Popular Anthropology Call for Papers

The submission deadline is June 15th 2016.

Popular Anthropology Magazine is now accepting article submissions for our
upcoming issue. We encourage you to send us photos along with your
articles. The submission deadline is June 15th 2016.

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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

International conference

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, jmsmith@mines.edu<mailto:jmsmith@mines.edu> and Dr Mette M. High, University of St Andrews, mmh20@st-andrews.ac.uk<mailto:mmh20@st-andrews.ac.uk>. 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.

Submission Details:

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 (beccara606@gmail.com).

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

Submitting papers:

Abstracts of 200 words should be submitted to Emma Smith (e.smith@shu.ac.uk) 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: e.smith@shu.ac.uk. Queries can also be sent to this email address.

Delegate fees:

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.

AlterNative Calls for Papers

AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples is a multidisciplinary internationally peer-reviewed journal published continuously online as well as in quarterly print issues. AlterNative presents scholarly research on Indigenous worldviews and experiences of decolonization from Indigenous perspectives from around the world. AlterNative publishes articles in English but also welcomes submissions in Indigenous languages, as well as ones that have been previously published in an Indigenous language and are translated into English.

AlterNative is now calling for papers for one of our general issues of 2016. Authors wanting to be considered for publication in 2016 should submit their paper via the online submission portal no later than the 15th of June.

AlterNative publishes papers that substantively address and critically engage with Indigenous issues from a scholarly Indigenous viewpoint. All papers must address and engage with current international and national literature and academic and/or Indigenous theory and make a significant contribution to the field of Indigenous studies.

AlterNative publishes articles in English but also welcomes submissions in Indigenous languages, as well as ones that have been previously published in an Indigenous language and are translated into English.

Contributors are expected to meet internationally accepted guidelines on carrying out ethical and culturally competent research involving Indigenous peoples and to conform to the standards for authors set out by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Submissions responding to this general call for papers should relate to one or more themes of the journal—origins, place, peoples, community, culture, history, heritage, colonialism, power, intervention, development, and self-determination.

Articles should range between 5,000 and 7,000 words, including title, abstract, keywords and references. AlterNative also publishes short and timely commentaries on critical issues concerning Indigenous peoples. Commentaries should be between 3,000 and 4,000 words long, including references, abstract, and keywords. A sample article, sample commentary and author guidelines, including format and referencing styles, can be found on the Author Information page on the AlterNative website.

Please download a pdf of this call for papers and circulate it among your networks.

Contact Info:

Katharina Bauer, PhD

Journal and Production Coordinator

AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples
Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga New Zealand's Māori Centre of Research

The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

Contact Email:

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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.
Contact Info:
Harriet Smart
PhD Candidate in History

University of Sheffield
1 Upper Hanover Street
S3 7RA


'Indigenous Languages and Cultures: Then and Now' Conference
University of Sheffield, 12 and 13 September
Contact Email:

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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

RAI Conference: Anthropology, Weather & Climate Change, May 2016

Anthropology, Weather & Climate Change


The RAI is delighted to announce a major conference entitled "Anthropology, Weather and Climate Change" which will take place at the British Museum, 27-29 May 2016, organized in conjunction with the BM Department for Africa, Oceania and the Americas. We welcome proposals for panels on all aspects of this timely and complex issue.

Anthropology is understood here as being in its widest sense, including Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, Linguistic Anthropology and Social Anthropology.

Registration opens on 22 February 2016

Conference Fee:

Non-Fellow: £180
RAI Member: £160
RAI Fellow: £95
Concessions: £75
RAI Student Fellow: £50

With thanks to our sponsor: The British Museum

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 kevin.oneill@utoronto.ca.

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

*Intimate Connections:*





*DATES*: 11 August – 13 August 2016


The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

*Deadline for Abstracts: 10 JUNE 2016*

*Keynote speakers*:

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

*Outline: *

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

*Workshop Bursaries*

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

*Application Procedure*

Please send a short abstract on your research (300 words) to both Ben
Hegarty (benjamin.hegarty@anu.edu.au) and Shiori Shakuto (
shiori.shakuto@anu.edu.au), no later than *10 June 2016. *

*Keynote speakers*

*Koichi Iwabuchi *is Professor of Media and Cultural Studies at Monash
University and Director of the Monash Asia Institute. He is the author
of *Recentering
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
in general.

*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
Century. http://japaninstitute.anu.edu.au/

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
Pacific. http://asiapacific.anu.edu.au/


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

Devon Smither
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.

Conference Regulations

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.
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Devon Smither (devon.smither@uleth.ca)
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IAIA Water symposium in August/September

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Registration now open for 'Anxiety in and About Africa', 15-16 June 2016, University of Cambridge



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 pilgrimeconomies@sussex.ac.uk<mailto:pilgrimeconomies@sussex.ac.uk> by 31st of May, 2016.

We are able to offer partial funding for travel/accommodation.

Best wishes
Smita Yadav
School of Global Studies
University of Sussex

Registration open for Caribbean Societies conference 2016




submissions are invited for an online periodical



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

E-mail: dina.eylon@utoronto.ca

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.

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Dr. Dina Ripsman Eylon, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief

Women in Judaism: A Multidisciplinary Journal




Email: dina.eylon@utoronto.ca

Tel: 416-995-0599 (voice and text)

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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 soaspalsoc.conf2015@gmail.com.
Apologies for cross-posting and please distribute widely.

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 soaspalsoc.conf2015@gmail.com 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 soaspalsoc.conf2015@gmail.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 soaspalsoc.conf2015@gmail.com.

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):

Social Anthropology

Environment and Natural Resources
Delopment and Economic Policy
Indigenous Studies

Contractual Archeology
Scientific Archeologic Research
Cultural Resources Management
Museums and Heritage Education

Heritage Education
Museums in Panama
Cultural Resources Museum-ization
Museum-Turism Relations.
Biologic Anthropology

Forensic Anthropology.
Applied Bio-Anthropology

Behavioural Ecology

Cultural History
Social History.
History of Ideas
Transnational History
Environmental History
History of Education
Humanities and Social Sciences

Literature and Linguistics
Political Science
Architectonic Cultural Heritage

Applied Disciplines Related to the Preservation of Architectonic Cultural Heritage: Archeology and History
Architectonic Archeology
History of Architecture
Rescue of Architectonic Cultaral Heritage

For more information, please, visit: www.aahpanama.org

or write to info@aahpanama.org

Alternatively, for simple queries, you could write to the spokesmen of the Asociación de Antropología, Dr. Rolando de la Guardia: rdelaguardia@alumni.ucl.ac.uk

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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
4901-46 Avenue
Founders’ Hall 4-30
Camrose, AB T4V 2R3
Office direct line: (780) 679-1553
Fax: (780) 679-1590



CFP- Intersectional approaches to climate change

Dear All

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 (k.sang@hw.ac.uk) in the first instance. Further stream details can be found here
Important dates:

‧ Abstract (250 to 300 words) /Developmental/full paper submission: 15th May, 2016 on

CFP – Indigenous U.S. and Canadian Writing and Culture

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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)
· Parenthood/non-parenthood
· Virginity
· Monogamy/Polygamy/Polyamory
· 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 (s.page1@aston.ac.uk) and Dr Katy Pilcher (k.pilcher@aston.ac.uk).
More information: http://www.aston.ac.uk/lss/research/research-centres/ccisc/news-and-events/

Sarah-Jane Page

Lecturer in Sociology

N920, Languages and Social Sciences

Aston Triangle


B4 7ET


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

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Landbody: Indigeneity's Radical Commitments

A Center for 21st Century Studies (C21) Conference
University of Wisconsin-MIlwaukee
May 5 - 7, 2016
Curtin Hall 175

Landbody considers the implications of Native ontologies and epistemologies, emphasizing the animate, living nature of place and the conceptual primacy of connection and locale. Despite colonial incursions, Native communities continue tribal lifeways, constructing and reconstructing systems of reciprocal survival in regions and localized spaces throughout land and other spaces occupied by, and contested by, colonial powers and people. Place is not a neutral backdrop. An ontological connection to a specific land comprises a central component of indigenous being, a commitment to place contrary to current celebrations of migration, individualism, and cosmopolitanism.

Plenary speakers include Jennifer Nez Denetdale, Jolene Rickard, Audra Simpson, Kim TallBear, and Gerald Vizenor.

Moreover, researchers from universities in Australia, Canada, Germany, Sweden, and the United States will speak in various panels organized around the following themes: Spaces of Contestation, Re-Sources, Bodies, Confronting Being, Land Agents, Reclamation, Enacting Consciousness, Time & Story, and Indigenizing Epistemologies.

The conference is free and open to the public, but we ask attendees to please RSVP.

For a full schedule, abstracts, and other information, please visit the Landbody website.
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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

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Sexual Consent Conference
June 2 & 3, 2016
Trent University

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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.

The Editors:

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.

Contact Info:

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

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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 resistanceandsocialchange2016@gmail.com

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 k.datta@qmul.ac.uk

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: info@cultureofcities.com

imagineNATIVE 2016 Call for Submissions Now Open

October 19 - 23, 2016
Toronto • Canada



Graduate Conference: On the Edge: Genealogies and Futures of Precarity
Annual Graduate Conference of the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology,

Central European University, Budapest

Conference date: June 3-4, 2016

Proposal submission deadline: April 10, 2016

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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.
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Movement: Or “Does the falcon hear the falconer?” The Disestablishmentarian," an interdisciplinary graduate student journal, based out of the Sociology and Anthropology department at Concordia University, Montréal. 

Deadline: June 4, 2016


See also The Disestablishmentarian call for peer reviewers at https://thedisestablishmentariansite.wordpress.com/call-for-peer-reviewers/


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 guilbaul@sfu.ca au plus tard le 30 avril 2016.

Call for Critical Reviews, Contemporaneity 5 (Autumn 2016 edition)

Deadline: June 30, 2016



Indigenizing Psychology Symposium: Healing & Education, May 26, 2016, Native Canadian Centre of Toronto

The Sixth Annual OISE Indigenous Education Network Mental Health Symposium will cover issues of traditional Aboriginal Knowledges, healing, and
education. It is for educators, practitioners, researchers, and policy makers of all disciplines of applied mental health interested in enhancing knowledge and skills and exploring new ideas. Registration fees apply, for further info see



"Canada, the United States, and the Trans-Pacific Partnership"

Proposals are due no later than May 15, 2016

Colloquium Dates: February 22-24, 2017

Venue: University of Hawai'i at Mānoa

More information:


Recherches féministes
Revue interdisciplinaire francophone
d’études féministes
CCB, Pavillon Charles-De Koninck, Université Laval,
Québec (Québec) Canada G1V 0A6
Téléphone : (418) 656-5418 Télécopieur : (418) 656-5190
Courriel : revuerecherchesfeministes@ccb.ulaval.ca

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Les propositions d’article (300 mots) doivent être acheminées avant le 1er mars 2017 aux responsables du numéro thématique aux adresses suivantes : diane.lamoureux@pol.ulaval.ca; naima.hamrouni@pol.ulaval.ca; ryoa.chung@umontreal.ca. Les articles (7 000 mots) doivent parvenir à la revue (revuerecherchefeministes@ccb.ulaval.ca) 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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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 gardens
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
- education
- 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: christopher.maughan@warwick.ac.uk.

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

More information:



‘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 <cjres@lists.cam.ac.uk> by 16 April 2016 for consideration

Synergy: The Journal of Contemporary Asian Studies

Submissions accepted on a rolling basis



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




«Semen» n° 43 l’émergence du rituel politique, de l’énonciation à son observation

Publié à la suite d’une journée d’étude qui s’est déroulée au CEDITEC (UPEC), le 12 juin 2015, ce numéro de «Semen» vise à réunir des textes traitant du rite en lien avec l’exercice du pouvoir. Au sein des nombreux travaux existants sur le rituel, notamment anthropologiques et historiques, ce numéro vise particulièrement l’émergence du rituel politique dans ses dimensions discursives. La perspective d’analyse du discours privilégiée ici entre en discussion théorique et méthodologique avec toute approche ou discipline qui puisse saisir les pratiques énonciatives faisant émerger le rituel politique. Parmi ces approches empiriques traitant d’énoncés attestés ou de situations concrètes, nous considérerons plus particulièrement les propositions provenant de l’anthropologie, l’ethnographie, l’ethnométhodologie ou encore la sociologie politique. Néanmoins, toutes les communications devront prendre en considération la dimension énonciative du rituel politique et l’articuler à leur perspective théorique. Par rituel politique, nous entendons une pratique politique au sens large, citoyenne, fortement codifiée ou en cours de codification, qui peut se réaliser dans une pluralité de contextes : manifestations politiques, réunions délibératives, réunions partisanes de plus ou moins grande importance, assemblées générales, allocutions lors de mobilisations (cortèges, grèves, mouvements sociaux), débats, allocutions présidentielles ou ministérielles à l’Assemblée nationale, télévisuelles, en public. Ce numéro se veut l’occasion de discuter l’émergence du rituel politique dans divers contextes sociohistoriques, entre récurrences et discontinuités : Qu’est-ce qui fait qu’un discours s’inscrit dans un rituel et comment faire émerger le rituel d’une suite de discours? Comment de nouveaux types de rituels apparaissent-ils dans la pratique politique? Existe-t-il une pratique politique totalement indépendante d’éléments ritualisants, de mises en scène de la démocratie, de l’expertise, du pouvoir, ou de la participation? Si les rituels institutionnels sont codifiés de manière «rigide et immuable» pour légitimer le pouvoir, comment les citoyennes et citoyens peuvent-ils les investir?

Les propositions de contribution peuvent provenir de courants variés, pas nécessairement de l’analyse du discours, mais doivent analyser des pratiques et des énoncés attestés dans un contexte politique. Les propositions insistant sur les aspects méthodologiques d’une analyse énonciative permettant de saisir l’émergence des rituels politiques seront particulièrement appréciées. Les propositions d’article, avec résumé (environ 2500 signes, espaces compris) doivent être transmis d’ici le : 15/06/2016.

Contacts : Jean-Marc Leblanc et Loïse Bilat (jean-marc.leblanc@u-pec.fr ; loise.bilat@unil.ch)

Revue Recherches féministes



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.

===Main theme===
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).

===Paper Awards===
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.

===Panel Presentation===
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.

===Conference Proceedings===
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 Fees===
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.

===Important Dates===
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: torontoschool2016@easychair.org

We look forward to welcoming you to Toronto and "The Toronto School: Then | Now | Next" !

INFO: www.thetorontoschool.ca
CFP: http://uoft.me/toronto-school


Recherches féministes
Revue interdisciplinaire francophone
d’études féministes
CCB, Pavillon Charles-De Koninck, Université Laval,
Québec (Québec) Canada G1V 0A6
Téléphone : (418) 656-5418 Télécopieur : (418) 656-5190
Courriel : revuerecherchesfeministes@ccb.ulaval.ca

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 (revuerecherchesfeministes@ccb.ulaval.ca) ainsi qu’aux responsables du numéro : Aline Charles (Aline.Charles@hst.ulaval.ca) et Elsa Galerand (galerand.elsa@uqam.ca).

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Revue Recherches féministes
Téléphone: (418) 656-2131 poste 5418
Télécopieur: (418) 656-5190
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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 julie.cupples@ed.ac.uk before the deadline of 11 April 2016.

Workshop details

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.

Eligibility Criteria:

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.

Quality Assessment

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
governing wives
immigration and wives
LGBT wives
wives and same sex marriage
wives, brides and weddings
divorce and wives
wife identities
wives and patriarchy
wives and feminism
"Stepford Wives”
Post-second Wave feminism and being a wife (or not);
wives, husbands, and gender performativity
wives and work

Submission Guidelines:
Please send abstracts of approximately 250 words together with a short bio to both Lynn O'Brien Hallstein, Boston University, College of General Studies: lhallst@bu.edu 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: lhallst@bu.eduor 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: judy.battaglia@lmu.edu AND Rebecca Bromwich: rebecca.bromwich@carleton.ca AND Pamela Redela: pmredela@gmail.com

Accepted papers of 4000-5000 words (15-20 pages) will be due February 1, 2017 and should conform to Modern Languages Association (MLA) style.

Revue CMC Review call for submissions

Open Deadline

The Revue CMC Review is an online, open access, refereed journal published at York by the Canada-Mediterranean Centre (CMC). The CMC is a York University resource centre which focuses on the dialogue between Canada and the Mediterranean countries, and between the north and south, east and west shores of the Mediterranean Sea. Equal emphasis is placed on Canada and the Mediterranean, and “Mediterranean” is broadly interpreted to include the diaspora and Mediterranean cultural influences, both modern and ancient.
The Revue CMC Review is bilingual and interdisciplinary. It publishes articles, book reviews, creative works (visual arts, poetry, short stories), and dossiers on artists and writers. We invite submissions in English or in French from
faculty and graduate students in any of the above categories. Approaches of articles may be literary, cultural, historical, political, economic, sociological, anthropological, etc. We are also interested in global health issues, immigration, and the current refugee crises. Book reviews and creative submissions can be of general interest, not limited by subject.
To see our most recent issue, click on the link:
Do not log in. Click on the Table of Contents, then on the “pdf” to the right of the article that interests you.
Please send your submissions to: cmc@yorku.ca
They will be read by members of our Editorial Committee, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Elizabeth Sabiston, Director, CMC
Per Jessica Abraham, Assistant to the Director

Dear Colleagues,

Please note that we are now accepting submissions for the 8th
International Festival of Film. The festival will be held in fall of 2016
at UBC. Film submissions will be accepted starting now until June 2, 2016.
Details here: http://anthfilm.anth.ubc.ca/events.html

For further information please contact Charles Menzies


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



CFP: Cities and Citizenship in Contemporary Latin America and the Caribbean, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, June 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:


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 sandie.suchet@mq.edu.au, Jess McLean jessica.mclean@mq.edu.au, Sarah Prout sarah.prout@uwa.edu.au

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



ethnographiques.org, revue en ligne à comité de lecture, est consacrée au renouvellement de l’approche descriptive des terrains en sciences humaines et sociales.

Si la revue s’inscrit résolument dans la perspective de l'anthropologie et de la sociologie, elle se veut largement ouverte aux autres disciplines (histoire, histoire des religions, histoire de l’art, science politique, linguistique, psychologie, géographie, etc.) sensibilisés aux problématiques de l’enquête de terrain et à l’analyse fine des aspects sociaux, culturels, cognitifs et émotifs de l’être humain en société.

Le comité de direction d’ethnographiques.org invite les chercheurs, jeunes docteurs et doctorants à soumettre des articles pour la rubrique varia de ses numéros. Y sont encouragées des approches diversifiées, présentant des expériences de terrain concrètes. Nous incitons tout particulièrement les auteurs à mobiliser des documents multimédias (sons, films, iconographies…), et à expérimenter de nouvelles formes de narrations scientifiques à l'aide des outils du numérique.

Les articles en français, composés de 30 000 et 50 000 signes (espaces compris), sont évalués par le comité de direction et des experts externes avant d’être publiés. Pour de plus amples informations, voir la note aux auteurs.

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Call For Abstracts - International Indigenous Research Conference 2016

Hosted by Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga

15-18 November 2016

Tāmaki Makaurau - Auckland, New Zealand



Still Living and Practicing Social Enterprise:
The Methodological Potential of Ethnography
Friday 17th June 2016
Glasgow Caledonian University

Social enterprise, as a field of study, has provoked scholarly engagement ranging from spontaneous celebration to critical engagement. However we lack a deep understanding of how the optimistic and politically powerful, yet ambiguous and elusive ideal is lived in social practice. Ethnography, ethnomethodology and workplace studies offer the methodological potential to carve out local experimental practices of social-problem solving, and to capture the ways managers, staff and/or target groups reflect on their engagement in entrepreneurial activities. Such insights are essential for (1) developing multilayered, contextualised views on social enterprise (2) understanding the temporal, spatial and cultural dynamics of social entrepreneurship, and (3) taking sufficient account of the effects of social entrepreneurial policies on vulnerable target groups.

Ethnography also offers the potential to move the debate around social enterprise beyond idealized concepts and managerial views. Since emerging from the field of Anthropology, ethnography has been employed to study, in particular, the social realms of colonized, deprived, and marginalized groups of people. It has proven analytical strength in unraveling the contradictory, paradoxical aspects of human practice and the subtle workings of power. Social enterprise – as an organizational form comprising competing logics of social inclusion and management practice – demands an appropriate set of methods that makes room for complexity and counter-discourse, that considers social enterprise within its wider (political) context, and that attends to the longitudinal and spatial dimensions of organizational behavior which, to date, have been neglected in much of the academic literature. Potential questions which might be studied from an ethnographic perspective include: What are the long-term effects of social entrepreneurial practices? How do organizational actors sustain their social values in times of economic pressure? Which hopes and expectations motivate clients to participate in social entrepreneurial projects and how do they experience “personal improvement”? Under what circumstances do these initiatives fail or succeed?

In the second annual workshop to explore the use of ethnographic methods within social enterprise research we are interested in methodological and empirical work pursuing an ethnographic approach to social enterprise. We welcome methodological reflections and empirical contributions in the form of a single case study, a multi-sited ethnographic framework, or an auto-ethnography of being a social enterprise practitioner. Of particular interest, and stemming from discussion in the initial workshop, is work that seeks to explore the ways that the current political discourse of social enterprise is used and interpreted, challenged or supported by actors within the sector.

Abstracts: Send abstracts of no more than 800 words to the email address below by 5pm on Friday 18th March
Venue: Centre for Executive Education (CEE) room 6, Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, G4 0BA

Contact: clementine.hilloconnor@gcu.ac.uk 0141 331 8478

Call for Papers - Workshop on Health in India – for PhD and postdoctoral researchers

To apply, please send a 200-word abstract of your proposed paper by 30 May to Professor
Ursula Rao, Institute of Anthropology, Leipzig University. ursula.rao@uni-leipzig.de

More information:


Goldsmiths, University of London, Centre for Caribbean & Diaspora Studies (CCDS) Conference, London
27-8 June, 2016

Caribbean and Diasporic Dialogues in the University

The conference aims to challenge the limited visibility of Caribbean and Diaspora Studies in many higher education institutions and to interrogate the ways in which the precarious presence/ absence of indigenised black thought, currently being highlighted primarily through protest within, for example, higher education culture in countries like the UK, might be transformed. The theme of the conference is 'Caribbean and Diasporic Dialogues in the University' and seeks to foster and develop multi- and interdisciplinary conversations exploring critical, theoretical, historical and creative questions in a number of related fields that together contribute to Caribbean and Diaspora Studies.

We are especially interested to move beyond the construct of area studies 'out there' and to heighten the transglobal, transnational and postcolonial present with which Caribbean and diasporic research and arts practices are already richly conversant. We aim to engage a wide audience of scholars and practitioners researching these areas from within a range of disciplinary fields and contexts.

To present a paper: please send a proposed title and abstract (of no more than 300 words) with a short CV to the conference organizing committee at


Abstracts from postgraduates and early career researchers are very welcome.

Deadline for Abstracts and Panel Proposals:

Proposal/ Submission Deadline: 7 March 2016

Notification of Acceptance: 23 March 2016

Submission Types

Individual papers: These are academic papers (to be grouped into panel sessions: each paper not to exceed 20 minutes).
Project presentations: These are 10 minute presentations of research/development projects of potential impact on cultural/ pedagogical practice and the academy. (To be part of a plenary panel).

Please be kindly reminded that the Call for Papers for the conference Spaces of the Political closes on 29 February. The conference will be held at the University of Warsaw on 10-11 June 2016.

Paper abstracts of approximately 250 words should be emailed to spacesofthepolitical@gmail.com<mailto:spacesofthepolitical@gmail.com> by 29 February 2016. Selection decisions will be subsequently communicated by 11 March.
For any queries, please contact: spacesofthepolitical@gmail.com<mailto:spacesofthepolitical@gmail.com>

Guest speakers: Prof Michał Buchowski (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań); Prof Penny Harvey (University of Manchester); Dr Yael Navaro (University of Cambridge); Prof Jonathan Spencer (University of Edinburgh).

Conference theme
The conference interrogates the current state of political anthropology through a focus on space. A product of political relations, in turn space is what makes other political relations possible. It is also intrinsic to definitions of the state. But what are the spaces of the political today? This is not only asking about ‘globalisation’ and how it transforms territorial notions of sovereignty. At once more broadly and more concretely, we ask where the political is located and how different spaces shape political relations. This is primarily an exploration of ‘ordinary’, material space, but also the virtual spaces of electronic media, politically-charged landscapes of the imagination, the utopian and dystopian spaces of possibility. How does the political germinate and dwell in all those different spaces? Our interests range from the intimate spaces of the home and the body to spatialising states, to the political economy of world-systems and the geopolitics of empires, to the planetary politics of climate change, resource control, and deterritorialised sovereignty. How are the different spaces made and unmade? How do they condition emerging political configurations and dynamics? How are scales and connections produced, maintained, and unmade? How do different states relate to various types of space, from the capillaries of biopolitics, to everyday materialisations of statehood, to the digital infrastructures of global sovereignty? And how do various kinds of space meet, overlap, and communicate? Exploring political spaces ethnographically, this conference also reflects on the place of political anthropology in today’s global intellectual space.

