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Mar
1
Fri
2019 International Field School on Site Formation, Stratigraphy, and Geoarchaeology in the Athenian Agora
Mar 1 all-day

International Field School on Site Formation, Stratigraphy, and Geoarchaeology in the Athenian Agora

 

Deadline: March 1, 2019

 

The Malcolm H. Wiener Laboratory for Archaeological Science (ASCSA) in collaboration with the ASCSA Excavations at the Athenian Agora offers a full week-long Field School on Site Formation, Stratigraphy, and Geoarchaeology in the Athenian Agora. Dr. Panagiotis (Takis) Karkanas, director of the Wiener Laboratory and Paul Goldberg, Professorial Research Fellow University of Wollongong, will supervise the intensive field school. Registered students will be involved in interdisciplinary field research in the Athenian Agora primarily focused on archaeological context, geoarchaeology, and material sciences. Through field observations, laboratory analysis, and lectures, the students will receive instruction in the study and analysis of archaeological sediments and deposits, as well as gain experience in the recording of stratigraphy, and the understanding site formation processes. A maximum of 12 students will be accepted for the course. Preference is given to advanced students and post-docs with a background in archaeology, and preferably some exposure to the natural sciences as well.

The cost for Room and Board is 300 euros for the entire week. Travel costs to Greece and to the site are not included.

The course will take place from June 2 to 8, 2019. Applications should be submitted no later than 1st March via the online application form: https://ascsa.submittable.com/submit/127620/international-field-school-on-site-formation-stratigraphy-and-geoarchaeology-in

Application materials include one paragraph explaining why the candidate is interested in participating in the course, a CV, a list of grades (unofficial transcript), and names and email addresses of two referees.

Participants who successfully complete the course of instruction will receive a certificate detailing the content of the field school.

Textbooks: Reconstructing Archaeological sites 2019 by Panagiotis Karkanas and Paul Goldberg (Wiley Blackwell), Practical and Theoretical Geoarchaeology 2006 by Paul Goldberg and Richard I. Macphail (Blackwell) and Microarchaeology 2010 by Stephen Weiner (Cambridge University Press).

A syllabus will be emailed 3 weeks before the start of the field school.

For further information or questions, please contact Dr. Panagiotis (Takis) Karkanas at  [email protected].

Call for Papers:  Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora
Mar 1 all-day

Call for Papers:  Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora

10th Biennial Conference, November 5-9, 2019

The College of William & Mary

Williamsburg, Virginia, USA

 

Remembrance, Renaissance, Revolution: The Meaning of Freedom in the African World Over Time and Space

Proposal Submission Deadline: 1st March, 2019

The year 2019 marks the four hundredth anniversary of the origins of slavery in what became the United States with the arrival of approximately twenty Africans in modern-day Jamestown, Virginia in August 1619. Described in English records as “twenty and odd” Negroes, these captive Africans from West-Central Africa reflected the growing intensity of the Transatlantic Slave Trade, the world’s largest forced migration that connected Africa, Europe, the Americas, the Caribbean, and Asia. This global system of migration, enslavement, and oppression was critical to the making of the modern world. Throughout the Black world, unfortunately, the emancipation of enslaved people did not result in full freedom.Moreover, decades of European worldwide colonial domination, especially within the African continent, further obstructed people of African descent in the global political economy, with a continued impact in the present day.

Africa is the birthplace of humankind, and under a multiplicity of circumstances, African descendants have dispersed and migrated to every corner of the globe. These numerous African diasporas are marked variously by (in)voluntary movement, servitude, trade, military/imperial objectives, and cultural, academic, and professional ambition. This broader understanding provides new opportunities to fully appreciate the complex histories and creative cultures of today’s many African diasporas. Despite vast differences across and within contemporary African diasporas around the globe, there remain broad commonalities of marginalization, exclusion and relative material deprivation for African-descended people in their respective societies. The contemporary world has seen a resurgence of blatant racism, xenophobia, misogyny, homophobia, and other forms of intolerance directed towards the African-descended and other communities racially constructed as “others”. But despite past and present horrors, African-descended peoples across the globe have survived and thrived, remembering their pasts and re-envisioning their futures in ways that continue to lead to and strive for renaissance, freedom, and revolution in the contemporary world.

