The Biennial Black Canadian Studies Association Conference presents:"Community, Empowerment & Leadership in Black Canada"
The conference will take place from 21 to 24 May 2015 at the DalhousieUniversity Law School (Schulich School of Law).
Please see more information in the attachment and at the website here:http://www.blackcanadianstudiesassociation.com/
Abstracts are currently being accepted in the following areas:
Anti-Black racismPan-Africanismfeminism and womenimmigration policyslave rebellionsclassnationality/ismgenderrace and ethnicityyoutheducation/schoolinghealthsexualitiesneoliberalismpolitical representationdemocracyarts and culturetheology and religionvanguardismalliancesnon-Black contribution
Afua Cooper, Ph.D.James R. Johnston Endowed Black Studies ProfessorDalhousie UniversityHalifax, Canada
CFP - Friction-less and Root-less Mobilities? Opportunities, Barriers and Intimacies in Expatriate Migration
Call for Papers
Friction-less and Root-less Mobilities?Opportunities, Barriers and Intimacies in Expatriate Migration
A panel of IMISCOE 12th ANNUAL CONFERENCE
NCCR – On the Move 1st Annual Conference
"Right, Democracy and Migration – Challenges and Opportunities"
Geneva, 25-27 June 2015
Dr. Flavia Cangià, Institute of Psychology and Education, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Déborah Levitan, MSc, Institute of Psychology and Education, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland
The migration of "mobile professionals", commonly known as"expatriates" (e.g., corporate managers, diplomats, professionals ofinternational organizations, academics), represents a significantcomponent of current migration flows. Although this population hasbecome more diverse with regard to ethnicity, gender, nationalitiesand migratory trajectories, the popular image of the "expatriate"remains mostly based on the idea of a friction-less and root-lessformof migration. In neat contrast to "traditional migrants", expatriateshave long been described as White,Westerner, independent andsuper-mobile individuals, who freely and easily move between placesof their choice with no time frame in mind, and who are characterizedby a cosmopolitan attitude, that is the willingness to engage withdiversity and openness to new experiences.
The present panel builds on recent research putting into question thehomogeneity of this population. It brings to the fore the differentopportunities and possible constraints faced by these individuals, aswell as the experiences of other people involved either byexpatriating or staying behind (e.g., children, partners/spouses).The panel especially focuses on the role of intimate relationshipsand of different categorical dimensions (e.g., race, ethnicity,gender, class)in the making of expatriates' and their families'identities, lives and trajectories. We invite theoretical andempirical contributions that explore, but are not restricted to, thefollowing issues:
- - The role, and intersection, of ethnicity, race, class, genderand other categorical dimensions in the making of expatriates' andtheir families' identities and lives
- - Opportunities and challenges for different "expatriates"(e.g., "trailing spouses", children, lesbian and gay expatriates)
- - Interactions, and possible tensions, between institutionalvalues, organizational practices, expatriate policies, family life,and individual choices
- - Transnational families, family relocation, intimaterelationships and their impact on mobility
- - Different psychological implications of repeated mobility, andcoping strategies
- - Meanings of family, belonging and intimacy in expatriates'mobile lives.
Please send a 200-250 word abstract by 7 January 2015 email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>.
The notification of acceptance will be made by 12 January 2015.Notification of acceptance of the panel by IMISCOE organisers: 15February 2015.
Dr. Flavia CangiàInstitute of Psychology and EducationFLSH University of NeuchâtelEspace Louis Agassiz 1CH-2000 Neuchâtel SwitzerlandNCCR – on the moveNational Center of Competence in Research – The Migration-Mobility Nexusnccr-onthemove.ch
Call for papers: Rural Transformations and Food Systems - BRICs and Agrarian Change in the Global South
20-21 April 2015
Cape Town South Africa
The BRICS Initiative for Critical Agrarian Studies (BICAS www.plaas.org.za/bicas) is collaborating with several initiatives and institutions to hold an international conference with an African focus, with emphasis on transformations in food systems and implications for policy responses. The organizers are the Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) at the University of the Western Cape, in partnership with the African Centre for Biosafety (ACB) and the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA), with the support of the Rosa Luxembourg Foundation.
The 2015 conference builds on the growing body of research in the area of critical agrarian studies, including the literature on land grabs that has been promoted by the Land Deal Politics Initiative (LDPIwww.iss.nl/ldpi). This conference follows on initial meetings of a founding BICAS collective in Beijing in 2013 and Brasilia in 2014 and the highly successful international academic conferences organized by LDPI in 2011 at IDS, University of Sussex, UK and in 2012 at Cornell University, New York, USA. Over the past two years, there has been a popular clamour for more regionally-focused international conferences and for work on the relationships between BRICS countries and regional transformations of agro-food systems. There will be one such conference each for Africa, Latin America and Eastern Europe/Central Asia, and China/Southeast Asia to be held during the period of 2014-2016.
The deadline for the Call for Papers is Friday 30 January 2015.
Please submit abstracts and requests for additional information to Stephen Greenberg:email@example.com. For paper abstracts, submit about 300-500 words plus short bio of 100 words, all in one file in Word format. Include your full contact details (email, tel/fax) as well as your institutional affiliation. After peer review, conference papers may be published online as part of the BICAS Working Paper Series.
Call for Proposals 10th Annual Assembly of the Canadian Association for Food Studies: Capital Ideas: Nourishing Debates, Minds and BodiesMay 30 – June 2, 2015, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario
To encourage collaboration and to better reflect the broad range of important work happening in this field, we encourage academics and other researchers to submit proposals for any of the following formats, (see below for descriptions of each)
Interactive sessionsThematic paper sessionsIndividual paper presentationsPecha-Kucha-Like TalksExploration gallery displays"What If" SymposiumCAFS AwardsAll submissions due on January 5th, 2015 except for Exploration Gallery submissions due on March 15, 2015. Paper submissions and exploration gallery proposals received after these dates will only be considered if space permits.
The Canadian Association for Food Studies (CAFS) will host its tenth annual assembly at University of Ottawa from May 30 – June 2, 2015 in conjunction with the 2015 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Founded in 2005, CAFS promotes critical, transdisciplinary scholarship in the broad area of food systems: production, distribution, consumption, and waste management. CAFS members are drawn from an array of disciplines including adult education, agriculture, anthropology, economics, environmental studies, health studies, home economics, human nutrition, geography, literature, psychology, philosophy, policy studies, public health, rural studies, sociology, social work and urban planning. CAFS membership is open to academics, students, policy makers, community workers, professionals, practitioners, and others interested in food studies research. CAFS recognizes the need for transdisciplinary research on food issues both within and outside of academia in response to societal needs. The conference is an opportunity to share knowledge in a number of domain areas such as: informing and critiquing policy, assessing and mobilizing the outcomes of community-based work, and demonstrating the health, social, economic, political, cultural, spiritual and environmental impacts of food systems.
CAPITAL IDEAS: NOURISHING DEBATES, MINDS AND BODIESThis year's Congress theme of 'capital ideas' presents an opportunity to critically examine what it means to meet in a place where decisions are made that affect the life of Canadians. Central among these ideas is our relationship with food in this place we call Ottawa, Canada/Kanata. CAFS is pleased to announce that this year's keynote address will be given by Jim Daschuk, author of "Clearing the Plains: Disease, Politics of Starvation, and the Loss of Aboriginal Life".
For some, Ottawa is a space of possibility: where policy and advocacy ideas provide the raw ingredients required for social change; a place in which to dream big about the changes that we would like to see in food systems. However, thinking through the prism of food, in all of its shades and colours, we are reminded that food is the origin of ideas and debates – inseparable from the material bodies and minds that gestate and carry them. It draws our attention to the fact that ideas travel and that not all capital ideas originate in the capital. Where do they originate? How do they arrive? And how are ideas changed as they travel to the capital? These are fundamental to understanding several aspects of social change and political life in the Canadian public sphere.
Equally for others, Canada's capital region is not a place of nourishment. It is a location in which to recall previous and present inequalities and injustices with respect to food, nutrition, agricultural production, social status, distribution and income. Without a doubt, much work remains to be done in order to transcend the perceptible and imperceptible borders and boundaries of our food system. Building upon previous conferences in which we have explored ways to transform and cut across disciplinary boundaries, there will continue to be opportunities to nurture ongoing collaborations, exchange and disseminate knowledge, as well as to inform, change and occupy new 'capital idea' spaces.
Food nourishes both mind and body. CAFS 2015 will seek to expand spaces for dialogue about food scholarship and practice, raising questions about the embodiment of food in our various disciplines. A new feature this year will be a "What if Food Studies ____" Symposium described below. Food Studies continues to grow and evolve in a transdisciplinary context. Is the knowledge that we are generating about food studies sufficiently nourishing to areas of study outside of our own? Can it spark innovation and interactions more broadly in the social sciences and humanities? The food studies community is uniquely positioned to bring together voices which, before now, have not been able to add themselves to the conversation.
We encourage proposals dealing with the following ongoing CAFS interests as they relate to collaboration in food issues or food studies:
program or project evaluationresearch or funding directionsresearch methodology and practicepolitics and policythe political economy of food and agricultureecological food and agriculture environmentsthe sociology and culture of consumptionsoil, land and food productionactivism, art and mediaanimal rights and welfaregender, ethnicity, class, and justicefood insecurity and hungerfood sovereigntysustainability and organicsfood culture or historyfood ethics or philosophyother food studies topicsSubmissions that explore these themes and/or others are warmly invited. We hope that you will join us and the food studies community, adding your own voice to conversations about food, 'capital ideas' and everything in between. Submissions will be accepted in either French or English. If possible, please submit in both French and English.
"WHAT IF? SYMPOSIUM"In recognition of the broad disciplinary and epistemological perspectives included under the umbrella of food studies, a symposium highlighting the breadth of the field will be held at the 10th annual assembly of CAFS. The symposium will invite participants to think beyond the question "What is food studies?" to consider "What if food studies ______?" The symposium's purpose is to collectively imagine multiple futures for food scholarship, transcending current frameworks, and targeting objectives for the field that move beyond the probable and possible, and into the innovative, lofty, and perhaps even outlandish. The symposium will run throughout the CAFS conference and will bring together work that is sometimes considered outside of food studies' normative boundaries, that is, rooted in the humanities, art, design, and technology, as well as natural and biological sciences.
PRECONFERENCEOn Saturday May 30, 2015 CAFS will again be hosting a full-day pre-conference open to all students, postdocs and emerging researchers. Participants in the 2015 pre-conference may engage in a series of peer networking activities, interactive workshops and participatory discussions. An evening social at a local venue will follow the pre-conference. More information on the pre-conference program, submissions, registrations and activities will soon be available through the CAFS website and sent via e-mail.
For more information:
Call for Papers - "Ruins and the Future" - 7th Annual McGillUniversity Anthropology Graduate Student Conference - Montreal, Quebec -Deadline: January 5, 2014*
Ruins and the Future, McGill University, Friday, April 10, 2015
"No matter how hard I worked, no matter how long I waited, the future neverseemed to arrive."-- Arata Isozaki, "Ruins"
In the early 1960s, Japanese architect Arata Isozaki superimposed hisdesigns for "the city of the future" atop images of the ruination left inthe wake of the atomic bomb. In his struggle to live up to the utopianvision of his contemporaries, he found himself forced to ask,"If the imageof those ruins burned so deeply in my eyes and if my memory was prohibitingme from exercising my imagination on the future, should I not simplyembrace the idea and accept that the future would be composed of the samekind of ruins?" Imagined in decay, Isozaki's city of the future rises upamong the ruins of its past.
For the 7th Annual McGill Anthropology Graduate Student Conference, we ask:How do such overlays--of futures and pasts, destruction and possibility,growth and death--resonate in the curiosities, priorities, andmethodologies of anthropology? What are our relationships to ruins, toruination, and to projects for the future?The contemplation of ruins has a long history of its own--from sentimentalRomantic fixations to contemporary concerns with traces, materiality,critique, and capitalism. Stoler's (2013) recent edited volume productivelyattends to ruins and ruination as fragments, traces, and symptoms of'imperial' histories. Dawdy (2010) has likewise approached 'modern ruins'as markers of domination, but also fertile landscapes, "tears in thespaciotemporal fabric through which new social forms can emerge" (18). Ineach case, these authors depict the trails of debris that mark bothhistorical and contemporary processes and presences. Yet ruins also seem toconfound time in the crumbling of foundations, perhaps inspiring newecologies of diversity, or even offering strategic sites fornation-building.Our aim is to provide a space to collectively think about and reflect upon'ruins' and their relation to various temporal horizons. For instance, weinvite participants to consider how ruins might trouble conceptions oftime, progress and history. Can we think of the present as a site ofruination? How do material and immaterial traces of the past constitute amemory of the contemporary? Further, ruins may bring our attention tolayered histories--for example, in drawing attention to how Khmer Rouge andVietnam War bulletholes in 10th century temples flatten time or layermultiple temporalities. We might also ask how today's technical orinfrastructural ruins attest to futures that never were, or imminently maybe.Submitted papers are welcome to expand upon these themes in creative andunanticipatedways, but in the spirit of promoting a generative and lively conversation,we ask:
- Beyond an immediate historical materiality, how might ruins trouble orproduce various futures?If ruins have so often been viewed as physical testaments to a nostalgicor an imperial past, what might they instead tell us about an imminent orforgotten future?- What anthropological engagements might emerge when we view ruins asconceptualtools, dynamic processes, or theoretical provocations?- How can we approach the absence of ruins through sites of historicalremoval or landscapes of dispossession?- What kinds of traces do we allow to persist in the future? Whatendures through time? What can become a ruin and what cannot?
Submit your short abstracts (250 words) to firstname.lastname@example.org byJanuary 5th, 2015. Please include your name, university affiliation, andcontact information. You will be notified of the reception of yourabstract, and invitations will be distributed byJanuary 23rd, 2015. Invited participants should prepare 15 minute papersfor presentation.
Attendees are additionally invited to join us for a welcome reception theevening of Thursday, April 9th, and a participatory workshop the morning ofSaturday, April 11th.
Feel free to use the provided email to contact us with anyquestions.Additional information and updates can be found at:http://mcgillanthroconference.wordpress.com/
Registration Open - 6th FPR-UCLA Interdisciplinary ConferenceOctober 23-24, 2015UCLA, Los Angeles, CAhttp://thefpr.org/conference2015/CONFIRMED PARTICIPANTSSari van Anders, Arthur Arnold, Tom Boellstorff, Lisa Diamond, AnneFausto-Sterling, Daniel Fessler, Matthew Gutmann, Gilbert Herdt,Melissa Hines, Kathy Huang, Marcia Inhorn, Hillard Kaplan, RobertLemelson, Michael Peletz, Sarah Richardson, James Rilling, AliceWexler, Carol WorthmanTOPICAL FOCUSGender and related areas, from biological, cultural, and social orenvironmental perspectives.REGISTER NOWhttp://www.thefpr.org/conference2015/registration.phpEARLY Registration ENDS on June 30, 2015• Afterwards, LATE registration, with higher registration fees.ON-LINE REGISTRATION: ONLY FOR GENERAL PUBLICAll others (Current Students/ University of CaliforniaFaculty+Staff/International Customers/Conference Scholarships) mustregister by MAIL/FAX/IN PERSON to UCLA Central Ticket Office windows.
