University of Oxford May 7, 2016
Call for Papers

New technologies in plant and livestock breeding, climate modelling, and
natural resource use have emerged within the past decade presenting
opportunities for achieving greater food security and sustainability. These
range from genome editing tools like CRISPR to new ways of harvesting solar
power to extract water in arid regions. With the advent of new technologies
comes concerns about the impact of such developments, including
biodiversity loss and conflicts with traditional practices. The 2016 Food
Forum, organized jointly by the Oxford Food Forum and the Cambridge Food
Security Forum, seeks to engage graduate and early career researchers, as
well as those from outside academia, to present original research on the
potential biological, ecological, economic and social implications of
incorporating new technologies into more sustainable and environmentally
sensitive food systems.


Dear Colleagues,

You are invited to submit an abstract to this panel, which focuses on the
complexities of obtaining IRB approval to conduct ethnographic research on
vulnerable populations, particularly (but not limited to) people with
mental illnesses. Abstracts are limited to 250 words, and are due to Shir
Lerman ( and Olivia Marcus (
*March 5, 2016*.

*Panel*: Ethical and Practical Complexities: Navigating the IRB to Conduct
Ethnographies with Vulnerable Populations/Individuals with Mental Illnesses

Call for Papers: AAA 2016

Minneapolis, MN

November 16-20, 2016

Theme: “Evidence, Accident, Discovery”


Anthropologists face unique challenges in obtaining IRB approval to conduct
research with vulnerable populations, particularly (but not limited to)
people with mental illnesses or who are undergoing mental health
treatment. Beyond the basic challenges of collecting data while remaining
sensitive to the needs of the populations work with, we also face the
complexities of satisfying IRB requirements in ever-changing ethnographic
environments and maintaining participant confidentiality in clinical
settings. Due to the sensitive nature of mental illnesses, anthropologists
also participate in extra screenings in order to ensure the safety of the

Consistent with this year’s AAA theme, “Evidence, Accident, Discovery”,
this panel highlights questions for anthropologists conducting mental
health and other disability research. First, how anthropologists face
challenges in obtaining IRB approval for our research and how we obtain
high-quality data while adhering to high ethical standards? In the case of
uneven balances of power between ethnographer and participant, the panel
asks how we can envision our relationships with vulnerable people and
populations? This panel also examines the obligations that anthropologists
have to our participants, from prevention of harm during the course of
research to ensuring the results of our research also do not cause harm,
and perhaps can be used to reduce vulnerability.

Papers relevant to this panel might discuss IRB requirements to conduct
ethnographic research among people with mental illnesses; whether ethical
obligations to participants with mental illnesses differ from those we
might hold to other participants; and the challenges of complying with IRB
while in the field.

CFP: Masculinities, roles and transitions: diversity and well-being
in the unfolding of men’s lives.

Please note that the deadline for submitting an abstract for the
postgraduate poster competition for this event is fast approaching.
Abstracts are due by Friday 26th February 2016 and should be
submitted to Anna Tarrant (

Masculinities, roles and transitions: diversity and well-being in the
unfolding of men’s lives.

University of Leeds, Tuesday 10th May, 2016, 9.30-5pm, Room TBC.

The Foundation for the Sociology of Health and Illness (FSHI) has
funded a one-day symposium that will explore diversity and well-being
in the unfolding of men’s lives. The symposium is a collaboration
between the University of Leeds, Edinburgh Napier University,
University of Warwick and Glasgow Caledonian University.

Sociologists have become increasingly interested in men’s health in
recent years, but there has been little exploration of how
transitions through the life course impact upon men’s health and
wellbeing. There has also been an identifiable, but as yet,
under-developed turn towards the spatial and temporal dimensions of
social research, including in studies of men and masculinities
(Bjørnholt, 2014). Continuities and transformations in masculinity
across the life course, particularly the performance and experience
of ageing masculinities and the mid-life, are under-developed
substantive areas of concern that have potential to reinvigorate
analyses of social change and its relationship to men’s health and
wellbeing, from a gendered and temporal perspective.

One of the key aims of this one-day symposium therefore is to explore
critical sociological questions that examine the relationships
between masculinities, men’s health and well-being, and key spatial
and temporal transitions across the life course.

Confirmed speakers include:
Margunn Bjørnholt (Modern Men: A 30-year Longitudinal Study),
Robert MacDonald (Young men, transitions and precariousness),
Peter Hopkins (Revisiting youthful Muslim masculinities),
Alan White (Keeping well as an older man),
Alan Dolan (Men’s experiences of infertility and childbirth) and
Carol Emslie (Straight men drink beer and gay men drink cocktails).

Tickets for the event are nearly sold out so please book via

Postgraduates are encouraged to submit an abstract for a poster about
their work by Friday 26th February, 2016 to Anna Tarrant
( A prize will be awarded to the poster that
is voted the best on the day and the winner will have the opportunity
to give a brief presentation of their poster on the day.

Improving Canada’s Migration Report Card: Steps Forward, 8th Annual GSAGH Symposium
March 18, 2016, University of Toronto

Deadline: February 26, 2016


Decoloniality, National Women's Studies Association Annual Conference
November 10-13, 2016, Montreal

Deadline: February 22, 2016


Improvisation as Intercultural Contact and Dialogue
July 6-8, 2016, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Deadline: February 15, 2016


The Eighth Annual Charles Town International Maroon Conference: Toward a Borderless Indigenous Community
June 23, 2016 to June 26, 2016

Please send abstracts of 250-300 words by February 15, 2016, or inquiries to

For more information:


Dear colleagues,

Below is a call for abstracts for a panel at the ASA Conference, Durham 4th
- 7th July 2016, “Research as Development”.

P39 Research as Development
Convenors: Salla Sariola (University of Oxford) and Justin Dixon (Durham
Chair: Bob Simpson

Since the 1990s there has been a substantial increase in the volume of
medical research being conducted in low and middle income countries
(LMICs). Despite travelling with explicit epistemological purposes, medical
research shapes and constructs local realities in the same moment that it
strives to 'measure' them. Material improvements, capacity building, even
nation-building - aspirations such as these are woven into research
cultures in ways that unsettle abstract biomedical futures. Mainstream
bioethics has begun to acknowledge that researchers should contribute to
improving local circumstances as well as ensuring access to licensed
products. Indeed, capacity building and benefit sharing are now standard
features of research initiatives, and the research enterprise more
generally has become entangled in discourses of development.

Yet the idea of development as progress is problematic. What problems arise
when practices that rely on inequities in health and wealth to generate
data become engaged in their alleviation? Who gets to define what
development means and how? To what extent do transnational research
collaborations have genuine transformative potential? Or do developmental
practices function to exacerbate existing inequalities and even generate
novel ones? Answering these questions requires close attention to the
everyday interactions between researchers, their local collaborators, and
study populations, as well as the futures and moral visions that they
enact. We therefore invite papers that grapple with the predicament of
research as development - its possibilities and limitations, inclusions and
omissions - and what this might mean for more responsible and responsive
medical research in LMICs.

Abstract Submission
The abstract can submitted online at:

Proposals must consist of:
- a paper title
- the name(s) and email address(es) of author(s)
- a short abstract of fewer than 300 characters
- a long abstract of fewer than 250 words

Abstract Deadline: 15th February 2016
Abstract Notification: 25th February 2016

If you have any questions regarding the panel, please feel free to contact
Salla Sariola & Justin Dixon

Hip Hop Studies Conference
“It Ain’t Where You’re From, It’s Where You’re At”:
International Hip Hop Studies Conference
University of Cambridge
23rd - 24th June 2016

Keynote speakers:

Tricia Rose, Brown University
Murray Forman, Northeastern University

We invite proposals (title and abstract) of no more than 200 words for 20 minute papers. Please send submissions to the conference convener, James Butterworth (, by 4th March 2016. Acceptances will be issued by mid-March.

More information:


17-18 March 2016, Brock University
Deadline for Abstracts: 19 February 2016
Please submit your abstract and contact information to Marian Bredin,
Director MA Program in Canadian American Studies, Brock University

Since 1996, this multidisciplinary conference has brought together
undergraduate and graduate students from Canada and the United States to
present and discuss papers on the United States, Canada and border issues.
Abstracts are welcome from students in Social Sciences and Humanities
disciplines on a wide range of topics including, but not limited to:
Canadian-American Relations, Canada and U.S. Border Security, Canada and
U.S. Immigration Policies, Cross Border Crime and Policing, Comparative
Elections, Environment & Boundaries, Indigenous Peoples, Educational
Policies, Tourism and Transportation, The Border in Art and/or Literature,
Canada and U.S. Energy Policies, Popular Culture and Mass Media,
Communication & Cultural Policy, Canadian Literary Studies, History of
Border Regions. Keynote address: Dr. Babette Boyd, Department of Sociology
& Criminology, University of North Carolina Wilmington, Fulbright Visiting
Scholar in Transnational Studies, Brock University.

Deadline for Abstracts: 19 February 2016
* Abstracts should be 250 words or less.
* Full papers due at conference.
* Papers should be 10-15 pages in length.

For more information:


Call for Submissions: 'Public and Private Redrawn: Geosocial Sex and
the Offline'
(Panel sponsored by the European Network for Queer Anthropology)
European Association of Social Anthropologists Conference, 20–23 July
2016 in Milan, Italy

Matthew McGuire (University of Cambridge)
Michael Connors Jackman (Memorial University of Newfoundland)

Short Abstract
This panel will explore in a global context the reconstitution by
geosocial cruising technologies of two sets of
oppositions-online/offline and public/private to deal with the
co-constitution of sexual lifeworlds at the interface of geosociality
and physicality.

Long Abstract
This panel will ask how public and private realms are being
reconstituted, complicated or multiplied with the rise of geosocial
cruising. Core here is a connection of two debates concerned with the
relationship between opposing spheres: public/private and
online/offline. Sex in public is commonly framed as a social problem,
a transgression of moral and legal codes that works to undermine
social order and to erode the moral fabric of society (Berlant and
Warner 1998). As such, the boundaries of clean and unclean come to be
policed as though sex in public were 'matter out of place' (Douglas
1966), even where desire figures centrally in the structuring of
social relationships and in the maintenance of social order.
Scholars have suggested that geosocial technologies are complicating
the relationship between private and public, leading to
redistributions of intimacy and relationality (e.g., McGlotten 2013,
Mowlabocus 2010, Muñoz 2009, Race 2015). In this context, what counts
as 'public sex' is often unclear, and this implies a very different
configuration of space, where the online/offline and public/private
are multiply layered and constituted. Few have recoursed to
transformations of public space in the context of the growth in new
technologies. However, we assert that it is only by attending to how
these technologies are woven into the physical world--through
materialities, analogies or as transecting spaces--that we can assess
how they redefine queer socialities and redraw the boundaries of
sexual publics.

Please submit paper abstracts to the panel, 'Public and Private
Redrawn: Geosocial Sex and the Offline' (P135) through the EASA
website by 15 February 2016:
Questions and queries can be sent to Matthew McGuire
( and Michael Connors Jackman (

Revue «Synergies Amérique du Nord», numéro 2, 2016

«Synergies Amérique du Nord», revue francophone de sciences humaines et sociales lance un appel à contributions pour son prochain numéro (nº 2/2016) sur le thème «La création dans les cultures francophones : Défis, enjeux, perspectives».

L'année 2015 marque le dixième anniversaire de la Convention de l'UNESCO sur la diversité culturelle : dans ce contexte, la revue souhaite réunir des contributions portant sur les défis, enjeux et perspectives de l'expression culturelle en français, notamment dans les régions où le français est en situation minoritaire ou de contact avec d'autres langues ou cultures.

Les chercheurs, professeurs, pré-doctorants, doctorants, post-doctorants francophones d'Amérique du Nord sont invités à proposer un article ainsi que des comptes rendus d'ouvrages se rapportant à cette thématique ou aux domaines spécifiquement couverts par la revue, à savoir l'ethnologie, l'histoire, la littérature, les sciences du langage et la traductologie. La date limite de soumission des articles est le 15 février 2016.


XXe Congrès de l’Association internationale des sociologues de langue française (AISLF) : « Sociologie de l’Art et de la Culture », 4 au 8 juillet 2016, Montréal

La Chaire Fernand-Dumont sur la culture informe tous les chercheurs des domaines de la sociologie de l’art et de la culture qu’il est encore possible de proposer une communication pour le congrès de l’AISLF. La date limite de dépôt des propositions a en effet été repoussée au dimanche 31 janvier 2016 à minuit, heure française (date impérative). Nous vous invitons donc vivement à soumettre une proposition au Comité de recherche « Sociologie de l’art et de la culture » (CR 18) dont vous trouverez l’appel à communications sur le site du congrès.


Colloque franco-québécois : « Essor de la vie culturelle au 21e siècle : politiques, interventions et initiatives », 26-28 avril 2016, Trois-Rivières

Le paysage culturel, tant québécois que français, s'est beaucoup transformé au cours des dernières décennies. Ce colloque franco-québécois est né de constats dressés au sujet des effets et des retombées générées par les politiques culturelles qui ont été adoptées depuis les 25 dernières années, tant en France qu'au Québec, constats qui sont parfois contradictoires sur la portée de celles-ci et qui traduisent les tensions sociales, ainsi que des mutations socioculturelles, politiques, économiques qui traversent la société. Cet état des lieux vise à susciter des réflexions et des débats pouvant conduire à des choix stratégiques ou des orientations, voire soutenir l'élaboration de recommandations s'adressant aux décideurs publics, dans la foulée des projets de refonte et de mise à jour de politiques publiques en culture aux niveaux national, régional ou local. Deux membres de l'Association, Yves Bergeron (UQAM) et Diane Saint-Pierre (INRS-urbanisation, culture, société) font partie du comité scientifique de ce colloque, organisé par le Département d'études en loisir, culture et tourisme, de l'Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, de l'Université de Grenoble Alpes et du Groupe de recherche sur la médiation culturelle (GRMC), affilié à l'organisme Culture pour tous.

Toutes les propositions de communication (titre et résumé de 600 mots) et les notes d'intention pour les ateliers (150 mots) doivent être soumises à ( avant le 26 février 2016.

20e colloque bisannuel de l'American Council of Québec Studies (ACQS), 3 au 6 novembre 2016, Portland, ME

L'American Council for Québec Studies sollicite des propositions de communication pour son congrès de 2016. Si le thème choisi couvre des approches diverses, tant en sciences sociales qu'en arts et lettres, les organisateurs veulent souligner l'importance des échanges culturels, économiques, et interpersonnels entre le Québec et ses voisins, entre francophones, anglophones, et allophones en Amérique du Nord. Les propositions individuelles aussi bien que des sessions complètes sur tout sujet lié aux études québécoises sont les bienvenues. La date limite pour soumettre des propositions est le 15 avril 2016.



This interdisciplinary international conference will be taking place on November 11 – 13, 2016, at the Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan (Poland). The aim of the conference is to bring together aboriginal and non-aboriginal North American and European scholars, artists and activists and provide a venue for exchanging views, ideas and scholarship findings related to the present, the past and the future of aboriginal peoples of North America. They invite scholars representing multiple disciplines (history, sociology, ethnology, anthropology, culture studies, literary studies, law, politology, linguistics and others) to share their research results and pedagogies; and aboriginal activists and artists to share their experiences, knowledge and art. The language of the conference is English. Proposals for 20-minute papers, 60-minute interactive workshops, round-table discussions, poetry and prose readings are currently accepted and must be 250-word-long, accompanied with a brief CV must be submitted to the conference secretaries Katarzyna Burzyńska or Kornelia Boczkowska at: The deadline for proposals is April 15, 2016. More information is available here:


CFP: After the Deluge: Reframing/Sustaining Critique in Post­‐Harper Canada

October 28-­29, 2016

Carleton University's School of Canadian Studies

More information:


CfP: EASA, Milano, Italy, July 20-23, 2016
Panel topic: Legacies and Futures of Animism in the Anthropocene

Deadline: February 15, 2016

Guido Sprenger (Heidelberg University)
Scott Simon (Université d'Ottawa)

Short Abstract
Taking stock of mainstream and marginalized views in anthropology, we examine animism as philosophy, religion, epistemology, or ontology regarding relations between humans and non-humans. Can anthropological intellectual legacies about animism contribute to better futures in the Anthropocene?
Long Abstract
The ontological turn in anthropology has revived classical concepts of animism or totemism as contrasting ways of living in the world and relating with other beings. These legacies go back to founders of anthropology, including Edward Burnett Tylor, Lucien Lévy-Bruhl, and Franz Boas, but there are also lesser known thinkers in all national traditions. Animism, which recognizes fundamental commonalities and essential relationships between all living things, has sometimes been studied as a stage in evolution or a marker of cultural alterity. New approaches by Philippe Descola, Tim Ingold or Eduardo Kohn suggest that animism contains the potential for a serious alternative to the ideological foundations of modern science and economy. New perceptions and analyses of bio-diversity, human-environment relations and interspecies relationships are among the promises this approach holds. However, reflection must begin by dealing with unresolved questions and contradictions within our own discipline. Taking stock of mainstream and marginalized views on animism in anthropology, past and present, we will examine animism as philosophy, religion, epistemology, and ontology about the non-human environment. How does animism interact and articulate with, or contradict and resist, other ways of knowing and being that we may think of as religions or sciences? What marginal schools of thought in anthropology can inspire new thought? What are the potential pitfalls and drawbacks of this approach? Can anthropological understandings of animism and the nexus of life contribute to earthbound futures in the Anthropocene?
We invite papers on case studies with theoretical relevance, theoretical and historical papers.
Please register online :

We look forward to hearing from you!

Scott Simon (
Guido Sprenger

Call for Presentations and Participation 2016: Food and Sustainability Conference

Monday 18th July – Wednesday 20th July 2016
Mansfield College, Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom


Call for Papers-Decolonizing the Academy 2016
University of Edinburgh
Centre of African Studies

21-22 April 2016
For whom do we research Africa and for what purpose? How do our institutions be they universities, professional networks, or publishing forums reinforce unequal access to power, opportunities, and knowledge? What are our responsibilities as scholars and teachers to decolonize our work, on individual and collective levels and how do we do it? How do we connect critical theoretical debates around decolonization with applied best practices and new practices? What future for African Studies does this envisage? These questions are not new. Rather, they remain at the forefront of our academic and professional enterprise, posing challenges and opportunities to the very legitimacy and quality of our diverse endeavours.

