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Mar
22
Wed
Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Application Deadline
Mar 22 @ 12:00 am – Jun 6 @ 8:00 pm

In 2017, the seventh annual Mellon/ACLS Fellows program will place up to 22 recent humanities PhDs in two-year positions at the nonprofits and government agencies listed below. Public Fellows will participate in the core work of these partner organizations while benefiting from professional mentoring and other career building opportunities. The fellowship carries a stipend of $67,500 per year, as well as individual health insurance and $3,000 toward professional development activities.

This year’s Public Fellows will take up positions in the fields of program evaluation, digital strategy, political advocacy, public policy, and communications (among many others) and will work on issues such as immigration, affordable housing, civil rights, environmental conservation, Internet and press freedom, and diversity in higher education. The placements are located in New York, Newark, NJ, Boston, Washington, New Orleans, Chicago, Minneapolis and St. Paul, Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle.

The 2017 hosting organizations and positions are:

  1. Association of American Colleges & Universities – Associate Director for Diversity, Equity, and Student Success
  2. Association of College & Research Libraries – Program Manager
  3. Boston Housing Authority – Program Analyst
  4. Brooklyn Academy of Music – Program Analyst, Education and Community Engagement
  5. Community Partners – Program Evaluator
  6. The Feminist Press – Development Manager
  7. The Field Museum – Public Engagement Manager, Diversity and Inclusion
  8. Free Press – Campaign Organizer
  9. Humanities Action Lab – Program Manager
  10. International Student Exchange Programs – Student Success Officer
  11. Minneapolis Institute of Art – Content Analyst
  12. The Moth – Marketing Manager
  13. National Conference of State Legislatures – Legislative Policy Specialist
  14. National Women’s Law Center – Policy Analyst
  15. Natural Resources Defense Council – International Campaign Advocate
  16. New America – Editor
  17. NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs – Policy Analyst
  18. The Public Theater – Strategic Communications Manager
  19. Seattle Office of Arts & Culture – Impact and Assessment Manager
  20. Twin Cities PBS – Strategic Impact Analyst
  21. Vera Institute of Justice – Senior Program Associate
  22. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts – Community Organizing Manager

Applicants to the Public Fellows program must possess US citizenship or permanent resident status and have a PhD in the humanities or humanistic social sciences conferred between September 1, 2013 and June 18, 2017. Applicants must have defended and deposited their dissertations no later than April 6, 2017.

Further information about the application process and this year’s positions is available at www.acls.org/programs/publicfellowscomp/.  All applications must be submitted through ACLS’s online application system (ofa.acls.org) by 8 pm EDT on March 22, 2017.

I have attached a program flyer, which I hope you will share with your communities. If I can provide you with any additional information or materials, please let me know. Questions about the program may be addressed to me or to publicfellows@acls.org.

May
29
Mon
Fieldschool for Ethnographic Sensibility, Belgrade, Serbia
May 29 – Jul 7 all-day

May 29 – July 7, 2017

The University of Alberta Anthropology Department offers a 6-week, 6-credit undergraduate/graduate Fieldschool for Ethnographic Sensibility in Belgrade, Serbia. Hone your ethnographic sensibility through attention and sensorium training methods developed in visual and dramatic arts, performance, and music. Break your perceptual habits and develop acute receptivity to the nuances of the ways people walk and argue, use things and spaces, organize their time, mix smells and tastes, sit at a table, or hail a taxi. Become a sensitive instrument for registering surprises, noting patterns in them, and transposing them into ethnographic writing, film, photography, sound, or performance. In its third year, the Fieldschool is aimed at anthropologists who want to develop their ethnographic sensibility with the particular focus on non-verbal, embodied patterns of everyday life, artists who want to explore the convergences between ethnographic and artistic training, and designers, architects, urban-planners and others interested in engaging with their practice in a culturally sensitive way. Accommodation in hostel and local families. Two field-trips outside Belgrade. No knowledge of Serbian required.

International Interdisciplinary Summer School: “Political Ecology” with Bruno Latour
May 29 all-day

A one-week International Interdisciplinary Summer School on “Political Ecology” with Bruno Latour will take place during this year’s Unseld Lectures May 29–June 2. For further information about the Unseld Lectures as well as the workshop please see the call for applications and our website.

To apply for the international summer school, applicants have to send in a completed application form downloadable from our website, including a CV according to usual standards. Additionally, each applicant is required to submit an essay of up to 5000 characters. This essay should delineate your specific motivations and qualifications for the summer school’s topic. Deadline for the receipt of complete applications (application form, CV, essay) is March 10th, 2017. A letter of admission will reach successful applicants by March 30th.

There is no program fee. The Forum Scien-tiarum seeks to facilitate the participation of competent students from all over the world, and as the Forum Scientiarum is provided a limited fund by the Udo Keller Foundation Forum Hu-manum for covering part of travel expenses, limited financial resources should not affect your decision to apply. Moreover, the Forum Scientiarum will assist participants in finding inexpensive accommodation. For more infor-mation please see our website.

