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The European Association of Archaeologists (EAA) represents archaeologists and heritage professionals from across Europe. The Annual Meeting has become established as the premier archaeological conference in Europe and the 21st Annual Meeting will be hosted at the University of Glasgow in September 2015.
We look forward to welcoming c. 2,500 delegates to the EAA Glasgow 2015. It will be the first, biggest and best cultural heritage event of its kind ever to take place in Scotland and we have commemorated this by designing a special tartan entitled ‘Ancient Gathering’. The EAA Glasgow 2015 will be a marketplace for ideas and is an excellent opportunity to share Scotland’s rich, diverse and unique cultural heritage with an international audience. Scotland is also the perfect stage for the EAA’s Coming-of-Age celebrations!
Seven key themes define the framework for the EAA Glasgow 2015 to ensure delegates with a broad range of interests can participate in the meeting.
With the landmark conference Man the Hunter in 1966 the study of hunter-gatherer societies became a major topic within the social and human sciences. Since then, some of the topics and concerns – egalitarianism, sharing, and mobility – remain central, while others – such as social and technological evolution – have seen better times. Thus, while scholarly trends change over time, the goal of the initial conference, to establish a unified field of hunter-gatherer studies, is still valid. The general question of CHAGS 11 therefore is how the results of the last 50 years and new research agendas can be utilized for the present and future.
While many hunter-gatherers are forced to give up their ways of life and subsistence practices, they figure prominently in public discourses on ecological and ideological alternatives to industrial society. Thus, CHAGS 11 will attempt to attract a variety of stakeholders in these debates – indigenous representatives, NGOs, scholars, etc. Based on fieldwork and research from the full spectrum of hunter-gatherer ways of life and from all perspectives our disciplines have to offer, the goal of CHAGS 11 is to bring hunter-gatherer studies back to the center of the human and social sciences.
Proposals for panels and papers on the theme of diasporas will be particularly welcome. Movement —be it of culture, capital or the human movement involved in colonialism, slavery, indentured labour, or postcolonial migration to former colonial metropoli— has always been central to postcolonial studies.
It is this theme of movement that the conference special topic will address. What social, historical and linguistic configurations does the study of diasporas privilege? Which ones does it ignore? How has diaspora come to include different motivations of migration beyond the more familiar ones of ethnic discrimination and economic hardship? How has the diasporic experience been represented and studied?
Format: Individual 20-min. academic papers, panels, performances or poster presentations.
Please send abstracts of individual presentations (250 words) or panels of 3 (500 words) with a brief biographical note of participants (2-3 sentences) to email@example.com.
Deadline for abstracts: 28 February 2015. Decisions communicated by the end of March 2015.
InterAsian Connections V: Seoul (April 27–30, 2016)
Seoul National University Asia Center
DEADLINE: September 8, 2015
Organizers: the Social Science Research Council’s InterAsia Program, Göttingen University, the Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (HKIHSS) at the University of Hong Kong, National University of Singapore (NUS), Yale University, and Seoul National University Asia Center (SNUAC)
We are pleased to announce an open call for individual research papers from researchers in any world region who wish to participate in one of the ten thematic workshops at InterAsian Connections V: Seoul, the fifth in this international conference series.
The conference, to be held in Seoul, South Korea, and hosted by SNUAC, will include concurrent workshops coordinated by individual directors and showcasing innovative research from across the social sciences and related disciplines. Workshops will focus on themes of particular relevance to Asia, reconceptualized as a dynamic and interconnected historical, geographical, and cultural formation stretching from West Asia through Eurasia and South Asia and Southeast Asia to East Asia.
The conference structure and schedule have been designed to enable intensive working group interactions on a specific research theme, as well as broader interactions on topics of mutual interest and concern. Accordingly, there will be public sessions open to the full group of conference participants and additional scholars as well as closed workshop sessions.
