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Submission of proposals
Emotional Geographies
3rd International and Interdisciplinary Conference
Hawke Research Institute and Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre, University of South Australia
6.–8.4.2010 — Adelaide, SA (Australia)
  • Embodiment and emotions
  • Dynamics of affect
  • Affective attachment and the other-than-human
  • Emotional labour and management
  • Affective spaces and the transnational
  • Migration, postcolonialism and emotions
  • Indigenous knowledges and emotion
  • Emotional architectures and landscapes of emotion
  • Affect, sense, sensation
  • Emotional publics and passionate politics
  • Semiotics and poetics of affect/emotion
  • Theories of affect, emotions, feelings
  • Affect and tourism
  • Queer spaces of affect
  • Emotion and political reform
Submission of proposals
Applied Interculturality Research
Conference on Applied Interculturality Research (cAIR10)
Forum for Applied Interculturality Research, University of Graz
7.–10.4.2010 — Graz (Austria)
The conference promotes research on all intercultural topics in all relevant disciplines. It especially promotes applications of that research, such as interactions between research teams, civil society and policy makers. In this way, the conference empowers academics to contribute to social and political developments in their field. It aims to establish applied interculturality research as a visible, productive and respected area of interaction between research and society, with a strong multi- and interdisciplinary foundation.
Submission of proposals
New Challenges for Multilingualism in Europe
International Conference
Institute for Anthropological Research (INANTRO)
LINEE Network of Excellence
11.–15.4.2010 — Dubrovnik (Croatia)
  • Language, Culture and Identity
  • Language Policy and Planning
  • Multilingualism and Education
  • Language and Economy
Submission of proposals
In the Image of Asia
Moving Across and Between Locations
Interdisciplinary Conference
Research School of Humanities, Australian National University
13.–15.4.2010 — Canberra, ACT (Australia)
  • Locations of cultures
  • Identity and images
  • Representation of culture as translation
  • Hybridity and agency
Submission of proposals
Postcolonialism and Islam
Interdisciplinary Conference
Northern Association for Postcolonial Studies (NAPS)
Centre for Anglo-Arab and Muslim Writing, University of Nizwa
University of Sunderland
16.–17.4.2010 — Sunderland (UK)
  • Muslim identity and its connection to race, cultural politics, integration
  • The experience of Muslim communities in Britain and elsewhere in the West particularly as representative site(s) of settlement, networking and diasporic mobility
  • Terms such as multiculturalism, citizenship, secularism, ethnicity
  • The way in which Muslim culture(s) become(s) embedded in and thematised by Muslim and non-Muslim writers in English and other literatures in translation
  • The connection between Muslim women and the activities of western orientalism
  • The conditions and possibility of ›Islamic‹ feminism; its response to the way in which Muslim women have often been represented and theorised according to western, Christian and white feminist versions of female experience
Submission of proposals
Identity and Identification
14th International ›Culture & Power‹ Conference
Iberian Association for Cultural Studies (IBACS)
Departamento de Filología Moderna, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha
22.–24.4.2010 — Ciudad Real (Spain)
  1. Theorizing identity construction and identification processes from a (variety of) cultural studies perspective(s)
  2. Methods and perspectives for examining identity-construction and identification processes in culture and society
  3. From social and cultural identities to subjectivity and the self
  4. Identity and genre: identities in fiction, drama, poetry, film, television, print media, politics, advertising, education, the institutional, the Internet, etc.
  5. Identity at the crossroads of cultural studies with its disciplinary neighbours
  6. Challenging, questioning and subverting identities
  7. Gender, sex, race, ethnicity, class, age, citizenship and religion issues
  8. The discourses of local, regional, national and trans-national identities
  9. Identity and identification across cultural practices
  10. Identity and visual culture
  11. Historicizing identities
  12. Identity and popular culture
  13. Identity in the Information and Communication society
Submission of proposals
The Wrongfulness of Terrorist Actions
An Interfaith Perspective
International Conference
Saint Paul University
23.–24.4.2010 — Ottawa, ON (Canada)
  • Theoretical Frameworks
  • Religion and Terrorism, General Observations
  • Wrongfulness of Terrorist Actions in Faith Traditions
  • Interfaith Collaboration versus the Terrorist Temptations and Persuasions
  • Religion and the Replacing of Insecurity with a Secure Life
  • Policy Implications and Recommendations
  • The Role of Civil Society in the Eradication of Terrorist-Minds and Actions
Submission of proposals
Building an African Presence in the Early 20th Century World
International Conference
Columbia University
30.4.–1.5.2010 — New York, NY (USA)
  • The changing political and cultural landscape of the early 20th century and the ways that civilization, humanity and race figured within the conversation on the reconstitution of Africa within a world context and how Africa and black culture were revised in relation to the new world order that was being articulated
  • Explorations on how Africans and people of African descent contributed to this discussion, and inserted Africa into World-History narrative and the political economy of the new world order
  • The questions and issues raised by the movements as well as the places, events and circumstances that gave rise to connections and transactions
  • The ways in which different groups reached across national and imperial boundaries and created unity as women, men, workers, and as racialized and colonized subjects
  • Explorations on how these different groups of people conceptualized the world, western civilization, modernity, citizenship, gender, and social and political rights are also encouraged
Submission of proposals
Migration and Intercultural Identities in Relation to Border Regions
International Conference
Centre for the History of Intercultural Relations (CHIR), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
27.–29.5.2010 — Kortrijk (Belgium)
  • The contribution of migrants to the development of the socio-cultural life by means of commercial and cultural corporations, associations, etc.
  • Material, visual, verbal and historical culture of migrants
  • The relevance of the concepts of ›nationality‹ and ›postnationality‹ for the construction of identities among migrants
  • The role of education and/or schooling in the intercultural identity construction of migrants
  • Appropriate or promising heuristic-analytical approaches within histories of intercultural education
  • The relation between different schooling and educational regimes and questions of assimilation, cultural identification, socialization and belonging
  • The literary representations (including self-representations) of migrants and migration
  • Transfer or exchange processes between migrant and target literature
  • The role of literature in the intercultural identity construction of migrants
  • The evolution of migrant identities and the specific position of second and third generation migrants
Submission of proposals
A New Global Morality
The Politics of Human Rights and Humanitarianism in the 1970s
International Workshop
Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies, Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg
10.–13.6.2010 — Freiburg/Br. (Germany)
  • the histories of international institutions
  • the percolation of human rights in domestic politics and as a foreign policy ethic
  • the rise of new forms of popular and private advocacy
  • the relegitimization of international intervention
  • the explosion of »dissidence« and its international reception
  • the agitation around Latin American authoritarianism
  • new visibility for human catastrophe in Africa and Asia
  • the selectivity of moral responses framed as either based on rights or on humanitarianism
  • the trajectory of international law
Submission of proposals
Assessing the State of Human Rights Nine Years After 9/11
ISA-APSA-IPSA Human Rights Sections Conference
Human Rights Section, International Studies Association (ISA)
Human Rights Section, American Political Science Association (APSA)
Human Rights Research Committee, International Political Science Association (IPSA)
Roosevelt University
19.–20.6.2010 — Chicago, IL (USA)
  • Continuities and Changes in US Human Rights Policy: Courts, military commissions, and indefinite detention
  • 9/11 and the Securitization of Migration, Immigration and Integration Policies in Europe and the Americas
  • Civil rights and civil liberties in comparative perspective: Europe and the Americas
  • Transitional Justice after Torture and other Atrocities: the Liberal Democratic Record
  • The ›root causes‹ of terrorism debate: how relevant are social and economic rights violations?
  • International Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law: Great reinterpretation debates
  • Counterterrorism and transborder human rights violations: Extraordinary rendition, deportation, and secret detention facilities
  • What norms and practices migrated where: Afghanistan, Iraq, the UK, US, and Israel
Submission of proposals
International Studies
IV Oceanic Conference on International Studies
Victoria University of Wellington
University of Auckland
30.6.–2.7.2010 — Auckland (New Zealand)
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Regions and Regionalism
  • International History
  • International Relations Theory
  • Sovereignty and Security Issues
  • Global Crises, Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding
  • Justice and Rights
  • Gender and Feminism
  • Indigenous Politics
  • Postcolonialism
  • Global Governance
  • Development and Aid
  • America and the World
  • Scholarship, Policy-making, and Activism
  • Europe and the World
Submission of proposals
Beyond Citizenship
Feminism and the Transformation of Belonging
International Interdisciplinary Conference
Birkbeck Institute for Social Research, University of London
30.6.–2.7.2010 — London (UK)
  • Can the concept of citizenship encompass the transformations that feminist politics seek?
  • What are the restrictions and exclusions of contemporary forms and practices of citizenship?
  • How does the concept of citizenship deal with power, inequality, and difference?
  • What are the problems with framing our desires and visions for the future in terms of citizenship in a globalizing world of migration, mobility, armed conflict, economic crisis and climate change?
  • Does the concept of citizenship restrict our imaginations and limit our horizons within nation-state formations?
  • Can it ever really grasp the complexity of our real and longed-for attachments to communities, networks, friends and loved ones?
  • Is it able to embrace the politics of embodiment and of our relationships with the non-human world?
  • How have feminists historically and cross-culturally imagined and prefigured a world beyond citizenship?
  • Is a feminist, queer or global citizenship thinkable, or should we find a new language for new forms of belonging?
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