Call for papers Colombia Internacional, published by the Political Science Department of the Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia)

Call for papers Colombia Internacional, published by the Political Science Department of the Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia), invites the academic community to participate in its next call for submissions on Profiles of the Latin American Political Elites. Papers should be submitted between the 1st – 30th October, 2015.

This special issue aims to contribute to the academic debate on the characteristics and profiles of Latin American political elites. To this end, we encourage those interested to submit work which maps the profiles of Latin American rulers/parliamentarians so that these may be linked with the following themes: i) the representation of the Latin American political elites, or the extent to which they perform a representative role and ii) the effect on the quality of democracy in the region. Then, in order to debate the problems derived from the so-called ‘crisis of representation,’ articles should consider current and relevant themes such as questions of gender, race, social equality/inequality, academic background, social capital, and ideology, among others. Overall, the aim will be to establish who belongs to the Latin American political elites and examine factors which may explain why these elites are constituted as they are, both at an executive level (presidents, vice-presidents, and ministers) and at a legislative level (parliamentarians, deputies, and senators). The submissions may have a qualitative, quantitative or mixed research focus, and it is expected that they will attempt to: i. Show whether there is a relationship with the voting system (a majority vote for president; a proportional, mixed, open/closed list voting system for Congress). We also insist, particularly in the case of parliamentarians, that there be a crossover study of deputies and senators in order to determine whether there are differences between the profiles of members that belong to different political chambers; ii. analyze the profile of the elites, by looking at their training (academic, professional etc.), and their social, economic and cultural capital; iii. analyze the trajectory of the officials through their political experience and participation in politics (previous employment, membership, position in the party/parties), and iv. show the ideological preferences of the elites and the impact of these on political and social changes in each country.This special issue will be put together by Dr. Adrián Albala (University of São Paulo), and inquiries regarding the content of the articles may be directed to him (adrian.albala@gmail.com). We invite all those interested in participating in this special issue to submit previously unpublished articles in Spanish, English, or Portuguese. Articles submitted for consideration must be in Word and comply with the journal’s standards: a maximum length of 10,000 words (18-22 pages approximately), 12 pt Times New Roman font, single-spaced, letter-sized paper with 3 cm margins. The first page must include an abstract of no more than one hundred words. Author information should be submitted in a separate file. Footnotes and bibliographic references must be cited using the author-date system from Chicago Manual of Style used by the journal. Details of the manuscript submission guidelines can be found at http://colombiainternacional.uniandes.edu.co/ During the call for papers, manuscripts may be submitted via the link on the journal’s website (http://colombiainternacional.uniandes.edu.co/) or by e-mail (colombiainternacional@uniandes.edu.co). All the articles will undergo the following evaluation process. First, the Editorial Team assesses whether the article meets the basic requirements established by the journal and its pertinence for publication in a political science journal. Subsequently, all accepted submissions will be evaluated by two academic peers and the Editorial Team. The authors will be informed of the results of these evaluations within six months of the final submission date. Articles sent to Colombia Internacional for evaluation cannot simultaneously be in the process of being evaluated by another publication.

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Comunidades, sociedades, espacios e subjetividades híbridos – ACELC 2016- CONVOCATORIA DE PROPUESTAS

ACELC 2016- CONVOCATORIA DE PROPUESTAS
La Asociación Canadiense de Estudios Latinoamericanos y del Caribe (ACELC) y el Centro de Investigación de América Latina de la Universidad de Calgary (LARC), en conjunto con la Asociación Canadiense de Hispanistas (CAH) y la Federación de las Humanidades y las Ciencias Sociales (FHSS), presenta La conferencia CALACS 2016, que se celebrará en la Universidad de Calgary entre 1° al 3 de junio del 2016 en el marco del Congreso de las Humanidades y las Ciencias Sociales:

Comunidades, sociedades, espacios e subjetividades híbridos
La mezcla de influencias indígenas, africanas y europeas conlleva a la formación de sociedades híbridas en América Latina y el Caribe. Desde la comida, la música y el lenguaje hasta la literatura y la religión, las herencias híbridas son profundas e inmensamente ricas. La hibridación no es sólo un producto exclusivo de las sociedades mixtas, sino también es considerada como una perspectiva desde la cual la gente de la región ve el mundo: no como una forma inferior de ideas establecidas, sino como un espacio generador de nuevas ideas. Sobre estos lineamientos, nuestro objetivo es reflexionar y fomentar la hibridez sobre una amplia gama de contextos y disciplinas. Esta meta es parte central del compromiso de la Universidad hacia las “comunidades energizantes” a través del Congreso 2016, “fundamentadas en la creencia de que el conocimiento y la comprensión emergen a través de enlaces en base a valores compartidos, el respeto por la diferencia y la diversidad entre todos los pueblos.”

