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Oct
2
Mon
Franklin Research Grants
Oct 2 all-day

Franklin Research Grants

Scope

This program of small grants to scholars is intended to support the cost of research leading to publication in all areas of knowledge. The Franklin program is particularly designed to help meet the cost of travel to libraries and archives for research purposes; the purchase of microfilm, photocopies or equivalent research materials; the costs associated with fieldwork; or laboratory research expenses.

Eligibility

Applicants are expected to have a doctorate or to have published work of doctoral character and quality. PhD candidates are not eligible to apply, but the Society is especially interested in supporting the work of young scholars who have recently received the doctorate.

Award

From $1,000 to $6,000.

Deadlines

October 2, December 1; notification in January and March.

Application

The application may be accessed at www.amphilsoc.org/grants/franklin. Questions should be directed to Linda Musumeci, Director of Grants and Fellowships, at [email protected] or 215-440-3429

Oct
5
Thu
Annual German Studies Association Conference @ Sheraton Atlanta
Oct 5 – Oct 8 all-day

The Forty-First Annual Conference will take place October 5th-8th, 2017, in Atlanta, Georgia. 

The annual German Studies Association conference brings together over 1,000 scholars in the areas of German history, literature, culture, politics and any other discipline with a focus on German-speaking Europe in any time period. Presentations range over the period between the Middle Ages and the present. Younger scholars, including graduate students, can present alongside established members of the association.

 

Oct
10
Tue
Public Service Award
Oct 10 all-day

Honoring Service in promoting Public Understanding of Science and Engineering

THE NATIONAL SCIENCE BOARD HAS EXTENDED THE DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS FOR ITS 2018 HONORARY AWARDS UNTIL OCTOBER 10, 2017.

The National Science Board is pleased to accept nominations for the Public Service Award, which honors individuals and groups that have made substantial contributions to increasing public understanding of science and engineering in the United States. These contributions may be in a wide variety of areas that have the potential of contributing to public understanding of and appreciation for science and engineering—including mass media, education and/or training programs, and entertainment.

ELIGIBILITY AND SELECTION CRITERIA

Candidates for the NSB Public Service Award should have demonstrated outstanding leadership and accomplishment in meeting the following selection criteria:

  • Increased the public’s understanding of the processes of science and engineering through scientific discovery, innovation, and its communication to the public.
  • Encouraged others to help raise the public understanding of science and technology.
  • Promoted the engagement of scientists and engineers in public outreach and scientific literacy.
  • Contributed to the development of broad science and engineering policy and its support.
  • Influenced and encouraged the next generation of scientists and engineers.
  • Achieved broad recognition outside of the candidate’s area of specialization.
  • Fostered awareness of science and technology among broad segments of the population.

Please note that Members of the US Government are not eligible for this award.

NOMINATION GUIDELINES

Nominations for an individual must include:

  1. A current curriculum vita without publications (no more than 3 pages).
  2. A narrative statement (no more than 5 pages) addressing the following:
    1. the candidate’s public service activities in science and engineering, and
    2. the candidate’s contributions to public understanding of science and engineering, as they relate to the selection criteria.
  3. Contact information of candidate and nominator (mailing address, email address, phone number).

Nominations for a group must include:

  1. A narrative statement (no more than 5 pages) addressing the following:
    1. the group’s activities, and how it accomplishes the selection criteria for the award,
    2. length of years of the program,
    3. number and type of individuals served by the group’s activities; and
    4. data on the success of the program (if available).
  2. Contact information of candidate and nominator (mailing address, email address, phone number).

Reference letters are optional, and up to 3 letters (no more than to 2 pages each) may be submitted on letterhead as a PDF file.

SUBMIT A NOMINATION

Please submit nominations by email to: [email protected]

INQUIRIES

For questions concerning the award, please contact Kathy Jacquart at [email protected], 703-292-5118.

Vannevar Bush Award
Oct 10 all-day

Honoring Lifelong Leadership in Science and Technology and Contributions to the Nation through Public Service

THE NATIONAL SCIENCE BOARD HAS EXTENDED THE DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS FOR ITS 2018 HONORARY AWARDS UNTIL OCTOBER 10, 2017.

Vannevar Bush Award

The National Science Board is pleased to accept nominations for the Vannevar Bush Award. The Vannevar Bush Award honors truly exceptional lifelong leaders in science and technology who have made substantial contributions to the welfare of the Nation through public service activities in science, technology, and public policy. The award was established in 1980 in the memory of Vannevar Bush, who served as a science advisor to President Franklin Roosevelt during World War II, helped to establish Federal funding for science and engineering as a national priority during peacetime, and was behind the creation of the National Science Foundation.

ELIGIBILITY AND SELECTION CRITERIA

Candidates for the Vannevar Bush Award should have demonstrated outstanding leadership and accomplishment in meeting at least two of the following selection criteria:

  • Candidates must be US citizens.
  • Distinguished himself/herself through public service activities in science and technology.
  • Pioneered the exploration, charting, and settlement of new frontiers in science, technology, education, and public service.
  • Demonstrated leadership and creativity that have inspired others to distinguished careers in science and technology.
  • Contributed to the welfare of the Nation and mankind through activities in science and technology.
  • Demonstrated leadership and creativity that has helped mold the history of advancements in the Nation’s science, technology, and education.

NOMINATION GUIDELINES

Nominations must include:

  1. A current curriculum vita without publications (no more than 5 pages).
  2. A narrative statement (no more than 8 pages) addressing the candidate’s activities and contributions related to the selection criteria.
  3. A proposed award citation addressing the candidate’s activities in and contributions to national public service activities in science, technology, and public policy.
  4. Contact information for award candidate and nominator (mailing address, email address, and phone number).
  5. Two reference letters (no more than 2 pages each) from individuals familiar with the candidate’s accomplishments, and not affiliated with the candidate’s home institution. Letters should be submitted by email to [email protected] on letterhead as a PDF file.

SUBMIT A NOMINATION

Please Submit Nominations by email to [email protected]

INQUIRIES

For questions concerning the award, please contact Kathy Jacquart at [email protected], 703-292-5118

Oct
13
Fri
Call for Papers & Peer Reviewers – Contingent Horizons Volume 4 Issue 1
Oct 13 all-day

Call for Papers & Peer Reviewers 2017/18 – Contingent Horizons Volume 4 Issue 1

Issue Theme: Public Anthropology

Contingent Horizons is York University’s peer-reviewed student journal of anthropology. We aim to showcase scholarly and creative works of academic excellence by undergraduate and graduate students. We invite prospective contributors to submit their original, unpublished works for publication in our fourth volume. Selected submissions will be published online with complimentary print copies provided to the authors.

1) Submissions:

We are accepting submissions of original works that pertain to the discipline of anthropology, specifically relating to the issue’s theme of Public Anthropology. Authors of works that relate to broader public concerns, as well the intersections between social justice and anthropological theory, are strongly encouraged to submit. Essays could address, for example: social movements, health and illness, politics, environmental concerns, identities, development and displacement, migration and movement, decolonization, knowledge systems, public affects, technoscience, art and aesthetics, and activism. Submissions can include but are not limited to: ethnographic research papers, literature reviews, photo essays, and creative writing.

We are also looking for students to write brief book reviews of current anthropological or ethnographic works relevant to public anthropology published between 2016-2017. Students of anthropology and related disciplines are encouraged to submit their work.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, October 13, 2017. Please review the submission guidelines at www.contingenthorizons.com prior to submission.

 

2) Peer Reviewers:

We are recruiting both undergraduate and graduate students who are willing to act as peer reviewers between October 2017-April 2018. Each peer reviewer will be asked to provide substantial and constructive feedback about the content of a maximum of 1-2 submissions.