We hope you will join us in revisiting these key debates in African Studies (and beyond) as we seek to blaze new trails and engage old struggles.

Our 21st century generation of scholars is technologically savvy, increasingly interconnected, and yet, faced with persistently rigid political and institutional structures. Panels will address a range of thematic topics and active approaches to decolonizing the academy. We are soliciting papers that engage with issues of agency, legitimacy, and representation; empirical and analytical findings, research methods, and academic practice; and structural and institutional opportunities and obstacles.

All applications should be submitted to and to by 31 January 2016.

Download pdf: Decolonizing the Academy 2016, Call for Papers:


3 CFPs: EASA 2016

The Limits of Collaboration

Dear colleagues

We warmly invite paper submissions to our panel 'The Limits of
Collaboration' at the EASA 2016 meeting in Milan on 20-23 July. You can
propose your paper here:

We look forward to your submissions!


David Rojas (Bucknell University)
Saiba Varma (University of California San Diego)
Chika Watanabe (University of Manchester)

*Short Abstract*

This panel explores "circuits of collaboration"--uneven, parallel, and
conflicting webs of relations that entangle ethnographers in ways they may
not control or ethically condone. We invite papers on the limits of
collaboration that take ethnography as a processual form of knowledge

*Long Abstract*

From open data to emergent climate politics, a growing number of responses
to global crises hinge on "collaboration": methods whereby people combine
diverse abilities and learning practices to face uncertain futures.
Anthropological critiques calling for greater responsiveness to local needs
have prompted collaborative movements such as participatory development and
community psychiatry. Further, in response to changing conditions of
fieldwork and institutional demands, anthropologists themselves
increasingly rely on collaborations with interlocutors, other disciplines,
and the public at large.

Despite the valorization of collaboration globally, and although
collaborative methods offer anthropologists new opportunities for
ethnographic engagement, we propose to take stock of the limits of
collaboration. We are particularly interested in moments when the ethical,
emotional, or political costs of collaboration become too high or when
collaboration may conflict with other ethical and political positions.

This panel will enact and self-reflect on collaboration by pre-circulating
papers and brainstorming possible collaborative futures in anthropology. We
invite papers that examine anthropology in existing 'circuits of
collaboration' when uneven, parallel, and conflicting webs of relations
entangle ethnographers in alliances that they may not control or condone.
We are particularly interested in exploring collaborative 'short circuits'
wherein collaboration makes certain relations, moments, and narratives
legible while rendering others illegible. What anthropological futures can
emerge or be hindered from collaborations that intend to have "impact" and
be "relevant"? What can we learn from the affective intensities of
collaborations gone awry? What structural conditions are required for
'successful' collaborations to occur between ethnographers and their

*Deadline: 15 February 2016*

You can propose your paper here:

General instructions

General information on the conference

Tactics as ethnographic and conceptual objects

Dear colleagues,

Please find details on the panel organised by the Network of Ethnographic
Theory [NET] on the topic of tactics as conceptual and ethnographic
objects. The panel will take place in the upcoming EASA 2016 meeting in
Milan, 20-23 July. The deadline for proposing a paper is midnight GMT, 15
February. All papers must be submitted through the EASA online system.
Please follow this link to propose a paper:

Please share and circulate! For any questions do not hesitate to contact


Theodoros Kyriakides (University of Manchester)

Patrick Laviolette (Tallinn University)


Roy Wagner (tbc)

Panel title: Tactics as ethnographic and conceptual objects


The global rise of social movements and grassroots communities suggests
there is fertile ground in both ethnographically as well as conceptually
examining the tactics by which such collectives gain political leverage and
situate themselves in the becoming of their issues. This panel shall follow
Roy Wagner's 'Coyote Anthropology' (Nebraska, 2010) in further engaging in
the exploration of a subjectivity which is "aware of itself": Such an
ethnographic and theoretical examination of tactics can illuminate the
practices by which individuals and collectives understand, navigate,
orientate and actively construct and re-create their subjectivities in the
world. Traditionally associated with cunningness and deceit, a contemporary
perspective can potentially reclaim the notion of tactics in the name of
political connection and the urgency of alliance. At the same time, such a
perspective might unveil that tactical thinking is not always looking for
connection, but also disconnection from previous relations and
associations. The panel invites contributions exploring tactics of
alliance, relationality, visibility and invisibility on a collective and
individual level. We especially welcome contributions which put the notion
of tactics in conversation with anthropology's conceptual wealth -- classic
concepts of witchcraft, the trickster, taboo, hospitality, bricolage, mana
and gifting, as well as with more recent theoretical developments such as
ontology, multi-species/post-human anthropology and the Anthropocene. We
encourage submissions from various field sites and theoretical
perspectives. This includes but is not restricted to tactical explorations
of ethics, value, kinship, medical anthropology and STS.

We look forward to your papers.

New trends in the anthropology of unemployment

Dear colleagues,

*Apologies for cross-posting*

Please find bellow the CFP for an EASA 2016 (P080) session titled: New
trends in the anthropology of unemployment after the economic crisis of

Francisco Arqueros (National University of Ireland, Maynooth)
Patrícia Alves de Matos (University of Barcelona)
Michele Fontefrancesco (Università di Scienze Gastronomiche)

Since the onset of the last economic crisis (2008-2009), a high rate of
unemployment in the EU countries has become a key issue for governments,
social organisations, ordinary people and the social sciences. Unemployment
does not constitute an area of research on its own right in anthropology
(Howe 1990; Jancious 2006). In social science, in general, there is a lack
of studies on the collective responses of civil society to unemployment as
well as the experience of being unemployed (Perelman 2007; Guigni 2009).
Anthropologists, however, have been writing about unemployment since the
crisis of the 70s: the 'deserving' and the 'undeserving' unemployed (Howe
1990); ideologies of the unemployed (Pappas 1989); the social and
historical construction of work cultures (Perelman 2007); narratives of
survival (Procoli 2004); unemployment and precarity as liminal conditions
(Spyridakis 2013). This panel is looking for papers showing the research
agendas of anthropologists currently working on the topic of unemployment,
in EU countries but also outside them. This panel tries to address a broad
range of issues, although it is not reduced to them. Therefore, we invite
contributors to address some of the following issues:

1. The ongoing dismantling of the social welfare system and
how that affect the way in which the unemployed make their livelihood;
2. The blurring of the boundaries between formal and informal
3. How people experience unemployment and how they respond to
it, both individually and collectively;
4. How the 'problem of unemployment' is socially constructed
by different social actors;
5. Work and unemployment ethics among different groups of
workers and ethnic groups;
6. Analyses of unemployment policies.

Discussant: Manos Spyridakis (University of the Peloponnese, Greece)

Paper proposals must consist of:
· a paper title
· the name/s and email address/es of author/s
· a short abstract of fewer than 300 characters
· a long abstract of fewer than 250 words

Don’t hesitate to contact us for any further clarification, and do send us
your paper proposal by the 15th of February, to and

All the very best,
Francisco Arqueros & Patrícia Matos

Reference List

Guigni, M ed. (2009) The Politics of Unemployment in Europe: Policy
Responses and Collective Action, Ashgate
Howe, L. (1990) Being unemployed in Northern Ireland: An Ethnographic
Study, Cambridge University Press
Jancius, J. (2006) ‘The Anthropology of Unemployment’, Ethnos, V. 271 (2)
Pappas, G. (1989) The Magic City: Unemployment in a Working-class
Community, Cornell University Press,
Perelman, M. (2007) ‘Theorizing Unemployment: Towards an Argentine
Anthropology of Work’, Anthropology of Work Review, V. 28 (1)
Procoli, A. ed. (2004) Workers and Narratives of Survival in Europe: The
Management of Precariousness at the End of the Twentieth Century, State
University of New York Press
Spyridakis, M. (2013) The Liminal Worker: An Ethnography of Work,
Unemployment and Precariousness in Contemporary Greece, Ashgate

Cultural, Social and Political Thought Graduate Student Conference:Nihilism.Hope
University of Victoria, Coast Salish and Straits Salish Territories
April 22-24, 2016

Proposal Deadline: February 29, 2016

More information:


Women & Environments International Magazine – "Engaging Ethically in the Age of "Sustainable Consumerism" (Working title)

CFP Deadline: February 15, 2016
Women and Environments International Magazine (WEI) is seeking submissions for its upcoming issue on "Engaging Ethically in the Age of Consumerism" for publication in late 2016. The objective of this issue is to critically examine the influence of gender in building social movements that engage (or critique) new and emerging modes of ethical or sustainable consumption, particularly as they are aimed at social change. Contributors are invited to explore gender perspectives in relation to - but not limited to - the following topics:

Gender dimensions of “precautionary consumption”;

Ways of applying consumer pressure to governments and industry in the area of toxics regulation;

The role of ‘fair trade’ in shifting production trends globally, or in specific case studies;

“Pink-washing” and the breast cancer prevention movement;

“Ethical consumerism”: its promise and its limitations;

New economies, sustainable lifestyles and enterprises;

De-growth movements, and model communities moving away from mass consumerism

Submissions may be in the form of critical studies, essays, personal narratives, case studies, book or film reviews, poetry, photography, and or visual art. While we appreciate every submission to WEI, only contributors whose work has been selected will be contacted.
Submissions: Send submission(s) electronically to using "Ethical Consumption" as your subject heading. Please refer to the Editorial guidelines for word limits, formatting and style at

General Information: WEI is a magazine that examines women's relations to their natural, built, and social environments from feminist and anti-racist perspectives. It has provided a forum for academic research and theory, professional practice and community experience since 1976. Like most scholarly publications, WEI does not pay for contributions but retains a high-quality wide readership so your contribution will reach a wide audience. Upon publication, WEI assumes a non-exclusive, worldwide, and perpetual right to publish and reproduce contributions in any format in and outside the magazine context. This does not preclude contributors from granting permission to publish their materials after publication in WEI provided WEI is acknowledged as the original publisher.

Women & Environments International Magazine - Faculty of Environmental Studies -York University
4700 Keele Street, Toronto ON Canada M3J 1P3
Email: Website:


Appel à contributions

Acfas 2016-Colloque Recrutement


Health Tomorrow: Interdisciplinarity and Internationality- "Health's Borders," Volume 4 (2016)

CFP Deadline: May 15, 2016



CfP: Rethinking the commons beyond and against gentrification in the
European city

Call for Papers: RGS-IBG 30th August to 2nd September 2016, London

Rethinking the commons beyond and against gentrification

Convenors: Alessandro Froldi (Loughborough University), Penny Travlou
(University of Edinburgh), Angela McClanahan (Edinburgh College of

The panel seeks to address the categories of gentrification and
commoning as two different, but not necessarily opposite attitudes
toward the reconfiguration of neoliberal power in Europe and beyond.
In doing so, we seek to discuss how post-capitalist imagination is
seen to emerge from practices of self-organisation, DIY resistance or
community based groups and collectives. We are interested in
approaches engaging anti-austerity movements as agents of new
political imagination, but which remain aware of the risks of
co-option and de-politicisation promoted by neoliberal institutions
and organisations on the ground, often associated with the phenomena
of gentrification and neoliberal economies. The panel aims to discuss
papers bringing together a geographical focus based on, but not
limited to, the socio-historical configuration of power within the
context of European urban peripheries as well as the peripheries of
Europe. With this we include both the margins of European cities as
well as the margins of Europe itself, aiming to promote forms of
comparative connections between North and South, East and West. We
are particularly interested in how, in different European contexts,
institutional politics and social movements redefined the struggle
against neoliberal austerity politics.

We accept papers on (but not limited to):
- Responses to the austerity crisis in the peripheries of both
Southern and Northern Europe
- Analysis of processes of gentrification in European cities
- Studies of processes of marginalisation in the European peripheries
- Limits and challenges of activists scholarship with urban social
- Ethnographies of neoliberal planning and architecture
- Case studies addressing spatialized practices of post-capitalism
- Practices of urban commoning with a focus on sharing,
collaborative and solidarity networks in the European city.

We welcome presentations of any style, including both traditional and
innovative methods, particularly those that embrace and embody a
visual approach. We particularly welcome proposals adopting
interdisciplinary approaches, as well as contributions from
activists, architects, photographers and ethnographers.
Papers/presentations should be 20 minutes (15 minutes each, followed
by 5 mins for questions).

Deadline for submitting abstracts is Wednesday 10th February 2016

Please send abstracts up to a maximum of 250 words and proposed
titles (clearly stating name, institution, and contact details) to
Alessandro Froldi (, Penny Travlou
( and Angela McClanahan (
Dates: 30 August – 2 September 2016: Location: Royal Geographical
Society (with IBG) and Imperial College London
Further details about the conference at:

CFP: Neoliberal academia and the sexuality scholarship

RGS-IBG 2016 CFP: Neoliberal academia and the sexuality scholarship
within Human Geography

RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2016 in London, 31 August to
2 September 2016

Session Organisers: Chen Misgav, Department of Politics and
Government, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, and Thomas Wimark,
Department of Human Geography, Stockholm University.

Universities around the globe are increasingly being affected by
neoliberal trends (Castree, 2006). The (now not so) new market logic
require universities to commodify, restructure and consolidate their
activities in order to be profitable (Dowling, 2008), e.g. through
closing down or merging research departments and cutting unprofitable
courses and research fields. Simultaneously, scholars are becoming
ever more exposed to a competitive academia forcing us to intensify
our production (Birch, Bond, Harris, Hoogeveen, Laliberte & Rosol,
2012) through individualised self-auditing processes in order to
remain within academia (Berg in Castree, 2006). Several scholars have
discussed the impact of neo-liberalisation on research production,
foremost with a focus on race and ethnicity (e.g. see Berg, 2012;
Kobayashi, Lawson & Sanders, 2014). However, less is known of the
impact on the sexuality scholarship.

It is now more than 15 years ago the JGHE Symposium: Teaching
Sexualities in Geography was held discussing geographers’ engagements
with sexuality in higher education (Knopp, 1999). Since then the
sexuality scholarship has become an important part of Human Geography
with an increasing bulk of literature and research being published
each year. Sexuality scholars have been successful in claiming space
within Human Geography. This session seeks to discuss both the limits
and the possibilities of the neoliberal academia for scholars of
sexuality. The themes include but are not limited to:

· Sexuality scholarship and curriculum in the neoliberal academia

· Teaching sexuality in the era of budget cuts and consolidation

· Challenges for minority sexuality students in the
individualised academia

· Postgrad students and sexuality scholarship

· Postdoc opportunities and sexuality

· Young academics and the scholarship of sexuality

· Funding opportunities and policy relevant research

· Voices from different spaces and places, such as the global
North/South, northern/southern Europe

If interested to present a paper, please send a 250-word abstract
(clearly stating title, keywords, name, institution, and contact
details) to Chen Misgav ( and Thomas Wimark
( by noon (CET) February 15th, 2016.


Berg, L. D. (2012). Geographies of identity I Geography–(neo)
liberalism–white supremacy. Progress in human geography, 36(4),

Birch, K., Bond, S., Harris, T., Hoogeveen, D., Laliberte, N., &
Rosol, M. (2012). What can we do? The challenge of being new
academics in neoliberal universities. Antipode, 44(4), 1055-1058.

Castree, N. (2006). Research assessment and the production of
geographical knowledge. Progress in Human Geography, 30(6), 747-782.

Dowling, R. (2008). Geographies of identity: labouring in
the'neoliberal'university. Progress in Human Geography.

Knopp, L. (1999). JGHE Symposium: Teaching Sexualities in Geography
[1] Queer Theory, Queer Pedagogy: new spaces and new challenges in
teaching geography. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 23(1),

Kobayashi, A., Lawson, V., & Sanders, R. (2014). A commentary on the
whitening of the public university: The context for diversifying
geography. The Professional Geographer, 66(2), 230-235.

European Bisexual Research Conference 2016: CFP

2nd cfp: Bisexuality and (Inter)National Research Frontiers
First European Bisexual Research Conference (EuroBiReCon)

EuroBiReCon is a conference for anyone with an interest in
contributing to, or finding out about, current work on bisexuality.
The conference aims to bring together academics, professionals,
activists, and bisexual communities. It builds on BiReCons held in
the UK every two years organised by BiUK ( – see the
BiUK website for information about past BiReCons. This year it will
take place on Thursday 28 July 2016 at the University of Amsterdam*
which will be followed by a three day community organised event

We proudly announce that Prof. Surya Monro (University of
Huddersfield) will be the keynote speaker at the EuroBiReCon. She has
written multiple books on sexual diversity including Gender politics:
Activism, citizenship and sexual diversity (2005) and Sexuality,
Equality and Diversity (2012 with Diana Richardson). Her book
Bisexuality: Identities, Politics, and Theories is published in the
summer of 2015.

Our second keynote speaker is Dr Alex Iantaffi (University of
Minnesota). Alex is, amongst others, editor-in-chief of Sexual and
Relationship Therapy and has written multiple articles on bisexual
identities, sexual-explicit media use of MSM and bisexuals and
(white) privilege.

We welcome papers from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines
including social sciences, health sciences, arts and humanities,
therapeutic practitioners, activists and others. We encourage
contributions from postgraduate students, early career academics and
more senior academics from Europe and beyond.

We invite papers and workshop sessions that include but are not
limited to the following:
• Bisexuality, wellbeing and health (including mental health and
sexual health).
• The implications of bisexual identities and labels.
• Bisexuality, space and communities.
• Bisexual people’s access to, and experiences of,health and other services.
• Inclusion and erasure of bisexual people in politics and activism.
• Representations of bisexuality in media, culture, and literature.
• Intersections with other aspects of experience such as physical
disability, age, race/ethnicity, nationality, gender (both trans- and
cis-gender), sexual practices, religion, education and social class.
• Bisexuality and relationship styles (e.g. monogamies, polyamory,
swinging, open couples and non-monogamies).
• The role of technologies in bisexuality and forming bisexual spaces
and communities
• Methods for researching bisexuality
• Public engagement in bisexuality research.

During the day there will be opportunities to:
• Find out about issues affecting bisexual people
• Hear from experts about cutting-edge research on bisexuality
• Discuss ways in which organisations can better work with, and for,
bisexual people, drawing on good practice
• Take part in workshops on specific issues

If you would like to present at EuroBiReCon, please provide a 250
word abstract and a brief biography (max. 100 words), by 26th
February 2016 to Emiel Maliepaard ( and Dr
Caroline Walters (
If you are interested in facilitating a workshop, roundtable, or
panel discussion at BiReCon, which can include data gathering for
current projects or research, then please email Emiel Maliepaard
( and Dr Caroline Walters
( with a brief description of your
proposed session by 22 January 2016.