Además de las propuestas y los paneles orientados a Latinoamérica y el Caribe, estamos especialmente interesados en propuestas que exploren temas como la aparición de nuevos espacios híbridos entre las zonas urbanas y rurales; los cambios y las corrientes de organización económica y política; la creación de nuevas formas de identidad local, regional, nacional y transnacional a través de la inmigración y la inclusión de grupos anteriormente marginados en nuevos órdenes sociales; la aparición de voces híbridas en la literatura y el cine; y la aparición de nuevas ideas sobre las cuales se constituyen los órdenes establecidos. Dado el mandato interdisciplinario de ACELC, también estamos especialmente interesados en paneles que exploren la hibridez desde una perspectiva inter y/o multidisciplinaria, dispuesta a desafiar y reformular los enfoques tradicionales.

La fecha límite para la recepción de propuestas de paneles o ponencias individuales será el 1° de noviembre del 2015. Las propuestas podrán presentarse en español, inglés, francés o portugués y deben enviarse a través de https://www.can-latam.org/es/congress/2016/hybrid-communities-societies-subjectivities-and-spaces.

Aunque no es un requisito ser miembro de ACELC para la presentación de las propuestas, todos los participantes aceptados deben (1) convertirse en miembros ACELC (www.can-latam.org/membership), (2) registrarse en el Congreso de las Humanidades y las Ciencias Sociales 2016 en http://congress2016.ca/, y (3) inscribirse en la conferencia ACELC, en http://congress2016.ca/. Las inscripciones se abrirán en enero de 2016. Habrá descuentos para la inscripción temprana.

Para mayores informes, por favor envíe un correo electrónico a los organizadores de la conferencia ACELC a: calacs16@ucalgary.ca

Rethinking the Political Uses of the Streets: Europe-America 19th–21st Centuries – Call for Papers

Deadline to submit abstracts: October 31, 2015
Session M37: Rethinking the Political Uses of the Streets: Europe-America 19th–21st Centuries
The way streets have been politically used have led to various studies : European historiography on the 19th century in particular stressed the complex relations between the development of new urban forms and the emergence of new political practices. Historians have looked into demonstrations, barricades, processions, meetings, when studying the English Chartists demonstrations, the Parisian barricades, the Catholic processions, the Italian fascist marches. They often focused on the national level.
The ambition of this session is to use connected histories and to question how those classical practices have been reinterpreted across time and space by paying attention to how those forms of collective action circulated between continents in the long term. The analysis of models and also of human vectors and circuits which contributed to the spread of some specific uses of the streets is at the centre of this project.
It will also be interesting to study the international connections which place some forms and moments of local protest in the larger framework of transnational events and networks (the revolutions of 1848, the Sacco and Vanzetti trial, etc.). Are some places of memory (such as the Parisian revolutions in the 19th century, the May 1968 events) replayed at other times and in different places while serving as a mythical reference, the origin of rules, symbols and representations which can be called upon or exploited by collective actors to give legitimacy to their action, undermine the legitimacy of their opponents, or simply to produce images that can be understood by all?
By comparing the European and American experiences in long-term history, the aim is to analyze how these diverse political uses of the streets have been reinvented at a national level in order to give shape and legitimacy to a system of demonstrations that would belong specifically to each country in the twentieth century. Which legitimacy is given to the political uses of the streets so that they conform to the field of local politics? What are the evolving boundaries given to this political field and what is the role given to the streets? What do its varied uses and rearranging reveal about the nature of politics in these countries?
The conference papers can look at the role of national legislations and their possible circulations, the management of the maintenance of law and order, the importance of urban reforms and of the place given to the city as a political space and the normative discourses of the political elites on the need for “good” political uses of the streets.
Session organisers:
Marianne González Alemán, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Frédéric Moret, Université Paris-Est Marne la Vallée, France (frederic.moret@u-pem.fr)

European Association for Urban History
13th International Conference on Urban History
August 24-27, 2016
Helsinki, Finland
https://eauh2016.net/

Convocatoria: XIX Congreso Nacional de Arqueología Argentina (XIX CNAA) San Miguel de Tucumán, 08 al 12 de Agosto de 2016

La Comisión Organizadora del XIX Congreso Nacional de Arqueología Argentina  los saluda cordialmente y se complace en invitarlos a participar en esta nueva edición de este importante evento que se realizará en la ciudad de San Miguel de Tucumán, en la provincia de Tucumán, República Argentina, durante los días 08 a 12 de Agosto de 2016.

La edición número XIX del CNAA tendrá como institución anfitriona a la Facultad de Ciencias Naturales e Instituto Miguel Lillo de la Universidad Nacional de Tucumán.

Es muy significativa la realización de este importante evento en un año tan emblemático para nuestro país, el del Bicentenario de la Declaración de la Independencia Argentina del reino de España, materializada el 9 de Julio de 1816 en la propia ciudad de San Miguel de Tucumán.