SIEF2015 12th Congress CfP:
Utopias, Realities, Heritages. Ethnographies for the 21st century
Zagreb, Croatia. 21-25 June 2015
Call for papers, workshop contributions, films and posters
The Swedish Anthropological Association annual meeting/conference CfPanels and CfPapers:
Do the right thing! Anthropology and MoralityLund University, Sweden, April 17-19 2015
Deadline 18 January 2015.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Migration and Late Capitalism:Critical Intersections with the Asia-Pacific and Beyond
June 11 – 13, 2015University of Victoria, BC, Canada
The Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives' Migration and Mobility Program seeks paper proposals for an interdisciplinary conference to be held in June 2015.
In 2013, the global migrant population was estimated at 232 million people or 3.2 per cent of the world population, up from 175 million in 2000 and 154 million in 1990. In the last two decades, scholars and policymakers have theorized and analyzed the causes, necessities, and consequences of this steady growth in transnational and regional mobile populations within the context of late capitalism, neo-colonialism, intensifying global circuits of power, and national security regimes. Migrant justice activists have simultaneously exposed and mobilized around transforming the punitive, dehumanizing, and exploitative laws and policies as they affect various categories of migrants—documented, undocumented, refugees, and asylum seekers.
The Migration and Mobility Program in the Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives at the University of Victoria is pleased to host a three-day conference, which will bring together researchers, policymakers, and activists from diverse disciplinary and regional locations, including Southeast Asia, South Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, and North America. The purpose is to discuss new theoretical directions, interdisciplinary approaches, and critical dialogues on migration and mobility in the context of late capitalism with a particular, but not exclusive focus, on the geopolitics of the Asia-Pacific region. Key themes to be exploredinclude:
* Policy Advocacy, Activism, and Mobilization* Border Security and Surveillance* Colonialisms, Imperialisms, and Late Capitalisms* Indigenous Displacement and Mobility* Environmental Degradation* Migration Flows, Experiences, and Strategies* Religion and MigrationWe especially welcome proposals for papers, presentations and workshops from civil society and community members, and ones that do not necessarily conform to typical academic conventions.
Please see the Call for Papers (below) or the CAPI website for more information about paper submissions or registration.
Contact us directly at MigrationConference@uvic.ca<mailto:email@example.com>
CALL FOR CONFERENCE PAPERSMigration and Late Capitalism:Critical Intersections with the Asia-Pacific and BeyondJune 11-13, 2015 | University of Victoria, BC, CanadaPlenary Speakers:Linda Tuhiwai Smith, University of WaikatoSandro Mezzadra, University of Di BolognaTings Chak, University of Toronto and No One Is IllegalThe Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives’ Migration and Mobility Program seeks paper proposals for aninterdisciplinary conference to be held in June 2015.In 2013, the global migrant population was estimated at 232 million people or 3.2 per cent of the worldpopulation, up from 175 million in 2000 and 154 million in 1990. In the last two decades, scholars andpolicymakers have theorized and analyzed the causes, necessities, and consequences of this steady growthin transnational and regional mobile populations within the context of late capitalism, neo-colonialism,intensifying global circuits of power, and national security regimes. Migrant justice activists havesimultaneously exposed and mobilized around transforming the punitive, dehumanizing, and exploitativelaws and policies as they affect various categories of migrants—documented, undocumented, refugees, andasylum seekers.The Migration and Mobility Program in the Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives at the University of Victoria ispleased to host a three-day conference, which will bring together researchers, policymakers, and activistsfrom diverse disciplinary and regional locations, including Southeast Asia, South Asia, Australia, New Zealand,Europe, and North America. The purpose is to discuss new theoretical directions, interdisciplinaryapproaches, and critical dialogues on migration and mobility in the context of late capitalism with aparticular, but not exclusive focus, on the geopolitics of the Asia-Pacific region. Key themes to be exploredinclude:• Policy Advocacy, Activism, and Mobilization• Border Security and Surveillance• Colonialisms, Imperialisms, and LateCapitalisms• Indigenous Displacement and Mobility• Environmental Degradation• Migration Flows, Experiences, and Strategies• Religion and MigrationWe especially welcome proposals for papers, presentations and workshops from civil society and communitymembers, and ones that do not necessarily conform to typical academic conventions.Submission InstructionsTo submit a proposal for a paper, workshop or complete panel, please send the following information to:MigrationConference@uvic.ca.• Name of presenter(s)• Institutional affiliation(s) or Organization(s)• Contact Information (email)• Title of paper, workshop, or panel• Short abstract or description (no more than 200 words)• For panel proposals please include a rationale for the panel as well as a title and brief descriptionof each paper.Submission Deadline: Friday, February 27, 2015Registration FeesFees cover breakfasts, lunches, coffee and snacksBefore April 15, 2015Early registration: $100.00*Early registration (+ $50.00 contribution to community member/student participant): $150.00After April 15, 2015Regular registration: $150.00*Regular registration (+ $50.00 contribution to community member/student participant): $200.00OTHER REGISTRATION CATEGORIESCivil Society / Community Member registration: $50.00Student registration: $50.00(*We encourage those who are financially able to contribute an extra $50.00 to the Community Member/Student Conference Fund. This willhelp to make the conference accessible to community members/students who might not otherwise be able to attend.)For more information on the Migration and Mobility Program at the Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives atthe University of Victoria, see http://www.uvic.ca/research/centres/capi/migration-mobility/index.php.
Call for Papers - European Conference on African Studies (Paris)
The Sixth European Conference on African Studies (ECAS-6) will take place in Paris 8-10 July 2015 at the Sorbonne.
The co-organisers are IMAF (Institut des mondes africains) and LAM (Les Afriques dans le monde).
The principal theme of ECAS 6 is Collective Mobilisations in Africa: Contestation, Resistance, Revolt. This theme, however, is not exclusive. The scientific committee will also consider panel proposals on other themes, associated with emergent and more classical fields of study alike.
Deadline for submitting paper proposals: January 9, 2015
For information on how to submit papers, please go to :http://www.ecas2015.fr/
Call for Papers-Trafficking, Smuggling and Human Labour in Southern Africa
FOCUS AND SCOPE
Over the past decade, much international attention has been placed on the issue of human trafficking throughout the world. This international focus has resulted in pressure being placed on governments to enact and enforce human trafficking legislation. As a consequence, all the Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries, with the exception of Botswana, have now introduced legislative measures to curb human trafficking. At present there is a dearth of information and scholarly debate on human smuggling, trafficking and labour in the SADC region. The purpose of this issue is to address this deficit in our knowledge base by critically examining the: intersection between the region's complex historical and contemporary migration patterns; realities of and vulnerabilities to human trafficking; and the intersection between labour practices and both human trafficking and smuggling.
In this special issue we seek to deal with the following themes: trafficking and smuggling in the SADC, trafficking and human labour in the SADC, and smuggling and human labour in the SADC region. Under these themes this volume will address a broad range of issues such as: the differences between smuggling and trafficking in the region as well as the complex inter-relations between the two; the barriers to implementing trafficking and smuggling legislation within the region as a whole or within specific countries; the extent to which an emphasis on trafficking can undermine existing migration policies; the extent to which migrant vulnerability can be as much the result of migration policies as the result of trafficking; the manner in which obstacles to migration can and do give rise to trafficking; and the ways in which the enactment of trafficking legislation can criminalise the actions of irregular migrants. Within the overall theme of the volume, we seek to focus on questions such as: what are the implications of implementing trafficking laws based on a UN Convention without reference to the local context? What data has been used by governments to support the need for legislation on human trafficking and how reliable and valid is this data? To what extent have Governments sought to contextualize their legislation? Whose aims and objectives does trafficking legislation serve? What overlaps are there between trafficking legislation and existing legislation? To what extent is smuggling within the region dealt with under trafficking legislation? To what extent do historical migration flows create individual vulnerability to trafficking? To what extent does internal trafficking exist within countries in the region and is this ignored due to the focus on cross-border movements?
This issue also concerns itself with issues of labour and human trafficking. In this respect, we seek to address issues such as: the extent to which exploitative labour practices may now be ignored due to the focus on human trafficking; the ways in which a focus on the victims of trafficking has created a hierarchical view of victims that prioritizes trafficking victims while little attention is paid to labour exploitation; the manner in which the emphasis on trafficking has impacted on or indeed undermined the livelihoods of those working in areas that have traditionally been associated with exploitative occupations; and the degree to which specific types of work such as sex work may be conflated with trafficking. In this focus on labour exploitation we seek to address a number of questions. Has the focus on trafficking for sexual exploitation led to an increase in other forms of labour exploitation? Does the labeling of the migrant as the victim of trafficking resonate with the experiences of migrants themselves? To what extent can a focus on trafficking enable Governments to deal with general patterns of labour exploitation? In what ways, might a hierarchy of exploitation emerge, whereby some forms of labour are associated with exploitation to the exclusion of others? To what extent is the movement of people in the SADC linked to concerns about labour and employment conditions? To what extent do those who are smuggled become victims of exploitative labour practices and how they view such conditions? While contributions are welcome which seek to address any of the above themes and questions, papers on additional themes and topics relevant to the volume will also be considered. We particularly welcome contributions from authors within or outside the region who are conducting research in this area as well as from those who offer a comparative perspective on the SADC region.
Timeline and Important Dates
Abstract submission: December 31st 2014 (Abstract limit 500 words with 4-6 keywords)
Review of abstract/acceptance:January 31st 2015
Complete manuscript submission: April 30th 2015
Manuscript review completed:June 30th 2015
Final revised manuscript submission: August 31st 2015
Controlling Sexuality and Reproduction, Past and Present, August 12-14, 2015, University of Lethbridge
Deadline: February 15, 2015
Historical transitions: Rhythms, Crises, and Legacies, Maison Archéologie & Ethnologie (MAE) Conference, June 10-12, 2015
Deadline: January 15, 2015
Unsettling Colonial Modernity: Islamicate Contexts in Focus
University of AlbertaApril 24-25, 2015
Keynote speakers: Dr. Sherene Razack*, Dr. Parin Dossa*
Submission Deadline: Dec. 15, 2014
The late-19th century acceleration of European colonialism in the Middle East and North Africa gave rise to a range of cultural, sociopolitical, and socioeconomic projects seeking to restructure Islamicate societies after modern Europe. Such Eurocentric projects were predominantly advanced through subordinating Islamicate traditions, cultures, and identities. This traumatic historical experience evokes the image of a Muslim other laid on the Procrustean bed of European modernity; Islamicate traditions, cultures, and identities were either stretched out of shape or sawed off so that they would fit the hegemonic conception of modernity.
This homogenizing conception of modernity, however, has faced serious challenges from within and without its European bedrock. Critics have problematized the unilinear view of historical progress in the discourse of Enlightenment modernity and its homogenizing universalism; they have also highlighted the (in)formal colonial trajectory of European modernity in non-European contexts. Out of these critical engagements, have emerged counterdiscourses such as "indigenous modernities", "multiple modernities", and "alternative modernities", as well as a rich body of literature provincializing Europe, historicizing lived experiences of European modernity, and unveiling its darker side. These critiques have opened up new possibilities for transcending false binary oppositions of West/East, modernity/tradition, secular/sacred, and culture/nature.
The organizing committee of this interdisciplinary conference invites contributions to the current rethinking of post-19th century identity formations and sociopolitical transmutations in Islamicate contexts (both national and diasporic) vis-à-vis the colonial project of modernity. We are particularly interested in examining practical implications as well as challenges and prospects of such dialogical investigations. Topics might include, but are not limited to:◾Modern nation-building and its discontents◾Postcolonialism, indigeneity, and decoloniality◾Narrative resistance◾Feminist theories of experience and first-person knowledge◾Identity politics and intersectionality◾Subjectivity, theories of the self, and narrative identities◾Racialization and epistemologies of ignorance◾Trauma, affect, memory, and their link to identity◾The return of the repressed in myth, phantasy, and neurosis◾Islamophobia in the "War on Terror" era◾Orientalization of diasporic identities in popular culture◾Radical pedagogies in interrogating Islamophobia/orientalism◾Religion, secularism, and democracy◾Orientalism and occidentalism◾Critical race and whiteness studies◾Marxist literary criticism◾Critical (ir)realism◾Technophobia, eco-criticism, and post-apocalyptic literature◾Post-modernism as the return of Romanticism◾Globalization and socio-economic development
Contributions can take the form of papers or posters. Please send abstracts (150-200 words for posters; 300-500 words for papers), along with a short bio of author(s), to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 15, 2014. Decisions on selected proposals will be sent out early January 2015. Presenters whose abstracts are accepted must submit their papers (3000-5000 words) or posters (2-4 slides) by March 27, 2015, one month prior to the conference date.
A selection of papers presented at the conference will be published in a peer-reviewed, edited volume. A final draft of selected papers is to be submitted within two months after the conference.
Should you have any questions or require more information, please contact us via email at email@example.com, or visit http://www.ucmconf.com/.
*Dr. Sherene Razack is Professor of Social Justice Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. For more information about Dr. Razack please visit the Keynote page.
*Dr. Parin Dossa is Professor of Anthropology and Associate Member in the Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies, at Simon Fraser University. For more information about Dr. Dossa please visit the Keynote page.
The Alaska Anthropological Association Annual Conference is being held in March 4-7, 2015, during Fur Rondy (annual Alaska winter celebrations).
For general information see:https://www.uaa.alaska.edu/anthropology/alaska-anthropological-association.cfm
We would like to invite papers for the following session:
Session AbstractCall for Papers
If you are interested, please submit your 100 word abstract to Denielle Elliott and Medeia Csoba DeHass, at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com, before December 20th.
Collaborative Research with Indigenous Communities
Medeia Csoba DeHass (University of Alaska, Anchorage) and Denielle Elliott (York University)
This session explores contemporary strategies, tensions, and solutions in collaborative research between anthropologists and Indigenous communities. Reflecting on Vine Deloria Jr.'s apt summary, namely that the field of anthropology has an embarrassing history of research with many Indigenous communities, this session highlights contemporary models of collaborative work that are intellectually and politically decolonizing, multivocal, and inclusive. We aim to highlight new projects that work to bridge previous disengagement between local and academic research interests, to explore the role of collaborative anthropology in Indigenous and Native studies, and to push towards further realizing the possibilities for socially engaged, ethically sound, and contextually adaptive research methods. The papers in this session combine a variety of collaborative work with Indigenous communities while also demonstrating an engagement with Indigenous methodologies in research design, data gathering and sharing, negotiated representation, writing strategies, pedagogical practice, curation of collections, and knowledge translation. The session is particularly interested in papers that bring attention to the potential learning experience and long-term implications of focusing on successes and research outcomes that are fruitful for both local and scholarly participants. We welcome submissions from digital media, virtual repatriation, language preservation, cyber-learning, indigenous pedagogy, museum collections/materialities, health, and climate-change research, among others.
