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Call for Papers: Amsterdam Symposium on the History of Food
Apr 30 all-day

The Amsterdam Symposium on the History of Food is the result of a collaborative partnership between Special Collections (UvA), the Amsterdam School for Culture and History (UvA) and the research unit Social & Cultural Food Studies (FOST) of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.


Advisory Board: Prof. Dr. Ir. Louise O. Fresco; Mrs. Claudia Roden; Prof. Dr. Peter Scholliers; Prof. Dr. Irene E. Zwiep

Aims: The symposium has the aspiration to become an annual point of assembly and an exchange of knowledge in the field of food history. It intends to stimulate debate and research that bridges the gap between different disciplines. Submissions are encouraged to use an interdisciplinary approach, in which theory and methods from diverse (social) sciences are appropriated or from other disciplines that take a historical stance. Another aim is to transfer academic research to a wider public and stimulate research using the Special Collection of the University of Amsterdam. The symposium is therefore targeted at both an academic and a professional audience.


Topic 2016 – Fire, Knives and Fridges

The material culture of cooking tools and techniques

This year’s topic is inspired by the renewed interest in traditional cooking and preservation techniques, such as baking and fermenting, but also by innovations like sous-vide cooking and molecular gastronomy. Since prehistoric times humans have used tools, such as fire, grindstones, and knives to transform raw ingredients into edible food. Anthropologists such as Claude Lévi-Strauss and Richard Wrangham have suggested that it is the discovery of cooking which sets humans apart from apes and makes us a “cooking animal”. In their view, advancements in the technology of cooking mark the human transformation of (raw) nature into (cooked) culture.

From the control of fire onward, technology defines the way we eat: what we eat and cook depends on how we cook it. Tools and techniques are first adopted because they meet a certain need or solve a particular problem, but over time they become an integral part of food culture. Yet, they do not emerge in isolation, but through interaction with local resources, cultural preferences, technological innovations, prosperity levels, and beliefs. The symposium aims to explore how cooking techniques, skills and tools as a form of material culture have shaped food cultures and eating habits – and vice versa.

In her highly praised book Consider the Fork (2012) Bee Wilson, for instance, reveals how culinary tools such as forks and chopsticks, but also devices like the stove, the fridge and the microwave have fundamentally shaped our daily life, cuisines and food cultures. She demonstrates, for example, how the introduction of the refrigerator changed the way food was preserved, cooked and eaten. Refrigeration liberated cooks from preserving food through pickling, salting or canning. As a preservation device the fridge removed the seasonality from our diet and transformed what people ate: fresh dairy and produce all year-round, but also processed convenience food. Furthermore, fridges changed the way people shopped for food, for instance, by time-saving weekly shopping at the supermarket.

Technological changes, though, are never a top-down story. Even in the age of mass media and production, consumers and users matter. Collectively we determine products’ success and change their meaning through tinkering and adapting its usage. Ruth Oldenziel and Adri Albert de la Bruhèze, for instance, have focused on such processes of mediation and negotiation during technological changes.


Topics for Papers

We invite papers that focus on the history and material culture of cooking tools and techniques, and their interaction with food cultures. We especially welcome papers from the perspective of technological, social and cultural history. Topics might include, but are not restricted to the following:

Technological history/archaeology/material culture

  • In general, tools and techniques used for cooking, preservation and eating in domestic households, restaurants, fast food eateries, and street vendors.
  • The influence of new cooking technologies on cuisines and dishes
    • The use of gas and electrical stoves; microwave ovens
    • Mixers and blenders, (semi-)automatic toasters, grills and the like
  • The organisation of professional kitchens based on cooking techniques and tools
    • The influence of grand restaurants (Escoffier)
    • The use of convenience foods and their tools

Social history/anthropology

  • The influence of cooking and eating tools on time consumption, etiquette, table manners and social distinction
    • The use of forks and knives
  • Tools specific to society, culture and place
    • Fork cultures, chopstick cultures, eating with fingers
    • New techniques and utensils brought in by colonial powers or by immigrants
  • Religious cooking techniques and tools
    • Ritual slaughter; Kosher kitchen practices

Cultural history

  • The representation, mediation and promotion of (new) cooking tools and techniques in cookery books, literature, magazines, advertisements, and audio-visual media
    • The representations and marketing of the refrigerator or microwave
    • Cookbooks on cooking with gas ovens or stoves, mixers
    • Imagination and mediation of ‘labour saving’ devices, ‘wonder’ and ‘miracle’ machines, and futuristic gadgets


Guidelines Paper Proposals

The conference program consists of plenary keynote lectures, paper presentations and panel discussions. If you are interested in presenting a paper at the conference, please submit an abstract before 30 April 2015. Please expect to be presenting to a large audience of up to 350 people, including academic as well as professional participants. The conference language is English. Presenters of accepted papers are asked to speak 20 minutes, followed by a discussion with the panel and the audience under the supervision of a session chair.

Applications should include:

  • Title of proposed paper
  • Abstract (maximum 500 words)
  • Biographical information (short CV)
  • Contact information (e-mail, telephone and postal address)

Applications should be sent by the deadline of 30 April 2015 to:


Notification of acceptance: As it may not be possible to include everyone’s submission, the organizing committee and advisory board will make a selection. You will be notified if the paper is accepted by 30 June 2015.


Organizing Committee: Filip Degreef; Antonia Mazel; Joke Mammen; Nathalie Parys; Steph Scholten; Ingrid de Zwarte


IV Congreso Latinoamericano de Antropología Paper Proposals
Apr 30 all-day

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:

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

Deadline: April 30, 2015.

Anthropology Teaching Award Nominations Open until May 1
May 1 all-day

Anthropology Teaching Award Nominations Open until May 1


Celebrate your favorite anthropology teacher by nominating her or him for the 2015 AAA/Oxford Teaching Award!

Take advantage of the extended deadline to honor an anthropology educator who had an impact on you in the field of anthropology.

The deadline for this award is May 1, 2015.  Electronic submissions are encouraged, but we also accept USPS submissions.

Please see details about the submission process on our site:



APLA Book Prize Nominations
May 1 all-day


The Association for Political and Legal Anthropology (APLA) is pleased to launch its 2015 prize for the book that best exemplifies the ethnographic exploration of politics, law, and/or their interstices. The 2015 APLA book prize will be awarded at the American Anthropological Association meeting in Denver. It carries an award of $1,000. The winning book will be reviewed in PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review and may be featured at a roundtable or author-meets-readers session at the AAA meeting. An honorable mention may be identified by the committee, if appropriate.


To be eligible for consideration, a book must examine law and/or politics ethnographically, and must have been published in English. The book must have been published during the year prior to the competition (2014).  Either single- or multi-authored books are eligible, however edited volumes, reference works, or second editions of previously published works are excluded from consideration.  Books translated into English from another language are eligible for consideration.  In such cases, the year that the translation was published is considered the year of publication for purposes of eligibility.


Books may be nominated by the author(s), the press, or an APLA member. Nominations must be accompanied by a nominating letter. Send the letter and a copy of the nominated book no later than May 1, 2015 directly to each of the APLA book prize committee members: Lori Allen, Department of Anthropology, SOAS, University of London, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG, United Kingdom; Karin Friederic, Wake Forest University, Department of Anthropology, 1834 Wake Forest Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27106; Roberto Gonzalez, Department of Anthropology, San Jose State University, One Washington Square, San Jose, CA  95192-0113; and Andrea Ballestero, MS 20, Rice University, 6100 Main St., Houston, TX 77005. Address inquiries to the Chair of Book Prize Committee, Andrea Ballestero, Visit our website at  to learn more about APLA.

Call for Proposals to Organize a Workshop: The African Critical Inquiry Programme
May 1 all-day

The African Critical Inquiry Programme invites proposals from scholars and/or practitioners in public cultural institutions in South Africa to organize a workshop to take place in 2016. The African Critical Inquiry Programme (ACIP) seeks to advance inquiry and debate about the roles and practice of public culture, public cultural institutions and public scholarship in shaping identities and society in Africa. The ACIP is committed to collaboration between scholars and the makers of culture/history, and to fostering inquiry into the politics of knowledge production, the relationships between the colonial/apartheid and the postcolonial/postapartheid, and the importance of critical pluralism as against nationalist discourse. ACIP is a partnership between the Centre for Humanities Research at the University of the Western Cape and the Laney Graduate School of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia (USA).


