Call for Papers & Participation: Engaging Boredom Symposium @ Queen's University, April 2015

ENGAGING BOREDOM CFP
April 26, 2015
Wallace Hall, John Deutsch University Centre
Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario
Boredom can be perceived as both stifling and liberating: as an emptiness to be avoided or else as a overflowing of time and space. In this view boredom is monotonous, repetitive, and dull, but it is also a potential source of insight and creativity - a pause that gives perspective or an empty space to be filled.

This symposium seeks to engage boredom and to explore the dangers and potentials it represents in a way that moves beyond the confines of traditional academic conferences. We welcome proposals for participation of the following types:

1. Academic papers (10-20 minutes)
2. Presentations from community organizations (10-20 minutes)
3. Workshops or activities (30-75 minutes)
4. Performances (10-30 minutes)

Academic Keynote: Dr. Michael E. Gardiner (Western). Dr. Gardiner is Professor of Sociology at Western University, where he researches theories of affect, especially boredom, in relation to political economy. He will be speaking on the sociology of boredom.

Community Keynote: Nathan Townend (Kingston). Townend is interim-President of the Kingston Greens and Green Party candidate for Kingston and The Islands in the 2015 federal election. He will be speaking on boredom and political apathy.

PROPOSALS
Please send proposals to engagingboredom@gmail.com by April 1st 2015 and include the name(s) and university affiliation(s) and/or other relevant affiliation(s) of the presenters. Please specify the amount of time required as well as audio, visual, and space requirements.

* For academic presentations, please send a publication-ready titled abstract of 200-300 words.

* For presentations, workshops, and performances, please send an outline (~1 page) of the proposed presentation, workshop, or performance, including a description of the organization(s) involved (if applicable) and a brief explanation of the ways the proposed presentation, workshop, or performance engages boredom or related themes.

For more information visit engagingboredom.wordpress.com

POSSIBLE THEMES:
Apathy - eg. activist interventions into political apathy
Art - eg. artworks or studies of art history and visual culture that thematize boredom (eg. John Baldessari's "I will not make any more boring art") employ repetitive mark-making (eg. pointillism), rely on algorithms (eg. Jorinde Voigt's schematic line drawings), or explore extreme formal reduction (eg. minimalism).
Attention - eg. boredom as unfocused attention; neuroscientific studies on the perceptual effects of attention and focus, for example, the role of attention in the "binding problem"
Boredom and Modernity - eg. boredom as social alienation; historical studies on the affective consequences of the shift from rural to urban life in the industrializing West; phenomenology of factory line labour
Choice - eg. choice overload in our options as consumers; debates around the secularizing or disenchanting effects of ideological and religious pluralism
Creativity - eg. artist talks or practitioner anecdotes on boredom as either a stifle or a boon to creativity; philosophical, psychological, or sociocultural studies on the relationship between boredom and creativity; writer's block or creative block vs. flow (re: Mihály Csíkszentmihályi's theory of "flow")
Depression - eg. psychological studies of how lack of interest, flat affect, and psychomotor retardation figure in diagnosis and treatment of depression
Emptiness - eg. from existential emptiness in movements and ideologies like nihilism or Dada, to spatial emptiness in theories of the sublime
Leisure/Play - eg. the loss of distinction between leisure and labour activities as the same information communication technologies are used in both work and play; the changing forms of children's play and imagination in the context of digital overstimulation or "information overload"
Literature - eg. literary works or studies that have thematized or reproduced boredom (mid-century conceptualists' "uncreative writing," Kenneth Goldsmith's concept of the "unboring boring," the Russian genre of "boredom novels" (lishni chelovek), David Foster Wallace's novel The Pale King)
Meaning - eg. boredom as a spiritual or philosophical affliction, from acedia in The Desert Fathers to ennui as a bourgeois distinction
Meditation/Contemplation - eg. the differences between "superficial" and "profound" boredom; boredom as a meditative state; workshops on enduring or embracing boredom in meditative practices
Morality - eg. boredom as the root of evil - the connection between boredom and anxiety, boredom and cruelty, boredom and antisocial tendencies - in philosophical and theological thought (Baudelaire, Kierkegaard, etc.); contemporary depictions of boredom as a moral failing in an overdeveloped world
Procrastination - eg. boredom from an educational or managerial perspective - strategies on how to find interest in rote tasks
Repetition - eg. boredom as predictability, or repetitiveness (Benjamin on boredom and the cycles of fashion in The Arcades Project; Nietzsche's concept of the eternal return; Deleuze's concept of difference and repetition)
Time - eg. boredom characterized as an experience of time slowed, stilled, or warped in theories of time consciousness (Heidegger, Husserl, Bergson)

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

Call For Proposals:

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

*CALL FOR PAPERS:*

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

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

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

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

Confirmed attendees include:

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

*Submission Information*

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

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

*Workshop Information*

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

*Fee/Accommodation*

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

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

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

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

Sincerely,

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

and Trevor Milford (Carleton University)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For more information visit www.consumingintimacies.com.

