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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.

International Journal of Business Anthropology CFP
Jun 1 all-day

 The International Journal of Business Anthropology (IJBA), is a double-blinded peer reviewed journal focusing upon business anthropology supported by the College of Sociology and Anthropology, Sun Yat-Sen University, China, the Faculty of Social Science, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands, the Institute of Business Anthropology, Shantou University, which was originally published by the North American Business Press (NABP) and is currently published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing starting from Vol. 6 (1) biannually in June and December every year.

The journal seeks articles by anthropologically-oriented scholars and practitioners. Regionally- focused contributions are welcome, especially when their findings can be generalized. We encourage the dialogues between the findings or theories generated from the field of business anthropology and the theories of general anthropology. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, general business anthropology theories and methods, management, marketing, consumer behavior, product design and development, knowledge management and competitive intelligence, human resources management, international business, etc.

The objectives of IJBA are:

  • Generate an exchange of ideas between scholars, practitioners and industry specialists in the field of applied and business anthropology
  • Encourage bridge-building between the practitioner and the academic world
  • Provide a vehicle of communication for anthropologists working within the practitioner world
  • Provide a forum for work concerned with qualitative business analysis inspired by anthropological theory and methods

Call for Papers

We are always looking for good manuscripts! We encourage practitioners, students, community members, and faculty from all disciplines to submit articles. The Editors and one or more anonymous peer reviewers will review the manuscript prior to its acceptance for publication. In addition to research and academic articles, we feature case studies, commentaries and reviews. Please send manuscripts, news notes and correspondence to: Dr. Gang Chen, Executive Editor, via e-mail at jamesgchen1963@yahoo.com, or jamesgchen@qq.com.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

The journal invites paper of 4000-12000 words, including text, notes, references and appendices. All papers will be fully peer reviewed. All manuscripts should include a brief abstract (150 words maximum) and follow the Chicago Manual of Style, available at http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/home.html.  Please also note the following:

  1. Files should be supplied in Word format. In the case of photographs/figures/tables that need to be placed in a separate section please include these in a separate file, ensuring that images are labelled with captions that are consistently positioned and formatted (see more details below). All in-text material must be included in the main files of the manuscript.
  2. All authors for the paper should be clearly listed, with affiliations, in the order in which they should be published.
  3. Use double quotation marks for all cases (including single words)except for quotes within quotes.
  4. Authors are asked to read the Copyright and Permissions Guidance on the Cambridge Scholars Publishing website at http://www.cambridgescholars.com/t/AuthorFormsGuidelines to ensure that all material from another source is correctly referenced, and permission to republish sought where necessary.
Jun
12
Mon
Call for Papers: A Decadal Survey of the Social and Behavioral Sciences for National Security
Jun 12 all-day

A Decadal Survey of the Social and Behavioral Sciences for National Security

Submissions due June 12, 2017

Decadal surveys contribute to shaping future research initiatives—be part of the information and knowledge gathering in the first decadal survey undertaken for the social and behavioral sciences (SBS). This call for white papers is being issued to gather direct input from the scientific community into the process of developing a research agenda that can be used to guide investment decisions and application efforts in national security over the next 10 years. It will be important that voices and ideas are heard from a broad range of disciplines and research communities.

An ad hoc committee of experts has been appointed to conduct this decadal survey in order to identify promising SBS opportunities. The committee will issue a public report with its conclusions and recommendations in 2019. The information gathered from these white papers will be used to inform the work of the committee. The white papers will also be posted on the project website and available to the public and researchers.

For detailed information, download the complete instructions or visit our website.

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.

 

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10th ISABS Conference brochure.

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

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

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

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

Jun
30
Fri
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.

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

ROYAL ANTHROPOLOGICAL INSTITUTE

MAJOR CONFERENCE: ART, MATERIALITY AND REPRESENTATION

BRITISH MUSEUM/SOAS 1st-3rd JUNE 2018

CALL FOR PANEL PROPOSALS

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

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

Amongst the possible areas which may be considered are:

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

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

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

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.