XXe congrès de l'Association internationale des sociologues de langue française, 4-8 juillet, Montréal
XXe congrès de l'Association internationale des sociologues de langue française, 4-8 juillet, Montréal
Call for Papers and Visual Projects POLITICAL IMAGINATION LABORATORY
The “Peasant Activism Project” (www.peasantproject.org) promotes the first meeting of the POLITICAL IMAGINATION LABORATORY: Visualizing and Contextualizing Ethnographies of Social Movements.
Please find below the complete call and further information.All the best,Alex Koensler, Fabrizio Loce-Mandes
Political Imagination Laboratory: Visualizingand Contextualizing Ethnographies of Social Movements 14 – 16 October 2016, University of Perugia, Italy
CALL FOR PAPERS AND VISUAL PROJECTS DEADLINE:FRIDAY 1 JULY 2016
What visions animate contemporary activism? How to visualize or to contextualizethe political imagination of contemporary social movements? How to uncoverthose utopian aspirations, strategic and/or ideological horizons that too oftenpass implicitly, silently or invisibly? Inspired by both visual andethnographic fieldwork, our “Political Imagination Laboratory” aims to exploreand interrogate the shifting political imagination ofcontemporary social movements and forms of activism. “The Lab” invitesanthropologists, filmmakers and activists to submit papers or visual projects(completed documentaries or works in progress). Proposed presentations should engagewith ethnography and/or fieldwork related to different forms of social movementresearch that address the imagination of contemporary activism around the world.The selection will be based on the quality of content, methodologicalinnovation and relevance in the sense that it will allow the laboratory topromote a dialogical and experimental comparison of different methodologicaland conceptual approaches. This 2-day workshop will take place at Dipartimento di Filosofia, Scienze Sociali e della Fomazione(FISSUF), University of Perugia, Italy, and will alternate paper presentationswith film screenings, roundtable discussions and work-in-progress visualexpositions. It is organised by the team of the “Peasant Activism Project” (financedby the Economic and Social Science Research Council [ESRC] and hosted byQueen’s University Belfast), in cooperation with the network “Anthropology andSocial Movements” of the European Association of Social Movements (EASA) and“Controsguardi – International Festival of Anthropological Cinema”.
Background: A Laboratory to Explore Shifting Imaginations Thefragmentation and autonomization of many contemporary political struggles seemsto reflect the end of far-reaching alternative political horizons, the end ofthe hope that an alternative society can exist. What should we do?How should we think? Where can we find inspiration? Yet, these questions remainvital for the contemporary political imagination. The apparent adventof the end of meta-narratives hides the often de-facto naturalization of the neoliberal trajectory as the onlypossible universal experience. But has the future ceased to be a promise, as common-sensegoes? Many contemporary political thinkers conceptualize social justice asmicro-political struggles for difference or as the recognition of particularidentities; “culture” and “identity” have been transformed in an object ofrights and claims imagined as particularist struggles. Along these lines,social science research focuses on power dynamics less embedded in statesovereignty but rather in micro-political dynamics of governmentality inevery-day life, biopolitical experiences or infra-political resistance. Thus, universalclaims for justice stress more frequently continuity, small steps and gradualchange, attempting to establish, cultivate and affirm forms of life thatoffer an alternative, a concrete utopia. Peasant movements for land allocation,indigenous requests for recognition, appear often as an expression of thesemicro-political struggles over identity politics. Similarly, LGBT-claims forequal rights can entail different levels of political struggles. At firstglance, many forms of contemporary activism seem less concerned with visions ofa new society or with the establishment of a new “hegemony” o any kind. Yet, social movements continue to extend the horizon of what can bethought and done. In one realm, it could be asked whether a new wave ofneo-rural and peasant movements is able to re-invent key-concepts of neoliberalideology, such as the replacing of the idea of “consumer” with “co-producers”, competitionwith solidarity as a diver of innovation, and so forth. In an interrelatedrealm, the post-anarchist search for autonomy and insurrection poses newquestions: The different local expressions of world-wide occupation movements,from the “Indignados”, Occupy Wall Street to the Tahir-Square gatherings seemsometimes able to create temporary autonomous zones with innovativeconnotations. In yet another realm of activism, alter-globalization struggles seemsto inspire a new generation of activists who envision a “different world” fromdifferent angles. Can these tendencies shake the stasis? Can activists reinventthe dynamics of political legitimation? In which every-daypractices, activities or extra-ordinary events the imagination becomes visible?How can film-makers visualize ideas, expectations and utopias of social changes?Can concrete practices of freedom replace the location of power in statesovereignty? What underlying expectations and visions animate contemporaryforms of activism?
CALL FOR PAPERS AND VISUAL POJECTS Weinvite both papers and visual projects (completeddocumentaries or projects in progress). PAPERPRESENTATIONS: Please submit your abstract (max. 300 words) for a paper ofabout 20 minutes before the deadline of 1 July 2016 to: email@example.com.The abstract should also include your academic affiliation and role. VISUALPROJECTS: Please submit your (audio-)visual project (completed documentaries orworks in progress) with a short description (max. 300 words) before thedeadline of 1 July 2016. In order to stimulate debate, videos of ca. 30 minuteswill be preferred; for longer completed documentaries, a short version would bemore adequate. Please upload your video to a cloud drive with the link to:firstname.lastname@example.org (or by surface mail to: Political Imagination Laboratory, Dipartimento di Filosofia, Scienze Sociali e della Fomazione(FISSUF), Piazza Morlachi 30, 06123 Perugia, Italy). Notification of accepted presentations: 30thJuly 2016. LOGISTIC INFORMATION Theworkshop will be hosted at “Palazzo Stocchi” of the Dipartimento di Filosofia, Scienze Sociali e della Fomazione(FISSUF) of University of Perugia, located in the historic centre of the city. Ifyour presentation is accepted, we will offer you accommodation free-of-chargein a University-owned guesthouse for visiting academics located at a 10-minutes’walk from the conference facility. Most meals will also be covered. However,you need to arrange transportation to and from the conference by yourself andwe cannot reimburse these costs. The city of Perugia is located in the centreof Italy; these airports are located nearby: Perugia, ca. 30 minutes; Florence,ca. 2 hours; Pisa or Rome, ca. 3 hours. FurtherInformation: www.peasantproject.org;email: email@example.com
Call for Papers: The Gender and Sexuality of Borders and Margins
Deadlines June 15, 2016, November 15, 2016, February 15, 2017
JMEWS invites feminist scholars working in any discipline or interdisciplinary area in the interpretive social sciences and humanities to submit area-specific manuscripts on any topic related to the theme of The Gender and Sexuality of Borders and Margins. Manuscripts may address any historical period in any part of the region. Areas of focus may relate to refugees, domestic workers, migration or migrants, law, cartography, dispersal, violence, ethnic or religious “minorities,” queers, gender and sexual non-conformity, sex work, and so on. Manuscripts are expected to substantiate a thesis based on original scholarship grounded in primary sources (literary, visual, archival, textual, ethnographic, artistic) and engage with relevant transnational gender and sexuality scholarship. The highest quality manuscripts will be published as articles in a JMEWS themed issue in 2017. Please follow all submission guidelines for articles, including word count. Manuscripts are due on or before June 15, 2016 to our online submission system.
Call for “Third Space” Submissions on The Gender and Sexuality of Bodies, Borders, and Margins
The Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies invites feminist scholars and activists to submit short essays, photo-essays, photographs, maps, and creative artwork on any topic related to the theme of The Gender and Sexuality of Bodies and Borders in the Middle East. Submissions may address any historical period in any part of the region and its borders. Areas of focus may relate to bodies that are individual or collective and borders that are symbolic or material. Submissions may address dynamics of bodies in/out of place and different kinds of border-crossings and border-crossers. Submissions that engage with embodied and bordering practices in academic scholarship, research, or activism are also invited. JMEWS will publish the highest quality submissions in Volume 13 (2017) in the section “Third Space.” Submissions for issue 13:1 are due by July 15, 2016, for issue 13:2 by November 15, 2016, and for 13:3 by February 15, 2017. Please direct submissions and questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Banu Gökarıksel
Associate Professor of Geography and Global Studies
Fellow, Institute of Arts and Humanities
Fellow, Center for Urban and Regional Studies
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Editor, Journal of Middle East Women's Studies
CFP: Special issue of Performance Matters on theme "Performing Religion"
*Call for submissions:*
*Performance Matters 3.1 (May 2017)*
*Special issue on "Performing Religion" *
Performance and religion, both as practices and as fields of study,
overlap. In religious studies, performance theory has provided a way to
understand ritual as action with performative force (Tambiah 1979;
Hollywood 2002), while a shared interest in ritual fueled the exchanges
between Richard Schechner and Victor Turner from which grew one branch of
performance studies as a discipline. Less explicitly, a reverence among
performance theorists for theater's transformational potential and
performance's politically liberatory power inspires some of the field's
foundational work (Dolan 2005; Phelan 1993). These commitments in turn draw
strength from a long scholarly tradition that traces the mutually
constitutive histories of theater and religion. In performance studies, a
growing body of recent scholarship has reinvigorated the question of what
it means to perform religion. Unlike earlier performance research which
tended to downplay the religious aspects of ritual practice, this newer
work focuses directly on religious activities like worship, private
devotion, preaching, evangelization, and veneration. Whether analyzing
onstage manifestations of Krishna (Mason 2009), evangelical dramaturgy
(Stevenson 2013), proselytization as activist performance (Fletcher 2013),
or occult theater (Lingan 2014), this work examines the theatrical and
performance strategies of religious communities and movements. In doing so,
it raises a series of disciplinary and methodological questions. What are
the advantages and pitfalls of using theater and performance as analytical
frameworks for studying religious activity? To what degree does ritual
still occupy the middle ground between religious studies and performance
studies? How might greater dialogue between scholars in these two fields
enrich research on religious performance? In the interest of pursuing these
and other related questions, *Performance Matters* invites papers that draw
on performance theory, theater metaphors and the tools of performance
analysis or creation to conduct research on religious practices, texts,
histories, philosophies, or phenomena.
Interested contributors are asked to send short abstracts and paper
proposals (250 words) to email@example.com by July 30, 2016.
Reviews of relevant performances or theatrical productions, as well as of
books related to the theme of religious performance, are also invited, as
are short position statements for a forum section featuring scholars in
performance studies who work on religion and scholars in religious studies
who think about performance.
Invited full papers will then be due by November 30, 2016.
Dolan, Jill. 2005. *Utopia in Performance: Finding Hope at the Theater*.
Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.
Fletcher, John. 2013. *Preaching to Convert: Evangelical Outreach and
Performance Activism in a Secular Age*. Ann Arbor, MI: The University of
Hollywood, Amy. 2002. 'Performativity, Citationality, Ritualization'. *History
of Religions* 42 (2): 93–115.
Lingan, Edmund B. 2014. *The Theatre of the Occult Revival: Alternative
Spiritual Performance from 1875 to the Present*. New York, NY: Palgrave
Mason, David V. 2009. *Theatre and Religion on Krishna's Stage: Performing
Vrindavan*. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.
Phelan, Peggy. 1993. *Unmarked: The Politics of Performance*. London and
New York: Routledge.
Stevenson, Jill. 2013. *Sensational Devotion: Evangelical Performance in
Twenty-First-Century America*. Ann Arbor, MI: The University of Michigan
Tambiah, Stanley J. 1979. *A Performative Approach to Ritual*. London: The
CFP: Situated Solidarities - University of Kentucky
Friday, October 14 through Sunday, October 16, 2016
CFP: Frontiers: Cosmos, Curiosity, Creativity, McGill-CREOR Conference, November 2016, University of McGill
Frontiers: Cosmos, Curiosity, Creativity, McGill-CREOR Conference, November 12-13, 2016, University of McGill
Deadline: September 15, 2016
Cfp: China in the Middle East and Central Asia - Fifth Global International Studies Conference 1-3 April, 2017 | National Taiwan University
China in the Middle East and Central Asia
This Panel will be co-sponsored by
Center for Global Studies - Shanghai University
Fifth Global International Studies Conference
1-3 April, 2017 | National Taiwan University
http://www.wisc2017.org/ and http://www.wisc2017.org/call-for-papers/
The World International Studies Committee is holding a conference in collaboration with the Taiwan Association of International Relations (TAIR) and National Taiwan University. The conference will take place on 1-3 April 2017 at National Taiwan University (http://www.ntu.edu.tw/english/) in Taipei.
After the start of the One Belt-One Road initiative, China has pursued strong cooperation with the Middle East and Central Asian countries. As a result of this initiative, President Xi Jinping has made several visits to these regions in order to promote strong and growing ties as well as economic investment. However, this “project” is not a new phenomenon for the region, actually it extends back centuries to traditional economic and social relations between Chinese, Muslims and Jews. On the other hand, Iran, Pakistan, Qatar, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Israel want to enhance or revitalize their trade with a globalized China. The Chinese President recently visited Uzbekistan and there he met with several other Presidents from the region. These events mark changing dynamics for Central Asian states vis a vis their growing relations with China. In this panel, we would like to review these changes and dynamics from economic, social and political perspectives.
If you are interested in participating in our panel together on China in the Middle East and Central Asia, please let us know off the list. The deadline is the June 30 2016. We welcome submissions related to, but not limited to the following subjects:
- China and the Middle East: Iran, Turkey, Israel and Arab World
- China and Central Asian States: Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Turkmenistan
Email us the following information by Thursday, June 30 midnight :
-Abstract, 200 words
-Title of your paper
-Your short bio, up to 100 words, including your institutional affiliation, email, etc.
Please use the following emails for the submissions and communication:
Tugrul Keskin firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Any questions or suggestions are welcome.
Best to all,
Professor Guo Changgang, Shanghai University firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor Tugrul Keskin Maltepe University and Shanghai University email@example.com
Jonathan Fulton, Zayed University Jonathan.Fulton@zu.ac.ae
CFP: : Histories of Alcohol, Drugs, Tobacco and Other Substances in Canadian perspectives
Deadline for full essays is August 31.
CFP: ‘Second World’ in the ‘Third World’: development cooperation between the socialist camp and decolonising world
*‘Second World’ in the ‘Third World’: development cooperation between the
socialist camp and decolonising world. *
In the last decade development experts have been closely watching the
increase in global activity by countries such as Russia, China, Brazil and
the New Member States of the European Union. The interest of these
countries in development and foreign aid is often discussed with some
suspicion as a curious novelty, and they are classified as ‘emerging’ or
‘new’ donors. These categorisations reflect the existing distribution of
power in global governance and the tendency of Western actors to claim
status as global leaders. They also reflect internal frictions within the
European Union between ‘Old’ vs. ‘New’, or ‘Western’ vs. ‘Eastern’ members.
Together with *New Perspectives* we are issuing a call for articles
concerned with the way these reformulations of the global development
apparatus suggest a disjuncture with the past. Even though the history of
development is rooted, in part, in the rivalry between the Western world
and the Soviet Bloc, this past is often neglected in politically-orientated
assessments of current changes. Such communal forgetting has profound
effects upon current policy-making in development governance: Firstly, it
contributes to the polarisation of stakeholders representing ‘traditional’
and ‘emerging’ donors (both within the EU and between the EU and Russia),
as well as among stakeholders pressing competing claims to embody ‘best
practices’ in the field (e.g. the EU vs. USA). Secondly, it results in
discourses that suggest both historical Western monopoly and contemporary
Western superiority in the field of international development, assigning
neophyte status to formerly socialist actors in this arena. Finally, it
facilitates the fashioning of Western development schemes as depoliticised
endeavours motivated by predominantly altruistic goals.
Therefore, the objective of this Call is to reconsider the history of
foreign aid and its implications for contemporary changes in global
governance and the international development apparatus. In order to grasp
the nuanced mechanisms involved in this process and to avoid crude
interpretations, we look for the papers that will examine development as a
set of cultural practices deeply embedded in particular local, national and
shared international histories. We are interested in papers that push
beyond what are often politically motivated analyses that devalue the
development experiences of former COMECON countries (Council for Mutual
Economic Assistance), and which are taking these varied experiences
We look for the papers that will make an original contribution to
scholarship on the history of development during the Cold War, and will
move beyond the approach which tends to explain the international
activities of Soviet allies solely through the lenses of politics, ideology
and macroeconomics. We are interested in papers that examine how the
different values, worldviews and agendas of various stakeholders (for
instance political leaders, economists, experts, project participants, and
all those influenced by the cooperation etc.) impacted decision making and
development collaboration between different societies, both at micro and
We are also seeking contributions which examine how the individuals and
institutions who are today responsible for creating the contemporary
development mechanisms of former socialist countries use and reflect upon
their pasts as both donors and whether they offer alternatives to the
dominant ways of thinking about development cooperation.
Possible topics may include but are in no way limited to:
· Historical analysis of the past development projects undertaken
by the ‘Second World’ in the ‘Third World’,
· Studies problematising the notion of development and
investigating it different variants among non-Western donors, and across
· inquiries examining the after-life of socialist development
· comparative studies examining differences and similarities
between the Soviet-era and neoliberal paradigms of progress, development
· studies concerned with the back stages of Second-Third world
cooperation: examining personal and professional trajectories of people
involved in these processes,
· analysis of these forms of collaborations which are usually
omitted in the main-stream approaches to development but constitute an
important part of the relationships linking the Socialist Camp and the
decolonising world (for instance academic and economic partnerships).
· Studies examining continuity and disjuncture with the past in the
contemporary development cooperation models undertaken by the
New Perspectives is a multidisciplinary journal, scholars representing both
humanities and social sciences are encourage to submit their proposals.
Papers which combine historical as well as contemporary studies, are
particularly welcomed. There is no regional restriction in this call, and
we hope to put together a collection of papers which will represent the
past East-South collaboration in all its thematic as well as regional
Article’s abstracts of longer than 300 words should be submitted to Dr
Elżbieta Drążkiewicz firstname.lastname@example.org and Dr Artemy Kalinovsky
email@example.com by 1st of July 2016. Please include in the subject
line: “Special Issue NP”
Decision regarding accepted articles will be made by the end of June, full
papers should be submitted by the end of March 2017.
We look forward to reading your proposals,
Ela Drazkiewicz (Maynooth University) and Artemy Kalinovsky (University of
Elżbieta Drążkiewicz, PhD
Marie Curie Fellow,
Maynooth University, Ireland
CFP: Panel on Gender and sexualities in natural resource extraction sites
We invite the submission of abstracts for our panel “Examining gender, sexualities and sexual
markets in natural resource extraction sites in Latin America” at the XXXV International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) in Lima/Peru, April 29 – May 1, 2017.
Abstracts of 250 words (max.) can be submitted in Spanish,
Portuguese or English by August 15, 2016 to the coordinators
Susanne Hofmann (PUEG-UNAM) firstname.lastname@example.org and Melisa Cabrapan Duarte (CONICET-IIDyPCA-UNRN/FFyL-UBA) email@example.com.
