Imagining the Future of LGBTQ Human Rights
In collaboration with the Centre Jacques Cartier, the Pierre ElliottTrudeau Foundation is pleased to invite you to its 4th Entretiens JacquesCartier conference entitled "Imagining the Future of LGBTQ Human Rights".The event will take place at Concordia University, 6-7 October 2014. Led bymore than 25 established and emerging global thinkers, this two-dayinternational seminar promises to be a dynamic and interdisciplinarydiscussion of the contemporary global LGBTQ human rights movement. Join us!
October 6-7, 2014Hall Building, Room H-763Concordia University
View the draft program here:http://www.fondationtrudeau.ca/sites/default/files/u5/programme_-_lgbtq_conference.pdf?utm_source=All&utm_campaign=Colloque+-+LGBTQ+2014&utm_medium=email
The conference is in both English and French and simultaneous translationis offered!
Entrevoir l'avenir des droits des personnes LGBTQ
En collaboration avec le Centre Jacques Cartier, la Fondation PierreElliott Trudeau a le plaisir de vous inviter à sa 4e conférence intitulée «Entrevoir l'avenir des droits des personnes LGBTQ », qui aura lieu les 6 -7 octobre 2014 à l'université Concordia. Ce séminaire international de deuxjours, qui mettra en valeur plus de 25 chercheurs internationaux de renom,donnera lieu à des discussions dynamiques et interdisciplinaires tout enfaisant une comparaison des courants mondiaux contemporains en matière dedroits des personnes LGBTQ. Venez en grand nombre!
6-7 octobre 2014Pavillon Hall, salle H-763Université Concordia
Consultez le programme de l'événement:http://www.fondationtrudeau.ca/sites/default/files/u5/programme_-_lgbtq_conference.pdf?utm_source=All&utm_campaign=Colloque+-+LGBTQ+2014&utm_medium=email
Journal of Anthropology and ArchaeologyVol. 2 No. 2Deadline: September 30, 2014http://aripd.org/jaa
CALL FOR BOOK CHAPTER CONTRIBUTIONSIntimate Economies: Bodies, Emotions and Sexualities on the Global MarketEdited by Susanne Hofmann and Adi MorenoIntimate economies, based on the commodification of bodies, emotions and sexualities,have become high value-producing forms of exchange in contemporary global capitalism.New technologies in the areas of communication, transport and medicine have allowed newtypes of commodification producing new subjects and social relations between differentactors in the global economy. In various parts of the world commodified intimate exchangeshave experienced not only a diversification, but also a 'new respectability' as a result ofwhich a broader range of subjects from a variety of social backgrounds now participate incommercial transactions, trading body parts or bodily substances, intimacy and sexuality.Our book is interested in exploring the interrelatedness of individual practices of selfcommodificationand contemporary technologies of the self, which are based on 'freeagents' who 'actively choose' to sell body parts, access to their bodies and different kinds ofemotional and intimate labour in the capitalist market, often subjugating themselves to newforms of control and exploitation. This book aims to analyse experiences of selfcommodificationin the context of the global political economy and wider processes ofdispossession and disenfranchisement.We are seeking contributions which expand existing debates on neoliberal governmentalityand intimate commercial exchanges, shedding light on how discourses of self-authorship andfreedom of choice enable the masking of harsh realities of impoverishment, grossinequalities and economies of extraction, in which bodies and bodily capabilities from theGlobal South serve the needs and desires of the more affluent populations in the GlobalNorth.Papers are invited (but not limited to) for the following themes: Intimate exchanges and market ideology Commodified forms of kinship and relationality Commodified sexualities / sex work Assisted reproductive medicine Commodified bodies and the organ trade Affective / emotional labour and neoliberalism Commodification of bodies / affect / sexualities and contemporary technologiesof the self Bodies, the market and the state Migration, travel and bodies/ intimacy exchangesSubmissions are invited from across the social sciences, gender & sexuality studies, legalstudies and economics. We are particularly interested in receiving contributions from theGlobal South.Interested contributors are invited to send a 1000 word long abstract by 1st November 2014to firstname.lastname@example.org.Important deadlines Abstract submission by 1st November 2014 Full chapter submission by 15th March 2015 Resubmissions (after peer review) by 31st July 2015Your chapter (of maximum 8000 words, including references and notes) will be peerreviewed by experts in your field and you might be asked to revise and resubmit yourchapter.About the EditorsSusanne Hofmann holds a PhD in Latin American Cultural Studies from the University ofManchester. She is a visiting researcher at the Gender Studies Centre (PAGU) of theState University of Campinas (UNICAMP). Her main research interests are globalisationand transnational migration, the commodification of intimacy, affective labour,entrepreneurial subjectivities, neoliberalisation, and governmentality. She has publishedvarious articles on sex work in Mexico.Adi Moreno is a PhD Candidate from the Sociology Department, the University ofManchester. Her main research interests are assisted reproduction technologies and theglobal reproduction markets, queer kinship, the commodification of relationalities andlate-modern subjectivities.Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us should you have questions with regard tothe call or your submission.Kind Regards,Susanne Hofmann (Gender Studies Nucleus/UNICAMP): email@example.comAdi Moreno (Sociology/University of Manchester): firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for papers - Association Française d'Ethnologie et d'Anthropologie (Toulouse, 24-27 June 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 Abstracts
*PROVOKING CURRICULUM STUDIES*
*Canadian Society for Curriculum Studies*
*The University of British Columbia*
*February 20 & 21, 2015*
*Break out! Break from all safe*
*never completely comprehended by*
*controllers or controlled. *
*Instructions for living a life:*
*Tell about it. *
The Canadian Association of Curriculum Studies and the Faculty of Educationat the University of British Columbia invite you to participate in the 7thBiennial Provoking Curriculum Studies Conference to be held in Vancouver onFebruary 20 and 21, 2015.
Clearly, 2015 will be a significant year for Curriculum Studies. Inaddition to Provoking Curriculum Studies in Vancouver in February, 2015,the International Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies andthe Canadian Society for the Study of Education are both meeting at theUniversity of Ottawa in May, 2015. The 1st Provoking Curriculum Conferencetook place at UBC in 2003. That first conference was dedicated to Ted Aoki,whose life and work continue to inspire us. As we return to UBC for thenext Provoking Curriculum Studies Conference, we look forward to engagingin further adventures and challenges of learning how to live well andwisely in the world. Acknowledging that curriculum studies are alwaysplural and polyphonic, we invite educators to provoke curriculum studies byattending to the multiple denotations of *provoke*: to stimulate, arouse,elicit, induce, excite, kindle, generate, instigate, goad, prick, sting,prod, infuriate, madden, ruffle, stir, and inflame.
We invite diverse kinds of proposals for presentations, performances, andparticipation. First, we invite submissions for collaborative encounters.We encourage groups (perhaps six to twelve participants) to choose a theme,and then collaborate to present on the theme at the conference. Some groupsmight present in readers' theater, visual art, dance, drama, music,photography, video, and poetry. We encourage creative, interactive, andimaginative performances. We are inspired by William E. Doll's (2012)question in "Complexity and the Culture of Curriculum": "I ask of those Iam privileged to teach, 'Can you see another way to do/read/interpret whatwe have just done?'" (p. 27)
Second, we invite submissions for presentations that ask diverse questionsabout curriculum studies by engaging with our long traditions of provokingand invoking and evoking. Let's embrace William F. Pinar's (2011)invitation in *The Character of Curriculum Studies*: "Perhaps we can allowourselves to go into temporary exile, to undergo estrangement from what isfamiliar and everyday and enter a third space, neither home nor abroad, butin-between, a liminal or third space..." (p. 76).
While we invite a wide range of abstracts, we particularly welcomeproposals that promise to provoke curriculum studies, and we plan toorganize the conference so there will be opportunities for livelyconversation among colleagues.
Possible words for provoking creative conversations about curriculumstudies include:
When submitting a proposal, please, include the following:
- Name & e-mail address for each participant involved in the proposal- Institutional affiliation- Title of the presentation- 250-word abstract with a clear explanation of the presentation format
Please, send your proposals by *October 15, 2014* to:
*Carl Leggo, University of British Columbia, email@example.com<firstname.lastname@example.org>*
Note: The organizing committee has not yet determined the registration fee.
The Organizing Committee currently includes:
Erika Hasebe-Ludt, Peter Grimmett, Rita Irwin, Anita Sinner, Carl Leggo
CACS - The Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies
The Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies (CACS) is a constituentassociation of the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE). CACSsupports inquiries into and discussions of curricula that are of interestto Canadian educators.
Food and Sustainability: Towards a Culinary Ecology
Interest in the fields of food and sustainability studies within thehumanities is rapidly growing, in part due to their ability to investigateour perceived relationship with ecology. Food is a text that conveysidentity, reflecting historically grounded or socially constructedattitudes through what is produced and consumed, both gastronomic andprinted. Likewise, the connection between nature and culture as manifestedin narratives allow us to recognize the discourse and disconnect betweensociety and our environment, marking us through this relationship. Centralto both fields is the interplay of humanity and environment, depicted inrural and urban ecologies, e.g. food deserts versus urban food jungles.We're seeking abstracts that engage with the intersection of food andsustainability studies that address questions such as, but not limited to:
How are food and place at play in texts, e.g. American Dust Bowl narratives?How are cosmopolitan or rural landscaped portrayed in "eco" or"gastronomic" memoirs?How are food and ecology intertwined?How is the kitchen represented as space in which sustainable practices arenegotiated?Is there a link between the popularization of ethnic foods through cookbookpublishing and unsustainable farming and food distribution practices?Does food blogging and other highly visual online recipe sources contributeto the dematerialization and objectification of food and the environment?And are these practices viewed as constitutive of modern identity?
Abstracts should be no longer than 250 words and submitted by September 30,2014. To submit an abstract, please visit www.nemla.org. Follow theinstructions there to create a user account, and submit abstracts directlyto the session. The session link ishttps://nemla.org/convention/2015/cfp.html#cfp15156
Please include your name, affiliation, and email address.
Michael HaseltonDuke UniversityEmail: email@example.comVisit the website at http://https://nemla.org/convention/2015/cfp.html#cfp15156
LASA ConferenceMay 2015, Puerto RicoCo-‐Organizers,Susan Frohlick (University of Manitoba)andMauricio Lopez-‐Ruiz(University of Costa Rica)
Call for Papers for Panel:Precarious Youth? Prevaricating Ethics? ProducingKnowledge with/about Young Populations
For more information:
L'analyse des données textuelles informatiséeNouvelles perspectives en sciences sociales
Les analyses de données textuelles occupent depuis fort longtemps une place de choix dans la recherche empirique dans les sciences humaines et sociales (SHS). Discours politiques, paroles d'acteurs de la société, relations de faits par les médias... offrent un riche corpus permettant de se faire une idée sur tel ou tel aspect de la vie sociale et de l'interpréter à l'aune des théories disponibles ou créées pour ce faire. [...] Malgré un développement concret s'étalant sur une quinzaine d'années, on peut juger à bon droit que les logiciels d'analyse de données textuelles sont encore relativement trop peu utilisés par les chercheurs en SHS. À la peur de l'outil (et de l'investissement cognitif et en temps, supposé et en partie réel), s'ajoutent sans doute les préventions fondées sur les dangers anticipés de l'instrument : les qualitativistes le trouvent sans doute trop rationalisant, les quantitativistes, sans doute pas assez.
La revue NPSS a souhaité permettre à ses lecteurs de se pencher sur ces nouveaux outils pour en comprendre les possibilités et les risques, les modes possibles d'utilisation et les précautions à observer, les types de logiciels, leurs objectifs respectifs et leurs différences...
Plus de détails dans le document(http://aanthq.us7.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=dae741cad762144872ad9ca6d&id=48333e12c9&e=b9b2ded646)
Please see below a call for papers for the Annual Anthropological Association of Ireland Conference. This year it will be held in University College Cork on March 6th and 7th. The deadline for abstracts is October 10th, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org as per the CFP.
Special Issue of Girlhood Studies - An Interdisciplinary JournalCall for Papers: Indigenous Girls
For more information:http://journals.berghahnbooks.com/_uploads/ghs/ghs_cfp_2015.pdf
Date for submissions: January 30, 2015
The 2nd MenEngage Global Symposium 2014 will be held in New Delhi, India, from 10-13 November on the overall theme 'Men and Boys for Gender Justice'. The Symposium encompasses a holistic approach to understanding the implications of masculinities in different domains and disciplines of development and social justice related action in a globalizing world. The Symposium also aims to foster new linkages and relationships and identify new approaches to strengthen research, action on the ground as well as public policy and programming.
We invite Abstracts from those concerned about gender, masculinities, social justice and development issues around the world. Please send in your abstracts and share your research, experiences, reflections and understandings. We look forward to your participation, whether you are a:
a) Researcher, practitioner, activist or advocateb) Working in low, middle or high income country settings, or in fragile statesc) Working with marginalised communities and populations, ord) At the international level
During the Symposium, there are four kinds of participation-1. Attend the Symposium as a delegate (some scholarships are also available!)2. Submit an Abstract to make a presentation of your work3. Book a satellite session to organise a theme / issue based discussion or4. Book an exhibition booth/ stall to display your research, material or products related to the issues and theme of the Symposium.
Please note: All applications are to be done online at www.menengagedilli2014.net.Please see attachment for Symposium details.
The Abstracts may be in English, Hindi, French or Spanish. The details of registration and other rules and fees can be read in the FAQs attached to this mail or online at http://menengagedilli2014.net/faq/
The abstracts will need to be submitted around the seven interdisciplinary key tracks of the Symposium:1. Violence2. Health and Wellbeing3. Poverty and Work4. Sexualities, Identities5. Care, Relationships and Emotions6. Peace building7. Making of Men - from masculinity to humanity
You can read more about the seven tracks from the Symposium's website http://menengagedilli2014.net/7-tracks/
Visit www.menengagedilli2014.net and create your login id on the website. Once logged in, proceed to fill out the Delegate form. Once you have registered as a delegate, you can submit the Abstract Form, apply for a Satellite Session or book an Exhibition booth/ stall.
For any queries or comments, please get in touch with the Symposium Secretariat at email@example.com
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)
Call for Papers for a 40th Anniversary Issue of Archivaria (Fall 2015)
Archivaria Anniversary Issue: To Understand Ourselves
In 1953, the Archives Section of the Canadian Historical Association was born. A decade later, Hugh Dempsey, the first editor of The Canadian Archivist, argued that "the Archives Section feels it would perform a useful service by publishing selected papers and bringing information on archival techniques, policies and practices to the attention of its members." This "useful service" has been performed admirably ever since, by The Canadian Archivist from 1963 to 1974 and by Archivaria since 1975.
Also in 1975, the Commission on Canadian Studies published To Know Ourselves, an examination of the role and importance of Canadian studies to Canadian society and identity. As Chair Tom Symons wrote in his introduction to the Report, "the most valid and compelling argument for Canadian studies is the importance of self-knowledge, the need to know and to understand ourselves: who we are; where we are in time and space; where we have been; where we are going; what we possess; what our responsibilities are to ourselves and to others."
In 2015, Archivaria will celebrate its 40th anniversary. In honour of this milestone event, the Archivaria Editorial Board will publish a special issue of Archivaria offering reflections on the state of archives, the archival profession, and the archival discipline in Canada. Building on the perspective of the Symons Report, this issue will look at the past, present, and future of archives in Canada, the place of archives in time and space, the responsibilities of archivists – to ourselves and to others – and the nature of the archivist in the 21st century.
We are seeking contributions from Canadian and international archivists and archival scholars as well as from allied professionals, users of archives, and others with a stake in the archival endeavour. We are soliciting contributions on such topics as:
* the perception of the role, scope, and nature of archives (including holdings, institutions, and archival practitioners) from within and outside the archival profession and discipline,* the impact of societal and technological change on the nature of archives and role and duties of archivists,* the history, development, and role of Archivaria and its contributions to archival thinking since its inception 40 years ago,* the future role of archival networks, associations, and alliances in supporting the archival endeavour,* the changing relationship between archives and different sectors of society, including perspectives from contributors such as historians, social scientists, statisticians, lawyers, genealogists, etc., and* speculations on the future of the profession and discipline.
Deadline for expressions of interest: -Expression of interest consisting of an abstract of the proposed article (300-500 words) must be received by Archivaria Editorial Board representative Laura Millar (firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>) by 14 November 2014.
Submission guidelines: Final submissions should follow the "Advice to Authors of Submissions to Archivaria" at http://archivists.ca/content/advice-authors-submissions-archivaria.
Deadline for complete manuscripts: Complete manuscripts are due 30 April 2015.
Please feel free to direct questions related to this special issue to the Editorial Board representative, Laura Millar, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
 T.H.B. Symons, To Know Ourselves: The Report of the Commission on Canadian Studies, Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, 1975, p. 12.
Heather MacNeilGeneral EditorArchivaria
CALL FOR PAPERS
Grasping 'Everyday Justice': An Ethnographic Approach
6 - 7 February 2015
Hosted by the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH), University of Cambridge, UK
Just as the effects of the law do not belong to any specific institutional space or domain, but manifest themselves in everyday life, so too does justice permeate the everyday (e.g., Merry 1990; Greenhouse, Yngvesson, & Engel 1994; Ewick & Silbey 1998; Sarat & Kearns 2009). Justice is woven into the fabric of everyday existence at different levels and in manifold ways. People understand, perceive, receive, experience and accomplish justice in many forms, either by themselves or through the mediation of other actors. Justice is plural in its meanings and expressions, while regimes of justice range in scale from family arbitration and indigenous forms of justice, to the International Criminal Court. It therefore seems inevitable that justice will remain both a familiar ideal or norm, and a difficult concept to specify.
This conference aims to generate a cumulative account of the 'everyday nature of justice'. We invite theoretically grounded papers offering ethnographic insights into the plural nature of 'everyday justice' across the globe. By bringing together scholars whose work teases out the multiple locations and layers of 'everyday justices', our goal is to spotlight the process of everyday justice formation in all its ambiguity, complexity and plurality.
We encourage papers addressing any of the following broadly defined lines of inquiry:
• Contributions that explore the intersection of institutionalized forms of justice and the everyday. The aim here is to link key actors – such as judges, lawyers, leaders and mediators who have dealings with formal or informal justice in both their institutionalized professional practice and their daily lives – to more 'ordinary' actors who experience justice from an day-to-day perspective, in typically less institutionally specific, yet often more pervasive ways.
• Contributions that document 'justice pluralism' (Brunnegger & Faulk n.d.), i.e., the plurality of meanings and experiences that people attach to justice, including but not limited to 'institutional/non-institutional' interfaces. For example, papers on this theme might explore how people understand justice (as an idea or norm) in their daily lives, or investigate how justice interventions unfold or otherwise make their presence felt in daily contexts, such as the operations of 'transitional justice' mechanisms.
• Contributions that highlight or complicate our understanding of 'everyday justices' by exploring, what Clarke and Goodale (2010)'s label 'the constitution of everyday justice,' where justice is understood as a constitutively ingrained grid. This theme explores how justice and concepts of ethics, morality, peoples' rights, the law and other forms of political discourses intersect in everyday and institutionalized ways.
In soliciting work at the junction of 'justice' and the 'everyday', we intend to provoke a reconceptualization of justice across multiple settings, one that brings a wider and more plural range of scholarship to bear on currently intractable social conflicts. Papers should lend ethnographic substance to our understandings of the multiform ways in which everyday notions of justice are rooted in social processes of meaning-making.
Please send abstracts of up to 500 words along with a brief biographical statement to Sandra Brunnegger <email@example.com> by October 24, 2014. Decisions will be made by October 31, 2014.
Further information can be found at http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/25658.
Call for papers for Traversea vol.4
Traversea, a peer-reviewed, online, open-access journal is dedicated to the publication of research in transatlantic history. Transatlantic history pertains to the interconnectedness of human experience and cross-cultural encounters of Europe, Africa, and the Americas (North and South) from 1500 to the present. It is inherently interdisciplinary, transnational, and comparative in approach and moves beyond the boundaries imposed by the concept of the nation state.
We invite graduate students and young scholars to submit manuscripts of original research for the "Independent Contributions" section. Deadline for consideration for Traversea 4 (2014) is November 1, 2014.
The editors invite submissions that are historical, geographical, anthropological, literary, sociological, and cartographic in nature and currently accept submissions written in English, French, Spanish, and German. The journal is composed of three sections: "Conference Presentations" (peer-reviewed), "Independent Contributions" (peer-reviewed) and "Perspectives" (non-peer-reviewed). Selected participants' research papers from the Annual International Graduate Student Conference on Transatlantic History are considered for publication in the "Conference Presentations" section of Traversea.
All authors are asked to register accounts within the journal website and use the provided upload area for the submission of their article. Please consult the "Author Guidelines" under "About" and "Submissions" for more information. If you have any questions email Christopher Malmberg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The editors of Traversea
Christopher MalmbergUniversity of Texas ArlingtonEmail: email@example.comVisit the website at http://traversea.uta.edu
CFP for the inaugural meeting of the Anthropology and Mental Health Interest Group, which will be held the day before AAA starts in DC.This conference is being sponsored by the American UniversityDepartment of Anthropology.
Abstracts are due on August 15th.
Call for Panelists: Anthropology and Mental Health Interest Group Inaugural Conference
December 2, 2014
American University, Washington, DC
Note: This conference takes place one day prior to the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting
Conference Theme: Current Issues and Future Directions in the Anthropology of Mental HealthAnthropologists and other scholars are increasingly focusing their attention on the social, cultural, and structural dimensions ofmental health. The continued acceleration of globalizing processes,the impact of deleterious social policy and structural conditions onpopulation-level mental health inequities, and the need forculturally appropriate prevention and treatment, all speak to thecritical importance of this work. However, because of(sub)-disciplinary compartmentalization, the diverse geographic andoccupational settings in which anthropologically-informed mentalhealth issues are addressed have largely gone unrecognized, evenamong researchers and practitioners who focus on this topic area.This lack of recognition is also due to ongoing epistemologicaltensions between the (false) dichotomies of theory-praxis andprevention-treatment. Therefore, the purpose of this inauguralconference of the Anthropology and Mental Health Interest Group is totake stock of the current state of anthropologically-informed mentalhealth research and practice; identify areas of theoretical andapplied cross-disciplinary collaboration; identify employment andfunding opportunities; and map out future directions. Given thisbroad-based agenda, we are seeking panelists to participate in one offour roundtable discussions:
1) Anthropological Theory in Mental Health Research and Practice:
This panel is concerned with identifying those theoreticaland conceptual approaches that can best illuminate the social,cultural and structural dimensions of mental health and illness;
2) Community Partnerships and Collaborations: This panel willdescribe both the challenges and opportunities of developingcollaborative relationships between anthropologists and communitygroups around local- or regionally-based mental health issues andconcerns. We particularly welcome joint participation byrepresentatives of community organizations and their researchcollaborators;
3) Methodological and Ethical Issues in Mental Health Research:Given the unique vulnerability of populations experiencing mentalillness and its associated conditions, this panel will explore someof the methodological and ethical concerns of carrying out research,or developing research-based services, for this population. In aneffort to think through some of the best practices of working withpopulations experiencing mental illness, we particularly welcomepanelists who can discuss ways in which they addressed thesechallenges;
4) Funding and Career Opportunities for Anthropologists inMental Health: This panel will identify careers and sources offunding for anthropologists focused on mental health issues.
To be considered as a panelist, please identify the panel in whichyou wish to participate and submit a very brief abstract(approximately 100 words) describing the issue(s) that you wish todiscuss, as well as the ways in which your own work engages withthese concerns. Abstracts are due by August 15, 2014.
We encourage scholars and practitioners from a variety of disciplinesand workplaces to participate in this conference!
This conference has a registration fee: $30 for professionals, $20for students and under-employed attendees.
To register for the conference and/or submit an abstract, pleaseclick on the following link:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Mlut315CjRiOsCBb9-v75UZfuiOskvNicD8nFklrbLA/viewform
To learn more about AMHIG, visit our website: http://www.medanthro.net/AMHIG/
For further information, please seehttp://discoursedynamics.ca/conference-schedule-2/
Registration now open for the conference Canadian Women as PublicIntellectuals
Please circulate this information widely! For more information and toregister, check out our website at discoursedynamics.ca
WHAT: Discourse & Dynamics: Canadian Women as Public Intellectuals
WHERE: Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick
WHEN: 16-18 October 2014
WHO: Discussion panels with Margaret Atwood, Janice Stein, Charlotte Gray,Jessica Danforth, Natalie Panek, Rita Deverell, Nicole Brossard, SillaWatt-Cloutier, Antonia Maioni, Dionne Brand, Smaro Kamboureli, PamelaPalmater, Judy Rebick, Lori Turnbull, Shari Graydon, and OTHERS.
Plus:³The Walrus Talks: The Art of Conversation²Scholarly work representing 18 different Canadian universities presentingfresh insights and research on this topic.Integrated networking opportunities, including a lunch on Persons Day.