Individual paper submissions are invited from junior and senior scholars, whether graduate students, faculty, or researchers in NGOs or other research organizations, for the following ten workshops:
- Conviviality beyond the Urban Center: Theorizing the “Marginal Hub”
Workshop Directors: Magnus Marsden (Social Anthropology and Sussex Asia Centre, University of Sussex) and Madeleine Reeves (Social Anthropology, University of Manchester)
- Forced Migration in/of Asia: Connections, Convergences, Comparisons
Workshop Directors: Elaine Lynn-Ee Ho (Geography, National University of Singapore) and Cabeiri Robinson (International Studies and Anthropology, University of Washington)
- Frontier Assemblages: Political Economies of Margins and Resource Frontiers in Asia
Workshop Directors: Michael Eilenberg (Culture and Society, Aarhus University) and Jason Cons (LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin)
- Genealogies of Financialization: Reframing Sovereignty in Asia (1600–present)
Workshop Directors: Sankaran Krishna (Political Science, University of Hawaii at Manoa) and Saeyoung Park (Modern Korean Studies, Leiden University)
- Geo-political Economies of (Post) Developmental Urbanization in East Asia
Workshop Directors: Bae-Gyoon Park (Geography Education, Seoul National University) and Jamie Doucette (School of Environment and Development, University of Manchester)
- Knowledge Mobilities and the Prospects for InterAsian Urbanisation
Workshop Directors: Francis Collins (Geography, School of Environment, University of Auckland) and Kong Chong Ho (Sociology, National University of Singapore)
- Logistics of Asia-Led Globalization: Infrastructure, Software, Labor
Workshop Directors: Brett Neilson (Institute for Culture and Society, University of Western Sydney) and Ranabir Samaddar (Director, Calcutta Research Group)
- Mecca InterAsia
Workshop Directors: Engseng Ho (History and Anthropology, Duke University, and Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore) and Cemil Aydin (History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
- Mediated Populism across Asia
Workshop Directors: Paula Chakravartty (Gallatin School of Media, Culture and Communication, New York University), Zeynep Gambetti (Political Science and International Relations, Bogaziçi University), and Srirupa Roy (Centre for Modern Indian Studies and Political Science, University of Göttingen)
- The Social Economy and Alternative Development Models in Asia
Workshop Directors: Euiyoung Kim (Political Science and International Relations, Seoul National University) and Hiroki Miura (Institute of Korean Political Studies, Seoul National University)
Detailed abstracts for the individual workshops, information on the application process, the required application materials, answers to frequently asked questions, and details on funding can be found on our website.
Please note that an individual cannot apply to more than one workshop.
Application materials are due by September 8, 2015. Selection decisions will be announced in October 2015. Accepted participants are required to submit a draft 20–25 page research paper by January 4, 2016, and final papers are due April 1, 2016.
A Critical Analysis of Domestic Labour Mobility in the Context of Global Sports Events
Place : Leuven, Belgium
Apply no later than : September 11, 2015
Interculturalism, Migration and Minorities Research Centre (IMMRC) is looking for a PhD candidate for the research project
A Critical Analysis of Domestic Labour Mobility in the Context of Global Sports Events
The doctoral researcher will be embedded within the Interculturalism, Migration and Minorities Research Centre (IMMRC) at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium. IMMRC conducts state-of-the-art anthropological analyses of topics related to mobility and minorities. It focuses on tangible and intangible sociocultural relations and boundaries. Through in-depth ethnographic studies, the researchers disentangle the multitude of human relations and their global (dis)connections. Within IMMRC, the Cultural Mobilities Research (CuMoRe) cluster focuses on issues related to (im)mobility. IMMRC currently has 7 senior and 20 junior researchers, in addition to a number of international associates and visiting fellows.
This project analyses the domestic labour mobility in Brazil in the context of global sports events (particularly the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro). It investigates the drivers (motives), patterns(trajectories) and implications (significance) of mobility within a broader frameworkof national and regional migration and development policies and processes. It analyses the significance of movement for the economic, social and cultural well-being of migrants and their social networks.
This case study draws on local-to-global perspectives and deploys a mixed-method approach, combining ethnographic fieldwork (direct and participant observation and in-depth interviews), semi-structured interviews with key stakeholders and a broader contextual analysis based on secondary data.
By focusing on labour mobility, the project addresses pertinent research gaps and provides empirical evidence on domestic mobility in South America in general and Brazil in particular. It will lead to new insights into mobility and development effects of large-scale events in developing countries,a research field that remains unexplored. In brief, this study will provide innovative empirical and conceptual contributions to the mobility-development nexus in the fields of anthropology, migration studies and the social sciences at large.
This PhD position in anthropology is part of a larger interdisciplinary project funded by the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO). The research team will consist of the to-be-appointed PhD student, Sarah Van den Broucke (researcher working on mega-events, migration and human rights), Prof. dr. Noel B. Salazar(Supervisor, KU Leuven), Dr. Johan Wets (HIVA, KU Leuven) and Prof. dr. Christiane Timmerman (CeMIS, University of Antwerp).
- Conducting ethnographic fieldwork in Brazil for a period of 12 months.
- Writing and completing a PhD dissertation within three years.
- Actively participating in the PhD programme in Social and Cultural Anthropology at KU Leuven.
- Collaborating with the research team in research and publications.
- Participating in conferences,workshops, seminars and other scholarly activities.
- A Master’s degree in a social science discipline such as anthropology, human geography or sociology(preferably with distinction).
- Interest in social scientific research and ability to work both independently and in team.
- A high standard of spoken and written English and advanced knowledge of Portuguese (or Spanish) is required.
- Relevant experience in/with Brazil and strong qualitative research skills will be considered a plus.
For more information please contact Prof. dr. Noel B. Salazar, tel.: +32 16 32 01 59, mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to the online application, we require one recommendation letter, sent to Prof. dr. Salazar by email before 11 September 2015.
You can apply for this job no later than 11 September 2015 via the online application tool.
Interviews with shortlisted candidates (via telephone) will be scheduled between 14 and 18 September 2015.
You can apply for this job no later than September 11, 2015 via the online application tool
NSF/NEH DOCUMENTING ENDANGERED LANGUAGES PROGRAM (DEL) SOLICITS PROPOSALS FOR DISSERTATION RESEARCH
The DEL solicitation accepts proposals for Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (DDRIG). NSF is committed to encouraging and supporting projects that explicitly integrate education and basic research. As part of this, the DDRIG grants provide funding for grants to enhance and improve dissertation projects conducted by doctoral students enrolled in U.S. universities. Submissions of DDRIG proposals to DEL should focus on proposed research that will contribute to the advancement of the basic science of language and DEL. Grants must be submitted by the full proposal deadline (due by 5 p.m. proposer’s local time) of September 15, 2015. In this year’s solicitation, there is a revision that provides for an increase in direct costs for DEL Doctoral direct costs.
The Documenting Endangered Languages program current solicitation, 15-567 is online: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?WT.z_pims_id=12816&ods_key=nsf15567
Examples of the kinds of expenses that may be included in a DDRIG proposal budget are the following:
- Costs associated with travel and related expenses to conduct research at field sites, archives, specialized collections, and/or facilities away from the student’s campus.
- Costs for data-collection activities, including the conduct of experiments, surveys and/or questionnaires.
- Costs for securing data and for archiving data.
- Costs for equipment necessary for the conduct of the project that will be devoted to the project over the duration of the award. (Note that any equipment purchased with NSF funds becomes property of the awardee organization.)
- Costs for payments to research subjects and/or language informants
- Costs for materials and supplies required for the conduct of the project.
- Costs for travel to one domestic professional meeting to present preliminary research results and obtain feedback to further improve the project. (Note budgetary limitations specified below in Section V.B of the solicitation. Note also that the DEL Program will not recommend a DDRIG solely to provide support to share research results at conferences.)
Over the past twenty years, a conceptual shift has occurred across the social sciences that increasingly focuses attention on issues of relationality, contingency and emergence. ‘Events’, ‘multi-agent systems’, ‘trajectories’, ‘flows’, ‘hybrids’, ‘networks’, ‘phenomena’ and ‘assemblages’ have all emerged as productive, if very different, ways of mapping and understanding the ‘social’. Across such work, we can trace a cumulative inclination to decentre the autonomous human subject, to bring into view the range of complex forces and elements producing scientific and social phenomena, to understand realities as enacted and as inevitably political, and to emphasise the emergent, contingent and multiple co-constitution of objects and subjects.
These new approaches offer much to the study of alcohol and other drug problems. In recent epidemiological research on alcohol and other drugs, specific consumption contexts, situations, occasions and events have become the unit of analysis for a growing strand of research. In recent qualitative social research, attempts to refine and exceed the ‘drug, set and setting’ paradigm first elaborated in 1984 by Norman Zinberg have included ethnographic and sociological studies of drug assemblages, addiction ecologies, drug treatment phenomena and the affective atmospheres of drug use, as well as many different studies on the constitution of problems in alcohol and other drug policy and other areas. Such work hints at a common interest in problematizing longstanding assumptions about the power of pharmacology, the agency of consumers, and the neutrality of settings of consumption, and their status as preceding, rather than emerging within and through, specific drug use encounters.
This conference offers a forum in which the strengths and limitations of these new approaches to alcohol and other drug research can be explored. Building on CDP’s two previous conferences, which variously opened up the question of how ‘drug problems’ are constituted, and how the complexity of drug use might be attended to and managed, we now seek submissions for presentations that grapple with alcohol and other drug use in this new mode, as event, assemblage and phenomenon.
We welcome research based on quantitative and/or qualitative approaches, and encourages innovative use of methods, concepts and theoretical tools. Possible themes include but are not limited to:
- Changing meanings, definitions and measures of alcohol and other drug events
- The gendering of alcohol and other drug use
- Alcohol and other drug use amongst young people
- Thinking policy via the event or encounter
- The multiple relationships between alcohol and other drug use and health and social phenomena
- Emerging drugs and the internet
- Alcohol and other drug use in film, news and other media
- Recovery and other treatment models and practices
- Pedagogies of alcohol and other drugs in universities and schools
- Alcohol and other drugs in urban cultures and spaces
- Subjects and practices of harm reduction
- Methods in the alcohol and other drug use field
A NIMBioS Investigative Workshop, “Evolutionary approaches to the understanding of decentralized warfare,” will be held September 16-18, 2015, in Knoxville, TN.
NIMBioS is the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis.
Warfare is a widespread and arguably universal trait of human societies. As a major source of mortality, warfare is potentially a powerful source of selection for both biological and cultural evolution. Given the availability of data from contemporary societies and the great damage caused by violent conflict, advancing our understanding of such conflict is both feasible and important. This workshop will begin working toward an integrated approach to the study of warfare, combining empirical data, evolutionary theory, and mathematical models. We envision developing working hypotheses to answer several key questions about between-group conflict in general, and the nature of “decentralized warfare” in particular. Informed by evolutionary theory and data from diverse conflict settings, our hypotheses will be articulated in a framework amenable to formal modeling that will point the way toward a multi-level predictive understanding of warfare.
Participation in the workshop is by application only. Individuals with a strong interest in the topic are encouraged to apply, and successful applicants will be notified within two weeks of the application deadline. If needed, financial support for travel, meals, and lodging is available for workshop attendees.
Applications are due 17 May 2015.
The Pre-Columbian Society of Washington, D.C. is now accepting registrations for its 22nd annual symposium, “Amazonia and the Making of the Andean World.”
This one-day event will take place at the U.S. Navy Memorial and Naval Heritage Center in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, September 26, 2015.
The results of archaeological work over he last two decades have challenged the traditional view of Amazonia as a refuge for primitive hunters and gatherers living in small roving bands and barely subsisting in the hostile jungle environment. Recent studies have revealed evidence for early permanent occupation of the area, astonishingly large-scale societies, precocious development of ceramics, and the domestication of food sources that, some argue, would spread later to the Andean region. This symposium will feature leading scholars who are conducting cutting-edge research, as they review the evidence for the surprising complexity and diversity of social and cultural development in pre-contact Amazonia and for its relationship to the Andes. Among the speakers will be Clark Erickson, University of Pennsylvania; Michael Heckenberger, University of Florida; Linda Perry, Foundation for Archaeobotanical Research on Microfossils; Eduardo Neves, Museu de Arqueologia e Etnologia, Universidade de Sao Paulo; Denise Schaan, Universidade Federal do Para, Museu Nacional do Rio de Janeiro, and Francisco Valdez, Institut de Recherche pour le Developpement.
For details and registration information (on-line registration is possible and encouraged), please go to the Pre-Columbian Society’s website at www.pcswdc.org.
Call for Papers, 2016 American Association for the History of Medicine Annual Meeting, Minneapolis
The American Association for the History of Medicine (AAHM) invites abstracts for papers in any area of medical history for its 89th annual meeting, to be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, 28 April to 1 May 2016. The AAHM welcomes papers on the history of health and healing; the history of medical ideas, practices, and institutions; and the history of illness, disease, or public health. Submissions pertaining to all eras and regions of the world are welcome. Papers and panels that expand the horizons of medical history and engage related fields are particularly encouraged.
In addition to single-paper proposals, the Program Committee, led by Co-Chairs Sarah Tracy (email@example.com) and Scott Podolsky (firstname.lastname@example.org), encourages proposals for creatively structured panels and for luncheon workshops. Please contact one or both of the Program Committee Co-chairs if you are planning a panel or workshop. The Program Committee will judge individual papers in each of these venues on their own merits.
Presentations are limited to no more than 20 minutes. Papers must represent original work not already published or in press. Speakers are encouraged to make their manuscripts available to the Bulletin of the History of Medicine, the official journal of the AAHM.
This year, for the first time, the Program Committee also invites a limited number of poster presentations. Poster proposals likewise will be considered individually.
The AAHM uses an online abstract submissions system, accessible through the organization website. Guidelines for writing a successful abstract may also be found through this link. Abstracts must be submitted by 28 September 2015.