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Apr
30
Sun
International Metropolis Conference: Migration and Global Justice Call for Proposals
Apr 30 all-day

We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting proposals for workshops and individual papers/presentations for the 2017 International Metropolis Conference. The World Forum in The Hague, Netherlands, will host us from September 18th to September 22nd, where professionals from different sectors (i.e. policy, research, civil society) will be discussing the state of migration, integration, and diversity across the world.

The theme of this year’s conference is Migration and Global Justice, and through it we will focus on mobility, voluntary and forced alike, on how our societies and governments respond, and on how to bring considerations of global justice to the discussion. The refugee crisis that continues to unfold in the Middle East and Europe is a clear case in point, but so, too, are the population shifts elsewhere in the world from resource-poor to resource-rich countries, and the movements from the hinterland to cities and suburbs. Our conference will illustrate how researchers can help us and our governments gain a better understanding of these global changes and how best to cope with, and take advantage of, today’s unprecedented degree of human mobility. Are the tested approaches still effective, or do we need new ways of managing migration, the crises that it can create, and the new opportunities that it offers? Do rising nationalism and the emergence of “post-truth politics” require new thinking about the relations between research, policy, and practice?

Our theme will also explore the challenges faced by our institutions of governance, local, national, and supranational governments, as well as by the many private sector and not-for-profit organizations, ranging from civil society institutions to NGOs and multinational companies, which find themselves in a highly dynamic migration landscape, where power and responsibilities are shifting dramatically. In this landscape, principles of global justice may require actors to assume new roles and to develop new ways of working in collaboration. The 2017 International Metropolis Conference will allow participants to discuss and analyze these issues in a forum that encourages open exchanges and debate among the world’s different stakeholders in the migration process.

The deadline to submit your proposal is midnight, April 30th, 2017, CET. To view the full Call for Proposals, including submission guidelines, please visit www.metropolisthehague.org.

If you wish to receive updates on this conference, please register your email address here.

May
20
Sat
Anthropologies of the United States of America: Views from Near and from Afar CFP
May 20 all-day

Anthropologies of the United States of America: Views from Near and from Afar
International Conference
University of Palermo, June 15 – 16, 2017

This conference is an interdisciplinary research project intended for scholars from various fields. The aim is to discuss a historically, anthropologically and politically central country: the United States. Is it possible to see the United States as a country to be examined from multiple points of view – both from near and from afar – with particular interest in the current “anthropological” culture, while also paying attention to history and making predictions about the future? Specialists and enthusiasts from various backgrounds are invited to respond from specific perspectives, in order to compare and contrast different interpretations of the “American galaxy”. To this end, both studies of a theoretical nature and case studies are encouraged. The view from near and from afar, obviously a reference to Lévi-Strauss, alludes to a modus operandi anthropologically based on comparing and contrasting different perspectives. Anthropologists are directly concerned here, because it was in the United States that the much-discussed anthropological Postmodernism recently emerged, and because it was also in the United States that the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis, based on studies of Native Americans, was conceived. The reference to “anthropologies” should therefore be viewed literally (anthropologists specializing in the United States in largely ethnographic terms) and with a culturally wider meaning (linguists, comparatists, geographers, semiologists, historians, etc., who observe American culture from their respective epistemological perspectives). The reference to the interdisciplinary nature of the conference, aside from being a theoretical inclination shared by the organizers, is a happy necessity for those who study a multicultural country like the United States, with its difficult past of coexistence between colonizers and natives, as well as between the different cultures of which it is composed today.

We offer the following suggestions as possible topics of discussion, from a comparative perspective or otherwise:

  • Native and non-native cultures
  • Ancient/recent migratory phenomena
  • Conformism/individualism
  • Multiculturalism and identity
  • Religious radicalization and New Age movements
  • Processes of globalization and local agency
  • American anthropology/other anthropologies
  • American literature/other literatures
  • The linguistic relativity hypothesis today
  • Everyday cultures
  • Tradition and modernity
  • Processes of homogenization and diversification of knowledge
  • Spaces of imagination
  • Places and non-places
  • Ecologies of landscape
  • Wilderness
  • Languages of power and knowledge
  • Current political situation
  • Politics of inclusion/exclusion
  • Oral histories
  • Etc.

Keynote speaker:
Vincent Crapanzano, City University of New York

Scientific board:
Stefano Montes and Matteo Meschiari

Administrative organization:
Dipartimento Culture e Società
Università degli Studi di Palermo
Viale delle Scienze, 90128, Palermo, Italia

For information and to submit proposals:
Stefano Montes (montes.stefano@tiscalinet.it)
Matteo Meschiari (matmeschiari@gmail.com)

Practical information:
Deadline for submitting proposals: 20 May 2017
Proposal summary and title: 250-300 words
Duration of presentations: 20 minutes
Conference languages: Italian, French and English
Conference participation is free of charge
Travel costs, accommodation expenses and meals are covered by participants or their institutions
Proceedings of the conference will be published

May
31
Wed
The People of the Great Stones Symposium CFP
May 31 all-day

Florida Symposium—Native American Traditions to Help European Scholars Interpret Prehistory

Call for Papers now open for International Multi-Disciplinary Event

Myakka City, FL—Megaliths, mounds, kivas and cairns: monumental ceremonial and ritual spaces are hallmarks of human development that predate agriculture and technology.   In March 2018 researchers from around the world will gather on Florida’s Gulf Coast to explore and share the traditions of various Indigenous people in pursuit of a better understanding of how civilization got on its current path.  Joining us will be the Head Curator of the world’s oldest freestanding buildings.  Rock Art, Monument Building, Belief Systems, Rites of Passage, Archaeo-astronomy and more will be explored.

“A lot of things can be proved by local archaeological, historical, folkloric material but cross-cultural analysis would complete the researcher’s final conclusions and findings,” says H. G. Ananyan, Curator of the Museum of the Armenian State Pedagogical University in Yerevan.  “This initiative is a great opportunity to exchange thoughts and get acquainted with the rituals, legends and beliefs of other people.”
Equal benefit to the New World side of the exchange is suggested by Stanford University Anthropology professor Dr. Ian Hodder:  “I do think that there is an exciting potential for getting the new generation of Native American scholars to interpret the monuments of the ‘origin of civilization’ in the Mediterranean and Middle East – a wonderful example of ‘talking back’.”
The People of the Great Stones Symposium welcomes contributions from researchers, scholars, and technologists working across diverse disciplines, sites and practices, as well as spokespersons for First Nations and other indigenous cultures.   CFP closes on 31 May 2017; 250-300 word abstracts should be submitted in English.  Details for submission, participation and observer attendance are on the  website:  http://www.OTSF.org/greatstonesymposium.html
The symposium is organized by The OTS Foundation,  a United States of America not-for-profit 501(c)(3) educational foundation dedicated to research and public outreach concerning  the Neolithic (New Stone Age) in Europe and the Mediterranean.

Jun
1
Thu
Call for Submissions: Society for Humanistic Anthropology 2017 Ethnographic Fiction and Creative Nonfiction Competition
Jun 1 all-day

The Society for Humanistic Anthropology is pleased to announce that we are opening our annual writing contest for Ethnographic Fiction and Creative Nonfiction. We celebrate the use of creative literary prose genres to explore anthropological concerns, and we encourage you to share your work with us.

As a guideline, ethnographic fiction and creative nonfiction use literary elements to bring stories to life and engage the reader. Whether fiction or nonfiction, these creative prose pieces reflect insights about the real world seen through an anthropological lens or reflecting an anthropological sensibility (related to any field of anthropology).

Submissions should not exceed 20 pages typed double-spaced, and need to work as stand-alone stories. There is a limit of one submission per applicant.

We do expect contestants to be affiliated with the field or practice of anthropology and/or ethnography in some manner. There is no entry fee for this competition.

Submission deadline is June 1, 2017.
Please email your entry as two pdf documents to: shafictioncompetition@gmail.com The entry should consist of two files:

  1. 1)  Your story (double spaced) with title but without the author’s name (anonymized), PLUS an extra final page with a statement of no more than 400 words that answers the question “how is this piece anthropologically informed and in what ways has your background in the field contributed to it?” This statement will be taken into account as the judges make their award selections.
  2. 2)  A separate cover page with your full name, title of your submission, mailing address, email address, and institutional affiliation (if applicable).

JUDGES: Julia Offen (Fiction and Creative Nonfiction Editor, Anthropology and Humanism), John Wood (Professor, University of North Carolina Asheville), and Katrina Daly Thompson (Professor, University of Wisconsin Madison)

Winning entries and honorable mentions will be recognized in a ceremony at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association in Washington DC 11/29/2017 – 12/03/2017.

Winning submissions will be considered for publication in the Society’s journal, Anthropology and Humanism. All winners will receive a certificate, and the first place winner will receive an award of $100.

Submissions must be previously unpublished and not currently under consideration elsewhere.