If you are interested in being a peer reviewer, please e-mail [email protected] with the subject line “Peer Review.” Please include your institutional affiliation, degree program, year of study, and areas of scholarly interest.

For information about the Call for Papers & Peer Reviewers 2017 and/or to read our previous issues please visit: www.contingenthorizons.com

Oct
15
Sun
2017 SHA Ethnographic Poetry Competition
Oct 15 all-day

The Society for Humanistic Anthropology announces our annual poetry competition as a means to encourage scholars to use alternative literary genres to explore anthropological concerns. These concerns may be any of those associated with any of the five fields of anthropology: Archaeological, Biological, Linguistic, Sociocultural and Applied.

Deadline: October 15, 2017                 There is no entry fee for this competition.

Please email your entry (no more than three unpublished poems) as a single pdf document to: [email protected] without the author’s name (anonymized), along with a separate cover page with the following information by the Deadline of October 15, 2017:

  • NAME, TITLE, INSTITUTIONAL AFFILIATION(S)
  • CONTACT INFO (ADDRESS, PHONE, EMAIL)
  • POEM TITLE(S)
  • ETHNOPOETRY STATEMENT*

The anonymous entry pdf must include an *ethnographic statement (of no more than 400 words) which connects the poem(s) submitted to anthropology which will be taken into account as the judges make their award selections. Examples of ethnographic statements can be found in the poems published in Anthropology and Humanism (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/anhu.12058/full).

Before you submit a manuscript to the competition, please consider exploring the work of the ethnographic poets we have published. We’re drawn to technical virtuosity combined with abundant imagination, vivid imagery, musical approaches to fresh language, risk-taking, and an ability to convey penetrating insights into human experience. We seek a layer of trust concerning the writer’s experience and perspective as both anthropologist and creative writer, one who is ethically responsible in terms of representing the other, one who is able to locate his or her reader in the context of the ethnographic study and reveal anthropological themes associated with any of the fields of anthropology.

JUDGES: Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor, Nomi Stone

Winning entries and honorable mentions will be recognized at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association in Washington DC in November 29–December 3, 2017. The first-place winner(s) will receive a certificate and award of $100. All entries will be considered for publication in the Society’s journal, Anthropology and Humanism. (Note that Membership in AAA or an institutional subscription is required for digital access to the journal and SHA membership with the paid print option is required to receive a print issue.)

Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities
Oct 15 all-day

2018–2019 Forum on STUFF
Application Deadline: Sunday, October 15, 2017, 11:59pm EST)

  1. Complete the Application Form.
  2. Prepare your curriculum vitae.
  3. Merge your completed application form and c.v. into a single PDF file, with application first. Name your file: LastName-First (e.g., Franklin-Ben). Please submit as a PDF, not a Word doc.
  4. Arrange for three (3) confidential letters of recommendation. Individual referees should upload their confidential letter to our secure server as a PDF only. The submission deadline for referees is October 15, 2017. We strongly encourage you to contact your referrees early enough to give them adequate time to meet this absolute deadline. IMPORTANT NOTE: For uploading referee letters from Interfolio, please follow the special instructions explained below.
  5. Upload and submit your application (with c.v. included) to our secure webform(please complete and carefully check all webform fields). Applications that are emailed or snail-mailed will be considered ineligible.

Uploading Confidential Letters of Recommendation through Interfolio: Interfolio has a customized process in which applicants are able themselves to upload confidential letters. Please carefully follow the 7 steps below. Do not follow the standard instructions on Interfolio’s website, “uploading letters to an online application system.”

  1. Sign into your Interfolio Dossier account. Click “Manage Dossier.”
  2. From the main page, click “New Application.”
  3. For destination, type “Custom Upload” or “Interfolio Custom Upload” and click “Select.”
  4. On the next page, enter all letters you wish to have uploaded (three letters only).
  5. Click “Continue” followed by “Proceed to Payment” to complete your request.
  6. Interfolio Scholar Services will send you an automatic email confirmation.
  7. You must REPLY to that email, giving Interfolio this (and only this) URL from our website: https://wolfhumanities.upenn.edu/postdoctoral-reference
Call for Film Projects for AAA Film Pitch Workshop
Oct 15 all-day

CALL FOR FILM PROJECTS for AAA FILM PITCH WORKSHOP

 

Are you currently working on a film? Are you interested in getting feedback?


Are you interested in ethnographic film production but not yet ready to share a project in progress?

Due to the enormous success of the 2016 Pitch Session, we are once again convening a FILM PITCH Workshop at the 2017 AAAs.  Please join us for the Second Annual Society for Visual Anthropology FILM PITCH workshop, December 1, 1-5 PM.

A PITCH SESSION FOR ETHNOGRAPHIC FILMMAKERS: DEVELOPING YOUR STORY, INTEGRATING YOUR RESEARCH, FINDING FUNDING AND DISTRIBUTION

This workshop uses the pitch format of documentary film festivals in which filmmakers pitch their work-in-progress to a jury of funders, distributors and award winning filmmakers. For each film presented, the jury will provide feedback including strategies for visualizing anthropological content and suggestions for developing your narrative and structure. Other discussion topics include conceptualizing your audience, and opportunities and strategies for funding and distribution.

Pre- Selected filmmakers will give a 10 minute presentation of their project, that includes a description of the story, themes, research, visual style, plans for completion and a short video sample. Our workshop format is intended to encourage lively discussion between jurors, other workshop participants and the presenting filmmakers. Discussion will address both the effectiveness of the pitch and the substance of the film project. Jury and audience awards.

The goals of the workshop are:

  1. To model how to present a film project to potential collaborators, funders & distributors.
  2. To provide concrete strategies for turning research into visually compelling stories.
  3. To direct participants to funding and distribution opportunities.

Pitch jurors TO BE ANNOUNCED.

 

Two ways to participate in this workshop

PITCH YOUR PROJECT: Whether your project is in development, production, or in rough cut stage, this is an opportunity to get feedback on your work-in-progress from a jury with expertise in anthropological filmmaking, funding and distribution. Seven filmmakers (or filmmaking teams) will be selected to pitch projects. Those interested in presenting their film project should send a brief Pitch Proposal (see below) to Alice Apley ([email protected]) by October 15, 2017. The organizers will select a mix of experienced to first-time filmmakers.

NONPITCHING WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS: As a workshop participant, you can observe the pitches, join the discussion about the projects in progress, learn from the pitches, get ideas, and plan for a future visual project.

 

Pitch Proposal

If you are interested in pitching, send a one-page description of your project and a video sample. It should include:

  • Short synopsis describing the significance of the project, brief discussion of the issues, themes and story you will explore, and the visual style of the film (e.g. observational, experimental documentary etc).
  • Your bio, including your unique qualifications for completing this project successfully, such as knowledge, skills, access or history of involvement with the characters and/or subject matter.
  • Please also include a short status report describing where you are in the research, development and/or production process, what work has been completed and a brief timeline.
  • Production-related photo (optional).

Also send a trailer, teaser, or clips via a single streamable link of film footage or visuals (still or moving). (7 minutes maximum)

For questions, email Alice Apley, [email protected] or Sarah Elder, [email protected]

Call for Papers: SEA Annual Conference 2018
Oct 15 all-day

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:

  1. Political Economy – such as processes of institutional development, complexity of water management systems, water privatization, indigenous sovereignty, social movements, water justice, and water conflicts.
  2. 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.
  3. Health – such as water insecurity, water quality, contamination and pollution, waterborne disease, emotional well-being, and mental health.
  4. 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. 

SEA Annual Conference 2018: Water and Economy

When: March 1–3, 2018
With special field event on March 4, 2018

Where: Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

Oct
16
Mon
CFP: Auburn University at Montgomery (AUM) Southern Studies Conference
Oct 16 all-day

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