XXXV International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA)
“Diálogos de saberes”
Peru, April 29 – May 1, 2017
Examining gender, sexualities and sexual markets in natural resource extraction sites in Latin America
Coordinators: Susanne Hofmann (PUEG-UNAM) and Melisa Cabrapan Duarte (CONICET-IIDyPCA-UNRN/FFyL-UBA)
We invite researchers who study gender dynamics, sexualities and sexual markets in contexts of natural resource extraction in Latin America to submit papers based on empirical research. We are interested in exploring the effects of extractive activities on the configuration of gender relations between men and women, and the emergence and permanence of the sex trade.
Different studies show that extractive activities have significant sociocultural impacts on the lives of both men and women, and the relationships between them. Extraction sites - predominantly male due to the type of labor they require - configure specific masculinities, and in many cases, stereotypes of hegemonic masculinity are reinforced. In these contexts, gender relations are rearticulated in different ways: the (unequal) distribution of labor is accentuated; the economic dependence of women increases, and consequently, their vulnerability to domestic violence; an increased demand for services involving alcohol, drugs, gambling activities and sex occurs. Thus, there is a marked tendency in social studies, but also in public intervention and activism to associate extraction sites with the existence of criminal sex trafficking networks.
The aim of this panel is to understand the broader socio-cultural transformations associated with extraction processes, with special emphasis on gender, sexuality, sexual-affective cultures, sexual economies, relationship models and parenting practices at such sites.
Submissions may address the following questions or considerations:
In what way do extractive activities impact on the configuration of gender relations and sexuality, and on relationship models and on both productive and reproductive labor? What kinds of masculinities predominate in these environments and what effects do they produce? In which way do extractive cultures affect the lives of different groups of women
in terms of race, ethnicity and class? What cultural institutions and social networks allow the migration of men and women to extraction sites? What are the socio-cultural and economic conditions that give rise to the existence and permanence of the sex trade in such locations? What effects do activism and the discourse to combat human trafficking have on the functioning of sexual markets in the context of natural resource extraction?
We ask those interested in participating in this panel to send their title and abstract of the presentation (maximum 250 words), including their name and institutional affiliation to the following email addresses:
Susanne Hofmann: firstname.lastname@example.org
Melisa Cabrapan Duarte: email@example.com
Submissions must be received by August 15, 2016.
Herewith, we also inform you that the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) offers participants travel funding. The deadline to apply for a LASA travel grant is September 7, 2016, 17:00 EDT (among other requirements, the submission of the full paper will be requested by that date).
For details please see: https://lasa.international.pitt.edu/esp/congress/selectiongrants.asp
Finally, it is required that all panel participants renew their LASA membership until September 7, 2016, 17:00 EDT.
You can do this under the LASA website’s “membership” section:
Call for Papers
'anthropologies' (ISSN 2059-0946), the Anthropology Journal of British Mensa's Anthropology Special Interest Group (SIG), is seeking submissions for its next edition.
Articles can be submitted on any topic falling under the auspices of anthropology and will be considered for publication under a process of peer review. The publication is available publicly online and is distributed in paper form to all members of Mensa's Anthropology SIG.
Articles should not include foot or end notes, but can include a bibliography in the Harvard style, which will be edited to house form. Submissions are welcome either as formal academic articles or as shorter news or magazine-style pieces. Submissions of different word counts will be considered on their own merits within the range of approximately 500 to 5,000 words excluding references. Pictures can be included, which will be in colour in the online edition, but should be suitable for reproduction in black and white in the printed version.
Please address all submissions or enquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org
There is a rolling deadline based on the particular issue in which the article is to be included.
Academic Participation in The 10th Iran International Documentary Film Festival (Tehran, Iran, 4–11 December 2016)
Hands-on Cinema Verite
Academic Participation in The 10th Iran International Documentary Film Festival (Tehran, Iran, 4–11 December 2016)
The Iranian and Persian Gulf Studies (IPGS) program at the Oklahoma State University is presenting its first Hands-on Cinema Verite, an academic visiting program for participation in the 10th edition of Iran International Documentary Film Festival which will be held from 4-11 December 2016 in Tehran, Iran.
This program is open only to registered students (all around the globe) who are studying or carrying out research on any aspects of Iranian documentary film: history, production and industry, or practising filmmaking. You will join an exciting and creative arranged academic package which includes participation in the film festival and also academic activities organised by our program.
For further information and to register, please visit:
8th International Social Innovation Research Conference, Glasgow 2016
September 5-7, 2016
SOCIAL INNOVATION IN THE 21ST CENTURY: BEYOND WELFARE CAPITALISM?
Water and the Making of Place in North America, Graduate Student Conference (October 14-15, 2016)
Graduate Student Conference, Program in American Studies, Princeton University
Please submit a proposal by July 15, 2016.
CfP: War and its Aftermath: Veteran Treatment and Reintegration in Post-War Societies
Prof. Dr. Frank Jacob (New York)
Prof. Dr. Stefan Karner (Graz)
War destroys everything. Even the lives of those, who survive the war are destroyed. Financial hardships, trauma, and the demand for reintegration by peaceful societies are burdens for those who return alive from the battlefield of the former war. However, the post-war societies have to struggle to provide sufficient possibilities for reintegration of veterans into the new peaceful life as well. In all periods of human history political entities and states have tried to find a way for such a reintegration without triggering the violent potential that is represented by former soldiers. Despite such attempts, modern nation states and societies still struggle with the task to find a solution for veteran reintegration in post-war environments. The editors of the planed volume want to analyze the historical aspects of veteran treatment and veteran reintegration — without chronological or geographical limitations — and therefore welcome proposals for chapters that deal with, but are not limited to the following topics:
the veteran as a radical force in post-war societies
veteran education in post-war societies
political movements and veterans
paramilitarism in post-war societies
medical issues and veterans
economic perspectives on veteran reintegration
veterans and memory in post-war societies
veteran rights movements
veterans and the post-war state
veterans and social relations
Proposals (ca. 300 words) and a short CV should be sent to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org until July 15, 2016. Final chapters, 7,000-10,000 words, using footnotes (Chicago Manual of Style) are due by October 15, 2016.
Frank Jacob, History Department, CUNY-QCC, 22205 56th Ave, Bayside, 11364 New York
CALL FOR PAPERS: Narratives by BRAVE Women of Color Academics
CALL FOR PAPERS (deadline for abstracts is 9/30/16)
In this book, we will feature narratives of women of color academics who embody what we call academic bravery. These are women who have demonstrated courage in their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, service, activism, and leadership, despite the potential professional risks. As with any academic, these scholars work in contexts wherein academic cowardice is the norm; despite rewards for productivity, creativity, and innovation, scholars are implicitly rewarded to a far greater extent for “playing it safe,” remaining “objective,” detached and apolitical in their work, and refusing to challenge the status quo in academia and beyond. These conservative norms pose constraints on marginalized scholars, namely women of color, who pursue academic careers to liberate themselves and their communities. Despite the stereotype that college campuses are liberal, social justice utopias, the academy has increasingly become a risk-averse and conservative profession.
“But some of us are brave...”
In this forthcoming edited volume, we aim to celebrate the bravery of women of color academics in the 21st century. We invite women of color scholars to reflect on their courageous acts as researchers, teachers, mentors, administrators, advocates, activists, and entrepreneurs, no matter the professional risks. All contributions should explicitly reflect upon risk-taking, speaking up and out, challenging oppressive norms, surviving and thriving, overcoming professional and personal obstacles, innovation, and/or entrepreneurship. We strongly encourage potential contributors to 1) inspire women of color (academic or not) and other marginalized people and/or 2) to offer specific strategies for women of color academics to harness their bravery. We welcome submissions of personal narratives in the form of:
● Visual art
● Short screenplays
● Other creative works
While these narratives may cite empirical work, and we welcome empirically-based essays, the focus of the book is not to advance scientific inquiry on a particular topic but to validate the common struggles women of color experience in the academy. The book is intended to give voice to a frequently silenced segment of the academy by making visible and honoring courageous work that often goes unnoticed or is even penalized. The hope is that many contributors will find this book a place to publish work that may be otherwise “homeless.”
We invite the full diversity of women of color academics, including Black/African American, Latina/Hispanic, Asian/Asian American, Pacific Islander, Native American/American Indian, Arab/Arab American, Muslim, and immigrant women. We use a broad and inclusive definition of “woman of color,” thus welcoming trans and cisgender women of color; queer, pansexual, bisexual, lesbian, asexual, and heterosexual women of color; women of color with and without disabilities; religious and nonreligious women of color; women of color of diverse body sizes; and, first-gen, working-class, and middle-class women of color. In addition, we welcome women of color scholars from all academic disciplines, all career stages, and all post-PhD/terminal degree careers (e.g., alt-ac, post-ac, contingent faculty, non-tenure track, and tenure-track faculty).
The deadline for abstracts is September 30th, 2016. Submit your abstract (400 words or less) and a short biography electronically to email@example.com. Accepted abstracts will be invited as full-length submissions, which are due by February 17th, 2017. Full papers should be submitted as Microsoft Word documents that are double-spaced and use 12-point Times New Roman font; they should range from 15-25 pages, plus references in APA style.
About the Editors:
Dr. Manya Whitaker is an Assistant Professor of Education at Colorado College where she teaches courses focused on social and political issues in education. Her areas of expertise include urban education, culturally relevant pedagogy, and developmentally appropriate teaching. In her Connecting Learning Across Social Settings (CLASS) lab, Dr. Whitaker conducts research concerned with how to best prepare teachers to teach culturally and linguistically diverse students. She is the founder of Blueprint Educational Strategies, an educational consulting business that provides workshops for teachers and administrators, as well as guidance and advocacy for families. She is also a blogger and regular contributor for Conditionally Accepted.com – an online career advice column and community for marginalized scholars. She can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Eric Anthony Grollman is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Richmond in Virginia. Their research focuses on the impact of prejudice and discrimination on the health, well-being, and worldviews of marginalized groups – namely trans and queer people, people of color, and women, especially individuals who are members of multiple oppressed groups. Dr. Grollman is also an intellectual activist who focuses on making the academy a more just, humane, equitable, and accessible place. They are the founder and editor of the blog, ConditionallyAccepted.com, which is now a weekly career advice column for marginalized scholars on Inside Higher Ed. They can be reached by email at email@example.com.
Call for Submissions - University of Toronto Quarterly
Acclaimed as one of the finest journals focused on the humanities, the University of Toronto Quarterly (UTQ) publishes interdisciplinary articles and review essays of international repute. This interdisciplinary approach provides a depth and quality to the journal that attracts both general readers and specialists from across the humanities.
The University of Toronto Quarterly welcomes contributions in all areas of the humanities – literature, philosophy, fine arts, music, the history of ideas, cultural studies, and so on. It favours articles that appeal to a scholarly readership beyond the specialists in the field of the given submission.
UTQ is especially interested in submissions for special issues or special sections on the following topics:
- Representations of urban life in Canada
- Literature and the media in an age of global fear (terrorism, environmental disaster, economic crisis)
- The return of formalism in literary studies
- Religion and secularism
- The state of the humanities in Canada
Submissions should be no more than 10,000 words inclusive of notes and works cited. Submissions should be sent in either Microsoft Word DOC or RTF format to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on UTQ's house style and editorial policies, please see here - http://bit.ly/utqsubmit - or visit the journal's website: http://bit.ly/utq_online
Roundtable: Does STS have problems?
Below you'll find a brief call for problems for a roundtable event I'm co-organising with Noortje Marres at the upcoming 4S/EASST conference. It would be great if those of you planning to attend the conference considered preparing a submission for it!
With best wishes,
What are the distinctive capacities of STS for posing problems? How are these inflected by changing circumstances (ageing field, times of crisis)? Insofar as STS is an interdisciplinary field, it can’t be business-as-usual, or at least it can’t be only that. So: what is our problem?
We have proposed a roundtable event during the EASST/4S Conference in Barcelona (31 August – 3 September 2016) to address this question in an interactive fashion. We would like to ask you, STS publics, to suggest candidate problems for discussion during the event.
We therefore invite you to send us issues, puzzles, concerns you feel are the most urgent, productive, frightening, and/or alluring for science and technology studies.
The deadline is the 31st July.
Depending on the number and type of submissions, we will invite selected problem advocates to a public event at the conference to present problems and different possible ways of engaging with them. We are also happy to consider self-nominations. The roundtable event will end with a ceremonial moment in which we elect the best and the worst problem STS is facing today.
We kindly ask you to limit your problem statement to half an A4 page (max. 400 words). It may however contain images, links, and references.
Submissions should be send to email@example.com.
If you have any questions, please contact Endre Dányi (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Noortje Marres (email@example.com). You can also read more about the roundtable theme and STS’s problems on https://stsproblems.wordpress.com/about/.
We are looking forward to your submissions!
With best wishes,
Endre & Noortje
Migration and Refuge in Western Canada, Canadian Institute for Identities and Migration (CIIM) & Immigration Research West (IRW) Regional Symposium, October 21-22, 2016, Winnipeg
Deadline: September 1, 2016
CFP: Annual Centre for Refugee Studies Student Conference at York University, Toronto
CFP: “The Production of Forced Migration”
11th Annual Centre for Refugee Studies Student Caucus Conference
23-24 September, 2016, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
CFP for WSQ: Women's Studies Quarterly issue "Precarious Work"
WSQ, Call for Papers: Special Issue
Alyson Cole, Queens College & the Graduate Center, CUNY
Victoria Hattam, NSSR, New School
Worlds of work are changing. The 2008 recession amplified the growing sense of a crisis as unemployment rates, gini co-efficients, and debt soared, while organized labor and stock markets crashed---and throughout wages stagnated (Piketty; Krugman). Some activists and scholars view the “third industrial revolution” optimistically, seeing new possibilities within the ruins of old economic forms as earlier divisions of labor between design and production, home and work, urban and rural, reproductive and productive labor transform (Anderson; Lindtner; Zimmer).
Others see precarity as the dominant motif, manifesting in underemployment, deskilling, and the absence of living wages. As the neoliberal state transfers responsibilities formerly under its purview to corporations, corporations further erode benefits, job security and pensions. While still a contested neologism, some have argued there is a new class formation, the “precariate” (Standing; Milkman). New insecurities reproduce and exacerbate older conceptions of devalued labor as always already raced, gendered, and inadequately compensated (Boris, Nadasen). The neoliberal state’s relationship with business also redistributes and reconfigures citizenship (Ong). And, longstanding feminist concerns are reanimated – the relationship between home and work alter again, reshaping gendered divisions of labor. As work changes, issues of power and authority are being reworked, or perhaps simply repackaged. Do we require a profound reorientation to work? Should we question our love of work itself rather than worrying about whose work, for what purposes, and at what price (Weeks)? And, what social transformation might less work yield?
Precarity and vulnerability have become keywords. In what ways have these terms displaced earlier assessments of exploited workers and alienated labor? How does precarity intersect with the increased attention given to design and creativity as catalysts of economic growth? What has been gained and what lost in these semantic shifts? Is there a longer history of precarity? The politics of the economic and material fuels the preoccupation with precarity, but too often remains in the background. This issue of WSQ aims to shift focus by bringing front and center the political work of precarity and the precarity of work itself.
We invite submissions that address the question of precarious work, in the humanities as well as social sciences. Scholarly articles, fictional pieces, poetry and artwork should engage with gendering, broadly construed. Academic and fictional pieces that treat contemporary questions concerning women, gender, sexuality, feminism, LGBTQ issues and/or disability studies are especially welcome. Themes include, but are not limited to the following:
Precariate, proletariat, lumpen, alienated labor
Working wage, living wage, minimum wage
Care work, affective labor/emotional labor, women’s work
Divisions of Labor, design and production, home and work, rural and urban
Wages of Whiteness, slave labor, sweatshops
Artistic production, creative work, collaborators on collaboration
Undocumented workers, migrant labor, domestic workers
Day labor versus salaried labor, contingent labor, adjuncting
Maker movements/ “Live, Work, Play”/ artisanal manufacturing
Sex Work, surrogacy, trafficking
Labor unions, freelancer unions, workers’ collectives
Homework, housework, shitwork
Global supply chains, global care chains
Contract labor, sexual contract, racial contract, commodified labor
Leisure, relaxing, not working
Scholarly articles and inquiries should be sent to guest issue editors Alyson Cole and Victoria Hattam at WSQprecariousworkissue@gmail.com. We will give priority consideration to submissions received by September 15, 2016. Please send complete articles, not just abstracts. Submissions should not exceed 6,360 words (including un-embedded notes, works cited, and a 100-word abstract) and should comply with the formatting guidelines at http://www.feministpress.org/wsq/submission-guidelines.
Poetry submissions should be sent to WSQ's poetry editor, Patricia Smith, at WSQpoetry [at] gmail.com by September 15, 2016. Please review previous issues of WSQ to see what type of submissions we prefer before submitting poems. Please note that poetry submissions may be held for six months or longer. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable if the poetry editor is notified immediately of acceptance elsewhere. We do not accept work that has been previously published. Please paste poetry submissions into the body of the e-mail along with all contact information.
Fiction, essay, and memoir submissions should be sent to WSQ's fiction/nonfiction editor, Asali Solomon, at WSQCreativeProse@gmail.com by September 15, 2016. Please review previous issues of WSQ to see what type of submissions we prefer before submitting prose. Please note that prose submissions may be held for six months or longer. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable if the prose editor is notified immediately of acceptance elsewhere. We do not accept work that has been previously published. Please provide all contact information in the body of the e-mail.
CFP - No Border Camp (Thessaloniki-Greece 15-24 July 2016)
Deadline: June 25, 2016
Call for Papers: Violence and Indigenous Communities: Confronting the Past, Engaging the Present
Please submit abstracts by September 1, 2016
Call for papers IJMBS
The International Journal of Migration and Border Studies is currently
accepting submissions for publications in its next issue in 2017.
The IJMBS is a peer-reviewed journal which aims to bring together a diverse
range of scholars and practitioners to advance knowledge and improve
practice and methodologies in a broad range of issues related to migration
and borders studies. Articles covering a large spectrum of topics
addressing the development of international, transnational and national
immigration policies viewed in a broad sense are welcome.
On behalf of France Houle, Editor-in-Chief, would you please kindly
distribute the present call for papers among your network?
Professors, practitioners, post-graduate and graduate students wishing to
submit a paper must do so online at
The submission deadline is December 31, 2016.
For more information, please see the Call for papers:
The International Journal of Migration and Border Studies
Call for Papers – 2017
Editor in Chief
Prof. France Houle, Université de Montréal, Canada
The International Journal of Migration and Border Studies (IJMBS) is pleased to announce a call for papers for its issues in 2017.
IJMBS aims to bring together a diverse range of scholars and practitioners to advance knowledge and improve practice and methodologies in a broad range of issued related to migration and borders studies. Broadly speaking, it seeks to provide different perspectives to its readership ranging from exclusion to integration of permanent, temporary and irregular migrants as well as asylum seekers. Articles covering a large spectrum of topics addressing the development of international, transnational and national immigration policies viewed in a broad sense are welcome. What could be the best practices regarding inclusion? Which measures have exclusionary effects? Some examples of themes this journal intends to cover are listed below.
Broad themes on which articles are sought include but are not limited to:
• Innovations in institutional, procedural and social arrangements to deal with border security and immigration policy
• Personal information databases and exchanges
• Measures to restrict access to asylum
• The coherence and coordination between various actors dealing with issues such as health, education, social welfare, employment and law enforcement in the migration context
• Causes and consequences (economic, social, political, environmental, etc.) of migration and their legal and policy implications
• Local, regional and international mechanisms and logics that transform political and media discourses, norms, policies and practices related to migration and border studies
• Development of new priorities for immigration programmes
• The role of gender, age, social status, ability, race and other factors in curtailing border and immigration policies
• Indigenous rights and claims and border and migration studies
IJMBS is a peer-reviewed journal which offers a forum for disciplinary and inter-disciplinary research concerning conceptual, theoretical, empirical and methodological dimensions related to key concepts that underpin them: borders, immigration and integration policies, humanitarianism, sovereignty, states, citizenship, etc. Such critical analysis contributes to a better understanding of current challenges from different disciplinary perspectives including law, sociology, anthropology, social policy and social welfare, criminology, political economy, political science and public politics.
The journal invites submissions from both emerging and established scholars, including graduate students, post-graduates, professors and practitioners from around the globe, with the objective of ensuring that a plurality of experiences and perspectives is represented.
Notes for Prospective Authors
Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).
All papers are refereed through a peer review process.
All papers must be submitted online. Please read our information on preparing and submitting articles.
Submission deadline: 31st of December 2016
CFP The West: Concept, Narrative, and Politics (8-9 December, Jyväskylä, Finland)
The West: Concept, Narrative, and Politics
University of Jyväskylä, Finland
What are, and have been, the shifting meanings of the West? Does the West exist, and if so, how – in action, identity, politics, thought, popular culture, imagination, rhetoric, and academic texts?
During the past decade, we have witnessed a proliferation in studies focusing on the West (or Western society/culture/countries/people). These studies have discussed the West as a concept, narrative, civilization, identity, unit in international relations, and as a both real and imagined community. We have seen critical and constructive studies, and the emergence of a still unsettled framework called Occidentalism.
And yet it seems that the idea of the West remains as elusive as ever. Why certain geographical/political/cultural areas are called the West, which countries or groups belong to the West, and what socio-cultural elements make a society Western? Answers to these questions appear to depend on the speaker and the discursive context. Sometimes the concept refers to a certain geopolitical formation, political system, values or ideologies; often it connotes to a high level of technological development or scientific progress; at other times it simply refers to the populations who are the richest and consume the most. In the historical imagination, the Western world is based on a series of interrelated phenomena including Christianity, the Enlightenment, the scientific and industrial revolutions, colonialism, and Cold War. Still, despite of it being fuzzy, contested, and criticized, the concept of the West continues to be current. It is evoked in a variety of situations all over the world as a convenient shorthand expression taken for granted by both speakers and listeners.
The aim of this conference is not to repudiate the concept, nor to produce conclusive definitions of it. Instead, we aim to problematize the idea of the West even further, explore its functions, and thus to enlarge our understanding of it. We also wish to bring together researchers, united by their interest in the idea of the West, to share their latest findings and thoughts.
We welcome abstracts from all disciplines within human and social sciences to discuss the past, present, and future of the idea of the West. Possible topics for the papers include, but are not limited to:
* International relations, politics, and geopolitics
* “Western” culture, society, tradition, history
* “Western” philosophy, science, rationalism
* “Western” values, morality, ideologies
* Christianity, neo-religions, New Age, secularism, atheism
* Capitalism, consumerism, socioeconomic West
* Racial, ethnic, minorities’ West
* “Western” modernity
* The West as an imagined community
* “Banal Occidentalism”
* Antipodal narratives, Orientalism/Occidentalism, “the West and the rest”
* Images/representations of the “West”, “Western countries”, or “Western people”
* How to study the West? Theories and methodologies.
Abstracts: 200–300 words, deadline August 31st, 2016. Send your abstract with your name and affiliation to: firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>
Venue: Agora Center, University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland.
Keynote speakers: TBA.
Participation fee: 40 €.
On behalf of the organizing committee,
Jukka Jouhki & Henna-Riikka Pennanen
Department of History and Ethnology
University of Jyväskylä, Finland
More information on the conference website:
CFP: Studies in Social Justice
Special Themed Issue:
VISUAL RESEARCH AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
Special Guest Editors:
Nancy Cook, Department of Sociology, Brock University
Andrea Doucet, CRC in Gender, Work and Care, Department of Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies, Brock University
Jennifer Rowsell, CRC in Multiliteracies, Department of Teacher Education, Brock University
Across the globe, visual awareness and engagement feature prominently in people’s everyday lives. Qualitative researchers have responded to this social phenomenon by attending to the visual organization and saturation of social life, and by contemplating issues of visual theory, epistemology, methodology, methods, ethics, justice and knowledge mobilization. Many have also employed a range of visual research methods to explore dynamics and experiences of social inequality. This interdisciplinary field of visual studies is constantly emerging through scholarly processes of debate, disagreement and doubt that enliven research possibilities and transformations.
We imagine this special issue of Studies in Social Justice (SSJ) as contributing to reflections on and interdisciplinary conversations about visual research that build on considerable existing knowledge, particularly through an emphasis on relationships between visuality and social justice. It focuses, therefore, on qualitative visual research that explores a range of intersections among, for example, filmmaking, photography, digital story telling, visual methodologies, epistemic justice, and social justice processes and interventions.
This special issue of SSJ emerges from the 33rd Qualitative Analysis Conference (Visual Research Methods and Visual Ethnographies) that was held at Brock University in May 2016. We plan to publish a selection of papers that were presented at the conference, as well as new papers that address the special issue’s theme.
SSJ is an interdisciplinary Open Access journal that is widely read; in the last five months alone, 6,594 SSJ articles have been downloaded, and 2,715 people have viewed the contents of the last two special issues. The journal publishes articles that (a) deal with social, cultural, economic, political and philosophical problems associated with struggles for social justice and (b) link social justice theory to social change and the analysis of substantive issues. It welcomes heterodox contributions that are critical of established paradigms of inquiry.
Commensurate with the journal’s conceptual mandate, articles submitted to this special issue should be framed explicitly in relation to social justice in terms of their purpose, contributions, analysis and conclusions. For a complete description of SSJ’s mandate, please consult: https://brock.scholarsportal.info/journals/SSJ.
SSJ also publishes review essays, book reviews, dispatches and creative interventions that can include visual, aural and artistic contributions. Contributors to this special issue may submit topically relevant material to any of these journal sections:
Articles (6 – 8,000 words): original, previously-unpublished, and fully-referenced research contributions that significantly extend knowledge in the broad field of social justice along substantive, theoretical or methodological lines, and which are likely to be of interest to researchers and practitioners. Articles will be blind peer-reviewed.
Review Essays (< 6,000 words): critical and evaluative overviews of particular literatures, theoretical traditions, debates, activist experiences, etc., relating to social justice. Review essays are intended as expert overviews for the benefit of activists and researchers who are unfamiliar with the area. Review essays will be blind peer-reviewed.
Book reviews (1 – 2,000 words): reviews of important theoretical, political and research works relating to social justice issues. Book reviews are vetted by the editors, but are not subject to peer review.
Dispatches (< 4,000 words): reports or commentaries from the non-academic and academic spaces of social justice practice, discourse and contestation. Dispatches may report on research activities, methodological innovations, movement experiences, mobilization efforts, educational practices, social justice events and actions, etc. They need not employ an academic writing style or speaking position. Dispatches are reviewed and vetted by the editorial team, which will work with authors as necessary to help shape submissions for publication. They are not exposed to a blind review process.
Creative Interventions: visual, aural or textual products that reflect on social justice issues using an aesthetic or evocative mode of address. Creative interventions are reviewed and vetted by members of the editorial team or others with competence in the relevant areas of creative practice. They are not exposed to a blind review process.
Please submit special issue materials that conform to SSJ’s Author Guidelines to Nancy Cook (firstname.lastname@example.org) by November 1, 2016. Special issue editors will review submissions within a month. Authors will then be notified about submitting their papers into SSJ’s peer review process.
Feel free to consult with Nancy Cook (email@example.com) about possible submissions.
CLEENIK: A CLINIC OF ANTHROPOLOGICAL ETHNOGRAPHIC EXPERIMENTS IN FIELDWORK AT EASA2016 MILANO
Apologies for cross-postings
If you were planning to attend the @EASA2016 Milano you might consider attending to this lab.
CLEENIK: clinic of anthropological ethnographic experiments in fieldwork
Andrea Gaspar (University of Coimbra), Adolfo Estalella (Spanish National Scientific Council) & Tomás Criado (TU München)
A role-playing performance to create the grounds for a discussion around the figure of ethnographic experimentation in fieldwork.
Have you been affected by Ethnographic Experimentation Breakdown (EEB) or Excess of Engagement Stress (EES)? Have you been suffering from breach-of-the-canon infection (BOTCA)? Do you know how to detect the symptoms of Goingnativosis (GN), Collaborative Fieldwork Disorder (CoFD) or Transdisciplinary/Interdisciplinary Associative Disorder (TRIAD)? Perhaps you know of somebody who is affected by Non-observatory, multi-sensory, too-material fieldwork syndrome (NO-MS-TM)? If you have been quarreling with your supervisor and colleagues over their effects, if you are being chased by your former informants to hang around as if no distance separated you, why not try a radically different approach, and search for the better cure? CLEENIK is searching for "sick" ethnographers interested in donating their time for science, sharing their suffering experiences, and helping others find the #xcol™ cure! For this, you would be receiving a treatment FOR FREE in our internationally renowned CLEENIK, an institution with the most innovative experimental collaboration techniques for the treatment of contemporary fieldwork disorders.
CLEENIK will be a laboratory in one single session, a role-playing performance to create the grounds for a discussion around the figure of ethnographic experimentation in fieldwork. For this, we ask participants to send a brief proposal if they want to present the diseases they have suffered in their fieldwork. In the session we will propose the construction a network of Ethnographic Experimentation.
CFP | photography + (con) text Photography in Academic Research | UCL| 8+9 September
*photography + (con) text*
*Photography in Academic Research*
*0**8/09 September 2016*
Call for papers and visual submissions
‘*photography + (con) text*’ is pleased to announce a call for papers and
visual submissions for a conference on ‘Photography in Academic Research’
to be hosted by UCL Museum and Heritage Studies, Institute of Archaeology,
in collaboration with RAI (Royal Anthropological Institute) and Birkbeck,
Department of Politics.
‘photography + (con) text’ was set up with the aim of promoting the
collaboration and exchange between social researchers and practitioners who
use photography in their research and practice. This conference comes
together to provide a space of exchange, stimulating dialogue between
social researchers and practitioners who engage with photography creatively
and critically. This conference will serve as a platform for photography;
encouraging its uses, analyses and practices in social research, expanding
the possibilities of photographic practice beyond its current observational
and illustrative uses within academia.
The character of research and practice with photography has changed
significantly over the past decades, such that inquiries into the nature of
different screen media, their interactivity, in art installations, their
digitisation, the politics of their making, distribution and reception has
emerged alongside more traditional perspectives and topics such as cultural
memory and visual heritage. At the same time, cultural, technological and
political shifts have led us to re-address the use of photography in
academic research, challenging photography as an archaic practice to the
moving image or an art practice outside an ideological or social platform.
We welcome submissions that discuss how through photography social
researchers and practitioners play an important collaborative role in
exploring people’s social life and how photography is being used and
reconfigured to enrich social research practices, dissemination of data and
in enriching academic writing.
We welcome contributions from researchers, practitioners and artists
working in all fields such as education, social research, the arts,
museums, archives and anyone who is engaged with the analysis and the
production of photography.
Panels are not limited to the following themes but can be used to guide
· The still image in a world in movement
· Photographs in a world of textual hegemony
· The use of photographs in a social research environment and academic
· Photographic ethnographies
· The politics of visual evidence and the archive
· Politics and photography
· The social life of photographs
Submissions are invited from but not limited to academics, researchers,
educators, curators, artists, independent scholars and practitioners.
Submissions may be made via e-mail attachment (Word documents or PDF
preferred). Please include the following information with your submission:
1. Title of your submission
2. Name(s) of the author(s)
3. Affiliation(s) of the author(s) if applicable
4. E-mail address(s) of the author(s)
5. Short Abstract (maximum 300 characters)
6. Long Abstract (maximum 250 words)
Please send proposals or further enquiries to *Dr **Marcel Reyes-Cortez*
(Visual Anthropologist) via firstname.lastname@example.org and Barbara Knorpp
(Anthropologist, UCL) via email@example.com
*The event is free. All welcome! *
The call for panels and papers closes *05 June 2016*. Chosen participants
will be notified by the 17 June 2016.
Colloque «La Confédération et la dualité nationale», 27 au 29 avril 2017, Université de l'Alberta
Ce colloque s'adresse aux historiens, aux politologues, aux sociologues, aux juristes et à tous ceux et celles qui étudient le Canada dans son rapport à la dualité.
Les chercheurs intéressés par ces questions sont invités à soumettre une proposition de communication d'ici le 30 juin 2016. Les communications en français et en anglais seront les bienvenues.
Registration now open: Conference Wild or Domesticated - Uncanny in Historical and Contemporary Perspectives to Mind
Dear Colleagues, for your information:
Wild or Domesticated – Uncanny in Historical and Contemporary Perspectives to Mind
Interdisciplinary conference September 20–22nd 2016
The House of Science and Letters, Helsinki, Finland
The confirmed keynote speakers of the event are:
Professor Tanya Luhrmann, University of Stanford
Professor Simo Knuuttila, University of Helsinki
Assistant professor Diana Espirito Santo, The Pontifical Catholic University of Chile
In this interdisciplinary conference, organized by the Mind and Other Research Project and by the Finnish Anthropological Society, the broad problem area of the uncanny will be discussed. The workshops and paper presentations of this event cover a range of themes, including, but not limited to: Cross-cultural approaches to the study of the human mind; problems and new approaches to "evidence"; the cultural construction of normality and abnormality; questions about "reality" and belief; the crisis of rationalism and the changing relationship between rationality and magic; historical approaches to the irrational in science and philosophy; science and technology approaches to alterity; discussions of front line research e.g. hearing voices or spirit writing; contesting discourses and narratives of reality and ontology; and, challenging the boundaries between life and death.
Online registration for the conference is now open. You can register for the conference via this link: Registration
The conference fee is 200 €/100 € (students). It includes lunch and refreshments during the three conference days, participation in the cocktail event on 20th September and participation in the conference dinner on 21st September. Lunch and refreshments will be served at the conference location (House of Science and Letters).
The conference fee without the dinner is 150 €/70 € (students). It also includes lunch and refreshments during the three conference days and participation in the cocktail event.
The deadline for registration is Monday, August 22. Please make sure that you register on time. The registration is confirmed once the fee is paid.
If you have any questions regarding the registration, please contact us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
More information about the conference, please see:
On behalf on the organising committee,
Mind and the Other Project
University of Turku
Call for Papers:
Moral Outrage and Political Violence
7-9 November 2016 at Sandbjerg Gods, Sønderborg
Workshop organized by Mette-Louise Johansen (Aarhus University), Therese Sandrup (FFI) and Nerina Weiss (Fafo Research Foundation)
Call for papers
The current refugee crisis in Europe, the wars in the Middle East, state violence against civil society all over the world, neo-liberal abandonment as well as separatist violence and terror attacks are only a few of current events that cause a number of emotional reactions. In this panel we are interested in theoretical, analytical and empirical discussions on moral outrage, here understood as an affective reaction to political violence or the denial thereof. We want to explore the different ways moral outrage is expressed, its relational aspects as well as the ways moral outrage may be understood as a mobilizing force to action.
Our understanding of moral outrage builds on the anthropology of morality (Howell 1997, Parkin 1985, Robbins 2004) and ethics (Badiou 2001, Faubion 2011 Foucault 2000, Laidlaw 2014, Lambek 2015) which explore moral economies, institutional ethics, and how people relate to conflicting moral orders. We find inspiration in Fassin (2015) and Zigon (2007) who, both in their own ways, have explored issues of how do people negotiate and deal with competing, and at times contradicting moralities, including the need to reposition themselves and become conscious of their own being-in-the-world and their relations to others. Drawing also on the body of literature looking at social movements (Tilly 1998) and moral protest (i.e. Jasper 1997) we want to explore morality, and especially moral outrage as a call to action. We are interested in explorations of the different ways moral outrage come to be expressed and what the social implications may be. When may moral outrage lead to violent action and excess and when does it actually enhance rather than diminish the quality of democratic life (Marcus and Mackuen 1993)?
Exploring moral outrage as an affective phenomenon, it is important to reject earlier notions of emotion and affect as irrational and limited to the bodily and sensorial sphere. We argue with Jasper (1997) that emotions are part of rational action. As however, cognitive processes and moral values are socially constructed, also moral outrage is limited to and only makes sense in specific social circumstances. Thus, an interesting aspect for this workshop would be to explore the historical, geopolitical and cultural context of political violence and ask why certain events or forms of political violence are experienced as a moral call for action in one setting, but not in another.
We invite empirical and theoretical studies of moral outrage directed against political violence as well as the denial of political violence and injustice (Cohen 2001). In particular we encourage papers to relate to (some of) the following questions and topics:
- What are the structural responses to moral outrage? And what are the personal and affective responses to it? In what way is outrage a driving force for action and moral or social positioning?
- What role does media and social media play in the creation and countering of moral outrage?
- What kind of relationships, practices and everyday lives are produced through the existence of different moral orders?
- What is the relation between moral panic (Cohen 2001) and moral outrage? When does moral panic justify moral outrage, and when is moral outrage directed against moral panic?
Please send your abstract (max. 300 words) by July 30st 2016 to Mette-Louise Johansen, Aarhus University: email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>. We aim at vivid discussions and knowledge exchange and wish to circulate all papers prior to the workshop. We therefore ask the accepted participants to send their draft papers by November 1st (max. 7000 words).
A conference fee of 80 Euros includes accommodation in single room, full board and conference dinner at Sandbjerg Gods, Sandbjergvej 102, DK-6400 Soenderborg. There might be the possibility to apply for travelfunds, however these are not yet confirmed.
9th International Congress on Traditional Asian Medicines, 6-12 August 2017, Kiel (Germany) • Call for Panels
DEADLINE for Panel submissions is 1 August 2016.
CFP - workshop on Health in India for PhD/postdoctoral researchers, December 2016, Leipzig
by Lesley Branagan
Call for Papers
Workshop on Health in India for PhD and postdoctoral researchers
15 & 16 December 2016
Institute of Anthropology, Leipzig University, Germany.