Robyn Lee
Brock University

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

References

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Australian National Conference (AAS) - December, 2015

AAS 2015 announcement

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

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

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

Moral Horizons

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

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

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

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

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

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

With best wishes on behalf of the conference committee,

Catie.

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

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

CFP - Spring/Summer 2015 issue of The Postcolonialist

Excitable Speech? Radical Discourse and the Limits of
Freedom, Spring/Summer 2015 issue of The Postcolonialist

Deadline: March 26, 2015

http://bit.ly/1yYrV1d

 

CFP for 4S 2015 (Denver, November): Flexible Standards: Biomedical Standards in Practice

CFP for 4S 2015 (Denver, Nov. 11-14): Flexible Standards: Biomedical Standards in Practice

Panel organized by: Dr. Christina Holmes & Dr. Janice Graham

Standardization is critical to the development and regulation of health technologies (Jordan et al 1998; Timmermans et al 1997). The ongoing processes of standardization add stability and legitimacy to an area of science, technology, or regulation (Cambrosio et al 1992, 2006; Casper et al 1998). While the negotiation of standards can empower actors, standards can create barriers to access in their enactment across disparate contexts that generate spaces for resistance as well as creative accommodation. In laboratories, research consortia, and policy settings, novel techniques can be found to carry out the work with, without, and around standards. Standardization processes can be subject to conflicting policy goals that foster innovation, for example, while also needing to manage public risk (Abraham et al, 2002; Graham 2005). Although the construction, development and consistent use of biomedical standards to regulate health risks (standardization) are seen to be essential to health and safety, so too do they create elite corridors of access. We aim to better understand the creation, negotiation and application of biomedical standards in diverse settings, from research consortia to community to national and international health systems, by exploring the following questions: How is knowledge communicated in the negotiation and application of standards? What types of evidence are considered acceptable and how is that evidence portrayed? How are standards translated into day to day practices? How are conflicts or disagreements about standards incorporated, resolved, or ignored? Who are standards for? How is innovation driven or suppressed by standards, and what creative techniques overcome its obstacles?

Please send an abstract/questions to Christina Holmes at cpholmes@dal.ca<mailto:cpholmes@dal.ca> by March 15.

Call for Papers - University of Toronto Quarterly

Call for Papers - University of Toronto Quarterly

http://bit.ly/utqcfp15

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

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

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

- Representations of urban life in Canada

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

- The return of formalism in literary studies

- Religion and secularism

- The state of the humanities in Canada

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

On behalf of the organizers,
Tuomas Tammisto

CFP: ESFO conference - June 2015, Brussels

ESFO conference: Call for paper session 16

Dear colleagues,

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

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

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

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

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

Maëlle CALANDRA
Doctorante en anthropologie / Allocataire
Représentante des étudiants

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

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

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

Call for Papers-Contours of Violence

XXII South African Sociological Association Congress

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

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

Keynote speaker:

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

SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS

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

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

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

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

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

.

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

Email address: sasa2015@uj.ac.za

Abstract deadline: 2 March 2015

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

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

Book proposals sought for Routledge Innovative Ethnographies series

Dear colleagues,


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

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

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

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

Thank you.
p.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: April 15, 2015

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

 

CFP: Exchanges about Discovery and Exploration - Terrae Incognitae

CALL FOR PAPERS: EXCHANGES ABOUT DISCOVERY AND EXPLORATION

Terrae Incognitae

For more information:

CFP Terrae Incognitae

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

Dressing Global Bodies:

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

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

Co-Organized with the Pasold Research Fund, UK

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CFP: Special issue Anthropology and Literature

Call for Papers

Special issue Anthropology and LiteratureGuest editors: Laurent Sebastian Fournier and Máiréad Nic Craith

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Conference Of The African Studies Association Of Africa, Oct 2015

