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May
30
Tue
International Interdisciplinary Summer School: “Political Ecology” with Bruno Latour
May 30 all-day

A one-week International Interdisciplinary Summer School on “Political Ecology” with Bruno Latour will take place during this year’s Unseld Lectures May 29–June 2. For further information about the Unseld Lectures as well as the workshop please see the call for applications and our website.

To apply for the international summer school, applicants have to send in a completed application form downloadable from our website, including a CV according to usual standards. Additionally, each applicant is required to submit an essay of up to 5000 characters. This essay should delineate your specific motivations and qualifications for the summer school’s topic. Deadline for the receipt of complete applications (application form, CV, essay) is March 10th, 2017. A letter of admission will reach successful applicants by March 30th.

There is no program fee. The Forum Scien-tiarum seeks to facilitate the participation of competent students from all over the world, and as the Forum Scientiarum is provided a limited fund by the Udo Keller Foundation Forum Hu-manum for covering part of travel expenses, limited financial resources should not affect your decision to apply. Moreover, the Forum Scientiarum will assist participants in finding inexpensive accommodation. For more infor-mation please see our website.

Applications should be sent to [email protected] or to postal address:
FORUM SCIENTIARUM
Doblerstr. 33
D-72074 Tübingen
Germany

May
31
Wed
International Interdisciplinary Summer School: “Political Ecology” with Bruno Latour
May 31 all-day

A one-week International Interdisciplinary Summer School on “Political Ecology” with Bruno Latour will take place during this year’s Unseld Lectures May 29–June 2. For further information about the Unseld Lectures as well as the workshop please see the call for applications and our website.

To apply for the international summer school, applicants have to send in a completed application form downloadable from our website, including a CV according to usual standards. Additionally, each applicant is required to submit an essay of up to 5000 characters. This essay should delineate your specific motivations and qualifications for the summer school’s topic. Deadline for the receipt of complete applications (application form, CV, essay) is March 10th, 2017. A letter of admission will reach successful applicants by March 30th.

There is no program fee. The Forum Scien-tiarum seeks to facilitate the participation of competent students from all over the world, and as the Forum Scientiarum is provided a limited fund by the Udo Keller Foundation Forum Hu-manum for covering part of travel expenses, limited financial resources should not affect your decision to apply. Moreover, the Forum Scientiarum will assist participants in finding inexpensive accommodation. For more infor-mation please see our website.

Applications should be sent to [email protected] or to postal address:
FORUM SCIENTIARUM
Doblerstr. 33
D-72074 Tübingen
Germany

Jun
1
Thu
Call for Participants: PhD Workshop
Jun 1 all-day

For the first time, the International Metropolis Conference in collaboration with the City of The Hague and the Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies (IMES) at the University of Amsterdam will offer a special program for PhD students. The program will start on Sunday evening, September 17, 2017 and will adjourn just before the opening of the Conference on Monday afternoon, September 18. The aim is to bring PhD students together to support the development of their international networks and to offer them a platform to discuss, directly with policy officials and civil society organizations, the value of their research for policy. There will be space for 25 students who will be selected on a first come, first served basis, subject to them meeting criteria detailed on the website (see link below).

Those who are accepted will be offered dinner on Sunday evening, lunch on Monday, a waiver for the registration fee for the International Metropolis Conference (September 18-22, 2017), and accommodation free of charge from Sunday September 17 until Friday September 22.

Students who wish to sign up should send an email with information about i) their affiliation, ii) the title and topic of their PhD project, iii) details about their policy related activities, iv) a CV, and v) two letters of recommendation from their supervisors to [email protected].

Please follow the link below to apply for this exciting opportunity: https://metropolisthehague.org/programme/phd.php

International Interdisciplinary Summer School: “Political Ecology” with Bruno Latour
Jun 1 all-day

A one-week International Interdisciplinary Summer School on “Political Ecology” with Bruno Latour will take place during this year’s Unseld Lectures May 29–June 2. For further information about the Unseld Lectures as well as the workshop please see the call for applications and our website.

To apply for the international summer school, applicants have to send in a completed application form downloadable from our website, including a CV according to usual standards. Additionally, each applicant is required to submit an essay of up to 5000 characters. This essay should delineate your specific motivations and qualifications for the summer school’s topic. Deadline for the receipt of complete applications (application form, CV, essay) is March 10th, 2017. A letter of admission will reach successful applicants by March 30th.

There is no program fee. The Forum Scien-tiarum seeks to facilitate the participation of competent students from all over the world, and as the Forum Scientiarum is provided a limited fund by the Udo Keller Foundation Forum Hu-manum for covering part of travel expenses, limited financial resources should not affect your decision to apply. Moreover, the Forum Scientiarum will assist participants in finding inexpensive accommodation. For more infor-mation please see our website.

