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Oct
20
Fri
APA Technology, Mind, and Society Call for Papers
Oct 20 all-day
The American Psychological Association will hold an interdisciplinary conference on Technology, Mind, and Society in Washington, DC, on April 5-7, 2018. Scientists, practitioners, policymakers, and students from around the world are invited to participate in the event.

The conference will provide a venue for reporting and assessing current efforts to understand and shape the interactions of human beings and technology, for identifying priorities for future work, and for promoting exchange and collaboration among participants. The conference will feature four keynote speakers: Cynthia Breazeal (MIT), Justine Cassell (Carnegie Mellon), Eric Horvitz (Microsoft Research), and Sandy Pentland (MIT).

APA invites you and your colleagues and students to submit papers, symposia, and posters for this conference, which will be organized around the following broad themes:

  • Basic research: How humans understand and use technology, impacts of technology on human experience and behavior, human-technology interactions as mutually adaptive systems, role of technology in advancing other areas of scientific research, and related topics.
  • Foundations of technology design: Development of technologies informed by psychological, behavioral, and social science research.
  • Applications: Development, use, and impact of specific technologies in domains such as aging, education, mental and physical health, recreation, and the workplace.
  • Broader implications: Ethical and policy questions concerning the opportunities and challenges arising from human-technology interactions.

The deadline for submissions is October 20, 2017. Submissions can be made here.

The conference is open to researchers, professionals, and students in all relevant areas, including psychology and other behavioral and social sciences, neuroscience, computer science, engineering, design, health research, education research, city and regional planning, public policy, history of science and technology, and philosophy.

The conference aims to address the full range of contemporary and emerging technologies. These include but are not limited to artificial intelligence, robotics, mobile devices, social media, virtual/augmented reality, gaming, geographic information systems, autonomous vehicles, and biomedical technologies (e.g., brain-machine interfaces, genetic engineering).

APA is sponsoring the conference in cooperation with the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) and the Association for Computing Machinery — Special Interest Group for Computer-Human Interaction (ACM SIGCHI).

We look forward to seeing you at the Technology, Mind, and Society Conference! For additional information, see the conference website. If you have any questions, please contact the APA Science Directorate ([email protected]).

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Oct
30
Mon
Call for Proposals: AAMG & UMAC Conference 2018
Oct 30 all-day

CALL FOR PROPOSALS
AAMG & UMAC CONFERENCE 2018
June 21–24, 2018
Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, FL

This year, AAMG (Association of Academic Museums & Galleries) is partnering with UMAC (University Museums and Collections), a committee of ICOM (International Council of Museums) for our 2018 Annual Conference in Miami, FL.  We look forward to sharing great ideas and pressing concerns—and learning and networking with our global colleagues.

This Year’s Theme:
Audacious Ideas: University Museums and Collections as Change-Agents for a Better World      

We live in a dangerous, often unstable, and environmentally compromised world. What can academic museums, galleries, and collections do to remedy this situation? If we are dedicated to teaching and training new generations of students, to serving increasingly diverse communities, how do we make a positive difference? How do we know we are making that difference?

Audacious Ideas asks presenters to share with us exciting and unusual ways that their museums, galleries, and collections are serving as change-agents. We’re interested in proposals that address how you are adopting new roles and adapting old ones, welcoming new constituencies while keeping current visitors, and creating new paradigms that make our institutions more valued and critical partners in higher education and in building a more peaceful and healthy world.

Please note: all proposals should be submitted in English, as the entire conference will be conducted in English.

We invite proposals that address:

  • New models of teaching across campus, including exhibitions and collections.
  • New strategies for equity and inclusion on and off campus.
  • Innovative transnational collaborations.
  • New ideas for advancing our mission as change-agents in society – locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally.

Presentation Formats

Presenters may select from the following formats for their proposals:

  • Roundtable Facilitator: Would you like to lead a conversation on a specific topic? These lively discussions will be held on Thursday afternoon at the Donna E. Shalala Student Activity Center (University of Miami). We invite you to propose a topic and explain why your skills, experiences, and interests will contribute to your success as a discussion leader, particularly as this relates to conference’s theme.  As the Roundtable Facilitator, you will welcome attendees, offer a 5-10 minute overview about the topic and your personal connection to it, and then facilitate a conversation with those present.  Roundtables run 1 ¼ hours.
  • Throwdown: We select up to 10 presenters for 5 minute (no more than 20 slides) talks on Thursday evening, during our opening reception.  We call it a “Throwdown” because it’s high energy, quick-paced, and foregrounds powerful ideas. This is an excellent opportunity for students and emerging professionals to share a special program or practice.
  • Panels: Panels are the heart of our conference.  Over two days, we anticipate having 18 panels. That breaks out to 9 per day: 3 simultaneous sessions 3 times per day, one in the morning and two in the afternoon.  Panels are 1 ¼ hours each and have 2-4 presenters, with one panelist or convener serving as moderator.  A minimum of 15 minutes should be used for dialogue with your audience, following the presentations. All presentations should be in PowerPoint format, and the moderator is responsible for gathering them and bringing them on a laptop. The moderator is also responsible for time-keeping. You’ll need to tell us the topic, what each presenter will contribute, and how the proposal relates to the conference theme. If you’d like to lead a panel but need to find panelists, you can query the AAMG and UMAC listservs for participants.
  • Poster Sessions: Tell us the topic, why it’s relevant to the theme, and confirm that you will be present. Poster specifications will be sent later and posters may be brought to the conference or mailed earlier.
  • Workshops: Would you like to lead a workshop that strengthens museum practice? We’re willing to share the income.  Tell us what you would teach, what your experience is leading this, how long you would like your workshop to run (full or half day), and how many attendees you would prefer.  Workshop day to be determined, but it will likely be Sunday morning.

We now have a Google form for proposals: please find the link here.

Deadline for submitting your proposal is: October 30, 2017

Questions? Please contact the Program Committee Co-Chairs:
Jill Hartz, [email protected] (AAMG representative)
Barbara Rothermel, [email protected] (UMAC representative)

Oct
31
Tue
Call for Workshop Proposals: InterAsian Connections VI: Hanoi (2018)
Oct 31 all-day

CALL FOR WORKSHOP PROPOSALS

InterAsian Connections VI: Hanoi
(December 47, 2018)

  Hosted by the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences

Organizers: Social Science Research Council InterAsia Program, Duke University Global Asia Initiative, Göttingen University Global and Transregional Studies Platform, the Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Hong Kong, Asia Research Institute at the National University of Singapore, Seoul National University Asia Center, Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences, and Yale University.

Applications due October 31, 2017

InterAsian Connections VI: Hanoi is the sixth in a series of conferences showcasing innovative research from across the social sciences and related disciplines that explores themes that transform conventional understandings of Asia. Crossing traditional area studies boundaries and creating international and interdisciplinary networks of scholars working to theorize the intersection of the “global” and the “regional” in a variety of contexts, the conference reconceptualizes Asia as a dynamic and interconnected historical, geographical, and cultural formation stretching from West Asia through Eurasia, South Asia and Southeast Asia, to East Asia.

The 2018 Hanoi conference will be structured to enable intensive working group interactions on specific research themes as well as broader interactions/discussions on topics of shared interest and concern. Each workshop will have two directors with different institutional affiliations, preferably representing different disciplines.

Joint proposals are invited from scholars from any world region who are interested in co-organizing and codirecting a thematic workshop that addresses one of the following broadly conceived themes. All workshop directors must hold a PhD degree and have significant experience in conducting independent research, holding research workshops, and evaluating and commenting on a variety of research proposals and papers.

  1. Sites of InterAsian Interaction
  2. Territorial Sovereignties and Historical Identities
  3. Transregional Religious Networks
  4. Environmental Humanities in Asia
  5. Rethinking Conceptual Frameworks for the Rise of Asian Cities
  6. Infrastructures and Networks

We encourage creative proposals that explore innovative connections, convergences, and comparisons across InterAsia.

Selected directors will be expected to:

  • help recruit and choose ten to twelve international workshop participants (senior and junior scholars, graduate students, and other researchers) competitively from across relevant disciplines in the social sciences, humanities, and related fields;
  • provide feedback and comments to all selected participants in advance of the conference; and
  • run all workshop discussions over the course of the three-and-a-half-day event.

The conference organizers will cover all directors’ costs of participation, including economy-class airfare and accommodations. Workshop directors will each receive a $1,000 honorarium.

Workshop proposals must be submitted electronically and are due October 31, 2017.

The full text of the request for workshop proposals, including detailed descriptions of the workshop themes, information on the application process, the application form, and eligibility guidelines, can be reviewed on the conference web page.

Details of the previous conferences in the series—held in Dubai (2008), Singapore (2010), Hong Kong (2012), Istanbul (2013), and Seoul (2016)—including workshop descriptions, conference programs, and presentation videos, can be found through the InterAsian Connections Conference Series page.

Nov
1
Wed
Call for Submissions: Thinking Gender, Pre-existing Conditions
Nov 1 all-day

Thinking Gender, Pre-existing Conditions

28th Annual Thinking Gender Graduate Student Research Conference

March 1-2, 2018

UCLA Faculty Center

The UCLA Center for the Study of Women invites submissions of paper, poster, speed pitching research roundtable, and visual arts proposals for our 28th Annual Thinking Gender Graduate Student Research Conference. This year’s conference theme, Pre-existing Conditions, will focus on the interactions of health and gender as a play on the current, on-going discussions about gender-focused health and healthcare. Pre-existing Conditions invites conversations about the directions and foci of intersectional and multi-contextual approaches to health and well-being. With our focus on gender and health, Thinking Gender 2018, Pre-existing Conditions, welcomes submissions of graduate student projects on a wide range of health and health-related topics (see the attached call or visit http://csw.ucla.edu/TG18CFP for details).

Deadline for All Proposal Submissions: November 1, 2017

Submission Information

We invite proposal submissions for the following categories:

  • Panel Presentations
  • Posters
  • Speed Pitching Research Roundtables
  • Visual Arts Reception and Exhibition

Registered graduate students from any institution are eligible to submit presentation proposals for all Thinking Gender sessions, including the panel, poster, speed pitching research roundtable, and Visual Arts Reception & Exhibition sessions.

Registered undergraduate students from any institution are eligible to submit proposals for poster presentations and participation in the Visual Arts Reception & Exhibition only.

Full details – including proposal length requirements and additional specifications – are available in the attached call for proposals and on our website at http://csw.ucla.edu/TG18CFP.

To participate in Thinking Gender, successful applicants will be required to pay a registration fee of $50, the entirety of which will go towards covering conference costs. Participants for whom the registration fee is prohibitive are encouraged to contact [email protected].

Deadlines

The deadline for all submission proposals is November 1, 2017. Submissions must be made online via the link at http://csw.ucla.edu/TG18CFP. Once submissions are reviewed and accepted, all participants in the paper panel sessions will be required to submit a draft of their paper by January 29, 2018, for pre-circulation among their co-panelists and faculty moderator.

 

For full details, including proposal length requirements, additional specifications, and a link to the online submission system, visit http://csw.ucla.edu/TG18CFP.

Dec
6
Wed
Call for Participation: Engaging the Legacy of Experiential and Performative Anthropology
Dec 6 all-day

Call for Participation: Engaging the Legacy of Experiential and Performative Anthropology

Contact Information:  Dr. Pamela R. Frese ([email protected]) or Dr. Susan Brownell ([email protected])

 

The performance of rituals or other forms of ethnographic material in the classroom acts as a form of “embodied learning” that transforms traditional anthropological perspectives of society and culture into special kinds of experienced realities. This exercise in “engaged learning” can be tremendously successful as a way to encourage students to enhance their understandings of themselves and of the very real people who are written about in ethnographic texts. If you engage in this form of pedagogy with your students, please consider contributing to an edited manuscript that provides theoretical insight into these experiences as well as “how to” craft an ethnographic performance for classroom use.

Jun
30
Sat
Call for Proposals: Culture, Humanity, and Urban Life
Jun 30 all-day

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.

PROPOSAL GUIDELINES

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:

  1. 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)
  2. A description of your target audience (undergraduate or graduate students? scholars? professionals?).
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.?
  8. 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.
  9. 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.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please contact: Jessica Bodoh-Creed ([email protected]), Leonido Gines Jr. ([email protected]), and Melissa King ([email protected])