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Indian Cities: Histories of Indigenous Urbanism
Call for Papers
A Joint Symposium in 2018–19 Sponsored by New York University and the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies at Southern Methodist University, and convened by Kent Blansett (University of Nebraska-Omaha), Cathleen Cahill (University of New Mexico), and Andrew Needham (New York University).
New York University and the Clements Center for Southwest Studies at Southern Methodist University solicit proposals for papers that consider American Indians as key participants in urban history.
Urban history has been, to borrow Philip Deloria’s term, an “unexpected place” to find Indians. Despite some notable case studies, Native people have been largely excluded from stories of the development and social experience of urban North America. And yet, Native and First Nations communities have been vital to the making of America’s cities. In colonial New York, Lenape lands underlie the nation’s financial capital and established the path that would become Broadway, while Anishinaabe and Akwesasne ironworkers later built the skyscrapers that become icons of modernity. In Chicago, the Algonquian word for “place where the wild onions grow” gave the city its name, and so many native people migrated for work in the city’s industries that they created what James LeGrand has described as an “Indian Metropolis.” And in the Southwest, Native people have shaped the development of Albuquerque, Tucson, and Los Angeles from missions and presidios to sprawling Sunbelt metropolises. At the same time, urban spaces have been central to key narratives of American Indian history. Cities formed the sites of critical moments in native politics, from the Chicago conference of 1961 to fish-ins on Seattle’s Duwamish River to the American Indian Movement’s founding in Minneapolis to the occupation of Alcatraz. Urban life gave rise to new Intertribal Indian identities. It also encouraged Native people, including Marie Baldwin, D’Arcy McNickle, Tsianina Redfeather, Will Rogers, Richard Oakes, and others, to participate in and transform various cultural forms, from radio broadcasting and film-making to the writing of novels and operas.
“Indian Cities” will explore what it means to consider American Indians as agents of urban history. We call for proposals exploring how Indian people have shaped the built and social environments of urban North America from ancient cities to the present; and, conversely, how urban spaces have shaped Indian identities and social life, both for groups and individuals. We welcome proposals investigating Native people’s participation in urban and suburban property regimes, interactions with municipal governments, organization of urban labor, and the transformation of gender roles, as well as proposals on urban migration (both federally sponsored and otherwise), specific urban cultural groups, and regional and transnational distinctions.
The symposium will occur in two stages and in two places. The first meeting will be in October 2018 at SMU’s campus in Taos, NM, where there will be a private workshop for participants. The scholars will gather to workshop again and hold a public symposium at New York University in the spring of 2019. Each Clements Center symposium follows a similar model and each has resulted in a book published by a prominent academic press. Scholars chosen to participate will have all travel and accommodation expenses covered by SMU and NYU.
We welcome submissions from scholars of any rank, from graduate students to full professors. Please email a c.v. and a proposal of no more than 250 words by September 30, 2017 to: Kent Blansett ([email protected]), Cathleen Cahill ([email protected]), and Andrew Needham ([email protected]).
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.
VISTAS: 39th Annual Conference of the Nineteenth-Century Studies Association
Philadelphia, March 15-18, 2018
Keynote: Elizabeth Milroy (Drexel University)
In honor of the 100th anniversary of Philadelphia’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the NCSA committee invites proposals that explore the notion of the vista in the nineteenth century. From personal gardens to public parks, from the street level to the top of a skyscraper, or from the microscope to the panoramic photograph, the nineteenth century was a moment when the idea of the vista changed from a narrow sightline to a sweeping, expansive view. How did theorists alter our historical perspective, broadening our notion of the world through science or religion? In what ways did power systems affect urban vantage points? How did man-made vistas reflect socio-cultural ideals? How did domestic spaces or nightlife transform with the widespread use of gas or electric lighting? How does the conceptual vista operate metaphorically? Topics might include horticulture, landscapes and seascapes, new technology, photography, sightseeing, film and the theater, urban planning, visions and dreamscapes, shifting perceptions of the gaze, or literary or artistic descriptions or depictions of viewpoints. In contrast, papers may consider the absence of vistas, such as mental or physical confinement or elements that obfuscate a view.
Please send 250-word abstracts with one-page CVs to [email protected] by September 30th, 2017. Abstracts should include the author’s name, institutional affiliation, and paper title in the heading. We welcome individual proposals and panel proposals with four presenters and a moderator. Note that submission of a proposal constitutes a commitment to attend if accepted. Presenters will be notified in November 2017. We encourage submissions from graduate students, and those whose proposals have been accepted may submit complete papers to apply for a travel grant to help cover transportation and lodging expenses. Scholars who reside outside of North America and whose proposals have been accepted may submit a full paper to be considered for the International Scholar Travel Grant (see the NCSA website for additional requirements: http://www.ncsaweb.net).
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 [email protected]. Authors must include their full name, affiliation, and address for email correspondence with their submission.
Call for Papers
The Association for Asian Studies is pleased to invite applications to participate in the second of three workshops in its series “Emerging Fields in the Study of Asia” supported by the Luce Foundation. The second workshop, “Asia and the Anthropocene,” will take place August 23–27, 2018 at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
The purpose of this gathering is to explore the emerging concept of the Anthropocene through shared readings and collective conversations about how scholars of Asia might best respond to the scientific proposal of a new geological epoch. The selection committee seeks bold ideas and broadly framed research papers that grapple with the challenges posed by this new understanding of planetary conditions. Participants will present short papers (20-30 pages, double spaced, including notes) designed to further this new field of study, leaving ample time for discussion. We will also read and discuss certain key texts that are relevant to this emerging field. The workshop will include a field trip to a location to be determined.
The goal of this workshop is to explore a range of ways in which scholars in non-science fields might draw on their regional expertise to engage with the dramatic paradigm shift that sees human beings as a planet-changing species. We welcome a broad range of participants to this workshop but are especially interested in scholars early in their careers (including doctoral students) and scholars based in Asia. Participation will be limited to a maximum of 12 people plus members of the planning committee. While AAS membership is not required for application, if accepted to the workshop participants must become members of the Association for Asian Studies. Papers presented at the workshop may be selected for presentation at a panel at the annual meeting of the AAS and/or for publication (subject to peer review) in a leading journal in the field of Asian Studies.
Definition of the Anthropocene
The concept of the Anthropocene arose among Earth System scientists, explicitly as a geological term, to describe the unprecedented anthropogenic transformation of the Earth System. It can be measured in three complementary ways—through the “planetary boundaries” concept proposed by Johan Rockström and colleagues, the “great acceleration” proposed by Will Steffen and colleagues, and, most explicitly, through the planetary stratum (GSSP) marking the shift from the Holocene Epoch, which is now under consideration by the Anthropocene Working Group. While human beings have always been biological and ecological agents transforming our environment, for the first time ever our species has become a geological force irreversibly altering the Earth System and thus changing the conditions for all living organisms. The date proposed by the scientific community for this rupture is the mid-twentieth century. The challenge for Asianists in non-science disciplines is threefold: to understand this science, to grapple with what the Anthropocene means for Asia, and to explore what it means for our various disciplines.
Issues of the Anthropocene for Scholars of Asia
This proposed new geological epoch has many ramifications for the study of Asia and there is, so far, little consensus about how humanists and social scientists in Asian studies should respond. But, undoubtedly, thinking about Asia is essential for thinking about the Anthropocene because of its sheer weight—in geographical size and population—in world affairs. This workshop seeks to refocus the exclusively Eurocentric lens through which the Anthropocene is often understood by non-scientists.
Among the topics of interest, although certainly not limited to these, are the following questions:
(1) How does understanding the Anthropocene as the result of collective human forces change the relationship between the sciences, on the one hand, and the humanities and social sciences on the other? Some have argued that since human and natural forces have merged, the natural sciences and human-centered studies should merge, while other scholars promote disciplinary pluralism.
(2) What political, social, and economic forces have led to the Anthropocene? Among the answers currently proposed are inequality, industrialization, developmentalism, capitalism, imperialism, globalization, and population growth.
