indigenous ideas, theories and practices as foundational elements of indigenous societal development and to reaffirm identity. As a consequence, new forms of political society and social order are under development. A wide variety of unique organizations and institutions are emerging and new ethical standards developing as indigenous modernities take shape across the globe. We welcome papers on all aspects of these emerging indigenous modernities.

AlterNative publishes papers that substantively address and critically engage with indigenous issues from a scholarly indigenous viewpoint. All papers must address and engage with current international and national literature and academic and/or indigenous theory and make a significant contribution to the field of indigenous studies. Submissions responding to this call for papers should relate to the theme of indigenous modernities; however, we also welcome submissions for inclusion in our general issues all year round. For further details, please visit our website www.alternative.ac.nz, or contact us at editors@alternative.ac.nz.

Submission and Deadline Details

AlterNative primarily accepts substantive articles (up to 7,000 words) that address a particular indigenous topic or theme. We also publish short, timely commentaries which address a particular indigenous topic, theme, or contemporary issue affecting indigenous societies (up to 4,000 words long). A sample article, sample commentary and author guidelines, including format and referencing styles, can be found on the AlterNative website www.alternative.ac.nz. Submissions responding to this call for papers should reach us by 15 July 2015.

The editors
AlterNative
Nga Pae o te Maramatanga
The University of Auckland
16 Wynyard Street
Auckland 1142, New Zealand
phone: 0064 9 923 5371
Email: editors@alternative.ac.nz
Visit the website at http://www.alternative.ac.nz

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We hope to see you at the conference!

The Academic Committee:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Haitian Studies Association Conference - October 2015, Université de Montréal

Haitian Studies Association Conference

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

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

Nathalie Pierre
University of California, Santa Barbara
805.893.2634
Email: nathalie.pierre@sa.ucsb.edu
Visit the website at http://https://www.umb.edu/haitianstudies/conference/call_for_papers/call_for_papers_english

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

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

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

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

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

Call for contributors: Anthology of WOC Graduate Students

Call for contributors: Anthology of WOC Graduate Students
Submission Deadline: June 15, 2015

Deliberate: The Experiences of Women of Colo(u)r Graduate Students is an
anthology that collects academic and creative texts to document the
experiences of WOC graduate students. The anthology takes its title from a
quote attributed to Audre Lorde that constantly surfaces in spaces of black
and feminist thought and is used as a rallying cry in response to
challenges to personhood: “I am deliberate and afraid of nothing.”
Deliberate will collect together testimonies of what occurs in spaces that
have traditionally and continually marginalised and problematized the
presence of women of colour scholars.

The intention for Deliberate is to produce a document of witness, to speak
deliberately, collectively, and loudly about the singular experiences of
WOC graduate students in the academy, and the possibilities that exist due
to and through our presence in these institutions. Contributions by women
of colour current, former, and prospective graduate students in all
research fields are invited in the form of:

academic research (scholarly articles, research notes, responses,
literature surveys, etc.)
non-fiction (first-person narratives, journalistic works, personal essays,
etc.)
creative texts (poetry, plays, non-traditional prose, etc.).

The topics below are meant to serve as suggestions for some of the possible
themes and topics that are of interest within the context of women of
colour undertaking graduate studies:

Presences and absences
Re-defining and re-creating community/ies
On survival
Possibilities for radical action
Intersections of, with, and beyond
sexuality/class/culture/spirituality/ability/etc.
Definitions and presentations of truth
WOC bodies, academic spaces
Researching WOC/researching as WOC
Decision-making in completing or not completing a graduate degree
Social and familial relationships
Resiliency
Celebration
Ceremony

Information for Contributors

Please email manuscripts in .docx or .rtf format to contact@nehalelhadi.com
All manuscripts should be double-spaced and include a cover page with the
title of the piece, author’s name, contact information, and a short bio
(max. 150 words)
Simultaneous submissions accepted, but please notify us immediately if your
work will be published elsewhere
Contributions should be a maximum of 15,000 words, and formatted according
to MLA guidelines; there is no minimum word count
Queries are welcome – please include an abstract or proposal that takes
into account deadlines
Completed submissions are due June 15, 2015
Publication date: TBD
Artwork contributions will be considered for the cover - please email a
lo-res file or link (preferred)

For more information and to keep updated on the progress of the anthology,
please visit www.wearedeliberate.com
Nehal El-Hadi
www.nehalelhadi.com
+1.416.937.7315

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

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

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

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

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

Abstracts will be accepted until May 31, 2015.
To submit an abstract, please visit the ACUNS 2015 Abstract Submission Page
athttps://arctic.ucalgary.ca/webform/acuns-2015-abstract-submission

CFP: CadernosAA Special Issue - Microtopias: Connections in Anthropology, Art, Relationality and Creativity

CadernosAA Special Issue - Microtopias: Connections in Anthropology, Art, Relationality and Creativity
Deadline: May 31, 2015
http://cadernosaa.revues.org/818?file=1

 

"African Nationalisms, History and Development." Nationalismes africains:histoire et développement

"African Nationalisms, History and Development." Nationalismes africains:histoire et développement.

African Nationalisms, History and Development

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

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

• The Historiography of African Nationalisms
• Gender, Nationalism & Development
• Inequality and Uneven Development
• Resurgent Developmentalism?
• African Populisms: Old and New
• Identity & (Sub)national development
• Eliding the Local/Rediscovery of the Local
• Theorizing the Post-Colonial African State
• African Nationalist Movements & Nationalist Thought
• Class, Labour & Nationalism
• Pan-Africanism

Nationalismes africains : histoire et développement.

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

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

Bien que les sujets énoncés ne soient pas exhaustifs, ni ne se veulent limitatifs, nous"
invitons les participants et participantes à avoir les thèmes suivants en tête :"
• Historiographie des nationalismes africains "
• Relations sociales de sexe (ou genre), nationalisme et développement "
• Inégalités et développement inégal "
• Réémergence du développementisme? "
• Populisme africain : anciens et contemporains "
• Identité et développement national et local "
• Omettre le développement local/redécouvrir le développement local "
• Théorisation de l’État postcolonial en Afrique "
• Les mouvements nationalistes africains et la pensée nationaliste "
• Classes sociales, travail et nationalisme "
• Panafricanisme "

Pablo Idahosa, Alex Caramento, J.P. Diamani,
Merouan Mekouar, and Gertrude Mianda
York University, Toronto/l’Université York de Toronto,
4770 Keele Street
Toronto Ontario M3J 1P3 CANADA
416-736-2100 X6639
Email: natdev1@yorku.ca

CFP: Recherches sociographiques

Articles pour publications dans la revue Recherches sociographiques

Recherches sociographiques sollicite des articles de chercheur(e)s et
d'étudiant(e)s des cycles supérieurs dont les recherches empiriques portent
sur le Québec ou le Canada français. Cette revue pluridisciplinaire ne
publie que des articles originaux et fait largement appel aux sociologues,
historiens, littéraires, politologues, démographes, anthropologues, de même
qu'à d'autres spécialistes des sciences humaines, philosophes, linguistes,
théologiens, etc. Pour connaître ses lignes directrices et normes d'édition
pour la présentation des articles, visitez le site.

http://www.soc.ulaval.ca/recherchessociographiques/

 

Potential Collaborations – Book Series – ethnoGRAPHIC: Ethnography in Graphic Form

Potential Collaborations – Book Series – ethnoGRAPHIC: Ethnography in
Graphic Form

We’re thrilled to announce a new book series here at the University of
Toronto Press called ethnoGRAPHIC: Ethnography in Graphic Form. Whether you
are an aspiring artist, or just interested in the possibilities of this
format as both a methodology and a unique way of communicating your
research results, we welcome expressions of interest and discussions about
potential collaborations. It’s a brave new world out there, and we’re
convinced that many academics want to be more creative in how they reach
their audiences. We hope this series will harness some of that creativity.
Further details at
http://www.utpteachingculture.com/announcing-ethnographic-a-new-series/

CFP: Journal of Middle East Women's Studies

Dear Colleagues,

I joined the editorial team of the Journal of Middle East Women's Studies
in July 2014 and the first issue of the journal that we edited is now out:
http://jmews.dukejournals.org/content/current. In addition to peer reviewed
research articles and book reviews, the new issue features review essays
(in "Review" section) and showcases activists' and artists' works and
scholarly interventions (in "Thirdspace" section).

There are currently two Call for Papers: for a themed section on "The
Gender and Sexuality of Militarization, War, and Violence" (deadline June
15) and for 'Thirdspace' section on "Languages and Gender and Sexuality"
(deadline July 15). You can see more information about these CFPs below and
on the journal's website: www.jmews.org

I and my coeditors would like to see more contributions from geographers
for all sections of this journal. Please consider submitting and spread the
word about this journal.

Best, Banu

Dr. Banu Gökarıksel
Associate Professor of Geography and Global Studies
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Editor, Journal of Middle East Women's Studies
https://www.dukeupress.edu/Journal-of-Middle-East-Womens-Studies/
www.jmews.org

http://geography.unc.edu/people/faculty-1/banu-goekariksel/
http://veilingfashion.unc.edu/about.php
http://turkish.unc.edu/

June 15 Deadline Call for Papers: The Gender and Sexuality of
Militarization, War, and Violence

The Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies invites feminist scholars
working in any discipline or interdisciplinary area in the interpretive
social sciences and humanities to submit area-specific manuscripts on any
topic related to the gender and sexuality of militarization, war, and
violence for a themed issue. Manuscripts may address any historical period
related to any part of the region. Manuscripts are expected to substantiate
a thesis based on original scholarship grounded in primary sources
(literary, visual, archival, textual, ethnographic, artistic, legal, and so
on) and to engage with relevant transnational gender and sexuality
scholarship.

Submission guidelines may be found at jmews.org. Manuscripts are due on
June 15, 2015 to our online submission system: editorialmanager.com/jmews.
Questions may be directed to jmews@dukeupress.edu.

July 15 Deadline: “Languages of Gender and Sexuality” Submissions for Vol.
12:1

There has been much debate about the words gender and sexuality in women’s,
gender, sexuality, masculinity, and feminist studies. An entirely new level
of debate is added when one considers the implications for non-English
languages and non-Western sociopolitical contexts. JMEWS invites analytic
interventions (preferably in English) of 500 to 1,000 words on this
question from activists and academics focusing on any part of the Middle
East. Authors are invited to consider any of the following questions or to
address different ones: How are gender and sexuality being used, if at all,
in your context or research focus? How have the words been translated, and
what kinds of controversies have these translations produced? What are the
debates surrounding words like women, homosexuality, transsexuality,
masculine/feminine, female/male? What other terms and words are being used
in your context/focus and for what purpose? How are boys and men discussed
or not discussed?

JMEWS will publish the strongest submissions in volume 12 (2016) in the
section “Third Space.” Submissions for issue 12:1 are due on July 15, 2015;
for issue 12:2, on November 15, 2015; and for issue 12:3, on January 15,
2016. Please direct submissions and questions to jmews@dukeupress.edu.

Conference on Public Health Governance in Africa

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

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

Deadline: May 31, 2015

Date: November 12-13, 2015

Venue: Windhoek, Namibia

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

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

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

 

Colloque international 2015 de l'AMADES

Cher(e)s collègues,
le XVIème colloque de l'AMADES vous ouvrira très bientôt les portes de Dakar, Marseille et OttawaTrois lieux où des anthropologues, historiens, sociologues et professionnels de la santé vont échanger autour du thème de la guérison et se demander
"ce que guérir veut dire"
Le colloque s'ouvrira à Dakar le vendredi 22 mai 2015 et se poursuivra à Marseille et Ottawa, reliés par visio-conférence, du mercredi 27 au vendredi 29 mai 2015.

Informations & inscriptions en ligne sur guerir.sciencesconf.org

programme

CfP: Ethical Practice and the Study of Girlhood

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

BRILL MIDDLE EAST AND ISLAMIC STUDIES 2015 EARLY-CAREER PAPER PRIZE

BRILL MIDDLE EAST AND ISLAMIC STUDIES 2015 EARLY-CAREER PAPER PRIZE

To encourage and support early-career scholars seeking to publish in leading academic journals, Brill is awarding an annual prize for an outstanding article in the field of Middle East and Islamic Studies.

Brill invites submissions for the Middle East and Islamic Studies Early-Career Paper Prize 2015

The Paper Prize is open to students who are currently registered for doctoral research at a higher education institution, or have obtained their doctoral degree after 1 January 2012. The Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication has kindly agreed to host the 2015 competition. Submissions should thus fit the scope of that journal. For more information on the journal, please visit brill.com/mjcc.

The author of the winning article will receive a €750,- cash prize and the article will be published in one of Brill’s leading journals.
Submission Requirements

Submissions for the 2015 prize must be sent to: articlecompetition@brill.com, no later than 1 June 2015. For all submission requirements, please visit the Early Career Paper Prize website page at http://www.brill.com/about/brills-middle-east-and-islamic-studies-early-career-paper-prize

The winner will be announced via Brill’s (social) media channels:
Twitter: @Brill_ME_Africa
Facebook: Facebook.com/BrillMidEastAfrica
Email Newsletter, subscribe at brill.com/email-newsletters

Brill’s Middle East and Islamic Studies Early-Career Paper Prize is made possible by the Sheikh Zayed Book Award for publishing. For more information about the award, please visit Early Career Paper Prize website page.

Call for Papers - Locale

Call for Papers - Locale

Dear Colleagues,

I would like to alert you to the journal Locale: The Pacific Journal of Regional Food Studies (http://www.localejournal.org/). The journal has recently expanded its geographical focus from Austral-Asia to the Pacific more broadly (including the Pacific rim): It is published out of the Institute for Community Engaged Research at UBC Okanagan (which is emerging out of the previous Centre for Social, Spatial, and Economic Justice), and the Regional Food Network at Southern Cross University. Please have a look if you have some time. It is an open access, fully peer reviewed journal. For folks in the Antipodes - this is an ERA listed journal. If you have an article that you think appropriate to submit to the journal (we DO NOT have any publication fees or the like!), I would love to hear from you. We are working on a special issue now, entitled "Indigenous Foods and Contemporary Cuisines", and would especially like to invite papers that speak to that general theme.

Best Regards

Mike

Mike Evans PhD
Professor | Community, Culture & Global Studies | Irving K. Barber School of Arts & Sciences
Interim Director | Institute for Community Engaged Research
The University of British Columbia | Okanagan Campus
Arts 368c - 1147 Research Rd. Kelowna, BC Canada V1V 1V7
Phone 250 807 9401
mike.evans@ubc.ca
http://ccgs.ok.ubc.ca/faculty/evans.html

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

Call for Papers

Deadline: April 30, 2015.

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

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

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

Deadline: April 30, 2015.

Thank you for participating.

Sincerely,

Asociación Latinoamericana de Antropología (#ALAmx2015)

Dra. Cristina Oehmichen - Presidenta

Dra. Milka Castro - Vicepresidenta

Dra. Laura Valladares - Secretaria General

Antrop. María Antonieta Gallart – Tesorera

IV Congreso Latinoamericano de Antropología

Instituto de Investigaciones Antropológicas

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

www.ala.iia.unam.mx

CFP: Association for Critical Heritage Studies

What Does Heritage Change? Association for Critical Heritage Studies

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hétérogénéité et changements : perspectives sociolinguistiques - Grenoble, June 2015

HÉTÉROGÉNÉITÉ ET CHANGEMENT, RFS 2015, GRENOBLE 10-12 JUIN

Hétérogénéité et changements : perspectives sociolinguistiques

Le Réseau francophone de sociolinguistique rassemble des chercheurs autour de différents objets d’étude, et qui adoptent des perspectives théoriques et méthodologiques également diverses, reflétant les ancrages épistémologiques contrastés qui ont peu à peu structuré le champ de la sociolinguistique. La volonté collective d’appréhender le langage en société a en effet ouvert un large éventail de positionnements et de programmes de recherche. Au-delà des divergences de vues, c’est cette volonté commune de concevoir et pratiquer la linguistique comme une science humaine et sociale qui a donné lieu aux travaux sur la communication verbale in vivo, sur les interactions interpersonnelles, ainsi qu’à l’étude de la variation intra- et inter-linguistique et, plus récemment, à la prise en compte des contextes socio-historiques de production des discours.

