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MAXQDA Research Grants – $1,300 Fieldwork Scholarships
Jun 1 all-day

MAXQDA is offering three students/PhD candidates the $1,300 #ResearchforChange Grant, which includes an $800 research mobility scholarship and professional methodological training. To qualify, the applicant must currently be a student or PhD candidate who is (or will be) conducting collaborative research based in local communities, better known as Community-Engaged Research. The grant recipient will also use MAXQDA to collect and analyze their research data, but no previous MAXQDA experience is required.

Further information on eligibility requirements, documents to be submitted, and grant conditions can be found at We have also attached a poster with further information to this e-mail.

The deadline to apply is June 1, 2018 and you can download the application here. If you are an educator, please help us spread the word about this grant by encouraging your students to apply.

Research is a journey – travel it well.

Vinson Sutlive Book Prize in Historical Anthropology
Jun 1 all-day

The Department of Anthropology at William & Mary is pleased to invite nominations for the Second Vinson Sutlive Book Prize in Historical Anthropology.  The prize goes to the best book published in the prior year, in any discipline, that makes use of anthropological perspectives in order to examine historical contexts and/or the role of the past in the present.

Nominated books must be published in English during 2017. Anyone may nominate a book. Nominations should be accompanied by a nominating letter; send the letter no later than June 1, 2018 directly to each of the Sutlive book prize jurors.

Gísli Pálsson, University of Iceland
[email protected]

Jonathan Glasser, William & Mary
[email protected]

Grey Gundaker, William & Mary
[email protected]

Rock Art Researchers to Gather in Grand Junction, CO
Jun 1 – Jun 4 all-day

Rock Art Researchers to Gather in Grand Junction, CO

Where: The Double Tree Inn, Grand Junction, CO

When: June 1 – 4, 2018

Who: American Rock Art Research Association

Registration and conference information:

Contacts: Conference Coordinator:

Monica Wadsworth-Seibel   [email protected]


Grand Junction, CO —The American Rock Art Research Association (ARARA) invites all persons interested in rock art research to attend its 2018 Annual Conference, convening June 1 at the Double Tree Inn in Grand Junction, Colorado.  Presentations on current rock art research will form the centerpiece of the meeting (June 2 and 3). ARARA will also offer two days of guided field trips on (June 1 and 4), visiting a variety of intriguing rock art sites in the area, where attendees will discover the richness of the local rock art heritage.  Other special cultural activities are planned throughout the conference, including social events and vendor offerings of rock art related items. The conference is open to all. Registration and information:

Imagination and Human Origins Webcast
Jun 1 @ 1:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Join the live webcast! “Imagination and Human Origins” is the topic of a free public symposium hosted by the UCSD/Salk Center for Academic Research & Training in Anthropogeny (CARTA) on Friday, June 1st (1:00 – 5:30 pm PT), co-chaired by Sheldon Brown (UC San Diego) and Alysson Muotri (UC SanDiego)

Try to remember the first time in your life when you imagined something.  It may have been imagining what was behind the door or under the bed, or a fantastic universe of wonders and exciting adventure.  As children, our imaginations are furtive and encouraged as ways in which we develop our cognitive capabilities. As we grow older, we may not imagine these territories in quite the same manner, but we continue to heavily use and depend on our imagination in our daily lives, imagining different situations that might occur in a few moments or in a few years.  Thus, we actually spend a large amount of time in our own particular universe imagining many possible different ones.  Why we do this and how this capacity evolved during evolution?  Imagination probably helped our ancestors to be successful in making decisions and live in complex societies. Imagination is key to advancing technology.

In this CARTA meeting, we plan to explore imagination as a unique/enhanced human ability.  We will discuss the impact of human imagination in sciences and arts, the evolutionary origins, the consequences of imagination impairment and the fundamental genetic and neurological basis of human imagination.

Access the live webcast here on June 1:

The Believing Brain: Evolution, Neuroscience, and the Spiritual Instinct @ Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Jun 2 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

God, they say, is in the details. But could God also be in our frontal lobes? Every culture from the dawn of humankind has imagined planes of existence beyond the reach of our senses, spiritual domains that shape our Earthly experiences. Why do beliefs of the fantastic hold such powerful sway over our species? Is there something in our evolutionary history that points to an answer? Does neuroscience hold the key? Straddling the gap between science and religion, Brian Greene is joined by renowned neuroscientists, anthropologists, and evolutionary biologists, to explore one of the most profound mysteries of our existence.

Weave a Real Peace 2018 Annual Meeting
Jun 7 – Jun 10 all-day

Weave a Real Peace 2018 Annual Meeting
Sustaining Culture: Environment, Economy, Community

WARP’s Annual Meeting brings members together for education, fellowship, food, an international marketplace and networking. This year’s meeting will be held June 7th – 10th in Decorah, Iowa and features talks each morning, tours each afternoon and evening programs. The early-bird registration fee is $190, and rooms at Luther College, the site of our conference, cost from $40-50/night.

  • Thursday evening, June 7th opens the conference with a Welcome Circle at 7 pm. Discussions on Friday and Saturday mornings will feature:
  • Laurann Gilbertson, Textile curator at Vesterheim, the Norwegian-American Museum in Decorah
  • Mary Anne Wise, Co-founder of Cultural Cloth, a social enterprise supporting textile practitioners from around the world
  • Diane Nesselhuf, founder of Friends of Sharing the Dream in Guatemala which promotes fair trade Elisha Renne,co-founder of the non-profit women’s embroidery group, Queen Amina Embroidery  Mary Hark, Associate Professor of Design Studies at University of Wisconsin- Madison and founder of the Ghana Paper Project, using invasive plant materials to create paper products and sustainable employment to the community of Kumasi.
  • A representative of Seed Savers International
  • Tales from the recent Tinkuy in Peru from Dorinda Dutcher and Teena Jennings.

Afternoon tours include Seed Savers on Friday and a behind the scenes tour and reception at Vesterheim on Saturday.

Friday evening’s program features short presentations by WARP members about their recent projects. On Saturday evening WARP will hold a 25th Anniversary social event and brief auction of a few special textiles.

Our International Marketplace is open on Friday and Saturday with a silent auction also taking place during that time.

Our Annual Business meeting is on Sunday morning, June 10th with a breakfast/brunch. We welcome new members to join us for the annual meeting.

WARP’s mission is to foster a global network of enthusiasts who value the importance of textiles to grassroots economies. Our purpose is to exchange information, raise awareness of the importance textile traditions to grassroots economies, mobilize textile enthusiasts and create conversations that result in action. Learn more at Weave a Real Peace.

The CALA (2019) Inaugural Conference on Asian Linguistic Anthropology
Jun 15 all-day

Following continuous requests for a Second Call, the CALA, The Conference on Asian Linguistic Anthropology, to be held in Siem Reap Cambodia, January 23-26, 2019, is now extremely pleased to announce its Second Call.

Despite that the call has been given a deadline, it may close early, should a ceiling be placed on the submission numbers, as we have already received an abundance of submissions, over 400 in the first call. Submissions have until now been high, so please excuse delays in responding to any queries.

Full Title: Conference on Asian Linguistic Anthropology 1

Short Title: CALA 1 (2019)

Siem Reap, Cambodia

Start Date:
23-Jan-2019 – 26-Jan-2019

Contact: Professor Susan Hagadorn

Meeting Email: [email protected]

Meeting URL:

Meeting Description: 

The Conference on Asian Linguistic Anthropology, The CALA 1 (2019), in Cambodia, symbolizes a significant movement forward for Linguistic Anthropology, and in problematizing current perspectives and praxis in the field of Asian Linguistic Anthropology.

The CALA seeks to respond to concerns by those within respective fields, Linguistics, Anthropology, Sociolinguistics, Sociology, Cultural studies, and of course Linguistic Anthropology These concerns include the reduced (opportunity for) focus on Asian regions and work by Asian academics, largely contributable to issues of funding and expertise. These concerns also include that academics globally seek to both work on Asian regions and with Asian regions, but impeded by the absence of appropriate networks.

The CALA 1 thus aims to begin an era within which to opportune these academics to transfer knowledge, expertise, and valuable Linguistic and Anthropological Data across the world, through the interpersonal and inter-institutional networks the CALA conferences seek to build.

To ground these efforts, the Conference, at The Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia at the centre, seeks to network a growing number of Institutions globally, to support this much needed project.

The theme for the inaugural CALA is ‘Revitalization and Representation‘, a theme pertinent to the current state of many Asian regions and countries vis-a-vis their global analogues.

