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Thursday, March 15, 2018

CASCA: CFPs, Events, Opportunities/Colloques, Appels à communication, évènements, opportunités

CFPs, Events, Opportunities/Colloques, Appels à communication, évènements, opportunités

-IDRC/CRDI - New Funding Alert - Accelerating Climate Action: Social Equity and Empowerment of Women and Girls / Nouveau avis de financement - Accélérer les mesures de lutte contre les changements climatiques : Équité sociale et autonomisation des femmes et des filles

-Women Over 50 Film Festival

-European Network for Queer Anthropology EASA Panels

-EASA 2018 CFP - Mining mobility: The movement of people and expertise in the context of extractive projects

-CFP 2018 AAA: Chronic disaster: Reimagining Diet-Related Disease As Structural Violence

-Invitation to Ecosocialist Educational Convergence 2018 28.05 – 09.06 in Mistorf, Germany

-AAA 2018 Call for Papers: Reproductive Resistances

-CFP: AAA 2018 - Questioning addiction and contextualizing treatment

-CFP: Children, Youth, and International Television

-CFP: Corporeal Media

-Call for Papers: International Conference "Sociocultural Dimensions of Childhood"

-VRN Residency Conference Creative Image; Ways of seeing, representing and reshaping reality

-Call for Papers: Special Issue on "Integral and Coherent Sustainable Development"

-CFP: Landscape Citizenships: A Symposium

-CFP: Diaspora, Development and Diplomacy

-CFP: 2018 American Anthropological Association Panel - The Politics of Language in NGOs

-CFP - Temporal experience and the ethics of time - IUAES Brazil July 2018

-Seminar: Sport in a Mobile World: Identity, Culture and Politics

-CFP: Revolutionary Positions: Sexuality and Gender in Cuba and Beyond

-CFP: Settler Social Identities

-CfP: Politics of Natural History, or: How to Decolonize the Natural History Museum

-CFP: Politics and Aesthetics of Obsolescence

-After Disaster: Critical Explorations of Recovery. CFP for AAA

-CfP - TRACE 2018 - Normativity in Situated and Embodied Cognition

-CFPs: "Resistance, Resilience, and Adaptation: Anthropological Re-Imaginaries of Dying, Burial, Ritual, and Bereavement"

-CfP EASA2018 - Critical Feminism and the Politics of Austerity: Gender Regimes and the Making of Economic Orthodoxies

-AAA 2018 CFP Tower block failures: high-rise anthropology

-AAA 2018 CFP Beyond Resistance and Complicity: New Approaches to Middle Eastern Art Production and Circulation

-EASA 2018 - CfP 'Lines on the Land: Mobility and Stasis in Northern Extractive Landscapes

-CFP : Special issue: Architecture and Resilience in the Anthropocene

- CfP: "Socialist and Post-Socialist Urban Transformation in Small Cities of Southeast Europe"

-CFP AAA 2018 Geographies of reparation: memory and space in the management of difficult pasts

-Congress 2018: Take advantage of the early bird discount before March 31! | Congrès 2018 : profitez du rabais de préinscription avant le 31 mars

-EASA call for papers - Double Others? Non-human Migrants and Changing Moral Economies of Hunting

-Appel à communication Conférence Familles et identités mixtes // CFP-International Conference on Mixed Families and Identities

-CFP. EASA 2018. Negotiating imaginaries: explorations of vernacular audiovisual production

-CFP: The Production of Location

-CfP EASA 2018 Ethnographies of Food Inclusion and Exclusion

-CFP: Dwelling on water: Mobilities, immobilities and metaphors

-CfP: 'Empowered: Agency, Authority, and its Limitations' - SHU Postgraduate Conference 2018 (deadline March 16)

-Call for Papers: Impact of Emerging Digital Technology and Social Media on Muslim Communities (47th annual conference of the North American Association of Islamic and Muslim Studies

-CfP: "Politics of (de)Politicization" CEU Sociology and Social Anthropology Graduate Conference

-Call for Proposals: Maamwizing 2018

-CFP: 2nd International Conference on Migration and Mobilities

-AAA 2018 Call for Papers: Necropolitics and the City in the Era of Trump

-Call for Papers "The Multifaceted Relationship between Fear and Technology"

-Call for Publications: Institutions and Well-Being: Heritage, Space & Bodies

-CFP: Reproductive Labor in Post-Soviet Contexts (AAA)

-CFP: EASA/ENQA - Cruising the Frontiers of Time and Space: towards an anthropology of queer crossings

-CFP: Gender, Sex, Space and Place: Precarious Geographies?


