Feminist Legal Studies Queen's & Women For Tax Justice & Femtax International --
Call For Expressions Of Interest In Presenting Papers at 2015 International Women's Day Conference
Women and Tax Justice at Beijing+20: Taxing and Budgeting for Sex Equality
Kingston, Ontario, Mar. 6-7, 2015
Faculty of Law, 128 Union St., Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario
In 1995, the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women was held in Beijing. This was a turning point for women's movements internationally as activists and advocates came together to discuss, debate, and mobilize around gender issues. The result was that at this conference, an unprecedented number of governments made commitments to implement gender-based impact analysis of all existing and proposed programs as laid out in the Beijing Platform for Action.
2015 marks the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Conference. This Beijing+20 Conference takes place at an historic moment when major international efforts to advance human development and human rights converge with intensifying efforts to accomplish the eight Millennium Development Goals by their 2015 endpoint, and with the final drafting of the post-2015 development agenda and sustainable development goals as a global roadmap for the future.
Since 1995, however, growing reliance on tax cuts to stimulate growth, recessions, and austerity budgets have undercut women's movement toward economic and social equality. Cuts to progressive taxes like personal and corporate income taxes have left heavier burdens of consumption taxation on women, particularly those in poverty and Indigenous populations, and reduced tax revenues are used to justify cutting public services, employment, and ODA. At the same time, generous tax cuts, investment incentives, and corporate exploitation of offshore and tax haven regimes have enabled those with the highest incomes to increase their shares of wealth.
This conference focuses on identifying the tax and spending laws that are undermining sex equality, and on ensuring that governments develop sex-equal tax and budget policies that will raise the revenues needed to meet their Platform and other human rights obligations.
The organizers are seeking expressions of interest in presenting papers on these issues –
Right now, all we need is a short email with one sentence on each of these points:
• What your research is about (country, type of tax, spending program, or budget issue)
• Your organizational position and relevant qualifications
• Approximate cost of travel/accommodation expenses you might need to attend
This call is to all those involved in all aspects of policy formation, critical scholarship, or applied forms of research at all levels pertaining to tax policy and gender, social welfare legislation, and gender-based budget analysis. This includes academic and practicing lawyers, policy analysts, interdisciplinary and comparative scholars and experts, law and graduate students, and those in development studies, sociology, political studies, economics, and other university disciplines, and NGO or community organizations.
This conference is being organized and presented in collaboration with Women for Tax Justice, a policy and campaign platform supported by Tax Justice Network, and by FemTax International, a research network of interdisciplinary scholars and policy analysts.
The venue is fully accessible; please contact the coordinators with any questions.
Submit your expression of interest to either or both –
Prof. Kathleen Lahey (email@example.com)Prof. Bita Amani (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Feminist Legal Studies, Faculty of Law, Queen's University
New Narratives of the Postcolonial Arctic- Organised by Arctic Encounters – Contemporary Travel/Writing in the European High North (ENCARC)- Roskilde University, May 27-29, 2015
CFP Deadline: December 1 2014
Confirmed keynotes: Aqqaluk Lynge, recently retired Chairman of ICC; Professor Marianne Elisabeth Lien, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Oslo; Stefan Jonsson, Professor of Ethnic Studies, Linköping University
The postcolonial Arctic represents a way of looking at contemporary approaches to being in and engaging with the Arctic that recognises the region as radically and rapidly transformed by a number of factors. These include political change/political agency, climate change and new forms of travel practices. It is important, however, not to lose sight of the colonial structures which have determined relations in the Arctic prior to these new engagements. The conference at Roskilde University seeks to shed light on the complex situation of the Arctic in relation to a number of interdisciplinary practices, relations and narratives associated with travel/writing, including film and photography, in and about the Arctic. Narrative is not only a form of re-presentation, it is also a practise, a form of engagement and a form of emplacement. Furthermore, to quote from Stephen Greenblatt's Marvelous Possessions 'Representations are not only products but producers, capable of decisively altering the very forces that brought them into being' (Greenblatt 1991: 6).
We are inviting scholars from all disciplines to submit papers and suggest panels. If you are planning to propose a panel, please note that we will need abstracts from all participants. Not excluding research into other Arctic areas, holding the conference in Denmark means that we particularly welcome scholars working on Greenland and relations between Denmark and Greenland.
A number of more specifically defined interrelated and overlapping themes can be identified that scholars are invited to relate to, when submitting their abstracts. These include:
• Arctic tourism
• Environment and Arctic tourism
• Narratives and travelling in the Arctic
• Eco-tourism and indigenous tourism
• Tourism and political change in the Arctic
• Arctic travel and decolonisation
• Postcolonial Arctic travel writing
• Tourism, resources seen through a postcolonial prism
• Theoretical and/or methodological considerations of the Arctic as a postcolonial/decolonial space
To find out more about the conference and ENCARC, visit our website, www.arcticencounters.net Arctic Encounters – Contemporary Travel/Writing in the European High North (ENCARC) is an EU funded HERA project launched in September 2013. New Narratives of the Postcolonial Arctic is part of this project. Folding together tourism and travel writing as travel/writing this project explores discrepancies between the needs of the environment, indigenous and non- indigenous inhabitants, and tourists to the region within the overarching context of an increasingly interconnected but incompletely decolonised world.
Ph.D.-students delivering papers and attending the conference will be able to claim ECTS-points for their participation.
Please send your abstract of 250 words to Lars Jensen, email@example.com, by December 1, 2014.
Atlantis: Critical Studies in Gender, Culture & Social Justice/ Études critiques sur le genre, la culture, et la justice sociale
CFP Deadline: January 7, 2015
Manuscripts must be submitted to the Atlantis on-line system at http://journals.msvu.ca/index.php/atlantis/index;
Manuscripts should not exceed 7,000 words, including references;
Use of Chicago Style (author, date) is required (see http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html) and click on the 'author-date' button);
Manuscripts must be anonymized with no references to the author in the manuscript; if submissions are not properly anonymized, they will be returned to the authors;
For further instructions, see the Author Guidelines at http://journals.msvu.ca/index.php/atlantis/about/submissions#authorGuidelines.
When submitting your manuscript to the Atlantis on-line system, please note the following: If you have not already registered, please do so by clicking "Register" (http://journals.msvu.ca/index.php/atlantis/user/register). Be sure to select the "Author" checkbox in the "Register as" section at the bottom of the registration form to ensure that you are able to make your submission using the system.
This Call for Papers asks for submissions for one thematic cluster and one open topic cluster.
Cluster #1: Learning Elsewhere? Critical Perspectives on Community-based Praxis Learning in Canadian Women's and Gender Studies Programs
Editors: Amber Dean, Jennifer L. Johnson, and Susanne Luhmann
Canadian universities are undergoing a significant shift in institutional priorities in the early 21st century, and one of those shifts involves a new emphasis on providing students with opportunities for community-based learning. Where community-based learning has been implemented by WGS faculty and programs, WGS typically invokes activist-oriented, social justice frameworks seeking to distinguish feminist community involvement from "service" or "volunteering"-- by prioritizing critiques of power, privilege, and identity so central to the intellectual work of the field. We are interested in papers that explore whether/how such distinctions between WGS approaches to community-based praxis and more typical service- or community-based learning approaches hold up under scrutiny. Are WGS approaches really so different? What tensions arise from the quite different agendas of postsecondary institutions (e.g. producing workplace ready students, making university education about the acquisition of instrumental knowledge/marketable skills, and building positive community relations) and WGS's social justice orientation; do WGS programs subvert or adjust to this orientation towards community engagement currently being advanced by our universities and colleges?
We invite previously unpublished essays that contemplate, analyze and otherwise reflect upon community-based praxis learning in WGS programs in Canada. Rather than solicit a series of descriptive experiences of practicum placements, we invite rigorous interpretations, theorizations, and historicizations of how WGS programs of all sizes and in all regions of Canada imagine the relationship of WGS to its communities through student placements, practica, internships, activist projects, and other praxis undertaken for credit. Further, we are interested in how community-based learning in WGS attends to the political and theoretical commitments of the field: to indigeneity, anti-racism, decolonization, queering, the affective, the transnational, anti-poverty, dis/ability, and others. Single and co-authored papers as well as collaborative works involving WGS scholars and past or current community partners or students are invited. The editors are simultaneously compiling a book manuscript on community-based praxis in WGS. Please address queries about this cluster or the book manuscript to Amber Dean (firstname.lastname@example.org), Jennifer L. Johnson (email@example.com), and Susanne Luhmann (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Questions that papers might address could include:
What role does community-based praxis learning play in the self-understanding of WGS as a form of resistant knowledge?
Is it possible to teach praxis? What pedagogical questions are central to the WGS praxis component?
(How) does WGS praxis engage with decolonization and anti-racism?
What constitutes "work experience" for WGS students in the liberal arts university, the community college, the CEGEP, or the hybrid professional stream/WGS program?
What is the future "work" of the WGS graduate and how does experience with praxis contribute to that?
How is WGS praxis culturally/politically specific to a Euro/western context?
What happens when praxis projects go international? How is WGS praxis conceptualized in the Global South and other places?
In what ways is global neoliberalism shaping the goals of university/college education and how does WGS praxis fit into this context?
What do contemporary movements and activist organizations get out of WGS praxis placements? Of what benefit is the praxis component to a WGS program? Of what benefit is it to the student?
How do women's organizations, including rape crisis, shelters, women's centres, etc., perceive praxis in WGS?
How useful is university/college/CEGEP-based WGS praxis to "the community" and how can this be evaluated?
(How) can more critical approaches to praxis cultivated in WGS resist co-optation, yet possibly harness the potential of the widespread institutional prioritization of community-based learning occurring now at Canadian universities?
Cluster #2: Open Topic
Editors: Ann Braithwaite and Annalee Lepp
Atlantis: Critical Studies in Gender, Culture & Social Justice/Études critiques sur le genre, la culture, et la justice sociale also welcomes submissions on topics and themes other than those identified in the above thematic clusters that fit with the journal's mission statement (see http://journals.msvu.ca/index.php/atlantis/index).
Issue Publication Date: Winter 2015-2016
CFP: INDIGENOUS WOMEN'S SYMPOSIUM
Mnaajindwaa Anishinaabeg EyaawaadCelebrating Indigenous Genders
Deadline: November 30
March 13-16, 2015Indigenous Women's SymposiumTrent UniversityPeterborough, Ontariohttp://www.trentu.ca/academic/nativestudies/womenssymposium.htm
Indigenous genders and sexualities in the Americas have been colonized and negatively impacted by 400 years of colonial settler history and consciousness.
As a result contemporary Indigenous peoples struggle to connect to our own Indigeneity in the way our ancestors would have done. Scholars also struggle to produce ethical scholarship that accounts for the diversity that existed/exists with respect to Indigenous genders and sexualities.
Some contemporary LGBTTQQIA discourse has also appropriated aspects of Indigeneity wherein misrepresentations of Indigenous bodies and sexualities are put on display. This discourse produces Indigenous bodies as fetishes that are overtly erotic and exotic for consumption by the mainstream LGBTTQQIA community.
How do we recover those concepts of Indigenous genders and sexualities known by our ancestors? What do Indigenous Knowledge systems and languages offer with respect to the acknowledgement and celebration of Indigenous genders, sexualities and responsibilities within.
The 2015 Indigenous Women's Symposium is focused on creating an open, inclusive, positive space for people to gather and celebrate the diversity that exists with respect to Indigenous genders and sexualities. We welcome presenters and workshop facilitators to come and participate in this positive space for sharing experiences and understandings of Indigenous genders and sexualities.
Presentation or workshop topics include but are not limited to:• Traditional concepts of femininity, masculinity, two-spiritedness, or other identities within the LGBTTQQIA community;• Indigenous Knowledge and/or language based ideas of genders and sexualities;• Relationality, reciprocity, consent, agency and responsibility in understandings ofIndigenous genders and sexual relationships;• Contemporary artistic expression (such as music, dance, art, spoken word, andperformance, etc.);• Historical trauma and Indigenous sexualities• Health and wellbeing;• Role models and leadership for social change;• The effects of patriarchal, Eurocentric, and neo-colonial ideologies on Indigenousunderstandings of genders and sexualities;• Challenges to inclusivity;• Genders and shifting ideas of families and nations;• Spiritualities, oral tradition and storytelling;• Sex Work;• Indigenous children and youth
Online Submissions Process to:http://fluidsurveys.com/surveys/indg-stud/2015-call-forpresenters-paper-presentation/
Call for papers: Expert meeting "Religion, Gender, Sexuality and Activism"
Call for papers: Expert meeting "Religion, Gender, Sexuality and Activism"15-16 December 2014, Ghent University, Belgium
Fourth expert meeting of the International Research and Networkproject Religion and Gender (http://projectreligionandgender.org)
Aim: This international expert meeting aims to discuss the study ofreligion and gender in relation to social movements and activism. Forthis purpose, a one and a half day intensive meeting will bringtogether scholars from different fields, such as religious studies,theology, sociology, anthropology and gender and women's studies. Thetopics of the keynote lectures, the roundtable discussion and theworkshops will address the study of religion and gender from multiplecritical postcolonial, postsecular and queer perspectives. Thethematic focus is social movements and activism in contemporarymulticultural societies, related to contemporary debates onmulticulturalism, human rights, and social inequalities andexclusions. The meeting will discuss the complex dynamics of religionand gender in our contemporary world with regard to the perspectivesof activists and at the level of autonomous movements, civil societyand critique within the institutions. Activism is broadly conceivedas the critique of forms of inequality experienced or articulated byautonomous groups as well as by civil society actors and socialmovements and actors within the institutions in order to work towardsprogressive change.
Keynote lectures:- "Queerphilic Xenophobia: Deadly Effects of Dominant Constructionsof a Decolonial Muslim Woman Leader in France", Professor PaolaBacchetta (Universityof California, Berkeley, U.S.A.)- "Gateway to a Neoliberal Future: Sex and Secularism in theSeventies", Professor Janet Jakobsen (Barnard College, ColumbiaUniversity, New York, U.S.A.)
Application and participation:All participants are requested to write a very short paper (max 2pages) in preparation of this meeting to be submitted at latest on15November 2014. This paper should address one of the four themesexplained in more detail on the website: http://cici.ugent.be/node/206
If you are interested to participate, please confirm before 31October 2014 by sending an e-mail to An Van Raemdonck,email@example.com.
Anne-Marie Korte (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)Chia Longman (Ghent University, Belgium)Nella van den Brandt (Ghent University, Belgium)An Van Raemdonck (Ghent University, Belgium)
Pacific History Association (PHA) Biennial Conference, TaipeiTaiwan, and TaitungDec. 3-6, 2014
The 21st biennial conference of the Pacific History Association (PHA) will take place in Taipei, the capital city of Taiwan, and Taitung, in the Austronesian-speaking indigenous area of southeast Taiwan. We will convene at Taipei for the first part of the conference, and then travel to Taitung to be more engaged with indigenous communities for the second part of the conference. Taitung is famous for its rich Austronesian cultures and the beautiful scenery between coastal mountains and the Pacific Ocean.
Tours to Austronesian villages, archaeological sites and the Prehistoric Museum will be arranged.
Lalan, Chalan, Tala, Ara (Path)--Reconnecting Pacific-Asia Histories
In Proto-Austronesian, zalan refers to path, way or means to do something. Words of the same cognate are widely found throughout the Pacific: lalan/dalan (Taiwan, Southeast Asia), chalan (Chamorro), tala (Solomon Islands) and ara/ala (Polynesia) are some examples that exhibit the strong connections of people and places since ancestral times. The path originates from the past, and points to the future; it links tradition to the present; and it denotes both history and future prospects as an inter-linked whole.
For preliminary programme:
Colloque Dans leurs propres mots: la mobilité dans les écrits personnels etles sources orales, 14e-21e siècles
Longtemps l'apanage de la géographie et de la sociologie, l'étude de lamobilité (sociale, professionnelle, géographique, etc.) s'est généraliséeaux autres sciences humaines durant les deux dernières décennies. Danscette mouvance, des archivistes, des ethnologues, des historiens, deslinguistes, des littéraires, pour ne nommer que ces praticiens de larecherche, ont commencé à étudier les diverses facettes de la mobilité ens'appuyant sur les écrits personnels et les sources orales, pour laisserparler les acteurs sociaux et pénétrer dans leur univers mental, universfait de représentations, d'idéologies et parfois de mythes. Ces sourceslongtemps négligées peuvent, en particulier, faciliter l'accès auxexpériences individuelles et collectives de la mobilité, et donner àcomprendre la manière dont elle a (ou n'a pas) façonné les identités desacteurs sociaux par rapport à d'autres facteurs. Afin d'étudier cetteproblématique, la Chaire de recherche du Canada de niveau 1 sur lesmigrations, les transferts et les communautés francophones de l'UniversitéSaint-Boniface organise du 27 au 29 août 2015 un colloque international etinterdisciplinaire intitulé "Dans leurs propres mots: la mobilité dans lesécrits personnels et les sources orales, 14e-21e siècles". Lesorganisateurs invitent toutes les personnes intéressées à soumettre despropositions de communication à l'adresse firstname.lastname@example.org avant le30 novembre 2014.