Applications should be sent to [email protected] or to postal address:
FORUM SCIENTIARUM
Doblerstr. 33
D-72074 Tübingen
Germany

Jun
2
Fri
International Interdisciplinary Summer School: “Political Ecology” with Bruno Latour
Jun 2 all-day

A one-week International Interdisciplinary Summer School on “Political Ecology” with Bruno Latour will take place during this year’s Unseld Lectures May 29–June 2. For further information about the Unseld Lectures as well as the workshop please see the call for applications and our website.

To apply for the international summer school, applicants have to send in a completed application form downloadable from our website, including a CV according to usual standards. Additionally, each applicant is required to submit an essay of up to 5000 characters. This essay should delineate your specific motivations and qualifications for the summer school’s topic. Deadline for the receipt of complete applications (application form, CV, essay) is March 10th, 2017. A letter of admission will reach successful applicants by March 30th.

There is no program fee. The Forum Scien-tiarum seeks to facilitate the participation of competent students from all over the world, and as the Forum Scientiarum is provided a limited fund by the Udo Keller Foundation Forum Hu-manum for covering part of travel expenses, limited financial resources should not affect your decision to apply. Moreover, the Forum Scientiarum will assist participants in finding inexpensive accommodation. For more infor-mation please see our website.

Applications should be sent to [email protected] or to postal address:
FORUM SCIENTIARUM
Doblerstr. 33
D-72074 Tübingen
Germany

Jun
8
Thu
Hands-on Anthropology and Collaborative Storytelling @ VU Vrije Universiteit
Jun 8 @ 8:29 pm – Jun 22 @ 9:29 pm

Everyone has a story to tell. For anthropologists, such accounts can reveal as much about the people and societies we study as more conventional research. But the process of collecting stories in the field and retelling them in the academic arena is littered with pitfalls. How do we ensure that our subjects are fairly represented? How do we construct a culturally sensitive narrative whilst maintaining scientific validity?

Apply for the VU Amsterdam Summer School by filling out our online application form. If you apply for multiple courses, you only need to fill out the form once by selecting all courses you wish to participate in. Before applying make sure to read the General Terms and Conditions. In the online application form you will be asked to provide the following documents (no larger than 1 MB per document):

  • Motivation letter. Please make sure to describe your motivation for the specific course(s) you apply for: Why this topic? How will the course contribute to your future (academic) career?
  • Curriculum Vitae/Résumé
  • Transcript of records (a printscreen of your most recent grades is sufficient)
  • Copy of passport/identification

Deadline for application is 1 May 2017. It is advisable to apply and pay sooner, to guarantee your place before a course is full.

If you have any questions regarding the procedure or anything else, always let us know at [email protected]. We respond quickly. Your admission will be definite once we have asessed your application on the basis of the entry requirements, availability in the courses, and once we have received your payment. Your place in the VU Amsterdam Summer School will not be guaranteed until we have received your payment.

Jul
1
Sat
American Institute of Indian Studies Fellowship Application Deadline
Jul 1 all-day

The American Institute of Indian Studies announces its 2017 fellowship competition and invites applications from scholars who wish to conduct their research in India. Junior fellowships are awarded to PhD candidates to conduct research for their dissertations in India for up to eleven months. Senior fellowships are awarded to scholars who hold the PhD degree for up to nine months of research in India. The application deadline is July 1, 2017.

The AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF INDIAN STUDIES is a cooperative, non-profit organization of eighty-four American colleges and universities that supports the advancement of knowledge and understanding of India, its people, and culture. AIIS welcomes applicants from a wide variety of disciplines. In addition to applicants in the Humanities and Social Sciences AIIS encourages applicants in fields such as Development Studies, Natural Resources Management, Public Health, and Regional Planning.

Applications to conduct research in India may be made in the following categories:

Junior Research Fellowships . Available to doctoral candidates at U.S. universities in all fields of study. Junior Research Fellowships are specifically designed to enable doctoral candidates to pursue their dissertation research in India. Junior Research Fellows establish formal affiliation with Indian universities and Indian research supervisors.  Awards are available for up to eleven months.

Senior Research Fellowships . Available to scholars who hold the Ph.D. or its equivalent. Senior Fellowships are designed to enable scholars in all disciplines who specialize in South Asia to pursue further research in India. Senior Fellows establish formal affiliation with an Indian institution. Short-term awards are available for up to four months. Long-term awards are available for six to nine months. A limited number of humanists will be granted fellowships paid in dollars funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Senior Scholarly/Professional Development Fellowships . Available to established scholars who have not previously specialized in Indian studies and to established professionals who have not previously worked or studied in India. Senior Scholarly/Professional Development Fellows are formally affiliated with an Indian institution. Awards may be granted for periods of six to nine months.

Senior Performing and Creative Arts Fellowships . Available to accomplished practitioners of  the performing arts of India and creative artists who demonstrate that study in India would enhance their skills, develop their capabilities to teach or perform in the US, enhance American involvement with India’s artistic traditions, and strengthen their links with peers in India. Awards will normally be for periods of up to four months, although proposals for periods of up to nine months can be considered.

Non US citizens are welcome to apply for AIIS fellowships as long as they are either graduate students or full-time faculty at a college or university in the U.S. Citizens of the United States, however, can apply for senior fellowships if they are not affiliated with an institution of higher education in the U.S. The fellowship competition is open to all applicants and is NOT restricted to applicants from AIIS member institutions. Fellowships are funded by both U.S. government grants as well as AIIS endowment funds. Most of the federal funds received are restricted to US citizens; non-US citizens and performing/creative arts fellows are generally funded by the AIIS endowment. The number of fellowships AIIS can offer depends on the funding available from the different sources, though all applicants are reviewed equally and simultaneously.

The AIIS strongly encourages applications from non-US citizens and US citizens alike, and remains committed to providing research opportunities to all qualified candidates regardless of nationality.  It also seeks additional private support to increase the number of its awards. Fellowships are funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (also available to permanent residents); the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States State Department and the Council of American Overseas Research Centers under the Fulbright-Hays Act of 1961, as amended; and the Smithsonian Institution. Fellowships for six months or more may include limited coverage for dependents.

 

Applications can be downloaded from www.indiastudies.org.

For more information please contact the American Institute of Indian Studies:

Jan
15
Mon
ASCSA Summer Session
Jan 15 all-day

DEADLINE: January 15, 2018

The Summer Session program of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens is a six-week session designed for those who wish to become acquainted with Greece and its major monuments, and to improve their understanding of the country’s landscape, history, literature, and culture from antiquity to the present.

The Director for the 2018 Summer Session (June 4 to July 18, 2018) is Professor Daniel B. Levine, University of Arkansas.

Eligibility: Enrollment is open to graduate and advanced undergraduate students and to high school and college instructors of classics and related subjects. Enrollment is limited to twenty participants. The language of instruction is English. Applicants who are not enrolled or teaching at English-speaking colleges, universities, or schools, are required to supply evidence of proficiency in English.

Format: The ASCSA Summer Session has provided the most extensive exposure to Greece, ancient and modern, for generations of students of Classics and related fields. It has a strong academic component with participants researching and presenting topics on site and offers unique opportunities to interact with archaeologists in the field. Roughly half of the session is spent in travel throughout Greece. Three trips of varying duration give the participant an introduction to the major archaeological sites and museum collections in North and Central Greece, the Peloponnese, and Crete. The remainder of the session is devoted to study of the museums and monuments of Athens and the surrounding area with day trips to such sites as Marathon, Sounion, and Eleusis. The Summer Session’s commitment to presenting a comprehensive view of Greece’s rich history leads to long days and extensive walking in the hot Mediterranean climate. Participants should be prepared for a rigorous program of study.

Cost: Fees for the 2018 program are $4,900. This includes tuition, room for the entire six-week period, partial board in Athens, travel within Greece, and museum and site fees. International airfare, some meals, and incidental expenses are the participant’s responsibility. Financial aid is available in the form of ASCSA scholarships, awarded on the basis of academic merit, and many classical professional organizations have funding opportunities. More information at http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/programs/ss-scholarships.

Application: More information and online application forms are available through the website at http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/admission-membership/application-to-summer-sessions. Applicants will complete an online application. Applicants are required to submit legible pdf scans of academic transcripts as part of the online application, and arrange for the online submission of two letters of recommendation by January 15. Application fee: $25.

Link to application: https://ascsa.wufoo.com/forms/ascsa-summer-session-application/
Web site: www.ascsa.edu.gr

E-mail: [email protected]

All applicants will be notified by March 20.

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex, sexual orientation, color, religion, ethnic origin, or disability when considering admission to any form of membership or application for employment.

 

Feb
20
Tue
Call for Papers: 2018 International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences Meetings
Feb 20 all-day

The International Women’s Anthropology Conference (IWAC) is hosting a panel at the July 2018 meetings of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES) in Florianopolis, Brazil.

PANEL TOPIC: Women of Marginalized Social Groups Working to Empower Themselves

PANEL THEMES AND FOCUS: This panel will consist of orally presented papers. Panelists will discuss challenges facing women of socially marginalized groups in multiple countries – for example, indigenous women, low caste women in South Asia, and women in socially marginalized ethnicities, racial groups, or economic classes of other countries, depending on speakers’ availability and expertise. The emphasis will be on women’s advocacy activities and self-help organizations. The goal of the discussion is to consider ways that very low status women can and do strengthen their social position and claim their human rights, sharing the experiences of people of different countries. The panel relates to three IUAES conference themes: Practice and Advocacy, Race and Ethnicity, and Women/Gender.

CONVENORS: Dr. Suzanne Hanchett (Planning Alternatives for Change LLC) and Dra. Jenniffer Simpson (University of Coimbra)

LANGUAGES: English, Portuguese with English titled slides

DATES OF THE IUAES MEETINGS: July 16–20, 2018

LOCATION: Florianopolis, Brazil

DEADLINES: We must submit all paper proposals to IUAES before Feb. 28, 2018

Please send expressions of interest as soon as possible. Send a 50100 word  summary of your paper topic on or before Feb. 20  to:

Dr. Suzanne Hanchett ([email protected]) English language communications

(or) Dra. Jenniffer Simpson ([email protected]) Portuguese communications

IUAES will review and accept our abstracts before March 15, 2018

After their papers are accepted, speakers will be expected to register in advance for the conference, to guarantee their participation.

IWAC website: planningalternatives.com/iwac-women

Jun
29
Fri
Call for Proposals: Expanding Cooperation on Migration
Jun 29 all-day

The Second Annual Metropolis North American Migration Policy Forum

Expanding Cooperation on Migration: People, Economy, and Security in the Unites States, Mexico and Canada

The Mexican Secretariat of Foreign Affairs, Mexico City

Longstanding migration flows to and through North America are changing. Shifts in patterns—both driving policy change and responding to it—require fresh thinking across borders. Around the world, proliferating crises have increased the number of refugees and asylum seekers on the move, triggering enhanced border security and vetting protocols in many countries. Within North America, a well-worn north-bound migration pattern is complemented by an increasing southward flow to Mexico and beyond. This stream comprises both those who voluntarily migrate and those being repatriated. And within each North American country, there appear growing concerns about the capacity to receive and integrate new arrivals. Publics unevenly perceive the social and economic benefits of migration and question the government’s ability to effectively manage it. At the same time, under NAFTA, North America has seen reduced barriers to trade, investment and cross-border movement of goods and services. However, the agreement is currently under a contentious renegotiation among the three countries. While migration is not a core NAFTA issue, changes or outright cancellation of the agreement could have migration effects.

The second annual Metropolis North America policy forum builds on the foundational understanding gained at the inaugural forum in Washington, and seeks to identify areas where cooperation is occurring, possible and/or desired. Amidst the backdrop of shifting migration patterns and evolving relationships, approaches can benefit from imagination and should consider actors beyond national governments, including subnational levels and other sectors of society. The key aim of the Mexico City forum is to explore where expanded cooperation across the continent on migration can both promote security and grow the economy in all three countries. Building on innovative approaches and ideas, organizers will seek to bolster a North American migration research agenda that can support these opportunities with insight and analysis from a continental perspective.

Find below some suggested themes:

  • Labor Mobility
  • Temporary Foreign Workers
  • Family Migration
  • Economic Migration
  • International Students
  • Refugees
  • Credentials Recognition
  • Migration, Human Rights and the Law
  • Binational and Multinational Migration Agreements
  • Trade and Migration
  • Border Security
  • Border States and Cities
  • Governance of Immigration: The Role of Federal, State/ Provincial Governments
  • Immigration and the Specific Role of Cities and Municipalities
  • Citizenship
  • Public Safety
  • Settlement and Integration
  • Employment Training
  • Unaccompanied Minors
  • Emigration, Deportation and Return Migration

All sessions must have bilateral or trilateral participation from the United States, Mexico and/or Canada.
Workshops (90 minutes):

Workshops will usually consist of four to a maximum of 5 presentations of approximately 15 minutes each followed by at least 20 minutes of discussion. Workshop coordinators will preside over the session or designate another individual to do so.

Roundtables (90 minutes):

The roundtable format is suitable for more informal discussions of emerging issues or to unpack controversial topics. It is a very effective format for the exchange of information and experiences among a relatively small number of people. The organizer or designated person chairs the roundtable with bi/tri national discussants. An 8 person limit per roundtable discussion is recommended because of the desire to actively engage all participants in the session and the physical arrangement of the tables around which the discussions will take place.

SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL
Please note that you will be required to include the following information with your submission:

  • Name and contact information
  • Format of your session (workshop or roundtable)
  • Title of your session
  • Names of co-organizers (if applicable)
  • Names of presenters including their affiliation, email address and titles of their presentation
  • 50-word abstract which will be included in the program (please make sure it is descriptive, but is also formulated to interest as many conference participants as possible)
  • 250-word summary for consideration by the Adjudication Committee Your proposal should be emailed to Sarah Kooi ([email protected])
    by June 29th, 2018.