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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

CASCA: Conferences, Calls for Papers, Events/Colloques, Appels à communication, Évènements

Conferences and calls for papers/Colloques et Appels à communication:

Les colloques et appels à communication suivants viennent d'être ajoutés à
notre page web:

The following conference announcements and calls for papers have just been
added to our web page:

-Edited Volume - The Art of Requesting: Anthropological Studies of
Supplications and Poverties

-CFP: 'Boat Refugees' and Migrants at Sea Conference

-National Metropolis Conference, March 2014

-Upcoming Conference: "From the Rwandan Genocide to R2P: A Journey of
Lessons Learned"

-CFP - Science in Society Conference

-Appel de textes 30.1 - Femmes autochtones en mouvement

-CFP: Art-Activism for Decolonizing Genders and Sexualities

-Ethnography: Trends, Traverses and Traditions, August 2014, Amsterdam

-Teaching Qualitative Research as a Transgressive Practice, Special Issue
of Qualitative Inquiry

See them and others on our website:

Consultez-les ou voyez toute la liste en visitant notre site web:


Upcoming Talk:

Nicole Constable
"The Global Politics of Migrant Labor, Gender, and Everyday Life"

Monday, March 24, 2014
4-5:30 PM

Burnside Hall 426,
McGill University
Montreal, QC
Nicole Constable's (Department of Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh)
talk focuses on the everyday challenges faced by temporary migrant
workers, especially migrant women from the Philippines and Indonesia who
become pregnant in Hong Kong.
Various factors – especially the migratory status of their partners –
deeply color their own and their children's opportunities and
vulnerabilities. Migrant mothers' stories point not only to their creative
tactics for survival, but also to ever-growing global patterns of economic
inequality and to the wider politics of privilege and precarity that
define and limit their life choices. The stories of migrant mothers and
their babies in Hong Kong may seem unique, but they echo many contemporary
problems and vulnerabilities faced by temporary migrants the world over.

This talk draws from recent anthropological and ethnographic fieldwork,
and from my forthcoming book entitled: Born Out of Place: Migrant Mothers
and the Politics of International Labor (University of California Press,
Co-sponsored by the Department of Sociology and the Institute for Gender,
Sexuality, and Feminist Studies.

Upcoming Talk:

Sarah Franklin: After IVF: Is the Future of Reproduction Technological?
Thursday, March 20, 2014,
3:00-5:00 PM

Social Studies of Medicine,
McGill University, 3647 Peel Street, Room 101
Montreal, QC

Sarah Franklin's (Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge) talk
looks both forward and back at what is meant by the phrase 'reproductive
technology' and examines how 'new reproductive technologies' might be
related to older technologies of kinship, gender, sex. Examining in
particular the transformation of the human embryo into a tool, and the
wider technologization of reproductive substance at the IVF-stem cell
interface, this talk explores the changing relationship between the
biological and the technical in contemporary bioscience.

Cosponsored by the department of Social Studies of Medicine, the Institute
for Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies (IGSF) and the Situating
Science cluster.

Reflecting Canadian Cultural Production in the 21st Century: A Speakers
Honouring 40 Years of Canadian Studies at TrentU

March 13, 2014 - 5:00-8:00pm

Bata Library Film Theatre, Rm 103

Trent University, Peterborough

Featuring Film Maker: Alanis Obomsawin

A member of the Abenaki First Nation, Alanis Obomsawin is one of Canada's
most eminent documentary filmmakers. For 40 years, her work has helped
give a voice to Aboriginal people in Canada. Her most recent film, Hi-Ho
Mistahey!, tells the story of Shannen's Dream, a national campaign to
ensure First Nations students have fair access to education in safe and
comfortable schools. It is a film about identity, youth and hope. Alanis
Obomsawin has directed 40 documentaries with the National Film Board of
Canada. Her work - in particular her feature documentary Kanehsatake: 270
Years of Resistance, about the 1990 Mohawk uprising at Kanehsatake and Oka
- has garnered numerous international awards.

This event is open to the public and is presented by the Undergraduate
Department of Canadian Studies at Trent.

Discovering Northern Quebec. Cree Territory of James Bay and Nunavik
Upcoming Lecture Series: Discovering Northern Quebec. Cree Territory of
James Bay and Nunavik. Testimony of Inuit culture of the past to today's
Conference organized by the Great North Mental Health Program. À la
découverte du Nord Québécois.
Série de 8 midi-conférences par le Programme Santé
Mentale Grand Nord de l'Institut Douglas 12:00 to 13:30pm Amphitheatre
William E. (Douglas Hall) Douglas Mental Health University Institute
McGill University, Montreal

19 March, 2014: Cree Territory of Eeyou Istchee - The Evolution of Health
and Social Services in the Cree Territory of Eeyou Istchee, 1960s to the
Present. Speaker: Bella Petawabano, Chair of the Board of Directors of the
Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay. English
presentation/ English discussion.

23 April, 2014: The Innu Meshkenu Project, the 6000 km walk of Dr.
Vollant. Speaker: Dr. Stanley Vollant, first Aboriginal surgeon in Quebec.
French presentation/ Bilingual discussion.

30 April, 2014: Resilience of Urban Aboriginals. Speakers: Nakuset,
Executive Director of the Native Women's Shelter of Montreal and Co-Chair
of the Montreal Urban Aboriginal Community Strategy Network. English
presentation/ English discussion.

7 May, 2014: Religious and traditional interpretations of the disease
among the Inuit. Speakers: Dr. Marie-Êve Cotton, Psychiatrist, Institut
universitaire en santé mentale de Montréal. French presentation/ Bilingual

28 May, 2014: Traumatic Memory in Testimony to the Truth and
Reconciliation Commission on Indian Residential Schools. Speakers: Ronald
Niezen, Katharine A. Pearson Chair in Civil Society and Public Policy,
Faculty of Law and Department of Anthropology, McGill University. English
presentation/ English discussion.

18 June, 2014: My experience as a doctor in the northern communities of
Quebec. Speaker: Dr. Johanne Morel, Pediatrician at the Montreal
Children's Hospital, assistant professor of pediatrics at McGill and
consultant pediatrician for CCSSSBJ, for Inuulitsivik Health Centre
(Hudson Bay) and Ungava Tulattavik Health Centre (Ungava Bay). French
presentation/ Bilingual discussion. For registrationérences_À%20la%20découverte%20du%20Nord%20Québécois_GUIDE%20ENG.pdf

Upcoming Talk:
Mark Rifkin "Settler Common Sense"
Tuesday March 18, 2014

McGill University - Arts W-215
Montreal, QC
Mark Rifkin is Associate Professor of English and Women's and Gender
Studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

He is the author of Manifesting America: The Imperial Construction of U.S.
National Space(Oxford UP, 2009); When Did Indians Become Straight?:
Kinship, the History of Sexuality, and Native Sovereignty (Oxford UP,
2011)—which won the 2012 John Hope Franklin prize for best book in
American Studies—and The Erotics of Sovereignty: Queer Native Writing in
the Era of Self-Determination (U Minn Press, 2012). Along with Daniel
Heath Justice and Bethany Schneider, he co-edited "Sexuality, Nationality,
Indigeneity," a special double-issue of GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay
Studies (2010), which won the award for best special issue from the
Council of Editors of Learned Journals. He also has published essays in
American Indian
Quarterly,American Literature, American Quarterly,differences, GLQ, SAIL,
and elsewhere. His latest book,Settler Common Sense: Queerness and
Everyday Colonialism in the American Renaissance, is forthcoming from
University of Minnesota Press in 2014.
Organized by the Department of English, together with the Institute for
Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies (IGSF), and with the generous
support of the Mini Beatty Memorial Fund.

Reconciliation: Responsibility for Shared Futures
March 20-22, Halifax

Come join us in Halifax and enter into conversation with Indigenous and
non-Indigenous peoples around building a socially, politically and
ecologically just future together through cooperation, mutual respect and
the sharing of ideas. This is a follow-up to the 2012-13 Mackay Lecture
Series, which included lectures by Michael Asch and John Borrows on the
same theme. The third lecture in the series, by James Tully, will take
place on March 20.

Schedule of Events:

Thursday, March 20th, 7-9pm
Reconciliation Here on Earth: Shared Responsibilities With Dr. James Tully
College of Sustainability Lecture
Ondaatje Hall, Dalhousie University,
6135 University Avenue

Friday, March 21st, 4-5:30pm
Round Table With James Tully, John Borrows, Michael Asch, and Sherry Pictou
Alumni Hall, University of Kings College, 6350 Coburg Road
Reception To Follow

Saturday, March 22nd, 12:30-2:30pm
Open Academy Sharing Circle With James Tully, John Borrows, and Michael Asch
Pier 21, Halifax Seaport, 1055 Marginal Road
Reception To Follow

Check out our website for more details:<>

Upcoming Talk:

Beyond Diversity: Being Race Conscious in a Diverse Society

Tim Wise
Wednesday, 6:30 - 8:30pm,
March 26, 2014

Making People Count 2014 Conference

YMCA (Central)

20 Grosvenor Street, Toronto, ON

Keynote Presentation with Tim Wise on racial profiling, racism in
education and racism in the workplace.

One of the most prominent anti-racist writers and educators and recently
named one of "25 Visionaries Who are Changing Your World" by Utne Reader,
Tim Wise is the author of several books and articles has spoken across the
United States, Canada and Bermuda on issues of racism and education,
religion and the labor market. He will provide essential insights on the
intersection of race, racism and work, learning and service environments.

Tickets $30.00 - available through conference site:

Upcoming Presentation: Implementing the New Deal - Building Peaceful States

Monday, March 24
University of Ottawa

The New Deal is a key agreement between fragile states and partners to
change the policy and practice of engagement.

Presentation by the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade, and Development
(DFATD), the Journal of Peacebuilding and Development, CIPS and the
Fragile States Research Network.

The New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States could transform the way the
international community practices peacebuilding and state-building. To
what extent is that so, two years after the New Deal was signed? How do
advances vary by pilot country and by goal? Why – in terms of practices by
key FCAS governments, civil society organisations and donors? How could
Canada, the private sector and others contribute to implementing the New
Deal, in countries like the DRC?

A diverse group of senior and mid-level actors involved in New Deal
implementation has been invited to Canada to share their views, including:

-HAFEEZ MUSA ALI WANI: National NGO Focal Point, the New Deal, South Sudan
Secretariat, South Sudan

-FRANSESCA BOMBOKO: Co-chair of the IDPS Indicators Working Group; National
Coordinator of the Poverty Observatory, Ministry of Planning, Democratic
Republic of the Congo

-FRAUKE DE WIEJER: Policy Officer, Conflict, Security and Resilience,
European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM); Technical
Adviser, G7+ secretariat

-ERIN McCANDLESS: Adjunct Faculty, Graduate Program of International
Affairs, The New School; Chief Editor, Journal of Peacebuilding &

-Free. In English. Registration is not required. Seating is limited and
available on a first come, first served basis.

Event Date: March 24, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Location: Desmarais Building, 55 Laurier Ave. E., Room 12110 (12th floor)

University of Ottawa, Ottawa

The Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies,
McGill University

ESQUISSES - Talk Series
IGSF Seminar Room, 2nd Floor
3487 Peel St,
McGill University, Montreal

Tuesday, 1 April, 12:30pm, Bobby Benedicto;
The Queer Afterlife of the Postcolonial City: Dictatorship Architecture,
Performance, and the Place of the Dead
Andrew W. Mellon postdoctoral fellow, Art History and Communication Studies
Lunch provided, but seating is limited - We ask that you register. PLACE:
IGSF Seminar Room, 3487 Peel Street, 2nd floor

For more information and to register for lunch:

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