Language: For logistical reasons, the conference’s common language
will be English, and abstracts must be submitted in English. If you
wish, you can send us your abstract in another language, provided
that you also submit it in English. It is highly recommended that presentations during the conference are in English. However, we are
exploring possibilities to use translators to provide space to people
who would like to present in their mother tongue.

Funding: EuroBiCon and EuroBiReCon are community organisations so
unfortunately there are no funds for presenters or travel expenses.
However, EuroBiReCon will provide an excellent opportunity to network
with others working in the field, to share good practice, and there
will be spaces available to conduct research which fits within the
ethos of the event.

* Conference venue: Oudemanhuispoort 4-6 (in between Spui and
Waterlooplein in the historical centre of Amsterdam).

CFP: Transition to Sustainable Food Systems: Integrative Perspectives
on Production and Consumption, 4S/EASST conference track, Barcelona

The local committee welcomes you to the joint 2016 4S/EASST
conference, held in Barcelona August 31-September 3. We will
collectively explore the ways in which science and technology are
increasingly performed ‘by other means’, in a variety of exploratory
activities that include the articulation of collectives that do not
fit with the traditional actors in science and technology, or in ways
that problematize the established value systems involved in the
production of knowledge and technologies. We hope you will engage
with amazing presentations, share your research and ideas, create
fruitful networks and enjoy the city!

Please see below for details of the CfP for the track Transition to
Sustainable Food Systems: Integrative Perspectives on Production and
Consumption, at the 4S/EASST conference, which takes place in
Barcelona 31st August – 3rdSeptember 2015. The session aims connect
perspectives in STS to the study of food and eating

Many thanks


Dr David Evans/Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Sustainable
Consumption Institute Senior Research Fellow/ University of
Manchester /Oxford Road/ M13 9PL

tel: +44(0)161 275 0258

Transition to Sustainable Food Systems: Integrative Perspectives on
Production and Consumption
The sustainability of food systems represents a significant and
growing societal challenge. The post war food regime of plenty is
giving way to problems of climate change, resource depletion, and
population growth. Political and academic responses to these
challenges stress the need for more sustainable approaches to food
production and patterns of consumption. Current academic scholarship,
reflecting longstanding debates in fields of agro-food studies and
food consumption, emphasises the need to understand the
interconnections between sites and spaces of food production and
consumption. To date however, efforts at fuller integration remain
lopsided - tending to privilege one side of the
production-consumption divide. This conference track invites
contributions that seek to bridge this analytic divide, to develop
more symmetrical approaches to sustainable food systems.
We invite contributions that draw from perspectives in STS and
connect to other traditions such as economic sociology, innovation
studies and consumption scholarship.
Themes include (but are not limited to):
o The role of technologies and materials in co-configuring and
transforming practices of production, provision, preservation, eating
and ridding of food
o New production-distribution-consumption arrangements such as
urban farming, food box schemes, food sharing initiatives
o Efforts of different actors (e.g. collectives, major retailers)
in the development, adoption and diffusion of sustainable innovations
and practices
o Connections between ‘natural’ and metabolic processes and forms
of cultural and economic organization
o The construction and negotiation of the value and quality of food

Session convenors: David Evans and Jo Mylan, Sustainable Consumption
Institute, University of Manchester

Abstract submission is open on conference
website: Deadline for submission 21st
February 2016

"Truth, Lies, and Manufacturing Memory"

Toronto, October 28-29, 2016.

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 third annual interdisciplinary conference “Truth, Lies, and Manufacturing Memory.” 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 topics on the themes of truth and lies. Some emergent themes to be explored include, but are not limited to:

contested meaning;
repressed truth;
testimony studies;
“lies that tell the truth”;
repressed truth;
selective memory;

Proposals for individual papers and panels can be submitted here:

For further information, contact:

CFP African Studies Association UK 2016 - The middle class in Africa:
comparative perspectives and lived experiences

Dear all,

Please see our Call For Papers below.

ASAUK Conference, September 2016, University of Cambridge

The middle class in Africa: comparative perspectives and lived experiences

Panel convenors: Professor Deborah James (LSE), Dr Charlotte Lemanski
(Cambridge) and Dr Claire Mercer (LSE)

Paradoxically, while in EuroAmerica the old middle class is
declining, in the global south its newer incarnation is on the rise.
Interest in the 'African middle classes' as an identity-based group
has exploded in recent years, becoming the contemporary buzz-topic
for scholarly and public agendas. The media has demonstrated an

ambivalent attitude towards this newly-emerging group. Is it the
bedrock of political stability and democracy, or is it simply engaged
in frivolous conspicuous consumption and bling? Is it more useful to
classify the new middle class using ‘objective grounds’ (people's
roles in the world of work and production or households’ capacity to
consume) or should we take seriously the ‘subjective’ views of people
themselves? Whilst scholars are increasingly aware of the limitations
of these economic-based quantitative analyses (e.g. Thandika
Mkandawire's well-known critique of the ADB's $2-4 per day
consumption-based criteria as a ‘stretch concept’), there has been
limited attention to (a) comparisons with the ‘new middle class’ in
other parts of the global South and (b) more localised qualitative
research. Such approaches could complement and/or challenge existing
research to explore the everyday lived experiences of being
middle-class for people living in the (often precarious) spaces
between poverty and wealth in Africa.

A large number of Africans now regard themselves as ‘middling
people’, positioned somewhere between the top and the bottom, even
though their material circumstances, values, and lifestyles differ
very widely. Self-identifying as being in the middle is one way to
claim membership in a new society, in which ‘being poor’ can be
stigmatising. This panel invites papers interested in questioning and
exploring (a) the African ‘new middle class’ in comparative
perspective, and (b) the everyday lived experiences of the middle
classes in Africa,. Topics might include but are not restricted to:

* Points of comparison between the ‘new middle classes’ in the global
South and in specifically African settings

* The employment, investment and accumulation strategies that
underpin middle-class membership

* How the middle-classes navigate everyday urban and rural
landscapes, for example in terms of access to housing, education,
healthcare, transportation, employment

* The hopes, dreams and aspirations of the middle-classes in Africa
at multiple scales (e.g. individual, household, national, regional
and global).

* The multiplicity of middle-class identities within Africa - this
could include a questioning of class identities in Africa, or an
exploration of the ‘boundaries’ between poor and middle, or middle
and rich/elite classes.

* Questioning the relevance of the middle-class category for those
whose lifestyles and aspirations differ from western normative
assumptions attached to a class-based analysis.

We look forward to receiving abstracts and enquires (the deadline for
abstracts is 2 April 2016), and to lively discussions in September

Professor Deborah James, London School of Economics, Email:
Dr Charlotte Lemanski, University of Cambridge, Email:
Dr Claire Mercer, London School of Economics, Email:

Dear colleagues, you are warmly invited to consider submitting an abstract
for an ASA panel

*"What is the future of the field-site? Multi-sited and digital fieldwork"*


This panel showcases creative ways in which anthropologists and other
social scientists may tackle distance, multiple sites and virtual realities
that come into being by using information and communication technologies
(ICTs). The ways to conduct fieldwork has changed significantly since the
early days of anthropology. From fieldwork on a single, rather limited
site, such as a village on one of the islands of Samoa or Papua New Guinea,
or cities such as Chicago, social scientists have moved on to work across
multiple geographic sites. Ethnographers and the people they study can now
even move rapidly and frequently between multiple countries and even
continents. Additionally, some have turned online virtual worlds into
field-sites. A number of questions arise about what happens to the field
site when multiple geographic sites are combined with the digital world.

For example:

- How do researchers decide on carrying out single/multi-sited,
long-distant or digital/virtual ethnographies, if they all seem to suit
their topic?

- What happens to the virtues of doing extensive fieldwork ?on site? if the
site gets dispersed?

- If collecting data over ICTs, how can we maintain both the richness and
depth of the data? Can data be gathered exclusively through ICTs, or is it
still necessary to visit physical sites too, and for what reasons?

- If multiple sites are possible, how do researchers decide which ones they
will visit?

We invite contributions that consider these or similar questions about
fieldwork in sites where people use ICTs or researchers use electronically
generated spaces as their field-site.

*To propose a panel please follow the link:*

*For more details:*

We are looking forward to seeing you in Durham!

Best wishes,

Tanja Ahlin


Tanja Ahlin, Doctoral candidate

First Panel of the New EASA Network ‘Humans and Other Living Beings’

“Living well together”: considering connections of health, wellbeing and
work in the lives of humans and other living beings.
We invite participants to engage with the question of how humans’ sense of
health and wellbeing is often intimately connected to and dependent on the
manifold ways through which human and nonhuman ways of life are entangled
and emplaced within wider ecological relationships. We are particularly
interested in contributions based on in-depth ethnographic materials,
helping explore the theoretical and ethical dimensions of what it means to
people to ‘live well’ with other living beings. How might this notion allow
to conceptualise health and wellbeing as being constituted through and
depended on the active participation of human and nonhuman living beings in
shared social worlds? We especially invite papers to explore the
connections between health, wellbeing and ‘work’ or ‘labour’. How might a
less human-centric and more open understanding of these terms contribute to
a better understanding of the active and constitutive role of other living
beings, whose often hidden and invisible ‘work’ is crucial for the creation
of human health and wellbeing? How are other living beings such as animals,
plants, fungi and microbes involved in creating and maintaining human
health and sense of wellbeing? In times of climate change, severe
ecological crisis and species extinction, an anthropological understanding
of these questions seems all the more relevant. This panel is an initiative
of the newly founded EASA network ‘Humans and Other Living Beings’ and will
be accompanied by an inaugural network meeting to which all are welcome.
Convenors: Dr Ursula Muenster (LMU Munich/Rachel Carlson Center, Munich)
and Dr Sara Asu Schroer (University of Aberdeen)
Deadline: 15th of February 2016
The panel is part of the EASA conference, “Anthropological Legacies and
Human Futures”, 20-23 July, University of Milano-Bicoccia. You can submit a
paper following this link:
At the same conference we will also hold the inaugural network meeting of
the new EASA network ‘Humans and Other Living Beings’ to which all are
welcome. Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in
touch (<>).

Papers are now invited for the following panel: Querying the body
multiple: enactment, encounters and ethnography

ASA2016, University of Durham, 4-7 July 2016

Convenor: Mwenza Blell (University of Bristol), Chair: Salla Sariola
(University of Turku)

Short Abstract
This panel explores the notion of body multiple and its implications.

Long Abstract
The body and embodiment have been central to anthropological literature,
exploring the ways in which communities and individuals live in their
bodies. It is argued that different human bodies are enacted, that is,
imagined and formed, in different contexts by different actors. Recently,
for example Annmarie Mol, Judith Farquhar, and Margaret Lock have argued
that rather than there being a universal, singular, body, the body is
better thought of as body multiple. Indeed, this literature points to
connections and overlaps with other people and non-humans, suggesting that
embodiment is a collective process. In order to understand how this
multiplicity is enacted, one has to appreciate that there are various
practices of self care (for example, including body modification and
enhancement), socio-political structuring (affecting, for example, access
to food and healthcare), and scientific practices (for example, diagnostic
testing and body measurement), among others, which all come to bear in this
multiplication. Anthropologists from different sub-disciplines have unique
and important contributions to make in this potentially greater overall
understanding of the body and embodiment. It would help to explain the
observed heterogeneity in approaches to the human body conceptually as well
as for the implications of scientific and medical application. The panel
aims to explore the notion of the body multiple using ethnographic
contributions from a range of contexts. Contributions are invited from
anthropologists of any sub-discipline interested in these ideas.

Deadline: 15th of February 2016

To propose a paper, please follow this link:

For any inquiries, do not hesitate to email me on

Full conference details:

Warm regards,

The Journal Studies in Social Justice announces a call for papers for a special issue:

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

The journal Studies in Social Justice (SSJ) publishes articles on social, cultural, economic, political, and philosophical problems associated with struggles for social justice. This interdisciplinary journal aims to publish work that links theory to social change and the analysis of substantive issues. The journal welcomes heterodox contributions that are critical of established paradigms of inquiry. Studies in Social Justice is an Open Access journal; it has recently moved to Brock University’s Social Justice Research Institute with a new editorial team. More information about the journal can be found at:

This special issue of SSJ aims to re-think concepts and practices of intimacy and embodied care through a wide spectrum of twenty-first-century intimate labours and their associated economies. It will focus on intimacies and embodiment, including exchanges involving organs, body tissues, and body fluids (e.g., milk, sperm, and blood); entanglements of care, work, consumption, and commodification; varied forms of “global-intimate pairings” (Wilson, 2012, p. 31); and gender, class, and racial inequalities. It also explores intimate labours as forms of care work that fuse production, social reproduction, consumption, commodification, and social justice issues.

Papers are invited on (but not limited to) the following themes:

* Care, work, and consumption
* Transnational care giving and care work
* New 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 donation and sale
* Human tissue and fluids donation, sale, and banking
* Methodological and epistemological issues in researching intimacies

This special issue of SSJ emerges from an international symposium that was held at Brock University in October 2015. We plan to publish a small selection of papers that were presented at the conference as well as new papers that address the themes listed above.

We encourage contributions from across the humanities and social sciences, as well as interventions from artists and activists.

Submissions are welcomed in the following categories:

Articles (6 – 8,000 words): original, previously-unpublished, and fully-referenced research contributions that significantly extend knowledge in the broad field of social justice along substantive, theoretical or methodological lines, and which are likely to be of interest to researchers and practitioners. Articles will be blind peer-reviewed.

Review Essays (< 6,000 words): critical and evaluative overviews of particular literatures, theoretical traditions, debates, activist experiences, etc., relating to social justice. Review essays are intended as expert overviews for the benefit of activists and researchers who are unfamiliar with the area. Review essays will be blind peer-reviewed.

Book reviews (1 – 2,000 words): reviews of important theoretical, political and research works relating to social justice issues. Book reviews are vetted by the editors, but are not subject to peer review.

Dispatches (< 4,000 words): reports or commentaries from the non-academic and academic spaces of social justice practice, discourse and contestation. Dispatches may report on research activities, methodological innovations, movement experiences, mobilization efforts, educational practices, social justice events and actions, etc. They need not employ an academic writing style or speaking position. Dispatches are reviewed and vetted by the editorial team, which will work with authors as necessary to help shape submissions for publication. They are not exposed to a blind review process.

Creative Interventions: visual, aural or textual products that reflect on social justice issues using an aesthetic or evocative mode of address. Creative interventions are reviewed and vetted by members of the editorial team or others with competence in the relevant areas of creative practice. They are not exposed to a blind review process.

Please send submissions via email to by February 15, 2016.

Please feel free to consult the editors on possible submissions: Dr. Robyn Lee at<> or Professor Andrea Doucet at<>.

Call for Papers

A two-day interdisciplinary conference, 15-6 June 2016

Location: Alison Richard Building, University of Cambridge, 7 West Road,
Cambridge CB3 9DT

Keynote speaker: Emmanuel K. Akyeampong (Harvard University)

Other confirmed speakers include: Stella Nyanzi (MISR / Makerere
University) and David Pratten (University of Oxford)

In recent years, a growing body of literature has explored the ways in
which colonial encounters between Europeans and Africans were fraught with
anxiety. Historians and other scholars have shown how ‘colonial anxieties’
about sexuality, authority, modernity, climate, and race shaped attitudes
and policies in colonial settings, and help reveal the vulnerability of the
colonial enterprise. Despite its widespread use, however, scholars have
rarely interrogated the term ‘anxiety’ itself. This is in contrast to the
literature on colonialism elsewhere, where literary and critical theorists
have drawn distinctions between ‘anxiety’ and ‘fear’.

Within anthropology, meanwhile, scholars have become increasingly
interested in ‘insecurity’ and ‘uncertainty’, drawing out their ‘positive
and productive potential’ (Cooper and Pratten 2015:1). What is often
missing in this work, however, is historical depth—uncertainty and
insecurity are conceptualised as modern phenomena, and the literature on
earlier forms of anxiety, particularly related to the colonial project, is
often ignored. This work also often fails to take into account recent
research on affect and emotion, which explores how feelings, moods, and
sensations are socially and culturally constructed.

This conference will bring these different research trajectories together
for the first time. It will engage scholars from history, development
studies, anthropology, geography, sociology, law, and other disciplines in
a new conversation on anxiety across time and space. It aims to explore
common themes and ideas about anxiety across disciplinary boundaries;
consider the conceptual meaning(s) of ‘anxiety’; explore anxiety as a lived
experience and investigate how individuals and communities within Africa
attempt to navigate it; critically examine how states and institutions
instrumentalise anxiety for various political ends; and consider how
anxiety in Africa relates to global concerns, particularly around notions
of security and ‘terror’.

The conference organisers invite scholars and practitioners working on
relevant topics to submit a 250-word abstract and CV for consideration.

Papers that relate to the following themes are particularly encouraged:

Spiritual anxieties
Institutional anxieties
Generational anxieties
Intimate anxieties
Anxieties of health
Security and anxiety

Please send all abstracts and CVs to <mailto:>. The deadline for abstracts is 26 February

Speakers selected through the Call for Papers will be notified by the end
of March. Registration will open in April via the conference website: <>.

The conference is supported by the Centre for Research in the Arts,
Humanities and Social Sciences (CRASSH) and the Centre of African Studies,
University of Cambridge.

115th AAA Annual Meeting

Minneapolis, MN - November 16-20, 2016

**CFP: Somatechnics of Human Papillomavirus (HPV)**


Will Robertson (University of Arizona) and Nolan Kline (Purdue University)

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted
infection. There are over 100 types of HPV, many of which are associated
with diseases such as anogenital warts and a variety of cancers. We seek
paper submissions that contribute to the development of a somatechnics of
HPV which examines, discusses, or engages with the role of bodies and
technologies in the screening, prevention, and treatment of HPV and its
related diseases.

Somatechnics can be thought of as ?a chiasmatic interdependence of soma and
techne: of corporealities as always already technologised, and technologies
as always already enfleshed? (Sullivan & Murray 2011: vi). In its simplest
formulation, somatechnics is an effort to critically interrogate the
co-constitutive relationship among bodies and technologies/techniques,
broadly defined. Following Elizabeth Stephens (2012), we contend that
medicine does not simply use technologies, but is itself a technology for
visibilizing, constructing, interpreting, and constituting bodies.

