Call for Papers - The Social Question and Citizenship International Conference

The Centre d'histoire des régulations sociales (CHRS) is seeking
contributions from various disciplines (history, sociology, criminology,
law, political science, etc.) for the international conference The Social
Question and Citizenship to be held from August 31st to September 2nd, 2016
in Montreal (the dates and precise location are to be confirmed).

The presentations should be about 20 minutes long, in French or in English.
There will be no simultaneous translation. Those wishing to present a paper
are requested to submit a 250-word abstract, including a title, together
with a short curriculum vitae, to the following address:
petitclerc.martin@uqam.ca. The deadline for submission is September 15th,
2015.

Martin Petitclerc
Université du Québec à Montréal
Department of History, A-6325
1255, Saint-Denis
Email: petitclerc.martin@uqam.ca
Visit the website at
http://www.chrs.uqam.ca/actualites/appel-communications-colloque-question-sociale-et-citoyennet

CFP: LOVA #36 - Journal for Gender Studies and Feminist Anthropology

LOVA #36 - Journal for Gender Studies and Feminist Anthropology

Deadline: July 1, 2015

http://www.lovanetwerk.nl/

 

Special Issue Call for Papers: Immigrant Policies in European Cities in Times of Economic Crisis

Special Issue Call for Papers: Immigrant Policies in European Cities in
Times of Economic Crisis (Deadline: July 6)

Call for Papers / Special Issue

Immigrant Policies in European Cities in Times of Economic Crisis

Academic Coordinators:

Dr. Sarah Hackett, Senior Lecturer in Modern European History, Bath Spa
University, UK

Dr. Maria Schiller, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of
Socio-Cultural Diversity, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious
and Ethnic Diversity, Germany

Framework:

European cities have become important players in devising and implementing
immigrant policies, involving the creation of institutional structures, the
build-up of expertise, and the formation of working relationships between
the local state and local populations. Several explanations for the changed
role and self-confidence of cities in devising their own immigrant policies
have been offered, such as the promotion of local responses to migration
and diversification by European Union institutions, the evolution of city
networks, the questioning of national-level policy frames, and the
immediate pressures cities face to respond to local diversity. Indeed
academic scholarship has now gone some way towards analysing local-level
immigrant policymaking, and how it can and does deviate from national
policy directives and legislation; the importance of cities in putting
integration policies into effect; and the extent to which a city’s
relationship with a diversified local population can be influenced by its
policies, economy and history (Polèse and Stren 2000; Alexander 2003;
Penninx, Kraal, Martiniello and Vertovec 2004; Garbaye 2005; Caponio and
Borkert 2010; Glick Schiller and Çağlar 2011; Nicholls and Uitermark 2013;
Foner, Rath, Duyvendak and van Reekum 2014; Hepburn and Zapata-Barrero
2014). However, the literature to date has hardly addressed local responses
to diversity change and what can explain the stability or transformation of
local immigrant policies. With this Call for Papers we therefore invite
scholarly contributions that address this gap, focusing on the impact of
present and/or past economic crises on local immigrant policies.

Economic crises can provide an acute challenge to human resources and
institutional structures dedicated to immigrant and diversity policies at
the local level. Both the most recent crisis and past instances of crisis
across the post-war period provide much scope for empirical analysis of
crisis-related changes, as well as a more theoretical discussion of the
ramifications of crisis in relation to immigrant policies. Some work has
identified a shift in migration policy in Europe at a national level
prompted by the 2008 financial crisis. This was witnessed in David
Cameron’s pledge to reduce immigration to Britain to the ‘tens of
thousands’; the Spanish government’s voluntary return programme and its
attempt to promote the integration of migrants in the hope that this would
reduce tensions between natives and foreigners during times of economic
downturn; France’s scheme to make it more difficult for illegal migrants to
live and work in the country; Italy’s criminalisation of illegal
immigration; and Sweden’s decision to liberalise its labour migration
policy (Kuptsch 2012; Bevelander and Petersson 2014; Pastore 2014).
Overall, it is clear that whether due to public opinion, pressure from
far-Right political parties, genuine economic concerns, or indeed a
combination thereof, the 2008 financial crisis triggered a sharp shift in
national-level migration policy in a range of different ways.

Yet what remains overwhelmingly absent from the academic literature is an
assessment of the relationship between city-level immigrant policies and
economic crises. The aim of this Special Issue is to fill this gap. It
seeks to examine this previously unexplored relationship in Western
European cities across the post-war period within historical and
contemporary contexts, and to bridge the gap across multiple disciplines.

Research questions/areas of focus:

The Special Issue’s key starting question is: How do European cities’
migration, integration and diversity policies and political structures
change as a consequence of economic crisis? Overall, it aims to assess the
effects on the financial and human resources of municipal organisations, on
the relationships between stakeholders, and on the political will for
addressing diversity and equality. It will consider the way economic crises
have been reflected in European cities’ past and contemporary migration
policies and processes, and how these experiences can inform future
academic and policy debates.

Migration, integration and diversity policies and political structures are
interpreted in a broad manner and might involve (but are by no means
limited to):

- Policy areas of employment, housing, education, urban development and
planning, health facilities, culture, and social welfare.

- Policies and processes regarding citizenship, legal residence, voting
rights, language, religion and interculturalism.

- Governance of the multi-level relationship: the extent to which cities’
policy negotiations and policies adhere to and/or deviate away from
national and/or EU directive in times of economic crisis.

Economic crisis contexts are also interpreted in a wide-ranging sense and
might include:

- Instances of actual economic crisis or downturn during the post-war
period: e.g. the 1973 oil crisis, the economic slump of the early 1980s,
the 2008 financial crisis and its aftermath.

- Discourses of ‘crisis’ and fears regarding potential economic crisis
scenarios: the extent to which cities have implemented restrictive and/or
non-restrictive immigrant policies due to a perceived crisis threat.

We invite submissions from researchers in diverse disciplines interested in
broadening our knowledge on the relationship between local diversification,
immigrant policies and economic crises in Western Europe across the
post-war period and up to the present day. Proposed papers can be
individual case studies; comparative studies of cities (either within a
single country or across different countries); comparative studies between
cases across the post-war period; studies on the relationship of
city-level, national-level and international-level relationships, or more
theoretical discussions on the notion of crisis in relation to immigrant
policies.

Submission Procedure:

Individuals interested in taking part in this Special Issue should submit a
title, a 300-word abstract, and a short bio to both s.hackett@bathspa.ac.uk
and schiller@mmg.mpg.de. All papers submitted have to be original and not
be under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Deadlines:

Proposals must be received by Monday, 6 July 2015. Acceptance notifications
will be sent by Friday, 24 July 2015. Successful candidates may be invited
to submit a longer paper proposal for the Special Issue application process.

Hungarian Studies Conference - October 2015, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto

For more information:

https://hungarianstudiesconference.wordpress.com/call-for-papers/

 

CfP Individuality, incivility, immorality - Melbourne, Australia - Dec 2015

CfP Individuality, incivility, immorality

Australian Anthropological Society conference

University of Melbourne, Australia

1-4 December 2015

Please find below the call for conference papers on ‘Individuality,incivility, immorality’ Themed panel organized for the Australian AnthropologicalSociety (AAS) conference at the University of Melbourne, Australia on 1-4 December2015.

The conference theme is ‘Moral Horizons’ Organizers: Catherine Earl (Federation University Australia)and Robbie Peters (University of Sydney)

In 2011, footage of a busy market lane in the industrialcity of Foshan in Guangdong Province captured 18 unperturbed people passing bythe body of a fatally injured toddler who had been run over twice by a van. Theincident provoked observers to question whether the nation had become one ofself-absorbed individuals unconcerned for one another. Other child deathsreceived far less attention. In 2014, neighbours in Surabaya, Indonesia did notintervene as a 6-month-old girl starved to death, claiming her parent's lack ofcommunity participation made him unworthy of assistance. Outrageous to some,unnoticed by others, these examples highlight a tension in contemporary urbanAsia between the power and agency of individuals and communities to harm and/orprotect. Choosing to disregard or exclude may involve planned and deliberateactions, such as installing padlocked gates to prevent outsiders presumedthieves entering laneways of previously open neighbourhoods; policing urbanworker dormitory curfews to conform to a growing sexual conservatism; orguarding exclusive malls and housing estates to distance strangers fromcomfortable middle classes. These everyday practices of harm and protectionestablish moral zones delimited by real physical boundaries that limit freecirculation of individuals. Yet the urban Southeast Asian street too has becomemore exclusionary, offering people little claim to it other than as disengagedflaneur-like consumers caught in private worlds. This panel calls foranalytical papers based on empirical case studies that extend our thinkingabout the interplay between individuality, community, belonging, incivility andimmorality in urban Asia. Abstracts should be submitted no later than 22June 2015 via the online form:

http://www.nomadit.co.uk/aas/aas2015/panels.php5?PanelID=3675 More information on the AAS conference: http://www.nomadit.co.uk/aas/aas2015/index.shtml

Etudes/Inuit/Studies, vol. 40(1), 2016: Appel d'articles/Call for papers

APPEL D'ARTICLES / CALL FOR PAPERS

ÉTUDES/INUIT/STUDIES, VOL. 40(1), 2016

RéDACTEURS INVITéS / GUEST EDITORS: Christopher Fletcher (Université
Laval), Mylène Riva (Université Laval)

THèME: La santé des Inuit

À la suite d’un ensemble de communications très animées lors de la
19ème conférence d’Études Inuit à Québec en 2014, nous faisons
un appel d’articles pour un numéro thématique de la
revue Études/Inuit/Studies qui se penchera sur le rapport entre
la culture et la santé. En conformité avec le mandat de la revue,
nous encouragerons des articles qui considèrent la santé dans un
contexte culturel inuit et qui découlent de la recherche entreprise dans
les cadres collaboratifs, participatifs et engagés. Les soumissions
sur tous les sujets pertinents seront considérées, y compris les
discussions des conditions spécifiques de la santé, les modèles
culturels de la santé et de la maladie, les processus de recherche,
l’organisation des services de santé, les perspectives communautaires,
les dynamiques de pouvoir, l’agencéité historique, et les modèles de
collaboration de recherche en santé. Nous encourageons particulièrement
les étudiants des cycles supérieurs et les équipes de recherche qui ont
été soutenus par les Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada via les
centres ERRSA (par exemple: le Centre Nasivvik pour la santé des Inuit et
les changements environnementaux, le Réseau national de recherche
en santé mentale chez les Autochtones) à soumettre des articles.

THEME: Inuit health

Following in the path of a very engaging set of papers presented during
the 19th Inuit Studies conference in Quebec City in 2014, we invite papers
for a thematic issue of Études/Inuit/Studies
highlighting the relationship between culture and health. In line with
the journal mandate, we are seeking papers reporting on research that
considers health within an Inuit cultural context and which is undertaken
in collaborative, participatory, and engaged frameworks. Papers on all
relevant topics including, but not limited to, discussions of specific
health conditions, cultural models of health and illness,
research process, service delivery, community perspectives,
power dynamics, historical agency, and collaborative models of health
research will be considered. We especially encourage graduate students
and research teams who have received funding from the Canadian Institutes
for Health Research funded NEAHR centres (e.g., Nasivvik Centre for Inuit
Health and Changing Environments, National Network on Aboriginal Mental
Health Research) to submit.

HORAIRE / SCHEDULE:

Appel d’articles / Call for Papers: 1er juin 2015 / June 1st, 2015
Titre préliminaire et résumé (250 mots max.) / Preliminary titles and
abstract (250 words max.): 1er septembre 2015 / September 1st, 2015
Date limite pour les manuscrits / Deadline for papers: 15 décembre 2015 /
December 15, 2015
Publication: été 2016 / Summer 2016

COMMENT SOUMETTRE VOTRE MANUSCRIT:

Veuillez envoyer une version en Word (.doc) à la rédactrice Murielle
Nagy <murielle.nagy@fss.ulaval.ca>. Le texte doit être en Times Roman 12.
Les manuscrits doivent être d’un maximum de 8 000 mots
(incluant résumé, notes de bas de pages, titres des tableaux et des
figures, tableaux et références). Les références doivent suivre le
format de la revue (voir section «Règles de publication» sur notre
site web
). Les
figures et tableaux doivent être numérotés et identifiés avec des
titres. Les manuscrits doivent inclure un résumé de 250 mots maximum.
Nous publions aussi des notes de recherches qui sont plus courtes que des
articles. Si votre texte est accepté après le processus d’évaluation,
nous vous demanderons d’inclure une traduction anglaise de votre titre
et de votre résumé dans votre version révisée.

Tous les manuscrits seront envoyés à deux évaluateurs. Veuillez ne
pas inclure votre nom sur votre manuscrit car le processus d’évaluation
est anonyme pour les auteurs et les évaluateurs.

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR MANUSCRIPT:

Please email a version in Word (.doc) to the editor Murielle Nagy at
<murielle.nagy@fss.ulaval.ca>. The text shall be in Times Roman 12. Papers
should not be longer than 8,000 words (including the abstract, footnotes,
tables and figures’ captions, tables, and references). The references
should follow the format of the journal (see section “Publication
rules” in our web
site https://www.etudes-inuit-studies.ulaval.ca/en/node/24). Figures and
tables should be numbered and identified with titles. Each paper should
include an abstract of 250 words maximum. We also publish research notes
which are shorter than articles. If your paper is accepted after
the review process, we will ask you to include a French translation of
your title and your abstract in your revised version.

All manuscripts will be sent to two reviewers. Please do not include your
name on the email version of your manuscript because the review process is
anonymous for both the reviewers and the authors.

CFP: Feminism, Gender, Media, Sexuality, Young Women - Girl Studies

CFP: Feminism, Gender, Media, Sexuality, Young Women
International Girl Studies Inaugural Conference, 2016

International Girl Studies Association are seeking submissions for our inaugural conference in 2016. The inaugural conference seeks to bring together researchers and students working on girls and girlhood in any part of the world and in any discipline or interdisciplinary field.

Girl Studies has become one of the most dynamic academic fields, encompassing a vast array of disciplines and interdisciplinary approaches. This conference aims to bring together scholars Sent from my iPhone
Professor Catherine Driscoll (University of Sydney, AUS)
Professor Christine Griffin (University of Bath, UK)
Professor Mary Celeste Kearney (University of Notre Dame, USA)
Professor Rozena Maart (University of KwaZulu-Natal, SA)

Topics may include (but are not limited to)
• Histories of girlhood
• Global girlhood(s)
• Intersectional girlhood
• Queer girls
• Representation of girlhood
• Intergenerational girlhoods
• Girlhood and consumption
• Mediated girlhoods
• Methodological approaches to girls’ studies
• Girls and feminism
• Girls and sport
• Girls and politics
• Girls and education
• Young femininities
• Body image
• Subcultures and girlhood
• Girls and digital media
• Girls and activism
• Girls and literature
• Girls and popular culture
• Girlhood during austerity
• Girls and sexuality
• Girls and health
• Neoliberal girlhoods
• Ethnographies of girlhood

Submissions:
Abstracts of 250 words, proposals for pre-constituted panels (250 words per panellist) and proposals for creative and alternative presentations (250 words) should be sent to igsa.2016@uea.ac.uk by 1st September 2015. All submissions should be accompanied by brief bio.

Any questions or queries can be sent to igsa.2016@uea.ac.uk.

CFP on Migration, development, citizenship, Gothenburg, Nov 2015

CFP - Migration, development, citizenship,
Gothenburg, Sweden
5-6 Nov 2015
NORDEV15

Please find below the call for paper proposals on 'Migration, development and citizenship'

Working Group 14 at the 3rd Nordic Conference on Development Research organized in Gothenburg in 5-6 November 2015. The theme of the conference is 'A Changing Global Development Agenda?'

Organisers: Paola Minoia (University of Helsinki) and Marco Armiero (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm)

This paper session is aimed to host a critical perspective around the liberal models that have shaped the developmental debate and more particularly on those shaping the discussion around migration. This theme has been so far overlooked by dominant state-based policies interested in fixities, space bordering and control but is currently being focused within the global post-2015 debate. Various questions can be raised about migratory movements and their wider effects in different aspects of human development, which need alternative perspectives in policy making. Human and political ecological perspectives are particularly relevant in this debate. The session invites papers dealing with various issues related to human displacements including forced migrations, e.g.: human rights, humanitarian assistance, international protection policies and practices; mobility, access and right to the city for internal and international migrants; racialised discourses; space control and securitization; environmental justifications including scarcity risk-based approaches; economic exploitation; resistance; international diaspora networks and their role in the migration process; push and pull factors shaping migratory and asylum flows; gender and age-group perspectives; EU policy for development in relation to migration, protection and integration policies, etc.

More about the WG14: http://www.trippus.se/eventus/userfiles/61064.pdf

Abstracts should be submitted no later than 15 June to: nordev15@globalstudies.gu.seand cc: to paola.minoia@helsinki.fi and armiero@kth.se

For more information on the conference:
http://www.trippus.se/web/presentation/web.aspx?evid=j0DUEU3XJka683zDw35peA==&ecid=nzu/wIwbhHE0DwSBMamjxw==&ln=eng&view=category&template=desktop

 

CFP: Generations and Rural Change

*Call for Papers: Generations and Rural Change*

*International Rural Sociology Association Congress 2016*

*August 10-14, 2016*

*Ryerson University, Toronto, ON, Canada*

Discussions about the future of rural places often center on ‘generational’
issues: ageing populations, opportunities for young people, and supports
for families across the life course. Many rural communities are
experiencing an in-migration of older adults along with a concurrent
decline of younger cohorts as they move to find better employment or
education opportunities (Hicken, Smith and Luptak, 2014). At the same time,
the health care system in many countries is shifting from acute care to
community and home-based care for older adults, which relies far more
heavily on informal (and generally unpaid) care supports. The multi-faceted
and admittedly ‘elusive’ (White, 2013) concept of generation, which can
describe and order kinship relations, differences and relationships between
birth cohorts, social position(s), and the intersections of biography and
history, is thus a useful tool for making sense of rural life and
livelihoods.

How can rural communities support older residents to “age in place” while
at the same time ensuring there are supports for younger generations as
well? How is the nature of caregiving shifting in older rural communities?
What effects are social, health and economic policies having on the
structure of rural supports across generations? Are there generational
differences in how rural inhabitants go about making a living, through
working, consuming and caring?

This panel invites submissions that view the problem of sustainable rural
futures through a generational lens—especially those that draw on the rich
traditions of the sociology, history and philosophy of generations (e.g.
Mannheim, 1928; Pilcher, 1994; Marias, 1970; Abrams, 1970). We are
particularly interested in papers that explore issues of intergenerational
redistribution and fairness; population ageing and demography; youth
out-migration; social change; the importance of generations to social
policy; and the shifting intersections of generation with gender and class
around work, care and consumption. Empirical and theoretical papers are
welcomed.

Please see submission guidelines at
http://www.ryerson.ca/arts/irsacongress2016/call-for-submissions/call-for-papers.html

Abstracts are due, online, by *November 1st, 2015*

Organizers:

Karen Foster, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS (Karen.foster@dal.ca)

Tamara Krawchenko, Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, NS

Dr. Karen Foster

Canada Research Chair in Sustainable Rural Futures for Atlantic Canada

Assistant Professor, Sociology

Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology

Dalhousie University

Halifax, NS, Canada

(902) 494-6751

Karen.Foster@dal.ca

A tribute to Neil Smith - International Conference, Barcelona

International Conference Barcelona.
A tribute to Neil Smith

GLOBAL CAPITALISM AND PROCESSES OF URBAN REGENERATION. A TRIBUTE TO NEIL SMITH

Barcelona, September 14th, 15th and 16th, 2015

Neil Smith, who prematurely died in 2012, has had an immense
influence on the discipline of geography and on the social sciences
in general: his works on global capitalism, uneven development and
processes of urban regeneration and gentrification are key
contributions. His theorizations on space as a product of capitalist
development and on the strategies of capital over the processes of
urban change have been used worldwide in many empirical studies. His
militancy and activism in several causes is still today an example of
commitment and involvement for all social scientists.

This conference, organized by [espaiscritics], focuses on Neil
Smith’s work and is addressed to all those interested in urban social
theory. It will rely on the presence of the most prestigious
international experts on the work and the topics that defined Neil
Smith’s trajectory. The conference is open to the participation of
academics and researchers as well as to activists and members of
social urban movements.

On the occasion of the conference, volume 6 of the “Espacios
críticos” series will be launched. The book is specifically devoted
to the intellectual figure of Neil Smith and is written by professors
Luz Marina García Herrera and Fernando Sabaté Bel (Universidad de La
Laguna). The "Espacios críticos" series (Icaria Edtorial) is directed
by Abel Albet (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) and Núria Benach
(Universitat de Barcelona).

Organizative aspects

The conference will be held at the Museu d’Art Contemporani de
Barcelona (MACBA).The two first days (September 14th and 15th) will
be dedicated to researchers’ presentations and to the keynote
lectures. On the morning of September 16th a tour on several urban
developments in the Raval neighbourhood will be organized including
the presence of experts, activists, social movements and
neighbourhood associations.

There will be simultaneous translation from/into English during the
invited speakers’ sessions.

Attendance to the conference is free but a previous registration is
required by e-mail to espaiscritics@gmail.com, indicating attendee’s
full name and place of study/work. There will be updated information
on the conference at www.espaiscritics.org.

Call for papers

The conference will accept a limited number of oral presentations on
investigations or reflections directly related to Neil Smith’s
concerns throughout his academic and activist career. Abstracts
(title and a summary of maximum 250 words) can be submitted, together
with a short CV of the author (10 lines, including affiliation and
contact details) stressing the relation of the contents to the themes
of the conference.

Abstracts should be sent before June 14th 2015 (deadline will not be
extended) to the e-mail: espaiscritics@gmail.com. Eventual acceptance
will be communicated on June 22nd to all applicants. Languages
accepted are Catalan, Spanish and English.

Keynote speakers

Deborah Cowen. Professor at the University of Toronto. She works on
the relation between cities and everyday life, and is deeply
concerned with the politics of space. Together with Neil Smith, she
decisively participated in urban social movements and other forms of
activism, both in Toronto and New York. She has published several
works on space, politics and citizenship, urban conflicts and
interventions on urban spaces Her most recent book is The Deadly Life
of Logistics: Mapping Violence in Global Trade (2014).

Luz Marina García Herrera. Professor of Geography at the Universidad
de la Laguna. She did her Doctoral studies at the Johns Hopkins
University in Baltimore (United States) where she met Neil Smith and
became interested in the topic of gentrification. Her current
research interest is the production of urban space and its social and
political implications, and she is also interested in urban public
spaces. She is the co-author, with Fernando Sabaté Bel, of the book
Neil Smith. Gentrificación urbana y desarrollo desigual (Icaria,
2015).

Maria Dolors Garcia Ramon. Emeritus Professor of Geography at the
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Author of many works on
geographical thought and gender in geography. She has co-edited Women
of the European Union: the Politics of Work and Daily Life (1996)
andEspacios públicos, género y diversidad (2014).

Don Mitchell. Distinguished Professor at Syracuse University (United
States). He has published many articles and books on the production
and meanings of landscape, on public spaces and on theory of culture.
As a student, he had a close personal relationship with Neil Smith;
after his death, he became responsible for his intellectual legacy.
Author of Cultural Geography: A Critical Introduction (2000) and The
Right to the City: Social Justice and the Fight for Public Space
(2003).

Fernando Sabaté Bel. Lecturer at the Universidad de la Laguna and
socio-political activist. He is interested in historic and cultural
geography, specifically in the process of transformation of
vernacular rural spaces. He is the author of many works on urban
planning and citizenship participation He co-authored with Luz Marina
García Herrera, the book Neil Smith. Gentrificación urbana y
desarrollo desigual (Icaria, 2015).

Tom Slater. Reader in Urban Geography at the University of Edinburgh
(United Kingdom). He is the author of many works on gentrification,
urban inequalities, territorial stigmatization and urban politics. He
successfully applies Neil Smith’s theoretical ideas and has co-edited
the volumes Gentrification (2008) and The Gentrification Reader
(2010).