WHY: If we are to hope for an inclusive and expansive intellectualsociety in Canada, one engaged in constructive and open dialogue, we must broaden andenliven public conversations.
Canadian women contribute to civic discourse in myriad and vital ways.But when shapers of opinion are named, few women make the list. Despiteconsiderable influence and serious work, women are adjuncts in discussions about publiclife.
Discourse & Dynamics: Canadian Women as Public Intellectuals willconfront the persistent under-representation of women as public intellectuals. Thisconference, welcoming participants from across the country, addressestheir significant contributions - past, present, and future in field asdiverse as literature, business, politics, media, education, and social justice.
Contact the conference organizers via our website discoursedynamics.ca,or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for articles - Studies in Travel Writing - Special Issue on Travel Writing and the Visual
Studies in Travel Writing
Special Issue on Travel Writing and the Visual
Travelling and moving from one place to another have always been accompanied by some sort of need and desire to record experiences visually. According to McGrane, "To travel is to see – travel is essentially a way of seeing, a mode of seeing: it is grounded in the eye, in our visual capacity" (Beyond Anthropology).
It is through seeing that distant places, foreign people and objects seem to gain consistency. Through the years, sketches, watercolours, photography, film and digital media have framed and recorded every aspect of our movements and experiences of dislocation. What happens then when visual means and products (traditional and digital) come to influence or complement tales of displacement and mobility? In what way does the writing of present and past experiences of departure reflect and respond to visual images? How are issues of identity, gender, race and class expressed through the interlacing of words and images in travelogues? And how do the recording, display and narration of personal and collective experiences of travel provoke and encourage us to experiment with new ways of seeing and being?
We invite article proposals on visual elements of travel texts for a Special Issue of Studies in Travel Writing to be published in 2018. Articles will discuss the relationship between travel writing and visual media, within different geographical zones and historical contexts, in order to discuss and explore: how visual means evoke, engage with, comment on, or develop travel texts; in what way travel texts of any period respond to a visual aesthetic; how recent travel writing has engaged with new visual techniques (e.g. the digital camera, new modes of image storage and processing etc.).
The following lines of enquiry are of particular interest (although other contributions are also welcome):
- Representations of landscape; perceptions of urban and rural spaces;
- Travel in extreme situations and hardship;
- Written and visual narrations by people with disabilities and illnesses;
- Children's travels;
- Women's journeys;
- Mystical and religious journeys;
- Imagined journeys.
Proposals (in English and between 500-600 words) should be sent together with a brief biography to: email@example.com, or sally.Hill@vuw.ac.nz by 16 December 2014.
Giorgia Alù (University of Sydney)
Sally Hill (Victoria University of Wellington)
Engaging in Canadian Heritage and Culture, Midwest Association of CanadianStudies Conference, November 14-16, 2014, Michigan State University
Deadline: August 30, 2014
Call for Conference PapersLeaders in Biodiversity Conservation: Botanic Gardens in the 21st CenturyOctober 23rd, 24th, and 25th Montreal Canada
The organizing committee for the Leaders in Biodiversity Conservation: Botanic Gardens in the 21st Century conference is seeking submissions for panel themes and individual papers. The conference is organized by Dr. Katja Neves of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, along with Drs. Peter Stoett and Jill Didur and other colleagues at the Loyola Sustainability Research Centre, who are pioneering research on the transformative role of botanic gardens and kin institutions (e.g. zoos, natural science museums). The three-day conference will take place at various venues in the beautiful city of Montreal, Canada. Post-conference productions will include a special peer-reviewed journal issue and an edited university press book.
Under the aegis of Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI), botanical gardens around the world are taking on increasingly significant roles in the governance of biodiversity conservation. They occupy pole position in the development and implementation of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation and in concomitant processes at national and regional levels. Botanical gardens are thus entering realms of governance previously restricted to state officials. Arguably, this transformation reflects a wider phenomenon: modern institutions such as zoos and natural science museums are being re-invented as biodiversity conservation agents, and emerging as key conservation constituencies alongside established conservation actors such as government bureaucracies, public-private partnerships, and NGOs.
However, botanic garden biodiversity governance (and the role of kin institutions such as zoos and natural science museums) remains under-explored within the social sciences and humanities. This conference seeks to redress this lacuna, creating a productive framework to scrutinize and discuss these transformations by joining scholars who have worked on botanic gardens and/or kin institutions with social theorists.
Scholars who have researched botanical gardens, zoos, and natural science museums as biodiversity conservation agents are hence invited to submit panel themes or papers. We also welcome theoretically-oriented papers/panels on pertinent topics such biodiversity conservation, eco-citizenship, the intersection of governance with governmentality, environmentality, participatory governance, neoliberal biodiversity conservation, social studies of science, urban gardening, and public engagement.
A key goal of this conference is to stimulate productive dialogue not only amongst scholars but also between scholars and constituents from the botanical garden world. It is our conviction that such a dialogue can foster mutual learning while contributing to more comprehensive understandings of botanical gardens as leaders of biodiversity conservation governance. We are especially pleased that Dr. Sara Oldfield, Secretary General of Botanic Gardens Conservation International will attend this conference as a keynote presenter. Dr. Braulio Dias, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, will also present a keynote speech. Dr. Esther Turnhout, a leading scholar in critical Social Studies of Science, has also confirmed her participation.
Please submit your 250-word abstract and paper title to the attention of Dr. Katja Neves at Katja.firstname.lastname@example.org by August 15th 2014. To stay posted on further developments please visit the conference's website at: http://leadersinconservation.wordpress.com
Katja Neves, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Sociology and AnthropologyConcordia UniversityFellow Loyola Sustainability CentreResearcher at the Quebec Centre for Biodiversity SciencePrincipal OrganizerLeaders in Conservation: Botanic Gardens and Biodiversity in the 21st Century conference
*-CALL FOR PAPERS – *
*2nd BIENNIAL BLACK CANADIAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE*
*COMMUNITY, EMPOWERMENT & LEADERSHIP IN BLACK CANADA*
*21-24 May 2015*
*The Black Canadian Studies Association will host its 2nd Biennial BlackCanadian Studies Conference (BCSA) Community, Empowerment & Leadership inBlack Canada in Halifax, Nova Scotia from 21 to 24 May 2015. To be held atDalhousie University, the goal of the conference is to promote dialogue,critical reflection and nuanced perspectives on the past, present andfuture of Black leadership in Canada. *
*The conference presents an exciting opportunity to explore leadership andthe Black community in Canada locally, provincially, nationally & globallyfrom a variety of perspectives. Conference organizers welcome papers froman array of disciplines that explore the Black experience in Canada, aswell as those, that address the nature of Black Canadian Studies using avariety of theoretical frameworks and methodologies. Disciplinarycontributions are encouraged from, but not limited to, anthropology,history, criminology, literature, music, political science and scholarsoutside the humanities and social sciences such as business, law andengineering and natural sciences. We also encourage and welcome input andabstracts from activists, community practitioners and communityhistorians. *
*Related to leadership, capacity building and community empowerment, topicsmay include but are not limited to:*
** race & ethnicity*
** education/schooling *
** Anti-Black racism*
**feminism & women*
** immigration policy*
** arts & culture*
** theology & religion*
*The long history of Black people in Canada has been shaped by the strugglefor human recognition, social justice and democratic participation. In theface of growing austerity, the reconfiguration of the Canadian state andthe transformation of global political economy, it is imperative that weanalyze the place of Black Canadians within these ongoing changes, thestate of the of Black communities across Canada and generate strategies forthe future. The conference will provide a venue and space for these veryimportant conversations, discussions and debates. *
*The conference will take place over three days from Thursday evening on 21May to Sunday afternoon, 24 May. Plenary sessions and panels will occupyimportant places throughout the conference schedule. In addition toindividual paper proposals, participants are encouraged to submit proposalsfor panels. Panels can be disciplinary, multi-disciplinary or consist ofacademics and non-academics. Panels may consist of three to four papersaddressing a coherent theme or issue. The organizing committee reserves theright to make changes in the overall configuration of panels.*
*All proposals are due by February 15, 2015. Individual and Panel proposalsmay be 150-250. Panel proposals must also include abstracts of 150-250words for each paper. *
*While conference organizers will attempt to secure financial assistancefor students and participants outside North America, we are unable at thistime to offer financial support. Participants should therefore anticipatefull responsibility for their own expenses unless notified otherwise. Weencourage participants who require a visa to enter Canada to makearrangements as soon as possible.*
*Warmest regards, *
*For proposal submission and further information please contact:*
*and email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> *
*Or 902-494-4088 <902-494-4088>*
Migrant Cross-Cultural Encounters Conference 24-26 November 2014University of Otago, Dunedin, New ZealandAbstracts due!!!! 11 July 2014We would really welcome papers that relate to the theme which are onthe PacificSee: https://blogs.otago.ac.nz/migrants/This international conference, and a proposed collection of essayscommissioned from participants, explores the links between migrationand cross-cultural encounters. Papers from various disciplinaryangles are welcome from both academics and other researchers across avariety of themes from any historical period or region.Themes may include but are not limited to:◦ Race, ethnicity and citizenship◦ War, migration and cross-cultural contact◦ Labour, migration and cross-cultural encounters◦ Empire, contact and mobility◦ Gender, migration, and cross-cultural encountersPlease provide:◦ a title◦ a 250-word abstract of your paper◦ brief biographical information (including institutionalaffiliation and contact details).All proposals will be assessed after the deadline of Friday 11 July 2014.Proposals or requests for further information should be sent to:email@example.comThere is an exciting line-up of key-note speakers:Professor Ann Curthoys, Professor Regina Ganter, Associate ProfessorIan Smith, Professor Brenda S. A. Yeoh================Associate Professor Jacqueline LeckieHead of Department,Anthropology and Archaeology /Te Tari Mātai Tikanga Tangata oNāianei me Onamata2nd Floor Sir John Richardson Building, Castle StreetUniversity of Otago/ Te Whare Wānanga o OtāgoBox 56, DunedinNew Zealandphone: 64 3 4798760mobile: 021 134 4522fax: 64 3 479 9095http://www.otago.ac.nz/anthropology/anth/people/leckie.html
CALL FOR PAPERSTRADITIONAL MEDICAL SYSTEMS OF AFRICA AND ASIA AND THEIR TRANSFORMATIONS
International Multidisciplinary Conference
Wroclaw – Lower Silesia – Poland
3-4 December 2014
In many parts of Africa and Asia traditional healers are the only ones caring for the sick, and even when professional medical care is avaliable, their services are preffered by patients. We would like to invite researchers representing different fields for a joint debate on a broadly defined medical culture of Africa and Asia. We wish to focus on traditional ways of healing as well as on their modern transformations.
Organized by: Museum of Pharmacy of the Wroclaw Medical University and Institute of Humanistic Sciences at the Faculty of Pharmacy of Wroclaw Medical University
Deadline for abstracts/proposals: 1st of October 2014
Conference fee: 75 €/300 pln (-50% for students)
Due to be paid by 15th of September 2014
More information: http://www.traditionalmedicineconference.blogspot.ca/p/call-for-papers.html .
CALL FOR PAPERSDebating Decolonizations
Sept. 29, 2014
Please join the Department of Global Development Studies in welcoming our distinguished visitors from South Africa, Dr. Julie Parle and Dr. Prinisha Badassy, and new Queen's National Scholar Awet Tewelde Weldemichael, in a one-day workshop that will focus on different strategies, priorities, methods, and paradigms of "decolonization."
We welcome proposals for informal presentations that will allow us as scholars and activists to compare notes on our diverse approaches to understanding the manifest crises of the present world order, and of imagining creative ways forward under the broad rubric of "decolonization" (of knowledge, of political systems, of culture, of economic production, and so on). These could include, but are not limited to, innovative articulations of decolonization, re-territorialization, re-indigenization, de-growth, post-development, and so on.
Due to space and time limitations, we are only able to accept a total of sixteen presenters. The selection committee will choose papers to ensure that the workshop engages diverse geographical, disciplinary, intellectual and other approaches in debate.
Please submit abstracts of 200 words or less by August 15, 2014 to:
Department of Global Development Studies
Queen's University, Kingston
Call for Movies: Ethnografilm 2015
April 8-12, 2015,Paris, France
Submissions for the second annual Ethnografilm Festival (http://ethnografilm.com) are now open. Located at Ciné 13 Théâtre, an historic site for film premieres in the 18th arrondissement of Paris, Ethnografilm is a Director's festival, highlighting documentary films that seek understanding of our social world. Sponsored by the International Social Science Council and the Society for Social Studies of Science, in 2015 Ethnografilm partners with the UNESCO International Year of Light to present a special session of films with a creative treatment or theme of light. However, all nonfiction films, of any length, receive equal consideration.
Please submit, before August 31st for lowest rates, http://withoutabox.com search "ethnografilm"
Ethnografilm solicits submissions in four categories, with two categories designed especially for academic filmmakers. In 2015, Ethnografilm particularly solicits short films and films by students.
International Social Science Council
UNESCO House, 1 Rue Miollis, 75015 Paris, FranceT +33 (0)1 45 68 48 58 F +33 (0)1 45 68 48 62worldsocialscience.org
Where is Sociology Now? Knowledge in 2014, Bishop's University, SherbrookeQC, October 3-5, 2014Deadline: July 7, 2014
Call for Papers, International Conference of HistoricalGeographers, London, 5-10 July 2015
Call for Papers, International Conference of Historical Geographers,London, 5-10 July 2015UNDER ITS OWN NAME? FEMINIST HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY 2015
Mona Domosh, Dartmouth College
Karen M. Morin, Bucknell University
Tamar Rothenberg, Bronx Community College-CUNY
It's been over a decade since Domosh and Morin (2003*) reported onthe status of feminist historical geography – a field which theauthors argued, '"rarely traveled under its own name." It seemsappropriate to check back in and see where and how feministhistorical geographers have traveled over the last decade. TheInternational Conference of Historical Geographers in London providesus with an opportunity to regroup, to see where we've come as well asto claim space for feminists within historical geography. Whatspaces, knowledges, and practices have caught the attention of thosewhose work crosses the nexus of feminism-history-geography? Broadlywe envision both paper sessions as well as panel discussions around awide range of theoretical and applied topics, and aspire towardsinternational inclusiveness.
Suggested topics within this theme of Feminist Historical Geographyinclude (but are not limited to) the following:
What are the connections between history and geography from afeminist perspective?What is happening in feminist historical geography in various sitesaround the globe?How have feminist historical geography theories, methods and insightsbeen applied within various research programs?What recent interventions have we seen in including women and genderin the history of geography?What are the possibilities for collaborative work between women'shistory and feminist historical geography?How have scholars explored connections among feminist historicalgeography, environmental history, and science studies?Submissions: Please submit 250-word paper abstract or panel sessionproposal to Tamar Rothenberg (firstname.lastname@example.org), MonaDomosh (Mona.Domosh@Dartmouth.EDU) and Karen M. Morin(email@example.com) by Friday. August 29th, 2014.
For further information on the International Conference of HistoricalGeographers 2015:http://www.ichg2015.org/
Announcement and invitation
To the International Conference on
Archaeology 2015Ancient Cultures in the Lands of the Bible
(Jerusalem, June 2015)
And call for Abstracts: The scientific committee of the conference invitesexperts to submit abstracts on the conference topics. The list of topics ispresented on the conference web-site:
More details on the conference are available on the site.For questions contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for papers - Anthropology in Action Special Issue on Impact ofAnthropology.
Anthropology in Action is an international peer-reviewed journal publishingarticles, commentaries, research reports, and book reviews in appliedanthropology. Contributions reflect the use of anthropological training inpolicy- or practice-oriented work and foster the broader application ofthese approaches to practical problems. The journal provides a forum fordebate and analysis for anthropologists working both inside and outsideacademia and aims to promote communication amongst practitioners, academicsand students of anthropology in order to advance the cross-fertilisation ofexpertise and ideas.
In a range of countries, the public 'value' of and support for a range ofacademic disciplines has been questioned and debated. Following the recentResearch Excellence Framework Exercise in the UK, which introduced formalassessment of 'research impact', it is timely to reflect on the engagementof anthropology with public policy and practice and how it makes an impacton these spheres. We invite submissions of articles and comment or debatepieces or other contributions reflecting on the issue of 'impact' includingquestions such as: how do we define and measure impact? How doanthropologists engage with public policy and discourse in order to make animpact? Contributions are welcome from any country.
Contributions will be reviewed by editorial board members and selected forinclusion in the first issue of the journal for 2015. This issue will followon shortly from the announcement of the results of the UK REF exercise. Theclosing date for submissions to the special issue will be 30th September2014. However, articles and commentaries on this theme are always welcomed,so contributions submitted later will also be considered for publication.
Dr Christine McCourtEditor, Anthropology in ActionProfessor of Maternal & Child HealthSchool of Health SciencesCity University LondonBartholomew CloseLondon EC1A 7PN
Tel: 0207 040 5863www.journals.berghahnbooks.com/aia/https://www.facebook.com/pages/Anthropology-in-Action/1429954747245407?ref=hl
Call for Panelists: Anthropology and Mental Health Interest Group InauguralConference, American University, Washington, DC, December 2, 2014Deadline: August 15, 2014
Special Issue on Women's Labor in Film and Media
The Projector: A Journal on Film, Media, and Culture is developing a special (potentially double) issue on women's labor in film, television, gaming, and other media forms. We are interested in research that contributes to the growing body of work on women's creative labor in the various aspects of film, television, and (new) media production, distribution, and exhibition.
The special issue aims to feature research in production studies that sheds light on the gendered dimensions of labor in screen industries, and on women's ongoing and shifting contributions to film, television, and media practice above and/or below the line.
We are interested in research that illuminates women's participation in film/media industries in different time periods, production venues, and delivery-system formats, as well as research that illuminates women's labor in relation to cultural context, genre (status), or intersections between gender, race, sexuality, region, and so on.
Research articles should be 20-25 pages and follow MLA guidelines for formatting and citation. The deadline for submission is December 15, 2014. Submissions should be emailed to email@example.com as Word or Open Office files.
The Projector is an open access, peer reviewed journal that is published twice annually. For more information, please visit our journal at https://sites.google.com/site/projectorjournal/
Cynthia BaronDepartment of Theatre & Film212 Wolfe CenterBowling Green State UniversityBowling Green, OH 43403Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Interest in the fields of food and sustainability studies within the humanities is rapidly growing, in part due to their ability to investigate our perceived relationship with ecology. Food is a text that conveys identity, reflecting historically grounded or socially constructed attitudes through what is produced and consumed, both gastronomic and printed. Likewise, the connection between nature and culture as manifested in narratives allow us to recognize the discourse and disconnect between society and our environment, marking us through this relationship. Central to both fields is the interplay of humanity and environment, depicted in rural and urban ecologies, e.g. food deserts versus urban food jungles. We're seeking abstracts that engage with the intersection of food and sustainability studies that address questions such as, but not limited to:
How are food and place at play in texts, e.g. American Dust Bowl narratives?How are cosmopolitan or rural landscaped portrayed in "eco" or "gastronomic" memoirs?How are food and ecology intertwined?How is the kitchen represented as space in which sustainable practices are negotiated?Is there a link between the popularization of ethnic foods through cookbook publishing and unsustainable farming and food distribution practices?Does food blogging and other highly visual online recipe sources contribute to the dematerialization and objectification of food and the environment? And are these practices viewed as constitutive of modern identity?
Abstracts should be no longer than 250 words and submitted by September 30, 2014. To submit an abstract, please visit www.nemla.org. Follow the instructions there to create a user account, and submit abstracts directly to the session. The session link is https://nemla.org/convention/2015/cfp.html#cfp15156
April 30th-May 3rd, 2015
Michael HaseltonDuke UniversityEmail: email@example.com
Academy on the Green EconomyApologies for cross posting.PAGE Academy on the Green Economy6 - 17 October 2014, Turin, ItalyThe ILO, UNEP, UNIDO, UNITAR, and UNDP are very pleased to announcethe upcoming first global Academy on the Green Economy, aninter-regional learning and knowledge sharing event to supportcountries' transition towards inclusive, resource and energyefficient, greener economies.Hosted by the International Training Centre of the International LabourOrganisation (ITC-ILO) from 6 to 17 October 2014 in Turin, Italy, theAcademy is organized within the framework of the Partnership forAction on Green Economy (PAGE).Please see attached the flyer for more information and registration.
www.itcilo.org/medias/flyers/21737-1/at_download/attachedfile****************************What does "Academy on the Green Economy" mean?The Academy is a two-week capacity building event, which seeks toaddress the fundamental question: how to promote green economies? Itwill provide a full in-depth overview and understanding of the differenttools and best practices that countries are adopting in their efforts totransition to environmentally viable, socially inclusive and sustainableeconomies.The learning approach of the Academy is highly interactive, buildingon global knowledge-sharing, using comprehensive and peer-reviewedtraining materials, and adopting a variety of innovative learningmethodologies.How is the Academy structured?The first two days (6-7 October) of the Academy will be dedicated to ahigh-level policy forum with key delegates from PAGE countries, PAGEpartner agencies and donors. The rest of the Academy will consist ofdaily plenary session, as well as electives, consisting of 5-hourthematic workshops, each spanning over two days. In total,participantswill follow six electives of their own preference. Field visits and aknowledge sharing fair will complement the training.Who will participate?Participants are expected from all countries currently working withPAGE, as well as others interested in adopting green economystrategies.They will be joined by staff from PAGE partners and other high-levelexperts. A total of 120 participants are foreseen and efforts will bemade to have both a geographical as well as gender balance.What is the working language?The entire Academy is offered in English, but depending on the numberof applicants from French and Spanish speaking countries, part of theAcademy may be offered in more than one language. Therefore, pleasespecify the level of English language proficiency in your application.What is the cost?The tuition fee is EUR 3,500 which includes all training costs, fullboard and lodging, study visits and insurance during the Academy.Please note that your travel to and from Turin, Italy, is notincluded as well as visa application costs.When and how to apply?Registration is now open and closes on 18 August 2014. To submit yourapplication, please complete and submit the following on-line form:http://intranetp.itcilo.org/STF/A907080/enPlease note that it is the responsibility of participants to applyfor their visas in time to be able to attend the Academy.Who can provide further information?ITC-ILO staff will be pleased to respond to your queries. Please donot hesitate to get in touch by writing to firstname.lastname@example.orgWe hope the Academy is of interest to you and your institution.Please feel free to circulate this announcement.
2015 Africa Conference at The University of Texas at Austin
DEVELOPMENT, URBAN SPACE, AND HUMAN RIGHTS IN AFRICA, April 3-5, 2015, Austin, Texas
Development, which has always been intertwined with human rights, is increasingly linked to the fate of urban spaces and urban livelihoods. Questions about poverty, economic growth, quality of life, social inequality, human rights and citizenship are framed through the lens of urban planning and development policies. Whether indigenously derived or externally influenced/imposed, development strategies for Africa are based on visions of alternative futures that seek to redefine social relations and spatial organization both within the continent and abroad. The social, political, and cultural landscapes envisioned and created under the context of development highlight the historic and ongoing challenges that frame efforts to transform Africa's development trajectory. The goal of this year's conference is to generate interdisciplinary insights that can interrogate development paradigms and intervention practices as they relate to urban space and human rights in Africa.
The deadline for submitting paper proposals is November 30, 2014. Proposals should include a 250-word abstract and title, as well as the author's name, address, telephone number, email address, and institutional affiliation.
Please submit all abstracts email@example.com and Toyin Falola:firstname.lastname@example.org
A mandatory non-refundable registration fee of $150 for scholars and $100 for graduate students must be paid immediately upon the acceptance of the abstract. This conference fee includes admission to the panels, workshops, and special events, as well as transportation to and from the conference from the hotel, breakfast for three days, dinner on Friday night, lunch on Saturday, and a banquet on Saturday evening. All participants must raise the funding to attend the conference, including registration fee, transportation and accommodation. The conference does not provide any form of sponsorship or financial support. The University of Texas at Austin does not provide participants with any form of funding support, travel expenses, or boarding expenses.
Convened by: Professor Toyin Falola,email@example.com
Coordinated by:Bisola Falola and Ben Weiss,firstname.lastname@example.org
Fifteenth Annual International Graduate Student Conference on Transatlantic History, September 2014
Fifteenth Annual International Graduate Student Conference on Transatlantic History at the University of Texas at Arlington
Date of Conference: September 19-20, 2014
Deadline for Abstract Submissions: June 25, 2014
The Transatlantic History Student Organization at the University of Texas at Arlington invites paper and panel submissions that are historical, geographical, anthropological, literary, sociological, cultural, and cartographic in nature that fall within the scope of transatlantic studies for participation in the 15th Annual International Graduate Student Conference on Transatlantic History to be held in Arlington, TX on September 19-20, 2014.
Paper presentations will be accepted in English, French, Spanish, and German languages.