ASWAD invites panel and individual paper proposal submissions for its 10th biennial conference to be held in Williamsburg, VA (USA), November 5 to 9, 2019 on the campus of the College of William and Mary to discuss, examine, and reflect on the legacies of enslavement and the meaning(s) of freedom for people of African descent nationally and globally on the four hundredth anniversary of the origins of slavery in what became the United States. We also seek papers that interrogate the many other diasporas that began (and continue) in Africa, and continue to flourish in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, South and Central America, the Caribbean and the Pacific/Indian Ocean basins.  We are particularly interested in panels and papers on the conference themes of remembrance, renaissance, and revolution in the many African diasporas across time and space. However, we encourage papers from any time period and topic related to the study of the African-descended.

As an interdisciplinary organization, ASWAD invites presentations that illuminate the lives of Africans and African descendants from scholars of any discipline, including the humanities, social sciences, performing arts, education, physical sciences, life and health sciences, engineering, and computer science. We aim to collaborate with activist and intellectual communities around sustained dialogue involving the black diaspora and the meaning of freedom across time and space, and the historical and contemporary legacies of slavery.

In addition to academics, ASWAD welcomes artists, activists, journalists, and independent scholars with specific interests in one or more of the many African Diasporas. We are especially keen to forge and to enhance collaborations between academics, independent scholars, and community members.

We encourage proposals that align with the conference theme. Suggested panel themes include, but are not limited to the following:

  1. Slavery, Abolition, and Reparations
  2. Freedom, Resistance, and Revolution
  3. UN International Decade for People of African Descent, 2015-2024
  4. Importance of Remembering the Year 1619
  5. Humanitarianism and Human Rights across the African World
  6. Diasporic Feminisms, Women, Girls, and Global Africa
  7. Political Economy, Globalization, Migration, and the African Diaspora
  8. Religion, Power, and Praxis in the African Diaspora
  9. Music, Performance, and Cultural Activism in Africa and the Black World
  10. Families, Community, and the Black World
  11. The State, Citizenship, and Civil Society
  12. Black Lives Matter, Reaja ou Será MortaReaja ou Será Morto;Mass Incarceration, State Violence, and Resistance across the African World
  13. Black Queer Diasporas and Black LGBTQ People
  14. White Nationalism, Racism, Xenophobia, and the Contemporary Black World
  15. The Chesapeake and the African Diaspora
  16. Food, Health, Wellness, and Global Africa
  17. The Environment, Climate Change, Sustainability, and the African World
  18. Media, Representations, and Black People
  19. Literature and Translating the African Diaspora and Black Identities
  20. Social Media, Electronic Mediations, Digital Mobilities, and Technological Connectivities
  21. Diasporic communities in the Asian/Pacific World: China, India, Japan, etc.
  22. Sports and Black Athletes
  23. Temporality, Memory, and the African Diaspora
  24. Pedagogy, Higher Education, Community, and Activism
  25. Labor Organizing in Local and Transnational Contexts
  26. Black Europe
  • Geographies, Space, and Place
  • African Diasporic Futures: Challenges and Opportunities
  • Pre-Atlantic Slave Trade Diasporas
  • Diasporic Communities in the Middle East
  • Trade, Labor, and Economic Migration Diasporas
  • Professional/Educational Diasporas
  • Cultural and Ethnic- Identified Diasporas (i.e. Yoruba diasporas)
  • “State of the Field” Panels

Information about Excursions:   The conference will take participants out of the academic setting and into local Virginia communities. Conference attendees will visit prominent historic sites and participate in community events, such as the “Day of Remembrance” at Point Comfort, the first landing place of Africans in 1619. They will tour Fort Monroe, the site of liberation of 100,000 blacks who escaped slavery during the Civil War; sites of the Underground Railroad and runaway slave maroon communities; the Nat Turner Trail and the Emancipation Oak at Hampton University. The conference coincides with an African Diaspora Food Festival, to be held in Williamsburg from November 8-10, 2019. Showcasing African, Caribbean, South American, African American and Native American cuisines and cultures, the Festival speaks to the diasporic nature of the ASWAD conference. The ASWAD conference will conclude with a tour of Richmond’s historic Jackson Ward, viewing of 1619 exhibits at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the Virginia Museum of History and Culture and a closing reception at the Institute of Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMISSIONS OF PROPOSALS

All ASWAD conference presenters must be members of ASWAD.

