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Call for Abstracts: International Conference of Anthropology
Jan 31 all-day

The Network of Iberoamerican Anthropologists (AIBR) is pleased to announce a Call for Late-Breaking Panels and Abstracts for the 2015 International Conference of Anthropology which will take place July 7-10, 2015 in Madrid, Spain.

With an open programme featuring more than 200 thematic sessions, the 2015 AIBR International Conference of Anthropology is a general call for specialists in all the fields and topics of our discipline.

The purpose of offering late-breaking submission of panels and abstracts is to give researchers the opportunity to present recently generated anthropological research.

Deadline: Saturday, January 31, 2015.

For panel and abstract submissions in English, and to check the preliminary program, please visit the Conference webpage:


Visiting Professor Program Application is Due
Jan 31 all-day

The VPP is a two-week fellowship for professors of advertising, marketing, communications and the liberal arts. In 2014, 15 professors were hosted by advertising agencies in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York City. Whether a professor is placed with an agency, a marketing or media company depends upon his/her area of expertise. The number of placements in the VPP depends upon the number of companies willing to host a professor. Preference is given to professors with little or no industry experience and to those who have not already participated in the program.  Professors who are placed should know that programs will differ – no two programs will be alike.  Note: The VPP is currently only offered to professors teaching in the United States. 

For more information, please visit:

Malawi Immersion Seminar Applications Due
Feb 2 @ 12:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Malawi Immersion Seminar is a three-week field school exploring topics related to cultural, health, economic, political, and ecological issues in Malawi, Africa using the anthropological method. The seminar offers students an immersive and transformative summer experience, providing a chance to engage in an independent research project. The program provides the necessary language and methodological training for meaningful and productive learning abroad.

Prior experience in anthropology is NOT required. The field school is appropriate for students from diverse disciplinary approaches and backgrounds. Undergraduate and graduate students from any university and in any major may apply. International students are also welcome

Students will spend three weeks living and studying in a rural village with Malawian host families. Additional time will focus on language lessons, cultural learning, as well as lectures in the areas of anthropology, history, economic decison-making, public health, ecology, and wildlife. Students will travel to Liwonde National Park for a two-night safari to conclude the seminar, during which they will present individual research projects and learn about the complex social-ecological relationships in the park.

Applications Due: International Interdisciplinary Summer School on The Origins of Human Cooperation
Feb 15 all-day

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 1000 words. For those interested in presenting their own work, this essay should outline the project or case study to be introduced during the summer school. Prospects who want to participate without any personal presentation, this essay should delineate their specific motivations for the summer school’s topic. Deadline for the receipt of complete applications (application form, CV, essay) is February 15th, 2015. A letter of admission will reach successful applicants by March 6th.

There is no program fee. The Forum Scientiarum 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 Humanum 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 information please see our website.

Applications should be sent to unseld(at) or to our postal address:

Doblerstr. 33
72074 Tuebingen

Call for Papers: InDigital- Latin America Conference
Feb 16 all-day

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Institutional analysis of indigenous media – the evolution of traditional and new platforms for expression of indigenous concerns and the impact of transnational networks;
  • Textual analysis – content analysis of themes, genres, representations, as well as current thinking on authenticity of indigenous media (hybridity, indigenenity, vs. indigenism);
  • Audience/reception studies – the dynamics of media engagement and consumption (both indigenous and non-indigenous) in communities; issues of ownership and access (generational gaps created in terms of agency, access to outside knowledge, intra-societal and family relationships), signification of technology as a material object and communication modality, and impacts on behavior and world view (from social network formation, new forms of social and political participation, to transformations of social/cultural identity formation) .

We are accepting proposals for individual papers, group sessions, round table sessions, and short films. Abstracts are limited to 500 words in length. The abstract submission form can be accessed by clicking on the link below. Submissions are due by February 16th, 2015.


Hanging Out: Art, Fieldwork, Performance @ After Image Gallery
Feb 17 – Mar 12 all-day

“Hanging Out: Art, Fieldwork, Performance”, Feb 17- March 12 at the Afterimage Gallery, Riverside CA is accepting submissions of original artwork and writing. To submit work or for more information contact Susan Ossman at or see

National Anthropology Day @ Everywhere!
Feb 19 all-day

National Anthropology Day is a day for anthropologists to celebrate and participate in their discipline with the public around them. Anthropologists are innovators and creative thinkers who contribute to every industry.  Help us celebrate what anthropology is and what it can achieve by hosting an event in your community, on your campus or in your workplace.  More information at:

Call for Papers: 11th Conference on Hunting and Gathering Societies
Feb 20 all-day

Participants may present ONE paper or poster as main authors and may be credited with co-authorship of one or more additional papers.

Abstracts for presentations must be submitted using the online submission form (you can copy and paste i.e. from a word file or an editor). The abstract should be no longer than 3.000 characters (incl. spaces) and should be submitted in English, figures are not allowed

Notifications will be sent in March, 2015.

CARTA Symposium: How Language Evolves @ UC San Diego - Institute of the Americas (Hojel Hall)
Feb 20 @ 4:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join the live webcast! “How Language Evolves” is the topic of a free public symposium hosted by the UCSD/Salk Center for Academic Research & Training in Anthropogeny (CARTA) on Friday, February 20th (1:00 – 5:30 pm PST), co-chaired by Roger Levy (UC San Diego) and David Perlmutter (UC San Diego).

This symposium addresses the question of how human language came to have the kind of structure it has today, focusing on three sources of evidence:

  • ways languages get new structure not present in the language of the previous generation(s) of speakers or signers;
  • what contrasts between new and mature languages reveal about how language evolves;
  • neuroscientific investigations of functional specialization for language in the human brain and its dependence on the linguistic input the language learner gets during cognitive development.

Access the live webcast here:


Call for Papers and Meeting: Change in Policy @ Teachers College
Feb 26 all-day


For whom is anthropology applied and to what ends?

From drug use, to abortion, the environment, disability, religious passion, etc., anthropologists have written both about these matters, and for various kinds of changes in policy.  Many anthropologists are directly working in the institutions researchers also examine, from veterans’ hospitals, to rural development NGOs, family welfare agencies attempting to “indigenize,” among many others.

Join us at Teachers College, Columbia University for a small, conversation rich conference on the uses of anthropology. We are meeting of February 26, 2015 to discuss the history, current state, and possible futures surrounding various efforts to put to work anthropology on burning issues of the contemporary world, in the United States and around the world. Jean Lave will be the key-note speaker.

We welcome the submission of abstracts for 15-20 minute paper presentations on any of the above topics. Please submit abstracts and any questions to Daniel Souleles and Michael Scroggins at by January 20th, 2015.