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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 [email protected], or [email protected].


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  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 to ensure that all material from another source is correctly referenced, and permission to republish sought where necessary.
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.


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

Call for Session Proposals: Twelfth International Conference on Hunting and Gathering Societies
Sep 7 all-day

“Situations, Times, and Places in Hunter-Gatherer Research”

 12th International Conference on Hunting and Gathering Societies (CHAGS XII) 23–27 July 2018

Convenor: Lye Tuck-Po, School of Social Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia



The Call for Sessions is now open!

Submission by online form only:

Closing date: 7 September 2017 (11:59 PM Kuala Lumpur time)

 CHAGS conferences generate intellectual exchange, advance knowledge of the lives and times of hunter-gatherers in the past, present, and future, and have made significant contributions to anthropological theory. CHAGS X (Liverpool, 2013) and CHAGS XI (Vienna, 2015) attracted unprecedented numbers of first-timers and students interested in hunter-gatherer societies and the dynamics and conditions of their lives, and offered the promise of new disciplinary crossways, concerns, and approaches. The objective of CHAGS XII is to push this momentum forward and to expand the social spaces of knowledge sharing and production. We aim to cultivate not just diversity in concept-building but good practices of working with and relating to hunter-gatherers.

As with previous conferences, the scope of CHAGS XII is broadly global and its perspective is towards the long-term. We welcome proposals for sessions that seek ways to go beyond geographical and disciplinary specialisms, and that promote new pathways of knowledge production. We invite participants to reflect on “situations, times, and places” whether integratively (as a springboard for general theoretical reflections on their interconnections) or separately (as discrete themes and topics), and to examine the intersections of time and place with fieldwork and theorising across the many concerns of hunter-gatherer research. This last will include the time-space compressions of the digital age, which are changing everyday experiences everywhere.

VISTAS: 39th Annual Conference of the Nineteenth-Century Studies Association CFP
Sep 30 all-day

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:

Migration in a Changing Global World @ Ruppin Academic Center,
Nov 10 all-day

Ruppin Academic Center, Israel
May 14–16, 2018
Call for Papers

Over recent decades a growing number of countries across the globe have encountered major challenges related to migration, emigration and integration of immigrants. The 2018 Ruppin International Conference will focus on causes and consequences of migration in a changing global world. Issues related to the rising flows of various types of immigrants, including labor migrants, asylum seekers and refugees will be addressed and discussed by researchers, policy makers, practitioners and social scientists from a variety of disciplines across the world. Similar to other countries, the State of Israel, which marks its 70th anniversary this year, faces significant challenges as related to integration of the various types of immigrants in society. The Israeli immigration experience will be discussed and evaluated within a comparative framework and in relations to the immigration experience of other countries whether immigrant societies or nation-states. The Ruppin International Conference on Immigration and Social Integration will focus on migration issues both at the global and local levels.

The Institute for Immigration and Social Integration at Ruppin Academic Center in cooperation with the Association for Canadian Studies (ACS) and the International Metropolis Project invites proposals for papers on a broad range of themes related to migration and integration on the following broadly defined topics:

● Immigration and globalization
● Immigrants integration in nation states
● Immigration and social policy
● Immigrants in the labor market of the host society
● Immigrants in the economic arena
● Refugees and asylum seekers
● Immigrants and Remittances
● Life stories of immigrants
● Social and educational aspects of immigration and integration
● Cultural aspects of immigration and integration (language, identity)
● Social-psychological aspects of immigration
● Attitudes and public views toward immigrants
● Immigrants in the city
● Immigration and the third sector/NGOs
● Health and well-being of immigrants
● Immigrant communities
● Service development for migrants
● Criminalization of migration

Papers on related topics but not included in the list will also be also considered.
We welcome proposals from academics, field experts, and policy makers.

Submission procedure:

Abstracts should be no more than 250 words long, for a paper of 20 minutes duration, and include the paper title, author name and title, institutional affiliation, and abstract. Abstracts should be sent to the organizers to the following e-mail address:
[email protected] by November 10, 2017.

