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Monday, April 13, 2015

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:

-Indigenizing Pilgrimage Conference - May 7-10, 2015 – Concordia University

-Revue Diversité urbaine: Appel de textes/Call for papers

-CFP: Multi- and Inter-disciplinary International Conference on 'From
the Thirty Years' Crisis to Multi-polarity: The Evolution of the
Geopolitical Economy of the 21st Century World' - University of
Manitoba, September 2015

-Call for Entries: Beyond Perception 15 Symposium



-Hétérogénéité et changements : perspectives sociolinguistiques -
Grenoble, June 2015

-Producing Ebola: Creating Knowledge in and About an Epidemic

-CFP: ETNOFOOR: Anthropological Journal on Security

-CFP: Association for Critical Heritage Studies

-CfP: IV Congreso Latinoamericano de Antropología - Mexico City, October 2015

-Call for Papers - Locale

See them and others on our website:

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


All are welcome to this free event!

Please register at

*/Presented by the Anthropology Colloquium Series, University of Toronto/

*The Shape of Human Origins*

*Carol V. Ward*
Professor and Director of Anatomical Sciences
University of Missouri

*Thursday, April 16, 2015*
7:00-9:00pm, ES 1050
33 Willcocks Street, University of Toronto
Earth Sciences Centre, Reichman Family Lecture Hall
/Followed by Reception/

The transition to habitually terrestrial bipedal locomotion (i.e.,
walking upright) is a hallmark of early hominin evolution, and
continues to be a topic that captivates the scientific community and
public alike. To have an accurate understanding of how this transition
occurred, we need to understand the nature of the ancestral condition
from which hominins evolved. Although often ignored in favor of upper
and lower limb fossils, the torso has been a locus of morphological
change that reflects key adaptations to posture and locomotion, the
biology of early hominins, and the patterns of selection that shaped
them. New fossil evidence of the torso of Miocene apes and early
hominins challenges assumptions about the evolution of locomotor
adaptations in hominoids and the biology of early hominins. Combining
the implications of these new fossils with novel analyses of
previously known material provides new perspectives on the question of
hominin origins and early evolution.

Carol is a paleoanthropologist interested in the evolution of apes and
hominins. She is best known for description of new fossils of
Australopithecus anamensis, A. afarensis, and Proconsul nyanzae and
for research on postcranial morphology and locomotor adaptation in
Miocene and Plio-Pleistocene hominoids. She is co-director of the West
Turkana Paleo Project through the National Museums of Kenya, currently
working at the A. anamensis site of Kanapoi and other sites throughout
West Turkana. She is a Fellow of the American Association for the
Advancement of Science, and has won several teaching awards. Carol
Ward earned her BS in Anthropology and Zoology from the University of
Michigan in 1986 and her PhD in Functional Anatomy and Evolution from
the Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy at the Johns Hopkins School
of Medicine in 1991. She joined the faculty at University of Missouri
in 1991 in a joint appointment in the Departments of Anthropology and
Anatomy. In 2006 she moved full time to the Department of Pathology
and Anatomical Sciences to found that department's Integrative Anatomy
group where she is Professor and Director of Anatomical Sciences.

AAA pre-conference on NGOs and Nonprofits: "NGOgraphies" 2015 -- Nov
17-18 in Denver

Please join us for the second conference organized by the NGOs and
Nonprofits Interest Group of the AAA, to be held November 17-18 in
Denver, CO. We will again be holding our conference in the days before
the start of the AAA Annual Meetings. The Call for Session Proposals
and more information can be found on our website:

Talk: Headscarves and Hymens, Ottawa Writer's Festival

Ottawa Writer's Festival presents Headscarves and Hymens
with Mona Eltahawy

Hosted by CBC's Lucy van Oldenbarneveld

Saturday April 25

2:00pm @ Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks Street

Mona Eltahawy, an award-winning Egyptian-American feminist writer and
commentator, wrote an article for Foreign Policy entitled "Why Do They
Hate Us?"; "they" being Muslim men, "us" being women. The piece
sparked controversy, of course.

In Headscarves and Hymens , she takes her argument further. Drawing on
her years as a campaigner and a commentator on women's issues in the
Middle East, she explains that since the Arab Spring began, women in
the Arab world have had two revolutions to undertake: one fought with
men against oppressive regimes; and another fought against an entire
political and economic system that treats women in countries from
Yemen and Saudi Arabia to Egypt, Tunisia and Libya as second-class

Join us for an inside look at the "toxic mix of culture and religion
that few seem willing or able to disentangle lest they blaspheme or
offend." A manifesto motivated by hope and fury in equal measure, this
session with Mona Eltahawy promises to be as illuminating as it is

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