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AFRICAN CRITICAL INQUIRY PROGRAMME
“Who defines the needs of the people and the related epistemologies that serve them?” (Karp & Masolo 2000:10)
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
IVAN KARP DOCTORAL RESEARCH AWARDS FOR AFRICAN STUDENTS ENROLLED IN SOUTH AFRICAN Ph.D. PROGRAMMES
Closing Date: Wednesday 1 May 2019
The African Critical Inquiry Programme is pleased to announce the 2019 Ivan Karp Doctoral Research Awards to support African doctoral students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences who are enrolled at South African universities and conducting dissertation research on relevant topics. Grant amounts vary depending on research plans, with a maximum award of ZAR 40,000.
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).
ELIGIBILITY: The Ivan Karp Doctoral Research Awards are open to African postgraduate students (regardless of citizenship) in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. Applicants must be currently registered in a Ph.D. programme in a South African university and be working on topics related to ACIP’s focus. Awards will support doctoral research projects focused on topics such as institutions of public culture, particular aspects of museums and exhibitions, forms and practices of public scholarship, culture and communication, and the theories, histories, and systems of thought that shape and illuminate public culture and public scholarship.
Applicants must submit a dissertation proposal that has been approved by their institution to confirm the award; this must be completed before they begin ACIP- supported on-site research or by December 2019, whichever comes first.
APPLICATION PROCESS: Awards are open to proposals working with a range of methodologies in the humanities and humanistic social sciences, including research in archives and collections, fieldwork, interviews, surveys, and quantitative data collection. Applicants are expected to write in clear, intelligible prose for a selection committee that is multi-disciplinary and cross-regional. Proposals should show thorough knowledge of the major concepts, theories, and methods in the applicant’s discipline and in other related fields and include a bibliography relevant to the research. Applicants should specify why an extended period of on-site research is essential to successfully complete the proposed doctoral dissertation. Guidance and advice on how to write a good proposal and budget can be found in the Resources section of the ACIP website (http://www.gs.emory.edu/about/special/acip.html) or here: http://www.ssrc.org/publications/view/the-art-of-writing-proposals/.
To apply, eligible applicants should submit the following as a single file attachment with documents in the order listed:
- completed cover sheet (form below and online at http://www.gs.emory.edu/about/special/acip.html)
- abstract of the proposed research project (250 words maximum)
- research proposal outlining the project’s goals, central questions, significance, and relevance for ACIP’s central concerns. Proposals should include a clearly formulated, realistic research design and plan of work responsive to the project’s theoretical and methodological concerns. Applicants should provide evidence of appropriate training to undertake the proposed research, including the language fluency necessary for the project. Proposals should be no longer than 5 pages; they should be double spaced, with one inch margins and a font no smaller than 11 point. Applications that do not follow this format will not be considered.
- bibliography of up to two additional pages
- project budget listing and justifying project expenses to be supported by the award
- your curriculum vitae
- current transcript
- two referee letters; one of these must be from your supervisor. Your referees should comment specifically on your proposed project, its quality and significance, and your qualifications for undertaking it. They might also evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of your project and how you and your work would benefit from receiving the research award. Referee letters should be submitted directly to the Selection Committee.
Funding is to be used for on-site dissertation research; research cannot be at the applicant’s home institution unless that institution has necessary site-specific research holdings not otherwise available to the applicant. Applicants who have completed significant funded dissertation research by the start of their proposed ACIP research may be ineligible to apply to extend research time. Eligibility will be at the discretion of the ACIP Selection Committee, depending on completed research time and funding. Please note that the Ivan Karp Doctoral Research Awards support dissertation research only and may not be used for dissertation write-up, tuition, study at other universities, conference
participation, or to reimburse debts or expenses for research already completed. The programme does not accept applications from Ph.D. programmes in Law, Business, Medicine, Nursing, or Journalism, nor does it accept applications from doctoral programmes that do not lead to a Ph.D.
SELECTION PROCESS: Applications will be reviewed by the ACIP Selection Committee, an interdisciplinary group of scholars and practitioners drawn from a range of universities and cultural institutions. Selection will be based on the merit and strength of the application. Award amounts will vary according to project needs; the maximum award is ZAR 40,000. Awards will be made only if applications of high quality are received.
Notification of awards will be made by late July.
Successful applicants will be required to attend the African Critical Inquiry Workshop in the following year and will have opportunities to consult with scholars associated with the Workshop. They will be expected to attend subsequent ACIP Workshops while completing their dissertations, if possible. After completing their research, applicants must submit a final research report and a financial report.
Students who receive an Ivan Karp Doctoral Research Award from the African Critical Inquiry Programme must acknowledge the support in any publications resulting from the research and in their dissertation. When the dissertation is completed, they must deposit a copy with the African Critical Inquiry Programme at the Center for Humanities Research.
Closing date: Applications and referees’ letters must be received on or before Wednesday 1 May 2019. Incomplete applications and applications that do not conform to format guidelines 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 2019 Research Award Application” to [email protected]
Supported by funding from the Ivan Karp and Corinne Kratz Fund http://www.gs.emory.edu/about/special/acip.html https://www.facebook.com/ivan.karp.corinne.kratz.fund
Call for Poster Abstracts
4-6 September 2019
Poster Abstract Submission Deadline: Wednesday, 1 May 2019
The Arctic Futures 2050 Conference Organizing Committee invites abstracts for posters. The Arctic Futures 2050 Conference—convened by the Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH: https://www.searcharcticscience.org)—will be an international conference designed to enhance collaboration between Arctic scientists from many disciplines, diverse Indigenous knowledge holders, and policy makers from all levels of government. The conference will be held 4-6 September 2019 at the National Academies of Sciences in Washington, D.C.
Poster sessions will be held during each day of the conference as an integral part of the agenda and expansion of the plenary sessions. Posters will offer opportunities to provide specific information relevant to the main themes of the conference, including:
- Knowledge of the Arctic environment derived from field observations, Indigenous observations, laboratory measurements, or modeling.
- Policy initiatives, activities, and methods—from all levels of government.
- Descriptions of what we need to know to respond to a changing Arctic from Indigenous, scientific, or policy perspectives.
- Tools or processes for informing policy with science or Indigenous Knowledge.
- Tools or processes for informing knowledge holders and producers about policy needs.
- Approaches that have supported collaboration across disciplines.
- Ideas for addressing obstacles that limit collaboration across disciplines and geographies.
- Other topics—relevant to collaborations needed to effectively respond to a changing Arctic environment—are welcome.
In addition, you may email [email protected] if you would like to present your work through another format, for example, through art or another creative platform.
Current sponsors of the Arctic Futures 2050 Conference include the National Science Foundation’s Arctic Sciences Section, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, and the American Geophysical Union. Conference partners currently include ArcticNet, Arctic Research Consortium of the United States (ARCUS), and the Wilson Center’s Polar Initiative.
For more information about poster abstract guidelines and submission, go to: https://www.searcharcticscience.org/arctic-2050/conference-2019/submit-abstract
For more information about the Arctic Futures 2050 Conference, go to: https://www.searcharcticscience.org/arctic-2050/conference-2019
Engaging Anthropology Conference
University of Massachusetts Amherst
October 3-6, 2019
Session: “Veganism as Engaged Anthropological Theory”
Human domination over all global systems in the anthropocene has impacted nonhuman animal lives in diverse and wide-reaching ways, from the mass consumption of meat to the devastation of natural ecosystems. Carol J. Adams, through her feminist-veg critical theory, has exposed the “sexual politics of meat” and its ongoing perpetuation by the patriarchy . The meat and dairy industries are sustained by reproductive control and the objectification of female bodies. Achieving universal gender equality must necessarily involve the dissolution of these exploitative industries. In addition, the increasing quantity of meat eaten in the United States is a runaway byproduct of the ideological legacies of colonialism and imperialism. Among the forms of resistance to this is a new grassroots Afro-Vegan movement that reclaims traditional foodways and employs “veganism as a tool to overcome systemic race-based oppression” . Veganism can therefore be a performative feminist and de-colonizing stance that rejects and bears witness to both human and nonhuman animal injustices.
What are the ways in which systems of oppression present in human societies are reflected in our interactions with nonhuman animals? How can a vegan theoretical lens help us imagine and make alternative worlds possible? I welcome papers from various disciplines that seek to address these and related questions, productively exploring the interface between human culture and nonhuman animal lives.
To be considered for this organized session, please send a short abstract (200 words) of your proposed paper topic and a brief biographical statement by May 1, 2019 to Danielle Raad, d[email protected]. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions, or are interested in participating and would like to discuss potential topics.
For more information on the conference: https://www.umass.edu/anthro/engaging-anthropology
The CALA 2020 – The (Annual) Conference on Asian Linguistic Anthropology 2020
Bintulu, Sarawak, Malaysia, February 5 – 8, 2020
Following the success of the CALA 2019, The Conference on Asian Linguistic Anthropology 2019, in Cambodia, we announce The CALA 2020, February 5-8, 2020, at The University Putra Malaysia, Bintulu, Sarawak, Malaysia.
The CALA seeks to redefine scholarship on Asian Language and Society.
Purpose and Structure
The CALA 2020 invites Linguists, Anthropologists, Linguistic and Cultural Anthropologists, Culturologists, Sociologists, Political Scientists, Ethnologists, and those in related fields pertinent to Asia, to discuss work, and engage in scholarly collaborations, thus forming global networks.
University Putra Malaysia
Bintulu, Sarawak, Malaysia
- Taylor and Francis Global Publishers (Official Publishing Partner)
- 60 major academic institutions globally
- Scientific Committee of over 100 academics
Journal Special Issues, and Monographs, from papers submitted that meet publication requirements. Papers selected will be published with Top-Tier journals. Here, ample assistance will be provided to revise manuscripts.
Abstract and poster proposal submission – November 17, 2018 – May 9, 2019
Notification of acceptance – No later than May 10 2018 (for those submitted prior to this)
Early bird – March 10, 2019 – June 14, 2019
Normal bird – June 15, 2019 – September 25, 2019
Presenters must register by September 25, 2019, to guarantee a place in the program. Registration will remain open after this, but conference organizers cannot guarantee placement in the conference.
Late bird – September 26, 2019 – February 8, 2020 (Conference end)
Wednesday February 5, 2020 – Saturday February 8, 2020
Final day comprises optional Anthropological excursion (separate cost)
The Call for Abstracts is now open, at http://cala2020.upm.edu.my, which contains all information
Bintulu, Sarawak, Malaysia
Asian Text, Global Context
The CALA 2020, February 5-8, 2020, Bintulu, Sarawak, Malaysia, will follow on from the success of the CALA 2019, in Siem Reap, Cambodia. The CALA 2020 will thus expand on work on Asian Linguistic Anthropology, as well as Asian Language and Society. Here, the global Linguistic Anthropologists will gather to discuss work on Linguistics, Anthropology, and Language and Society, in and of Asia, and beyond.
With an increased focus on the significance of Asian Language and society, the Annual CALA Conference has emerged at an appropriate time, opportuning academics from the West to tap into, and work with, Academia in the East. Scholars in institutions throughout Asia increasingly affiliate with the CALA network, as do those in Western contexts, to explore the vast possibilities of the Conference on Asian Linguistic Anthropology, academically, and socioculturally, where the CALA network has now well contributed and has significantly boosted research, publications, and academic networks, globally.
Themed Asian Text, Global Context, The CALA 2020 will represent over 400 years of East-West global interaction, communication, and transnationalism. Throughout, symbolisms of Asian ‘texts’ have been significantly emphasized, (re)interpreted, contested, and distorted, while employed for cultural and political purpose. Asian texts have become highly representational, authenticating and legitimizing sociopolitical and cultural devices, where their potency should not be undervalued. Never have these texts shown more significance than in the present, as their intensified use, and their qualities in Asian identities long contested, seek this Linguistic Anthropological exploration.
The Asian text has thus regenerated itself as a semiotic, in that, as a verbal, non-verbal, and visual artifact, it encompasses the whole semiotic spectrum of that which is performatively Asian, and that which is distinct from the Non-Asian, yet a text which can interlink the East and the West, through a multitude of textual modes. The continuous recentralizations and recontextualizations of Asian texts, both locally and globally, have hence become vital to representations of Asia, Linguistically, Anthropologically, Socioculturally, Politically, and much more.
The CALA 2020 thus calls for renewed interpretations of Asian texts, and asks that we seek new perspectives of these complex texts, in global contexts. These interpretations increase in significance as; return migration to Asia is now a salient factor in transnational flows; online texts and their textual modes now compete ever more enthusiastically to effect disjunctures in previously Western dominated technologies; ontological conceptions of life and social interaction now increasingly draw from Asian philosophies, sociocultural models, lifeworlds, and Asian urban anthropologies, thus producing interstices for new or revised textual and textualized semiotics; the entangled complexities and intersubjectivities of political, sociocultural, and religious practices and their constraints, motivate engagements in interfaith dialogue, shifting ethnic demarcations, and sociopolitical interventions. Ultimately, the massive sets of Eastern demographics, and their expansive sets of social dynamics, models, and praxes, continue to uniquely inform and (re)complexify productions of Asian texts, in both local and in global contexts.
