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Apr
5
Wed
Society for Anthropology in Community Colleges 2017 Meeting
Apr 5 @ 3:20 pm – Apr 8 @ 4:20 pm

The Society for Anthropology in Community Colleges (SACC) is holding its 2017 annual meeting in Boise, Idaho from April 5th-8th. The theme of the meeting is “Student Engagement Equals Student Success: Strategies for Teaching Anthropology.”

Meeting Registration through the AAA site is available here.

Meeting Essentials

When: April 5-8, 2017
Where: Boise, Idaho USA
Theme: “Student Engagement Equals Student Success: Strategies for Teaching and Learning Anthropology”

Meeting Details

* Papers and presentations will focus on pedagogical strategies and techniques for engaging and retaining students in our discipline among the various subfields.

* Participants will be inspired to learn tools and tips from colleagues on proven instructional methods and recommended resources that connect students with material in meaningful ways resulting in greater retention, increased student success, and stronger anthropology programs at community colleges.

* In addition to 1.5 days of papers and presentations, SACCFest participants will be thrilled to experience some of the outstanding aspects of history, ethnicity, gender, identity, and revitalization in our (perhaps surprisingly) diverse state of Idaho.

* This includes our designation as one of the premier refugee relocation centers in the United States, thriving Basque (dancers in photo) and Mexican-American communities, and the proud Native American tradition of Paiute, Shoshone, and Bannock peoples.

* This cultural diversity will be highlighted throughout SACCFest in both culinary and artistic experiences participants are sure to enjoy.

Apr
21
Fri
Cal State LA’s Mesoamerican Symposium @ Cal State LA
Apr 21 @ 9:00 am – Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm

Cal State LA’s Mesoamerican Symposium to honor prominent Mexican archaeologist Eduardo Matos Moctezuma

Symposium will feature leading scholars in the field and an inaugural exhibit of antique books of Mesoamerica and Colonial Mexico

What: 

Cal State LA’s Art History Society, in partnership with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, presents the 2017 Mesoamerican Symposium titled  “The Foundation of Heaven: The Great Temple of the Aztecs. The symposium will feature leading scholars in the field, as well as an inaugural exhibit of antique books of Mesoamerica and Colonial Mexico.

Who:

The symposium is dedicated to the life and work of Eduardo Matos Moctezuma, a prominent Mexican archaeologist. Matos Moctezuma is recognized for his work directing the massive, multidisciplinary Templo Mayor Project (1978–2001). The project was to excavate the Great Aztec Temple of the island capital of Tenochtitlan, next to the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Zócalo, Mexico City’s famous central plaza. He also conducted field work in such revered places as Tula, Comalcalco, Cholula, Teotihuacan, and Tlatelolco. Matos Moctezuma has published more than 500 articles, exhibition catalogues, and monographs.

When:

Friday, April 21, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Bing Theater.

Saturday, April 22, 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., at Cal State LA, Golden Eagle Ballroom.

Where:

Cal State LA is located at the Eastern Avenue exit, San Bernardino Freeway, at the interchange of the 10 and 710 Freeways. The address is 5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles, 90032. Public (permit dispensers) parking is available on the top level of Parking Structure C. Click here for a campus map and directions.

More:

The symposium will culminate on April 22 at 5 p.m. in the University Library with a special exhibit of antique books, entitled “Transcultural Dialogues: The Books of Mesoamerica and Colonial Mexico. This exhibit will showcase the  Ruwet, Glass and Nicholson collections of Cal State LA that are an integral part of a proposed center for the advancement of Mesoamerican Studies. The collections of books from the 17th to the 21st Centuries, include most of the facsimiles of Mesoamerican Codices and historical chronicles of Colonial Mexico. This makes Cal State LA’s library one of the top repositories in the world in the fields of Pre-Columbian and Colonial History of the American Continent.  The exhibit is curated by Cal State LA’s Art History Professor Manuel Aguilar-Moreno, along with Azalea Camacho and Angelene Campuzano.

Symposium speakers include Elizabeth Boone, of Tulane University; David Carrasco, of the Harvard Divinity School; John D. Pohl, of the Anthropology Department at Cal State LA; Karl Taube, of the University of California, Riverside; and more. For a listing of speakers, refer to the program online.

Info:

General admission to the symposium is $25, $15 for college students with ID, and $10 for Cal State LA students with ID. To register, please email ahscsula@gmail.com. For additional symposium information, call (818) 926-7635 or visit http://www.calstatela.edu/arthistorysociety/events

 

May
2
Tue
CASCA/IUAES2017 Conference in Ottawa
May 2 – May 7 all-day

International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES) and Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA)

The Conference/InterCongress will be hosted at the University of Ottawa, on the unceded, traditional territory of the Algonquins of the Ottawa River Watershed. Canada’s capital city is built on the banks of the Kitchisippi, the Great River, the Ottawa River; the Sacred Chaudière Falls and Islands have served as a meeting place of great spiritual importance to the people of North America since time immemorial. In 2017, Canada celebrates its 150 birthday. Join us for our Conference/InterCongress May 2-7 2017, in the National Capital Region!

The calls for papers, posters and audiovisal media are now open. The calls will close on 19th December.

Decisions on panel proposals have been communicated to proposers. The accepted panels are now displayed on the site and are open to proposals of both solicited and unsolicited papers. Plead read both the conference theme and the CFP before proposing your work.

We welcome proposals from the IUAES commissions, CASCA members and colleagues from all over the world, whether they are current members of the associations or not.

Conference Convener
Scott Simon (University of Ottawa)

Advisory Committee
IUAES: Faye Harrison, Junji Koizumi, Thomas Reuter, Heather O’Leary
CASCA: Donna Patrick, Christine Jourdan, Nicola Mooney, Lorne Holyoak

Scientific Committee
Chairs: Mugsy Spiegel (IUAES) and Julie Laplante (CASCA)
IUAES: East Asia: Junji Koizumi, Southeast Asia and China: Zhang Jijiao, South Asia: Subhadra Channa, Russia:  Viacheslav Rudnev (Commission chair), Europe: Noel Salazar (Commission chair), Africa: Mugsy Spiegel, Latin America: Gustavo Lins Ribeiro, US: Faye Harrison
CASCA: Michel Bouchard, Ari Gandsman, Julie Laplante, André Tremblay, Ellen Judd, Charles Menzies, Pauline McKenzie Aucoin

Local Organizing Committee
Scott Simon, Lorne Holyoak, Donna Patrick, Pauline McKenzie Aucoin, Ari Gandsman, Julie Laplante, David Jaclin (website content manager), Deborah Sick, Larisa Kurtovic, Meg Stalcup, Nicolas Rasiulis (operations manager), Mylène Mourgeon (operations manager), Thushara Hewage, Romola Vasantha Thumbadoo, Claudette Commanda

May
11
Thu
Europe and its Immigrants in the 21st Century
May 11 – May 12 all-day

“Europe and Its Immigrants in the 21st Century,” to take place on May 11-12, 2017 in Zagreb, Croatia.

The themes of the discussion will include:

  • Managing international migration better: Principles and perspectives for gaining more from migration 
  • The challenge of integration in Europe 
  • Future demographic change in Europe: Contribution of migration 
  • The new role of immigrants in the economies of South-eastern Europe 
  • Building successful urban policy in the new era of migration 
  • Selecting economic migrants 
  • Integration processes of migrants: Research findings and policy lessons 
  • Migrants and the European labour market 
  • Migrants and immigration policy in Europe  

Please see the website: europeanimmigrationconference.com for more information including information on submitting abstracts. The conference is being organized by:

Centar za istraživanje Hrvatskog iseljeništva (Centre for Croatian diaspora studies)

Institut društvenih znanosti Ivo Pilar (Institute for Social Sciences Ivo Pilar)

Institut za migracije i narodnost (Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies)