Conference registration abstract (under 100 words)
This session explores contemporary strategies, tensions, and solutions in collaborative research between anthropologists and Indigenous communities that highlight intellectually and politically decolonizing, multivocal, and inclusive research methods. We aim to bring together new projects that work to bridge previous disengagement between local and scholarly research interests, to explore the role of collaborative anthropology in Indigenous and Native studies, and to push towards further realizing the possibilities for socially engaged, ethically sound, and contextually adaptive research methods. Papers that bring attention to the importance of mutually fruitful outcomes for both local and scholarly participants are particularly welcome.
Denielle Elliott, PhDAssistant Professor | York University | Health and Society | Department of Social ScienceS704 Ross Building, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3 Canada | Tel. (416) 736-2100 x 77823 | Fax. (416) 736-5165
Suomen Antropologinen SeuraThe Finnish Anthropological Society
Suomen Antropologisen Seuran Antropologipäivät 2015:Maisema, sosiaalisuus ja materiaalisuusHelsinki, 21.–22. lokakuuta 2015
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PaneelikutsuMaisema on antropologiassa jatkuvasti yleistyvä käsite, jonka eri tieteenalat määritteleväterilaisilla, usein keskenään ristiriitaisilla tavoilla. Monet antropologit katsovat, että maisemamuodostuu ja käsitetään eri tavoin paikasta, ajasta ja tilasta riippuen. Tällaisen näkökulmanmukaan voimme kuvan tai katseen kohteen sijaan puhua maisemasta kontekstisidonnaisenakulttuurisena ja sosiaalisena prosessina. Maisema nähdään tällöin olemisen, kuulumisen,muistin, kosmologioiden ja tarinoiden kiinnekohtana ja välineenä, joka on sosiaalisestimuotoutunut. Voidaanko maiseman, tilan tai paikan kautta näin ollen ymmärtää jotakin uuttasosiaalisista suhteista? Millä tavoin paikat ja tilat rakentuvat laajoina suhteiden verkostoina?Miten sosiaaliset suhteet muotoutuvat maisemaan ja paikkaan kuulumisen kautta? Entä mitenihmisten toiminta ja merkityksenantoprosessit muokkaavat maisemaa?Materiaalisuuteen keskittyneet tutkijat ovat puolestaan kysyneet, miten sosiaaliset suhteetmuodostuvat ja kuinka niitä ilmaistaan erilaisten esineiden ja tilankäyttöjen avulla, sekämiten merkityksiä kantavat objektit vaikuttavat siihen mitä viestitään. Toiset ovat pohtineetsitä, miten erilaisten resurssien, infrastruktuurien ja ympäristöjen aineelliset ominaisuudetmahdollistavat ja rajoittavat erilaisia sosiaalisuuden ilmenemismuotoja. Voimmekoesimerkiksi sanoa, että tietynlaiset materiaalisuudet nostavat esiin tietynlaisia poliittisiamuodostelmia? Voimmeko olettaa, että myös asioilla, esineillä ja ympäristöillä on tietynlaistatoimijuutta? Edistävätkö nämä näkemykset ymmärrystämme sosiaalisesta elämästä ja siihenliittyvästä politiikasta, vai – kuten toiset ovat huomauttaneet – onko tämä yksi fetisisminmuoto? Jotkut sosiaalitieteilijät kysyvätkin, tapahtuuko tämä materiaalisuuden painottaminenhumanismin kustannuksella? Mikä on politiikan ja vallan asema maiseman ja sosiaalisuudentutkimuksessa?Pyydämme konferenssiin näihin teemoihin liittyviä paneeliehdotuksia. Teemoja voi lähestyäesimerkiksi tarkastelemalla kysymyksiä sosiaalisuuden eri muodoista, materiaalisuudestasosiaalista elämää välittävänä tekijänä, maisemista kulttuurisina prosesseina erilaisissaympäristöissä, tai tarjota muita näkökulmia aihepiiriin liittyen.Pyydämme lähettämään paneeliehdotukset 15.12.2014 mennessä firstname.lastname@example.orgEhdotuksessa tulee olla seuraavat tiedot:
Early Career Scientists are invited to submit applications to participate in next year's Future Earth Young Scientist Networking Conference on Integrated Science.
The Future Earth Young Scientists Networking Conference on Integrated Science discussing the theme of "Future Sustainability — the role of Science in the SDGs" will take place at Villa Vigoni, the German-Italian Centre for Cultural and Scientific Exchange at Lake Como in Italy, from 24-30 May, 2015.
The International Social Science Council (ISSC), International Council for Science (ICSU), the German Research Foundation (DFG) are inviting applications for participation by early career scientists.
Closing date for applications: December 22, 2014.
The Networking Conference is open to post-doctoral researchers interested in integrated science and the collaboration between the social and the natural sciences. The conference will bring together senior and leading scientists and researchers with a diversity of perspectives to identify top priority questions for future research on the topic. They will provide not only a chance to fully realise the overview of the state of the art in the topic/field, but also to interact and network with leading thinkers — forging new collaborations, and fostering new compelling integrated science.
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Call for Submissions: UBC 2015 Festival of Anthropology Film: Work and Solidarity
Call for Papers - Western University's 3rd Annual Anthropology GraduateStudent Conference - "Confronting Categories" - Abstract Deadline: January10, 2015
The Western Anthropology Graduate Society (WAGS) jointly with theAnthropology Undergraduate Society at Western University (London, ON) arepleased to announce Western University's 3rd Annual Anthropology GraduateStudent Conference entitled: Confronting Categories to be held from Friday,March 6 through Sunday, March 8, 2015.
History, women's studies, geography, sociology, political science, FirstNations studies, as well as archaeology, linguistic, biological, andsocio-cultural anthropology incorporate a wide range of techniques andstrategies in order to explore the human experience. These disciplinesconverge in the use of categories to conceptualize and make sense of humanbehaviour and cultural practices. We invite abstracts that will facilitatescholarly discussion and critical thinking in one or more of three majorareas of academic research as it relates to the application of categoriesin the social sciences:
How do the humans and nonhumans we study classify the observable worldaround them and why?-
How does the use of categories in academia help or limit us incommunicating our ideas? (i.e., what information is lost when we divide ourdata into categories? What information is gained?)-
Which categories and labels still present in anthropological research(and other academic disciplines) are rooted in colonial thought, and howcan we best decolonize the discipline(s)?
This conference provides the opportunity for graduate and undergraduatestudents to reflect critically on how "categories" influence their ownresearch, as well as broader academic and applied contexts.
We invite you to submit paper abstracts for 15-minute oralpresentations by SaturdayJanuary 10, 2015 to email@example.com. Please include your nameand affiliation, paper title, abstract (up to 250 words), and 3-4 keywords.
We highly encourage students from outside of London, Ontario to makesubmissions. Non-London residents whose abstracts are received by thedeadline (January 10, 2015) and are accepted will be eligible to apply forthe Western Anthropology Conference Student Travel Bursary.
Updates, the program, keynote speaker(s), bursary guidelines andeligibility, and other resources will be posted on the conference website:http://anthropology.uwo.ca/graduate/association_clubs/wags_annual_graduate_student_conference.html.
Colloque Nouvelles perspectives en études féministes. Littérature, cinémaet théâtre - août 2015
Colloque Nouvelles perspectives en études féministes. Littérature, cinémaet théâtre
Où en est la recherche féministe dans les études littéraires, théâtrales etcinématographiques? On assiste depuis plusieurs années à une multiplicationdes nouvelles approches: d'une part, l'exploration transdisciplinaire deplusieurs outils et concepts théoriques et méthodologiques ouvre à uneréévaluation des acquis scientifiques en arts et lettres, ainsi qu'ensciences humaines et sociales; d'autre part, la découverte ou la relecturede corpus mis de côté, voire oubliés, permet d'aborder autrement l'histoiredes pratiques, des discours et des représentations des femmes et/ou duféminin. En outre, les études sur le genre, mettant l'accent sur le fémininaussi bien que sur le masculin, ont complexifié les nœuds de la rechercheet ouvert la voie à de nouvelles lectures. Il va sans dire que cesrecherches contribuent à modifier les pratiques littéraires et artistiquesactuelles; inversement, les œuvres les plus récentes bousculent etalimentent plusieurs axes de lecture, dont la sexualité et lascience-fiction. Afin de saisir toute l'effervescence et l'intérêt d'unchamp d'étude et de recherche en constante évolution, le colloque"Nouvelles perspectives en études féministes. Littérature, cinéma etthéâtre", organisé dans le cadre du 7e Congrès international des recherchesféministes dans la francophonie du 24 au 28 août 2015 à Montréal, souhaiteréunir les voix émergentes et établies de la recherche sur les femmes dansces trois domaines. En plus de vouloir faire se croiser les travaux et lespropositions, il sera l'occasion d'encourager la coopération scientifique.Les chercheurs intéressés doivent envoyer leurs propositions decommunication par courriel à Adrien Rannaud (firstname.lastname@example.org)avant le 5 décembre 2014. Pour plus d'informations, voir l'appel au completà l'adresse suivante:
(en français et en anglais)
Nous avons le plaisir de vous inviter à soumettre une proposition de communication pour le colloque international « Résister en corps. Ethnographies de l'infamie / Bodily Resistance. Towards an Ethnography of Infamy » qui se tiendra à la Cité du Design (St-Etienne) du 3 au 6 novembre 2015.
Ce colloque vise à documenter l'expérience indissociablement sociale et intime des imputations infamantes où se concentrent les effets d'étiquetages dégradants. Racisme, discriminations sexuelles, constructions performatives de l' « anormalité », mépris de caste ou de classe : autant de disqualifications qui prennent bien souvent le corps, sa constitution, ses apparences et ses usages pour objets. Quant aux sujets les plus disqualifiés, une grande part de leur quotidien reste méconnue dès lors qu'elle se trouve recouverte par le voile des stéréotypes et des préjugés ; un voile dont l'ethnographie peut lever un coin en livrant un accès aux vies a priori dominées. En-deçà des mouvements sociaux et de leurs mobilisations, il s'agit alors de décrire ces coulisses du pouvoir où les moins dotés en possibilités d'agir s'efforcent pourtant d'exister, de maintenir leur dignité et parfois même de résister, en corps.
Cinq axes de travail organiseront les échanges autour des thématiques suivantes :
1. Castes ou classes dangereuses : corps stigmatisés et gestion des identités souillées2. La ligne de partage des couleurs : faire face aux constructions infamantes de la « race »3. En corps, partager le genre : résister aux assignations4. A-normal, corps et âme : pathologisation, « expérience totale » et affranchissement5. Représentations de l'infamie : résistances en corps, images et textes
Les propositions de communication mentionneront sur une première page les coordonnées complètes des auteurs : statut, université et/ou laboratoire de rattachement, adresse postale, adresse mail, numéro de téléphone (mobile de préférence).La seconde page sera anonyme et devra, en 300 mots maximum :- indiquer un titre précis ;- décrire brièvement l'enquête sur laquelle repose l'intervention (priorité sera donnée aux travaux ethnographiques) ;- identifier un problème en rapport direct avec la thématique du colloque ;- exposer quelques résultats dans la perspective d'au moins un des cinq axes qui structureront les débats.
La date limite de réception des résumés est fixée au 5/01/2015Les propositions doivent être soumises en ligne à l'adresse suivante :http://resistcorps2015.sciencesconf.org/Les avis du comité scientifique seront communiqués à partir du 15/02/2015Les textes complets devront parvenir aux organisateurs avant le 15/06/2015
Les présentations dureront 20 minutes.Langues de travail : français, anglais (un service de traduction simultanée sera assuré)Vous trouverez en pièces jointes l'appel à communications complet (en français et en anglais).
We would like to invite submissions for the international conference "Bodily Resistance. Towards an Ethnography of Infamy", to be held at the Cité du Design, Saint-Etienne, France, 3-6 November, 2015.
This conference aims to document the inextricably social and private experience of infamous accusations, which condense the effects of degrading labels. Various ways of discrediting people – such as racism, sexual discrimination, performative constructions of "abnormality", and contempt for caste or class – often focus on the body and its constitution, its appearance, and its uses. Where the most discredited subjects are concerned, a large part of their day-to-day lives remains unknown once it is hidden behind a veil of stereotypes and prejudice. Ethnography can lift the edge of this veil by rendering accessible the lives of those who seem, at first sight, to be dominated. It is a question of describing the corridors of power that lie beneath the level of social movements and mobilizations, where those who have the least possibility for action nonetheless struggle to exist, to maintain their dignity, and sometimes even to resist, through their bodies.
The conference discussions will be organised around five lines of research focusing on the following themes:
1. Dangerous castes or classes: stigmatised bodies and dealing with sullied identities2. The dividing line of colour: facing infamous constructions of "race"3. The dividing line of difference in the body: resisting gender assignations?4. Ab-normal, in body and soul: pathologising, "total experience", and emancipation5. Representations of infamy: resisting through body, image, and text.
The first page of proposals should provide the authors' full details: status, university and/or research laboratory, postal address, email address, and telephone number (preferably mobile).The second page should be anonymous and no longer than 300 words max. It should:- provide a specific title;- briefly describe the study on which the paper is based (priority will be given to ethnographic work);- identify a problem that relates directly to the conference topic;- outline a few results from the perspective of at least one of the five themes around which the conference debates will be organised.
The deadline for submissions is 5/01/2015 (January 5, 2015).Proposals should be submitted online at the following address:http://resistcorps2015.sciencesconf.org/Notification of the scientific committee's decision will be given after 15/02/2015.The full conference paper should be sent to the organisers no later than 15/06/2015.
Presentations should last 20 minutes.The working languages of the conference are French and English (translations will be provided).Please find attached the full call for proposals (French and English).
CALL FOR PAPERS: NACS-XI 2015
A Land Shaped by Water: Perspectives on CanadaTurku, Finland, Wed 12 – Sat 15 August 2015
Submissions are invited for papers or posters for the eleventh Nordicinternational, cross-disciplinary Canadian Studies conference, to be heldin Turku, Finland, in August 2015.
The theme of the conference – 'A Land Shaped by Water: Perspectives onCanada' – may be taken literally or metaphorically. We are lookingespecially, but not exclusively, for contributions in the following fields:
literature / political science / the arts / history / internationalrelations | aboriginal affairs / cultural studies / regional studies /cultural geography / social ecology
Presentations will be allowed 20 minutes + time for discussion, and will beorganized in thematic, cross-disciplinary workshops potentially focussed onsome of the following topics:
water, ice, snow & fog the fur tradetrans-Atlantic & trans-Pacific contacts the Northwest Passage and the Arcticmigration patterns of tradethe Great Lakes Basin transportation:seas, lakes, waterwaysfisheries fossil fuels and water resourcestoponymy impact of hydro projectsacid rain settlement patterns
An abstract of the proposal, maximum 150 words, with a brief CV of theauthor(s), maximum 40 words, should be submitted in MS Word format by 31January 2015 to the Conference Committee at this email address:
Poster proposals may also be submitted, maximum 50 words + CV max 40 words.The Committee will aim to reply to authors by the end of February.
Nordic Association for Canadian Studies (NACS)Association nordique d'études canadiennes (ANEC)
Cher(e)s collègues, Nous avons le plaisir de vous informer de la tenue du prochain colloque organisé par l'Amades du 27 au 29 mai 2015 à Marseille et à Ottawa ; ainsi qu'à Dakar (dont la date vous sera communiquée prochainement).Ce que guérir veut direExpériences, significations, politiques et technologies de la guérisonAppel à communication en fichier joint. Veuillez prendre note que la date limite de proposition des communications est fixée au 20 décembre 2014 à l'adresse suivante : guerir.sciencesconf.orgToutes les informations, précisions et mises à jour concernant la programmation du colloque seront diffusées sur le site guerir.sciencesconf.org que nous vous invitons à consulter régulièrement.Nous espérons que vous serez nombreux à y répondre et nous nous faisons une joie de vous accueillir sur l'un des trois sites du Colloque.
CFP: Women and Gender: Looking Toward 'Caribbeanness'
Special Issue Call for PapersWomen and Gender: Looking Toward "Caribbeanness"This special issue of the JIWS explores notions of "Caribbeanness" and how they are manifested within the geographical region and beyond into the diaspora, through literature, transnational activism, and constructions of: feminism, identity, femininity, masculinity, and sexuality. Édouard Glissant's work theorizes that while the notion of a Caribbean unity through diversity is capable of empowering its people to "possess their world and their lived experience" it is a dream "forever denied, often deferred... vital but not obvious" (Caribbean Discourse 221). How can Caribbeanness function beyond the imaginary as multiple, plastic and porous, shared and contested, bound and liberating? Given its possibilities for continued division and exclusion by way of language, race, class, gender, sexuality, and nation, once Caribbeanness takes form and expression, how can it be actualized as agency? Is the fragile reality of Caribbeanness still a dream to work towards?We welcome work from across the disciplines, particularly literature and the social sciences, to initiate an interdisciplinary dialogue about what connects women and gender identities via the lens of Caribbeanness, across its many internal divisions? This special issue will explore the complexities of gender identity, performance, community and activism with varied analyses and interpretations of Caribbeanness. Additionally, we will ask if Caribbeanness is only accessible to those who are economically and physically mobile or for those who speak Creole, and thus serves as a marker of privilege? Can Caribbeanness ever materialize as an anti-structure or must it always be reduced to simply a new structure of exclusion and hierarchy?We invite articles that speak to this theme of gender/sexuality and Caribbeanness and its various iterations via: Transnational gender studies Syncretism, multiplicity, counterpoint Navigating/moving through disciplinary conditions and hierarchical structures of power—tensions between the structural lived experience/agency Explorations and manifestations through literary/artistic forms and transnational social movements incorporating artistry Actualizing Caribbeanness as agency and the poetics of transformation How technology, particularly social media, facilitates the expression of gendered Caribbean identities, linking self-expression via literary forms—poetry, short stories, blogs, commentary, with activism/social change? Diaspora and migration: How do individuals engage structural systems and with their creativity find voice and space to liberate themselves? Connect themselves to others across national boundaries? The nature of inclusion-exclusion: how does unity emerge through fractions of language, race, identity, color, and class? Alternatively, how can those who do not have opportunities for travel, but see themselves as firmly rooted in Caribbean community, occupation, and economy access bridges toward Caribbeanness from local rootedness and deprivation?Please send your submissions via email either to Allyson S. Ferrante at Allyson.Ferrante@bridgew.edu or Diana J. Fox email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org by July 31, 2015. Submission guidelines can be found on the journal website at: http://vc.bridgew.edu/jiws/policies.html#guidelinesThe Journal of International Women's Studies is an on-line, open-access, peer reviewed journal that provides a forum for scholars, activists, and students to explore the relationship between feminist theory and various forms of organizing. The journal seeks both multidisciplinary and cross-cultural perspectives, and invites submissions in the form of scholarly articles, essays, book reviews, and works of fiction. In addition, the Journal supports multi-media submissions through streaming audio capability, embedded video, and links to video sites to display short films and other visual materials. Through its diverse collection, the journal aims to create an opportunity for building bridges across the conventional divides of scholarship and activism; "western" and "third world" feminisms; professionals and students; men and women. Toward this end, the editors welcome your constructive and insightful comments in response to our publications. The JIWS is currently indexed with the Library of Congress. The ISSN assignment for "Journal of International Women's Studies" is ISSN 1539-8706. The Journal is indexed with the MLA International Bibliography, The International Bibliography of Social Sciences, EBSCO, Elsevier Bibliographic Databases, Ulrich's Periodicals, the Gale Group, the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), ProQuest Bibliographical References and at http://webster.bridgew.edu.
The Department of Political Science at Dalhousie University, in conjunctionwith the European Union Centre of Excellence, is hosting a GraduateSymposium titled: *System Breakdown? Critical Reflections on the EuropeanUnion in Crisis *on March 19-20th, 2015.
Call for PapersbyDalhousie UniversityDepartment of Political Sciencein conjunction withThe European Union Center for ExcellenceAnnual Political Science Graduate Symposium
System Breakdown? Critical Reflections on the European Union in Crisis.
On March 19-20th, Dalhousie University, Studley Campus, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.The current state of the European Union appears precarious. Reoccurring currency issues, increasinglyinsecure borders, economic stagnation, difficulties in migration flows, volatile politics, and waning publicsupport for the Union, among other problems, have all given rise to debates over the future course of theworld's most ambitious supranational project. Scholars and practitioners are invited to critically reflect onthese issues by examining ways we can learn from the European Union's failures and successes and betteridentify best practices going forward.The Symposium, organized by the Political Science graduate cohort and faculty, invites papers andposters from across disciplines and perspectives, including, but not limited to: Political Science, PublicAdministration, Economics, Sociology, Anthropology, History, Law, Gender & Development Studies,Geography, Psychology, Linguistics, Communications Studies, and Environmental Sciences.Suggested topics for paper and poster submissions include any combination of the following:• Governance, Regulation & Political Integration• Foreign Policy & Relations• Economics & Finance• Trade & Currency• Security & Borders• Internal & External Migration• Health & Demographic Shifts• Energy, Environment, & SustainabilityPapers and posters are meant to spur debate and will be assigned to panels with the panel chair and onecontributing panel author acting as discussants for each paper.Graduate Students, and Faculty interested in participating are invited to submit paper abstracts (maximum400 words) in English, along with a current C.V., by no later than December 10th.Posters require a C.V., title (maximum 20 words), public abstract (maximum 50 words prepared forprint), and full abstract (maximum 250 words).Notification of acceptance will be given by January 25th, and a full draft by those selected for presentationmust be submitted by March 1st. Final post-conference drafts must then be resubmitted by May 1st, inorder to be considered for peer reviewed publication in the edited conference journal due out for the Fallof 2015.
Send all abstracts to: email@example.com
The 9th European Feminist Research Conference-Sex & Capital, 3-6 June, 2015University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland
Recent economic crises and their worldwide impacts have highlighted the relationship between global politics and the economy. Indeed, economic discourses reign supreme and it looks like capitalism has won, which raises feminist concern. The power of economics has become palpable: the scramble for natural resources has put the multi-ethnic Arctic on centre stage; new sectors – education and care among them - are being commercialized; and trafficking in women and the consumption and commodification of sexed bodies appear in new, intensified forms. Then again, issues that feminist research and politics have promoted are now realities for a large number of women: multicultural life, diversification of family forms and sexual identities, and the women's economy. Despite this progress, the need for equality politics and feminist activism has not diminished. We are living in a global world where different, and differently gendered, material and cultural realities coexist.
Sex & Capital will engage with recent feminist thinking on gender politics, economics and futures to ask questions such as: What are the different, sexualized forms of capital? What are the gendered dynamics and outcomes of barefaced capitalism? and How should we understand and reconceptualise material realities, embodiment and subjectivities?
The 9th Conference invites scholars, students, policy makers and activists to gather and discuss and reflect upon these themes.
Welcome to Rovaniemi!
2015 International Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museums - Washington, DC
Dates: Key Dates and Deadlines.
Thursday, September 10 - Pre-conference tours to area attractions and/or full-day workshopsFriday-Saturday, September 11-12 - Conference SessionsSunday-Monday, September 13-15 - Sustaining Heritage Network Post ConferenceAction Items:
Propose a session, workshop, keynote, or other presentation here. Submissions are due by December 1, 2014.Sign up for the Priority Registration Notification List here. Registration for ATALM conferences fills up quickly. Priority Subscribers receive notice two weeks before registration officially opens. Please note that if you attended ATALM 2014, you are on the Priority List already.Learn more about Washington, DC here.Volunteer for the Conference Planning Council here.Provide guidance for Conference Planners here.Apply for a Scholarship here. Applications are due before May 1, 2015.Submit a Guardian of Culture and Lifeways Award nominationhere. Applications are due before July 1, 2015.Contribute to the 2014 Scholarship and Programming Fund here.Exhibit, Advertise or Sponsor an event here.
Check back often for updated information on the 2015 Conference!
AlterNative announces a general call for papers for Volume 11 (2015)
Deadline: 31 December 2014
AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples is amultidisciplinary, internationally peer-reviewed journal publishedquarterly. It aims to present indigenous worldviews from native indigenousperspectives. It is dedicated to the analysis and dissemination of nativeindigenous knowledge that uniquely belongs to cultural, traditional, tribaland aboriginal peoples as well as first nations from around the world.
AlterNative publishes papers that substantively address and criticallyengage with indigenous issues from a scholarly indigenous viewpoint. Allpapers must address and engage with current international and nationalliterature and academic and/or indigenous theory and make a significant
contribution to the field of indigenous studies. Submissions responding tothis general call for papers should relate to one or more of themes of thejournal—origins, place, peoples, community, culture, history, heritage,colonialism, power, intervention, development and self-determination.
Submission and Deadline Details
AlterNative primarily accepts substantive articles (up to 7000 words) thataddress a particular indigenous topic or theme. We also publish short,timely commentaries which address a particular indigenous topic, theme, orcontemporary issue affecting indigenous societies (up to 4000 words long)as well as book reviews of books that have been published in the precedingtwo years. A sample article and author guidelines, including format andreferencing styles can be found on the AlterNative website.
We welcome submissions all year round; however, for consideration for thesecond issue of 2015 articles should reach us no later than the 31st ofDecember 2014. We recommend early submission.For further details, please visit our website www.alternative.ac.nz, orcontact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
CFP: Sovereignties and Colonialisms: Resisting Racism, Extraction and Dispossession, York University, 2015
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES 2015Sovereignties and Colonialisms: Resisting Racism, Extraction and Dispossession
April 30-May 3, 2015
York University, Toronto ON
CONFERENCE TOPIC: The 2015 conference of the Critical Ethnic Studies Association honours Indigenous sovereignty struggles for land, culture, food, water, education, and health—and centres Indigenous, Black, and people of colour activism and scholarship, especially work coming from feminist, trans, Two-Spirit, queer, and disability struggles and perspectives.
This international gathering aims to critique settler colonialism and white supremacy; challenge colonial gender binaries; examine genealogies of anti-Black racism and colonial racial formations; and think about resistance and oppression transnationally, in ways that challenge western hegemony and the travels of racist and colonial methods.
This gathering brings African, Caribbean, Equity, Diaspora, Critical Race, Native, Trans, and Disability Studies into conversation with Ethnic Studies to critique genocide, racialized sexual violence, and capitalism; and to engage with conditions of borders, land, migration, displacement, labour, prisons, war, development, occupation, ableism, racism, and apartheid.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: The deadline to submit a proposal is December 15, 2014. All "saved" submissions will become finale at 12am on December 16, 2014, Hawaii Aleutian Standard Time.
WHO CAN SUBMIT A PROPOSAL: We encourage proposals by community members, social justice organizers, cultural workers, activists, students, academics, independent scholars, teachers, media makers, human rights advocates, and anyone interested in analyzing the conditions of our work, lives, and struggles.
Proposals should address how presenters will connect to the theme of Sovereignties and Colonialisms: Resisting Racism, Extraction and Dispossession. Proposed sessions should encourage participation, collaboration, and creativity through a variety of formats; and strive to be accessible to a diverse audience of emerging leaders, researchers. To ensure the active involvement of CESA's members, constituency, and the broader social justice community, an individual or group may not submit more than two proposals.
FORMATS: We invite panels, interactive workshop, and individual paper submissions on a wide range of topics that may include, but are not limited to, the conference themes. We seek proposals that explore local and global forms of imperialism, white supremacy, and colonialism—and challenge neoliberal policies and legacies of slavery, confront ableism, and unsettle heteropatriarchy by forging new theoretical and practical conversations.
We recommend presentation formats that encourage participation, collaboration, and creativity. Proposals may include performances, interactive workshops, open discussions, roundtables, films, activist studios, academic papers, panels, strategy sessions, learning labs, writing salons, and others. We encourage submissions by community members, social justice organizers, cultural workers, activists, students, academics, independent scholars, teachers, media makers, human rights advocates, and anyone interested in analyzing the conditions of our work, lives, and struggles. Submissions on a wide range of topics that may include but are not limited to the following:
Settler colonialism, white supremacy and anti-Black racismLand Defense and Environmental JusticeReproductive JusticeFood SovereigntyIncarceration, Criminalization, and State ViolenceColonial Captialism, Neoliberalization and the Precarity of LabourHealth, Disability, and DisablementMigration, Global Imperialisms and Border PolicingTransnationalism and EthnicitySocial movements and activismContested archivesQueer archivesSounds, images, and performancesIntersections of Trans studies and Critical Race and Ethnic studiesQueering Ethnic StudiesHeteropatriarchyIntersections of Disability Studies and Critical Race and Ethnic StudiesCritical Genocide StudiesTechnologizing ethnic studiesProfessionalization, praxis, and the academic industrial complexCritical Race StudiesCritical Ethnic Studies, un-disciplinarity, and relationship to other fieldsDecolonization and empireCritical imaginaries, alternate presents and futures
PROPOSAL CATEGORIES: We invite submissions by individuals and/or groups in the following categories:
Film Screening: [group or individual] A film screening with producers, editors, directors, and/or others affiliated with the film, followed by a self-facilitated question and answer session. Presenters are responsible for providing the film on the day of their scheduled session. Each film must include open captioning. Please note the length of your film in your submission. Scheduled films will run during a 90-minute session. If there is more than one presenter, a Chair must be identified who will maintain communication amongst other presenters and with CESA. All presenters must be included on this form.Paper Submission: [individual] Individual presentations on organizing, activism, research, or scholarship. Three or four individual paper submissions on related topics will be combined into panels. Panels will be 90 minutes, with each presentations being 10 – 15 minutes in length to create adequate time for discussion. If accepted, we will place you on a panel of speakers working on related topics.Performance: [group or individual] A live video or audiovisual performance including theater, dance, play, musical performance or a combination of these or other forms of performance, followed by a question and answer session or brief presentation session with the performer(s). If this is a group performance, one of the performers must be nominated for maintaining communication amongst other performers and with CESA, and be listed as "Chair" of the submission. All performers must be included on this form. Please come prepared with all necessary supplies for your workshop.Panel: [group] A group submission consisting of no less than three and no more than five individual presentations on organizing, activism, research, or scholarship. In addition, the panel must include a "Chair" who may also be listed as a presenter on the panel. The chair will maintain communication amongst panelists and with CESA. A discussant(s) is optional. The discussant(s), should you choose to have one, cannot also serve as a panelist but can serve a dual role as Chair and/or comment on the session. All panelists, including discussants, must be listed on this form.Roundtable: [group] A group submission with no limit of presenters. Roundtable sessions consist of short presentations designed to generate conversation with conference attendees on any set of themes or topics. In addition, the roundtable must include a "Chair" who may also serve as a presenter on the roundtable and will maintain communication amongst other presenters and with CESA. All presenters must be included on this form. Please come prepared with all necessary supplies for your roundtable.Workshop: [group or individual] An interactive session with an individual or a group of facilitators. Workshop sessions may take many formats from educational to strategy sessions, to media trainings, to know-your-rights, skill shares and more. If there is more than one facilitator, a Chair must be identified who will maintain communication amongst other presenters and with CESA. All presenters must be included on this form. Please come prepared with all necessary supplies for your workshop.Arts Engagement Workshop: [group or individual] An interactive or participatory arts engagement facilitated by an individual or a group of community artists. Examples include skills sharing, consciousness raising, and exploring politics or visions through art, often involving audience participation. If there is more than one artist presenting, a 'Chair' must be identified who be responsible for maintaining communication amongst other members of the group and with CESA. All presenters must be included on this form. Please come prepared with all necessary supplies for your workshop.Activist Report-back: [group or individual] An individual or group submission consisting of a presentation of work, action or campaign that a group or organization is engaging in. It can be a report of a recent actions or progress in campaign work. This session can have a specific goal for the organization, i.e. to raise awareness, recruit members, get signatures for a petition, or network-building. The session can also include an activity, i.e. letter-writing, sign-making. If there is more than one presenter, a 'Chair' should be identified who will maintain communication amongst the other presenters and with CESA. All presenters must be included on this form. Please come prepared with all necessary supplies for your session.Community Walk/Tour: [group or individual] An individual or group submission exploring alternative or silenced neighbourhood histories, e.g. of criminalization, gentrification, colonialism and resistance. If there is more than one presenter, a Chair should be identified who will maintain communication amongst the other presenters and with CESA. All Community Walk/Tour presenters must be included on this form.Soundbites and Pitches: [group] A group session consisting of brief sharing of ideas relating to the conference theme, with goal of brainstorming and developing potential individual or collaborative projects. Soundbites and pitches may involve 5-minute presentations where people give a blurb about their projects they are or would like to work on. For example, this may resemble a speed dating session where folks mix and mingle in pairs around the room. One of the presenters should be designated as "Chair" and maintain communication amongst the other presenters and with CESA. All presenters must be included on this form.World Cafe or Conversation Cafe: [group] Each table in a cafe or any space has a question on it for discussion. Folks go to any tables they wish and engage in the conversations about the topic/question at that table. People can leave one table at any time and join another and so on. One presenter must be present at each discussion table to facilitate the conversation. One of the presenters should be designated as "Chair" and maintain communication amongst the other presenters and with CESA. All presenters in the Café must be included on this form.All sessions, except for walking tours, will be allotted 90 minutes. Most sessions will be held in classroom spaces and will be equipped with a computer, projector and screen.
PROGRAM STREAMS: During the submissions process, we will ask that you indicate the program stream for which your proposal best falls under:
Art, Visual Culture and MediaCanadian State, State Borders, and Settler ColonialismColonial Capitalism, Neoliberalization, and Precarity of LabourDecolonization, Pedagogy, Critical Methods, and EthnographiesHealth, Disability/Disablement and Reproductive JusticeIncarceration, Criminalization, and State ViolenceLand Defense, Environmental Justice and Food SovereigntyMigration, Global Imperialisms, Racisms, and ColonialismRelationships and Resistance, Relationships as ResistanceOther
HOW DO I SUBMIT A PROPOSAL:
Usernames are required in order to begin the submission process. To create a username, click HERE.If you cannot remember your username or password, click here.Group Submissions Only: The "Chair" of the submission will submit the proposal on behalf of the entire group and will need the usernames for each individual.Once you start the online submission process, you will be asked to enter the following information:
Title for SessionAffiliation (organizational or institutional), if applicationDescription—In 500 words or less describe your session or presentation to potential participants in a way that is accessible and makes clear the goals and/or connections of the topic(s) you will be addressing in relationship to the conference theme.Bio or One-page CVGROUP SUBMISSIONS
TitleDescription. Please describe your group session and/or presentation in 500 words or less to potential participants in a way that is accessible and makes clear the goals and/or connections of the topic(s) you will be addressing in relationship to the conference theme.List of Presenter Names and Their Affiliations (if applicable)Please indicate the Chair of the session.Please indicate the Discussant for the session, if applicableBio or One-page CV for each presenter.For panel submissions, your description should also include the paper title and abstract for each presenter. (Approximately 300 words per presenter).
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To ensure the active involvement of CESA's members, constituency, and the broader social justice community, an individual or group may notsubmit more than two proposals.If you attempted to create a username account but did not receive an email from CESA, please check your spam or junk mail inbox.Each presenters must create a username on CESA's website. The Chair of your group submission will need your username in order to complete the submission. Enter your username only. If another username is present in the presenter entry space, please override that username by simply deleting that username and typing in your username or other usernames for your group submission.If you pressed "save" the abstract is submitted. If you need to edit your abstract, log into your username profile and click on the 'Related Content' tab. You can edit the abstract up until December 15, 2014 at 11:59pm, Hawaii Aleutian Standard Time. After this time, all submissions will be automatically finalized and no edits or changes will be allowed.Please do not "save" twice. Please log out and log back in.You will receive a confirmation email that confirms the completion of all components pertaining to your submission. If you do not receive this email by December 31, 2014, please contact us here.CESA will review the content of submissions and notify participants of the status of their submission. An email notification will be sent to all participants.
Call for Papers – Lusophone Studies Association Halifax ConferenceThe Lusophone World in Progression: Historical Legacy, Transnationalism &Development in Globalized Contexts
June 28-July 1, 2015, St. Mary's University, Halifax
Submission deadline: November 10, 2014
Canadian Women's Studies Association/L'association Canadienne Des ÉtudesSur Les Femmes (Cwsa/Acef)- WGSRF Annual Conference- University of Ottawa-May 30 – June 2, 2015
CFP Deadline: December 12 2014
WGSRF is now seeking proposals, in either French or English, for its annualconference, held in conjunction with the Congress of the CFHSS/FCSH.Submissions for papers and panels can be made by groups or individuals, andas joint sessions with other associations. The conference committeeencourages you to make use of your networks to organize panels (withmoderators) for submission. Please identify the specific theme to which youare submitting your proposal, and include 3 – 5 keywords to assistconference organizers in sorting proposals for the program.
The overall theme for this year's Congress, "Capital Ideas," invitespresenters to reflect on the power of ideas that "captivate" hearts andminds; connect people and ignite discussions and debates; create knowledgeand spark discoveries. The theme also reflects the site of our meetings inthe nation's capital, with its range of public service agencies, embassiesand international organizations as a backdrop. We invite abstracts thataddress the following specialized themes that challenge and problematize"capital ideas" in numerous ways, as well as submissions that addresstopics outside of these themes.
Theme 1: Capital Ideas: Ideas may capture hearts and minds, withoutguarantee of critical reflection or mindful accountabilities to diverse orresistant constituencies. Increasingly, Humanities and Social Sciencescholars have been calculating the costs of what is left out when capitalideas are advanced without attending to the consequences of such lacunae.WGSRF invites papers that draw upon and trouble various notions of capital(economic, social, political, hegemonic), and the publics andcounter-publics created around them. How do Women's and Gender Studies andfeminisms respond to, survive, and resist a university increasinglyorganized around a capitulation to capital, where revenue generation andcost-recovery are the buzz words of the day; where "job market ready"students become the goal of postsecondary education; and where enrollmenttrends shift away from the liberal arts to economics, law, business? Whatalternative worldviews, economies, practices, and futures remain, becomeimagined anew, or are left behind in a field like ours with its commitmentsto advancing interdisciplinary, intersectional, feminist and criticalscholarship?
Theme 2: Decolonizing Women's and Gender Studies: Submissions are invitedthat interrogate the project of the colonial and neoliberal nation state.Centering the intersectional perspectives of Indigenous women and allies inefforts to decolonize Women's and Gender Studies as a field and feminism as(its) theory, politics, praxis, we invite consideration of what a processof decolonizing feminist and critical pedagogies might look like. What arethe ambitions of a decolonized field of Women's and Gender Studies?Potential topics may include but are not limited to: decolonizing theintroductory course; feminist and critical methodologies afterdecolonization; decentering settler colonialism in the feminist theorycourse; Indigenizing and decolonizing the curriculum; resistances to andallies in decolonizing efforts; centering intersectional Indigenousknowledge production; intersectional Women's, Gender, Queer Studies anddecolonization; Indigenous feminist knowledge production; alliances amongand with Indigenous and other racialized feminists, feminist and relatedforms of radical critical praxis.
Theme 3: Open Call: We also welcome proposals outside of the above twothemes that explore feminist and Women's and Gender Studies knowledge workin all its diverse articulations.
HOW TO SUBMIT:
We encourage presentations in a variety of formats, including papers,panels, workshops, roundtables, poster and pecha kucha sessions, film andvideo screenings, performance art pieces, exhibits, and cultural events. Ifyou are proposing a non-traditional presentation, please include a briefwrite up on any necessary audiovisual, technical, logistical, or room sizeand location considerations.
The proposal form (Word document) can be found on the WGSRF website:http://www.wgsrf.com/. All submissions must include a clear, concise andwell-argued 250 - 300-word abstract for individual papers and panel topicsand 3 – 5 keywords that will assist conference organizers in preparing theconference program. Panel submissions must also include short (100 - 150word) abstracts of the individual papers, and all submissions shouldindicate the theme for which the proposal is to be considered.
While welcoming to individual paper proposals, WGSRF encourages submissionsof panel proposals (with a strong preference for 3 presenters), to ensurethematic consistency across papers in a given session and enough time fordiscussion afterward. Cohesiveness will be a primary criterion in the panelselection process.
Round table presentations may have up to 6 members and workshops may haveas few as 2 or as many as 4 facilitators. Proposals for performances andart installations will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, forfeasibility.
Panel sessions and workshops are typically scheduled to be 75 minutes inlength, and papers are expected to be approximately 8 - 9 pages, or 15 - 20minutes, for individual submissions. If you are proposing a workshop,please indicate expected time frame if different from typical scheduling.All proposals will be anonymously reviewed.
**You must be a current member of WGSRF to submit an abstract.**
To join, please visit http://www.wgsrf.com/.
Send proposals by email only, in Word or RTF, to:
CFP 'Religion, Gender and Body Politics' Conference, 12-14 February 2015, UtrechtCall for Papers: Religion, Gender and Body PoliticsPost-secular, post-colonial and queer perspectives
International conference on behalf of the international researchproject "Interdisciplinary Innovations in the Study of Religion andGender: Postcolonial, Post-secular and Queer Perspectives", atUtrecht University, The Netherlands, 12-14 February 2015.
CFP: Musical instruments and Material Culture, RAI and Horniman Museum, London, 2015
OPEN CALL FOR PAPERSRoyal Anthropological Institute and the Horniman Museum are very pleased to announce a joint one-day conference. This is the first call for papers, the details of which may be found below.
The date of the conference will be 26 March 2015. It will take place at the Horniman Museum.
Musical instruments and Material CultureWhile musical instruments are the primary medium for transmitting the intangible culture of music they also grounded in material culture. They require specialist techniques and skills of manufacture that have been subject to adaptation, as supplies of hardwoods and other materials of which instruments were traditionally made become depleted and the potential of new materials is explored and exploited. Musical instruments reflect cultural values ranging from current fashion to belief systems. Although those who document musical instruments aspire to capture wide a range of information relating to the material and intangible culture of instruments, their symbolism, magical power, status, and the rituals involved in the manufacture of instruments remain to be quantified, a course proposed by Mantle Hood (2/1982).
Musical Instruments are frequently anthropomorphised, to the extent that they are assigned a gender, and individual ('The Messiah') or generic ('Tina', 'Joanna') proper names, while the names of their components may be predicated on the model of the human body, and in the case of the soundpost, the soul (l'âme – [Fr.] ). The innate anthropomorphism that permeates thinking about musical instruments leads to an instinctive revulsion to the notion of their 'voices' being silenced in museum collections, and to one of the tenets of good museum practice: in order to remain immutable, some instruments should be forever mute.
This one-day conference will explore the ways in which musical instruments reflect the embodied cultural values of those who produce them, play them and hear their music. Papers are sought with a focus on the following:-Cultural values, collectivised memories and environmental concerns as manifest in the performance, production, recycling , abandonment or destruction of musical instrumentsMusical instruments and status - the status of gender, social hierarchy Musical instruments and meaningDeterminants of diffusion in musical instruments and their soundsEpistemological aspects of the documentation of musical instruments by museumsThe instrument as material culture during the processes of learning and passing on musical skillsThe conference will take place in the Pavilion of the Horniman Museum and Gardens, London, and will be held in collaboration with the Royal Anthropological Institute. The Horniman Museum's Music Gallery displays a collection of around 1,600 musical instruments from many different countries, and has a room full of instruments for visitors to play. For further information about the conference, please go to:http://www.horniman.ac.uk/visit/events/musical-instruments-and-material-culture-conference
Papers will be of 20 minutes duration, with 10 minutes for questions. Abstracts of not more than 500 words for papers should be sent to: MusicalInstrumentsConference@horniman.ac.uk
Please include name, affiliation, postal address, email address, and AV requirements on a separate cover sheet. The deadline for abstracts is 15 November 2014. All those submitting proposals will be notified of the outcome by 3 December 2014. The conference takes place on 26 March 2015.
Registration is £5 per person and this includes attendance at all presentations and lunch and refreshments. Speakers will be exempt from the conference fee. Places at the conference are limited and early registration is advised. Please complete the Registration Form found on http://www.horniman.ac.uk/visit/events/musical-instruments-and-material-culture-conference and send it to the e-mail address above. All speakers are asked to register by 29 January 2015, and other conference participants by 17 March 2015. Places are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.
Please note: The conference will take place at the Horniman Museum, on 26 March 2015
The Horniman Museum and Gardens100 London RoadLondon, SE23 3PQ UKhttp://www.horniman.ac.uk
SANA 2015 Conference
Call for Track Proposals: Inequality, Equality, and Difference
Proposals due November 14, 2014
The 2015 conference of the Society for the Anthropology of North America(SANA) will take place April 16-18 at John Jay College of the CityUniversity of New York with the theme "Inequality, Equality, Difference"(see below). The conference will be organized around several tracks, eachcomprising two days of sustained discussion and analysis around issues ofkey importance to North American society. We are now seeking proposals fromindividuals and groups to lead and develop tracks, which should relate tothe overall conference theme.
Track Editors will each design two days of programming that createsopportunities for 15-45 conference participants. They will work closelywith SANA leadership, as they recruit some submissions based in their ownnetworks and reserve slots for submissions solicited through a forthcomingCall for Papers. We encourage themes that are broad enough to speak to anarray of thinkers but specific enough to foster deep and coherent inquiry.In addition to standard paper panels, track organizers are invited toexplore alternative formats for sessions such as: roundtables; responsepanels to previously-circulated papers; interlocutor sessions withinformants or activists; keynote talks; keyword sessions; and field trips.Track editors may want to encourage pre-conference interactions (e.g.,circulated papers, thoughts, shared documents, postings, etc.) so as tomake conference interactions as substantive and productive as possible. Theconference, perhaps best conceived as a kind of mini-school, is cumulative.It works best when participants make connections between sessions andthematic discussions build over the course of the two-day engagement. Eachtrack should conclude with a meeting to identify emerging themes, keywordsand observations that can be shared with all conference participants at theclosing session.
Proposals are accepted from everyone from graduate students to seniorfaculty and should include:
Track Justification (200-300 words): Present the themes' breadth and depthand relevance to North American anthropology.
Program Ideas and Preliminary Structure (200-300 words): A proposal (asspecific as possible) about the exact form of the two days of programming(roughly two 6-hour days). Priority is given to novel organization andpotential for active involvement of all track participants.
Recruitment Strategy: (150-200 words): As specific a plan as possible forrecruiting participants, including names and abstracts ofpotential/confirmed participants. Please remember: several slots willlikely be added once abstracts are received from the general Call forPapers. Priority is given to inclusive proposals that welcome a range ofparticipants.
*Proposals should be submitted as an attachment and in-line text in anemail to Michael Polson, Conference Chair, at email@example.com<firstname.lastname@example.org> by November 14. *Questions may also bedirected to this email. Decisions will be made shortly after the AAAconference in December after which a Call for Papers will be circulated.
Conference theme: Inequality, Equality and Difference
Inequality has recently found its way back into popular discourse. Buffetedby economic and ecological crises and haunted by awelfare-turned-surveillance state, many have come to doubt the ability ofthe present social system to produce an equitable, sustainable society.This doubt undergirded social movements from the Right and Left, withwidely ranging demands, and has in turn been taken up particularly by aliberal economic, political, and intellectual "establishment." Some see agenuine opportunity to reduce and eliminate inequality while others see acynical rearguard defense of an unequal system in crisis.
North American anthropologists have historically had a great deal to sayabout inequality. From bodies to body politics, inequalities can be madehighly visible for radical or conservative aims or effaced under otherlogics of difference and power (e.g. "national security," "public safety,""economic growth"). Inequality can be many things: lived experience, socialmetrics, an administered and organized system of difference, a deviationfrom an ideal state of equality, a legal criteria, a problem in need ofactivist or institutional intervention. Inequality, in these definitions,doggedly and systemically persists—as does the belief in an oftenunder-theorized equality. In this vein, we ask:
When does inequality become legible and illegible? Through what discourses,practices, and logics? To whom? Toward what end?
Who makes interventions to address inequality? How do these articulate withor oppose systems of rule? What rules, rulers, and rulings stabilizeunequal conditions and deliver equality?
How do frames of "inequality" and "equality" differ from other frames ofdifference and power, like those that separate humans from the naturalworld, citizens from non-citizens, states from people, able-bodied anddifferently-abled people, and propertied from non-propertied?
Why do some forms of inequality—gay marriage, drug laws, healthcare andfood systems—seem amenable to a degree of rectification while other systemsof inequality production—voter laws, immigrant rights, redevelopment, tradepacts, intelligence capacities, racialized policing—seem impervious toredress?
Can conditions of inequality be something other than oppressive? How dopeople re-signify inequality?
Where and what is equality?
In this conference, we aim to ferret out how anthropologists frameinequality, equality and difference, how these frames inhere in society,and what realities they reflect and refract.
8th Annual Ethnic and Pluralism Studies Graduate Research Conference, January 29-30, U of TDeadline: November 17, 2014
Security, Strategy and Defence, 17th Annual Graduate Strategic Studies Conference, March 6-7, 2015, University of CalgaryDeadline: December 31, 2014.Submit contact info, short biography and 250 word abstract to email@example.com.Suggested topics: Canadian military and security, irregular warfare, geopolitical issues, human security, environmental/energy/food security, military culture, etc.
Meaning in Motion: Knowledge, Dialogue, and Discourse, 21st Annual Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference, March 5, 2015, Concordia University Deadline: December 5, 2014
Abstract- Graduate Student Conference- Context and Meaning XIV:Ideology(ies)- Deadline: November 3, 2014
Context and Meaning XIV: Ideology(ies)
We are pleased to announce that the fourteenth annual Context and Meaninggraduate student conference will take place at Queen's University onFriday, January 30th and Saturday, January 31st, 2015. This year's theme is"Ideology(ies)" or, the (un)conscious ideas, values and beliefs embodied insociety. We invite students to submit proposals for papers on issuessurrounding ideologies as expressed through visual and material culture. Weare interested in exploring this theme in a variety of contexts, including,but not limited to:
· Particular ideologies: religious, gender-based, class-based, race-based,political, national, cultural, individual, institutional, community-based
· How ideologies change over time
· How ideologies can be revealed or obscured
· Deconstructing ideologies
This conference is open to both historical and contemporary topics, and mayrelate to things considered "fine art" as well as those encountered in theeveryday. Submissions are welcome from graduate students, as well as thosewho have completed their studies within the last year, from across Canadaand the United States who conduct research in all disciplines that engagewith visual and material culture. In light of our theme, we seek toassemble a diverse group of scholars in order to foster interdisciplinarydiscussions. Each presenter will be allotted twenty minutes to deliver heror his paper, followed by a ten-minute discussion period. If you areinterested in speaking at Context and Meaning XIV, please email an abstractof no more than 300 words, along with a brief letter of introduction, firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a blind panel will review all submissions, please ensure that your nameand the title of your paper are included in your letter of introduction,but that your name and other identifying marks are left off the abstract.
Please note that all participants are required to fund their own travel andaccommodation.
Deadline for submissions: November 3rd, 2014.
If you have any questions concerning the conference, please contact us email@example.com.
Graduate Student Conference Committee
Kirsten Christopherson, Marla Dobson, Amanda Thackway, Emma Wood
Graduate Visual Culture Association 'Context and Meaning XIV' ConferenceOrganisers
Department of Art, Queen's University
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Proposal- Graduate Student Conference- Changing Asia in the GlobalizingWorld: Boundaries, Identity and Transnationalism- Deadline: November 1, 2014
The York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR) is calling for proposals for itsthird international graduate student conference, Changing Asia in theGlobalizing World: Boundaries, Identity and Transnationalism, being heldMay 1 and 2, 2015, at York University's Glendon campus.
The conference is multidisciplinary, and submissions that bring togethervarious theories, methods, and empirical findings in new and creative waysare encouraged. Submissions are welcome from area studies, culturalstudies, literary studies, media studies, history, religious studies,women's studies, disability studies, urban studies, communication studies,art history, philosophy, geography, sociology, anthropology, politicalscience and other academic disciplines.
Interested participants should submit by email a paper title, abstract withkeywords (250 words maximum) along with brief biographical information(name, affiliation, stage of graduate study) by Nov. 1. All informationshould be included in one Word document attached to the e-mail. Save theWord document with your name as the file name.
For more information:http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/09/24/call-for-papers-changing-asia-in-the-globalizing-world/
Feminist Legal Studies Queen's & Women For Tax Justice & Femtax International --
Call For Expressions Of Interest In Presenting Papers at 2015 International Women's Day Conference
Women and Tax Justice at Beijing+20: Taxing and Budgeting for Sex Equality
Kingston, Ontario, Mar. 6-7, 2015
Faculty of Law, 128 Union St., Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario
In 1995, the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women was held in Beijing. This was a turning point for women's movements internationally as activists and advocates came together to discuss, debate, and mobilize around gender issues. The result was that at this conference, an unprecedented number of governments made commitments to implement gender-based impact analysis of all existing and proposed programs as laid out in the Beijing Platform for Action.
2015 marks the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Conference. This Beijing+20 Conference takes place at an historic moment when major international efforts to advance human development and human rights converge with intensifying efforts to accomplish the eight Millennium Development Goals by their 2015 endpoint, and with the final drafting of the post-2015 development agenda and sustainable development goals as a global roadmap for the future.
Since 1995, however, growing reliance on tax cuts to stimulate growth, recessions, and austerity budgets have undercut women's movement toward economic and social equality. Cuts to progressive taxes like personal and corporate income taxes have left heavier burdens of consumption taxation on women, particularly those in poverty and Indigenous populations, and reduced tax revenues are used to justify cutting public services, employment, and ODA. At the same time, generous tax cuts, investment incentives, and corporate exploitation of offshore and tax haven regimes have enabled those with the highest incomes to increase their shares of wealth.
This conference focuses on identifying the tax and spending laws that are undermining sex equality, and on ensuring that governments develop sex-equal tax and budget policies that will raise the revenues needed to meet their Platform and other human rights obligations.
The organizers are seeking expressions of interest in presenting papers on these issues –
Right now, all we need is a short email with one sentence on each of these points:
• What your research is about (country, type of tax, spending program, or budget issue)
• Your organizational position and relevant qualifications
• Approximate cost of travel/accommodation expenses you might need to attend
This call is to all those involved in all aspects of policy formation, critical scholarship, or applied forms of research at all levels pertaining to tax policy and gender, social welfare legislation, and gender-based budget analysis. This includes academic and practicing lawyers, policy analysts, interdisciplinary and comparative scholars and experts, law and graduate students, and those in development studies, sociology, political studies, economics, and other university disciplines, and NGO or community organizations.
This conference is being organized and presented in collaboration with Women for Tax Justice, a policy and campaign platform supported by Tax Justice Network, and by FemTax International, a research network of interdisciplinary scholars and policy analysts.
The venue is fully accessible; please contact the coordinators with any questions.
Submit your expression of interest to either or both –
Prof. Kathleen Lahey (firstname.lastname@example.org)Prof. Bita Amani (email@example.com)
Feminist Legal Studies, Faculty of Law, Queen's University
New Narratives of the Postcolonial Arctic- Organised by Arctic Encounters – Contemporary Travel/Writing in the European High North (ENCARC)- Roskilde University, May 27-29, 2015
CFP Deadline: December 1 2014
Confirmed keynotes: Aqqaluk Lynge, recently retired Chairman of ICC; Professor Marianne Elisabeth Lien, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Oslo; Stefan Jonsson, Professor of Ethnic Studies, Linköping University
The postcolonial Arctic represents a way of looking at contemporary approaches to being in and engaging with the Arctic that recognises the region as radically and rapidly transformed by a number of factors. These include political change/political agency, climate change and new forms of travel practices. It is important, however, not to lose sight of the colonial structures which have determined relations in the Arctic prior to these new engagements. The conference at Roskilde University seeks to shed light on the complex situation of the Arctic in relation to a number of interdisciplinary practices, relations and narratives associated with travel/writing, including film and photography, in and about the Arctic. Narrative is not only a form of re-presentation, it is also a practise, a form of engagement and a form of emplacement. Furthermore, to quote from Stephen Greenblatt's Marvelous Possessions 'Representations are not only products but producers, capable of decisively altering the very forces that brought them into being' (Greenblatt 1991: 6).
We are inviting scholars from all disciplines to submit papers and suggest panels. If you are planning to propose a panel, please note that we will need abstracts from all participants. Not excluding research into other Arctic areas, holding the conference in Denmark means that we particularly welcome scholars working on Greenland and relations between Denmark and Greenland.
A number of more specifically defined interrelated and overlapping themes can be identified that scholars are invited to relate to, when submitting their abstracts. These include:
• Arctic tourism
• Environment and Arctic tourism
• Narratives and travelling in the Arctic
• Eco-tourism and indigenous tourism
• Tourism and political change in the Arctic
• Arctic travel and decolonisation
• Postcolonial Arctic travel writing
• Tourism, resources seen through a postcolonial prism
• Theoretical and/or methodological considerations of the Arctic as a postcolonial/decolonial space
To find out more about the conference and ENCARC, visit our website, www.arcticencounters.net Arctic Encounters – Contemporary Travel/Writing in the European High North (ENCARC) is an EU funded HERA project launched in September 2013. New Narratives of the Postcolonial Arctic is part of this project. Folding together tourism and travel writing as travel/writing this project explores discrepancies between the needs of the environment, indigenous and non- indigenous inhabitants, and tourists to the region within the overarching context of an increasingly interconnected but incompletely decolonised world.
Ph.D.-students delivering papers and attending the conference will be able to claim ECTS-points for their participation.
Please send your abstract of 250 words to Lars Jensen, firstname.lastname@example.org, by December 1, 2014.
Atlantis: Critical Studies in Gender, Culture & Social Justice/ Études critiques sur le genre, la culture, et la justice sociale
CFP Deadline: January 7, 2015
Manuscripts must be submitted to the Atlantis on-line system at http://journals.msvu.ca/index.php/atlantis/index;
Manuscripts should not exceed 7,000 words, including references;
Use of Chicago Style (author, date) is required (see http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html) and click on the 'author-date' button);
Manuscripts must be anonymized with no references to the author in the manuscript; if submissions are not properly anonymized, they will be returned to the authors;
For further instructions, see the Author Guidelines at http://journals.msvu.ca/index.php/atlantis/about/submissions#authorGuidelines.
