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Call for Submissions for the CSocD55 Photo Exhibition
Deadline: 21 November 2016
For 2017, the 55th session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD55) has selected the following priority theme: “Strategies for the eradication of poverty to achieve sustainable development for all”. As part of its activities for CSocD55, the UNDESA’s Division for Social Policy and Development (DSPD) is hosting a photo exhibition at United Nations Headquarters in New York City from 1-10 February 2017, during the Commission. Photos selected for the exhibition will be viewed by the many visitors to the UN, including government officials, experts, and NGO representatives during this important event, and will be included in an online exhibition brochure distributed to key partners and stakeholders.
Learn more: http://bit.ly/csocd55-exhibition
Catalyst: A Social Justice Forum, an open access, no fee, e-journal based at the University of Tennessee, is preparing a forthcoming special issue on “Rebuilding Social Sciences”.
We are seeking a Medical Anthropology graduate student(s)/scholar to complete a partly outlined essay for publication to appear with full author’s credit to whomever writes the piece. No financial compensation is offered but the editor will work with the author and assist in guiding the piece to publication while helping reduce uncertainty and time commitment.
The issue has opened a slot for a short piece that examines the history of the sub-field of Medical Anthropology and the rise of “Critical Medical Anthropology”. The piece will challenge CMA as an anti-science approach to health and an example of “critical studies” movements undermining social science and deterring potentially beneficial applications. Authors should be comfortable taking this position as well as acknowledging opposing views.
The piece requires background information on anthropology as a discipline, medical anthropology as a subdiscipline, the rise/entrance/fit and misfit of CMA, an understanding (and/or hypotheses) of referee processes/ideologies in the sub-discipline, ideas on criteria and measurement of value and fit, and a willingness to offer ideas for improvement/change. There will also be space for clear methodological statements on how one defines and measures academic fields and their value as well as ideologies and influences on them today. The piece will be peer reviewed but as an essay where the standard will be to fact check while fully protecting author opinions. Other very short contributions that could complement this article will be considered for publication. Note that rebuttal opinions may appear in future issues.
Send a short letter in clear, jargon-free prose, outlining how you can contribute to this piece, along with a c.v. to the Special Issue Editor, David Lempert, at [email protected]. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Applicants should also note whether they are available to be considered as reviewers for the piece if not selected as author.
In 2017 the Biannual Conference of EASA Medical Anthropology Network will be hosted in Lisbon, Portugal, with the prospect of promoting a compact encounter with more plenaries and less parallel sessions. The purpose is to maximize the interweaving of our experiences and understandings across the different niches and orientations within medical anthropology and in exchange with neighboring fields; we hope that bringing back plenary sessions creates room for unpredicted synergies. Around 120 medical anthropologists from around the globe will meet at the University of Lisbon to debate current research and developments and discuss the field’s contribution to gain a broader and deepened understanding of the conference’s overarching topic.
We chose the ubiquitous theme of the body, qualified in its transitional, mobile, itinerant and dynamic character. We welcome panel and paper proposals addressing different understandings of transition – historical processes, colonial encounters, displacements, migrations, social mobility, cyborg and post-human transformations, environmental variances and, last but not least, the multiple dynamics of embodiment – keeping in mind the centrality of power and knowledge as meaningful and critical axes of medical anthropology approaches to body and health. In particular, the ideas of bodies and transition cannot be disjointed from the larger concept of power and knowledge. How do different powers (state, institutions, movements, individuals) and at different levels (inter and trans-national, national, local) act, interact and/or counteract in the construction of the bodies? And how may knowledge play a role in these dynamics?
Starting from the fundamental notion in medical anthropology that it is ‘good to think with the body’ we open many past, current and future fields by critically reflecting why our human body represents so many different meanings, roles, constructions, interpretations and subjectivities. Humans ‘speak’ with pregnant, aged, tortured, modified, disabled, infected and gendered as well as with beautiful, charming and well-toned bodies, but they epitomize all the pervasive nexus of culture and biology. Moreover, women’s and men’s body exerts intrinsically powerful qualities: Whether a body is healthy or ill, strong or frail, provides care or needs care – it matters in its conjunction with other bodies and minds. Nevertheless, these ascriptions and perceptions are never static and fixed attributes, their transitional and casual nature in inter- and intracultural perspective will certainly shape the conference’s theme of “bodies in transition.”
Panel proposals should consist of:
– Panel title, short abstract (up to 50 words), long abstract (up to 300 words)
– Name and e-mail of panel proponent with institutional affiliation
All proposals should be submitted (in English) by electronic mail to the conference secretariat: [email protected]
Panel proponents should note that:
– Every panel shall have one coordinator and, if needed, a co-coordinator;
– Proponents shall coordinate one panel only; they can, however, serve as co-coordinator in a second panel.
Deadline for panel proposals: February 15th, 2017.
Panel proposals will be evaluated by the Scientific Committee and the list of panels accepted will be announced on March 1st, 2017.
The 36th Anthropology and Health Conference 2017: Anthropology in the Service of Global Health to be held at the hotel Palace Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik, Croatia, June 16-18, 2017. The Conference will precede the 10th ISABS Conference on Forensic and Anthropologic Genetics and Mayo Clinic Lectures in Individualized Medicine in Dubrovnik, Croatia, June 19-24, 2017, so we encourage our participants to extend their stay in Dubrovnik and join the International Society for Applied Biological Sciences, thus strengthening the role of our Anthropology and Global Health Section within ISABS.
Global health today faces many new challenges. These demand global solutions, but at the same time keeping anthropological perspective on global health focusing on local contexts where human growth and development happen under specific circumstances within certain (sub)populations, and where health and illness are recognized and responded to in many different ways throughout the world. Contemporary migrations without any doubt represent an increasingly important and emerging global public health and anthropological issue. Dealing with complex diseases like metabolic syndrome, obesity, diabetes and hypertension often includes multidrug use, thus increased risk of polypragmasia and the necessity of individualized, pharmacogenomic approach, both person- and population-wise. Such approach enables more cost-effective and as early as possible disease prevention that may start even before a person is born. We would like to encourage further networking related to future research, which will bring out new solutions and advances in the research of the above-mentioned diseases.
More information on the 36th Anthropology and Health Conference 2017 is available at http://www.inantro.hr/hr/2016/10/02/antropologija-i-zdravlje/
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.
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
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
39th Annual Conference of the Ugnayang Pang-AghamTao
(UGAT/ Anthropological Association of the Philippines)
9–11 November 2017
Capitol University, Cagayan de Oro City
THE STRUGGLE FOR RIGHTS: ANTHROPOLOGICAL REFLECTIONS ON WHAT IS, AND WHAT OUGHT TO BE
The UGAT cordially invites you to its 39th Annual Conference at Capitol University, Cagayan de Oro City, from 9–11 November 2017. The central theme of the conference is on human rights, and it will thus offer academic panels, round-table discussions, distinguished lectures, films, and special talks that consider ‘rights’ as a lens by which to weigh the realities of people’s daily lives against what they believe they are entitled to in their lives, in terms of goods or benefits, services or resources, or respect and human dignity. Implicit here is the assumption that there is a difference between what is and what ought to be; a difference that demands analysis in terms of context and causation, and understanding in terms of appreciation of peoples’ perceptions of their situation and their agentive responses thereto. This project is timely and relevant, given the unsettling times and spaces that our people now occupy.
We seek to foster further critical reflection upon the state of our country, people, and communities today; encourage theoretical and methodological refinement in the work of academics, activists, development workers, media practitioners, policy-makers, legislators, government officials, educators, health practitioners, and other actors; and perhaps provide a platform for dialogue on the possible role of anthropologists and other scholars and practitioners in light of the presentations and discussions in the conference.
Conference Convenor: Atty. Augusto B. Gatmaytan, PhD
Early registration (before 15 October 2017) On-site registration
P3,000 non-member P3,500 non-member
P2,000 UGAT member P2,500 UGAT member
P1,500 student P2,000 student
The Registration Fee covers the cost of the conference kit and meals (lunch and snacks). To register early, please deposit the amount to “Ugnayang Pang-Aghamtao, Inc.”, CA 393359300015, at the Philippine National Bank (PNB – UP Campus Branch). Please present the deposit slip during conference registration. Membership in the UGAT is not included in the Registration Fee. The annual membership fee is PhP 750.00, inclusive of a copy of the AghamTao journal. Interested individuals may sign up for membership during the conference.
For further information, you may contact the conference secretariat (Jessie Varquez, Jr.) at [email protected] or 09273037081 (Lilian de la Peña). Monitor UGAT on FB for updates: www.facebook.com/groups/ugat1978/.
You can download pdf here: https://goo.gl/K3GieU
Ministry of Education, Republic of Korea (MOE)
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF)
Korean National Commission for UNESCO
Busan Metropolitan City
The theme for the 5th World Humanities Forum is “The Human Image in a Changing World.” The very purpose of humanities research is to study humans, but the image of humans however, has gone through on-going changes not only throughout different time periods but also according to the various local situations. Therefore it is important that we primarily capture human images and then document the characteristics of the human images from past to present in various academic and ordinary lives.
The theme of “The Human Image in a Changing World” seeks to examine the imbrications of human images across time and space, in order to redefine the ways in which humanities have been envisioned, particularly to visualize the various ways in which humanities engage with the cultural processes in the past, present, and future. Literature, visual arts, and new media have always taken the leading and guiding role in representing the human image as imagined and understood by the public. Historians have frequently been at the forefront of analyzing the dynamics of differences in human images in the continuum of time. Philosophers have generated profound yet varying discourses on how human images have been thought differently in terms of a philosophical relationship with nature, gender, and bodies. The emergence of the robotic industry and artificial intelligence demands investigation in order to recognize the human image, especially in the 21st century. Above all, it is crucial to discover human images as they are, and reflect them thoughtfully from various insights.
All humanities research, in its essence, explores human images that have evolved over time. It is the fundamental premise of our humanities research to understand the changing human images of today. We hope to explore and share distinctive human images, and hence develop new directions of humanities research for future generations.
Participants applying are welcome to take on additional roles as moderator and commentator during the forum. Please check the boxes if you are able to moderate a session or be a commentator for other presentations.
The moderator has the important role of overseeing the session. For a successful session, the moderator will be responsible for the following: 1) Give a short introduction of the speakers, 2) manage the time for each presentation and, 3) briefly summarize each presentation and facilitate the discussion.
Presenters participating in the WHF are welcome to be commentators in other sessions. Around 2~3 commentators will be present at each session and give their opinion at the end of the presentation to begin the discussions.
January 31, 2018
The World Humanities Forum will provide full support for flight and accommodation for the period of the Forum to all authors invited to present at the Forum.
The National Metropolis Conference is an annual forum for researchers, policy makers, representatives from community and settlement organizations to get together to share and exchange knowledge and experience in the field of immigration and settlement.
The National Metropolis Conference will focus on future immigration trends and policies and the challenges and opportunities that they create for Canadian society. The conference will include plenary panels with distinguished speakers and workshop and roundtable sessions on a wide variety of topics related to immigration and diversity.
Register for the conference at https://www.metropolisconference.ca/en/registration.php.