Le déplacement des regards du système linguistique vers la communication, verbale et non verbale, ainsi qu’en direction de l’organisation des discours, avec une prise en compte de la dimension anthropologique ou culturelle, a placé sur le devant de la scène les notions d’hétérogénéité et de changement, envisagées non plus comme des évènements historiques entre des états stables mais comme étant au cœur même des activités langagières en général.
Ainsi, décrire, comprendre, expliquer ou modéliser les changements linguistiques et l'hétérogénéité des usages et des pratiques sont des tâches qui font partie du « cœur de métier » des sociolinguistes. Ces activités sont centrales pour les chercheur.e.s qui s’attellent aujourd'hui à décrire et analyser les versants sociolangagiers de phénomènes aussi divers que la globalisation des échanges, la marchandisation des langues, les migrations transnationales, les mutations socio-spatiales, les rapports de genre, la transformation des espaces de travail, etc., en accordant de l’importance aux phénomènes discursifs dans la construction de la réalité sociale et en cherchant à saisir les significations sociales des pratiques langagières.

Ce sont autant de raisons pour lesquelles le comité d’organisation a choisi de mettre en avant les notions d'hétérogénéité et changement pour l’édition 2015 du congrès RFS, qu'il organise autour d’une préoccupation commune : accorder la priorité aux interactions et aux influences réciproques entre processus sociaux, voire sociohistoriques, et faits langagiers, et ce quelles que soient les méthodes ou approches envisagées.

http://rfs2015.u-grenoble3.fr/

 

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION – BLURRED LINES: WORKING SYMMETRICALLY IN ANTHROPOLOGY AND ARCHAEOLOGY WORKSHOP - Frankfurt, June 2015

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION – BLURRED LINES: WORKING SYMMETRICALLY IN ANTHROPOLOGY AND ARCHAEOLOGY WORKSHOP

Workshop in Frankfurt, June 12-14, 2015.

For researchers in anthropology and archaeology, the seemingly provocative agenda of Tim Ingold’s trailblazing headline “No more Ancient; No more Human. The Future Past of Archaeology and Anthropology” might evoke enthusiasm and frustration alike. The enthusiasm-reflex, relying on an unquestioned assumption that it is possible to “finally get things right”, originates in the promising prospects of leaving the beaten path built on dualistic schemes characteristic of modernist thought. This air of departure eventually leads to frustration: What does it mean to overcome the nature–culture or thing–human divide? How to de-colonize anthropological and archaeological thinking? What happens if we take the other or the thing seriously and how would such a perspective change our way of working?

The so called “symmetrical approaches” of inquiry inevitably challenge problems that derive from Western academic heritage leaving its mark on anthropological and archaeological thinking. However, symmetrical approaches are first and foremost a question of method; they engage in endeavours outlining anthropological or archaeological research in pragmatic terms rather than digging to deep into philosophical analyses. Instead of dwelling on theories forced on any research material, working symmetrically calls for a conceptual bedrock that evolves out of the engagement with the respective research material. In short, it calls for taking blurred lines and their re-composition seriously.

The workshop aims to – work symmetrically. During the workshop participant’s research projects will occupy the workshop’s centre stage. Participants will tentatively map out a conceptual framework based on their own research materials as well as survey related methodological consequences. The workshop does not aim to – explicitly contribute to a theoretical discourse. However, theoretical involvement with symmetrical approaches is preferable and unavoidable in this exercise.

Requirements and Application – own research project and material (including master/doctoral research/thesis) and the motivation to get involved with symmetrical thought. Master students, doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers are welcome to submit a motivational letter of 300 words (including personal information, project/material, and expectations) until 1 May 2015.

Further info: http://www.value-and-equivalence.de/veranstaltungen/workshop-blurred-lines/

 

Call for Entries: Beyond Perception 15 Symposium

CALL FOR ENTRIES – BEYOND PERCEPTION 15 SYMPOSIUM

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

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

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

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

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

Producing Ebola: Creating Knowledge in and About an Epidemic

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

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

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

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

Deadlines

May 15
Submission of titles and abstracts by interested authors

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

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

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

AUSTRALIAN ANTHROPOLOGICAL SOCIETY CONFERENCE - University of Melbourne, December 2015

AUSTRALIAN ANTHROPOLOGICAL SOCIETY CONFERENCE - 2015

MORAL HORIZONS

Hosted by The University of Melbourne

1-4 December, 2015.

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

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

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

Please also connect with the conference via:

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

tw: @AusAnthro #moralhorizons

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

Workshop call for proposals: Terminus: Archives, Ephemera, and Electronic Art

Workshop call for proposals
Terminus: Archives, Ephemera, and Electronic Art
Saturday, August 15th, 2015, Vancouver B.C.
ISEA 2015

Deadline for proposal submission: March 30th, 2015
ethnographicterminalia@gmail.com

Abstract
Since 2009, the Ethnographic Terminalia Curatorial Collective has staged annual exhibitions in major North American cities (Washington D.C., Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Montreal, New Orleans, Philadelphia) that explore the intersections of art and anthropology. Archives, ephemera, and Indigenous articulations of new media, identity, culture, language, and resistance have emerged as central themes in contemporary art-ethnographic practice and as a central interest to the curatorial work of the collective. New technologies, both materially and conceptually, present opportunities to push theoretical, disciplinary, and aesthetic boundaries. However, the implications of digitization and circulation of archival information present particularly interesting challenges for artists and scholars who seek to represent and exploit the potential of digital archives. Building on the collective’s recent exhibitions, and in conjunction with an exhibition of new media artist Geronimo Inutiq’s Arctic Noise project, co-curated for ISEA 2015 at the grunt gallery in Vancouver (Terminal City), Ethnographic Terminalia invites workshop participants to demonstrate and discuss electronic art works and theoretical frameworks that disrupt material, figurative, discursive, cultural, and political manifestations of the archive, broadly conceived. Our discussions of new technologies and archives will culminate in an experimentation with form: the outcome of the workshop will be a collectively hand-made archive/catalogue of the event that will be later digitized and circulated.

For more information please see our full call for proposals at http://ethnographicterminalia.org

Organizers: Ethnographic Terminalia Curatorial Collective: Kate Hennessy (Simon Fraser University), Trudi Lynn Smith (University of Victoria), Craig Campbell (University of Texas, Austin), Fiona P. McDonald (New Knowledge Organization, Ltd.), Stephanie Takaragawa (Chapman University); with Glenn Alteen (grunt gallery) and Tarah Hogue (grunt gallery)

Many thanks,

Dr. Trudi Lynn Smith
University of Victoria

2014/15 Artist-in-residence
Centre for Studies in Religion and Society
http://csrs.uvic.ca

Adjunct Assistant Professor
School of Environmental Studies
Coast Salish Territory
Victoria BC CANADA

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

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

Call for Panelists:

Annual Conference on South Asia

Madison, WI;

October 22-25. 2015

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

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

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

Call for Session Proposals biannual conference of the Association of Critical Heritage Studies - June 2016, Concordia University

Call for Session Proposals
biannual conference of the Association of Critical Heritage Studies

June 2016, Concordia University

Association of Critical Heritage Studies
Third biannual Conference, Montreal, 7-10th June 2016

What does heritage change?

An initiative of the Canada Research Chair on Urban Heritage at UQAM
In partnership with Concordia University

First announcement
Call for sessions

Enquiries
achs2016@uqam.ca
www.achs2016.uqam.ca

Heritage is a powerful witness to mindsets and zeitgeist; it is commonly understood that it gives way to a better understanding of societies and even brings together communities. But how would this happen? Can heritage affect reality? What does it change?

The third ACHS Conference considers the manifestations, discourses, epistemologies, policies, and stakes of heritage—as a phenomenon, a symptom, an effect or a catalyst; as a tool of empowerment or leverage; as a physical or intangible restraint or kick-off; in communities, societies, or any material or mental environment. Subthemes range from gender-related issues to identity-making, mythologies of cultural diversity and the rethinking of heritage policies beyond the authorized heritage discourse.

The inaugural manifesto of the ACHS called for the building and the promotion of critical innovations and interventions in heritage while questioning the cultural and economic power relations that traditional understandings of heritage seem to underpin. This third Conference builds on the momentum of the previous conferences, held in Gothenburg, Sweden and in Canberra, Australia; it seeks to strengthen and broaden critical heritage studies as an inclusive area of theorisation, investigation and practice built from diverse geographical regions and disciplinary fields, such as public history, memory studies, museology, tourism studies, architecture and planning, urban studies, archaeology, geography, sociology, cultural studies, political science, anthropology, ethnology and artistic research.

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

In order to bring new insights to the study of heritage, the 2016 ACHS Conference is framed by the general question of “What Does Heritage Change?” It is hoped that this general question will encourage submissions relating to the following over-arching themes; other proposals are nonetheless welcome.
• Heritage performativities;
• Cultural particularization vs globalization and other transnational processes relating to heritage;
• “Imagined Communities” of heritage;
• The critical turn in public history and memory studies;
• Urban environments and planning;
• Heritage in conflicts;
• Gender in heritage-making;
• Linguistic and cultural particularizations of heritage-making and heritage studies;
• Uses of heritage in tourism, from identity-making to political economies;
• Critical sustainability perspectives on heritage and the Anthropocene;
• Diaspora, diversity and cultural citizenships;
• The rise and fall of the expert knowledge;
• Rethinking heritage policies beyond elite cultural narratives;
• The future of heritage.

This first announcement calls for submissions of either roundtables and sessions.
The conference will mainly host two session types:
- Regular paper sessions are sessions containing three or more 20-minutes papers which draw on recent research, empirical or theoretical, and relate to precise scientific approaches or methodologies to address a theme through a specific angle. These can include the participation of a discussant.
- Poster sessions are sessions in which research, research-action or research-creation are presented through 4x8 posters, gathered according to common thematic or problematic. While the posters will be on display for two days during the conference, poster sessions will be scheduled according to 5-minutes presentations per poster.

The conference will also welcome:
- Roundtables that bring together researchers, practitioners or decision-makers around a precise question, which is addressed by each participant for a maximum of 5 to 10 minutes, then through reciprocating questions, answers and dialogs animated by a chair and/or a discussant. Roundtable proposals must include a preliminary outline of content, including participants (at least 3 and up to 8) and questions to be addressed.
- As the conference whishes to expand boundaries of critical heritage studies, through research-creation or other means, it will welcome non-traditional proposals dedicated to the development of knowledge and innovation through artistic or multimedia expression and experimentation. Such research-creation sessions or installations present critically informed work, situated with research activity, in a variety of media. They can gather any number of participants and will be peer reviewed as with other proposals.

Submissions should be sent with an abstract of ±450 words outlining the objectives of the session/roundtable in relation to the goals of ACHS, as described above, and/or the themes considered. Submissions should be accompanied by a brief resume (biographical notice and main publications or achievements) of the organizer(s) and an overview of some of the main or proposed participants.

Submissions can be made in English or French.

Although a general call for papers and posters will follow this call for sessions and roundtables, it is expected that all session proposals will include a preliminary outline of content; roundtable and research-creation proposals, in particular, will also include a preliminary presentation of participants.

Session organizers will be asked at a later date to submit (or to have submitted by proposed participants) detailed paper proposals and the biographical notice of each participant through the conference website (achs2016.uqam.ca). The official opening of this general call for papers is scheduled for May 1st 2015.

Papers and posters submitted independently will be forwarded to session organizers following of their assessment by the scientific committee.

The deadline for the call for session is 1st July 2015
The deadline for the call for papers will be 1st November 2015.

Venue
Located in the largest city of the province of Quebec, second in Canada and eighth in North America, the University of Quebec in Montreal, also called “UQAM”, is one of the five major universities of Montreal. Host to approximately 40,000 students, UQAM is renowned for its research in social issues and its innovations in the creative arts. Equal in size to UQAM and sometimes called its « sister university », Concordia University is also committed to innovation and excellence in research, creative activity and community partnerships. It dares to be different and draws on its diversity to strengthen society and enrich its urban environment.
At UQAM, located in its School of Management, the Canada Research Chair on Urban Heritage which is organizing the 2016 ACHS Conference follows this path of enquiry into the social and public issues of urban phenomena, both in historical and contemporary perspectives, to promote the study and to understand heritage beyond elite narratives or crises of change, and to learn to co-manage heritage as a collective tool toward community development. The CRC on Urban Heritage at UQAM is being supported by the Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling, an interdisciplinary research unit of Concordia dedicated to the critical and creative engagement with living memory and place-based storytelling.

[www.international.uqam.ca/pages/anglais.aspx]
[https://www.concordia.ca/international.html]
[patrimoine.uqam.ca]
[http://storytelling.concordia.ca]
[www.esg.uqam.ca/en.html]
[ville.montreal.qc.ca/]

Confirmed Keynote Speakers
James Count Early, Director, Cultural Heritage Policy, Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Xavier Greffe, University Professor in Economic Sciences, Paris 1 University Panthéon Sorbonne
Michael Herzfeld, Ernest E. Monrad Professor of the Social Sciences, Harvard University

See www.achs2016.uqam.ca for updates on keynote speakers, program, timetable, fees, accommodation, and committees.


Organizing Committee

Lucie K. Morisset, Scientific Director, Canada Research Chair on Urban Heritage and PARVI Research Group, Professor, Department of Urban and Touristic Studies, University of Quebec in Montreal
Luc Noppen, Chairholder, Canada Research Chair on Urban Heritage, Professor, Department of Urban and Touristic Studies, University of Quebec in Montreal
Steven High, Chairholder, Canada Research Chair in Public History and Director, Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling
Marie-Blanche Fourcade, Visiting Professor, Department of Art History, University of Quebec in Montreal
Martin Drouin, Professor, Department of Urban and Touristic Studies, University of Quebec in Montreal
Julia Csergo, Professor, Department of Urban and Touristic Studies, University of Quebec in Montreal
Tim Winter, Research Professor in Cultural Heritage, Alfred Deakin Research Institute, Cultural Heritage Centre for Asia and the Pacific, Deakin University

Clarence Epstein, Senior Director, Urban and Cultural Affairs, Concordia University
Marie-Josée Allard, Director, Hospitality Concordia
Sophie Laberge, conseillère, Service des communications, University of Quebec in Montreal
Mathieu Dormaels, postdoctoral researcher, University of Quebec in Rimouski
Jean-Sébastien Sauvé, postdoctoral researcher, University of Quebec in Montreal
Jessica Mace, postdoctoral researcher, University of Quebec in Montreal
Jessica Roda, postdoc researcher, University of Quebec in Montreal
Myriam Joannette, PhD candidate, University of Quebec in Montreal
Jean-François Cloutier-Deraîche, master student, University of Quebec in Montreal


Scientific Committee

Jean-Yves Andrieux (Paris 4 University)
Pierre Anctil (University of Ottawa)
Allison Bain (Laval University)
Étienne Berthold (Laval University)
Christina Cameron (University of Montreal)
Julia Csergo (University of Quebec in Montreal)
Philippe Dubé (Laval University)
Martin Drouin (University of Quebec in Montreal)
Marie-Blanche Fourcade (University of Quebec in Montreal)
Annick Germain (INRS-Urbanisation, culture, société)
John Giblin (University of Western Sydney)
Julien Goyette (University of Quebec in Rimouski)
Maria Gravari-Barbas (Paris 1 University)
Xavier Greffe (Paris 1 University)
Marc Grignon (Laval University)
Florence Hachez-Leroy (University of Artois)
Cynthia Hammond (Concordia University)
Karine Hébert (University of Quebec in Rimouski)
Kate Hennessy (Simon Fraser University)
Rodney Harrison (University College London)
Steven High (Concordia University)
Marc Jacobs (Faro)
Cyril Isnart (Centre national de la recherche scientifique)
Olivier Lazzarotti (Picardie-Jules Verne University)
Erica Lehrer (Concordia University)
Jean-Michel Leniaud (Paris 1 University)
John Leroux (University of New Brunswick)
Jean-Claude Marsan (University of Montreal)
Steven Mannell (Dalhousie University)
Guy Mercier (Laval University)
Lucie K. Morisset (University of Quebec in Montreal)
Dominique Poulot (Paris 1 University)
Michel Rautenberg (University of Saint-Étienne)
Ronald Rudin (Concordia University)
Shiwei Shen (Ningbo University)
Laurajane Smith (Australian National University)
Michelle Stefano (University of Maryland)
Will Straw (McGill University)
Astrid Svenson (Brunel University)
Jean-Louis Tornatore (University of Bourgogne)
Tom Urbaniak (Cape Breton University)
France Vanlaethem (University of Quebec in Montreal)
Vincent Veschambre (ENSA Lyon)
Emma Waterton (University of Western Sydney)
Rhodri Windsor Liscombe (University of British Columbia)
Ola Wetterberg (University of Gothenburg)
Michael Windover (Carleton University)
Tim Winter (Deakin University)

Partners

Canada Research Chair on Urban Heritage, UQAM
PARVI Group
Concordia University
Tourism Montreal
School of Management, UQAM
Département d’études urbaines et touristiques, UQAM
Canada Research Chair in Public History, Concordia University
Centre interuniversitaire d’études sur les lettres, les arts et les traditions
Centre de recherche en tourisme et en patrimoine
Center for Oral History and Digital Storytelling
Fonds de recherche du Québec sur la société et la culture

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

Colloque GenERe: appel à communication

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

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

ENS de Lyon 17 et 18 décembre 2015

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

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

I- De quoi parle-t-on ?

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

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

Axe 1 : Le genre, les genres ?

Axe 2 : Le genre, objet ou outil ?

II- Qui parle et d’où ?

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

Axe 4 – Épistémologies féministes, épistémologies du genre

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

Axe 8 – Épistémologies de l’intersectionnalité

III- Peut-on en parler ensemble ?

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

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

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

Axe 7 – Le genre est-il forcément pluridisciplinaire ?

IV- Ne pas penser le genre seul

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

Axe 7 – Le genre est-il forcément plurisciplinaire ?

Axe 8 – Épistémologies de l’intersectionnalité

Modalités de soumission des communications

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

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

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

Elles devront comporter les informations suivantes :

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

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

Comité scientifique :

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

Lucie Jégat (sociologie, ENS de Lyon)

Marion Maudet (sociologie, EHESS)

Lucy Michel (linguistique, Université de Bourgogne)

Vanina Mozziconacci (philosophie, ENS de Lyon)

Laura Tatoueix (histoire, Université de Rouen)

Cécile Thomé (sociologie, EHESS)

Maxime Triquenaux (littérature, Université Lyon 2)

Marie Walin (histoire ENS de Lyon)

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

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

October 24-25, 2015

Organizers:University of Ottawa, UN-Habitat

Coordinator: Canada China Thinking Network

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

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

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

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

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

Keynote speakers:

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

Conference Official Languages: English and French

Deadline for submission of abstract: June 30, 2015

Abstracts of 250 words accepted in English and/or French

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

Human Being Human, Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference, May 2015, University of Victoria

Human Being Human, Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference, May 23-25, 2015, University of Victoria

Deadline: March 14, 2015

https://humanbeinghuman2015.wordpress.com/

CFP: Journal - Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education

Journal - Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education

Deadline: Ongoing

Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education invites research from a
variety of theoretical and methodological perspectives that emphasize the
centrality of marginal voices and a

peripheral gaze, and which draw attention to the complex interrelations
between political, economic, historical, and social contexts, as well as
the ways in which these various contexts shape educational policies,
practices, curricula, and outcomes.

The journal welcomes articles that ground theoretical reflections in
specific empirical research and case studies of diverse locations and
peoples as yet underrepresented within scholarly research and literature,
as well as action or participatory research studies of exemplary or “best”
practices.

Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education: Studies of Migration,
Integration, Equity, and Cultural Survival (DIME) ­ a quarterly
peer-reviewed journal focused on critical discourse and research in
diaspora, indigenous, and minority education ­ is dedicated to researching
cultural sustainability in a world increasingly consolidating under
national, transnational, and global organizations. It aims to draw
attention to, and learn from, the many initiatives being conducted around
the globe in support of diaspora, indigenous, and minority education, which
might otherwise go unnoticed.

Please visit
http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=hdim20&page=instructions#.VOTPvrDF-Ns

for more information about the journal and the submission process.

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

Anthropology Southern Africa Annual Conference
Ethnography and Worlds Otherwise

For more information:

CFP poster

Symposium on Technological Unemployment and the Future of Work - Congress, Ottawa, June 2015

Symposium on Technological Unemployment and the Future of Work, June 3, 2015
Congress 2015, Ottawa

On June 3, 2015, the Institute for Science, Society and Policy (ISSP, uOttawa), will be hosting a symposium on the Technological Unemployment and the Future of Work at the 84th Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Ottawa.

This half day symposium will address the idea that advances in technology and artificial intelligence may soon allow machines to replace workers in jobs traditionally thought to be unfit for automation such as airline pilot, accountant and professor. The session will explore these themes by unpacking trends in emerging technologies and assessing their potential impact on jobs.

Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Nick Bostrom of Oxford University and Director, Future of Humanity Institute (http://www.fhi.ox.ac.uk/about/staff/). Dr. Bostrom is an expert on the ethics and risks of artificial intelligence and is the author of the recent book Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies.

Visit the Congress 2015 event page:

http://congress2015.ca/program/events/unemployment-and-future-work

Registration for Congress 2015 is now open:

http://congress2015.ca//register

Conference Call for Abstracts - Digital Queers

The call for abstract is available at this link
http://ocradst.org/digitalqueers2015/publication-cfp/

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The conference website can be found here
http://ocradst.org/digitalqueers2015/

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*Call for Papers*

Digital Queers is a conference that will focus on issues related to social
justice for the gay community at large. The evolution of society has led to
an increased acceptance of the LGBTQA world – in part due to more open and
vociferous stances of the multiple communities of gender minorities and in
part to the role that contemporary digital media have played in reshaping
communication and advocacy. Unfortunately we are far from achieving that
social justice necessary to avoid discrimination in the work place or to
avoid persecutions of individuals and communities across the world. What
are then the new practices that should be pursued in order to achieve and
ensure social justice for all?

The conference will analyze the following themes, but will be open to a
wide range of proposals in the field that tackle the issues from a variety
of perspectives.

1. Equality, now!
2. Social Justice for Gender Minorities
3. Digital Guerrilla for Social Justice?
4. Digital Media and Gender Stories
5. Exporting Gender Equality?
6. Social Justice in the Workplace
7. Gender Communities and Strife
8. Practical Steps for Social Justice
9. Multiple Definitions of Gender
10. Digital Queers’ Revolution

The aim of the conference is to bring together social justice advocates,
contemporary theoreticians, gender hacktivists, scholars, anthropologists,
visual culture experts, curators and ‘LGBTQA revolutionaries.’ The
conference speakers will present papers that respond to the themes of
social justice and the role of digital media in reshaping the public image
of the queer community. In particular the conference is looking at
recording and developing new practices for social justice and public
engagement that face up to the still looming problems of discrimination
that the gay community at large faces nationally and internationally.

*Chairs*: Lanfranco Aceti and Sven Travis

*Keynotes*: to be announced.

*300 to 500 words abstract submissions*. Please send your submissions to:
info@ocradst.org

*Email Subject Header*: Digital Queers 2015.

*Deadline*: March 31, 2015.

*The conference is free of charge.*

The best conference papers will be selected for a special volume with
the Leonardo
Electronic Almanac

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

Call For Proposals:

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

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

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

performing citizenship
emerging nationhood
subaltern studies
statelessness
diaspora studies
racism and nationalism
post-nationalism
memory and nation-building
neo-medieval
religo-ethno-nationalism
cosmopolitanism
exploding mythologies
consumerism
sexuality and citizenship
disability/identity

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

http://www.humber.ca/liberalarts-ifoa/call-proposals.http://www.humber.ca/liberalarts-ifoa/call-proposals.

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Call For Papers: Intersectional Approaches to Surveillance - Queen's University, June 2015

*CALL FOR PAPERS:*

*Surveillance Studies Centre Workshop 2015: Intersectional Approaches to
Surveillance*

*11-13 June 2015, Queen's University (Donald Gordon Centre), Kingston, ON,
Canada*

This workshop strives to bring intersectionality to the forefront of
surveillance studies. As surveillance studies becomes increasingly
multidisciplinary and post-structural, a thought-provoking
frontier for surveillance scholars is to critically focus on the ways in
which identity-based discrimination can impact surveillance processes and
lived experiences of surveillance. Surveillance studies has traditionally
been concerned with how and why populations are tracked, profiled, policed
and governed, as well as the ways in which those who are subjects of
surveillance manage, negotiate and resist these processes. As an
interdisciplinary field of study, surveillance studies is shaped by
questions that center on the management of everyday and exceptional life
– for example, queries relating to personal data, privacy, security, and
terrorism. We are excited to push the boundaries of these queries,
encouraging approaches to surveillance studies that consider the ways in
which surveillance processes are impacted by intersectional identity
markers such as gender, sexuality, ethnicity, socioeconomic status and
(dis)ability. We are also interested in the ways in which surveillance
studies can be methodologically or analytically impacted by adopting an
intersectional approach when conducting surveillance-related research.

The 2015 Workshop on Intersectional Approaches to Surveillance is guided by
the following question: *How can centering gender, sexuality, ethnicity,
race, dis/ability, socioeconomic status, religion, location and other
identity characteristics as categories of analysis help social theorists,
scholars and researchers to understand surveillance?* We seek papers that
explore the relationship between surveillance and configurations of these
identity markers, with an emphasis on those that theorize these identity
markers in an "interlocking", interconnected way. We are also interested
in papers that consider the methodological or analytical implications of
intersectional approaches to surveillance studies. Papers that critically
and creatively interrogate oppression, inequalities, discrimination, power
and resistance are particularly encouraged.

Confirmed attendees include:

Oscar Gandy, Shoshana Magnet, Simone Browne, and Kevin Walby.

*Submission Information*

Please submit 200 word abstracts and author name(s), university affiliation
and contact information via email to: *SSC.workshop@queensu.ca
<ssc.workshop@queensu.ca>*. Please put 2015 SSC Bi-Annual Workshop in
subject line.

*Abstract Submission Deadline*: *March 16th, 2015*

*Workshop Information*

The workshop will begin with welcoming remarks, a keynote speaker and
opening panel at 18:00 on Thursday 11 June. The keynote speaker will be Dr.
Oscar Gandy, followed by an opening panel who will consider the role of
intersectionality in surveillance studies and will also be available to
answer questions put forth by workshop participants. The workshop sessions
will run from 9:00 to 17:00 on Friday 12 June and Saturday 13 June. Paper
presentations will each be 15 minutes in length with an additional 10
minutes for questions. Following the final workshop session, a
dinner for all workshop participants will be held on Saturday, 13 June at
18:00.

*Fee/Accommodation*

Overnight accommodation is available in the Donald Gordon Centre and will
include breakfast, lunch and dinner for June 12, 13. Day attendees will
receive lunch and refreshments throughout each full day, as well as the
workshop dinner on June 13.

*Fees* Day attendees: $275 Overnight attendees: $550

*Any additional funding received by the workshop organizers will be used to
supplement registration and accommodation fees for graduate student
participants.*

Information will be listed on the Surveillance Studies Centre website as
available: www.sscqueens.org. Please email the conference organizers with
any questions at: ssc.workshop@queensu.ca.

Sincerely,

David Murakami Wood (Queen's University), Ciara Bracken-Roche (Queen's
University)

and Trevor Milford (Carleton University)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For more information visit www.consumingintimacies.com.

Robyn Lee
Brock University

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

References

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Australian National Conference (AAS) - December, 2015

AAS 2015 announcement

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

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

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

Moral Horizons

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

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

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

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

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

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

With best wishes on behalf of the conference committee,

Catie.

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

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Call for Papers - University of Toronto Quarterly

Call for Papers - University of Toronto Quarterly

http://bit.ly/utqcfp15

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

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

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

- Representations of urban life in Canada

- Literature and the media in an age of global fear (terrorism, environmental disaster, economic crisis)

- The return of formalism in literary studies

- Religion and secularism

- The state of the humanities in Canada

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

For more information on UTQ's house style and editorial policies, please see here - http://bit.ly/utqsubmissions - or visit the journal's website: www.utpjournals.com/utq

University of Toronto Press Journals Division
5201 Dufferin St., Toronto, ON Canada M3H 5T8
Tel: (416) 667-7810 Fax: (416) 667-7881

Email: utq@chass.utoronto.ca
Visit the website at http://www.utpjournals.com/utq

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

http://www.antropologinenseura.fi/en/events/anthropology-conference-2015/

On behalf of the organizers,
Tuomas Tammisto

CFP: ESFO conference - June 2015, Brussels

ESFO conference: Call for paper session 16

Dear colleagues,

The next ESfO (European Society for Oceanists) conference is
scheduled for 24-27 June 2015 in Brussels. The call for papers is
now open.

We are looking forward to hearing from people interested in the
following topic: "Relating subsistence agriculture with
socio-environmental mutations in Oceania" (session 16)

To read the abstract and submit a proposal by 1 March 2015, please
visit this webpage:
http://www.pacific-studies.net/conferences/public.php?confID=1&action=session_detail&session=17
>>
>> To submit a proposal, you first need to open an account and log in
through the members' corner of http://www.pacific-studies.net.Your
proposal should include your name, affiliation, a title and an
abstract that should not exceed 250 words.

For more general information about the ESfO conference and the call
for papers, see
http://www.pacific-studies.net/conferences/public.php?confID=1

We are looking forward to reading your proposals.
Best regards
Sophie Caillon & Maëlle Calandra

Maëlle CALANDRA
Doctorante en anthropologie / Allocataire
Représentante des étudiants

École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) CREDO (UMR 7308)
AMU-CNRS-EHESS
Centre de Recherche et de Documentation sur l'Océanie
Maison Asie Pacifique
Aix Marseille Université
3, place Victor Hugo13003 Marseille - FRANCE

http://www.pacific-credo.net/index.php?page=maelle-calandra
http://ehess.academia.edu/Ma%C3%ABlleCalandra

CFP - Contours of Violence, South African Sociological Association Congress - June/July 2015

Call for Papers-Contours of Violence

XXII South African Sociological Association Congress

University of Johannesburg, June 28th – July 1st 2015

Incorporating the Interim Conference of ISA Research Committee 46 (Clinical Sociology)

Keynote speaker:

Prof Maggie Abraham, Professor of Sociology & President of the ISA, Hofstra University, New York, USA

SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS

How do we open up the question of violence? What are its contours? How are we to understand the relation between every day, insidious and sometimes invisible forms of violence and violation, on the one hand, and its spectacular and grotesque counterparts, such as war and genocide, on the other? Are there productive entry points for understanding contemporary forms of violence and the impact thereof on subjectivities, social forms and the social lives and fabric of societies, communities and families? What are the cross-generational legacies and traces of violent and traumatic experiences? What is at stake in asking questions about 'excess' in relation to the use of force and repertoires of violence? Likewise, what intellectual and political risks are attached to accounts of violence that understand it in terms of individual and collective states of rage, shame and revenge, as 'madness,' or as rational and effective, respectively? What are the strategies and tactics deployed by various kinds of social actors to negotiate and mediate the risk of violence in everyday life? What is the boundary and division between violence and non-violence conceptually, in global and local mappings, and in the accounts of violent subjects and the subjects of violence?

This congress explores the possibilities of using the analytic category of violence – understood in its narrow sense as physical force associated with injury, infringement or transgression and therefore as potentially life-threatening, but also in its broader usage – to map and illuminate the contemporary social order and to refract or recast key questions and concerns related to the making and shaping of the democratic South African body politic.

Arguably, conceptualisations of the notion of violence – be it physical, structural, discursive or symbolic – have been a central part of the vocabulary that sociologists deploy in order to describe or account for phenomena and experiences such as poverty, inequality, gender relations, and social welfare provision. Yet, the opportunity for a sustained conversation that places the notion of violence at the centre of social analysis does not often arise, in part perhaps because the topic seems to be located outside or on the boundary of the disciplinary scope and corpus. Whilst the concept has been used in multiple, sometimes loose and often overlapping ways in scholarly work, there is some consensus that understandings of violence and the theoretical registers associated with it are normatively ambiguous and conceptually slippery and multifaceted. This complexity is apparent, for example, in the way that violence may be conceived as a force of oppression, a counter-hegemonic strategy, and a mechanism that maintains the status quo. It is used at times to symbolise moral impropriety in actions and policies or to signal emancipation, resistance, and revolution. It may be understood as the state of exception, or seen as normalised in the structures of political, economic and family relationships and yet demonised when enacted during turbulent times. Violence is often overt and direct. Yet, violence is also understood to be operating in symbolic and hidden ways in order to oppress; directly or indirectly; explicitly or subtly.

Setting out to trace contours of violence in a historically situated South African context gives rise to a further set of concerns and caveats. Indeed, there are several ways in which we might 'think', but also 'unthink', violence in South Africa. How do we treat violence as a manifestation of the present, without rendering it 'new' and 'now'? How do we reflect histories of violence without reducing them to mere explanations for an apparently contemporary phenomenon? How do we understand violence as physical, bodily, and intimate and also hold the concept to account for other kinds of impersonal, destructive domination: structural, slow, and even epistemic violence? Moreover, is violence always socially destructive, or can violence be socially purposeful and productive? What are the ethical stakes of asking such a question? Or, put differently, what would it mean to sociologically study violence out of a commitment to social justice, while remaining aware of the risks of scholarly moralism? How might sociologists conceptualise violence both within, but perhaps also outside, of the categories within which violence itself works (e.g. 'gender-based violence', 'violence against foreigners'). How might we take seriously the forms of violence enacted not only by some categories of people against other categories of people, but by the state, by corporations, etc.?

In order to explore these questions, we are inviting papers that empirically and theoretically engage the question of violence. In particular, work that assist in mapping out and critically engaging the bodies of literature and theoretical vocabularies currently available to us to help make sense of the range of phenomena that we term violence are welcomed. Likewise, we are interested in ways of thinking through the limits of particular conceptual registers as well as the kinds of interdisciplinary conversations that are possibly necessary in order to be able to account more satisfactorily for the dynamics of violence in South Africa, its local, global and historical sources and its articulation across modalities and scales. Exploring questions of violence also necessitates a robust engagement with social justice interventions aimed at addressing pernicious forms and manifestations of violence; from the level of the state, to community, civil society organisations, and scholars

.

Local Organising Committee: Tina Uys (Chair), Kezia Batisai, Tapiwa Chagonda, David du Toit, Anthony Kaziboni, Grace Khunou, Kammila Naidoo, Pragna Rugunanan, Heidi Scheepers, Anton Senekal, Luke Sinwell, Muhammed Suleman.

Email address: sasa2015@uj.ac.za

Abstract deadline: 2 March 2015

Abstract submission process: Abstracts should be submitted on-line at www.sasaonline.org.za/abstracts.

You should also e-mail your abstract to the relevant Working Group Convenor. A list of the details of the Working Group Convenors is available at http://www.sasaonline.org.za/working-groups.html.

Book proposals sought for Routledge Innovative Ethnographies series

Dear colleagues,


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

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

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

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

Thank you.
p.

Phillip Vannini
Professor and Canada Research Chair
Royal Roads University
www.publicethnography.net

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

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

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

WEBSITES:
http://www.thefpr.org/conference2015/
http://www.thefprconference2015.org

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

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

REGISTER NOW:
http://www.thefpr.org/conference2015/registration.php

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

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

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

Deadline: April 15, 2015

http://cag2015.ca/submissions/abstracts/

 

CFP: Exchanges about Discovery and Exploration - Terrae Incognitae

CALL FOR PAPERS: EXCHANGES ABOUT DISCOVERY AND EXPLORATION

Terrae Incognitae

For more information:

CFP Terrae Incognitae

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

Dressing Global Bodies:

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

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

Co-Organized with the Pasold Research Fund, UK

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Conference Of The African Studies Association Of Africa, Oct 2015

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

OCTOBER 13-17, 2015

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

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CFP: Community, Empowerment & Leadership in Black Canada - Black Canadian Studies Association Conference - Dalhousie University, May 2015

CALL FOR PAPERS

The 2nd Biennial Black Canadian Studies Association ConferenceCOMMUNITY, EMPOWERMENT & LEADERSHIPIN BLACK CANADA

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

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

CALL FOR PAPERS

An interdisciplinary conference on Facing the Challenges of Aging and Dying

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

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Journal for Undergraduate Ethnography - New Issue and CFP

Dear friends and colleagues,

We are excited to announce that the newest issue of *The Journal for
Undergraduate Ethnography * (JUE)
is now available.

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

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

*What Can a Feminist Geopolitics Do?*

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GENDER RELATIONS AND RISING INEQUALITY - CALL FOR PAPERS (July 2015)

Dear colleagues,

The increasing evidence for rising inequalities across developing anddeveloped countries has left us with a deepening concern about where thisleaves gender relations, with new questions about directions of change andthe new forms that gender inequalities may take in the years to come, andthe challenges this will pose for development and social justice. It feelslike an important moment for gender analysts to take stock and to lookforward.

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

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

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

Celebrating the 10th Anniversary

14 – 17 January 2016

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

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

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

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

Eleventh Conference on Hunting and Gathering Societies (CHAGS 11)

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

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

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

Please find the CFP for the Transnational Hispaniola Conference, scheduled
for October 2015 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
*TRANSNATIONAL** HISPANIOLA III:*
*THEORIES INTO PRACTICES*
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI, OCTOBER 2015
*Colloquium Theme:*

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

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

Deadline: March 30, 2015

https://antharky.ucalgary.ca/chacmool2015/

 

Migration and Late Capitalism: Critical Intersections with the Asia-Pacific and Beyond, June 2015, University of Victoria

Migration and Late Capitalism: Critical Intersections with the Asia-Pacific and Beyond, June 11–13, 2015, University of Victoria

Deadline: February 27, 2015

http://bit.ly/1Aa8RQ8

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

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

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Call for Papers: Second Biennial Black Canadian Studies Association Conference - May 2015, Dalhousie University

The Biennial Black Canadian Studies Association Conference presents:
"Community, Empowerment & Leadership in Black Canada"

The conference will take place from 21 to 24 May 2015 at the Dalhousie
University Law School (Schulich School of Law).

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CFP - Friction-less and Root-less Mobilities? Opportunities, Barriers and Intimacies in Expatriate Migration - Geneva, June 2015

CFP - Friction-less and Root-less Mobilities? Opportunities, Barriers and Intimacies in Expatriate Migration

Call for Papers

Friction-less and Root-less Mobilities?
Opportunities, Barriers and Intimacies in Expatriate Migration

A panel of IMISCOE 12th ANNUAL CONFERENCE

NCCR – On the Move 1st Annual Conference

"Right, Democracy and Migration – Challenges and Opportunities"

Geneva, 25-27 June 2015

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Call for Proposals 10th Annual Assembly of the Canadian Association for Food Studies, Ottawa, 2015

Call for Proposals 10th Annual Assembly of the Canadian Association for Food Studies: Capital Ideas: Nourishing Debates, Minds and Bodies
May 30 – June 2, 2015, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario

To encourage collaboration and to better reflect the broad range of important work happening in this field, we encourage academics and other researchers to submit proposals for any of the following formats, (see below for descriptions of each)

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2015 UCLA Gender Interdisciplinary Conference

Registration Open - 6th FPR-UCLA Interdisciplinary Conference
October 23-24, 2015
UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
http://thefpr.org/conference2015/

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SIEF2015 12th Congress CfP - Zagreb, Croatia, June 2015

SIEF2015 12th Congress CfP:

http://www.siefhome.org/congresses/sief2015/

Utopias, Realities, Heritages. Ethnographies for the 21st century

Zagreb, Croatia. 21-25 June 2015

Call for papers, workshop contributions, films and posters

Migration Conference in Victoria – CALL FOR PAPERS, June 2015

CALL FOR PAPERS

Migration and Late Capitalism:
Critical Intersections with the Asia-Pacific and Beyond

June 11 – 13, 2015
University of Victoria, BC, Canada

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Call for Papers - European Conference on African Studies (Paris)

Call for Papers - European Conference on African Studies (Paris)

The Sixth European Conference on African Studies (ECAS-6) will take place in Paris 8-10 July 2015 at the Sorbonne.

The co-organisers are IMAF (Institut des mondes africains) and LAM (Les Afriques dans le monde).

