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APA Technology, Mind, and Society Call for Papers
Oct 20 all-day
The American Psychological Association will hold an interdisciplinary conference on Technology, Mind, and Society in Washington, DC, on April 5-7, 2018. Scientists, practitioners, policymakers, and students from around the world are invited to participate in the event.

The conference will provide a venue for reporting and assessing current efforts to understand and shape the interactions of human beings and technology, for identifying priorities for future work, and for promoting exchange and collaboration among participants. The conference will feature four keynote speakers: Cynthia Breazeal (MIT), Justine Cassell (Carnegie Mellon), Eric Horvitz (Microsoft Research), and Sandy Pentland (MIT).

APA invites you and your colleagues and students to submit papers, symposia, and posters for this conference, which will be organized around the following broad themes:

  • Basic research: How humans understand and use technology, impacts of technology on human experience and behavior, human-technology interactions as mutually adaptive systems, role of technology in advancing other areas of scientific research, and related topics.
  • Foundations of technology design: Development of technologies informed by psychological, behavioral, and social science research.
  • Applications: Development, use, and impact of specific technologies in domains such as aging, education, mental and physical health, recreation, and the workplace.
  • Broader implications: Ethical and policy questions concerning the opportunities and challenges arising from human-technology interactions.

The deadline for submissions is October 20, 2017. Submissions can be made here.

The conference is open to researchers, professionals, and students in all relevant areas, including psychology and other behavioral and social sciences, neuroscience, computer science, engineering, design, health research, education research, city and regional planning, public policy, history of science and technology, and philosophy.

The conference aims to address the full range of contemporary and emerging technologies. These include but are not limited to artificial intelligence, robotics, mobile devices, social media, virtual/augmented reality, gaming, geographic information systems, autonomous vehicles, and biomedical technologies (e.g., brain-machine interfaces, genetic engineering).

APA is sponsoring the conference in cooperation with the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) and the Association for Computing Machinery — Special Interest Group for Computer-Human Interaction (ACM SIGCHI).

We look forward to seeing you at the Technology, Mind, and Society Conference! For additional information, see the conference website. If you have any questions, please contact the APA Science Directorate ([email protected]).

Call for Proposals: AAMG & UMAC Conference 2018
Oct 30 all-day

June 21–24, 2018
Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, FL

This year, AAMG (Association of Academic Museums & Galleries) is partnering with UMAC (University Museums and Collections), a committee of ICOM (International Council of Museums) for our 2018 Annual Conference in Miami, FL.  We look forward to sharing great ideas and pressing concerns—and learning and networking with our global colleagues.

This Year’s Theme:
Audacious Ideas: University Museums and Collections as Change-Agents for a Better World      

We live in a dangerous, often unstable, and environmentally compromised world. What can academic museums, galleries, and collections do to remedy this situation? If we are dedicated to teaching and training new generations of students, to serving increasingly diverse communities, how do we make a positive difference? How do we know we are making that difference?

Audacious Ideas asks presenters to share with us exciting and unusual ways that their museums, galleries, and collections are serving as change-agents. We’re interested in proposals that address how you are adopting new roles and adapting old ones, welcoming new constituencies while keeping current visitors, and creating new paradigms that make our institutions more valued and critical partners in higher education and in building a more peaceful and healthy world.

Please note: all proposals should be submitted in English, as the entire conference will be conducted in English.

We invite proposals that address:

  • New models of teaching across campus, including exhibitions and collections.
  • New strategies for equity and inclusion on and off campus.
  • Innovative transnational collaborations.
  • New ideas for advancing our mission as change-agents in society – locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally.