Pour plus d'informations, voir l'appel au complet à l'adresse suivante(dans la section "Nouvelles"):http://ustboniface.ca/crc-mtcf/nouvelles
Call for Papers/Proposals:
CINSA 2015: Survivance & Reconciliation: 7 Forward / 7 BackDate: 11-13 June 2015 at Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Description:The Canadian Indigenous/Native Studies Association (CINSA) Conference 2015 will be hostedby the First Peoples Studies Program (FPST) at Concordia University. Concordia University'sFirst Peoples Studies program recently received government of Quebec accreditation and beganoffering a minor and major in September 2013. The year, 2015 is also the 40th anniversary of thegroundbreaking James Bay Agreement of 1975. Come honour and celebrate these two importantevents by participating in the first CINSA gathering since 2008.The conference's theme borrows from the Anishinaabeg vision that asks all people to considerthemselves from the standpoint of Seven Generations Back and Seven Generations Forward. Ourpeoples have endured much over the last Seven Generations, but through our ancestors efforts wehave resisted and survived. Now the current generation is looking forward Seven Generations toensure our continued survival as peoples. As part of the process we have embarked on a path ofreconciliation with ourselves and settlers. We hope that such efforts will help ensure ourcollective survivance through reconciliation.The conference organizers seek original works examining the themes of 'survivance' and'reconciliation' in Quebec, Canada, North America, and the World in relationship to Indigenouspeoples and nations. Other topics or themes will be considered. The organizing committee invitesscholars and community members to submit proposals, in French or English, for:individual papers, panel sessions, posters, roundtables, workshops, film screenings, andperformances.All French or English proposals (between 200 - 250 words) should be accompanied by a briefCV (or a brief statement of relevant experience in relation to your proposal) and be submitted tothe Organizing Committee (email@example.com) by 31 January 2015.
Facebook: CINSA Concordia 2015All papers from the conference, either in French or English, from the conference may beconsidered for publication in a conference proceedings.The Canadian Indigenous/Native Studies Association (CINSA) is a community of scholarscommitted to Indigenous/Native Studies as a discipline that is informed by, and respectful of,Indigenous intellectual traditions. Among its objects is the continued development of Aboriginalstudies intellectualism through the dissemination and discussion of research as well as facilitationof communication between students, scholars, elders, and community members. As such, FirstPeoples Studies at Concordia University is honoured to be chosen as the host for the 2015gathering.
Xavier Dolan, Queer Nations, and World Cinema: Locating the Intimate withinthe Global
With the Jury Prize acceptance speech given at Cannes 2014 and the majorbuzz generated by his latest feature Mommy, 25-year-old Québécois directorXavier Dolan brought his cinema to the attention of audiences and criticsfrom all around the world. Four times in competition at Cannes since 2009(with J'ai tué ma mère) and once in official competition at Venice with Tomà la ferme (2013), Dolan has been a crucial player in the film festivalcircuit for the past five years, and a spokesperson for the inventivenessof Quebec cinema in the international context.
Dolan's "very Québécois" profile combined with the wide circulation of hisfilms in foreign markets continues to enhance the relevance of Quebec'scultural specificity in wider frameworks of film reception. Meanwhile, hisprolific output provides a growing corpus from which rich thematic,socio-political and aesthetic approaches can be considered. With this inmind, Synoptique is devoting a special issue to Dolan's work and itsrelevance both for Québec and world cinema. We therefore invite you tosubmit texts that transcend the classic "auteurist" approach, instead usingDolan's cinema as a lens through which to explore a broader range of issuesthat situate it at the crossroads of contemporary cultural, political andcinematic concerns in the interdisciplinary field of film studies.
Submissions can include, but are not limited to, topics such as:
- National and trans-national cinemas as they relate to youth and queerfilmmaking
- Film festivals, networks and circulation
- Language and accents in (trans)national cinemas
- Autobiographical fiction, theories of adaptation, the appropriation ofsource texts
- Local/global reception
- Queer spectatorships
- Screen acting, performance, directing actors
- The cinema of small nations
- Representations of the family, tradition, contemporary Québec, urban andrural
- Queer and border transgressions
- Bodies, desires, fantasies and identity politics
Submissions should be approximately 15-30 pages (3,500-7,500 words),written in either English or French, and formatted according to MLAguidelines. Papers should be submitted by April 15th, 2015. A link onwww.synoptique.ca will guide you through the submission process. Feel freeto contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org should you have any questions.
Kester Dyer, Andrée Lafontaine and Fulvia Massimi, Guest Editors.
Andrée LafontaineManaging Editor, SynoptiqueMel Hoppenheim School of CinemaConcordia UniversityMontréal, QuébecEmail: email@example.com
Artifacts in Agraria Symposium: University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada,17-18 October 2015
A pottery jug, rag rug, handmade nightdress, coal-oil lamp, plow, buggy,barn.... Some experiences of the agrarian past have escaped being put intolanguage but survive long after the period under study as artifacts.
We invite proposals that begin with a material artifact of everyday life,either made or used, and explore it as a valid historical source thatgathers meaning when understood in the context of surviving writtenrecords, family history, fashion trends and international commerce. How isthe artifact conceived and used by particular groups? How does it connectaesthetic and cultural beliefs, symbolize self-identity, affirm values,tell stories, purvey heritage and have meaning ascribed to it throughdisplay? We encourage papers that provide a better understanding of rurallife in and beyond Canada, and that explore new methods or ways of viewingand contextualizing artifacts. Though organized by historians, we welcomeethnologists, archaeologists, art historians, cultural geographers, museumprofessionals and connoisseurs.
Please submit a 400 word proposal and 1 page CV to C. Wilson,firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information visit:www.uoguelph.ca/ruralhistory/
Deadline for proposals is 26 January 2015.
Catharine WilsonFrancis and Ruth Redelmeier Professor of Rural HistoryDepartment of HistoryUniversity of GuelphEmail: email@example.comVisit the website at http://www.uoguelph.ca/ruralhistory/
15th International Conference of the Graduate Student Association of theHistorical Sciences Department of Université Laval
Archaeology – Archivistics – Ethnology, Socio-cultural Anthropology –Folklore – History – Art and Architecture History – Museology – HeritageStudies10th to the 12th of February 2015Université Laval, Quebec City
Proud of the international dimension it has acquired over the past fewyears, Artefact renews its invitation to graduate students and youngscholars to submit paper proposals for the 15th International Conference ofthe Graduate Student Association of the History Department of UniversitéLaval. The purpose of the conference is to bring together Master's,Doctoral students and young scholars working on a variety of topics inorder to foster discussion. Wednesday evening will also feature aroundtable discussion regrouping several experts on the issue of thevalirozation of Quebec city's heritage: « Mettre en valeur le patrimoine dela ville de Québec: quelles stratégies, quels lieux, quels patrimoines? ».
As for the proposals, we welcome the following:
Open topic papers:We invite graduate students in history, art history, museology,archaeology, social anthropology, folklore, archivistics and other relateddisciplines to present preliminary or final results of their research inany topic.Thematic sessions:We welcome groups of 2 to 4 student scholars to propose a thematic sessionon a topic of their choosing. For each session proposal we request that oneperson be responsible for its organization (gathering of paper proposals,structure of the session, choosing a chair for the session, etc.) Thisperson must submit to Artefact the following information: the topic of thesession, each paper proposed, and the order of presentation.Poster sessions:
We also offer graduate students of all disciplines the opportunity tosummarize their research results graphically on a scientific poster.Allying text and images (graphics, pictures, tables...), the posters will beshown altogether during a poster session that should last approximately anhour. During this session, the poster creators will discuss their workwith the peers visiting the space allowed for this particular event. A jurywill judge the posters and give a prize of $100 on the name of Artefactassociation for the one which will combine the best illustrations andscientific content. More details can be found on our website:http://artefact.asso.ulaval.ca/
Students and young scholars interested to submit a paper are invited tofill the form found on our website (http://artefact.asso.ulaval.ca/).
Each proposal has to include the following elements:
A synopsis of the paper (250 words) with a short contextualization, a clearproblematic, and the principal ideas of your paper;Keywords that define the topic;A biographical statement (100 words) which includes the complete name,discipline, programme of study, university, research supervisor, area ofresearch, last works or anthropology fields and publications, if any.
Proposals may be submitted in either French or English. Please note thatArtefact can cover some of your travel and lodging expenses.
Send proposals form before November the 24th 2014 at :firstname.lastname@example.org
The Artefact selection committee will consider proposals and respond inmid-December 2014. Students will have the opportunity to submit a textversion of papers for the Proceedings of 14e Colloque international del'Association étudiante des 2e et 3e cycles du Département d'histoire del'Université Laval.
ARTEFACTUniversité Laval, Pavillon Charles-De-Koninck, local 3248Québec, Qc, G1V 0A6Adresse électronique: email@example.com://artefact.asso.ulaval.ca/
Call for submissions.
The film committee of the Ethnographic Film Unit @ UBC invites filmsubmissions that explore notions of work and social solidarity. All aspectsof work paid/unpaid; creative, productive, intangible are considered.What we are most interested in are films that find ways that illuminatesolidarity and dignity in and through work
Early Submission Deadline: Jan. 16, 2015. Final deadline: Feb. 20, 2015.Festival, May 2015.
Details and submission form and info:http://anthfilm.anth.ubc.ca/events.html
CFP – ABORIGINATE JOURNAL, ABORIGINAL ART RESEARCH GROUP AT CONCORDIA
The Aboriginal Art Research Group at Concordia is proud to announce thelaunch of the first issue of AboRiginaTe, a journal for emerging scholars,in February 2015. To that end, we are submitting a call for papers aboutcontemporary Indigenous art practices in Canada.
Established in 2012, the Aboriginal Art Research Group is a student-ledgroup based out of the Department of Art History at Concordia University.Formed out of an increasing interest in Indigenous arts at the Undergraduateand Graduate levels, our efforts are centered around fostering respectfuldialogue about Indigenous art in North America. By hosting events, visitingmuseums and galleries, and holding workshops, AARG strives to be aninterdisciplinary group focused on promoting Indigenous arts both atConcordia and in the Montreal community.
For its second active year, AARG has decided to extend its mandate to theproduction of an annual peer-reviewed journal that elaborates upon on ourconversations about contemporary Aboriginal Art. We are open to papersdiscussing a broad variety of artistic mediums, such as craft, performances,music production (related to a visual content), painting, dance, sculpture,street art, drawings, etc., and that all those subjects can be addressedthrough various disciplines (art history, anthropology, sociology...).Submissions may be of an historical or contemporary approach.
Our first issue will have three sections: academic articles, AARG's eventsand exhibition and book reviews. You can submit papers for both the academicand the events sections.
-Academic articles: there is no word limit for this section, as we wouldlike to give the students the opportunity to submit university papers (whichusually have a maximum length of 25 to 30 pages). The articles submitted canbe university papers or personal writing.
-Exhibition and book reviews: Reviews should be no longer than 500 words andcan focus on any exhibition of Indigenous art in North America.
Authors must be upper-level undergraduate students (3rd or 4th year) orgraduate students.
For more information about format, please see the attached "Guidelines."
Submissions are due on November 15th 2014, and should be sent firstname.lastname@example.org.
The AARG team wishes you a great semester!
Weathering Change: Pathways to Sustainability in Canada, 11th Annual Trudeau Foundation Conference, November 20-22, 2014, Toronto
Recent climate disasters are causing climate change to strike home for more and more people, but growing awareness continues to be outstripped by geophysical change. At the same time, breakthroughs in technology, communications, and behavioural science are succeeding one another rapidly, and political and economic upheaval is opening the door to new balances of power. Weathering Change: Pathways to Sustainability in Canada will ask executives from the insurance and financial sectors, social entrepreneurs, an advisor to the US military, energy experts, and some of Canada's top economists to take a hard look at such topics as food security, the future of international governance arrangements, and Canada's energy landscape. Join the conversation about whether the way out should be global or local, or both; whether avant-garde technical innovations can be made feasible with the right fiscal policies and legal frameworks; and whether reframing the climate crisis to transform culture, behaviour, and political participation can clear a durable path towards sustainability in Canada and beyond.
Further info: http://www.trudeaufoundation.ca/2014conference/
The Ethnographic Pact: New Frontiers of Representation in the Anthropology of Suffering and Precarity, November 7-8, 2014, UTSC Centre for Ethnography
Keynote Speakers: João Biehl, Princeton University Cheryl Mattingly, University of Southern CaliforniaSponsored by the Office of the Dean, UTSC, presented in conjunction with ANTD15: Frontiers of Sociocultural Anthropology
Further info, calls for papers and registration: http://anthropology.utoronto.ca/events/the-ethnographic-pact-conference/
Changing Asia in the Globalizing World: Boundaries, Identity, and Transnationalism, May 1-2, 2015, York University
Deadline: November 1, 2014
Call for Submissions – On the Politics of Ugliness – deadline 15 January2015
Ugliness is a pejorative marker for bodies, things, and feelings that fallbeyond or outside the limits of acceptability. Ugliness has long beenindirectly deployed in order to mark, collect, and exclude that which isdetermined to be aesthetically intolerable (Garland-Thomson; Grealy;Schweik), disgusting (Meagher), dirty (Douglas), abject (Kristeva),monstrous (Braidotti; Haraway; Rai & Puar; Schildrick; Sharpe), revolting(Lebesco), grotesque (Russo), or even simply plain and unaltered (Bartky;Bordo; Morgan; Wolf). While aesthetically ugliness has been positioned bothagainst beauty and as a distinct category for art and art-making (Adorno;Ranciere), there has been little sustained engagement with the ways thatugliness operates alongside identities, bodies, intimacies, practices, andspaces (exceptions include Danticat; Kincaid; Athanassoglou-Kallmyer). Partof the reason for this absence might be that ugliness is at once too broadand too diffuse, serving, as art historian Nina Athanassoglou-Kallmyer haspointed out, as "an all-purpose repository for everything that [does] notquite fit," a marker of "mundane reality, the irrational, evil, disorder,dissonance, irregularity, excess, deformity, the marginal" (281).
A repository for many socio-cultural feelings and attitudes, uglinessoperates in ways that have dangerous and deadly consequences for bodies andthose who inhabit them. When a body is labeled or understood as "ugly," itis subsequently positioned as up for expunging, destruction, andaffectively motivated terror (Fanon). For example, the "ugly laws" of latenineteenth and early twentieth century America demonstrate the visceraldiscomfort that "ugly" bodies evoke, justifying their exclusion from publicspaces on account of their "polluting" effects (Schweik). This demarcationof ugliness is inextricably bound with taken-for-granted ethical,epistemological, and ontological assumptions about the value of bodies.Further, ugliness is infused with dominant discourses of ability, race,heterosexuality, gender, body size, health, and age. At the level of ideas,relations and institutions, deployments of ugliness can have lethal effectson a body's horizons and the possibilities for visibility, intimacy, andthick life.
On the Politics of Ugliness seeks to provide the first anthology thatcentralizes ugliness as a political category. It explores the various waysin which ugliness is deployed against those whose bodies, habits, gestures,feelings, expressions, or ways of being deviate from social norms. Itargues that ugliness is politicalin at least two ways: (1) it denotesinequalities and hierarchies, often serving as a repository for all that is"other;" and (2) it is contingent and relational, taking shape through thecomparison and evaluation of bodies. This collection asserts that it isonly in facing ugliness as a political category that we can agitateroutinely harmful ways of seeing, understanding and relating.
We are seeking an array of contributions that will center the politics ofugliness as it relates to bodies, feelings, gestures, habits, things,spaces, sounds, intimacies and their operations alongside ability, race,gender, class, sexuality, body size, age, health, or animality.Specifically, we invite submissions of academic papers; however, we willalso consider art-based work, memoirs, cultural commentaries, and creativepieces (short stories, poetry, photo essays) from scholars, writers, andartists. We welcome approaches informed by (but not limited to) criticaldisability studies, critical race and postcolonial studies, feministtheory, literary theory, art history, cultural studies, queer and sexualitystudies, science and technology studies, critical psychology, environmentalstudies, musicology, and performance studies.