Emerging from a complex weaving for received and produced colonializations, the languages and ethnicities within Asia have experienced strong curtailment and denigration, to the point where many have reached near extinction, while others have passed the point of extinction. Here, these languages and ethnicities require urgent revitalization through an anthropological set of approaches, in collaboration with academic, and non-academic, networks globally. Revitalization can be engendered effectively through the complex channels associated with and effected through the extensive and vast work developed in Representation. Cambodia seems to be at the centre of this need for focus, with many ethnicities and their languages currently on the brink of extinction, and with several now having less than ten living speakers.

Though The Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia will host the Inaugural conference in 2019, in Siem Reap, the conference will be hosted by a different Institution globally, annually, while Paññāsāstra remains at the helm of the Conference, so to collaborate with all institutions wishing to involve themselves with and in the CALA network.

We thus welcome you to the CALA 1, in 2019, the Inaugural Conference on Asian Linguistic Anthropology, and to the CALA in general.

Important dates:

Opens: Friday, October 13, 2017 at midnight (UTC Time)
Closes: Monday, February 9, 2018 at midnight (UTC Time)


By March 10, 2018, midnight (UTC)


Early Bird
Opens: February 10, 2018, midnight (UTC)
Closes: May 14, 2018, midnight (UTC)

Normal Bird
Opens: May 15, 2018, midnight (UTC)
Closes: August 25, 2018, midnight (UTC)

Late Bird
Opens: August 26, 2018, midnight (UTC)
Closes: January 26, 2019, (Conference end)


Wednesday January 23rd, 2019
Thursday January 24th, 2019
Friday January 25th, 2019
Saturday January 26th, 2019

  • Anthropological linguistics
  • Applied sociolinguistics
  • Cognitive Anthropology and language
  • Critical Linguistic Anthropology
  • Post-structuralism and language
  • Semiotics and semiology
  • Language documentation
  • General sociolinguistics
  • Language socialization
  • Social psychology of language
  • Language revitalization
  • Ethnography of communication
  • Language, community, ethnicity
  • Language, dialect, sociolect, genre
  • Nonverbal semiotics
  • Multifunctionality
  • Language and embodiment
  • Documenting language
  • Ethnographical language work
  • Language, gender, sexuality
  • Language ideologies
  • Narrative and metanarrative
  • Language and spatial and temporal frames
  • Language minorities and majorities
  • Language in real and virtual spaces

Language contact and change

2018 Symposium on Muslim Philanthropy & Civil Society
Jun 15 all-day

2018 Symposium on Muslim Philanthropy & Civil Society

The Muslim Philanthropy Initiative at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University invites scholarly papers for its second Symposium on Muslim Philanthropy and Civil Society to be held in Indianapolis, IN on October 2 and 3, 2018. The Symposium is being held in partnership with the Center on Muslim Philanthropy, Lake Institute on Faith & Giving and the International Institute of Islamic Thought. Articles from the Symposium that will successfully undergo double-blind-peer review will be published in a future issue of the Journal of Muslim Philanthropy & Civil Society, a bi-annual, peer reviewed, open access journal published by the Center on Muslim Philanthropy in partnership with Indiana University Press, IUPUI University Library Center for Digital Scholarship, and the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University.

The Symposium will focus on examining the broad scope of Muslim philanthropy and civil society. The Symposium is designed to foster and disseminate groundbreaking research on the intersection of the role of philanthropy and the other activities of Muslims as faith-based actors. The terms “Muslim” and “philanthropy” are defined broadly to be inclusive of cutting-edge research from across the world and disciplines. By “Muslim” philanthropy, we mean philanthropic activity of any kind, which involves self-identifying Muslim individuals, institutions, communities, and societies as key agents in shaping the context and content of this activity. “Philanthropy” includes practices of generosity ranging from the activity of discrete individuals of all socio-economic backgrounds to that of not-for-profit organizations, social movements, and a variety of other forms of civic engagement. The Symposium is intended to shed light on the dynamic practice and understanding of Muslim Philanthropy.

We also seek papers that focus on nonprofit organizations, civil society, volunteerism, social movements, philanthropy and related areas related to Muslim majority countries. These articles may not have a direct link to Muslim philanthropy theologically but will be accepted as area studies articles.

We seek to draw proposals by researchers from across disciplines (History, Political Science, Religious Studies, Sociology, Public Affairs, Nonprofit Management, Business, Philanthropy, etc.) and practitioners throughout the world working in this emerging field.

A 500-word proposal is due by no later than June 15, 2018. Accepted proposals will be notified by June 21, 2018. Papers will be required to be submitted on September 15, 2018. Ten selected papers will be awarded up to $1,000 to be used toward travel to present the paper at the Symposium. After the symposium, presenters are asked to submit their full manuscripts by October 30 to be considered for publication in the Journal. Papers must be no more than 7500 words including citations, footnotes and bibliography using the APA style with parenthetical citations.

For further questions or proposals, please contact Managing Editor Rafia Khader at [email protected]

The Journal is edited by Dr. Scott Alexander of Catholic Theological Union and Dr. Shariq Siddiqui of the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University and Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA).

Graduate Methods Training Workshop: Focus on Russia
Jun 15 all-day

Friday, September 14—Saturday, September 15, 2018 at Indiana University-Bloomington


Graduate Methods Training Workshop: Focus on Russia

With funding from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Russian Studies Workshop at Indiana University will host a two-day methods training workshop for U.S.-based pre-dissertation PhD students in the social sciences with a focus on Russia. The workshop is September 14-15, 2018 in Bloomington, Indiana.

Carrying out research in Russia, be it quantitative or qualitative, has particular challenges—navigating the complex archival and library systems, conducting personal interviews, collecting survey data, and keeping data secure—that can make it diffi- cult for graduate students to make efficient and effective use of their time while in country. The “Graduate Methods Training Workshop: Focus on Russia” at IU this September 14-15, 2018 will enable pre-dissertation PhD students (students who have not yet conducted their dissertation research) in the social sciences to engage in training and dialogue with experts from IU and elsewhere with a focus on particular challenges of research in Russia. We define social sciences broadly, and include anthropology, communications/media studies, economics, geography, history, law, political science, religious studies, sociol- ogy, STS, and others.

The two-day workshop will include opportunities to present your own proposed research in a Lightning Round session; con- duct one-on-one consultations with faculty experts; and choose from 5-6 workshops, which will cover: Qualitative Methods, including interviews; Survey Methods; Navigating Russia’s Library System and Archives from the U.S. and in Russia; Datasets and Digital Methods; and Media and Discourse Analysis.

The larger goals of the workshop are to build a community of pre-dissertation PhD students in the social sciences studying Russia, to promote networking and professionalization opportunities for emerging Russian Studies scholars with prominent faculty in the social sciences, and to expose emerging scholars to innovative methodological approaches in the social scienc- es, for studying Russia in particular.

To this end, we seek applications from PhD students in the United States whose work is in the social sciences (including history) and who are at the pre-dissertation research stage. Successful applicants will receive paid domestic (U.S.) travel, lodging, and meals/per diem for the length of the workshop.

Application requirements to be sent to [email protected]:

  • 2-3 page letter of interest, including description of proposed/preliminary dissertation research topic, proposed research methods, and expected utility of the workshop to your project;
  • CV;
  • Letter of recommendation from PhD/dissertation advisor, sent directly to [email protected] Please make sure you receive confirmation of receip*

Deadline for applications: June 15, 2018. Decisions will be announced by July 15.

*Applicants from Indiana University do not need to submit a letter of recommendation.

AAA Department Leaders Summer Institute @ Science and Engineering Hall, George Washington University, Washington DC
Jun 19 @ 6:30 pm – Jun 21 @ 12:30 pm

The AAA Department Leaders Summer Institute is an opportunity to take part in face-to-face dialogue about the various challenges department leaders face in administering their departments and to share successful practices for meeting these challenges.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
5:00 Registration
6:30 Opening Reception and Dinner (Provided)
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
8:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 Welcome and Introductions – AAA President Alex Barker
9:15 Departments as a Force for Change – (Speaker)
10:00 Facilitated Breakout Groups:
-Leadership and Department Management
-Program Review and Assessment
12:00 Lunch (provided)
1:30 Plenary Discussion – Innovations in Pedagogy and Career Diversity
3:30 Break
3:45 Facilitated Breakout Groups:
-Doctoral Program Chairs
-MA / MS Program Chairs
-2- and 4-year Degree Program Chairs
5:30 Break
6:00 Dinner (provided) and Fun Evening Event
Thursday, June 21, 2018
8:00 Continental Breakfast
8:30 Facilitated Breakout Groups:
-Institutional Data
-Encouraging Research and Finding Funding
10:00 Break
10:15 Plenary Discussion – Making the Case for Advancing the Discipline
11:30 AAA’s Department Services Program – How Can AAA Help?
12:00 Wrap Up and Recommendations for 2020 Summer Institute
12.30 Adjourn