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Jun
1
Thu
International Journal of Business Anthropology CFP
Jun 1 all-day

 The International Journal of Business Anthropology (IJBA), is a double-blinded peer reviewed journal focusing upon business anthropology supported by the College of Sociology and Anthropology, Sun Yat-Sen University, China, the Faculty of Social Science, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands, the Institute of Business Anthropology, Shantou University, which was originally published by the North American Business Press (NABP) and is currently published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing starting from Vol. 6 (1) biannually in June and December every year.

The journal seeks articles by anthropologically-oriented scholars and practitioners. Regionally- focused contributions are welcome, especially when their findings can be generalized. We encourage the dialogues between the findings or theories generated from the field of business anthropology and the theories of general anthropology. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, general business anthropology theories and methods, management, marketing, consumer behavior, product design and development, knowledge management and competitive intelligence, human resources management, international business, etc.

The objectives of IJBA are:

  • Generate an exchange of ideas between scholars, practitioners and industry specialists in the field of applied and business anthropology
  • Encourage bridge-building between the practitioner and the academic world
  • Provide a vehicle of communication for anthropologists working within the practitioner world
  • Provide a forum for work concerned with qualitative business analysis inspired by anthropological theory and methods

Call for Papers

We are always looking for good manuscripts! We encourage practitioners, students, community members, and faculty from all disciplines to submit articles. The Editors and one or more anonymous peer reviewers will review the manuscript prior to its acceptance for publication. In addition to research and academic articles, we feature case studies, commentaries and reviews. Please send manuscripts, news notes and correspondence to: Dr. Gang Chen, Executive Editor, via e-mail at jamesgchen1963@yahoo.com, or jamesgchen@qq.com.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

The journal invites paper of 4000-12000 words, including text, notes, references and appendices. All papers will be fully peer reviewed. All manuscripts should include a brief abstract (150 words maximum) and follow the Chicago Manual of Style, available at http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/home.html.  Please also note the following:

  1. Files should be supplied in Word format. In the case of photographs/figures/tables that need to be placed in a separate section please include these in a separate file, ensuring that images are labelled with captions that are consistently positioned and formatted (see more details below). All in-text material must be included in the main files of the manuscript.
  2. All authors for the paper should be clearly listed, with affiliations, in the order in which they should be published.
  3. Use double quotation marks for all cases (including single words)except for quotes within quotes.
  4. Authors are asked to read the Copyright and Permissions Guidance on the Cambridge Scholars Publishing website at http://www.cambridgescholars.com/t/AuthorFormsGuidelines to ensure that all material from another source is correctly referenced, and permission to republish sought where necessary.
American Institute of Indian Studies Fellowship Application Deadline
Jun 1 @ 4:31 pm – 5:31 pm

The American Institute of Indian Studies announces its 2017 fellowship competition and invites applications from scholars who wish to conduct their research in India. Junior fellowships are awarded to PhD candidates to conduct research for their dissertations in India for up to eleven months. Senior fellowships are awarded to scholars who hold the PhD degree for up to nine months of research in India. The application deadline is July 1, 2017.

The AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF INDIAN STUDIES is a cooperative, non-profit organization of eighty-four American colleges and universities that supports the advancement of knowledge and understanding of India, its people, and culture. AIIS welcomes applicants from a wide variety of disciplines. In addition to applicants in the Humanities and Social Sciences AIIS encourages applicants in fields such as Development Studies, Natural Resources Management, Public Health, and Regional Planning.

Applications to conduct research in India may be made in the following categories:

Junior Research Fellowships . Available to doctoral candidates at U.S. universities in all fields of study. Junior Research Fellowships are specifically designed to enable doctoral candidates to pursue their dissertation research in India. Junior Research Fellows establish formal affiliation with Indian universities and Indian research supervisors.  Awards are available for up to eleven months.

Senior Research Fellowships . Available to scholars who hold the Ph.D. or its equivalent. Senior Fellowships are designed to enable scholars in all disciplines who specialize in South Asia to pursue further research in India. Senior Fellows establish formal affiliation with an Indian institution. Short-term awards are available for up to four months. Long-term awards are available for six to nine months. A limited number of humanists will be granted fellowships paid in dollars funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Senior Scholarly/Professional Development Fellowships . Available to established scholars who have not previously specialized in Indian studies and to established professionals who have not previously worked or studied in India. Senior Scholarly/Professional Development Fellows are formally affiliated with an Indian institution. Awards may be granted for periods of six to nine months.

Senior Performing and Creative Arts Fellowships . Available to accomplished practitioners of  the performing arts of India and creative artists who demonstrate that study in India would enhance their skills, develop their capabilities to teach or perform in the US, enhance American involvement with India’s artistic traditions, and strengthen their links with peers in India. Awards will normally be for periods of up to four months, although proposals for periods of up to nine months can be considered.

Non US citizens are welcome to apply for AIIS fellowships as long as they are either graduate students or full-time faculty at a college or university in the U.S. Citizens of the United States, however, can apply for senior fellowships if they are not affiliated with an institution of higher education in the U.S. The fellowship competition is open to all applicants and is NOT restricted to applicants from AIIS member institutions. Fellowships are funded by both U.S. government grants as well as AIIS endowment funds. Most of the federal funds received are restricted to US citizens; non-US citizens and performing/creative arts fellows are generally funded by the AIIS endowment. The number of fellowships AIIS can offer depends on the funding available from the different sources, though all applicants are reviewed equally and simultaneously.

The AIIS strongly encourages applications from non-US citizens and US citizens alike, and remains committed to providing research opportunities to all qualified candidates regardless of nationality.  It also seeks additional private support to increase the number of its awards. Fellowships are funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (also available to permanent residents); the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States State Department and the Council of American Overseas Research Centers under the Fulbright-Hays Act of 1961, as amended; and the Smithsonian Institution. Fellowships for six months or more may include limited coverage for dependents.

 

Applications can be downloaded from www.indiastudies.org.

For more information please contact the American Institute of Indian Studies:

Jun
2
Fri
Call for Nominations: Geoffrey Harrison Prize Lecture 2017
Jun 2 all-day

The Parkes Foundation is pleased to announce the inaugural Geoffrey Harrison prize lecture on human/biosocial sciences.

The Prize Lecture is to be awarded annually in Geoffrey Harrison’s honor to persons who have made a substantial and sustained contribution to the study of human biology and especially biosocial sciences.

Nominations and self-nominations are welcome and must be accompanied by a CV of no more than two A4 pages (set in Arial font size 12). Please submit nominations via email to Dr Alex Alvergne (alexandra.alvergne@anthro.ox.ac.uk) and Dr Simon Underdown (sunderdown@brookes.ac.uk).

The closing date for nominations is Friday 2nd June 2017. The lecture will take place on Friday 3rd November 2017 followed by a drinks reception at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. The Parkes Foundation will contribute to travel and accommodation of the Geoffrey Harrison Prize Lecturer.

International Interdisciplinary Summer School: “Political Ecology” with Bruno Latour
Jun 2 all-day

A one-week International Interdisciplinary Summer School on “Political Ecology” with Bruno Latour will take place during this year’s Unseld Lectures May 29–June 2. For further information about the Unseld Lectures as well as the workshop please see the call for applications and our website.

To apply for the international summer school, applicants have to send in a completed application form downloadable from our website, including a CV according to usual standards. Additionally, each applicant is required to submit an essay of up to 5000 characters. This essay should delineate your specific motivations and qualifications for the summer school’s topic. Deadline for the receipt of complete applications (application form, CV, essay) is March 10th, 2017. A letter of admission will reach successful applicants by March 30th.

There is no program fee. The Forum Scien-tiarum seeks to facilitate the participation of competent students from all over the world, and as the Forum Scientiarum is provided a limited fund by the Udo Keller Foundation Forum Hu-manum for covering part of travel expenses, limited financial resources should not affect your decision to apply. Moreover, the Forum Scientiarum will assist participants in finding inexpensive accommodation. For more infor-mation please see our website.

Applications should be sent to un-seld@fsci.uni-tuebingen.de or to postal address:
FORUM SCIENTIARUM
Doblerstr. 33
D-72074 Tübingen
Germany

Jun
4
Sun
Penn Bioethics Boot Camp
Jun 4 – Jun 23 all-day

The Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania is accepting applications for Bioethics Boot Camp, a three-week intensive introduction to bioethics, held at Penn on June 4-23, 2017.

http://medicalethics.med.upenn.edu/education/bioethics-boot-camp

Boot Camp is designed for law students and Ph.D. students in philosophy, political theory, and the social sciences who have little or no experience in bioethics and who wish to develop research interests in bioethics. Participants will receive a $4,000 stipend & lodging at Penn.  Boot Camp is funded by the Greenwall Foundation.

At Bioethics Boot Camp, students will:

  • Attend lectures on the interdisciplinary field of bioethics
  • Participate in seminars on bioethics issues
  • Attend hospital rounds with clinicians
  • Get practical advice about publishing bioethics papers and pursuing a career in bioethics
  • Work on a publishable bioethics paper with the help of a faculty mentor

To apply, please send a one-page statement of interest, one letter of recommendation, a short writing sample (<10 pages), and a CV to Caitlin O’Neill, Administrative Coordinator, at bioeboot@mail.med.upenn.edu.

Applications due January 2, 2017

Jun
8
Thu
Wissen/Schaffen, an Exhibition by Claire Lambe and Susan Ossman. @ Wissenschaftskolleg zum Berlin
Jun 8 @ 1:16 pm – Jul 8 @ 2:16 pm

Hands-on Anthropology and Collaborative Storytelling @ VU Vrije Universiteit
Jun 8 @ 8:29 pm – Jun 22 @ 9:29 pm

Everyone has a story to tell. For anthropologists, such accounts can reveal as much about the people and societies we study as more conventional research. But the process of collecting stories in the field and retelling them in the academic arena is littered with pitfalls. How do we ensure that our subjects are fairly represented? How do we construct a culturally sensitive narrative whilst maintaining scientific validity?

Apply for the VU Amsterdam Summer School by filling out our online application form. If you apply for multiple courses, you only need to fill out the form once by selecting all courses you wish to participate in. Before applying make sure to read the General Terms and Conditions. In the online application form you will be asked to provide the following documents (no larger than 1 MB per document):

  • Motivation letter. Please make sure to describe your motivation for the specific course(s) you apply for: Why this topic? How will the course contribute to your future (academic) career?
  • Curriculum Vitae/Résumé
  • Transcript of records (a printscreen of your most recent grades is sufficient)
  • Copy of passport/identification

Deadline for application is 1 May 2017. It is advisable to apply and pay sooner, to guarantee your place before a course is full.

If you have any questions regarding the procedure or anything else, always let us know at amsterdamsummerschool@vu.nl. We respond quickly. Your admission will be definite once we have asessed your application on the basis of the entry requirements, availability in the courses, and once we have received your payment. Your place in the VU Amsterdam Summer School will not be guaranteed until we have received your payment.

Jun
12
Mon
Call for Papers: A Decadal Survey of the Social and Behavioral Sciences for National Security
Jun 12 all-day

A Decadal Survey of the Social and Behavioral Sciences for National Security

Submissions due June 12, 2017

Decadal surveys contribute to shaping future research initiatives—be part of the information and knowledge gathering in the first decadal survey undertaken for the social and behavioral sciences (SBS). This call for white papers is being issued to gather direct input from the scientific community into the process of developing a research agenda that can be used to guide investment decisions and application efforts in national security over the next 10 years. It will be important that voices and ideas are heard from a broad range of disciplines and research communities.

An ad hoc committee of experts has been appointed to conduct this decadal survey in order to identify promising SBS opportunities. The committee will issue a public report with its conclusions and recommendations in 2019. The information gathered from these white papers will be used to inform the work of the committee. The white papers will also be posted on the project website and available to the public and researchers.

For detailed information, download the complete instructions or visit our website.

Call for White Papers: A Decadal Survey of the Social and Behavioral Sciences for National Security
Jun 12 all-day

The deadline for submissions is June 12, 2017.

Click here to download these instructions in PDF format.

Decadal surveys are a signature type of study conducted through the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, with a rich history of success in the physical sciences. These surveys gather ideas and feedback from the research community in order to develop a plan that shapes future research initiatives. This is the first such survey undertaken for the social and behavioral sciences (SBS). 

An ad hoc committee of experts has been appointed to conduct this decadal survey in order to identify SBS opportunities poised to contribute significantly to areas relevant to national security. The committee is tasked with engaging scholars throughout the social sciences (e.g., anthropology, demography, economics, political science, statistics, and sociology) and behavioral sciences (e.g., cognitive science, neuroscience, and psychology) to generate ideas for research. The committee will review a broad range of input and develop an agenda for research in and across disciplines that could enhance fundamental knowledge and benefit society in many ways. The committee will issue a public report with its conclusions and recommendations in 2019. 

Use of Papers
The present call for white papers is one part of the process to develop a research agenda that can be used to guide investment decisions and application efforts in national security over the next 10 years. It is being issued to provide direct input from the scientific community into the SBS Decadal Survey. It is anticipated that the white papers will identify promising opportunities for progress in SBS research over the next decade and consider avenues where the technical means and the theoretical foundations are in place for significant steps forward. The success of this decadal survey depends in large part on such input; it will be important that voices and ideas are heard from a broad range of disciplines and research communities.