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

OCTOBER 13-17, 2015

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

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

CALL FOR PAPERS

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

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

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

CALL FOR PAPERS

An interdisciplinary conference on Facing the Challenges of Aging and Dying

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

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CFP: 2015 Migration and Ethnic Relations Graduate Student Conference, Western University, April 2015

CFP: 2015 Migration and Ethnic Relations Graduate Student Conference, Western University, Apr. 9, 2015

The Collaborative Graduate Program in Migration and Ethnic Relations at Western University is organizing the 2015 MER Graduate Student Conference. The conference will be held at Western University in London, Ontario, on Thursday April 9, 2015. Research presentations may be theoretically or empirically driven or both, and works traversing disciplinary boundaries are especially welcomed. Some of the themes addressed will include but are not limited to the following:

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CFP: Social Research in the 21st Century: Challenges & Opportunities - Graduate Student Conference - Carleton University, March 2015

Call for Paper Abstracts - Social Research in the 21st Century:
Challenges & Opportunities - Sociology & Anthropology Graduate Student
Caucus - Carleton University

Deadline: February 24, 2015

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Call for Submissions: Journal - NEXUS Student Anthropology Journal

Submission - Journal - NEXUS Student Anthropology Journal

Deadline: March 1, 2015*

Call for Papers: NEXUS Student Anthropology Journal

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Graduate Student Conference - Making the Familiar Strange in the Social World, March 2015 - University of Guelph

Conference - Making the Familiar Strange in the Social World

Deadline: March 1, 2015*

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Call for Chapters: Anthology - Transcultural Flows in English Language Education in Asia

Proposal - Anthology - Transcultural Flows in English LanguageEducation in Asia -

Deadline March 1, 2015*

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Journal for Undergraduate Ethnography - New Issue and CFP

Dear friends and colleagues,

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

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

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

*What Can a Feminist Geopolitics Do?*

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

Dear colleagues,

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

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

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

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

Celebrating the 10th Anniversary

14 – 17 January 2016

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CFP: Unity and Resistance Graduate Conference, March 2015 (Toronto)

Call for Papers

Unity and Resistance

3rd Annual University of Toronto Centre for Ethics Graduate Conference, Toronto
March 6th-7th, 2015

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

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

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

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CfP: Boyhood Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal

*Boyhood Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal *is a peer-reviewed journalproviding a forum for the discussion of boyhood, young masculinities, andboys' lives by exploring the full scale of intricacies, challenges, andlegacies that inform male and masculine developments. Boyhood Studies iscommitted to a critical and international scope and solicits both articlesand special issue proposals from a variety of research fields including,but not limited to, the social and psychological sciences, historical andcultural studies, philosophy, social policy studies, and social healthstudies.

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CFArticles: Stability: International Journal of Security & Development

Stability welcomes articles from a range of disciplines, including political science, development studies, international relations, sociology, criminology, anthropology, psychology and law, among others. The journal focuses on topics pertaining to security and development, with special consideration for their accessibility and utility to practitioners and policy-makers. Recent collections have spanned the following themes:

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

Eleventh Conference on Hunting and Gathering Societies (CHAGS 11)

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

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CFP: SANA 2015, April 16-18; John Jay (CUNY), NYC

Call for participants for a track within the Society for the Anthropology ofNorth America conference @ John Jay (CUNY), NYC. This is one of fourpossible tracks participants can submit papers/proposals to. Full detailson the SANA web page (URL below). Take a read below and on the web site.Send me a note if you have questions about the specific track. Submitsomething directly to the conference: it should be a great event!

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

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

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

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Call for Papers: Ethnologies Special Issue – Exhibiting Soundscapes

Call for Papers: Ethnologies Special Issue – Exhibiting Soundscapes

From instrument collections to ballad anthologies, the exhibiting of music is deeply ingrained in the history of ethnomusicology and folklore. This generation's achievements related to sharing music through digital technology, social media, and new technological pathways create exciting challenges for those presenting, curating, and displaying it.

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

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

Deadline: March 30, 2015

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

 

Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society Special Issue

Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society Special Issue

Deadline: March 16, 2015

http://bit.ly/1xFvU6L

 

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

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

Deadline: February 27, 2015

http://bit.ly/1Aa8RQ8

York University’s Social Anthropology Graduate Association, Mind the Gap(s): Spaces of precarity/spaces of possibility - March 2015

York University's Social Anthropology Graduate Association (SAGA) is proud to present an anthrosalon:
Mind the Gap(s): Spaces of precarity/spaces of possibility
March 21, 2015 | York University, Toronto

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Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, U of T Annual Graduate Symposium - February 2015

Making and Breaking Boundaries: The Political, Cultural, Ethnic and Religious Networks and the Ever Changing 'Borders' in the Near and Middle East, 19th Annual Graduate Symposium, Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, February 25-26, 2015, U of T
Deadline: January 16, 2015
http://nmc.utoronto.ca/nmcgsa/symposium/

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Call for Papers

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

A panel of IMISCOE 12th ANNUAL CONFERENCE

NCCR – On the Move 1st Annual Conference

"Right, Democracy and Migration – Challenges and Opportunities"

Geneva, 25-27 June 2015

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CFP: Rural Transformations and Food Systems - BRICs and Agrarian Change in the Global South

Call for papers: Rural Transformations and Food Systems - BRICs and Agrarian Change in the Global South

20-21 April 2015

Cape Town South Africa

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

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

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

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“Ruins and the Future” - 7th Annual McGill University Anthropology Graduate Student Conference - Montreal, April 2015

Call for Papers - "Ruins and the Future" - 7th Annual McGill
University 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 never
seemed to arrive."
-- Arata Isozaki, "Ruins"

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2015 UCLA Gender Interdisciplinary Conference

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

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

SIEF2015 12th Congress CfP:

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

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

Zagreb, Croatia. 21-25 June 2015

Call for papers, workshop contributions, films and posters

CFP: The Swedish Anthropological Association annual meeting/conference - Lund University, Sweden, April 2015

The Swedish Anthropological Association annual meeting/conference CfPanels and CfPapers:

http://sverigesantropologforbund.org/sant-2015-lund-do-the-right-thing/

Do the right thing! Anthropology and Morality
Lund University, Sweden, April 17-19 2015

Deadline 18 January 2015.

Migration Conference in Victoria – CALL FOR PAPERS, June 2015

CALL FOR PAPERS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline for submitting paper proposals: January 9, 2015

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

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

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

Deadline: February 15, 2015

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

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

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

Deadline: January 15, 2015

http://bit.ly/1yhk8f1

CFP: Unsettling Colonial Modernity: Islamicate Contexts in Focus, April 2015, University of Alberta

Unsettling Colonial Modernity: Islamicate Contexts in Focus

University of Alberta
April 24-25, 2015

Keynote speakers: Dr. Sherene Razack*, Dr. Parin Dossa*

Submission Deadline: Dec. 15, 2014

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CfP: The Finnish Anthropological Society_ Annual Conference

Suomen Antropologinen Seura
The Finnish Anthropological Society

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

(Scroll down for English version)

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Call for Applications – Future Earth Young Scientist Networking Conference 2015

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

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

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

Closing date for applications: December 22, 2014.

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Call for Submissions: UBC 2015 Festival of Anthropology Film: Work and Solidarity

Call for Submissions: UBC 2015 Festival of Anthropology Film: Work and Solidarity

http://anthfilm.anth.ubc.ca/events.html

Call for Papers - Western University's 3rd Annual Anthropology Graduate Student Conference - "Confronting Categories"

Call for Papers - Western University's 3rd Annual Anthropology Graduate
Student Conference - "Confronting Categories" - Abstract Deadline: January
10, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

(en français et en anglais) 

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

CALL FOR PAPERS: NACS-XI 2015

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

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

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

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

LINK

CFP: Women and Gender: Looking Toward 'Caribbeanness'

CFP: Women and Gender: Looking Toward 'Caribbeanness'

http://vc.bridgew.edu/jiws

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

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Grad Symposium Call for Papers: System Breakdown? Critical Reflections on the European Union in Crisis - Dalhousie University, March 2015

The Department of Political Science at Dalhousie University, in conjunction
with the European Union Centre of Excellence, is hosting a Graduate
Symposium titled: *System Breakdown? Critical Reflections on the European
Union in Crisis *on March 19-20th, 2015.

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

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

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

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

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

Dates: Key Dates and Deadlines.

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CFP: Sovereignties and Colonialisms: Resisting Racism, Extraction and Dispossession - April/May 2015, York University

CFP: Sovereignties and Colonialisms: Resisting Racism, Extraction and Dispossession, York University, 2015

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES 2015
Sovereignties and Colonialisms: Resisting Racism, Extraction and Dispossession

April 30-May 3, 2015

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

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

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

Submission deadline: November 10, 2014

More information:

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

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

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

CFP Deadline: December 12 2014

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CFP: Musical instruments and Material Culture, RAI and Horniman Museum, London, March 2015

CFP: Musical instruments and Material Culture, RAI and Horniman Museum, London, 2015

OPEN CALL FOR PAPERS
Royal 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.

