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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Appel de textes/Call for papers: Revue Diversit=?iso-8859-1?Q?=E9?= urbaine

(English follows)

Diversité urbaine APPEL DE TEXTES Date limite : 15 février 2011*

Depuis l'an 2000, le Groupe de recherche diversité urbaine offre un espace
de publication pluridisciplinaire pour les jeunes chercheurs et les
chercheurs établis en sciences humaines et sociales dont les travaux
s'inscrivent dans une démarche empirique. La revue Diversité urbaine
s'intéresse à l'ethnicité, aux relations ethniques, à l'immigration, à la
diversité religieuse et aux dynamiques sociales, et ce, tant au Québec
qu'à l'étranger. Sa présence sur Érudit lui donne une visibilité
internationale (

Procédures d'évaluation
La revue ne publie que des textes inédits. Si l'équipe de la revue estime
l'article recevable pour le processus d'évaluation, le texte sera soumis
anonymement à deux lecteurs ayant une expertise dans le domaine. Les
articles retenus devront être révisés à la lumière des commentaires des
évaluateurs. Puis, l'équipe de Diversité urbaine se réserve le droit de
faire des corrections mineures de forme.

Présentation des manuscrits
 Nous publions majoritairement des textes en français et
occasionnellement des articles en anglais. (Si vous avez l'intention de
soumettre votre article en anglais, veuillez nous en informer d'avance par
 Les articles ou les notes de recherche doivent avoir entre 4500
et 6000 mots (excluant la bibliographie).
 L'auteur doit inclure une note biographique (40 mots), un résumé
(125 mots chaque) ainsi que cinq mots clés en français et en anglais.
 Pour plus de détails, veuillez vous référer à notre protocole de
rédaction :

L'équipe de Diversité urbaine
Direction : Deirdre Meintel et Josiane Le Gall
Rédactrice : Sylvie Fortin
Rédactrice adjointe : Marie-Jeanne Blain
Adjointe à la rédaction : Catherine Laurent Sédillot
Coordination et communication : Akané D'Orangeville
Comité de lecture :
Paul Eid, Sylvie Fortin, Claude Gélinas, Myriam Hachimi, Patricia Lamarre,
Marie Nathalie LeBlanc, Josiane Le Gall, Deirdre Meintel, Ignace Olazabal,
Bruno Ramirez, Géraldine Mossière, Valérie Amiraux, Christian Rinaudo et
Emmanuelle Santelli.
*Les textes peuvent être transmis par courrier électronique en tout temps
à l'attention d'Akané D'Orangeville.
Courriel :
Site web:


Diversité urbaine CALL FOR PAPERS Deadline: February 15th, 2011*

Since 2000, the Groupe de recherche diversité urbaine has published a
journal that offers junior as well as experienced researchers the
opportunity to publish work based on empirical research. Diversité urbaine
focuses on ethnicity and ethnic relations, immigration, religious
diversity and social dynamics in Quebec and elsewhere in the world. The
journal's presence on the Érudit website ensures its international
visibility (

Evaluation process
The journal considers only manuscripts that have not been published or
submitted for publication elsewhere. Manuscripts accepted for the
evaluation process are read by two external specialists. They must then be
revised by the authors, in line with the comments given by the evaluators.
The Diversité urbaine team reserves the right to make minor stylistic

Presentation of manuscripts
 We publish mainly articles in French, except for occasional
contributions in English. (If you wish to submit your article in English,
please advise ur in advance by sending us an e-mail.)
 Articles or research notes should be between 4500 and 6000 words,
excluding the bibliography.
 The author should include, in both French and English, a
biographical note (40 words maximum), a summary (125 words maximum) as
well as five key words.
 Please refer to our submission guidelines for further details:

The Diversité urbaine team
Directors: Deirdre Meintel and Josiane Le Gall
Editors: Sylvie Fortin
Assistant editor: Marie-Jeanne Blain
Editorial assistant: Catherine Laurent Sédillot
Coordination: Akané D'Orangeville
International editorial board:
Paul Eid, Sylvie Fortin, Claude Gélinas, Myriam Hachimi, Patricia Lamarre,
Marie Nathalie LeBlanc, Josiane Le Gall, Deirdre Meintel, Ignace Olazabal,
Bruno Ramirez, Géraldine Mossière, Valérie Amiraux, Christian Rinaudo and
Emmanuelle Santelli.
*Texts can be submitted electronically at any time, to the attention of
Akané D'Orangeville.
E-mail :

