[csaa-forum] Multiple CFPs

Baden Offord Baden.Offord at scu.edu.au
Thu Oct 10 07:15:34 CST 2013


Papers dealing with the visual and performing arts in Southeast Asia are solicited for a monographic issue of JSEAS. Papers can be written from the disciplinary perspective of anthropology, art history, film history, musicology, and visual and cultural studies, with both a contemporary and historical focus. The deadline for submissions is June 2014. Those papers deemed suitable will undergo double blind peer review according to the JSEAS editorial protocol. Expected date of publication is in 2015. 

Please send an electronic copy of your ms (of between 9,000 and 12,000 words in length, inclusive of footnotes) to: hisjseas at nus.edu.sg 


Social Sciences Directory and Humanities Directory have fully independent editorial boards and we conduct full peer review of articles. 

We welcome submissions of research papers, theses, reviews, essays, presentations and conference proceedings. 

We are registered with ISSN and CrossRef; indexed with ProQuest, Ebsco, ExLibris and OCLC WorldCat; we are Sherpa Romeo compliant; and have been accepted for inclusion in the Directory of Open Access Journals and as a full member of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association. Email: hisjseas at nus.edu.sg


Call for papers No.4 of the journal Trans-going Borders: "Changes and continuities in the relationship between Asia and Latin America"

This proposal, Changes and continuities in the relationship between Asia and Latin America, seeks to promote the study of Asia and its representations in Latin America, on purpose of the positions changes of the traditional extra-regional actors in Latin America. Similarly, we are interested with contributions that discuss about the economic, social, cultural and political approaches from Asian and Latin America countries. We invite you to approach this topic from a transdisciplinary perspective with the intention to study the dynamics of the relationships between the Asian and Latin American countries in all its complexity. 

This call is open to all contributions, as part of the following themes, involving research, reflection and / or literature review: * Regionalism, integration and international cooperation for the sustainable development. 
* Asia and Latin America, democratic alternatives under construction. 
* Inequality, exclusion and poverty. Political, economic and social challenges from a comparative perspective. 

Beijing Consensus, Globalization, International cooperation, regional integration, Latin America - Asia Pacific. 


Call for papers de la revista Trans-pasando Fronteras. Convocatoria No.3: “Cambios y continuidades en la relación entre Asia y América Latina”. 

Esta propuesta, Cambios y continuidades en la relación entre Asia y América Latina, busca promover el estudio sobre Asia y sus representaciones en Latinoamérica, apropósito de los cambios en cuanto las posiciones de los actores tradicionales extra-regionales en América Latina. De igual manera, nos interesan las contribuciones que discutan las transformaciones económicas, sociales, culturales y políticas de países asiáticos y sus acercamientos con América Latina. Los invitamos a que aborden esta temática desde una perspectiva transdisciplinar con la intención de estudiar las dinámicas de las relaciones entre los países asiáticos y los latinoamericanos en toda su complejidad. 

La presente convocatoria está abierta a todas las contribuciones que, en el marco de las siguientes líneas temáticas, involucren trabajos de investigación, reflexión y/o revisión bibliográfica: 
* Regionalismo, integración y cooperación internacional para el desarrollo. 
* Asia y Latinoamérica, alternativas democráticas en construcción. 
* Desigualdad, exclusión y pobreza. Retos políticos, económicos y sociales desde una perspectiva comparada. 

Palabras claves: 
Consenso de Beijing, Globalización, Cooperación internacional, Integración regional, América Latina - Asia Pacífico. 

 revista at icesi.edu.co


Journal of Balkan Libraries Union (BLUJ) (http://bkdb.trakya.edu.tr/) is a double-blind peer-reviewed academic journal covering theories, concepts, models, frameworks, and philosophies in library science, e-publishing, documentation, and information science. BLUJ publishes research articles, review/survey articles, short communications, book reviews, and notes to the editor. BLUJ's scope is broadly library science, encompassing all of the academic and professional disciplines which deal with recorded information. These include, but are not limited to information science, library science, and related disciplines, knowledge management, knowledge organization, information seeking, information retrieval, human information behaviour, and digital literacy.

