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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Call for Papers: 2012 UBC Anthropology Graduate Conference

Call for Papers - 2012 UBC Anthropology Graduate

*Culture and Change: Towards a Dynamic Anthropology*

The Anthropology Department at the University of British Columbia,
Vancouver, is pleased to announce the 2012 graduate student conference to
be held Friday, March 2nd, and Saturday, March 3rd, 2012.

Anthropologists recognize that cultures are dynamic and changing. Recent
global events, such as the uprising in Egypt and the Occupy Movement, have
pushed these notions of social dynamism to the forefront of public
consciousness. How do global forces combine with local dynamics to shape
the futures of communities around the world? Scholars from the traditional
fields of anthropology, as well as geography, political science, law, and
other disciplines are engaging with this question in new ways.

We cordially invite graduate and undergraduate scholars across disciplines
including but not limited to sociocultural, linguistic, and museum
anthropology, archaeology, sociology, geography, history, and political
science, to join us for an exploration of these themes. Please submit paper
and poster abstracts by *January 31st, 2012*, to
Abstracts are limited to 150 words. Please include 3 or 4 keywords below
the body of the abstract.

In addition, we encourage works that fall under the realm of visual
anthropology--this includes 10-12 minute documentary/ethnographic film
submissions, photographic and other artistic works that address the dynamic
shifts occurring in various communities influenced by political, economic
and social forces. Please submit film and artwork synopsis no longer than
150 words and related photos or 1-2 minute film clips by *January 31st, 2012
*, to

Topics could include, but by no means should be limited to, the following:

· Social revolutions

· Mobility/immobility and circulation

· Methodologies addressing change and transition

· Changes in research methods

· Reflexivity

· Performance

Check back soon at the conference website at for updates, including keynote
speaker, registration information, program, and schedule.

Please circulate widely to interested parties and direct any questions to Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you on
March 3rd!

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