The information gathered from these white papers will be used solely to inform this project and the work of the committee. The committee will review white paper contributions to plan its fall and winter workshops to be held at the National Academies, to plan other information gathering activities, and to guide its deliberations. The white papers will be posted on this page and available to the public and researchers.

Scope
It is anticipated that the white papers will identify research concepts, methods, tools, techniques, and new ideas that could advance knowledge in the following areas (but are not limited to these):

  • Monitoring and measuring current and evolving events and phenomena, at the macro and micro level, in different societies (e.g., rise in leadership, government relations, military actions, social stability or unrest, injustices, population sentiment, information diffusion and belief formation, etc.)
  • Analyzing and developing markers for such events and phenomena to anticipate change
  • Modeling and/or improving understanding of behaviors of relevance to national security (including those with multiple actors)
  • Predicting specific events and/or reactions
  • Building analytic skill sets (i.e., workforce development, selection, training, human-technology interactions, performance management)
  • Strategies and techniques for avoiding errors and biases in decision making
  • Decision support for national security initiatives
  • Building coordination and improving communication (i.e., between researchers, analysts, policy and/or decision makers and among teams)
  • Support systems in the workplace (e.g., for managing workloads, volumes of data/information, stressful events, etc.)
  • Strategies for identifying and/or mitigating incidences of insider threat

White papers should highlight the following elements:

1. Call attention to SBS research critical to this survey, either by

  • Identifying recent advances and accomplishments in scientific observations, concepts, and/or theory.
  • Reporting briefly on the status of existing SBS research activities and describe the scientific context in terms of fundamental concepts, scientific tools and techniques, recent research results and standing questions in the field.
  • Considering new lines of investigation and the range of disciplines that should be involved, and whether there’s value in linking data from multiple sources.
  • Consider whether existing and planned research programs will provide the capabilities necessary to make progress in these investigations. If not, what additional research and investments are needed? 
2. Call out central questions that are ripe for answering and/or an area where there is unusual discovery potential in the social and behavioral sciences.

3. Call out the benefits for advancing fundamental knowledge in the SBS research domain or for building research capacity and providing systems that enable the research.

Authors do not need to frame their papers in terms of contributions to the national security. Many SBS research advances outside academic domains normally associated with national security could have potential relevance. The committee is tasked with identifying links in promising research ideas and applications to national security.

Submission Requirements/Instructions

  • Paper length is limited to 2000 words with up to 2 pages of references. Anything beyond these limits will not be reviewed.
  • Paper title and author(s) should appear on the paper.
  • Papers should be submitted in PDF format.
  • There is a maximum single file size limit of 10MB.
  • File Name Format: LastName_FirstName_PaperShortTitle
  • Figures and tables published elsewhere should not be included. If such tables or figures are useful to your narrative, please instead provide citation information for the source and reference to the table or figure number.

Please note that all submissions will be listed in the Public Access File for this project and posted online. As part of the submission process, the principal author will need to agree to the terms and conditions on the National Academies’ consent form.

Responses are requested by June 12, 2017 to ensure that all papers are available for the committee’s second meeting at the end of June.

Please direct all questions to Julie Schuck at JSchuck@nas.edu or 202-334-3379.

 

Jun
16
Fri
Call for Papers: Journal of Homosexuality
Jun 16 all-day

Now in its 63rd volume year, the Journal of Homosexuality (JH), a landmark international peer-reviewed scholarly journal in sexuality studies, welcomes submissions from a variety of disciplinary and methodological perspectives. While the majority of articles published in the JH have traditionally focused on empirically-based social scientific topics, JH welcomes on an ongoing basis submissions from such fields as: art, art history, performing arts, visual arts, classics, cultural studies, education, ethnic studies, geography, history, international relations, journalism, language and literature, philosophy, political science, queer studies, and women and gender studies.

JH has been published since 1974 and is known broadly as a classic among sexuality studies journals, and it continues to be highly respected among scholars in sexuality studies across the globe. It currently publishes 12 issues per year and will move to 14 issues annually beginning in 2017. Accepted manuscripts will be uploaded to the JH/Taylor & Francis website with DOI numbers prior to being published in the print version of the journal to provide maximum exposure.

Submissions Process

Please submit manuscripts directly via e-mail attachment to the Editor-in-Chief Dr. John P. Elia at jpelia@sfsu.edu (JH does not utilize online manuscript submissions via ScholarOne or Manuscript Central).

Manuscripts should…

  1. Contain 7,000 words or fewer including references, and footnotes/endnotes (lengthier manuscripts may be approved by writing directly to the editor-in-chief)
  2. Have a 150-word abstract with 7-10 key words immediately following the abstract
  3. Conform to the Publications Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) 6th edition (2012).