When submitting your manuscript to the Atlantis on-line system, please note the following: If you have not already registered, please do so by clicking "Register" (http://journals.msvu.ca/index.php/atlantis/user/register). Be sure to select the "Author" checkbox in the "Register as" section at the bottom of the registration form to ensure that you are able to make your submission using the system.
This Call for Papers asks for submissions for one thematic cluster and one open topic cluster.
Cluster #1: Learning Elsewhere? Critical Perspectives on Community-based Praxis Learning in Canadian Women's and Gender Studies Programs
Editors: Amber Dean, Jennifer L. Johnson, and Susanne Luhmann
Canadian universities are undergoing a significant shift in institutional priorities in the early 21st century, and one of those shifts involves a new emphasis on providing students with opportunities for community-based learning. Where community-based learning has been implemented by WGS faculty and programs, WGS typically invokes activist-oriented, social justice frameworks seeking to distinguish feminist community involvement from "service" or "volunteering"-- by prioritizing critiques of power, privilege, and identity so central to the intellectual work of the field. We are interested in papers that explore whether/how such distinctions between WGS approaches to community-based praxis and more typical service- or community-based learning approaches hold up under scrutiny. Are WGS approaches really so different? What tensions arise from the quite different agendas of postsecondary institutions (e.g. producing workplace ready students, making university education about the acquisition of instrumental knowledge/marketable skills, and building positive community relations) and WGS's social justice orientation; do WGS programs subvert or adjust to this orientation towards community engagement currently being advanced by our universities and colleges?
We invite previously unpublished essays that contemplate, analyze and otherwise reflect upon community-based praxis learning in WGS programs in Canada. Rather than solicit a series of descriptive experiences of practicum placements, we invite rigorous interpretations, theorizations, and historicizations of how WGS programs of all sizes and in all regions of Canada imagine the relationship of WGS to its communities through student placements, practica, internships, activist projects, and other praxis undertaken for credit. Further, we are interested in how community-based learning in WGS attends to the political and theoretical commitments of the field: to indigeneity, anti-racism, decolonization, queering, the affective, the transnational, anti-poverty, dis/ability, and others. Single and co-authored papers as well as collaborative works involving WGS scholars and past or current community partners or students are invited. The editors are simultaneously compiling a book manuscript on community-based praxis in WGS. Please address queries about this cluster or the book manuscript to Amber Dean (email@example.com), Jennifer L. Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org), and Susanne Luhmann (email@example.com).
Questions that papers might address could include:
What role does community-based praxis learning play in the self-understanding of WGS as a form of resistant knowledge?
Is it possible to teach praxis? What pedagogical questions are central to the WGS praxis component?
(How) does WGS praxis engage with decolonization and anti-racism?
What constitutes "work experience" for WGS students in the liberal arts university, the community college, the CEGEP, or the hybrid professional stream/WGS program?
What is the future "work" of the WGS graduate and how does experience with praxis contribute to that?
How is WGS praxis culturally/politically specific to a Euro/western context?
What happens when praxis projects go international? How is WGS praxis conceptualized in the Global South and other places?
In what ways is global neoliberalism shaping the goals of university/college education and how does WGS praxis fit into this context?
What do contemporary movements and activist organizations get out of WGS praxis placements? Of what benefit is the praxis component to a WGS program? Of what benefit is it to the student?
How do women's organizations, including rape crisis, shelters, women's centres, etc., perceive praxis in WGS?
How useful is university/college/CEGEP-based WGS praxis to "the community" and how can this be evaluated?
(How) can more critical approaches to praxis cultivated in WGS resist co-optation, yet possibly harness the potential of the widespread institutional prioritization of community-based learning occurring now at Canadian universities?
Cluster #2: Open Topic
Editors: Ann Braithwaite and Annalee Lepp
Atlantis: Critical Studies in Gender, Culture & Social Justice/Études critiques sur le genre, la culture, et la justice sociale also welcomes submissions on topics and themes other than those identified in the above thematic clusters that fit with the journal's mission statement (see http://journals.msvu.ca/index.php/atlantis/index).
Issue Publication Date: Winter 2015-2016
CFP: INDIGENOUS WOMEN'S SYMPOSIUM
Mnaajindwaa Anishinaabeg EyaawaadCelebrating Indigenous Genders
Deadline: November 30
March 13-16, 2015Indigenous Women's SymposiumTrent UniversityPeterborough, Ontariohttp://www.trentu.ca/academic/nativestudies/womenssymposium.htm
Indigenous genders and sexualities in the Americas have been colonized and negatively impacted by 400 years of colonial settler history and consciousness.
As a result contemporary Indigenous peoples struggle to connect to our own Indigeneity in the way our ancestors would have done. Scholars also struggle to produce ethical scholarship that accounts for the diversity that existed/exists with respect to Indigenous genders and sexualities.
Some contemporary LGBTTQQIA discourse has also appropriated aspects of Indigeneity wherein misrepresentations of Indigenous bodies and sexualities are put on display. This discourse produces Indigenous bodies as fetishes that are overtly erotic and exotic for consumption by the mainstream LGBTTQQIA community.
How do we recover those concepts of Indigenous genders and sexualities known by our ancestors? What do Indigenous Knowledge systems and languages offer with respect to the acknowledgement and celebration of Indigenous genders, sexualities and responsibilities within.
The 2015 Indigenous Women's Symposium is focused on creating an open, inclusive, positive space for people to gather and celebrate the diversity that exists with respect to Indigenous genders and sexualities. We welcome presenters and workshop facilitators to come and participate in this positive space for sharing experiences and understandings of Indigenous genders and sexualities.
Presentation or workshop topics include but are not limited to:• Traditional concepts of femininity, masculinity, two-spiritedness, or other identities within the LGBTTQQIA community;• Indigenous Knowledge and/or language based ideas of genders and sexualities;• Relationality, reciprocity, consent, agency and responsibility in understandings ofIndigenous genders and sexual relationships;• Contemporary artistic expression (such as music, dance, art, spoken word, andperformance, etc.);• Historical trauma and Indigenous sexualities• Health and wellbeing;• Role models and leadership for social change;• The effects of patriarchal, Eurocentric, and neo-colonial ideologies on Indigenousunderstandings of genders and sexualities;• Challenges to inclusivity;• Genders and shifting ideas of families and nations;• Spiritualities, oral tradition and storytelling;• Sex Work;• Indigenous children and youth
Online Submissions Process to:http://fluidsurveys.com/surveys/indg-stud/2015-call-forpresenters-paper-presentation/
Call for papers: Expert meeting "Religion, Gender, Sexuality and Activism"
Call for papers: Expert meeting "Religion, Gender, Sexuality and Activism"15-16 December 2014, Ghent University, Belgium
Fourth expert meeting of the International Research and Networkproject Religion and Gender (http://projectreligionandgender.org)
Aim: This international expert meeting aims to discuss the study ofreligion and gender in relation to social movements and activism. Forthis purpose, a one and a half day intensive meeting will bringtogether scholars from different fields, such as religious studies,theology, sociology, anthropology and gender and women's studies. Thetopics of the keynote lectures, the roundtable discussion and theworkshops will address the study of religion and gender from multiplecritical postcolonial, postsecular and queer perspectives. Thethematic focus is social movements and activism in contemporarymulticultural societies, related to contemporary debates onmulticulturalism, human rights, and social inequalities andexclusions. The meeting will discuss the complex dynamics of religionand gender in our contemporary world with regard to the perspectivesof activists and at the level of autonomous movements, civil societyand critique within the institutions. Activism is broadly conceivedas the critique of forms of inequality experienced or articulated byautonomous groups as well as by civil society actors and socialmovements and actors within the institutions in order to work towardsprogressive change.
Keynote lectures:- "Queerphilic Xenophobia: Deadly Effects of Dominant Constructionsof a Decolonial Muslim Woman Leader in France", Professor PaolaBacchetta (Universityof California, Berkeley, U.S.A.)- "Gateway to a Neoliberal Future: Sex and Secularism in theSeventies", Professor Janet Jakobsen (Barnard College, ColumbiaUniversity, New York, U.S.A.)
Application and participation:All participants are requested to write a very short paper (max 2pages) in preparation of this meeting to be submitted at latest on15November 2014. This paper should address one of the four themesexplained in more detail on the website: http://cici.ugent.be/node/206
If you are interested to participate, please confirm before 31October 2014 by sending an e-mail to An Van Raemdonck,firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anne-Marie Korte (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)Chia Longman (Ghent University, Belgium)Nella van den Brandt (Ghent University, Belgium)An Van Raemdonck (Ghent University, Belgium)
Colloque Dans leurs propres mots: la mobilité dans les écrits personnels etles sources orales, 14e-21e siècles
Longtemps l'apanage de la géographie et de la sociologie, l'étude de lamobilité (sociale, professionnelle, géographique, etc.) s'est généraliséeaux autres sciences humaines durant les deux dernières décennies. Danscette mouvance, des archivistes, des ethnologues, des historiens, deslinguistes, des littéraires, pour ne nommer que ces praticiens de larecherche, ont commencé à étudier les diverses facettes de la mobilité ens'appuyant sur les écrits personnels et les sources orales, pour laisserparler les acteurs sociaux et pénétrer dans leur univers mental, universfait de représentations, d'idéologies et parfois de mythes. Ces sourceslongtemps négligées peuvent, en particulier, faciliter l'accès auxexpériences individuelles et collectives de la mobilité, et donner àcomprendre la manière dont elle a (ou n'a pas) façonné les identités desacteurs sociaux par rapport à d'autres facteurs. Afin d'étudier cetteproblématique, la Chaire de recherche du Canada de niveau 1 sur lesmigrations, les transferts et les communautés francophones de l'UniversitéSaint-Boniface organise du 27 au 29 août 2015 un colloque international etinterdisciplinaire intitulé "Dans leurs propres mots: la mobilité dans lesécrits personnels et les sources orales, 14e-21e siècles". Lesorganisateurs invitent toutes les personnes intéressées à soumettre despropositions de communication à l'adresse email@example.com avant le30 novembre 2014.
Pour plus d'informations, voir l'appel au complet à l'adresse suivante(dans la section "Nouvelles"):http://ustboniface.ca/crc-mtcf/nouvelles
Call for Papers/Proposals:
CINSA 2015: Survivance & Reconciliation: 7 Forward / 7 BackDate: 11-13 June 2015 at Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Description:The Canadian Indigenous/Native Studies Association (CINSA) Conference 2015 will be hostedby the First Peoples Studies Program (FPST) at Concordia University. Concordia University'sFirst Peoples Studies program recently received government of Quebec accreditation and beganoffering a minor and major in September 2013. The year, 2015 is also the 40th anniversary of thegroundbreaking James Bay Agreement of 1975. Come honour and celebrate these two importantevents by participating in the first CINSA gathering since 2008.The conference's theme borrows from the Anishinaabeg vision that asks all people to considerthemselves from the standpoint of Seven Generations Back and Seven Generations Forward. Ourpeoples have endured much over the last Seven Generations, but through our ancestors efforts wehave resisted and survived. Now the current generation is looking forward Seven Generations toensure our continued survival as peoples. As part of the process we have embarked on a path ofreconciliation with ourselves and settlers. We hope that such efforts will help ensure ourcollective survivance through reconciliation.The conference organizers seek original works examining the themes of 'survivance' and'reconciliation' in Quebec, Canada, North America, and the World in relationship to Indigenouspeoples and nations. Other topics or themes will be considered. The organizing committee invitesscholars and community members to submit proposals, in French or English, for:individual papers, panel sessions, posters, roundtables, workshops, film screenings, andperformances.All French or English proposals (between 200 - 250 words) should be accompanied by a briefCV (or a brief statement of relevant experience in relation to your proposal) and be submitted tothe Organizing Committee (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 31 January 2015.
Facebook: CINSA Concordia 2015All papers from the conference, either in French or English, from the conference may beconsidered for publication in a conference proceedings.The Canadian Indigenous/Native Studies Association (CINSA) is a community of scholarscommitted to Indigenous/Native Studies as a discipline that is informed by, and respectful of,Indigenous intellectual traditions. Among its objects is the continued development of Aboriginalstudies intellectualism through the dissemination and discussion of research as well as facilitationof communication between students, scholars, elders, and community members. As such, FirstPeoples Studies at Concordia University is honoured to be chosen as the host for the 2015gathering.
Xavier Dolan, Queer Nations, and World Cinema: Locating the Intimate withinthe Global
With the Jury Prize acceptance speech given at Cannes 2014 and the majorbuzz generated by his latest feature Mommy, 25-year-old Québécois directorXavier Dolan brought his cinema to the attention of audiences and criticsfrom all around the world. Four times in competition at Cannes since 2009(with J'ai tué ma mère) and once in official competition at Venice with Tomà la ferme (2013), Dolan has been a crucial player in the film festivalcircuit for the past five years, and a spokesperson for the inventivenessof Quebec cinema in the international context.
Dolan's "very Québécois" profile combined with the wide circulation of hisfilms in foreign markets continues to enhance the relevance of Quebec'scultural specificity in wider frameworks of film reception. Meanwhile, hisprolific output provides a growing corpus from which rich thematic,socio-political and aesthetic approaches can be considered. With this inmind, Synoptique is devoting a special issue to Dolan's work and itsrelevance both for Québec and world cinema. We therefore invite you tosubmit texts that transcend the classic "auteurist" approach, instead usingDolan's cinema as a lens through which to explore a broader range of issuesthat situate it at the crossroads of contemporary cultural, political andcinematic concerns in the interdisciplinary field of film studies.
Submissions can include, but are not limited to, topics such as:
- National and trans-national cinemas as they relate to youth and queerfilmmaking
- Film festivals, networks and circulation
- Language and accents in (trans)national cinemas
- Autobiographical fiction, theories of adaptation, the appropriation ofsource texts
- Local/global reception
- Queer spectatorships
- Screen acting, performance, directing actors
- The cinema of small nations
- Representations of the family, tradition, contemporary Québec, urban andrural
- Queer and border transgressions
- Bodies, desires, fantasies and identity politics
Submissions should be approximately 15-30 pages (3,500-7,500 words),written in either English or French, and formatted according to MLAguidelines. Papers should be submitted by April 15th, 2015. A link onwww.synoptique.ca will guide you through the submission process. Feel freeto contact us at email@example.com should you have any questions.
Kester Dyer, Andrée Lafontaine and Fulvia Massimi, Guest Editors.
