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The Summer Institute for Israel Studies has trained 270 college and university faculty members to develop courses in Israel Studies. Recent participants teach history, international relations, film, Jewish studies, religion, law, anthropology, linguistics, and security studies.
Competitive fellowships are open to faculty members in the humanities and social sciences.
Applications are due January 20, 2017.
June 20 – July 2, 2017 Seminar at Brandeis
July 3 – July 12, 2017 Israel Study Tour
- Stipend of up to $2,500 offered for the full program; $1,500 for the Brandeis seminar only
- Travel (within North America and to Israel), accommodations, and most meals covered
- World-class faculty from Israel and the U.S. teach Brandeis seminar
- Leading personalities in public life, the academy, and the arts meet with group in Israel
- Create a syllabus and leave equipped to teach a new course in any discipline
- Join a network of 270 faculty members — teaching at nearly 200 institutions worldwide — supported by a wealth of pedagogical resources and continuing professional development
Please click on the links below or at your left to find out more about the program.
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In 2017 the Biannual Conference of EASA Medical Anthropology Network will be hosted in Lisbon, Portugal, with the prospect of promoting a compact encounter with more plenaries and less parallel sessions. The purpose is to maximize the interweaving of our experiences and understandings across the different niches and orientations within medical anthropology and in exchange with neighboring fields; we hope that bringing back plenary sessions creates room for unpredicted synergies. Around 120 medical anthropologists from around the globe will meet at the University of Lisbon to debate current research and developments and discuss the field’s contribution to gain a broader and deepened understanding of the conference’s overarching topic.
We chose the ubiquitous theme of the body, qualified in its transitional, mobile, itinerant and dynamic character. We welcome panel and paper proposals addressing different understandings of transition – historical processes, colonial encounters, displacements, migrations, social mobility, cyborg and post-human transformations, environmental variances and, last but not least, the multiple dynamics of embodiment – keeping in mind the centrality of power and knowledge as meaningful and critical axes of medical anthropology approaches to body and health. In particular, the ideas of bodies and transition cannot be disjointed from the larger concept of power and knowledge. How do different powers (state, institutions, movements, individuals) and at different levels (inter and trans-national, national, local) act, interact and/or counteract in the construction of the bodies? And how may knowledge play a role in these dynamics?
Starting from the fundamental notion in medical anthropology that it is ‘good to think with the body’ we open many past, current and future fields by critically reflecting why our human body represents so many different meanings, roles, constructions, interpretations and subjectivities. Humans ‘speak’ with pregnant, aged, tortured, modified, disabled, infected and gendered as well as with beautiful, charming and well-toned bodies, but they epitomize all the pervasive nexus of culture and biology. Moreover, women’s and men’s body exerts intrinsically powerful qualities: Whether a body is healthy or ill, strong or frail, provides care or needs care – it matters in its conjunction with other bodies and minds. Nevertheless, these ascriptions and perceptions are never static and fixed attributes, their transitional and casual nature in inter- and intracultural perspective will certainly shape the conference’s theme of “bodies in transition.”
Panel proposals should consist of:
– Panel title, short abstract (up to 50 words), long abstract (up to 300 words)
– Name and e-mail of panel proponent with institutional affiliation
All proposals should be submitted (in English) by electronic mail to the conference secretariat: [email protected]
Panel proponents should note that:
– Every panel shall have one coordinator and, if needed, a co-coordinator;
– Proponents shall coordinate one panel only; they can, however, serve as co-coordinator in a second panel.
Deadline for panel proposals: February 15th, 2017.
Panel proposals will be evaluated by the Scientific Committee and the list of panels accepted will be announced on March 1st, 2017.
Water is Life. The refrain of water rights activists globally is an invitation to consider the many ways in which water is essential to human economy, environments, and health. The theme of this SEA conference is the role of water in human economic life – from studies of water management in ancient societies, to irrigation in agrarian settings, to informal economies of water in squatter settlements, to social movements to secure a human right to water. Participation is invited in four general tracks:
- Political Economy – such as processes of institutional development, complexity of water management systems, water privatization, indigenous sovereignty, social movements, water justice, and water conflicts.
- Environment & Ecology – such as the role of water-related ecological disturbances (e.g., droughts, floods, climate change) in shaping human economic activity; or the interface of ecology and economics—including natural capital, ecosystem services, landscape impacts and use, and sustainability.
- Health – such as water insecurity, water quality, contamination and pollution, waterborne disease, emotional well-being, and mental health.
- Values – economic, social, and cultural values of water, including the ways that water is monetized, bought, and traded; how water and access to water is central to issues of class and social structure; or the historical, symbolic, and ritual meanings of water.
These are suggestions, designed to stimulate but not constrain ideas. We welcome papers that investigate any aspect of water and economy, including papers that cross-cut these categories or take the field in new directions.
We request abstracts for both papers and posters on these topics. Please indicate whether your abstract is for a paper, a poster or either.
Proposed papers must pertain to the meeting theme. However, SEA meetings also include a poster session that showcases all work in economic anthropology. The SEA welcomes poster abstracts on any aspect of economic anthropology. The poster session at SEA meetings is a highly-attended event scheduled as its own session.
Abstract deadline is October 15, 2017.
Abstracts of proposed papers and posters should be no more than 500 words. Abstracts are advised to include the following information: problem statement or theoretical frame, methodology, findings, and implications. If you submit a paper abstract, please indicate your willingness to present a poster if the organizers are unable to accommodate your paper in the plenary sessions. Poster sessions at SEA are taken very seriously, and most conference participants attend these sessions. In order to be considered for inclusion in the journal issue tied to this theme, please plan to have a complete, publishable-quality version of your paper ready at the time of the conference. Additional information for potential authors will follow.
To submit an abstract, you must first register for the conference through the American Anthropological Association (AAA). To register for the conference, please click here.
When: March 1–3, 2018
With special field event on March 4, 2018
Where: Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
Now in its tenth year, the Auburn University at Montgomery (AUM) Southern Studies Conference invites proposals for preformed panels or individual papers on any topic pertaining to the history and culture of the American South from any time period, including presentations on art practice, American history, the history of science and medicine, the history of art, anthropology, history of music, foodways studies, theater, literature, and sociology.
Proposals should be emailed to [email protected] and include a 250-word abstract and a brief CV. The deadline for proposals is October 16, 2017. For more information, please visit the conference website: http://www.cas.aum.edu/community-resources/southern-studies-conference
The International Women’s Anthropology Conference (IWAC) is hosting a panel at the July 2018 meetings of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES) in Florianopolis, Brazil.
PANEL TOPIC: Women of Marginalized Social Groups Working to Empower Themselves
PANEL THEMES AND FOCUS: This panel will consist of orally presented papers. Panelists will discuss challenges facing women of socially marginalized groups in multiple countries – for example, indigenous women, low caste women in South Asia, and women in socially marginalized ethnicities, racial groups, or economic classes of other countries, depending on speakers’ availability and expertise. The emphasis will be on women’s advocacy activities and self-help organizations. The goal of the discussion is to consider ways that very low status women can and do strengthen their social position and claim their human rights, sharing the experiences of people of different countries. The panel relates to three IUAES conference themes: Practice and Advocacy, Race and Ethnicity, and Women/Gender.
CONVENORS: Dr. Suzanne Hanchett (Planning Alternatives for Change LLC) and Dra. Jenniffer Simpson (University of Coimbra)
LANGUAGES: English, Portuguese with English titled slides
DATES OF THE IUAES MEETINGS: July 16–20, 2018
LOCATION: Florianopolis, Brazil
DEADLINES: We must submit all paper proposals to IUAES before Feb. 28, 2018
Please send expressions of interest as soon as possible. Send a 50–100 word summary of your paper topic on or before Feb. 20 to:
Dr. Suzanne Hanchett ([email protected]) English language communications
(or) Dra. Jenniffer Simpson ([email protected]) Portuguese communications
IUAES will review and accept our abstracts before March 15, 2018
After their papers are accepted, speakers will be expected to register in advance for the conference, to guarantee their participation.
IWAC website: planningalternatives.com/iwac-women