For more information, please look at the journal's web site or send an e-mail to the managing editor whose contact information is given below: 

Gurkan Tuna, Trakya University 
E-mail: gurkantuna at trakya.edu.tr 

The Journal of West African History (JWAH) is a new interdisciplinary peer-reviewed research journal that will publish the highest quality articles on West African history. Located at the cutting edge of new scholarship on the social, cultural, economic, and political history of West Africa, JWAH will fill a representational gap by providing a forum for serious scholarship and debate on women and gender, sexuality, slavery, oral history, popular and public culture, and religion. The editorial board encourages authors to explore a wide range of topical, theoretical, methodological, and empirical perspectives in new and exciting ways. The journal is committed to rigorous thinking and analysis; is international in scope; and offers a critical intervention about knowledge production. Scholarly reviews of current books in the field will appear in every issue. And the publication will be in both English and French; an abstract in both languages will be provided. Michigan State University Press publishes the JWAH in collaboration with the MSU African Studies Center, and the History Department. 

The debut issue of JWAH will appear in Spring 2015. To this end, the editorial board invites scholars to submit original article-length manuscripts (not exceeding 10,000 words including endnotes, 35 pages in length) accompanied by an abstract that summarizes the argument and significance of the work (not exceeding 150 words). These articles will be considered alongside submissions from senior scholars such as Trevor Getz, Jacob Olupona, David Robinson, Jan Jansen, Jonathan Reynolds, Michel Doortmont, Simon Ottenberg, Elisha Renne, Ralph Austen, Rudolf Gaudio, Douglas Chambers, Merrick Posnansky, Moses Ochonu, James Genova, and Sabine Jell-Bahlsen, to name but a few. Please see submission guidelines for detailed expectations. Review essays (not exceeding 1,000 words) should engage the interpretation, meaning, or importance of an author’s argument for a wider scholarly audience. Please contact our book review editor at hodamtten at scu.edu for more information. 
Manuscripts submitted to the Journal of West African History should be submitted online at https://www.rapidreview.com/MSU/CALogon.jsp. In order to submit an article, you will have to create an account. The site will guide you through this process. 
We recognize that access to the internet is not universal; therefore we will accommodate those who are unable to submit their manuscripts electronically. Please contact the editorial staff at: JWAH, 141B & 141C Old Horticulture, 506 E. Circle Drive, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824; Phone: (517)884-4593, Fax: (517)884-4594, or jwah at msu.edu and http://msupress.org/journals/jwah/?id=50-214-10 for further instructions. The editor-in-chief can be reached directly at najwah at msu.edu. 

JWAH will provide regular updates on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. 



No Foundations is currently accepting general submissions and book reviews for NoFo 11 (June 2014). Please include an abstract of no more than 200 words with your submission. No Foundations is an international peer-reviewed journal committed to publishing interdisciplinary legal scholarship of the highest quality at the interface between law and justice. We encourage contributions from all areas of law and beyond, with the aim of bridging the gap once opened between law and other social and human activities and experiences. On the assumption that law is a socially embedded phenomenon that cannot be fully understood as an autonomous discipline, we aim to connect law both with its real effects on the lives of individuals and societies, and with the realm of human aspirations and ideals that give it life and meaning. 

For more information check: http://www.helsinki.fi/nofo/ 

Julen Etxabe & Mónica López Lerma 
Co-editors-in-Chief, No Foundations: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Law and Justice 
Researcher,CoE in Foundations on European Law and Polity Research 
P.O. Box 4, Yliopistonkatu 3 
00014 University of Helsinki, Finland 


Scholars of Latin American, African, World, or Transnational History are cordially invited to join the Southwestern Historical Association,in conjunction with the Southwestern Social Sciences Association, for our annual meeting in San Antonio, April 17-19th, 2014. 

Faculty, independent scholars,public historians, and students may submit proposals for panels, papers or roundtable sessions in any area of history. Student members of Phi Alpha Theta (the National History Honor Society) may propose papers or entire panels for student-only sessions; students who are not members of the Phi Alpha Theta should submit papers for regular sessions. 

Papers are eligible for the F. Bullitt Lowery Prize. Participants who wish to compete for the prize should notify the Area Coordinator when they submit. Participants may also submit for publication in the Chronicle of Historical Studies journal. 

Please submit electronically at: 

Panelists are asked to provide a CV of no more than two pages, a 250-word abstract, and appropriate contact information, including full name, e-mail address, and academic rank faculty, independent scholar, Ph.D. student, or M.A. Student). Please avoid all abbreviations. Requests for projection (AV) equipment are submitted online. Historians may also volunteer to serve as panel chairs or discussants via All Academic or contact relevant area studies coordinator to volunteer via email. Those who created a profile in All Academic for 2013 annual meeting should continue to use that account. 

The deadline for receiving all proposals is November 15, 2013. Individuals submitting accepted proposals will be notified by email approximately four weeks after the submission deadline. Finished papers must be sent directly to chairs/discussants via e-mail by no later than 10-14 days prior to the conference. 

Please refer to www.sssaonline.org for meeting details including accommodations,travel, and registration. 

For information, please contact the Area Coordinator Latin American/Transnational/Comparative History, Dr. Daniel Haworth; the SWHA President, Dr. Shelly Lemons or visit the SWHA's website at www.swhist.org. 


Chomsky on the built environment: Architecture_MPS (Media, Politics, Society)ISSN 2050-9006
Following on from our publication of the first comments on the built environment by Noam Chomsky we are seeking articles that take on the theme of the Architecture_MPS journal. 

These themes revolve around the relationship of architecture(s) in the politico-media-complex. Areas of interest include (but are not restricted to): Architecture, landscape design, urbanism, critical studies, human geography, media studies, design. 

Previous authors include: Kenneth Frampton, Michael Sorkin and Daniel Libeskind. 

The journal is published monthly on-line and has a two yearly print version. It is indexed with all the main databases including Avery Index, EBSCO, ProQuest, Ulrichsweb etc. 

In addition to full papers submitted for peer review, abstracts and works in progress will be accepted for initial consideration. http://architecturemps.com


CFP: Science Fiction and Fantasy: Science Fiction/Fantasy Literature (11/1/13; 2/19-22/2014) 

Join us for the 35th Annual Southwest Popular / American Culture Association Conference: “Popular and American Culture Studies: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow,” February 19-22, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency in Albuquerque, New Mexico. 

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Area Chairs of the Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Associations (www.swtxpca.org) invite paper or panel proposals about science fiction and fantasy literature. 

Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2013. 

Any and all topics related to sci-fi/fantasy literature will be considered. 

Submit 250-word paper or 500 word panel proposals to the 2014 SWPACA Presenter Database at http://conference2014.southwestpca.org. Choose the area “Science Fiction & Fantasy: Game of Thrones.” This online submission database will be available after July 1. If you are experiencing difficulties with the website, please follow the help prompts on the database page. 

Direct questions to: Brian Cowlishaw, cowlishb at nsuok.edu 

For more details on the conference, please visit the Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association: http://southwestpca.org 

Follow us on Facebook & Twitter: www.facebook.com/swtxsff and @swtxsffchairs 


NeMLA 2014. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. 3-6 April 

In the politically tumultuous nineteenth century, Spanish literature introduced a variety of public spaces constructed to shelter new political currents, social phenomena and alternative (sub)cultural practices. While there have been a vast number of critical studies that approach the presence of public spaces in the novel, little attention has been paid to the role of theater in this spatial configuration. Indeed, the Spanish nineteenth century is often studied as the “century of the novel,” but as David T. Gies notes in his study on nineteenth-century Spanish theater, more than 10,000 theatrical works were produced in this century, most of which lie outside the canon. 

This panel attempts to map out both canonical and especially non-canonical nineteenth-century Spanish plays in spatial terms by focusing on the construction of public spaces. In all its forms –historical and reformist drama, socialist and parodic theater, realist and romantic plays— nineteenth-century theater stages a number of official and non-formalized spaces that, inhabited and traversed by emerging marginal subjectivities, appear in the literary text as a response to new social phenomena and political realities of the period. A number of questions arise from this approach: How does theater interact with political events in their historical context? What is the social function of official places such as hotels, cafes, or arcades, in contrast with unauthorized spaces such as brothels, taverns, and clandestine meeting points? How does drama shelter the desires, fears and demands of popular classes in subversive spaces? What is the relation between theater as a marginal genre and peripheral identities that emerge as political agents of new subcultural practices? We invite submissions that explore representations of public spaces and marginal subjects in Spanish theater of the nineteenth century and their role in supporting, confronting, questioning, and/or condemning the socio-political and historical tensions of this period. 


The Furniture History Society is organising a Research Seminar, hosted by the Metropolitan Museum on Monday 3 February 2014, to present current research on topics of British and European furniture history, construction, design, conservation and historical interiors. Speakers will be US based PhD/Post Doc. students, junior museum/heritage curators and other researchers at an early stage of their career development. Each paper will last 20 minutes. 

Interested speakers are requested to send an abstract of c. 300 words outlining their proposed topic, research methodologies and sources, with a current curriculum vitae and details of one referee to grants at furniturehistorysociety.org by 10 October 2013. 
A panel from the Society's Grants Committee and the European Dept of Decorative Arts, the Metropolitan Museum will consider submissions and confirm the programme by beginning November 2013. Some assistance with speakers travel expenses may be available - any request for this should be included with the applicant's abstract. 


Prague, Czech Republic November 15-16, 2013 
Deadline: October 15, 2013 

Art as Cultural Diplomacy: (Re)Constructing Notions of Eastern and Western Europe 

(As part of the Second Euroacademia International Conference 'Re-Inventing Eastern Europe' to be held at Grand Majestic Plaza, Prague, Czech Republic, 15-16 November 2013) 

Panel Organizer: Cassandra Sciortino, University of California, Santa Barbara 

The panel “Art as cultural diplomacy” seeks papers that explore the function of art (in its broadest definition) as an instrument of cultural diplomacy in Europe before and after the Fall of the Berlin Wall. Papers are welcome which explore issues related to the role of art, diplomacy and the politicization of the European Union and its candidate countries, as are those which consider how the arts have pursued or resisted East-West dichotomies and other narratives of alterity in Europe and worldwide. The panel seeks to combine a wide range of interdisciplinary perspectives to explore how art--its various practices, history, and theory--are an important area of inquiry in the expanding field of cultural diplomacy. Selected papers will be invited for publication in a book. Some examples of topics include: 

- How can art serve as a neutral platform for exchange to promote dialogue and understanding between foreign states? 

- How can art, including organized festivals (i.e. film, visual art, music.), cultivate transnational identities that undermine dichotomies of East and West, and other narratives of alterity in Europe and beyond it? 

- The implications for art as an instrument of diplomacy in a postmodern age where geopolitics and power are increasingly mobilized by image based structures of persuasion 

- How has/can art facilitate cohesion between European Union member states and candidate states that effectively responds to the EU’s efforts to create “unity in diversity.” 

- The politics of mapping Europe: mental and cartographic 

 Community based art as a social practice to engage issues of European identity 

 The difference between art as cultural diplomacy and propaganda 

- The digital revolution and the emergence of social media as platforms for art to communicate across social, cultural, and national boundaries? 

- Europe 

- Artists as diplomats 

- Art history as diplomacy--exhibitions, post-colonial criticism, global art history, and other revisions to the conventional boundaries of Europe and its history of art 

- The international activity of cultural institutes 

Please submit abstracts of less than 300 words by October 15, 2013 to Cassandra Sciortino cassandra.sciortino at berkeley.edu 

For more information: http://euroacademia.eu/conference/the-second-international-conference-re-inventing-eastern-europe/ 


European Association for Urban History 
12th International Conference on Urban History: Cities in Europe, Cities in the World 
September 3, 2014 - September 6, 2014 
Lisbon, Portugal 

Session: ”Ubiquitous yet Unique: Green Spaces in Cities from the 18th Century to the Present: Europe in Comparative Perspective” 
Session organizers: 
Dorothee Brantz (Center for Metropolitan Studies, TU, Berlin) Peter Clark (History Dept., Helsinki University 

Green spaces can be found throughout European cities and beyond. Parks, children’s playgrounds, sports fields, allotment gardens, city farms, lidos, and urban forests have been integrated in different urban formats for different purposes. Historical and contemporary debates underscore the central significance of green spaces within urban arenas and their relevance for creating liveable cities. Yet if one tries to come up with an overarching definition of urban green spaces, one is faced with a wide variety of descriptions and quantitative categorizations that make it rather difficult to gain an overall understanding of what is meant by ‘urban green spaces’ and how they have been linked to the historical development of different cities. 
How do we explain these differences? The proposed panel would examine this topic by raising the following questions: Why are parks and boulevards so widespread in European cities and beyond, while other types of green spaces are not? How important are climatic factors and seasonality in determining the pattern of green spaces? How do green spaces reflect particular cultural connotations about urban nature, including the place of women and different ethnic groups? What factors have shaped municipal policies and notions about public living spaces? Who is/was responsible for the planning of green spaces? What role do ‘bottom-up’ politics play in the greening of urban spaces in different places of the world? This session aims to encourage comparisons not only between different parts of Europe but also with North and South America, the Middle East and Asia. It would aim to use the theme to shed light on wider urban issues such as the importance of urban seasonality, nature and the city, planning, the role of the green movement, and NGOs, as well as property owners and developers. 
We would hope to attract contributors both from Europe and beyond. Comparative papers are particularly welcome. We plan to structure the session with 8 papers and one or 2 commentators. 

