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May
31
Wed
Costume Society of America’s 43rd Annual Meeting and Symposium @ Westin Portland Harborview
May 31 – Jun 4 all-day

Call for Papers: Oral/Design Research, Panels/Discussion Sessions, Virtual Exhibition Tours, Research (including Design) Exhibits

Deadline: October 14, 2016 Contact: Jessica Urick at jurick@risd.edu

Click here for more information.

Call for Submissions: Juried Creative Design Exhibition

Deadline: October 14, 2016

Contact: Susan Hannel via email at shannel@uri.edu  Click here for more information.

Call for Submissions: Professional Development Sessions

Deadline: October 14, 2016

Contact: Rebecca Kelly at rebeccajkelly3@gmail.com  Click here for more information.

Jun
16
Fri
36th Anthropology and Health Conference 2017: Anthropology in the Service of Global Health @ Palace Dubrovnik
Jun 16 @ 3:17 pm – Jun 18 @ 4:17 pm

The 36th Anthropology and Health Conference 2017: Anthropology in the Service of Global Health to be held at the hotel Palace Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik, Croatia, June 16-18, 2017. The Conference will precede the 10th ISABS Conference on Forensic and Anthropologic Genetics and Mayo Clinic Lectures in Individualized Medicine in Dubrovnik, Croatia, June 19-24, 2017, so we encourage our participants to extend their stay in Dubrovnik and join the International Society for Applied Biological Sciences, thus strengthening the role of our Anthropology and Global Health Section within ISABS.
Global health today faces many new challenges. These demand global solutions, but at the same time keeping anthropological perspective on global health focusing on local contexts where human growth and development happen under specific circumstances within certain (sub)populations, and where health and illness are recognized and responded to in many different ways throughout the world. Contemporary migrations without any doubt represent an increasingly important and emerging global public health and anthropological issue. Dealing with complex diseases like metabolic syndrome, obesity, diabetes and hypertension often includes multidrug use, thus increased risk of polypragmasia and the necessity of individualized, pharmacogenomic approach, both person- and population-wise. Such approach enables more cost-effective and as early as possible disease prevention that may start even before a person is born. We would like to encourage further networking related to future research, which will bring out new solutions and advances in the research of the above-mentioned diseases.
More information on the 36th Anthropology and Health Conference 2017 is available at http://www.inantro.hr/hr/2016/10/02/antropologija-i-zdravlje/

Jun
19
Mon
10th ISABS Conference on Forensic and Anthropologic Genetics and Mayo Clinic Lectures in Individualized Medicine @ Palace Dubrovnik
Jun 19 – Jun 24 all-day

The 10th ISABS Conference on Forensic and Anthropologic Genetics and Mayo Clinic Lectures in Individualized Medicine is inviting abstract submissions to contribute to an already exciting list of speakers.

International Society for Applied Biological Sciences (ISABS) is founded with an idea to promote, enhance and extend research, development and education in molecular biology as applied to clinical and molecular medicine, molecular genetics, genomics, proteomics, forensic and anthropological genetics, biotechnology and individualized medicine. Although the first official assembly of the ISABS was held in 2004, the society has actually started with its activities in 1997 by organizing the international meeting in forensic ad clinical genetics: First European – American Intensive Course in PCR Based Clinical and Forensic Testing. Along the organization of biannual scientific meetings, during the past years the Society has become a rich source of prominent young scientist that are continually giving a huge contribution to the promotion and advancement in the various fields of applied biomedical sciences both in Croatia and abroad.

 

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10th ISABS Conference brochure.

The foundation of Anthropology and Global Health Section under the ISABS Scientific Committee will take place at the 10th ISABS Conference on Forensic and Anthropologic Genetics and Mayo Clinic Lectures in Individualized Medicine in Dubrovnik, Croatia, June 19-24, 2017.

The Conference will host 5 Nobel Prize Laureates, including dr. Ada Yonath (Weizmann Institute of Science), dr. Robert Huber (Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry), dr. Avram Hershko (Technion), dr. Harald zur Hausen (University of Heildeberg) and dr. Paul Modrich (Duke University).

More than 60 invited speakers from the Mayo Clinic, Harvard Medical School, MIT, Duke University, Penn State University, National Institutes of Health-NIH, Institute for Cancer Genetics, Columbia University, University of Cambridge, etc., as well as 500 participants from more than 55 countries will attend the Conference.

More information on ISABS and 10th ISABS Conference is available at www.isabs.hr

Jun
30
Fri
Sixth Anthropological Film Festival at The Jerusalem Cinematheque Accepting Submissions
Jun 30 all-day

The Sixth Anthropological Film Festival at The Jerusalem Cinematheque is on its way (November 28–30, 2017) and we are now open for entries.