This two-day workshop will bring together social and medical anthropology PhD/postdoctoral researchers with leading international scholars working in the field of health in India, and will provide the opportunity for extensive debate and feedback on researchers’ papers from experts. The focus of the workshop is to support young scholars in finding forms and ways to write up their research data.
Eight PhD candidates/postdoctoral researchers will be selected from amongst applications.
The December workshop will operate as a working group, where eight students will each present papers. Four academic scholars will each comment on two research papers, and give a short presentation, raising issues for further discussion. This will be followed by roundtable discussion and feedback from the group.
The three confirmed participating expert academic scholars are:
Kalpana Ram, Department of Anthropology, Macquarie University, Australia
Professor Ram’s work focuses on gender, phenomenology, development and reproduction in India. Her most recent book explores the way spirit possession in south India unsettles some foundational assumptions of modernity.
Sarah Pinto, Department of Anthropology, Tufts University, USA
Professor Pinto’s work focuses on reproduction, cultures of biomedicine, mental health, psychiatry and gender in India. She is currently writing a history of hysteria (the medical diagnosis) in India.
William Sax, Department of Anthropology, Heidelberg University, Germany
Professor Sax has spent ten years in the Central Himalayas, and his research focuses on the effectiveness of ritual healing in the treatment of mental disorders.
Applications (in the form of a 200 word abstract of proposed paper presentation) are welcome from PhD candidates and postdoctoral researchers working on health in India, with priority given to papers that address issues and questions such as:
Health, healing, wellbeing, care
Representations of pain and suffering
New modalities of healthcare and healing
When narrating life stories of individuals, what can social anthropologists say about the larger picture without resorting to generalities?
What is the broader significance of methodological approaches?
To apply, please send a 200-word abstract of your proposed paper by 30 May to Professor Ursula Rao, Institute of Anthropology, Leipzig University. email@example.com
Selected researchers will each be provided with travel expenses up to €250, three nights in a hotel in Leipzig, and local hospitality during the workshop. A full scholarship will be provided to one student from India, which will cover costs of an airfare (India-Leipzig return), transfers, hotel accommodation and hospitality during the workshop.
Researchers will be required to submit their final papers by 10 November.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Call for Proposals
Entangled Kinship Spaces - Ethnographic approaches of contemporary public and intimate (re)configurations
Espaces pluriels de la parenté - Approches ethnographiques des (re)configurations publiques et privées dans le monde contemporain
20-21 October 2016,
University of Liege (Belgium)
The deadline for abstract submission is on May 25th, 2016.
CfP Exploring the Anthropology of Energy: Ethnography, Energy and Ethics
Exploring the Anthropology of Energy: Ethnography, Energy and Ethics
Call for Papers for an invited Special Issue in Energy Research & Social Science (ERSS)
Guest Editors: Dr Mette M. High, University of St Andrews
Dr Jessica M. Smith, Colorado School of Mines
Remarkable growth in global energy production and consumption has inspired a new generation of scholars to draw on ethnographic methods and anthropological concepts to enhance our understanding of issues related to energy. Many of these works focus on particular energy sources and their suitability for meeting this rising demand. For example, a growing number of anthropologists examine oil as a site of corporate and state governance. New possibilities for renewable energy generation provide fertile ground from which to examine the articulations between local perceptions of wind, solar and other sources of renewable energy and the ways in which people know and interact with the environment. And increasing controversy surrounding unconventional energy development inspires scholarship on citizens who conduct grassroots or “citizen science” as a form of activism.
This special issue of Energy Research & Social Science will (1) emphasize an ethnographic focus on the numerous intersections of energy and ethics, as well as (2) expand upon earlier work to explore new directions in the anthropology of energy.
Making ethics and anthropology an explicit focus of scholarship will hone our understanding of the multiple, if not conflicting, ways in which ethical and cultural judgments inform people’s relationships with energy, debates about energy transitions, and the current scholarly frames used to study energy and society. Debates about energy futures raise fundamental ethical questions that involve judgments of the kinds of lives that we consider to be desirable or just:
What is the place of energy in human life? How do we make sense of the ways in which we produce, distribute and use it? And how do such actions relate to what we consider to be right or good? How do actors as diverse as consumers, producers, critics and developers pose and answer questions about the relationship between energy sociotechnical systems and their visions of a good life?
We seek papers from anthropology and beyond that explore the centrality of ethical practice, judgment and questioning in our relationship with energy. We encourage papers that offer new approaches to energy ethics, in particular by recognizing ethical sensibility as part of the human condition, animating the everyday thoughts and practices of people with a variety of attachments to and relationships with energy, from people who make a living working on well pads to proponents of renewable energy. We desire to move beyond simplistic frameworks that either ascribe ethics to particular energy sources (“good” renewable energy versus “bad” fossil fuel energy) or subsume ethics within corporate social responsibility discourses steeped in highly particular value regimes related to marketing, advertising and pricing. We lastly encourage papers that refine, challenge, or introduce anthropological concepts and theories as applied to energy.
In particular, we seek papers that offer novel frameworks for bringing together ethnographic studies of energy and ethnographic studies of ethics. Areas of interest include: energy policy, energy production and consumption, discourses of national security in relation to energy strategy, energy innovation, distribution networks of and access to energy, energy pricing, and the growing citizen science movement surrounding controversies related to energy.
Papers selected from this call will join a selection of papers that were originally presented at the 2016 Energy Ethics: Fragile Lives and Imagined Futures conference at the University of St Andrews (www.energyethics.org.uk). Those papers span the globe and range from algae harvesting to nuclear waste siting, from patriotic hydroelectric stations to fuel poverty, from the plunder of renewable energy to the everyday practices of biologists who create biofuels, and from erratic electricity supply in a mining town to the politics of a wind farm adjacent to pastoralist communities. We anticipate selecting an additional 5-10 papers from this call. Papers must use ethnographic methods and anthropological concepts to understand issues related to energy.
Interested authors should submit titles and 350-word abstracts by August 1, 2016 to the Guest Editors, Dr Jessica M. Smith, Colorado School of Mines, firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com> and Dr Mette M. High, University of St Andrews, firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>. On the abstract, please include contact information and institutional affiliation.
Completed draft manuscripts will be due November 1, 2016, after which they will be double-blind peer-reviewed for a final publication decision. Manuscripts should be 8,000-10,000 words, including notes and references. Final articles will be due February 1, 2017 and published in the July 2017 volume.
Energy Research & Social Science (ERSS) is a fully peer-reviewed international journal that publishes original research and review articles examining the relationship between energy systems and society. ERSS welcomes research from those trained in the social sciences, including anthropology, geography, economics, political science, public policy, law, sociology, history, communication studies, and philosophy, as well as interdisciplinary work from engineers, psychologists, and others, as long as the focus is on society and energy. For more on the aims and goals of the journal and for detailed instructions for authors, see http://www.journals.elsevier.com/energy-research-and-social-science/.
Mette M. High
Colloque international VocUM, 17 et 18 novembre 2016, Université de Montréal
VocUM est un colloque international annuel organisé par des étudiants aux cycles supérieurs de l’Université de Montréal provenant de différents domaines d’études reliés au langage. Il s’agit du seul colloque multidisciplinaire montréalais dédié au langage. Cette initiative permet l’échange d’idées entre des personnes issues de multiples domaines du langage qui évoluent souvent en vases clos et qui se côtoient très peu lors d’activités scientifiques. Des propositions de communication sont attendues pour le 3e colloque international VocUM dont le thème sera «Le langage sous la loupe : technologies et corpus». Les propositions d’étudiantes et étudiants du premier cycle peuvent également être considérées. La date limite pour soumettre une proposition est le 17 juillet 2016.
Ethnographies of Security
A special issue of Qualitative Sociology
Guest Editor: Rebecca Hanson
The policies and strategies that governments, organizations and communities employ in the search for security have changed dramatically within the past few decades. Advanced technology; wars on drugs, terror, and crime; the global diffusion of policing models; and the rise of mass incarceration and mass surveillance are just a few developments that have transformed the landscape of security. These changes have profound implications for democracy. Just like threats to security, attempts to ensure security can constrict, deteriorate, and circumscribe citizenship. More concretely, security for some often puts others’ right to life at risk, particularly marginalized and stigmatized “others.”
Recent research has emphasized the need to pay closer attention to how people interpret and negotiate security strategies. We need more qualitative research to understand how actors—whether state, non-state, or illicit—resist, appropriate, repurpose, or acquiesce to security strategies, and how these actions shape outcomes. In the banlieues of Paris, Fassin has shown that the regular deployment of anti-crime police units has created “infra-citizens,” who often acquiesce to arbitrary searches that “put them in their place.” Scholars working in Africa and Latin America have shown that, depending on socioeconomic status, one’s security might be provided by a criminal organization, a community group, or a private firm. And ethnographies of urban poverty in the United States and Europe have documented the exponential growth in the state’s capacity to punish and expel, but have also documented survival strategies used by people to evade incarceration and deportation. This qualitative work is key to understanding how the boundaries of citizenship are redrawn and democracy is redefined on the ground.
This special issue will bring together work that analyzes how changes to security alter environments, creating new possibilities for and constraints on state, non-state, and criminal actors and, more broadly, on democracy, citizenship, and survival.
Contributions are welcomed on all related themes and topics. Manuscripts may be submitted anytime before November 1, 2016.
The papers will undergo Qualitative Sociology’s normal double-blind peer-review process. Manuscripts should be submitted through Editorial Manager (at http://www.editorialmanager.com/quas/Default.aspx). When submitting, choose “Ethnographies of Security” as the article type. For more information, please contact Rebecca Hanson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Call for papers: Governing social and spatial inequalities under enduring austerity
Governing social and spatial inequalities under enduring austerity
A one day conference
Date: Thursday15th September 2016
Venue: City Hall, Sheffield
Organised by: People, Place and Policy (http://extra.shu.ac.uk/ppp-online/)
Confirmed keynote speakers:
- Professor Ruth Lupton (University of Manchester)
- Professor Andrew Cumbers (University of Glasgow)
Papers are invited for a one-day conference that explores the implications of changing forms of governance for social and spatial inequalities across the UK and beyond.
Call for papers:
There is growing recognition that the political responses to the financial crisis of 2007-08 have generated or intensified forms of governance that are becoming embedded as the 'new normal' in an era of entrenched austerity. A combination of cuts in state funding, public sector retrenchment, new modes of service delivery, and reform of governance structures across spatial scales are reshaping the way that social and spatial inequalities are addressed. The hollowing out of local government has been accompanied by a turn to sub-regional forms of governance (LEPs and combined authorities); growing reliance on the private and third sector to deliver services; and increasing expectation that 'community' can fill the void left by state withdrawal. Increasingly fractured devolution settlements in England and across Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland also create conditions for policy divergence and increasing potential for differential outcomes. Taken together these changes have profound implications for the economic and social well-being of low income groups and areas.
This conference will explore these implications by interrogating key developments that include, but are not limited to: privatisation; contracting out of services; retrenchment or reconfiguration in the public sector; financialisation of public services; devolution and new forms of territorial governance; public service 'transformation'; and a turn to community to tackle social problems. These developments have been explored in the UK and overseas through concepts such as 'disaster capitalism' (Klein, 2008), 'austerity urbanism' (Peck, 2012) and 'risk-shifting' that emphasise that the fallout of the financial crisis has been 'downloaded' onto social and political actors at increasingly localised scales.
These trends provide an opportunity to critically examine the novelty, permanence and effectiveness of these changing forms of governance as well as the outcomes for marginalised groups and places. We are particularly interested in papers that explore how these changes play out across policy domains as well as the implications within discrete policy areas (welfare, employment, housing, regeneration/economic development, health and education etc). We also welcome comparative papers that draw on experiences and developments outside the UK.
Academics, researchers, students, policymakers and practitioners are invited to interrogate the implications of these trends for addressing social and spatial inequalities. Policy-relevant and empirically or theoretically-informed papers are encouraged on themes including (but not limited to):
- Privatisation, contracting out and 'corporate welfare'
- The role of the public, private and third sector in the 'mixed economy' of welfare
- Financialisation of public service delivery
- New models of service delivery for 'complex' groups (e.g. whole household approaches, multi-agency working)
- Devolution, new forms of territorial governance and the retrenchment of local government
- The turn to 'community' in service delivery
- Lived experiences of, and responses to, new forms of governance
- Working conditions in organisations delivering services
- Theoretical understandings of governance under permanent austerity
Abstracts of 200 words should be submitted to Emma Smith (email@example.com) by Friday 27th May 2015. We encourage contributions from established academics, early career researchers, and colleagues in policy and practice. If accepted (5-7,000 words), full papers should be submitted by Friday 19th August. There will be a prize for the best paper. PPP will also consider publishing the strongest papers in a special issue in 2017.
If you wish to attend the seminar as a delegate, please register your interest by emailing Emma Smith: firstname.lastname@example.org. Queries can also be sent to this email address.
The event is part funded by the Centre for Regional, Economic and Social Research (CRESR) at Sheffield Hallam University. A fee of £35 will be payable by all delegates including presenters to cover the remaining running costs of the conference. Booking forms and details of how to make payments will be emailed to delegates after registering interest or submitting abstracts. A small number of bursaries will be available to cover the fee for attendees who do not have institutional support. Please indicate if you wish to be considered for a bursary when submitting an abstract.
About People, Place and Policy:
People, Place and Policy (PPP) is an open access journal that provides a forum for debate about how policy shapes the risks, opportunities and constraints that face people and places in contemporary society. Its aim is to foster dialogue between academics engaged in researching societal challenges and the policy-makers or practitioners charged with responding to these challenges.
CFP: "Indigenous Languages and Cultures: Then and Now"
Proposals are welcome for 20-minute papers, or panels of three speakers, exploring indigenous cultures and languages from a range of methodological approaches and geographical contexts. As the name suggests, our conference welcomes submissions across a range of time periods, from historical to contemporary times.
Papers might consider themes including, but not limited to:
Revitalisation and preservation
Uses of indigenous histories
Cultures under threat
Oral tradition and education
Literature and translation
Community and identity
For individual papers, please submit a title, 200-word abstract and short biography.
For panel proposals, please submit a title and 200-word abstract for each paper and a short biography of each speaker.
Proposals should be sent to Harriet Smart at ILCConference2016@gmail.com by Friday 28 May 2016.
PhD Candidate in History
University of Sheffield
1 Upper Hanover Street
'Indigenous Languages and Cultures: Then and Now' Conference
University of Sheffield, 12 and 13 September
Call for the ‘Stories of the Anthropocene’ Festival, Stockholm 27-29 October 2016
The KTH Environmental Humanities Laboratory, in collaboration with the Rachel Carson Center and the Nelson Institute Center for Culture, History, and Environment at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, is currently seeking submissions for the Stories of the Anthropocene Festival (SAF), which will take place on the 27, 28 and 29 of October 2016 in Stockholm, Sweden.
We invite scholars, artists, writers, filmmakers, and activists to propose a single story that can represent or encapsulate the Anthropocene. We welcome stories from all possible angles and scales, rejecting any pre-constituted hierarchy between fiction and non-fiction, local and global, scientific and vernacular, academic and pop.
Deeply rooted in the storytelling tradition of the humanities, SAF seeks to reclaim the power of narratives to shape and understand the world beyond the dualities of possible/impossible, material/immaterial, real/imaginary.
Check out the complete call in the ENTITLE Blog: Call for the ‘Stories of the Anthropocene’ Festival, Stockholm 27-29 October 2016
New book series: "Atelier: Ethnographic Inquiry in the Twenty-First Century."
Kevin Lewis O'Neill, Series Editor
Atelier: French. noun. ate·lier (a-təl-ˈyā): workshop; an artist's or designer's studio.
This book series in anthropology takes a ground-up approach to the acquisition and publication of new ethnographic works. The aim is to set the conditions for collaboration at each stage of a book's development, from the earliest draft through publication. Rather than considering only those manuscripts in their finished state, this series sets out to curate a cohort of scholars committed to the idea that ethnographic writing is itself a form of intellectual work.
An Atelier book sets itself apart in at least two ways. The first is by addressing the problems and possibilities of ethnographic inquiry in the twenty-first century. These include the matter of evidence, conceptual reach, and thematic urgency, as well as narrative voice and analytical innovation. Atelier is neither defined by a particular region nor any of anthropology's four fields, but rather by a commitment to the art of ethnography. The second is by participating in a sociality of sustained, critical reflection. The aim of this series is to generate a group of scholars from all career stages working together towards the completion of each author's respective book project.
Those interested in submitting to the series should email a CV, two-page synopsis of their book (limit 1,000 words), Table of Contents, draft Introduction, and a sample chapter (if available) to the series editor no later than July 1, 2016 to email@example.com.
3-5 finalists will be selected and notified by August 1. The selection process will be based on the ability to present provocative ethnographic material which advances a clear argument, demonstrates analytical rigor, and conveys thematic urgency.
The finalists will participate in a series workshop at the American Anthropological Association's Annual Meetings, where they will workshop their manuscripts with other participants, the series editor, the press editor, and "friends of the series" (i.e., past series authors and/or invited guests). Rigorous engagement shall be paramount.
Following the workshop, participants will be given an open invitation to submit their completed manuscripts to the series. Manuscripts then go through the University of California Press's standard review and approval process.
Series authors will be invited to speak at the University of Toronto.
Kevin Lewis O'Neill is a Professor at the University of Toronto.
Reed Malcolm is Executive Editor for Anthropology and Asian Studies at the University of California Press.
CFP: Intimate Connections: Everyday Experiences of Inter-Asian Ties
Call for Papers
EVERYDAY EXPERIENCES OF INTER-ASIAN TIES
A WORKSHOP SPONSORED AND ORGANIZED BY THE JAPAN INSTITUTE AND
THE COLLEGE OF ASIA AND THE PACIFIC,
THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
*DATES*: 11 August – 13 August 2016
The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
*Deadline for Abstracts: 10 JUNE 2016*
Professor Koichi Iwabuchi, Monash University
Associate Professor Thang Leng Leng, National University of Singapore
Dr Chika Watanabe, University of Manchester
Dr Dredge Byung'chu Kang, University of California San Diego
In recent years Asia has experienced an unprecedented flow of people, media
representations, and capital as many countries have undergone vast economic
and political transformations. In considering these tectonic shifts,
analysts have often focused on macroeconomic and political questions,
studying shifting market forces or politics at a national level. Such
questions have tended to promote top-down research focusing on one nation
or one sub-region at a time. In contrast, there is an emerging field of
research on inter-Asian connections which views contemporary Asian nations
as interlinked and interrelated at the most intimate of levels. Building on
this approach, this workshop offers a space for rigorous discussion on how
shifting political-economic realities are fostering new intimate
connections among people throughout the region.