Presentation Formats

Presenters may select from the following formats for their proposals:

  • Roundtable Facilitator: Would you like to lead a conversation on a specific topic? These lively discussions will be held on Thursday afternoon at the Donna E. Shalala Student Activity Center (University of Miami). We invite you to propose a topic and explain why your skills, experiences, and interests will contribute to your success as a discussion leader, particularly as this relates to conference’s theme.  As the Roundtable Facilitator, you will welcome attendees, offer a 5-10 minute overview about the topic and your personal connection to it, and then facilitate a conversation with those present.  Roundtables run 1 ¼ hours.
  • Throwdown: We select up to 10 presenters for 5 minute (no more than 20 slides) talks on Thursday evening, during our opening reception.  We call it a “Throwdown” because it’s high energy, quick-paced, and foregrounds powerful ideas. This is an excellent opportunity for students and emerging professionals to share a special program or practice.
  • Panels: Panels are the heart of our conference.  Over two days, we anticipate having 18 panels. That breaks out to 9 per day: 3 simultaneous sessions 3 times per day, one in the morning and two in the afternoon.  Panels are 1 ¼ hours each and have 2-4 presenters, with one panelist or convener serving as moderator.  A minimum of 15 minutes should be used for dialogue with your audience, following the presentations. All presentations should be in PowerPoint format, and the moderator is responsible for gathering them and bringing them on a laptop. The moderator is also responsible for time-keeping. You’ll need to tell us the topic, what each presenter will contribute, and how the proposal relates to the conference theme. If you’d like to lead a panel but need to find panelists, you can query the AAMG and UMAC listservs for participants.
  • Poster Sessions: Tell us the topic, why it’s relevant to the theme, and confirm that you will be present. Poster specifications will be sent later and posters may be brought to the conference or mailed earlier.
  • Workshops: Would you like to lead a workshop that strengthens museum practice? We’re willing to share the income.  Tell us what you would teach, what your experience is leading this, how long you would like your workshop to run (full or half day), and how many attendees you would prefer.  Workshop day to be determined, but it will likely be Sunday morning.

We now have a Google form for proposals: please find the link here.

Deadline for submitting your proposal is: October 30, 2017

Questions? Please contact the Program Committee Co-Chairs:
Jill Hartz, [email protected] (AAMG representative)
Barbara Rothermel, [email protected] (UMAC representative)

Call for Papers: Third Conference on Disasters, Displacement, and Human Rights
Nov 1 all-day

“Transitions: Crisis, Uncertainty, Opportunity”

Third Conference on Disasters, Displacement, and Human Rights (DDHR)

February 9–11, 2018

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Submissions due November 1, 2017

The human experience is filled with periods of transition. Life-stage rituals, prolonged wars, forced migrations, paradigm shifts, global climate, and urban development—in all of these processes transitions are the constant— they can last for mere moments or span years, decades, or generations. Transitions associated with disasters, displacement, and human rights are particularly important whether they impact local communities or entire societies. Moments of transition bring about crisis, uncertainty, and even opportunity. What factors shape whether a transition is a crisis or an opportunity, and in whose eyes? What moments or processes impact these outcomes? How do individual lived experiences of uncertainty intersect with larger social scales and vice versa? What strategies can be employed for engagement and how can these strategies be communicated to those confronting periods of transition?

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville issues a call for papers for its third conference on Disasters, Displacement, and Human Rights (DDHR). The 2018 theme is “Transitions: Crisis, Uncertainty, Opportunity.” This conference is open to all disciplines, approaches, methods, and concepts within the broad realm of disasters, displacements, and human rights. As in past years, we invite submissions and participation from researchers, practitioners, and students. Contributions from international scholars and papers coming from inter-, intra-, trans-, or multidisciplinary backgrounds are particularly welcome. We also encourage individuals of affected communities, especially those who have worked with researchers, to participate in the 2018 conference.

Public outreach and engaged research is a special sub-focus for the 2018 DDHR Conference. The conference committee is sponsoring an expert panel on communicating with the public and a special workshop led by Dr. Sarah Kendzior on writing about complex research for a public audience. We welcome panels and individual papers and posters on public outreach and engaged research. Conference attendees are encouraged to consider effective and innovative ways to communicate their research findings and/or experiences as practitioners to the public in addition to making their work accessible/useful to the individuals and communities to which their work is dedicated.

In addition to individual paper and poster submissions, we especially encourage abstracts for thematic panel and roundtable submissions. Please see the website for abstract submission details.