We encourage submissions that critically examine what kinds of
somatechnical evidence count in the enactment (Mol 2002) of HPV and its
related diseases. What technologies are used in the development of evidence
in HPV-related research? Whose bodies or body parts are these technologies
developed for/with/against? Are some technologies valued more than others
in the production of evidence? What events or accidents lead to producing
knowledge about HPV-related diseases? What are the political and economic
ramifications of HPV-related discoveries and interventions? How have
patients experienced and made sense of such technologies/techniques? Who is
accountable for the development, implementation, and maintenance of these
technologies and their concomitant knowledge production? What are the
jurisdictional conflicts and negotiated cooperations that occur among
various medical and public health workers in relation to these
technologies? What are the emergent challenges and questions that a
somatechnics of HPV could anticipate or address?

Please send abstracts of *no more than 250 words* to both Will ( and Nolan ( *by March
15, 2016*, to be considered for inclusion in panel session. If selected,
you will be required to register for the AAA 2016 conference, submit your
paper through the submission website, and have it approved by the AAA.

For more information about the 2016 AAA meeting, review the description of
meeting theme:

Works Cited

Mol, Annemarie. 2002. *The Body Multiple: Ontology in Medical Practice*.
Durham, NC: Duke

University Press.

Stephens, Elizabeth. 2012. Anatomical Imag(inari)es: The Cultural Impact of
Medical Imaging

Technologies. *Somatechnics* 2(2): 159-170.

Sullivan, Nikki and Samantha Murray. 2011. Editorial. *Somatechnics* 1(1):

Papers are now invited for the following panel:

*P25: Biomedicine, entrepreneurship and future ecologies of healthcare*
*ASA 2016, University of Durham, 4-7 July 2016

*Convenors: Margaret Sleeboom-Faulkner andMarina Marouda (University of

*Short outline:*

This panel will consider the increasing commodification of biomedical
interventionsin medical care and its implications for the future of human
health. Itexamines the entrepreneurial practices that shape biomedical
research andinnovation and, as a consequence, the future of healthcare.

*Panel Abstract:*

Biomedical technologies have become a major engine of change in global
health care,constituting a prime means by which governments aspire to
ameliorate diseaseand disability everywhere. Business considerations and
commercial practices aredriving developments in biomedicine, with both
public and private healthproviders engaging in bioentrepreneurial
undertakings. The emergence ofinnovative bioindustries have captured the
interest of social scientists butdespite the abundance of reflections on
bioeconomy in academic discourse, verylittle is known about the actual ways
through which biomedical markets arecreated. The panel considers the
entrepreneurial engagements through whichbiomedical innovation is created,
and asks how such engagements are changingthe institutional nature of
medical practice and the challenges this poses forthe future of human
health. What does the growing commercialisation ofbiomedical knowledge and
practice mean for health care provision?

The panel invites contributions thatexplore in fine-grained ethnography
entrepreneurial engagements in biomedicinetracing the ways in which
biomedical ventures are constituted. What are thelegal and regulatory
frameworks, scientific environments and institutionalexchanges through
which biomedical knowledge is turned into profitableventures? We are
particularly interested in ethnographic cases that chartcomplex
institutional settings, dispersed networks, and collaborative flows
asinstrumental in the makings of successful biotech enterprises.

The panel will also provide space for reflection onthe role of
anthropological knowledge in shaping developments in human health,by
locating the production of this knowledge within ongoing processes
ofcommoditisation, and examining the positions anthropologists are called
tooccupy with respect to bioentrepreneurial projects.

The deadline for paper proposals is *15 February 2016.*

To propose a paper, please follow this link:

For informal inquiries, please contact panel convenors Margaret
Sleeboom-Faulkner( andMarina Marouda (

Third Ethnographic Film and Media Program of the Middle East and Central
Eurasia of EASA (European Association of Social Anthropologists)

Call for Entries
The Third Ethnographic Film and Media Program of the Middle East and
Central Eurasia of EASA (European Association of Social Anthropologists),
14th EASA Biennial Conference, Anthropological Legacies and Human Futures,
University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy (20-23 July 2016)
We are pleased to announce the third Ethnographic Film and Media Program of
the Middle East and Central Eurasia, which will be held annually in
conjunction with the Anthropology of the Middle East and Central Eurasia
Network of the European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA).<>

The goal of our program is to promote original ethnographic films and
visual media, not only in the area of anthropology, but also in sociology,
folklore, religion, material culture and related topics. Our program
encompasses all areas of the contemporary Middle East and Central Eurasia
(the Russian Federation, the Caucasus, Central Asia, China), including
topics on minority groups and religious themes.

Our third program will be held during the 14th EASA Biennial Conference at
the University of Milano-Bicocca in Italy. We invite and encourage all
students, anthropologists, sociologists, documentary filmmakers and media
artists to participate in our program by submitting ethnographic videos,
films (including online and cell phone styles, short and feature-length
films) as well as interactive media (websites, hyperlinked documents, etc.).

Our main focus for this year's program will be on "war, crises, refugees,
migration and Islamophobia". However, other topics are more than welcome.


Films and other materials submitted for the program should be submitted
online or as DVD preview copies, accompanied by a synopsis, a 10-line
description and technical data, no later than 10 May 2016.

Delivery and return policies
* All entries submitted must have received their first public screening on
or after 1 January 2016.
* All participants must cover all costs related to the delivery of preview
and screening copies. We will not return the preview and screening copies.
* All entries should be sent to:
Dr. P. Khosronejad
Farzaneh Family Scholar
Associate Director for Iranian and Persian Gulf Studies
School of International Studies
201 Wes Watkins Center
Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078

EASA Biennial Conference"Anthropological legacies and human futures"
20-23 July 2016, University of Milano-Bicocca, Milan, Italy

Panel P077 | Biomedical technologies and health practices in the Middle
East and North Africa

Short Abstract
Biomedicine, biomedical technologies and health are poorly covered research
areas in the anthropology of the MENA region. We invite papers focusing on
biomedical technologies and the multiple social arrangements and practices
they generate, both among patients and health care professionals.

Long Abstract
Biomedicine, biomedical technologies and health in general are poorly
covered research areas in the anthropology of the Middle-East and North
Africa (MENA) region. While a corpus of literature broaches reproductive
and contraceptive technologies, important topics developed in other regions
are still to be more widely explored, such as drugs, medical imaging,
clinical trials, genetic testing, blood tests / banks / donation, or organ
transplantations. In this panel, we invite researchers working in one or
several MENA countries to discuss uses of and interactions around
biomedical technologies, considering both patients' and health
professionals' practices. As the local shapes, meanings, and impacts of
biomedical technologies depend on the social, political and economic
contexts as well as on the community of practice, variations in their
interpretations and uses may reveal their inherent plasticity. This
malleability shall be considered in relation with actors' specific
identities such as social class, ethnicity, religion, gender and sexual
identities, age, marital status, handicap. Therefore, practices related to
biomedical technologies can foster agency or conversely reinforce
domination, inequalities or oppression. Moreover, biomedical technologies
are caught up in local and global logics that transcend their specific
medical application, turning them into instruments that can be used to
domesticate bodies, shape specific forms of subjectivity, build political
agendas, etc.
What are the similarities, convergences or discrepancies in the uses of
biomedical technologies throughout the MENA region? What kind of specific
social arrangements do they imply / legitimate / enable? How do these
arrangements impact existing power structures and cultural meanings?

Irene Capelli (University of Torino)
Irene Maffi (University of Lausanne)
Claire Beaudevin (CNRS-Cermes3 (French National Centre for Scientific

Discussants tbd

Deadline: 15th of February 2016
To propose a paper, please follow this link and
submit through the online system on the web site. For any inquiries, do not
hesitate to email the panel convenors.

Call for Papers – Development in Latin America and the Caribbean: diverging paths, alternative visions

Section 01 - ECPR Graduate Student Conference, Tartu 10-13 July, 2016

Deadline for abstract submission: January, 20th

More information:


1st International Conference on Geographies of Migration and Mobility
Loughborough University, UK
18th-20th July 2016

More information:


CFP - "Ethnographies of Waste Politics", Bergamo 8-11 June 2016

*FINAL CALL* for papers for session at 6th Ethnography and
Qualitative Research Conference, Bergamo (Italy), 8-11 June 2016

Session title: “Ethnographies of Waste Politics”

Convenor: Nick Dines, Middlesex University, London UK.

Today the multiple ways in which different kinds of waste (municipal,
industrial, hazardous, digital, human, etc.) are produced,
circulated, destroyed and transformed constitute an established field
of inquiry in the social sciences. Waste is studied both as a topic
in itself and as a lens through which to examine broader processes in
contemporary capitalist societies, be these emergent forms of
neoliberal governmentality or alternative modes of organizing social

At a generic level, social theorists such as Zygmunt Bauman and
Ulrich Beck have adopted waste as a metaconcept to make sense of the
dilemmas of late modernity, while at a more specific level, struggles
against incinerators and landfills, especially in the United States,
have made a fundamental contribution to debates about environmental
justice. In recent years major conflicts over waste management around
the world, from Naples to Beirut, Guangzhou to Bogotà, have attracted
mainstream media and scholarly interest, although the political
significance of these controversial cases has frequently been
misrepresented and trivialized. At the same time, the politics of
waste also plays out at a mundane and unspectacular level, for
example in the informal collection strategies deployed by the
Zabbaleen garbage recyclers in Cairo in response to the privatization
of the city’s refuse system.

Combining a focus on the institutional, agonistic and everyday
politics of waste, this panel aims to explore how ethnography can
enrich our understanding of the contested material and symbolic place
of waste in contemporary societies. Proposals are welcome that draw
on original ethnographic research and that engage with the wider
political and social dimensions of waste. Possible themes include,
but are not limited to the following:

• The governance and bureaucracy of waste systems.
• The politics of waste ‘crises’ and ‘emergencies’.
• Urban waste and the right to the city.
• Anti-incinerator and anti-landfill campaigns.
• Organised labour in the refuse sector.
• Counter-strategies to living and working in localities
stigmatised by waste.
• The production of professional and popular knowledge about waste
cycles and management.
• The disciplinary regimes of alternative waste management (e.g.
zero waste).

Please email abstracts (300-500 words) with full contact details to
Nick Dines and to the conference organizing

Deadline for proposals: 15 January 2016.
Acceptance of proposals will be notified by 8 March 2016.
Contributors must register by 15 April 2016 to be included in the programme.

The 6th Ethnography and Qualitative Research Conference is organized
by the University of Bergamo, the journal Etnografia e Ricerca
Qualitativa and the publisher il Mulino.

Confirmed keynote speakers: Didier Fassin (Institute for Advanced
Study Princeton); Pun Ngai (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)

For further details about the conference, including registration
dates/fees and the full list of sessions, please see:


CFP International Student Migration and Mobility: policy perspectives

Call for papers
International Student Migration and Mobility: policy perspectives
Research panel organised for the 13th IMISCOE Annual Conference
Prague, Czech Republic, June 30 – July 2, 2016
Organizers: Parvati Raghuram, Yvonne Riaño & Christof Van Mol

Over the past decades, international student mobility and migration
(ISM) has significantly increased, not only in numbers but also in
political and economic significance. With the rise of global
knowledge economies, international students are considered important
human capital, which is reflected, for example, in the fact that many
countries intend to attract the ‘best and brightest’ students in
order to incorporate them into their domestic labour market after
graduation. Apart from their potential value for national economies,
international students also often represent a lucrative source of
funding for higher education institutions, as foreign students
frequently pay higher tuition fees than domestic students. Given this
value of students for both national economies and higher education
institutions, an increasing marketization of international higher
education can be observed.

Most current research on ISM exclusively focuses on the students and
their motivations although these motivations are produced and shaped
by the political and institutional contexts that national policies
and higher education institutions provide (Raghuram, 2013). Yet, the
latter aspects have been much less well studied. Moreover, these
policies around ISM have to be juxtaposed and understood within the
context of wider policies of migration management, which are
concerned with controlling rather than facilitating the cross-border
mobility of international students, and their study-to-work
transition. On the other hand, in countries like the UK, higher
education institutions use a variety of strategies to increase the
numbers of well-paying international students including hiring
external agents, creating educational hubs in Asian countries, and
the off-quota admittance of wealthy students to British universities.
These new developments should be urgently studied. Moreover, the
policies of higher education of the countries of origin can also be
expected to significant role in ISM, but this perspective is often

This call for papers aims to gather contributions on ISM-policies,
covering countries of origin and destination in order to advance our
understanding of both how ISM policies are being made at national and
institutional levels and the role policies play in ISM-dynamics. We
welcome papers that highlight the importance of individual national
contexts, and the importance assigned by governments and higher
education institutions to international student flows. In Europe
there is no homogeneity across national states, and even policies
within individual states can sometimes be quite contradictory.
Gaining a cross-national and comparative perspective in Europe is
thus much needed at the present time.

Abstracts may address, but are not limited to, the following questions:
· How do immigration and higher education policies (of
destination countries/institutions as well as countries of origin)
affect the movement of students across national borders?
· How are migration policies, which are geared to restricting
migrants, shaping ISM-flows ?
· What are the interests and strategies of universities
towards international students?
· How are educators and administrators working towards
addressing barriers to student mobility?
· What role are recruitment agencies playing in recruiting
international students for universities?

We welcome abstracts of no more than 250 words including your name,
title, email and institutional affiliation by 22 January 2016. All
files must be submitted in pdf format to Christof Van Mol
(, Yvonne Riaño ( and Parvati
Raghuram ( We will inform all authors on
acceptance before 29 January 2016.

*Inter-Congress 2016 of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES)**
*May 4-9th 2016, Hotel Palace Dubrovnik, Croatia

Call for papers is now open; deadline January 31st 2016.
Registration is also open; early bird fees until February 5th 2016.
A limited number of grants are available for conference fee/accommodation/travel; deadline for application January 15th 2016.

CFP IGU 2016 (Beijing): Gendered aspects of migration and multiculturalism

The 33rd International Geographical Congress (IGC) of the
International Geographical Union (IGU) will be held in Beijing,
China, on 21-25 August 2016. We are seeking papers for a session
titled, ‘Gendered aspects of Migration and Multiculturalism’,
organised under the IGU Gender and Geography Commission:

The paradigm of multiculturalism promotes the cultural recognition
and rights of minority groups within society and the polity. However,
critics of multiculturalism argue that it presents only a superficial
veneer that glosses over the more substantive politics of difference.
Feminist scholars in particular highlight challenges to the pursuit
of gender justice posed by the competing demands of different
cultural groups and intersecting axes of difference within the
framework of multiculturalism. Contemporary migration arguably
exacerbates such politics of difference by bringing into a polity new
population flows that span not only gender, but a wider range of
skills, cultural, ethnic and/or nationality backgrounds.

Our panel calls for papers that take a feminist perspective in
examining the gendered aspects of migration and the politics of
difference within multicultural frameworks. How does gender
difference continue to be constructed or accentuated within
contemporary discourses of migration and multiculturalism? How may
feminist perspectives inform multiculturalism in practice towards
achieving more socially just outcomes? Through these discussions, the
panel aims to not only critically reflect upon the gendered aspects
of migration and multiculturalism, but also consider the potential
opportunities availed through feminist approaches towards
multiculturalism amidst old and new migrations.

Enquiries for this session may be directed to the co-organisers:
Shirlena Huang ( or Elaine Ho
( Please submit abstracts (not more than 250
words) through the conference website at The deadline is Monday, 15
February 2016. Note that: (i) titles should consist of no more than
20 words; (ii) no abbreviations are to be used in titles; and (iii)
please be sure to include no more than 10 key words.

20e colloque bisannuel de l’American Council for Québec Studies (ACQS), du 3 au 6 novembre 2016, Portland

L’American Council for Québec Studies sollicite des propositions de communication pour son congrès en 2016. Si le thème choisi se prête à des approches diverses, tant en sciences sociales qu’en arts et lettres, les organisateurs veulent souligner l’importance des échanges culturels, économiques, et interpersonnels entre les Québécois et leurs voisins: entre francophones, anglophones, et allophones en Amérique du Nord. Des propositions individuelles aussi bien que des sessions complètes sur tout sujet lié aux études québécoises sont les bienvenues. La date limite pour la soumission des propositions est le 15 avril 2016.


Call For Papers
2016 4S/EASST Conference in Barcelona (31 Aug. - 3 Sept. 2016). Conference
Open Track: 'Remaking the Biosocial by Other Means'
Conveners: Susan Kelly, Department of Sociology, Philosophy and
Anthropology & Exeter Centre for the Study of the Life Sciences (Egenis),
University of Exeter, UK, and Sahra Gibbon, Department of Anthropology,
University College London, UK

Abstract: With degradation of ‘the gene for’ understandings, and both life
and human scientists calling into question 20th century nature/culture
debates, the notion of the ‘biosocial’ has picked up renewed force across
disciplines, emerging as a central framework for new models of the
body/world interface, partly as a result of new fields of science as such
as epigenetics (Landecker and Panofsky 2013). These developments are
directing attention to complex ways in which the ‘biological’ and the
‘social’ are both produced and interact, as well as to the ways such
interactions are modelled. Human health and genetics are some areas in
which biosocial knowledge is being produced; others include
human/environment interactions relating to the climate, agriculture, and
human/nonhuman relations. Biosocial knowledge is now being positioned as
having economic impact and value as well. This track is open to
contributions from across the global south and north that ideally can bring
comparative national and/or transnational perspectives to issues raised by
the Biosocial, and the forms of biological plasticity and/or social
determinism they entail and produce, as well as contributions that reflect
on the interdisciplinarity entailed in biosocial research. It particularly
seeks contributions that can reflect on how histories of the biological
vis-a-vis the ‘environment’ inform seemingly novel configurations which may
or appear to constitute the biosocial by 'other means'. It seeks to widen
discussion of these developments beyond Euro-American societies to
facilitate knowledge of how particular different 'local biologies' (Lock
and Nguyen 2010) expand and extend across national and trans-national
Health, genetics, climate, agriculture, and human/nonhuman relations are
areas where biosocial knowledge is being constituted. The track seeks
comparative national and/or transnational perspectives on the Biosocial,
and on forms of biological plasticity and/or social determinism they
Process: The deadline for submitting an abstract is 21 February 2016. If
you want to participate in this open track then you will need to select it
when you submit your abstract to the 4S/EASST Conference. Instructions for
submission of your abstract are available at If
you would like to discuss the relevance of your paper to the open track,
then please contact either or both of us:<mailto:> and<>.