Submissions should engage with the politics of ugliness. Topics of inquirymay include:
- interrogations of ugliness as violence against bodies
- the ethics of engaging with ugliness
- feminist explorations of ugliness, "ugly" engagements with feminism
- ugly methodologies, reading practices, and modes of inquiry
- representations of ugliness, "ugly" bodies, body parts, and "ugly"behaviors
- phenomenological encounters with ugliness: feeling ugly, being "ugly,"embodying ugliness
- ugly intimacies, feelings, and dispositions (e.g., Ngai; Sharpe)
- genealogies, archives, temporalities, and histories of ugliness
- the fashionizing of ugliness, ugly fashion
- ugly development practices, environmental ugliness
- visual, sensorial, and tactile pollution in relation to spaces andgeographies
- theoretical considerations of ugliness as a political category
- reclamations and tactical repositionings of ugliness (e.g., Eileraas)
The deadline for chapter proposals (maximum of 500 words) is 15 January2015. Please forward proposals or questions to Ela Przybylo (email@example.com) and Sara Rodrigues (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the subjectheading "On the Politics of Ugliness."
Ela Przybylo; Sara RodriguesGender, Feminist and Women's Studies; Social and Political ThoughtYork UniversityEmail: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
• Canadian Journal of Sociology, proposed special issue on Contentious Mobilities
Submit an abstract for consideration (max 250 words) to both Dr. Nick Scott, Simon Fraser University, (email@example.com) and Stephanie Sodero, Memorial University, (firstname.lastname@example.org) by November 1, 2014. Completed papers due May 1, 2015.
This special issue of Canadian Journal of Sociology on 'Contentious Mobilities' will showcase Canadian scholarship that investigates mobilities in the context of the unequal power relations, political conflicts and ecological crises that render mobilities contentious. Despite recent attention paid to mobilities – that is, collective and socially meaningful movements and flows of people, services, materials and ideas – relatively little research has focused on the processes through which these movements and flows become contentious, or generate a decisive challenge to antagonistic forces. Mobilities become contentious when they confront the systematic exclusion of others, advance unconventional mobile practices and defy or destabilize existing power relations. Increasingly, mobilities are becoming contentious in relation to rapidly changing economies, societies and environments on a global scale. This special issue will stage an overdue encounter between the mobilities paradigm and research on sociopolitical contention. Simultaneously, this special issue will address an empirical gap in the mobilities paradigm created by a lack of Canadian content, and feature Canada as a prolific and influential site for leading-edge research on mobilities by broadly investigating contentious mobilities.
We invite scholars to submit articles that explore contentious mobilities in the Canadian context from a diversity of theoretical, methodological and analytical approaches. These articles could deploy various sociological perspectives and explore themes such as: environmentally-related mobilities (e.g. evacuation of victims of severe weather events, flows of oil and gas via proposed and existing pipelines); migratory mobilities (e.g. experience of and policies related to Canada's Temporary Foreign Worker program); urban mobilities (e.g. informal strategies for moving in subjugated neighborhoods, movements against sprawl and excessive car dependence); employment-related mobilities (e.g. intraprovincial mobility of resource and service workers that pertain to environmental issues), lived mobilities (e.g. the gendered and racialized experience of mobility within specific environments), food-related mobilities and more. We especially welcome articles that interrogate the relational, performative and political dimensions of contentious mobilities transpiring or situated in Canada.
• Nordic Geographers Annual Meeting, special session: "Imagining (im)mobility and place: Politics of coming, going and staying," June 15-19, 2015, Tartu, Estonia.
Session overview: The "new" mobilities paradigm has called for a mobile ontology, an understanding of the world that is inherently rooted in mobility. Through the lens of mobility (and, thus immobility) questions of place and place construction are critical. In short, places become problematized. What are they? How are they formed? What is their essence; do they even have one? Recognizing the open and relational character of place (Massey 1991, 2005) as well as the reciprocal relationship between place and mobility (Verstraete & Cresswell 2002), this session is about the interplay between people and place through (im)mobility.
Mobility (and immobility) have significant impacts on the social, economic and political development of places, especially in a Nordic and Circumpolar context (Bærenholdt 2007, Bærenholdt and Granås 2008). Mobility and immobility are inherently political processes (Cresswell 2010). Some mobilities and mobile subjects are permitted, encouraged or accepted, while others are rejected, discouraged or made illegal. Politics of (im)mobility and place include representations and conceptions of mobility, immobility and place, as well as regulations and incentives affecting potential and actual mobilities.
In exploring these themes, we would particularly invite papers that examine how gender, together with class, age and ethnicity, influence how place, (im)mobility and (im)mobile subjects are imagined in a Northern context.
Session Organizers: Deatra Walsh & Ingrid M Kielland, Arctic University of Norway.
Please submit paper abstracts to email@example.com by November 15, 2014. For more information about the 2014 conference,"Geographical Imagination: Interpretations of Nature, Art and Politics," see http://www.tlu.ee/en/NGM2015/Conference-information.
Appel à évaluateurs (Peer-Reviewers)
Hau: Journal of Ethnographic Theory
Dans le cadre d'une de ses nouvelles initiatives éditoriales, la revue Hau: Journal of Ethnographic Theory recherche des évaluateurs pour des manuscrits soumis en langue française. Dès 2015, Hau offrira la possibilité de soumettre un article original écrit en français, espagnol, ou portugais. Les articles acceptés devront être traduits par leurs auteurs et seront publiés dans la revue. Le processus d'évaluation se fera dans la langue de soumission, et nous souhaitons inviter des anthropologues professionnels de langue maternelle ou parlant couramment l'une de ces langues à y participer.
Critères minimaux d'éligibilité pour candidater :
a.. Être un anthropologue professionnel (doctorant en dernière année de thèse, post-doctorant, enseignant-chercheur, ou chercheur en activité ayant un doctorat).b.. Avoir au moins deux publications dans des revues d'anthropologie à comité de lecture.c.. Avoir une expérience d'évaluation d'articles pour d'autres revues.d.. Pouvoir utiliser la langue anglaise comme langue de travail, afin de communiquer avec les rédacteurs de la revue.
Pour toute candidature en vue de contribuer à l'évaluation des articles en français pour Hau, merci d'envoyer dans le texte d'un courriel (pas de document attaché) les informations suivantes à firstname.lastname@example.org et email@example.com :
1.) Nom, prénom et situation professionnelle
3.) Principales publications
4.) Expériences d'évaluation de manuscrits
La date limite de candidature est fixée au 17 novembre 2014.
Call for Papers
International Journal of Health SciencesISSN: 2372-5060 (Print) 2372-5079 (Online)
International Journal of Health Sciences is an interdisciplinaryinternational journal that is focused on providing prompt publicationof results from original research on all aspects of health.Contributions in the form of research articles and shortcommunications are considered for publication. . It is devoted to thepublication of contributions in all fields of experimental andapplied researches of health sciences. The editors welcome originalcontributions that have not been published and are not underconsideration elsewhere. Papers accepted for publication aredouble-blind refereed to ensure academic integrity. The journalstrives to provide the most current and best research in the field ofhealth sciences.
The journal is published by the American Research Institute forPolicy Development that serves as a focal point for academicians,professionals, graduate and undergraduate students, fellows, andassociates pursuing research throughout the world.The interested contributors are highly encouraged to submit theirmanuscripts/papers to the executive editor via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate the name of the journal(International Journal of Health Sciences) in the cover letter orsimply put 'International Journal of Health Sciences' in the subjectbox during submission via e-mail.
The journal is Abstracted/Indexed in CrossRef, CrossCheck, Cabell's,Ulrich's, Griffith Research Online, Google Scholar, Education.edu,Informatics, Universe Digital Library, Standard Periodical Directory,Gale, Open J-Gate, EBSCO, Journal Seek, DRJI, ProQuest, BASE,InfoBase Index, OCLC, IBSS, Academic Journal Databases, ScientificIndex.
E-Publication FirstTME-Publication FirstTM is a feature offered through our journalplatform. It allows PDF version of manuscripts that have been peerreviewed and accepted, to be hosted online prior to their inclusionin a final printed journal. Readers can freely access or cite thearticle. The accepted papers are published online within one weekafter the completion of all necessary publishing steps.DOI® number
Each paper published in International Journal of Health Sciences isassigned a DOI® number, which appears beneath the author'saffiliation in the published paper. Click HERE to know what is DOI(Digital Object Identifier)? Click HERE to retrieve Digital ObjectIdentifiers (DOIs) for journal articles, books, and chapters.IJHS is inviting papers for Vol. 2, No. 3 & 4. The online publicationdate is December 31, 2014. Submission Deadline: October 31, 2014.You may view the complete list of the journals of the institute.For any additional information, please contact with the executiveeditor at email@example.com
Regards,Dr Qian Sun, University of Texas Medical Branch, USA.Editor-in-ChiefInternational Journal of Health Sciences
Extended Call for Abstracts: Special Issue of *Gender & History* Volume28:3 (November 2016) on "Gender and Global Warfare in the Twentieth Century"
*The deadline for abstract submissions has been extended to October 31,2014*
Edited by Louise Edwards (UNSW Australia), Martha Hanna (University ofColorado), and Patricia M. E. Lorcin (University of Minnesota).
*Gender & History* calls for article abstracts for a special issueaddressing 'Gender and Global Warfare in the Twentieth Century'. Althoughthe occasion for this special issue is the centenary of the First WorldWar, we are interested in contributions that provide a gendered analysis ofmodern warfare across the globe and throughout the twentieth century, aswell as articles relating to the First World War era in particular.Scholarly contributions to the literature on gender and war are usuallyrestricted to a specific war in a specific place, but the memory and traumaof past wars shape the politics, cultures and societies in post-war periodsand create the basis on which future wars are waged, experienced orperceived.
We welcome papers that consider these connections by exploring the genderedimplications of global warfare, and also papers that connect the FirstWorld War era with subsequent wars. We encourage potential contributors toconsider larger questions of how gender analysis challenges or changes someof the categories that routinely inform war studies. We invite work thatfalls under one or more of the following rubrics:
- gendering engagement and resistance,- sexuality and violence,- politics and culture,- memory and trauma,- health practices and medicine,- and ideologies of war.
Interested authors are encouraged to consult the extended version of thiscall for abstracts on the *Gender & History* website athttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1468-0424.
The production of the special issue will follow a symposium, to be held atthe University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in late April or early May 2015(date to be announced), whose participants will be selected on the basis ofthe abstracts submitted.
Please submit 1-2 page abstracts in English (500-750 words maximum) firstname.lastname@example.org by *October 31, 2014*, with 'Special Issue 28:3 abstractsubmission' in the subject line (limited funds for the translation ofarticles written in other languages might be available). Invitations topresent at the symposium will be issued in *December 2014*. Papers must besubmitted for pre-circulation to the editors by *March 30, 2015*, as acondition of participation.
Un appel de communication est lancé pour le colloque pluridisciplinaire « Paroles et regards de femmes en Acadie. D'hier à aujourd'hui », qui aura lieu à l'Université Sainte-Anne, Pointe-de-l'Église, du 5 au 7 novembre 2015.Ce colloque vise à réfléchir sur la place qu'occupe la parole des femmes dans l'espace socioculturel acadien d'hier à aujourd'hui. Nous proposons d'étudier l'apport des femmes, sous toutes ses formes, à la construction d'une parole plus largement acadienne.Le colloque s'intéressera donc à la place qu'occupent les femmes dans les différentes sphères d'activités acadiennes, aux rôles qu'elles jouent dans la reconnaissance des droits sociaux, culturels et linguistique des Acadiens et des Acadiennes ainsi qu'à la mise en place et à l'évolution d'un discours féministe en Acadie. Comme il s'agit d'un colloque pluridisciplinaire, nous cherchons des interventions provenant des différents domaines de recherche des sciences humaines et des études françaises (histoire, littérature, linguistique, sociologie, sciences politiques, anthropologie, sciences de l'éducation, etc.).Nous vous invitons à soumettre des propositions de communication portant sur l'un ou plusieurs de ces sujets ou sur tout autre aspect relié à la thématique générale du colloque « Paroles et regards de femmes en Acadie. D'hier à aujourd'hui ». La date limite pour soumettre une proposition de communication (200-250 mots), avec un titre provisoire, vos coordonnées et votre affiliation institutionnelle, est le 15 janvier. Les propositions peuvent être adressées à Elaine LeBlanc par courriel : Elaine.LeBlanc@usainteanne.ca
8th Annual Ethnic and Pluralism Studies Graduate Research Conference,January 29-30, 2015, Munk School of Global Affairs
Deadline: November 17, 2014
The call for panels for the Association of Social Anthropologists' annual conference is now open. The conference will take place from 13 to 16 April 2015, at the University of Exeter.
Please read the conference theme on the website and then make your panel proposals using the online form.
This year, in addition to the call for tradition panels, there is a call for proposals for laboratories - research-based interactive group sessions. More information about this initiative is on the call for laboratories page of the conference site.
The deadline for panel and lab proposals is 23 October 2014.
*ATTN: Undergraduate, Graduate and PhD candidates*
*Call for Papers and Peer Reviewers 2015 – Volume 2*
Contingent Horizons is York University's student journal of anthropology.We aim to showcase scholarly and creative works of academic excellence byundergraduate and graduate students. We invite prospective contributors tosubmit their original, unpublished works for publication in our secondvolume. All contributions will be academically peer-reviewed, and selectedsubmissions will be published online with complimentary print copiesprovided to the authors.
We encourage the submission of original works that pertain to thediscipline of anthropology, including but not limited to: ethnographies,literature reviews, research papers, creative writing, and photo essays.Anthropology majors and non-majors are encouraged to submit their work.
Works will be selected based upon:
– Originality of work
– Relevance to anthropology
– Organization, quality and clarity of writing
We are also looking for students to write brief book reviews of currentanthropological or ethnographic works. Please email@example.com if you are interested.
*DEADLINE for submissions is December 15, 2014. *
*Please review the publication guidelines at **www.contingenthorizons.com/publication-guidelines** before submission.*
Works should be submitted to *firstname.lastname@example.org*<email@example.com> with the subject "SUBMISSION". Please alsoprovide an abstract (maximum 150 words) and information about your currenteducation level (e.g.: undergraduate student) and institution (ifapplicable).
– All works will be peer-reviewed and those who are selected will benotified by e-mail in mid-January 2015.
– Contributors will have the opportunity to revise their papers beforepublication.
– Submissions are limited to one per author
We are also currently recruiting both undergraduate and graduate studentswho are willing to contribute to this process between mid-October 2014 andmid-January 2015. Each peer reviewer will be asked to provide substantialand constructive feedback about the content of a maximum of 2-3 submissions.
If you are interested in reviewing for our second volume, please firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "PEER REVIEW".
To see our inaugural issue please visit: www.contingenthorizons.com
Canadian Society for International Health (CSIH) Conference, Nov. 2-4, 2014Ottawa, ON
21st Canadian Conference on Global Health
November 2 - 4, 2014Westin Hotel, Ottawa
Download the new updated program! (September 23rd)
View the pre and post-conference events being offered in Ottawa - including new information on the SYP Summit!
As the largest gathering for global health in Canada, this conference brings together researchers and academics, decision makers, NGOs, policy makers, students and health care providers in an effort to share good practices, innovation and knowledge.
The theme, Partnerships for Global Health, aims to develop and strengthen partnerships both within, between and amongst countries and across institutions, sectors and disciplines and will examine partnerships from a variety of perspectives:
• Partnerships at the sub-organizational (departmental), organizational, and systems levels (including regulatory, project/operational and governance partnerships),• Partnerships between sectors: governments, NGOs/Charitable organizations, academic, professional organizations, corporations and NGOs,• Research, NGO, Educational and Social partnerships that further global health and reduce global health inequities; and,• Ethical partnerships – what can we learn from the research, and practice, of global health partnerships about ethics in partnering.
President, International Development Research Centre
Dr. Keith Martin,
Executive Director, Consortium of Universities for Global Health
Pre- and Post-Meetings:
Canadian Student and Young Professionals Global Health SummitThis summit aims to give space to the issues and concerns of Students and Young Professionals (SYPs) in global health. Registration is available online for 40$. Visit the website for more information.