ACIP Workshops are intended as annual occasions to identify and address critical themes, fundamental questions and pressing practical issues concerning public culture. For instance, Workshops might focus on particular notions and issues related to publics, visuality, museums and exhibitions, art, performance, representational or institutional forms from methodological, practical, and theoretical vantages. They might examine forms and practices of public scholarship and the theories, histories and systems of thought that shape and illuminate public culture and public scholarship. Workshops should encourage comparative, interdisciplinary and cross-institutional interchange and reflection that brings into conversation public scholarship in Africa, creative cultural production, and critical theory. Workshop budgets will vary depending on proposed plans; the maximum award is ZAR 60,000.


Workshop Themes and Formats: Working with a different focus each year, the ACIP Workshop will facilitate and energize conversations among scholars and practitioners drawn from universities, museums, and other cultural organizations, seeking to bridge institutional silos and boundaries. The ACIP Workshop should help place research and public scholarship within broader frames, work against institutional isolation, facilitate collaborative research relations and discussions, and build a cohort of scholars and practitioners who talk across fields, across generations, and across institutions. Proposed Workshops will be selected with an eye to cultivating these goals.


Proposed Workshop themes should focus on issues and questions that foster critical examination and debate about forms, practices and institutions of public culture. Themes should be addressed from multiple orientations and disciplines and include comparative perspectives. Workshops should be planned to engage participants across different institutions of public culture, including universities, museums, arts and culture organizations, NGOs or others appropriate to the topic.


The Workshop might use a range of formats as appropriate. Examples of formats that might be proposed or combined:

  • a standard workshop of 2-3 days, with specific sessions, presentations, discussants, pre-circulated papers or readings, etc. Variations on this format might also be introduced. Preferred timing for such workshops is March 2016.
  • a working group of colleagues and postgraduate students drawn from across institutions that meet regularly over several weeks or months to discuss common readings and work in progress; visitors who work on the group’s central theme and issues might be invited to give public lectures, participate in group meetings, mentor students, etc.
  • a collaborative teaching programme with a common postgraduate course, or module of a course, taught in parallel at different universities with various modes of coordination and interaction, with participants coming together for a 1 day workshop at the end.
  • a distinguished scholar or cultural practitioner invited as a short-term Public Scholar in Residence (PSR) to bring fresh, comparative perspectives to particular issues and debates through public lectures, participation in a standard workshop, consultations with colleagues at institutions of public culture, and meetings with students supported by ACIP’s Ivan Karp Doctoral Research Awards. The visitor might also contribute to courses as appropriate.


Workshop organizers will work through the Centre for Humanities Research (CHR) at the University of the Western Cape. CHR will usually be the venue for Workshops, though applications may propose and justify alternate locations and modes of administrative support. CHR is responsible for financial administration and Workshop organizers are responsible for complying with CHR policies.


We ask Workshop organizers to incorporate appropriate modes of participation for postgraduate students holding current Ivan Karp Doctoral Research Awards from ACIP so that they have opportunities to consult with participants associated with the Workshop. Prior holders of Ivan Karp awards may also wish to attend.


Who Should Apply: Applications may be submitted by experienced scholars and cultural practitioners based in universities, museums, and other cultural organizations in South Africa who are interested in creating or reinvigorating interdisciplinary, cross-institutional engagement and understanding and who are committed to training the next generations of scholar-practitioners. Applications may be submitted by a single individual or a pair of individuals who have different institutional affiliations and bring different perspectives, approaches or specializations to the proposed Workshop theme.



How to Apply: Interested applicants should submit the following as a single file attachment with documents in the order listed:


  • completed cover sheet (at
  • abstract of the proposed Workshop theme, focus and plan (250 word max.)
  • two to three page statement of the nature and significance of the proposed Workshop theme and focus, the questions and issues it addresses, and how it relates to the African Critical Inquiry program. The statement should also describe the Workshop format and why it will be effective.
  • list of proposed participants with their affiliations, brief bios and descriptions of how their work relates to the Workshop
  • plan of work and schedule for organizing the Workshop
  • preliminary Workshop budget that explains and justifies expenses
  • two page curriculum vitae (for each organizer)
  • if the proposed Workshop will not be held at UWC, please include an institutional letter of commitment to host the Workshop and describe available administrative and logistical support in your plan of work
  • two reference letters addressing the significance of the proposed Workshop and appropriateness of the format and plan should be submitted directly to the Selection Committee.

The Workshop theme description and plan of work should specify topics or sessions to be included, address the nature and value of the interdisciplinary and cross-institutional exchange to be undertaken, and indicate whether particular outcomes or products are envisioned. It should be written in a way that will be accessible to non-specialist reviewers.

Each Workshop may apply for up to ZAR 60,000. to support Workshop activities and planning. Applicants need not apply for the full amount. Funds can be used to pay honoraria, cover out of town participants’ travel costs, purchase materials, establish a website, promote Workshop activities, hire a student assistant to help with organization, and cover other related expenses. Workshops are strongly encouraged to supplement the ACIP funding with other sources of support.

Selection Criteria: All proposals will be reviewed by the ACIP Selection Committee; successful applicants will be notified as soon as possible after the closing date so they may begin planning for the Workshop. Applications will be evaluated on the following criteria:

Conceptualization: Does the proposed Workshop identify and address significant themes, questions and issues concerning the roles and practices of public culture, public cultural institutions and various forms of public scholarship in shaping identities and society in Africa? Does it combine disciplines and create cross-institutional conversations in new and/or interesting ways? How are comparative dimensions incorporated into the Workshop? How will the proposed workshop develop cross-generational relations and conversations? Will the Workshop make possible new forms of knowledge, innovative approaches, or new kinds of exchange?

Appropriateness: Does the proposed Workshop theme relate to questions and issues relevant to African Critical Inquiry? Are the Workshop plan and proposed set of participants appropriate, well thought out, and likely to be productive?

Workshop organizer(s): What qualifications and experience do applicants bring to organizing the Workshop, including previous administration/organization and interdisciplinary and cross-institutional engagements? How do the training, backgrounds and approaches of a pair of applicants complement one another in formulating Workshop plans?

Impact: Will the proposed Workshop and design be effective in addressing the theme and foster interdisciplinary, cross-institutional, and cross-generational debate and engagement?

Applicants who organize an African Critical Inquiry Programme Workshop must acknowledge the support in Workshop materials and in any publications that result and indicate affiliation with ACIP and the Centre for Humanities Research. After completing the workshop, they must submit a final report and a financial report.

Closing date: Applications and referees’ letters must be received by Friday 1 May 2015. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please submit materials as a single file attachment with documents in the order listed above. Applications should be sent by email with the heading “ACIP Workshop Proposal” to

CoGEA Award Nominations
May 1 all-day

The CoGEA Award (formerly known as the Squeaky Wheel Award), sponsored by the AAA Committee on Gender Equity in Anthropology (CoGEA), recognizes individuals whose service to the discipline, and collective spirit of whose research, teaching and mentoring, demonstrates the courage to bring to light and investigate practices in anthropology that are potentially sexist and discriminatory based on gender presentation.

Historically this award has honored those who have acted to raise awareness of women’s contributions to anthropology, worked to identify barriers to full participation by women in anthropology, or helped to bring about significant shifts in intellectual paradigms through their anthropological research on women’s lives.

The CoGEA Award now has an even broader scope.  In addition to honoring scholars who work against discrimination against women in anthropology the committee is interested in honoring feminist scholars who work to raise awareness of discrimination in anthropology on grounds of gender presentation of any kind.  Recent past winners include Barbara Voorhies, Mary Ann Levine, Elizabeth Brumfiel, Laura Nader and Constance Sutton.

The committee seeks nominations for scholars and practitioners from all subfields of anthropology, at stages ranging anywhere from promising mid-career to proven late-career, who have acted to improve the status of those discriminated against on the basis of sex or gender identity in anthropology through:

  • Mentorship of colleagues and students
  • Research that directly addresses gender roles, situations of gender bias, and experiences of gender discrimination in anthropology
  • Scholarship on women or gender that has influenced shifts in anthropological theory
  • The development of policies, procedures, or other professional standards that alleviate gender inequalities in the field of anthropology

Nominations should include the name, affiliation and title of the individual being nominated, a one-or two-paragraph description of the reason for the nomination, a statement on the nature of the person’s contribution to the improvement of the status of women and/or any persons discriminated again on grounds of gender presentation or gender identity in anthropology, and a copy of the nominee’s CV.  Please include the name, address, phone number and email address of the nominator.

Nominators may be contacted for additional material concerning finalists.  Self nominations are not accepted.  Nominators may be AAA members, non-AAA members, and those working outside the discipline of anthropology.  Proposed candidates must be a current AAA member and registered to attend the AAA Annual Meeting.  The award will be presented during the AAA Awards Ceremony, and it is critical that the selected recipient of the award be present for the honor.

Nominations should be sent by May 1 to Suzanne Mattingly, CoGEA Liaison at  Awardees and nominators will be notified by July 1.

Society for the Anthropology of Europe Book Prize Submissions
May 1 all-day

The William A. Douglass Prize in Europeanist Anthropology honors the best book published annually in Europeanist anthropology as determined by a panel comprising SAE senior members, chaired by the Society’s President-elect. Eligible volumes must be available in English, whether published in the US or abroad. They must have been published in the calendar year before the prize adjudication. Multi-author volumes are eligible, although edited collections of essays are not.

The deadline for submission of entries for consideration is May 1. Books submitted for the 2015 prize consideration must have been published in 2014 (as indicated on the copyright page); books translated into English must have appeared in English in 2014 though they may have been published in another language earlier. The prize recipient is named shortly before the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association, with suitable publicity provided for the winning entry at the annual meeting and on the SAE website.

To be considered for the Douglass Prize three hard copies of eligible volumes (no manuscripts, photocopies or electronic files will be accepted) must be submitted to the current SAE President-elect,Elizabeth L. Krause, Professor of Anthropology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst


Postal Address:

Dr. Elizabeth L. Krause

Department of Anthropology

Machmer Hall 205

240 Hicks Way

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Amherst, MA 01003-9278


Each entry must also include a submission fee of $50. The check should be made out to AAA/SAE and clearly marked as a submission fee. Please send checks to the attention of:


Suzanne Mattingly, Controller

American Anthropological Association

2300 Clarendon Blvd, Suite 1301

Arlington, VA  22201-3386

703.528.1902, ext 1160 – fax: 703.528.3546


Call for Papers: Digital Ethics
May 1 all-day

The Center for Digital Ethics & Policy at Loyola University Chicago ( will be holding its 5th annual International Symposium on Digital Ethics on Nov 6th, 2015.

We are looking for papers on digital ethics. Topics might include privacy, anonymity, griefing, free speech, intellectual property, hacking, scamming, surveillance, information mining, transparency, digital citizenship, or anything else relating to ethical questions and digital technology, or ethical use of digital technologies in journalism, advertising and public relations.
Abstracts should propose original research that has not been presented or published elsewhere. The abstract should be between 500 and 1,000 words in length (not including references) and should include a discussion of the methodology used.

  • Authors of accepted papers will be eligible for up to $400 in travel funds to be able to attend the Chicago symposium. The author(s) of the top student paper will be eligible for up to $1,000 in travel funds.
  • Abstracts are due by midnight CST on May 1st, 2015, and should follow APA or MLA.
  • Authors of top papers will have the opportunity to have their work published in Proceedings from the 5th Annual Symposium on Digital Ethics.
  • Send your submission in a MS Word document attachment to, and please write Digital Ethics Symposium submission in the subject line.
  • You can send questions to the same email address.
Call For Proposals: Mapping Nations, Locating Citizens
May 10 all-day

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 on Nationalism and Identity, to be held October 30-31. 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:

CASCA 2015 @ Université Laval
May 13 – May 16 all-day

Landscapes of Knowledges/Paysages des connaissances

Anthropology, especially since the 1980s, has continually re-examined the modes for apprehending knowledge, that is, both the knowledge of the groups it has studied and its own knowledge. From its very foundation, and throughout its evolution since the 19th century, anthropology has question and analyzed modes of knowing in various languages and societies, pondering the related particularities of the societies and cultures it has studied and sought to describe. But for at least 25 years now, it has undertaken to radically criticize the way it has accessed and then “represented” the knowledge of others.


The Keynote speaker is Tim Ingold, professor at the School of Social Sciences at Aberdeen University, Scotland. Tim Ingold is proposing a large and profound view of the discipline and of the worlds in which anthropologists are engaged. Through fecund and stimulating dialogues with a variety of disciplines like ecology, arts, philosophy, archeology and architecture, this scholar of international reputation is proposing novel ways to think the production of anthropological knowledge. His recent trajectory, since the publication of The Perception of the Environment (2000), is challenging the social sciences and the humanities, through a series of provocative essays :

Lines (2007), Being Alive. Essays on movement, knowledge and description (2011),  and Making (2013).


CASCA 2015 invites different types of proposals and strongly encourages panels and symposia that will bring together presenters from a variety of academic and non-academic backgrounds. Bilingual sessions of different forms are also strongly encouraged.

PhD students returning from their fieldwork, and M.A students who have finished their thesis, are invited to present the results of their first-hand research or in-depth and advanced analytical work. Students must be part of sessions with faculty or professionals. Please note that course-based projects cannot be presented as conference papers.

15-minute papers

Individual proposals accepted by the CASCA 2015 program committee will be organised into thematic sessions. The submission for a paper must include the presentation title, abstract (of 100 – 150 words), keywords, and co-authors (if applicable).

Poster presentation

Proposals for posters must include the presentation title, abstract (of 100 – 150 words), keywords, and co-authors (if applicable).

Suggestions for designing an effective poster are available at:

90-minute panels

Panels will be composed of 4 to 5 presentations, followed by a discussion. Please do not include more than 4 presentations should a formal discussant be invited. The submission for a paper must include the presentation title, abstract (of 100 – 150 words), keywords, and co-authors (if applicable). If you are part of an organised panel or symposium, you must provide the name of the organiser and the title of the panel. The panel organiser should provide a 100 – 150-word abstract describing the theme of the proposed panel or symposium and include a list of the participants (including, the chair and the discussant).


Symposia will be composed of at least 2 panels of 90 minutes each, back to back in the same location (as scheduling permits). The symposium organiser should provide a 100 – 150-word abstract describing the theme of the proposed panel or symposium and include a list of the participants (including, the chair and the discussant).


Round-tables will be 90 minutes in length, addressing a specific theme or issue to be submitted by the organiser of the round-table, but do not include formal presentations. The roundtable organiser should provide a 200 – 250-word abstract describing the theme and include a list of the participants (including the chair). Roundtable participants do NOT submit individual abstracts but do need to go through the regular CASCA 2015 registration process, filling in the appropriate fields of the round-table participation form.

Organisers of panels, symposia, or roundtables may wish to advertise their session and find presenters through the CASCA listserv (email your call for papers to or through the Conference Classifieds section on the CASCA website


Abstract Submission deadline: 16 February 2015 Paper acceptance notification date: 23 March, 2015.


In order to submit a paper or propose a panel, symposium, or round-table, you must be a current member of CASCA and register for the 2015 conference (conference registration takes place at the same time as submission). Please check the registration link for further details.





All conference participants must have an active CASCA membership.

Membership fees can be paid at the same time as registering for the

2015 Conference. Participants who do not have their CASCA membership and CASCA 2015 conference fees paid by the submission deadline will be excluded from the final program.

CASCA Membership Fees:

– Regular member: $105

– Family/joint: $156

– Student, retired, unwaged, post-doctoral candidates: $42

– Sustaining member: $130

*CASCA Membership Fees includes one-year subscription to the journal Anthropologica **A $20 fee will be applied for out of country shipping of Anthropologica

*** If you are unsure of your CASCA membership status, please contact Karli Whitmore at

Conference Fees

Faculty, Professionals

– Up to February 2, 2015: $180

– Feb 3 to April 20, 2015: $200

– April 21, 2015 and after: $220

Students, Postdocs, Unwaged, Retired

– Up to Feb 2, 2015: $100

– Feb 3, 2015 to April 20, 2015: $115

– April 21, 2015 and after: $130

Cancellation Policy:

*Participants wishing to cancel their registration for CASCA 2015, should send an e-mail to

**Reimbursements are available for the CASCA 2015 registration fees only (registration fees for membership to CASCA are not reimbursed).

March 30, 2015: Cancellations submitted by this date will receive a 100% reimbursement.

April 20, 2015: Cancellations between March 31, 2015 and up to April 20, 2015 will receive a 50% reimbursement of conference registration fees.

After April 20, 2015: No reimbursement.

CASCA Membership and Registration website Abstracts must be submitted in the current language of the participant (English or French). CASCA 2015 will be responsible for the translation of all abstracts.


Additional Advance Registration Required

– Women’s network Luncheon: Thursday, May 14, 12:30 -2:00, at  Le Cercle restaurant: $35.

– Banquet: After Weaver-Tremblay Lecture/Reception: Friday, 6:00-11:00,  May 15th, 2015. $86. Evening Dinner Cruise on the St-Lawrence river, on the Louis-Jolliet : a fabulous experience in perspective !!!

– Parking is available on campus for $17.25 per day.


– Childcare services will be provided to conference attendees. Please indicate on the registration form for how many children you will need this service.