A paper proposal for presentation at the conference should be submitted in the form of an abstract only (not to exceed 300 words). Important: Paper proposals and full texts can only by submitted online, via the EAUH2014 website. To submit a paper proposal, registration is required. 

Deadline for paper proposals submission: October 15, 2013 

Notification of paper acceptance: December 15, 2013 

Full text submission 
The authors of the paper proposals that have been accepted by the session organisers will be invited to submit the full text (appr.7-14 pages), for inclusion on the USB stick distributed to all the participants of the conference. 

Deadline for full text submissions: July 1, 2014 

Important: Full texts can only by submitted online, via the EAUH2014 website. 

For more information regarding EAUH 2014 visit the website: 



International Conference 
(Re)constructing Latinity: National and Transnational Identities of Romance Cultures. 
Interdisciplinary and Transdisciplinary Approaches 

Venue. Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania 

Date. 21-23 November 2013 

Rationale. It is well known that Neo-Latin or Romance cultures form a transnational community built on a linguistic basis. A significant question, though, is to what an extent this community remains a mere taxonomic designator or rather it configures a real identity, based on a number of factors such as: cultural, artistic, institutional or even the social, geopolitical and technological ones. If the second half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century witnesses the resurrection of numerous Pan-Latin identity projects, in the second half of the last century Latinity seemed to articulate itself rather in the form of identity (sub)communities like Francophonie or Hispanismo. Our conference aims to explore a possible reconstruction of the contemporary concept of Latinity, which further generates new perspectives of research and action policies in the field of Romance studies. Therefore, priority will be given to proposals whose approach is not limited to a single Romance culture and/or to those who intend to study the Latinity from an inter- or transdisciplinary perspective. 

Topics. The conference will address the following issues: - Is there currently a genuine (Neo-)Latin transnational identity or, on the contrary, Latinity is a mere taxonomic designator nowadays? 
- To what extent is the national identity of Neo-Latin cultures based on the concept of a transnational Latinity today 
- What kind of artistic, political, institutional, etc. affinities and interferences between Romance cultures can trigger a possible (re)construction of the concept of Latinity? 
- Is Latinity a notion limited only to linguistic, aesthetic and cultural issues or there can be identified a series of geographical, social and technological parameters relevant for the circumvention of this concept? 
- Is the “ecumenical” concept of Latinity a sustainable alternative to the identity projects of the Latin cultures with globalizing ambitions (e.g., Francophonie, Hispanismo, etc.)? 
- To what extent was Latinity assimilated as an identity component in the former colonies of Neo-Latin countries? 
- Are there any “regional Latinities” (such as the African, Iberian or East-European ones)? 
- How does Latinity configure itself by interaction with non-Latin cultures (e.g., the latina cultures in the United States or Romania under Soviet domination)? 

Areas. The conference will cover the following areas: 
- literature 
- linguistics 
- cultural studies 
- history 
- educational studies 
- sociology 
- political sciences 
- psychology 
- economic sciences 
- theology and spirituality 
- history and philosophy of science 
- gender studies 
- postcolonial studies 

Proposals: Paper proposals should be sent to latinity2013 at gmail.com before 15 October 2013 and they should not exceed 1000 words. 

Languages of the conference: English, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian. 

Confirmed keynote speakers: 
Jordi Vallespir Soler (University of the Balearic Islands, Spain) Paolo Vittoria (Federal University of Rio De Janeiro, Brazil) 

Conference fee: 50 EUR. The conference fee will cover only the attendance costs. Participants should individually cover transportation and accommodation expenses. 

Publication: Selections of the conference papers will be included in a special issue of the journal “Transilvania” (SCOPUS-indexed) and in a proceedings volume published at an internationally recognized publishing house. 

Proposals submission deadline: 15 October 2013 
Acceptance of proposals: 20 October 2013 
Conference: 21-23 November 2013 
Final version of the papers: 1 January 2014 
Conference website: http://conferences.ulbsibiu.ro/latinity2013/ 

Baden Offord, Ph.D.
Professor of Cultural Studies and Human Rights
Acting Course Coordinator, BA
School of Arts and Social Sciences
Southern Cross University

PO Box 157, Lismore 2480 Australia

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