Panel CFP –Indigenous knowledge and wildlife biodiversity, International Union for Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences Intercongress, Dubrovnik, Croatia, May 4-9, 2016
***Submission deadline: Extended to February 29, 2016***

Panel CFP –Indigenous knowledge and wildlife biodiversity, International Union for Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences Intercongress, Dubrovnik, Croatia, May 4-9, 2016
Submission deadline:January 31, 2016

Ever since the Convention on Biological Diversity in 1992, states have been called upon to respect, preserve, and maintain the knowledge and practices of indigenous and local peoples relevant to conservation of biological diversity. The 2007 UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples likewise recognizes that respect for indigenous knowledge contributes to sustainable development and environmental stewardship; while calling for indigenous control of environmental knowledge. There is a general idea that indigenous rights and biodiversity conservation should reinforce one another, but a need to collect case studies to see how this works in culture- and species-specific contexts.

This panel explores the experiences of indigenous cultures with initiatives in wildlife, including avian, biodiversity; as well as untapped potential for indigenous contribution to conservation. This panel seeks to explore knowledge systems of indigenous peoples, especially relationships with birds and other wildlife. It plans to look at case studies in which indigenous peoples have been involved in wetlands management, coastal areas management, conservation efforts and co-management of hunting regimes, with critical perspectives on politics of biodiversity. It will look at cases where indigenous peoples are included in such projects; but also at cases in which they are excluded. Do different peoples have different ways of perceiving wildlife and living with animals, including birds? What are the implications of social and cultural differences for conservation of biological diversity? How can indigenous rights be reinforced or undermined by biodiversity regimes? What potential exists for collaboration between anthropologists, biologists, and indigenous communities in wildlife conservation?

Please submit panel online before January 31, 2016 (midnight Croatia time):

Inquiries may be sent to Scott Simon (<>).

Scott Simon, Professeur
École d’études sociologiques et anthropologiques
Université d'Ottawa
120, Université/University (10007)
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5

Gender Equity and Social Justice in Education

A conference at St. Michael's College, University of Toronto
March 17-18, 2016

Gender Equity and Social Justice in Education

The purpose of this conference is to gather scholars interested in the study of women and gender inequities in education throughout the world. We hope to stimulate discussion surrounding the social, political and economic factors that impede the progressive role of women around the world. We intend to gather scholars of gender inequities and human rights in order to provoke discussion and thought surrounding these areas. Topics of discussion may include, but are not limited to:

The eradication of gender-based violence and its effect on social growth
The transformative power of education and its effect on women's social, political and economic opportunities in developing nations
Opportunities for those in more gender-equitable societies to influence the circumstances of women on an international scale

Proposals for thirty minute papers should be emailed to by January 30, 2016. The proposal should include the title of the paper, a 200-word abstract, the author's institutional affiliation and full contact information.
Contact Info:

Kendra Knoll
Administrative Assistant, Office of the Principal
St. Michael's College, University of Toronto
Contact Email:


Canadian Jewish Studies/ Études Juives Canadiennes –Volume 25 [2017]

Proposal Deadline: January 15, 2016

Canadian Jewish Studies/ Études Juives Canadiennes (ISSN: 1198-3493) is an annual, open-access and peer-reviewed journal published by the Association for Canadian Jewish Studies/Association d'Etudes Juives Canadiennes (ACJS-AEJC), devoted to promote scholarly work, in English or French, on all aspects of the Canadian Jewish experience, irrespective of disciplinary perspective.
With 2017 marking the sesquiscentenial of Canadian Confederation [1867], the editors are particularly interested in receiving fully drafted articles, or abstracts for articles that deal with Jewish life in Canada in the nineteenth century, Jews and Federalism, Confederation, and/or subsequent matters relating to Confederation commemorations (such as those in 1967) or remediations. We are also always interested in articles that make comparisons between any aspect of the Canadian Jewish experience and Jewries from other nations, and/or comparisons and interactions between Canadian Jews and other Canadian religious or ethnic minorities.
Interested authors are requested to submit a 300-350-word proposal outlining the thesis and methodology of the paper with a short bibliography by January 15, 2016. Authors whose proposals are accepted will be asked to submit a final version of 5,000-7,000 words by October 1, 2016.
Proposals should be submitted to:

CFP: Performing Cartography
York University Theatre and Performance Studies Symposium

Performing Cartography: York University Theatre and Performance Studies Graduate Student Symposium

April 29, 2016, Traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, Wendat Nation, Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation and the Métis Nation of Ontario, York University

Proposal Deadline: January 15, 2016

Keynote: Dr. Mishuana Goeman
"To begin to (re)map the settler nation, we must start with Native forms of mapping and consider Nativemade
spaces that are too often disavowed, appropriated, or coopted by the settler state through writing, imagining, law, politics, and the terrains of culture"
(Mishuana Goeman, Mark My Words 24)
"Who is it really that is hankering after a notion of place as settled, a resting place? Who is it that is worrying about the breakdown of barriers supposedly containing an identity?"
(Doreen Massey, Space, Place and Gender 122)
As we move towards Canada's 150th birthday (2017) and its subsequent celebration, it is important to look back and consider the circumstances surrounding that birth. While carving out its own space, Canada violently displaced and dispossessed Indigenous peoples of Turtle Island. One of the ways this displacement and dispossession was (and continues to be) enacted is through the cartographic eye of the colonizer. Thinking about the performative act of cartography and how it has helped shape the settler state Canada, this symposium inquires what performance can contribute to embodied or other alternative forms of mapping.
Feminist geographer Doreen Massey asks us to reconsider "space not as static but as dynamic sets of relationships" (Space, Place and Gender 2), forcing us to critically examine the performative act of mapping place as locale on a
map, but also to think about alternative mapping forms. Building on the scholarship of Massey, Native American literature and gender studies scholar Mishuana Goeman invites us to consider the "metaphoric and material capacities of map making, to generate new possibilities" (Mark My Words 3) that are specific to Indigenous authors and their communities. We echo Goeman and Massey's calls in our fifth annual Theatre and Performance Studies graduate symposium, and hope to ask: who is really "hankering after" the notion of "Canada" (place) as settled, and how can performance and Indigenous forms of mapping generate new possibilities on Turtle Island?
Some specific questions one could explore are: What can theatre and performance offer for geographical thinking? How are geographies held in our bodies; how do our bodies map or remap places? How might digital technology contribute to remapping? How do performance scholars, artists and activists make visible the intangible nature of geographical experience? How might we consider, as do Goeman and other scholars such as Julie Nagam, Indigenous forms of mapping; how do Indigenous artists (re)map the "settler nation" (Goeman 9)? We encourage performative responses for radical rethinkings of mapping and how performance as a medium engages with ideas of embodied geographical knowledge.
We are inviting proposals for various engagements with mapping: walks, installations, papers, performances and workshops.
Possible topics include (but are not limited to):
● Mapping and (re)mapping the settler state
● Maps of genealogy
● Heritage landscapes
● Tools and technologies of mapping
● Intangible/sensory geographies
● Landscapes and/or landmarks
● Border politics – straddling, rethinking and reconceptualizing Canadian borders
● Theatrical spaces
● Maps as pedagogy – how do different kinds of maps in education (institutional or otherwise) inform how we conceptualize space?
● Mapping public and private spaces
● Maps as performances – mapmakers' agendas, map legends, what maps leave out, and the readers' relationship to the map
● Performance and digital mapping practices
Please send proposals for papers, performances/installations and/or workshops (250-300 words) and a brief bio (100 words) to by Friday January 15, 2016. Please include with your proposal any technical requirements (internet access, smudging needs, sound, video, etc.).

CFP - Student Conference -
14th Annual Research in Religious Studies Student Conference

University of Lethbridge
May 7-8, 2016

Showcasing student research into religious expression around the world.

May 7 - 8, 2016
Welcome to the Research in Religious Studies Conference website, hosted by the University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.

Conference information:
Friday, May 6, 2016
Meet & Greet - TBD

Saturday, May 7, 2016 (Location: TBD)
8:00 am | Continental Breakfast/Registration
9:00 am | Sessions begin
6:00 pm | Banquet

Sunday, May 8, 2016 (Location: TBD)
8:30 am | Continental Breakfast
9:00 am | Sessions begin
12:30 p.m.| Conference ends

Registration/Accommodations Deadline: April 8, 2016

The conference provides undergraduate and graduate level students with the opportunity to present papers on the history, belief, practices, cultural contexts, and artistic or literary expressions of any religious tradition.

Annual Conference of the Canadian Association of African Studies (CAAS) – Call for Papers

Conference Theme 2016 – Call for Papers

Canada’s Intellectual Engagement With Africa: Reflections and Projections After 50 Years

Date: 1-3 June 2016
Location: The 2016 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada


The deadline for submitting paper proposals and panel proposals is January 31, 2016. Please submit your proposal to

Important Notice

Please note that there has been a change to CAAS policy. CAAS Conference registration fees now include a mandatory annual membership fee. All presenters at the conference must be members of CAAS. All fees must be fully paid by April 15th or the Organizing Committee will remove non-member participants’ contributions from the program.

Information on registration and membership options will be available on the Congress website,, beginning on January 1st, 2016.

More information:

Call for Papers: Indigenous Literature and the Arts of Community

Guest editors Sam McKegney, Sarah Henzi, and Adar Charlton are welcoming
submissions for a special issue of Canadian Literature: Indigenous
Literature and the Arts of Community.

This special issue of Canadian Literature was inspired by the inaugural
gathering of the Indigenous Literary Studies Association (ILSA), entitled
"The Arts of Community," which was held at Six Nations of the Grand River
in October 2015. Seeking to catalyze and continue the conversations
developed at that event, Canadian Literature invites submissions that
explore new ways of thinking about Indigenous literary arts and community

We invite submissions by scholars, knowledge-keepers, artists, and
community members that consider questions pertaining to community and
Indigenous literature. We welcome academic papers, as well as creative
critical pieces in alternative formats, for potential inclusion in a print
issue of the journal and/or an affiliated online resource hub at
We are particularly interested in work that pursues strategies for moving
beyond academic lip-service regarding "community consultation," which too
often replicates colonial power structures, and instead discusses methods
of building relationships among scholars, artists, educational
institutions, and Indigenous communities and nations based on reciprocity
and respect. We therefore solicit submissions that engage with Indigenous
literary arts to consider how research can become more accountable to the
interests, concerns, and intellectual pursuits of Indigenous communities.
Imagining literary creativity expansively, we welcome work that engages
with literature, film, theatre, storytelling, song, hip hop, and other
forms of narrative expression.

— Sam McKegney, Sarah Henzi, and Adar Charlton

Submissions should be uploaded to Canadian Literature's online submissions
system by the deadline of March 15, 2016. Questions about the special issue
may be directed to can.lit(at)

For more information or details about the special issue, visit our Calls
for Papers page:


Tactics and dissonance: bending social relations towards justice, through art

This special issue of InTensions (
considers expectations,
rationales, tensions, and risks embedded in efforts to use the arts to
foster more just social relationships. We invite submissions of scholarly
articles and art works that:

-§ consider what gets generated through specific artworks that invite
audiences to empathize/identify across gulfs in experience

§ unpack the political work of art or arts-informed practices that
intentionally refuse, discourage, or disrupt moves to empathy/identification

§ attend to the contingent potential of art to unsettle normative and
socially divisive affective relations

§ address the uneven effects/affects provoked or assumed through
particular art works

§ flesh out historical, philosophical, or cross-cultural understandings of
art’s capacity or limits to materialize new ways of relating in the world

§ consider that art’s power for justice is not about empathy at all, and
emerges through something else entirely

For further information or to submit, please email Christina Sinding ( or Elysée Nouvet (
or visit the journal website:

Deadline for submissions: March 15, 2016.

AlterNative Calls for Papers on Indigenous Autonomy Projects

Submissions responding to this call for papers should relate to the theme of indigenous autonomy projects and should reach us by ​15 February 2016. We also welcome submissions for inclusion in our general issues all year round.

More information:


Congrès de l’Association internationale des sociologues de langue française
(AISLF), 4 au 8 juillet 2016, Montréal

À l’occasion du XXe Congrès de l’AISLF, le Comité de recherche « Sociologie
de l’art et de la culture » (CR18) souhaite recevoir des propositions de
communication sur le thème « Sociétés en mouvement, sociologie en
changement ». Celui-ci sera décliné en trois séries d’enjeux : Art, culture
et société : « Sociétés en mouvement », Art, culture et sociologie : «
Sociologies en changement » et Art, culture et politique. Les propositions
doivent être reçues avant le 15 janvier 2016.



Un numéro thématique sur « *Habitation: imaginaires, vécus et réalités
autochtones* » est en préparation pour la revue *Recherches amérindiennes
au Québec*. Les articles sont attendus pour le 20 mai 2016. Les
codirecteurs du numéro souhaitent cependant recevoir des propositions
d'article (résumés) le plus tôt possible. Vous trouverez plus d'information
sur les orientations du numéro dans l'appel à textes:

sous la direction de Thierry Rodon, Geneviève Vachon et Denise Piché

Il y a 40 ans, la revue publiait un numéro thématique sur « Le logement amérindien ». Depuis, comment la situation a-t-elle évolué? D’aucuns diront, après le Rapporteur spécial des Nations Unies sur les droits des peuples autochtones, que la situation d’aujourd’hui fait toujours honte au Canada. Le logement chez les Inuit, dans plusieurs collectivités amérindiennes et chez les Autochtones et Métis qui vivent hors réserve présente toujours des problèmes de pénurie et d’accessibilité, de surpeuplement et d’hygiène avec des effets sur la santé et le bien-être. Mais, durant cette période, les rapports sociaux et les milieux ont changé, des expériences ont été tentées et les institutions et les politiques ont évolué. Qu’en avons-nous appris? Que savons-nous du vécu, de l’imaginaire et des réalités des habitats autochtones aujourd’hui? Comment et par qui le cadre physique et matériel de ces habitats est-il conçu et régulé? Dans quel esprit? En prenant pour thème l’habitation, le numéro désire mettre l’accent sur le milieu bâti tel qu’il représente une façon d’habiter le monde, d’abriter les activités humaines, de forger le cadre des déplacements et de la sociabilité et d’interagir avec la nature, tout en prenant la mesure de la complexité des rapports sociaux, interculturels et économiques qui lui donne forme.
Ce numéro présentera des analyses critiques des représentations, des processus et des politiques qui ont forgé, au Québec, l’habitat des réserves, des collectivités amérindiennes et métisses hors réserves et des villages nordiques. Il sera également ouvert à des états des savoirs et des pratiques, ainsi qu’à des études de cas d’aménagement particulièrement novateurs, que ce soit du point de vue des processus d’aménagement ou du cadre bâti lui-même. Enfin, il fera appel à des contributions sur la situation ailleurs au Canada et dans d’autres pays.
Recherches amérindiennes au Québec est une revue avec comité de lecture qui publie, depuis 1971, des textes sur les Premières Nations du Québec, du Canada et des Amériques. La revue ne publie que des textes originaux et ceux-ci devront respecter les normes de rédaction de la revue qui peuvent être consultées à l’adresse suivante :
Les propositions d’article (résumés) sont attendues le plus tôt possible et les articles complets pour le 20 mai 2016. Veuillez adresser vos questions et propositions d’article à

Recherches amérindiennes au Québec
6742, rue St-Denis, Montréal, Québec, H2S 2S2
(514) 277-6178


CFP: Québec Past and Present: The 4th Annual International and Domestic Colloquium on Québec Studies


TO: Scholars and Students in Québec Studies

FROM: Christopher Kirkey, Ph.D.

Director, Institute on Québec Studies (IQS)

State University of New York (SUNY) College at Plattsburgh

Director, Eastern Townships Resource Center (ETRC)

Bishop’s University

Cheryl Gosselin, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Sociology

Director, Eastern Townships Resource Center (ETRC)

Bishop’s University

Gordon Barker, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of History

Chair, Eastern Townships Resource Center (ETRC)

Bishop’s University

Fabian Will

Executive Director, Eastern Townships Resource Center (ETRC)

Bishop’s University

RE: “Québec Past and Present: The 4th Annual International and Domestic Colloquium on Québec Studies”




We are very pleased to announce the annual State University of New York College at Plattsburgh Institute on Quebec Studies and Bishop’s University Eastern Townships Resource Centre student and faculty research colloquium. The colloquium, to be convened March 18-19, 2016 on the campus of Bishop’s, will result in the publication of select edited scholarly essays in the Journal of Eastern Townships Studies (JETS).


This memo is an official call for scholarly essays, in English or French, on any and all topics featuring significant Québec content. Paper proposals will be accepted from undergraduate/graduate students and faculty from SUNY Plattsburgh, Bishop’s University and all universities in Québec and across Canada. Priority will be accorded to proposals from SUNY Plattsburgh and Bishop’s University. We especially encourage faculty to identify and encourage talented students to submit a proposal for consideration. While proposals are encouraged from any academic discipline, we are most interested in contributions from history, sociology, political science, public policy, linguistics, education, health, art and architecture. Proposals must present original research and must not have been previously published. Selected submissions will be included as part of the March 2016 colloquium. Please note that the working language of the colloquium, including paper presentations, is English. Revised select contributions from the colloquium will be featured as an issue of JETS, dedicated to focusing on new, creative scholarship of faculty and talented students working on Québec-focused research.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please electronically forward an abstract not to exceed 300 words (explaining the theoretical approach/empirical evidence to be examined), relevant title and current vitae/resume no later than January 20, 2016. Please submit your proposal to Chris Kirkey at SUNY Plattsburgh ( and Dr. Cheryl Gosselin at Bishop’s ( All submissions will be examined by a peer review panel and individuals will be contacted no later than February 1, 2016 regarding their submission. If accepted, contributors will be provided with a style sheet/detailed writing guidelines (length, format, footnote/reference style requirements, etc.) and further information on the structure and content of the colloquium.

All essays must be completed and electronically submitted (once again to Kirkey and Gosselin) no later than March 1, 2016.


The colloquium will be convened March 18-19, 2016 at Bishop‘s University in Sherbrooke, Québec.

