In questa pagina si pubblicano le recenti calls relative ai nostri studi che provengano da soci, associazioni, Università italiane o straniere. Naturalmente il fine è la creazione di GRUPPI DI RICERCA e di nuove sinergie fra i nostri Soci .
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- Call for Papers: Africa: (post-)development? Friday 7 December 2012 University of Ghent- Si veda l’attachment
- Call for Papers: Dying, Death and the Politics of After-Death in the African World. 20 – 22 March 2013, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria
This conference explores dying and death in Africa, how culture in Africa has shaped palliative care for the dying as well as ways in which the dead are perceived, buried and celebrated/remembered in various communities, times and histories. Sadly studies of thanatology in Africa have not been very remarkable. To this extent, this inter-disciplinary conference seeks a wide range of perspectives that explore and study the interface between death and culture. Most African cultures not only embody ideas about good and bad death as well as customs that promote and decry them respectively; culture generally also provides a mechanism for transmitting and appreciating the meanings and essences of death and mortuary practices. In addition, culture can also facilitate or sanction death through its enabling traditions and agencies, including religion and some acts of violence, such as sacrifice or warfare. Conversely, death and after-death processes are windows through which cultures can be appraised or appreciated.
Thus the conference will focus on how death and acts of memorialization have shaped the consciousness of peoples and cultures, and how after-death/mortuary practices impact the psychology and wellbeing of survivors in terms of health (if health in Africa is to be seen from bio-medical and spiritual standpoints), religion, and the multi-versal rhetoric and theatre of immortality.
Submissions for the conference can take, but are not limited to, historical, ethnographic, medical, normative, literary, anthropological, philosophical, artistic, political, social or other perspectives that engage the extensive relationship between death and culture.
Submissions on any of the following areas are welcome:
1: Culture, Thanatology and Health Care Systems in Africa
* Vernacular/Modern Health Care Delivery Systems and Care for the Dying
* Hospice and Palliative Care for the Dying
* Clinical Competencies in Pain Management and Interdisciplinary Care
* The Caregiver-Patient Relationship in Traditional/Rural Communities
* Medicine in the Service of Culture and Society
* Death as the end of life/health condition
* Ways of Dying and the Health System in Africa
2. Defining Death (religious, medical and anthropological perspectives)
* Death Anxiety
* Cultures, Histories, Social Conditions and the Perceptions of Death
* Facing up to Death: African Culture and the Refusal to Die
3: How to Die (Good Death vs Bad Death)
* The Anthropology of Death and Burial in Africa
* Historiography of Death and Burial in Africa
* Crises (war, violence, poverty) as factors in the politics of dying and death in Africa
* End-of-Life Issues and Cultural Realities in Africa
* Religious perceptions of death in precolonial, colonial and post colonial Africa
4: Mortuary Arts: Death and the Reenactment of Culture
* Music, Dance and Choreography in Funeral and Burial
* Mortuary literature (novels, poetry, short story, others)
* The Macabre film/theatre in Modern Africa (broadcast media (television, radio, print media, internet/technology)
*Images of the corpse in painting, sculpture, film, photography, etc
*Textiles, Fashion in Death, Funeral and Burial
* Death in museum collections
* Popular art (craft, souvenirs, mementos, tomb stones) in the funeral/burial arena
* Art and Architecture in the Burial arena (tombs as macabre art or architecture)
*The Graveyard as Installation
5: The Politics of Dying, Death and After-death
* Funeral, burial as social solidarity
*Funeral as the refusal to die
*Funeral as renegotiation of reality
*Funeral as Performance on the Social Stage
*The Funeral as an Arena of Multiple Negotiations
*Politics of Visibility in the Funeral Arena
*Funeral and the Social symbolism of Tears
6: Death and Economics
*Death and the mortuary industry (undertakers, tailors, caterers, coffin makers, tomb stone makers, photographers, etc)
*Culture and the monetization of death (the philosophy and role of money in the funeral arena/process, etc)
*The Creative industries and mortuary economics (media, printing, craft, art, entertainment, aso ebi fashion, photography, graphic design, etc)
* Professional mourners and the economics of death
* Death, funeral and poverty in Africa
* Death/funeral as social/economic status symbolism in Africa
7: Death and the Politics of Immortality
* Funerary monuments, memorial architecture, cemetery design
*Remembering the dead, memorialization/commemoration through art and/or performance
*Professional “immortality” and post-mortem reputations (as in the works of artists, writers, and other creative people, etc)
Papers on related themes will be considered. A 200-word abstract should be submitted by Friday September 28, 2012. If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper would be required by Friday 4, 2013. Submissions should indicate the following: a) author(s), b) affiliation, c) email address, d) title of abstract, e) body of abstract, f) up to 5 keywords
The Art Republic Society for the Research and Promotion of Igbo Culture; The School of General Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka; IFRA-Nigeria
For enquiries, call 234-8037244485, 234-8060910453, 234-8039580855, 234-8063290671
email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call for Papers: Land and South African Society in 2013, in Comparative Perspective.
24 – 27 March 2013, University of Cape Town
2013 is the centenary of South Africa’s notorious Natives Land Act, a foundational piece of legislation in the edifice of twentieth-century segregation and apartheid. Its devastating legacy is still evident in the country’s divided countryside and deeply racialised inequalities. It is also a year before the 2014 deadline that the ANC government set for itself in the mid-1990s, of redistributing 30% of commercial agricultural land into black ownership – a target that most analysts agree cannot be met. Land reform continues to figure in national economic policy (such as the New Growth Path) and in political rhetoric across the ideological spectrum. What does all of this mean for the present and the future?
Academics, postgraduate students and researchers from government and civil society are invited to submit proposals for panels (to run in parallel sessions) or abstracts for research papers (to be allocated to panels) or for posters. Proposals for other media, such as documentary films, posters, performance, etc., are also welcomed for consideration. To submit proposals please visit this link: www.landdivided2013.org.za Please note that panels may be organised around a set of research papers that address a specific topic that falls within or cuts across the conference themes, or as round-table discussions or debates in which selected participants are invited to explore key issues in a more informal manner.
Deadline for proposals: 31 August 2012
For further information and to submit a proposal please visit the website of the conference: www.landdivided2013.org.za Contact details: Obiozo Ukpabi (email@example.com) or Tersia Warries (firstname.lastname@example.org), PLAAS, University of Western Cape, Tel: +27 021 959 3733, Fax: + 27 020 959 3732
- Call for Papers: NEBOCO Conference – New Borderlands or Cosmopolitanism from Below?
6 – 8 December 2012, Germany
The African Centre for Migration & Society in partnership with European Master of Migration and Intercultural Relations (EMMIR Consortium) Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg (School of Linguistics and Cultural Studies, School of Education), Georg-August University Göttingen (Laboratory for Critical Migration and Border Regime Studies) will be hosting the International Conference on Linking Theories of Border, Concepts of Cosmopolitanism and Citizenship in Migration Studies. The NEBOCO Conference, held in Germany, focuses on three interlinked subjects, border (land), citizenship and cosmopolitanism. It seeks to examine specific dimensions of the ongoing deep transformation of statehood, citizenship, sovereignty and identity formations in sending, transit and receiving states.
Submission deadline: 15 June 2012 Submit a 300 word abstract and short biographical note. The abstract must specify what section you would like your paper to be considered for. Graduates and postgraduates students may apply for the workshop sessions where they will present their papers. Please indicate whether you will require a travel grant.
Emails should be sent to Katharina Hoffman, email@example.com or visit www.neboco.org. Links: NEBOCO Conference Call / NEBOCO Conference
Call for Papers and Proposals: Anthropology Southern Africa 2012 Annual Conference – Southern African Anthropological Futures: Opportunities and Constraints,
31 August – 3 September 2012, University of Cape Town
Southern Africa was, in many ways, a significant crucible for the early twentieth century construction of especially British Social Anthropology; and it remains a research area of significant concern for some leading contemporary anthropologists based in the USA and in various parts of Europe, whilst others from elsewhere are now beginning also to undertake research here. Within the region, the early disciplinary leaders’ global presence gave way to a longish period during which the few who were most active in the discipline tended not to publish extensively with the result that that presence declined – other that is than amongst those who left the region. Yet that is no longer the case and, despite the still relatively small cohort of anthropologists in the region at present, there is an ever increasing range of work being produced with much of it having a global reach, and there are ever larger numbers of postgraduate students completing dissertations and theses within the discipline at local universities.
The conference aims primarily to provide an opportunity for all anthropologists, and especially students and recent ex-students, to showcase their work and provide indication as to the future directions of the discipline. It also aims to identify and consider the constraints that protagonists in the discipline are likely to face as local academic institutions restructure, as disciplinary boundaries are rethought and as the local socio-political context in which much research is conducted increasingly creates potential for social upheaval and conflict – even while there is an ever increasing presence of anthropologists from elsewhere treating parts or the whole of the region as an ethnographic fieldwork site.
Deadline for submission of panel proposals: 4 June 2012 Please send panel proposals to: ASnA2012@uct.ac.za by 4 June 2012
Deadline for submission of paper proposals: 16 July 2012 Please send paper proposals to: ASnA2012@uct.ac.za by 16 July 2012 For further information please visit the following link: www.asnahome.org
Call for Papers: Entwicklungsrhetoriken. Doktoranden-Workshop –
18.09.2012-19.09.2012, Bielefeld, Universität Bielefeld. Deadline: 01.07.2012
Der geplante Workshop wird sich mit der Frage beschäftigen, welche Konzepte die internationale Entwicklungshilfe bzw. -politik geprägt und wie sich diese Konzepte über die Jahrzehnte gewandelt haben. Ein weiterer Aspekt, der thematisiert werden soll, ist die Überlegung, wie sich die Verwendung dieser Konzepte auf die Darstellung bzw. Wahrnehmung der “Nehmer” sowie der “Geber” ausgewirkt hat.
InteressentInnen werden gebeten, bis zum 01.07.2012 eine Skizze ihres Projektes (ca. 250 Wörter) und einen kurzen Lebenslauf an die Veranstalterinnen zu schicken (firstname.lastname@example.org oder email@example.com).
Weitere Informationen: Website
Call for Papers: Volume 8, Number 1, 2012: Counter-Cultures in Contemporary Africa
UCT’s Centre for African Studies and its interdisciplinary postgraduate, peer-reviewed journal, postamble, invite you to submit papers, photographic essays and book reviews that address the formations and expressions of counter- cultures in Africa. We understand ‘counter-cultures’ as zones of emergent response, constituting a range of practices, representations and performances, produced by varying narratives and realities. We see counter-cultures as movements that may begin in the fringes of normative society and politics, but that gather momentum and begin to rival the status quo in visible and powerful ways. We think of counter-cultures as the catalysts for social, political and cultural action and change. postamble welcomes graduate submissions that raise questions about counter-cultures in contemporary Africa.
Submission deadline: 15 August 2012
postamble publishes original graduate research of a high standard. Long papers should be between 5000 and 8000 words, short submissions between1500 and 3000 words; photographic essays –min 5, and maximum 10 photographs and 1000-1200 words. Emailed submission should be addressed to ‘The Managing Editor’, and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Please ensure all submissions contain a short abstract (200 words), biography (50 words), with relevant contact details. For correct formatting, please see Submissions on our website: www.postamble.org
Forwarded by: Centre for African Studies Basel Steinengraben 5 CH-4051 Basel Tel.: +41 (0)61 267 34 82 firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for papers: African Studies Association UK 2012 Conference
Contemporary African cinema: New innovations in genres, themes, production and distribution
This series of panels will consist of presentations looking at new innovations and trends in African cinema in the 21st Century. The past decade has seen an explosion of filmmaking activities from across the continent, with many new and innovative styles, themes, genres and production methods, and new trends in training, exhibition and distribution. The purpose of this series of panels is to consider contemporary African cinema from all these angles. The growing recognition and importance of African cinema is evident from the number of academic institutions worldwide now incorporating teaching in this area, the number of film festivals, in Africa and internationally, dedicated to African cinema, the expanding international recognition and awards that African directors are receiving, and the growing accessibility to African cinema in terms of DVD distribution and general cinema exhibition. Of particular interest are papers that consider cross- and inter-regional, trans- and international collaborations and influences in African cinema from across the continent. All papers require abstracts of no more than 250 words.To submit a paper for the ASAUK Conference you need to register via this link.
The deadline for paper submissions is the 27th of April 2012. For further information on ASAUK and how to register for the conference, please see: http://www.asauk.net/conferences/asauk12.shtml
Datum / Date of the conference: Thu 6 Sept to Sat 8 Sept 2012 Ort / Venue: Leeds Convenor: Dr Lizelle Bisschoff (University of Edinburgh & Africa in Motion Film Festival), e-Mail: email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
Futher Information: Call for papers [PDF / 376 KB]
- Call for papers: Africa in Motion 2012 Symposium
African Popular Culture in the 21st Century – To link with the Africa in Motion 2012 festival theme Modern Africa, we are inviting papers from scholars working in the field of African Popular Culture. The festival will focus on films and events that represent Africa as part and parcel of the modern, globalised world – the urban, the new, the provocative, the innovative and experimental. We regard “modern” not as belonging solely to the “West”, and through the festival we want to emphasise Africa’s important role in the modern world. We are interested in discovering and exploring through this year’s festival how modernity manifests in African cultures, and the symposium focus on African popular culture will further enhance this theme.
Africa in Motion 2012 symposium will run alongside Africa in Motion Film Festival 2012 (25 October – 2 November) in the city of Edinburgh, UK on Saturday 27 October 2012, 09:00 – 17:00. Venue: Seminar Room 1 & 2,Chrystal MacMillan Building, George Square, University of Edinburgh. Abstracts are solicited for individual 20-minute papers on the theme of the symposium. We are looking for submissions from scholars at all levels (postgraduate students are most welcome) and invite contributions from as wide a scope of research areas and disciplines as possible. Unfortunately, AiM is unable to sponsor any flights or accommodation for visiting scholars. You are encouraged to obtain sponsorship from your home institution. We invite abstracts of 250-300 words as well as brief biographical details (no more than 100 words) to be sent to the symposium organisers at symposium-at-africa-in-motion.org.uk by Monday 30 July 2012. Please include contact details, institutional affiliation, current appointment / stage of study and main research interests.
Datum / Date of the symposium: Saturday 27 October 2012, 09:00 – 17:00 Ort / Venue: Seminar Room 1 & 2, Chrystal MacMillan Building, George Square, University of Edinburgh Further Information: Call for papers [DOC / 60 KB]
Segnalazione di Elena dell’Agnese
Dear friends and colleagues,
a new Borderscapes conference is on its way!
The third edition of our international seminar on boundaries and borders’ representations (in cinematic, cartographic, photographic, literary and any other possible manners) will be held in Trieste. As usual, the conference will be open to many different subjects, such as Urban Borderscapes and divides cities, Borders and gender, Borderscapes as symbolic landscapes Visual culture and conflictual borders, and Narratives of borders in popular culture The list of invited speakers is long and very interdisciplinary (John Agnew, Arjun Appadurai, Luiza Bialasiewicz, Franco Farinelli, Vladimir Kolossov, Virginie Mamadouh, Julian Minghi, John O’ Loughlin, David Newman, Claude Raffestin, Michael Shapiro). The conference, 28-30rd June, will be integrated by a visit along the Italian and Slovenian borders (on the 29th), by cartographic and photographic exhibitions, by cinema screenings and by other interesting events.
Eventually, a post-conference fieldtrip – four days – led by Anton Gosar will take the interested people from Trieste to Sarajevo
Follow the link http://www2.units.it/borderscapes3/and please, disseminate widely
The organisers encourage papers/posters/visual products in the following fields:
Urban Borderscapes of fluxes and communication
- Borderlands and trans-border urban systems, between legality and illegality
- Borderlands and trans-border urban systems, between conflict and integration Divided cities Relics of borderscapes and territorial disputes
- Divisions of the past, opportunities for the present
Borders and gender
- Borderscapes of Gender
- Gendered Borderlands
Global political frontiers
- Political spaces functioning as refoulement areas
- Issues of territorial sovereignty
Borderscapes as symbolic landscapes
- Visual culture and conflictual borders
- Narratives of borders in popular culture
The conference is supported by the IGU Commission on Political Geography, by the Dept. of Humanities, University of Trieste, by the Dept. of Sociology and Social Research, University of Milano-Bicocca, and by the research network Etnicos.
Call for papers: please, submit an abstract of no more than 250 words to: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org Deadline for abstracts proposals: 29 of February 2012. Acceptance of abstracts will be notified a.s.a.p. in the following weeks.
Registration forms must be received by 30 of April 2012
Segnalazione da Adriana Piga
CALL FOR PAPERS: 2012 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF ETHIOPIAN STUDIES 18th International Conference of Ethiopian Studies – DIRE DAWA: 29 Oct. – 2 Nov. 2012
Paper proposal abstracts – Guidelines for submission
The call for papers for the 18th ICES will be open until 15 March 2012.
Proposals have to be submitted through the online application form , according to the following guidelines:
- Abstracts have to fit to at least one of the selected panels (see the list of panels).
- Only one abstract per person can be submitted, but in addition to the chosen panel, another panel can be named as an alternative.
- An abstract should consist of 400 to 500 words
- Papers must be original, i.e. based on original research or presenting new insights and never presented or published elsewhere- Rules of scientific/scholarly exactness (proper use of sources, methodology etc.) have to be respected
- The selection of abstracts will be done through a ranking by panel organizers and a final screening by the organizing committee
- Selected papers will be announced on 15 April 2012
- Registration will start afterwards.
- After acceptance of their abstracts, participants will be reminded that they can only be allowed to present their papers after having submitted full versions by mid-September 2012
NB: Participants are required to be able to cover all their participation costs (travel, accomodation, registration fee…). The organizing committee will make all possible efforts to help to reduce these costs with the support of sponsors. The participation fee, yet to be determined, should be around 100 US$. There will be a limited number of grants allocated to Ethiopian participants through a specific application (soon to be launched).
- Segnalazione da Mauro Van Aken
CALL FOR PAPERS: «Anthropology and water(S)»
Special number of Journal des Anthropologues coordinated by Barbara Casciarri (UniversityParis8) and Mauro Van Aken (University of Milan-Bicocca)
The number is planned for publication in the first semester of 2013. Authors may send a title of their paper with an abstract (maximum 5000 characters) and five key words before the 30th March 2012. Selected contributors will have to send the completed papers of maximum 40.000 characters before the 30th June 2012. Ulteriori info: Leggi Engl.; Leggi Fr.
Segnalazione da SESAMO:
CALL FOR PAPERS: Progetto per un numero di «Genesis» su Femminismi nel Mediterraneo
Le proposte dovranno contenere: titolo dell’articolo, abstract (300 parole massimo) e breve profilo bio-bibliografico dell’autrice/autore. Dovranno pervenire entro il 15 Marzo 2012 all’indirizzo mail dei curatori e alla redazione di Genesis:
Lucia Sorbera: email@example.com
Leila El Houssi: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Redazione Genesis: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gli articoli selezionati per la pubblicazione (max 60.000 caratteri, spazi e note incluse) dovranno essere consegnati in forma definitiva entro il 15 Giugno 2012 e saranno sottoposti al peer review, anonimo nei due sensi.
Saranno considerati per la pubblicazione articoli in italiano, francese, inglese.
Segnalazione da Alessandro Triulzi:
CALL FOR PAPERS: Trust and Reconcilation in Post-Conflict Societies – Trust_AEGIS_conference
An AEGIS thematic conference October 4–6, 2012
Abstracts of 250 words should be sent until March 30, 2012 to Sandra Burri email@example.com.
The speakers will be notified on the acceptance of their contribution by May 31, 2012
- Segnalazione da Barbara Bompani
CALL FOR PAPERS: CAS@50: Cutting Edges and Retrospectives, Edinburgh, 6-8 June 2012
50th Anniversary Conference of the Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh
2012 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Centre of African Studies. It will be celebrated with a major international conference that reflects on how African Studies, and the dialogue between its constituent disciplines, has reconfigured itself since the 1960s, and on the themes and approaches that may be considered cutting edge today.
Keynote speakers: Frederick Cooper (New York University) and Jean-François Bayart (CNRS/SciencesPo)
Panel and roundtable proposals (with identified speakers) are invited by Friday 9 September 2011, and should be sent to African.Studies@ed.ac.uk
Further details of the conference and how to submit a proposal may be foundBY CLICKING HEREThe conference will be accompanied by a cultural extravanganza You are all invited!