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SANA 2015 Conference: Call for Track Proposals (Inequality, Equality and Difference)

SANA 2015 Conference

Call for Track Proposals: Inequality, Equality, and Difference

Proposals due November 14, 2014

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Security, Strategy and Defence, Graduate Strategic Studies Conference, March 2015, University of Calgary

Security, Strategy and Defence, 17th Annual Graduate Strategic Studies Conference, March 6-7, 2015, University of Calgary
Deadline: December 31, 2014.
Submit contact info, short biography and 250 word abstract to info@strategyconference.ca.
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 - Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference, March 2015, Concordia University

Meaning in Motion: Knowledge, Dialogue, and Discourse, 21st Annual Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference, March 5, 2015, Concordia University Deadline: December 5, 2014

http://bit.ly/1s89IKU

Graduate Student Conference- Changing Asia in the Globalizing World: Boundaries, Identity and Transnationalism - May 2015, York University - Glendon

Proposal- Graduate Student Conference- Changing Asia in the Globalizing
World: Boundaries, Identity and Transnationalism- Deadline: November 1, 2014

The York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR) is calling for proposals for its
third international graduate student conference, Changing Asia in the
Globalizing World: Boundaries, Identity and Transnationalism, being held
May 1 and 2, 2015, at York University's Glendon campus.

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Feminist Legal Studies Queen's & Women For Tax Justice & Femtax International - March 2015, Kingston

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

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

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

CFP Deadline: December 1 2014

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CFP Indigenous Women’s Symposium, Trent University - March 2015

CFP: INDIGENOUS WOMEN'S SYMPOSIUM

Mnaajindwaa Anishinaabeg Eyaawaad
Celebrating Indigenous Genders

Deadline: November 30

March 13-16, 2015

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

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

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

Call for Papers/Proposals:

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

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Xavier Dolan, Queer Nations, and World Cinema: Locating the Intimate within the Global

Xavier Dolan, Queer Nations, and World Cinema: Locating the Intimate within
the Global

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Artifacts in Agraria Symposium: University of Guelph, October 2015

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

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Eighth Annual International Festival of Anthropology Film: Work and Solidarity

Call for submissions.

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

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

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

CFP: Changing Asia in the Globalizing World: Boundaries, Identity, and Transnationalism, May 2015, York University

Changing Asia in the Globalizing World: Boundaries, Identity, and Transnationalism, May 1-2, 2015, York University

Deadline: November 1, 2014

http://bit.ly/Zt2Dy3

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

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

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Call for panels for Association of Social Anthropologists annual conference, Exeter, April 2015

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.

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

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

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

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

The theme is: Beyond Measure - Excessiveness and Creativity

The deadline for proposals is: 15 October 2014.

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

Call for Abstracts: Canadian Society for Curriculum Studies, UBC, Feb 2015

Call for Abstracts

*PROVOKING CURRICULUM STUDIES*

*Canadian Society for Curriculum Studies*

*The University of British Columbia*

*February 20 & 21, 2015*

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

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

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

For more information:

 CFP-LASA

L'analyse des données textuelles informatisée - Nouvelles perspectives en sciences sociales

L'analyse des données textuelles informatisée
Nouvelles perspectives en sciences sociales

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Annual Anthropological Association of Ireland Conference - March 2015, Cork

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 events@anthropologyireland.org as per the CFP.

Thank you.

AAI CFP

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

LASA Conference May 2015, Puerto Rico

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

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

For more information:

CFP

Call for Papers -- Archivaria 40th Anniversary Issue

Call for Papers for a 40th Anniversary Issue of Archivaria (Fall 2015)

Archivaria Anniversary Issue: To Understand Ourselves

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

*-CALL FOR PAPERS – *

*2nd BIENNIAL BLACK CANADIAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE*

*presents*

*COMMUNITY, EMPOWERMENT & LEADERSHIP IN BLACK CANADA*

*21-24 May 2015*

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Call for Movies: Ethnografilm 2015

Call for Movies: Ethnografilm 2015

April 8-12, 2015,
Paris, France

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CFP - Conference of Historical Geographers, July 2015

Call for Papers, International Conference of Historical
Geographers, London, 5-10 July 2015

Call for Papers, International Conference of Historical Geographers,
London, 5-10 July 2015
UNDER ITS OWN NAME? FEMINIST HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY 2015

Organizers:

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