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Climate change (paleo & present) and the Anthropocene
  • Critical humanitarianism
  • Decolonizing indigenous histories
  • Digital technologies
  • Disaster mitigation and risk reduction
  • Displacement, migration, and resettlement
  • Food insecurity
  • Histories and archaeology of disasters, displacement, and human rights
  • Human rights law, humanitarian law, rights-claiming, violations, and practice
  • Identity
  • Inequality, exclusion, discrimination
  • Natural hazards and anthropogenic disasters
  • Natural resources
  • Participatory community-based research
  • Peace and conflict
  • Policy, politics, and international relations
  • Recovery
  • Refugees, asylum seekers, and internally displaced people
  • Risk, resilience, and adaptation
  • Sustainable development
  • Transitional justice
  • Violence

Abstract submissions are due November 1, 2017 via the online registration website.

Call for Papers: Human Existence as Fieldwork
Nov 10 all-day

Call for Papers: Human existence as fieldwork

 International Conference

University of Palermo, December 6–7, 2017

Deadline for receiving abstracts: November 10, 2017


Can we consider human existence as an object of study in its own right? What do we mean when we speak of human existence? Which instruments and methods should be utilized and which disciplines should we resort to in order to better seize human existence? The existence we intend to study is the one belonging to humans, to individuals. The question is, then, how to observe them? In addition, concerning human existence, is it pertinent to speak of fieldwork? In this conference, we intend to focus on human existence and on its possible components in order to answer these questions and many more. Human existence – as a notion and as a practice – is fleeting and not easy to seize within a unique form of knowledge or theory. Human existence seems almost evident in itself: we mostly live through routine, through automatisms usually left uninvestigated. Thinking about human existence, instead, means to reveal, among other things, the automatisms which characterize it and to give it an anthropological definition.

Moreover, it is important to specify that human existence tends to flow implicitly and to come to awareness, above all, when something happens that disrupts routine, breaks into the ordinary and transforms its regularity. We reflect – we are compelled to reflect – on the meaning of existence when we are confronted with what endangers it: violence, death, diseases or accidents. It is not surprising, then, that the meaning attributed to existence is closely associated with the rituals implemented by cultures to domesticate the danger represented by sufferings and vulnerabilities. Probably, an anthropological reflection on existence will lead to a new definition of exoticism and ethnography: as a matter of fact, existence as an object of study cannot be considered as an exotic elsewhere. Considering what we have said above, in this conference we will question ordinary and/or extraordinary aspects of existence inside a culture (or by comparing cultures) and we will focus on theoretical and methodological problems, more particularly on the role of the participant-observer as an individual who sees the world from a specific and situated viewpoint.

Given the issues at stake, ultimately, this conference is meant to represent a first meeting towards future events to be held on an annual (or two year) and itinerant basis, in Europe or elsewhere. As an indication, for this conference we provide an open list of possible topics:

  • Temporal and spatial dimensions of existence
  • Existence, fieldwork and methods
  • Existence and theories
  • Existence, routine and daily life
  • Existence, writing, image
  • Exotic and endotic
  • Existence, culture, rites
  • Subjectivity and writing
  • Individual and culture
  • Action and emotion
  • Body and identity
  • Existence, vulnerability and death
  • Existence and Existentialisms


Scientific board:

Stefano Montes and Albert Piette


Administrative organization:

Dipartimento Culture e Società

University of Palermo

Viale delle Scienze, 90128, Palermo, Italy


For information and to submit proposals:

Stefano Montes ([email protected]) and Albert Piette ([email protected])


Practical information:

Deadline for submitting proposals: November 10, 2017

Proposal summary and title: 250-300 words

Duration of presentations: 30 minutes

Expected submission of texts or longer abstracts (for a better discussion during the conference): before November 25, 2017

Conference languages: Italian, French and English

Conference participation is free of charge

Travel costs, accommodation expenses and meals are covered by participants or their own institutions

Symposium: Resource Conflicts in Indigenous Lands—World and Russian Experience of Applied Anthropology
Nov 11 all-day

Kemerovo State University and Lomonosov Moscow State University with financial support from Russian Scientific Foundation (project # 15-18-00112 “Resource Cruse’ on the Circumpolar Territories: Russian and International Experience in Analyzing and Resolving the Conflicts through Non-Renewable Resources in the Places of Aboriginal Ethnic Groups Traditional Residence”) hold an International research-to-practice symposium “Resource Conflicts in Indigenous Lands: World and Russian Experience of Applied Anthropology” on November, 11, 2017 in Sanatorium ‘Tanay’, Promyshlennovsky District of Kemerovo Region, Russia.

