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Monday, June 27, 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:

-8th International Social Innovation Research Conference, Glasgow 2016
September 2016

-Academic Participation in The 10th Iran International Documentary
Film Festival (Tehran, Iran, December 2016)

-CFP: Anthropology Journal of British Mensa's Anthropology Special
Interest Group

-CFP: XXXV International Congress of the Latin American Studies
Association (LASA) "Diálogos de saberes" Peru, April – May, 2017
Panel: Examining gender, sexualities and sexual markets in natural
resource extraction sites in Latin America

-CFP: 'Second World' in the 'Third World': development cooperation
between the socialist camp and decolonising world

-CFP: Histories of Alcohol, Drugs, Tobacco and Other Substances in
Canadian perspectives

-Cfp: China in the Middle East and Central Asia - Fifth Global
International Studies Conference, April, 2017 | National Taiwan

-CFP: Frontiers: Cosmos, Curiosity, Creativity, McGill-CREOR
Conference, November 2016, University of McGill

-CFP: Situated Solidarities - University of Kentucky, October 2016

-CFP: Special issue of Performance Matters on theme "Performing Religion"

-Call for Papers: The Gender and Sexuality of Borders and Margins -
Journal of Middle East Women's Studies

-Call for Papers and Visual Projects POLITICAL IMAGINATION LABORATORY

-XXe congrès de l'Association internationale des sociologues de langue
française, juillet 2016, Montréal

See them and others on our website:

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



is hosting the following panel discussion to which you are warmly

Panel discussion: What are museums good for in the 21st Century?

Around the world, new museums are being built and older ones are being
revitalized. Many are interrogating and redefining their roles and
purpose; and are positioning themselves as significant actors in public
culture, aiming to prompt social reflection, inspire creativity and
foster senses of cosmopolitan citizenship. But are museums really good
at playing such roles? Do other institutions do it better? Are
collections a help or a hindrance? How productive are notions such as
'curiosity', 'inclusion' and 'dialogue'? And what else are museums good
for in the 21st Century?

Time: MONDAY JULY 4TH, 5 - 7 PM

_Place: __CARMaH, Institut für Europäische Ethnologie, Mohrenstrasse
40/41, Berlin 10117; Room 408_
Seats are limited. Please email for

NICHOLAS THOMAS (Director of the Museum of Anthropology and Archaeology,
University of Cambridge) will provide an impulse from his new book, _THE
_(2016, London: Reaktion Books).

This will be followed by a discussion chaired by Sharon Macdonald
(CARMaH, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin) with the following panel
members: Inka Bertz (Head of Collections, Jewish Museum Berlin), Verena
Lepper (Curator for Egyptian and Oriental Papyri, Egyptian Museum of
Berlin), Sven Sappelt (Curator, Humboldt Lab, Humboldt Universität zu
Berlin), Bernd Scherer (Director of the Haus der Kulturen der Welt).

Nicholas Thomas first visited the Pacific in 1984 and has worked since
on exploration, empire, art and museology in Oceania and comparatively.
His books include Possessions: indigenous art/colonial culture (1999),
Discoveries: the voyages of Captain Cook (2003) and Islanders: the
Pacific in the Age of Empire (2010), which was awarded the Wolfson
History Prize. Since 2006, he has been Director of the Museum of
Archaeology and Anthropology in Cambridge, which was a Finalist for the
UK Museum of the Year Prize in 2013. He has collaborated extensively
with artists and curated exhibitions for art, history and anthropology
museums in many countries.

Thank you/Merci

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