Abstract and poster proposals should address one or more of the key strands related to Asian countries and regions:
- Anthropological Linguistics
- Applied Sociolinguistics
- Buddhist studies and discourses
- Cognitive Anthropology and Language
- Critical Linguistic Anthropology
- Ethnographical Language Work
- Ethnography of Communication
- General Sociolinguistics
- Islamic Studies and discourses
- Language, Community, Ethnicity
- Language Contact and Change
- Language, Dialect, Sociolect, Genre
- Language Documentation
- Language, Gender, Sexuality
- Language Ideologies
- Language Minorities and Majorities
- Language Revitalization
- Language in Real and Virtual Spaces
- Language Socialization
- Language and Spatiotemporal Frames
- Narrative and Metanarrative
- Nonverbal Semiotics
- Post-Structuralism and Language
- Semiotics and Semiology
- Social Psychology of Language
- Textualization, Contextualization, Entextualization
- Colloquia – 1.5 hours with 3-5 contributors (Parts A and B are possible, thus 6-10 contributors)
- General paper sessions – Approx. 20-25 minutes each, including 5 mins for questions/responses
- Posters – to be displayed at designated times throughout the CALA 2020
Submission Guidelines (via the online submission website, or by email (see below))
General session papers
- 18-word maximum presentation title
- 400-word maximum abstract, including references
- Submission of only the main abstract for colloquium required
- Abstract must contain the colloquium main description, and a summary of each individual paper within the colloquium
Evaluation of proposals
All abstracts for general sessions will be double blind reviewed.
Main parent abstracts for colloquia will be double blind reviewed. All abstracts for individual presentations within each colloquia will not be peer reviewed, but are expected to be at a standard commensurate to the colloquium parent abstract.
Review criteria are as follows:
- Appropriateness and significance to CALA themes
- Originality/significance/impact of the research
- Clarity/coherence of research concerns
- Theoretical and analytical framework(s)
- Description of research, data collection, findings/conclusions, rhetoric, and exegesis as a whole
- For colloquia, importance/significance of the overarching topic and/or framework(s) addressed, and its coherence of and with individual presentations.
For more information, please contact:
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hazlina Abdul Halim
Head, Dept. of Foreign Languages
Faculty of Modern Languages & Communication
Universiti Putra Malaysia
Head of Communications
Ms. Nhan Huynh
Sixth Biannual Ethnicity, Race, and Indigenous Peoples’ Conference
September 12-14, 2019, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA, USA
Conference Website: www.gonzaga.edu/erip
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/360309841479769/
Proposals for individual papers, posters, pre-organized panels and roundtables can be submitted in Spanish, English, and Portuguese at the conference’s website.
Deadline for submission of proposals: May 15, 2019
About the Conference and Call for Papers
This conference is organized by the Ethnicity, Race, and Indigenous Peoples section of the Latin American Studies Association (ERIP-LASA), in collaboration with Gonzaga University and the Latin American and Caribbean Ethnic Studies journal (LACES). ERIP has more than 400 members representing diverse academic disciplines, including anthropology, history, sociology, political science, linguistics, Spanish and Portuguese, geography, literature, and the law. ERIP is committed to the promotion of research, teaching, and the exchange of ideas about all topics related to ethnicity, race relations, Indigenous peoples, Afro-descendants and other ethnic or racial groups in Latin America, the Caribbean, and across the Americas.
The ERIP 2019 Conference provides an opportunity for academics, graduate students, activists and practitioners in all the relevant disciplines to present panel, paper, and poster proposals on issues related to ERIP’s mission and areas of interest in the study of Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Americas.
ERIP 2019 seeks to bring together scholars from across disciplines, community-based knowledge producers, and activists whose work addresses contemporary and historical conceptions of indigeneity, ethnicity, and race and how these notions intersect with various political, cultural, social, legal, and economic projects that have engendered divisions, inequities, violence, and dispossessions within and across nation-states and the hemisphere. Submissions might explore impacts and legacies of colonialism and decolonization, imperialism, state-formation, citizenship regimes, populism, neoliberalism, extractivism, democratization, and/or pluriculturalism; as well as historical and contemporary contexts of resistances, non-Western paradigms, insurgencies, and civic and social movements undertaken by Indigenous and minority communities across the Americas. ERIP 2019 intends to provide a forum for discussion, debate, and critical engagement with respect to best paths moving forward in the face of complex challenges facing our contemporary world. Panels, papers, and posters on topics that engage the conference theme, “Bridges and Walls Across the Americas: Dialogues of Survivance, Endurance, and Resistance” are especially welcome and encouraged.
Travel Grants: ERIP, LACES, and Gonzaga University have jointly established a fund to assist participants’ travel from Latin America and the Caribbean, on a competitive basis. Instructions for travel grant applications can be found at the conference website: https://www.gonzaga.edu/ethnicity-race-indigenous-peoples-conference/registration/travel-grants
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON THE CONFERENCE:
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +1 (509) 313-6783
We are pleased to announce the Call for Participation for the 2019 Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology Annual Meeting, October 17-19 in Portland, Oregon. Our conference theme is “The Profession of Sociological Practice.” Please see the text below and attached flyer. We would appreciate it greatly if you would forward this mail to colleagues in your department, and others who may be interested in attending a professional conference dedicated to advancing the social and behavioral sciences in work, occupations, professions, and organizations, as well as networking with applied, clinical, and engaged public sociologists, and other professionals, at the 2019 AACS Annual Meeting.
Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology Annual Conference, October 17-19, 2019. Portland, Oregon. Theme: “The Profession of Sociological Practice.” In the last quarter century, applied and clinical sociologists have marshalled significant momentum to “professionalize” sociological practice. Join sociologists who serve the public in sundry occupations in the academic and non-academic workplace and professional marketplace. Open to all sociologists, social and behavioral scientists, and professionals who use social and behavioral science in business and industry, government, and academia. AACS Annual Meetings attract practicing sociologists and other professionals from around the world who know how to make a difference.
We don’t just present “papers” at AACS – we look for innovation and creativity in content and presentation form. Consider leading a professional development workshop, panel, roundtable, or poster session. Proposals that address teaching with an applied focus are also invited. Do you have a project to submit for the Social Design Award? Learn More. Program participants are invited to submit their presentations to the Journal of Applied Social Science, AACS’s Official peer-refereed journal, for publication.
AACS has a reputation as a student-friendly Association. Our annual meetings offer mentoring opportunities for students. Students who attend AACS Annual Meetings are encouraged to submit their papers for the Undergraduate and Graduate Student Paper Competition. Student teams are welcome to participate in the Client Problem-solving Competition.
AACS pre-conference professional development workshops are available on Thursday afternoon for a modest additional charge for non-members. Registration includes welcome and closing receptions, complimentary breakfasts by Embassy Suites with stay, keynote and presidential luncheons, and refreshments.
7th CONGRESS OF THE PORTUGUESE ANTHROPOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION
Lisbon, 4-7 June, 2019 (NOVA – School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universidade Nova de Lisboa)
Submission of paper proposals: until January 7, 2019
The period for submission of paper proposals is open until January 7, 2019. The 7th Congress of the Portuguese Anthropological Association (APA) will take place between June 4 and 7, 2019 in Lisbon, at NOVA – School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universidade Nova de Lisboa. To submit a paper proposal to the congress, proponents should first consult the list of approved panels and identify the most appropriate panel for their paper proposal. Paper proposals should be addressed directly to the panel coordinators using the contacts provided with the detailed information of each panel.
List of approved panels: http://apa2019.apantropologia.org/en/approved-panels/
Rules to submit a paper proposal: http://apa2019.apantropologia.org/en/call-for-papers/
The 7th APA congress aims to discuss the condition of being human and being in the world today, 2019. A year of a possible calendar among many other available. Without identifying themes, reference words, categories or classifications, 2019 marks a stage in the social and natural history of the planet. The openness suggested in an ‘untitled’ congress also points to an anthropology without conceptual, thematic or epistemological boundaries. It is life in itself that interests anthropology, anthropologies, thinking the gerund of human existence, others and the rest from multiple interpretive possibilities. After all, anthropology is practiced on everything and everyone in a project of knowledge that remains inexhaustible in terms of what exists and is to come.
By simply proposing 2019, APA recognizes that the terrain of anthropology goes beyond the most obvious – on the most immediate scales of perception possible from the condition of being human. In a time when we also talk about societal, anthropocentric, climate change or end of the world challenges, the intentionally open proposal is an invitation to think about everything that affects the past, present and future unequally lived by humans and nonhumans.
2019 marks the 30 years of APA as an Association that represents anthropology and anthropologists who speak Portuguese or who work in Portugal. It is a congress celebrating a journey seen as a process under construction and for which so many have contributed. May 2019 be the first of more 30 years of Portuguese anthropology in the world.
Further information: http://apa2019.apantropologia.org/
Society for Ethnomusicology 2019 Annual Meeting – Bloomington, IN, Nov 7-10, 2019
The Society for Ethnomusicology will hold its 64th Annual Meeting on November 7-10, 2019, at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. The meeting will be hosted by Indiana University in conjunction with the IU Bicentennial (1820-2020). For the Call for Proposals, abstract submission instructions, and preliminary meeting information, please visit the SEM 2019 area of the SEM website (www.ethnomusicology.org).
In conjunction with the SEM Annual Meeting, two concurrent pre-conference symposia will be presented on November 6: “Film as Ethnography, Activism, and Public Work in Ethnomusicology” and “Heritage and the Politics of Inclusion in Latin American Brass Bands.”