The scholars having wide experience in anthropological, ethnological, historical, sociological research of social conflicts predetermined by non-renewable resources extraction in indigenous lands are invited to attend symposium and present research papers corresponding to the list of key issues listed below. Also the experts representing local and regional authorities, non-government organizations and professional associations, who have a practical experience and expertise in resource conflicts resolving and prevention are expected to take part in specially organized discussions in the frameworks of symposium.



  • Extractivism as the paradigm of development, it’s main challenges and contemporary alternatives;
  • Language of resource conflict description in context of social and cultural anthropology epistemologies;
  • Resource conflicts’ discourse analysis as a base for understanding conflict motivation;Possibility of applied results achievement in the practice of resource conflicts anthropological research; the problems of such results implementation by government and non-governmental sector;
  • Social-economic, ecological and legal aspects of resource conflicts emergence in indigenous territories: effective approaches to study and resolving;
  • World and Russian experience in resource conflicts researching and resolving: best practices and key problems.



Kemerovo State University

650000, Kemerovo, Krasnaya st., 6, office 1225

Vladimir V. Poddubikov (on the selection of reports ) Phone: +7 (3842) 58-00-31

E-mail: [email protected]

Konstantin I. Osipov (on organizational issue)

Phone: +7 923 603-95-27

E-mail: [email protected]



Only attending symposium in-person is allowed. It means that all participants are expected to present their papers personally in format of oral presentation lasting up to 15 minutes. The chosen papers will be published in the special issue of Siberian Historical Research Journal indexed in Scopus, until the end of 2017. The Program Committee has the right to select for publication the papers corresponding strongly to symposium’s agenda, containing new research data and contributing significantly to anthropological understanding of resource conflicts.

Applications for participation in the Symposium and materials for publication should be sent in electronic form (in Word text format *.doc or *.docx) with the subject in the subject line: “Application of `surname of the speaker`” until October 27, 2017 to the Program Committee at: [email protected]


The application should be submitted as a file attachment, named: full name of the speaker.The application shall include the following information:

  1. Name;
  2. Place of work and position, academic title;
  3. E-mail address and mobile number or landline number (with city code)
  4. The title of the report
  5. Summary report of no more than 200 words

Materials  for  publication  in  Siberian  historical  research  journal  are  accepted  in accordance with the requirements of the journal –

Call for Papers: Cognitive Approaches to Languages in Education Workshop
Nov 30 all-day

British Association for Applied Linguistics (B.A.A.L)/ Routledge Workshop Programme  2017

Date: 1819 January 2018

Venue: Glasgow University

Call for papers: abstract submission 30 November 2017

Theme: Cognitive Approaches to Language in Education


The purpose of this workshop is to explore what recent research in the field of cognitive linguistics can offer education. Departing from traditional and functional approaches to language, cognitive linguistics provides teachers a unique way of exploring meaning and the relationship between thought and language. Recent research shows that applying a cognitive perspective in the classroom has very clear benefits for all teachers interested in literacy. However, as this is a relatively new field, the parameters have not yet been fully agreed upon by linguists. Therefore, this event is a step towards achieving more clarity and consensus, as well as offering established researchers, ECRs, postgraduate researchers and those interested in embarking on research in this area a space in which to discuss how a research agenda might be usefully taken forward.

Call for papers

There are a number of 20 minute slots for ECRs and postgraduate researchers to present their research relating but not exclusively to any of the workshop’s objectives:

  • To explore what recent research in cognitive linguistics can offer education. This includes language teaching (both L1 and L2) and content teaching at all levels of education; higher, secondary and primary.
  • To consider how the principles of cognitive linguistics can be best applied in teaching by sharing and demonstrating new methods and techniques.
  • To investigate the evidence that applying these principles can be beneficial to the learner.
  • To examine the obstacles in carrying out research in this area and consider how these can be overcome.

If you are interested, we invite you to submit 150 word (approx.) abstract to c[email protected] by 30 November 2017.

During an extended lunch break, all participants are invited to give a poster presentation, if they wish. Places are limited to 35 and will be allocated on a first-come first served basis.

Registration fees:

BAAL non-member £35

BAAL member        £30

Student                     £25       This will include lunch and refreshments.

Registration is open and tickets can be purchased through:

The main event will take place on Friday 19 January, with an afternoon networking session for ECRs and PGRs on 18 January 3–5 p.m.

Keynote speakers:    

Dr Wendy Anderson University of Glasgow

Dr Ellen Bramwell University of Glasgow

Professor Alice Deignan University of Leeds

Dr Marcello Giovanelli Aston University

Professor Jeannette Littlemore University of Birmingham

Dr Jessica Mason Sheffield Hallam University

Professor Elena Semino Lancaster University

Seminar co-ordinators:: Sally Zacharias, Dr Agnes Marszalek and Dr Marcello Giovanelli

Thinking Gender, Pre-existing Conditions
Mar 1 – Mar 2 all-day

Thinking Gender, Pre-existing Conditions

28th Annual Thinking Gender Graduate Student Research Conference

March 1-2, 2018

UCLA Faculty Center

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Terri Conley, Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Michigan

FEATURED WORKSHOP: Trauma-Informed Yoga led by Zabie Yamasaki, Program Director of Trauma-Informed Yoga Programs at UCLA


The UCLA Center for the Study of Women invites submissions of paper, poster, speed pitching research roundtable, and visual arts proposals for our 28th Annual Thinking Gender Graduate Student Research Conference. This year’s conference theme, Pre-existing Conditions, will focus on the interactions of health and gender as a play on the current, on-going discussions about gender-focused health and healthcare. Pre-existing Conditions invites conversations about the directions and foci of intersectional and multi-contextual approaches to health and well-being. With our focus on gender and health, Thinking Gender 2018, Pre-existing Conditions, welcomes submissions of graduate student projects on a wide range of health and health-related topics (see the attached call or visit for details).


Deadline for All Proposal Submissions: November 1, 2017

Submission Information

We invite proposal submissions for the following categories:

  • Panel Presentations
  • Posters
  • Speed Pitching Research Roundtables
  • Visual Arts Reception and Exhibition

Registered graduate students from any institution are eligible to submit presentation proposals for all Thinking Gender sessions, including the panel, poster, speed pitching research roundtable, and Visual Arts Reception & Exhibition sessions.

Registered undergraduate students from any institution are eligible to submit proposals for poster presentations and participation in the Visual Arts Reception & Exhibition only.

Full details – including proposal length requirements and additional specifications – are available in the attached call for proposals and on our website at

To participate in Thinking Gender, successful applicants will be required to pay a registration fee of $50, the entirety of which will go towards covering conference costs. Participants for whom the registration fee is prohibitive are encouraged to contact [email protected].


The deadline for all submission proposals is November 1, 2017. Submissions must be made online via the link at Once submissions are reviewed and accepted, all participants in the paper panel sessions will be required to submit a draft of their paper by January 29, 2018, for pre-circulation among their co-panelists and faculty moderator.

For full details, including proposal length requirements, additional specifications, and a link to the online submission system, visit

Anthrosophia 2018
Mar 7 – Mar 10 all-day

ANTHROSOPHIA 2018: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Philosophy, Anthropology, and Allied Disciplines

Dates:                     March 7–10, 2018

Location:               Center for Human-Environmental Research

3400 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans, LA 70117


Founded in 2015, Anthrosophia is an annual interdisciplinary conference bridging the fields of philosophy, anthropology, and allied social sciences. The conference is dedicated to the holistic investigation of the questions of how and why human societies organize themselves in the diverse ways that we do today, and have done in the past. The basic premise of Anthrosophia is that the fields of philosophy and anthropology have much more in common than is typically acknowledged. Philosophical claims about humans and human societies had to start somewhere and, indeed, they usually began as basic empirical generalizations about the nature of human behavior. Anthropology began as an offshoot from the field philosophy in the early 19th century and it continues to carry the same fundamental set of theoretical building blocks with it into the present day.