FECHAS IMPORTANTES

Septiembre de 2015 ►  Convocatoria a presentación de resúmenes.

15 de noviembre de 2015 ► Cierre recepción de resúmenes.

1 de Marzo de 2016 ► Comunicación de aceptación de resúmenes por parte de los coordinadores de Simposios y Mesas.

Call for Papers – 13th International Conference on Urban History

https://eauh2016.net/

The 13th International Conference on Urban History will take place in the scenic seaside city of Helsinki from the 24th to the 27th August 2016. As well as the official conference programme of lectures and sessions, there will be a lively social programme including receptions, a conference dinner and the opportunity to visit major cultural sites in and around Helsinki, as well other cities of the region such as industrial Tampere, medieval Tallinn, and imperial St Petersburg.

Call for submissions – Images of Inequality: seeing disparity through a human rights lens

We live in a staggeringly unequal world. The growing gap between the rich and the poor within and between countries has spurred outcry from nearly all corners:  Protestors have taken to the streets across the globe, from Zuccotti Park and Ferguson, Missouri, to Tahrir Square and Athens, Greece, denouncing disparity and demanding democracy. Headlines about the economic divide appear with increasing frequency in the press. Anti-poverty and development organizations have made tackling various forms of inequality paramount. Economists and political scientists have attracted attention with new studies on the causes and consequences of unequal wealth and income distribution. And policymakers, facing these mounting pressures, are finding it increasingly difficult to ignore the gulf between “the haves” and the “have nots.”  Yet, in this rising chorus, the voices of human rights scholars and practitioners have been far from prominent.

In response to these trends, the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice (CHRGJ) has launched a new initiative on inequality, the global economy and human rights.  The initiative seeks to critically examine the role of international human rights law, scholarship, and advocacy in regulating the global economy and countering its tendency to exacerbate inequalities of various types—from economic gaps to social and political divides.  Disparities frequently fall along lines of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender identity, religion, or physical ability, creating mutually reinforcing spirals of inequality.

As part of this initiative, CHRGJ is organizing a photography project to explore the myriad ways in which people witness, interpret, and experience inequalities. We are seeking images that visually represent various forms of inequality and portray struggles for equality, illustrating through photographs the links between inequality and human rights. We welcome photographs that depict inequalities and efforts to combat them here in the United States or anywhere in the world, as the lack of formal and substantive equality threatens human rights all over the globe.

We invite all those with an interest in this topic to submit original photographs depicting inequality —however they understand that term — before August 15, 2015, by emailing a high resolution digital copy of the picture to tine.destrooper@nyu.edu. (Images must be sent in .jpeg format with at least 2000 pixels length).

More info at: http://chrgj.org/call-for-submissions-images-of-inequality-seeing-disparity-through-a-human-rights-lens/

“Research in a Nutshell – Powered by Pecha Kucha”

The Academic and Professional Training Student Subcommittee and the Public Education and Interpretation Committee invite all interested students and young professionals to register to the “Research in a Nutshell – Powered by Pecha Kucha” session organised for the 2016 Society for Historical Archaeology conference to be held in Washington, D. C. We offer this session as an alternative for professionals as well students at different points in their academic careers to gain input and expand presentation skills in innovative ways.
In the last few years a new type of presentation format reflecting the rhythm of our busy modern societies was created: the Pecha Kucha! In 2003, members of an architecture firm located in Tokyo, Japan, noticed that speakers tended to get lost in their communication, rendering a hard-to-follow and long presentation. The group thus decided not only to limit the time of the presentations but also the content. The basic rule is simple: each speaker must present their research in 20 images shown for 20 seconds for a total presentation time of 6 minutes and 40 seconds. Speakers must thus synthesize their idea and present it in a clear and concise way. Audience members then participate in informal discussions about contributions.

Pecha Kucha is an interesting platform since it allows for the presentation of one’s research in a concise format and in an environment meant to be less formal than regular sessions. Indeed, presenters can introduce research whatever its state: the topic, a literature review, methodology, preliminary results, etc. Additionally, not only is Pecha Kucha a perfect medium for dissemination, but it is also a great time to collaboratively brainstorm as it is followed with a period of interaction with the audience.

For this collaborative forum, participants are encouraged to take this as an opportunity to practice and receive feedback on presenting research as you would to the public, share experiences and research pertaining to public archaeology approaches, and for public archaeology job preparation. Whatever your topic and the state of your research you are more than welcome to present it and discuss it with others. Remember that you do not need results to present in our version of the Pecha Kucha. Registration is simple: send your name, affiliation and the title/topic of your presentation to pk.at.the.sha@gmail.com.

Sign-up for this student-friendly forum is open until November 1st, 2015. This is a first-come first-served basis so do not wait too long!