Applications should be sent to un-seld@fsci.uni-tuebingen.de or to postal address:
FORUM SCIENTIARUM
Doblerstr. 33
D-72074 Tübingen
Germany

May
30
Tue
International Interdisciplinary Summer School: “Political Ecology” with Bruno Latour
May 30 all-day

A one-week International Interdisciplinary Summer School on “Political Ecology” with Bruno Latour will take place during this year’s Unseld Lectures May 29–June 2. For further information about the Unseld Lectures as well as the workshop please see the call for applications and our website.

To apply for the international summer school, applicants have to send in a completed application form downloadable from our website, including a CV according to usual standards. Additionally, each applicant is required to submit an essay of up to 5000 characters. This essay should delineate your specific motivations and qualifications for the summer school’s topic. Deadline for the receipt of complete applications (application form, CV, essay) is March 10th, 2017. A letter of admission will reach successful applicants by March 30th.

There is no program fee. The Forum Scien-tiarum seeks to facilitate the participation of competent students from all over the world, and as the Forum Scientiarum is provided a limited fund by the Udo Keller Foundation Forum Hu-manum for covering part of travel expenses, limited financial resources should not affect your decision to apply. Moreover, the Forum Scientiarum will assist participants in finding inexpensive accommodation. For more infor-mation please see our website.

Applications should be sent to un-seld@fsci.uni-tuebingen.de or to postal address:
FORUM SCIENTIARUM
Doblerstr. 33
D-72074 Tübingen
Germany

May
31
Wed
Costume Society of America’s 43rd Annual Meeting and Symposium @ Westin Portland Harborview
May 31 – Jun 4 all-day

Call for Papers: Oral/Design Research, Panels/Discussion Sessions, Virtual Exhibition Tours, Research (including Design) Exhibits

Deadline: October 14, 2016 Contact: Jessica Urick at jurick@risd.edu

Click here for more information.

Call for Submissions: Juried Creative Design Exhibition

Deadline: October 14, 2016

Contact: Susan Hannel via email at shannel@uri.edu  Click here for more information.

Call for Submissions: Professional Development Sessions

Deadline: October 14, 2016

Contact: Rebecca Kelly at rebeccajkelly3@gmail.com  Click here for more information.

International Interdisciplinary Summer School: “Political Ecology” with Bruno Latour
May 31 all-day

A one-week International Interdisciplinary Summer School on “Political Ecology” with Bruno Latour will take place during this year’s Unseld Lectures May 29–June 2. For further information about the Unseld Lectures as well as the workshop please see the call for applications and our website.

To apply for the international summer school, applicants have to send in a completed application form downloadable from our website, including a CV according to usual standards. Additionally, each applicant is required to submit an essay of up to 5000 characters. This essay should delineate your specific motivations and qualifications for the summer school’s topic. Deadline for the receipt of complete applications (application form, CV, essay) is March 10th, 2017. A letter of admission will reach successful applicants by March 30th.

There is no program fee. The Forum Scien-tiarum seeks to facilitate the participation of competent students from all over the world, and as the Forum Scientiarum is provided a limited fund by the Udo Keller Foundation Forum Hu-manum for covering part of travel expenses, limited financial resources should not affect your decision to apply. Moreover, the Forum Scientiarum will assist participants in finding inexpensive accommodation. For more infor-mation please see our website.

Applications should be sent to un-seld@fsci.uni-tuebingen.de or to postal address:
FORUM SCIENTIARUM
Doblerstr. 33
D-72074 Tübingen
Germany

The People of the Great Stones Symposium CFP
May 31 all-day

Florida Symposium—Native American Traditions to Help European Scholars Interpret Prehistory

Call for Papers now open for International Multi-Disciplinary Event

Myakka City, FL—Megaliths, mounds, kivas and cairns: monumental ceremonial and ritual spaces are hallmarks of human development that predate agriculture and technology.   In March 2018 researchers from around the world will gather on Florida’s Gulf Coast to explore and share the traditions of various Indigenous people in pursuit of a better understanding of how civilization got on its current path.  Joining us will be the Head Curator of the world’s oldest freestanding buildings.  Rock Art, Monument Building, Belief Systems, Rites of Passage, Archaeo-astronomy and more will be explored.

“A lot of things can be proved by local archaeological, historical, folkloric material but cross-cultural analysis would complete the researcher’s final conclusions and findings,” says H. G. Ananyan, Curator of the Museum of the Armenian State Pedagogical University in Yerevan.  “This initiative is a great opportunity to exchange thoughts and get acquainted with the rituals, legends and beliefs of other people.”
Equal benefit to the New World side of the exchange is suggested by Stanford University Anthropology professor Dr. Ian Hodder:  “I do think that there is an exciting potential for getting the new generation of Native American scholars to interpret the monuments of the ‘origin of civilization’ in the Mediterranean and Middle East – a wonderful example of ‘talking back’.”
The People of the Great Stones Symposium welcomes contributions from researchers, scholars, and technologists working across diverse disciplines, sites and practices, as well as spokespersons for First Nations and other indigenous cultures.   CFP closes on 31 May 2017; 250-300 word abstracts should be submitted in English.  Details for submission, participation and observer attendance are on the  website:  http://www.OTSF.org/greatstonesymposium.html
The symposium is organized by The OTS Foundation,  a United States of America not-for-profit 501(c)(3) educational foundation dedicated to research and public outreach concerning  the Neolithic (New Stone Age) in Europe and the Mediterranean.

