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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

REMINDER: Call for Papers 2012 UBC Anthropology Graduate Conference

*REMINDER: January 31st Deadline *
*Call for Papers - 2012 UBC Anthropology Graduate Conference*

*Culture and Change: Towards a Dynamic Anthropology*

The Anthropology Department at the University of British Columbia,
Vancouver, is pleased to announce that *Dr. Yongming Zhou*, Professor of
Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, will be the keynote
speaker for the 2012 graduate student conference to be held at UBC Friday,
March 2nd, and Saturday, March 3rd, 2012.

Additional information on Dr. Zhou, advance registration for the
conference, and an online form for abstract submission and advance
registration and banquet ticket reservations are now available on the
conference website at

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*, via the submission form on
the conference website at
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
*, via the abstract submission form on the conference website.

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

To register for the advance rate of $15, and to purchase banquet meal
tickets for $20, please visit the conference website at Also check back for continual
updates on the 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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