Shortly after the conclusion of the colloquium, contributors will be provided with a formal written commentary/analysis of their contribution, specifically designed to encourage, where needed, revision and general editing. Contributors will have until August 1, 2016 to undertake any requested revisions and to electronically re-submit their papers to our offices. Proceedings from the conference will be edited by editors Christopher Kirkey & Cheryl Gosselin. Selected papers will then be forwarded to JETS where they will undergo a second round of academic blind peer-review. Those essays which are formally selected for publication will be featured in the fall 2016 issue of JETS. Please note that publication preference will be given to papers that clearly demonstrate the relevance of their research to the Eastern Townships.

To facilitate your involvement in this project, SUNY Plattsburgh and Bishop’s University are pleased to be able to provide the following support for those individuals selected to participate:

breakfast, breaks, lunch and dinner, Friday, March 18th

breakfast, break and lunch on Saturday, March 19th

shared lodging (double occupancy) for participating faculty and students (exclusively for individuals residing outside of Sherbrooke), for two evenings, arriving Thursday, March 17th and departing the afternoon of Saturday, March 19th

This initiative is being sponsored by SUNY Plattsburgh, Bishop’s University, the United States Department of Education, and the Québec Ministry of International Relations and la Francophonie.

We trust that you will agree that this is an exciting initiative, one which can lead to a peer-reviewed publication of your scholarship in an internationally respected multidisciplinary academic journal. We encourage you to contact us with any inquiries you may have. We look forward to receiving your proposal!

Contact Info:

Dr. Christopher Kirkey, Director, Institute on Quebec Studies, SUNY Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh, NY USA 12901
Contact Email:

Call for Papers - Environment and Society

Measurement and Metrics

How do we approach, measure, quantify and qualify socio-environmental
issues and phenomena? How does what we measure or the way we measure
it, affect what we know and how we act? How do particular types of,
or approaches to, measurement become embedded in epistemic
communities and with what consequences? What new things can we learn
with new forms and techniques of measurement?

In this issue of Environment & Society we invite any papers which
explore the issue of measurement and metrics. Topics could include,
but are not limited to:

- Counting trees, forest, carbon, biodiversity, water;

- Counting people, or grouping them into ‘households’, domestic
units, ethnic groups;

- New forms of data measuring environmental issues (eg social
media, mobile phones, dating techniques);

- Challenges and opportunities of assembling new data-sets from
multiple sources;

- BIG data;

- Challenges posed by the recognition of statistical tragedies;

- Ways of measuring well-being and prosperity (happiness,
assets, consumption and GDP);

- Analyses of accountancy

Environment & Society is a review journal that appears once per year.
Its papers are meant to review substantial bodies of literature that
have appeared in previous years. We expect therefore contributions to
this issue to contain substantial literature reviews. We also find,
however, that the best authors and papers tend to include some
original material in their work. Papers which do so, while remaining
overwhelmingly review papers, are welcome.


· Abstracts (250 words) in response to this call are due by
December 16th 2015.

· We will decide which abstracts to accept and invite papers by
December 23rd 2015.

· Completed papers are due by 31st August 2016.

Please send abstracts to

Please send all enquiries to

CFP: Christianity in diaspora: Ethnographic case studies of religious
practice and identity construction

Dear colleagues,

please consider the opportunity to present your ethnographic research
on Christianity in diaspora:

European Association for the Study of Religions (EASR) 2016
Conference ‘Relocating Religion’

28 June – 1 July 2016, Helsinki


Christianity in diaspora: Ethnographic case studies of religious
practice and identity construction

The session will use the concept of diaspora – broadly defined both
in relation to the transnational and in-country movement of groups of
people – in order to explore the practice and experience of
Christianity in different socio-cultural settings as communities of
people relocate to areas outside their ‘homelands’. The session
invites ethnographic papers discussing, but not exclusively,
questions such as: What role does Christianity and its institutions
play in community-building, community empowerment and community
welfare in diaspora settings? How are churches constituted and
organised in diaspora? How do churches mediate relations and
negotiate cultural differences with (non-Christian) host populations?
To what extent are Christian churches involved in facilitating
integration with/separation from host societies? What relations do
diasporic Christians maintain with their ‘homelands’? How does
Christianity shape diasporic identities? How is Christian
practice/theology (re)shaped by the diasporic experience? By
exploring diasporic forms of Christianity across the world, the
session will open up understanding of the diversity of Christian
identities, practices, theologies and ways of engaging with and
explaining the world among diasporic communities, and the theoretical
potentiality inherent in this.

Session conveners:

Iliyana Angelova (University of Oxford)

Ksenia Medvedeva (National Research University Higher School of
Economics, Russia)

In order to submit an abstract for this open session, please follow the link and the
submission instructions.

Submission deadline: 31 December

CFP: RSAI special session on planning and governance in border regions

We are organizing a special session on "Planning and Governance in
Border Regions" within the Regional Science Association International
(RSAI) World Congress 2016 to be held in Istanbul, Turkey.

Here is the link for detailed information regarding the special

Dates of the conference are April, 25-28, 2016. Deadline for abstract
submission is December, 15, 2015. And this is the link for conference
web page:

Geographers, planners and academics from other disciplines having
special interest on border regions are cordially invited.

Ervin Sezgin
Istanbul Technical University
Dept. of Urban and Regional Planning

Appel à communications - colloque étudiant du l/as/tt 26 février


Le Le laboratoire / art et société / terrains et théories (l/as/tt
), en collaboration avec la Chaire
Fernand-Dumont sur la culture et la collection Monde culturel (Presses de
l’Université Laval), est heureux de présenter son troisième colloque
étudiant qui aura lieu le 26 février 2016 à Montréal, au Centre
Urbanisation Culture Société de l’INRS.

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Bien cordialement,

Benoît Lartigue

Doctorant en études urbaines



Fantasy/Fear, 8th Annual McGill Anthropology Graduate Student Conference, April 8, 2016, Montreal

Deadline: January 11, 2016


Call for Papers: Transformation: An Undergraduate Conference about Change - MacEwan University
Fri, Feb 26 2016 through Sat, Feb 27 2016

Keynote Speaker
The Department of Anthropology, Economics and Political Science presents Linguistic Anthropologist and Assistant Professor of Anthropology at MacEwan University, Dr. Sarah Shulist who will be speaking on the topic of:
"Reviving Transformation? Thinking about tradition and change in the Amazon".

Paper Abstracts due February 1, 2016.

CFP: Emerging Challenges Facing Development and Development Studies, Post-Graduate Student Conference, 7-8 April 2016

More information:

Journée d’étude interdisciplinaire : «Langue, culture et histoire d’une Amérique francophone plurielle : vers un corpus de ressemblances», 6 juin 2016, Université de Saint-Boniface, Winnipeg

À l’occasion du 6e colloque «Les Français d’ici», cette journée d’étude rassemblera des doctorants et post-doctorants qui travaillent sur les francophonies des diverses régions de l’Amérique du Nord. Les participants sont invités à suivre quelques pistes de réflexion afin d’élargir la discussion sur les ressemblances partagées par la constellation des francophonies nord-américaines à travers leur histoire passée et actuelle. Les propositions doivent être acheminées au comité organisateur avant le 30 novembre 2015.!appel---communications/cjg9


Le Centre pour l’étude de la citoyenneté démocratique
Conférence «Youth Political Participation : The Diverse Roads to Democracy», 16-17 juin 2016, Montréal

L’objectif de la conférence, qui se tiendra à l’Université McGill à l’occasion du Congrès annuel de la Société québécoise de science politique, est de comprendre comment et pourquoi les jeunes connectent (ou ne connectent pas) avec le processus démocratique et de réfléchir aux avenues de recherche et de politiques publiques pour l’avenir. Les propositions de communication se concentreront sur les jeunes qui présenteront des analyses comparatives. Les organisateurs souhaitent que soient présentées des recherches originales provenant de diverses disciplines (science politique, sociologie, communication, politique publique, éducation, psychologie, etc.). Les études empiriques couvrant une variété d’approches méthodologiques (qualitatives, quantitatives, méthodes mixtes) seront considérées en priorité, mais de solides articles théoriques sont aussi les bienvenus. La date limite pour soumettre un dossier est le 15 décembre 2015. Pour plus d’information sur la conférence, visitez le site.

(source: AIEQ)

Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship
Call for papers: Youth Political Participation: The Diverse Roads to Democracy

The Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship

McGill University, Montreal

June 16th – 17th, 2016

This academic conference will take place on the downtown campus of McGill University in June 2016, and is organized by Valérie-Anne Mahéo and colleagues from the Center for the Study of Democratic Citizenship. The conference will bring together experts on political participation, socialization and civic education from around the world, to discuss the state of the field, recent research findings, and to explore future avenues of research. The conference will showcase research from different national contexts and offer a comparative perspective on the contemporary challenges of youth political engagement in western democracies.

In addition to academic panels, roundtables will be organized with scholars, practitioners and public institutions working on issues related to youth and political participation. These intersectoral roundtables will offer a platform to discuss current practices and innovations in strategies of mobilization, communication and education.

All activities will be open to the public.

Professor Jan W. van Deth (Mannheim University, MZES) will deliver the keynote address.

More information:


CFP: Women's and Gender Studies et Recherches Féministes: 2016 Congress
University of Calgary- May 28 – 31, 2016

Submissions deadline: December 11, 2015

WGSRF is now seeking proposals, in either French or English, for its annual conference, held in conjunction with
the Congress of the CFHSS/FCSH. Submissions for papers and panels can be made by groups or individuals, and as
joint sessions with other associations. The conference committee encourages you to make use of your networks to
organize panels (with moderators) for submission. Please identify the specific theme to which you are submitting
your proposal, and include 3 – 5 keywords to assist conference organizers in sorting proposals for the program.
The overall theme for this year’s Congress, “Energizing Communities,” invites presenters to reflect on academic
community engagement at local, regional, national and transnational levels. Grounded in respect for difference and
diversity among all peoples, from First Nations to new Canadians, this theme promotes scholarship that drives
fundamental questions beyond academia to energize relationships across communities and ways of thinking and
knowing. Citing Calgary as the center of Canada’s energy economy, dedicated to sustainability, conservation and
world class culture, this year’s Congress theme affirms shared values and new connectivities. We invite abstracts
that address the following specialized themes designed to complicate and challenge the premises informing the
Congress theme, as well as submissions that address topics outside of these themes.
Theme 1: Community Engagement, Cognitive Justice, and Decolonizing Feminist Learning & Knowledge-building:
This theme examines the many ways that “community” is defined, understood, constructed, and reconstructed by
community-engaged and contextually inflected intersectional feminist, social and environmental justice scholarship.
WGSRF invites papers that trouble various notions of “feminist” and “community” as singular, stable, self-evident
or readily available to study and action. If Women’s and Gender Studies scholars and collaborating activists and
communities wish to unsettle and resist coercive, centrist and colonialist forms of knowledge construction in efforts
to advance rigorous critical cognitive and social justice, what are the promising practices, emerging methods and
models of inclusive accountabilities we are co-creating through our teaching and research? How does
interdisciplinary collaboration help us to unpack seductively familiar formulae, rising to the challenges of building
transformative, critical community capacity through collaborative learning and analysis? How are imaginative
connectivities shifting as communities evolve in response to the TRC report, and other important horizons of change
on local, regional, national and transnational stages? How might knowledges emerging through critical queer, trans,
and disabilities politics, animal studies, food sovereignty movements, and efforts to build stronger intergenerational
relations, challenge and change the ways we engage in intellectual communities?
Theme 2: Feminist Political Ecologies, Science Studies, Land-based Learning and Re-territorializing Resistance and
Resilience: Submissions are invited that interrogate the ways “energy economies” animate colonialist and neoliberal
ways of imagining “science,” “development,” “climate change” and ”resource management.” How might
innovative and critical approaches to intergenerational knowledge transmission, land-based learning and
permaculture practices move contemporary scholarship beyond limiting notions of “exposure” and “risk” and help
universities and Women’s and Gender Studies programs resist normative practices of professionalization and
expertise that construct “nature” and “resistance” as terrorizing? How might engaging the biosphere as research
partner shift intergenerational learning efforts toward resiliencies of people and places? What are the implications
for feminist green politics, Indigenous, critical animal studies, feminist geography, critical queer, environmental and
disabilities studies of the simultaneous effort to Indigenize and internationalize the university? How can scholars in
Women’s and Gender Studies hold ourselves and our institutions accountable for more generous and generative
social and environmental futures?
Theme 3: Open Call: We also welcome proposals outside of the above two themes that explore knowledges
emerging through and complicating Women’s and Gender Studies knowledge work in all its diverse articulations.
We encourage presentations in a variety of formats, including papers, panels, workshops, roundtables, poster, pecha
kucha, and world café sessions, film and video screenings, performance art pieces, exhibits, and cultural events. If
you are proposing a non-traditional presentation, please include a brief write up on any necessary audiovisual,
technical, logistical, or room size and location considerations.
The proposal form (Word document) can be found on the WGSRF website:
All submissions must include a clear, concise and well-argued 250 - 300-word abstract for individual papers and
panel topics and 3 – 5 keywords that will assist conference organizers in preparing the conference program. Panel
submissions must also include short (100 - 150 word) abstracts of the individual papers, and all submissions should
indicate the theme for which the proposal is to be considered.
While welcoming to individual paper proposals, WGSRF encourages submissions of panel proposals (with a strong
preference for 3 presenters), to ensure thematic consistency across papers in a given session and enough time for
discussion afterward. Cohesiveness will be a primary criterion in the panel selection process.
Round table presentations may have up to 6 members and workshops may have as few as 2 or as many as 4
facilitators. Proposals for performances and art installations will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, for feasibility.
Panel sessions and workshops are typically scheduled to be 75 minutes in length, and papers are expected to be
approximately 8 - 9 pages, or 15 - 20 minutes, 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
Send proposals by email only, in Word or RTF, to:

Deadline: December 11, 2015. No late proposals will be accepted.

Competing Voices in
Cultural Spaces, Western
University's 4th Annual
Anthropology Graduate
Student Conference, March
4-5, 2016

Deadline: January 15, 2016


Ethnography in Canada Conference, U of T Ethnography
Lab, April 15, 2016, Toronto

Deadline: January 15, 2016


Taiwan Studies in Trans Perspectives: Transdisciplinary,
Transnational, and Transcultural, North American Taiwan
Studies Association 2016 Annual Conference, June 10-11,
2016, University of Toronto

Deadline: January 8, 2016


Diversifying Development,
International Development

Conference, February 6-7,
2016, U of T Scarborough

This student-run and studentorganized
conference provides a
powerful and inspiring forum for
students, academics and development professionals to engage in
critical and meaningful discussions pertaining to the field of
international development.
We will be hosting six thematic discussions (formatting will depend
on the speakers, but will include small-scale debates, panel
discussions, roundtables, and more), four workshops, a large-scale
debate and two keynote presentations. In the spirit of 'diversifying
development' we are also encouraging all delegates to participate by
presenting at the Student Research Panels in partnership with the
Undercurrent; an un-conference, delegate-facilitated Open Space,
and a Networking Gala in partnership with the Ontario Coalition
of International Cooperation:





WOMEN’S MOVEMENTS, POWER, AND THE STATE. Guest editor Susanne Kranz invites papers that examine the role of women’s movements and their association with the state and other power structures. We encourage interdisciplinary approaches that deal with issues of equality, gendered state-building, state violence, citizenship, challenges to state power, progress/failures of women’s movements, and other similarly related topics.

How do women’s movements deal with the state? How do they negotiate, challenge and/or reinforce state structures and agendas? How have relationship between women’s movements and the state and other power structures changed over time?

What impact do women’s movements have on state building? How do women mobilize within and outside existing state structures?

Are women’s movements disappearing, or are women’s issues simply replaced or coopted by other interest groups? Do we still need women’s movements today?

Please submit your paper (6,000 to 10,000 words) in MS Word format to by April 15, 2016. Submissions should include a cover letter describing the work in approximately one hundred words.

Encounters is peer-reviewed and published by Zayed University Press.

ISSN 2075-048X. Each issue is distributed worldwide as a book by I.B. Tauris
Contact Email:

More information:


Call For Papers: Body, Gender and Sexuality

CFP: Body, Gender, and Sexuality

One-day conference

Thursday March 3rd, 2016

Department of Religion, Concordia University, Montreal

The Annual Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference invites graduate students to consider the roles played by Body, Gender and Sexuality in their respective disciplines. Throughout the twentieth century and into the new millennium, work done in the humanities and social sciences has challenged and expanded our beliefs and expectations regarding human bodies, genders, and sexualities. Much of this discourse has worked towards shedding the longstanding tendency to view human embodiment and sexuality in closed or binary terms. This conference seeks to further this tradition by exploring, critiquing, and challenging assumptions, principles and approaches related to the Body, Gender and Sexuality. We welcome papers on the topics listed below, as well as contributions on related issues.

Embodied practices in religion
Philosophy, methods and theories
Political Science
Life & Death
Arts (Films, visual arts, music)
Athletics and Body discipline (Yoga, Meditational practices, Sports)
Constructs of identity
Life science, medicine and technology

Papers are welcome to approach these topics through a variety of theoretical lenses–such as: Gender, Queer and/or Trans Studies; Post-colonialism; Marxist structures; cultural studies; cognitive approaches, etc. We strongly encourage presentations in either French or English. Your abstract of 250 words must be submitted by December 12, 2015 to Please include your name, e-mail address, university affiliation and level of study, as well as any special needs required to attend the conference. All received submissions will be acknowledged. A notification of decision will be sent early in January 2016.

All accepted presenters will have the opportunity to enter a peer-reviewed essay contest, with a first place prize of $100, and a second place prize of $50. In order to be considered for the essay contest, please send your complete paper (no longer than 2,500 words) by January 15th 2016. See our website for more information (http://agic

Please note that the best papers will be published in the proceedings of the Annual Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference, in collaboration with the Journal of Religion and Culture (JRC).

Contact Info:
Elyse MacLeod

Communications Officer

Annual Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference
Concordia University
Department of Religion, FA-101
1455 boul. de Maisonneuve W.
Montreal, QC H3G 1M8

Contact Email:


Wondering, Witness/Worship, and War: Historical Encounters between the Episcopal and Anglican Church and Indigenous Peoples in North America

We invite papers, panels, presentations and workshops to explore the history of the relationship of the Episcopal and Anglican Church and Indigenous Peoples in North America. The Episcopal and Anglican Church has been present among Indigenous Peoples in North America for centuries in a complicated history that has hardly been perfect. In recent decades it has extended significant resources to illuminating historical relationships and dealing with generational impact of its actions.