To join or renew, please click here: https://aswad.memberclicks.net/

Whole panel proposals will be given priority in the review process. Please submit a panel proposal of no more than 200 words for thematic panels consisting of no more than four panelists, and a possible discussant. Proposals must include paper abstracts of no more than 150 words and bios of no more than 50 words for each presenter. All participants must be members of ASWAD in good standing at the time of abstract submission.

The deadline for Panel/Paper Proposals is March 1, 2019 and acceptance notification is expected April 1, 2019. Confirmation of attendance and paid conference registration are required by May 15, 2019.

To submit proposals, please click here:  ASWAD Proposal Submission 2019

Mentoring Sessions:   ASWAD 2019 will also feature special mentoring sessions open to registered conference attendees (Sign-up details will be posted at a later date).

Note:  For an online version of this Call for Papers please click here:  ASWAD CFP 2019

The International Year of Indigenous Languages 2019: Perspectives Conference
Mar 1 all-day

1st Call for Proposals
The International Year of Indigenous Languages 2019: Perspectives Conference
Purdue University Fort Wayne, Indiana
October 31 – November 2, 2019
https://iyil2019perspectives.org/

 

About the conference
The conference will celebrate the United Nations’ International Year of Indigenous Languages from a variety of perspectives including policy, education, linguistic, community, and others. Experts from around the globe have been invited to participate in panels, present keynote talks, and share their work and experiences in promoting Indigenous languages. Conference themes will include, but are not limited to the following:

• Community achievements and Indigenous languages
• Community collaborations and partnerships
• Educational policy for language revitalization and maintenance
• Indigenous languages in the contemporary world
• Indigenous voices in popular culture (e.g. social media, fiction, poetry, film, hip hop)
• Indigenous languages and multilingualism
• Diaspora and Indigenous language learning

While proposals that address these themes are especially encouraged, proposals on other subjects related to Indigenous languages are also welcomed.

In the spirit of this celebration, participants will share their experiences and knowledge and thus bring community voices, policy voices, and academic voices together.

Presentation format: Paper, poster, performance, and technology or other type of showcase

Presentation time slots: Papers and performances will be allowed 30 minutes (20 minutes for presentation + 10 minutes for questions and answers). Poster presentations will run during a determined time slot, but posters will be displayed throughout the day of the poster presentation. Technology or other type of showcases may choose between a presentation time slot or an exhibit booth.

Proposal deadline: March 1, 2019

Notification of acceptance: April 1, 2019

Proposal submission information

  • Language: Proposals should be submitted in English, but presentations can be in any language (we ask that presenters ensure that translation in English is made possible in order to be accessible to all participants, while we cannot provide translators we will work with presenters as needed to this end). Because we anticipate a number of non-experts to participate in the conference, we ask that your proposals and, if accepted, your presentations and posters be devoid of technical jargon and directed towards a non-expert audience.
  • Number of proposals: Authors may submit no more than one individual and one co authored proposal, or no more than two co-authored proposals
  • Content: Proposals should describe the content of the presentation, including the intended audience and how it relates to the conference themes
  • Length: Please limit your proposal to 500 words, not including references
  • Anonymity: To facilitate blind peer review, please do not include your name or affiliation in your proposal or filename. Your proposal should only include your presentation title, proposal content, and list of references (if applicable)
  • Format: Please submit your abstract as a PDF file or as a Word document
  • Due date: Proposals are due by March 1, 2019
  • Submission system: We will use the EasyChair Proposal submission system. To be able to use this system, you will first need to sign up for a free EasyChair Author account, if you don’t already have one. From there you can submit your abstract as an Author and make any updates or modifications to your proposal submission up to the submission deadline. Submit your proposal here to EasyChair. If you should have questions about the system, please contact Carmen Jany at [email protected]
  • Other submission possibilities: Hard copy submissions will be accepted from those who do not have Internet access. Please send one hard copy of your proposal, along with the following information: (1) your name, (2) affiliation, (3) mailing address, (4) phone number, (5) email address, and (6) title of your paper. Hard copies must be post-marked on or before March 15, 2019 and may be sent to:

    IYIL Conference/Carmen Jany
    5500 University Parkway
    San Bernardino, CA, United States 92407

Mar
8
Fri
2019 Summer Repository Research Fellowship
Mar 8 all-day

The Indiana University Institute for Advanced Study is now accepting applications for its 2019 Summer Repository Research Fellowship (SRRF). This program funds a two-week residential fellowship for a community scholar or faculty member from outside Indiana University Bloomington to conduct in-depth research in the collections of one or more of our partner repositories. The fellowship provides funding for travel costs, accommodation, per diem, and a two-week stipend.

This program is particularly appropriate for projects that involve ongoing collaboration with Indiana University Bloomington repositories or departments and/or research collaborations involving IUB faculty members. We especially welcome applications from Minority Serving Institutions, community colleges, and source communities.

This initiative is intended to advance research in the rich collections of the IU Bloomington campus and to build partnerships between scholars at and beyond IUB. Please note: This fellowship supports research in IU Bloomington’s unique collections; the application should focus on materials that cannot be accessed elsewhere. Projects concentrating on items that can be purchased, borrowed through interlibrary loan, or utilized effectively from a distance via digital surrogates are not within the scope of this program.

Applications are due by March 8, 2019. Applicants must consult with a repository staff member about their proposed project and research logistics before submitting an application.

For the Summer 2019 program, we are partnering with more than a dozen archives, libraries, and museums on campus. For application materials, the complete list of partner repositories, and additional information, please visit our website at https://iasweb.webtest.iu.edu/research-support/fellows/summer-repo-research-fellowship/index.html

Questions about the fellowship should be addressed to IU IAS Associate Director Suzanne Godby Ingalsbe at [email protected]. Questions about collections, access, and similar issues should be directed to repository staff members.

Mar
10
Sun
Call for Applications for the International Summer School Problematizing Morality
Mar 10 all-day

Call for Applications for the International Summer School

Problematizing Morality

Ethnographic Approaches to the Normative Dimensions of Everyday Life

September 24 – 27, 2019 – Tübingen, Germany

 

In recent years, the social sciences have both undergone and propelled a “moral turn”, synchronized to an advancing moralization of public and political discourse and practice. Two main lines of argument infuse this turn: The location of morality and its relation to power. Morality should neither be conceived of as individual predispositions nor as discrete spheres of sociality. Instead, everyday life can be comprehend as imbued with moral valuation and reasoning: The social is ultimately the arena of the ethical. Considering the broad interest in researching morality and the normative dimensions of everyday life, this Summer School aims to provide a platform for early career researchers to contribute to these debates, facilitating international and interdisciplinary dialogue, and highlighting the dimension of morality as objects of study. By emphasizing the articulation of the moral to power and by refining conceptual differentiations (such as the inherent relation between morality and religion), the Summer School aims to sound out and deepen the understanding of the moral dimensions of social life by analyzing their “problematization”. In such problematizations morality comes into being as an object of reflection that can be contested and claimed. At their heart lies the nexus between morality and emotions. Morals are part of and informed by “emotional ideologies” resulting in perceptions which differ significantly and are prone for conflict.

 

We want to open a space for inquiring into the processes in which moral and ethical claims acquire normative power and how this normativity is contested; the ways actors practice and relate to these claims; how they navigate through moral conflicts; and finally how they envision, strive for and live a life that matters, conceived of as ‘good’ and ‘right’.

To this end, we welcome applications from ethnographers working on questions of morality from different disciplines and at different career stages (PhD students, postdocs and early-career scholars). Combining lectures, workshops, and master classes conducted by renowned scholars in the field, the Summer School offers profound theoretical input and different formats for exchange. These include the presentation of participants’ research, theoretical discussion, and time for reflecting methodological matters and research ethics.

 

Arenas of Problematization – Master Classes

  1. Power, Critique, Legitimacy: Standing on the right side

Moral conflicts are driven by and foster antagonal positions – the need to morally stand on the right side –, invested with claims for authority and legitimacy. The ambiguity of positioning in a continuum of possibilities is reduced to a dichotomous moral scheme. In moralized conflicts “legitimate” and “uninhabitable” positions evolve. This cluster seeks to address the normative (political, epistemic, emotional) regimes underlying questions of legitimacy and authority, as well as their contestation, the unfolding conflicts, and processes of hierarchization.

 

  1. Cohabitation, Fellowship, Conviviality: Being a good fellow human

If living is ultimately living with others, imaginaries of the good life contain ideas of proper cohabitation, solidarity and mutual obligation. On this ground, the Summer School asks how togetherness is organized along moral beliefs, thereby constituting social groups, but also disciplining members and creating “moral outsiders”. It inquires how actors position themselves as moral beings within and against their social surroundings, contesting established group-boundaries and opening new spaces of “being-with”.

 

  1. Subjectivity, Individuality, Self-Fashioning: Living a good life

The problematization of morality engenders different forms of ethical subjectivities, distributing differing modes of (individual) agency and responsibility. These processes of subjectivation can be understood as forms of self-governance based on introspection and reflexivity. This cluster seeks to address the ways in which actors navigate the expectations and practices of living a good, meaningful, successful life they are invested in – ranging from striving for happiness, joy, and a sense of purpose, to (alternative) ways of consumption, civic or environmental engagement.

 

Lecturers and Master Class Teachers

Prof. Dr. Jarrett Zigon (University of Virginia, USA)

Prof. Dr. Moritz Ege (University of Göttingen, Germany)

Dr. Tilmann Heil (University of Leuven, Belgium)

Prof. Dr. Pamela E. Klassen (University of Toronto, Canada)

 

Application

If you want to apply for participating the Summer School, please submit (in English):

  • Letter of Motivation (up to 1500 words), specifying your interest in the Summer School and its relation to your research profile
  • short CV
  • short Abstract (250 words) of the research project you would like to present, addressing one or more of the Summer School’s topics.

 

The deadline for submission is March 10, 2019 – 12 AM CET.

 

Applicants will be notified by the beginning of April 2019.

Please submit your application (incl. Letter of Motivation, CV, research abstract) in one pdf-document via email to [email protected]

 

Practical Matters

The participation fee of 35 EUR covers lunch and coffee breaks. The Summer School will be held in English.

Participants will be expected to give a 25-minute presentation on their current research in one of the master classes, to contribute to the discussion groups, and to participate in the Summer School in full.

Participants are expected to cover their travel and accommodation expenses. We can, however, offer free accommodation for up to 10 participants. Additionally, we hope to be able to provide travel funding in exceptional cases for a limited number of participants.

Please state in your application if you require any of these provisions, e.g. if your institution will not cover these expenses.

 

The International Summer School is jointly organized by members of the Institute of Historical and Cultural Anthropology, the Collaborative Research Center 923 “Threatened Order – Societies under Stress”, and the Department of Sociology. It is funded by the Institutional Strategy of the University of Tübingen (ZUK 63) and the University’s Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences.

Mar
13
Wed
2019 Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Competition for Recent PhDs
Mar 13 @ 9:00 pm – 9:00 pm

ACLS invites applications for the ninth competition of the Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows program. This year, the program will place up to 21 recent PhDs from the humanities and humanistic social sciences in two-year term staff positions at partnering organizations in government and the nonprofit sector. Fellows will participate in the substantive work of these organizations and receive professional mentoring. Fellows receive a stipend of $68,000 per year and have access to individual health insurance, a relocation allowance, and up to $3,000 to be used toward professional development activities over the course of the fellowship term.

This initiative, made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, aims to expand the role of doctoral education in the United States by demonstrating that the capacities developed in the advanced study of the humanities have wide application, both within and beyond the academy. The Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows program allows PhDs to gain career-building experience in fields such as public policy, development, conservation, arts and culture, and media.

