8
May
2008

MAAH 2008 - 5th conference on Medical Anthropology At Home

Medical anthropology, health care systems and the client society -investigating interactions of practice, power and science

Place of venue: Denmark, The Sandbjerg Estate - Aarhus University Conference Centre, Sandbjergvej 102, 6400 Sønderborg (southern Denmark), http://www.sandbjerg.dk/en/index.php

Date: 8th of May to 11th of May 2008

Introduction:
We would like to point to medical anthropology*s growing engagement and cooperation with local medical institutions and medical research units as not only isolated approaches to research of health and illness, but as one leg of a triangle of interconnected social and scientific processes with certain consequences. The triangle consists of medical anthropology, the health care system and the client society. This triangle is made up by three powerful but also interdependent actors that influence each other and presumably exhibit a shift of balances compared with former years of medical anthropological research.

Invited key note speakers:

- Susan Reynolds Whyte, professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen University, Denmark

- Nikolas Rose, professor, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

- Annemiek Richters, professor, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Leiden University Medical Center, the Netherlands

- Giovanni Pizza, senior researcher, lecturer, Dipartimento Uomo & Territorio, University of Perugia, Italy.

- Cheryl Mattingly, professor, Department of Anthropology, USC College, USA

Price: Preliminary price per person for the whole conference (3 nights with full board): 400 EURO. The conference organizers will try to raise funds for the conference and the price might be reduced.

Any questions regarding the conference are welcome and should be sent to Mette Bech Risør, mbris (AT) as.aaa.dk, Research Clinic for Functional Disorders, Aarhus University Hospital or Bjarke Paarup, etnobpl (AT) hum.au.dk, Department of Ethnography and Anthropology, Aarhus University.

The organizers are preparing a homepage for the conference and all further information will be conveyed via this homepage.


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30
Apr
2008

9th Göttingen International Ethnographic Film Festival

30 April - 4 May 2008, Göttingen

The festival promotes documentary cinema with a special emphasis on new films, videos or interactive media (published after 1.1.2005) dealing with socio-cultural processes in a wide sense of the term. The festival is open to all filmmakers, but especially those from anthropology, sociology, folklore and neighbouring disciplines. It provides a great opportunity for international co-operation in Visual Anthropology and documentary filmmaking.

officially website http://www.gieff.de/

auf Deutsch:

Das 9th Göttingen International Ethnographic Film Festival 2008 findet auch dieses Jahr statt.
Vom 30. April bis zum 4. Mai werden in der Paulinerkirche (Teil der Niedersächsischen Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek) am Papendiek 14 in Göttingen, 60 Medien aus über 30 Ländern präsentiert und premiert. Dokumentarfilmer, Studenten und interessierte Doku-Fans haben hier die Möglichkeit die neuesten und besten Filme zu sehen. Gezeigt werden Filme die im weitesten Sinne sozio-kulturelle Prozesse deuten, beschreiben, kritisieren usw. Der Fachbereich bezieht sich auf die Ethnologie, die Soziologie und ihre Nachbardisziplinen.

Das Thema dieses Festivals setzt sich aus aktuellen kulturellen Ereignissen rund um die gesamte Welt zusammen. Integration, Migration und Globalisierung sind dabei die tragenden Kräfte.

Webpräsenz: www.gieff.de


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25
Apr
2008

Anthropology and Global Counterinsurgency (Chicago)

University of Chicago, Department of Anthropology, April 25- 27, 2008

This conference calls upon ethnography to widen our understanding of contemporary war, American power, and the structures and logics of security at domestic and international levels. We seek ethnographic understanding of global responses to recent deployments of the US military, and of US military actions in comparison to other forms of coercion, compellance, and intervention.

Reading US military theorists, we seek to understand the emerging interest in study of culture in the broad context of military responses to US military failures (and opportunities). We pursue the full implications of the connection now being sought by the US military between culture and insurgency and turn an anthropological lens on the nature of violence and order in the current era.

More information: http://anthroandwar.uchicago.edu/


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16
Apr
2008

Minority religions and new religious movements (London)

London School of Economics, 16-19th April 2008

On 1st January 1988, Inform (Information Network Focus on Religious Movements, http://www.inform.ac opened its doors to the public for the purpose of providing information that is as objective, reliable and up-to-date as possible about minority religions. Later that same year, CESNUR (the Center for Studies on New Religions, http://www.cesnur.org ) was established by a group of European and North American scholars with the similar aim of contributing to our knowledge and understanding of minority religions.

As part of their twentieth anniversary celebrations, these two organisations are jointly organising this conference in order to assess the changes that have taken place over the past two decades, survey the current situation, and consider the fate of religious and spiritual groups in an increasingly multi-cultural world.

Further details about the conference and how to register will be available on both the CESNUR http://www.cesnur.org and the Inform http://www.inform.ac websites.


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10
Apr
2008

Tage der Kultur- und Sozialanthropologie (Wien)

10. und 11. April 2008, Wien

Als gemeinsame Verantstaltung des Instituts für Kultur- und Sozialanthropologie (KSA), des Museums für Völkerkunde und der Forschungsstelle Sozialanthropologie der ÖAW sind die Tage der KSA eine Art “Leistungsschau”. Aktuelle Forschungen und Projekte von Studierenden und Lehrenden werden vorgestellt und einer breiten Öffentlichkeit zugänglich gemacht.

Der Festvortrag unter dem Titel “Unerledigte Vergangenheit – Verhinderte Zukunft? Über die Chancen einer Erforschung praktischen Alltagswissens für die moderne Ethnologie” wird diesmal gehalten von Mareile Flitsch.

Mahr Informationen: http://andreabenlassoued.at/?p=262 und http://www.univie.ac.at/ksa/html/inh/aktu/tage.htm


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21
Feb
2008

Abolition of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade: Telling the Story (Nassau, Bahamas)

The College of The Bahamas, February 21-23, 2008 at the Oakes Field Campus, Nassau

Topics:

* Language and Oppression
* Religion in Slavery: Agent Provocateur or Opiate?
* Slavery and Human Sensibility
* Power and Enslavement
* Kinship across the Diaspora
* Identity: Culture, Race and Gender
* Enslavement and Liberation: Pedagogy
* Liberation: Ideologies, Contexts and Dynamics
* Liberation: Simple Past or Present Continuous?

More information http://www.cob.edu.bs/News/AbolitionConference/


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14
Feb
2008

Are there foreigners in Art? (Oslo)

National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design and Du store verden!/DSV
Date: 14 -15 February 2008
Venue: Litteraturhuset, Wergelandsveien 29, Oslo
Moderator: Thomas Hylland Eriksen

The conference focuses on critical and difficult issues connected with the implementation of a real cultural diversity programme within contemporary art institutions.

International key speakers:
Augustus Casely-Hayford, UK – David Elliott, Tyrkia – Salah Hassan, USA – Koyo Kouoh, Senegal – Shaheen Merali, Tyskland – Els van der Plas, Holland – Oscar Pripp, Sverige – Bisi Silva, West Africa/UK – Octavio Zaya, USA

http://du-store-verden.no/article.php?story=2008011408174830


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2
Feb
2008

Visuel kultur: Sveriges antropologförbunds (SANT) årliga konferens (Falun)

Link: http://www.du.se/Templates/InfoPage.aspx?id=4583&epslanguage=SV

Högskolan Dalarnas Mediehus, Falun 25-26 april 2008

Självklara studieobjekt för visuell kultur är alla gamla och nya medier som har en viktig visuell komponent, t ex film, teve, tevespel, internet, serietidningar, manga, traditionell konst, reklam. För antropologer öppnar sig nya forsknings­världar när Facebook, My Space, YouTube, Second Life och andra internetsajter alltmer kommer att användas för dagligt umgänge mellan människor.

Låt oss tillsammans i Falun den 25 och 26 april närma oss forskningsfältet visuell kultur och undersöka hur vår disciplin också fortsättningsvis kan bidra till ökad kunskap om det visuella. Obs! Konferensen är också öppen för andra än antropologer med intresse för detta tvärvetenskapliga fält.

Mer informasjon: http://www.du.se/Templates/InfoPage.aspx?id=4583&epslanguage=SV


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21
Jan
2008

Rethinking Religion in India (Delhi, India)

Delhi, 21 - 24 January 2008

Rethinking Religion in India forms a five year international conference cluster. A novel conference format with three distinct modules will allow for in-depth discussions. The first conference year will have a Platform, addressing the question ‘Are there native religions in India’; a Roundtable, taking up the issue of ‘Colonialism and Hinduism’ and three Parallel Paper sessions, addressing ‘Evolutionary explanations of religion’, ‘Indians are Aryans, so what?’ and ‘The caste system and Indian religion’.

More information http://www.cultuurwetenschap.be/conferences/


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10
Jan
2008

Makt og motstand - Kva tyding har kjønn i relasjonar på tvers av minoritet og majoritet? (Oslo)

10. og 11. januar 2008, Universitetet i Oslo.

Minoritets- og majoritetsrelasjonar i eit fleirkulturelt samfunn er blant anna relatert til etnisitet, religion, landbakgrunn og urfolksgrupper. Konteksten vil ha tyding for på kva grunnlag gruppedanning skjer og kva konsekvensar det har. Målet for denne konferansen er å analysera og diskutera minoritetar og majoritetar i lys av kjønn og klasse. Fokuset vil bli retta mot både mot symbolske representasjonar, sosiale relasjonar og samfunnsstrukturar, samt korleis dette er relatert til kvarandre. Ulikskapsdimensjonar som etnisitet, religion og landbakgrunn kan vera grunnlag for diskriminering, mobilisering og forestillingar om ”oss” og ”dei andre”. Korleis blir minoritets- og majoritetsrelasjonar konstruerte innanfor institusjonar, organisasjonsliv, media og forsking?

FEMM-nettverket er eit nettverk som arbeider med spørsmål knytt til feminisme, multikulturalisme og antirasisme. 10. og 11. januar 2008 arrangerer nettverket konferanse for forskarar, studentar, aktivistar, institusjonar og frivillige organisasjonar. Frist for å senda inn abstracts er 20. november.

Hovudtema og problemstillingar for verkstader:

Medborgarskap: Medborgarskap kan tolkast i vid forstand, relatert til rettar, plikter, ressursar og deltaking. Korleis kan omgrepet medborgarskap analyserast og brukast i forsking og aktivisme? Korleis kan ein utvikla ei forståing av medborgarskap i ein fleirkulturell kontekst som tek høgde for dimensjonane kjønn og klasse? På kva måte blir personar og grupper ekskludert frå fullt medborgarskap? Korleis kan ein mobilisera for å sikra likeverdig medborgarskap for alle? På kva måte er medborgarskap knytt til religion og sekularisering?

Representasjonar og forestillingar: Korleis blir bileta av ”dei andre” konstruert innanfor forsking og media? Kva tyding har forståingar av kjønn og likestilling i representasjonar av minoritetar? Kva roller speler religion og sekularisering i forståingar av og forsking på minoritetar? Kva konsekvensar har stereotypiar og diskriminering for minoritetar og korleis reagerer ein på dette? Kva type privilegium er knytt til majoritetsposisjonen i ulike samanhengar?

Blant hovudtalarane er:
Benita Roth, professor i sosiologi og kvinnestudier ved Binghampton University, New York. Professor Roth har studert kjønn, rase og klasse i sosial protest og mobilisering. Ho har mellom anna skrive boka Separate Roads to Feminism: Black, Chicana, and White Feminist Movements in America’s Second Wave, og arbeider for tida med to prosjekt relatert til sosial protest og mobilisering i eit historisk og eit samtidig perspektiv.

Christine M. Jacobsen, post doc ved institutt for sosialantropologi, Universitetet i Oslo. Jacobsen arbeider med prosjektet Prostitution, Gender and Migration. Prosjektet skal undersøkja grenseoverskridande prostitusjon. Det empiriske fokuset er på russiske kvinner som sel sex i Noreg, og målet er å undersøkja korleis kjønn samspeler med andre ulikskapsdimensjonar som klasse, etnisitet og nasjonal tilhøyrsle.

Meir informasjon om konferansen vil leggjast ut på FEMM-nettverkets heimesider etterkvart. Sjå http://www.skk.uio.no/forskning/nettverk/maktogmotstand.html


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7
Jan
2008

Rethinking Economic Anthropology (London)

7-8 January 2008, London School of Economics

This conference aims to rethink economic anthropology. Its objective is to build on the traditional strengths of economic anthropology, connecting the complexities of local situations to the grand sweep of global movements.

We seek to challenge the idea that the neo-liberal model of capitalism corresponds to a singular version of empirical reality. To this end we will explore how capitalism functions in several key sites of both “core” and “periphery” from an ethnographic perspective, juxtaposing the actions and beliefs of people to the effects of money and machines. A variety of forms and relations will be explored in marketplaces, corporations, factories and fields. Questions of economic ‘transition’ will be confronted with a variety of local histories and specific responses to global shifts.

These ethnographically grounded explorations will fuel an engaged critique of mainstream economics and, we hope, will help us establish a robust agenda for understanding the lived economies of the world. This means moving beyond anthropological nostalgia, engaging with developments in the discipline outside Britain, connecting with other voices of dissent and providing a coherent intellectual alternative to the neo-liberal, formalist consensus.

More information: http://www.rethinkingeconomies.org.uk/web/w/www_25_en.aspx


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14
Dec
2007

Symposium 'Sickness and Love' (Amsterdam)

14th December 2007 at the University of Amsterdam

The annual symposium of the journal Medische Antropologie (Friday 14th December 2007) will have as theme ’sickness and love’. The symposium will consist of thematic discussions based on submitted papers of the participants. During the symposium there will be no formal presentation of papers, but only a short introduction to be followed by a discussion. An exploration and overview of the theme – intended to motivate and encourage participation and writing of papers – can be found in the current issue of Medische Antroprologie under the above-named title and can be downloaded from the journal’s website (see below).

Registration for participation in the symposium is possible until 30 November. Registration is possible via the website of Medical Anthropology & Sociology Unit http://www.medical-anthropology.nl under Agenda: “Sickness and Love". Participation is limited to 35 people.

About the theme

Sickness and love – it seems an odd combination. Still, there are many similarities between love and sickness. In both cases the persons involved are overcome by it, the experiences are intense, they are not always controllable, and they often reveal the vulnerability of life. In literature and poetry, suffering from life and suffering from sickness are often compared with each other.

The love and the sickness both pose questions about who you are and how you relate to the world. Both are experiences that belong to the ‘condition humaine’. Sickness can be both an invitation for love and a test of it. ‘Sickness and love’ in its many varieties, is a theme that prompts reflection from several focus points, such as literature, anthropology, psychoanalysis, medical history, and cinema.


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13
Dec
2007

Genealogical Practices - Transdisciplinary Cartography of a Style of Thinking

13.-15.12.2007, Berlin

International Workshop in English and German / Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Institut für Europäische Ethnologie, Mohrenstraße 40/41, 10117 Berlin, Raum 211/212 (2. Etage)

Programm / Programme:

Donnerstag / Thursday, 13.12.07

Achtung: Der Eröffnungsvortrag findet an diesem Ort statt /
Important: The keynote lecture will be held at this location:
HU Berlin, Hauptgebäude
Unter den Linden 6, 10117 Berlin
HS 2097 (1. Etage)

16:15
Geoffrey C. Bowker (CSTS, Santa Clara University, California):
Memory and Forgetting Practices in Social and Natural Science

17:45 Empfang / Reception

Freitag / Friday, 14.12.07

9:30-10:00 Einführung in das Thema / Introduction to the subject:

Kartographische Koordinaten / Cartographic coordinates

* Martina Schlünder (Geschichte der Medizin, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen)
* Sonja Palfner (Graduiertenkolleg Geschlecht als Wissenskategorie, HU Berlin)
* Michi Knecht (Europäische Ethnologie, HU Berlin)

10:00-11:00 Diskussion des Eröffnungsvortrages / Discussion of the key note lecture

Geoffrey C. Bowker (CSTS, Santa Clara University, California)

Kommentare / Discussants:
* Staffan Müller-Wille (Centre for Genomics in Society, University of Exeter)
* Stefan Beck (Europäische Ethnologie, HU Berlin)

11:30-13:30 Genealogische Praktiken I / Genealogical practices I:

Christina Brandt (MPIWG, Berlin):
Between “genealogy” and “identity”: Historical perspectives on the clone concept

Stefan Sperling (History of Sciences, Harvard University):
Genealogies of the future: Law, science, and the making of potential persons

Kommentare / Discussants:
* Susanne Bauer (Medical Museion / Institute of Public Health, University of Copenhagen)
* Eric J. Engstrom (Geschichte der Medizin, Charité Berlin)

Moderation / Chair:
* Michalis Kontopodis (Europäische Ethnologie, HU Berlin)

15:00-17:00 Genealogische Praktiken II / Genealogical practices II:

Bernd Gausemeier (MPIWG, Berlin):
Don’t miss the forest for the family trees: Genealogy as representative model and technical mode

Elisabeth Timm (Europäische Ethnologie, Universität Wien):
Finds and fictions. The quest for ancestors in Austria between noble reign, bourgeois associations, fascist policy, and individualized practice

Kommentare / Discussants:
Maren Klotz (Europäische Ethnologie, HU Berlin)
Elvira Scheich (Gesellschaftswissenschaften, TU Berlin)

Moderation / Chair:
Jörg Niewöhner (Europäische Ethnologie, HU Berlin)

17:00-17:30 Kaffepause / Coffee and tea

17:30-19:00 Kartographische Übung I / Cartographic practice I:

Open space for the presentation and circulation of visual material and artefacts

20:00 Abendessen / Conference dinner

Samstag / Saturday, 15.12.07

9:30-11:30 Genealogische Praktiken III / Genealogical practices III:

Elizabeth A. Povinelli (Anthropology, Columbia University):
The Genealogies of Liberalism

Eva Johach (Graduiertenkolleg Geschlecht als Wissenskategorie, HU Berlin):
Human and animal forms of nation building. Elective affinities between men and insects in the 19th century

Kommentare / Discussants:
* Susan Leigh Star (CSTS, Santa Clara University, California)
* Axel C. Hüntelmann (Geschichte der Medizin, Charité Berlin)

Moderation / Chair:
+ Anja Laukötter (Geschichte der Medizin, Charité Berlin)

12:00-13:30 Genealogische Praktiken IV / Genealogical practices IV:

Jeanette Edwards (Social Anthropology, University of Manchester):
Of family history, ancestors and pedigrees: Genealogical research in the north of England

Ohad S. Parnes (ZFL, Berlin):
Epigenetic genealogies

Kommentare / Discussants:
*René Gerrets (MPI für Sozialanthropologie, Halle)
* Skúli Sigurdsson (MPIWG, Berlin and Science Institute Reykjavik)

Moderation / Chair:
*Sven Bergmann (Graduiertenkolleg Geschlecht als Wissenskategorie, HU)

13:30-15:00 Mittagessen / Lunch break

15:00-16:30 Kartographische Übung II / Cartographic practice II:

Where lines are crossing – How does it work?
Wie könnte eine interdisziplinäre Kartographie funktionieren?

Stefan Hesper:
Karte oder Genealogie? – Anmerkungen zur Genealogie der Kartographie bei Deleuze und Guattari und Ausblicke

* Michi Knecht (Europäische Ethnologie, HU)
* Martina Schlünder (Geschichte der Medizin, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen)
* Sonja Palfner (Graduiertenkolleg Geschlecht als Wissenskategorie, HU)

17:00-18:30 Kartographische Übung III / Cartographic practice III:

Round table discussion: “What makes the ‘re’ in the re-making of genealogies?”: Emergent patterns, transdisciplinary perspectives

mit / with

Susan Leigh Star (CSTS, Santa Clara University, California)
Tanja Michalsky (Kunstgeschichte und Ästhetik, UDK Berlin)
Staffan Müller-Wille (Centre for Genomics in Society, University of Exeter)
Skúli Sigurdsson (MPIWG, Berlin and Science Institute, Reykjavík)
Elizabeth A. Povinelli (Anthropology, Columbia University NY)

Moderation / Chair:
* Michi Knecht (Europäische Ethnologie, HU Berlin)

Konzeption und Organisation:
Dr. Martina Schlünder (m.schluender@gmx.de) Dr. Michi Knecht (michi.knecht@rz.hu-berlin.de)
Sonja Palfner (spalfner@gmx.de)

More information and registration under
www.repraesentationen.de


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28
Nov
2007

Difference, (In)equality & Justice: 106th Annual Meeting of American Anthropological Association

28. 11. - 2.12. 2007, Washington DC

In the contemporary world, the symbolic and material dimensions of inequality and power are being actively renegotiated in dynamic contexts of crisscrossing flows and overlapping fields in which civil societies, states, markets and capitals are being restructured according to the logic of a transnational, neoliberal culture. Accompanying, or perhaps as a result of this process, disparities of wealth, health, life-expectancy and military control appear to be widening.

If these trends continue to unfold, what are the implications for subsistence security, intercultural relations, human rights and well-being, and the prospects for environmental sustainability and world peace? What identities and practices are emerging to contest, craft alternatives to, and arrest these trends? What ideologies, social movements and political projects are being mobilized to create conditions for a future of greater equality and social justice?

To what extent are models and struggles for justice gendered, raced and grounded in culturally resonant expressions of class consciousness and opposition to heterosexism?

How does talk about difference implicate forms of symbolic and structural violence? Or does it reinforce regimes of truth that claim kinship, classlessness, color blindness, gender neutrality, and equal opportunity in the face of hunger, poverty, pandemics, homophobic hate crimes, mass rape, war and genocide?

More information: http://www.aaanet.org/annual_meeting/2007/


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26
Nov
2007

Genealogical Practices - Transdisciplinary Cartography of a Style of Thinking

Internationaler Workshop des Graduiertenkollegs „Geschlecht als Wissenskategorie“
und des Forschungsprojekts „Verwandtschaftskulturen“ (TP C4)
im Sonderforschungsbereich 640, „Repräsentationen sozialer Ordnung im Wandel“,
in Kooperation mit C:SL, dem „Collaboratory Social Anthropology and Life Sciences“
und dem Forschungscluster „Das Präventive Selbst“ am Institut für Europäische Ethnologie

an der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin,
Institut für Europäische Ethnologie,
Mohrenstraße 40/41, 10117 Berlin,
Raum 211/212 (2. Etage)

Programm / Programme:

Donnerstag / Thursday, 13.12.07

Achtung: Der Eröffnungsvortrag findet an diesem Ort statt /
Important: The keynote lecture will be held at this location:
HU Berlin, Hauptgebäude
Unter den Linden 6, 10117 Berlin
HS 2097 (1. Etage)

16:15
Geoffrey C. Bowker (CSTS, Santa Clara University, California):
Memory and Forgetting Practices in Social and Natural Science

17:45 Empfang / Reception

Freitag / Friday, 14.12.07

9:30-10:00 Einführung in das Thema / Introduction to the subject:

Kartographische Koordinaten / Cartographic coordinates

* Martina Schlünder (Geschichte der Medizin, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen)
* Sonja Palfner (Graduiertenkolleg Geschlecht als Wissenskategorie, HU Berlin)
* Michi Knecht (Europäische Ethnologie, HU Berlin)

10:00-11:00 Diskussion des Eröffnungsvortrages / Discussion of the key note lecture

Geoffrey C. Bowker (CSTS, Santa Clara University, California)

Kommentare / Discussants:
* Staffan Müller-Wille (Centre for Genomics in Society, University of Exeter)
* Stefan Beck (Europäische Ethnologie, HU Berlin)

11:30-13:30 Genealogische Praktiken I / Genealogical practices I:

Christina Brandt (MPIWG, Berlin):
Between “genealogy” and “identity”: Historical perspectives on the clone concept

Stefan Sperling (History of Sciences, Harvard University):
Genealogies of the future: Law, science, and the making of potential persons

Kommentare / Discussants:
* Susanne Bauer (Medical Museion / Institute of Public Health, University of Copenhagen)
* Eric J. Engstrom (Geschichte der Medizin, Charité Berlin)

Moderation / Chair:
* Michalis Kontopodis (Europäische Ethnologie, HU Berlin)

15:00-17:00 Genealogische Praktiken II / Genealogical practices II:

Bernd Gausemeier (MPIWG, Berlin):
Don’t miss the forest for the family trees: Genealogy as representative model and technical mode

Elisabeth Timm (Europäische Ethnologie, Universität Wien):
Finds and fictions. The quest for ancestors in Austria between noble reign, bourgeois associations, fascist policy, and individualized practice

Kommentare / Discussants:
Maren Klotz (Europäische Ethnologie, HU Berlin)
Elvira Scheich (Gesellschaftswissenschaften, TU Berlin)

Moderation / Chair:
Jörg Niewöhner (Europäische Ethnologie, HU Berlin)

17:00-17:30 Kaffepause / Coffee and tea

17:30-19:00 Kartographische Übung I / Cartographic practice I:

Open space for the presentation and circulation of visual material and artefacts

20:00 Abendessen / Conference dinner

Samstag / Saturday, 15.12.07

9:30-11:30 Genealogische Praktiken III / Genealogical practices III:

Elizabeth A. Povinelli (Anthropology, Columbia University):
The Genealogies of Liberalism

Eva Johach (Graduiertenkolleg Geschlecht als Wissenskategorie, HU Berlin):
Human and animal forms of nation building. Elective affinities between men and insects in the 19th century

Kommentare / Discussants:
* Susan Leigh Star (CSTS, Santa Clara University, California)
* Axel C. Hüntelmann (Geschichte der Medizin, Charité Berlin)

Moderation / Chair:
+ Anja Laukötter (Geschichte der Medizin, Charité Berlin)

12:00-13:30 Genealogische Praktiken IV / Genealogical practices IV:

Jeanette Edwards (Social Anthropology, University of Manchester):
Of family history, ancestors and pedigrees: Genealogical research in the north of England

Ohad S. Parnes (ZFL, Berlin):
Epigenetic genealogies

Kommentare / Discussants:
*René Gerrets (MPI für Sozialanthropologie, Halle)
* Skúli Sigurdsson (MPIWG, Berlin and Science Institute Reykjavik)

Moderation / Chair:
*Sven Bergmann (Graduiertenkolleg Geschlecht als Wissenskategorie, HU)

13:30-15:00 Mittagessen / Lunch break

15:00-16:30 Kartographische Übung II / Cartographic practice II:

Where lines are crossing – How does it work?
Wie könnte eine interdisziplinäre Kartographie funktionieren?

Stefan Hesper:
Karte oder Genealogie? – Anmerkungen zur Genealogie der Kartographie bei Deleuze und Guattari und Ausblicke

* Michi Knecht (Europäische Ethnologie, HU)
* Martina Schlünder (Geschichte der Medizin, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen)
* Sonja Palfner (Graduiertenkolleg Geschlecht als Wissenskategorie, HU)

17:00-18:30 Kartographische Übung III / Cartographic practice III:

Round table discussion: “What makes the ‘re’ in the re-making of genealogies?”: Emergent patterns, transdisciplinary perspectives

mit / with

Susan Leigh Star (CSTS, Santa Clara University, California)
Tanja Michalsky (Kunstgeschichte und Ästhetik, UDK Berlin)
Staffan Müller-Wille (Centre for Genomics in Society, University of Exeter)
Skúli Sigurdsson (MPIWG, Berlin and Science Institute, Reykjavík)
Elizabeth A. Povinelli (Anthropology, Columbia University NY)

Moderation / Chair:
* Michi Knecht (Europäische Ethnologie, HU Berlin)

Konzeption und Organisation:
• Dr. Martina Schlünder (m.schluender@gmx.de)
Dr. Michi Knecht (michi.knecht@rz.hu-berlin.de)
• Sonja Palfner (spalfner@gmx.de)


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24
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2007

Culture, Religion and Identity Conference (UK)

St Mary’s University College, Twickenham (UK) 24th November 2007

Panels will be based on the Irish migrant community; Irish identity; the Catholic Church; identity and popular culture; diaspora; new hybridities and Israel and Palestine.

Speakers already confirmed include Prof. Michael Chanan of Roehampton University, Dr John McLeod of the University of Leeds and Kenan Malik of the University of Surrey.

Michael Chanan is a professor of Film & Video at Roehampton University, London. He is a documentary film-maker, author, editor and translator of books and articles on film and media and the social history of music. In 2006 he collaborated with George Steinmetz (University of Michigan) to produce Detroit: Ruin of a City, a unique documentary about Detroit and its ruination.

John McLeod works primarily in the field of postcolonial studies, and has a particular interest in postcolonial representations of London, England and Britain. His book Postcolonial London: Rewriting the Metropolis (Routledge 2004) explores how London has been rewritten by a variety of post-war writers, and his co-edited collection The Revision of Englishness (Manchester University Press 2004) considers the ways in which Englishness has been imaginatively reconsidered by different kinds of writers and film-makers.

Kenan Malik is a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Department of Political, International and Policy Studies at the University of Surrrey. He is a presenter of Analysis on BBC Radio 4 and has written and presented a number of radio and TV documentaries. His books include The Meaning of Race (1996) and Man, Beast and Zombie (2000).

Contact: Dr Richard Mills, Programme Director, Cultural Studies at millsr (AT) smuc.ac.uk, telephone +44 20 8240 4090


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16
Nov
2007

3rd Global Conference: Pluralism, Inclusion and Citizenship (Salzburg, Austria)

Friday 16th November - Sunday 18th November 2007, Salzburg, Austria

With this inter- and multi-disciplinary project we seek to explore the new developments and changes of the idea of pluralism and the implications those have for social and political processes of inclusion and citizenship in contemporary societies. The project will also assess the larger context of major world transformations, for example, new forms of migration and the massive movements of people across the globe, as well as the impact and contribution of globalisation on tensions, conflicts and the sense of acceptance, rootedness and membership.

More information: http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/ati/diversity/pluralism/pl3/cfp.html


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14
Nov
2007

14th Nordic Migration Researchers Conference

14.-16. november 2007, Bergen (Norway)

The Nordic Migration Researchers Conferences have established themselves as a major contact point not only between Nordic researchers in the field of international migration and ethnic relations, but also between these and international scholarship generally.

The theme for the Nordic Migration Researcher Conference points to issues of sovereignty, demarcation, distinction, exclusion and discrimination, but also to issues of transience, communication across distinction, and acceptance. Aspects of ‘the global turn’ and the Europeanization of Europe, not least as manifest in migration and migrant populations, have brought border and boundary issues to the forefront not only in social science and humanities scholarship, but also placed them with exceptional prominence on the political agenda.

More information: http://imer.uib.no/14Nordic/index.htm


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7
Nov
2007

«Exploring Anthropology» - Moving Anthropology Student Network (MASN)

4th international conference «Exploring Anthropology» -Perspectives on Interactions, Changes & Challenges. Blaubeuren, Germany from November 7th - 11th 2007

‘MASN - The ‘Moving Anthropology Student Network’ was set up with the aim of connecting anthropology students and graduates around the world. That is why we would like YOU to present your latest research, fieldwork and other experiences or interests in form of a paper-presentation, workshop/roundtable discussion or fringe event on our next conference and discuss them with other anthropology students from different countries.

For further information about the MASN visit http://www.movinganthropology.org and subscribe to the newsgroup on movinganthropology-subscribe (AT) yahoogroups.com

Topics

1. Anthropology of Media: deals with various modes of anthropological presentations. Furthermore, it also takes the development of new fields of anthropological research, i.e. films, cyber anthropology, etc. into consideration.

2. Migration: includes aspects like the preservation and change of individual and collective identities, conflicts, rituals, ethnicities, …etc.

3. Anthropology of Senses: everything dealing with human senses, i.e. their evaluation in different cultures, anthropology of food, …

4. Anthropology of Crisis / in crisis situations is concerned with the work in conflict areas, dangerous fields of research, personal states of crisis in the field, but also with theories on crisis

Structure of the Conference:

Conference days will be divided in morning (papers presentation) and afternoon (roundtable discussions, workshops) sessions as well as fringe events (excursions, exhibitions, performances, films and so on) in the evening. We count on your creative contributions!


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31
Oct
2007

Art / anthropology: Practices of Difference and Translation (Oslo)

31 October - 1 November 2007 Kulturhistorisk Museum, University of Oslo, Norway

ART/ANTHROPOLOGY: PRACTICES OF DIFFERENCE AND TRANSLATION

convenor: Arnd Schneider, Institute of Social Anthropology, University of Oslo

A two-day international workshop to develop a framework for a research laboratory on contemporary art and anthropology in Oslo

The two-day workshop, the first in a number of consultation events, will explore ideas and future potentials in the establishment of a`laboratory’ in Norway which combines ethnographic and art practices across a number of institutions and fields (anthropology, art history/criticism, contemporary art practice and museums).

Thus the workshop conceived as an open discussion forum, with the intention to chart a preliminary matrix for a future art-ethnography laboratory in Oslo.

A number of invited national and international speakers(including Terje Brantenberg, Geir Tore Holm, George Marcus, Amanda Ravetz, Amiria Salmond, Sissel Tolaas, Chris Wright - full list available on request), from both the worlds of contemporary art and anthropology, will report on existing projects which incorporate ethnographic and art practices, or provide a counterpoint as respondents to reports from Norway or abroad.

Full programme available on request from Morten Kjeldseth Pettersen m.k.pettersen (AT) sai.uio.no

Participation is free, but places are limited. Please register your interest with: Morten Kjeldseth Pettersen m.k.pettersen (AT) sai.uio.no


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18
Oct
2007

”Indigenous Peoples - Migration and Urbanisation” (Tromsø)

University of Tromsø on October 18th – 19th 2007.

This year’s conference will focus on aspects of migration and urbanisation. We have asked for papers that will trace the reasons for migration, including push factors that range from poverty to forced eviction, and pull factors such as access to education and new economic opportunities. We also focus on urban living conditions and the basis for social and political organisation.

Central in the Indigenous struggle has been the close ties to the land and the quest for control over traditional territories. Still, an increasing number of Indigenous people live outside their traditional land and/or derive their means of livelihood from sources other than customary land use. A central question will then be to explore how indigenous identity is expressed and maintained in new urban settings. The speakers will in different ways address the questions above.

The conference languages will be English, Spanish and Sami.

More information: http://www.sami.uit.no/forum/2007/invitasjon.html


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18
Oct
2007

Workshop: An Anthropology of Governance (Lund, Sweden)

October 18-19, 2007 Lund University

In recent years expressions such as “organic democracy”, new public management, “democracy without the people”, the Third Way, la voie unique have opened the way to new discussions on the transformation of political power, the nature of emergent political classes, the globalization of governance (NGO’s) and global governance. These issues can be added to an older list including expressions such as vampire states, flight capital, state collapse, the new feudalism, privatization of the state, NGOization etc.

This workshop seeks to explore the possibilities of understanding these contemporary changes that have had and express massive global transformations.

Key-note speakers

Prof. Anne Griffiths, University of Edinburgh

Prof. Jonathan Friedman, University of Lund

Prof. Bruce Kapferer, University of Bergen

Closing date for application October 1, 2007.

More information: http://www.socialantropologi.lu.se/research/workshop2007.php


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10
Oct
2007

Årskonferansen i Norsk antropologisk forening (Oslo)

23.-25. mai 2008, Oslo

Tema for Norsk antropologisk forenings årskonferanse 2008 er “Forestillinger om fellesskap". Konferanselokalet vil være Georg Sverdrups hus (Universitetsbiblioteket) UiO.

kilde: http://antropologi.org/?mid=108&o=-5&n=244


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10
Oct
2007

Antronettkonferansen 2007

Onsdag 10. - torsdag 11. oktober på Karl Johan Norlandia hotell, Oslo

I 2005 arrangerte Norsk antropologisk forening for første gang en etter- og videreutdanningskonferanse for sosialantropologer som arbeider utenfor akademia. Antronettkonferansen fokuserer på å oversette antropologisk kunnskap til en mer arbeidslivsorientert kunnskap. I tillegg oppdaterer vi hvert år deltakerne om hva som skjer på forskningsfronten innenfor ulike tema.

Konferansens fokus er dialog. Det norske antropologiske miljøet er langt mer variert enn før, og mye av de spennende erfaringene og innsiktene som er skapt gjennom de mange ulike måtene å praktisere faget på, har ikke blitt tatt godt nok vare på. Dialogen mellom antropologer med svært ulike erfaringer vil utvilsomt bidra til å løfte faget, vår identitet og vår evne og vilje til å bruke faget på nye og utradisjonelle måter.

Konferansen holdes på Norlandia Karl Johan Hotell http://www.norlandia.no/karljohan/

Mer informasjon: http://www.antropologi.org/index.php?o=39&e=150&mid=150


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8
Oct
2007

12th International Metropolis Conference: "Migration, Economic Growth and Social Cohesion"

8-12 October 2007, Melbourne, Australia

The Metropolis conference is the largest annual event on migration and diversity, and this year’s International Metropolis Conference is expected to attract more than 500 researchers, policy-makers and non-governmental organizations.

The Conference will examine:

* the patterns of current and future migration
* the scope for reinforcing its favourable impact on economic growth
* strengthening social cohesion.

http://www.metropolis2007.org/


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