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Apr
15
Sat
Call for Films for 2017 Jean Rouch International Film Festival
Apr 15 all-day

The 2017 Jean Rouch International Film Festival is now open for entries.

  • The deadline to submit a film is 15th April 2017.
  • Entries must have been completed after 1st January 2016.
  • Films may be submitted via online screener (secure vimeo link available until November 15th 2017) or DVD.
  • Only French and English subtitled versions are accepted.
  • You will find the online entry form on our website,via http://comitedufilmethnographique.com/inscription-entry-form-2/
  • The list of the selected films will be available on our website homepage in early July 2017.

 

The Organizing Committee: Barberine Feinberg, Françoise Foucault, Laurent Pellé.

The Festival Jean Rouch, previously known as Bilan du FIlm Ethnographique, was created in March 1982 by anthropologist and filmmaker Jean Rouch.

Over the past thirty five years, the Festival’s aim has been to showcase the most innovative and relevant trends in ethnographic film-making, visual anthropology, and to promote dialogue between cultures.

The Festival selects films that document and explore human societies and cultures in their many facets, such as social and cultural diversity, continuity and change, cultural transmission, relationship to the environment…

We welcome submissions of documentary films made by anthropologists, students, and professional filmmakers. We welcome all forms and styles of film-making, without restriction to theme and length.

Organized by the Comité du Film Ethnographique, this international film festival is held in Paris (France). Each year, it brings together filmmakers, academics, students and producers, in an attempt to promote discussions and debates amongst ethnographic film practitioners and their many publics, and to favor the diffusion and the distribution of the films.

 

Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal
Apr 15 all-day

Sacrifice, Consumption, and the Public Good

The Society for Values in Higher Education invites presentations and panels on the theme of sacrifice—in particular, the tension between sacrifice and consumption vis-a-vis the public good, what de Tocqueville styled “interest rightly understood.” Direct questions and inquiries to Eric Bain-Selbo, Executive Director, Society for Values in Higher Education ([email protected]).

Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal invites essays on topics related to any and all aspects of the human condition, particularly aesthetic, moral, political, economic, scientific, and religious values. We welcome work from a variety of disciplinary and especially interdisciplinary approaches, including the arts, cultural studies, history, literature, philosophy, and religion. Reviews of books, films, and exhibits are also welcome.

To submit a manuscript to the editorial office, please visit http://www.editorialmanager.com/soundings/ and create an author profile. The online system will guide you through the steps to upload your manuscript. General questions can be directed to [email protected].

Jan
31
Wed
CFP: The Human Image in a Changing World @ F1963 & Kiswire Center
Jan 31 all-day

Co-organized by:

Ministry of Education, Republic of Korea (MOE)
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF)
Korean National Commission for UNESCO
Busan Metropolitan City

The theme for the 5th World Humanities Forum is “The Human Image in a Changing World.” The very purpose of humanities research is to study humans, but the image of humans however, has gone through on-going changes not only throughout different time periods but also according to the various local situations. Therefore it is important that we primarily capture human images and then document the characteristics of the human images from past to present in various academic and ordinary lives.

The theme of “The Human Image in a Changing World” seeks to examine the imbrications of human images across time and space, in order to redefine the ways in which humanities have been envisioned, particularly to visualize the various ways in which humanities engage with the cultural processes in the past, present, and future. Literature, visual arts, and new media have always taken the leading and guiding role in representing the human image as imagined and understood by the public. Historians have frequently been at the forefront of analyzing the dynamics of differences in human images in the continuum of time. Philosophers have generated profound yet varying discourses on how human images have been thought differently in terms of a philosophical relationship with nature, gender, and bodies. The emergence of the robotic industry and artificial intelligence demands investigation in order to recognize the human image, especially in the 21st century. Above all, it is crucial to discover human images as they are, and reflect them thoughtfully from various insights.

All humanities research, in its essence, explores human images that have evolved over time. It is the fundamental premise of our humanities research to understand the changing human images of today. We hope to explore and share distinctive human images, and hence develop new directions of humanities research for future generations.

Additional Roles

Participants applying are welcome to take on additional roles as moderator and commentator during the forum. Please check the boxes if you are able to moderate a session or be a commentator for other presentations.

Moderator

The moderator has the important role of overseeing the session. For a successful session, the moderator will be responsible for the following: 1) Give a short introduction of the speakers, 2) manage the time for each presentation and, 3) briefly summarize each presentation and facilitate the discussion.

Commentator

Presenters participating in the WHF are welcome to be commentators in other sessions. Around 2~3 commentators will be present at each session and give their opinion at the end of the presentation to begin the discussions.

Proposal Deadline

January 31, 2018

Funding

The World Humanities Forum will provide full support for flight and accommodation for the period of the Forum to all authors invited to present at the Forum.