Topics might include Episcopal and Anglican Church relationships with the Arapaho, Cherokee, Cheyenne, Crow, Inuit, Lakotah, Monacan, Navajo, Ojibwe, Oneida, Pamunkey, Rappahannock, Rosebud Sioux, Seminole, or Ute, just to name a few. Workshops of interest to those who engage in archival activities and historical scholarship might include such topics as historical research methods, archival procedures, or conducting oral histories. Presentations on topics such as the church’s involvement with and repudiation of the Doctrine of Discovery, or actions of significant Episcopalians, such as Bishop Whipple of Minnesota (who in 1862 appealed to Abraham Lincoln and saved the lives of 265 Dakota people scheduled to be hanged) or Chief Daniel Bread (who played a key role in establishing the Oneida presence in Wisconsin after their removal from New York, taking his cause to Washington and confronting President Andrew Jackson) would be welcome.

Please email abstracts of approximately 300 words for 20-minute papers along with a brief biography by January 31, 2016 to Dr. Pamela Cochran at Abstracts should include author’s name, institutional affiliation if any, and paper title, panel proposal or workshop proposal. Use of multi-media is encouraged. Submission of a proposal constitutes a commitment to attend the conference if accepted. It is expected papers and presentations will be published by an appropriate sponsoring organization (publication or website), however authors may opt to not have materials published. All proposals will be acknowledged, and presenters will be notified by the end of February 2016.

The Tri-History Conference will be held in Oneida (Green Bay), Wisconsin from Tuesday evening, June 14 through Friday morning, June 17, 2016. For additional information, contact Planning Committee Facilitator, Matthew Payne at (920) 279-6267.

Contact Info:
Dr. Pamela Cochran, Department of Theology, Loyola College

Contact Email:


Under Western Skies 2016: Water: Events, Trends, Analysis (Sept 27-30, 2016)

Call for Proposals

Under Western Skies 2016

Water: Events, Trends, Analysis

September 27-30, 2016

Mount Royal University

Calgary, Alberta, CANADA

Under Western Skies (UWS) is a biennial, interdisciplinary conference series on the environment. The fourth conference organizers invite prospective researchers, authors, artists, and presenters to consider submitting proposals for oral and poster presentations as well as workshops and panels.

The conference theme, Water: Events, Trends, Analysis, will be threaded through four inter- and transdisciplinary conference tracks:

Policy, programs, planning, and management: trends and emerging topics in this track include history of water, integrated water management, business risk, stakeholder engagement, governance, jurisdictions and law, instruments and tools, science and technology, informing decision makers, innovative interventions and practices, monitoring and assessment, education, urban planning and design, and lessons learned.
Safety, reliability, and sustainability: trends and emerging topics in this track include human rights to water, borders and transnational issues, resilience and adaptation to climate change, catastrophes and disasters, alpine and glacial change, tensions in sustainability, invasive species, conservation, and human health and wellbeing impacts.
Environmental Humanities Issues and Interfaces: trends and emerging topics in this track include water representations in law and public policy; in history and environmental
history; in world religions, global literature, film, and drama; in the cultures of science; and in collaborative projects involving the sciences and humanities.
Agricultural and Industrial Use: trends and emerging topics in this track include water commodification, rural and Indigenous communities, water technologies and treatment, impact of scale, transportation, oil and gas development, mining, fisheries and oceans, and hydropower.
Under Western Skies 2016 is pleased to confirm the following participants:

Bruno Latour

Gaia Global Circus (Chloé Latour, Frédérique Aït-Touati, Olivier Vallet & Company)

Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair

The UWS Committee look forward to receiving contributions from all environmental fields of inquiry and endeavor, including but not limited to the humanities, natural and social sciences, public policy, business, and law. Non-academic proposals are also welcome.

Please submit your panel or individual proposal at, by January 31st, 2016.

The UWS conference series is the 2015 recipient of the Environmental Community Organizer (ECO) Award conferred by the Environmental Studies Association of Canada (ESAC) (

Contact Email:

3rd Annual MEDUSA Graduate Student Colloquium, Anthropology Graduate Students Union, March 3-4, 2016, University of Toronto

The theme of the 2016 colloquium is “Frontiers”.



CFP "Resistance & Empire: New Approaches and Comparisons" - Lisbon International Conference - June 2016



21-23 March 2016

Panel on Canadian Studies

Venue: Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, NOVA University Lisbon

The 37th Meeting of the Portuguese Association for Anglo-American Studies
inaugurates in 2016 a new format, moving away from the themed paradigm to
highlight the range and diversity of British and American studies current

Papers and panel proposals are welcomed on any subject that falls under the
remit of the two academic areas (including literary studies cultural
studies, post-colonial studies, performance, film and theater studies,
gender and sexuality studies, translation studies), and a variety of
presentation styles, from the traditional panel sessions to roundtables and
workshops and posters are encouraged. Proposals for panels, put together
around a common theme or research domain are particularly welcome. We also
welcome papers and panels on Canadian, Irish, Scottish and other
(Anglophone) Studies.

The many anniversaries celebrated in 2016 may provide the foundations for
panels and individual papers:

Shakespeare’s death (1616)

Centenary of the Irish Easter Rising (1916).

The 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

H. G.Wells was born in 1866 and died in 1946.

Publication of Thomas More’s Utopia (1516).

Henry James died in 1916.

Publication of the first issue of the African-American literary magazine
FIRE!! (1926).

Langston Hughes’ poetry collection The Weary Blues, and “The Negro Artist
and the Racial Mountain” (1926).

The final version of The Cyborg Manifesto published by Donna Haraway 25
years ago

100th anniversary of World War I.

Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times was released 80 years ago.

Conveners and organizers of panels with a common topic are encouraged to
put together a peer reviewed volume of essays to be published as an e-book
which may be lodged in the APEAA platform.

The meeting will also incorporate a Graduate Conference component, where
students are encouraged to present and discuss their work with more
established scholars, in round tables and poster sessions. A number of
participation grants will be awarded to graduate students who are members
of the Association. MA and Ph.D. students can apply for this grant by
sending the abstract, an estimation of travelling costs and a confirmation
of their status issued by their supervisor.

Keynote speakers to be announced soon.


Panel, workshops, individual papers and graduate roundtables and posters
sessions: Open: 1 November 2015 Close: 15 February 2016

Abstracts of 250 words in English or in Portuguese should include name of
the speaker institutional affiliation and position, full title of paper,
format and a short biographical note and contact details should be sent to
the conference email:

Submissions to the Graduate sessions should indicate it explicitly.

Working languages: English and Portuguese

Student Grant Applications Open: 1 January 2016 Close: 15 February 2016
Applications should be sent to this email with
the subject: Student Grant Applications.

Registration Fees:

APEAA members: 60 euros

Non-members: 100 euros

Students: 15 euros.

Petrocultures 2016: The Offshore

Memorial University (St. John’s, NL), 31 August to 03 September 2016

The third Petrocultures conference will provide a forum for discussion of the social, cultural and political dimensions of oil and energy with a particular focus on the offshore.

Topics this conference will explore include, but are by no means limited to:

Resource history (relations between old and new uses of the sea’s resources)
Offshore futures (derelict rigs and climate change)
Safety/Risk (including the Arctic/Far North)
Cultural imaginaries
Community responses to energy industry-induced change
Oceans resource management
Law and policy of the sea
Oil and mobility

Full call for papers and conference information is available at
Contact Info:

Danine Farquharson

Department of English

Memorial University

St. John's, NL, Canada
Contact Email:


The Young Scholar's Forum of the Association for Canadian Studies in
German-speaking Countries is seeking submissions for its 13th Graduate
Student Conference. In 2016, the annual conference will take place in
Vienna from June 24th to 26th. We accept papers in English or French by
young Canadianists coming from a variety of disciplines.

The CfP can be found at


"Global Magic: Sorcery and Spirituality in the Sacred and Profane"
Interdisciplinary Student Conference, University of Victoria

February 2016


CFP - Gender, Sexuality and Citizenship

Thirteenth Annual Conference in Citizenship Studies

Detroit, Michigan, USA
March 31 - April 2, 2016

Wayne State University:


CFP: Political Ecologies Conference

International Conference: Political Ecologies of Conflict, Capitalism and Contestation (PE-3C)

When: 7-9 July 2016

Where: Hotel Wageningse Berg, Wageningen, The Netherlands

Organised by: Wageningen University and School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London

More information:


Call for papers for the 10th Pan-European Conference on International Relations, 7–10 September 2016, Izmir, Turkey.

Despite the severity of the 2007-8 global economic crisis and the
widespread aversion to austerity policies that have been unleashed
especially but not only in Europe, neoliberalism remains the dominant
mode of governance across the world. What makes neoliberalism so
resilient, enabling it to reproduce itself in the face of popular
opposition? This section explores the means by which neoliberal
governance has to varying degrees consolidated itself since the
crisis by focusing on its ‘authoritarian’ incarnations. The term
‘authoritarian neoliberalism’ was recently introduced to political
economy scholarship, and highlights the ways in which today’s
neoliberalism tends to reinforce and rely upon practices that seek to
marginalise, discipline and control dissenting social groups rather
than strive for their consent or co-optation. Such practices include
the development of policies in the name of ‘the market’ into an
increasingly wide range of domains, the growing resort to
constitutional and legal mechanisms to prevent future generations
from overturning contemporary forms of governance, and the extensive
mobilisation of coercive state apparatuses for the repression of
oppositional social forces and groups. As befitting a dense and
variegated set of processes across world society, scholarship on
authoritarian neoliberalism has already covered Eurozone governance,
clampdowns on resistance movements (e.g. Gezi Park), post-crisis
transformations in East Asia, and emergent surveillance cultures.
Accordingly, this section seeks contributions on the wide range of
processes, global or more localised, which advance our understanding
of authoritarian neoliberalism and how it has emerged as an important
conditioning factor for multiple forms of international relations.

We welcome individual papers and panel/roundtable proposals.
Proposals (with abstracts of 200 words maximum) must be submitted via
the online submission system. Please indicate in your application
that your proposal is submitted for Section 3. The closing date for
paper, panel, and roundtable proposals is midnight (CET) on Friday 8
January 2016.

If you have any questions regarding the section, please contact the
section chairs Ian Bruff ( and Cemal Burak Tansel

For more information, please visit the EISA 2016 website:

CFP: Canadian Peace Research Association's 2016 Meeting

Call for Papers


Annual Conference
University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta

June 1-3, 2016

President and Programme Chair: Dr. Shreesh Juyal, and

General Secretary: Dr. Jonathan Anuik,

General Correspondence Email Address:

Local Arrangements Coordinator: Professor Rob Huebert

We are delighted to invite you to the Annual Conference of the Canadian Peace Research Association (CPRA). The Programme Committee invites submissions for participation in the 2016 Canadian Peace Research Association Annual Conference. This conference is part of Congress 2016 organized by the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences (CFHSS). Congress 2016 will bring together about 8000 scholars, graduate students, practitioners and policy makers from Canada and other countries to share findings, refine ideas, and build partnerships that will help shape the Canada of tomorrow. They will gather under the aegis of nearly 70 associations representing a rich spectrum of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. The Congress represents a unique showcase of scholarly excellence, creativity and leadership.

Congress Theme

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the University of Calgary, the Congress 2016 theme "Energizing communities" reflects the university's commitment to community engagement at local, regional and transnational levels. This commitment is rooted in the belief that knowledge and understanding are created through associations of shared values, grounded in respect for differences and diversity among all peoples, from First Nations to new Canadians. The Congress theme acts as a unifying concept that bridges the multiple association conference programs together. Congress 2016 showcases the potential of the academy to challenge, redefine and reconfigure through interdisciplinary research, engagement, imagination and service.

Keynote Speakers for the CPRA Conference (details will be included on the CPRA website)

Dr. Syed Ehtisham, New Jersey, U.S.A.;

Professor Rob Huebert, University of Calgary;

Professor Erika Simpson, Western University.

Keynote Speakers for the Congress Big Thinking Lecture series include:

Dr. Wade Davis, anthropologist, author; University of British Columbia;

Dr. Jocelyn Downie, Professor, Faculties of Law and Medicine, Dalhousie University;

Chantal Hebért, journalist, Toronto Star;

The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, Privy Councillor, Chief Justice of Canada.

The CPRA seeks to bring together academics, researchers, educators, and peace advocates from Canada and abroad to examine and discuss current and emerging issues and challenges in the field of Peace Research. Individual papers and panels in Peace Research, especially those that have international significance are invited from all disciplines and professions including:


Peace and Conflict Studies

Communications and Journalism



Political Science



Environment and Society

Science for Peace

Ethics and Law

Science, Technology and Global Peace

Indigenous Studies

Social Justice

Global Studies

Social Work



Human Rights

Theatre and Film, and

International Relations

Women's Studies


Law/International Law

All proposals/abstracts must be submitted to the General Correspondence Email address ( with copies to the President and Programme Chair or they will not be considered.

All proposals/abstracts are due by January 29, 2016. Please note that if you have not sent all the required information by January 29, 2016, your proposal will be marked as incomplete and the programme chair may not process your submission.

Faculty members presenting papers may be asked to serve as chairs and discussants.

Important Checklist (please check you have submitted the following 6 items):

1. Title of your paper

2. Your full name with your title and position, if applicable.

3. Your Institutional and Departmental affiliation, if applicable. Your preferred e-mail address must be included in your submission. Your office and residence telephone numbers, if applicable must be included with your complete postal address including Postal Code/Zip Code/PIN

4. A 150-word abstract/proposal with its principal argument and conclusion

5. A 50-word biographical note. The 50-word note will be included in the program.

6. Please be certain to specify any audio-visual equipment required for your presentation. (The CFHSS will invoice CPRA for the use of any AV equipment). Please note that any request for AV equipment must accompany the paper abstract/panel proposal. Late requests for equipment will not be considered.

Travel Subsidy

Revenues from the CPRA fees cover only the costs associated with the annual meeting and small administrative costs of annual membership. Therefore, regrettably the association is unable to financially assist any delegate for their travel and other conference-related expenses.

Visitors from foreign countries

CPRA regrets that it is unable to assist those wishing to attend from foreign countries with VISA and other travel arrangements. Those wishing to attend from foreign countries are advised to contact the nearest Canadian Consulate/Embassy concerning these documents.

Contact Persons for the CPRA Conference:

Dr. Shreesh Juyal, President and Programme Chair, CPRA, and

Dr. Jon Anuik, General Secretary, CPRA at

Please note that all proposals/abstracts to deliver a paper and requests for more information must be submitted to the General Correspondence Email address below along with copies to the President and Programme Chair, Dr. Shreesh Juyal.

Please ensure you have copied your proposal to the following two email addresses:

1. President and Programme Chair: Dr. Shreesh Juyal, and

2. General Correspondence Email Address:

Congress Registration and CPRA Fees

The CFHSS has reminded CPRA that the payment of Congress 2016 registration fee plus the association (CPRA) meeting fee is compulsory for every delegate including all attendees, invited keynote speakers, presenters of papers/panelists, and those chairing or attending a session. The Congress 2016 registration fee will be announced by the time registration opens in mid-January, 2016.

CPRA Registration fees:

$135 for Regular Members/Delegates/Participants

$165 if received by Congress 2016 after March 31st.

$75 for Students, Retired and Unwaged Delegates

$100 if received by Congress 2016 after March 31st.

CPRA Annual Membership:

The CPRA Registration fee entitles participants to one year membership in the CPRA between July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017.

Please note that those whose abstracts/proposals are accepted must register with Congress AND CPRA before 15 March 2016. Please send a copy of the internet purchase receipt of your registration issued by the Canadian Federation of the Humanities and Social Sciences by March 15, 2016 to:

Non-registered presenters cannot be included in the program of the CPRA annual meeting.

How to Register from mid-January 2016

On line: At Congress 2016 available at This system is secure and easy to use.

By fax: 613-238-6114

By mail: Congress 2016, 300-275 Bank Street, Ottawa ON, K2P 2L6, or

In person At the registration desk during Congress


Please visit: Congress 2016 Accommodation available at:

Visitors from foreign countries

CPRA regrets that it is unable to assist those wishing to attend from foreign countries with VISA and other travel arrangements. Those wishing to attend from foreign countries are advised to contact the nearest Canadian Consulate/Embassy concerning these documents.

With cordial greetings,


Dr. Shreesh Juyal, Drs., D.Litt., Fellow CIIA

President and Program Chair, CPRA;

Senior Research Scholar, St. Thomas University, Fredericton, Canada;
Formerly, Dean, Faculty of International Studies & Distinguished Professor of International Law and Political Science, Himgiri Zee University, Dehra Dun, India
Contact Info:

Jonathan Anuik

Department of Educational Policy Studies
7-104 Education North Building
University of Alberta
11210-87 Ave
Edmonton, AB
T6G 2G5 Canada
Telephone: +1 (780) 492-0765
Fax: +1 (780) 492-2024
Web site:
Contact Email:

Dear colleagues,

The Portuguese Association of Anthropology is organizing its VI Congress to
be held in Coimbra, Portugal between the 2nd and the 4th of June, 2016.
Please find below call for papers on the panel T008 “Anthropology and
Global Health” * T008 Antropologia e Saúde Global.

Please do send us your proposals until the 15th of December and do share
this message. For further details see

P008 (Antropologia e Saúde Global) *Anthropology and Global Health*

Jorge Varanda - DCV-UC and CRIA-UC and GHTM

Marta Roriz - DCV-UC and CIAS

*Short abstract*

Global Health, which is characterized by a diversity of public and private
actors and stakeholders, has been shaping the politics of global public
health interventions, namely in developing world contexts as well as on
humanitarian emergency responses. In a landscape prone to statistic-based
knowledge and normative and normalizing analytical frameworks, what might
be the contribution of medical anthropology and ethnography to Global

*Long Abstract*

Global Health, which is characterized by a diversity of public and private
actors and stakeholders, has been shaping the politics of global public
health interventions, namely in developing world contexts as well as on
humanitarian emergency responses. Under such ‘manta’ emphasis is on the
broad views, informed by statistics and by normative and normalizing
analytical frameworks. Global health aims to shape the politics and
practices of public health programs in its diverse dimensions (political,
sociocultural, economic…) and identify the key factors molding the global
patterns of disease, mortality and morbidity. In this context, the main
instruments used to validate public health programs – global and local - as
well as to characterize whole communities and individuals while under
research, particularly biomedical research, are quantitative methodologies
which privileges macroeconomic and cost-effective interpretations. This
panel invites all authors to put forward presentations that illustrate the
contributions of ethnography and medical anthropology to global health
concerns, from Millennium goals to pandemics such as HIV-AIDS, TB, malaria,
obesity, the numerous neglected and emergent diseases, research ethics,
among several other issues.


· Paper proposals must be sent to the e-mails of the panel coordinators,
and must include the name(s) and institutional affiliation(s), contact of
the proponent(s), the title of the paper, a short abstract (50 words) and a
long abstract (200 words).

· Each paper may have one or two proponents.

· Each person may present only one paper to the congress, but may also
be discussant or panel coordinator.

*The deadline for proposals is 15th of December 2015.*

*Portuguese version*

*Resumo curto / Short abstract*

A saúde global, caracterizada por uma diversidade de atores públicos e
privados, é presentemente determinante na política de intervenções de
saúde, nomeadamente em contextos de desenvolvimento ou em situações de
emergência humanitária. Sob esta égide privilegiam-se escalas de
conhecimento macrossociais, informadas por estatísticas e quadros
analíticos normativos e normalizadores. Sendo assim, qual poderá ser o
contributo da antropologia médica e etnografia para a Saúde Global?

*Resumo longo / Long abstract*

A saúde global, caracterizada por uma diversidade de atores públicos e
privados, é presentemente determinante na política de intervenções de
saúde, nomeadamente em contextos de desenvolvimento ou em situações de
emergência humanitária. Sob esta égide privilegiam-se escalas de
conhecimento macrossociais, informadas por estatísticas e quadros
analíticos normativos e normalizadores. A saúde global procura moldar a
política e prática de programas de saúde pública em vários níveis
(políticos, socioculturais, económicos…) e aferir os ‘factores’ que moldam
globalmente os padrões de doença, mortalidade e morbilidade. Neste
contexto, a investigação, sobretudo de ciências biomédicas, privilegia
instrumentos que aferem a validade de programas de saúde pública (globais
ou locais) e caracterização de comunidades, situações e/ou locais ou mesmo
caracterização biomédica de sujeitos; estes instrumentos versam nas
metodologias quantitativas, interpretações macroeconómicas ou de
custo/beneficio. Este painel convida autores a apresentarem comunicações
que ilustrem o contributo da etnografia e da antropologia médica para a
saúde global, relativas a temática tão amplas como – Objetivos do milénio,
pandemias como HIV-SIDA, TB, malária, obesidade, as inúmeras doenças
negligenciadas, as novas doenças emergentes, envelhecimento, Ética e
investigação biomédica em diferentes contextos geográficos, emergência da
saúde global, entre muitas outras temáticas possíveis.


· As propostas deverão ser enviadas para o correio electrónico dos
coordenadores de painel contendo o nome e filiação institucional do(s)
proponente(s), contacto dos proponentes, o título da comunicação, um resumo
curto (50 palavras) e um resumo longo (200 palavras).

· Cada comunicação poderá ter até dois proponentes;

· Cada proponente poderá apresentar apenas uma comunicação ao congresso,
podendo ser co-autor de uma segunda comunicação.

*O prazo para envio de propostas de comunicação termina no dia 15 de
Dezembro de 2015.*

On fees please see:


As part of the RAI/ British Museum conference 'Anthropology, Weather and
Climate Change' (27-29 May 2016) we invite paper proposals for Panel 10:

"Long-term community approaches to health and environmental change in
sub-Saharan Africa"

Convenors: Henrietta L Moore, Matthew Davies, Petros Andreadis, Constance
Smith (UCL)

Over the coming decades, sub-Saharan Africa will confront climate-related
challenges that are predicted to have significant implications for health
and wellbeing. However, the context specific nature of these challenges
remain unclear. Communities in sub-Saharan Africa are not ignorant of
ecological change, nor are they passive in shaping, interpreting and
responding to the challenges and opportunities that might arise. These
responses are inextricably linked to changing realities of health, illness
and healing, and are historically and culturally situated, emerging from
webs of interaction and interpretation embedded in past ways of knowing and

Scholarship on linkages between health and environment in Africa is
growing, including explorations of local pharmacopoeias, water and waste
management, and non-cultivated foods. However little of this work has
engaged with how practices and knowledges are actively reformulated in
relation to experiences of climatic change. We invite papers from the
social sciences, humanities, and health-related disciplines that explore
community strategies for understanding and managing health, nutrition and
healing in contexts of environmental uncertainty in sub- Saharan Africa.
Submissions might address:

- How do longstanding local knowledges help communities understand health
and wellbeing in relation to climatic / ecological change?

- How do communities negotiate the relationship between climatic
uncertainty, diet and nutrition?

- How do local interpretations of the relationship between environment and
health align (or not) with those of other key actors (e.g. NGOs, policy

- How are notions of the environment-health nexus constructed and how do
these understandings flex intergenerationally, and in response to changing

To propose a paper please follow the link:


Call for Proposals (CFP): Trans Temporality Conference, U of T

University of Toronto

Toronto, Ontario: April 1, 2016

The Trans Temporality Conference is a one-day open gathering of scholars, students, community members, artists, and activists sharing our work and thoughts concerning the unique interdependence between narratives and constructions of normative bodies and linear time.

In Transgender Studies Quarterly’s inaugural “Key Concepts” issue, Kadji Amin writes, “Attending to the ways in which transgender experiences are constituted by yet exceed normative temporalities promises to do justice to the complex ways in which people inhabit gender variance. A critical focus on the temporal underpinnings of transgender as a historical category, on the other hand, may open the way toward a more transformative politics of justice.”

Interrogations into the relationship between bodies and time are thriving in Trans Studies, Indigenous Studies, Disability Studies, Critical Race Studies, among others, as well as within community forums and art practices. Together, these critical fields and methodologies challenge the ways medical, juridical, social, and political forces pressure nonnormative bodies to adhere to “straight” time to access healthcare, legal recognition, and a livable quality of life. Additionally, this open gathering asks to join the emerging theories of temporality by addressing the current state of trans intelligibility, considering its temporal possibilities and limitations, and by bringing into conversation interdisciplinary perspectives and practices.

We invite twenty-minute papers, three-person panels, and time-based performance and short films (under 20 minutes), on the following range of topics:

trans* subjectivities and time
temporalities of gender transition
dis-ease and bodily transformation
dis/ability and temporality
Indigenous temporalities
labour and temporality
racialized time
decolonizing time
philosophies of time
queer time
temporality in fiction
praxes of futurity (i.e. Afrofuturity)
time-based embodied technology
archives and archiving practices
temporality and incarceration (i.e. “doing time”)
biological temporalities

Confirmed keynote:

Born in Halifax, Trish Salah is the author of the Lambda Award-winning Wanting in Arabic, and of Lyric Sexology, Vol. 1, as well as of numerous essays and poems published in journals and anthologies. She is co-editor of a recent special issue of TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly, on Transgender Cultural Production, and is a member of the TSQ editorial board. Her SSHRC funded program of research, Towards a Trans Minor Literature, is an inquiry into the aesthetic and political projects of trans, transsexual, genderqueer and two-spirit writers. That program develops critical contexts for reading and interpreting trans literature through collective and open ended, trans centred dialogues, interviews and conferences such as the recent Writing Trans Genres: Emergent Literatures and Criticism and Decolonizing and Decriminalizing Trans Genres at the University of Winnipeg. She is currently assistant professor of Gender Studies at Queen’s University where she teaches courses focused on the transnational study of gender, sexuality, race and minority cultural production.

Abstracts and inquiries should be sent to by December 1, 2015. Individual presentation/performance abstracts should be no more than 250 words. Abstracts for panels should be submitted together, with an additional 250 word summary outlining the panel’s key themes. We ask that each abstract be accompanied by a short biography of the presenter (~150 words).

Seed funding for the Trans Temporality Conference is provided by the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies at the University of Toronto.

QUESTIONING SELF-MEDICATION. A socially and geographically situated bricolage
May 11-12-13, 2016 – University of Nantes (France)



CFP: What nature is valued, what nature is protected? Extraction, conservation & social movements in Latin America

Political Ecologies of Conflict, Capitalism, and Contestation Conference
7-9 July 2016, University of Wageningen, The Netherlands

More information:


Call for abstracts has been EXTENDED to December 14, 2015

Call for Abstracts for the session "Contemporary Issues in End-of-Life
Care" at the Canadian Society for the Sociology of Health Fifth Biennial

Conference date: May 5 – 6, 2016.
Conference location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Abstract submission deadline: December 4, 2015.
Language of the session: French and English (abstracts in either language
are welcome).

Session Description:
Contemporary end-of-life care is continually evolving since the emergence
of palliative care in the 1960s. Various new actors, institutions, and
discourses are entering the scene and remaking the field in unexpected
ways. At the same time, scholars are paying increased attention to myriad
ways in which end-of-life care is enacted, both within and outside of
settings more typically associated with health care. Policy makers too are
increasingly motivated to pay greater attention to end-of-life care due to
the aging of the population and increased public interest. For this
session, we solicit papers that speak to the various contemporary
experiences, changes, conflicts, and successes in the practice of
end-of-life care in Canada and elsewhere, in clinical/hospital or other
settings. While we welcome theoretical papers, we are primarily interested
in papers that build upon empirical data that can make a unique
contribution to the social study of end-of-life care. The goal of the
session is to have a productive interdisciplinary discussion on end-of-life
care; as such, we welcome contributions not only from sociology but also
from other social and health sciences disciplines such as nursing,
education, bioethics, anthropology, geography, and others. Abstract should
include objectives, background, methods, findings and conclusions.

Abstract must be submitted online:

For questions, contact either of the session organizers:
Hadi Karsoho (
David K. Wright (

For more information about the conference visit:


Postgraduates in Latin American Studies (PILAS) Conference: Bridging
Interdisciplinary Boundaries

Newcastle, June 2016

Latin America in transformation: Bridging disciplinary boundaries

Newcastle University, 29 and 30 June, 2016

Deadline for abstracts: 12 February 2016

The Postgraduates in Latin American Studies (PILAS) committee, with
the support of the Society for Latin American Studies; and the
Newcastle University Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies,
invites postgraduate researchers from diverse social, natural, and
applied scientific fields as well as the arts and humanities to
present their work, engage in debate, and share perspectives about
their research on Latin America.

Please find more information in the Conference's website or the attached document.

Rencontres internationales d’anthropologie linguistique (Rial 2016) : «L’être de langage, entre corps et technique : nouvelles données, nouvelle donne?»

Le colloque international « L’être de langage, entre corps et technique : nouvelles données, nouvelle donne? » se tiendra à Montpellier du 23 au 25 mars 2016, à l’occasion des Rencontres internationales d’anthropologie linguistique (Rial 2016). Ce colloque vise à établir un dialogue entre les sciences humaines, les neurosciences et les sciences de l’ingénieur. Les propositions sont attendues avant le 15 décembre 2015.

Pour tout complément d’information

CFP: Disease Dispersion and Impact in the Indian Ocean World


International Conference

“Disease Dispersion and Impact in the Indian Ocean World”

Indian Ocean World Centre (IOWC), McGill University, Canada

23-24 September 2016

organised by the

Max Planck Fellow Group "Connectivity in Motion: Port Cities of the Indian Ocean"
of the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle/Saale, Germany

This conference focuses on the causes, means of dispersal, geographical extent and impact of human diseases in the Indian Ocean World (IOW), from early times to the present day. The IOW, a macro-region running from Africa through the Middle East, South Asia and Southeast Asia to the Far East, comprises both continental (Asia and Africa) and maritime (Indian Ocean, China seas, Indonesian Sea) spaces. The disease histories of these regions have been affected by a number of both human and environmental factors, including war, land distribution, water storage and distribution, deforestation, migration, volcanism, cyclones, and climate change.

We welcome papers that explore the dispersion and impact of human diseases in and across the IOW in any time period, and in any region. Papers which address theoretical and methodological questions about how to study “travelling diseases” and/or epidemiological issues, on the basis of their empirical data, are also welcome. We particularly welcome interdisciplinary studies that focus on societies indigenous to the IOW, and on women and children.

The conference fee is $70 for non-students, and $35 for students. Conference participants will be required to pay for their own travel and accommodation, but refreshments, lunch and a conference dinner will be provided.

Those interested should send a title and short (1-2 paragraph) abstract to, by 15 December 2015. Prospective participants will be informed if their paper has been accepted by 1 March 2015.

Contact Info:
Prof. Gwyn Campbell

Indian Ocean World Centre, McGill University

Contact Email:

CFP: 2016 American Ethnological Society Spring Conference, Washington, D.C. March 31-April 2, Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel.

INCOHERENCE: Disorder, Normativity, Anthropology

Organizer: Daniel Goldstein (Rutgers University)

Anthropology is about assembling worlds. Despite that impulse to order, much of cultural anthropology today reveals the disorderly, messy, and unstable social terrains upon which our research often unfolds. Precarity, insecurity, and uncertainty are common themes in recent ethnographic writing on local, national, and global political, economic, and cultural systems. Matters of war, conflict, violence, and abuse remain the objects of anthropological attention, joined by concerns with the decay, mutation, or failure of institutions, formations, processes, and beliefs that once seemed constant and reliable. Studies of migration and mobility, like other work in the anthropology of globalization and transnationalism, point to the importance of movement and change in contemporary contexts, against the kinds of ordered stability that preoccupy the imaginations and memories of states and their agents, as they often do the practitioners of other academic disciplines. Meanwhile, anthropological studies of borders, of legal ordering, of sexuality and queer identity, of infrastructure, personhood, citizenship, and alienation force us to consider the ways in which older ways of making order fight to maintain relevance in a changing world. The anthropology of medicine and health, of language, of science and technology, of religion and the family – all reveal the many ways in which a lack of normative consistency characterizes human behavior, social interaction, and cultural production. What if incoherence, rather than order and completeness, better characterizes contemporary social life?
Papers and panels are invited for a conference that concerns itself with incoherence, however conceived – as instability, contingency, transition, incompleteness, inconsistency, chaos, or in other ways. Work that plays with normative conventions of anthropological expression – that is itself incoherent, while still being insightful – is especially welcome.

Deadline for submission of proposals is January 31, 2016. For more information on submissions, plenary speakers, graduate student workshops, and accommodations, please see: or contact:

Contact Info:

Deniz Daser
Contact Email:

Urbs in Quebec and francophone Canada CFP

Centre for Quebec and French-Canadian Studies (CQFCS)

'Urbs: Suburban, ex-urban and peri-urban spaces in Québec and
francophone Canada
Senate House, London, July 8-9, 2016

Call for papers

According to Roger Keil, if the twentieth century was marked by
urbanisation, the twenty-first is characterised by suburbanisation (A
Suburban Revolution? conference, York University, September 2013). In
recent years, a number of authors in Québec have chosen to set their
work within the suburbs, including Catherine Mavrikakis, Pierre
Yergeau, Michael Delisle and Martine Delvaux. There have also been
special journal issues partly or wholly devoted to the theme, such as
British Journal of Canadian Studies ('Heartlands and Hinterlands',
2011) and Liberté ('Pour rénover nos banlieues', 2013), as well as
collections of articles and creative texts such as that by the
research centre Figura entitled, Suburbia. L'Amérique des banlieues
(2015). Whilst some of this literature and criticism contains an
ambivalence towards or critique of the suburbs that is found in
earlier works (e.g. Hamelin 1989, Monette 1995) there is also
affection and nostalgia, as in Delvaux's Rose amer (2009). These
sentiments can be found in other forms of cultural production in
Québec, including Arcade Fire's hugely successful 2010 album, The
Suburbs. This interdisciplinary conference looks at a variety of
francophone Québécois and Canadian 'suburban' spaces. Given that one
feature of the suburb is a difficulty in determining its borders, it
will encompass a range of different 'urbs; focusing on suburban,
exurban and peri-urban spaces. Please send abstracts (250 words) in
either English or French to before December 15,
2015, specifying a title, name of speaker, institutional affiliation
and a brief CV.

Confirmed keynote speakers: Martine Delvaux, Andrée Fortin, Daniel Laforest

Conference organisers: Ceri Morgan, Keele University
(, Craig Moyes, Kings College, London

The Work of Settler Colonialism: An Interdisciplinary Symposium - April 2016, CUNY Graduate Center

The Work of Settler Colonialism: An Interdisciplinary Symposium
April 2, 2016, CUNY Graduate Center (365 Fifth Avenue, New York)

Abstract Deadline: November 13, 2015

Recent years have witnessed the growth of 'settler colonialism' as an organizing concept within North American academic and activist circles, emphasizing the continued occupation of Indigenous lands and the necessity of foregrounding land-based decolonization, Indigenous political and cultural resurgence, and the sovereignty of First
Nations. Meanwhile, the unending crises of neoliberal capitalism have fostered new forms of labor action, popular confrontations with austerity, and a proliferation of scholarship on the history of capitalism. Despite the contemporaneous nature of these developments, little conversation exists between them. This symposium attempts to address the lacuna between these fields, and find productive gaps, tensions, and entry points. If, as Patrick Wolfe contends, settler colonial invasion "is a structure not an event," then the future of the settler state will be brought about through continuous labor in multiple arenas of social life. Yet this also signals the radical potential of labor to disrupt the global capitalist system, exposing its foundation and replications in Indigenous dispossession. This symposium holds out hope that by bringing these fields together, new solidarities, strategies, and scholarly agendas can emerge. We imagine contributions to this symposium will be papers or performances that address themes including, but not limited to:

The labor of expansion; enslavement; extractive industries; land ruination and preservation; land parceling; the commons; unions and unionization; anarchism, socialism, and Marxism; migrant workers; solidarities and divergences; gendered labor and gendered violence; reproductive labor, education, and child abduction; laboring within recognition; academic labor; and transdisciplinary interventions.

Our primary concern is to hear from those interested in thinking through engagements between labor and Indigenous politics.
What is the work of settler colonialism?
Is the future of labor a settler future?
Where are the points of convergence/ divergence?
Where is solidarity work already being done?
Where are Indigenous peoples already central to labor movements?

Please submit an abstract, no longer than 500 words, single-spaced, including your name and institutional affiliation, by November 13th, 2015, to
Papers will be due February 15th, 2016

Contact Info

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