Organizing committee
Abel Albet (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona); Núria Benach
(Universitat de Barcelona); Anna Clua (Universitat Oberta de
Catalunya); Núria Font (Universitat de Barcelona); Teresa Tapada
(Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona); Aritz Tutor (Universitat
Autònoma de Barcelona); Fabiana Valdoski (Universidade São Paulo).

Scientific committee:
Horacio Capel (Universitat de Barcelona); Vicenç Casals (Universitat
de Barcelona); Luz-Marina García Herrera (Universidad de La Laguna);
Maria Dolors Garcia Ramon (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona);
Fernando Sabater (Universidad de La Laguna); Álvaro Sevilla
(Universidad Politécnica de Madrid); Perla Zusman (Universidad de
Buenos Aires)

Organized by:

[espais crítics] www.espaiscritics.org

With the support of:

- Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (España)
- Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología

And the collaboration of:

- Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA)
- Icaria Editorial

Núria Benach
Departament de Geografia Humana
Universitat de Barcelona
Montalegre 6
08001 Barcelona

World Anthropologies and Privatization of Knowledge: Engaging Anthropology in Public, IUAES Intercongress, May 2016, Dubrovnik

World Anthropologies and Privatization of Knowledge: Engaging Anthropology in Public, IUAES Intercongress, May 4-9, 2016, Dubrovnik


Deadline: September 30, 2015


http://iuaes2016.wink.hr/

 

Arctic and Small Island Developing States - Climate Change and Health Workshops, University College London

Arctic and Small Island Developing States - Climate Change and Health Workshops, University College London

Two climate change and health workshops are being held at University College London, UK, focusing on:

The Arctic, 20 - 21 October, 2015 leading to a book

Small Island Developing States, 24 - 25 May, 2016, leading to a panel "Anthropology, Weather, andClimate Change" 27 - 29 May, 2016.

Submit a paper by the 1 July deadline with details at: http://www.ilankelman.org/cchw.pdf

Workshops are being run by the UCL Institute for Global Governance, UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction, UCL Institute for Global Health, and Many Strong Voices at:
http://www.manystrongvoices.org

For more information see:
http://www.ilankelman.org/cchw.pdf

 

CFP: Journal for Undergraduate Ethnography, next deadline July 31

This grading season, have you been reading outstanding ethnographic
research papers written by undergraduate students? If so, please encourage
them to submit articles to the JUE!

*Call for Papers: The Journal for Undergraduate Ethnography*

*The Journal for Undergraduate Ethnography* (JUE) is an online journal for
ethnographic research conducted by undergraduates. We distribute original
student-produced work from a variety of disciplinary areas. Our goal is to
bring readers, especially other undergraduates, insights into subcultures,
rituals, and social institutions. The JUE encourages current undergraduates
or those who have graduated within the past twelve months to submit
original ethnographic manuscripts for consideration. Papers may include
research on any topic. We also encourage faculty to recommend promising
student work.

Submissions are welcomed for our next issues. Deadlines are *July 31
*and *January
31*. Please check out our website (undergraduateethnography.org) for
submission guidelines and past issues.

For more information contact Martha Radice at
radice@undergraduateethnography.org.

Appel à communication, colloque étudiant : La francophonie canadienne comme public - novembre 2015, UOttawa

Appel à communication, colloque étudiant : La francophonie
canadienne comme public

*La période d’appel à communication est prolongée **jusqu’au 5 juin 2015.*

*La francophonie canadienne comme public : penser ses espaces, ses
politiques et ses problèmes*

Colloque étudiant du Centre de recherche en civilisation

canadienne-française de l’Université d’Ottawa

12 et 13 novembre 2015

La notion de public, à la fois pluridisciplinaire et polysémique, permet
d’aborder un ensemble de phénomènes, d’acteurs et de processus.
Pluridisciplinaire, elle se situe à la croisée des sciences humaines et
sociales, traversant les champs de la sociologie (action publique,
problèmes publics), de la science politique (politiques publiques,
distinction public / privé), des arts (publics littéraires, artistiques,
non publics), de la géographie (espace public), du droit (droit public) et
de la communication (sphère publique). Polysémique, la notion de public
désigne une panoplie de réalités : un type de collectif (public, audience),
une qualité de l’espace (espace public / privé), des types d’action
(politiques publics, services publics) et des constructions symboliques
(opinion publique, problèmes publics).

Cette richesse fait de la notion de public un outil pour aborder la
francophonie canadienne de façon à faire apparaître des acteurs, des
actions et des phénomènes inédits. Elle révèle des tensions et des conflits
qui existent entre les francophones et les autres groupes de même qu’au
sein de la communauté francophone elle-même. Qu’il soit question d’espaces
de débat politique ou artistique, parler en terme de « public » permet
d’envisager la francophonie canadienne non pas comme une communauté
consensuelle et homogène, mais comme un lieu complexe et fragmenté, un
espace politisé, traversé de discussions et de contestations. Elle permet
également de rendre compte des diverses manières dont les francophones
côtoient d’autres espaces et participent à d’autres publics.

Le colloque est ouvert à tous les étudiants de maîtrise et de doctorat,
ainsi qu’aux stagiaires postdoctoraux qui s’intéressent à la francophonie
canadienne, peu importe leur domaine d’études sans égard à leur institution
d’attache. La date de tombée pour soumettre une proposition est le 5 juin
2015.

Plus de détails:

Appel

Marie Hélène Eddie

Chaire de recherche sur la francophonie et les politiques publiques

Faculté des sciences sociales, 120 Université, bureau 5056, Université
d'Ottawa

613.562.5800 poste 4933 ou 613.316.6898 (cellulaire)

meddi049@uottawa.ca

http://www.sciencessociales.uottawa.ca/crfpp/

Society for Applied Anthropology CFP

SfAA Call for Papers

The Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) invites abstracts (sessions, papers and posters) for the Program of the 76th Annual Meeting in Vancouver, BC, March 29-April 2, 2016. The theme of the Program is “Intersections.”

The Society is a multi-disciplinary association that focuses on problem definition and resolution. We welcome papers from all disciplines. The deadline for abstract submission is October 15, 2015. For additional information on the theme, abstract size/format, and the meeting, please visit our web page at www.sfaa.net/annual-meeting/

Please contact us if you have any questions.

Society for Applied Anthropology
PO Box 2436
Oklahoma City, OK 73101
405-843-5113
405-843-8553 (fax)
info@sfaa.net

Melissa Cope
Society for Applied Anthropology
PO Box 2436
Oklahoma City, OK 73101
405-843-5113
405-843-8553 (fax)
info@sfaa.net

Email: melissa@sfaa.net
Visit the website at http://www.sfaa.net/annual-meeting-2016/annual-meeting/

CFP - Large-scale Resource Projects and Moral Encounters. AAS Conference 2015

CFP: Large-scale Resource Projects and Moral Encounters. AAS Conference 2015

Moral Horizons - Australian Anthropological Society Conference 2015

The University of Melbourne, December 1-4, 2015

We invite papers for our panel at this conference

Large-scale Resource Projects and Moral Encounters [Convenors:
Monica Minnegal, Erin Fitz-Henry, Peter Dwyer]

Short abstract

Major resource extraction projects may pose deep moral dilemmas for
all involved, whether landowners and their neighbours, miners and
loggers, or shareholders. We welcome theoretical and ethnographic
papers that explore such projects, with a preference for papers that
emphasise issues of morality.

Long abstract

When large-scale resource extraction projects – timber, minerals,
oil, gas – take place on others’ lands those people are confronted
by, and may ultimately be encompassed within, different ways of
knowing the world. As they accommodate to these differences, perhaps
waiting in expectation of benefits that may accrue or deleterious
outcomes that may result, networks of relationships within and beyond
their own group of familiars, and with beings of the natural,
spiritual and mythological worlds, may expand or contract. The land,
resources and labour of host communities are, to different degrees,
embedded within a chain of increasingly anonymous interactions that
ultimately reach to stock markets and to shareholders whose lifeways
centre on those markets. These encounters, however, are often framed
by deep asymmetries of power and influence. The things of the world
and the ways of knowing those things that prevail in communities of
resource companies, stock markets and shareholders progressively
infiltrate the lifeways of the people on whose land the developments
are taking place. The ontological and epistemological encounters that
accompany any major resource extraction project, and particularly
their implications for the multiple moralities and moral dilemmas
experienced by all actors, are the central concern of this panel. We
welcome theoretical and ethnographic papers that explore such
encounters, with a preference for papers that give emphasis to issues
of morality.

Paper proposals must consist of:

- a paper title

- the name/s and email address/es of author/s

- a short abstract of fewer than 300 characters

- a long abstract of fewer than 250 words?

Please submit papers via the online system:
http://www.nomadit.co.uk/aas/aas2015/panels.php5?PanelID=3681

Please email us for further information and queries:
mmam@unimelb.edu.au and/or pddwyer@unimelb.edu.au

CFP: Empires of Love? Heterosexual regimes and motherhood moralities

Subject: CFP: Empires of Love? Heterosexual regimes and motherhood moralities
Australian Anthropological Society,
Dec. 1-4, 2015,
Melbourne, Australia

Hello all,

We are seeking papers for the following panel, to take place at the
Australian Anthropological Society meetings at the University of
Melbourne, Australia, December 1-4, 2015

Panel Proposal
Empires of love? Heterosexual regimes and motherhood moralities

Convenors

Susan Frohlick (University of Manitoba) and Ana Dragojlovic
(University of Melbourne)

Abstract

As Povinelli (2006) and others (Illouz, Berlant, Constable) have
suggested, love, sex, and intimacy are reconfigured under
globalization and neoliberalism. While "the intimate couple" and, we
add, "the mother" stand in for self-evident goodness within moral
liberal governance, heterosexual femininities are subjected to new
regimes of power and regulation leaving motherhood in a morally
precarious position. Heterosexualities undergoing new expressions are
shaped by wider political economic and gendered demands for women's
participation in flexible labor, intimate markets, spatial and
geographical mobilities, and social reproduction. What does this mean
for the formation and governance of motherhood, under surveillance of
patriarchy and multiple registers of power and moralities
(nation-state, immigration, healthcare, citizenship, family,
religion) but also embodied and agentive? For example, as women are
interpolated into intimate markets of reproduction, for both
consumers and producers moralities of motherhood are resurfacing in
new configurations, linked to deep histories of gendered oppression
and regulations of female sexuality and maternal (and fetal and
child) rights. Then again, motherhood could also be seen as an empire
of love that colonizes others.

This panel seeks papers that examine motherhood as a moral space,
subjectivity, and subjugation, or mothering within various "empires
of love," ie, governance of emotion, intimacy, affect, subjectivity,
and relatedness through regimes of power. Topics such as
transnational motherhood or adoption, reproduction tourism,
surrogacy, interracial mothering, addiction and motherhood, HIV+
mothers, "MILF", and non-normative non-monogamous motherhood are
possible topics. Emphasis should be on linkages of morality,
heterosexuality, and motherhood played out contemporarily.

To submit a proposed paper

All paper proposals must be submitted via the online system (details
below) no later than June 22, 2015. You will be asked to provide a
short abstract of 300 characters maximum and a long abstract of 350
words maximum. Our panel is listed in the Social Hierarchies Panels,
HIER 05

The link to the Conference information:
http://www.nomadit.co.uk/aas/aas2015/

The link to the entire panel list:
http://www.nomadit.co.uk/aas/aas2015/panels.php5

The link to our panel:
http://www.nomadit.co.uk/aas/aas2015/panels.php5?PanelID=3718

If you have any questions, contact us at susan.frohlick@umanitoba.ca
or ana.dragojlovic@gmail.com.

CFP: The private/public politics of intimacy

Dear Colleagues,

We invite papers for a panel on the ‘The private/public politics of
intimacy’ to be held as part of the Australian Anthropological
Society Conference at The University of Melbourne, 1-4 December, 2015.

The private/public politics of intimacy

Convenors: Hannah Bulloch (Australian National University) and Lara
McKenzie (The University of Western Australia)

The term 'intimacy' evokes a sense of private, personal relations. It
is sometimes construed as conceptually distinct from supposedly
public realms of economics, work, policy and politics; or intimacy is
depicted as corrupting or being corrupted by these. Yet, as the
feminist slogan articulates, 'the personal is political'. Intimate
relations are enabled and constrained by broader power structures but
so too these are reworked through intimate relations. Norms of
intimacy constitute fundamental aspects of these supposedly public
realms. For example, through relations of reciprocity intimacy is
fundamental to economy. Meanwhile, through spreading consumer culture
and mass media, ideals of love, romance and companionship are
transforming intimacy the world over.

Focusing on various sites of intimacy—families, friendships, romantic
or sexual relationships—we invite papers that consider articulations
between 'private' and 'public' aspects of intimacy. The panel
considers issues such as:
How might we define intimacy in the context of anthropological
research? What does the examination of social relations through the
lens of intimacy bring to the discipline?
How are the public/private boundaries of intimate relationships
formulated and challenged in different contexts? How does
interrogating the multiple meanings of 'private' and 'public' further
the study of intimacy?
How are changing economic norms, new communication technologies
and/or transnational media reshaping, and being shaped by, intimate
relations?
What do the contradictions and complexities in the way intimacy is
experienced and understood tell us about broader social change and
continuity?
Can public policy be improved by a more intimate understanding of intimacy?

To propose a paper go to:
http://www.nomadit.co.uk/aas/aas2015/panels.php5?PanelID=3669
Paper proposals must consist of:
a paper title
the name/s and email address/es of author/s
a short abstract of fewer than 300 characters
a long abstract of fewer than 250 words
All proposals must be made via the online form.

If you have any questions about the panel, please email Lara
(lara.mckenzie@uwa.edu.au) and Hannah (Hannah.Bulloch@anu.edu.au).

Call for Papers: African Nationalisms, History and Development

Call for Papers: African Nationalisms, History and Development

African Appel de propositions : Nationalismes africains : histoire et développement

A conference to be held at York University, Toronto Canada

November 5-7th, 2015

Preamble

National development hardly followed nationalists obtaining state power. However, long before the multiple changes brought through neoliberalism’s attempt to integrate, or subordinate, Africa to global markets, many nationalists believed that national development was about a political economy of integration and transformation. Despite the many chosen or enforced changes to the paths of development taken since the inception of African independence, its primary meanings, if not its hopes, remain. There continues to be the evocation of long historical processes of transformatory and rapid social change; intentional efforts aimed at improvement by various agencies, including governments, “markets”, and various kinds of organizations and social movements; and a description, vision and measure of a desirable society that has overcome poverty. For many, the benefits of the longue durée of historical transformation are not yet upon many African states and societies, while visions of a better society remain invisible. If the pervasive contestation over sites and agencies of development within and outside of the state continue because of the apparent collapse of the idea and practice of national development, their many sources and their legacies remain to be explored.

Presently, the distance from the initial historical political imagination of national development frequently persists because of the new challenges posed by both the revival of so-called development states and the numerous uses of the alternatives to state-centric initiatives of development. It is precisely because of this apparent detachment and the prima facie ideological demise of neoliberalism, that this conference aims to revisit the histories of nationalism and national development. Notwithstanding neoliberalism’s remaining ideological, institutional and economic vestiges, nationalism and national development are not exhausted.

This conference seeks neither to constantly render histories of national development to analogies from elsewhere, nor, as per the newer advances in the comparative economic history of development, to only attempt to account for Africa’s “great divergence” from other historical paths of development. Rather, the conference aims to understand both the general and specific historical roots entering into Africa’s heterogeneous nationalisms and the legacies that continue to shape or constrain their intended or unintended developmental trajectories.

While the themes of the conference are neither exhaustive nor exclusive, we would like participants to bear some of the following themes in mind.

Themes:

• The Historiography of African Nationalisms

• Gender, Nationalism & Development

• Inequality and Uneven Development

• Resurgent Developmentalism?

• African Populisms: Old and New

• Identity & (Sub)national development

• Eliding the Local/Rediscovery of the Local

• Theorizing the Post-Colonial African State

• African Nationalist Movements & Nationalist Thought

• Class, Labour & Nationalism

• Pan-Africanism

Convenors: Alex Caramento, J.P. Diamani, Pablo Idahosa, Uwafiokun Idemudia Merouan Mekouar, and Gertrude Mianda.

Please send a 200-300 word abstract in English or French to natdev1@yorku.ca by July 31st, 2015.

Invited Speakers:

Dr. Ama Biney, Pazambuka*

Gillian Hart, University of California, Berkeley*

Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill*

*Agreed to come

Appel de propositions : Nationalismes africains : histoire et développement

Conférence qui aura lieu à l’Université York de Toronto (Canada),

Du 5 au 7 novembre 2015.

Description

En Afrique, la conquête de l’État par des forces nationalistes a rarement donné lieu à un véritable développement national. Or bien avant que le néolibéralisme ne bouleverse l’Afrique en l’intégrant – voire la subordonnant – au marché mondial, plusieurs nationalistes croyaient que le développement des pays africains passait par une politique d’intégration et transformation. Malgré les nombreux détours empruntés de gré ou de force dans les parcours de développement tracés depuis l’indépendance, son sens initial, sinon les espoirs qu’il suscite demeurent. Les évocations de longs processus historiques de rapides changements sociaux se répètent alors que les nombreuses agences, notamment gouvernementales, les « marchés », et une grande variété d’organisations et de mouvements sociaux déploient des efforts conscients d’amélioration qui reprennent une description, une vision et la mesure d’une société désirable qui aurait surmonté la pauvreté.

Pour plusieurs, les bénéfices des transformations historiques de longue durée n’ont pas encore atteint maints États et sociétés d’Afrique, et les aspirations d’une société meilleure demeurent insatisfaites. Malgré l’omniprésente contestation des sites et des agences de développement, qu’elles soient étatiques ou non, dans un contexte d’apparente implosion des idées et pratiques du développement national, les sources qui animaient ses idées et pratiques ainsi que leurs héritages demeurent un objet à explorer et étudier.

Actuellement, les imaginaires historiques et politiques d’origines sur le développement national demeurent enfouis sous les nouveaux défis posés tant par la renaissance d’États développementistes, que par les nombreuses tentatives de forger des alternatives au modèle de développement centré sur l’État. C’est précisément dans ce contexte de détachement apparent et par l’évidente faillite idéologique du néolibéralisme que cette conférence se propose de revisiter les histoires du nationalisme et du développement national. Car malgré la résilience de nombreux vestiges idéologiques, institutionnels et économiques du néolibéralisme, le nationalisme et l’idéal de développement national sont loin d’être épuisés.

Cette conférence ne cherchera pas simplement à dresser un portrait du développement national qui reposerait sur des analogies avec les histoires venues d’ailleurs, ni non plus à rendre compte de la « grande divergence » de l’Afrique relativement à d’autres parcours historiques telles que le suggèrent les dernières avancées en histoire économique comparée du développement. Cette conférence tentera plutôt de cerner autant le portrait général que les particularités historiques des racines qui pénètrent les différents nationalismes d’Afrique, dont l’héritage continue de teinter, voire de contraindre les trajectoires intentionnelles ou accidentelles de développement.

Bien que les sujets énoncés ne soient pas exhaustifs, ni ne se veulent limitatifs, nous invitons les participants et participantes à avoir les thèmes suivants en tête :

• Historiographie des nationalismes africains

• Relations sociales de sexe (ou genre), nationalisme et développement

• Inégalités et développement inégal

• Réémergence du développementisme?

• Populisme africain : anciens et contemporains

• Identité et développement national et local

• Omettre le développement local/redécouvrir le développement local

• Théorisation de l’État postcolonial en Afrique

• Les mouvements nationalistes africains et la pensée nationaliste

• Classes sociales, travail et nationalisme

• Panafricanisme

Organisateurs et organisatrices : Alex Caramento, J.P. Diamani, Pablo Idahosa, Merouan Mekouar, and Gertrude Mianda.

Les résumés d’entre 200 et 300 mots en français ou en anglais doivent parvenir à l’adresse natdev1@yorku.ca d’ici au 31 juillet 2015.

Présentateur Invité:

Dr. Ama Biney, Pazambuka*

Gillian Hart, Université de Californie à Berkeley*

Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja, Université de Caroline du Nord à Chapel Hill*

* Ont accepté de venir

CIRECI- COLLOQUE (2015)- DIASPORA IVOIRIENNE DU CANADA - Ottawa, août 2015

CIRECI- COLLOQUE (2015)- DIASPORA IVOIRIENNE DU CANADA

COALITION DE L'INTELLIGENTSIA POUR LA RÉCONCILIATION ET L'ÉMERGENCE DE LA CÔTE D'IVOIRE

COLLOQUE 2015

Les 22 et 23 Août 2015, à Ottawa (ON), Canada

THÉMATIQUE GÉNÉRALE

RÔLE ET VISION DE LA DIASPORA IVOIRIENNE DU CANADA DANS LE PROCESSUS DE PAIX, DE RÉCONCILIATION ET DE RECONSTRUCTION NATIONALE EN VUE DE L'ÉMERGENCE

APPORTER SA CONTRIBUTION À LA CONSTRUCTION ET À L'ÉMERGENCE DE L’ÉDIFICE NATIONAL

Plus d'information: http://www.inaedad-rieasda.net/comitescireci2015.htm

AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples Call for Papers: Indigenous Modernities Deadline: 15 July 2015

AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples is calling for papers on indigenous modernities. Deadline 15 July 2015

Indigenous societies around the world are reimagining themselves, foregrounding elements of historic and/or traditional cultures and emphasizing their ‘indigeneity’. Within the context of Western modernities and urbanization, indigenous identities are being renewed or reconstructed and new conceptions of the indigenous self are emerging.

Amongst these urbanized indigenous communities there is a strong desire to continue to use traditional indigenous ideas, theories and practices as foundational elements of indigenous societal development and to reaffirm identity. As a consequence, new forms of political society and social order are under development. A wide variety of unique organizations and institutions are emerging and new ethical standards developing as indigenous modernities take shape across the globe. We welcome papers on all aspects of these emerging indigenous modernities.

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. Submissions responding to this call for papers should relate to the theme of indigenous modernities; however, we also welcome submissions for inclusion in our general issues all year round. For further details, please visit our website www.alternative.ac.nz, or contact us at editors@alternative.ac.nz.

Submission and Deadline Details

AlterNative primarily accepts substantive articles (up to 7,000 words) that address a particular indigenous topic or theme. We also publish short, timely commentaries which address a particular indigenous topic, theme, or contemporary issue affecting indigenous societies (up to 4,000 words long). A sample article, sample commentary and author guidelines, including format and referencing styles, can be found on the AlterNative website www.alternative.ac.nz. Submissions responding to this call for papers should reach us by 15 July 2015.

The editors
AlterNative
Nga Pae o te Maramatanga
The University of Auckland
16 Wynyard Street
Auckland 1142, New Zealand
phone: 0064 9 923 5371
Email: editors@alternative.ac.nz
Visit the website at http://www.alternative.ac.nz

Sephardic, North African and Middle Eastern Jewish Communities in North America deadline for submission extended

The deadline has been extended for scholars interested in participating in an international conference sponsored by the Dahan Centre, Bar-Ilan University, and the Institute for Canadian Jewish Studies, Concordia University, on the topic:

"Sephardic, North African and Middle Eastern Jewish Communities in North America"

The conference will take place at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, August 23-25, 2015.

Researchers are invited to submit papers related to the conference theme in areas such as:

Immigration to North America
Factors encouraging emigration to North America; The process of immigration to North America; Relations between the communities and their home countries.

The Communities in North America
Communal organizations, philanthropy, and leadership; Religious organizations and leadership; Youth movements; Status of women; Relations between these communities and other North American Jews and with world Jewry, Zionism, and the State of Israel; Relations with non-Jewish society and politics; Economic development.

Education and Culture
Education and Jewish identity; Intellectual, literary and cultural development; Art and artists.

Other subjects relevant to the conference theme will be considered.
The edited conference presentations will be published in a forthcoming volume.

Presentations will be accepted in English, French, and Hebrew. Researchers should prepare an application form (see below) including an abstract of no more than 300 words in length. This should be attached to an email sent to dahan.center@mail.biu.ac.il and received no later than May 31, 2015.

