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Nov
22
Fri
German Studies Association: Call for Seminar Proposals
Nov 22 all-day

The 44th German Studies Association Conference in Washington, D.C., from October 1-4, 2020 will continue to host a series of seminars in addition to conference sessions and roundtables (for general conference information see https://www.thegsa.org/conference).

Seminars meet for all three days of the conference. They explore new avenues of academic exchange and foster extended discussion, rigorous intellectual debate, and intensified networking. Seminars are typically proposed and led by two to three conveners (in special cases, there may be four conveners) and must consist of a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 20 participants, including the conveners themselves and any auditors. Conveners are expected to make every effort to aim for broad diversity and include scholars from different disciplines and at different career stages, including graduate students. Seminars may enable extended discussion of a recent academic publication; the exploration of a promising new research topic; engagement with pre-circulated papers; an opportunity to debate the work of scholars with different approaches; the coming together of scholars seeking to develop an anthology; or the in-depth discussion of a political or public policy issue, novel, film, poem, musical piece, painting, or other artwork. Conveners are strongly encouraged to structure their seminars around creative and engaging forms of  intellectual exchange; lengthy individual presentations are discouraged as they imitate “traditional” panels and may hamper discussion, collaboration, and innovative thinking.

In order to facilitate extended discussion, seminar conveners and participants are required to participate in all three seminar meetings. Please note that both seminar conveners and seminar applicants who have been accepted for seminar participation will not be allowed to submit a paper in a regular panel session. However, they may take on one additional role in the conference independent of their role in a seminar – as moderator or commentator on another session or as a participant in a roundtable. In addition, seminar conveners must come from different institutions (where there are more than two conveners, no more than two may come from the same institution).

Although the GSA does accept proposals from conveners who have directed a seminar during the past two consecutive years, the GSA’s Seminar Committee gives preference to newcomers and thus encourages the rotation of seminar conveners in similarly-themed seminars. We further recommend that conveners contact the coordinators of the Interdisciplinary Network Committee, Professors Heather Mathews ([email protected]) and Winson Chu ([email protected]), to connect with GSA Networks close to their topic.

Starting in 2020, seminar conveners will have the opportunity to propose a cluster of pieces representing the work of the seminar for publication in Konturen, a peer-reviewed, online, open-access journal of international and interdisciplinary German Studies (see http://journals.oregondigital.org/index.php/konturen/pages/view/gsalanding for more information). Please note: although the portal for applications for publication in Konturen will only open in October, 2020 (after the conference is over), conveners may address their interest in this project in their seminar description.

Applying to convene a seminar is a two-step process. Initially, the Seminar Committee invites GSA members to submit a preliminary proposal that includes the following items:

  1. Title of proposed seminar
  2. Names, ranks, and institutional affiliations of conveners
  3. A 150-word description of the seminar’s subject (which will eventually be used in the call for participants, the printed program, and the online program/mobile app)
  4. A 50-word description of the seminar’s format (which will appear in the call for participants, etc.)
  5. A 200-word statement of seminar goals and procedures.

These items are due by November 22, 2019, by 11:59 pm EST. Please submit your application online at https://www.xcdsystem.com/gsa. Your username and password are the same as those you use to log in to your GSA profile at https://thegsa.org/members/profile. Please note that you must be a current member of the GSA to submit a proposal. If your password needs to be reset, please contact Ms. Ursula Sykes ([email protected]) at Johns Hopkins University Press. If technical questions or problems arise with the submission interface itself, please contact Benita Blessing ([email protected]).

Following the submission of preliminary proposals, the GSA Seminar Committee will provide suggestions and assistance for the final submission, which is due by December 6, 2019, 11:59 pm EST to the same website. The Committee will then review seminar proposals and post a list of approved seminars and their topics on the GSA website by January 6, 2020. Conveners may then enlist participants to join the seminar. A call for auditors (who may observe but who are not considered formal participants) will be issued later in the year, once the final conference program has been published.

 

The GSA Seminar Committee consists of:

Joe Perry (Georgia State University) | [email protected] (chair)

Elizabeth Drummond (Loyola Marymount University) | [email protected]lmu.edu

Richard Langston (University of North Carolina) | [email protected]

 

Please direct inquiries to all three of us.  Thank you for your support of the GSA’s seminar program!

Dec
20
Fri
2020 M. Estellie Smith Memorial Fund Dissertation Award
Dec 20 all-day

M. Estellie Smith Memorial Fund
Dissertation Award
Call for Proposals

 

Due December 20, 2019

 

The M. Estellie Smith Memorial Fund honors Dr. Smith’s vibrant personality and her dedication to scholarship, mentorship, and the application of social science knowledge to real world issues.  During her long career as an anthropologist, Estellie followed her intellectual curiosity through diverse subjects including Pueblo Indians, European societies, societal evolution, maritime anthropology, linguistics, and Portuguese communities.  A past president of SEA, Estellie is fondly remembered for her generous attention to students, to whom she provided critical and helpful advice.

To celebrate Estellie’s spirit of mentorship and concern for pressing world issues, the M. Estellie Smith Memorial Fund provides graduate student awardees small grants specifically to supplement dissertation fieldwork expenses (typically, $2000) and subsequent travel money to present their findings at the Society for Economic Anthropology annual conference (typically, $500).

Applicants must demonstrate how their research will address the field of economic anthropology as well as significant and pressing world issues, offering potential theoretical or applied advances that could make the world a better place particularly for vulnerable peoples.

ELIGIBILITY

  1. Any student enrolled in an anthropology (or allied field) doctoral program, regardless of citizenship or nation, is eligible for the award.
  2. Funds must be spent on travel, field, or lab expenses directly related to the student’s dissertation, as approved by their academic advisor and committee, and all applicants must be ABD by the time the research would be conducted. Status and eligibility should be reflected in letters of recommendation.
  3. The funds are not intended for predissertation fieldwork or language study. For those seeking such funds, please apply to the SEA’s Halperin Memorial Fund Award.

APPLICATION AND DEADLINE  

Applicants who meet the eligibility requirements may apply for the award by providing the following materials prior to the deadline listed below. All materials should be submitted as a SINGLE PDF via email to [email protected] by December 20, 2019.   Awards are will be announced in early February.

  1. Proposal Cover sheet – template available on SEA website under AWARDS
  2. Abstract (100 words)
  3. Project description, 500 words or less about research goals, itinerary, primary research tasks, potential outcomes
  4. 300 word discussion of how the research will address significant and pressing world issues, offering potential theoretical or applied advances in economic anthropology that could make the world a better place particularly for vulnerable peoples.
  5. Curriculum Vitae
  6. Letter of recommendation (included or under separate cover)
  7. Budget description, including detailed description of what this $2000 award will pay for; other sources of funding that the student has applied for, plans to apply for, or has received; and how remaining expenses will be covered.
  8. Before funds will be disbursed, the applicant must provide official documentation from their department of A.B.D. status (candidacy).

THE AWARD

  • Recipients receive $2,000 for PhD research, issued upon acceptance of the award and notification to the Treasurer of the SEA.
  • Recipients receive a one-year membership in the Society for Economic Anthropology (for those already members of the American Anthropological Association).

Recipients receive $500 to supplement the costs of traveling to the SEA spring conference during the year following the research award to present a poster or paper on the dissertation research or background work

Sep
2
Wed
COMELA 2020 @ American College of Greece, Athens, Greece
Sep 2 – Sep 5 all-day

The COMELA 2020 – The (Annual) Conference on Mediterranean and European Linguistic Anthropology 2020

American College of Greece, Athens, Greece, September 2 – 5, 2020

https://comela2020.acg.edu

Information

Following the growth of the COMELA, The Conference on Mediterranean and European Linguistic Anthropology, we announce The COMELA 2020, September 2-5, 2020, at The American College of Greece, Athens, Greece.

The COMELA seeks to redefine scholarship on Mediterranean and European Language and Society.

 

Purpose and Structure

The COMELA 2020 invites academics in the fields of Linguistics, Anthropology, Linguistic and Cultural Anthropology, and Ethnology, pertinent to The Mediterranean and Europe, to discuss work, and engage in scholarly collaborations, thus strengthening global academic networks in the field.

 

Location

American College of Greece
Athens, Greece

 

Keynote and Plenary Speakers 

Jan Blommaert – Tilburg University
Alexandra Georgakopoulou – King’s College London
Dimitris Dalakoglou – Vrije University Amsterdam

Partners

  • Taylor and Francis Global Publishers (Official Publishing Partner)
  • 120 major academic institutions globally
  • Scientific Committee of over 120 academics

Publications

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.

All COMELA Conference proceedings will be SCOPUS published.

 

Dates

Abstract and poster proposal submission – June 1, 2019 – November 15, 2019

Notification of acceptance – No later than December 30, 2019 (for those submitted prior to this)

Registration

  • Early bird – October 30, 2019 – January 21, 2020
  • Normal bird – January 22, 2020 – April 25, 2020
    • Presenters must register by April 25, 2020, to guarantee a place in the program. Registration will remain open after this, but conference organizers cannot guarantee placement in the conference.
  • Late bird – April 26, 2020 – September 5, 2020 (Conference end)

 

Conference dates

Wednesday September 2, 2020 – Saturday September 5, 2020

Final day comprises optional Anthropological excursion (separate cost)

 

Abstract submissions

The Call for Abstracts opens on June 1, 2019, at https://comela2020.acg.edu, which contains all information

 

Anthropological Excursion

Several options
Attica, Greece

 

Theme

Bounded Languages … Unbounded

Politics of identity are central to language change. Here, linguistic boundaries rise and fall, motivating the ephemeral characteristics of language communities. The Mediterranean and European region is one replete with histories, with power struggles, uniquely demarcating nation, ethnicity, and community. For this, cultural and political identities, language ideologies, as well as the languages themselves, have sought boundedness, dynamics of which have indeed sought change over eons, through demographic movements, through geopolitics, through technological innovation. In a current era of technological advancement, transnational fluidity, intellectual power, capitalism, and new sexualities, then, we question, once again, the boundedness of language and identity, and ways in which to unbound languages and ideologies. More than before, we now increasingly pursue anthropological toil, so to innovate ways to locate these ideologies and their fluid boundaries, actively. We now need to increasingly unbind these languages, and their ideologies, so to arrive at progressive realizations, and to rectify, or at least see and move past, the segregations of old.

The COMELA 2020 theme, “Bounded languages… Unbounded”, encapsulates the ongoing struggle throughout Mediterranean and European regions. As the continuous tension between demarcation, and the concurrent legitimization, of languages, language ideologies, and language identities, enters an era where new modes of interactivity require language communities to take on roles super-ordinate to the past, flexible citizenship now operates within, and not only across, language communities, to unbind languages, and to create new boundaries, unlike those ever seen throughout history.

The COMELA 2020 invites work which addresses the shifting boundedness of Language Communities of the Mediterranean and Europe. Papers and posters should acknowledge and describe processes of language shape, change, and ideology, pertinent to social, cultural, political histories, and futures of Mediterranean and European regions, and by those working in Mediterranean and European regions.

 

Strands

Abstract and poster proposals should address one or more of the key strands related to Mediterranean and European 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
  • Multi functionality
  • Narrative and Meta narrative
  • Nonverbal Semiotics
  • Poetics
  • Post-Structuralism and Language
  • Semiotics and Semiology
  • Social Psychology of Language
  • Text, Context, Entextualization

 

Presentation lengths

  • 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 COMELA 2020

 

Submission Guidelines (via the online submission website, or by email (see below))

General session papers

  • 18-word maximum title
  • 400-word maximum abstract, including references

Colloquia

  • 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 of criteria are as follows:

  • Appropriateness and significance to COMELA 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:

Chair

Professor Helena Maragou

Helena P. Maragou, PhD

Dean, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences

The American College of Greece

 

Head of Communications

Ms. Nhan Huynh

[email protected]
https://comela2020.acg.edu

Sep
17
Thu
Raising Indigenous Voices in Academia Conference
Sep 17 – Sep 19 all-day

Raising Indigenous Voices in Academia
September 17–19, 2020

Seneca Resort & Casino
310 Fourth Street, Niagara Falls, New York 14303

We are pleased to announce a Call for Proposals for Raising Indigenous Voices in Academia, A RIVA Conference on the Scholarship of Indigenous Knowledge

 

Room Rates

Wed. & Thurs Single/Double – $115 (taxes & fees included) Fri. & Sat. Single/Double $225 (taxes & fees included)

For Hotel Reservations Call: 1-877 873-6322, or (716) 299-1100

Invited speakers

Salish Scholar Dean Nickolai – “Exploring Indigenous Methodological Perspectives in Cultural Resource Management”; Australian Gumbaynggirr Scholar Clark Webb – “Increasing Indigenous Voices in Universities”; Sami Scholar Gunvor Guttom – “The Academic Relevance of a Sami Speaker Researching Sami Language”; Inuit/Greenlandic Scholar Naja Dyrendom Graugaard – “Kalaallit Sealing and the Arctic Sealskin Industry Through Inuit Hunting Knowledge in Greenland”; Salish Scholar Shandin Pete – “Intersecting Ancient Salish Hydrological Knowledge with Modern Hydrological Tools”; and Miami Scholar and MacArthur Foundation “Genius Award” recipient Daryl Baldwin

Presentation Types

The conference features research addressing academic areas of interest in archeology, ethno- botany, linguistic anthropology, political/legal anthropology, socio-cultural anthropology, or any other sub discipline of anthropology. Proposals are invited for paper presentations, interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, or innovative showcases.

All scholars and administrators are welcome. Indigenous scholars, as perhaps the most underrepresented ethnic group globally, are encouraged to submit proposals.

Registration Fee Schedule

Registrations received prior to May 1st – $360, after May 1st – $400.

Student registrations received before May 1st – $200, after May 1st – $240.

For information on submitting registration form & fee go to www.umt.edu/nsilc/contact.php

 

Submit completed registration forms to [email protected]

Presentation proposals should be submitted by March 1, 2020