Jun
12
Mon
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).
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

Jun
30
Fri
DADA Rivista di Antropologia post-globale CFP
Jun 30 all-day

DADA Rivista di Antropologia post-globale is a platform for scientific and academic discussion and critique. It  focuses on the contemporary analysis of  the post-global world. It is a multilingual and multidisciplinary online journal, which publishes contributions in anthropology, sociology, political science, philosophy and economics. Researchers and young scholars can submit their articles, papers and reviews in several languages, such as English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish. DADA Rivista  is double blind peer-reviewed and open source, free of charge for readers, authors and institutions. It has biannual issues and special issues. Current call for papers concerning the special issues are the following: On“Conflict and Violence” (the deadline is June 30, 2017) and on “Debt and gift” (the deadline is September 30, 2017).  Please submit your contributions online.

Sep
30
Sat
DADA Rivista di Antropologia post-globale CFP
Sep 30 all-day

DADA Rivista di Antropologia post-globale is a platform for scientific and academic discussion and critique. It  focuses on the contemporary analysis of  the post-global world. It is a multilingual and multidisciplinary online journal, which publishes contributions in anthropology, sociology, political science, philosophy and economics. Researchers and young scholars can submit their articles, papers and reviews in several languages, such as English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish. DADA Rivista  is double blind peer-reviewed and open source, free of charge for readers, authors and institutions. It has biannual issues and special issues. Current call for papers concerning the special issues are the following: On“Conflict and Violence” (the deadline is June 30, 2017) and on “Debt and gift” (the deadline is September 30, 2017).  Please submit your contributions online.

Oct
1
Sun
Call For Papers: Linguistic Justice and Analytic Philosophy
Oct 1 all-day

Special issue of Philosophical Papers

Guest Editors: Filippo Contesi (Jean Nicod), Moti Mizrahi (Florida Tech) and Enrico Terrone (Turin)

Expected contributors include Eric Schwitzgebel (University of California, Riverside), Hans-Johann Glock (Zurich), Elisabetta Galeotti (Eastern Piedmont) and Eric Schliesser (Amsterdam)

The topics of linguistic discrimination and linguistic justice have received little attention from contemporary analytic philosophers despite the fact that there is a growing body of evidence in linguistics and social psychology about implicit negative biases towards speakers and writers perceived as non-native. In fact, issues of linguistic discrimination and justice are particularly urgent in analytic philosophy because English is undoubtedly the lingua francaof contemporary analytic philosophy. For this reason, it is important to think about what it means to be a person for whom English is not a first language and who tries to participate in the academic life of contemporary analytic philosophy.

The aim of this special issue of Philosophical Papers is to consider the circumstances of being a non-native speaker and writer of English in analytic philosophy. In addition to philosophical and meta-philosophical perspectives, we also encourage submissions from different approaches and disciplines, including psychology, linguistics and the social sciences.

Possible questions for discussion include (but are by no means limited to):

  • Is there linguistic discrimination or injustice in analytic philosophy? If so, what should we do about it?
  • Are the percentages of non-native-speaker faculty members of the most reputable analytic philosophy departments comparable to those in arts and humanities and STEM departments? What should any differences teach us?
  • How can diversity of native languages and cultures be beneficial, if at all, to analytic philosophy?
  • Are perceived linguistic fluency and eloquence important factors in philosophical writing and presenting? Should they be?
  • Is it true, as is sometimes claimed, that publishing philosophical work in the most reputable venues in contemporary analytic philosophy only requires linguistic competence of a level that is reasonably easy for a non-native writer to achieve?
  • Should English (or any other language) be the lingua franca of contemporary analytic philosophy?
  • Should study and research in analytic philosophy be a global and cosmopolitan enterprise?
  • What if any extra policies can or should professional journals or institutions adopt to address any specific difficulties faced by non-native speakers and writers?
  • Are there any precedents in the history of intellectual communities, including contemporary ones and those in different philosophical traditions, that can provide a useful model of how to approach linguistic justice issues in analytic philosophy?
  • How do linguistic justice issues intersect with issues of race, ethnicity or nationality (or other issues)? How important are such intersections (or lack thereof)?

The deadline for receipt of submissions is 1 October, 2017. This issue of Philosophical Papers, comprising both invited and submitted articles, will appear in March 2018.

Authors should submit manuscripts electronically, as a PDF or MS Word document attachment, to the Managing Editor of Philosophical Papers
at Philosophical.Papers@ru.ac.za. Authors must include their full name, affiliation, and address for email correspondence with their submission.

Further inquiries may be addressed to Filippo Contesi (filippo.contesi@york.ac.uk) or Ward Jones (w.jones@ru.ac.za).

http://contesi.wordpress.com/cfp