-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
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
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.
OUR KIND OF TOWN PUBLIC LECTURE MARCH 22
LIVINGMAPS NETWORK in association with URBAN LAB UCL
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: http://bit.ly/OKOTMAR
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: https://www.jacobspillow.org/a
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
Add to Calendar<https://www.eventbrit
Dr Jonathan Skinner
Reader in Social Anthropology
University of Roehampton | London | SW15 4JD