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Friday, April 1, 2016

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:

-Call for Papers (AAA 2016): Gendering the Body in Traditional
Medicine: Rethinking Gender, Sexuality, and Sexual Health in
Non-Biomedical Discourses and Practices

-Indigenizing Psychology Symposium: Healing & Education, May 26, 2016,
Native Canadian Centre of Toronto

-CFP for book: Transecology: Transgender Perspectives on the Environment

-CFP/AAA: History of Anthropology as an STS Problem! Seeking an
additional paper!

-GLENDON CONFERENCE APRIL 19-20 - Cultural Diversity and Liberal
Democracy: Models, Policies and Practices

-Call for Critical Reviews, Contemporaneity 5 (Autumn 2016 edition)

-Diaspora Voices, New Directions, 6th Annual U of T Caribbean Studies
Conference, April 16, 2016

-"Canada, the United States, and the Trans-Pacific Partnership" CALL

See them and others on our website:

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


Data Digging and Corporate Watching - Game Design Workshop

'Researching up' or investigating government and corporate practices

4th May 2016 London UK

Kings College London
The Strand Building
4th May 2016

This event is organised by The Civic Media Hub at Bournemouth
University and co-hosted by King's College London.

To register for a free place:

'Researching up' or investigating government and corporate practices
is often riddled with obstacles. In place of interview answers, come
streams of PR sound bytes and 'no comment' replies. With lawyers at
ready disposal and PR teams performing 24/7 image-makeovers, the
practices of corporate and government elites often take place behind
layers of concealer.
So how do we strip off these PR masks, hear behind the sound bytes,
and insist that information affecting the public, gets made public?

This interactive game design workshop brings together designers,
artists, programmers, digital culture researchers, corporate watchers,
campaigners and investigative journalists to to co-create an online
education game that will help train people how to do investigative
research into corporations and governments.

Using Corporate Watch's Investigating Companies A Do-It-Yourself
Handbook as a foundation, together we will construct game modules that
share skills for tracking corporate ownership, following finances,
accessing government data, making Freedom of Information Requests, and
talking to companies and workers.

As a workshop participant, you will attend a short Masterclass in
Educational and Serious Game Design led by Bournemouth
University-based Phil Wilkinson from the Centre for Digital
Entertainment. You will then play a variety of games, providing
feedback and insight on your user-experience. Following a second,
short Masterclass on Investigating Corporate Ownership with Corporate
Watch, you will work in groups to collaboratively design paper-based,
mock-ups for our Investigator's Toolkit game.

As this is a participatory workshop that requires a full day
commitment and an enthusiasm for collaborative work, you will be asked
to provide a short paragraph on your interests in attending the event.

Please note that 15 slots are reserved for postgraduate students at
our host institutions: Kings College London and Bournemouth
University. These tickets are also available to postgraduate members
of the MeCCSA Social Movement Network or the Political Studies
Association. If you are a PG student belonging to any of these
categories, please apply for a PG Student ticket.
You will be asked to bring a laptop to this workshop.

This event is supported by the Political Studies Association and the
MeCCSA-Social Movements Network, as well as Bournemouth University's
Centre for the Study of Journalism, Culture and Community, the Centre
for Excellence in Media Practice, and the Politics and Media Research
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Music, Political Activism and the State one-day conference

This is a final reminder about registration for the Music, Political
Activism and the State one-day conference at the University of Southampton
on Wednesday 13 April 2016.

The conference schedule is included in this email. The day will feature
contributions from composers and performers, as well as a series of
presentations by scholars and a keynote by Professor John Street from the
University of East Anglia.

This conference is free to attend, but please book a place before 3/4/16 at

Conference details below:

*Wednesday 13 April 2016. University of Southampton, Lecture Theatre A,
Nuffield Theatre, Highfield Campus, Southampton SO17 1BJ *

*One-day conference sponsored by the IMR and the University of Southampton*


9:45 Registration

10:00 Welcome: Andrew Green (IMR) and Hettie Malcomson (University of

10:10-11:40 Panel 1 (Chair: José Juan Olvera)

10:10-10:40: Dorone Paris, "Activism and Political Composition"

10:40-11:10: Nick Williams, "Political Engagement and Activism in
Contemporary Concert Music"

11:10-11:40: Luis Velasco Pufleau, "On Mexican Narcocorridos: Music, Power
and Armed Violence in a 'Failed State'"

11:40-12:00: Break

12:00-13:30 Panel 2 (Chair: Hettie Malcomson)

12:00-12:30: Sarha Moore and Vivi Lachs, "Street Bands and Socialist
Choirs: Their Role in Building Cohesion Across Time and Difference"

12:30-13:00: Richard Parfitt, "Rebel Songs and Establishment Politicians in
the Republic of Ireland, 1968-1998"

13:00-13:30: Joe O'Connell, "'Practical Dreamers': Red Wedge and the
British State"

13:30-14:30 Lunch

14:30-16:00 Panel 3 (Chair: Ruard Absaroka)

14:30-15:00: Tamara Turner, "'We Are The World Made In Algeria': How Music
Videos Shaped Discourse in the Algerian Elections of 2014"

15:00-15:30: Dimitar Nikolovski, "The Camp and the Countercamp: Dissent
Expressed Through Music"

15:30-16:00: Luis Gimenez Amoros and Camalita Naicker, "*Azawan*: Saharawi
Nationalism in Becoming Through *Haul* Music"

16:00-16:30: Break


Keynote lecture: Professor John Street, University of East Anglia (Chair:
Andrew Green)

Conference organiser: Andrew Green, Institute of Musical Research

Host co-ordinator: Hettie Malcomson, University of Southampton

For further details, contact Andrew Green at

Thank you/Merci

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