Socialist Studies: New scholars, Call for papers

> Society for Socialist Studies
> New Scholars Session
> Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences
> Fredericton, 31 May – 03 June 2011
> Call for Papers
> The most recent crisis of capital poses an immense set of
> challenges. Neoliberalism is deepening, chronic hunger is widespread
> and ecological degradation continues apace. Opportunities have
> nevertheless emerged. Student movements are organizing across
> Europe, the Middle East and the Americas, while creative projects
> and struggles are proliferating across the world.
> To make sense of all of this, the Society of Socialist Studies
> invites graduate students to submit paper proposals for the New
> Scholars Session at the 2011Congress of the Humanities and Social
> Sciences.
> Submissions are welcome from those who have yet to complete their
> Masters degree. Perspectives from a wide array of disciplines and
> interdisciplinaryfields are welcome, including history, political
> science and sociology, among others. Paper topics are encouraged
> from socialist, feminist, anti-racist and ecological points of view.
> Paper proposals could be in any of these areas, as well as on topics
> relating to the Society's theme, "Continental Shifts, Divisions, and
> Solidarities."
> The theme marks an attempt to grapple with global shifting and
> fragmentation of capital and power. Like other changes in the past,
> "Continental Shifts, Divisions, and Solidarities" is an attempt to
> challenge to the ways we understand the world(s) around us. This is
> a time to rethink established epistemologies, theories and
> underlying philosophies.
> Please submit abstracts (maximum of 100 words) by January 31, 2011
> to: Matthew Brett, New Scholars chair,
><>. Contact
> Matthew for more information, or visit

Friday, January 28, 2011

Anthropology Department at St. Thomas University (Fredericton): job ad for a 10 month entry level LTA

St. Thomas University
Limited-Term Position in Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology, St. Thomas University, invites applications
from a socio-cultural anthropologist for an entry-level, 10-month limited
term appointment, at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin August 1,
2011, pending budgetary approval.
St. Thomas University is an undergraduate, liberal arts institution whose
roots are in the faith and tradition of the Roman Catholic Church. With an
enrolment of 2,400, its students graduate with Bachelor of Arts, Applied
Arts, Education, and Social Work degrees. The faculty members are
distinguished teachers, researchers and scholars, and the university holds
four Canada Research Chairs.
A PhD is required with significant teaching experience. The successful
candidate will teach two sections of Introductory Cultural Anthropology
(1013), one section of Cultural Anthropology (2513), one ethnography in
the candidate's area of expertise and two other courses to be decided upon
in consultation with the department. These courses will be taught at the
STU campus in Fredericton.
Applicants are to submit a curriculum vitae, samples of scholarly work, and
evidence of teaching effectiveness (teaching portfolio preferred), and to
have three letters of reference sent directly to Dr. Craig Proulx, Chair,
Department of Anthropology, St. Thomas University, Fredericton, N.B. E3B

Closing date: March 4, 2011 or when position is filled. Applicants are
responsible for ensuring that their completed applications, including
letters of reference, are received by this date.
An equal opportunity employer, St. Thomas University is committed to
employment equity for women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible
minority groups, and persons with disabilities. The university welcomes
applications from all faiths and backgrounds. All qualified candidates are
encouraged to apply however, Canadians and permanent residents will be
given priority.

CANADA-HOPE Scholarship Program (2011-2012)- Programme de bourses HOPE du CANADA (2011-2012)

CANADA-HOPE Scholarship Program- Fellowship Awards (2011-2012)

Program launch date: December 15, 2010
Application deadline: March 31st, 2011

The primary goal of the CANADA-HOPE Scholarship Program is to further
develop international collaborative efforts between researchers. The short
term goal is to enable promising individuals to be mentored by prominent
Canadian researchers. The long term objective of the Program is to enable
promising scientists and clinicians from Low and Middle Income Countries
(LMIC), as identified by the Canadian International Development Agency
(CIDA) and the United Nations (UN), to be exposed to some of the best
science, laboratories and training environments in Canada. This round will
focus on sub continental South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Value and term
The maximum amount awarded for a single award is $174,000 for up to four

* Trainee stipend: $40,000 or $50,000 per annum. The stipend level is
related to the major degree, licensure (where applicable) and experience
of the applicant. Stipends are valued in Canadian dollars and are
* This award is non-renewable.

Funding start date: July 1st, 2011.


Programme de bourses HOPE du CANADA - Bourse de recherche (2011-2012)

Date de lancement du programme : le 15 décembre 2010
Date limite de présentation des demandes : le 31 mars 2011

L'objectif principal du Programme HOPE du Canada consiste à renforcer
davantage les efforts de collaboration à l'échelle internationale entre
les chercheurs. L'objectif à court terme est de permettre à des candidats
prometteurs d'être encadrés par d'éminents chercheurs canadiens.
L'objectif à long terme est de permettre à des scientifiques et à des
cliniciens de pays à faible et à moyen revenu, tel que désignés par
l'Agence canadienne de développement international (ACDI) et les Nations
Unies (ONU), de découvrir certains des meilleurs centres canadiens au
chapitre des activités scientifiques, des laboratoires et de la formation.
Ce cycle mettra l'accent sur le sous-continent sud-asiatique et l'Afrique
Montant et durée
Le montant maximal accordé par bourse est de 174 000 $ pour une période
maximale de quatre années :

* Allocation de formation : 40 000 $ ou 50 000 $ par année. Le niveau
de l'allocation de formation sera fixé en fonction du diplôme et de
l'expérience du candidat ainsi que du permis d'exercice qu'il détient
(s'il y a lieu). Les allocations de formation sont fixées en dollars
canadiens et sont imposables.
* La bourse n'est pas renouvelable.

Date de début du financement : le 1er juillet 2011

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Call for Papers: Environmental Studies Association of Canada 2011 Conference

The Environmental Studies Association of Canada (ESAC) is pleased to
invite you to submit a paper or poster proposal for its annual
conference, held in conjunction with the 2011 Congress of the Canadian
Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, at the University
of New Brunswick and St. Thomas University in Fredericton, NB, Canada,
taking place from May 30th-31st. This year's theme is "People, Places
and Sustainability: Exploring Ideas Across Communities", and will
focus on creating a broadening understanding of what is meant by the
term 'sustainability' and the factors that contribute to its

The deadline to submit abstracts is February 15th, 2011.

We welcome abstracts on a range of topics relating to sustainability

· Politics of Environmental Knowledges (traditional, local, scientific)
· Sustainable Development (urban, rural, energy, resource use, food systems)
· Climate Change
· Community Resilience
· Sustainable Livelihoods
· Ecosystem Goods and Services
· Indigenous Peoples and Environment
· Policy and Sustainability (international, national, municipal)
· Gender and Environment
· Environmental Education
· Resource Management / Conservation
· Economics of Sustainability (consumption, production, marketing)
· Social Movements (deliberate simplicity, intentional communities)
· Historical Perspectives
· Human Security and Conflict

Abstract submissions should be sent to Conference Chair Tara Goetze,

We will also be holding a Wine and Cheese Reception for all delegates
at the beautiful Beaverbrook Gallery, home to three impressive Dalis.
A must see for those visiting Fredericton!

For more information and our full Call for Papers, please visit the
ESAC website<>.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Call for Proposals: Class, Culture, and Animals: Anthropological Perspectives on the Intersections of Nature and Labour

Call for Proposals
Session Title: Class, Culture, and Animals: Anthropological Perspectives
on the Intersections of Nature and Labour

Anthropological analyses of the relations between people and animals can
reveal important insights about the nature of contemporary class politics.
Bridging political ecology and the anthropology of work, this session
illuminates the nature/labour nexus as spatial, conceptual, and
hierarchical terrain. In particular, the session explores how class
relations are reflected, reproduced, negotiated, and/or resisted through
people?s material and cultural work with animals. Papers analyzing themes
such as the political and symbolic economies of animals, the gendered,
racialized, and classed politics of human-animal relations, and the
cultural construction of work with animals and animal work are especially

The session is to be submitted for the American Anthropological
Association Annual Meeting which will be held November 16-20, 2011 in the
great city of Montréal, Canada.

Please send queries and/or abstracts of 150 words to Kendra Coulter at by February 18th, 2011.

Dr. Kendra Coulter
Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology

2011 CIHR-IPPH Summer Student Employment | 2011 IRSC-ISPP Possibilit=?iso-8859-1?Q?=E9_d'emploi_d'=E9t=E9_pour_=E9tudiant?=

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Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

Institute of Population and Public Health (IPPH)

2011 Summer Student (May-August) Employment Opportunity at the
University of Ottawa

The CIHR Institute of Population and Public Health aims to improve the
health of populations and promote health equity in Canada and globally
through research and its application to policies, programs, and
practice in public health and other sectors.

The summer student will assist Institute staff with projects related,
but not limited, to the following:
Administration: Update contact and peer review databases; article
retrieval to inform briefing material; take meeting minutes;
transcription; assist with implementing and maintaining paper and
electronic filing systems.
Evaluation and analysis: Assist with key informant interviews, collate
reports, and support analyses of research funding.
Communications and coordination: Assist in production of Institute
newsletter and e-bulletin; help organize events and meetings; help with
website content enhancements; assist with environmental scans. Knowledge
translation: Assist in conducting literature reviews.


* Bilingualism in English and French
* Prior administrative or communications experience
* Health sciences or social sciences background, with a minimum
of two years of undergraduate university

Deadline for applications: Friday, February 25th, 2011

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS - Cover letter briefly outlining relevant
experience (academic, work, and/or volunteer) and interests in
population and public health - Resume - Names and contact
information for two referees - Copy of academic transcript

Please send your information to:

Institute of Population and Public Health
Suite 312, 600 Peter-Morand Crescent
Tel: (613) 562-5800 ext 8414
Ottawa, Ontario K1G 5Z3
Fax: (613) 521-5713

Please note that only candidates chosen for an interview will be
contacted by Wednesday, March 9th. For more information visit our

Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada (IRSC)

Institut de la santé publique et des populations (ISPP)

Possibilité d'emploi d'été (mai – août) pour étudiant 2011 à
l'Université d'Ottawa

L'Institut de la santé publique et des populations des IRSP vise à
améliorer la santé des populations et promouvoir l'équité en santé au
Canada et dans le monde par la recherche et son application aux
politiques, aux programmes et aux pratiques en santé publique et dans
d'autres secteurs.

L'étudiant aidera le personnel de l'Institut pour des projets liés entre
autres aux domaines suivants :
Administration : mise à jour des contacts et pairs contenus dans les
bases de données ; récupération d'articles pour informer les documents
d'information ; rédiger le compte-rendu des réunions ; transcription ;
aider à la mise en œuvre et le maintien de systèmes de classement
(papier et électronique).
Évaluation et analyse : collaborer aux entrevues avec des répondants
clés, réunir des rapports, et fournir du soutien pour les analyses du
financement de la recherche.
Communications et coordination : aider à la production des bulletins
d'information et des bulletins électroniques de l'Institut ;
collaborer à l'organisation d'activités et de réunions ; aider à
renforcer le contenu du site Web ; aider à des analyses du contexte.
Application des connaissances : participer à la réalisation d'examens de
la littérature.


* Bilinguisme (anglais et français)
* Expérience dans l'administration ou les communications
* Formation en sciences de la santé ou en sciences sociales, avec
un minimum de deux ans au premier cycle universitaire

Date limite pour présenter sa candidature : le vendredi 25 février 2011

EXIGENCES - Une lettre de présentation décrivant brièvement
l'expérience pertinente (universitaire, travail, et/ou bénévolat) et les
intérêts en santé des populations et en santé publique - CV - Nom et
coordonnées de deux répondants - Copie du relevé de notes de

Envoyez vos renseignements à :

Institut de la santé publique et des populations
600, croissant Peter-Morand, bureau 312
Ottawa ON K1G 5Z3
Tél. : 613-562-5800, poste 8414
Téléc. 613-521-5713
Courriel :<>

Veuillez noter qu'on communiquera seulement avec les candidats retenus
pour une entrevue avant le mercredi 9 mars. Pour plus de détails,
consultez notre site Web au

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

International Internship Opportunity


The La Catalina Educational Foundation
( in La Manzanilla, Mexico
requires an intern to start as soon as possible in a 3-6 month
position as an English teacher. I was hoping you might be able to
assist us in finding an intern by distributing this email to your
contacts and community.

Briefly, the position is to teach English to children and youth both
within the public school system and in extra-curricular classes. The
intern will also support the foundation's program director in other
activities that benefit the community. It would be a great
opportunity for anyone interested in a career in education or
international development to develop professional experience and to
experience life in a small coastal town in Mexico. We provide modern
housing including basic costs and utilities and it is an unpaid

Ideally the intern is someone with teaching experience, energy,
enthusiasm, flexibility, and at least beginner Spanish abilities.
More details about the internship can be seen at

Thank you very much and if you have any questions or comments please
do not hesitate to contact me.

Best Regards,
Nancy Wyeth
Program Director, La Catalina Educational Foundation <>

We are a Mexican non-profit organization that provides language and
literacy opportunities free of charge to the local people of La
Manzanilla and its surrounding areas. Our mission is to offer
educational programs aimed at raising the overall literacy level of
the Mexican community, so they may have a more prosperous future in a
changing time and economy.

CASCA: Emplois/Job posting - Global Studies WLU

The latest job ad:

Friday, January 14, 2011

CFP - CASCA 2011: The Greening of Anthropology: reconfiguring our work for the 21st Century/L?anthropologie se recycle : le virage vert du 21e si=?iso-8859-1?Q?=E8cle?=

(la version française suit)



The 2011 Canadian Anthropology Society Annual Conference will be held
from May 11 to May 14, 2011, at St. Thomas University in Fredericton,
New Brunswick.

This year's theme chosen by the program committee of CASCA 2011: The
Greening of Anthropology: reconfiguring our work for the 21st Century.
The program committee seeks proposals by February 25, 2011.
Early submissions and registration are welcome. For more detailed
information on the conference theme, the conference venue, and on how
to become a member of CASCA, register for the conference, submit
proposals and buy tickets for the CASCA 2011 banquet, go on CASCA's
website and follow the instructions:
For further information, please contact us at:
We look forward to seeing you all in large numbers!

COMMITTEE ORGANIZERS: Craig Proulx, Robert Adlam, and Evie Plaice

Program Committee, CASCA 2011.


Dans le cadre du colloque annuel de la Société Canadienne
d'Anthropologie se tiendra cette année à Fredericton, du 11 mai au 14
mai, sur le campus de l'Université St. Thomas, Fredericton, New

Le thème choisi cette année par le comité de programmation du colloque
annuel de CASCA 2011 : L?anthropologie se recycle : le virage vert du
21e siècle.

La date limite pour les soumissions est le 25 février 2011.

Pour de l'information détaillée sur le thème du colloque,
le lieu du colloque et son organisation, et sur l'adhésion à CASCA,
l'inscription au colloque, les soumissions et l'achat de billets
pour le banquet du colloque CASCA 2011, veuillez vous référer au site
internet de CASCA et suivre les instructions :

N'hésitez pas à nous contacter à:

Au plaisir de vous y voir nombreux !

Craig Proulx, Robert Adlam, and Evie Plaice
Comité de programmation, CASCA 2011

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Invitation: Conference on Religious Revival in a post-Multicultural Age

Dear all,

The McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism is proud to
invite you to the McGill - Minerva - Tel Aviv University conference:

"Religious Revival in a post-Multicultural Age"

The conference will be hosted at McGill University Faculty of Law,
3644 Peel Street,
in room 312

- Friday, January 28th 2011, from 4:00pm to 7:00pm
- Saturday, January 29th 2011, from 9:00am to 5:00pm

The conference has received accreditation for a total of 8 hours from
the Québec Bar Association. Registration fee is 75$, payable by cheque
or cash upon arrival. For accreditation and registration inquiries,
please e-mail to the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism.

Refreshments and coffee will be served during the breaks, as well as a
lunch on Saturday. As the number of available seats is limited, we
strongly encourage you to RSVP quickly to<>.

Some limited seats are available for students free of charge,
attributed on a first come, first served basis. RSVP to<>.

We look forward to seeing you at what promises to be an extraordinary event.


Conference co-chairs: Professor Shai Law (Tel Aviv) and Professor René
Provost (McGill)

Topic: "Religious Revival in a post-Multicultural Age":

For several decades, "culture" played a central role in challenging
the liberal tradition and its legal and philosophical foundations, a
debate particularly acute in the field of human rights. "Religion",
which also had posed a challenge to liberal thought for centuries,
seemed to have almost faded away beyond constitutional debates
regarding the limits of free exercise. More recently, however,
religion seems to have reemerged as the new central challenge facing
Western liberal societies. The conference will address the
significance of the growing presence of "religion" in contemporary law
and politics, and discuss the following questions:

* Has "religion" indeed taken the place of "culture" as a centre
of political tension and social integration? How have liberal
democracies faced the rise of religion in the age of multiculturalism?

* Do religious and ethnic groups pose similar challenges to
modern liberal societies, or are these challenges significantly
different? Has the traditional struggle for "religious freedom" been
transformed to a struggle for political recognition in line with the
more contemporary "politics of identity"? Are contemporary discussions
of a "post-secular" society similar to those of "mutli-cultural"

* Are notions of religious belief being merged with cultural
practices to enlarge the constitutionally protected autonomy of
minorities? Can this destabilize societies viewing themselves as
multicultural by relying on a common foundation presented as secular?

* Can the notion of "citizenship" escape any religious overtone,
given the significance of religious beliefs in the identities of so
many groups constituting modern societies?

* Is "secularization" itself, as some have argued, "culturally
biased"? Is "culture" in the final analysis nothing more than a
"secularized" version of (Christian?) "religion"?

* More generally, what is the philosophical and legal sense of
"religion" and "culture"? Have these concepts and the phenomena they
represent undergone a historical change? Are we in need of new
concepts, doctrines and theories to comprehend and resolve the new
challenges of religious revival in the post-multicultural age?

Religious Revival in a post-Multicultural Age

January 28-29, 2011 - McGill University


Friday 28 January 2011

16h00 - 16h15: Welcome - Professor René Provost
- Dean Daniel Jutras
Session 1 - Religion, Culture, and Other Incommensurables
Chair: Professor René Provost (McGill University)

Panelists: Professor Shai Lavi (Tel Aviv University)
Were German-Jews a "Culture" or a "Religion" and why would it
matter for
Muslims Today?
Professor Alison Renteln (University of
Southern California)
The Human Right to a Name and the Implications for Parental Naming of
Professor Victor Muniz-Fraticelli (McGill University)
Religion as practical authority
Professor Menachem Mautner (Tel Aviv university):
A Dialogue between a Liberal and an Ultra-Orthodox on the Exclusion of
Women from Torah Study
Discussant: Professor Laura Underkuffler (University of Michigan)
16h15 - 17h45: Presentations by panellists
17h45 - 18h00: Coffee Break
18h00 - 19h00: Discussion

Saturday 29 January 2011

Session 2 - Informal Norms in Plural States
Chair: Professor Shai Lavi (Tel Aviv University)

Panelists: Professor Shauna Van Praagh (McGill University):
"Inside Out/ Outside In": Co-Existence and Cross-Pollination
of Religion and State"

Professor Michael Karayanni (Hebrew University):
A Robust Form of the Multicultural Predicament and the need for Feeble
Measures for its Elevation
Professor Yishai Blank (Tel Aviv University):
Religion and Culture in Israel: The Local Battle over Public Spaces
Professor Ino Augsburg (Ludwig-Maximilians Universität):
Religious Freedom as "Reflexive Law"
Discussant: Professor Vrinda Narain (McGill University)
9h00 - 10h30: Presentations by panellists
10h30 - 10h45: Coffee Break
10h45 - 12h00: Discussion

Lunch in the Atrium for all conference attendees: 12h00 - 13h30
Session 3 - Community Autonomy and State Control
Chair: Professor Colleen Sheppard (McGill University)

Panelists: Professor Christopher McCrudden (University
of Oxford):
Multiculturalism, Freedom of Religion, and Equality in
Professor Susanne Last Stone (Cardozo Law School):
Political Order, Public Space, and Transcendance: Competing Visions
Professor Angela Campbell (McGill University):
Religious Claims as Public Reason? Polygamy as a Case Study
Professor Daphna Barak-Erez (Tel Aviv University):
Who is a Jew and the Law - Between London and Jerusalem
Discussant: Professor Anver Emon (University of Toronto)
13h30 - 15h00: Presentations by panellists
15h00 - 15h30: Coffee Break
15h30 - 16h45: Discussion

16h45 - 17h00: Closing Word - Professor Shai Lavi (Tel Aviv

Socialist Studies: New scholars, call for papers

Society for Socialist Studies
New Scholars Session
Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences
Fredericton, 31 May ­ 03 June 2011

Call for Papers

The most recent crisis of capital poses an immense set of challenges.
Neoliberalism is deepening, chronic hunger is widespread and ecological
degradation continues apace. Opportunities have nevertheless emerged.
Student movements are organizing across Europe, the Middle East and the
Americas, while creative projects and struggles are proliferating across
the world.

To make sense of all of this, the Society of Socialist Studies invites
graduate students to submit paper proposals for the New Scholars Session
at the 2011 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Submissions are welcome from those who have yet to complete their Masters
degree. Perspectives from a wide array of disciplines and
interdisciplinary fields are welcome, including history, political
science and sociology, among others. Paper topics are encouraged from
socialist, feminist, anti-racist and ecological points of view. Paper
proposals could be in any of these areas, as well as on topics relating
to the Society¹s theme, ³Continental Shifts, Divisions, and Solidarities.²

The theme marks an attempt to grapple with global shifting and
fragmentation of capital and power. Like other changes in the past,
³Continental Shifts, Divisions, and Solidarities² is an attempt to
challenge to the ways we understand the world(s) around us. This is a
time to rethink established epistemologies, theories and underlying

Please submit abstracts (maximum of 100 words) by January 31, 2011 to:
Matthew Brett, New Scholars chair, Contact Matthew
for more information, or visit

Friday, January 7, 2011

Mother Pelican ~ January 2011

Mother Pelican - A Journal of Sustainable Human Development
Volume 7, Number 1, January 2011
Climate Change: A Test Case in Human Development

Page 1. Editorial ~ A Christmas Reflection on Being Human
Page 2. Envisioning a Sustainable World, by Donella H. Meadows
Page 3. The power to create a better world is already ours, by John Bunzl
Page 4. Rare Earths Diplomacy, by Sean Daly
Page 5. A Real Solution to Global Debt Crises, by Julia Dowling
Page 6. Flaws in Human Mentality: A few thoughts on the subject,
by Copthorne Macdonald
Page 7. Sustainable Growth Is An Oxymoron, by Rudy M. Baum
Page 8. Faith in service: What has gender got to do with it?, by
Mariz Tadros
Page 9. What the New Human Development Index tells us about
Africa, by Francisco R. Rodriguez

Supp1. Advances in Sustainable Development
Supp2. Directory of Sustainable Development Resources
Supp3. Sustainable Development Simulation (SDSIM) Version 1.4
Supp4. Budapest Call for Climate Justice (WCC, November 2010)

Please forward this notice to friends and associates who might be
interested. Submission of research papers on sustainable human
development is cordially invited.


Luis T. Gutiérrez, PhD, PE
The Pelican Web ~
Editor, Mother Pelican: A Journal of Sustainable Human Development
A monthly, CC license, free subscription, open access e-journal

Thursday, January 6, 2011

CFP: Graduate Anthropology Journal Vis-a-Vis

vis-à-vis: Explorations in Anthropology
2011 call for papers!
Have you written a great graduate paper? Do you have ongoing or preliminary
research to publish? Have you read a recently published book that deserves a
good review? Are you interested in gaining valuable reviewing experience?

vis-à-vis is currently soliciting submissions and peer-reviewers for our
spring 2011 issue through February 11, 2011.
vis-à-vis: Explorations in Anthropology is an electronic, peer-reviewed,
student-produced journal. Our goal is to provide a space in which graduate
students from all fields of Anthropology can present innovative research and
gain publishing experience. You can learn more about vis-à-vis by visiting
our website:  We welcome submissions from
graduate students in any anthropology sub-discipline or related field.
The deadline for submission is February 11th, 2011.
Submissions are accepted through the online submission system only.
1. Register an account at
2. Click the "Author" checkbox in the "Register As" section. We also
encourage all users to register as peer-reviewers for the journal. Simply
click the "Reviewer" checkbox and indicate your areas of expertise.
3.   Once registered, visit your User Home page to start the submission
For further information, please contact the vis-à-vis editorial team listed
Thank you and we look forward to your submissions!

Best wishes,
Vis-à-vis Editorial Team
Amber MacKenzie <>, Elizabeth Doyle
<>, Kim Valenta <>, Jessica
Taylor <>, Joel Cahn <>

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Harvard graduate student conference on soldiering


Soldiering: The Afterlife of a Modern Experience

The Annual Interdisciplinary Humanities Graduate Student Conference

The Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard University, April 22-23, 2011

Soldiering has long been considered a central organizing experience of
modern life. With the invention of conscription in the 1680s, the consequent
multiplication of national standing-armies, and the coupling of soldiering
with citizenship, the individual and aristocratic warrior was replaced by
the democratic and collective figure of "the soldier of the revolution." His
body no longer marked by the natural signs of strength, courage and pride,
the soldier had become, by the late eighteenth century, something that can
be made. Disciplined en masse through standardized military programs that
mimicked the constancy of the factory, soldiers were not only manufactured;
for two centuries they themselves embodied the labor power envisioned in
manufacturing new political orders at home and across the vast imperial
landscape. The two world wars, quintessential displays of modern soldiering,
were arguably also the last of their kind, and marked both the culmination
and the end of soldiering as a near universal experience, social
institution, and political subjectivity.

Juxtaposed with and against these historical prefigurations, this two-day
conference wishes to examine the gradual disintegration of the
Soldier-Subject in the postwar period and the 'afterlife' forms of modern
soldiering, from the early days of the Cold War to the current
manifestations of the 'Global War on Terror'. What happens to soldiering
when armies are privatized and corporations take over the state's "dirty
business of war"? When "irregular," "asymmetric," "low-intensity" warfare is
the order of the day? When the once politically significant distinction
between soldier and civilian is destabilized in the now prevalent theaters
of "ethnic conflict"? When technical experts become soldiers and human
soldiers are gradually replaced by technological systems, such as unmanned
drones and armed robots? How have these contemporary forms of soldiering
influenced social, economic and political realities? And how do they
contribute to the increased ethical isolation of war and conflict?

We seek rich, rigorous graduate student contributions from across the
academic spectrum and across historical periods. Through soldiering, this
conference aims to provide a locus for rewriting conventional military and
political histories, revisiting anthropological accounts of violence and the
state, and expanding the definition of warfare – both temporally and
spatially. Themes may include:

· From "Cannon Fodder" to "Enhanced Survivability": The Birth
of the Vulnerable Soldier

· 'Shell-Shock,' PTSD and Mental Preparedness: Trauma Culture
and Its Aftermath

· Army Alpha, Army Beta: Screening, Selection, and the Making
of Military Kinds

· From Ethical Lapses to Professional Failings: Soldiering as a

· Enlightened Occupiers: From 'Hearts and Minds' to the Human
Terrain Teams

· Armies for Hire: Privatized Defense and Corporate Warfare

· 'Accidental Guerillas,' Child-Soldiers, and Other

· International Soldiers: Military Humanitarianism, Peace
Corps, and Human Rights Training

· Identity Politics Goes to War: From 'Blue Discharge' to
'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' and Beyond

· The Soldier as Signifier

· Reorganizing the Military-Industrial Complex: New Media and
Warfare Simulation

The conference's keynote speaker will be *Sharon Ghamari-Tabrizi*, an
independent scholar, author of *The Worlds of Herman Kahn: the Intuitive
Science of Thermonuclear War* (Harvard University Press, 2005), and a
specialist on the cultural history of American Cold War military science and

Prospective participants are asked to write *a 500 word abstract* that
outlines the paper's topic, methodology, and argument, as well as how the
prospective participant's research interests relate to the theme of
soldiering more generally. Participants will be notified by early March
whether their paper has been accepted into the conference. Please note that
*participants may be eligible to receive full or partial stipends for
transportation to the conference*.

*Abstract Submission Deadline: February 15, 2011*

Please upload your abstracts and proposals *on the conference website*

by following instructions under the "Submissions" tab.

Please make sure to include the following information: full name,
institutional affiliation, the title of your paper, and contact details.

If you have any questions, please contact any of the organizers:

Tal Arbel, History of Science

Melissa Lo, History of Science

Oded Na'aman, Philosophy

Sabrina Peric, Anthropology

***Please note, we are providing full or partial travel stipends for
graduate students, as well as boarding with Harvard graduate students for
the duration of the conference.***

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

CASCA 2011: Reminder/Rappel - Call for Papers/Appel de communications

La section du site Web dédiée au colloque 2011 est maintenant
entièrement opérationnelle. En plus de votre adhésion à la CASCA, le
site vous fournira toute l'information nécessaire sur l'inscription au
colloque et au banquet, l'appel de communications, la subvention de
voyage pour étudiants et les choix d'hébergement. Bonne navigation!

CASCA announces that the CASCA 2011 conference website is now
operational for membership purchases and renewals,conference
registration, call for papers, banquet registration, student travel
grant submission and accommodation searches. Please navigate on over.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Graduate Programmes - Canadian Studies - Edinburgh

The Centre of Canadian Studies at the University of Edinburgh is a key area
studies centre within Scotland's leading School of Social and Political

The Centre offers PhD degree programs with co-supervision across the
humanities and social sciences. It also offers a shorter MPhil research
degree program.

The University of Edinburgh has a wide range of scholarships (application
deadlines 1 Feb 2011):

The Centre is particularly interested in hearing from students with research
interests in the following areas:
Indigenous Studies Canadian Politics
International Relations Language Politics
Multilevel Governance Diaspora Studies
Deliberative Democracy Transatlantic Cultures
International Development Comparative Public Policy
Constitutional Law Social Movements
Nationalism Sustainable Development

Research students at the Centre of Canadian Studies can focus directly on
Canada, or consider Canadian topics in relation to broader comparative
research on the Arctic, Scotland, the UK, Europe, North America, and
developing regions.

Students interested in applying to conduct graduate research at the Centre
of Canadian Studies are encouraged to consult the Centre's web site:

Potential applicants are also invited to contact Dr Annis May Timpson,
director of Canadian Studies, after 10 January 2011, to discuss research

Liz Reilly
Secretary, Centre of Canadian Studies
and Centre for South Asian Studies
University of Edinburgh
Room 4.03
Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
Edinburgh. EH8 9LD

0131 650 4129

Anthropology position @ Carleton

Carleton University.The Department of Sociology and Anthropology
invites applications for a tenure-track position in the Anthropology
of the Environment at the rank of Assistant Professor, to commence
July 1, 2011.We seek a socio-cultural anthropologist who carries out
ethnographic analyses of environmental issues, preferably combining
political ecology with other anthropological approaches in research
focussed on one or more of such themes as: land-use conflicts;
cultural construction of lived environments; contending environmental
cosmologies; human-animal relations; climate change and its cultural
interpretations; diversity and sustainability; environmental racisms;
and environment-health relations.Applicants should have a Ph.D. in
Anthropology by the time of appointment, an active research profile
oriented towards publication in the discipline's top international
journals, and demonstrated excellence in teaching.The successful
candidate will be expected to do core teaching in both undergraduate
and graduate programs as well as in his or her areas of topical and
ethnographic specialization, to develop a program of research leading
to significant peer-reviewed publications, and to contribute
effectively to academic life in the department.An ethnographic
specialization that complements current faculty's expertise would be
an asset.

Applicants should also arrange for three letters of reference to be
forwarded to the Department by March 7, 2011, when we will start
reviewing applications and continue until the position is filled.
Applications and letters of reference should be addressed to:

Peter Gose, Chair (attn: Anthropology of the Environment position)
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Carleton University
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
K1S 5B6

Carleton University is strongly committed to fostering diversity
within its community as a source of human excellence, cultural
enrichment and social strength.We welcome those who would contribute
to the further diversification of our faculty and its scholarship,
including but not limited to women, Aboriginal peoples, members of
visible minority groups and persons with disabilities, and persons of
any sexual orientation or gender identity.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Canadians and
permanent residents will be given priority.

Mardin Artuklu University (Turkey) Job Announcement

Mardin Artuklu University
Faculty of Literature
Position Advertisement
Closing date for applications: March 30th, 2011

The Department of Anthropology at Mardin Artuklu University, Turkey,
invites applications for full-time positions at the rank of Assistant
Professor, Associate Professor and Professor with a specialization in the
field of Socio-Cultural Anthropology. As a newly founded department, we
are seeking creative thinkers with intellectual interests in the issues
related to the Middle East and North Africa. Positions are available for
candidates at all ranks beginning in September 2011 or earlier. Successful
candidates, once hired, are expected to fulfill their respective
Department's requirements with regard to teaching, research, record of
publications, and service to the institution. Junior candidates are
expected to have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment. All candidates should
have an excellent command of English and one of Turkish and a strong
commitment to teaching and research.

Mardin Artuklu University (ARTUKLU) is a newly founded, public university
which has put forward a vision of research and teaching in social
sciences, humanities and architecture. ARTUKLU aims to be an elite
research university in especially the Middle East region. The
medium of instruction is English and Turkish. The campus is located in
Mardin, south east region of Turkey which is thousands years old
historical city.

ARTUKLU is an equal opportunity employer, and socially and financially
supports its faculty members' housing, medical insurance and other needs.
Salary is competitive and commensurate to rank, experience and
qualifications. Review of applications will begin in February, 2011, and
continue until the positions are filled. Please submit an application file
that includes information about your research and teaching interests, your
curriculum vitae, two samples of written work and names of three
references (for senior candidates) or three letters of recommendation (for
junior candidates) via e-mail to:
Assist. Prof. Ramazan Aras,
Short-listed candidates will be individually informed of their selection
for formal interviews
and job talks/lectures.
Mardin Artuklu University:

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