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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.

 

Oct
15
Sun
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
17
Tue
“Africa and Africans in National, Regional and Global Dimensions” Conference
Oct 17 – Oct 20 all-day

On October 17-20, 2017 in Moscow the Research Council for the Problems of African Countries and the Institute for African Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences hold the 14th African Studies Conference titled “Africa and Africans in National, Regional and Global Dimensions.” The Conference will take place on the premises of the Institute for African Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The working languages are Russian and English.

The Organizing Committee would like to encourage you to submit panel proposals, focusing on any particular topics related to the Conference’s umbrella theme. The deadline for panel proposals submitting is December 1, 2016. The Organizing Committee will be glad to consider any panel proposals (within 500 words in English or both English and Russian) received by this date. The information to be submitted alongside with the proposal includes the proposed panel convenor(s)’ full name(s), title(s), institutional affiliation(s), full mail and e-mail addresses, telephone and fax numbers. The list of prospective papergivers with their particulars is desirable but not compulsory.

The Organizing Committee would appreciate your familiarizing the members of your research/teaching unit, as well as all interested colleagues, with the present Announcement.

Oct
18
Wed
American Folklore Society 2017 Annual Meeting @ Marriott City Center
Oct 18 – Oct 21 all-day

The American Folklore Society’s 128th annual meeting will take place October 18-21, 2017 at the Marriott City Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

“Community: Resistance, Reclamation and Re-creation” is the theme for the 2017 meeting of the American Folklore Society in Minneapolis because, as folklorists, we are committed to exploring the absent, invisible, and counter narratives of communities in our midst. These narratives can be sites of re-creating community in the face of disruption, reclaiming traditional knowledge, and resisting the power structures that silence or marginalize these narratives.

The preliminary schedule and details for registration and hotel accommodations can be found by visiting the American Folklore Society’s website.

Oct
20
Fri
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]).

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Oct
26
Thu
Society for Ethnomusicology 2017 Annual Meeting @ Denver Marriott City Center Hotel
Oct 26 – Oct 29 all-day

The Society for Ethnomusicology will hold its 62nd Annual Meeting on October 26-29, 2017, at the Denver Marriott City Center Hotel, co-hosted by the University of Denver, the University of Colorado Boulder, and Colorado College.

In conjunction with the SEM Annual Meeting, Colorado College and the SEM Indigenous Music Section will present a pre-conference symposium, “Sound Alliances: A Celebration of Indigenous Musics and Cultures,” on October 25 in Colorado Springs.

Visit www.ethnomusicology.org and select “Conferences” for more information about the Annual Meeting, online registration, and hotel accommodations.

Oct
28
Sat
Why the World Needs Anthropologists: Powering the Planet @ Calman Learning Centre
Oct 28 @ 10:00 am – Oct 29 @ 7:00 pm

The fifth edition of the annual symposium “Why the World Needs Anthropologists” explores how energy professionals and anthropologists can cooperate to design and deploy energy innovations that alter the world for the better.

DAY 1, Saturday, 28 October 2017 (location: The Calman Learing Centre, Durham University)

OPENING
The event will be officially opened by Sandra Bell, Maggie Bosanquest, and convenors of EASA Applied Anthropology Network.

SPEAKERS

BENJ SYKES
ENERGY FUTURES: PEOPLE, PLACE AND GENERATION
What is the role of communities in the future of energy production? How might engineers work with social scientists on the introduction of new energy technologies?

SOPHIE BOULY DE LESDAIN
Title and synopsis of Sophie Bouly de Lesdain’s lecture are to be announced in upcoming weeks. Thank you for your understanding.

TANJA WINTHER
DELAYING OR ENHANCING SOLUTIONS TO THE ENERGY DILEMMA?
In the search for solutions to the energy dilemma – provision of modern energy for all and sustainable production and consumption – what role could or should be played by anthropologists? In this presentation Winther draws on her experiences to reflect on the relationship between the open and contextualized type of knowledge we produce as anthropologists and the normative realm of policies.

VERONICA STRANG
EMPOWERING INFRASTRUCTURES: WATER, STEEL AND STONE
Water infrastructure brings together some very ‘powerful’ materials: water, steel and stone which, through their particular properties, co-construct the relationships we have with them. This paper aims to provide some insights into the ‘power of materials’.

PANEL DISCUSSION
The discussion will focus on the development of new sustainable solutions for energy production and consumption. Discussants: Benj Sykes, Tanja Winther, Sophie Bouly de Lesdain, and Veronica Strang. Moderator: Dan Podjed, Convenor of EASA Applied Anthropology Network.

ENERGY HOTSPOT
During the day, our co-organisers, sponsors and partners will present at the Energy Hotspot. Do not miss the opportunity to mingle with enthusiasts from all sorts of different domains in academia, energy industry and non-for-profit sector.

SOCIAL EVENT
Do you still have the energy to join us for a social event? We will use the cutting-edge anthropological approaches to spot the best place in Durham.

DAY 2, Saturday, 29 October 2017 (location: The Calman Learing Centre, Durham University)

WORKSHOPS

ACCOUNTING FOR ENERGY (Energethics)
The roles of corporations in aiming for a sustainable future, and how anthropological insights help asking the right questions.

ETHNO-ENGINEERING (LCEDN)
How to work appropriately with technical practice innovations in culturing skills for renewable energy.

INSIGHTFUL JOBS (ASA Apply)
Demonstrating the Value of Reflexive Thinking.

MINING HISTORY (Durham Energy Institute)
A walking tour of Durham featuring its hidden history as the centre of what was once the largest coalfield in England.

REGISTRATION
The event is free of charge. Subscribe now. We will keep you posted on event updates and allow you to secure the place in one of the workshops. Remember that subscription is not full registration. It must be completed in September 2017.

http://www.applied-anthropology.com/registration/

ORGANISING COMMITTEE
Simone A. Abram, Sandra Bell, Pavel Borecký, Ben Campbell, Lynn Gibson, Meta Gorup, Dan Podjed, Evelyn Tehrani

ADVISORY BOARD
Lawrence Agbemabiese, Ellen Bal, Sandra Bell, Alenka Bezjak Mlakar, Simone Borile, Carlo A. Cubero, Lu Ann De Cunzo, Jurij Fikfak, Carla Guerrón Montero, Duška Knežević Hočevar, Kristin Kuutma, Art Leete, Rajko Muršič, Desirée Pangerc, Jaka Repič, Klāvs Sedlenieks, Veronica Strang, Peter Simonič, Giulia Sinatti, Ülo Valk, Rhoda Woets

SPONSORS
European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA), Durham Energy Institute, Institute of Advanced Study at Durham University, Department of Anthropology at Durham University

Oct
29
Sun
IEEE SENSORS 2017 Conference @ Scottish Event Campus, Glasgow, Scotland
Oct 29 – Nov 1 all-day

The IEEE SENSORS 2017 program is now available.

*Open Poster Submissions will be accepted starting on September 1st. View full details.
Please also take note of the associated events that will be held in Glasgow:

Please visit ​the website for more information: http://ieee-sensors2017.org/

IEEE ​SENSORS 2017 – the flagship conference of the IEEE Sensors Council – will be held in Glasgow, Scotland from 29 October to 1 November 2017.

Nov
2
Thu
National Humanities Conference @ Hyatt Regency Boston
Nov 2 – Nov 5 all-day

The 2017 National Humanities Conference, co-hosted with the Federation of State Humanities Councils, is the second in a series of three joint national meetings that will bring the humanities community together as whole to consider how, by leveraging our strengths, we can achieve broader public impact and showcase the fundamental role the humanities play in addressing both local and global challenges.