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Immigration, Ethnic Mobilities, and Diasporic Communities in a Transnational World
The Canadian Ethnic Studies Association (CESA) invites panel and/or paper proposals for its upcoming conference on the theme of “Immigration, Ethnic Mobilities, Diasporic Communities and Transnationalism in a Transnational World”. Departing from the traditional ethnic-studies- in-Canada perspective, the theme of this CESA conference intends to explicitly connect with transnationalism allowing reflection of current, dynamic and ongoing transformations of Canada and its ethnic community landscape in a globalized era. Constant population movements within, but also across national borders, alongside a much more extensive and complex communicational, informational and exchange network, are permanent features of a globalized world. Both population movements and intricate exchange networks signal the multiple economic, cultural, social, ideological and symbolic mobilities within and across states in transnational social spaces.
Such radical changes in the Canadian multicultural state necessitate that we recast traditional Canadian ethnic studies beyond ethnic communities to encompass (im)migrant movements, “mobilities,” not only within Canada but also over and beyond Canada. Even if it has been a myth that historians have debunked that previous immigrants to Canada rarely moved again globally, contemporary (im)migrants have complex and diverse forms of mobilities which have surpassed those of any previous imagination and have called into question not just borders, sovereignty and national states but also citizenship, belonging and the very nature of our multicultural mosaic. Furthermore, although for some mobility is a privilege that they enjoy and a tool they utilize to improve their social locations, for many mobility is forced, unwanted, and even resisted. What are the forces behind the creation of transnational social spaces, the mechanisms, routes, and processes, as well as the consequences of these radical changes in Canada and globally? How exactly do they change the Canadian multicultural mosaic, citizenship, identities and belonging? What can we expect of the 21st century with respect to such phenomena? Within this larger problematic, CESA invites theoretical and empirically-based papers, fully formed panels or presentations in other formats, addressing, from a variety of disciplinary or interdisciplinary perspectives, more specific topics such as:
- The future of immigration, ethnic studies, and multiculturalism
- Intersections of immigration and race, class and gender
- Voluntary and forced mobilities: Refugees and the Canadian state
- Youth, ethnicity, and identity in multicultural Canada
- Ethnic communities, global diasporas and transnationalism in Canada
- “Homelands”: Memories, reconstructions, returns and directions forward
- Citizenship and belonging in transnational spaces
- Gender, class, and ethnic intersections in transnationalism
- The future of transnational and ethnic mobilities in an unsettled world
Conference organizers welcome proposals for papers, panels, roundtables, posters and video presentations that address any of these and other related topics. Organizers invite submissions from a variety of perspectives, academic disciplines, and areas of study. We will endeavour to make a decision shortly after the abstract is received in order to facilitate those who need verification of their acceptance for travel funding purposes at their own institutions.
Who should attend? In addition to members of the Canadian Ethnic Studies Association, the conference will be relevant to a wide range of people interested in history, ethnicity, race, immigration and citizenship issues in Canada and internationally. University professors, graduate students, other researchers and teachers; policymakers and civil servants from all levels of government; those who work in various non-governmental organizations, as well as those involved as frontline workers delivering various kinds of social services – all of these will find that this conference offers them worthwhile information, challenging critical perspectives, and an opportunity to network and discuss important issues with people from across the country and from a variety of academic disciplines and institutional perspectives. A special issue of the Canadian Ethnic Studies Journal will showcase selected papers from the conference. To be considered for publication, papers must be submitted no later than four weeks after the conference. Papers must be written in accordance with the journal’s guidelines.
All abstracts should be no longer than 250 words and will be refereed by the CESA Program Committee. Individual conference presentations will normally be 20 minutes in length, and conference sessions will be 90 minutes. Abstracts should be directed electronically to [email protected].
CESA will provide a $600 subsidy for conference presenters who stay at the Banff Springs Hotel. This subsidy will be provided for the first 50 presenters who register for the conference.
Please visit our new website: http://www.cesa-scee.ca for more information.
The deadline for submission of proposals for papers, sessions, panels, roundtables, and poster presentations is February 15th, 2018.
Russell Sage Foundation – 2019 Summer Institutes
Dates: June 16 – 29, 2019
Application Deadline: February 20, 2019
The Russell Sage Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation will sponsor the third Summer Institute in Computational Social Science, to be held at Princeton University from June 16 – 29, 2019. The purpose of the two-week institute is to introduce graduate students and beginning faculty in the social and data sciences (broadly conceived) to computational social science—the use of digital-age data sources and methods to conduct social research. The program will highlight issues about access, privacy, and confidentiality that are raised by the emergence of computational data and methods. In addition to the event at Princeton, there will also be partner locations run by alumni of the 2017 and 2018 Summer Institute, which will be hosted at other universities. Participation is restricted to Ph.D. students, postdoctoral researchers, and untenured faculty within 7 years of the Ph.D. Most participant costs, including housing, meals, and travel will be covered. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and fields of study, especially applicants from groups currently under-represented in computational social science. Detailed information about the summer institute and applying can be found here: https://www.russellsage.org/
Questions should be directed to Chris Bail at [email protected].