The principal theme of ECAS 6 is Collective Mobilisations in Africa: Contestation, Resistance, Revolt. This theme, however, is not exclusive. The scientific committee will also consider panel proposals on other themes, associated with emergent and more classical fields of study alike.

Deadline for submitting paper proposals: January 9, 2015

For information on how to submit papers, please go to :http://www.ecas2015.fr/

CFP: Controlling Sexuality and Reproduction, Past and Present, August 2015, University of Lethbridge

Controlling Sexuality and Reproduction, Past and Present, August 12-14, 2015, University of Lethbridge

Deadline: February 15, 2015

https://www.uleth.ca/conreg/controlling-sexuality/call-for-papers

Historical transitions: Rhythms, Crises, and Legacies, Maison Archéologie & Ethnologie (MAE) Conference, June 2015

Historical transitions: Rhythms, Crises, and Legacies, Maison Archéologie & Ethnologie (MAE) Conference, June 10-12, 2015

Deadline: January 15, 2015

http://bit.ly/1yhk8f1

CfP: The Finnish Anthropological Society_ Annual Conference

Suomen Antropologinen Seura
The Finnish Anthropological Society

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

(Scroll down for English version)

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Call for Applications – Future Earth Young Scientist Networking Conference 2015

Early Career Scientists are invited to submit applications to participate in next year's Future Earth Young Scientist Networking Conference on Integrated Science.

The Future Earth Young Scientists Networking Conference on Integrated Science discussing the theme of "Future Sustainability — the role of Science in the SDGs" will take place at Villa Vigoni, the German-Italian Centre for Cultural and Scientific Exchange at Lake Como in Italy, from 24-30 May, 2015.

The International Social Science Council (ISSC), International Council for Science (ICSU), the German Research Foundation (DFG) are inviting applications for participation by early career scientists.

Closing date for applications: December 22, 2014.

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

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

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

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

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

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

(en français et en anglais) 

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CFP: NACS-XI 2015 - A Land Shaped by Water: Perspectives on Canada Turku, Finland, August 2015

CALL FOR PAPERS: NACS-XI 2015

A Land Shaped by Water: Perspectives on Canada
Turku, Finland, Wed 12 – Sat 15 August 2015

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Appel à Communication. Colloque AMADES 2015 "Ce que guérir veut dire"

****Veuillez prendre note que la date limite de proposition des communications du prochain colloque organisé par l'Amades "Ce que guérir veut dire. Expériences, significations, politiques et technologies de la guérison" a été étendue au 8 janvier 2015.****

Cher(e)s collègues, Nous avons le plaisir de vous informer de la tenue du prochain colloque organisé par l'Amades du 27 au 29 mai 2015 à Marseille et à Ottawa ; ainsi qu'à Dakar (dont la date vous sera communiquée prochainement).Ce que guérir veut direExpériences, significations, politiques et technologies de la guérison
Appel à communication en fichier joint. Veuillez prendre note que la date limite de proposition des communications est fixée au 20 décembre 2014 à l'adresse suivante : guerir.sciencesconf.org
Toutes les informations, précisions et mises à jour concernant la programmation du colloque seront diffusées sur le site guerir.sciencesconf.org que nous vous invitons à consulter régulièrement.
Nous espérons que vous serez nombreux à y répondre et nous nous faisons une joie de vous accueillir sur l'un des trois sites du Colloque.

LINK

CFP: Women and Gender: Looking Toward 'Caribbeanness'

CFP: Women and Gender: Looking Toward 'Caribbeanness'

http://vc.bridgew.edu/jiws

Special Issue Call for Papers
Women and Gender: Looking Toward "Caribbeanness"

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9th European Feminist Research Conference -Sex & Capital, June 2015, Finland

The 9th European Feminist Research Conference
-Sex & Capital, 3-6 June, 2015
University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland

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

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

http://www.atalm.org/node/63

Dates: Key Dates and Deadlines.

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CFP: Lusophone Studies Association Halifax Conference: June/July 2015, SMU, Halifax

Call for Papers – Lusophone Studies Association Halifax Conference
The Lusophone World in Progression: Historical Legacy, Transnationalism &
Development in Globalized Contexts

June 28-July 1, 2015, St. Mary's University, Halifax

Submission deadline: November 10, 2014

More information:

http://lsa.apps01.yorku.ca/2014/10/call-for-papers-lusophone-studies-association-halifax-conference/

CFP: Canadian Women's Studies Association/L'association Canadienne Des Études Sur Les Femmes (Cwsa/Acef)- WGSRF Annual Conference- University of Ottawa- May/June 2015

Canadian Women's Studies Association/L'association Canadienne Des Études
Sur Les Femmes (Cwsa/Acef)- WGSRF Annual Conference- University of Ottawa-
May 30 – June 2, 2015

CFP Deadline: December 12 2014

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New Narratives of the Postcolonial Arctic- Organised by Arctic Encounters – Contemporary Travel/Writing in the European High North (ENCARC): May 2015, Roskilde University

New Narratives of the Postcolonial Arctic- Organised by Arctic Encounters – Contemporary Travel/Writing in the European High North (ENCARC)- Roskilde University, May 27-29, 2015

CFP Deadline: December 1 2014

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

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

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CINSA 2015: Survivance & Reconciliation: 7 Forward / 7 Back - June 2015, Concordia University

Call for Papers/Proposals:

CINSA 2015: Survivance & Reconciliation: 7 Forward / 7 Back
Date: 11-13 June 2015 at Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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Artifacts in Agraria Symposium: University of Guelph, October 2015

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

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Eighth Annual International Festival of Anthropology Film: Work and Solidarity

Call for submissions.

The film committee of the Ethnographic Film Unit @ UBC invites film
submissions that explore notions of work and social solidarity. All aspects
of work ­ paid/unpaid; creative, productive, intangible ­ are considered.
What we are most interested in are films that find ways that illuminate
solidarity and dignity in and through work

Early Submission Deadline: Jan. 16, 2015. Final deadline: Feb. 20, 2015.
Festival, May 2015.

Details and submission form and info:
http://anthfilm.anth.ubc.ca/events.html

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

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

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Call for Chapter Contributions: Intimate Economies: Bodies, Emotions and Sexualities on the Global Market

CALL FOR BOOK CHAPTER CONTRIBUTIONS
Intimate Economies: Bodies, Emotions and Sexualities on the Global Market
Edited by Susanne Hofmann and Adi Moreno

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Call for papers - Association Française d'Ethnologie et d'Anthropologie (Toulouse, June 29th to July 2nd, 2015)

Call for papers - Association Française d'Ethnologie et d'Anthropologie (Toulouse, June 29th to July 2nd, 2015).

The theme is: Beyond Measure - Excessiveness and Creativity

The deadline for proposals is: 15 October 2014.

The information is available in French and English at: http://demesure.sciencesconf.org/

Call for Papers for Panel: Precarious Youth? Prevaricating Ethics? Producing Knowledge with/about Young Populations - LASA, May 2015

LASA Conference
May 2015, Puerto Rico
Co-­‐Organizers,
Susan Frohlick (University of Manitoba)
and
Mauricio Lopez-­‐Ruiz(University of Costa Rica)

Call for Papers for Panel:
Precarious Youth? Prevaricating Ethics? Producing
Knowledge with/about Young Populations

For more information:

 CFP-LASA

Call for papers for panel: Precarious Youth? Prevaricating Ethics? Producing Knowledge with/about Young Populations - LASA Conference May 2015, Puerto Rico

LASA Conference May 2015, Puerto Rico

Call for papers for panel: Precarious Youth? Prevaricating Ethics? Producing Knowledge with/about Young Populations

Co-­Organizers, Susan Frohlick (University of Manitoba)and Mauricio Lopez-Ruiz(University of Costa Rica)

For more information:

CFP

CFP: 2nd BIENNIAL BLACK CANADIAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE - COMMUNITY, EMPOWERMENT & LEADERSHIP IN BLACK CANADA, May 2015, Dalhousie University

*-CALL FOR PAPERS – *

*2nd BIENNIAL BLACK CANADIAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE*

*presents*

*COMMUNITY, EMPOWERMENT & LEADERSHIP IN BLACK CANADA*

*21-24 May 2015*

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