Wednesday, November 5-9
Health Systems Strengthening: Improving Governance and Ensuring Equity5-day intensive certificate courseThe Centre for Global Health (University of Ottawa), and the Swiss Tropical and Public health Institute of Basel are combining forces and faculty to offer a timely and dynamic, problem-based learning experience in a one week certificate course.
The course is designed to provide a platform for analysis and dialogue to interpret the dynamic social trends and their influence on the evolution of global health and health systems strengthening. This multidisciplinary course is intended for a wide audience, including health development practitioners, health and development donors, civil society representatives, students and mid-level government officials working in the area of global health. The objective of the course is for students to acquire practical foundations in health system strengthening by:
1) Understanding current dynamics and trends in global health and global health governance2) Understanding how these dynamics play out in local national health systems3) Develop strategies for how to navigate in this changing scene in support of health systems and policy strengthening.
Special Journal Issue on 'The Anthropology of Beauty Work and Aesthetic Body Modifications' by Sociologus – Journal for Social Anthropology Deadline: November 23, 2014
For more information:
Call For Papers: Gendered Perspectives on International Development (GPID) Working Papers
For more information:http://gencen.isp.msu.edu/publications/call.htm
CALL FOR BOOK CHAPTER CONTRIBUTIONSIntimate Economies: Bodies, Emotions and Sexualities on the Global MarketEdited by Susanne Hofmann and Adi MorenoIntimate economies, based on the commodification of bodies, emotions and sexualities,have become high value-producing forms of exchange in contemporary global capitalism.New technologies in the areas of communication, transport and medicine have allowed newtypes of commodification producing new subjects and social relations between differentactors in the global economy. In various parts of the world commodified intimate exchangeshave experienced not only a diversification, but also a 'new respectability' as a result ofwhich a broader range of subjects from a variety of social backgrounds now participate incommercial transactions, trading body parts or bodily substances, intimacy and sexuality.Our book is interested in exploring the interrelatedness of individual practices of selfcommodificationand contemporary technologies of the self, which are based on 'freeagents' who 'actively choose' to sell body parts, access to their bodies and different kinds ofemotional and intimate labour in the capitalist market, often subjugating themselves to newforms of control and exploitation. This book aims to analyse experiences of selfcommodificationin the context of the global political economy and wider processes ofdispossession and disenfranchisement.We are seeking contributions which expand existing debates on neoliberal governmentalityand intimate commercial exchanges, shedding light on how discourses of self-authorship andfreedom of choice enable the masking of harsh realities of impoverishment, grossinequalities and economies of extraction, in which bodies and bodily capabilities from theGlobal South serve the needs and desires of the more affluent populations in the GlobalNorth.Papers are invited (but not limited to) for the following themes: Intimate exchanges and market ideology Commodified forms of kinship and relationality Commodified sexualities / sex work Assisted reproductive medicine Commodified bodies and the organ trade Affective / emotional labour and neoliberalism Commodification of bodies / affect / sexualities and contemporary technologiesof the self Bodies, the market and the state Migration, travel and bodies/ intimacy exchangesSubmissions are invited from across the social sciences, gender & sexuality studies, legalstudies and economics. We are particularly interested in receiving contributions from theGlobal South.Interested contributors are invited to send a 1000 word long abstract by 1st November 2014to email@example.com.Important deadlines Abstract submission by 1st November 2014 Full chapter submission by 15th March 2015 Resubmissions (after peer review) by 31st July 2015Your chapter (of maximum 8000 words, including references and notes) will be peerreviewed by experts in your field and you might be asked to revise and resubmit yourchapter.About the EditorsSusanne Hofmann holds a PhD in Latin American Cultural Studies from the University ofManchester. She is a visiting researcher at the Gender Studies Centre (PAGU) of theState University of Campinas (UNICAMP). Her main research interests are globalisationand transnational migration, the commodification of intimacy, affective labour,entrepreneurial subjectivities, neoliberalisation, and governmentality. She has publishedvarious articles on sex work in Mexico.Adi Moreno is a PhD Candidate from the Sociology Department, the University ofManchester. Her main research interests are assisted reproduction technologies and theglobal reproduction markets, queer kinship, the commodification of relationalities andlate-modern subjectivities.Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us should you have questions with regard tothe call or your submission.Kind Regards,Susanne Hofmann (Gender Studies Nucleus/UNICAMP): firstname.lastname@example.orgAdi Moreno (Sociology/University of Manchester): email@example.com
Call for papers - Association Française d'Ethnologie et d'Anthropologie (Toulouse, June 29th to July 2nd, 2015).
The theme is: Beyond Measure - Excessiveness and Creativity
The deadline for proposals is: 15 October 2014.
The information is available in French and English at: http://demesure.sciencesconf.org/
Call for Abstracts
*PROVOKING CURRICULUM STUDIES*
*Canadian Society for Curriculum Studies*
*The University of British Columbia*
*February 20 & 21, 2015*
*Break out! Break from all safe*
*never completely comprehended by*
*controllers or controlled. *
*Instructions for living a life:*
*Tell about it. *
The Canadian Association of Curriculum Studies and the Faculty of Educationat the University of British Columbia invite you to participate in the 7thBiennial Provoking Curriculum Studies Conference to be held in Vancouver onFebruary 20 and 21, 2015.
Clearly, 2015 will be a significant year for Curriculum Studies. Inaddition to Provoking Curriculum Studies in Vancouver in February, 2015,the International Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies andthe Canadian Society for the Study of Education are both meeting at theUniversity of Ottawa in May, 2015. The 1st Provoking Curriculum Conferencetook place at UBC in 2003. That first conference was dedicated to Ted Aoki,whose life and work continue to inspire us. As we return to UBC for thenext Provoking Curriculum Studies Conference, we look forward to engagingin further adventures and challenges of learning how to live well andwisely in the world. Acknowledging that curriculum studies are alwaysplural and polyphonic, we invite educators to provoke curriculum studies byattending to the multiple denotations of *provoke*: to stimulate, arouse,elicit, induce, excite, kindle, generate, instigate, goad, prick, sting,prod, infuriate, madden, ruffle, stir, and inflame.
We invite diverse kinds of proposals for presentations, performances, andparticipation. First, we invite submissions for collaborative encounters.We encourage groups (perhaps six to twelve participants) to choose a theme,and then collaborate to present on the theme at the conference. Some groupsmight present in readers' theater, visual art, dance, drama, music,photography, video, and poetry. We encourage creative, interactive, andimaginative performances. We are inspired by William E. Doll's (2012)question in "Complexity and the Culture of Curriculum": "I ask of those Iam privileged to teach, 'Can you see another way to do/read/interpret whatwe have just done?'" (p. 27)
Second, we invite submissions for presentations that ask diverse questionsabout curriculum studies by engaging with our long traditions of provokingand invoking and evoking. Let's embrace William F. Pinar's (2011)invitation in *The Character of Curriculum Studies*: "Perhaps we can allowourselves to go into temporary exile, to undergo estrangement from what isfamiliar and everyday and enter a third space, neither home nor abroad, butin-between, a liminal or third space..." (p. 76).
While we invite a wide range of abstracts, we particularly welcomeproposals that promise to provoke curriculum studies, and we plan toorganize the conference so there will be opportunities for livelyconversation among colleagues.
Possible words for provoking creative conversations about curriculumstudies include:
When submitting a proposal, please, include the following:
- Name & e-mail address for each participant involved in the proposal- Institutional affiliation- Title of the presentation- 250-word abstract with a clear explanation of the presentation format
Please, send your proposals by *October 15, 2014* to:
*Carl Leggo, University of British Columbia, firstname.lastname@example.org<email@example.com>*
Note: The organizing committee has not yet determined the registration fee.
The Organizing Committee currently includes:
Erika Hasebe-Ludt, Peter Grimmett, Rita Irwin, Anita Sinner, Carl Leggo
CACS - The Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies
The Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies (CACS) is a constituentassociation of the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE). CACSsupports inquiries into and discussions of curricula that are of interestto Canadian educators.
LASA ConferenceMay 2015, Puerto RicoCo-‐Organizers,Susan Frohlick (University of Manitoba)andMauricio Lopez-‐Ruiz(University of Costa Rica)
Call for Papers for Panel:Precarious Youth? Prevaricating Ethics? ProducingKnowledge with/about Young Populations
L'analyse des données textuelles informatiséeNouvelles perspectives en sciences sociales
Les analyses de données textuelles occupent depuis fort longtemps une place de choix dans la recherche empirique dans les sciences humaines et sociales (SHS). Discours politiques, paroles d'acteurs de la société, relations de faits par les médias... offrent un riche corpus permettant de se faire une idée sur tel ou tel aspect de la vie sociale et de l'interpréter à l'aune des théories disponibles ou créées pour ce faire. [...] Malgré un développement concret s'étalant sur une quinzaine d'années, on peut juger à bon droit que les logiciels d'analyse de données textuelles sont encore relativement trop peu utilisés par les chercheurs en SHS. À la peur de l'outil (et de l'investissement cognitif et en temps, supposé et en partie réel), s'ajoutent sans doute les préventions fondées sur les dangers anticipés de l'instrument : les qualitativistes le trouvent sans doute trop rationalisant, les quantitativistes, sans doute pas assez.
La revue NPSS a souhaité permettre à ses lecteurs de se pencher sur ces nouveaux outils pour en comprendre les possibilités et les risques, les modes possibles d'utilisation et les précautions à observer, les types de logiciels, leurs objectifs respectifs et leurs différences...
Plus de détails dans le document(http://aanthq.us7.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=dae741cad762144872ad9ca6d&id=48333e12c9&e=b9b2ded646)
Please see below a call for papers for the Annual Anthropological Association of Ireland Conference. This year it will be held in University College Cork on March 6th and 7th. The deadline for abstracts is October 10th, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org as per the CFP.
Special Issue of Girlhood Studies - An Interdisciplinary JournalCall for Papers: Indigenous Girls
For more information:http://journals.berghahnbooks.com/_uploads/ghs/ghs_cfp_2015.pdf
Date for submissions: January 30, 2015
The 2nd MenEngage Global Symposium 2014 will be held in New Delhi, India, from 10-13 November on the overall theme 'Men and Boys for Gender Justice'. The Symposium encompasses a holistic approach to understanding the implications of masculinities in different domains and disciplines of development and social justice related action in a globalizing world. The Symposium also aims to foster new linkages and relationships and identify new approaches to strengthen research, action on the ground as well as public policy and programming.
We invite Abstracts from those concerned about gender, masculinities, social justice and development issues around the world. Please send in your abstracts and share your research, experiences, reflections and understandings. We look forward to your participation, whether you are a:
a) Researcher, practitioner, activist or advocateb) Working in low, middle or high income country settings, or in fragile statesc) Working with marginalised communities and populations, ord) At the international level
During the Symposium, there are four kinds of participation-1. Attend the Symposium as a delegate (some scholarships are also available!)2. Submit an Abstract to make a presentation of your work3. Book a satellite session to organise a theme / issue based discussion or4. Book an exhibition booth/ stall to display your research, material or products related to the issues and theme of the Symposium.
Please note: All applications are to be done online at www.menengagedilli2014.net.Please see attachment for Symposium details.
The Abstracts may be in English, Hindi, French or Spanish. The details of registration and other rules and fees can be read in the FAQs attached to this mail or online at http://menengagedilli2014.net/faq/
The abstracts will need to be submitted around the seven interdisciplinary key tracks of the Symposium:1. Violence2. Health and Wellbeing3. Poverty and Work4. Sexualities, Identities5. Care, Relationships and Emotions6. Peace building7. Making of Men - from masculinity to humanity
You can read more about the seven tracks from the Symposium's website http://menengagedilli2014.net/7-tracks/
Visit www.menengagedilli2014.net and create your login id on the website. Once logged in, proceed to fill out the Delegate form. Once you have registered as a delegate, you can submit the Abstract Form, apply for a Satellite Session or book an Exhibition booth/ stall.
For any queries or comments, please get in touch with the Symposium Secretariat at email@example.com
LASA Conference May 2015, Puerto Rico
Call for papers for panel: Precarious Youth? Prevaricating Ethics? Producing Knowledge with/about Young Populations
Co-Organizers, Susan Frohlick (University of Manitoba)and Mauricio Lopez-Ruiz(University of Costa Rica)
Call for Papers for a 40th Anniversary Issue of Archivaria (Fall 2015)
Archivaria Anniversary Issue: To Understand Ourselves
In 1953, the Archives Section of the Canadian Historical Association was born. A decade later, Hugh Dempsey, the first editor of The Canadian Archivist, argued that "the Archives Section feels it would perform a useful service by publishing selected papers and bringing information on archival techniques, policies and practices to the attention of its members." This "useful service" has been performed admirably ever since, by The Canadian Archivist from 1963 to 1974 and by Archivaria since 1975.
Also in 1975, the Commission on Canadian Studies published To Know Ourselves, an examination of the role and importance of Canadian studies to Canadian society and identity. As Chair Tom Symons wrote in his introduction to the Report, "the most valid and compelling argument for Canadian studies is the importance of self-knowledge, the need to know and to understand ourselves: who we are; where we are in time and space; where we have been; where we are going; what we possess; what our responsibilities are to ourselves and to others."
In 2015, Archivaria will celebrate its 40th anniversary. In honour of this milestone event, the Archivaria Editorial Board will publish a special issue of Archivaria offering reflections on the state of archives, the archival profession, and the archival discipline in Canada. Building on the perspective of the Symons Report, this issue will look at the past, present, and future of archives in Canada, the place of archives in time and space, the responsibilities of archivists – to ourselves and to others – and the nature of the archivist in the 21st century.
We are seeking contributions from Canadian and international archivists and archival scholars as well as from allied professionals, users of archives, and others with a stake in the archival endeavour. We are soliciting contributions on such topics as:
* the perception of the role, scope, and nature of archives (including holdings, institutions, and archival practitioners) from within and outside the archival profession and discipline,* the impact of societal and technological change on the nature of archives and role and duties of archivists,* the history, development, and role of Archivaria and its contributions to archival thinking since its inception 40 years ago,* the future role of archival networks, associations, and alliances in supporting the archival endeavour,* the changing relationship between archives and different sectors of society, including perspectives from contributors such as historians, social scientists, statisticians, lawyers, genealogists, etc., and* speculations on the future of the profession and discipline.
Deadline for expressions of interest: -Expression of interest consisting of an abstract of the proposed article (300-500 words) must be received by Archivaria Editorial Board representative Laura Millar (firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>) by 14 November 2014.
Submission guidelines: Final submissions should follow the "Advice to Authors of Submissions to Archivaria" at http://archivists.ca/content/advice-authors-submissions-archivaria.
Deadline for complete manuscripts: Complete manuscripts are due 30 April 2015.
Please feel free to direct questions related to this special issue to the Editorial Board representative, Laura Millar, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
 T.H.B. Symons, To Know Ourselves: The Report of the Commission on Canadian Studies, Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, 1975, p. 12.
Heather MacNeilGeneral EditorArchivaria
CALL FOR PAPERS
Grasping 'Everyday Justice': An Ethnographic Approach
6 - 7 February 2015
Hosted by the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH), University of Cambridge, UK
Just as the effects of the law do not belong to any specific institutional space or domain, but manifest themselves in everyday life, so too does justice permeate the everyday (e.g., Merry 1990; Greenhouse, Yngvesson, & Engel 1994; Ewick & Silbey 1998; Sarat & Kearns 2009). Justice is woven into the fabric of everyday existence at different levels and in manifold ways. People understand, perceive, receive, experience and accomplish justice in many forms, either by themselves or through the mediation of other actors. Justice is plural in its meanings and expressions, while regimes of justice range in scale from family arbitration and indigenous forms of justice, to the International Criminal Court. It therefore seems inevitable that justice will remain both a familiar ideal or norm, and a difficult concept to specify.
This conference aims to generate a cumulative account of the 'everyday nature of justice'. We invite theoretically grounded papers offering ethnographic insights into the plural nature of 'everyday justice' across the globe. By bringing together scholars whose work teases out the multiple locations and layers of 'everyday justices', our goal is to spotlight the process of everyday justice formation in all its ambiguity, complexity and plurality.
We encourage papers addressing any of the following broadly defined lines of inquiry:
• Contributions that explore the intersection of institutionalized forms of justice and the everyday. The aim here is to link key actors – such as judges, lawyers, leaders and mediators who have dealings with formal or informal justice in both their institutionalized professional practice and their daily lives – to more 'ordinary' actors who experience justice from an day-to-day perspective, in typically less institutionally specific, yet often more pervasive ways.
• Contributions that document 'justice pluralism' (Brunnegger & Faulk n.d.), i.e., the plurality of meanings and experiences that people attach to justice, including but not limited to 'institutional/non-institutional' interfaces. For example, papers on this theme might explore how people understand justice (as an idea or norm) in their daily lives, or investigate how justice interventions unfold or otherwise make their presence felt in daily contexts, such as the operations of 'transitional justice' mechanisms.
• Contributions that highlight or complicate our understanding of 'everyday justices' by exploring, what Clarke and Goodale (2010)'s label 'the constitution of everyday justice,' where justice is understood as a constitutively ingrained grid. This theme explores how justice and concepts of ethics, morality, peoples' rights, the law and other forms of political discourses intersect in everyday and institutionalized ways.
In soliciting work at the junction of 'justice' and the 'everyday', we intend to provoke a reconceptualization of justice across multiple settings, one that brings a wider and more plural range of scholarship to bear on currently intractable social conflicts. Papers should lend ethnographic substance to our understandings of the multiform ways in which everyday notions of justice are rooted in social processes of meaning-making.
Please send abstracts of up to 500 words along with a brief biographical statement to Sandra Brunnegger <email@example.com> by October 24, 2014. Decisions will be made by October 31, 2014.
Further information can be found at http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/25658.
Call for papers for Traversea vol.4
Traversea, a peer-reviewed, online, open-access journal is dedicated to the publication of research in transatlantic history. Transatlantic history pertains to the interconnectedness of human experience and cross-cultural encounters of Europe, Africa, and the Americas (North and South) from 1500 to the present. It is inherently interdisciplinary, transnational, and comparative in approach and moves beyond the boundaries imposed by the concept of the nation state.
We invite graduate students and young scholars to submit manuscripts of original research for the "Independent Contributions" section. Deadline for consideration for Traversea 4 (2014) is November 1, 2014.
The editors invite submissions that are historical, geographical, anthropological, literary, sociological, and cartographic in nature and currently accept submissions written in English, French, Spanish, and German. The journal is composed of three sections: "Conference Presentations" (peer-reviewed), "Independent Contributions" (peer-reviewed) and "Perspectives" (non-peer-reviewed). Selected participants' research papers from the Annual International Graduate Student Conference on Transatlantic History are considered for publication in the "Conference Presentations" section of Traversea.
All authors are asked to register accounts within the journal website and use the provided upload area for the submission of their article. Please consult the "Author Guidelines" under "About" and "Submissions" for more information. If you have any questions email Christopher Malmberg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The editors of Traversea
Christopher MalmbergUniversity of Texas ArlingtonEmail: email@example.comVisit the website at http://traversea.uta.edu
CFP for the inaugural meeting of the Anthropology and Mental Health Interest Group, which will be held the day before AAA starts in DC.This conference is being sponsored by the American UniversityDepartment of Anthropology.
Abstracts are due on August 15th.
Call for Panelists: Anthropology and Mental Health Interest Group Inaugural Conference
December 2, 2014
American University, Washington, DC
Note: This conference takes place one day prior to the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting
Conference Theme: Current Issues and Future Directions in the Anthropology of Mental HealthAnthropologists and other scholars are increasingly focusing their attention on the social, cultural, and structural dimensions ofmental health. The continued acceleration of globalizing processes,the impact of deleterious social policy and structural conditions onpopulation-level mental health inequities, and the need forculturally appropriate prevention and treatment, all speak to thecritical importance of this work. However, because of(sub)-disciplinary compartmentalization, the diverse geographic andoccupational settings in which anthropologically-informed mentalhealth issues are addressed have largely gone unrecognized, evenamong researchers and practitioners who focus on this topic area.This lack of recognition is also due to ongoing epistemologicaltensions between the (false) dichotomies of theory-praxis andprevention-treatment. Therefore, the purpose of this inauguralconference of the Anthropology and Mental Health Interest Group is totake stock of the current state of anthropologically-informed mentalhealth research and practice; identify areas of theoretical andapplied cross-disciplinary collaboration; identify employment andfunding opportunities; and map out future directions. Given thisbroad-based agenda, we are seeking panelists to participate in one offour roundtable discussions:
1) Anthropological Theory in Mental Health Research and Practice:
This panel is concerned with identifying those theoreticaland conceptual approaches that can best illuminate the social,cultural and structural dimensions of mental health and illness;
2) Community Partnerships and Collaborations: This panel willdescribe both the challenges and opportunities of developingcollaborative relationships between anthropologists and communitygroups around local- or regionally-based mental health issues andconcerns. We particularly welcome joint participation byrepresentatives of community organizations and their researchcollaborators;
3) Methodological and Ethical Issues in Mental Health Research:Given the unique vulnerability of populations experiencing mentalillness and its associated conditions, this panel will explore someof the methodological and ethical concerns of carrying out research,or developing research-based services, for this population. In aneffort to think through some of the best practices of working withpopulations experiencing mental illness, we particularly welcomepanelists who can discuss ways in which they addressed thesechallenges;
4) Funding and Career Opportunities for Anthropologists inMental Health: This panel will identify careers and sources offunding for anthropologists focused on mental health issues.
To be considered as a panelist, please identify the panel in whichyou wish to participate and submit a very brief abstract(approximately 100 words) describing the issue(s) that you wish todiscuss, as well as the ways in which your own work engages withthese concerns. Abstracts are due by August 15, 2014.
We encourage scholars and practitioners from a variety of disciplinesand workplaces to participate in this conference!
This conference has a registration fee: $30 for professionals, $20for students and under-employed attendees.
To register for the conference and/or submit an abstract, pleaseclick on the following link:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Mlut315CjRiOsCBb9-v75UZfuiOskvNicD8nFklrbLA/viewform
To learn more about AMHIG, visit our website: http://www.medanthro.net/AMHIG/
For further information, please seehttp://discoursedynamics.ca/conference-schedule-2/
Registration now open for the conference Canadian Women as PublicIntellectuals
Please circulate this information widely! For more information and toregister, check out our website at discoursedynamics.ca
WHAT: Discourse & Dynamics: Canadian Women as Public Intellectuals
WHERE: Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick
WHEN: 16-18 October 2014
WHO: Discussion panels with Margaret Atwood, Janice Stein, Charlotte Gray,Jessica Danforth, Natalie Panek, Rita Deverell, Nicole Brossard, SillaWatt-Cloutier, Antonia Maioni, Dionne Brand, Smaro Kamboureli, PamelaPalmater, Judy Rebick, Lori Turnbull, Shari Graydon, and OTHERS.
Plus:³The Walrus Talks: The Art of Conversation²Scholarly work representing 18 different Canadian universities presentingfresh insights and research on this topic.Integrated networking opportunities, including a lunch on Persons Day.
WHY: If we are to hope for an inclusive and expansive intellectualsociety in Canada, one engaged in constructive and open dialogue, we must broaden andenliven public conversations.
Canadian women contribute to civic discourse in myriad and vital ways.But when shapers of opinion are named, few women make the list. Despiteconsiderable influence and serious work, women are adjuncts in discussions about publiclife.
Discourse & Dynamics: Canadian Women as Public Intellectuals willconfront the persistent under-representation of women as public intellectuals. Thisconference, welcoming participants from across the country, addressestheir significant contributions - past, present, and future in field asdiverse as literature, business, politics, media, education, and social justice.
Contact the conference organizers via our website discoursedynamics.ca,or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for articles - Studies in Travel Writing - Special Issue on Travel Writing and the Visual
Studies in Travel Writing
Special Issue on Travel Writing and the Visual
Travelling and moving from one place to another have always been accompanied by some sort of need and desire to record experiences visually. According to McGrane, "To travel is to see – travel is essentially a way of seeing, a mode of seeing: it is grounded in the eye, in our visual capacity" (Beyond Anthropology).
It is through seeing that distant places, foreign people and objects seem to gain consistency. Through the years, sketches, watercolours, photography, film and digital media have framed and recorded every aspect of our movements and experiences of dislocation. What happens then when visual means and products (traditional and digital) come to influence or complement tales of displacement and mobility? In what way does the writing of present and past experiences of departure reflect and respond to visual images? How are issues of identity, gender, race and class expressed through the interlacing of words and images in travelogues? And how do the recording, display and narration of personal and collective experiences of travel provoke and encourage us to experiment with new ways of seeing and being?
We invite article proposals on visual elements of travel texts for a Special Issue of Studies in Travel Writing to be published in 2018. Articles will discuss the relationship between travel writing and visual media, within different geographical zones and historical contexts, in order to discuss and explore: how visual means evoke, engage with, comment on, or develop travel texts; in what way travel texts of any period respond to a visual aesthetic; how recent travel writing has engaged with new visual techniques (e.g. the digital camera, new modes of image storage and processing etc.).
The following lines of enquiry are of particular interest (although other contributions are also welcome):
- Representations of landscape; perceptions of urban and rural spaces;
- Travel in extreme situations and hardship;
- Written and visual narrations by people with disabilities and illnesses;
- Children's travels;
- Women's journeys;
- Mystical and religious journeys;
- Imagined journeys.
Proposals (in English and between 500-600 words) should be sent together with a brief biography to: email@example.com, or sally.Hill@vuw.ac.nz by 16 December 2014.
Giorgia Alù (University of Sydney)
Sally Hill (Victoria University of Wellington)
Engaging in Canadian Heritage and Culture, Midwest Association of CanadianStudies Conference, November 14-16, 2014, Michigan State University
Deadline: August 30, 2014
Call for Conference PapersLeaders in Biodiversity Conservation: Botanic Gardens in the 21st CenturyOctober 23rd, 24th, and 25th Montreal Canada
The organizing committee for the Leaders in Biodiversity Conservation: Botanic Gardens in the 21st Century conference is seeking submissions for panel themes and individual papers. The conference is organized by Dr. Katja Neves of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, along with Drs. Peter Stoett and Jill Didur and other colleagues at the Loyola Sustainability Research Centre, who are pioneering research on the transformative role of botanic gardens and kin institutions (e.g. zoos, natural science museums). The three-day conference will take place at various venues in the beautiful city of Montreal, Canada. Post-conference productions will include a special peer-reviewed journal issue and an edited university press book.
Under the aegis of Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI), botanical gardens around the world are taking on increasingly significant roles in the governance of biodiversity conservation. They occupy pole position in the development and implementation of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation and in concomitant processes at national and regional levels. Botanical gardens are thus entering realms of governance previously restricted to state officials. Arguably, this transformation reflects a wider phenomenon: modern institutions such as zoos and natural science museums are being re-invented as biodiversity conservation agents, and emerging as key conservation constituencies alongside established conservation actors such as government bureaucracies, public-private partnerships, and NGOs.
However, botanic garden biodiversity governance (and the role of kin institutions such as zoos and natural science museums) remains under-explored within the social sciences and humanities. This conference seeks to redress this lacuna, creating a productive framework to scrutinize and discuss these transformations by joining scholars who have worked on botanic gardens and/or kin institutions with social theorists.
Scholars who have researched botanical gardens, zoos, and natural science museums as biodiversity conservation agents are hence invited to submit panel themes or papers. We also welcome theoretically-oriented papers/panels on pertinent topics such biodiversity conservation, eco-citizenship, the intersection of governance with governmentality, environmentality, participatory governance, neoliberal biodiversity conservation, social studies of science, urban gardening, and public engagement.
A key goal of this conference is to stimulate productive dialogue not only amongst scholars but also between scholars and constituents from the botanical garden world. It is our conviction that such a dialogue can foster mutual learning while contributing to more comprehensive understandings of botanical gardens as leaders of biodiversity conservation governance. We are especially pleased that Dr. Sara Oldfield, Secretary General of Botanic Gardens Conservation International will attend this conference as a keynote presenter. Dr. Braulio Dias, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, will also present a keynote speech. Dr. Esther Turnhout, a leading scholar in critical Social Studies of Science, has also confirmed her participation.
Please submit your 250-word abstract and paper title to the attention of Dr. Katja Neves at Katja.firstname.lastname@example.org by August 15th 2014. To stay posted on further developments please visit the conference's website at: http://leadersinconservation.wordpress.com
Katja Neves, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Sociology and AnthropologyConcordia UniversityFellow Loyola Sustainability CentreResearcher at the Quebec Centre for Biodiversity SciencePrincipal OrganizerLeaders in Conservation: Botanic Gardens and Biodiversity in the 21st Century conference
*-CALL FOR PAPERS – *
*2nd BIENNIAL BLACK CANADIAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE*
*COMMUNITY, EMPOWERMENT & LEADERSHIP IN BLACK CANADA*
*21-24 May 2015*
*The Black Canadian Studies Association will host its 2nd Biennial BlackCanadian Studies Conference (BCSA) Community, Empowerment & Leadership inBlack Canada in Halifax, Nova Scotia from 21 to 24 May 2015. To be held atDalhousie University, the goal of the conference is to promote dialogue,critical reflection and nuanced perspectives on the past, present andfuture of Black leadership in Canada. *
*The conference presents an exciting opportunity to explore leadership andthe Black community in Canada locally, provincially, nationally & globallyfrom a variety of perspectives. Conference organizers welcome papers froman array of disciplines that explore the Black experience in Canada, aswell as those, that address the nature of Black Canadian Studies using avariety of theoretical frameworks and methodologies. Disciplinarycontributions are encouraged from, but not limited to, anthropology,history, criminology, literature, music, political science and scholarsoutside the humanities and social sciences such as business, law andengineering and natural sciences. We also encourage and welcome input andabstracts from activists, community practitioners and communityhistorians. *
*Related to leadership, capacity building and community empowerment, topicsmay include but are not limited to:*
** race & ethnicity*
** education/schooling *
** Anti-Black racism*
**feminism & women*
** immigration policy*
** arts & culture*
** theology & religion*
*The long history of Black people in Canada has been shaped by the strugglefor human recognition, social justice and democratic participation. In theface of growing austerity, the reconfiguration of the Canadian state andthe transformation of global political economy, it is imperative that weanalyze the place of Black Canadians within these ongoing changes, thestate of the of Black communities across Canada and generate strategies forthe future. The conference will provide a venue and space for these veryimportant conversations, discussions and debates. *
*The conference will take place over three days from Thursday evening on 21May to Sunday afternoon, 24 May. Plenary sessions and panels will occupyimportant places throughout the conference schedule. In addition toindividual paper proposals, participants are encouraged to submit proposalsfor panels. Panels can be disciplinary, multi-disciplinary or consist ofacademics and non-academics. Panels may consist of three to four papersaddressing a coherent theme or issue. The organizing committee reserves theright to make changes in the overall configuration of panels.*
*All proposals are due by February 15, 2015. Individual and Panel proposalsmay be 150-250. Panel proposals must also include abstracts of 150-250words for each paper. *
*While conference organizers will attempt to secure financial assistancefor students and participants outside North America, we are unable at thistime to offer financial support. Participants should therefore anticipatefull responsibility for their own expenses unless notified otherwise. Weencourage participants who require a visa to enter Canada to makearrangements as soon as possible.*
*Warmest regards, *
*For proposal submission and further information please contact:*
*and email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> *
*Or 902-494-4088 <902-494-4088>*
Migrant Cross-Cultural Encounters Conference 24-26 November 2014University of Otago, Dunedin, New ZealandAbstracts due!!!! 11 July 2014We would really welcome papers that relate to the theme which are onthe PacificSee: https://blogs.otago.ac.nz/migrants/This international conference, and a proposed collection of essayscommissioned from participants, explores the links between migrationand cross-cultural encounters. Papers from various disciplinaryangles are welcome from both academics and other researchers across avariety of themes from any historical period or region.Themes may include but are not limited to:◦ Race, ethnicity and citizenship◦ War, migration and cross-cultural contact◦ Labour, migration and cross-cultural encounters◦ Empire, contact and mobility◦ Gender, migration, and cross-cultural encountersPlease provide:◦ a title◦ a 250-word abstract of your paper◦ brief biographical information (including institutionalaffiliation and contact details).All proposals will be assessed after the deadline of Friday 11 July 2014.Proposals or requests for further information should be sent to:email@example.comThere is an exciting line-up of key-note speakers:Professor Ann Curthoys, Professor Regina Ganter, Associate ProfessorIan Smith, Professor Brenda S. A. Yeoh================Associate Professor Jacqueline LeckieHead of Department,Anthropology and Archaeology /Te Tari Mātai Tikanga Tangata oNāianei me Onamata2nd Floor Sir John Richardson Building, Castle StreetUniversity of Otago/ Te Whare Wānanga o OtāgoBox 56, DunedinNew Zealandphone: 64 3 4798760mobile: 021 134 4522fax: 64 3 479 9095http://www.otago.ac.nz/anthropology/anth/people/leckie.html
CALL FOR PAPERSTRADITIONAL MEDICAL SYSTEMS OF AFRICA AND ASIA AND THEIR TRANSFORMATIONS
International Multidisciplinary Conference
Wroclaw – Lower Silesia – Poland
3-4 December 2014
In many parts of Africa and Asia traditional healers are the only ones caring for the sick, and even when professional medical care is avaliable, their services are preffered by patients. We would like to invite researchers representing different fields for a joint debate on a broadly defined medical culture of Africa and Asia. We wish to focus on traditional ways of healing as well as on their modern transformations.
Organized by: Museum of Pharmacy of the Wroclaw Medical University and Institute of Humanistic Sciences at the Faculty of Pharmacy of Wroclaw Medical University
Deadline for abstracts/proposals: 1st of October 2014
Conference fee: 75 €/300 pln (-50% for students)
Due to be paid by 15th of September 2014
More information: http://www.traditionalmedicineconference.blogspot.ca/p/call-for-papers.html .
Call for Movies: Ethnografilm 2015
April 8-12, 2015,Paris, France
Submissions for the second annual Ethnografilm Festival (http://ethnografilm.com) are now open. Located at Ciné 13 Théâtre, an historic site for film premieres in the 18th arrondissement of Paris, Ethnografilm is a Director's festival, highlighting documentary films that seek understanding of our social world. Sponsored by the International Social Science Council and the Society for Social Studies of Science, in 2015 Ethnografilm partners with the UNESCO International Year of Light to present a special session of films with a creative treatment or theme of light. However, all nonfiction films, of any length, receive equal consideration.
Please submit, before August 31st for lowest rates, http://withoutabox.com search "ethnografilm"
Ethnografilm solicits submissions in four categories, with two categories designed especially for academic filmmakers. In 2015, Ethnografilm particularly solicits short films and films by students.
International Social Science Council
UNESCO House, 1 Rue Miollis, 75015 Paris, FranceT +33 (0)1 45 68 48 58 F +33 (0)1 45 68 48 62worldsocialscience.org
Call for Papers, International Conference of HistoricalGeographers, London, 5-10 July 2015
Call for Papers, International Conference of Historical Geographers,London, 5-10 July 2015UNDER ITS OWN NAME? FEMINIST HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY 2015
Mona Domosh, Dartmouth College
Karen M. Morin, Bucknell University
Tamar Rothenberg, Bronx Community College-CUNY
It's been over a decade since Domosh and Morin (2003*) reported onthe status of feminist historical geography – a field which theauthors argued, '"rarely traveled under its own name." It seemsappropriate to check back in and see where and how feministhistorical geographers have traveled over the last decade. TheInternational Conference of Historical Geographers in London providesus with an opportunity to regroup, to see where we've come as well asto claim space for feminists within historical geography. Whatspaces, knowledges, and practices have caught the attention of thosewhose work crosses the nexus of feminism-history-geography? Broadlywe envision both paper sessions as well as panel discussions around awide range of theoretical and applied topics, and aspire towardsinternational inclusiveness.
Suggested topics within this theme of Feminist Historical Geographyinclude (but are not limited to) the following:
What are the connections between history and geography from afeminist perspective?What is happening in feminist historical geography in various sitesaround the globe?How have feminist historical geography theories, methods and insightsbeen applied within various research programs?What recent interventions have we seen in including women and genderin the history of geography?What are the possibilities for collaborative work between women'shistory and feminist historical geography?How have scholars explored connections among feminist historicalgeography, environmental history, and science studies?Submissions: Please submit 250-word paper abstract or panel sessionproposal to Tamar Rothenberg (firstname.lastname@example.org), MonaDomosh (Mona.Domosh@Dartmouth.EDU) and Karen M. Morin(email@example.com) by Friday. August 29th, 2014.
For further information on the International Conference of HistoricalGeographers 2015:http://www.ichg2015.org/
Announcement and invitation
To the International Conference on
Archaeology 2015Ancient Cultures in the Lands of the Bible
(Jerusalem, June 2015)
And call for Abstracts: The scientific committee of the conference invitesexperts to submit abstracts on the conference topics. The list of topics ispresented on the conference web-site:
More details on the conference are available on the site.For questions contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for Panelists: Anthropology and Mental Health Interest Group InauguralConference, American University, Washington, DC, December 2, 2014Deadline: August 15, 2014
Special Issue on Women's Labor in Film and Media
The Projector: A Journal on Film, Media, and Culture is developing a special (potentially double) issue on women's labor in film, television, gaming, and other media forms. We are interested in research that contributes to the growing body of work on women's creative labor in the various aspects of film, television, and (new) media production, distribution, and exhibition.
The special issue aims to feature research in production studies that sheds light on the gendered dimensions of labor in screen industries, and on women's ongoing and shifting contributions to film, television, and media practice above and/or below the line.
We are interested in research that illuminates women's participation in film/media industries in different time periods, production venues, and delivery-system formats, as well as research that illuminates women's labor in relation to cultural context, genre (status), or intersections between gender, race, sexuality, region, and so on.
Research articles should be 20-25 pages and follow MLA guidelines for formatting and citation. The deadline for submission is December 15, 2014. Submissions should be emailed to email@example.com as Word or Open Office files.
The Projector is an open access, peer reviewed journal that is published twice annually. For more information, please visit our journal at https://sites.google.com/site/projectorjournal/
Cynthia BaronDepartment of Theatre & Film212 Wolfe CenterBowling Green State UniversityBowling Green, OH 43403Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Food and Sustainability: Towards a Culinary Ecology
Interest in the fields of food and sustainability studies within the humanities is rapidly growing, in part due to their ability to investigate our perceived relationship with ecology. Food is a text that conveys identity, reflecting historically grounded or socially constructed attitudes through what is produced and consumed, both gastronomic and printed. Likewise, the connection between nature and culture as manifested in narratives allow us to recognize the discourse and disconnect between society and our environment, marking us through this relationship. Central to both fields is the interplay of humanity and environment, depicted in rural and urban ecologies, e.g. food deserts versus urban food jungles. We're seeking abstracts that engage with the intersection of food and sustainability studies that address questions such as, but not limited to:
How are food and place at play in texts, e.g. American Dust Bowl narratives?How are cosmopolitan or rural landscaped portrayed in "eco" or "gastronomic" memoirs?How are food and ecology intertwined?How is the kitchen represented as space in which sustainable practices are negotiated?Is there a link between the popularization of ethnic foods through cookbook publishing and unsustainable farming and food distribution practices?Does food blogging and other highly visual online recipe sources contribute to the dematerialization and objectification of food and the environment? And are these practices viewed as constitutive of modern identity?
Abstracts should be no longer than 250 words and submitted by September 30, 2014. To submit an abstract, please visit www.nemla.org. Follow the instructions there to create a user account, and submit abstracts directly to the session. The session link is https://nemla.org/convention/2015/cfp.html#cfp15156
Please include your name, affiliation, and email address.
April 30th-May 3rd, 2015
Michael HaseltonDuke UniversityEmail: email@example.com
Academy on the Green EconomyApologies for cross posting.PAGE Academy on the Green Economy6 - 17 October 2014, Turin, ItalyThe ILO, UNEP, UNIDO, UNITAR, and UNDP are very pleased to announcethe upcoming first global Academy on the Green Economy, aninter-regional learning and knowledge sharing event to supportcountries' transition towards inclusive, resource and energyefficient, greener economies.Hosted by the International Training Centre of the International LabourOrganisation (ITC-ILO) from 6 to 17 October 2014 in Turin, Italy, theAcademy is organized within the framework of the Partnership forAction on Green Economy (PAGE).Please see attached the flyer for more information and registration.
www.itcilo.org/medias/flyers/21737-1/at_download/attachedfile****************************What does "Academy on the Green Economy" mean?The Academy is a two-week capacity building event, which seeks toaddress the fundamental question: how to promote green economies? Itwill provide a full in-depth overview and understanding of the differenttools and best practices that countries are adopting in their efforts totransition to environmentally viable, socially inclusive and sustainableeconomies.The learning approach of the Academy is highly interactive, buildingon global knowledge-sharing, using comprehensive and peer-reviewedtraining materials, and adopting a variety of innovative learningmethodologies.How is the Academy structured?The first two days (6-7 October) of the Academy will be dedicated to ahigh-level policy forum with key delegates from PAGE countries, PAGEpartner agencies and donors. The rest of the Academy will consist ofdaily plenary session, as well as electives, consisting of 5-hourthematic workshops, each spanning over two days. In total,participantswill follow six electives of their own preference. Field visits and aknowledge sharing fair will complement the training.Who will participate?Participants are expected from all countries currently working withPAGE, as well as others interested in adopting green economystrategies.They will be joined by staff from PAGE partners and other high-levelexperts. A total of 120 participants are foreseen and efforts will bemade to have both a geographical as well as gender balance.What is the working language?The entire Academy is offered in English, but depending on the numberof applicants from French and Spanish speaking countries, part of theAcademy may be offered in more than one language. Therefore, pleasespecify the level of English language proficiency in your application.What is the cost?The tuition fee is EUR 3,500 which includes all training costs, fullboard and lodging, study visits and insurance during the Academy.Please note that your travel to and from Turin, Italy, is notincluded as well as visa application costs.When and how to apply?Registration is now open and closes on 18 August 2014. To submit yourapplication, please complete and submit the following on-line form:http://intranetp.itcilo.org/STF/A907080/enPlease note that it is the responsibility of participants to applyfor their visas in time to be able to attend the Academy.Who can provide further information?ITC-ILO staff will be pleased to respond to your queries. Please donot hesitate to get in touch by writing to firstname.lastname@example.orgWe hope the Academy is of interest to you and your institution.Please feel free to circulate this announcement.
2015 Africa Conference at The University of Texas at Austin
DEVELOPMENT, URBAN SPACE, AND HUMAN RIGHTS IN AFRICA, April 3-5, 2015, Austin, Texas
Development, which has always been intertwined with human rights, is increasingly linked to the fate of urban spaces and urban livelihoods. Questions about poverty, economic growth, quality of life, social inequality, human rights and citizenship are framed through the lens of urban planning and development policies. Whether indigenously derived or externally influenced/imposed, development strategies for Africa are based on visions of alternative futures that seek to redefine social relations and spatial organization both within the continent and abroad. The social, political, and cultural landscapes envisioned and created under the context of development highlight the historic and ongoing challenges that frame efforts to transform Africa's development trajectory. The goal of this year's conference is to generate interdisciplinary insights that can interrogate development paradigms and intervention practices as they relate to urban space and human rights in Africa.
The deadline for submitting paper proposals is November 30, 2014. Proposals should include a 250-word abstract and title, as well as the author's name, address, telephone number, email address, and institutional affiliation.
Please submit all abstracts email@example.com and Toyin Falola:firstname.lastname@example.org
A mandatory non-refundable registration fee of $150 for scholars and $100 for graduate students must be paid immediately upon the acceptance of the abstract. This conference fee includes admission to the panels, workshops, and special events, as well as transportation to and from the conference from the hotel, breakfast for three days, dinner on Friday night, lunch on Saturday, and a banquet on Saturday evening. All participants must raise the funding to attend the conference, including registration fee, transportation and accommodation. The conference does not provide any form of sponsorship or financial support. The University of Texas at Austin does not provide participants with any form of funding support, travel expenses, or boarding expenses.
Convened by: Professor Toyin Falola,email@example.com
Coordinated by:Bisola Falola and Ben Weiss,firstname.lastname@example.org
Speaking to Dominate ?
Words, Discourse, and Power Plays
Sandra BORNAND (linguistic anthropologist, National Center for Scientific Research, France)
Alice DEGORCE (anthropologist, Institute of Research for Development, France)
Cécile LEGUY (Professor of linguistic anthropology, University Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3, France)
Analyzing speech practices in context provides valuable insights into social interactions, in particular power or hierarchical relations. The power of words is well known, especially in media and politics. But these words only become meaningful when articulated, and their power is only effective within a specific discourse tied to a particular performance context. Power relations and strategies of domination are not only expressed in actions but also in words, and in very diverse forms: Naming and elaborating a political or religious discourse, or relying on a specific language in a politically tense linguistic context, are all examples of the exercise of power in relation to words. While these questions have crossed disciplines such as anthropology, linguistics, and philosophy, they are also pertinent to other areas of the social sciences and humanities. Gender and generational relations, or the assertion of indigenous, political, religious, and linguistic affiliations, are important subjects of study that highlight questions of power, ability to act, and the effectiveness of words.
These questions are raised in a new way in societies of the Southern countries, where political reforms, such as decentralization and changes in political regimes, can become the arena for discourses regarding the appropriation of power, where union struggles use particular discursive strategies; where the official language of the administration, schools, health and other basic public services can exclude in a multilingual context ; where the implementation of participatory development projects presuppose certain wording patterns; where even place names can be the object of land ownership strategies, to name but a few examples.
Power is in fact linked to word. The more hierarchical the society is, the more the access to speech is codified. But while social status may facilitate one's right to speak, those who are supposedly subordinate may also take a stand and make their voices heard in the political arena, especially through specific language practices. In their everyday life, those who are dominated thus create linguistic interstices that can confront, or even challenge, the social order. One's relation to domination can also be normative; indeed, research has shown that contesting the norm also means incorporating or re-appropriating it (Butler, Mahmood). In these contexts, researchers can become involved in a process in which they do not understand the issues; they can even be manipulated by their interlocutors who use them for their own ends. We will thus encourage contributions that adopt a reflexive approach.
The following themes can be broached in this issue, either independently or in relationship to one another. The suggested themes do not exclude other possibilities. Contributions, which can stem from all disciplines in the social sciences, should be based on fieldwork in different the Southern countries.
Topics may address the way in which language can be a tool to exercise power (or to dominate others through a series of manipulations), or the object of these manipulations. This theme is illustrated by political and religious discourses and by the construction of historical discourses that highlight the memory of a people or nation, as much by the circumstances in which they are elaborated and the contexts in which they are said, and by the expected effects on their audience. But strategies of domination through language can also be exercised in other ways, observable in smaller-scale interactions such as greeting, gossip or rumors, or everyday utterances which demonstrate the identity of the interlocutors. Contributions that focus on naming practices (humans, places, objects) can also apply to this theme: naming can indeed be a means of exercising power over others, but it can also be a way to counter or ridicule this exercise of power. With this in mind, we can explore whether language practices such as coded slang or verbal arts (rap, slam, etc.) stem from the very logic of domination and represent a form of emancipation from power, especially governmental power.
The mastery of language is key to establishing power relations, whether interlocutors speak a specific language or use different registers (e.g., professional jargon). Understanding the local language can be fundamental to the implementation of development projects, but it can also establish unequal relations of power or hierarchy between different actors in a project. Establishing a specific linguistic policy (both national and international, such as the « Francophonie »), can also generate power relations. The will to write and publish in one's own language can also be linked to linguistic strategies that exist in conjunction with or in opposition to power.
Finally, the rapid development of new forms of technologies has led to the birth of such speech « spaces » as Internet, Facebook, Twitter hitherto unknown in the Southern countries. We should investigate the forms of communication inherent to these technologies and the nature of power relations or domination in such contexts. These new information and communications technologies (NTIC) imply new forms of writing and new forms of orality, placing words in a global and transnational context that profoundly modifies situations of traditional communication.
Proposal (title and abstract not exceeding 150 words) must be sent to the journal Autrepart before 30th June 2014
The articles selected have to be submitted by 30th September 2014
Book reviews on the topic of this issue must be sent to the journal Autrepart before 30th October 2014
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Please send papers to : email@example.com ; firstname.lastname@example.org
Revue Autrepart - 19 rue Jacob - 75 006 ParisEmail: email@example.com ; firstname.lastname@example.orgVisit the website at http://www.cairn.info/revue-autrepart.htm
This combined conference of the New Zealand and the Australian anthropological societies explores and extends the critical study of cosmopolitan anthropologies by debating the theoretical value and practical applicability of an array of grounded Antipodean cosmopolitan anthropologies and (on day 4) by engaging systematically with the literature on cosmopolitan anthropologies from the perspective of medical anthropology. The aim is thus to further internationalize anthropological thinking and practice in New Zealand and Australia.
We invite abstracts for papers and posters for consideration on the specific invited panel themes of:
politesse as ethicsfeminisms and cosmopolitanismscosmopolitan health care practisesthe case for and against a grounded antipodean cosmopolitan anthropology or anthropologies
Cosmopolitanism's roots extend back to the Enlightenment notion that every human has equal worth and ought to have an allegiance to human kind beyond kinship or country. In response to this, some anthropologists have engaged with cosmopolitanism as a research method that recognizes fellow global citizens in 'the Other' and shifts away from 'nation' or 'culture' as units of analysis towards understandings of the local/global nexus. Anthropologists have also approached cosmopolitanism as an object of study by attempting to identify a social category of cosmopolitans. In this view, cosmopolitanism governs everyday interactions within societal landscapes, sculpted by globalization and the erosion of borders. However 'cosmopolitan consciousness' is also a topic of debate as social scientists question if simple bodily co-presence, travel, transnational lifestyles or a high degree of mobility necessarily lead to reflexive, conscious cosmopolitanism or self-transformation. In global terms, when most people still 'stay put', how does cosmopolitan consciousness link with cultural capitals and what is the social reality of life in 'actually-existing' or 'mundane' cosmopolitanism. There are also tensions between cosmopolitanisms and other contemporary experiences of modernity such as fundamentalism, nationalism, 'failed' multiculturalism and indigenous renaissance. The last in particular is based, in part, on special relationships with specific landscapes. Finally, some significant subdisciplines in anthropology, such as health and medical anthropology, have failed to engage extensively with the notion of cosmopolitanism altogether. Thus, we invite international and local scholars to contribute to the exploration and conceptualisation of both grounded and abstracted cosmopolitan anthropologies – their definition, elaboration, theorisation, politicisation and contestation.
Two prestigious keynote speakers will address the delegates, Professor Nigel Rapport (St Andrews University, Scotland) and Prof Sharon Kaufman (University of California). In addition to the delegates' presentation of original ideas for abstracts and panels for this conference, the programme will also feature invited speakers for panels on the following topics: "Politesse as ethics?"; "Feminisms and cosmopolitanisms"; "Cosmopolitan health care practices" and "The case for and against a grounded Antipodean Cosmopolitan Anthropology or Anthropologies."Abstracts
The NZ organisers welcome presentations on the theme in the form of papers, posters or audio-visual presentations.
Please forward abstracts for papers and posters of no more than 400 words for consideration email@example.com
Please forward abstracts for audio-visual presentations for consideration to Natasha.Fijn@anu.edu.au.
Audio-visual sessions may consist of current visual culture research material from postgraduate students, feature-length ethnographic films with a common theme, multimedia presentations, or visual anthropology paper presentations with short filmic or photographic excerpts.
We also invite abstracts for papers and posters for consideration on the specific invited panel themes of:
Please note on your abstract if you would like your paper to be considered for inclusion in these special panels - we will advise of the selection process outcome after the call for papers is concluded. Papers proposed but not included in these special panels will still be featured in the larger conference programme.Again, please send your abstract of no more than 400 words for consideration to firstname.lastname@example.org
We are also pleased to accept papers and posters of a more general nature that do not engage specifically with the theme of cosmopolitanism while still engaging with anthropological topics in general.Again, please send your abstract of no more than 400 words for consideration to email@example.com
Papers will be grouped into related themes by the conference organisers. If you and a group of colleagues are proposing related papers and would like your papers to be scheduled next to each other, please let us know.PresentationsSpoken Presentations
Please plan for 20 minute presentations (15 minutes talk and 5 minutes questions).Posters
Posters should be no more than 1.2 m x 1 m in dimension.
The best quality papers will be published in two peer reviewed, edited book collections and one special issue of the New Zealand based journal Sites.
Deadline for Abstracts30 June 2014
Jessica YoungResearch AdministratorDepartment of General Practice and Rural HealthDunedin School of MedicineUniversity of Otago
Dunedin ∙ New Zealand - AotearoaTel +64 3 479 4134 ∙ Fax +64 3 479 7431 ∙ Cell 021 2800 837
Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgVisit the website at http://www.otago.ac.nz/anthropology/conf/index.html
The Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) invites abstracts (sessions, papers and posters) for the Program of the 75th Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, PA, March 24-28, 2015. The theme of the Program is "Continuity and Change."
The Society is a multi-disciplinary association that focuses on problem definition and resolution. We welcome papers from all disciplines. The deadline for abstract submission is October 15, 2014. For additional information on the theme, abstract size/format, and the meeting, please visit our web page (www.sfaa.net, click on "Annual Meeting").
If you have a webpage for links, please add the following:
The Society for Applied Anthropology is pleased to announce our 75th Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, PA, March 24-28, 2015.For meeting information visit www.sfaa.net/annual-meeting/
Please contact me if you have any questions.
Melissa CopeSociety for Applied AnthropologyPO Box 2436Oklahoma City, OK 73101405-843-5113405-843-8553 (fax)email@example.com
CULTHIST'14 Cultural History and Anthropology Conference
Within the scope of the conference, it is expected that many presentations about various studies on different fields, periods and regions with respect to the symbols in cultural life and the symbolic understandings of each component of the culture. In addition to historians CULTHIST '14 will be open for participation by experts from different fields like sociology, psychology, anthropology, political science, archeology, urban and design history, etc.
CULTHIST '14 will be organized from 27th to 29th of October, 2014, by DAKAM (Eastern Mediterranean Academic Research Center).
+90 0212 244 23 03Tarık Zafer Tunaya Caddesi 19 / 2, GümüşsuyuISTANBUL, TREmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgVisit the website at http://www.culthistconference.org/
Female Islamic Authority in Comparative Perspective, January 8-9, 2015,Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies, LeidenDeadline: June 1, 2014http://www.iias.nl/event/female-islamic-authority-comparative-perspective-exemplars-institutions-practices
Decolonization in the Digital Age:New Global Contexts for Indigenous Self-Determination
40th Anniversary ConferenceCentre of Canadian Studies, University of Edinburgh14-15 May 2015
Call for Papers and Presentations
Global contexts for Indigenous decolonization and self-determination are changing rapidly in the contemporary digital era:
* Indigenous peoples, communities and organizations are forging new international connections.
* New Indigenous digital communities are emerging.
* Communication about Indigenous knowledge is changing.
* Innovations are taking place in Indigenous film, video and media.
* New digital methods are being developed to retain Indigenous histories, promote Indigenous languages, and enhance Indigenous education.
* Digital resource constraints in remote Indigenous communities are being questioned and challenged.
* Exciting initiatives are taking place to skill and empower Indigenous youth in the digital age.
One page proposals for papers, presentations and panels on the theme of the conference or on sub-themes identified aboveshould be submitted to CentreofCanadianStudies@ed.ac.uk<mailto:email@example.com> by Wednesday, 15 October 2014.
Please include the title of the proposed paper/presentation, the evidence and argument to be presented, the name and institutionalaffiliation of the author(s), together with a note of their key professional or community experience, main publications and/or significant digital outputs.
CALL FOR PAPERS - INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE - Trans-Atlantic Dialogues on Cultural Heritage: Heritage, Tourism and Traditions 13-16 July 2015, Liverpool, UK
Trans-Atlantic Dialogues on Cultural Heritage:
Heritage, Tourism and Traditions
13-16 July 2015, Liverpool, UK
Trans-Atlantic dialogues on cultural heritage began as early as the voyages of Leif Ericson and Christopher Columbus and continue through the present day. Each side of the Atlantic offers its own geographical and historical specificities expressed and projected through material and immaterial heritage. However, in geopolitical terms and through everyday mobilities, people, objects and ideas flow backward and forward across the ocean, each shaping the heritage of the other, for better or worse, and each shaping the meanings and values that heritage conveys. Where, and in what ways are these trans-Atlantic heritages connected? Where, and in what ways are they not? What can we learn by reflecting on how the different societies and cultures on each side of the Atlantic Ocean produce, consume, mediate, filter, absorb, resist, and experience the heritage of the other?
This conference is brought to you by the Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage (IIICH), University of Birmingham and the Collaborative for Cultural Heritage Management and Policy (CHAMP), University of Illinois and offers a venue for exploring three critical interactions in this trans-Atlantic dialogue: heritage, tourism and traditions. North America and Europe fashioned two dominant cultural tropes from their powerful and influential intellectual traditions, which have been enacted in Central/South America and Africa, everywhere implicating indigenous cultures. These tropes are contested and linked through historical engagement and contemporary everyday connections. We ask: How do heritages travel? How is trans-Atlantic tourism shaped by heritage? To what extent have traditions crossed and re-crossed the Atlantic? How have heritage and tourism economies emerged based upon flows of peoples and popular imaginaries?
The goal of the conference is to be simultaneously open-ended and provocative. We welcome papers from academics across a wide range of disciplines including anthropology, archaeology, art history, architecture, business, communication, ethnology, heritage studies, history, geography, landscape architecture, literary studies, media studies, museum studies, popular culture, postcolonial studies, sociology, tourism, urban studies, etc. Topics of interest to the conference include, but are not limited to, the following:
•The heritage of trans-Atlantic encounters
•Travelling intangible heritages
•Heritage flows of popular culture
•Re-defining heritage beyond the postcolonial
•The heritage of Atlantic crossings
•World Heritage of the Atlantic periphery
•Rooting and routing heritage
•Community and Nation on display
•Visualising the Trans-Atlantic world
Abstracts of 300 words with
full contact details should be sent as soon as possible but no later than 15th December 2014 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural HeritageUniversity of BirminghamEdgbastonBirmingham B15 2TTUnited Kingdom
T +44 (0)121 414 8621
Email: email@example.comVisit the website at http://www.transatlanticdialogues.wordpress.com
Subject: CFP: European Society for Oceanists (ESfO): 10th conference,Brussels (Belgium), June 2015Europe and the Pacific10th conference of the European Society for Oceanists (ESfO),to be held in Brussels, Belgium, 24-27 June 2015Call for Panel Proposals - Deadline: 1 October 2014The Pacific was long viewed as a remote, isolated region condemned todependency on larger countries because of a paucity of naturalresources and a small, dispersed population. Pacific Islandersthemselves, however, view spatial separation also as promotingproximity and connections. The Oceanic perspective of connectednesscharacterizes social relations across the region, and remainsimportant also to those islanders who now belong to diasporiccommunities on the Pacific Rim. Such a vision may also suggest thatEurope's geographical distance from the Pacific needs not necessarilyplace it at a relational disadvantage. For European scholarship, thedistance from the region might even be a virtue, as shown by thestrength of ESfO.The colonial history of Europe in the Pacific is diverse andmulti-stranded, while the Pacific had its own distinctive influenceson the varied trajectories of European history and thought. Theseexchanges have left a legacy of historical and cultural connectionsthat, to some extent, provide a basis for distinctive forms ofongoing relationships between the two regions. Current Europeanengagements in the Pacific are taking place especially throughconnections in trade relations, sustainable development programmes,tourism, humanitarian aid, legal-political relations, new migrationpatterns, and concerns about the impacts of global climate change.In some respects, however, European connections to the Oceanic regionrelate uncomfortably to the aspirations and ambitions of Pacificpeoples themselves. The peoples of the Pacific Islands have a longand distinguished history of engaging with people from other regionsof the world on their own social and cultural terms, and on the basisof their own economic and political interests. In recent times, thespirit of Ratu Mara's 'Pacific Way' and Hau'ofa's 'Sea of Islands'has come to characterize the Pacific's vision for its future,indicating also that Pacific Islanders increasingly demand to definepriorities in their connections with Europe from their ownperspective. These calls from the Pacific for a new kind ofrelationship with Europe – in whatever shape or form Europe may beperceived as a region – require further reflection.Proposals for panels on a variety of topics relating to thisoverarching theme of the Tenth Conference of the European Society forOceanists are invited. Intense dialogues between the Pacific andEuropean perspectives are envisaged, in which exchanges of knowledgeand processes of mediation will spark a necessary rethinking ofhistorical, contemporary and future connections between Europe andthe Pacific.Deadline for proposals: 1 October 2014Please send your proposals to < ESfO2015@ru.nl >(Apologies for cross-posting)****************************************ESfO 2015 in Brussels, BelgiumCentre for Pacific and Asian StudiesRadboud University NijmegenP.O. Box 91046500 HE NijmegenThe Netherlands ****************************************Ph: +31-(0)24-361.5579/361.2361 (secr.)Fax: +31-(0)24-361.1945E-mail: ESfO2015@ru.nl****************************************
CFP: Pacific History Association Conference (Dec 3-6, 2014)Sorry for cross-posting. The Pacific History Association Conference is calling for papers and panels. The deadline is May 31th. Please note that Pacific Islands scholars or students could apply for grants to help cover (at least partial) costs of transportation, accommodation and registration fees. (Simple process in the paper submission page.) Also, there is a complimentary cultural tour (sightseeing and cultural exchanges in indigenous villages) included in the conference package.Pei-yiPacific History Association 21st Biennial Conference 2014Dec 3rd, National Taiwan University - TaipeiDec 4th-6th, Taitung University - TaitungConference webpage: http://pha2014.erenlai.com/index.php?lang=enThe 21st biennial conference of the Pacific History Association (PHA) will take place in Taipei, the capital city of Taiwan, and Taitung, in the Austronesian-speaking indigenous area of southeast Taiwan. We will convene at Taipei for the first part of the conference, and then travel to Taitung to be more engaged with indigenous communities for the second part of the conference. Taitung is famous for its rich Austronesian cultures and the beautiful scenery between coastal mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Tours to Austronesian villages, archaeological sites and the Prehistoric Museum will be arranged.Conference Theme:Lalan, Chalan, Tala, Ara (Path)--Reconnecting Pacific-Asia Histories
In Proto-Austronesian, zalan refers to path, way or means to do something. Words of the same cognate are widely found throughout the Pacific: lalan/dalan (Taiwan, Southeast Asia), chalan(Chamorro), tala (Solomon Islands) and ara/ala (Polynesia) are some examples that exhibit the strong connections of people and places since ancestral times. The path originates from the past, and points to the future; it links tradition to the present; and it denotes both history and future prospects as an inter-linked whole.The next PHA conference will be held in Taiwan, the island on the pathway of Austronesian migrations to the Pacific. Since the 17th century, Taiwan has reconnected to the Pacific through trading activities; and has also experienced multiple colonial regimes, and participated in World War Two as a Japanese colony. Recently, growing ties between Pacific Island communities and Asia make this a good time to reflect on the journeys our ancestors have traveled, and to further reconnect Pacific-Asian histories. We need to know our path(s) in the past in order to find our way(s) to the future.Call-for-paper/panel deadline: May 31stAcceptance notification: Mid of JulyCall for papers and panels is now opened
The Pacific History Association (PHA) invites your participation in the 21st Biennial Conference, December 3rd-6th, 2014, in Taiwan.All submissions must be made through the electronic submissions' system. The system opens onFebruary 20th, 2014.Papers or panels that address the conference themes are very welcome. Potential topics for organized panels and individual papers include, but are not limited to:1. Linking the Pacific and Asia: the paths of people, materials, ideas from Austronesian migrations, colonial experiences to contemporary connections.Topics could include:- navigation- drifting and encounters- betel nuts/kava/rats/pottery as cross-ocean ties- relations with Asian power houses in contemporary Pacific2. Comparative colonialism: various colonial regimes and experiences in the Pacific area.Topics could include:- narratives of WWII from islanders and opposite camps- colonialism and sports- colonial modernities3. Histories in plural: the exploration of alternative histories, indigenous epistemology and historical imaginations.Topics could include:- indigenous epistemology and ontology- time-space (ta-va) theory- decolonization of history curriculum4. Finding the past in the present: variety of genres in historical memories and the making of meanings today in the Pacific, including arts, archives, visual images, and landscape.Topics could include:- digitalization of the material and the intangible
- cultural heritage from linguistic perspectives
- discourses and laws of cultural rights and cultural policy- art and performance of cultural continuity and diversity- Pacific biographies5. Between land and sea: Pacific knowledge, conceptualization, and dynamic engagements with the environment; their divergence with the states, capitalism and globalization.Topics could include:- nuclear waste and environmental justice- disaster and resilience- TEK (Traditional ecological knowledge) and cultural and political ecologyAccepted panels and papers will be listed on the PHA 2014 conference website beginning of Mid of July, 2014.To submit a paper, please open this link and fill in the form online: (Including Pacific Island scholars and student fund application)https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1EY-8w5QY7wS8IBI9rpnlbuTo5Ksfvv0HFWxtVTI-lD4To submit a panel, please open this link and fill in the form online:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1eGHPnDucvx3A3_Wp1y2HdGlRuoTU1YHPNq1rpHjTnAwIf you encounter any problem, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>
Call for Papers - Annual Conference on Regional Studies: Asian, American, African and European (AAAE 2014)15-16 December 2014
The Annual International Conference on Regional Studies: Asian, American, African and European (AAAE) aims to bring together the researchers and academics across the globe to present and share their recent research developments on the global economic amalgamation, fast development in the evolving world economies and technological change. To serve as a platform to interact and discuss innovations in infrastructure, urban governance, economic development strategies, and finance. At the same time, the obstacles to such innovations, from existing political arrangements, engrained interests, segregation, and poorly adapted theories and models. To discuss these important issues, to establish the need and nature of future research requirements, and to address the concerns and challenges confronting policymakers and practitioners.
Full Paper Submission Deadline: 25th July 2014
Final Paper (Camera-Ready) Submission Deadline: 30th September 2014
Early Bird Registration Deadline: 15th October 2014
Late Registration Deadline: 14th November 2014
Conference Dates: 15th – 16th December 2014
More information: www.aaae-conf.org firstname.lastname@example.org
The Seventeenth International Conference, "Socialism for theTwenty-first Century," and the Eighth International Colloquium, "TheInfluence of Philosophy and the Social Science on the CulturalHeritage of the countries of the American Mediterranean," will be heldat the University of Havana from November 19 to November 21, 2014.
The conference is being organized by Cuban and internationalprofessors affiliated with the Division of Philosophy and History ofthe University of Havana and with Dr. Thalía Fung, Head of the Schoolof "Political Science from the South" of the University of Havana.The "Political Science from the South" is a transdisciplinaryinitiative, including scholars in political science, economics,history, philosophy, anthropology, and sociology. It seeks to developan analysis of international dynamics and global issues from theperspective of the global South or the Third World. It endeavors todevelop insights that are relevant to public policies and politicalstrategies of the nations and social movements of the South.
For more information, see the Call for Papers posted on the Website ofGlobal Learning:http://www.globallearning-cuba.com/new-political-science-2014.html.
2015 Feminist and Women's Studies Association (FWSA)Conference
Everyday Encounters with Violence: Critical FeministPerspectives
9th 11th September 2015School of Geography, University ofLeeds
This three-day conference aims to create an inclusive and supportivespace for scholars at all career levels to come together in a supportiveenvironment to engage in critical feminist perspectives on violence. We drawupon a wide definition of violence from sources in the arts, humanities andsocial sciences, seeing this both as an everyday social force inflictingharm, suffering, grief and trauma and as a transformative force thatproduces gendered agency, social action and resistance. We will examineviolence as embedded in the very fabric of everyday life via genderedencounters with for example modernity, neoliberalism, sovereign power,rule of law, globalization, technology, as well as institutional, popularand everyday cultures. We foresee a range of different types of sessionsfostered in this conference. In addition to traditional plenary and papersessions, we are looking to include practitioner panels, performativeworkshops, talking circles and World Café style interactions betweenparticipants.
A detailed Call for Papers will be announced by early June2014 where we will announce a range of registration levels along withfurther information on venue, accommodation and social/networking events. Weare keen to ensure that the conference is inclusive and accessible to aswide a variety of people as possible and therefore have included provisionsfor on-site (subsidized) childcare, a range of accessibility needs and(reduced-rate) virtual attendance. As an FWSA conference we will also belive tweeting and hosting dedicated conference bloggers from the FWSAmembership. We are also looking into providing a limited number of travelbursaries for postgraduate students.
Please contact Ayona DattaA.Datta@leeds.ac.uk or Martin Zebracki M.M.Zebracki@leeds.ac.uk withexpressions of interest in being part of these events and to add your nameto our email list when we will circulate information and regular updatesrelated to the conference.
Save the date and do not miss out on thiscritical, engaging and welcoming event.
Organising CommitteeAyonaDattaMartin ZebrackiDeirdre ConlonEmmaKerry
*********************************************Dr M.M. (Martin)ZebrackiLecturer in Critical Human GeographySchool of GeographyUniversityof LeedsUniversity RoadLeeds LS2 9JTUnited Kingdom
+44 (0) 113 3433331
Call for Papers--Edited Volume on Black Women's Internationalism
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The scholarship on the Black International has been predominately male-centric, emphasizing individuals such as W.E.B. Du Bois, George Schuyler, Paul Robeson and C.L.R. James. With few exceptions, black women have been marginalized in historical narratives of black internationalism, which center on the global visions of black people in the United States and their sustained efforts to forge transnationalcollaborations and solidarities with people of color from across the globe. This volume is a collection of essays that analyze the gendered contours of black internationalism and explore the creative and critical ways women articulated black internationalism during the twentieth century. Highlighting the writings, speeches, performances, activism, and overseas travel of a diverse range of female actors, this collection moves black women from the margins to the center of the historical narrative. However, this anthology does more than just expand the paucity of scholarship on black women and internationalism. Indeed, this volume is both an assessment of the field as well as an attempt to expand the contours of black internationalism theoretically, spatially, and temporally. In contrast to studies that confine black internationalism to foreign policy agendas and political insurgencies, this collection captures the shifting meanings, complexities, and varied articulations of the term.
The editors seek historical essays that employ a gender analysis, foreground black women's voices, and reveal the underappreciated importance of women in shaping black internationalist movements and discourse(s) during the twentieth century. We are especially interested in manuscripts that reconceptualize internationalism beyond narrowly defined notions of political struggle to include consumption practices, leisure, and artistic expressions. We also seek manuscripts that expand the scholarly discourse on black internationalism to include the ideas and activities of the black working class. We encourage potential contributors to submit articles that explore topics that include but are not limited to the following:
Black women's travelsBlack women's international activismExpressions of cosmopolitanismInternational consumer practicesGlobal Feminism(s)International cultural exchanges/ practicesWorking-class internationalismGender and Pan-AfricanismGlobal religious expressionsGlobal black beauty culture and adornment practicesGlobal performative and artistic expressionsBlack women's engagement with the Black Atlantic/ Black PacificBlack women's internationalist writingsBlack women and the militaryBlack women's engagement with foreign policyAnti-colonial/ Anti-imperial discourses
Completed manuscripts, due December 30, 2014, should be submitted electronically in Microsoft Word to BWIAnthology@gmail.com. Essays should be no more than 35 typed, double spaced pages (12 pt. font), including endnotes. Citations should follow the latest version of the Chicago Manual of Style. All entries should be accompanied by a title page and an abridged version of the author's C.V. Please direct all inquiries to the editors via email at BWIAnthology@gmail.com. For additional information, please visit our website: www.BWIAnthology.com
CAPA 2014, NOVEMBER 6-9
Canadian Association for Physical Anthropology42nd Annual MeetingNovember 6th - 9th, 2014Fredericton, New Brunswick
Koumari Mitra hosted the 27th Annual Meeting here in 1999, and 15 yearslater we are hosting the 42nd CAPA Annual Meeting in Fredericton, 2014.Fredericton is a beautiful quaint city; the University of New Brunswickwhere the conference will be held overlooks the picturesque St. John RiverValley. We have recently expanded on the biological/medical Anthropologyprogram at UNB and are looking forward to welcoming you in November, 2014.
Further info: http://www.unb.ca/conferences/capa/
This message is a call for papers for the 4th International Conference on TainanArea Studies, entitled "Society and Daily Life in the Tainan Region," co-organizedby the Nanying International Center for Tainan Area Humanities and Social SciencesResearch and the National Museum of Taiwan History, based in Tainan.
The conference will be held October 18-19, 2014. Abstracts should be send beforeApril 30, 2014. The deadline for sending the final papers is September 30, 2014.
More information is in the attached document.
Nous vous diffusions dans ce courriel un appel à contributions pour le 4e colloqueinternational de recherches sur la région de Tainan, intitulé "SOCIETY AND DAILYLIFE IN THE TAINAN REGION", co-organisé par le Centre de recherche Nanying et leNational Museum of Taiwan History, basés à Tainan.
Le colloque aura lieu les 18 & 19 Octobre 2014. Les résumés sont à envoyer avant le30 avril 2014 et la date limite pour l'envoi des communications est le 30 Septembre2014.
Vous trouverez plus d'informations dans le fichier joint ci-dessous.
Scott Simon, Professeur agrégéDépartement de sociologie et anthropologie
120, Université/University (10007)
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5CANADA
The Amsterdam Symposium on the History of Food : Food, hunger and conflict
This conferences aims to explore definitions of what hunger represented for both those with and those without access to food to comprehend social and cultural interactions and political operations. Research into different sources can shed light on how existing ideas on poverty and hunger interacted with discourses and perceptions, strategies for survival, charity and aid to grasp what it meant economically, politically but also socially and culturally to be without food during times of prosperity, shortages, conflict and war. Through the mediation of the study of hunger strikes for example, one can study relationships of power, frameworks of culturally defined ideas of resistance, bodily integrity, sacrifice and social dynamics. Different experiences and cultural framing have significant effects on perception and remembrance of hunger, power, poverty and war.
Joke MammenUniversiteit van AmsterdamBijzondere CollectiesEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgVisit the website at http://www.bijzonderecollecties.uva.nl/en/what-s-on/news/content/news/2014/03/call-for-papers.html
Citizens, Civil Society and the Cultural Politics of Heritage-Making in Eastand Southeast Asia, December 11-13, 2014, TaiwanDeadline: June 1, 2014
Disorder Symposium 2014 - The University of Sydney Anthropology Symposium
Dear colleaguesWe are happy to announce the topic of the fifth anthropology symposium hosted bythe Department of Anthropology at the University of Sydney:Disorder
The Sydney anthropology symposium 2014
4-5 November 2014, John Woolley Bdg. Camperdown Campus,
The University of Sydney
Hosted by the Department of Anthropology
Conveners: Dr. Holly High and Assoc Prof. Tess Lea
Prof Elizabeth A Povinelli
Franz Boas Professor of Anthropology, Columbia University
Might be Something (Again): Order, disorder and the quasi-event
Things fall apart, or so we regularly hear these days. Real or impending disorder is one of the key rationalizations given for major decisions today: think austerity economics, the politics of crisis and radical interventions in response to shocks. Self-help books, no longer content to inform us of how to be sufficiently flexible for the demands of roving capital, now instruct us on how tobe 'anti-fragile': how to not only survive but thrive in disorder.
Anthropology has its own entanglement with the concepts disorder and order. It is a tried and trusted technique of ethnographic writing to describe a puzzling encounter or observation, and then to show how this is not so puzzling once the ethnographer makes clear a certain underlying order: usually a cultural order, a Durkheimian 'society' or an ordering 'belief' although lately we also hear oflarger 'political orders' or 'economic orders'. In this technique, it often seems to play out as if disorder is to order as illusion is to reality, the transitory to the enduring, the dragon to St. George's victory, and it is theanthropologist's task to wrest the latter from the jaws of the former.
In the breadth of contexts studied by anthropologists, it is evident that disorder is a recurring preoccupation in human thought. The theme of an original disorder that precedes and threatens the familiar order is frequently found in myths. Non-biomedical healing practices often treat illness as a symptom of a larger, often social, disorder. The term is also essential in the latest DSM,with controversy around whether mental health problems are merely 'disorders' or are actually orders of a particular kind. Development interventions in the world's poorest nations are framed at times as responses to the disorder ofexpanding markets but also, in a contradictory vein, to the disorder imagined to reside in primordial poverty. The concept of disorder seems to attract such confusions.
At a crucial period in the discipline's formation, Mauss conceptualised 'the gift' as that which establishes social solidarity out of an original and always possible disorder: and it was the gift that was taken up as one of the key fields of anthropological enquiry. But what if we had started from the other side of thecoin? What if we assumed that disorder is the enduring reality and what we encounter in the field are only temporary and often frail and illusory orders?What if the relationship between order and disorder is not coin-like at all?
This symposium seeks an anthropological account of human understandings of disorder and an interrogation of the discipline's own relationship with the concept. Original ethnography, bold new readings of themes evident in theethnographic record, or reflections on social theory are particularly welcome.
Early Bird Registration opens: Wednesday 2 April 2014
Submission of abstracts will open 1 May 2014 on the webpage.
For more information please contact: Katarina.Ferro@sydney.edu.au
Les Pays d'en haut, Colloque interdisciplinaire du projetGTRC Le français à la mesure d'un continent et du Centrede recherche en civilisation canadienne-française (CRCCF),Université d'Ottawa, 19 et 20 mars 2015La date de clôture des soumissions : 31 mars 2014
Special Issue: "Migrant Narratives andEthnographic Tropes: Navigating Tragedy,Creating Possibilities", Journal ofContemporary EthnographyDeadline: December 1, 2014
As we enter 2014, we are aware that the clock on the SSHA conference submissions is ticking! The deadline is February 14. It was wonderful to see so many of you in Chicago at this year's SSHA conference. As you know, the success of the SSHA conference depends on you! The three of us work to put together the best possible program but only AFTER you develop the interesting and fascinating panels that are the strength of our conference.
Please consider proposing panels that fit under the broad umbrella of our network women, gender & sexuality. If you like more specific guidance, the general topic of the conference is "Inequalities: Politics, Policy and the Past" (see http://www.ssha.org/pdfs/SSHA_2014_CFP.pdf). In addition, topics raised at this year's network meeting included: welfare states in emergent economies; the intersection between politics of feminism and the politics of austerity; gender-differentiated experiences of growing up; sexual regulation in queer theories, feminist theories, and welfare state scholarship; feminist, gender-specific and queer forms of resistance such as slutwalk, pussyriot or the Femen movement; the politics of the "private" in a place/space/gender/sexuality perspective; intersectionality in comparative perspective; the divergent experiences of queer life and the erosion of neighborhood based places and institutions or the disappearance of queer spaces; older women and the politics of desire or age, gender & sexuality; anniversaries such as the 1964 U.S. Civil Rights Act or 1914 WWI.
These are suggestions only – we are happy to consider all themes that fit within our network. You may also submit a book session, which involves a chair, book author, and three or four discussants, or a discussion table session where authors will give brief introductions to their work, followed by a discussion with four or five junior and senior scholars.
The deadline for submissions is February 14, 2014! For instructions on how to upload panel and individual paper proposals please go to: http://www.ssha.org/conference-submission.
As in previous years, we anticipate a large number of submissions and we will try to accommodate as many panels as we can. It helps greatly, if your panel proposals include a chair and discussant. In addition, we encourage you to bring together 4-5 paper presenters. Feel free to submit individual papers but those have a smaller chance of being accepted. If you have ideas for panels and need advice on bringing in more scholars, please do not hesitate to contact us. We might be able to put you in contact with others.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions (email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com).
Very best wishes – Anna, You Yenn and Dominique
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International Indigenous Development Research Conference,Auckland, New Zealand
Tuesday, 25 November 2014 - Friday, 28 November 2014
The University of AucklandAucklandNew ZealandThis international biennial conference will look at the following themes:
Optimising Indigenous Economic WellbeingHealthy and Thriving Indigenous FamiliesEnhancing Indigenous Distinctivenessunderpinning these themes are the following critical aspects:
Embracing Indigenous worldviews and knowledge creationFurthering Excellent Indigenous Research CapabilityIndigenous action taking and transformationMore details to follow shortly. Please visit www.indigenousdevelopment2014.ac.nz tofind out more about the conference and sign up for updates.
To see videos of keynotes from our last conference, visit here
Registrations open on 1st February 2014
Payment is required to register, credit card preferred. Early bird will be availableuntil August 2014, thereafter full registrations until 18 November online. Pleasecheck back to register and benefit from the early bird rates in February 2014.
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Call for Proposals - 2014 ASA Annual Meeting
The 57th Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association welcomes proposals forpapers, panels, and roundtables. Presentations may focus on the theme of "RethinkingViolence, Reconstruction, and Reconciliation" or on broader social science,humanities, and applied themes relating to Africa.
The deadline for submission is March 15, 2014. You can find the guidelines on:http://www.africanstudies.org/news/9-uncategorised/307-2014-proposal-guidelines.
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Colloque Mobilité(s), AssociationCanadienne des Sociologues etAnthropologues de Langue Française(ACSALF), 14 au 17 octobre 2014,Université d'OttawaDate limite de soumission des propositions: 15 janvier 2014
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