The abstracts will be evaluated by an international academic committee chaired by Prof. Moshe Semyonov.

Answers Acceptance decisions and detailed information about registration, accommodations and travel arrangements will be sent back by December 10, 2017.

Upon acceptance of the paper, we will require a brief biographical note (approximately 60 words).

The conference will start on May 14th 2018 with professional study tours and a reception event.

The Institute for Immigration & Social Integration
Ruppin Academic Center
Prof. Moshe Semyonov, Conference Chair
Dr. Karin Amit, Conference Academic Coordinator
Ms. Nivi Dayan, Head of the Institute for Immigration & Social Integration

Request for Proposals: Collaborative Synthesis in Archaeology
Jan 15 @ 5:00 pm

Coalition for Archaeological Synthesis

Administered through the SRI Foundation

Synopsis of Program

This solicitation represents the initial effort of the Coalition for Archaeological Synthesis (CfAS; to promote collaborative synthesis in archaeology. CfAS solicits proposals for working groups that, through collaborative synthetic research, will address a substantive archaeological problem and produce intellectual products that will benefit the discipline and products that will inform public policy or benefit relevant publics. Funding will be provided for travel, meals, lodging, and conference facilities for working groups of no more than 8 individuals to meet face-to-face 3 times within a period of 2 years in a setting that is conducive to collaboration.

Proposal Deadline: January 15, 2018, 5PM MST

Expected Awards: 2

Award Amounts: CfAS will pay a maximum of $50,000 in workshop expenses for each project. 

Award Announcement: about March 1, 2018

Contact: Questions concerning this Request for Proposals (RFP) should be sent to Mr. Terry Klein, Executive Director, SRI Foundation, at [email protected].


For more than a century, archaeologists have diligently discovered, documented, analyzed, and curated our collective past. The pace of archaeological work increased dramatically in the last 50 years in response to public mandates and laws to identify and protect important vestiges of the past. Although this rich store of data has been critical to documenting long-term trajectories of numerous human societies, it has the potential to do much more. Archaeological data can be key to expanding scientific understandings of human social dynamics, redressing injustices of the past, empowering local and descendant communities, and aiding in the formulation of solutions to contemporary problems.

Synthetic research is not new to archaeology. However, collaborative synthetic research, as conducted by the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS), is not part of the discipline’s standard practice, even though it has been a powerful driver for advancing interdisciplinary scientific research in other fields (Carpenter et al. 2009; Hackett et al. 2008 ). We believe that key features of the NCEAS model can be productively employed in archaeology.

The Coalition for Archaeological Synthesis (CfAS) has been formed for the purpose of advancing synthetic research using the working group model pioneered by NCEAS. The rationale behind and the vision of the Coalition is articulated in two articles: Fostering Synthesis in Archaeology to Advance Science and Benefit Society (Altschul et al. 2017) and Fostering Collaborative Synthetic Research in Archaeology (Altschul et al., in press). As this competition is intended to put into practice the collaborative research model laid out in those articles, applicants are strongly encouraged to consult them.

In this model, collaborative synthetic research is completed by small working groups that embody considerable intellectual diversity. Over 2 years, the working group will be funded to meet 3 times for intensive research sessions of 5 working days. In between, team members will continue to collaborate remotely. The working group will integrate multiple perspectives and multiple sources of data to generate explanatory insights that are impossible to achieve through the study of a single case or from a single perspective. Source and synthesized data products must be made available in an open access, digital repository by the end of the project.

Two synthesis projects employing these features are expected to be funded under this solicitation. The CfAS awards will fund the travel and meeting costs of working group sessions at a partner facility, and will cover the costs of using these facilities along with modest digital repository costs. No new field or laboratory work will be funded.

Proposal Submission, Evaluation, and Awards

Proposal Submission

Proposals must be submitted electronically to [email protected] by January 15, 2018, 5PM MST. Proposals shall be submitted in a single pdf or Microsoft Word document, with pages having 1”margins and at least an 11 point font size.

Who May Submit Proposals

Proposals are to be submitted by the Organizer of a proposed working group. While the facilities and services of the organizations with which the participants are affiliated may be relevant to the proposal evaluation, the proposals themselves do not come from these organizations.

Proposal Sections

Each proposal must have each of the following sections and subsections

  1. Title Page
    1. Project title.
    2. Organizer name, institutional affiliation, relevant areas of expertise, email address, and phone contact information.
    3. List of proposed working group members, with institutional affiliations, relevant areas of expertise, and email addresses.
    4. Project summary of no more than 250 words suitable for the public (to be posted on CfAS website for successful applications).
  2. Proposal Body (no more than 10 pages total, inclusive of figures, tables, and references).

All the following subsections should be included, though they need not appear in this order and may be organized hierarchically in any logical manner.

2.1 Statement of the problem

Responses to the RFP must articulate a problem whose solution would have substantial intellectual impacts and significant implications for public policy or other significant public benefits.  For example, as conceived by the review committee, a significant public benefit could include a community outreach program, a public exhibition, the creation of economic or educational opportunities for relevant communities, or policy statements or white papers for government decision makers.

Provide a concise statement of the problem along with relevant background information, a justification for its significance to the discipline, and an argument for why its solution would have relevance to public policy or may directly benefit a particular public.

2.2 Strategy for attacking the problem

Describe a strategy and plan of work that conveys how the working group proposes to address the problem and how it plans to produce both professional and public products. This might include, for example, a schedule of project milestones and a list of objectives for each of the face to face meetings. Include also a discussion of how the working group efforts would proceed between face-to-face meetings and what virtual collaboration technologies will be employed.

2.3 Proposed workshop participants

Proposals will identify no less than 4 and no more than 8 individuals to comprise a working group able to produce synthetic results that transcend their individual talents, skills, and expertise. A key feature of these working groups is that they must have considerable intellectual diversity. Working groups must have individuals at different (a) institutions and (b) career stages and in different (c) job settings (e.g., academic, CRM, government, museum), and will usually have members from (d) fields other than archaeology. Working groups composed of (e) individuals who have not collaborated extensively in the past are preferred. Provide an overall assessment of the team’s diversity with respect to these five criteria. The proposal should include a list of the proposed working group members. For each member provide a brief justification of their relevance, and if group members have worked together in the past, provide a brief statement on the extent of this past collaboration.

2.4 Analysis-ready data sources

Working groups are expected to employ a wide range of data resources including CRM and other under-utilized sources. It is also expected that not all potential data sources will have been identified when the proposal is submitted. Nonetheless, the proposal should identify a set of initial data sources to be used, including their strengths, weaknesses, and availability. It should also describe the steps that will be taken to identify other relevant data. Typically the data will derive from more than one geographical region. All source data must be freely available in a public repository or deposited in such a repository by the end of the project. No new field or laboratory work will be funded.

2.5 Expected professional products and data availability

Describe the intended professional products (e.g. publications, professional meeting presentations). Also, indicate the intended digital repository for source (unless already deposited in a public digital repository) and synthesized data products. Suggested repositories include tDAR, ADS, or Open Context (simply having the data available on a university or company server is not acceptable). The proposal should explicitly articulate metrics for professional success.

2.6 Expected public products

Describe the intended public products along with any institutional resources available to the workshop participants that could help effect public benefits (e.g., a university or NGO’s, government affairs or public relations office or an associated museum). The proposal should explicitly articulate metrics for success in the public sphere. CfAS cannot provide direct funding for these efforts outside of the working group meetings.

  1. References Cited

List of references cited in the proposal body.

  1. Biographical Sketch for the Organizer

A biographical sketch for the Organizer (only), with a maximum length of 2 pages. The bio sketch should include, at a minimum, recent professional positions, education, and a selection of references to relevant publications. The format specified by NSF is acceptable but not required.

  1. Budgetary Notes

A budget is not required as most expenses will be paid directly by CfAS (see Award Information, below). However, indicate in this section any working group participants who would be expected to incur unusually high travel expenses, such as international travel. In all cases, provide an anticipated cost for repository services. Modest costs for digital repository services will be paid by CfAS.

  1. Attachments

Attach a copy of a letter or email from each working group member indicating that individual’s agreement to participate if the proposal is funded. No other attachments may be included.

Review and Selection Process

The proposals will be evaluated by a review panel using the evaluation criteria listed below. In writing a proposal, bear in mind that some review panel members may not be archaeologists. The review panel will make a recommendation to the SRI Foundation Board of Directors who will make a final determination on the awards. (The SRI Foundation serves as the current administrative home of CfAS.) Award conditions will be negotiated between the working group Organizer and Terry Klein, Executive Director of the SRI Foundation. Proposals not satisfying the proposal requirements specified here may be rejected without evaluation.

Proposal Evaluation Criteria

Each proposal will be evaluated on the extent to which it conveys a convincing plan for collaborative research that will creatively and effectively address an important problem and produce valuable professional and public products by integrating multiple perspectives in synthesizing extant archaeological data. Each of the 6 sections of the Proposal Body (2.1-2.6, above) will be separately evaluated by the reviewers, who will also provide an overall assessment of the proposal.

Award Information

Direct monetary awards will not be made.  Instead, CfAS will pay directly for the conference facility, lodging, and meals during the working group meeting. CfAS will reimburse individuals for reasonable travel expenses. This would include, for example, transportation to and from the origin airport, advance-purchase coach airfare, transportation from the destination airport to the conference facility, and meal expenses (at a standard General Services Administration [GSA] rate) during travel. If reimbursement represents a problem, it may be possible to arrange an advance or for CfAS to purchase plane tickets directly.

CfAS reserves the right to negotiate with a potential awardee concerning the proposed approach. The number of participants may be limited based on unusually high anticipated travel costs (e.g., due to a number of foreign participants). As discussed in the Proposal Evaluation Criteria above, CfAS is committed to the idea that the working groups represent considerable diversity and as a result may negotiate the participant list.

Progress Reporting

Within 2 months after each in-person meeting, the working group organizer must submit a brief letter report describing the meeting and project progress and outcomes to Terry Klein at [email protected].

Effect of Submitting a Proposal

By submitting a proposal in response to this Request for Proposals, the applicant submitting the proposal acknowledges that proposals may be submitted by other applicants and that CfAS is under no legal obligation to select an applicant’s proposal. Applicants submitting proposals further acknowledge that CfAS’ decision as to whom to grant an award is final, binding and non-appealable.

References Cited

Altschul, Jeffrey H., Keith W. Kintigh, Terry H. Klein, William H. Doelle, Kelley A. Hays-Gilpin, Sarah A. Herr, Timothy A. Kohler, Barbara J. Mills, Lindsay M. Montgomery, Margaret C. Nelson, Scott G. Ortman, John N. Parker, Matthew A. Peeples, and Jeremy A. Sabloff

2017. Fostering Synthetic Research in Archaeology to Advance Science and Benefit Society. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (in press).

2018. Fostering Collaborative Synthetic Research in Archaeology. Advances in Archaeological Practice (in press).

Carpenter, E.V., P. Armbrust, F.S. Arzberger, I. Chapin, J. Elser, E. Hackett, A. Ives, P. Kareiva, M. Leibold, P. Lundberg, M. Mangel, N. Merchant, W.W. Murdoch, M.A. Palmer, D. Peters, S.T.A. Pickett, K.K. Smith, D.H. Wall, A.S. Zimmerman

2009. Accelerate Synthesis in Ecology and Environmental Sciences. Bioscience 59(8): 699–701.

Hackett, Edward J., John N. Parker, David Conz, Diana Rhoten, and Andrew Parker

2008. Ecology Transformed: The National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis and the Changing Patterns of Ecological Research. In Scientific Collaboration on the Internet, edited by Gary M. Olson, Ann Zimmerman, and Nathan Bos, pp. 277–296. MIT Press, Cambridge.

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


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:

Call for Applications: Digitizing Hidden Special Collections Awards
Apr 3 @ 11:59 pm

CLIR Invites Applications for 2018
Digitizing Hidden Special Collections Awards

Washington, DC, January 17, 2018 – The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is now accepting applications for 2018 Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives awards. The national competition, funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, supports digitizing collections of rare and unique content in collecting institutions.

Grants of between $50,000 and $250,000 for a single-institution project, or between $50,000 and $500,000 for a collaborative project, may be sought for projects beginning between January 1 and June 1, 2019.

The Digitizing Hidden Collections program coheres around six core values:

Scholarship: The program is designed to maximize its impact on the creation and dissemination of new knowledge.

Comprehensiveness: The program supports digitization projects that will provide thorough coverage of an important topic or topics of high interest to scholars, in ways that help those scholars understand digitized sources’ provenance and context.

Connectedness: The program supports projects that make digitized sources easily discoverable and accessible alongside related materials, including materials held by other collecting institutions as well as those held within the home institution.

Collaboration: The program promotes strategic partnerships rather than duplication of capacity and effort.

Sustainability: The program promotes best practices for ensuring the long-term availability and discoverability of digital files created through digitization.

Openness: The program ensures that digitized content will be made available to the public as easily and completely as possible, given ethical and legal constraints.

The application process has two phases. The initial proposal round is open, and proposals are due by 11:59 pm Eastern time on April 3, 2018. The final proposal round is by invitation. Only those applicants whose initial proposals have been approved by the program’s review panel will be able to submit a final proposal. Information for applicants, including a link to the online application form, is available at

CLIR will hold a webinar for prospective applicants on Tuesday, January 30, from 2:00-3:00 pm Eastern time. Two Q&A webinars will be held on Thursday, February 15, and Wednesday, February 28, from 2:00-3:00 pm Eastern time. More information is available at

The Council on Library and Information Resources is an independent, nonprofit organization that forges strategies to enhance research, teaching, and learning environments in collaboration with libraries, cultural institutions, and communities of higher learning.

Council on Library and Information Resources
1707 L Street, Ste 650
Washington, DC 20036, USA

Phone: 202.939.4750

AAA Department Leaders Summer Institute @ Science and Engineering Hall, George Washington University, Washington DC
Jun 19 @ 6:30 pm – Jun 21 @ 12:30 pm

The AAA Department Leaders Summer Institute is an opportunity to take part in face-to-face dialogue about the various challenges department leaders face in administering their departments and to share successful practices for meeting these challenges.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
5:00 Registration
6:30 Opening Reception and Dinner (Provided)
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
8:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 Welcome and Introductions – AAA President Alex Barker
9:15 Departments as a Force for Change – (Speaker)
10:00 Facilitated Breakout Groups:
-Leadership and Department Management
-Program Review and Assessment
12:00 Lunch (provided)
1:30 Plenary Discussion – Innovations in Pedagogy and Career Diversity
3:30 Break
3:45 Facilitated Breakout Groups:
-Doctoral Program Chairs
-MA / MS Program Chairs
-2- and 4-year Degree Program Chairs
5:30 Break
6:00 Dinner (provided) and Fun Evening Event
Thursday, June 21, 2018
8:00 Continental Breakfast
8:30 Facilitated Breakout Groups:
-Institutional Data
-Encouraging Research and Finding Funding
10:00 Break
10:15 Plenary Discussion – Making the Case for Advancing the Discipline
11:30 AAA’s Department Services Program – How Can AAA Help?
12:00 Wrap Up and Recommendations for 2020 Summer Institute
12.30 Adjourn
25th Canadian Ethnic Studies Association Conference @ Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
Feb 15 – Feb 17 all-day

 Immigration, Ethnic Mobilities, and Diasporic Communities in a Transnational World

The Canadian Ethnic Studies Association (CESA) invites panel and/or paper proposals for its upcoming conference on the theme of “Immigration, Ethnic Mobilities, Diasporic Communities and Transnationalism in a Transnational World”. Departing from the traditional ethnic-studies- in-Canada perspective, the theme of this CESA conference intends to explicitly connect with transnationalism allowing reflection of current, dynamic and ongoing transformations of Canada and its ethnic community landscape in a globalized era. Constant population movements within, but also across national borders, alongside a much more extensive and complex communicational, informational and exchange network, are permanent features of a globalized world. Both population movements and intricate exchange networks signal the multiple economic, cultural, social, ideological and symbolic mobilities within and across states in transnational social spaces.

Such radical changes in the Canadian multicultural state necessitate that we recast traditional Canadian ethnic studies beyond ethnic communities to encompass (im)migrant movements, “mobilities,” not only within Canada but also over and beyond Canada. Even if it has been a myth that historians have debunked that previous immigrants to Canada rarely moved again globally, contemporary (im)migrants have complex and diverse forms of mobilities which have surpassed those of any previous imagination and have called into question not just borders, sovereignty and national states but also citizenship, belonging and the very nature of our multicultural mosaic. Furthermore, although for some mobility is a privilege that they enjoy and a tool they utilize to improve their social locations, for many mobility is forced, unwanted, and even resisted. What are the forces behind the creation of transnational social spaces, the mechanisms, routes, and processes, as well as the consequences of these radical changes in Canada and globally? How exactly do they change the Canadian multicultural mosaic, citizenship, identities and belonging? What can we expect of the 21st century with respect to such phenomena? Within this larger problematic, CESA invites theoretical and empirically-based papers, fully formed panels or presentations in other formats, addressing, from a variety of disciplinary or interdisciplinary perspectives, more specific topics such as:

  • The future of immigration, ethnic studies, and multiculturalism
  • Intersections of immigration and race, class and gender
  • Voluntary and forced mobilities: Refugees and the Canadian state
  • Youth, ethnicity, and identity in multicultural Canada
  • Ethnic communities, global diasporas and transnationalism in Canada
  • “Homelands”: Memories, reconstructions, returns and directions forward
  • Citizenship and belonging in transnational spaces
  • Gender, class, and ethnic intersections in transnationalism
  • The future of transnational and ethnic mobilities in an unsettled world

Conference organizers welcome proposals for papers, panels, roundtables, posters and video presentations that address any of these and other related topics. Organizers invite submissions from a variety of perspectives, academic disciplines, and areas of study. We will endeavour to make a decision shortly after the abstract is received in order to facilitate those who need verification of their acceptance for travel funding purposes at their own institutions.

Who should attend? In addition to members of the Canadian Ethnic Studies Association, the conference will be relevant to a wide range of people interested in history, ethnicity, race, immigration and citizenship issues in Canada and internationally. University professors, graduate students, other researchers and teachers; policymakers and civil servants from all levels of government; those who work in various non-governmental organizations, as well as those involved as frontline workers delivering various kinds of social services – all of these will find that this conference offers them worthwhile information, challenging critical perspectives, and an opportunity to network and discuss important issues with people from across the country and from a variety of academic disciplines and institutional perspectives. A special issue of the Canadian Ethnic Studies Journal will showcase selected papers from the conference. To be considered for publication, papers must be submitted no later than four weeks after the conference. Papers must be written in accordance with the journal’s guidelines.

All abstracts should be no longer than 250 words and will be refereed by the CESA Program Committee. Individual conference presentations will normally be 20 minutes in length, and conference sessions will be 90 minutes. Abstracts should be directed electronically to [email protected].

CESA will provide a $600 subsidy for conference presenters who stay at the Banff Springs Hotel. This subsidy will be provided for the first 50 presenters who register for the conference.

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The deadline for submission of proposals for papers, sessions, panels, roundtables, and poster presentations is February 15th, 2018.