International Metropolis Project

May
19
Fri
Conference- The Cost of Freedom: Debt and Slavery @ Brooklyn College, City University of New York
May 19 – May 20 all-day

The Cost of Freedom: Debt and Slavery

A conference in the Fredric Ewen Series on Civil Liberties and Academic Freedom, 19-20 May 2017

Brooklyn College, City University of New York

The rhetorics of freedom and liberty permeate contemporary and historical political discourse. This language and its associated symbols is invariably positively connoted from the perspective of the speaker and the presumed audience. However, the associated values and defining principles shift dramatically in each social context. In short we can all agree freedom is good, but we cannot agree what it means to be free. One of the key sites of contention in such discourse is what needs to be sacrificed in order to achieve liberty and what costs are associated with the preservation of freedom. The valuation of liberty is directly linked to whose freedom is prioritized and who is seen as bearing the associated costs. All of this is especially true in any discussion of slavery.

The aim of this conference is to bring scholars from numerous disciplines into conversation across the historical timeline. Just as freedom and liberty are slippery concepts, so are ideas of debt, value, and payment. But rather than simply viewing these terms as rhetorical devices that make freedom seem worthwhile, we deploy debt, value,and payment as analytical tools for understanding how freedom works – while also keeping in mind that these are concepts that themselves demand investigation. These ideas unite the discourses of freedom and liberty, from ethical and economic discourses, which describe freedom as either physical labor or a mental activity, as well as the language of religion and science. Often our innumerable ways of assessing value bleed one into another, especially in conversations regarding individual and shared liberties.

By explicitly juxtaposing the different methodologies used in asking “what does freedom cost?” from Greco-Roman antiquity to the present, we hope to explore overlapping areas of research and help expand the existing conversations in each discipline. In addition to providing vocabularies, practices and theories of freedom that we still use today, Ancient Greece and Rome provide many examples of peoples who lacked freedom but strove to obtain it, including slaves, women and conquered peoples. By simultaneously examining the Greco-Roman antiquity and modernity, we bring to light recurrent historical patterns of the costs that people have and continue pay for freedom.

Our ultimate goal is to produce a rigorous edited volume of the most substantial and unified conference contributions for publication by a major university press.

Our confirmed keynote speakers include, Orlando Patterson (John Cowles Professor of Sociology, Harvard University), Saidiya Hartman (Professor, English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University) and Deborah Kamen (Associate Professor, Classics, University of Washington).  We are seeking contributions for at least four panels of 3-4 participants each.  We hope to attract participation from a wide range of academic disciplines and from scholars at all levels, and will try to reflect this diversity in our creation of each broad panel.  Examples of possible panel titles might be: “Themes of Freedom and Payment in the Novel”, “The Economics of Emancipation”, “Cross-Cultural Political Theories of Sacrifices and Liberty”, “Comparative Histories of Debt-Bondage”, or “The Shifting Demographics of Civil Liberties”.

 

We will be offering a minimum of six bursaries of up to 500 dollars to be awarded on the basis of greatest need, taking into account access to institutional funding and the distance of the conference from the participant’s home institution.

 

31 October 2016 is the deadline for the submission of abstracts. Please include the following as separate files:  (1) title, abstract of 300-500 words, a one page bibliography (no self identifying information please!); (2) your name, title of your proposed talk, institutional affiliation, short academic bio, and an indication of whether you’d like to be consider for a bursary, a budget for the amount requested, and any information we should take into consideration when making our bursary allocations.

These two files (PDF or MSWord preferred) should be sent to: c-f-p@debtandslavery.com

General questions on this conference should be sent to: queries@debtandslavery.com

 

We hope to notify successful applicants by 15 November.

31 March 2017 will be the deadline for submission of draft papers for pre-circulation among fellow panelists and organizers.

We will also invite poster submissions from undergraduates conducting research on related themes; the deadline for poster proposals will be 1 March 2017.

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.

 

isabs-conference
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

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: