Calls for Papers

The Art of Neighbouring: Old Crossroads and New Connections along the PRC’s Borders
Deadline: October 15, 2011
Conference Dates: March 1-2, 2012
From the Call for Papers: Reflecting on the PRC’s rapid economic growth, its strategic decisions to foster trade, secure influence and access to natural resources, and its efforts to prevent unrest in the borderlands, this workshop explores the ways in which people’s lives and futures are affected by living along the PRC’s borders.
Photograph Exhibition: We invite submissions of photographs on China’s borderlands, the cultural practices of border-crossings (literal as well as symbolic), and images that reflect the theme of “neighbouring”.

Land Ownership and Tenure
Race/Ethnicity: Multidisciplinary Contexts
Deadline: November 1, 2011
Volume 5, No. 3 (Spring 2012)
From the Call for Papers:The politics of access to and exploitation of land and natural resources assume fundamental relations of power control and the policy of social inclusion; however, both notions imply and consolidate that access to land and land ownership, particularly in the Global South, reflect broader patterns of intra-institutional dynamics that explain how marginality and socio-political exclusion take place within countries and on the global stage.
Cover Art Submissions: We welcome submissions for cover art that relate to the theme of the issue. We are able to offer a small honorarium for pieces featured on the cover.

Experiencing Prison, 3rd Global Conference
Prague, Czech Republic
Deadline: November 4, 2011
Conference Dates: May 9-11, 2012
From the Call for Papers:We welcome contributions about the experience of incarceration across the entire range of perspectives, including legal, criminological, historical, fictional, phenomenological, biographical and autobiographical.  Contributions are welcomed from former prisoners, detainees, incarcerated asylum seekers, former prisoners of war, political prisoners or those detained because of nationalist, religious or other convictions.  All genres and media will be considered, in order to examine the widest possible range of representations, past and contemporary, which communicate the experience and nature of imprisonment. Contributions will be welcome from those who are involved with the delivery of incarceration, as well as those who seek to ameliorate incarceration by providing therapeutic drama, literacy, education, counselling, religious support and other services.

Everyday Living: Reflecting on Ethics in Everyday Life, 2nd Global Conference
Prague, Czech Republic
Deadline: November 4, 2011
Conference Dates: May 16-18, 2012
From the Call for Papers:The conference will facilitate dialogue about living more responsibly and ethically. It will be of interest to everyone who cares about living in ways that are respectful of others and respectful of the planet, whether they are lay people or, for example, ethicists, sociologists, theologians, anthropologists or psychologists who are interested in what it means to behave ethically, and in what motivates ethical behaviour. Abstracts are invited about any aspect of ethics in everyday life.


Author: Jessica Speer

As the Research Specialist at SSRC, Jessica edits re/search, consults with faculty, and conducts SSRC research projects. She is interested in questions of information management, preservation, communication, and dissemination.

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