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Saturday, August 8, 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:

-CFP: Harriet's Legacies: Race, Historical Memory and Futures in the
Niagara Region - October 2015

-CFP: Journal of Indian Ocean World Studies

See them and others on our website:

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


Representing Sexual Humanitarianism (International Workshop - Marseille)

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

As you might already know, on 23 and 24 September Nicola Mai and I
are organising a 2-day workshop as a result of our research project
'Embodied Borders: Problematizing Sexual Humanitarianism through
Experimental Filmmaking'. Please do circulate the info about the
workshop through your networks. Attendance is free.

Representing Sexual Humanitarianism (International Workshop)
MuCEM - Marseille
23 and 24 September 2015
The programme is now available here:

Since January 2014 the Embodied Borders research project, based at
the Mediterranean Laboratory of Sociology (LAMES) of Aix-Marseille
Université, has looked critically at humanitarian interventions and
policies addressing victims of sex trafficking and gender/sexual
minority asylum seekers in the UK and France. The project examines
the workings of 'sexual humanitarianism', a concept used to
understand and represent the humanitarian governance of undesirable
migrants that are framed as vulnerable according to their gender,
sexual orientation and/or behaviours.
What is at stake when sexuality/gender are rendered an apparatus of
rights-claims in the context of migration control?
How do sexuality and gender-related moral panics function when
migrant populations are specifically targeted?
How do the neoliberal imperatives of guaranteeing freedom and making
the State secure co-exist in processes of filtering populations at
the borders?
Which artistic, political, policymaking, documentary, and fictional
representations naturalise and operationalise sexual humanitarianism?
Throughout the two-day workshop at the MuCEM (Marseille) we will
engage with artists, filmmakers, scholars, and activists whose work
is focused on sexuality, gender and migration issues.

Calogero and Nicola

Dr Calogero Giametta
Post-doctoral Research Fellow
LAMES (Aix-Marseille Université)

Maison Méditerranéenne des Sciences de l'Homme
5, rue du Château de l'Horloge. Aix-en-Provence
Tel. France (+33) 0635 463 423
UK (+44) 07512 091 348

New Centre for Urban Research on Austerity Launch
18-19 November, 2015

Dear Colleagues

I am delighted to invite you to the launch of our De Montfort
University Centre for Urban Research on Austerity on Wednesday 18th
and Thursday 19th November – see
The launch will be an opportunity to discuss cutting-edge research on
austerity and related concepts such as crisis, resistance,
resilience, renaissance and transformation, and to help us set our
research priorities for the Centre. Our keynote speakers are:

Professor Erik Swyngedouw: "Politicising Urban Politics: Discontent,
Disagreement and the Struggle for Democracy"


Professor Karel Williams: "Outsourcing: the Co-dependence of
Government and Organised Money"

We will post the full programme in September. If you would like to
attend all of part of the event, please email We
are unable to pay travel expenses or accommodation, but will consider
modest requests for support from activists, PhD students and early
career researchers.

Jonathan Davies
Professor of Critical Policy Studies
Director – Centre for Urban Research on Austerity
De Montfort University

Thank you/Merci

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