Submission of individual paper abstracts should be approximately three hundred words in length and should be accompanied by an abbreviated, maximum one-page, curriculum vita. Panel proposals (3-4 people) should include titles and abstracts of panel as a whole as well as each individual paper. The deadline for abstract submission is June 25, 2014. We will notify authors of accepted papers by July 2, 2014. On July 2nd we will notify authors of their acceptance. Selected participants' research papers will be considered for publication in Traversea, the peer-reviewed, online, open-access journal in transatlantic history.
Some financial assistance may be available to international participants.
Please direct submissions and questions to Michael A. Deliz email@example.com.
Speaking to Dominate ?
Words, Discourse, and Power Plays
Sandra BORNAND (linguistic anthropologist, National Center for Scientific Research, France)
Alice DEGORCE (anthropologist, Institute of Research for Development, France)
Cécile LEGUY (Professor of linguistic anthropology, University Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3, France)
Analyzing speech practices in context provides valuable insights into social interactions, in particular power or hierarchical relations. The power of words is well known, especially in media and politics. But these words only become meaningful when articulated, and their power is only effective within a specific discourse tied to a particular performance context. Power relations and strategies of domination are not only expressed in actions but also in words, and in very diverse forms: Naming and elaborating a political or religious discourse, or relying on a specific language in a politically tense linguistic context, are all examples of the exercise of power in relation to words. While these questions have crossed disciplines such as anthropology, linguistics, and philosophy, they are also pertinent to other areas of the social sciences and humanities. Gender and generational relations, or the assertion of indigenous, political, religious, and linguistic affiliations, are important subjects of study that highlight questions of power, ability to act, and the effectiveness of words.
These questions are raised in a new way in societies of the Southern countries, where political reforms, such as decentralization and changes in political regimes, can become the arena for discourses regarding the appropriation of power, where union struggles use particular discursive strategies; where the official language of the administration, schools, health and other basic public services can exclude in a multilingual context ; where the implementation of participatory development projects presuppose certain wording patterns; where even place names can be the object of land ownership strategies, to name but a few examples.
Power is in fact linked to word. The more hierarchical the society is, the more the access to speech is codified. But while social status may facilitate one's right to speak, those who are supposedly subordinate may also take a stand and make their voices heard in the political arena, especially through specific language practices. In their everyday life, those who are dominated thus create linguistic interstices that can confront, or even challenge, the social order. One's relation to domination can also be normative; indeed, research has shown that contesting the norm also means incorporating or re-appropriating it (Butler, Mahmood). In these contexts, researchers can become involved in a process in which they do not understand the issues; they can even be manipulated by their interlocutors who use them for their own ends. We will thus encourage contributions that adopt a reflexive approach.
The following themes can be broached in this issue, either independently or in relationship to one another. The suggested themes do not exclude other possibilities. Contributions, which can stem from all disciplines in the social sciences, should be based on fieldwork in different the Southern countries.
Topics may address the way in which language can be a tool to exercise power (or to dominate others through a series of manipulations), or the object of these manipulations. This theme is illustrated by political and religious discourses and by the construction of historical discourses that highlight the memory of a people or nation, as much by the circumstances in which they are elaborated and the contexts in which they are said, and by the expected effects on their audience. But strategies of domination through language can also be exercised in other ways, observable in smaller-scale interactions such as greeting, gossip or rumors, or everyday utterances which demonstrate the identity of the interlocutors. Contributions that focus on naming practices (humans, places, objects) can also apply to this theme: naming can indeed be a means of exercising power over others, but it can also be a way to counter or ridicule this exercise of power. With this in mind, we can explore whether language practices such as coded slang or verbal arts (rap, slam, etc.) stem from the very logic of domination and represent a form of emancipation from power, especially governmental power.
The mastery of language is key to establishing power relations, whether interlocutors speak a specific language or use different registers (e.g., professional jargon). Understanding the local language can be fundamental to the implementation of development projects, but it can also establish unequal relations of power or hierarchy between different actors in a project. Establishing a specific linguistic policy (both national and international, such as the « Francophonie »), can also generate power relations. The will to write and publish in one's own language can also be linked to linguistic strategies that exist in conjunction with or in opposition to power.
Finally, the rapid development of new forms of technologies has led to the birth of such speech « spaces » as Internet, Facebook, Twitter hitherto unknown in the Southern countries. We should investigate the forms of communication inherent to these technologies and the nature of power relations or domination in such contexts. These new information and communications technologies (NTIC) imply new forms of writing and new forms of orality, placing words in a global and transnational context that profoundly modifies situations of traditional communication.
Proposal (title and abstract not exceeding 150 words) must be sent to the journal Autrepart before 30th June 2014
The articles selected have to be submitted by 30th September 2014
Book reviews on the topic of this issue must be sent to the journal Autrepart before 30th October 2014
Revue Autrepart — 19 rue Jacob — 75 006 Paris
Please send papers to : firstname.lastname@example.org ; email@example.com
Revue Autrepart - 19 rue Jacob - 75 006 ParisEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org ; email@example.comVisit the website at http://www.cairn.info/revue-autrepart.htm
This combined conference of the New Zealand and the Australian anthropological societies explores and extends the critical study of cosmopolitan anthropologies by debating the theoretical value and practical applicability of an array of grounded Antipodean cosmopolitan anthropologies and (on day 4) by engaging systematically with the literature on cosmopolitan anthropologies from the perspective of medical anthropology. The aim is thus to further internationalize anthropological thinking and practice in New Zealand and Australia.
We invite abstracts for papers and posters for consideration on the specific invited panel themes of:
politesse as ethicsfeminisms and cosmopolitanismscosmopolitan health care practisesthe case for and against a grounded antipodean cosmopolitan anthropology or anthropologies
Cosmopolitanism's roots extend back to the Enlightenment notion that every human has equal worth and ought to have an allegiance to human kind beyond kinship or country. In response to this, some anthropologists have engaged with cosmopolitanism as a research method that recognizes fellow global citizens in 'the Other' and shifts away from 'nation' or 'culture' as units of analysis towards understandings of the local/global nexus. Anthropologists have also approached cosmopolitanism as an object of study by attempting to identify a social category of cosmopolitans. In this view, cosmopolitanism governs everyday interactions within societal landscapes, sculpted by globalization and the erosion of borders. However 'cosmopolitan consciousness' is also a topic of debate as social scientists question if simple bodily co-presence, travel, transnational lifestyles or a high degree of mobility necessarily lead to reflexive, conscious cosmopolitanism or self-transformation. In global terms, when most people still 'stay put', how does cosmopolitan consciousness link with cultural capitals and what is the social reality of life in 'actually-existing' or 'mundane' cosmopolitanism. There are also tensions between cosmopolitanisms and other contemporary experiences of modernity such as fundamentalism, nationalism, 'failed' multiculturalism and indigenous renaissance. The last in particular is based, in part, on special relationships with specific landscapes. Finally, some significant subdisciplines in anthropology, such as health and medical anthropology, have failed to engage extensively with the notion of cosmopolitanism altogether. Thus, we invite international and local scholars to contribute to the exploration and conceptualisation of both grounded and abstracted cosmopolitan anthropologies – their definition, elaboration, theorisation, politicisation and contestation.
Two prestigious keynote speakers will address the delegates, Professor Nigel Rapport (St Andrews University, Scotland) and Prof Sharon Kaufman (University of California). In addition to the delegates' presentation of original ideas for abstracts and panels for this conference, the programme will also feature invited speakers for panels on the following topics: "Politesse as ethics?"; "Feminisms and cosmopolitanisms"; "Cosmopolitan health care practices" and "The case for and against a grounded Antipodean Cosmopolitan Anthropology or Anthropologies."Abstracts
The NZ organisers welcome presentations on the theme in the form of papers, posters or audio-visual presentations.
Please forward abstracts for papers and posters of no more than 400 words for consideration firstname.lastname@example.org
Please forward abstracts for audio-visual presentations for consideration to Natasha.Fijn@anu.edu.au.
Audio-visual sessions may consist of current visual culture research material from postgraduate students, feature-length ethnographic films with a common theme, multimedia presentations, or visual anthropology paper presentations with short filmic or photographic excerpts.
We also invite abstracts for papers and posters for consideration on the specific invited panel themes of:
Please note on your abstract if you would like your paper to be considered for inclusion in these special panels - we will advise of the selection process outcome after the call for papers is concluded. Papers proposed but not included in these special panels will still be featured in the larger conference programme.Again, please send your abstract of no more than 400 words for consideration to email@example.com
We are also pleased to accept papers and posters of a more general nature that do not engage specifically with the theme of cosmopolitanism while still engaging with anthropological topics in general.Again, please send your abstract of no more than 400 words for consideration to firstname.lastname@example.org
Papers will be grouped into related themes by the conference organisers. If you and a group of colleagues are proposing related papers and would like your papers to be scheduled next to each other, please let us know.PresentationsSpoken Presentations
Please plan for 20 minute presentations (15 minutes talk and 5 minutes questions).Posters
Posters should be no more than 1.2 m x 1 m in dimension.
The best quality papers will be published in two peer reviewed, edited book collections and one special issue of the New Zealand based journal Sites.
Deadline for Abstracts30 June 2014
Jessica YoungResearch AdministratorDepartment of General Practice and Rural HealthDunedin School of MedicineUniversity of Otago
Dunedin ∙ New Zealand - AotearoaTel +64 3 479 4134 ∙ Fax +64 3 479 7431 ∙ Cell 021 2800 837
Email: email@example.comVisit the website at http://www.otago.ac.nz/anthropology/conf/index.html
The Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) invites abstracts (sessions, papers and posters) for the Program of the 75th Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, PA, March 24-28, 2015. The theme of the Program is "Continuity and Change."
The Society is a multi-disciplinary association that focuses on problem definition and resolution. We welcome papers from all disciplines. The deadline for abstract submission is October 15, 2014. For additional information on the theme, abstract size/format, and the meeting, please visit our web page (www.sfaa.net, click on "Annual Meeting").
If you have a webpage for links, please add the following:
The Society for Applied Anthropology is pleased to announce our 75th Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, PA, March 24-28, 2015.For meeting information visit www.sfaa.net/annual-meeting/
Please contact me if you have any questions.
Melissa CopeSociety for Applied AnthropologyPO Box 2436Oklahoma City, OK 73101405-843-5113405-843-8553 (fax)firstname.lastname@example.org
CULTHIST'14 Cultural History and Anthropology Conference
Within the scope of the conference, it is expected that many presentations about various studies on different fields, periods and regions with respect to the symbols in cultural life and the symbolic understandings of each component of the culture. In addition to historians CULTHIST '14 will be open for participation by experts from different fields like sociology, psychology, anthropology, political science, archeology, urban and design history, etc.
CULTHIST '14 will be organized from 27th to 29th of October, 2014, by DAKAM (Eastern Mediterranean Academic Research Center).
+90 0212 244 23 03Tarık Zafer Tunaya Caddesi 19 / 2, GümüşsuyuISTANBUL, TREmail: email@example.comVisit the website at http://www.culthistconference.org/
Female Islamic Authority in Comparative Perspective, January 8-9, 2015,Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies, LeidenDeadline: June 1, 2014http://www.iias.nl/event/female-islamic-authority-comparative-perspective-exemplars-institutions-practices
Decolonization in the Digital Age:New Global Contexts for Indigenous Self-Determination
40th Anniversary ConferenceCentre of Canadian Studies, University of Edinburgh14-15 May 2015
Call for Papers and Presentations
Global contexts for Indigenous decolonization and self-determination are changing rapidly in the contemporary digital era:
* Indigenous peoples, communities and organizations are forging new international connections.
* New Indigenous digital communities are emerging.
* Communication about Indigenous knowledge is changing.
* Innovations are taking place in Indigenous film, video and media.
* New digital methods are being developed to retain Indigenous histories, promote Indigenous languages, and enhance Indigenous education.
* Digital resource constraints in remote Indigenous communities are being questioned and challenged.
* Exciting initiatives are taking place to skill and empower Indigenous youth in the digital age.
One page proposals for papers, presentations and panels on the theme of the conference or on sub-themes identified aboveshould be submitted to CentreofCanadianStudies@ed.ac.uk<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> by Wednesday, 15 October 2014.
Please include the title of the proposed paper/presentation, the evidence and argument to be presented, the name and institutionalaffiliation of the author(s), together with a note of their key professional or community experience, main publications and/or significant digital outputs.
CALL FOR PAPERS - INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE - Trans-Atlantic Dialogues on Cultural Heritage: Heritage, Tourism and Traditions 13-16 July 2015, Liverpool, UK
Trans-Atlantic Dialogues on Cultural Heritage:
Heritage, Tourism and Traditions
13-16 July 2015, Liverpool, UK
Trans-Atlantic dialogues on cultural heritage began as early as the voyages of Leif Ericson and Christopher Columbus and continue through the present day. Each side of the Atlantic offers its own geographical and historical specificities expressed and projected through material and immaterial heritage. However, in geopolitical terms and through everyday mobilities, people, objects and ideas flow backward and forward across the ocean, each shaping the heritage of the other, for better or worse, and each shaping the meanings and values that heritage conveys. Where, and in what ways are these trans-Atlantic heritages connected? Where, and in what ways are they not? What can we learn by reflecting on how the different societies and cultures on each side of the Atlantic Ocean produce, consume, mediate, filter, absorb, resist, and experience the heritage of the other?
This conference is brought to you by the Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage (IIICH), University of Birmingham and the Collaborative for Cultural Heritage Management and Policy (CHAMP), University of Illinois and offers a venue for exploring three critical interactions in this trans-Atlantic dialogue: heritage, tourism and traditions. North America and Europe fashioned two dominant cultural tropes from their powerful and influential intellectual traditions, which have been enacted in Central/South America and Africa, everywhere implicating indigenous cultures. These tropes are contested and linked through historical engagement and contemporary everyday connections. We ask: How do heritages travel? How is trans-Atlantic tourism shaped by heritage? To what extent have traditions crossed and re-crossed the Atlantic? How have heritage and tourism economies emerged based upon flows of peoples and popular imaginaries?
The goal of the conference is to be simultaneously open-ended and provocative. We welcome papers from academics across a wide range of disciplines including anthropology, archaeology, art history, architecture, business, communication, ethnology, heritage studies, history, geography, landscape architecture, literary studies, media studies, museum studies, popular culture, postcolonial studies, sociology, tourism, urban studies, etc. Topics of interest to the conference include, but are not limited to, the following:
•The heritage of trans-Atlantic encounters
•Travelling intangible heritages
•Heritage flows of popular culture
•Re-defining heritage beyond the postcolonial
•The heritage of Atlantic crossings
•World Heritage of the Atlantic periphery
•Rooting and routing heritage
•Community and Nation on display
•Visualising the Trans-Atlantic world
Abstracts of 300 words with
full contact details should be sent as soon as possible but no later than 15th December 2014 to email@example.com.
Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural HeritageUniversity of BirminghamEdgbastonBirmingham B15 2TTUnited Kingdom
T +44 (0)121 414 8621
Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgVisit the website at http://www.transatlanticdialogues.wordpress.com
Subject: CFP: European Society for Oceanists (ESfO): 10th conference,Brussels (Belgium), June 2015Europe and the Pacific10th conference of the European Society for Oceanists (ESfO),to be held in Brussels, Belgium, 24-27 June 2015Call for Panel Proposals - Deadline: 1 October 2014The Pacific was long viewed as a remote, isolated region condemned todependency on larger countries because of a paucity of naturalresources and a small, dispersed population. Pacific Islandersthemselves, however, view spatial separation also as promotingproximity and connections. The Oceanic perspective of connectednesscharacterizes social relations across the region, and remainsimportant also to those islanders who now belong to diasporiccommunities on the Pacific Rim. Such a vision may also suggest thatEurope's geographical distance from the Pacific needs not necessarilyplace it at a relational disadvantage. For European scholarship, thedistance from the region might even be a virtue, as shown by thestrength of ESfO.The colonial history of Europe in the Pacific is diverse andmulti-stranded, while the Pacific had its own distinctive influenceson the varied trajectories of European history and thought. Theseexchanges have left a legacy of historical and cultural connectionsthat, to some extent, provide a basis for distinctive forms ofongoing relationships between the two regions. Current Europeanengagements in the Pacific are taking place especially throughconnections in trade relations, sustainable development programmes,tourism, humanitarian aid, legal-political relations, new migrationpatterns, and concerns about the impacts of global climate change.In some respects, however, European connections to the Oceanic regionrelate uncomfortably to the aspirations and ambitions of Pacificpeoples themselves. The peoples of the Pacific Islands have a longand distinguished history of engaging with people from other regionsof the world on their own social and cultural terms, and on the basisof their own economic and political interests. In recent times, thespirit of Ratu Mara's 'Pacific Way' and Hau'ofa's 'Sea of Islands'has come to characterize the Pacific's vision for its future,indicating also that Pacific Islanders increasingly demand to definepriorities in their connections with Europe from their ownperspective. These calls from the Pacific for a new kind ofrelationship with Europe – in whatever shape or form Europe may beperceived as a region – require further reflection.Proposals for panels on a variety of topics relating to thisoverarching theme of the Tenth Conference of the European Society forOceanists are invited. Intense dialogues between the Pacific andEuropean perspectives are envisaged, in which exchanges of knowledgeand processes of mediation will spark a necessary rethinking ofhistorical, contemporary and future connections between Europe andthe Pacific.Deadline for proposals: 1 October 2014Please send your proposals to < ESfO2015@ru.nl >(Apologies for cross-posting)****************************************ESfO 2015 in Brussels, BelgiumCentre for Pacific and Asian StudiesRadboud University NijmegenP.O. Box 91046500 HE NijmegenThe Netherlands ****************************************Ph: +31-(0)24-361.5579/361.2361 (secr.)Fax: +31-(0)24-361.1945E-mail: ESfO2015@ru.nl****************************************
CFP: Pacific History Association Conference (Dec 3-6, 2014)Sorry for cross-posting. The Pacific History Association Conference is calling for papers and panels. The deadline is May 31th. Please note that Pacific Islands scholars or students could apply for grants to help cover (at least partial) costs of transportation, accommodation and registration fees. (Simple process in the paper submission page.) Also, there is a complimentary cultural tour (sightseeing and cultural exchanges in indigenous villages) included in the conference package.Pei-yiPacific History Association 21st Biennial Conference 2014Dec 3rd, National Taiwan University - TaipeiDec 4th-6th, Taitung University - TaitungConference webpage: http://pha2014.erenlai.com/index.php?lang=enThe 21st biennial conference of the Pacific History Association (PHA) will take place in Taipei, the capital city of Taiwan, and Taitung, in the Austronesian-speaking indigenous area of southeast Taiwan. We will convene at Taipei for the first part of the conference, and then travel to Taitung to be more engaged with indigenous communities for the second part of the conference. Taitung is famous for its rich Austronesian cultures and the beautiful scenery between coastal mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Tours to Austronesian villages, archaeological sites and the Prehistoric Museum will be arranged.Conference Theme:Lalan, Chalan, Tala, Ara (Path)--Reconnecting Pacific-Asia Histories
In Proto-Austronesian, zalan refers to path, way or means to do something. Words of the same cognate are widely found throughout the Pacific: lalan/dalan (Taiwan, Southeast Asia), chalan(Chamorro), tala (Solomon Islands) and ara/ala (Polynesia) are some examples that exhibit the strong connections of people and places since ancestral times. The path originates from the past, and points to the future; it links tradition to the present; and it denotes both history and future prospects as an inter-linked whole.The next PHA conference will be held in Taiwan, the island on the pathway of Austronesian migrations to the Pacific. Since the 17th century, Taiwan has reconnected to the Pacific through trading activities; and has also experienced multiple colonial regimes, and participated in World War Two as a Japanese colony. Recently, growing ties between Pacific Island communities and Asia make this a good time to reflect on the journeys our ancestors have traveled, and to further reconnect Pacific-Asian histories. We need to know our path(s) in the past in order to find our way(s) to the future.Call-for-paper/panel deadline: May 31stAcceptance notification: Mid of JulyCall for papers and panels is now opened
The Pacific History Association (PHA) invites your participation in the 21st Biennial Conference, December 3rd-6th, 2014, in Taiwan.All submissions must be made through the electronic submissions' system. The system opens onFebruary 20th, 2014.Papers or panels that address the conference themes are very welcome. Potential topics for organized panels and individual papers include, but are not limited to:1. Linking the Pacific and Asia: the paths of people, materials, ideas from Austronesian migrations, colonial experiences to contemporary connections.Topics could include:- navigation- drifting and encounters- betel nuts/kava/rats/pottery as cross-ocean ties- relations with Asian power houses in contemporary Pacific2. Comparative colonialism: various colonial regimes and experiences in the Pacific area.Topics could include:- narratives of WWII from islanders and opposite camps- colonialism and sports- colonial modernities3. Histories in plural: the exploration of alternative histories, indigenous epistemology and historical imaginations.Topics could include:- indigenous epistemology and ontology- time-space (ta-va) theory- decolonization of history curriculum4. Finding the past in the present: variety of genres in historical memories and the making of meanings today in the Pacific, including arts, archives, visual images, and landscape.Topics could include:- digitalization of the material and the intangible
- cultural heritage from linguistic perspectives
- discourses and laws of cultural rights and cultural policy- art and performance of cultural continuity and diversity- Pacific biographies5. Between land and sea: Pacific knowledge, conceptualization, and dynamic engagements with the environment; their divergence with the states, capitalism and globalization.Topics could include:- nuclear waste and environmental justice- disaster and resilience- TEK (Traditional ecological knowledge) and cultural and political ecologyAccepted panels and papers will be listed on the PHA 2014 conference website beginning of Mid of July, 2014.To submit a paper, please open this link and fill in the form online: (Including Pacific Island scholars and student fund application)https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1EY-8w5QY7wS8IBI9rpnlbuTo5Ksfvv0HFWxtVTI-lD4To submit a panel, please open this link and fill in the form online:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1eGHPnDucvx3A3_Wp1y2HdGlRuoTU1YHPNq1rpHjTnAwIf you encounter any problem, please contact us at email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
Call for Papers - Annual Conference on Regional Studies: Asian, American, African and European (AAAE 2014)15-16 December 2014
The Annual International Conference on Regional Studies: Asian, American, African and European (AAAE) aims to bring together the researchers and academics across the globe to present and share their recent research developments on the global economic amalgamation, fast development in the evolving world economies and technological change. To serve as a platform to interact and discuss innovations in infrastructure, urban governance, economic development strategies, and finance. At the same time, the obstacles to such innovations, from existing political arrangements, engrained interests, segregation, and poorly adapted theories and models. To discuss these important issues, to establish the need and nature of future research requirements, and to address the concerns and challenges confronting policymakers and practitioners.
Full Paper Submission Deadline: 25th July 2014
Final Paper (Camera-Ready) Submission Deadline: 30th September 2014
Early Bird Registration Deadline: 15th October 2014
Late Registration Deadline: 14th November 2014
Conference Dates: 15th – 16th December 2014
More information: www.aaae-conf.org email@example.com
The Seventeenth International Conference, "Socialism for theTwenty-first Century," and the Eighth International Colloquium, "TheInfluence of Philosophy and the Social Science on the CulturalHeritage of the countries of the American Mediterranean," will be heldat the University of Havana from November 19 to November 21, 2014.
The conference is being organized by Cuban and internationalprofessors affiliated with the Division of Philosophy and History ofthe University of Havana and with Dr. Thalía Fung, Head of the Schoolof "Political Science from the South" of the University of Havana.The "Political Science from the South" is a transdisciplinaryinitiative, including scholars in political science, economics,history, philosophy, anthropology, and sociology. It seeks to developan analysis of international dynamics and global issues from theperspective of the global South or the Third World. It endeavors todevelop insights that are relevant to public policies and politicalstrategies of the nations and social movements of the South.
For more information, see the Call for Papers posted on the Website ofGlobal Learning:http://www.globallearning-cuba.com/new-political-science-2014.html.
Call for book chapter contributors.
Dear Colleagues I am currently editing a medical anthropology book on Indigenous healers/healing/ medicine/health/illness in Central America. Any topic related to these general themes is acceptable. It can be both original or reprint. There is a huge gap in this regard. The existing ones are outdated. Deadline: September 30th 2014 (between 7 and 10 thousand words). For more detailed information please contact Hugo De Burgos.
2015 Feminist and Women's Studies Association (FWSA)Conference
Everyday Encounters with Violence: Critical FeministPerspectives
9th 11th September 2015School of Geography, University ofLeeds
This three-day conference aims to create an inclusive and supportivespace for scholars at all career levels to come together in a supportiveenvironment to engage in critical feminist perspectives on violence. We drawupon a wide definition of violence from sources in the arts, humanities andsocial sciences, seeing this both as an everyday social force inflictingharm, suffering, grief and trauma and as a transformative force thatproduces gendered agency, social action and resistance. We will examineviolence as embedded in the very fabric of everyday life via genderedencounters with for example modernity, neoliberalism, sovereign power,rule of law, globalization, technology, as well as institutional, popularand everyday cultures. We foresee a range of different types of sessionsfostered in this conference. In addition to traditional plenary and papersessions, we are looking to include practitioner panels, performativeworkshops, talking circles and World Café style interactions betweenparticipants.
A detailed Call for Papers will be announced by early June2014 where we will announce a range of registration levels along withfurther information on venue, accommodation and social/networking events. Weare keen to ensure that the conference is inclusive and accessible to aswide a variety of people as possible and therefore have included provisionsfor on-site (subsidized) childcare, a range of accessibility needs and(reduced-rate) virtual attendance. As an FWSA conference we will also belive tweeting and hosting dedicated conference bloggers from the FWSAmembership. We are also looking into providing a limited number of travelbursaries for postgraduate students.
Please contact Ayona DattaA.Datta@leeds.ac.uk or Martin Zebracki M.M.Zebracki@leeds.ac.uk withexpressions of interest in being part of these events and to add your nameto our email list when we will circulate information and regular updatesrelated to the conference.
Save the date and do not miss out on thiscritical, engaging and welcoming event.
Organising CommitteeAyonaDattaMartin ZebrackiDeirdre ConlonEmmaKerry
*********************************************Dr M.M. (Martin)ZebrackiLecturer in Critical Human GeographySchool of GeographyUniversityof LeedsUniversity RoadLeeds LS2 9JTUnited Kingdom
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Call for Papers--Edited Volume on Black Women's Internationalism
Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgVisit the website at http://bwianthology.com/
The scholarship on the Black International has been predominately male-centric, emphasizing individuals such as W.E.B. Du Bois, George Schuyler, Paul Robeson and C.L.R. James. With few exceptions, black women have been marginalized in historical narratives of black internationalism, which center on the global visions of black people in the United States and their sustained efforts to forge transnationalcollaborations and solidarities with people of color from across the globe. This volume is a collection of essays that analyze the gendered contours of black internationalism and explore the creative and critical ways women articulated black internationalism during the twentieth century. Highlighting the writings, speeches, performances, activism, and overseas travel of a diverse range of female actors, this collection moves black women from the margins to the center of the historical narrative. However, this anthology does more than just expand the paucity of scholarship on black women and internationalism. Indeed, this volume is both an assessment of the field as well as an attempt to expand the contours of black internationalism theoretically, spatially, and temporally. In contrast to studies that confine black internationalism to foreign policy agendas and political insurgencies, this collection captures the shifting meanings, complexities, and varied articulations of the term.
The editors seek historical essays that employ a gender analysis, foreground black women's voices, and reveal the underappreciated importance of women in shaping black internationalist movements and discourse(s) during the twentieth century. We are especially interested in manuscripts that reconceptualize internationalism beyond narrowly defined notions of political struggle to include consumption practices, leisure, and artistic expressions. We also seek manuscripts that expand the scholarly discourse on black internationalism to include the ideas and activities of the black working class. We encourage potential contributors to submit articles that explore topics that include but are not limited to the following:
Black women's travelsBlack women's international activismExpressions of cosmopolitanismInternational consumer practicesGlobal Feminism(s)International cultural exchanges/ practicesWorking-class internationalismGender and Pan-AfricanismGlobal religious expressionsGlobal black beauty culture and adornment practicesGlobal performative and artistic expressionsBlack women's engagement with the Black Atlantic/ Black PacificBlack women's internationalist writingsBlack women and the militaryBlack women's engagement with foreign policyAnti-colonial/ Anti-imperial discourses
Completed manuscripts, due December 30, 2014, should be submitted electronically in Microsoft Word to BWIAnthology@gmail.com. Essays should be no more than 35 typed, double spaced pages (12 pt. font), including endnotes. Citations should follow the latest version of the Chicago Manual of Style. All entries should be accompanied by a title page and an abridged version of the author's C.V. Please direct all inquiries to the editors via email at BWIAnthology@gmail.com. For additional information, please visit our website: www.BWIAnthology.com
CAPA 2014, NOVEMBER 6-9
Canadian Association for Physical Anthropology42nd Annual MeetingNovember 6th - 9th, 2014Fredericton, New Brunswick
Koumari Mitra hosted the 27th Annual Meeting here in 1999, and 15 yearslater we are hosting the 42nd CAPA Annual Meeting in Fredericton, 2014.Fredericton is a beautiful quaint city; the University of New Brunswickwhere the conference will be held overlooks the picturesque St. John RiverValley. We have recently expanded on the biological/medical Anthropologyprogram at UNB and are looking forward to welcoming you in November, 2014.
Further info: http://www.unb.ca/conferences/capa/
This message is a call for papers for the 4th International Conference on TainanArea Studies, entitled "Society and Daily Life in the Tainan Region," co-organizedby the Nanying International Center for Tainan Area Humanities and Social SciencesResearch and the National Museum of Taiwan History, based in Tainan.
The conference will be held October 18-19, 2014. Abstracts should be send beforeApril 30, 2014. The deadline for sending the final papers is September 30, 2014.
More information is in the attached document.
Nous vous diffusions dans ce courriel un appel à contributions pour le 4e colloqueinternational de recherches sur la région de Tainan, intitulé "SOCIETY AND DAILYLIFE IN THE TAINAN REGION", co-organisé par le Centre de recherche Nanying et leNational Museum of Taiwan History, basés à Tainan.
Le colloque aura lieu les 18 & 19 Octobre 2014. Les résumés sont à envoyer avant le30 avril 2014 et la date limite pour l'envoi des communications est le 30 Septembre2014.
Vous trouverez plus d'informations dans le fichier joint ci-dessous.
Scott Simon, Professeur agrégéDépartement de sociologie et anthropologie
120, Université/University (10007)
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5CANADA
The Amsterdam Symposium on the History of Food : Food, hunger and conflict
This conferences aims to explore definitions of what hunger represented for both those with and those without access to food to comprehend social and cultural interactions and political operations. Research into different sources can shed light on how existing ideas on poverty and hunger interacted with discourses and perceptions, strategies for survival, charity and aid to grasp what it meant economically, politically but also socially and culturally to be without food during times of prosperity, shortages, conflict and war. Through the mediation of the study of hunger strikes for example, one can study relationships of power, frameworks of culturally defined ideas of resistance, bodily integrity, sacrifice and social dynamics. Different experiences and cultural framing have significant effects on perception and remembrance of hunger, power, poverty and war.
Joke MammenUniversiteit van AmsterdamBijzondere CollectiesEmail: email@example.comVisit the website at http://www.bijzonderecollecties.uva.nl/en/what-s-on/news/content/news/2014/03/call-for-papers.html
Citizens, Civil Society and the Cultural Politics of Heritage-Making in Eastand Southeast Asia, December 11-13, 2014, TaiwanDeadline: June 1, 2014
Comparative approaches to studying Islamophobia, October 9-10, 2014,Salzburg/AustriaDeadline: June 10, 2014
Disorder Symposium 2014 - The University of Sydney Anthropology Symposium
Dear colleaguesWe are happy to announce the topic of the fifth anthropology symposium hosted bythe Department of Anthropology at the University of Sydney:Disorder
The Sydney anthropology symposium 2014
4-5 November 2014, John Woolley Bdg. Camperdown Campus,
The University of Sydney
Hosted by the Department of Anthropology
Conveners: Dr. Holly High and Assoc Prof. Tess Lea
Prof Elizabeth A Povinelli
Franz Boas Professor of Anthropology, Columbia University
Might be Something (Again): Order, disorder and the quasi-event
Things fall apart, or so we regularly hear these days. Real or impending disorder is one of the key rationalizations given for major decisions today: think austerity economics, the politics of crisis and radical interventions in response to shocks. Self-help books, no longer content to inform us of how to be sufficiently flexible for the demands of roving capital, now instruct us on how tobe 'anti-fragile': how to not only survive but thrive in disorder.
Anthropology has its own entanglement with the concepts disorder and order. It is a tried and trusted technique of ethnographic writing to describe a puzzling encounter or observation, and then to show how this is not so puzzling once the ethnographer makes clear a certain underlying order: usually a cultural order, a Durkheimian 'society' or an ordering 'belief' although lately we also hear oflarger 'political orders' or 'economic orders'. In this technique, it often seems to play out as if disorder is to order as illusion is to reality, the transitory to the enduring, the dragon to St. George's victory, and it is theanthropologist's task to wrest the latter from the jaws of the former.
In the breadth of contexts studied by anthropologists, it is evident that disorder is a recurring preoccupation in human thought. The theme of an original disorder that precedes and threatens the familiar order is frequently found in myths. Non-biomedical healing practices often treat illness as a symptom of a larger, often social, disorder. The term is also essential in the latest DSM,with controversy around whether mental health problems are merely 'disorders' or are actually orders of a particular kind. Development interventions in the world's poorest nations are framed at times as responses to the disorder ofexpanding markets but also, in a contradictory vein, to the disorder imagined to reside in primordial poverty. The concept of disorder seems to attract such confusions.
At a crucial period in the discipline's formation, Mauss conceptualised 'the gift' as that which establishes social solidarity out of an original and always possible disorder: and it was the gift that was taken up as one of the key fields of anthropological enquiry. But what if we had started from the other side of thecoin? What if we assumed that disorder is the enduring reality and what we encounter in the field are only temporary and often frail and illusory orders?What if the relationship between order and disorder is not coin-like at all?
This symposium seeks an anthropological account of human understandings of disorder and an interrogation of the discipline's own relationship with the concept. Original ethnography, bold new readings of themes evident in theethnographic record, or reflections on social theory are particularly welcome.
Early Bird Registration opens: Wednesday 2 April 2014
Submission of abstracts will open 1 May 2014 on the webpage.
For more information please contact: Katarina.Ferro@sydney.edu.au
Les Pays d'en haut, Colloque interdisciplinaire du projetGTRC Le français à la mesure d'un continent et du Centrede recherche en civilisation canadienne-française (CRCCF),Université d'Ottawa, 19 et 20 mars 2015La date de clôture des soumissions : 31 mars 2014
CFP: Sixth International Conference on Science in Society
Deadline: April 15th
10-11 October 2014UBC Robson SquareVancouver, BC Canada
The Sixth International Conference on Science in Society will be held at UBC RobsonSquare, Vancouver, Canada, 10 - 11 October 2014. This annual event seeks to createan interdisciplinary forum for the discussion of the past, present, and future ofthe sciences. Contributions range from broad theoretical, philosophical, and policyexplorations, to detailed case studies of particular intellectual and practicalactivities at the intersection of science and society.
Proposals for paper presentations, poster sessions, workshops, roundtables orcolloquia are invited, addressing science in society through one of the followingthemes:
* The Values and Politics of Science* The Social Impacts and Economics of Science* The Knowledge Systems and Pedagogies of Science
Presenters have the option to submit completed papers to The International Journalof Science in Societyfor possible publication. If you are unable to attend the conference in person,community membership includes the option to submit a video presentation, and/orsubmission to the journal for peer review and possible publication, as well assubscriber access toThe International Journal of Science in Society.
The deadline for the current round of the call for papers is 15 April 2014. Pleasevisit our website for more information on submitting your proposal, futuredeadlines, and registering for the conference.
Special Issue: "Migrant Narratives andEthnographic Tropes: Navigating Tragedy,Creating Possibilities", Journal ofContemporary EthnographyDeadline: December 1, 2014
CFP: Ada, Issue 8, Gender, Globalization and the DigitalAda: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and TechnologyIssue 8: Gender, Globalization and the DigitalEdited by Adeline Koh and Roopika RisamWe invite contributions to a peer-reviewed special issue that investigates theconditions of women and gender studies within digital spaces and cultures aroundthe world. According to the popular internet meme "On the Internet, no one knowsyou're a dog," digital spaces offer a playing field free from the restraints ofrace, class, gender and disability. Yet, as Lisa Nakamura, Alondra Nelson and AnnaEverett have shown, digital interfaces, worlds, hardware and software stillrecycle and replicate racialized and gendered frameworks from the "real" world.Additionally, the idea that many scientific and technological fields suffer from a"gender gap" is a prevalent one, manifesting in underrepresentation of women inSTEM fields, the lack of female editors that are active on Wikipedia, themasculine "brogramming" cultures in Silicon Valley, and the limited representationof women in video games.In this issue we seek essays that explore gender and sexuality concerns in digitalspaces and cultures, as well as academic fields such as the digital humanities andcomputational sciences. Possible topics include: what is the shape of the global"gender gap"? Where are digital products produced and consumed and how do thesereveal economic, social and structural inequalities? How do global flows ofcapitalism construct uneven modernities around the world? How do race andethnicity intersect with the structure of gendered, global digital communities anddiasporas? How does the digital provide and police spaces for organizing aroundtrans issues? What are the networks of affect, intimacy and sexuality that growout of digital cultures? How are operations of interface, output and inputstructured by ideas of gender, sexuality and language? How do access and ableismstructure issues of gender and sexuality in digital spaces?Essays might include topics such as● Gender and the "digital divide"● Gender and the digital humanities/humanities computing/computer science● Global Digital Feminisms● Race, gender and online communities● Possibilities and pitfalls of digital spaces for *trans concerns● Affect, sexuality and the digital world● Digital capitalism and gender● Computer/Human languages and gender● Gendered construction of software/hardware/platforms● Disability studies, gender and computingPlease send essays (max. 3000 words) to adelinekoh[at]gmail[dot]com andrrisam[at]gmail[dot]com by 30th September 2014 for consideration. Contributions informats other than the traditional essay are encouraged; please contact theeditors to discuss specifications and/or multimodal contributions. Please sendquestions and queries to adelinekoh[at]gmail[dot]com and rrisam[at]gmail[dot]com.For more information, please check Ada submission guidelines here.Peer Review and AdaAda is an online, open access, open source peer reviewed journal. The journal'sfirst issue was published online in November 2012 and has so far received morethan 150,000 page views. All work published in Ada will go through four rounds ofreview: Pre-Review, Expert Review, Community Review and Public Review. More on theAda Review policy here.Dates● Essays due: 30th September 2014● 28th November 2014: First round of essays accepted, sent for Level 1 Review(expert peer review)● 20th January 2015: Second round of essays sent for Level 2 Review (Fembotcommunity review)● 1 May 2015: Issue published to general public.
