Call for Papers: Diversity and Epistemological Plurality: Thinking interculturality ‘otherwise’

The 22nd Annual Conference of the International Association for Languages and Intercultural Communication (IALIC) will take place at the Institute of Education of University of Lisbon, Portugal, from 7th to 9th September 2022.

Under the theme “Diversity and Epistemological Plurality: Thinking interculturality ‘otherwise’”, we hope the conference may become a forum for the sharing of thought-provoking perspectives and research around the topics of diversity and interculturality.

We are pleased to announce that the Call for Papers is now open and we invite you to submit your abstracts until 10th May 2022.Inquiries can be sent to the Organising Committee: ialic.conference.2022@gmail.com.

You may find detailed information about the Call for Papers and other topics on the event’s website: http://ialic2022.ie.ulisboa.pt

We are aware of the tight set of deadlines, but we are counting on your proposal submissions to assemble a very exciting and exquisite conference programme.

For now, two very relevant keynote speakers are confirmed: Professor Boaventura de Sousa Santos (Portugal) and Dr. Giuliana Ferri (United Kingdom).

We would be very glad to welcome you in Lisbon, and we are looking forward to receiving your abstract submissions!

Managing editor: Lisa (Zhiyun) Bian

Call for Contributions: Educating Anthropologists for/in the Contemporary World  

Call for Contributions on Teaching Anthropology in China

It has long been suggested that sociocultural anthropology needs to adapt its research methodologies (e.g., Marcus 1998) and adjust its analytical concepts to the current sociopolitical conditions of an altered global situation (e.g., Collier and Ong 2005, Pink and Salazar 2017). Teaching is one of the critical areas where anthropology reproduces itself and where any changes in the discipline should register. We contend, however, that educational practices have not received the scholarly attention they deserve. Despite the fact that most university positions require a considerable amount of teaching, we are evaluated primarily through our publication record, and our teaching achievements become secondary. In teaching, anthropology shifts from a disciplinary practice to the substantive content of pedagogic practice. The depth and engagement with pedagogic issues have not been up to pace with reflections on our methodological and theoretical practice. The recent pandemic has intensified the urgency of these discussions and brought new challenges, dilemmas, and opportunities in teaching and learning anthropology. This global challenge has been met locally in various ways, but primarily by turning to online solutions. 

We stress the need to rethink our educational strategies. How do we as educators respond to the challenges and changes? How do we engage our students in the society that surrounds them? How do we cherish ‘the view from afar’ in our teaching when most of our students do fieldwork ‘at home’? How do we incorporate online platforms and remote pedagogic practices in a discipline that is so grounded in direct interpersonal contact? What is being lost in the shift from personal to e-teaching, e-supervision, and e-evaluation? 

This edited volume on teaching and learning anthropology wishes to explore, compare, and discuss different forms of anthropological engagement and reflect on how anthropological education has been changing over the past 30 years and particularly by the challenges posed by the recent pandemic. We wish to take stock of the current situation, promote a space for sharing, and reflect on how this situation affects the teaching and learning of anthropology in different contexts and levels. We invite papers investigating how anthropology teachers across Europe (and beyond) have tried to engage their students and make anthropology relevant to the contemporary world. We call for contributions that are based on experiences, theoretically embedded, and analytical.

Please send an abstract of 500 words (+ 10 references), framing your argument and specifying your ideas and related literature.

Provide, also, the following information:

  • Author full name(s), 
  • Institutional affiliation(s), 
  • E-mail address(es), 
  • Short biographical note (100-150 words) for each author

Lorenzo Cañás Bottos: canas.bottos@ntnu.no

Jakob Krause-Jensen: jakj@edu.au.dk

Ioannis Manos: imanos@uom.edu.gr

Note: For whom might be interested to contribute, it would be great to have a quick note of interest asap (please email Shuhua shuhua.chen@ntnu.no) before submitting the abstract by the end of this month, 30 April 2022. And also please feel free to contact shuhua.chen@ntnu.no for further details. 

managing editor: Tong Meng

Call for Conference Papers: “China English” or “Chinglish”? Implications for World Englishes in students’ academic writing

University of Manchester, Harwood Room, Barnes Wallis Building
June 14th 2022, 09:00 – 18:00
Free to register

The conference will explore the ways in which grammar and vocabulary as used in overseas students’ writing differ from what is otherwise expected: standard British English. The implication of the idea of World Englishes is that systematic and predictable uses of English by specific groups of language users, while different from standard English, are not errors. This leads to a potential dilemma for both students and lecturers, seen in the questions below, which also serve as potential themes for conference papers (conference papers are not limited to the themes and topics below):

• How can we distinguish between grammatical errors and innovations?

• If the latter, should such grammatical (and lexical) differences be accepted (however defined), or should they be considered ‘wrong’?

• Is difference a ‘deficit’ in any way considering the requirement for standard English against the reality of thousands of foreign students who may indeed have their own variety of English(es) (e.g. Indian English, Ghanaian English, etc.)?

• Are there ways in which students can “teach the teachers” regarding their varieties of English, notably as part of Education programmes, thus allowing for a linguistic – and cultural – exchange?

• Given the conference title, what are the linguistic features – lexis and grammar – that indeed distinguish a recognised variety of English – from random errors?

• What are the political implications for standard inner-circle Englishes? This could involve relevant theory such as linguistic hegemony, symbolic violence, cultural reproduction, linguistic capital.

• How might we approach linguistic codification given the absence of ‘traditional’ means of such for non-inner circle Englishes, especially expanding circle Englishes? For example, the Oxford English Dictionary doesn’t necessarily have a great deal of lexis for expanding circle Englishes, though this is slowly changing.

• Taking a lexicographic approach, what are the key issues regarding online codification, given the proliferation of World Englishes within web- based dictionaries, part of the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

We welcome empirical, conceptual, or methodological papers. We would also accept topics for proposed workshops. Please submit your abstracts no later than April 19th 2022. The abstracts should be no more than 250 words, excluding references. Please send abstracts to the following email addresses:

alex.baratta@manchester.ac.uk and paul.v.smith@manchester.ac.uk

Also, in your email, please confirm if you plan to attend the conference in person or would prefer to present your paper, if accepted, online. Details regarding online presentations will be sent out to individuals whose papers have been accepted.

The conference will involve paper presentations and workshops. Presentations will last for 30 minutes – 20 minutes for the talk with up to ten minutes for Q & A. As for workshops, we anticipate up to one hour being available.

The conference will involve three tea/coffee breaks, and a buffet lunch will be provided. If you have any dietary requirements, please inform us by email when you submit your abstract.

Migration theory: perspectives on time and temporalities

Course Description

​This course explores the diverse roles of time in migration processes, as a key vantage point on migration theory. It thus reflects the so-called temporal turn in migration studies. The content of the course deliberately spans diverse approaches to the study of time, from quantitative analyses of time series to ethnographic research on experiential temporalities. This broad scope fosters theoretical sensitivity and versatility. Key concepts in the course include linear time, historical time, biographical time, past, present, future, time-space, flows, trajectories, moments, rhythms, cycles, tempos, trends, synchronicity, conjuncture, disjuncture, hope, waiting, life course, and generation. The course connects these concepts to to mobility and immobility, migration processes, transnationalism, and the impacts of emigration and immigration. It combines a theoretical focus on time and temporalities with attention to the ways in which temporal dimensions are reflected in key approaches to migration theory. The lecturers draw upon their own migration research experience, across themes, contexts and methods. The expected outcome is for participants to develop their analytical awareness and dexterity in engaging with the temporal dimensions of migration. 

Course Details

Lecturers:

Jørgen Carling is Research Professor at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) and co-director of the PRIO Migration Centre. His research covers global migration, immobility and transnationalism, seeking to explain how migration arises, and how it affects societies, families and individuals. He holds a PhD in Human Geography and combines ethnographic and statistical methods, often in mixed-methods research designs. He currently leads MIGNEX, a large 10-country project on migration and development, as well as the ERC-funded project Future Migration as Present Fact (FUMI).

Marta Bivand Erdal is Research Professor at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) and co-director of the PRIO Migration Centre. She is a Human Geographer and has conducted research in South Asia (mainly Pakistan), Norway and Poland. Her research is mainly based on qualitative methods, using semi-structured interviews and focus groups, focusing on innovative approaches to sampling and data collection in migration research. Her current projects include the ERC-funded Migration Rhythms in Trajectories of Upward Social Mobility in Asia.

Deadlines:

​Application deadline: 18 April 2022.

We aim to process applications within the a week after the deadline.

Requirements:

​1) Commitment to taking part in the entire course, including the online day (20 June) and the on-site days (27-28 June).

2) Preparation of discussion points. Admitted participants will be asked to prepare discussion points that relate to assigned readings.

3) Active participation in class discussions: The course will be run as a seminar, where debate and discussion are the norm. 

Optional: To earn course certificate that stipulates it to 5 ECTS credits, students must submit an essay that is marked as “pass”.

Admission:

The course is free of charge, but students will have to cover their own travel and accommodation costs. Readings may include books that participants are required to borrow or purchase.

PhD students will normally be prioritized.

Application Form

managing editor: Tong Meng

Call for Abstracts: the Bourdieu, Work and Inequalities International Conference

Bourdieu, Work and Inequalities
16-18 November 2022 | Paris

The Bourdieu, Work and Inequalities international conference will be held 16-18 November 2022 at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers (CNAM), in Paris. We are currently considering how to make this a hybrid event.

The event will gather researchers from all around the world who draw into the work of Pierre Bourdieu to understand how inequalities are made, maintained, or resisted in the workplace and the labour market. To find out more, you can now read the call for abstracts (PDF version can be found here).

The deadline to submit an abstract is the 15th April 2022 at 23.59 (UK time). More details on the submission process and the expected format can be found here. We are looking forward to reading your work!

Questions about the conference should be sent to bourdieuworkconference@gmail.com. You can also find us on Twitter

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Abstract Submission Deadline: 15th April 2022
  • Abstract Decisions to be sent out: July 2022
  • Early bird registration deadline: to be confirmed
  • Regular registration deadline: to be confirmed

managing editor: Zhiyun Bian