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].
1st Call for Proposals
The International Year of Indigenous Languages 2019: Perspectives Conference
Purdue University Fort Wayne, Indiana
October 31 – November 2, 2019
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
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.
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.
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
The German Studies Association (https://www.thegsa.org/) is continuing its tradition of posting information in the spring newsletter about dissertations completed in any area of German (that means: Austrian, German, Swiss, German diasporic) Studies (any discipline or interdisciplinary). If you received your Ph.D. in 2017 or 2018, you may be listed in the GSA’s spring 2019 newsletter (no repeats, however!). If you have supervised a dissertation that was completed in 2017 or 2018 that has not already been listed, please encourage the author to submit a description following the guidelines below.
Send an email to Janet Ward ([email protected]) anytime before March 17, 2019.
Please type “GSA dissertation list” in the subject line.
Be sure to include (in this order, please):
1. Name (Last, first)
2. Title of dissertation
3. Institution and department in which it was defended
4. Name of dissertation director(s)
5. Month and Year of Defense (or degree if no defense)
6. Abstract of the dissertation of 200 or fewer words in either English or German. (150 words is desired length, 200 words an absolute limit. Longer abstracts will be shortened)
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/
Deadline for all calls: March 30, 2019
ADVANCED ACADEMIA: Fellowships for International Scholars
The Centre for Advanced Study Sofia (CAS Sofia) announces a Call for Applications for its 2019/2020 In-Residence Advanced Academia Fellowships for International Scholars in the field of the humanities and the social sciences.
ADVANCED ACADEMIA: Fellowships for Bulgarian Scholars
– 9-month fellowships for Bulgarian scholars at the Centre for Advanced Study Sofia for 2019-2020.
RE-LINK ADVANCED ACADEMIA* Fellowships for Bulgarian Diaspora
– 3-month fellowships for Bulgarian scholars residing abroad.
ADVANCED ACADEMIA: Pforzheimer Senior Fellowship
Advanced Academia programme offers opportunity for Senior Bulgarian scholars to apply for 5-month research fellowships at CAS.
Call for Applications: GERDA HENKEL Fellowship
The five-month in-residence fellowships are granted under the framework of the CAS Advanced Academia programme and support PhD holders from the following countries: Afghanistan, China, and the former Soviet space.
CAS Sofia is an independent Institute with international and multidisciplinary profile. Located in Sofia, Bulgaria, it promotes high-level scholarship in the social sciences and the humanities. In addition to supporting focus-group research, CAS Sofia invites outstanding scholars to pursue their individual research projects during in-residence periods of up to five months.
More details can be found on our web-page: http://cas.bg/en/news-and-events.html?showmonth=1&eventList=2019-03-1
The 2019 Annual Meeting of the American Folklore Society
October 16-19, 2019 • Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor • Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Proposal submission deadline: March 31, 2019
You can’t stop the people of Baltimore, Maryland, from expressing the enduring traditions that define this City of Neighborhoods, where community-based efforts drive culture, spark change, and sustain place-making. Come to Baltimore and experience what it means to be community driven in a city that illuminates the diverse geographies and peoples of Maryland and the surrounding region—urban, rural, Appalachian, and estuarine.
This meeting will explore what it means for the folklore world to be of, by and for the people—community driven. We invite participants to reveal how communities use the tools of folklore to build partnerships, foster innovation and sustainability, respond to injustice, and create conditions for reconciliation in a time of division and distraction; to explore community-driven curation and preservation in a digitally connected world; and to participate in discussions on building capacity to help folklorists better serve the communities with whom they work. Equally, we invite reflections on folklore as an instrument for constructing and shaping communities themselves, recognizing that this is not always a benevolent process for either insiders or outsiders.
In focusing on what is community driven, we also draw attention to:
- Local responses and resistance
- Work fostering new connections
- Grassroots curations of action and sustainability
- The role of cultural workers in sustaining communities and expressive life
- The value of (and definitions of) community in times of division
- Folk and vernacular culture in a digitally connected world
- Community resilience and solidarity on the front lines of climate change
The Annual Meeting of the American Folklore Society will bring hundreds of US and international specialists in folklore and folklife, folk narrative, popular culture, music, material culture, and related fields, to exchange work and ideas and to create and strengthen relationships and networks. Prospective participants may submit proposals for papers, panels, forums, films, and diamond presentations, or propose new presentation formats. Presentations on the theme are encouraged but not required. We especially welcome proposals for creative presentations in any format that are populated robustly by community members telling their own stories in their own words. Contact [email protected] to discuss alternative presentation formats.
You can find more information about the meeting, including the full theme statement, instructions for submitting proposals and more about meeting events at http://www.afsnet.org/page/2019AM.
Proposals may be submitted February 15–March 31, 2019.