We welcome submissions of documentary films made by anthropologists, students, and professional filmmakers; we welcome films at least 45 minutes long all varieties and styles of filmmaking.

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, and relationships with the environments, to name a few.

Send your submissions via online screener (secure Vimeo link) to Nurit Kedar at kedar.nurit@gmail.com by June 30. Submissions must have been produced in 2016–2017.

The festival is a joint project of the Jerusalem Cinematheque-Israel Film Archive and the Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.

Royal Anthropological Institute Major Conference Call for Proposals
Jun 30 all-day

ROYAL ANTHROPOLOGICAL INSTITUTE

MAJOR CONFERENCE: ART, MATERIALITY AND REPRESENTATION

BRITISH MUSEUM/SOAS 1st-3rd JUNE 2018

CALL FOR PANEL PROPOSALS

We are very pleased to announce the call for panel proposals for the fourth of the RAI’s recent major conferences. As before, it will be jointly organised by the RAI and the BM’s Department for Africa, Oceania and the Americas, and held in the Clore Centre of the British Museum. We are also very pleased to be joined by the Department of Anthropology at the School of Oriental and African Studies, where a portion of the break-out rooms for the conference panels will be located in the newly refurbished Paul Webley Wing of Senate House.

The RAI welcomes panel proposals on any of the themes below. However, it would not wish to restrict any potential suggestion, and proposals are welcome on any aspect of the theme, whether theoretical or ethnographic. Proposals from any of the sub-fields of anthropology (social anthropology, biological anthropology, archaeology or linguistics) are welcome, as are those which draw across disciplines. We would particularly welcome proposals from the museum world, especially papers that reconsider the relationship between museums and anthropology today and in the past.

Amongst the possible areas which may be considered are:

  • Recent debates in materiality, representation and relationality.
  • Performance and aesthetics
  • Heritage, transmission and identity
  • Art as ethnographic resource
  • The anthropology of creativity and art
  • The visual perception of art and recent developments in understanding its biological basis
  • Art, craft, technology and the reinvention of tradition in tourist art.
  • The changing relationship between archaeology, excavation, nationalism and identity.
  • Recent developments in the anthropology of art, including ethnographic or anthropological analysis of western and non-western art traditions, whether historical or contemporary.
  • Art, materiality and material culture
  • The anthropology of art in the archaeological record, including prehistory.
  • The changing place of art in specific geographic locations.
  • Commoditisation of non-western art traditions in the west and the place of anthropology and anthropologists within that process.
  • Curating and curators, and the interface between museums and academic departments historically and today.
  • Cultural property, ownership and representation of ethnographic objects
  • Ethnographic museums and their futures, including the consideration of indigenous museums.
  • Authenticity and the politics of representation
  • Craftsmanship, apprenticeship, and learning to become an artist.
  • The consideration or reconsideration of the contribution of particular scholars in the anthropology of art.

Proposals for panels should be made by 30 June 2017 on the conference web-site, which may be found https://www.therai.org.uk/conferences/art-materiality-and-representation alongside an indication of the conference fees.

Informal enquiries may be made to admin@therai.org.uk

Jul
12
Wed
2nd International Symposium on Qualitative Research
Jul 12 – Jul 13 all-day

The Organizing Committee invites the community to submit proposals to the 2nd International Symposium on Qualitative Research to be held in Salamanca (Spain), on days 12 and 13 July 2017.

Spanish Renaissance city par excellence, Salamanca is a World Heritage Site offering its visitors an unique experience, in every hidden corner and historic building. ISQR2017 will take place at the University of Salamanca, which is preparing to celebrate its Eighth Centenary in 2018.

Authors may submit proposals for presentation of papers that meet the goals and themes of the Symposium, including original scientific articles addressing revisions to the state of the art research and new perspectives, solutions and / or applications to real problems, empirical and / or evaluation, among others.

IMPORTANT: being an international conference on Qualitative Research, 1/3 of the article should have a focus on methodology. This approach should analyze the relation between research questions, theories and results and the methodology used. The conclusions should reflect the importance of the methodology based on the results of the work and the literature already published on the subject. Articles that do not meet this criterion will be returned for correction or rejected.