Jun
1
Thu
Call for Participants: PhD Workshop
Jun 1 all-day

For the first time, the International Metropolis Conference in collaboration with the City of The Hague and the Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies (IMES) at the University of Amsterdam will offer a special program for PhD students. The program will start on Sunday evening, September 17, 2017 and will adjourn just before the opening of the Conference on Monday afternoon, September 18. The aim is to bring PhD students together to support the development of their international networks and to offer them a platform to discuss, directly with policy officials and civil society organizations, the value of their research for policy. There will be space for 25 students who will be selected on a first come, first served basis, subject to them meeting criteria detailed on the website (see link below).

Those who are accepted will be offered dinner on Sunday evening, lunch on Monday, a waiver for the registration fee for the International Metropolis Conference (September 18-22, 2017), and accommodation free of charge from Sunday September 17 until Friday September 22.

Students who wish to sign up should send an email with information about i) their affiliation, ii) the title and topic of their PhD project, iii) details about their policy related activities, iv) a CV, and v) two letters of recommendation from their supervisors to phdmetropolis@gmail.com.

Please follow the link below to apply for this exciting opportunity: https://metropolisthehague.org/programme/phd.php

Call for Submissions: Society for Humanistic Anthropology 2017 Ethnographic Fiction and Creative Nonfiction Competition
Jun 1 all-day

The Society for Humanistic Anthropology is pleased to announce that we are opening our annual writing contest for Ethnographic Fiction and Creative Nonfiction. We celebrate the use of creative literary prose genres to explore anthropological concerns, and we encourage you to share your work with us.

As a guideline, ethnographic fiction and creative nonfiction use literary elements to bring stories to life and engage the reader. Whether fiction or nonfiction, these creative prose pieces reflect insights about the real world seen through an anthropological lens or reflecting an anthropological sensibility (related to any field of anthropology).

Submissions should not exceed 20 pages typed double-spaced, and need to work as stand-alone stories. There is a limit of one submission per applicant.

We do expect contestants to be affiliated with the field or practice of anthropology and/or ethnography in some manner. There is no entry fee for this competition.

Submission deadline is June 1, 2017.
Please email your entry as two pdf documents to: shafictioncompetition@gmail.com The entry should consist of two files:

  1. 1)  Your story (double spaced) with title but without the author’s name (anonymized), PLUS an extra final page with a statement of no more than 400 words that answers the question “how is this piece anthropologically informed and in what ways has your background in the field contributed to it?” This statement will be taken into account as the judges make their award selections.
  2. 2)  A separate cover page with your full name, title of your submission, mailing address, email address, and institutional affiliation (if applicable).

JUDGES: Julia Offen (Fiction and Creative Nonfiction Editor, Anthropology and Humanism), John Wood (Professor, University of North Carolina Asheville), and Katrina Daly Thompson (Professor, University of Wisconsin Madison)

Winning entries and honorable mentions will be recognized in a ceremony at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association in Washington DC 11/29/2017 – 12/03/2017.

Winning submissions will be considered for publication in the Society’s journal, Anthropology and Humanism. All winners will receive a certificate, and the first place winner will receive an award of $100.

Submissions must be previously unpublished and not currently under consideration elsewhere.

International Interdisciplinary Summer School: “Political Ecology” with Bruno Latour
Jun 1 all-day

A one-week International Interdisciplinary Summer School on “Political Ecology” with Bruno Latour will take place during this year’s Unseld Lectures May 29–June 2. For further information about the Unseld Lectures as well as the workshop please see the call for applications and our website.

To apply for the international summer school, applicants have to send in a completed application form downloadable from our website, including a CV according to usual standards. Additionally, each applicant is required to submit an essay of up to 5000 characters. This essay should delineate your specific motivations and qualifications for the summer school’s topic. Deadline for the receipt of complete applications (application form, CV, essay) is March 10th, 2017. A letter of admission will reach successful applicants by March 30th.

There is no program fee. The Forum Scien-tiarum seeks to facilitate the participation of competent students from all over the world, and as the Forum Scientiarum is provided a limited fund by the Udo Keller Foundation Forum Hu-manum for covering part of travel expenses, limited financial resources should not affect your decision to apply. Moreover, the Forum Scientiarum will assist participants in finding inexpensive accommodation. For more infor-mation please see our website.

Applications should be sent to un-seld@fsci.uni-tuebingen.de or to postal address:
FORUM SCIENTIARUM
Doblerstr. 33
D-72074 Tübingen
Germany