(3) When did these forces emerge and/or become unstoppable? Some point to such things as the invention of fire, agriculture, or industrialization; still others emphasize contingent developments either in the distant past or more recently. Each framing creates a different understanding not only of the origins of the Anthropocene and Asia’s relation to it but also of our capacity to mitigate its effects.
(4) Which cultural, religious, and intellectual constructs have led to the overshoot of earth systems, and which might help us to meet the challenge of our changed conditions?
(5) Are there new forms of community, politics, and economic activity in Asia that might bring hope through adaptation and resilience?
The summer workshop is supported by a generous grant from the Luce Foundation. Expenses for travel, room, and board will be covered for all participants for the duration of the workshop.
How to Apply
Scholars wishing to participate in the 2018 summer workshop are asked to submit via email an abstract of no more than two pages (single-spaced, 12 point font), accompanied by a CV of no more than two pages to AAS Executive Director Michael Paschal at [email protected]. In addition to a short description of the specific issues to be addressed in the proposed paper, the abstract should explain how these issues speak to the larger question of Asia and the Anthropocene.
Applications will be reviewed by a panel of senior scholars who have agreed to act as mentors for the workshop. Questions about the application process or administrative matters should be directed to Michael Paschal at the address listed above. Questions about topic suitability or other substantive issues may be addressed to the organizer, Arjun Guneratne, at [email protected].
The deadline for applications is October 2, 2017. Successful applicants will be notified by November 6.
Call for Papers & Peer Reviewers 2017/18 – Contingent Horizons Volume 4 Issue 1
Issue Theme: Public Anthropology
Contingent Horizons is York University’s peer-reviewed student journal of anthropology. We aim to showcase scholarly and creative works of academic excellence by undergraduate and graduate students. We invite prospective contributors to submit their original, unpublished works for publication in our fourth volume. Selected submissions will be published online with complimentary print copies provided to the authors.
We are accepting submissions of original works that pertain to the discipline of anthropology, specifically relating to the issue’s theme of Public Anthropology. Authors of works that relate to broader public concerns, as well the intersections between social justice and anthropological theory, are strongly encouraged to submit. Essays could address, for example: social movements, health and illness, politics, environmental concerns, identities, development and displacement, migration and movement, decolonization, knowledge systems, public affects, technoscience, art and aesthetics, and activism. Submissions can include but are not limited to: ethnographic research papers, literature reviews, photo essays, and creative writing.
We are also looking for students to write brief book reviews of current anthropological or ethnographic works relevant to public anthropology published between 2016-2017. Students of anthropology and related disciplines are encouraged to submit their work.
2) Peer Reviewers:
We are recruiting both undergraduate and graduate students who are willing to act as peer reviewers between October 2017-April 2018. Each peer reviewer will be asked to provide substantial and constructive feedback about the content of a maximum of 1-2 submissions.
If you are interested in being a peer reviewer, please e-mail [email protected] with the subject line “Peer Review.” Please include your institutional affiliation, degree program, year of study, and areas of scholarly interest.
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:
- Political Economy – such as processes of institutional development, complexity of water management systems, water privatization, indigenous sovereignty, social movements, water justice, and water conflicts.
- 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.
- Health – such as water insecurity, water quality, contamination and pollution, waterborne disease, emotional well-being, and mental health.
- 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.
When: March 1–3, 2018
With special field event on March 4, 2018
Where: Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
Now in its tenth year, the Auburn University at Montgomery (AUM) Southern Studies Conference invites proposals for preformed panels or individual papers on any topic pertaining to the history and culture of the American South from any time period, including presentations on art practice, American history, the history of science and medicine, the history of art, anthropology, history of music, foodways studies, theater, literature, and sociology.
Proposals should be emailed to [email protected] and include a 250-word abstract and a brief CV. The deadline for proposals is October 16, 2017. For more information, please visit the conference website: http://www.cas.aum.edu/community-resources/southern-studies-conference
|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:
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]).
Culture, Humanity, and Urban Life
ABOUT THE SERIES:
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:
- 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)
- A description of your target audience (undergraduate or graduate students? scholars? professionals?).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.?
- 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.
- An indication of whether the manuscript is under consideration by other publishers.
Please do not send your entire manuscript.
ABOUT THE EDITORS:
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.