Specifically, the workshop will examine the effects of inter-Asian
connections in the realm of the intimate. It will highlight how the
intimate lives of those moving within Asia — for marriage, work, care,
development, activism, education and so on— are shaped by and in turn
influence these broader changes. We thus invite scholars interested in
asking how people’s intimate lives are transformed in the context of
economic and political shifts throughout Asia. How do economies of desire
travel from one nation to another? How are people’s relationships with
others created and transformed in such journeys? And what do people’s
affective attachments, in turn, reveal about emergent transformations
underway within the Asian region?
By linking economic and political transformations to the everyday concerns
of intimacy on the ground, this workshop will offer innovative approaches
to comprehending the dynamics driving the region. The workshop is comprised
of keynote addresses, panels and master classes. It will bring together
distinguished international scholars, early career academics and
postgraduate students to develop innovative methodological approaches and
new theoretical/conceptual possibilities which transcend nation-states and
cultural boundaries. The workshop will also be a networking opportunity for
scholars employing empirical approaches to the study of intimacy in
inter-Asia contexts. The organizers will aim to publish select papers from
the workshop in a special issue of a peer-reviewed journal.
We invite applications from researchers interested in intimate connections
relating the following themes:
· Media Flows/ Popular Culture
· Love, Gender, and Sexuality
· Economics, Development, Activism
· Kinship, Relatedness, Care
We invite applications from PhD students, postdoctoral researchers, and
early career academics whose work intersects with the themes of the
workshop, and who are based in disciplines including but not limited to
anthropology, sociology, geography, cultural studies, gender, queer and
transgender studies, postcolonial studies, and history. Participants will
have the opportunity to present their research and receive feedback from
high-profile specialists in the field.
We are particularly interested in research employing innovative empirical
methodologies, especially in relation to Japan-Southeast Asia connections.
However, all researchers working on relevant aspects of inter-Asian ties
and intimacies throughout Asia are strongly encouraged to apply.
Accommodation at the ANU in Canberra will be provided for the duration of
the workshop. In addition, participants from outside Canberra will receive
a travel subsidy of up to AUD$500. Catering will be provided throughout the
Please send a short abstract on your research (300 words) to both Ben
Hegarty (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Shiori Shakuto (
email@example.com), no later than *10 June 2016. *
*Koichi Iwabuchi *is Professor of Media and Cultural Studies at Monash
University and Director of the Monash Asia Institute. He is the author
Globalization: Popular Culture and Japanese Transnationalism *(Duke
University Press) & *Resilient Borders and Cultural Diversity:
Internationalism, Brand nationalism and Multiculturalism in Japan*
(Lexington Books). He is the editor of a book series, *Asian Cultural
Studies: Transnational and Dialogic Approaches *(Rowan & Littlefield
*Leng Leng THANG **汤**玲玲*: Associate Professor and Head, Department
of Japanese Studies; Deputy Director, Centre for Family and Population
Research, Faculty of Arts and Social Studies; National University of
Singapore. She has particular interests in Japan-Singapore socio-cultural
issues, intergenerational relations and programming, aging, family,
retirement, and gender with a focus on Japan and Singapore, as well as Asia
*Chika Watanabe* is a permanent Lecturer in Social Anthropology at the
University of Manchester. Her research and teaching interests revolve
around issues of development, humanitarianism, NGOs, religion and
secularity, ethics and morality, and disasters. She has published articles
in journals such as *Cultural Anthropology *and *American Anthropologist*,
and contributed chapters in edited volumes. She is currently working on a
book manuscript, *Muddy Labor: Nonreligion and the Moral Imaginations of a
Japanese NGO in Myanmar.*
*Dredge **Byung’chu **Kang* is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at
the University of California San Diego. His research focuses on the
intersections of queer and trans studies, critical race theory, and
inter-Asian regionalism. He has published in journals such as *GLQ: A
Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies* (2011), *Asian Studies Review* (2012),
and *Transgender Studies Quarterly* (2014). His current project explores
the impact of the Korean Wave and Cool Japan on the performance of Thai
gender, sexuality, and race as well as queer Thai influence on other
Southeast Asian nations such as Vietnam and the Philippines.
The *ANU Japan Institute* is Australia’s largest network of distinguished
and emerging scholars with professional expertise on Japan. We research and
teach in disciplines spanning art, economics, environment, health, history,
international relations, language, law, linguistics, politics, regulation
and Japanese Studies. Our mission, as part of Australia’s national
university, is to strengthen knowledge of Japan among schools,
universities, public institutions, government, and the private sector, and
to promote the centrality of Australia-Japan relations in Australia’s Asian
The *ANU College of Asia and the Pacific* is one of the world's leading
centers for teaching, research and outreach on the region. Since the
founding of the Australian National University in 1946, the College has
driven Australia's engagement and understanding of its neighborhood. The
work conducted here has established the University as a global center of
excellence in research, teaching and influence on Asia and the Pacific.
Today, the College hosts the largest number of regional experts and
specialist academic programs in the English-speaking world, and plays a
vital role in informing public policy and Australia's intellectual
engagement with the societies, cultures and economies of Asia and the
CFP - Portraiture and Self- Portraiture in Canada, University Art Association of Canada (UAAC)Appel à communications Congrès 2016 de l’Association d’art des universités du Canada
UQÀM, Montréal, October 27-30th, 2016
Submission Deadline: June 24, 2016
Panel: Portraiture and Self-Portraiture in Canada
University of Lethbridge
The recent touring exhibitions, “1920s Modernism in Montreal: The Beaver Hall Group” and "The Artist Herself: Self-Portraits by Canadian Historical Women Artists," signal a renewed interest in portraiture and figurative representation in Canada. Portraiture can reveal a great deal about the interrelationship between representation, subjectivity, and identity. As theoretical models for conceiving subjectivity have shifted, art historians have problematized portraiture and departed from a conception of the genre as simply a mimetically accurate likeness. This panel seeks papers that address any medium from any time period. What can we learn about Canada by examining the history of portraiture? How do Indigenous epistemologies fit within, or work against, the EuroAmerican tradition of the portrait? How do portraits shape social values and invent new possibilities for defining subjectivity? This session looks at these questions and aims to refocus attention on the theoretical place of portraiture in Canada with a particular focus on race, gender, sexuality, agency, and authorship.
How to Submit a Proposal
Proposals for papers shall not exceed 150 words and are to be submitted to the individual Session Conveners for consideration (please see below under “Conference Regulations” for further guidelines about proposals).
Most sessions are composed of three or four 20-minute papers. This leaves time in the 90-minute slot for formal responses or questions from the audience. Each session must have one or a maximum of two Chair(s) who are not also speaking in the session. Therefore, if present Session Conveners (to whom prospective participants should submit their abstracts for consideration) wish to give a paper in their session, they must find a Chair for that session. Other formats, such as roundtable discussions, must also have a Chair who stands outside the discussion and moderates it.
In order to permit the widest possible variety of sessions, double sessions are not usually permitted. Decisions to permit double sessions lie with the Session Planning Committee for the conference, who will inform chairs/conveners who petition for such sessions whether or not this will be possible within the program structure.
1. Applicants may only submit one proposal.
2. Proposals should be sent directly to the session chair(s).
3. Submissions must include: the name and email address of the applicant; the applicant’s institutional affiliation and rank; the paper
title; an abstract (150 words maximum); and a brief bio (150 words).
4. Proposals may be submitted by current members or non-members of UAAC. Non-members must become members of UAAC and pay registration fees in order to present a paper at the conference. Membership dues and registration fees must be received by October 1, 2016.
5. The conference is open to post-secondary faculty in all fields of the visual arts (art history, fine arts, visual culture, material culture, museum studies, art conservation, etc.), visual artists, curators, practitioner/researchers, as well as independent scholars in such fields.
6. Student members of UAAC who are pursuing a terminal degree (examples: a PhD in art history or related disciplines, an MFA, a Masters of Design) may submit proposals. MA students are not permitted to give papers at the conference.
7. Session chairs may not present a paper in their own session. However, they may submit a proposal to another session.
8. Session chairs are responsible for the selection of the papers to be included in their session, and must inform all applicants to that session whether or not their paper has been accepted.
Règles de participation
1. Vous ne pouvez soumettre qu’une seule proposition de communication.
2. Merci d’envoyer votre propositions de communication directement aux président.e.s de séance.
3. Votre soumission doit inclure votre nom, adresse courriel, affiliation institutionnelle et fonction, ainsi que le titre et le résumé de la communication proposée (maximum 150 mots) et une courte notice biographique (environ 150 mots).
4. Toute personne intéressée qui remplit les conditions énoncées aux points 5 et 6 peut soumettre une proposition. Par contre, si vous n’êtes pas membre de l’AAUC vous devrez payer les frais d’adhésion ainsi que les frais d’inscription afin de participer au congrès et ce avant le 1er octobre 2016. Les membres actuels devront renouveler leur adhésion et s’inscrire au congrès avant la même date.
5. Le congrès est ouvert aux enseignant.e.s postsecondaires dans tous les champs des arts visuels, tels que l’histoire de l’art, les arts visuels et médiatiques, la culture visuelle, la culture matérielle, la conservation et la muséologie, la recherche-création, etc., ainsi qu’aux commissaires et aux chercheur.e.s indépendant.e.s œuvrant dans ces champs.
6. Seul.e.s les membres étudiants de l’AAUC qui poursuivent un diplôme professionnel/terminal (exemples : doctorat en histoire de l’art, maîtrise en arts visuels ou en design) peuvent soumettre une proposition. Les étudiant.e.s à la maîtrise en histoire de l’art (ou disciplines connexes) ne sont pas admissibles.
7. Les président.e.s de séance ne peuvent pas présenter une communication dans leur propre séance. Les président.e.s peuvent néanmoins soumettre un proposition à une autre séance.
8. Les président.e.s de séances sont responsables de la sélection des propositions de communications et doivent faire le suivi avec tous les candidat.e.s.
Devon Smither (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Pilgrimages, Ontologies, and Subjectivities in Neoliberal Economies,
to be held at the School of Global Studies, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Sussex, UK on July 18th 2016.
Sites of pilgrimage and heritage tourism are often sites of social inequality, volatility, and
impaired by historical hostilities between historical, ethnic and competing religious discourses
of morality, personhood, culture, as well as imaginaries of nationalism and citizenship. These
pilgrim sites are often much older in national and global history than the country as a modern
sovereign nation-state. Underlying these sites of worship, pilgrimage, religion and piety are also
pertinent issues to do with finance such as local regimes of taxation, livelihoods, and the wealth
of regional and national economies where these pilgrimage sites are located.
In this workshop, we discuss the ways pilgrimages are imbricated in local, national and
transnational economies. We ask questions such as:
1. What are pilgrimage travel arrangements comprised of, and who has control over the distribution of public resources and facilities such as roads, housing, accommodation, and transportation?
2. What do such developments reveal about recent changes in these historical places?
3. How are discourses and practices about money interrelated with those about religion and divinity in pilgrimage sites?
4. How are neoliberal economies bolstered by these pilgrim sites through heritage tourism?
5. How are subjectivities transformed in the context of pilgrimage in neoliberal economies?
The workshop will also focus on the worshippers' own subjectivity especially of holy sites as being situated in their imaginations of historical continuity and discontinuity and their transformative experiences of worshiping using both modern and traditional forms of infrastructures.
We would like to discuss the infrastructures that facilitate ͚the holy experiences͛ of the pilgrim
sites while also appropriating local and international demands for modernizing pilgrimage
experiences for visitors who range from being local, national, international, tourists, and the
diaspora. We welcome papers that are situated and/or ethnographic.
Please send an abstract upto 300 words, queries for being discussants, or propose panels to email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> by 31st of May, 2016.
We are able to offer partial funding for travel/accommodation.
School of Global Studies
University of Sussex
Registration open for Caribbean Societies conference 2016
Call for Papers: WOMEN IN JUDAISM: A MULTIDISCIPLINARY JOURNAL
CALL FOR PAPERS
submissions are invited for an online periodical
WOMEN IN JUDAISM: A MULTIDISCIPLINARY JOURNAL
The journal is published exclusively on the Internet as a forum for scholarly debate on gender-related issues in Judaism. The journal, a not-for-profit organization, is indexed by EBSCO, Feminist Periodicals published by the University of Wisconsin System; ProQuest; Ulrich's International Periodicals Directory; RAMBI- The Index of Articles on Jewish Studies by the Jewish National and University Library at the Hebrew University; Index of Jewish Periodicals; MLA International Bibliography; MLA Directory of Periodical; DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals); and Contemporary Women's Issues, Infotrac CPI.Q., Expanded Academic ASAP, General OneFile -- distributed by Gale Cengage Learning. The journal is mirrored at the National Library of Canada; Scholars' Portal Journals of the Ontario Council of University Libraries; and at the Judaica Division of the Harvard College Library of Harvard University. In addition, the journal is indexed and linked to by dozens of electronic directories and web sites.
Articles, essays, book reviews, short notes, and bibliographies from all disciplines in the Humanities and Social Sciences are welcome. Submissions are concurrently accepted and should be made by e-mail to:
Dr. Dina Ripsman Eylon, Editor-in-Chief
Women in Judaism: A Multidisciplinary Journal
Note: Scholarship by/and about Canadian Jewish women are especially encouraged.
The journal will consider re-printing peer-reviewed papers or chapters from books that are not currently available in any digital format.
We are also seeking book reviewers. A complete list of books is available in our Review Books Received section, which is updated periodically. For further information and guidelines for contributors, please consult our web site and/or write to the Editor-in-Chief.
Dr. Dina Ripsman Eylon, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief
Women in Judaism: A Multidisciplinary Journal
628-800 STEELES AVE. WEST
THORNHILL, ON L4J 7L2 CANADA
Tel: 416-995-0599 (voice and text)
CFP - Settler Colonial Studies Special Issue: Settlers and Citizens - A Critical View of Israeli Society
Please see below for a CFP of a special issue of Settler Colonial Studies journal, “Settlers and Citizens: A Critical View of Israeli Society”. Deadline for papers is 21 August 2016.
Please direct any questions to the guest editors at email@example.com.
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CfP: Settlers and Citizens: A Critical View of Israeli Society
Special Issue of Settler Colonial Studies
In Collaboration with the SOAS Palestine Society
We invite contributions for a guest-edited special issue of Settler-Colonial Studies on the topic: “Settlers and Citizens: A Critical View of Israeli Society”. Papers should be between 8000 and 9500 words and should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by 31 August 2016.
This special issue aims to contribute to the growing body of literature that intersects settler colonial studies with empirical studies of Israel/Palestine, and is based on the 10th annual SOAS Palestine Society Conference, held on the 17th-18th October 2015. Its thematic focus is a concrete and contemporary interrogation of the structures and mechanisms of Zionist settler colonialism through the lens of Israeli politics and society. Bringing critical studies of Palestine into conversation with critical studies of Israeli society offers a platform through which the two conflate and form a united body of knowledge on Israeli settler-colonial realities. Our aim is to develop an analysis of the relations between the colonisers and the colonised.
The designation of Settler Colonial Studies as its own disciplinary arena has been an important development for understanding its particular machinations, as linked to but distinctive from Colonialism as a whole. Authors such as Patrick Wolfe, Lorenzo Veracini and others have helped to identify the specificity of the settler colonial frame, and the overall forms in which historical processes – ranging from the colonisation of North America to the colonisation of South Africa, through that of Australia, Algeria, Zimbabwe and others – are inscribed.
Also in the case of Palestine, a rich body of literature has emerged on the historical development, and contemporary realities of Zionist settler colonialism. Historians such as, among others, Gershon Shafir, Salim Tamari, Walid Khalidi and Ilan Pappe, or social scientists such as Nadim Rouhana, Shourideh Molavi, and Mansour Nsasra have detailed the ways in which Zionist colonisation took form in Palestine from the late 19th century onwards, how this project interacted with the indigenous population, and how it continues to play itself out today. The Journal, Settler Colonial Studies, itself, produced a seminal issue on settler colonialism in Palestine, calling for a new praxis for analysing and challenging the political and social spectrum it has produced (Salamanca et al, 2012).
The issue aims to advance this body of literature, in its specific focus on social, political and economic relations within contemporary Israel. Moving beyond the critical work that has already established the efficacy and analytical astuteness of the settler-colonial paradigm in this case, the issue’s contribution to the field will be framed by the materiality of ‘the settler-colonial logic’. While its structural features reach across place, space and time, settler-colonialism takes on concrete form through the colonisation of people and land. It then evolves and is entrenched through the production, maintenance and dissemination of knowledge, which then further sustains its dominance over territory, capital, institutions and people. The concrete produces the contours of the settler-colonial space, and the titles in this issue will trace these lines through the complex relations, modalities and mechanisms that embed Zionist settler-colonialism as part of the everyday life of present-day Palestine.
For this special issue, we are seeking articles that interrogate the material ambiguities of the Israeli case, and thus can contribute to advancing our theoretical understanding of the settler-colonial frame. The different titles will answer the question: What are the material, cultural, ideological and legal manifestations of Israeli settler colonialism, and what do they teach us about the potential for decolonisation?
While we are open to any range of topics, we hope to specifically explore:
· Productions of knowledge and the construction of the colonising subject
· Logistics, legalities and infrastructure that seek to make indigenous space and people legible to the coloniser
· The impact of settler colonial analysis on shifting discourses of ‘race’ and racism inside Israel
· The violence of settler colonialism in Israel
· Limits to power and limits to resistance in Israel
· The political economy of Israel’s war machinery
· International patrons of contemporary settler colonial society in Israel
· Relations between marginalised Israeli-Jewish communities and Palestinian citizens of Israel
· The role of religion in the Israeli settler colonial logic
Through these different approaches, the special issue aims to situate the analysis of Israeli society firmly within the boundaries of Palestine studies. Too often, the subjects discussed herein are considered to be the sole preserve of Israel Studies’ publications and tend, therefore, to approach the subject through the limits of this lens. By challenging these boundaries – in physical and disciplinary terms – the task of understanding the particular modes of the settler colonial society, become part and parcel of the process of explaining the colonial process, in order to contribute to its dismantling.
Submissions should be between 8,000 - 9500 words in length, including endnotes and bibliographic references, and sent to the guest editors at email@example.com by August 31st, 2016. These will undergo a stringent peer review process; the results of which will be communicated to authors within three months of receiving the papers. We expect to publish the special issue in the first half of 2017.
Please see and follow the journal’s submission guidelines, in particular its eligibility requirements and reference style guide. If you would like to discuss your contribution, please contact the guest editors at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This special issue is being developed in collaboration with the SOAS Palestine Society and co-edited by:
Yara Hawari (University of Exeter)
Dr. Sharri Plonski (SOAS, University of London)
Dr. Elian Weisman (Council for British Research in the Levant)
Congreso de Antropología e Historia de Panamá
The Asociación de Antropología e Historia de Panamá (Association of Antropology and History of Panama) announces the call for papers and for registrations to the Congreso de Antropología es Historia de Panamá 2016. The event will take place at the City of Knowledge (Panama City, Panama) between 7-9 September 2016.
The NEW deadline for the sending of abstracts is 15 May 2016.
The timeframe for full enrolment is 1-15 July 2015.
The Congress invites papers in the following areas and themes (NOTE: The papers could be about any country or region):
Environment and Natural Resources
Delopment and Economic Policy
Scientific Archeologic Research
Cultural Resources Management
Museums and Heritage Education
Museums in Panama
Cultural Resources Museum-ization
History of Ideas
History of Education
Humanities and Social Sciences
Literature and Linguistics
Architectonic Cultural Heritage
Applied Disciplines Related to the Preservation of Architectonic Cultural Heritage: Archeology and History
History of Architecture
Rescue of Architectonic Cultaral Heritage
For more information, please, visit: www.aahpanama.org
or write to email@example.com
Alternatively, for simple queries, you could write to the spokesmen of the Asociación de Antropología, Dr. Rolando de la Guardia: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Journal of Socialist Studies
Call for Book Review Editor, Reviewers & Submissions
Socialist Studies/Études socialistes is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary and open-access journal with a focus on describing and analysing social, economic and/or political injustice, and practices of struggle, transformation, and liberation.
The journal is seeking a Book Review Editor as well as to expand our network of reviewers. Of course, we are always seeking great submissions, as well.
Check out the latest issue at http://www.socialiststudies.com/index.php/sss/index
For more information, please contact:
Sandra Rein, PhD
Associate Professor of Political Studies
Editor, Socialist Studies: A Journal of the Society of Socialist Studies
University of Alberta, Augustana Faculty
Founders’ Hall 4-30
Camrose, AB T4V 2R3
Office direct line: (780) 679-1553
Fax: (780) 679-1590
CFP- Intersectional approaches to climate change
I am pleased to say we are still in a position to consider abstracts for the EDI conference (Cyprus, June 2016) in relation to intersectional approaches to climate change. We are open to any topic in this area – with some suggested ideas below. Deadline 15th May, 2016.
Empirical and conceptual submissions are not limited to, but may wish to consider:
● How gender informs experiences of working within organisations dedicated to mitigating the effects of climate change. Further, how does gender intersect with other social identities, such as ‘race’, ethnicity, sexuality, disability to inform these experiences.
● How is gender, and other intersecting social identities, (re)produced within climate change organisations? What are the effects of these (re)productions on efforts to mitigate climate change and its effects?
● The dynamics of how gender intersects with other social identities for understanding and mitigating the effects of climate change.
● How incorporating methodological approaches which enable temporal and contextual elements may help to reveal the intersectional dynamics of climate change.
● How can intersectional understandings be used to inform climate policy, and associated practice?
● Given the particular local effects of climate change, to what extent (and in what ways) are global organisations adapting their policies to local concerns. This may include working relationships with indigenous peoples.
● To what extent are indigenous, and other non Western perspectives, welcome within academic debates on climate change?
● How, and to what extent, do new initiatives such as Green/Sustainable Human Resource Management create opportunities for organisations to challenge existing patterns of privilege/oppression?
The panel welcome queries prior to submission. Please contact Kate Sang (email@example.com) in the first instance. Further stream details can be found here
‧ Abstract (250 to 300 words) /Developmental/full paper submission: 15th May, 2016 on
Religion, Gender and Sexualities One-Day Conference
Call for Papers: Religion, Gender and Sexualities One-Day Conference
Friday 1st July 2016, 10.00-16.30
Aston University, Birmingham, UK
Guest speaker: Dr Kristin Aune, Senior Research Fellow, Coventry University: “Feminist Spirituality as Lived Religion: How UK Feminists forge Religio-spiritual Lives”
To celebrate the formation of the Gender, Sexualities and the Body and the Religion, Ethnicity and Nationhood research streams within the Centre for Critical Inquiry into Society and Culture at Aston University, we are hosting a joint inaugural event. Entitled ‘Religion, Gender and Sexualities’, this one-day conference will explore the intersection of religion, gender and sexualities within everyday contexts. Scholarship has started to unpack these multi-faceted relationships, but this is still an emerging research area which requires further study and exploration. We welcome abstracts which address any element of this relationship and could include (but are not limited to) the following themes:
· Sexual practices and negotiations within religious environments
· LGBTQIA experiences and religion
· Sexuality support networks within religious communities
· Singleness; celibacy
· Gendered power negotiations in intimate relationships
· Marital experiences
· Commitment ceremonies (e.g. civil partnerships, marriage)
· Embodiment and religion
· Gender, sexual and religious identities in different contexts (e.g. the workplace, leisure)
· Religious ritual, gender and sexuality
There will be no charge for speakers to attend this one-day event. Refreshments and lunch will be provided on the day. For delegates wishing to attend but not present, there will be a small charge for refreshments and lunch (£12).
Deadline for abstracts: May 27th 2016. Please send abstracts of no more than 250 words to Dr Sarah-Jane Page (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dr Katy Pilcher (email@example.com).
More information: http://www.aston.ac.uk/lss/research/research-centres/ccisc/news-and-events/
Lecturer in Sociology
N920, Languages and Social Sciences
The Association of Social Anthropologists of Aotearoa/New Zealand 2016 Annual Conference:
Call for papers from ASAA/NZ on resilience, recovery and renewal
24-26 November 2016
Hosted by the University of Canterbury’s Anthropology programme
CFP: “Race, Anti- Racism and Indigeneity: Anti-Colonial Resurgence and Decolonial Resistance” - Centre for Integrative Anti-Racism Studies (CIARS)
November 3∙4∙5∙ 2016
OISE, University of Toronto
Digital Dilemmas: Transforming Gender Identities and Power Relations in Everyday Life
Deadline for registrations: 15th July, 2016
5-6th August, 2016
University of Waterloo, Canada
The proliferation of digital technologies, virtual spaces, and new forms of engagement raise key questions about the changing nature of gender relations and identities within democratic societies. Over one and a half days this colloquium will bring together scholars and graduate students to explore how our everyday leisure lives are being transformed by technology in ways that inform and challenge gender injustice for women, men, and transgender citizens. Identifying virtual and visceral practices presentations and discussion will be oriented around three digital dilemmas:
1. How do virtual voices influence issues at the intersection of gender and (in)justice?
2. How do innovative methodologies enable new insights into the social transformation of gender
relations, digital cultures, and social justice?
3. How is digital technology shaping relationships between diverse citizens, communities and policymakers in the context of gender equity?
The two keynote speakers for the event include:
Brittany Cooper, Rutgers University, co-founder Crunk Feminist Collective.
Aimée Morrison, University of Waterloo, co-founder Hook and Eye: Fast feminism, slow academe.
Program details: https://uwaterloo.ca/digital-dilemmas/
Appel à contribution pour le numéro thématique - Anthropologie et Santé
Les transitions existentielles en question :
la naissance et la mort face aux technologies biomédicales
Identités, Conflits et interventions Sociolinguistique, Réseau Francophone de Sociolinguistique Congrès, Montpellier 14, 15 et 16 juin 2017
Deadline: 30 novembre 2016
Call for Proposals: Indigenous Feminisms Collection
University of Manitoba Press (UMP)
Call for Proposals: Indigenous Feminism Edited Collection
Intergenerational Indigenous Feminisms
Editors: Erica Violet Lee, Sarah Nickel, Amanda Fehr
University of Manitoba Press (UMP)
The editors are seeking proposals for article-length scholarly contributions and creative pieces (poetry, art, personal narratives, and anything that can be shared in print) to be considered for inclusion in an edited collection on Indigenous feminisms. This book will be published by UMP.
Over the past 30 years, a strong canon of Indigenous feminist literature has addressed how Indigenous women are uniquely and dually affected by colonialism and patriarchy. Indigenous women have long recognized that their intersectional realities were not represented in mainstream feminism, which was principally white, middle-class and often openly ignored realities of colonialism. As Indigenous feminist ideals grew, they became increasingly multivocal with multiple and oppositional understandings of what constituted Indigenous feminism and whether or not it was a useful concept. Emerging from these established dialogues are conversations from a new generation of scholars, activists, artists, and storytellers who accept the usefulness of Indigenous feminism, and seek to broaden the concept.
This collection will capture this transition and make sense of Indigenous feminist voices that do not necessarily find representation in existing scholarship. There is a need to further Indigenize our understandings of feminism and to take the scholarship beyond a focus on motherhood, life history, or legal status (in Canada) to consider the connections between Indigenous feminisms, Indigenous philosophies, the environment, kinship, violence, and Indigenous Queer Studies. Organized around the notion of "generations," this collection will bring into conversation new voices of Indigenous feminist theory, knowledge, and experience. Taking a broad and critical interpretation of Indigenous feminism, we ask how an emerging generation of artists, activists, and scholars are envisioning and activating this theory/framework/experience.
To fully capture more inclusive expressions of Indigenous feminisms, we seek content from broad geographical areas (beyond North America) and disciplines (History, Indigenous Studies, Philosophy, Law), and from diverse contributors with different backgrounds (activists, artists, scholars) and positionalities (gender, race, class, ethnicity, sexuality, age).
This collection will present critical interventions into history, politics, and theory by outlining the limitations and transformative potential of Indigenous feminisms. The collection is anchored around five themes:
1. Broadening Indigenous feminisms. We take an inclusive interpretation of both politics and feminism to broaden the focus beyond Indigenous women's activism in the late 20th century and Bill C-31. We invite works that consider Indigenous women's early political formations, and include women not typically considered as political or feminists.
2. Environmental issues, land, and sovereignty. We are interested in how gender theory informs understandings of historical and contemporary land and environmental issues. We invite works that consider the relationships between the environment, land, governance, gender, and feminism.
3. Queer, Two-Spirit, Transgender identities/sexuality. We seek to disrupt the association between Indigenous feminisms, the women's movement, and heteronormativity. We welcome contributions that explore the intersections between Indigenous feminism and the growing field of Indigenous Queer Studies.
4. Kinship. We resituate discussions focusing on Indigenous motherhood to broader considerations of how feminism relates to Indigenous philosophies and kinship system. We invite contributions on adoption, reproductive justice, and reimagining/complicating ideas of Indigenous motherhood and fatherhood.
5. Feminism, Violence, & Law. We are interested in relationships between Indigenous feminisms and violence – including structural violence/state imposed violence, Indigenous feminism and the law, and resilience.
We are also open to considering other themes that fit within the overall goals of this collection.
Please submit 500-word proposals to IndigenousFeminismAnthology@gmail.com by June 15, 2016. Proposals should be accompanied by a short biography or CV. Notification of acceptance will be given by August 1, 2016. Completed submissions are due November 31, 2016. Final chapters will be a maximum of 30 pages (7,500) including footnotes and bibliography.
We are early career academics, community-engaged scholars, and activists interested in collaborating with likeminded individuals at similar stages in their careers.
Erica Violet Lee is a Nehiyaw undergraduate student at the University of Saskatchewan in her final year of a philosophy and political studies degree. She is an activist and organizer with Idle No More, the #ReadTheTRCReport project, and was part of the Canadian Youth Delegation to the COP 21 meeting in Paris. She writes about her experiences as a young student navigating the worlds of academia on her Moontime Warrior blog.
Sarah Nickel is a Tk'emlúpsemc (Kamloops Secwépemc) Assistant Professor in the Department of Indigenous Studies at the University of Saskatchewan. Nickel's work is focused on community-engaged ethnohistorical work on Indigenous politics in British Columbia between the 1960s and 1980s. She has published on Indigenous oral history methodologies, Indigenous sovereignty, Indigenous feminism, and Indigenous politics.
Amanda Fehr is a PhD Candidate in the Department of History at the University of Saskatchewan. Her community-engaged work focuses on boundary maintenance, historical consciousness, memory, representation, and the relationship between political identities and personal experiences- most recently in her dissertation work with the Metis community of Ile-a-la-Crosse and the neighboring English River First Nation. She has published articles on place-making amongst the Stó:lõ in British Columbia, and the role of the Virgin Mary in northwestern Saskatchewan.
Sarah Nickel, Assistant Professor, Indigenous Studies, University of Saskatchewan
Amanda Fehr, PhD Candidate, Department of History, University of Saskatchewan
Erica Lee, Philosophy Department and Political Studies, University of Saskatchewan
Call for Contributions: Social Movements, Resistance and Social Change III: the Academic and Activist Interface
Victoria University of Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand, 1-3 September 2016
Please email any queries to firstname.lastname@example.org
CFP: The politics of the migration-development nexus: re-centring South to South migrations, Development Studies Association, Oxford,
12-14 September 2016
Call for Papers
The politics of the migration-development nexus: re-centring South to South migrations
Development Studies Association, University of Oxford 12th-14th September 2016
Panel convenors: Dr Tanja Bastia (Manchester) and Dr Kavita Datta (Queen Mary University of London)
Sponsored by the Migration, Development and Social Change study group
This panel aims to re-frame the migration-development nexus from the perspective of regional South-South migrations, and interrogate the potential for a broader analysis which extends beyond financial and economic priorities to consider wider political concerns.
South to South migration remains marginalised in expansive research on transnational migration which continues to be theorised from the ‘norm’ of South-North migration (Hujo and Piper 2010). Focusing specifically on the migration-development nexus, this session has two main imperatives:
(i) Explore the potential to reframe migration-development nexus debates from the varied perspectives and experiences of South-South migrations. In re-centring these regional migrations, we wish to problematize the politics of framing migration as a potential source of development and understandings of migrants as generators of remittances. Does a focus on South-South migrations highlight wider understandings of the migration-development nexus? What political and economic subjectivities are ascribed to migrants who migrate regionally?
(ii) Expand the focus of the migration-development nexus beyond the economic and financial, to consider the question of migrants’ rights. One way in which this could be achieved, is by shedding light on specific themes that are often left out of the political arena. Many governments and migrant organisations, avoid tackling issues that are important to secure migrants’ rights, because they are deemed as being ‘too political’. What examples can we find of this invisibilisation of key concerns in regional South-South migrations? What are the consequences of making these issues in/visible? How do migrants resist these processes? And how do these examples help us re-frame the migration-development nexus?
The panel seeks papers that will respond to these questions either conceptually or empirically through examples of South-South regional migrations. Collectively, we are particularly interested in building a more democratic platform, one that better represents the reality of varied migration streams and diverse voices, to unpick the politics of migration.
If you are interested in taking part, please submit a 250 word abstract, with your name, affiliation, proposed title and contact details by 25th April to the conference website, under panel 36,
Further information about the conference is available here
Or contact the panel convenors: Tanja.Bastia@Manchester.ac.uk email@example.com
CALL FOR PAPERS: 4th Annual Conference of the International Association for the Study of the Culture of Cities (IASCC)
Ermoupolis, Syros Greece July 27-29th, 2016
PLEASE VISIT CULTURE OF CITIES CENTRE SITE FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION: http://www.cultureofcities.com/iascc-conference-2016-heritage-in-transition-july-25-28-syros/
This Conference is hosted by The Culture of Cities Centre and will convene on July 27-29th, 2016 at The Cultural Center in Ermoupolis, on the island of Syros in Greece. It is held in collaboration with York University, St. Jerome’s University and the University of Waterloo. The aim of this meeting is to focus upon how cities create cultural landscapes in which heritage is both tangibly marked by the built environment, by official scripts and policies and also by their seemingly intangible influences of collective memories and collisions in values about the meaning of place that fluctuate over time.
How can the rich and varied approaches of cultural analysis, social theory, and the humanities, arts and social sciences contribute to an interdisciplinary examination of the ground of heritage in the relationship of the city to time and to the complexity presupposed by such a history of official and unofficial legacies?
Deadline for Abstract Submissions: April 30th, 2016
Contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org
imagineNATIVE 2016 Call for Submissions Now Open
October 19 - 23, 2016
Toronto • Canada
Seventeenth International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations
Founded in 2000, the Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations Knowledge Community is brought together by a shared interest in human differences and diversity, and their varied manifestations in organizations, communities and nations.
Call for Papers
The Seventeenth International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations will be held at the University of Toronto – Chestnut Conference Centre in Toronto, Canada, 26 - 28 July 2017. We invite proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, virtual lightning talks, virtual posters, or colloquia addressing one of the following themes:
Theme 1: Identity and Belonging
Theme 2: Education and Learning in a World of Differences
Theme 3: Organizational Diversity
Theme 4: Community Diversity and Governance
Conference Submission Deadlines
We welcome the submission of proposals to the conference at any time of the year before the final Late Proposal Deadline (see below). All proposals will be reviewed within two to four weeks of submission. The dates below serve as a guideline for proposal submission based on our corresponding registration deadlines.
*Advanced Proposal Deadline – 26 September 2016*
Early Proposal Deadline – 26 December 2016
Regular Proposal Deadline – 26 April 2017
Late Proposal Deadline – 26 June 2017
A Collection of Journals
The Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations Journal Collection consists of four journals and an annual review. The collection encourages the widest range of submissions and aims to foster the highest standards of intellectual excellence. Articles may be submitted by in-person and virtual participants as well as Community Members.
For more information and to submit a proposal, please visit our website.
Colloque étudiant : « Publics de la culture. Perspectives croisées sur la réception et la médiation », 6 octobre, Trois-Rivières
Colloque « Engagement local — Engagement global : Identités et communautés francophones en milieu minoritaire au Canada », 30 septembre et 1er octobre, Université Simon Fraser, Vancouver
De plus en plus, les individus et les communautés auxquelles ils appartiennent font face à des réseaux de relations sociales, politiques et culturelles qui touchent le local, le global et le glocal. La réalité des francophones vivant en milieu minoritaire au Canada est influencée par ces nombreux réseaux de relations dans lesquels ils peuvent s'engager. Dans le cadre de ce colloque, organisé par le Centre d'études franco-canadiennes de l'Ouest, l'Université Simon Fraser, l'Université de la Colombie-Britannique et le Centre d'études Québec-Pacifique (SFU), les chercheurs en arts et en sciences humaines et sociales sont invités à réfléchir aux formes que prennent les différentes possibilités d'engagements de la part des individus et des communautés francophones au Canada. Les propositions de communication doivent être envoyées au professeur Christian Guilbault email@example.com au plus tard le 30 avril 2016.
Call for Critical Reviews, Contemporaneity 5 (Autumn 2016 edition)
Deadline: June 30, 2016
"Canada, the United States, and the Trans-Pacific Partnership"
CALL FOR PAPERS - COLLOQUIUM
Proposals are due no later than May 15, 2016
Colloquium Dates: February 22-24, 2017
Venue: University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
Revue interdisciplinaire francophone
CCB, Pavillon Charles-De Koninck, Université Laval,
Québec (Québec) Canada G1V 0A6
Téléphone : (418) 656-5418 Télécopieur : (418) 656-5190
Courriel : firstname.lastname@example.org
Vous trouverez içi l’appel de textes pour le volume 31 numéro 2 de la revue Recherches féministes, FEMMES, FÉMINISMES et PHILOSOPHIES, sous la direction de Diane Lamoureux, Naïma Hamrouni et Ryoa Chung.
Les propositions d’article (300 mots) doivent être acheminées avant le 1er mars 2017 aux responsables du numéro thématique aux adresses suivantes : email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com. Les articles (7 000 mots) doivent parvenir à la revue (firstname.lastname@example.org) avant le 1er février 2018, respecter le protocole de rédaction de la revue et être accompagnés d’un résumé en français et en anglais.
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Pour information: Pascale Dubé
Revue Recherches féministes
Téléphone: (418) 656-2131 poste 5418
Télécopieur: (418) 656-5190
Critical Foodscapes: what does the future hold for urban gardening?
Call for Papers.
--A One Day Conference
July 7th 2016
University of Warwick, UK--
Confirmed Keynote: Dr Chiara Tornaghi (Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience, Coventry University, UK)
Urban gardening has long promised radical alternatives to industrialised food production and the organisation of modern urban spaces. Yet despite recent increases in popularity and a conspicuous proliferation of its forms, urban gardening appears to have had minimal material influence on how we eat or how we live.
It is now time to ask what the future holds for urban gardening. What evidence is emerging of urban gardening’s social and environmental impacts? Can such forms really mitigate some of the major crises of our times – from mental illness and unemployment to the unsustainability of our food systems – or do they remain a fringe concern? And what changes – at the level of policy or grassroots mobilisation (or otherwise) – are required to maximise the impact and reach of future iterations of urban gardening?
This conference seeks to put critical – but constructive – pressure on some of the assumptions which underlie current theory and practice of urban gardening; as such, the conference organisers welcome papers encompassing a broad range of approaches and perspectives (whether research-, practitioner- or participant-orientated) considering the past, present and future of urban gardening. The conference will take the UK as its main focus but will accommodate international perspectives where possible. Papers might address, though not be limited to, the following topics:
Community supported agriculture
Urban and peri-urban food production
The cultural representation of urban gardens
Urban gardening and…
- local/national food policy
- grassroots activism
- food production
- mental health
- town planning
- environmental sustainability
- economic sustainability
- emergency food aid
Please send 300 word abstracts and 100 word biographies to Dr C Maughan (IAS Early Career Fellow, University of Warwick) by Monday 11th April 2016: email@example.com.
Following the conference, speakers and delegates are encouraged to submit papers to a proposed special issue with the journal, Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems, subject to the peer-review process.
For more information, updates and to register see the conference website.
CFP: Feral Feminisms Issue 8 – Queer Feminine Affinities
CFP: Feral Feminisms
Issue 8 – Queer Feminine Affinities
Deadline 30 June 2016
‘Cities in Transformation: Processes, Problems and Policies’, St Catherine’s College, University of Cambridge, 14-15 July 2016
The special conference ‘Cities in Transformation: Processes, Problems and Policies’, will be held at St Catherine’s College, University of Cambridge, on 14-15 July 2016, and details of the event, including registration, can be found at http://citiesintransformation2016.webnode.com/. A selection of refereed papers from the conference will be published in a special issue of the Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society http://cjres.oxfordjournals.org/ in November 2017.
In recent years, cities and city-regions have assumed growing prominence in discussions over economic growth, performance, and prosperity across the world. Both geographers and economists point to the increasing concentration of economic activity and wealth creation in cities, and their crucial importance as the loci of national prosperity. Politicians and policymakers in national governments and international bodies have likewise recognized the key economic role that cities play, and have correspondingly directed attention to cities as the foci of policy intervention and governance reform. Cities have come to dominate how we think and talk about economies.
However, there is little doubt that cities are navigating a turbulent and uncertain context, and face an unprecedented and intense set of economic, social and environmental challenges. There is mounting evidence that different cities are demonstrating very different capacities to adapt, cope with and respond to such challenges leading to diverse and unpredictable outcomes. Some cities have grown rapidly, while others have lagged behind. Other cities have managed to 'reinvent' themselves, and undergo economic resurgence, while others have declined. Differences in adaptability mean that while some cities are experiencing the intensification and worsening of economic inequalities and failures, other cities appear able to develop innovative solutions and new growth paths. In the context of the decentralization and devolution of policy-making and responsibility to cities and city-regions, such differences between cities will assume increased significance.
The aim of this conference is to examine the different experiences and consequences of, and challenges for, cities of this process of transformation. Papers are invited that address the following and related topics:
· The differing experiences of cities in the transition from industrialism to post-industrialism
· The prospects for reindustrializing cities
· The role of labour and skills in the transformation of cities
· The implications of new technologies for the economic performance and spatial structure of
· The implications of international investment, trade and labour flows for city economies
· The implications for social inequality in cities
· The resilience of city economies
· The potential and prospects of inclusive and/or equitable urban growth
· The meaning and nature of 'smart cities'
· The 'greening' of the urban economy
· The adaptability and resilience of city economies
· The role and implications of big data for city development
· The impact and ramifications of austerity and state and public sector restructuring for cities
· The challenges of infrastructure development, its funding and financing, and roles in city growth and development
· Emerging models of city governance
· City experiences in addressing societal challenges such as ageing, the low carbon economy and resource constraints
· Policy challenges and choices
Abstracts of up to 400 words should be emailed to Francis Knights <firstname.lastname@example.org> by 16 April 2016 for consideration
European Anthropology in a Changing World: From Culture to Global Biology, 20th European Anthropological Association (EAA) Congress
August 24-28, 2016, Zagreb, Croatia
Deadline: April 30, 2016
Parole de jeunesse : la part langagière des différentiations sociales", Glottopol, numéro 29, dirigé par M. Auzanneau, P. Lambert, N. Maillard
Date limite de réception des contributions : 30 septembre 2016. Parution : juillet 2017.
Rêve et espace, Colloque international transdisciplinaire, Département de littératures et de langues du monde de l’Université de Montréal (UdeM)
15-16 septembre 2016, Montréal
Deadline: 30 avril 2016
International Conference "The Toronto School: Then | Now | Next"
Toronto, October 14-16, 2016
Deadline for Submission: June 30, 2016
The Coach House Institute at the Faculty of Information (iSchool) University of Toronto invites proposals for the international conference "The Toronto School: Then | Now | Next". The conference will be held at the University of Toronto, October 14-16, 2016.
Between the 1930s and 1970s, a community of intellectuals coalesced in the city of Toronto to discuss and investigate communication as a complex, interdisciplinary process that structures individuals, cultures, and societies.
This scholarly community, that emerged in and around the University of Toronto achieved international recognition for its innovative and trans-disciplinary approaches to the evolving societal challenges.
"The Toronto School: Then | Now | Next" Conference aims to bring together international scholars to engage in dialogue on the origins, rise, decline and the rebirth of the so-called Toronto School. Discussion will focus on its pioneers, champions but also its critics. It will examine the extent to which the Toronto School has provided a legacy that continues to offer insight on crucial and systemic issues facing contemporary society across various disciplines.
===Suggested Topics for Paper Submissions===
General areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the following topics:
- New understandings, approaches, comparative assessments of the major figures associated with the golden age of the Toronto School, including for instance Eric Havelock, Harold Innis, Marshall McLuhan, Northrop Frye, Edmund Carpenter, Walter J. Ong, Tom Easterbrook, Jaqueline Tyrwhitt, Carl Williams, Glenn Gould, and Harley Parker.
- Innovative interpretations of theories in their historical context, and ideas emanating from the School and its intellectual tradition.
- Associations between core theories/ideas of the Toronto School of Communication and other schools/traditions, in the Humanities, in the Social Sciences and contemporary culture.
- Germination of media studies in 1950s Toronto.
- Canadian approaches to communications study and their impact on the twentieth-century intellectual debate internationally.
- Role of communication in the history of civilization, and in the structuring of human cultures and the mind.
- Time-biased and space-biased dialectical approaches applied to cultural ecology.
- Sensorial, cognitive, and behavioural implications of the medium.
- Interplay of orality and literacy in today's media environment.
- Poetic, symbolic, and mythical thinking in contemporary cultures.
- Aesthetic forms as a mode of critique and interpretation of cultural artifacts.
- Interpretation, extension, and application of the theories central to thinkers from the Toronto School.
===Guide for authors===
Authors are invited to submit their abstracts by June 30, 2016 using exclusively EasyChair https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=torontoschool2016
Abstracts of between 1,000 and 1,500 words, in English, and presented in pdf format should be uploaded into EasyChair along with: title of proposed presentation, five keywords, and for each author their name, title, position, name affiliated institution and a short biographical statement (40-50 words each). In addition details for the corresponding author should be provided.
In case of acceptance, author(s) will be asked also to provide a condensed abstract (200 words for inclusion in the program), and to present the paper at the Conference (see registration deadline for authors).
NB: The submission of an abstract must be on the understanding that if the paper is accepted at least one author will register for and attend the conference. The costs of attending the conference including registration fees, travel, accommodation and other expenses, are the responsibility of the presenter or their institutions.
A condensed abstract of each paper and a biographical statement of presenting author(s) will be published in the Conference Program.
===Peer Review Process===
All submissions will be reviewed by the Programme Committee (see Conference website for details).
All accepted papers will be considered by the Programme Committee for one of three Outstanding Paper Awards (1,000 CAD $ each), including an award for Outstanding PhD Student Paper. Please indicate with your submission if the primary author is a PhD student. The Outstanding Paper Awards will be announced at the closing session of the Conference.
The language of the Conference is English. Accepted papers will grouped into sessions including 3 to 4 papers focused on similar themes. Each presentation must not exceed 20 minutes; each panel will include a 20-minute Q&A, following the last presentation.
Full papers are not required in advance, but are invited for submission following the event to be considered for inclusion in the Conference Proceedings, which will be published in 2017. Final original unpublished papers between 5,000 and 6,000 words, should be submitted in English using U.S. spelling, in APA style, and in .doc or docx format, by December 15, 2016. All attendees will receive a copy of the Proceedings when it is published.
Registration information will be available at the Conference website (www.thetorontoschool.ca). In order to be included in the final program the deadline for authors' registration is August 30, 2016. Reduced hotel room rates will be available to conference attendees. Conference registration opens April 1, 2016.
Early Bird Registration Opens: April 1, 2016
Deadline for abstract submission: June 30,2016
Notification of acceptance: July 30, 2016
Draft Programme Published: August 1, 2016
Registration deadline for authors: August 30, 2016
Late registration begins: September 1, 2016
Final Programme Published: September 1, 2016
Conference Coordinator, Dr. Paolo Granata
(McLuhan Centenary Fellow, Visiting Professor University of Toronto)
For more information about the Conference visit: www.thetorontoschool.ca
Send email correspondence to: email@example.com
We look forward to welcoming you to Toronto and "The Toronto School: Then | Now | Next" !
Revue interdisciplinaire francophone
CCB, Pavillon Charles-De Koninck, Université Laval,
Québec (Québec) Canada G1V 0A6
Téléphone : (418) 656-5418 Télécopieur : (418) 656-5190
Courriel : firstname.lastname@example.org
Vous trouverez içi l’appel de textes pour le volume 30 numéro 2 de la revue Recherches féministes, TRAVAIL, TEMPS, POUVOIRS et RÉSISTANCES, sous la direction d’Aline Charles et d’Elsa Galerand.
Les propositions (300 mots) doivent parvenir à la revue avant le 1er septembre 2016. Les manuscrits (7 000 mots) doivent être soumis au plus tard le 1er mars 2017 et respecter le protocole de publication (www.recherchesfeministes.ulaval.ca/protocole-de-publication/). Ils doivent être transmis au secrétariat de la revue (email@example.com) ainsi qu’aux responsables du numéro : Aline Charles (Aline.Charles@hst.ulaval.ca) et Elsa Galerand (firstname.lastname@example.org).
N’hésitez pas à diffuser cet appel de textes dans vos réseaux!
Pour information: Pascale Dubé
Revue Recherches féministes
Téléphone: (418) 656-2131 poste 5418
Télécopieur: (418) 656-5190
Workshop: Producing and contesting urban marginality: Speculation, public space and social movements in the neoliberal city - Mexico City 12-15 July 2016
Call for participation: British Council-Newton Fund workshop in Mexico City
Producing and contesting urban marginality: Speculation, public space and social movements in the neoliberal city
Universidad La Salle, Mexico City
From Tuesday 12 to Friday 15 July 2016 (inclusive)
The workshop is coordinated by Julie Cupples (University of Edinburgh) and Mario López González Garza (Universidad La Salle) with contributions from mentors Tom Slater (University of Edinburgh) and Antonio Gallardo (Universidad La Salle)
We are now inviting Early Career Researchers from the UK and Mexico to apply to attend this workshop. Travel (up to a maximum of £1000 for UK-based and £150 for Mexican-based researchers) and accommodation expenses (up to a maximum of £320) will be covered by the Newton Researcher Links programme. The application form, available here, must be submitted to email@example.com before the deadline of 11 April 2016.
In Mexico City, as in many other large cities worldwide, contemporary modes of urban governance have overwhelmingly benefited affluent populations and widened social inequalities. Disinvestment from social housing and rent-seeking developments by real estate companies and land speculators have resulted in the displacement of low-income populations to the urban periphery. Public social spaces have been eliminated to make way for luxury apartments and business interests. Low-income neighbourhoods are often stigmatized by dominant social forces to justify their demolition. The urban poor have however negotiated and resisted these developments in a range of ways. Our workshop seeks to explore these urban dynamics in Mexico City and beyond, looking at the material and symbolic mechanisms through which urban marginality is produced and contested. It seeks to understand how things might be otherwise, how the city might be geared towards more inclusive forms of belonging and citizenship.
We seek to chart the ways in which processes of urban transformation are enacted both materially and symbolically and the impacts these processes have on the urban poor. We will also explore the urban struggles that result from these impacts. We are
especially interested in discussions that are focused on linking the macrodeterminants of urban political economy to the life options and strategies of the poor at ground level. This would provide propitious terrain for reformulating from 'below', in empirical terms, the labels, discourses and categories imposed from 'above' that
have been shown in scholarship to have corrosive consequences. Drawing on these insights, we hope to produce a series of recommendations for stakeholders with a view to producing a more inclusive city where the social, economic and cultural needs of marginalised people become a central principle according to which the restructuring of urban space occurs.
The workshops will provide a unique opportunity for sharing research expertise and networking. During the workshops early career researchers will have the opportunity to present their research in the form of a short oral presentation and discuss this with established researchers from the UK and Mexico. The workshop will also include a field trip to a number of marginal and irregular settlements in Mexico City to interact with artists and community leaders. There will be a focus on building up links for future collaborations and participants selected on the basis of their research potential and ability to build longer term links. We will for example partner UK and Mexican researchers to co-author a book chapter for a published anthology after the workshop is completed.
We are seeking researchers who are working on questions of urban marginality in cities in Mexico or elsewhere in the world. We are particularly interested in scholars who have built close relationships with urban social movements or with communities in irregular settlements or those facing eviction of displacement.
Researchers must be conducting research on urban marginality in Mexico or other cities in the world and are interested in sharing insights from diverse geographical locations.
Applications must be submitted using the Researcher Links application form, available here
Application must be submitted before the above deadline.
Participants must be early career researchers: Early Career Researchers are defined as holding a PhD (or having equivalent research experience) and having up to 10 years post-PhD (or equivalent) research experience.
Participants must have a research or academic position (either a permanent post, research contract, or teaching/research fellowship etc) at a recognised research institution either in the UK or in Mexico.
Applicants must be willing to contribute a co-authored book chapter to the anthology that will result from the workshop. Support will be provided by the workshop coordinators and mentors. The language of the workshop will be in English, so all participants must be able to work in English, but allowances will be made for non-native English speakers. UK participants with some Spanish fluency will be particularly welcome.
Experience and relevance of the applicant’s research area to the workshop
Motivation and contribution to the aims of the workshop
Description of the long term impact expected through the participation in the workshop
Ability to disseminate workshop’s outcomes
Notification of results:
Applicants will be notified by email no more than two months prior to the workshop and hopefully no later than 25 April.
More details and access to the application form can be found at:
Demeter Press: Wives: Roles, Representations, Identities, Work
Abstract Deadline: August 1, 2016
Demeter Press is seeking submissions for an edited collection.:
Editors: Lynn O'Brien Hallstein & Rebecca Jaremko Bromwich
This volume will be a space for critical discussion, and production of new imaginaries within, feminist scholarship, analysis and feminist politics, about what is and has been meant by, involved in, required of, and what it means to be, a "wife." This volume seeks to bring together diverse critical perspectives through creative contributions, social science research, scholarly works, and critical theorizing about roles, representations, identities, and work associated with being a "wife" and doing (or refusing to do) the work associated with wives. This is an interdisciplinary anthology. Contributions are encouraged from a wide range of disciplines and fields, including psychology, sociology, anthropology, women's and gender studies, cultural studies, literary studies, legal studies, and all social science and humanities. Creative contributions are also encouraged. Fiction, poetry and art will also be welcome in the anthology alongside academic writing.
Topics may also include (but are not limited to):
Wives, care, unpaid labour, and parenting
histories of wife work; wives and motherhood
wives and sexuality
wives, fidelity and infidelity
wives and race
wives and violence
abuse of wives
representations of the wife in popular culture
wives and sex work
wives, monogamy, polygamy, polyamory, and alternatives
wives and the law
wives and wealth
wives and poverty
religion and wives
wives and regulation
immigration and wives
wives and same sex marriage
wives, brides and weddings
divorce and wives
wives and patriarchy
wives and feminism
Post-second Wave feminism and being a wife (or not);
wives, husbands, and gender performativity
wives and work
Please send abstracts of approximately 250 words together with a short bio to both Lynn O'Brien Hallstein, Boston University, College of General Studies: firstname.lastname@example.org and Rebecca Bromwich, Carleton University, Department of Law and Legal Studies: Rebecca.Bromwich@carleton.ca by August 1, 2016.
Completed manuscripts of 6,000-12,000 words (completed chapters should be15-20 double spaced pages, including all references and endnotes) will be due by May 1, 2017. Contributors will be responsible for ensuring that manuscripts adhere to MLA style.
Inquiries may be directed to the Editors at: email@example.com Rebecca.Bromwich@carleton.ca
Demeter Press: Mothering, Mothers, and Sport: Experiences, Representations, Resistances
Abstract Deadline: August 1, 2016
Demeter Press is seeking submissions for an edited collection.
Editors: Judy Battaglia, Rebecca Bromwich, and Pamela Morgan Redela
Mothers, motherhood, and mothering have been a long time focus of research and study in various academic disciplines, and common topics of interest in mainstream press and popular culture; yet the experiences of mothers and mothering in the area of sport have been less explored.
The purpose of this collection is: to provide a space for exploration of the complex dimensions of intersections between mothers, mothering, and sport, as athletes, players, participants, parents and discursive/non-discursive figures. The visible and invisible, "seen" and "behind the scenes" role of mothers in sport activity, sport related art, architecture/buildings that support or deny women/mothers-pumping stations, work, family restrooms are all possible areas of focus.
Topics may also include (but are not limited to):
Motherwork/mothering in competitive sport
Cheer, dance, skating/non traditional sport as well as the more traditional role of the "team mom"/soccer/football mom
Mothers, gendering and sport
Mothers as athletes/the athlete-mother in sport
Representations and expectations of motherhood and health/parenting
Gender politics of team names and athletic wear/uniforms
Mothers as coaches and in coaching
Sex and sexuality in sport and gaming
Fantasy sport and women's/mothers' participation in the hyperreal space
Gambling and sport and its effect on interpersonal and family dynamics
Re-examining law, regulation and governmentality relating to mothers and sport
North American urban boosterism
Victorian Women's Bicycle Clubs
"A League of Their Own" in women's baseball in times of war and other national duress
Sport as a space of "collective effervesce"
The changing role of the female super-fan under Neo-Liberal Globalization
Intersectionality and sport as it relates to ability (mothers in special games and special Olympics)
Class, race, and the performance of identity in mothering and sport
Motherhood in sport and on-line forums (support groups-virtual ethnographies)
Motherhood, sport and the cyborg-self/science/AI
The depiction of sporting mothers or mothers and sport in popular culture
Theories of the "look and the gaze" as it applies to mothers, motherhood and sport
Submission Guidelines: 250 word abstracts plus 50 word biography (with citizenship information) due by August 1, 2016. Please send directly to: Judy Battaglia: firstname.lastname@example.org AND Rebecca Bromwich: email@example.com AND Pamela Redela: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted papers of 4000-5000 words (15-20 pages) will be due February 1, 2017 and should conform to Modern Languages Association (MLA) style.
Relations, Practices and Representations of Inclusion in Francophone Minority Communities: Western Canada through the Prism of the Americas, International Interdisciplinary University-Community Conference
October 6, 2016, University of Regina
Deadline: March 31, 2016
From Contested Cities to Global Urban Justice- Critical Dialogues
4-7 July, 2016, Madrid
This is a reminder of the approaching deadline for submitting abstracts to the International Contested_Cities Conference, which will take place in Madrid, 4th-7th July
2016 (both in English and in Spanish).
The deadline for abstract submission is March 5th, 2016.
The CONTESTED_CITIES conference will be a forum of radical academics, practitioners and activists from different theoretical, disciplinary and geographical backgrounds coming together to probe the multiple forms of urban injustice that shape cities across the world. Cities have always been contested spaces in which struggles over different political visions of urban development, planning and life take place; yet urban contestation is increasing. In recent years this has been manifested through austerity urban-ism, crisis politics and processes of financialisation. Millions of urban citizens are experiencing dispossession, displacement and expulsion on a daily basis; their ‘right to the city’ has been denied by diverse forms of neoliberal and authoritarian urban governance. At the same time there is growing global resistance and counter-strategies to these injustices, varying in form, scale and approach. The conference will develop counter-dialogues and perspectives, fighting against these injustices, in an attempt to go beyond neoliberalism.
CONTESTED_CITIES is a network of researchers from Europe and Latin America that analyses the processes of neoliberalisation of space, gentrification and social contestation. Our research has involved methodological innovation in particular through audio-visual methodologies. At this conference we will present our findings and open up a dialogue with colleagues, practitioners and activists from across all continents. The conference will be structured around the following five streams:
1. CONCEPTS FOR CRITICAL URBANISMS – BEYOND THE NEW GLOBAL URBAN QUESTION
2. THE GLOBAL URBAN HOUSING QUESTION
3. NEW REGIMES OF EXPULSION – SHEDDING LIGHT ON THE VIOLENCE OF DISPLACEMENT
4. NEW FORMS AND LIMITS OF GENTRIFICATION
5. THE NEW URBAN ALTERNATIVES – SOCIAL MOVEMENTS, THEIR SOCIO SPATIAL PRACTICES, AND THE USE OF VISUAL METHODOLOGIES
For more info:
We are looking forward to your contested contributions!
The Indigenous Peoples’ Knowledges and Rights Study Group (IAG) is involved in organising four sessions at the IAG conference in Adelaide 29 June-1 July 2016. Details on each of these sessions are shown below.
Please submit conference abstracts by 11th March here: https://kaigi.eventsair.com/PresentationPortal/Account/Login?ReturnUrl=%2FPresentationPortal%2Fiag-2016%2Fabstractsubmission.
Also, please do contact session organisers if you have any questions about the proposed sessions or the conference.
Looking forward to seeing you in Adelaide,
Jess McLean and Sandie Suchet-Pearson, co-convenors of the Indigenous Peoples’ Knowledges and Rights Study Group (IAG).
Indigenous Peoples & Resource Extraction
Study Group alignment: Indigenous Peoples’ Knowledges and Rights Study Group and the Critical Development Geography Group
Session organisers: Cathy Howlett, Natalie Osborne and Paul Hodge
Two contradictory trends currently affect Indigenous engagement with global resource extraction: increasing pressure to gain access to Indigenous lands to satiate increasing demands for resources, and an ever increasing focus, at the international level, on the rights of Indigenous Peoples to have consent over what occurs on their lands. In Australia and elsewhere, the evidence suggests that this international trend is not having a substantive impact on the regulation of extractive industries at the national and state scale – this is particularly noticeable in the emerging field of unconventional extraction (e.g. coal seam gas). This is in concert with the neoliberal tendency towards withdrawal of the State and the concomitant outsourcing of obligations to protect and uphold Indigenous rights to the corporate sector, via mechanisms like ‘corporate social responsibility’ (CSR) policies and ‘social license to operate’ (SLO). How do these changing practices influence resource-led development and consultation practices? Thus the contemporary milieu of energy development in Australia and elsewhere, demands renewed exploration of Indigenous responses to and experiences of these changing dynamics.
In this session, we aim to bring together people working in development studies and Indigenous studies to critically reflect on these tensions and trends, and discuss empirical evidence of what is happening ‘on the ground’ with respect to Indigenous peoples and extractive industries. Potential topics may include:
1. Critical evaluations of CSR and SLO and how they are operationalised in negotiations over extractive industries with Indigenous Peoples.
2. Explorations of Indigenous peoples’ responses to these changing dynamics, including corporate-led responses to obtaining consent for development and the withdrawal of the State, and how these dynamics may be engaged with, contested, and/or transformed.
3. The intersections between Native Title, customary land rights, CSR and SLO and extractive industries.
4. How dominant constructions of indigeneity affect the politics of extraction and negotiation processes.
5. What resource exhaustion, market volatility and ‘busts’ may mean for Indigenous communities who depend on extractive industries and associated regulatory regimes.
Indigenous Peoples’ Knowledges and Rights within the Academy: Examining University Teaching and Administrative Practice
Study Group alignment: Indigenous Peoples’ Knowledges and Rights Study Group
Session organisers: Sandie Suchet-Pearson email@example.com, Jess McLean firstname.lastname@example.org, Sarah Prout email@example.com
Many Australian universities are becoming increasingly proactive (and in some cases prescriptive) about processes to ‘Indigenise’ teaching content across curricula and to institutionalise mechanisms for recognising the rights, knowledges, and interests of Indigenous peoples in higher education institutions. This is an exciting step challenging the Eurocentrism of our institutions, yet at the same time, significant barriers remain to the full participation of Indigenous students and scholars in our universities and Eurocentric knowledges and practices still dominate. Indeed many non-Indigenous scholars are being tasked with ‘Indigenising’ curriculum but may lack the capacity, experience, knowledge and/or will to do so adequately and appropriately.
This session centres around a mini keynote presentation by Professor Michelle Trudgett, an Indigenous scholar from the Wiradjuri Nation in New South Wales and Director of the Centre for the Advancement of Indigenous Knowledges (CAIK) at UTS. CAIK’s core business focus is on the implementation of Indigenous Graduate Attributes (IGA) at UTS. We invite short presentations that speak to one or more of the challenges and/or opportunities that emerge for geographers within this context. We welcome papers that address specific issues of pedagogy, as well as those that highlight best practice in engaging with the broader tensions and processes, from the institutional to the individual scale. This session will run as a hybrid paper/panel session, with the short individual presentations following the keynote and inspiring an interactive Q and A with all presenters in a roundtable format.
Decolonising the City
Study Group alignment: Urban Geography and Indigenous Peoples’ Knowledges and Rights Study Groups
Session Organisers: Libby Porter and Louise Crabtree
Cities are intrinsically important to colonial processes and power relations. They are home to key sites of imperial power, they spatially concentrate processes of colonial dispossession and disavowal, they reorganize and reconstitute changing postcolonial social relations, and present new opportunities for anticolonial resistance and resurgence. Understanding urban process as bound up in the changing dimensions of imperial and colonial domination is therefore crucial, and yet often overlooked.
This session examines the diverse ways the city is actively engaged in the production and shaping of colonial relations both in historical and contemporary terms. The session will attract papers from a range of colonial and postcolonial contexts globally and particularly encourages Australian urban scholars to engage with questions of colonialism and decolonization. The focus of the session will be on the theoretical, methodological and practical dimensions of forging a decolonizing ethics for urban geographical knowledge and practice.
Contemporary research in Indigenous peoples' rights and knowledges
Study Group alignment: Indigenous Peoples’ Knowledges and Rights
Session organisers: Sandie Suchet-Pearson and Jess McLean
This session invites researchers to share and discuss their current research engaging with Indigenous peoples’ rights and knowledges. We welcome contributions which foreground the inspiring work Indigenous peoples are doing asserting their rights and knowledges, which grapple with the challenges of conducting ethical work in power laden contexts, which research the ‘post’colonial processes constraining decolonising processes, and which challenge conventional understandings and assumptions in geography and elsewhere to open productive spaces of engagement and transformation.
CFP: 'Locating Leisure: Blurring Boundaries' - Annual conference of the Leisure Studies Association, July 2016, Liverpool
Call For Abstracts - International Indigenous Research Conference 2016
Hosted by Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga
15-18 November 2016
Tāmaki Makaurau - Auckland, New Zealand
Postgraduate Medical Humanities Conference 2016 (CfP, University of Exeter,
28-29 July, 2016)
Colloque international «Rites et identités», 19, 20 et 21 octobre 2016, Québec
Ce colloque interdisciplinaire, ouvert à toutes les perspectives théoriques et méthodologiques, vise à mieux saisir les multiples articulations entre les rites et les identités. Il se veut un lieu d'échange pour présenter des nouvelles connaissances sur les rites dans leurs différentes dimensions, notamment religieuses, théologiques, anthropologiques, sociologiques, politiques, historiques, ethnologiques, éthologiques, pédagogiques, esthétiques et littéraires en lien avec leurs symboliques identitaires. Les propositions de communication doivent parvenir à l'un des trois responsables avant le 15 mars 2016.
The 18th Nordic Migration Conference, August 11-12 2016, Oslo
Migration and social inequality: Global perspectives – new boundaries
We invite you to submit abstracts for the workshop: Intersectionally gendered trajectories of labour migration to and within the European Economic Area. The call closes on March 15th.
Intersectionally gendered trajectories of labour migration to and within the European Economic Area
Labour mobility within and to the European Economic Area remains topical. On one hand, labour migration from third countries is perceived as a solution to the weakening dependency ratios in Europe, and to the labour deficit particularly in health and social care as well as in manual professions such as construction. On the other hand, the EU strives to compete over highly educated workforce, i.e. the “best migrant talent”. Economic inequalities continue to produce labour mobility within the European Economic Area, which has been further accelerated by the crisis in the Eurozone. A brain drain has been reported to take place in the austerity ridden Greece, for instance. In many national labour markets, the gendered, ethnicised and classed figures such as the “Polish construction worker”, the “Filipino nurse”, or “Ukrainian domestic worker” have become recognizable in public discourse. However, the status of different types of labour migrants varies widely in Europe, from the rights of family reunification to the recognition of skills and qualifications to salary levels and types of contract. In general, third country nationals’ access to both rights and professional circles remains weak throughout the EEA, but also this often depends on the destination country, the nationality, gender and class of the migrant, as well as on the profession. This panel is interested in empirical research on how different national labour markets within the EEA are both shaped by labour immigration, and how the national migration and employment regimes also shape the migrants’ position therein. The panel seeks papers that illuminate the role of various collective bodies, from market to state actors to trade unions and beyond, in shaping migrants’ working lives and their experience of mobility to and within the EEA. The panel is particularly interested in the gendered and classed aspects of the phenomenon, including how institutions produce particularly gendered and classed migration streams and how they affect the labour market structures of sending and receiving countries in gendered and classed ways.
Abstracts should not exceed 400 words, and can be submitted electronically at the conference website: http://www.sv.uio.no/iss/english/research/news-and-events/events/conferences-and-seminars/the-18th-nordic-migration-conference/call-for-paper-abstracts/index.html
General information on the conference: http://www.sv.uio.no/iss/english/research/news-and-events/events/conferences-and-seminars/the-18th-nordic-migration-conference/
For further information or if you have any questions please do not hesitate to email the workshop convenors:
Tiina Vaittinen, University of Tampere (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Unnur Dís Skaptadóttir, University of Iceland (email@example.com)
Anna Matyska, University of Tampere (firstname.lastname@example.org)
CFP Afrasian Transformations - Beyond Grand Narratives?
Conference Announcement – Call for Papers
African-Asian Encounters (III)
Afrasian Transformations: Beyond Grand Narratives?
Goethe University Frankfurt, September 28-30, 2016
This interdisciplinary conference is part of a series of international conferences on African-Asian Encounters that started with “New Cooperations – New Dependencies?” (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, March 2014) and continued with “Re-Thinking African-Asian Relationships: Changing Realities – New Concepts” (Cape Town, South Africa, March 2015). The Frankfurt Conference invites scholars to take stock of various grand narratives in their respective research work, to critically reconsider current theoretical and methodological frameworks employed in understanding African-Asian interactions, and to discuss how they navigate between empirical work and theory production. We invite contributions that theorize African-Asian interactions and address grand narratives prevalent in/across various disciplines. We also welcome contributions that reflect on African-Asian interactions in various fields and connect their empirical findings to the overall conference theme.
For more information see http://www.afraso.org/en/content/cfp-afrasian-transformations-beyond-grand-narratives-african-asian-encounters-iii
Decoloniality, National Women's Studies Association Annual Conference
November 10-13, 2016, Montreal
Deadline: February 22, 2016
The Eighth Annual Charles Town International Maroon Conference: Toward a Borderless Indigenous Community
June 23, 2016 to June 26, 2016
Please send abstracts of 250-300 words by February 15, 2016, or inquiries to email@example.com
For more information:
Below is a call for abstracts for a panel at the ASA Conference, Durham 4th
- 7th July 2016, “Research as Development”.
P39 Research as Development
Convenors: Salla Sariola (University of Oxford) and Justin Dixon (Durham
Chair: Bob Simpson
Since the 1990s there has been a substantial increase in the volume of
medical research being conducted in low and middle income countries
(LMICs). Despite travelling with explicit epistemological purposes, medical
research shapes and constructs local realities in the same moment that it
strives to 'measure' them. Material improvements, capacity building, even
nation-building - aspirations such as these are woven into research
cultures in ways that unsettle abstract biomedical futures. Mainstream
bioethics has begun to acknowledge that researchers should contribute to
improving local circumstances as well as ensuring access to licensed
products. Indeed, capacity building and benefit sharing are now standard
features of research initiatives, and the research enterprise more
generally has become entangled in discourses of development.
Yet the idea of development as progress is problematic. What problems arise
when practices that rely on inequities in health and wealth to generate
data become engaged in their alleviation? Who gets to define what
development means and how? To what extent do transnational research
collaborations have genuine transformative potential? Or do developmental
practices function to exacerbate existing inequalities and even generate
novel ones? Answering these questions requires close attention to the
everyday interactions between researchers, their local collaborators, and
study populations, as well as the futures and moral visions that they
enact. We therefore invite papers that grapple with the predicament of
research as development - its possibilities and limitations, inclusions and
omissions - and what this might mean for more responsible and responsive
medical research in LMICs.
The abstract can submitted online at:
Proposals must consist of:
- a paper title
- the name(s) and email address(es) of author(s)
- a short abstract of fewer than 300 characters
- a long abstract of fewer than 250 words
Abstract Deadline: 15th February 2016
Abstract Notification: 25th February 2016
If you have any questions regarding the panel, please feel free to contact
Salla Sariola & Justin Dixon
Hip Hop Studies Conference
“It Ain’t Where You’re From, It’s Where You’re At”:
International Hip Hop Studies Conference
University of Cambridge
23rd - 24th June 2016
Tricia Rose, Brown University
Murray Forman, Northeastern University
We invite proposals (title and abstract) of no more than 200 words for 20 minute papers. Please send submissions to the conference convener, James Butterworth (firstname.lastname@example.org), by 4th March 2016. Acceptances will be issued by mid-March.
XXe Congrès de l’Association internationale des sociologues de langue française (AISLF) : « Sociologie de l’Art et de la Culture », 4 au 8 juillet 2016, Montréal
La Chaire Fernand-Dumont sur la culture informe tous les chercheurs des domaines de la sociologie de l’art et de la culture qu’il est encore possible de proposer une communication pour le congrès de l’AISLF. La date limite de dépôt des propositions a en effet été repoussée au dimanche 31 janvier 2016 à minuit, heure française (date impérative). Nous vous invitons donc vivement à soumettre une proposition au Comité de recherche « Sociologie de l’art et de la culture » (CR 18) dont vous trouverez l’appel à communications sur le site du congrès.
20e colloque bisannuel de l'American Council of Québec Studies (ACQS), 3 au 6 novembre 2016, Portland, ME
L'American Council for Québec Studies sollicite des propositions de communication pour son congrès de 2016. Si le thème choisi couvre des approches diverses, tant en sciences sociales qu'en arts et lettres, les organisateurs veulent souligner l'importance des échanges culturels, économiques, et interpersonnels entre le Québec et ses voisins, entre francophones, anglophones, et allophones en Amérique du Nord. Les propositions individuelles aussi bien que des sessions complètes sur tout sujet lié aux études québécoises sont les bienvenues. La date limite pour soumettre des propositions est le 15 avril 2016.
ABORIGINAL NORTH AMERICA AND EUROPE: STRENGTHENING CONNECTIONS
This interdisciplinary international conference will be taking place on November 11 – 13, 2016, at the Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan (Poland). The aim of the conference is to bring together aboriginal and non-aboriginal North American and European scholars, artists and activists and provide a venue for exchanging views, ideas and scholarship findings related to the present, the past and the future of aboriginal peoples of North America. They invite scholars representing multiple disciplines (history, sociology, ethnology, anthropology, culture studies, literary studies, law, politology, linguistics and others) to share their research results and pedagogies; and aboriginal activists and artists to share their experiences, knowledge and art. The language of the conference is English. Proposals for 20-minute papers, 60-minute interactive workshops, round-table discussions, poetry and prose readings are currently accepted and must be 250-word-long, accompanied with a brief CV must be submitted to the conference secretaries Katarzyna Burzyńska or Kornelia Boczkowska at: email@example.com. The deadline for proposals is April 15, 2016. More information is available here: