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Thursday, June 5, 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:


-Female Islamic Authority in Comparative Perspective, January, 2015

-CULTHIST'14 Cultural History and Anthropology Conference, Istanbul,
October 2014

-CALL FOR PAPERS - SfAA Annual Meeting - "Continuity and Change" -
March 2015, Pittsburgh, PA

See them and others on our website:

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


UBC Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver BC

Claiming Space: Voices of Urban Aboriginal Youth
Opening June 1, 2014

O'Brian Gallery, MOA

Claiming Space: Voices of Urban Aboriginal Youth looks at the
diverse ways urban Aboriginal youth are asserting their identity and
affirming their relationship to both urban spaces and ancestral
territories. Unfiltered and unapologetic, over 20 young artists from
across Canada, the US, and around the world define what it really
means to be an urban Aboriginal youth today. In doing so they
challenge centuries of stereotyping and assimilation policies. This
exhibit will leave visitors with the understanding that today's urban
Aboriginal youth are not only acutely aware of the ongoing impacts of
colonization, but are also creatively engaging with decolonizing
movements through new media, film, fashion, photography, painting,
performance, creative writing and traditional art forms.

Artists in the exhibition include:
Alison Bremner (Tlingit), Deanna Bittern (Ojibwe), Jamie
Blankenship-Attig (Nlaka'pamux, Secwepemc, Nez Perce, Muskoday Cree),
Kelli Clifton (Tsimshian), Jeneen Frei Njootli (Vuntut Gwitchin),
Ippiksaut Friesen (Inuit), Clifton Guthrie (Tsimshian), Cody Lecoy
(Okanagan/Esquimalt), Arizona Leger (Fijian, Samoan, Tongan, Maori),
Danielle Morsette (Stó:lō /Suquamish), Ellena Neel
(Kwakwaka'wakw/Ahousaht), Zach Soakai (Tongan, Samoan), Diamond Point
(Musqueam), Crystal Smith de Molina (Git'ga'at), Nola Naera (Maori),
Kelsey Sparrow (Musqueam/Anishinabe), Cole Speck (Kwakwaka'wakw), Rose
Stiffarm ((Siksika Blackfoot, Chippewa Cree, Tsartlip Saanich,
Cowichan, A'aninin, Nakoda, French, & Scottish), Taleetha Tait
(Wet'suwet'en), Marja Bål Nango (Sámi, Norway), Harry Brown
(Kwakwaka'wakw), Anna McKenzie (Opaskwayak Cree, Manitoba), Sarah
Yankoo (Austrian, Scottish, Algonquin, Irish and Romanian), Raymond
Caplin (Mi'gmac), Emilio Wawatie (Anishanabe) and the Northern
Collection (Toombz/Shane Kelsey [Mohawk], and the Curse/Cory Golder
[Mi'maq]). Also included are works from the Urban Native Youth
Association, Musqueam youth and the Native Youth Program.

The exhibition is curated by Pam Brown (Heiltsuk Nation), Curator,
Pacific Northwest, and Curatorial Assistant Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers
(Blackfoot, Blood Reserve/Sami, northern Norway).

The exhibition is made possible through the generous support of the
Vancouver Foundation.

MOA Site:

UBC MOA: The Films of Gloria Rolando, Cuban Filmmaker

The Films of Gloria Rolanda

UBC Museum of Anthropology
UBC, Vancouver

Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 10 - 26, 2014

Through her work, world-renowned Cuban filmmaker Gloria Rolando has
documented Afro-Cuban religious rituals and performances, as well as
the dark episodes in Cuban history that led to the massacres of
thousands of Afro-Cubans in 1912.

Tuesday, June 10, 17, 24
Oggun: An Eternal Presence, 2pm; The Scorpion, 3pm; Los Marqueses de
Atarés, 3:30pm.

Thursday, June 12, 19 & 26
Roots of My Heart, 1pm; 1912, Breaking the Silence, Chapter 1, 2pm;
1912, Breaking the Silence, Chapter 2, 3pm;1912, Breaking the
Silence, Chapter 3, 4pm.

MOA Site:

Tuesday, June 24, 2014
6:30 - 8 PM

Camp Fires: Queer Creativity as a Counterpoint to Repression

Speaker: Graeme Reid

Gardiner Museum
111 Queen's Park,
Toronto, ON

'Camp' provides a perspective on the world at odds with the
self-evident and taken for granted. Whether as a critique of good
taste, or an exposure of the arbitrary nature of gender roles, 'camp'
is the gaze of the outsider. Fire turns clay into ceramic and evokes
its own associations: warmth, protection and transformation. At Human
Rights Watch we are confronted with the dark underside of human
experience, the violence and abuse that is the daily reality of queer
lives around the globe. But we are also witness to resilience and
creativity in the midst of extreme hardship. 'Traditional values' and
a static view of culture is the rallying cry against lesbian, gay,
bisexual and transgender equality. Yet creative expression is the
lifeblood of any culture and vital to creative renewal. In his keynote
address Graeme Reid, director of the LGBT rights program at Human
Rights Watch, will explore the role of queer creativity as a
counterpoint to political repression and cultural straightjacketing.

Graeme Reid

Graeme Reid, director of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender
Rights Program, is an expert on LGBT rights. He has conducted
research, taught and published extensively on gender, sexuality, LGBT
issues, and HIV/AIDS.

Before joining Human Rights Watch in 2011, Reid was the founding
director of the Gay and Lesbian Archives of South Africa, a researcher
at the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research and a lecturer
in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies at Yale University.
An anthropologist by training, Reid received an master's from the
University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, and a PhD from the
University of Amsterdam.

Upcoming Talk: Debora Spar - Wonder Women: Sex, Power, and the Quest
for Protection

Debora Spar, President, Barnard College, Author, Ruling the Waves:
Cycles of Invention, Chaos, and Wealth from the Compass to the
Internet and The Baby Business: How Money, Science, and Politics Drive
the Commerce of Conception

Wednesday June 18, 2014
05:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Venue: Desautels Hall (2nd Floor, South Building) | map
Rotman School of Management, U of Toronto,
105 St George Street, Toronto

Cost: $49 plus HST per person; $39.00 plus HST per person for Rotman,
UToronto alumni and BMO Employees (fee includes the session,
networking reception & 1 copy of Wonder Women)


Initiative for Women in Business | Speaker Series

SESSION SYNOPSIS: Fifty years after the Equal Pay Act, why are women
still living in a man's world?

Debora Spar spent most of her life avoiding feminism. Raised after the
tumult of the '60s, she presumed that the gender war was over; she
swore to young women that yes, they could have it all. "We thought we
could glide into the new era with babies, board seats, and husbands in
tow", she writes. "We were wrong." Spar should know. One of the first
women professors at Harvard Business School, she went on to have four
children and became the chair of her department. Now she's the
president of Barnard College, arguably the most important all-women
school in the United States, an institution firmly committed to

Wonder Women is Spar's story and the culture's. Armed with reams of
new research, she examines how women's lives have and have not changed
over the past forty years. The challenges confronting women are more
complex than ever. They stem from breast pumps and Manolo pumps; from
men whose eyes linger on a woman's rear and men who rush that same
rear out the door. They're problems that come inherently and
inevitably from being female. Yet they're falling on generations of
women who grew up believing that none of these things are supposed to
matter now. Wonder W omen gives us an important voice in an
increasingly heated debate. In this wise, often funny, always human,
and smartly conceived book, Spar asks: How far have women really come?
And what will it take to get true equality for good?

BIOGRAPHY: Debora Spar is the president of Barnard College, a women's
liberal arts college affiliated with Columbia University. She received
her doctorate in government from Harvard University and was the
Spangler Family Professor of Business Administration at Harvard
Business School. Spar is the author of numerous books, including
Ruling the Waves: Cycles of Invention, Chaos, and Wealth from the
Compass to the Internet and The Baby Business: How Money, Science, and
Politics Drive the Commerce of Conception.

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