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Wednesday, May 25, 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:

-CFP: Ethnographies of Security

-Colloque international VocUM, novembre 2016, Université de Montréal

-CfP Exploring the Anthropology of Energy: Ethnography, Energy and Ethics

-Call for Proposals: Entangled Kinship Spaces - Ethnographic
approaches of contemporary public and intimate (re)configurations

-Call for Proposals : Espaces pluriels de la parenté - Approches
ethnographiques des (re)configurations publiques et privées dans le
monde contemporain

-Popular Anthropology Call for Papers

-CFP: Workshop on Health in India

-CFP: Cross-Cultural Studies in Gender-Based Violence

-9th International Congress on Traditional Asian Medicines, August
2017, Kiel (Germany) • Call for Panels

-Expressions of Interest for Editorship of Teaching Anthropology

-Honorary Reviews Editor JRAI

-Call for Papers: Moral Outrage and Political Violence

See them and others on our website:

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


We are pleased to announce a one day workshop on :

Pilgrimages, Ontologies, and Subjectivities in Neoliberal Economies,

to be held at the School of Global Studies, Department of Social
Anthropology, University of Sussex, UK on July 18th 2016. We are able
to offer partial funding for travel/accommodation.

Sites of pilgrimage and heritage tourism are often sites of social
inequality, volatility, and
impaired by historical hostilities between historical, ethnic and
competing religious discourses
of morality, personhood, culture, as well as imaginaries of
nationalism and citizenship. These
pilgrim sites are often much older in national and global history than
the country as a modern
sovereign nation-state. Underlying these sites of worship, pilgrimage,
religion and piety are also
pertinent issues to do with finance such as local regimes of taxation,
livelihoods, and the wealth
of regional and national economies where these pilgrimage sites are located.

In this workshop, we discuss the ways pilgrimages are imbricated in
local, national and
transnational economies. We ask questions such as:

1. What are pilgrimage travel arrangements comprised of, and who has
control over the distribution of public resources and facilities such
as roads, housing, accommodation, and transportation?

2. What do such developments reveal about recent changes in these
historical places?

3. How are discourses and practices about money interrelated with
those about religion and divinity in pilgrimage sites?

4. How are neoliberal economies bolstered by these pilgrim sites
through heritage tourism?

5. How are subjectivities transformed in the context of pilgrimage in
neoliberal economies?

The workshop will also focus on the worshippers' own subjectivity
especially of holy sites as being situated in their imaginations of
historical continuity and discontinuity and their transformative
experiences of worshiping using both modern and traditional forms of

We would like to discuss the infrastructures that facilitate ͚the holy
experiences͛ of the pilgrim
sites while also appropriating local and international demands for
modernizing pilgrimage
experiences for visitors who range from being local, national,
international, tourists, and the
diaspora. We welcome papers that are situated and/or ethnographic.

Please send an abstract upto 300 words, queries for being
discussants, or propose panels to by
10th JUNE, 2016.

Thank you/Merci

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