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Apr
1
Sat
The 9/11 Legacy: “History is Not Was, History Is” Call for Proposals @ National September 11 Memorial & Museum
Apr 1 all-day

The 9/11 Legacy: “History is Not Was, History Is

This past September, thousands of family members gathered at the 9/11 Memorial to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of 2001. At this site, the effects of that day are still obvious: memorial fountains where the Twin Towers once stood, the steady drone of construction on surrounding projects still underway, rebuilding the devastation left behind, and two large steel tridents that once formed part of the external façade of the North Tower visible through the windows of the 9/11 Memorial Museum’s entry pavilion. Here, the effects of terror are evident. Here, to quote Pope Francis on his own visit to the site in 2015, “grief is palpable.”

This conference, to be held at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum on the former World Trade Center site in lower Manhattan, will explore the broader legacy of 9/11. This was the most globally witnessed event in history and one that led to the longest war in the history of the United States. What, then, are the legacies that ripple out from the memorial fountains across the city, the country, and the globe? As William Faulkner observed, “History is not was, history is.” How has the event of 9/11 reverberated in our understanding of the past and in more contemporary social, political, and cultural life; in the economy, in war and peace, surveillance and security, the geopolitics of the Middle East, the refugee crisis and in the debates over identity, memory and sacred space? What historical processes might we trace – either backwards or forwards – from September 11, 2001? What news headlines can we connect to 9/11 in meaningful and instructive ways: Paris, Orlando, Istanbul, the Arab Spring, Aleppo, the death of Syrian refugee child Alan Kurdi, Edward Snowden, Russia, the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the list goes on…

We invite proposals for interdisciplinary papers and panels that consider the ways in which, to quote Mark Redfield in The Rhetoric of Terror, a “new history begins here at this calendrical ground zero.” We seek contributions, both empirical and conceptual, that consider the myriad ways that the events of September 11, 2001, continue to inform the past, the present and the future – both in the United States and around the globe.

Topics might include (but are not limited to):

–          9/11 and historiography

–          9/11 and periodization

–          Memory and memorialization

–          Sacred and contested spaces

–          “America in the world”

–          The conflicts in the Middle East and South Asia

–          Acts of terror around the globe since 9/11

–          The changing face of terrorism

–          The changing face of warfare and nation-building

–          Intelligence, surveillance and counter-terrorism

–          Para-legality, states of exception and rendition

–          Nationalism, identity, “self “and “other”

–          Human rights, civil liberties and conceptions of “freedom”

–          Shifts in cultural production and representation since 9/11

–          The media, social media and the “image” of terror

–          The academy, museums and cultural institutions

–          The return of religion

–          The refugee crisis

–          Discussions of time and space; home and homeland

We especially seek papers that draw on the intersections between these topics and themes in order to explore the ways in which they might (or might not be) traced back to, or through, 9/11. Do they have a narrative coherence shaped by the forces created that day in September? Or do they operate outside the event, as part of some other inevitable geopolitical shift that we now know only by that name-date even if that shift might have happened anyway?

We invite paper and panel proposals from scholars who can speak to the conference theme. We also seek contributions from practitioners, museum professionals and graduate students. Please send an abstract of no more than 300 words and CV to the conference organizers (Dr. Andrew Hammond and Dr. Lindsay Balfour) at 2017conference@911memorial.org by April 1, 2017. Panel proposals should include an additional abstract for the theme of the panel. Some financial assistance will be available to help offset the cost of attendance. Selected papers may be included in a follow-up edited volume/special edition.

Apr
5
Wed
Society for Anthropology in Community Colleges 2017 Meeting
Apr 5 @ 3:20 pm – Apr 8 @ 4:20 pm

The Society for Anthropology in Community Colleges (SACC) is holding its 2017 annual meeting in Boise, Idaho from April 5th-8th. The theme of the meeting is “Student Engagement Equals Student Success: Strategies for Teaching Anthropology.”

Meeting Registration through the AAA site is available here.

Meeting Essentials

When: April 5-8, 2017
Where: Boise, Idaho USA
Theme: “Student Engagement Equals Student Success: Strategies for Teaching and Learning Anthropology”

Meeting Details

* Papers and presentations will focus on pedagogical strategies and techniques for engaging and retaining students in our discipline among the various subfields.

* Participants will be inspired to learn tools and tips from colleagues on proven instructional methods and recommended resources that connect students with material in meaningful ways resulting in greater retention, increased student success, and stronger anthropology programs at community colleges.

* In addition to 1.5 days of papers and presentations, SACCFest participants will be thrilled to experience some of the outstanding aspects of history, ethnicity, gender, identity, and revitalization in our (perhaps surprisingly) diverse state of Idaho.

* This includes our designation as one of the premier refugee relocation centers in the United States, thriving Basque (dancers in photo) and Mexican-American communities, and the proud Native American tradition of Paiute, Shoshone, and Bannock peoples.

* This cultural diversity will be highlighted throughout SACCFest in both culinary and artistic experiences participants are sure to enjoy.

Apr
7
Fri
EPIC 2017 CFP
Apr 7 all-day

EPIC2017 theme Perspectives examines the possibilities of vantage points for achieving excellence in ethnographic practices. The conference will reflect on the implications of widening or narrowing scope, shifting positions, finding muses elsewhere, forming hybridities, or subverting norms to create value, solve problems, achieve goals and meet challenges that we face as individuals, businesses and world citizens. Read the conference theme.

The program committee invites submissions of proposals for Papers, Case Studies, PechaKucha, and Film/Animation presentations that embody the spirit of Perspectives (Salons and Tutorials will be part of the EPIC2017 program, but organized by invitation). Contributions should draw on theoretical advances in social science research (or other ethnography-informed disciplines), coupled with applied best practices from professional fields, to strike new directions for creating and implementing knowledge and affecting change.

We encourage contributions from any of the variety of fields that create/apply ethnography, including: the social sciences & humanities, business strategy, marketing, product management, design, UX/usability, AGILE/Lean, HCI/CSCW, informatics, communications, policy, education, government, defense, international development, data science, leadership, organizational design, change management, technology, software engineering, healthcare and more.

EXTENDED DEADLINE: APRIL 7, 2017

Acceptance notification – June 9, 2017
First draft submission – July 17, 2017
Final submissions – October 7, 2017

Review Process & Requirements

  • Individuals are permitted to submit only a single proposal (Paper, Case Study, PechaKucha, or Film/Animation) as author or co-author, so please choose carefully.
  • Proposals for Papers go through a double-blind peer review process overseen by the Paper Committee. Case Studies, PechaKucha, and Film/Animation are juried (blind) by committee.
  • EPIC prides itself on a high standard of written and presented material. Authors of successful submissions are expected to agree to a series of deadlines for submission of draft versions of their papers. We recommend authors ensure they have the necessary time required and permissions to write for publication before submitting.
  • At least one co-author must register for and attend EPIC2017 to present their work.
  • Papers and Case Studies will be published in the open-access journal Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Conference Proceedings (ISSN 1559-8918) and on epicpeople.org (access 12 years of EPIC Proceedings here), for which purpose all co-authors are required to sign an author agreement. All presenters and must sign media agreements that allow EPIC to video record conference events and share video on epicpeople.org.

Observance of the International Day of Reflection on the on the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda
Apr 7 all-day

The Permanent Mission of the Republic of Rwanda and the United Nations Office at Geneva will mark the International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda in a ceremony to be held on Friday, 7 april 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Room XIX at the Palais des Nations.

The ceremony will include the message of Mr. Antonio Outen-es, Secretary-General of the United Nations, read by Mr. Michael M0ller, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva, followed by his own remarks and statements of H.E. Dr. Frarnois Xavier Ngarambe, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Rwanda to the United Nations Office and other international organizations at Geneva, of a survivor of the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda and Mr. Caesar Murangira,  President of the Association  of Genocide survivors IB UKA, Memory and Justice (Swiss section).

The provisional programme of the event is below.

The NGO Liaison Unit of the Office of the Director-General  at the United Nations Office at Geneva invites non-governmental organizations to attend this event.

Apr
14
Fri
The Southern Foodways Alliance 2017 Graduate Student Conference CFP
Apr 14 all-day

The Southern Foodways Alliance 2017 Graduate Student Conference:
Foodways and Social Justice in the U.S. South

Oxford, Mississippi
September 11-12, 2017

Call for Abstracts: DUE April 14, 2017

The Southern Foodways Alliance, the Center for the Study of Southern Culture, the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, and the Graduate School at the University of Mississippi, announce a call for papers, multimedia projects, or short documentaries for a colloquium to be held on the campus of the University of Mississippi in Oxford, September 11-12, 2017.

We welcome original research or projects that engage with the broad topic of social justice through the lens of Southern foodways or Southern agriculture.  Suggested areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Southern foodways or agriculture and intersectional Southern identities (race, class, gender, sexuality, age, religion, etc.)
  • Food system labor in the U.S. South
  • Immigrant foodways of the U.S. South
  • Critical analyses of contemporary Southern foodways
  • Social, historical, or ecological studies of Southern agriculture, with emphasis on discrimination, environmental justice, etc.
  • Methodological approaches to food studies that attend to issues of racism, sexism, and myriad of other forms of systemic discrimination and oppression

By Friday, April 14, please complete the online application. On the application, describe your paper or project in 200 words and include a short biographical statement.  Please contact Afton Thomas at afton@southernfoodways.org with any questions.

All applicants will receive notification on May 5.  Accepted participants’ final projects for presentation are due by Friday, August 4 at 5 p.m. CT.

Conference fees, including three tasty meals, are waived for accepted presenters.  Travel to Oxford, Mississippi, and lodging costs are the responsibility of presenters.

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 (bain-selbo@svhe.org).

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 soundings@wku.edu.

Apr
20
Thu
4th International Conference of Ethnography and Education CFP
Apr 20 all-day

The 4th International Conference of Ethnography and Education organized in Spain is a forum of debate drawing on current contributions of ethnographic research in education. We encourage all participants to submit abstracts focusing on new knowledge and new approaches to the emerging challenges of education, diversity and inequality in the 21st century in a global world. Please, consider submitting to one of the three following strands:

  1. Ethnographic inquiry before old and new research problems.
  2. Ethnographic research and the assessment of education policy.
  3. Debates and methodological advances in ethnography of education.

Download all the conference information here.

The deadline for the submission of abstracts ends on the 20th of April. Please download the templates for submission in Spanish or English in the following links:

Template en Español

Template in English

The completed templates should be sent by email to cieye2017@uab.cat or using the following link:

Send Template

 

4th International Conference of Ethnography and Education CFP
Apr 20 all-day

The 4th International Conference of Ethnography and Education organized in Spain is a forum of debate drawing on current contributions of ethnographic research in education. We encourage all participants to submit abstracts focusing on new knowledge and new approaches to the emerging challenges of education, diversity and inequality in the 21st century in a global world. Please, consider submitting to one of the three following strands:

1. Ethnographic inquiry before old and new research problems
2. Ethnographic research and the assessment of education policy
3. Debates and methodological advances in ethnography of education

The deadline for the submission of abstracts ends on the 20th of April 2017. The completed templates should be sent by email to cieye2017@uab.cat or using the link: http://us13.campaign-archive2.com/?u=65bbcb956634fa98123daa5fc&id=db4f065814

Important Dates:

April 20, 2017 Submission of abstracts ends
May 3, 2017 Review results announced 
May 3, 2017 Registration starts
May 15, 2017 Participants with papers and early bird ends
 June 10, 2017 Presentation times announced
July 10, 2017 Registration Deadline

Registration fees:

CIEYE 2017 conference fees: Registration by 15 May Registration from 16 May
Delegates 150 EUR 190 EUR
Students/Unemployed/Low GDP country delegates 70 EUR 130 EUR

 

Apr
21
Fri
Cal State LA’s Mesoamerican Symposium @ Cal State LA
Apr 21 @ 9:00 am – Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm

Cal State LA’s Mesoamerican Symposium to honor prominent Mexican archaeologist Eduardo Matos Moctezuma

Symposium will feature leading scholars in the field and an inaugural exhibit of antique books of Mesoamerica and Colonial Mexico

What: 

Cal State LA’s Art History Society, in partnership with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, presents the 2017 Mesoamerican Symposium titled  “The Foundation of Heaven: The Great Temple of the Aztecs. The symposium will feature leading scholars in the field, as well as an inaugural exhibit of antique books of Mesoamerica and Colonial Mexico.

Who:

The symposium is dedicated to the life and work of Eduardo Matos Moctezuma, a prominent Mexican archaeologist. Matos Moctezuma is recognized for his work directing the massive, multidisciplinary Templo Mayor Project (1978–2001). The project was to excavate the Great Aztec Temple of the island capital of Tenochtitlan, next to the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Zócalo, Mexico City’s famous central plaza. He also conducted field work in such revered places as Tula, Comalcalco, Cholula, Teotihuacan, and Tlatelolco. Matos Moctezuma has published more than 500 articles, exhibition catalogues, and monographs.

When:

Friday, April 21, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Bing Theater.

Saturday, April 22, 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., at Cal State LA, Golden Eagle Ballroom.

Where:

Cal State LA is located at the Eastern Avenue exit, San Bernardino Freeway, at the interchange of the 10 and 710 Freeways. The address is 5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles, 90032. Public (permit dispensers) parking is available on the top level of Parking Structure C. Click here for a campus map and directions.

More:

The symposium will culminate on April 22 at 5 p.m. in the University Library with a special exhibit of antique books, entitled “Transcultural Dialogues: The Books of Mesoamerica and Colonial Mexico. This exhibit will showcase the  Ruwet, Glass and Nicholson collections of Cal State LA that are an integral part of a proposed center for the advancement of Mesoamerican Studies. The collections of books from the 17th to the 21st Centuries, include most of the facsimiles of Mesoamerican Codices and historical chronicles of Colonial Mexico. This makes Cal State LA’s library one of the top repositories in the world in the fields of Pre-Columbian and Colonial History of the American Continent.  The exhibit is curated by Cal State LA’s Art History Professor Manuel Aguilar-Moreno, along with Azalea Camacho and Angelene Campuzano.

Symposium speakers include Elizabeth Boone, of Tulane University; David Carrasco, of the Harvard Divinity School; John D. Pohl, of the Anthropology Department at Cal State LA; Karl Taube, of the University of California, Riverside; and more. For a listing of speakers, refer to the program online.

Info:

General admission to the symposium is $25, $15 for college students with ID, and $10 for Cal State LA students with ID. To register, please email ahscsula@gmail.com. For additional symposium information, call (818) 926-7635 or visit http://www.calstatela.edu/arthistorysociety/events