As an interdisciplinary conference, Anthrosophia aims to articulate the theoretical principles, methodological orientations, and empirical data that form the basis of philosophy and anthropology as traditionally distinct fields. Through this collaboration, we hope to identify persistent shortcomings and biases in our thinking about the nature of human social life and to find better ways forward.

Participants may give oral presentations of up to 20 minutes. If you wish to present a paper, we ask you to submit a 150-word abstract outlining your topic to [email protected] by January 2nd. Please also indicate your preference about which day you would like to present. (We do our best to accommodate these preferences but we can’t make any promises!)

The Anthrosophia scholarly society also publishes a journal of the same name. Papers presented at the Anthrosophia conference may be considered for publication in this journal, though we also accept unrelated submissions. For more information about the Anthrosophia conference and the journal, please visit http: //


Conference Program Committee: Drew Chastain (co-chair), Loyola University New Orleans; Grant S. McCall (co-chair), C.H.E.R. and Tulane University; Karl Widerquist, Georgetown University SFS-Qatar; Enzo Rossi, University of Amsterdam

Any questions about the conference should be directed to [email protected]




Student/unemployed registration:                 $25

Junior professional registration:                    $50 (Postdocs, Assistant Professors, etc.)

Senior professional registration:                   $100 (Associate and Full Professors, etc.)


*We ask that all conference participants remit registration fees as stated above. If these fees are a hardship and might prevent you from participating, please email [email protected] to request a reduction.

Call for Proposals: Culture, Humanity, and Urban Life
Jun 30 all-day

Culture, Humanity, and Urban Life


How are urban processes entangled with human experiences? In this series, scholarly monographs and edited volumes explore this question and illuminate diverse forms of such entanglement through empirically-based research. This series emphasizes anthropological approaches to the study of human life in relation to the urban. It seeks to illuminate experiences and effects of urban cultures and situate specific cases in a comparative set. By exploring the intricacies of human-urban relations, this series contributes to better understanding of the ways that humans particularly conceive of and experience nature, personhood, ethics, culture, and social life.


To submit a manuscript for consideration by Lexington Books, please send:

  • a prospectus (see below for details)
  • a detailed table of contents
  • one or two sample chapters
  • your curriculum vitae

If you are proposing a contributed volume, please include titles, affiliations, and brief resumes for each of the contributors, as well as chapter abstracts.

The prospectus should include:

  1. A description of the book, describing the core themes, arguments, issues, goals, and/or topics of the work, what makes it unique, what questions it seeks to answer, and why you are qualified to write it. (2-5 pages)
  2. A description of your target audience (undergraduate or graduate students? scholars? professionals?).
  3. An analysis of competing or similar books (including publishers and dates), indicating distinctive and original elements of your project that set it apart from these other works.
  4. A list of courses in which your book might be used as a text or supplementary text, indicating the course level at which this book may be used.
  5. An indication of whether any part of your manuscript has been published previously, and if it is a doctoral dissertation, what changes you are proposing to prepare it for publication.
  6. The length of the manuscript either as a word count or a page count (12-point type on double-spaced 8.5”×11” pages). Will there be figures, tables, or other non-text material, and, if so, approximately how many? If the text is not complete, please still estimate its final length, not including the non-text material.
  7. If the manuscript is not complete, an estimation of when it will be finished. Is there a particular date by which you hope the book will be published (due to a historical anniversary, conference, etc.?
  8. The names of four to seven respected scholars in your field with whom you have no personal or professional relationship. Include their titles, affiliations, e-mail addresses, and/or mailing addresses.
  9. An indication of whether the manuscript is under consideration by other publishers.

Please do not send your entire manuscript.


Jessica Bodoh-Creed is lecturer of anthropology at California State University.

Melissa King is assistant professor of anthropology at San Bernardino Valley College

Leonido Gines Jr. is lecturer of architecture at De La Salle-College of St. Benilde, and founder of studioGINES.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please contact: Jessica Bodoh-Creed ([email protected]), Leonido Gines Jr. ([email protected]), and Melissa King ([email protected])