Reminder - CFP - Solidarit(i)és: Canadian Anthropology Society & Society for the Anthropology of North America Conference - May 2016, Dalhousie University

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Call for Papers
May 11, 2016 to May 15, 2016
Nova Scotia, Canada
Subject Fields: 
Anthropology, Canadian History / Studies, Ethnic History / Studies, Indigenous Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies

CASCA's annual conference on the theme Solidarit(i)és will be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia. CASCA's conference is co-organized with SANA, and will run from May 11-15, 2016.

Please see our call for papers at and conference registration/submission form at

Proposal Submissions
CASCA/SANA 2016 invites different types of proposals and strongly encourages panels and symposia that will bring together presenters from a variety of academic and non-academic backgrounds.

Organisers of panels, symposia, or roundtables may wish to advertise their session and find presenters through the CASCA and SANA list-servs. You can email your call for papers to SANA for circulation on their list-serve at: and to CASCA for circulation on their list-serve and posting on the Conference Classifieds on the CASCA website at

15-minute papers
Individual proposals accepted by the 2016 conference program committee will be organized into thematic sessions. The submission for a paper must include the presentation title, abstract (of 100 to 150 words),   keywords, and co-authors (if applicable). If you are part of an organised panel or symposium, you will also provide the name of the organiser and title of the panel. If you are a panel or symposium organiser, please provide an abstract describing the proposed panel or symposia and list the participants.

90-minute panels
Panels will be composed of 4 to 5 presentations, followed by a discussion. Please do not include more than 4 presentations should a formal discussant be invited. The panel organiser should provide a 100 to 150 word abstract describing the theme of the proposed panel or symposia and include a list of the participants (including, the chair and the discussant).

Symposia will be composed of at least 2 panels of 90 minutes each, back to back in the same location (as scheduling permits). The symposium organiser should provide a 100 to 150-word abstract describing the theme of the proposed symposium, and a list of participants (including the chair and the discussant/s).

Round-tables will be 90 minutes in length, addressing a specific theme or issue to be submitted by the organizer of the round-table. The roundtable organizer should include a 100-150 word abstract describing the theme and include a list of 3 confirmed participants (minimum) and the chair. Round-table participants must submit short abstracts or talking points (up to 100 words) and go through the regular registration process, filling in the appropriate fields of the round-table participation form.

Graduate students
Graduate students returning from the field and/or having collected first-hand research material are invited to apply to the conference. We also welcome in-depth and advanced analytical works by PhD students. Please note that conference papers should not consist of a course-based project, and the conference does not accept panels with only student participants.

Student poster presentations
Undergraduate honours and MA students are encouraged to present a poster summary of their research projects and findings. Abstracts for poster presentations should be up to 100 words. For more information, please write to

Abstract Submission deadline: 5 February, 2016
Paper acceptance notification date: late March, 2016

Registration information for CASCA and SANA - membership and conference:

Important Information
All conference participants must have an active CASCA or SANA membership.
Please note that all conference participants who reside or work in Canada must be CASCA members.
Membership fees can be paid at the same time as registering for the 2016 Conference. Participants who do not have their CASCA or SANA membership and 2016 conference fees paid by the submission deadline will be excluded from the final program.
Conference registration will remain open after the submission deadline for those wanting to attend CASCA SANA 2016 and participate informally (
Conference participants are limited to presenting one paper at CASCA/SANA 2016. However, there is no limit on the number of other roles per participant, such as, discussant, panel chair, organizer, and round-table participant.

Conference Fees (listed in Canadian dollars):
Faculty, Professionals
-Up to February 1, 2016: $185
-Feb 2 to April 20, 2016: $210
-April 21, 2016 and after: $230

Students, Postdocs, Low Income, Retired
-Up to Feb 1, 2016: $90
-Feb 2, 2016 to April 20, 2016: $105
-April 21, 2016 and after: $115

All conference fees include the cost of translation of the abstracts.

Additional Advance Registration Required:
-Women's Network Luncheon: Thursday May 12 at the University Club $30
-Banquet: Saturday May 14 at 7 pm at the Waterfront Warehouse with live music $80 or $55 for students. Please note there are limited student tickets available, so please buy your tickets early!
-Childcare must be pre-booked and a $20 deposit paid.
-Departmental Chair breakfast, Friday May 13 in SOSA department lounge (for departments in Canada).

Cancellation Policy:
*Participants wishing to cancel their registration for CASCA/SANA
2016, should send an e-mail to
**Reimbursements are available for the CASCA/SANA 2016 registration fees only (registration fees for membership to CASCA or SANA are not reimbursed).
March 30, 2016: Cancellations submitted by this date will receive a 100% reimbursement.
April 20, 2016: Cancellations between March 31, 2016 and up to April 20, 2016 will receive a 50% reimbursement of conference registration fees.
After April 20, 2016: No reimbursement.

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