ACLS seeks applications from recent PhDs who aspire to careers in administration, management, and public service by choice rather than circumstance. Competitive applicants will be able to demonstrate sincere interest in the field of work of their selected fellowship and will have a record of success in both academic and extra-academic endeavors.

Applicants must:

  1. have a PhD in the humanities or humanistic social sciences (see note on eligible fields below) conferred between September 1, 2015 and June 21, 2019
  2. defend and file/deposit their completed dissertations no later than April 5, 2019, and be prepared to verify this with official university documentation during the review and selection process
  3. possess US citizenship or permanent resident status

Prospective applicants should read through all the fellowship positions listed below and choose the one position that best fits their career goals. (Applicants may apply to only one position.)

The deadline for submitted applications is Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 9pm EDT.

 

FELLOWSHIP DETAILS

  • Stipend: $68,000 per year, health insurance coverage for the fellow, a relocation allowance, and up to $3,000 in professional development funds over the course of the fellowship
  • Tenure: Two years; start date on August 1 or September 3, 2019, depending on the fellowship position
  • Applications will be accepted only through the ACLS Online Fellowship Application system (ofa.acls.org). Please do not contact any of the organizations directly.
  • Application deadline: March 13, 2019, 9pm EDT
  • Notification of application status will occur by email starting late-May 2019.
Mar
14
Thu
AES / ALLA / ABA Joint Spring 2019 Conference
Mar 14 – Mar 16 all-day

Conference Theme: Ethnographic Futures
Hosts: AES / ALLA / ABA
Conference Dates: March 14 to 16, 2019
Location: Washington University in St. Louis
Website: https://americanethnologist.org/meetings/spring-conference/aes-2019
CfP deadline: January 28, 2019
Registration Prices: Students $40 / $45 (member / non-member); Professional $140 / $145 (member / non-member
Travel Diversity Grant deadline & information: January 28; [email protected]

 

The AES 2019 spring conference will be co-sponsored by Association of Latina and Latino Anthropologists (ALLA) and Association of Black Anthropologists (ABA). It will be held at Washington University in St Louis (MO) from Thursday, March 14th to Saturday, March 16th.

Ethnographic Futures

We are not in normal times. At least according to some. For others, the perverse assaults against bodies, land, science, and justice have merely become more visible and contestable. At a minimum, people around the world and in the United States are experiencing uncertainty, violations, and anxieties. How are anthropologists strategically positioned to reflect on and theorize this uncertainty and ab-normalcy while bringing to the foreground local articulations of hope, emancipatory politics, and meaning-making? For our Spring 2019 meeting, we invite anthropologists and other scholars and activists to join the American Ethnological Society (AES), the Association of Latina and Latino Anthropologists (ALLA), and the Association for Black Anthropologists (ABA) in St. Louis to consider possible unfoldings of the future in specific locales, worlds, and lifeways. Five years after protests in Ferguson around racialized police brutality, Ethnographic Futures will convene in nearby St. Louis to explore how people with whom we study and collaborate imagine, create, participate, and refuse. This includes possibilities for mobilizing and challenging dominant structures but also the quotidian practices of caring, laboring, and celebrating. As some blur lines between the academy and activism, while others push back on disruptions of traditional geographic and disciplinary boundaries, we invite reflections on the future and the ethnographic. Both a method of knowing and a practice of representation (texts, photography, documentaries, teaching), ethnography is itself part of and a challenge to certain futures.

Questions? Contact [email protected]

Sign up to receive conference updates via email: https://goo.gl/forms/bPG6pr7Df0o4kJSm1

Mar
15
Fri
The Conference on Mediterranean Linguistic Anthropology 2019
Mar 15 all-day

The Conference on Mediterranean Linguistic Anthropology 2019

Bounded languages, Unbounded

The politics of identity remain central to the mediation of language change. Here, boundaries rise and fall, thus motivating the ephemeral nature of community. The Mediterranean region is one replete with histories and power struggles, clearly demarcating nation, community, and ethnicity. Identities, language ideologies, and the languages themselves, have sought boundedness, dynamics which have indeed sought change over eons, through demographic and geographic movements, through geopolitics, through technological innovation. In a current era of technological advancement, transnational fluidity, intellectual power, capitalism, and new sexualities, we question, once again, the boundedness of language and identity, and ways in which to unbound languages and ideologies. However, mroe than before, we now increasingly require anthropological toil, so to innovative ways to locate these ideologies and their fluid boundaries, actively. We now then need to unbound these languages, and their ideologies, so to arrive at progressive realizations, and to rectify, or at least see past, the segregations of old.

The theme for the COMELA 2019,

Bounded languages, Unbounded

encapsulates an ongoing struggle throughout Mediterranean regions. The continuous tension between demarcation, yet concurrent legitimization, of languages, language ideologies, and language identities, has now entered an era where new modes of interactivity require language communities to take on roles superordinate to the past, and where flexible citizenship now operates within, and not only across, language communities.

For more information about the CFP, please visit the website.

 

Abstract and poster proposal submission

Opens: August 13, 2018 at midnight (CET Time)
Closes: January 25, 2019 at midnight (CET Time)

CFP: Ecology and Religion in 19th Century Studies
Mar 15 all-day

Ecology and Religion in 19th Century Studies is a flightless, multi-site conference that invites interdisciplinary attention to confluences between environmental and religious perspectives and practices in the long Anglophone nineteenth century (1780-1900). The conference will be broadcast online from four participating sites:

• Armstrong Browning Library at Baylor University (Texas)
• Lancaster University (UK)
• University of Washington (Seattle)
• Georgetown University (Washington, D.C.)

This conference calls for attention both to earlier religious environmental consciousness and to the environmental impact of our scholarship today. According to TerraPass, air travel for an average international conference generates roughly 100 metric tons (mT) of carbon dioxide equivalents, the same greenhouse-gas impact as consuming 11,252 gallons of gasoline, burning 109,409 pounds of coal, or driving 245,098 miles in a passenger vehicle. In addition to avoiding air travel, we hope to lower barriers of cost and transportation, thereby enabling a more diverse and inclusive range of participation than is often possible at international conferences.

Rather than seeking to replace physical with digital networking, this conference will take a hybrid approach by linking several international sites. Events will be live-streamed on a shared conference website, where, after the conference dates, they will also be recorded for future access.

The Call for Papers is available on the Ecology and Religion in 19th Century Studies conference site: baylor.edu/library/ecologyreligion. I encourage you to visit the site and submit a proposal for a paper or panel session. I look forward to your submission and to our engagement with one another through this new way of conferencing.

Mar
18
Mon
CEPID Center for the Study of Violence Post-doctoral Fellowships
Mar 18 all-day

CEPID Center for the Study of Violence Post-doctoral fellowships opportunities

Program: Building Democracy Daily: human rights, violence and institutional trust (CEPID-FAPESP).

The Center for the Study of Violence of the University of São Paulo is selecting eight post-doctoral fellows to develop research projects in the referred program, with duration of at least one year, with the possibility of renewal, and planned to begin in May 2019.

The objective of the research program is to analyze how the legitimacy of key institutions for democracy is constructed or jeopardized, by exploring the contacts between citizens and civil servants from local public services in representative areas of the city of São Paulo.

The post-doctoral (PD) fellows are expected to lead theoretical and empirical research in the program, aside from other regular activities such as organizing seminars, preparing papers, supervising undergraduate students, disseminating research results and cooperating with the educational projects.

Find below the list of research topics for the proposals

Topic 1: Legitimacy, violence, punishment and democracy
1.1. Legitimacy from the perspective of citizens
1.2. Relationships of authority in police organizations and courts
1.3. Legal socialization of adolescents
1.4. Cities, organized crime and prisons

Topic 2: Methodological studies focused on legitimacy, youth, violence and cities
2.1. Longitudinal studies
2.2. Research from Big Data
2.3. Public opinion, discourses and social representations

Topic 3: Project Human Rights Observatories in Schools (PODHE)

Application deadline: March 18, 2019.

For further information on the specific research themes and requirements for application, please visit: http://english.nevusp.org/blog/2019/01/29/call-post-doc-fellowship/