The Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) invites abstracts (sessions, papers and posters) for the Program of the 74th Annual Meeting in Albuquerque, NM, March 18-22, 2014. The theme of the Program is “Destinations.”
The Society is a multi-disciplinary association that focuses on problem definition and resolution. We welcome papers from all disciplines. The deadline for abstract submission is October 15, 2013. For additional information on the theme, abstract size/format, and the meeting, please visit our web page (www.sfaa.net, click on “Annual Meeting”).
The Society for Applied Anthropology is pleased to announce our 74th Annual Meeting in Albuquerque, NM, March 18-22, 2014.
For meeting information visit http://www.sfaa.net/sfaa2014.html
National Humanities Center Fellowship Competition 2014-15
Big History and
Moscow, October 23–25, 2013
The Eleventh Annual Marshall Immersion Workshop
A Visionary Adventure across Continents: George C. Marshall and the European Recovery Program
July 22- July 26, 2013
Open to High School Level American and Modern European* History Teachers and Supervisors.
"Empires and Interactions Across the Modern World 1400-1800"
A National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute at Saint Louis University
June 3 - 28, 2013
National Humanities Center Fellowship
More information for the fellowship competition for 2013-14 can be found at: http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/fellowships/fellshipapinfo.htm
For further information about the Center and a list of our Fellows for 2012-13, see: http://www.nationalhumanitiescenter.org
WANTED: TEACHERS OF PEACE
The Nobel Peace Laureate Project, a grassroots peace organization in Eugene, Oregon, seeks the names of teachers in the schools who are teaching about peace and peacemaking. We wish to recognize what they are doing and to inspire others to do the same. During the last three years we have named a Peace Teacher of the Year.
The Nobel Peace Laureate Project already has written teaching materials about the American winners of the Nobel Peace Prize. Go to our website above for the lessons available for downloading: www.nobelpeacelaureates.org
if you know a teacher of peace or are one yourself, please send us a letter describing what is being done in the classroom, including name, grade level, the school, and public contact information. Our mailing and email address are:
John Attig, President,
Nobel Peace Laureate Project
PO Box 21201
Eugene, OR 97405
The International Society for the Study of Time
Fifteenth Triennial Conference
Time and Trace
June 30 - July 6, 2013
Orthodox Academy of Crete
Call for Papers
Proposals (300 words) due by June 30th, 2012
The International Society for the Study of Time (ISST) seeks proposals for presentations at its 2013 conference on the island of Crete, on the theme of Time and Trace. The ISST, renowned for its interdisciplinary scope, welcomes contributions from all scholarly, creative, or professional perspectives. Our format features plenary presentations delivered over several days, creating a sustained, interdisciplinary engagement among participants.
If time is a river, it etches its courses through many substrates: physical, biological, social, cognitive. Although we are sensible of the more obvious tracks in our histories, contexts and lives, many of the traces of these are subtle or brief, but no less profound in their making and influence. Etymologically, Trace is tractus (L) (and perhaps tragen (G)), ‘drawn’, ‘pulled’ or ‘carried’, whence ‘traction’ and ‘attraction’. It is also trait (F), ‘line’, ‘outline’, ‘feature’ and ri-tratto (I), ‘por-trait’; Trace is what happens when a point becomes, in time, a line; and therefore is graphein (Gr.), to trace or draw. It is also traccia (I), ‘spoor’, ‘trail’ or ‘track’. Tractare (L) is ‘to treat’ any subject narratively, as in a ‘tract’ or ‘tractate’. Works of literature were also called "brush traces" (hisseki) in Japanese.
We invite scholars, artists and educators to contribute to and co-create an interdisciplinary exploration of ‘Time and Trace,’ a theme that may stimulate reflection from many fields of inquiry, including (but certainly not limited to): physics & cosmology, geology, chemistry, music, drawing & painting, literature & litemedrary theory, the biological and cognitive sciences, archeology & paleontology, anthropology, engineering, philosophy.
• The trace of social, political, demographic, economic, and historical trends
• Traces left by the causes of observed natural events
• Tracing the future: from mantic to futurology
• Temporal traces, trajectories and forms in narrative
• The trace in philosophy
• Imprints recorded/archived/reconstructed/anticipated
• Psychoanalysis and the temporal trace
• Trajectories and orbits in dynamical systems theory
• Traces of light, matter, and time in cosmology
• Archeological or paleontological traces of life
• Changing concepts of how time is measured and traced
• Evolution, extinction, and artifacts of change
• Chemical or biological traces that evolve over time
• Medical traces that are molecular, electrochemical, or topological
• Forensic traces in a documentary, financial, or biological sense
• vestigia Dei -medieval/early modern perception of the creator’s ‘footprints’
• The ideal of "not leaving traces" - from Buddhism to Environmentalism
• A trace or a blaze in its figurative sense as a symbol in ritual or sacrament
• The trace as a visible sign of spiritual grace
• Artistic and literary orchestrations of traces left or lost
Guidelines and Timeline for Proposals: Proposals will be for 20 – 30 minute presentations in diverse formats: scholarly paper, debate, performance, overview of creative work, installation, workshop. Proposals for interdisciplinary panels are especially welcome (each paper for a panel must be approved by the selection committee). In this latter case, three speakers might present divergent points of view around a central topic, and be responded to by a moderator. All work will be presented in English, and should strike a balance between expertise in an area of specialization and accessibility to a general intellectual audience.
Proposals, approximately 300 words in length, are submitted electronically. The author’s name(s) should not appear in the proposal, as the ISST does blind reviewing in selecting papers for its conferences. The deadline for submission is June 30th, 2012, with acceptances communicated by November 1, 2012. The Society also seeks session chairs, whose names will be included on the printed conference program.
To submit proposals, go to the ISST website:
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