We hope to see you at the conference!

The Academic Committee:

Professor Ira Robinson, Chair in Canadian Jewish Studies, Director, Institute for Canadian Jewish Studies, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

Professor Yaron Harel, Chair, the Israel and Golda Koschitzky Department of Jewish History and Contemporary Jewry, and Chair, The Academic Committee, The Aharon and Rachel Dahan Center for Culture, Society and Education in the Sephardic Heritage, Bar Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel

Professor Shimon Sharvit, Rector, Ashkelon Academic College, Ashkelon, Israel.

Professor Csaba Nikolenyi, Director, Azrieli Institute for Israel Studies, Concordia University

Prof. Yolande Cohen - Universite du Quebec a Montreal (UQAM), Présidente de l'Académie des Arts, des Lettres et des Sciences Humaines Société Royale du Canada

Ira Robinson
Director, Institute for Canadian Jewish Studies
Concordia University
Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3G 1M8
514-848-2424, extension 2065
Email: ira.robinson@sympatico.ca

Haitian Studies Association Conference - October 2015, Université de Montréal

Haitian Studies Association Conference

The Haitian Studies Association's 27th annual international conference which convenes at the Université de Montréal, on October, 21-24, 2015, proposes to delve deep into the Haitian presence internationally, lòtbòdlo, as well as nationally, in the ways Haiti and Haitians have represented themselves in all fields, domains, and disciplines, as well as how they have been represented, à tort et à travers by others. And how Haiti has performed or "outperformed," in all activities over the course of more than two centuries of independent life.

We seek papers and presentations in all disciplines as broadly defined by the themes identified above, seeing Haiti globally, in the realm of international politics, historical discourses, literature, music, films and the plastic arts, the physical environment, its political economy as afflicted by larger contexts, external and internal forces that contribute or hinder self-definition and national and personal identities.

Nathalie Pierre
University of California, Santa Barbara
805.893.2634
Email: nathalie.pierre@sa.ucsb.edu
Visit the website at http://https://www.umb.edu/haitianstudies/conference/call_for_papers/call_for_papers_english

L.M. Montgomery and Gender Conference- University of Prince Edward Island, June 2016

L.M. Montgomery and Gender Conference- University of Prince Edward Island,
23-26 June 2016
CFP Deadline: August 15, 2015

From Anne’s initial iconic and heartrending cry in Anne of Green
Gables—“You don’t want me because I’m not a boy”—to the pressure on young
men to join the war effort in Rilla of Ingleside, and from the houseful of
supportive co-eds in Anne of the Island to the tyrannical grandmother in
Jane of Lantern Hill, Lucy Maud Montgomery’s work highlights gender roles:
how formative and deterministic they seem, and yet mutable they may be.
Much Montgomery criticism of the past several decades has regarded her work
from a feminist and gender studies perspective. Given that Canada is fast
approaching the centenary of women’s suffrage in the province of Manitoba
(1916) and nationally (1918), the twelfth biennial conference hosted by the
L.M. Montgomery Institute at the University of Prince Edward Island, which
will take place 23-26 June 2016, invites proposals for papers that
re-consider the role of gender in L.M. Montgomery’s work, broadly defined:
her fiction, poetry, life writing, letters, photographs, and scrapbooks, as
well as the myriad adaptations and spinoffs in film, television, theatre,
tourism, and social media. To what degree do Montgomery’s works, or works
inspired by her, challenge or re-entrench normative gender roles? Do her
works envision new possibilities for girls and women, boys and men? Or, is
our contemporary fascination with her world, in part, nostalgia for what
people imagine to be the more clearly-defined gender roles of a bygone era?

Engaging the rich scholarship of the past, possible topics might examine
the intersection of gender with:
Sexual identity, queerness, bachelor- and spinsterhood, and/or heterosexual
romance;
Friendship of all kinds; relationships with personal and professional
acquaintances;
Geographic, cultural, linguistic, racial, or ethnic identities, such as
Scottishness;
Voting and politics; careers and/or education for women (or men);
domesticity;
Levels of ability and mobility;
Childhood, particularly orphanhood;
Mental and/or physical illness, addiction, and/or failing health.

Please submit a proposal of 250-300 words, a CV that includes education,
position, publications, and presentations, and a list of A/V requirements
by 15 August 2015 by using our online form at the L.M. Montgomery Institute
website at http://www.lmmontgomery.ca/. Abstracts should not only clearly
articulate a strong argument but they should also situate that argument in
the context of previous Montgomery scholarship. All proposals are blind
reviewed. Any questions or requests for further information can be directed
to the conference co-chairs: Dr. Andrea McKenzie (acmcken@gmail.com) and/or
Dr. Laura Robinson (Laura.Robinson@rmc.ca).

The Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies (ACUNS) -11th ACUNS Student Conference “Due North: Next Generation Arctic Research & Leadership” - November 2015, Calgary

The Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies (ACUNS) -11th
ACUNS Student Conference “Due North: Next Generation Arctic Research &
Leadership” November 5-8, 2015, Calgary
Abstract Submission Deadline: May 31, 2015

The Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies (ACUNS) has a
vision “to engage Canadians in thinking and dialogue about research and
education in Canada’s north”. As part of their mission, a triennial
conference is held to advance and promote northern research and education.
The 11th ACUNS Student Conference will take place in Calgary, Alberta, and
is hosted by the Arctic Institute of North America and the University of
Calgary. Largely organized by a committee of graduate students from the
University of Calgary, ACUNS 2015 welcomes students from around the world.

This interdisciplinary conference will be a gathering of early career
scholars working on all topics related to the circumpolar north, be they in
science, social science, or the humanities. The conference will provide
young researchers the opportunity to exchange ideas, develop professional
experience, and make national and international connections.

Under the theme Due North: Next Generation Arctic Research & Leadership,
the next generation of northerly scholars are invited to attend ACUNS 2015.
We invite you to present your work and to bring your expertise to this
exciting event. Our diverse sessions will include topics on climate change,
food security, natural resource development, Arctic policy, sustainable
development, northern biodiversity and conservation, education, and
circumpolar health.

Abstracts will be accepted until May 31, 2015.
To submit an abstract, please visit the ACUNS 2015 Abstract Submission Page
athttps://arctic.ucalgary.ca/webform/acuns-2015-abstract-submission

CFP: Recherches sociographiques

Articles pour publications dans la revue Recherches sociographiques

Recherches sociographiques sollicite des articles de chercheur(e)s et
d'étudiant(e)s des cycles supérieurs dont les recherches empiriques portent
sur le Québec ou le Canada français. Cette revue pluridisciplinaire ne
publie que des articles originaux et fait largement appel aux sociologues,
historiens, littéraires, politologues, démographes, anthropologues, de même
qu'à d'autres spécialistes des sciences humaines, philosophes, linguistes,
théologiens, etc. Pour connaître ses lignes directrices et normes d'édition
pour la présentation des articles, visitez le site.

http://www.soc.ulaval.ca/recherchessociographiques/

 

Potential Collaborations – Book Series – ethnoGRAPHIC: Ethnography in Graphic Form

Potential Collaborations – Book Series – ethnoGRAPHIC: Ethnography in
Graphic Form

We’re thrilled to announce a new book series here at the University of
Toronto Press called ethnoGRAPHIC: Ethnography in Graphic Form. Whether you
are an aspiring artist, or just interested in the possibilities of this
format as both a methodology and a unique way of communicating your
research results, we welcome expressions of interest and discussions about
potential collaborations. It’s a brave new world out there, and we’re
convinced that many academics want to be more creative in how they reach
their audiences. We hope this series will harness some of that creativity.
Further details at
http://www.utpteachingculture.com/announcing-ethnographic-a-new-series/

CFP: Journal of Middle East Women's Studies

Dear Colleagues,

I joined the editorial team of the Journal of Middle East Women's Studies
in July 2014 and the first issue of the journal that we edited is now out:
http://jmews.dukejournals.org/content/current. In addition to peer reviewed
research articles and book reviews, the new issue features review essays
(in "Review" section) and showcases activists' and artists' works and
scholarly interventions (in "Thirdspace" section).

There are currently two Call for Papers: for a themed section on "The
Gender and Sexuality of Militarization, War, and Violence" (deadline June
15) and for 'Thirdspace' section on "Languages and Gender and Sexuality"
(deadline July 15). You can see more information about these CFPs below and
on the journal's website: www.jmews.org

I and my coeditors would like to see more contributions from geographers
for all sections of this journal. Please consider submitting and spread the
word about this journal.

Best, Banu

Dr. Banu Gökarıksel
Associate Professor of Geography and Global Studies
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Editor, Journal of Middle East Women's Studies
https://www.dukeupress.edu/Journal-of-Middle-East-Womens-Studies/
www.jmews.org

http://geography.unc.edu/people/faculty-1/banu-goekariksel/
http://veilingfashion.unc.edu/about.php
http://turkish.unc.edu/

June 15 Deadline Call for Papers: The Gender and Sexuality of
Militarization, War, and Violence

The Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies invites feminist scholars
working in any discipline or interdisciplinary area in the interpretive
social sciences and humanities to submit area-specific manuscripts on any
topic related to the gender and sexuality of militarization, war, and
violence for a themed issue. Manuscripts may address any historical period
related to any part of the region. Manuscripts are expected to substantiate
a thesis based on original scholarship grounded in primary sources
(literary, visual, archival, textual, ethnographic, artistic, legal, and so
on) and to engage with relevant transnational gender and sexuality
scholarship.

Submission guidelines may be found at jmews.org. Manuscripts are due on
June 15, 2015 to our online submission system: editorialmanager.com/jmews.
Questions may be directed to jmews@dukeupress.edu.

July 15 Deadline: “Languages of Gender and Sexuality” Submissions for Vol.
12:1

There has been much debate about the words gender and sexuality in women’s,
gender, sexuality, masculinity, and feminist studies. An entirely new level
of debate is added when one considers the implications for non-English
languages and non-Western sociopolitical contexts. JMEWS invites analytic
interventions (preferably in English) of 500 to 1,000 words on this
question from activists and academics focusing on any part of the Middle
East. Authors are invited to consider any of the following questions or to
address different ones: How are gender and sexuality being used, if at all,
in your context or research focus? How have the words been translated, and
what kinds of controversies have these translations produced? What are the
debates surrounding words like women, homosexuality, transsexuality,
masculine/feminine, female/male? What other terms and words are being used
in your context/focus and for what purpose? How are boys and men discussed
or not discussed?

JMEWS will publish the strongest submissions in volume 12 (2016) in the
section “Third Space.” Submissions for issue 12:1 are due on July 15, 2015;
for issue 12:2, on November 15, 2015; and for issue 12:3, on January 15,
2016. Please direct submissions and questions to jmews@dukeupress.edu.

Conference on Public Health Governance in Africa

Call for Papers: International Conference on Public Health Governance in Africa

Appel de communications: Conférence internationale sur la gouvernance de la santé publique en Afrique

Deadline: May 31, 2015

Date: November 12-13, 2015

Venue: Windhoek, Namibia

Through its conference on the theme ‘Public health governance in Africa’ CODESRIA wishes to seize on opportunities for debate presented by the ongoing EVD (Ebola Virus Disease) epidemic to rekindle wider conversations about public health governance in Africa. While acknowledging the biological dimension of diseases and the systems that are (supposed to be) put in place to deal with them at a societal level, this conference will deliberately seek to insert conversations about these in broader discussions concerning economics, politics, culture and spirituality.

Those interested in participating in the conference, which will be held in Windhoek, Namibia on November 19-20, 2015are invited to send their abstracts and CVs with full contact details including email addresses and phone numbers to CODESRIA not later than May 31, 2015. Authors of abstracts selected should be ready to submit full papers by 31st August 2015. All documents should be sent by email to grp@codesria.sn. Please use the subject line ‘Governance Research Program’ when sending your email.

More information: http://www.codesria.org/spip.php?article2323&lang=en

 

CfP: Ethical Practice and the Study of Girlhood

CfP: Ethical Practice and the Study of Girlhood http://htl.li/LV6mZ

Call for Papers - Locale

Call for Papers - Locale

Dear Colleagues,

I would like to alert you to the journal Locale: The Pacific Journal of Regional Food Studies (http://www.localejournal.org/). The journal has recently expanded its geographical focus from Austral-Asia to the Pacific more broadly (including the Pacific rim): It is published out of the Institute for Community Engaged Research at UBC Okanagan (which is emerging out of the previous Centre for Social, Spatial, and Economic Justice), and the Regional Food Network at Southern Cross University. Please have a look if you have some time. It is an open access, fully peer reviewed journal. For folks in the Antipodes - this is an ERA listed journal. If you have an article that you think appropriate to submit to the journal (we DO NOT have any publication fees or the like!), I would love to hear from you. We are working on a special issue now, entitled "Indigenous Foods and Contemporary Cuisines", and would especially like to invite papers that speak to that general theme.

Best Regards

Mike

Mike Evans PhD
Professor | Community, Culture & Global Studies | Irving K. Barber School of Arts & Sciences
Interim Director | Institute for Community Engaged Research
The University of British Columbia | Okanagan Campus
Arts 368c - 1147 Research Rd. Kelowna, BC Canada V1V 1V7
Phone 250 807 9401
mike.evans@ubc.ca
http://ccgs.ok.ubc.ca/faculty/evans.html

CfP: IV Congreso Latinoamericano de Antropología - Mexico City, October 2015

Call for Papers

Deadline: April 30, 2015.

We invite anthropologists and colleagues to present paper proposals at IV
Congreso Latinoamericano de Antropología
that will take place October 7-10,
2015 in downtown Mexico City.

People interested in presenting a paper can ask to add his proposal to one
of the ACCEPTED PANELS (List One
,
List Two
)
or they can ask for a complete list writing to: congresoala2015@gmail.com.

To propose a paper, please fill this FORM
,
where we ask for title, abstract, and name and number of the panel in in
which you want to participate, in case your paper is not already accepted
in any panel. Also, we ask for personal information: name, institution,
academic degree and e-mail. You can also ask for a paper proposal file if
you write to congresoala2015@gmail.com.

Deadline: April 30, 2015.

Thank you for participating.

Sincerely,

Asociación Latinoamericana de Antropología (#ALAmx2015)

Dra. Cristina Oehmichen - Presidenta

Dra. Milka Castro - Vicepresidenta

Dra. Laura Valladares - Secretaria General

Antrop. María Antonieta Gallart – Tesorera

IV Congreso Latinoamericano de Antropología

Instituto de Investigaciones Antropológicas

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

www.ala.iia.unam.mx

CFP: Association for Critical Heritage Studies

What Does Heritage Change? Association for Critical Heritage Studies

The Canada Research Chair in Urban Heritage at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) , in partnership with the Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling and Concordia University, is hosting the third biannual conference of the Association of Critical Heritage Studies from June 7-10, 2016 in Montreal, Québec. You are invited to submit session proposals by July 1st (individual paper proposals are due November 1st), for more information visit www.achs2016.uqam.ca

Submissions to the 2016 ACHS Conference should bring innovative reflections and interdisciplinary methodologies or approaches to the critical enquiries about how and why heritage is, has been or could be made, used, studied, defined and managed, and with what effects, if any, on a society, a territory, an economy. Contributions might, for example, explore the reconstruction of narratives, the reconfiguration of social relations, knowledge production and cultural expressions, the transformation of the environment or the (de)valuation of the land. We particularly welcome papers that go beyond canon theories to interrogate discipline-based norms about heritage, and the assumptions that orient practice or decision-making. In this respect, this conference aims to continue important debates about heritage as a domain of politics and citizenship, a living environment, a source of identity and an assemblage of human-non-human relations.

As the conference wishes to expand boundaries of critical heritage studies, through research-creation or other means, it will welcome non-traditional proposals dedicated to the development of knowledge and innovation through artistic or multimedia expression and experimentation. Proposals may be submitted in French or English.

Lucie Morisset
Département d’études urbaines et touristiques
Case postale 8888, succursale centre-ville
Montréal (Québec) H3C 3P8
Téléphone : 514 987-3000, poste 2562
Télécopieur : 514 987-6881
Email: achs2016@uqam.ca
Visit the website at http://www.achs2016.uqam.ca

CFP: Multi- and Inter-disciplinary International Conference on ‘From the Thirty Years’ Crisis to Multi-polarity: The Evolution of the Geopolitical Economy of the 21st Century World’ - University of Manitoba, September 2015

Call for Papers
for a Multi- and Inter-disciplinary International Conference on
‘From the Thirty Years’ Crisis to Multi-polarity:
The Evolution of the Geopolitical Economy of the
21st Century World’
at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada
25-27 September 2015

The centenary of the outbreak of the First World War was marked in Canada and around the world in 2014. 2014 also marked the centenary of the opening of what noted historian, Arno Mayer, called the ‘Thirty Years’ Crisis’ of 1914-1945, spanning the First World War, the Great Depression and the Second World War. This long crisis birthed a new world. The old world of the nineteenth century expansion of the empires of industrial capitalist countries, often mistakenly termed ‘liberal’, met its end. It gave way to an inter-national one populated by a variety of welfare, Communist and developmental orders in national economies whose states had, moreover, greater legitimacy among newly enfranchised women and men than the imperial and colonial regimes they replaced. The Thirty Years crisis also radically redistributed economic, political, military and cultural power within countries and among them. Critical cultural and intellectual changes – new movements in art, new media, and new paradigms of understanding, particularly in economics, inevitably accompanied these historic shifts.

As we stand at the cusp of another wave of complex changes to the world order, this time towards multi-polarity, our conference aims to understand the major changes of the past century better than hitherto dominant paradigms, such as neo-classical economics, globalization and empire, have so far done and to bring that re-assessment to bear on how best to understand problems of and prospects for the world order of the 21st century.

We invite submissions for papers, panels and steams of panels relevant to any aspect of the overarching conference theme from scholars across the humanities, social sciences and in inter-disciplinary studies based in Canada and around the world. Heterodox and critical scholarship is particularly encouraged. A preliminary and non-exhaustive list of themes includes:

1. Science, Technology and Society in War and Peace
2. Production and Prosperity in Capitalisms and ‘Communisms’
3. Continuity and Change in Economic Thought: Keynes and beyond
4. Gender: Economy, War, and Politics
5. Colonization, Independence, Sovereignty, Indigeneity.
6. Multipolarities Old and New: 1914, 2014 and beyond
7. World Monetary and Financial (Dis)Orders: sterling standard, dollar standard and beyond
8. The Matter of Nature: Extractive Economies, Environmental Governance and Sustainability
9. Canada: Nations, Identities and Economies
10. Art, Politics and Practices of Power: Beyond Westernization

The conference will inaugurate the Geopolitical Economy Research Group at the University of Manitoba and will bring together scholars connected with its network of supporting research centres and academic departments the world over.

Abstracts should be 300 to 400 words. They should be single spaced and use 12 point Times New Roman font. They should include the author or authors’ full name, affiliation, a brief biography, and e-mail address. We ask they be sent by May 15, 2015 to contact@gergconference.ca

Call for Entries: Beyond Perception 15 Symposium

CALL FOR ENTRIES – BEYOND PERCEPTION 15 SYMPOSIUM

The University of Aberdeen warmly invites you to submit artistic proposals to the multidisciplinary symposium Beyond Perception 15, to be held in Aberdeen
from 1 September until 4 September 2015. The symposium, aptly titled Beyond Perception 15, addresses the anthropologist Tim Ingold's work over the last fifteen years, since the publication of his prominent book The Perception of the Environment in 2000. The symposium will cover five main themes, including
i) Humans, Animals, Environment;
ii) Sensibilities Beyond Science;
iii) Experiment, Experience, Education;
iv) Creativity, Correspondence, and Description;
v) Movement, Becomings, and Growth.

As a innovative interdisciplinary event that brings together anthropologists, architects, and social sciences with dancers, visual artists and filmmakers we want to give as much prominence to the non-textual and creative as possible. With this in mind we are seeking proposals for non-textual work that offers something to the conversation and dialogue that our conference themes touch upon.

2D and 3D work would be welcome, as well as auditory, visual and performative pieces. There will be space available to exhibit both inside the conference
venue and outside. Please get in touch with the Beyond Perception team (beyond.perception15@abdn.ac.uk) if you wish to submit a proposal. Each
proposal should contain a title and description of the work (maximum length 250 words), a current CV, and up to six images of the work to be shown, as well as any specific installation (spatial, technical) requirements that you may have. Deadline for proposals is June 1st 2015.

More information can be found here: http://www.abdn.ac.uk/socsci/disciplines/anthropology/beyond-perception.php

Call for Papers: Special Issue on Anthropology and Knowledge Production During the Ebola Crisis, Anthropological Quarterly

Producing Ebola: Creating Knowledge in and About an Epidemic

This proposal seeks abstracts from scholars interested in writing articles for a peer-reviewed special issue of Anthropological Quarterly on knowledge production during the Ebola epidemic, to be published in 2016. Scholars who submit abstracts are acknowledging that the timeframe for completion of these articles is exceedingly short (3-4 months from abstract acceptance) in order to ensure timeliness of the issue, and that these articles are subject to the same rigorous peer review process as the journal undertakes for any article submitted. The journal reserves the right to reject any submission as a result of regular peer review, emphasizing that the guest editors’ inclusion of an abstract in the special issue proposal does not guarantee publication. We would like to encourage interested scholars to think about articles that stand entirely on their own in terms of contributions to anthropological theory and conversations, rather than merely being additions that add color to a special issue collection.

As the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) epidemic plaguing the West African nations of Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea continues into its second year, the international community is facing difficult questions about how, in spite of vast public health education campaigns and contact tracing, the disease persists in many areas. The initial international focus on eradicating Ebola through western public health models failed to halt the disease’s spread precisely because of the omission of the importance of working within and through local social practices and disease models, for which anthropological methods and theories are critical. The early response to the epidemic was characterized by the deployment of medical missions producing and translating biomedical knowledge, an approach that devalued the consideration of local forms of knowledge production about health and illness, life and death, and the afterlife. The epidemic was exacerbated as these ‘ways of knowing’ clashed, with communities blocking healthcare workers from accessing their sick, and hiding their dead for burial in secret. Simultaneously as western healthcare workers produced and deployed knowledge about the disease in an effort to combat the epidemic, they communicated notions about expertise itself—who possesses the ability to ‘know’ Ebola, who is naturally or willfully ignorant about it, and what social and bodily comportments were required to move from one state to another. Overcoming the epidemic was revealed not as a triumph of biomedicine over a disease, but as a negotiation between western knowledge and other ways of knowing. The contributors to this issue will explore the interface of the bodies of knowledge and worldviews brought to bear on ending the Ebola epidemic, from local knowledge and practices about caring for the ill and burying the dead, to western bio-medical models involved in diagnosis, treatment, and clinical trials, to international humanitarian organizations tasked with implementing public health measures. Most importantly, we address the process of transforming anthropological knowledge itself into a way of knowing that could be readily adapted to humanitarian response, and the impact that anthropology continues to have in the continuing work of ending the epidemic.

Within all of these discussions lies the question of where anthropological knowledge is situated in global processes of responding to crises from wars to disease outbreaks. For feminist theorists, the idea of seriousness is about determining which actors have the ability to judge others as worthy of consideration; that their ideas and actions have consequences that cannot be dismissed or denied. With new engagements in the public sphere created by this epidemic, anthropologists have reinvigorated the question of public engagement in the context of producing nuanced, context-specific knowledge. The contributors to this volume will grapple with the ongoing question of how anthropological knowledge can be translated into broader statements with implications for policy and humanitarian practice.

The contributors to this proposed special issue of Anthropological Quarterly address these questions of knowledge production, translation, and expertise in articles that tackle a myriad of ‘ways of knowing’ about how communities (broadly defined) experience and understand unprecedented epidemic diseases. Contributors address facets of this crisis ranging from the creation of anthropological knowledge as expertise in itself, to the use of local knowledge in conducting safe burials, to the origination of vaccine trials within local understandings of the use of blood.