Aplication Fields of ISQR:

  1. Qualitative Research in Health (emphasis on the processes of research in the fields of Medicine, Nursing, Geriatrics, Gerontology, Psychology, etc.).
  2. Qualitative Research in Education (emphasis on the processes of research in various areas of Higher Education, Basic Education, Assessment, Curriculum, Teaching, Teaching Science, Languages, History, Technology, etc.).
  3. Qualitative Research in Social Science (emphasis on the processes of research in the fields of Communication, Linguistics, Sociology, Anthropology, Business Administration, Marketing, Management and Economics, etc.)
  4. Qualitative Research in Engineering and Technology (emphasis on the research processes in the areas of Computer Science, Information Systems, Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering and Engineering Education)

ISQR Themes:

A) Fundamentals

  1. Rationale and Paradigms of Qualitative Research (theoretical studies, critical reflection about epistemological dimensions, ontological and axiological)
  2. Systematization of approaches with Qualitative Studies (literature review, integrating results, aggregation studies, meta -analysis, meta- analysis of qualitative meta- synthesis, meta- ethnography)
  3. Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research (emphasis in research processes that build on mixed methodologies but with priority to qualitative approaches)

B) Operationalizing

  1. Data Analysis Types (content analysis , discourse analysis , thematic analysis , narrative analysis , etc.)
  2. Innovative processes of Qualitative Data Analysis (design analysis, articulation and triangulation of different sources of data – images, audio, video)
  3. Qualitative Research in Web Context ( eResearch, virtual ethnography, interaction analysis , latent corpus on the internet, etc.)
  4. Qualitative Analysis with Support of Specific Software (usability studies, user experience, the impact of software on the quality of research and analysis)

Selected papers will be published by Springer in a book or published in top-quality journals indexed by ISI-Web of Knowledge, SCOPUS and/or Qualis.

Journals (provisional):

  • Ámbitos. International Journal of Communication
  • Anna Nery School Journal of Nursing
  • Discourse Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Study of Text and Talk
  • Educational Action Research
  • FOTOCINEMA. Scientific Journal of Cinema & Photography
  • Fronteiras: Journal of Social, Technological and Environmental Science
  • Indagatio Didactica Journal
  • International Journal of Marketing, Communication and New Media
  • Internet Latent Corpus Journal
  • Journal Latina of Social Communication
  • Journal of Business Research
  • Journal of New Approaches in Educational Research – NAER
  • Journal of Research Practice
  • Journal of School of Nursing University of São Paulo
  • Lusófona Journal of Education
  • Portuguese Journal of Education
  • Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management: An International Journal
  • Qualitative Sociology Review
  • Revista Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
  • The Grounded Theory Review
  • The Qualitative Report

 

Important Dates:

Paper submission: March 5, 2017
Notification of acceptance: April 23, 2017
Submission of accepted papers: May 7, 2017
Submission of video: May 28, 2017
Payment of registration, to ensure the inclusion of an accepted paper in the conference proceedings: May 7, 2017
ISQR2016: July 12 and 13, 2017

24th International Conference of Europeanists @ University of Glasgow
Jul 12 – Jul 14 all-day

The Council for European Studies (CES) at Columbia University invites proposal submissions for the 24th International Conference of Europeanists on the theme of Sustainability and Transformation. The conference will be held at the University of Glasgow on July 12-14, 2017.

Conference Information:

Questions about the sustainability of European political economies, social solidarity, party systems, values, and the project of European integration abound. With the British voting to leave the European Union, and powerful political forces in other member states pressing for similar moves, the future of the EU is on the line. Many argue: if Europe is to reinvigorate its economy, society, politics, and culture, transformations are necessary.

We invite panels and proposals that investigate the transformations Europe currently faces, as well as the major changes required to respond to them. We also invite panels and proposals that investigate the sustainability of current European policies, dynamics, and an integrated Europe, as well as proposals that explore ways political actors can promote or damage sustainability.

Practical Information:

Proposals may be submitted from August 15-October 16, 2016. Priority will be given to panel submissions. Participants will be notified of the Program Committee’s decision by January 9, 2017. Information on how to submit proposals will be posted on the CES website.

For more details:

Jul
11
Tue
4th International Conference of Ethnography and Education
Jul 11 @ 6:38 pm – Jul 14 @ 7:38 pm
Sep
20
Wed
Polish Society for Human Evolution Studies 4th Annual Conference @ Jagiellonian University
Sep 20 – Sep 22 all-day

The Polish Society for Human and Evolution Studies 2017, 4th annual conference will take place at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland between September 20-22, 2017. The conference will be organized by Department of Environmental Health.

Plenary speakers include:

Katie Hinde
Center for Evolution and Medicine
School for Human Evolution and Social Change
Arizona State University

Rebecca Sear
Department of Population Health
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Bogusław Pawłowski
Department of Human Biology
University of Wroclaw

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.