Andrée LafontaineManaging Editor, SynoptiqueMel Hoppenheim School of CinemaConcordia UniversityMontréal, QuébecEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Artifacts in Agraria Symposium: University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada,17-18 October 2015
A pottery jug, rag rug, handmade nightdress, coal-oil lamp, plow, buggy,barn.... Some experiences of the agrarian past have escaped being put intolanguage but survive long after the period under study as artifacts.
We invite proposals that begin with a material artifact of everyday life,either made or used, and explore it as a valid historical source thatgathers meaning when understood in the context of surviving writtenrecords, family history, fashion trends and international commerce. How isthe artifact conceived and used by particular groups? How does it connectaesthetic and cultural beliefs, symbolize self-identity, affirm values,tell stories, purvey heritage and have meaning ascribed to it throughdisplay? We encourage papers that provide a better understanding of rurallife in and beyond Canada, and that explore new methods or ways of viewingand contextualizing artifacts. Though organized by historians, we welcomeethnologists, archaeologists, art historians, cultural geographers, museumprofessionals and connoisseurs.
Please submit a 400 word proposal and 1 page CV to C. Wilson,email@example.com. For more information visit:www.uoguelph.ca/ruralhistory/
Deadline for proposals is 26 January 2015.
Catharine WilsonFrancis and Ruth Redelmeier Professor of Rural HistoryDepartment of HistoryUniversity of GuelphEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgVisit the website at http://www.uoguelph.ca/ruralhistory/
15th International Conference of the Graduate Student Association of theHistorical Sciences Department of Université Laval
Archaeology – Archivistics – Ethnology, Socio-cultural Anthropology –Folklore – History – Art and Architecture History – Museology – HeritageStudies10th to the 12th of February 2015Université Laval, Quebec City
Proud of the international dimension it has acquired over the past fewyears, Artefact renews its invitation to graduate students and youngscholars to submit paper proposals for the 15th International Conference ofthe Graduate Student Association of the History Department of UniversitéLaval. The purpose of the conference is to bring together Master's,Doctoral students and young scholars working on a variety of topics inorder to foster discussion. Wednesday evening will also feature aroundtable discussion regrouping several experts on the issue of thevalirozation of Quebec city's heritage: « Mettre en valeur le patrimoine dela ville de Québec: quelles stratégies, quels lieux, quels patrimoines? ».
As for the proposals, we welcome the following:
Open topic papers:We invite graduate students in history, art history, museology,archaeology, social anthropology, folklore, archivistics and other relateddisciplines to present preliminary or final results of their research inany topic.Thematic sessions:We welcome groups of 2 to 4 student scholars to propose a thematic sessionon a topic of their choosing. For each session proposal we request that oneperson be responsible for its organization (gathering of paper proposals,structure of the session, choosing a chair for the session, etc.) Thisperson must submit to Artefact the following information: the topic of thesession, each paper proposed, and the order of presentation.Poster sessions:
We also offer graduate students of all disciplines the opportunity tosummarize their research results graphically on a scientific poster.Allying text and images (graphics, pictures, tables...), the posters will beshown altogether during a poster session that should last approximately anhour. During this session, the poster creators will discuss their workwith the peers visiting the space allowed for this particular event. A jurywill judge the posters and give a prize of $100 on the name of Artefactassociation for the one which will combine the best illustrations andscientific content. More details can be found on our website:http://artefact.asso.ulaval.ca/
Students and young scholars interested to submit a paper are invited tofill the form found on our website (http://artefact.asso.ulaval.ca/).
Each proposal has to include the following elements:
A synopsis of the paper (250 words) with a short contextualization, a clearproblematic, and the principal ideas of your paper;Keywords that define the topic;A biographical statement (100 words) which includes the complete name,discipline, programme of study, university, research supervisor, area ofresearch, last works or anthropology fields and publications, if any.
Proposals may be submitted in either French or English. Please note thatArtefact can cover some of your travel and lodging expenses.
Send proposals form before November the 24th 2014 at :email@example.com
The Artefact selection committee will consider proposals and respond inmid-December 2014. Students will have the opportunity to submit a textversion of papers for the Proceedings of 14e Colloque international del'Association étudiante des 2e et 3e cycles du Département d'histoire del'Université Laval.
ARTEFACTUniversité Laval, Pavillon Charles-De-Koninck, local 3248Québec, Qc, G1V 0A6Adresse électronique: firstname.lastname@example.org://artefact.asso.ulaval.ca/
Call for submissions.
The film committee of the Ethnographic Film Unit @ UBC invites filmsubmissions that explore notions of work and social solidarity. All aspectsof work paid/unpaid; creative, productive, intangible are considered.What we are most interested in are films that find ways that illuminatesolidarity and dignity in and through work
Early Submission Deadline: Jan. 16, 2015. Final deadline: Feb. 20, 2015.Festival, May 2015.
Details and submission form and info:http://anthfilm.anth.ubc.ca/events.html
Changing Asia in the Globalizing World: Boundaries, Identity, and Transnationalism, May 1-2, 2015, York University
Deadline: November 1, 2014
Call for Submissions – On the Politics of Ugliness – deadline 15 January2015
Ugliness is a pejorative marker for bodies, things, and feelings that fallbeyond or outside the limits of acceptability. Ugliness has long beenindirectly deployed in order to mark, collect, and exclude that which isdetermined to be aesthetically intolerable (Garland-Thomson; Grealy;Schweik), disgusting (Meagher), dirty (Douglas), abject (Kristeva),monstrous (Braidotti; Haraway; Rai & Puar; Schildrick; Sharpe), revolting(Lebesco), grotesque (Russo), or even simply plain and unaltered (Bartky;Bordo; Morgan; Wolf). While aesthetically ugliness has been positioned bothagainst beauty and as a distinct category for art and art-making (Adorno;Ranciere), there has been little sustained engagement with the ways thatugliness operates alongside identities, bodies, intimacies, practices, andspaces (exceptions include Danticat; Kincaid; Athanassoglou-Kallmyer). Partof the reason for this absence might be that ugliness is at once too broadand too diffuse, serving, as art historian Nina Athanassoglou-Kallmyer haspointed out, as "an all-purpose repository for everything that [does] notquite fit," a marker of "mundane reality, the irrational, evil, disorder,dissonance, irregularity, excess, deformity, the marginal" (281).
A repository for many socio-cultural feelings and attitudes, uglinessoperates in ways that have dangerous and deadly consequences for bodies andthose who inhabit them. When a body is labeled or understood as "ugly," itis subsequently positioned as up for expunging, destruction, andaffectively motivated terror (Fanon). For example, the "ugly laws" of latenineteenth and early twentieth century America demonstrate the visceraldiscomfort that "ugly" bodies evoke, justifying their exclusion from publicspaces on account of their "polluting" effects (Schweik). This demarcationof ugliness is inextricably bound with taken-for-granted ethical,epistemological, and ontological assumptions about the value of bodies.Further, ugliness is infused with dominant discourses of ability, race,heterosexuality, gender, body size, health, and age. At the level of ideas,relations and institutions, deployments of ugliness can have lethal effectson a body's horizons and the possibilities for visibility, intimacy, andthick life.
On the Politics of Ugliness seeks to provide the first anthology thatcentralizes ugliness as a political category. It explores the various waysin which ugliness is deployed against those whose bodies, habits, gestures,feelings, expressions, or ways of being deviate from social norms. Itargues that ugliness is politicalin at least two ways: (1) it denotesinequalities and hierarchies, often serving as a repository for all that is"other;" and (2) it is contingent and relational, taking shape through thecomparison and evaluation of bodies. This collection asserts that it isonly in facing ugliness as a political category that we can agitateroutinely harmful ways of seeing, understanding and relating.
We are seeking an array of contributions that will center the politics ofugliness as it relates to bodies, feelings, gestures, habits, things,spaces, sounds, intimacies and their operations alongside ability, race,gender, class, sexuality, body size, age, health, or animality.Specifically, we invite submissions of academic papers; however, we willalso consider art-based work, memoirs, cultural commentaries, and creativepieces (short stories, poetry, photo essays) from scholars, writers, andartists. We welcome approaches informed by (but not limited to) criticaldisability studies, critical race and postcolonial studies, feministtheory, literary theory, art history, cultural studies, queer and sexualitystudies, science and technology studies, critical psychology, environmentalstudies, musicology, and performance studies.
Submissions should engage with the politics of ugliness. Topics of inquirymay include:
- interrogations of ugliness as violence against bodies
- the ethics of engaging with ugliness
- feminist explorations of ugliness, "ugly" engagements with feminism
- ugly methodologies, reading practices, and modes of inquiry
- representations of ugliness, "ugly" bodies, body parts, and "ugly"behaviors
- phenomenological encounters with ugliness: feeling ugly, being "ugly,"embodying ugliness
- ugly intimacies, feelings, and dispositions (e.g., Ngai; Sharpe)
- genealogies, archives, temporalities, and histories of ugliness
- the fashionizing of ugliness, ugly fashion
- ugly development practices, environmental ugliness
- visual, sensorial, and tactile pollution in relation to spaces andgeographies
- theoretical considerations of ugliness as a political category
- reclamations and tactical repositionings of ugliness (e.g., Eileraas)
The deadline for chapter proposals (maximum of 500 words) is 15 January2015. Please forward proposals or questions to Ela Przybylo (email@example.com) and Sara Rodrigues (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the subjectheading "On the Politics of Ugliness."
Ela Przybylo; Sara RodriguesGender, Feminist and Women's Studies; Social and Political ThoughtYork UniversityEmail: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
Un appel de communication est lancé pour le colloque pluridisciplinaire « Paroles et regards de femmes en Acadie. D'hier à aujourd'hui », qui aura lieu à l'Université Sainte-Anne, Pointe-de-l'Église, du 5 au 7 novembre 2015.Ce colloque vise à réfléchir sur la place qu'occupe la parole des femmes dans l'espace socioculturel acadien d'hier à aujourd'hui. Nous proposons d'étudier l'apport des femmes, sous toutes ses formes, à la construction d'une parole plus largement acadienne.Le colloque s'intéressera donc à la place qu'occupent les femmes dans les différentes sphères d'activités acadiennes, aux rôles qu'elles jouent dans la reconnaissance des droits sociaux, culturels et linguistique des Acadiens et des Acadiennes ainsi qu'à la mise en place et à l'évolution d'un discours féministe en Acadie. Comme il s'agit d'un colloque pluridisciplinaire, nous cherchons des interventions provenant des différents domaines de recherche des sciences humaines et des études françaises (histoire, littérature, linguistique, sociologie, sciences politiques, anthropologie, sciences de l'éducation, etc.).Nous vous invitons à soumettre des propositions de communication portant sur l'un ou plusieurs de ces sujets ou sur tout autre aspect relié à la thématique générale du colloque « Paroles et regards de femmes en Acadie. D'hier à aujourd'hui ». La date limite pour soumettre une proposition de communication (200-250 mots), avec un titre provisoire, vos coordonnées et votre affiliation institutionnelle, est le 15 janvier. Les propositions peuvent être adressées à Elaine LeBlanc par courriel : Elaine.LeBlanc@usainteanne.ca
8th Annual Ethnic and Pluralism Studies Graduate Research Conference,January 29-30, 2015, Munk School of Global Affairs
Deadline: November 17, 2014
The call for panels for the Association of Social Anthropologists' annual conference is now open. The conference will take place from 13 to 16 April 2015, at the University of Exeter.
Please read the conference theme on the website and then make your panel proposals using the online form.
This year, in addition to the call for tradition panels, there is a call for proposals for laboratories - research-based interactive group sessions. More information about this initiative is on the call for laboratories page of the conference site.
The deadline for panel and lab proposals is 23 October 2014.
*ATTN: Undergraduate, Graduate and PhD candidates*
*Call for Papers and Peer Reviewers 2015 – Volume 2*
Contingent Horizons is York University's student journal of anthropology.We aim to showcase scholarly and creative works of academic excellence byundergraduate and graduate students. We invite prospective contributors tosubmit their original, unpublished works for publication in our secondvolume. All contributions will be academically peer-reviewed, and selectedsubmissions will be published online with complimentary print copiesprovided to the authors.
We encourage the submission of original works that pertain to thediscipline of anthropology, including but not limited to: ethnographies,literature reviews, research papers, creative writing, and photo essays.Anthropology majors and non-majors are encouraged to submit their work.
Works will be selected based upon:
– Originality of work
– Relevance to anthropology
– Organization, quality and clarity of writing
We are also looking for students to write brief book reviews of currentanthropological or ethnographic works. Please email@example.com if you are interested.
*DEADLINE for submissions is December 15, 2014. *
*Please review the publication guidelines at **www.contingenthorizons.com/publication-guidelines** before submission.*
Works should be submitted to *firstname.lastname@example.org*<email@example.com> with the subject "SUBMISSION". Please alsoprovide an abstract (maximum 150 words) and information about your currenteducation level (e.g.: undergraduate student) and institution (ifapplicable).
– All works will be peer-reviewed and those who are selected will benotified by e-mail in mid-January 2015.
– Contributors will have the opportunity to revise their papers beforepublication.
– Submissions are limited to one per author
We are also currently recruiting both undergraduate and graduate studentswho are willing to contribute to this process between mid-October 2014 andmid-January 2015. Each peer reviewer will be asked to provide substantialand constructive feedback about the content of a maximum of 2-3 submissions.
If you are interested in reviewing for our second volume, please firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "PEER REVIEW".
To see our inaugural issue please visit: www.contingenthorizons.com
Call For Papers: Gendered Perspectives on International Development (GPID) Working Papers
For more information:http://gencen.isp.msu.edu/publications/call.htm
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 email@example.com.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): firstname.lastname@example.orgAdi Moreno (Sociology/University of Manchester): email@example.com
Call for papers - Association Française d'Ethnologie et d'Anthropologie (Toulouse, June 29th to July 2nd, 2015).
The theme is: Beyond Measure - Excessiveness and Creativity
The deadline for proposals is: 15 October 2014.
The information is available in French and English at: http://demesure.sciencesconf.org/
Call for 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, firstname.lastname@example.org<email@example.com>*
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.
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
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
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 (email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>) 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 email@example.com.
 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
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 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)
*-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 firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> *
*Or 902-494-4088 <902-494-4088>*
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
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
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
Food and Sustainability: Towards a Culinary Ecology
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
Please include your name, affiliation, and email address.
April 30th-May 3rd, 2015
Michael HaseltonDuke UniversityEmail: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and Toyin Falola:email@example.com
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,firstname.lastname@example.org
Coordinated by:Bisola Falola and Ben Weiss,email@example.com
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
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:email@example.com> 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
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Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural HeritageUniversity of BirminghamEdgbastonBirmingham B15 2TTUnited Kingdom
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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****************************************
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.comVisit 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
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: firstname.lastname@example.orgVisit the website at http://www.bijzonderecollecties.uva.nl/en/what-s-on/news/content/news/2014/03/call-for-papers.html
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
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