Deadlines

May 15
Submission of titles and abstracts by interested authors

July 15
Submission of finished first drafts to guest editors (editors will turn around
comments for revision by July 30)

August 30
Submission of second drafts to guest editors for submission to AQ

Catherine Bolten
University of Notre Dame
100 Hesburgh Center
Notre Dame, IN 46556
phone: 574 631 5099
Email: cbolten@nd.edu

AUSTRALIAN ANTHROPOLOGICAL SOCIETY CONFERENCE - University of Melbourne, December 2015

AUSTRALIAN ANTHROPOLOGICAL SOCIETY CONFERENCE - 2015

MORAL HORIZONS

Hosted by The University of Melbourne

1-4 December, 2015.

The call for panels for the AAS 2015 conference, Moral Horizons, is now open.

Keynote speakers will be Nancy Scheper-Hughes, Joel Robbins and Akhil Gupta.

Please see our website for theme, panel submission information and
conference details: http://www.nomadit.co.uk/aas/aas2015/cfpan.shtml

Please also connect with the conference via:

FB: https://www.facebook.com/moralhorizons

tw: @AusAnthro #moralhorizons

We look forward to welcoming you to The University of Melbourne in December.

Workshop call for proposals: Terminus: Archives, Ephemera, and Electronic Art

Workshop call for proposals
Terminus: Archives, Ephemera, and Electronic Art
Saturday, August 15th, 2015, Vancouver B.C.
ISEA 2015

Deadline for proposal submission: March 30th, 2015
ethnographicterminalia@gmail.com

Abstract
Since 2009, the Ethnographic Terminalia Curatorial Collective has staged annual exhibitions in major North American cities (Washington D.C., Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Montreal, New Orleans, Philadelphia) that explore the intersections of art and anthropology. Archives, ephemera, and Indigenous articulations of new media, identity, culture, language, and resistance have emerged as central themes in contemporary art-ethnographic practice and as a central interest to the curatorial work of the collective. New technologies, both materially and conceptually, present opportunities to push theoretical, disciplinary, and aesthetic boundaries. However, the implications of digitization and circulation of archival information present particularly interesting challenges for artists and scholars who seek to represent and exploit the potential of digital archives. Building on the collective’s recent exhibitions, and in conjunction with an exhibition of new media artist Geronimo Inutiq’s Arctic Noise project, co-curated for ISEA 2015 at the grunt gallery in Vancouver (Terminal City), Ethnographic Terminalia invites workshop participants to demonstrate and discuss electronic art works and theoretical frameworks that disrupt material, figurative, discursive, cultural, and political manifestations of the archive, broadly conceived. Our discussions of new technologies and archives will culminate in an experimentation with form: the outcome of the workshop will be a collectively hand-made archive/catalogue of the event that will be later digitized and circulated.

For more information please see our full call for proposals at http://ethnographicterminalia.org

Organizers: Ethnographic Terminalia Curatorial Collective: Kate Hennessy (Simon Fraser University), Trudi Lynn Smith (University of Victoria), Craig Campbell (University of Texas, Austin), Fiona P. McDonald (New Knowledge Organization, Ltd.), Stephanie Takaragawa (Chapman University); with Glenn Alteen (grunt gallery) and Tarah Hogue (grunt gallery)

Many thanks,

Dr. Trudi Lynn Smith
University of Victoria

2014/15 Artist-in-residence
Centre for Studies in Religion and Society
http://csrs.uvic.ca

Adjunct Assistant Professor
School of Environmental Studies
Coast Salish Territory
Victoria BC CANADA

CFP: Rendering the Sacred Illegal: Conflicts over Space in South Asia and its Diaspora - Madison, WI, October 2015

CFP: Rendering the Sacred Illegal: Conflicts over Space in South Asia and its Diaspora

Call for Panelists:

Annual Conference on South Asia

Madison, WI;

October 22-25. 2015

Drawing from a range of South Asian communities within and outside
the subcontinent, our panel will explore the construction and
contestation of sacred space. In urban centers, governmental and
private party delimitations on the use of space can come into
conflict with religious actors, whose strategies to claim space
sometimes seek to supersede the state’s legal boundaries. From
debates over temple demolitions to legal contestations over informal
places of worship, this panel seeks to highlight the interfaces
between religious communities and legal and political jurisdictions
and to explore what emerges from such collisions.

By examining such conflicts over space, this panel will explore the
following questions: What constitutes a religious appropriation of
public space? How does state demolition or redefinition of sacred
space affect local communities? In what ways are urbanization,
globalization, and religious diasporas redefining sacred space? And
how do religious communities develop public discourses of religiosity
in the face of legal opposition to their places of worship?

Please send a max. 250 word abstract to clairerobison@umail.ucsb.edu
and rpillai@uoregon.edu by March 27th . Include with your abstract, a
title, your institutional affiliation, and current status (faculty
position etc.).

Colloque GenERe: Le(s) genre(s) Définitions, mod èles, épistémologie - décembre 2015, ENS de Lyon

Colloque GenERe: appel à communication

Le(s) genre(s)
Définitions, modèles, épistémologie

Colloque de clôture du Laboratoire Junior de l’ENS de Lyon GenERe

ENS de Lyon 17 et 18 décembre 2015

Né en 2014 de la collaboration d’une trentaine d’étudiant∙e∙s de master et de doctorat inscrit∙e∙s dans des disciplines variées des Sciences Humaines et Sociales et des Sciences Expérimentales, le laboratoire junior GenERe (Genre : Epistémologie & Recherche) prendra fin en 2015. Pendant deux ans, cette structure nous a permis d’organiser des journées d’étude sur des thèmes variés (« Genre et Bande Dessinée », « Genre et politiques publiques », « Que faire de la “théorie du genre” ? »…), des rencontres avec des militant∙e∙s et personnalités comme Pinar Selek ou Jeffrey Weeks, et un premier colloque en décembre 2014 sur les liens entre « Genre et sexualités ». Pour notre deuxième et dernier colloque, prévu pour décembre 2015, nous avons décidé de revenir aux motivations originelles de ce projet collaboratif et pluridisciplinaire, en proposant deux jours de réflexions sur des questions épistémologiques.

Cet appel à communication vise les chercheur∙e∙s de toutes disciplines, jeunes ou établi∙e∙s. Il est structuré à partir de 8 axes principaux par lesquels nous proposons d’interroger les implications épistémologiques des recherches sur le genre.

I- De quoi parle-t-on ?

Poser la question de l’épistémologie du genre, c’est inévitablement poser celle de sa (ses) définition(s). Or, si le terme s’est aujourd’hui institutionnalisé, notamment dans le champ académique, son usage n’est pas toujours interrogé et relève encore souvent de l’évidence. Concept, outil d’analyse, « lunettes » (Clair, 2012) ou encore objet de recherche, ses désignations sont multiples et correspondent à des réalités différentes, selon les dénominations, les positions théoriques, les choix méthodologiques ou encore les disciplines. La question qui se pose est donc la suivante : de quoi parle-t-on lorsqu’on parle de genre ?

Si un certain consensus semble exister dans le champ académique autour d’une approche relationnelle et hiérarchique du genre (Bereni et al., 2012), cette acception reste très large et laisse de nombreuses zones d’ombre. La première étant celle de la nature du genre (quel est le lien entre sexe et genre ? Faut-il utiliser le singulier ou le pluriel ? Le terme relève-t-il d’un positionnement ou d’un engagement politique ?), qui n’est pas sans lien avec la pluralité des paradigmes féministes ayant participé de l’émergence et de la diffusion du terme (féminismes matérialiste, libéral, queer, etc.). La seconde est celle de son opérationnalité et de ses effets. Suffit-il, par exemple, de parler d’inégalités (entre hommes et femmes, entre homosexuel∙le∙s et hétérosexuel∙le∙s) pour parler de genre ? Ne faut-il pas également travailler à brouiller et dépasser les catégories de genre pour rompre avec une pensée binaire constitutive du système patriarcal (Butler, 1990) ?

Axe 1 : Le genre, les genres ?

Axe 2 : Le genre, objet ou outil ?

II- Qui parle et d’où ?

Les études de genre ne permettent pas seulement un enrichissement considérable des connaissances dans des domaines jusque-là négligés par les savoirs institués, ainsi qu’une déstabilisation de ces savoirs et des catégories d’analyse qui leur sont associées. Elles constituent également un apport épistémologique majeur quant à la construction des savoirs scientifiques et à leur dimension politique, dans la lignée ouverte par l’épistémologie critique féministe. Les Feminist Science Studies ont permis de questionner la place des femmes dans les sciences et ont adopté l’angle du genre pour interroger les contenus scientifiques (Puig de la Bellacasa, 2013). En pensant à partir de l’expérience des femmes et des groupes minorisés en général (dont la marginalisation n’est pas liée à une minorité numéraire mais à une position défavorable dans les rapports de domination) les féministes du standpoint (du « point de vue ») font émerger la connaissance liée à ces positions sociales et à l’expérience de la domination. Cette démarche contribue à politiser la science en mettant à jour les processus de pouvoir qui sous-tendent la construction des savoirs dits « scientifiques ». On peut alors se demander, par exemple, dans quelle mesure l’épistémologie du genre s’inscrit dans ce projet d’épistémologie féministe, et quels usages politiques et scientifiques sont faits des notions de point de vue, de situation et de connaissance située dans le champ des études de genre.

Axe 4 – Épistémologies féministes, épistémologies du genre

Axe 5 – Épistémologies du point de vue : savoirs, recherche et engagement, militantisme

Axe 8 – Épistémologies de l’intersectionnalité

III- Peut-on en parler ensemble ?

La structuration en champ d’études des recherches sur le genre a plusieurs conséquences problématiques. On note en effet, en vue de renforcer l’assise universitaire du champ, une tendance au consensus et à l’effacement de certains débats de fond entre théoricien∙ne∙s, pourtant issu∙e∙s de disciplines variées et offrant différents points de vue sur les phénomènes socio-culturels questionnés. La promesse pluridisciplinaire de ce champ ne semble toutefois en rien garantir la transdisciplinarité du concept même de genre : est-il le même parmi les disciplines des sciences humaines et sociales ? Et qu’en est-il du rapport de celles-ci avec les sciences exactes et expérimentales ? À différentes disciplines, différentes méthodologies, approches et définitions. Les études de genre constitueraient donc à la fois un modèle neuf pour la recherche et l’enseignement (permettant notamment l’émergence de nouveaux champs de recherche : queer studies, porn studies, trans studies), et un lieu problématique de rupture avec (et entre) les disciplines d’origine (Nouvelles Questions Féministes, Vol. 22, No 1, 2003). Avec l’entrée dans le monde académique des recherches sur le genre, héritées entre autres de réflexions militantes, naît ainsi une tension persistante entre une nécessité de légitimation et la volonté de conserver une distance (critique) vis-à-vis d’une institution qui s’appuie sur des structures et valeurs contre lesquelles les études de genre se sont d’abord inscrites.

Axe 3 – La question des studies : des gender studies sont-elles pertinentes ? Disciplinarité, logiques institutionnelles.

Axe 6 – Le genre est-il devenu mainstream ? Faut-il se réjouir de l’institutionnalisation du genre ?

Axe 7 – Le genre est-il forcément pluridisciplinaire ?

IV- Ne pas penser le genre seul

Penser le genre comme concept, c’est donc questionner son autonomie à plusieurs niveaux. En effet, le genre fait jouer les dissensions ainsi que les points de jonction entre les disciplines. Cependant, penser l’épistémologie du genre, c’est aussi l’interroger comme ligne de partage social, et interroger, dans le même mouvement, son lien avec d’autres lignes, de partage, d’interférence, de rupture. Cela implique de penser leurs intersections et les rapports de pouvoir et de domination qui en découlent (Dorlin, 2009). Les études de genre questionnent ainsi le découpage et les points de rencontre entre sexe, genre et sexualité, mais aussi les divisions fondées sur la classe, la « race », l’âge, le handicap, etc. Si l’on conçoit le genre comme créant de la division, de l’opposition, de l’incompatibilité, alors il faut aussi s’interroger sur les conséquences politiques de cette fracture et sur les stratégies consistant à la replacer parmi d’autres.

Axe 7 – Le genre est-il forcément plurisciplinaire ?

Axe 8 – Épistémologies de l’intersectionnalité

Modalités de soumission des communications

Le colloque pluridisciplinaire organisé par le laboratoire junior GenERe se tiendra les jeudi 17 et vendredi 18 décembre 2015 à l’ENS de Lyon.

Confériencier∙e∙s invité∙e∙s : Éric Fassin (sociologie, Paris 8), Claude Gautier (philosophie, ENS de Lyon), Marie-Anne Paveau (sciences du langage, Paris 13), Christine Planté (littérature, Lyon 2) et Michèle Zancarini-Fournel (histoire, Lyon 1).

Les contributions pourront prendre la forme d’une communication (individuelle ou collaborative) ou d’un atelier. Les propositions sont attendues sous forme électronique (en format .doc) avant le 15 mai 2015 à l’adresse labogenere@gmail.com.

Elles devront comporter les informations suivantes :

Nom, prénom, adresse électronique, discipline et institution de rattachement de chaque auteur.e
Pour une communication : titre de la communication, axe(s) dans le(s)quel(s) elle s’inscrit, mots-clés (5 maximum), résumé de 3000 signes maximum (références incluses)
Pour un atelier : titre de l’atelier et résumé de la problématique générale de celui-ci (1500 signes maximum) ; pour les trois ou quatre (maximum) participant∙e∙s : titre de la communication, axe(s) dans le(s)quel(s) elle s’inscrit, mots-clés (5 maximum), résumé de 3000 signes maximum (références incluses)
Calendrier :

Date limite de soumission : 15 mai 2015
Avis aux auteur∙e∙s : 30 juin 2015
Avant le 15 novembre : envoi d’un résumé détaillé de la communication aux président∙e∙s d’atelier (10 000 à 15 000 signes)
Remarque : L’inscription est gratuite. Le laboratoire junior prend en charge les repas sur les deux jours du colloque pour les intervenant·e·s (le jeudi midi et soir ainsi que le vendredi midi). Il ne prend pas en charge les frais de déplacement et de logement des intervenant·e·s.

Comité scientifique :

Anne-Charlotte Husson (sciences du langage, Université Paris 13)

Lucie Jégat (sociologie, ENS de Lyon)

Marion Maudet (sociologie, EHESS)

Lucy Michel (linguistique, Université de Bourgogne)

Vanina Mozziconacci (philosophie, ENS de Lyon)

Laura Tatoueix (histoire, Université de Rouen)

Cécile Thomé (sociologie, EHESS)

Maxime Triquenaux (littérature, Université Lyon 2)

Marie Walin (histoire ENS de Lyon)

Chinese and African Sustainable Urbanization: A Global Perspective Conference - October 2015, University of Ottawa

Conference: Chinese and African Sustainable Urbanization: A Global Perspective
Call for Papers: Conference @ University of Ottawa - 2015 International Conference on Chinese and African Sustainable Urbanization: A Global Perspective

October 24-25, 2015

Organizers:University of Ottawa, UN-Habitat

Coordinator: Canada China Thinking Network

ICCASU Website:http://chinaeam.uottawa.ca/ICCASU/

We are inviting proposal submissions to present a paper, poster, to organize a workshop, forum or panel at the 2015 International Conference on Chinese and African Sustainable Urbanization (ICCASU), at the University of Ottawa, Canada, October 24-25, 2015.

Over the last several decades China and many African countries have experienced significant and rapid urbanization processes. The accelerated pace of China’s urbanization will have substantial impacts on the country's urban systems that differ from those of other developing states. The challenges and opportunities in China’s cities provide unique insight into urbanization processes in other developing regions, particularly that of Africa. Recent Chinese investments in many African countries not only significantly impacts economic development on the continent, but also have important implications for urban development strategies and policies. As such, a discussion of China’s urbanization outcomes is both meaningful and practical for policy-related decision-making in African states.

This conference will focus on urbanization challenges in China and African states, as well as China’s exportation of its urbanization strategies to Africa. Organizers anticipate considerable insight resulting from academic research and practical applications, particularly toward the enhancement of sustainable urbanization which can be used to confront potential and existing challenges in urbanization across the world. This conference will thus provide a platform for scholars, professionals, policy-makers, experts and the private sector to exchange views on the state of current urbanization in China and many Africa countries from an international perspective. The western and other regions’ urbanization experiences are also welcome to contribute to the discussion. Scholars and practitioners across disciplines are invited to submit abstracts or specific panels corresponding with the themes listed below.

Topics of interest for papers, presentations and poster sessions include but are not limited to: a) Urbanization dynamics i. Urbanization mode ii. Urbanization process, analysis and modeling iii. Urbanization and ecotourism b) Urbanization, sustainability and planning i. Urbanization, environment, sustainability and planning ii. Ecosystem approaches for urbanization assessment iii. Urbanization and land use iv. Urbanization, social equality and economic efficiency v. Urbanization, globalization and climate change c) Urbanization, strategies and policies i. Western urban development ii. Urbanization strategies d) Urbanization, 3S application and analyzing methods i. GIS, GPS, and RS applications ii. Mathematical and spatial modeling iii. Intelligent Information Processing e) Urbanization and Smart cities. i. Tele-Health ii. Information and Communication technology application. iii. Clean and renewable energy iv. Green cities and environment. v. Low carbon footprint economies vi. Creative economies

Keynote speakers:

Alioune Badiane, Director, Programme Division, UN-Habitat, John Zacharias, Chair Professor, Peking University, China, Caroline Andrew, Professor Emeritus, University of Ottawa, Canada, The ambassador from one of African Embassies in Ottawa, Canada (TBC)

Conference Official Languages: English and French

Deadline for submission of abstract: June 30, 2015

Abstracts of 250 words accepted in English and/or French

More information:http://chinaeam.uottawa.ca/ICCASU/

CFP: Journal - Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education

Journal - Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education

Deadline: Ongoing

Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education invites research from a
variety of theoretical and methodological perspectives that emphasize the
centrality of marginal voices and a

peripheral gaze, and which draw attention to the complex interrelations
between political, economic, historical, and social contexts, as well as
the ways in which these various contexts shape educational policies,
practices, curricula, and outcomes.

The journal welcomes articles that ground theoretical reflections in
specific empirical research and case studies of diverse locations and
peoples as yet underrepresented within scholarly research and literature,
as well as action or participatory research studies of exemplary or “best”
practices.

Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education: Studies of Migration,
Integration, Equity, and Cultural Survival (DIME) ­ a quarterly
peer-reviewed journal focused on critical discourse and research in
diaspora, indigenous, and minority education ­ is dedicated to researching
cultural sustainability in a world increasingly consolidating under
national, transnational, and global organizations. It aims to draw
attention to, and learn from, the many initiatives being conducted around
the globe in support of diaspora, indigenous, and minority education, which
might otherwise go unnoticed.

Please visit
http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=hdim20&page=instructions#.VOTPvrDF-Ns

for more information about the journal and the submission process.

CFP: Anthropology Southern Africa Annual Conference - Ethnography and Worlds Otherwise, August-September 2015

Anthropology Southern Africa Annual Conference
Ethnography and Worlds Otherwise

For more information:

CFP poster

Conference Call for Abstracts - Digital Queers

The call for abstract is available at this link
http://ocradst.org/digitalqueers2015/publication-cfp/

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The conference website can be found here
http://ocradst.org/digitalqueers2015/

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*Call for Papers*

Digital Queers is a conference that will focus on issues related to social
justice for the gay community at large. The evolution of society has led to
an increased acceptance of the LGBTQA world – in part due to more open and
vociferous stances of the multiple communities of gender minorities and in
part to the role that contemporary digital media have played in reshaping
communication and advocacy. Unfortunately we are far from achieving that
social justice necessary to avoid discrimination in the work place or to
avoid persecutions of individuals and communities across the world. What
are then the new practices that should be pursued in order to achieve and
ensure social justice for all?

The conference will analyze the following themes, but will be open to a
wide range of proposals in the field that tackle the issues from a variety
of perspectives.

1. Equality, now!
2. Social Justice for Gender Minorities
3. Digital Guerrilla for Social Justice?
4. Digital Media and Gender Stories
5. Exporting Gender Equality?
6. Social Justice in the Workplace
7. Gender Communities and Strife
8. Practical Steps for Social Justice
9. Multiple Definitions of Gender
10. Digital Queers’ Revolution

The aim of the conference is to bring together social justice advocates,
contemporary theoreticians, gender hacktivists, scholars, anthropologists,
visual culture experts, curators and ‘LGBTQA revolutionaries.’ The
conference speakers will present papers that respond to the themes of
social justice and the role of digital media in reshaping the public image
of the queer community. In particular the conference is looking at
recording and developing new practices for social justice and public
engagement that face up to the still looming problems of discrimination
that the gay community at large faces nationally and internationally.

*Chairs*: Lanfranco Aceti and Sven Travis

*Keynotes*: to be announced.

*300 to 500 words abstract submissions*. Please send your submissions to:
info@ocradst.org

*Email Subject Header*: Digital Queers 2015.

*Deadline*: March 31, 2015.

*The conference is free of charge.*

The best conference papers will be selected for a special volume with
the Leonardo
Electronic Almanac

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

Call For Proposals:

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For more information visit www.consumingintimacies.com.

Robyn Lee
Brock University

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

References

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Australian National Conference (AAS) - December, 2015

AAS 2015 announcement

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

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

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

Moral Horizons

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

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

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

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

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

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

With best wishes on behalf of the conference committee,

Catie.

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

On behalf of the organizers,
Tuomas Tammisto

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

Call for Papers-Contours of Violence

XXII South African Sociological Association Congress

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

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

Keynote speaker:

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

SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS

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

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

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

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

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

.

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

Email address: sasa2015@uj.ac.za

Abstract deadline: 2 March 2015

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

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

Book proposals sought for Routledge Innovative Ethnographies series

Dear colleagues,


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

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

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

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

Thank you.
p.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: April 15, 2015

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

 

CFP: Exchanges about Discovery and Exploration - Terrae Incognitae

CALL FOR PAPERS: EXCHANGES ABOUT DISCOVERY AND EXPLORATION

Terrae Incognitae

For more information:

CFP Terrae Incognitae

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

Dressing Global Bodies:

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

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

Co-Organized with the Pasold Research Fund, UK

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Conference Of The African Studies Association Of Africa, Oct 2015

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

OCTOBER 13-17, 2015

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

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

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

CALL FOR PAPERS

An interdisciplinary conference on Facing the Challenges of Aging and Dying

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

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Journal for Undergraduate Ethnography - New Issue and CFP

Dear friends and colleagues,

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

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

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

*What Can a Feminist Geopolitics Do?*

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

Dear colleagues,

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

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

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

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

Celebrating the 10th Anniversary

14 – 17 January 2016

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

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

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

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

Eleventh Conference on Hunting and Gathering Societies (CHAGS 11)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: March 30, 2015

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

 

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

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

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2015 UCLA Gender Interdisciplinary Conference

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline for submitting paper proposals: January 9, 2015

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

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

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

Deadline: February 15, 2015

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

CfP: The Finnish Anthropological Society_ Annual Conference

Suomen Antropologinen Seura
The Finnish Anthropological Society

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

(Scroll down for English version)

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

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

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

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

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

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

(en français et en anglais) 

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

CALL FOR PAPERS: NACS-XI 2015

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

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CFP: Women and Gender: Looking Toward 'Caribbeanness'

CFP: Women and Gender: Looking Toward 'Caribbeanness'

http://vc.bridgew.edu/jiws

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

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

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

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

Dates: Key Dates and Deadlines.

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

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

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

Submission deadline: November 10, 2014

More information:

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

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

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

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Artifacts in Agraria Symposium: University of Guelph, October 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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CFP - Conference of Historical Geographers, July 2015

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

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

Organizers:

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CFP: Trans-Atlantic Dialogues on Cultural Heritage: Heritage, Tourism and Traditions

CALL FOR PAPERS - INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE - Trans-Atlantic Dialogues on Cultural Heritage: Heritage, Tourism and Traditions 13-16 July 2015, Liverpool, UK

Trans-Atlantic Dialogues on Cultural Heritage:

Heritage, Tourism and Traditions

13-16 July 2015, Liverpool, UK

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2015 Feminist and Women's Studies Association (FWSA) Conference

2015 Feminist and Women's Studies Association (FWSA)
Conference

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