The legacy of William Crocker: an anthropologist and his photographic archive

Dear all,

The exhibition: *The Legacy of William Crocker: an anthropologist and his
photographic archive, *

*will be displayed until * the 6th of May, at the Library, 122 St. Martin's
Lane, London, WC2N 4BD.

The exhibition features original photographic documentation from the
archive of anthropologist William Crocker, Curator of South American
Ethnology at the Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural
History in Washington. The work is the result of 54 years of research among
the Canela people of North-Eastern Brazil.

 If you wish to have a private tour please do not esitate to contact me at

Bests Regards

Fabiola Iuvaro

Sainsbury Research Unit for the Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas.
University of East Anglia.

Research project, Department of Anthropology at the National Museum of
Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.




With Ben Campkin and Emma Spruce

March   22    6- 8 pm
Room 6.02, 22 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0QB

TICKETS  15.00  7.50 ( concessions)   Booking  Eventbrite Code:

 We have invited two leading  scholar activists  to draw on their recent research   to queery  received notions of London as a   playground of   gender transgression and fluidity and to explore what might be added to a Citizen's Atlas from a more grounded and critical  LGTBQ+ perspective  on cultural cartography.

Ben Campkin is the author of Remaking London: Decline and Regeneration in Urban Culture(IB Tauris, 2013), which won the Urban Communication Foundation's Jane Jacobs Award, 2015. He is co-editor of Dirt: New Geographies of Cleanliness and Contamination (IB Tauris, 2007), the series Urban Pamphleteer (2013-), Engaged Urbanism: Cities and Methodologies(IB Tauris, 2016) and Sexuality and Gender at Home: Experience, Politics, Transgression(Bloomsbury, May 2017). Ben is Senior Lecturer in Architectural History and Theory at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, and has been Director of UCL's Urban Laboratory since 2011.

 Emma Spruce is a Fellow in Gender, Sexuality and Human Rights at LSE's Department of Gender Studies. She recently completed doctoral work exploring LGBTQ experience in Brixton, which drew on three years of qualitative research to examine the imbrication of local, national and transnational discourses in framing both spaces of homophobia, and spaces of sexual tolerance. Her published work includes 'Bigot Geography: Queering Geopolitics in Brixton', in Sex, Time and Place: Queer Histories of London, c.1850 to the Present (Bloomsbury, 2016), and '(It's not all) Kylie Concerts, Exotic Cocktails and Gossip  in The SAGE handbook of feminist theory (Sage, 2014).

Dance in the Age of Forgetfulness - conference RHUL 18 April

annual Dance Scholars Association conference

What does dance bring to the current historical moment, rife with all its crises? Current political crises are characterised by a move to the right and include the resurgence of nationalism and fascism. War and conflict are causing humanitarian crises, including the mass displacement of people, which is met with a degree of indifference and inadequate response in the West. Crises also continue to exist on an environmental and economic level, with the two seemingly at odds with one another.
How does or might dance dismantle the notions underpinning these crises by engaging with memory, history and community in an embodied way?
Why might dance be one of the best ways to visualise the importance of history?
What do dancing bodies bring to the re-mapping of history?
What is the relationship between dance and the notion of the historical present, which necessitates movements backwards and forwards as a kind of vibration?
How does dance intersect with the opportunities and potential of the current historical moment (e.g. the digital revolution and semiotic democracy; alternative, autonomous communities; decoloniality and the refashioning of hybrid identities; postmodern transculturalism; queer futures; a plurality of artistic forms and aesthetics, fuelled by interdisciplinarity, etc.)
Dance in the Age of Forgetfulness aims to explore the following topics:

  *   History / Historiography: How do we continue to practice dance history in an ahistorical moment? What might the strategies be to make history present and palpable in a time when the dance economy seems intent on innovation and spectacle at the expense of historical understanding?
  *   Arts Pedagogy: How do educators enable students to navigate the vast digital archive of knowledge and images? How do educators negotiate the need to learn the canon? How can dance help to question canon building? How can arts educators engender arts advocacy, civic engagement and political activism in students?
  *   Practice / Choreography: In a time when much conceptual dance disavows tradition and aesthetic histories of dance, what can temporality and engagement with history offer?
  *   Cultural memory: How might the notions of forgetting and amnesia influence conceptions of cultural memory? What is the importance of remembering and forgetting through dance and other physical acts and rituals in dealing with collective trauma?
  *   Digital context: How does dance provide ways in which to navigate the ever-present now, which is always there but at the same time inaccessible?
  *   Globality / Communities: How do dance and the wider arts address globality, the movement of bodies and the shifting of histories as a way to build and shape communities? How does dance help to mobilise the potential of collective agency? What role do corporeality and performance play in the gathering of people in protests?