As we enter 2014, we are aware that the clock on the SSHA conference submissions is ticking! The deadline is February 14. It was wonderful to see so many of you in Chicago at this year's SSHA conference. As you know, the success of the SSHA conference depends on you! The three of us work to put together the best possible program but only AFTER you develop the interesting and fascinating panels that are the strength of our conference.
Please consider proposing panels that fit under the broad umbrella of our network women, gender & sexuality. If you like more specific guidance, the general topic of the conference is "Inequalities: Politics, Policy and the Past" (see http://www.ssha.org/pdfs/SSHA_2014_CFP.pdf). In addition, topics raised at this year's network meeting included: welfare states in emergent economies; the intersection between politics of feminism and the politics of austerity; gender-differentiated experiences of growing up; sexual regulation in queer theories, feminist theories, and welfare state scholarship; feminist, gender-specific and queer forms of resistance such as slutwalk, pussyriot or the Femen movement; the politics of the "private" in a place/space/gender/sexuality perspective; intersectionality in comparative perspective; the divergent experiences of queer life and the erosion of neighborhood based places and institutions or the disappearance of queer spaces; older women and the politics of desire or age, gender & sexuality; anniversaries such as the 1964 U.S. Civil Rights Act or 1914 WWI.
These are suggestions only – we are happy to consider all themes that fit within our network. You may also submit a book session, which involves a chair, book author, and three or four discussants, or a discussion table session where authors will give brief introductions to their work, followed by a discussion with four or five junior and senior scholars.
The deadline for submissions is February 14, 2014! For instructions on how to upload panel and individual paper proposals please go to: http://www.ssha.org/conference-submission.
As in previous years, we anticipate a large number of submissions and we will try to accommodate as many panels as we can. It helps greatly, if your panel proposals include a chair and discussant. In addition, we encourage you to bring together 4-5 paper presenters. Feel free to submit individual papers but those have a smaller chance of being accepted. If you have ideas for panels and need advice on bringing in more scholars, please do not hesitate to contact us. We might be able to put you in contact with others.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions (firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Very best wishes – Anna, You Yenn and Dominique
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International Indigenous Development Research Conference,Auckland, New Zealand
Tuesday, 25 November 2014 - Friday, 28 November 2014
The University of AucklandAucklandNew ZealandThis international biennial conference will look at the following themes:
Optimising Indigenous Economic WellbeingHealthy and Thriving Indigenous FamiliesEnhancing Indigenous Distinctivenessunderpinning these themes are the following critical aspects:
Embracing Indigenous worldviews and knowledge creationFurthering Excellent Indigenous Research CapabilityIndigenous action taking and transformationMore details to follow shortly. Please visit www.indigenousdevelopment2014.ac.nz tofind out more about the conference and sign up for updates.
To see videos of keynotes from our last conference, visit here
Registrations open on 1st February 2014
Payment is required to register, credit card preferred. Early bird will be availableuntil August 2014, thereafter full registrations until 18 November online. Pleasecheck back to register and benefit from the early bird rates in February 2014.
Contact DetailsEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for papers VII International Association for Southeast European Anthropology,InASEA, congressIstanbul, 18th-2st September 2014.
Cultures of Crisis: Experiencing and Coping With Upheavals and Disastersin Southeast Europe
Deadline: 15 February 2014
Both the history of the last two centuries and the present ofSoutheast Europe are marked by deep transformations and upheavals. Theemergence and disappearance of states, ethnic conflicts and wars, thefundamental changes of political systems and social order, deepeconomic crises as well as naturaldisasters are only the more visibleones of these upheavals. Many of these events were experienced as deepcrises that forced people to adapt to oftenradically new situations.Experiencing and coping with uncertainties and crises can thus beconsidered one of the important features of the processes ofmodernization on the Balkan Peninsula.For entire societies, social groups and individuals all theseupheavals and crises meant the experience of fundamentaldiscontinuities, of historical and social ruptures that dividedtimeinto periods 'before' and periods 'after', experiences thatstructured peoples' lives and historical memories. In many cases theongoing crisis became a way of life. People react to such upheavalsand crises in various ways, with subjugation or adaptation, mostoften, though, with employing cultural techniques and everydaystrategies, with using traditions of submission, appropriation orrefusal. In trying to interpret such upheavals people may takerecourse to religion, to conspiracy theories or utopian ideas as wellas tonostalgia, fatalism or dread of the future.The primary goal of the conference will not be to elucidate thenatural, political, military or socio-economic causes of societal,social or individual crises. The papers should rather focus, from anethnological or anthropological perspective, on the reactions ofsocieties, of social groups (such as families) or of individuals tosuch crises, on theirimpact on the everyday life of people, on theirvarious strategies of managing and coping with them, on the processesof adaptation and interpretation, and on peoples' concepts andattitudes, shortly: on the/cultures of crisis/in Southeast Europe.We seek papers based on empirical ethnographic, folkloric, oranthropological research that analyse the experience, perception, andinterpretation of crises in Southeast Europe at various points inhistory or the present. The papers should ' in some way or other 'relate to the following dimensions of crisis and crisis management:/Social context/: societal level (supra-national, national); publicsocial level (regional, local, city, village); level of small socialgroups (family and kin, neighbourhood, etc.); sphere of work andbusiness (farms, workplaces, companies); level of the individual(personal, emotional, life crisis)./Causes of crises/: nature (natural disasters such as earthquake,floodand draught, fire, bad weather, climate change, etc.); humanfallibility, criminal acts; war, armed conflict; political changes,social conflicts (uprising, revolt, revolution, etc.); systemtransition, transformation; legislation, legal conflicts, legality vs.legitimacy; economic or financial causes (unemployment, poverty,famine, etc.); migration, expulsion, etc./Coping with crises/: experiencing and living through a crisis; crisisand social order; socio-cultural expressions of crisis; everyday lifeand crisis: strategies of coping: patterns, habits, 'culture ofcoping'; (popular) concepts, ideas, mentalities, awareness; reactionstowards crises: explanations, attitudes, interpretations (conspiracytheories); rememberingcrises; narrating or singing about catastrophes,disasters, crises.Please submit a proposal that contains your full name, institutionaland disciplinary affiliation with a very brief academic CV, the titleof your paper and an abstract of 200-250 words with specificinformation about research methods and sources. The organizers givepreference to submissionsbased on fieldwork and/or the use ofethnographic, folkloric, or closely related archival materials. Thepaper proposal must be in English, while the papers presented at theconference can be in English, French or German.The*deadline*for the submission of paper proposals:*15 February 2014*Please send your proposal to:Prof. Asker KARTARI, Kadir Has Universitykartari@khas.edu.tr<mailto:email@example.com>and/or Prof. Klaus Roth, Munich Universityk.firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>
Participants will be notified before the end of*April 2014*about theacceptance of their paper.*Conference Site, Travel and Accommodation*The congress will be held at Kadir Has University, Cibali Campus,Istanbul.Depending on availability of funding, the conference organizers willcover at least part of the travel and accommodation costs forparticipants from Albania, Bulgaria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia,Greece, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, andTurkey.Accommodation for participants who qualify for financial support willbe pre-arranged. Other participants willalso be assisted in makinghotel reservations. More information about accommodation will bepublished on the conference website
in due time.*Registration Fee*InASEA members who have paid their dues for the last two years areexempt from registration fees.Non-InASEA members will be asked to pay an on-site registration feeequivalent to:20 ‚¬ (for participants from the above-mentioned SEE countries) or40 ‚¬ (for participants from all other countries). __*Publication of Papers*A selection of conference papers will be published (after peer review)in vols. 18 and 19 of InASEA's journal Ethnologia Balkanica.
Dear Colleagues / Chers collègues,
Dear Colleagues, please accept this invitation to contribute to a special issue of
Ethnologies, "Communities and Cultures."
Je me permets de vous transmettre cette invitation à contribuer au numéro thématique d'Ethnologies « Cultures et communautés ».
Please see the attachments (French and English versions) of the complete
Call for Papers. / Vous trouverez ci-joint l'appel à contribution (en français et en anglais) pour le numéro.
appel à contribution
WOMEN IN WAR & AT WAR CONFERENCE 2014 - CALL FOR PAPERS
18th – 19th September 2014 / University of Warwick
Confirmed guest speakers: Prof. Christine Chinkin, Prof. Mark Drumbl
Women's roles in war are complex and varied and are not limited to that of victims. During the Arab Spring, women took to the streets protesting against oppressive regimes in North Africa and the Middle East. We are also witnessing a significant rise in female political activism during conflict: many women increasingly find Internet, blogs and social media a useful tool to fightoppression, advocate change but also to report from war zones. Many women actively participate in combat, in regular armed forces but also as guerillas and, freedom fighters. They are also compelled to fight as girl child soldiers.
Sexual violence against women remains an alarming and disturbing feature of modern armed conflicts. This is despite the fact that International HumanitarianLaw (IHL) prohibits rape and other forms of sexual violence in war and despite the major advances in International Criminal Law (ICL) in the punishment ofgender crimes. Over the past two years, some further steps and initiatives have been taken at national and international level to address this problem. Forinstance, in June 2013 the United Nations Security Council issued Resolution 2106 on sexual violence in conflict, calling (once again) for the prevention of sexual violence during conflicts. In April 2012, the UK Foreign Secretary, William Hague, launched the Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative, which resulted in adopting a G8 Declaration on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict and endorsing the Declaration of Commitment to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, which has been signed by 70% of UN Member States.
What impact have these measures had? Will they make a real difference? Have they had any impact on the way that armed conflict is conducted? How much can the lawactually achieve? What do recent conflicts tell us about the contemporary representations of women in and at war?
This conference builds on the 2012 Women in War and at War conference held at Aberystwyth University and is designed to focus in particular on recent developments in relation to women and war.
We invite proposals for papers in the following or related areas:
- Women and the conflict in Syria
- Women, the Arab Spring and the aftermath
- International Humanitarian Law: effectiveness and challenges
- International Criminal Law and the prosecution of gender-related crimes
- Representations of women in and at war
- Women, war and the media
- Women in post-conflict settings
- Gender and conflict.
Abstracts of max. 250 words should be submitted by 28 February 2014 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Authors of selected abstracts will be informed by mid-March 2014.
The conference is jointly organised by the University of Warwick, Aberystwyth University and The Open University.
Call for Proposals - 2014 ASA Annual Meeting
The 57th Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association welcomes proposals forpapers, panels, and roundtables. Presentations may focus on the theme of "RethinkingViolence, Reconstruction, and Reconciliation" or on broader social science,humanities, and applied themes relating to Africa.
The deadline for submission is March 15, 2014. You can find the guidelines on:http://www.africanstudies.org/news/9-uncategorised/307-2014-proposal-guidelines.
For general questions regarding the meeting and/or registration email@example.com. For questions regarding the submission process,guidelines, or program theme please firstname.lastname@example.org.
Colloque Mobilité(s), AssociationCanadienne des Sociologues etAnthropologues de Langue Française(ACSALF), 14 au 17 octobre 2014,Université d'OttawaDate limite de soumission des propositions: 15 janvier 2014
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