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CFP: "Movement as knowledge and practice", Vienna, 23.-25. April 2015

Started by Jasmin Kashanipour Feb 10, 2015.

CFP, AAA 2014: A New Anthropology of Revolution

Started by Carwil Bjork-James Mar 17, 2014.

Possibilities with Jane Guyer

Started by Allison Mickel Mar 11, 2014.

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Comment by Elise Billiard on November 26, 2014 at 1:27pm

Call for Papers

SIEF 12th Congress (June 2015, Zagreb)

Dear all, please consider propsing a paper for our Panel: "Public Space as Utopia"

Short Abstract

Questioning utopias, this panel seeks to explore the different utopias behind the recent calls for public spaces - both as physical places of social encounter as well as in their conceptual dimension as politicized spaces of thought and action.

Long Abstract

The most controversial element today that connects different utopian visions is the fact that they are visions of public space, that is, conceptualizations of communal, political and social life. Whilst the dominant neo-liberal view rejects utopian visions for this precise reason, because utopias are regarded as totalizing projects, there has been a recurrent call for public spaces in urban planning and in academic research. Indeed, does not today's emphasis on a preservation of heritage, the protection of the environment and democratic ideals express a disavowed, nostalgic belief in utopia through organization of public space going back to models such as the ideal Greek city? Green parks, pedestrianized historical centers and regenerated river walks in big cities are praised to be the space where locals meet spontaneously, bridging their differences, allegedly fostering social cohesion. At a time when the loss of a sense of place as much as the loss of social cohesion is becoming worrying for many, public spaces are often seen to provide an ideal solution.

Can a democratic utopia become real through the planning of urban public spaces? If architects can provide the space of utopia to be materialized, does it mean necessarily that they can foster democracy, sustainable heritage or ecological cities? Finally, can utopia be realized by altering material spaces or should there be a stronger focus on the social production of utopia?

Comment by Monica Stroe on September 8, 2014 at 4:15pm


SASC 2014
11th Annual Conference of the Romanian Society for Social and Cultural Anthropology November 21st-22nd / Cluj

Panel 18. Agri-Food Production at the Fringe of EU Politics: New Pe...

Monica Stroe – National School of Political Sciences and Public Administration Bucharest

The homogenising pressure of EU policies paired with the flexibilisation pressure of neoliberal market forces gives rise to a new, post-modern rurality where processes of de-peasantisation and re-peasantisation run side by side as livelihood strategies. A new peasant class is emerging, as small-scale and so-called traditional farming are being reconfigured in a new horizon of post-productivist moralities and aesthetics, where the purity of production and the roles of ecological and landscape custodian often prevail. The structuring force of the Common Agricultural Policy filtered by national institutional settings results into grey areas of unregulated, misimplemented or miscommunicated fields, which can act as loopholes where both marginal or marginalised courses of action (“getting by”) and agri-business strategies can be acted out: seed autonomy and GMOs, land rights, common property management, pastoral nomadism etc. The panel seeks papers approaching – but not limited to – the following topics: agri-food and environmental governance, peasant activism, competing agri-food knowledge claims and transmission processes, alternative farming practices and incorporation of innovation, mechanisms of precarisation and the social sustainability of small-scale agriculture, commodity and non-commodity outputs of small-scale agriculture, production of public goods, artisan and quality food products, alternative distribution chains, consumption of rurality.

Comment by Tamas Regi on January 20, 2013 at 8:51pm

New Trends in the Anthropology of Tourism

It is no longer questioned that tourism is not a separated social phenomenon but an integrated part of many people’s life experience. It is probably pointless to ask where tourism starts and where it ends as many people engage in different type (virtual, bodily, imaginative, etc.) of tourism in almost every day. Categories such as hosts-guests; local-traveller often cannot give constructive frame any more for understanding people’s mobile experiences. Anthropologists were among the first who started to understand this process and anthropology is still among the most powerful method and methodology to understand tourism and tourists.

However, as sociologists, geographers, philosophers, historians and scholars from various other disciplines chose tourism as their subject of study the clear disciplinary borders long seem to be diminished. The question then emerges: what distinguishes the anthropology of tourism from other tourism related disciplines? The Journal of Tourism Challenges and Trends (JTCT) calls for original papers that addresses the following questions:

-          What is actually tourism anthropology? What distinguishes tourism anthropology from other tourism related disciplines?

-          What is the relationship between tourism anthropology and tourism studies?

-          How current (and old) anthropological theories used in understanding the phenomenon of tourism?

-          Are classical ethnographic/anthropological research methods still valid and useful ways of collecting information about tourism?

-          How the ideas of major anthropologists (Arjun Appadurai, Tim Ingold, Michael Taussig, Alfred Gell, Victor Turner, Comaroffs etc.), who did not publish directly on tourism, are used in the field of tourism anthropology?

-          The current formulations of classical tourism anthropological theories from Nelson Graburn, Edward Bruner, Jeremy Boissevian, Erik Cohen etc.

-          How researchers bridge the interdisciplinary concepts of tourism studies with classical anthropological thinking? How anthropologists can handle with the everyday life of mobile subjects and observe the role of machines, computers, travel devices in contemporary societies?

-          What are the emerging schools, fields, ideas in the current anthropology of tourism?

To explore these questions the JTCT is expecting original theoretical papers that address current issues in tourism anthropology. The JTCT also expects original case studies where the authors discuss their anthropological/ethnographic field data. There is no any topic or geographical restrictions that the authors should follow but the case studies should be elaborated theoretically.



Final submission: 1st May 2013

Notification of authors: 01 August 2013

Publishing date: December 2013.


Guest Editor: Dr. Tamás Régi


Comment by Ander Gondra on July 6, 2012 at 10:11pm


Historia del arte y antropología
 y desencuentros disciplinares


Recepción de colaboraciones abierta hasta el 15 de enero del 2013

Deadline 15 January 2013


Pensar las relaciones entre antropología e historia del arte y, sobre todo, las reacciones académicas que se generan al amparo de las mismas, supone adentrarse en un terreno difícil, lleno de aristas y asperezas, de caras y miradas encontradas. Pero como tendremos ocasión de comprobar, también hay un lugar para el encuentro, el diálogo y la colaboración interdisciplinar que, bajo prismas a menudo opuestos, se ve enriquecida con una concesión a la porosidad cuyos ejemplos por desgracia todavía se cuentan en el campo de las excepciones. Laintención que perseguimos proponiendo este especial es recoger aportaciones desde múltiples puntos de vista para trazar un posible estado de la cuestión que seaproxime de forma más o menos sintetizadora a la problemática. Y decimos “posible” ya que entendemos que son muchos los estados de la cuestión que pudieran hacerse tan sólo variando el foco de nuestro análisis. Por una lado el foco podrá apuntar hacia la historia del arte, observando cómo se ha venido aplicando el aporte de la antropología como disciplina, qué dificultades han tenido lugar y cuáles son las perspectivas de futuro. Del otro lado, desde la antropología se analizará el impacto que ha supuesto el estudio de las artes visuales, los conflictos historiográficos que se han generado, etc...


Comment by Miłosz Miszczyński on July 1, 2012 at 10:15am

Call for Papers:

Book chapters for the interdisciplinary volume


“Hip-Hop from the East of Europe”


The book responds to the vivid development of hip-hop culture in the Eastern and Central and Eastern European states and shows how a universal model of hip-hop serves as a contextually situated platform of cultural exchange with a number of meaningful and important functions and implications. The volume takes up the challenge of showing how hip-hop became an intrinsic element of urban environments in this part of the world, what impact it has on the mainstream culture and what functions it serves in different contexts. The book's content, besides tracking hip-hop’s development, exhibits and explains hip-hop’s functions and receptions of hip-hop in the national cultures in the spheres such as lifestyles, social structure, politics or consumer trends.

Comment by Caterina Borelli on April 27, 2012 at 5:42pm

Call for Papers 1st International Conference on Anthropology and Urban Conflict. Desertions, Counter-movements, and Forced Mobilizations in the Contemporary City.

7-10th November 2012, Universitat de Barcelona. Facultat de Geografia i Història


Social conflict is inherent in urban society in general. Social conflict is a historic constant that makes cities the epicenter of revolt in all of its forms. Despite our attempts to systematically classify the varied logics that lay behind existing disparate scales of uprising, e.g. large mass movements, small groups organized around blueprint actions, or individuals that quietly rebelled with daily contempt, to date it has not been possible to bring them all under a common systemic defiance. Political movements vs. social movements, peaceful vs. violent actions, organization vs. spontaneity, etc., these are old dichotomies overcome by the force of the present situation.

So, how does conflict come about in contemporary cities? The varied kinds of agitation featured in the current crisis are a good example of the different types of rebellion against public order, the norms that sustain it, and the authorities that implement them. From a demonstration against government cuts to apolitical graffiti somewhere on the urban fringe, from insubordination against mortgage repossessions to the refusal to pay for the use of public transport, from symbolic happenings performed in public spaces to the defense, at any cost, of squatted housing, of neighborhood resistance against evictions or of the opposition to identification raids on undocumented migrants.

The aim of this conference is to make an inventory and to analyze, from different ethnographic approaches, those often invisible phenomena of daily or extraordinary disobedience designed for, or inspired by, a rejection of spatial, economic, political, and social order.

In order to submit a paper, we require an abstract, written in either English, Catalan or Spanish, of no more than 250 words, together with a title, and 5 keywords. Authors will need to specify their name and surname, academic affiliation and email address. Abstracts must be sent before 15th June 2012 to the following email address: Acceptance of papers will be notified within a month and a half, together with the writing instructions and final deadline.
Comment by Adrian Andreescu on February 4, 2012 at 11:03am

The International Journal of Transpersonal Studies ( plans to publish Special Topic sections on the following subject areas during 2012-2014: Transpersonal AnthropologyShamanism-- Transpersonal Sociology--Expressive Art Therapies--Spiritually-Informed Social Activism

Comment by Erica Borgstrom on January 24, 2012 at 12:48pm

Call for Paper Abstracts

The 20th Sociology of Health and Illness monograph will critically examine the concept of ‘health behaviours’, which is increasingly widespread in both health research and government policy. Whether already an established focus for interventions as in the UK, or only yet emergent, as in some other international settings, health behaviours are presented as self-evident topics for investigation and action. Derived from psychology, the idea that human behaviour can be divided into discrete, stable and measurable categories, and that such actions are merely the result of individual agency and rational choice, is at odds with most sociological approaches emphasising the relational nature of social life. Further, given the complex and diverse ways in which people make sense of issues relating to their health and body, it is often striking just how few of these perspectives are ever acknowledged or integrated into behavioural accounts.

For further information see

Deadline for receipt of abstracts: 31st January 2012.

Comment by Julia Yezbick on January 8, 2012 at 3:46am
a journal for experiments in critical media practice

Sensate is a peer-reviewed, graduate-student-run journal for experiments in critical media practice. It aims to create, present, and critique innovative projects in the arts, humanities, and sciences  and to build on the groundswell of pioneering activities in the digital humanities, scholarly publishing, and innovative media practice to provide a forum for scholarly and artistic experiments not conducive to the printed page.

Sensate is currently accepting: 
1. Submissions for publication (Due: February 8, 2012)
2. Applications (Due: February 1, 2012)


1. Call for Submissions:

Exploring new ways to archive, curate, and organize academic multimedia scholarship, Sensate invites submissions of scholarship and art whose work is not conducive to the printed page. We experience the world through many forms and modes of mediation. Sensate seeks to acknowledge these various forms and assert a place for scholarship that engages the viewer/reader/listener on multisensorial and multimodal levels. We encourage submissions that creatively bridge research and media-based work, and aim at going beyond an illustrative relation between text and image towards both solid and innovative modes of scholarship and artistic practice. 

The integration of form and content is crucial to our mission and thus rather than a list of guiding questions we would like to offer a list of possible approaches that demonstrate efforts to unite form and content and to provoke inquiry through creative combinations of exposition and expression.

We are currently seeking work in any of the following categories/disciplines: artistic research, research as sensorial practice, visual anthropology, sensory ethnography, digital humanities, sound studies, multimedia mash-ups, media archeology, digital collections of audio and/or visual materials, digital cartography, performance and its documentation, and critically-inflected art in all media. Thematically, we are especially interested in the humanities and social sciences, but welcome projects in the sciences that entail similar approaches. 

The above guides are not meant to be proscriptive, and we welcome submissions that extend beyond these possibilities. Queries about possible article content as well as submissions from graduate students are also encouraged.

Submissions are due by February 8, 2012 at which time the editors will make initial decisions. Please use the Chicago Manual of Style for all citations. 

Submit via our online submissions form
Contact us with any questions.

2. Call for Applications: 
Sensate is currently accepting applications to be a part of our team in three core areas: Web Design and Development, Editor/Producer, and Media and Outreach. Deadline for applications is February 1st. We are open to applications from individuals based outside of the Boston/Cambridge area. Complete job descriptions can be found on our website.

Submit via our online application form
Contact us with any questions.
Comment by Meghan Roguschka on December 6, 2011 at 8:23am

2012 Call For Papers 

(Undergraduate Students)

2012 Sarah Lawrence College Undergraduate Development Studies Conference


Next spring, the first-ever east coast undergraduate development studies conference will be held on Friday, April 20th, at Sarah Lawrence College. The day will provide undergraduate students with an opportunity to share their original research with peers from other institutions. The conference will also be a forum where students and academics can dialogue about the contemporary implications of development studies and development work. (Development Studies, as we are using it, refers broadly to the multidisciplinary incorporation of economics, politics, history, human rights, and gender studies. The term is typically used when referring to academic work that is concerned with developing countries.)

Submissions are being solicited in the following areas of study:

Economics - History - Politics - Anthropology - Sociology - Geography - Public/Global Health - and Environmental Studies and Sciences.

Competitive papers are fully completed research papers. Papers should not be longer than 30 pages, including references, tables, and figures. Papers should be formatted following APA or Chicago guidelines, and must include a title page that identifies the undergraduate student author, the area of study, an e-mail address and institutional affiliation, and the name and e-mail address of a professor or advisor who supervised the completion of the paper. 

Panel presentations, and a moderated discussion will then be organized for each field of study. These panels will feature 4-5 fully completed research papers for each discipline (economics, history, etc.) The moderated discussion will focus on a central theme within each discipline, and will be headed by a current Sarah Lawrence professor.

To be eligible to submit a paper, participants must:

1) Send an e-mail of interest to the conference coordinator (Meghan Roguschka, no later than 5:00 p.m. on December 15th, 2011.

2) Be enrolled as an undergraduate student for the spring semester of the 2011-2012 academic year.

3) Have completed the project (i.e., paper, panel, or poster) while enrolled as an undergraduate student.

4) Commit to attending the 2012 conference if the project is accepted for presentation.

Final spring submissions should be sent electronically to Meghan Roguschka ( as a Microsoft Word or PDF document. They must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 1, 2012. 


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