Calls For Papers


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Techniques of the Corporation, May 4-6, 2017, University of Toronto Technoscience Research Unit
Deadline: January 13, 2017

Community and Anthropology: An Exploration of Collaborations and Engagements Inside and Outside of the Field, Western Anthropology Graduate Student Conference, March 3-5, 2017, London, Ontario
Deadline: January 13, 2017
2017 – Call for Papers – Western Anthropology Graduate Student Conference

Law: Stagnation, Evolution or Revolution?, Western Law’s Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, May 18-19, 2017, London, ON
Deadline: January 13, 2017

Environments and the Ecological Self, 11th Visual and Cultural Studies Graduate Conference, April 6th-7th, 2017, University of Rochester
Deadline: January 15, 2017

Re-Imagining Jewish Communities: Renaissance, Return, Revolution, Journal of Jewish Thought
Deadline: January 15, 2017

Special issue on Migrant and the City, Urban Studies and Practices Journal
Deadline: January 15, 2017

Call for Book Chapters: Nasty Women and Bad Hombres: Gendered Disruptions in the 2016 Presidential Election and the Ghost of Susan B. Anthony
Deadline: January 15, 2017

The Making of Peace, Conflict and Security: Dynamics of Inclusion and Exclusion, 6th Biannual Peace and Conflict Studies in Anthropology Meeting, August 28-30, 2017, Amsterdam
Deadline: January 15, 2017

Entangled Mobilities, Biennial Conference of the Finnish Anthropological Society 2017, May 22-23, 2017, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Deadline: January 15, 2017

Transformations: Bordering Global and Local Lives, Graduate Anthropology Conference, March 4, 2017, Wayne State University
Deadline: January 15, 2017
2017 WSU Transformations Conference Flyer

Over the Wall/Saltar el muro: Compromiso público y academia/Public Engagement & Academia, 22nd Annual Hispanic and Luso Brazilian Literatures and Languages (HLBLL) Graduate Student Conference, April 27-28, 2017, The Graduate Centre, CUNY
Deadline: January 15, 2017

‘New Man’ in Africa, Asia and the Middle East: Practices, Networks and Mobilization, c. 1910-1960, 27th International ZMO Conference,  September 29, 2017, Berlin
Deadline: January 15, 2017

The Social Network: People, Places, and Communities, Department of Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies (CNERS) 17th Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, May 5-6, 2017, University of British Columbia
Deadline: January 16, 2017

The Value of Life: Measurement, Stakes, Implications, International Conference, June 28-30, 2017, Wageningen, The Netherlands
Deadline: January 17, 2017

Intimacy gone public, popular, political: Questioning rupture and continuity in West Africa’s “genderscape”, Panel at the European Conference on African Studies (ECAS7), Urban Africa – Urban Africans: New encounters of the rural and the urban, June 29-July 1, 2017,  Basel Switzerland
Deadline: January 18, 2017

Bus stations in Africa, Panel at the European Conference on African Studies (ECAS7), Urban Africa – Urban Africans: New encounters of the rural and the urban, June 29-July 1, 2017,  Basel Switzerland
Deadline: January 19, 2017

Rural and urban belonging from a life course perspective, Panel at the European Conference on African Studies (ECAS7), Urban Africa – Urban Africans: New encounters of the rural and the urban, June 29-July 1, 2017,  Basel Switzerland
Deadline: January 19, 2017

Disability and Technology in Urban and Rural Settings, Panel at the 7th European Conference on African Studies (ECAS7), Urban Africa – Urban Africans: New encounters of the rural and the urban, June 29-July 1, 2017, Basel Switzerland
Deadline: January 19, 2017

Culture, Commitment, and Care across the Life Course, Association of Anthropology, Gerontology, and the Life Course Biennial Conference, June 8-9, 2016, Oxford, UK
Deadline Extended to January 20, 2017

Movement and Migration in the Middle East: People and Ideas in Flux, British Society for Middle Eastern Studies Annual Conference, July 5-7, 2017, University of Edinburgh
Deadline: January 27, 2017

Colour, Tint, Tone, 9th McGill Anthropology Graduate Student Conference, March 31, 2017
Deadline: January 27, 2017

Transformation Across Time and Space: The Near and Middle East in Context, 21st Annual Graduate Students’ Symposium, Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations Graduate Students’ Association (NMCGSA), March 9, 2017, University of Toronto
Deadline: January 27, 2017

Dynamics of Global Inequality: New Thinking in Global Affairs, Annual Global Affairs Graduate Student Conference, April 21, 2017, Rutgers Division of Global Affairs, Newark, NJ
Deadline: January 27, 2017

The Migration Industry: Facilitators and Brokerage in Asia, June 1-2, 2017, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore
Deadline: January 30, 2017

McGill Institute of Islamic Studies Graduate Student Symposium, April 26-27, 2017
Deadline: January 30, 2017
McGill Islamic Studies Symposium CFP

Enabling Constraints: A Symposium on the Demands of Frameworks and Data in the Study of Religion, April 27-28, 2017, University of Toronto
Deadline extended to February 10, 2017

Experimental Ethnography and the Future of Critique, 2017 Critical Management Studies Conference, July 3-5, 2017, Liverpool, UK
Deadline: January 31, 2017

Our Lives With Electric Things, Call for Contributions (max 300 words) In: Cultural Anthropology / Theorizing the Contemporary
Deadline: January 31, 2017

Personalised Media and Participatory Culture, June 20-30, 2017, London School of Economics
Deadline: January 31, 2017

Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference: The Politics of Life: Rethinking Resistance in the Biopolitical Economy, March 4, 2017, Wilfrid Laurier University
Deadline: January 31, 2017

Call for Book Chapters: Urban Heritage in Divided Cities
Deadline: January 31, 2017

Ethnographies of Gender and Mobility, LOVA International Conference, July 5-7, 2017, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Deadline: February 1, 2017

Medical Anthropology Beyond Academic Borders, 8th Medical Anthropology Young Scholars (MAYS) Annual Meeting, June 15-16, 2017, University of Edinburgh
Deadline: February 6, 2017!/menu/standard/file/MAYS%202017%20CfP%20-%20FINAL.pdf

Doing Sex: Men, Masculinities, and Sexual Practices, July 14-15, 2017, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
Deadline: February 6, 2017

Housing Across Borders: Mexican and U.S. Housing in Perspective,  Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies, May 26, 2017, University of California, San Diego
Deadline: February 9, 2017

Indeterminacy: Un\knowing a body in space, Cultural, Social, and Political Thought Graduate Student Conference, May 5-7, 2017, University of Victoria – Coast Salish and Straits Salish Territories
Deadline: February 10, 2017

Religion and Time – Conference of the Society for the Anthropology of Religion, a section of the American Anthropological Association, Tulane University May 15-17
Deadline: February 10, 2017

Embodied Belonging: In/Exclusion, Health Care, and Well-Being in a World in Motion, Workshop on behalf of the Work Group Medical Anthropology at the German Anthropological Association Conference “Belonging: Affective, moral, and political practices in an interconnected world” 4-7 October 2017, Freie Universität Berlin
Deadline: February 15, 2017

An Tobar: Sacred Springs and Holy Wells, A two-day workshop in Waterford, Ireland June 26-27, 2017
Deadline: February 15, 2017

In the Spirit of Nationalism: Reconsidering the Intersections of Nation and Literature
Graduate Student Conference, University of Ottawa, 17-19 March 2017
Deadline for submissions: February 17th, 2017.
Conference details:

Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow – University of Calgary April 6-7, 2017
Papers that discuss important research ideas, themes, events, figures, etc. from any time period ranging from the past, present, and future
Deadline for submissions: February 24th, 2017.
Questions and submissions to:

Afroeuropeans: Black Cultures and Identities in Europe, Sixth biennial network conference, July 6-8, 2017, University of Tampere, Finland

Deadline: February 25, 2017

Gender, Work & Organization Special Issue: Gender, work, organizations and nonhuman animals
Deadline: February 28, 2017

Extreme Ethnography, 12th Annual Ethnography Symposium, August 29-September 1, 2017, University of Manchester
Deadline: February 28, 2017

Indeterminacy: un\knowing a body in space? – University of Victoria’s interdisciplinary Cultural, Social, and Political Thought (CSPT) program conference, May 5-7, 2017
Deadline: February 28, 2017
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What Are The Eastern Townships? – Bishop’s University, October 25-27, 2017
Deadline: February 28, 2017

Swords, Pens, Armchairs and Sit-ins: Engaging social transformation from everywhere – University of Guelph, Sociology and Anthropology Conference, March 25th, 2017
Deadline: February 28, 2017
Contact organizing committee for further information

Muslim Secularities: Explorations into Concepts of Distinction and Practices of Differentiation, June 18-20, 2017, Leipzig University
Deadline: March 1, 2017–_Workshop_on_Muslim_Secularities_Explorations_into_Concepts_of_Distinction_and_Practices_of_Differentiation

Making alcohol and other drug realities, Fourth Contemporary Drug Problems Conference, August 23-25, 2017, Helsinki, Finland
Deadline: March 1, 2017

“Je suis île” / “I am Turtle” – What Spaces are there for the Representation of First Nations and Inuit Artistic and Cultural Expression in the City?, Symposium, October 5, 2017, Montreal.
Deadline: March 1, 2017
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Sociolinguistics Summer School 8, Barcelona
Deadline: March 13, 2017

Spatialising the Social Sciences in Postcolonial Contexts, May 2017, University of Oxford
Deadline: March 15, 2017

Religion and Poverty, Salzburg Conference in Interdisciplinary Poverty Research, September 21-22, 2017, University of Salzburg
Deadline: March 31, 2017

Transforming Urbanity: People and Cities on the Move, Malaysia, June 9
Deadline March 31, 2017

Access Denied: When Anthropologists Cannot Enter the Field – submissions for edited publication
How should researchers and anthropology departments deal with situations where access is denied
Deadline: Mar. 31

Call for contributors: Humanities (ISSN 2076-0787) special issue: “Spatial Bricolage: Methodological Eclecticism and the Poetics of ‘Making Do'”
Deadline: July 1, 2017

New Feminist Research, Resources for Feminist Research (RFR/DRF)
Submissions accepting on a rolling basis

Synergy: The Journal of Contemporary Asian Studies
Submissions accepted on a rolling basis

Online Journal of African Affairs
Submissions accepted on a rolling basis

Class, Race and Corporate Power Open Access Journal
Submissions accepting on a rolling basis

Call for Submissions – Health & Human Rights: An International Journal
Submissions accepted on a rolling basis

Call for Graduate Student Papers – Regulating Religion E-Journal
Papers are accepting on an on-going basis
For further info click here.

Online Journal of Social Science Research (Open Access)
Papers accepted on an ongoing basis.

International Journal of Transpersonal Studies
The International Journal of Transpersonal Studies plans to publish Special Topic sections on the
following subject areas during 2012-2014:
*Transpersonal Anthropology
*Transpersonal Sociology
*Expressive Art Therapies
*Spiritually-Informed Social Activism

Further info: