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The theme for the 2016 summer school in Cuba is “Media and Visual Anthropology under Transformation.” This field school is addressed to students who are interested in acquiring in-depth knowledge of a local cultural milieu through the use of visual and sound recording and editing.
The 2016 field school is based in Eastern Cuba and combines two courses: Contemporary Cuban Culture (ANTH 393) and Qualitative and Audio-Visual Field Methods in Ethnography (ANTH 395). The ‘Contemporary Cuban Culture’ course will adopt an anthropological perspective in examining the themes of media, communication, Afro-Cuban religion, contemporary culture, and music. In teams, and with the help of the instructor and the Oikos Experimental team, you will be directing and producing an audio-visual text (short film, photo series, soundscape, graphic novel, etc.) about a topic that captivates your interest.
The American Institute of Indian Studies announces its 2016 fellowship competition and invites applications from scholars who wish to conduct their research in India. Junior fellowships are awarded to Ph.D.
candidates to conduct research for their dissertations in India for up to eleven months. Senior fellowships are awarded to scholars who hold the Ph.D. degree for up to nine months of research in India. The application deadline is July 1, 2016. Applications can be downloaded from the web site www.indiastudies.org.
For more information please contact the American Institute of Indian Studies, Telephone: (773) 702-8638. Email:firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.indiastudies.org
In the past 25 years, higher education has seen some major transformations. The percentage of college students who are Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, Black, and Native American has increased steadily while the percentage of white students declines. Unfortunately, increased enrollment and newfound visibility does not necessarily translate into a seat at the table. University administration and faculty do not reflect the demographic shifts seen in student populations. In 2013, 84 percent of full-time professors were white, and 53% white male. At the same time, tuitions continue to rise, but rarely do those funds trickle down to the classroom. More money is being funneled into administrative positions and away from tenure-line hires. Most teaching positions are now part-time and low-paid adjunct positions. According to a 2012 report from the American Association of University Professors, contingent faculty make up over 75% of all instructional staffing. In 1975 only 25% were in these positions.
The most active individuals addressing these institutional shifts, are the contingent faculty members themselves. Unfortunately, their marginalized positions limit their ability to participate in campus governance. In addition, the culture of insularity and individualism challenges any attempts at solidarity building and delegitimizes the experiences of the precariat when they take their concerns out into the public sphere. Their work, their experiences, and their contributions to scholarship and teaching are often dismissed, mislabeled, misunderstood, or entirely ignored.
The Precariat and The Professor addresses common misconceptions and will serve as a valuable resource for anyone trying to understand the effects of recent transformations in higher education. In order to address the many false premises and beliefs currently circulating about contingent faculty, we welcome submissions from all those affected by the reliance of precious labor in higher education, and especially welcome the work of students and the contingent. We anticipate that the volume will attract a wide readership. It will speak to scholars, activists, parents, students, teachers and laypeople interested in higher education, pedagogy, activism, identity politics, and advocacy.
Committed to presenting a body of work that recognizes the fullest possible range of experiences, The Precariat and The Professor encourages traditional scholarly submissions (historical, demographic, and sociological), as well as more interdisciplinary, creative, and self-reflective contributions. Moreover, we want to look to the future. Can we envision positive change? Is there a way to “fix” the issue of contingency? How can faculty off the tenure-track transition to other jobs that recognize and utilize their talents? What is the role of the public intellectual, and what relationship does that have with precarious faculty? Can we envision a path towards transformation and revolutionary solidarity?
Possible topics might include, but are not limited to:
- The history of labor and unions in the academy
- Contingency and the tenure process
- Interactions between contingent faculty and graduate and undergraduate students
- Personal memoir and creative writing (short fiction, poetry, flash fiction, creative non-fiction) by and about adjunct or contingent faculty experiences
- Affect and the neoliberal university
- Landscapes of power and privilege on campus and in the classroom
- Organizing, activism, and labor unions
- Gender, race, and class (or other intersectional perspectives) while contingent
- Mythologies and ideologies of success, tenure, and advancement
- Collegiality and departmental politics
The manuscript will be divided into three roughly sketched sections:
- The Teacher: Ways that contingency shapes, or changes, your experiences as a classroom teacher. This can broadly cover the literal experience of being inside the classroom space; the experience of working on multiple campuses; teaching online, or hybrid teaching; or the way classroom teaching as contingent faculty shapes, or changes, your day to day life.
- The Scholar: The ways that contingency affects scholarship, i.e., being “othered” by the academy, and lacking real institutional support, both fiscally and logistically, or ways outsider status allows for views and scholarly work not traditionally held or practiced by academics.
- The Human: Effects of contingency on one’s personal life. Includes but is not limited to finances, mental, physical, and emotional health, family life, professional relationships, and relationship with scholarly or creative work.
Submitted contributions may include full-length academic essays (about 5000 – 7000 words), shorter creative pieces, cultural commentaries, or personal narratives (about 500 – 2500 words), poetry, and photo-essays.
300-word abstract/proposals are due 7/1.
Submit proposals, inquiries, or questions to the editors:
We look forward to your submissions.
NCSA Article Prize
The Nineteenth Century Studies Association (NCSA) is pleased to announce the 2017 Article Prize, which recognizes excellence in scholarly studies from any discipline focusing on any aspect of the long 19th century (French Revolution to World War I). The winner will receive a cash award of $500 to be presented at the thirty-eighth Annual NCSA Conference, “Memory and Commemoration” in Charleston, SC (February 2-4, 2017).
Articles published between January 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016 are eligible for consideration for the 2017 prize and may be submitted by the author or the publisher of a journal, anthology, or volume containing independent essays. The submission of essays that take an interdisciplinary approach is especially encouraged. The winning article will be selected by a committee of nineteenth-century scholars representing diverse disciplines. Applicants are encouraged to attend the conference at which the prize will be awarded.
Send one PDF file electronically of published articles/essays, including the publication’s name/volume/date etc. to the chair of the committee at the following email address: email@example.com. All submissions via email will be acknowledged; queries should be addresses to Professor Susan Jaret McKinstry at the same email address. Applicants must verify date of actual publication for eligibility, and one entry per scholar or publisher is allowed annually. Articles that appeared in print in a journal or edited collection are eligible; if the date of publication is not between January 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016 but the work appeared between those dates, then it is eligible. Essays published in online, peer-reviewed journals are considered to be “in print” and are thus eligible. Essays written in part or entirely in a language other than English must be accompanied by English translations. Deadline for submission is July 1, 2016.
NCSA Emerging Scholars Award
The Nineteenth Century Studies Association (NCSA) is pleased to announce the 2017 Emerging Scholars Award. The work of emerging scholars represents the promise and long-term future of interdisciplinary scholarship in 19th-century studies. In recognition of the excellent publications of this constituency of emerging scholars, this award recognizes an outstanding article or essay published within five years of the author’s doctorate. Entries can be from any discipline focusing on any aspect of the long 19th century (the French Revolution to World War I), must be published in English or be accompanied by an English translation, and must be by a single author. Submission of essays that are interdisciplinary is especially encouraged.
Entrants must be within five years of having received a doctorate or other terminal professional degree, and must have less than seven years of experience either in an academic career, or as a post-terminal-degree independent scholar or practicing professional. Articles that appeared in print in a journal or edited collection are eligible for the 2017 Emerging Scholar Award; if the date of publication is not between January 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016 but the work appeared between those dates, then it is eligible. Essays published in online, peer-reviewed journals are considered to be “in print” and are thus eligible.
Deadline for submission is July 1, 2016.
The winning article will be selected by a committee of nineteenth-century scholars representing diverse disciplines. Articles submitted to the NCSA Article Prize competition are ineligible for the Emerging Scholars Award. The winner will receive $500 to be presented at the annual NCSA Conference in Charleston, SC, February 2-4, 2017. Prize recipients need not be members of the NCSA but are encouraged to attend the conference to receive the award.
Send a PDF of published articles/essays to the committee chair, Professor Kent A. McConnell, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Address all questions to Dr. McConnell at the same email address. Please note that applicants must verify date of actual publication for eligibility.
Student and Scheuerle-Zatlin International Travel Grants
Travel Grant Cover Sheet can be accessed here.
The Nineteenth Century Studies Association announces the establishment of a Student Travel Grant of $500 to support the presentation of a paper [sole-] authored by a student and accepted for a session at the 2017 annual meeting of the society. The following eligibility criteria apply:
- the paper proposal has been accepted, and the paper will be presented by the author at the conference
- the paper is authored by the student presenting and is not co-authored
- the paper is unpublished and has not been presented at another conference
- the student is enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university
- the student is traveling more than 250 miles in order to attend the conference
- the student registers for the conference and participates fully in its activities
- the travel grant decision is based on review of the completed paper, not an abstract
Students agree that they will not submit a proposal to participate in the conference pending receipt of a grant. There may be several student presenters competing for limited travel support [one grant per year is anticipated]. Authors of all proposals, at the time the proposal is submitted, agree to attend and present the paper if the proposal is accepted, regardless of whether or not a travel grant is later awarded. Students with accepted proposals who are interested in applying for a travel grant should immediately make known to the conference program chair their intention to apply and submit the completed paper to the conference program chair by December 1st (email@example.com). Final decision regarding the travel grant will be made by the conference committee and announced December 15th. The award check will be presented at the conference, and the travel grant recipient will be recognized at the Business meeting and in conference literature.
The Nineteenth Century Studies Association Scheuerle-Zatlin International Travel Award was created in 2011 in order to increase the participation of international scholars who are often hampered from attending conferences in North America because of the cost of travel. This prize represents NCSA’s commitment to an international scholarly exchange of ideas and the benefits to research that come from an international perspective. The first two awards were funded by generous personal gifts from founding members, William Scheuerle (2012) and Linda Zatlin (2013). Subsequent awards will be funded by the Association’s endowment. The Scheuerle-Zatlin International Travel Award of $500 is offered to support the presentation of a paper [sole-] authored by an international scholar and accepted for a session at the 2017 annual meeting of the society. The following eligibility criteria apply:
1) the paper proposal has been accepted, and the paper will be presented by the author at the conference
2) the paper is authored by the international scholar presenting and is not co-authored
3) the paper is unpublished and has not been presented at another conference
4) the international scholar is traveling from outside North America in order to attend the conference
5) the international scholar registers for the conference and participates fully in its activities
6) the travel award decision is based on review of the completed paper, not an abstract
International Scholars agree that they will not submit a proposal to participate in the conference pending receipt of a grant. There may be several international scholars competing for limited travel support [one grant per year is anticipated]. Authors of all proposals, at the time the proposal is submitted, agree to attend and present the paper if the proposal is accepted, regardless of whether or not a travel award is later made. International scholars with accepted proposals who are interested in applying for a travel award should immediately make known to the conference program chair their intention to apply and submit the completed paper to the conference program chair (firstname.lastname@example.org) by December 1st. Final decision regarding the travel award will be made by the conference committee and announced December 15th. The award check will be presented at the conference, and the travel award recipient will be recognized at the Business Meeting and in conference literature.
We are the Foundation for Research into Prehistory and Human Evolution (in Spanish, Fundación Instituto de Investigación de Prehistoria y Evolución Humana or FIPEH). We are a nonprofit organization with the purpose of supporting research in prehistory and human evolution in the south of the Iberian Peninsula.
As part of our purpose, we have created an archaeology field school for international students. The periods covered by the sites we work on are Middle and Upper Paleolithic, Neolithic and Chalcolithic.
For further information about our program visit http://paleolithicspain.wix.com/course
Contact: email@example.com. Also you can find us in Facebook as Cueva del Ángel
The United Nations Security Council has recognized that it is critical that women participate in decision-making processes in the international peace and security arena (UNSCR 1325). Unfortunately, there is a clear gender gap with respect to early career professionals, particularly in the field of disarmament and non-proliferation.
It is important to both men and women to encourage robust participation of women in decision-making processes on peace-related issues and in the formulation of comprehensive strategies to develop public policies and laws. The Women Higher Education for Peace Vienna Forum aims at bringing attention to these issues.
The Forum is part of a wider initiative called, Women Scholarship for Peace: Global South, which provides high-quality training courses for women from the Global South.
Travel is to the Inner and Greater Himalayan region of North India. This journey takes us from the plains of India to Kullu and Manali, a region known as the ‘Valley of the Gods’. Our team will visit several monasteries and sites in and around Kullu district and trek over a 10,000 foot pass into the greater Himalayas. Travelling further west, we will visit Dharamsala and Mcleodganj (7,000 ft,) home to exiled Tibetans and their religious leader His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, Tenzin Gyatso.
The American Psychological Association has established a new Prize for Interdisciplinary Team Research. The prize recognizes an interdisciplinary research team that includes one or more psychological scientists in major roles and has produced significant scientific work. The team selected for the prize will receive $5000 to help support its continued research.
Interdisciplinary research is becoming increasingly prominent across all areas of science. Research that integrates approaches from more than one field can lead to new insights into complex problems and to the development of novel interventions and technologies.
Such work often requires researchers from varied scientific backgrounds to form collaborative teams. Building and managing a successful team can be challenging. The team members must gain an understanding and respect for one another’s scientific concepts, methods and cultures. And their individual efforts must be carefully coordinated to ensure that projects consistently benefit from the expertise of each member and are completed in a reasonable time frame.
The APA Prize for Interdisciplinary Team Research is the first honor designed specifically for interdisciplinary teams that include psychological scientists. It was developed by APA’s 2016 President Susan McDaniel and the APA Board of Scientific Affairs, and is managed by the APA Science Directorate. It is anticipated that the prize will be given biennially.
Applications for the prize should identify the core members of the research team. Core members are those individuals who contribute key areas of expertise and play major roles in planning and overseeing the team’s research. In general, core members are established investigators, who have completed their doctoral and postdoctoral training. Core members do not all need to be at the same institution. Their institutions may be located in any country.
The core members should represent two or more disciplines, according to the following requirements:
- At least one of the core members of the research team must be a psychological scientist. Status as a psychological scientist is indicated by an individual’s degree, title, department affiliation and/or research community. (Membership in APA is not required.)
- At least one of the other core members must be primarily associated with a discipline other than psychological science. This discipline may be any scientific, medical, technological, engineering, mathematical or computational field. (Subareas of psychology do not count as separate disciplines.)
- Other core members (if any) may be in any discipline.
One of the core members should be designated as the principal investigator (PI). The PI will submit the application and represent the research team to APA. The PI must be affiliated with an academic or other nonprofit or governmental research institution. If the team is selected for the prize, the PI’s institution will receive and manage the prize funds. The PI does not need to be a psychological scientist.
Research teams may engage in basic, applied and/or translational research. The scientific questions addressed by a team should be clearly relevant to the concerns of psychological science, even if framed in the terms of another discipline. The conceptual and methodological approaches of the research should draw significantly from psychological science as well as from the other discipline(s) represented on the team.
Application Instructions and Deadline
To apply for the prize, the PI should submit the following materials (in English) to APA:
- List of core members of the research team with brief descriptions of their scientific and management roles on the team. The member who serves as PI should be indicated. (It is not necessary to list other research staff who are not core members.)
- Brief summary of the primary research contributions of the team to date. The summary should include an account of how these contributions emerged from the integration of research approaches from more than one discipline, with particular attention to the role of psychological science. (This summary should be 750-1500 words; references, figures and tables may be included and do not count against this word limit.)
- Brief description of the research that the team plans to conduct over the next one or two years. No budget should be included; it is understood that the overall cost of the planned research may significantly exceed the prize amount of $5000. Any changes anticipated in the core membership of the team should be noted. (This description should be 750-1500 words; references, figures and tables may be included and do not count against this word limit.)
- CVs of all core members of the team.
- List of publications (including in-press) by the research team, along with electronic copies of, or links to, up to five of the most important publications.
The deadline for applications is July 11, 2016. Application materials should be submitted by the team’s PI as email attachments toSuzanne Wandersman of the APA Science Directorate.
Review of Applications
The APA Board of Scientific Affairs (BSA) will review applications using the following criteria:
- The quality and impact of the team’s past research accomplishments.
- The quality, potential impact and feasibility of the team’s plans for continued research.
- The degree to which the value of the team’s research stems from its interdisciplinary characteristics.
The focus of the review will be on research by the team as a whole. Research by individual members will be considered only as that work informs assessment of the team’s plans for continued research. Other types of work by the team or its members (training, public education, administration, etc.) will not be considered in the review.
BSA will select no more than one team to receive the prize. BSA may decide not to award any prize, if it determines that no applications meet eligibility requirements or are of sufficient quality. BSA will make its decision by the end of 2016.
APA’s conflict-of-interest policies apply to BSA members involved in the review of applications.
Before the selected team can receive the prize funds of $5000, each current core member will be asked to confirm to APA that they will participate in the continued research described in the application.
The funds will be sent to the PI’s institution for management and dispersal. APA will not pay for any indirect or overhead costs or provide any additional funds.
After one year, the PI will be asked to submit a brief progress report to APA describing how the research funds have been used and what research has been conducted and is planned.
Information about the prize-winning team will be publicized broadly through APA’s news and social media outlets.
Questions about the APA Prize for Interdisciplinary Team Research may be directed to Suzanne Wandersman at (202) 336-5950.
The Organizing Committee invites the community to submit proposals to the 1st International Symposium on Qualitative Research (http://ciaiq.org/?lang=en) to be held in Porto (Portugal), on days 12 and 13 July 2016. The city of Oporto was chosen as the “Best European Destination 2014“, an award given annually by the “European Consumers Choice,” an independent, non-profit organization.
ISQR 2016 will take place, between 12 and 13 July 2016, in Oporto, Portugal. The sponsors and partners are the Tallin University, the Lusófona University of Porto, the CiberDidact Group, University of Extremadura, the Nursing School of São Paulo University, the Federal University of Goiás, the University of Minho, the webQDA of Aveiro University and the Micro IO Company, Ludomedia, among others.
Authors may submit proposals for presentation of papers that meet the goals and themes of the Symposium, including original scientific papers addressing revisions to the state of the art research and new perspectives, solutions and/or applications to real problems, empirical and/or evaluation, among others.
Selected papers will be published by Springer in a book or published in top-quality journals indexed by ISI-Web of Knowledge, SCOPUS and/or Qualis.
Thanking you for all the help you may provide to ISQR 2016 we put ourselves at your disposal to provide any further relevant information.
Summer Field School in Ethnographic Methods in New York City
July 19 to 30, 2016
The Comitas Institute for Anthropological Study (CIFAS) is pleased to announce the 9th CIFAS Field School in Ethnographic Research Methods, in New York City
The goal of the Field School is to offer training in the foundations and practice of ethnographic methods. The faculty works closely with participants to identify the required field methods needed to address their academic or professional needs. The Field School is suitable for graduate and undergraduate students in social sciences and other fields of study that use qualitative approaches (such as education, communication, cultural studies, health, social work, human ecology, development studies, consumer behavior, among others), applied social scientists, professionals, and researchers who have an interest in learning more about ethnographic methods and their applications.
- Foundations of ethnographic research
- Theory and practice: social theories in the field
- Research design
- Planning the logistics of field research
- Data collection techniques
- Principles of organization and indexation of field data
- Analyzing field data
- Qualitative analysis software packages: basic principles
- Individual, one-on-one discussion of research projects
- Field trips
The course is two weeks long. The total work load of the course is 30 hours. Students interested in earning credits for the course may have additional assignments in order to totalize 45 hours of activities (what is equivalent to 3 credits).
Course venue: Classes will take place at the Institute for Latin American Studies at Columbia U.
Renzo Taddei (Assistant Professor, Federal U of São Paulo/Affiliated Researcher, Columbia U). CV: http://bit.ly/1dn7RuJ.
Lambros Comitas (Gardner Cowles Professor of Anthropology and Education at Teachers College, Columbia U). CV: http://bit.ly/ZUHbMn
Registration and other costs: Places are limited. The tuition fee is US$ 900. The tuition fee does not cover accommodation, meals or transportation. Registration should be completed online here.
Insurance: Participants are required to have travel insurance that covers medical and repatriation costs (for international students). Proof of purchase of travel insurance must be presented at the first day of activities.
See pictures of the previous editions of the CIFAS Summer Field School here.