We invite prospective presenters to propose ethnographically informed and theoretically grounded research papers, choosing one of the following four panels:

Affective Spaces (discussant: Yael Navaro)
This panel explores the politics of affect and emotion in mutually constitutive relationships with various spaces. It focuses on the spatiality of intimate bodily affects as well as diffuse structures of feeling. The questions the panel will address include, but are not limited to, the following:
- What are the political effects of the affects flowing through, or imbuing various places and spaces?
- How can such affects be politically generated and used, through discourse, design, and material intervention?
- How can spatial affects be contested, transformed, resisted, or rejected?

Terrains of Excess: Politics, Spectacle, Violence (discussant: Jonathan Spencer)
This panel focuses on the notion of the political as a domain enlivened by expressivity and excess. Seeking to shed light on spatiality as a constitutive dimension of culture and the political, the panel addresses, inter alia, the following questions:

- What spaces become the sites of cultural performances – terrific spectacles or terrifying acts of violence ‑ that make politics a thrilling business?

- How do the specific material, social, or symbolic characteristics of different kinds of place and space affect or determine that cultural-political productivity?

- How do spectacle and terror produce or transform spaces and their political properties?

Infrastructures of (Dis-)Connection (discussant: Penny Harvey)
Places are defined by their connections to other places; one productive way to conceive of space, in turn, is as a meshwork of such translocal connections. This panel highlights the political entanglements of material and digital infrastructures of connectivity by posing these and related questions:

- How are places and spaces constructed through various kinds of infrastructures, and what relationships can infrastructures establish between different places?

- What is the politics of the construction, maintenance, and use of such translocal infrastructures?

- What are the political effects of infrastructurally mediated connectivity, and how do political relationships change when infrastructures – through failure or by design – interrupt translocal connections?

Spatializing the ‘Post-’: Socialism, Colonialism, Difference, Relation (discussant: Michał Buchowski)
Through focus on the prefix ‘post-’, this panel addresses the problem of the afterlives of plural pasts in various kinds of space and place. It raises the matters of the geopolitical, economic, and epistemological relationships between spaces described as ‘post-socialist’, ‘post-colonial’, and ‘global’. The specific question addressed will include:

- What specific social and material landscapes are produced by the layerings of post-socialist, post-colonial, and other pasts?

- What social and political forms and dynamics emerge when post-socialist and post-colonial legacies are meshed with neoteric ‘global’ processes grounded in specific localities?

- How do cartographies of post-socialism, post-colonialism, and globalisation overlap or diverge over various territories of the body, the imagination, or politico-economic relationships?

Mateusz Laszczkowski
Assistant Professor
Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology
University of Warsaw

Postgraduate Medical Humanities Conference 2016 (CfP, University of Exeter,
28-29 July, 2016)

More information:



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

Dear Colleagues,
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.

Kind regards,
Anna Matyska

Workshop nr.8:
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 (tiina.vaittinen@uta.fi)
Unnur Dís Skaptadóttir, University of Iceland (unnurd@hi.is)
Anna Matyska, University of Tampere (anna.matyska@uta.fi)

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


SMA has been working on a 'rapid response' mechanism so that we can
mobilize quickly in regard to medical anthropological issues of public or
grave concern. One way to do this is through PIGs, or *Pop-up Interest
Groups*, which would complement our vibrant SIGs (Special Interest Groups)
by offering a networking mode with a limited life-span and immediate focus.

We are still working out the PIG mechanism, but *in light of the emergent
Zika situation we would like to launch an early trial run.* A Zika-focused
pop-up interest group -- a Zika PIG -- would provide an arena for
interested parties to network and organize regarding Zika prevention,
health services for affected mothers and infants, abortion-related issues,
environmental toxins introduced ostensibly for mosquito eradication,
conspiracy theorizing, and so on.

*If you would like to be part of a pop-up Zika interest group, please send
your name and email address to Elise Trott (etrott@pire.org
<etrott@pire.org>)*. If you are willing to take a leadership role in this
pilot PIG, please let us know (the PIG cannot fly without volunteer

Our SIG coordinator, Cathleen Willging, will get back to you within 2 weeks
as we get things off the ground. We'll evaluate the effort after 6 weeks or
so, to see whether the mechanism is viable and beneficial.

Again, our initial Zika SIG administrator is *Elise Trott*; to participate,
please email Elise at etrott@pire.org.


*Elisa (EJ) Sobo*
*Professor, San Diego State University*
*President, Society for Medical Anthropology*

University of Oxford May 7, 2016
Call for Papers

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: February 22, 2016



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

Deadline: February 15, 2016



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

Please send abstracts of 250-300 words by February 15, 2016, or inquiries to fbotkin@towson.edu

For more information:



Dear colleagues,

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

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

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

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

Abstract Submission
The abstract can submitted online at:

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

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

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

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

Keynote speakers:

Tricia Rose, Brown University
Murray Forman, Northeastern University

We invite proposals (title and abstract) of no more than 200 words for 20 minute papers. Please send submissions to the conference convener, James Butterworth (jrb86@cam.ac.uk), by 4th March 2016. Acceptances will be issued by mid-March.

More information:



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.




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: strengtheningconnectionspoznan@gmail.com. The deadline for proposals is April 15, 2016. More information is available here:



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

October 28-­29, 2016

Carleton University's School of Canadian Studies

More information:




Call for Presentations and Participation 2016: Food and Sustainability Conference

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



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

CFP Deadline: May 15, 2016


CFP: http://ht.journals.yorku.ca/index.php/ht/announcement


European Bisexual Research Conference 2016: CFP

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If you would like to present at EuroBiReCon, please provide a 250
word abstract and a brief biography (max. 100 words), by 26th
February 2016 to Emiel Maliepaard (e.maliepaard1@gmail.com) and Dr
Caroline Walters (carolinejwalters@gmail.com).
If you are interested in facilitating a workshop, roundtable, or
panel discussion at BiReCon, which can include data gathering for
current projects or research, then please email Emiel Maliepaard
(e.maliepaard1@gmail.com) and Dr Caroline Walters
(carolinejwalters@gmail.com) with a brief description of your
proposed session by 22 January 2016.

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

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

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

"Truth, Lies, and Manufacturing Memory"

Toronto, October 28-29, 2016.

Humber College’s School of Liberal Arts and Sciences of Toronto, Canada in association with the International Festival of Authors (IFOA) will be presenting its third annual interdisciplinary conference “Truth, Lies, and Manufacturing Memory.” The International Festival of Authors (IFOA), one of the most celebrated literary festivals in the world, is located at the Harbourfront Centre, one of downtown Toronto’s major cultural and artistic venues.

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

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

Proposals for individual papers and panels can be submitted here: https://www.humber.ca/liberalarts-ifoa/call-proposals

For further information, contact: daniel.hambly@humber.ca

Call for Papers

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

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

Keynote speaker: Emmanuel K. Akyeampong (Harvard University)

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

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

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

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

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

Papers that relate to the following themes are particularly encouraged:

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

Please send all abstracts and CVs to anxietyinafrica2016@gmail.com <mailto:
anxietyinafrica2016@gmail.com>. The deadline for abstracts is 26 February

Speakers selected through the Call for Papers will be notified by the end
of March. Registration will open in April via the conference website:
http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/26188 <

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

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

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

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

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

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

Discussants tbd

Deadline: 15th of February 2016
To propose a paper, please follow this link
http://nomadit.co.uk/easa/easa2016/paperproposal.php5?PanelID=4181 and
submit through the online system on the web site. For any inquiries, do not
hesitate to email the panel convenors.

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

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

Deadline for abstract submission: January, 20th

More information:



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

More information:



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

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

Session title: “Ethnographies of Waste Politics”

Convenor: Nick Dines, Middlesex University, London UK.

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

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

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

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

Please email abstracts (300-500 words) with full contact details to
Nick Dines n.dines@mdx.ac.uk and to the conference organizing
committee erq.conference@unibg.it

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

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

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

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


CFP International Student Migration and Mobility: policy perspectives

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

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

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

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

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

We welcome abstracts of no more than 250 words including your name,
title, email and institutional affiliation by 22 January 2016. All
files must be submitted in pdf format to Christof Van Mol
(mol@nidi.nl), Yvonne Riaño (yvonne.riano@giub.unibe.ch) and Parvati
Raghuram (parvati.raghuram@open.ac.uk). We will inform all authors on
acceptance before 29 January 2016.

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

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

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

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



Contact Info

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