We envisage these discussions and contributions to be embedded in scholarly and artistic frameworks concerning power, politics and economies.

Ticket sales will close on Wednesday 4th April 2018.

About keynote speakers:

Dr. John Perpener

A dance historian and independent scholar currently living in Washington, D.C., Dr. John Perpener received a PhD in Performance Studies from New York University and a MFA in Dance from Southern Methodist University. He received a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship (2012-2013) for his project on African-American concert dancers and the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s and 1970s. And, from September 2014 through February 2015, he was a Fellow at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem, New York. His most recent essays on African-American dance are accessible online at the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival's archival site:<>.

Dr. Perpener will be speaking about "African-American Concert Dance: Dancing and Remembering" from a historiographical perspective, placing key African-American dancer/choreographers within a historical continuum of social and political engagement through the arts. He will be discussing a select group of white artist/activists of the 1920s and 1930, who used their work to confront racial oppression, the abuse of workers, and the rise of Fascism in Europe; and end with the recent efforts of black artists to address sociopolitical issues through dance performance.

Dr. Prarthana Purkayastha

Dr. Prarthana Purkayastha is Senior Lecturer in Dance at Royal Holloway University of London. Her monograph Indian Modern Dance, Feminism and Transnationalism was published in the Palgrave Macmillan New World Choreographies series in 2014 and subsequently won the 2015 de la Torre Bueno Prize from the Society of Dance History Scholars, and the 2015 Outstanding Publication Award from the Congress on Research in Dance. Her research has been published in Performance Research, Dance Research Journal, Asian Theatre Journal, Studies in South Asian Film and Media, CLIO: Women, Gender, History and South Asia Research. She is currently working on the British Academy/Leverhulme funded research project 'Decolonisng the Body: Dance and Visual Arts in Modern India'.

In her keynote, Dr. Purkayastha will address the topic of 'Dance in Colonial Human Exhibits: A History of Conscious Forgetting'. In November 1885, a group of 'natives' were shipped to London from India by the luxury departmental store Liberty's to be installed as human exhibits in a 'living Indian village' in Battersea Park. It was the coldest winter in Britain in thirty years. The Indians were given European winter-wear to fight off the cold, much to the disappointment of English spectators who considered them inauthentic. Among the 'natives' were two women, a mother-daughter duo, a pair of nautch dancers, described as '"bewitching" objects of sexual curiosity' (Mathur, 2000: 503), and subjected to unsolicited physical touching by visitors to the living display. Around ninety-eight percent of Dr. Purkayastha's undergraduate students came to University this year without having learnt about the British Empire at school. How is a British nationalist crafting of cultural memory achieved through a deliberate and conscious forgetting of British colonial history in the United Kingdom? What can dance and dance history, and the forgotten bodies of human exhibits, offer us in such ahistorical times of selective amnesia?

Dr. Efrosini Protopapa
Senior Lecturer in Dance and Choreography at University of Roehampton, Dr. Efrosini Protopapa will present 'A horizontal navigation: between remembering and forgetting, between knowledge and life'. This is a performance lecture that takes its cue from Friedrich Nietzsche, who wrote on the positive dimension of forgetfulness. It attempts to engage choreographically with the philosopher's concepts of the historical, the ahistorical and the superhistorical.
'that we know how to forget at the right time just as well as we remember at the right time,
that we feel with powerful instinct the time when we must perceive historically
and when unhistorically' (Nietzsche, 1874)
Efrosini Protopapa is a London-based choreographer and scholar. Her research interests lie in experimental and conceptual practices across dance, theatre and performance and her recent work focuses on notions of thinking, negotiation, disagreement, friendship, value and labour in performance. She has presented choreographic work across the UK, The Netherlands, Germany and Greece, and recently toured a commissioned work by Siobhan Davies Dance that premiered at the Barbican Curve. Lately, Efrosini has been working on a choreographic research project entitled 'the friend at work', and co-edited 'The Practice of Dramaturgy: Working on Actions in Performance' (Valiz, 2017). She is a Senior Lecturer in Dance at the University of Roehampton where she convenes the MRes Choreography and Performance programme. She also teaches internationally and has published in journals, arts publications and catalogues for performance festivals.

Date and Time

Wed, 18 Apr 2018, 09:30

Fri, 20 Apr 2018, 17:00 BST

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Royal Holloway

Egham Hill


TW20 0EX

Dr Jonathan Skinner
Reader in Social Anthropology

Room 1061
Whitelands College,
University of Roehampton | London | SW15 4JD |

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Thank you/Merci

CASCA: Student Zone Notices/Annonces zone étudiante

Nouveaux ajouts/New announcements:

Summer Workshop in Qualitative Research Methods

CFP: Ethnographic perspectives on South Asian politics

Canadian Studies postdoc - Mount Allison University

CfP: 'Empowered: Agency, Authority, and its Limitations' - SHU Postgraduate Conference 2018 (deadline March 16)

CfP: "Politics of (de)Politicization" CEU Sociology and Social Anthropology Graduate Conference

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Merci. Thank you

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

CASCA: Student Zone Notices/Annonces zone étudiante

Nouveaux ajouts/New announcements:

Carbon Intern - Prince George Chamber of Commerce

Fieldwork Funding - Emslie Horniman and Ruggles-Gates Funds

Call for Design Editor: Student Anthropologist Journal

New postings, Heritage jobs (CMA job board) - too many to post individually!

PhD Fellowship: Universal Health Coverage and the Public Good in Africa (ERC Starting Grant)

See them and others on our website.

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Merci. Thank you

CASCA: Job postings/Offres d'emploi

***Même si la CASCA reste très critique face l'exploitation toujours croissante des chargés de cours et professeurs à court terme, la liste de diffusion continue d'annoncer les postes à temps partiel.
***Although CASCA remains profoundly critical of the increasing trend in the exploitation of part-time, sessional and contract faculty, the list-serve includes advertisements for part-time teaching opportunities.

Les offres d'emploi suivantes viennent d'être ajoutées à notre banque/
The following job postings have just been added to our job page:

-Legislative Policy Advisor (Stream 1), Senior Legislative Policy Advisor (Stream 2) - Environment and Climate Change Canada - Environmental Protection Branch - Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Directorate, Gatineau (Québec)

-Visual and Media Arts - Two (2) Indigenous Academic Positions - University of Manitoba

-Religious Studies - Eight-Month Sessional Position - Saint Mary University

-Senior Advisor to the President (Indigenous Affairs) and Director, First Nations House of Learning - The University of British Columbia

-Canadian Politics - Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) - Bishop's University

-Vice-President, University Relations - MacEwan University

-Multiple Disciplines - Sessional Faculty Openings - University of the Fraser Valley

-Promotion and Public Outreach Education officer - Parks Canada, Thunder Bay (Ontario)

-Heritage Presenter I - Parks Canada - Grand-Pré National Historic Site

-3-year postdoctoral Research Fellow - European Research Council-founded project, The Ethics of Oil

-Lecturer in Social Anthropology - University of Kent (deadline March 13)

-Summer School Posting, Sociology and Social Anthropology - Dalhousie University

-Organisatrice communautaire - Centre de femmes l'Essentielle

-Coordination de la TOMS - TOMS - Table des organismes montréalais de lutte contre le sida

-Chargée de projet « Quand la violence sexuelle discrimine ! » - CALACS de l'Ouest-de-l'île

-agent(e) de projet/organisateur(trice) communautaire - Société d'amélioration de Pointe Saint-Charles (SOCAM)

-Chargé(e) des opérations et de l'animation - Cyclo Nord-Sud

-Agent-e de liaison Projet PIC Pignon sur rue - Mercier-Ouest Quartier en Santé

-Associate Academic Dean - Heritage College

-Chargé(e) de cours en Sociologie - Cégep régional de Lanaudière

-Directrice ou Directeur général - Cégep de Sainte-Foy

-Indigenous Academic Advisor / Career Strategist - University of Toronto Scarborough

-Municipal Climate Change Advisor - Conservation Corps Newfoundland and Labrador

-Project Manager (Toronto Indigenous Health Strategy)

-New postings - Instructor, Teaching Assistant, Course Coordinator, Lab Demonstrator, and Marker/Grader - Brock University

-New postings (Native Studies, other disciplines) - University of Manitoba

-Instructor(s), Yukon First Nations Arts Certificate Program - Yukon College

-Carbon Intern - Prince George Chamber of Commerce

-Heritage Interpreter - Huble Homestead/Giscome Portage Heritage Society

-Careers and Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Canadian Coast Guard - DFO/CCG

-Tenure Track position in Women and Gender Studies - WLU

-Public Outreach Education Officer II - Part-Time - Parks Canada - Western Arctic Field Unit - Saoyú-Ɂehdacho National Historic Site

-Senior Program Advisor - Inventory - Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, Ottawa (Ontario)

-Call for Design Editor: Student Anthropologist Journal

-Postdoctoral Fellow in Northern Engagement and Policy Development - University of Saskatchewan

-Instructor - new postings (Sociology, English, Criminology, more) - NIC

-New postings, Heritage jobs (CMA job board) - too many to post individually!

-PhD Fellowship: Universal Health Coverage and the Public Good in Africa (ERC Starting Grant)

-Indigenous scholars, Arts and Social Sciences, tenure-track or tenured positions - Mount Allison University

-Manager, Policy Development: Stream 1 - IM/IT; Stream 2 Policy (Anticipatory) - Health Canada - Health Products and Food Branch - Resource Management and Operations Directorate, Ottawa (Ontario)

-Visitor Services Attendant II - Parks Canada - Quebec Waterways

-Senior Investigator - Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP

-Non-Insured Health Benefits Analyst - Indigenous Services Canada

-Advisor / Senior Advisor - Anticipatory - Canadian Transportation Agency, Gatineau (Québec)

-ANTICIPATORY Stream 1: EC-05 - Policy Analyst Stream 2: EC-06 - Policy Analyst* - Environment and Climate Change Canada, Gatineau (Québec) - deadline March 13

See them and others on our website/Consultez-les ou voyez toute la liste en visitant notre site Web:

If our job bank helped you find employment, please let us know.
Si notre banque d'emplois vous a aidé à vous trouver un emploi, merci de
nous en aviser à l'adresse:

Merci/Thank you

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

CASCA: CFPs, Events, Opportunities/Colloques, Appels à communication, évènements, opportunités

CFPs, Events, Opportunities/Colloques, Appels à communication, évènements, opportunités

-CFP: VALUING HEALTH, Edinburgh 4-5 September 2018, Edinburgh Centre for Medical Anthropology & Royal Anthropological Institute

-AAA 2018 CFP "Immigration and Mental Health in the Age of Trump"

-Call for Papers Reconstructing the Social Sciences and Humanities: Antenor Firmin, Western Intellectual Tradition, and Black Atlantic Thought and Culture

-EASA CFP open - Staying, Moving, Settling

-CFF: EASA 2018

-CFP EASA: Reproductive Mobilities - Reproductive Aspirations and Trajectories within Movement/Settlement across Borders

-CfP: EASA2018 panel (P056) Beyond precarity: the politics of hope, care, and solidarity under conditions of unsettling (im)mobility

-EASA PANEL CfP: "Faces of Emptiness"

-CFP: Modern Political Culture in the Caribbean

-Heritage - a social and physical phenomeon. Publication and conference call

-Call for applications: 2018 Summer Repository Research Fellowship

-WCAA news: Issue 6 of Déjà Lu published

-CALL FOR PAPERS DiGeSt: Journal of Diversity and Gender Studies: Special Issue: Sexual Politics and Digital Media Infrastructures


-CFP: Witchcraft Beliefs and Human Rights: Past, Present and Future Perspectives

-Call for Applications: Transregional Academy "Infrastructures, Regions and Urbanizations"

-CFP: Caribbean Women (Post) Diaspora: African/Caribbean Interconnections, London, JULY 2018

-Yoga, Movement and Space Conference Call for Papers

-Advanced Summer School: Eurasian Mobilities in a Global Perspective

-CFP & Call for Peer Reviewers: Student Anthropologist Journal

-13th Cinema, Human Rights and Advocacy summer school – CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

-PILAS Annual Conference 2018 - Call for Papers

-Online Anishinaabe Language Course, Trent University

-Call for papers  - Fifth Annual ACGS Conference - Global Critical Pedagogies

-IUAES: Deadline for Paper Submission Extended until March 25

-IUAES Newsletter #9 - a very productive moment of our Congress. The submission period for all activities is open!

-Conference: Emergent Religious Pluralism(s)

-International research workshop: The moral dimensions of economic life in Africa

-Call for Presentations - Histories of queer_ing anthropology in Europe

-Grants: The Barbara Roberts Memorial Fund

- CFP: Modern Slavery, Environmental Destruction and Climate Change: A Scoping Workshop

-DSA CfP: Pressing Pause on the gender agenda in disaster studies: Learning from critical gender and development studies

-Bangladesh Studies Network Meeting 7&8 June 2018


-CFP: Beyond Water Terror: Everyday Life, Labour and Mobility amidst Southeast Asia's Changing Hydrology, ASEAS 2018

-Mobile Lives Forum - funding call

-Network of Ethnographic Theory (NET) EASA Panel - Xenophilia: New departures in the anthropology of hospitality and strangerhood

-cfp Mistrust, Money and Debt in interdisciplinary perspective

-Final Call for Papers: Ethnographies of development policies, Development Studies Conference 27-29th June, 2018

-AAA panel CFP: Ambivalence in Virtuous Life: Subjectivity beyond a Conceptual Divide

-CFP. Unsettling technogenarians: interferences and synergies at the crossroads of Age Studies and STS

-CfP youth w migration background and employment

-CFP AAA 2018: "Situating & Expanding Drugs' Capacities: effects that exceed, disrupt, and repurpose chemical composition"

-Appel à candidatures | Prix 2018 de l'ACETS / Call for Nominations | CAWLS 2018 Prizes

-St. John's International Women's Film Festival, October 2018

-AAA Session CFP: The Role of Language and Class in Legal Identity Formations

-Prix du Réseau d'études canadiennes - concours 2018 / Canadian Studies Network prizes - 2018

-Conférence : Que peut encore vouloir dire se décoloniser aujourd'hui?

-CFP: Intersections of Intimacies and Inequalities: A Workshop Hosted by UCL


Anthropocene Campus Event, Melbourne 2018 (ACM18)

APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN, Anthropocene Campus Melbourne 2018 (ACM18)

Applications to participate in Anthropocene Campus Melbourne 2018 (ACM18) are now open. Applications close at midnight AEDT on Tuesday 3 April 2018. Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application by Monday 23 April 2018. PhD candidates, Humanities, Arts and Social Science scholars at all levels, as well as artists, physical scientists, engineers, and other practitioners, are encouraged to apply.

This four-day event – 3-6 September 2018 – engages in recent debates that have occurred over the past decade about the existence and start date of 'the Anthropocene'. Reference to the age of the human has provided an important prompt for academics, artists and others to critically reconsider how knowledge is produced and reproduced. What forms of critique, knowledge-making and collaboration are needed to meet the challenges we now face? Across the four days of ACM18 participants will engage in a range of lectures, field trips, and workshops in Melbourne and the wider area exploring the theme of 'The Elemental'.

ACM18 will be hosted by Deakin University's Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation and Deakin Science and Society Network in partnership with the University of New South Wales Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and Centro de Investigación para la Gestión del Riesgo de Desastres (CIGIDEN) and with support from the Haus der Kulturen der Welt and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science.

For information about the event and where to register, visit the event page here:

One day conference: Race and Surveillance, Birkbeck , London, 4 May 2018
This event co-hosted by the Birkbeck Centre for Research on Race and Law and the Vasari Research Centre for Art and Technology might be of interest. 

Race and Surveillance
This one day conference on race and surveillance will explore the way in which race is produced and formed by contemporary surveillance practices and techniques. Racialised differences are reproduced and rearticulated in the use of new surveillance methods, most clearly in terms of pre-crime practices and mechanisms. There has been strong and public resistance to the phenomenon of normalised and blanket surveillance since Edward Snowden's revelations about the practices of the National Security Agency (NSA) in the US. However, scholarly scrutiny of the differential material and discursive effects of surveillance is urgently needed.
Contemporary practices of surveillance are based on long histories of inventing 'other races' and the observation and control of minoritised 'communities' in the colonies and imperial centres. Understanding contemporary surveillance practices demands understanding their origins in and ongoing connection to colonial histories. Important scholarly interventions on the intersection between race and surveillance exist in the US (Safiya Umoja Noble 2018; Simone Browne 2015; Arun Kundnani and Deepa Kumar 2015). However, the conjunction between race and surveillance is under-researched in Britain and Europe, and this conference will take steps to remedying this.

Free and open to all but please register here:


Senior Lecturer in Law
Birkbeck, School of Law
University of London
London WC1E 7HX

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