The myths, legends, and folklore of the world are both timeless and timely, giving context to the courses of nations and meaning to personal moments. They are reenacted in formal tableaux and reified in cosplay. They inform our religions and our television. They are us.
The Diopian Institute for Scholarly Advancement (DISA) presents the
30th Annual Cheikh Anta Diop International Conference
Friday and Saturday, October 12 and 13, 2018
African American Museum of Philadelphia, 701 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19016
11th International Symposium on the theme:
Borders and Border Regions
(Béja-Tunisia, 28-29-30 November 2018)
Call for papers
In her article “Scales of Aggregation: Prenational, Subnational, Transnational,” Wai Chee Dimock asks some important questions “On what scale should we study the transnational? How does it mesh with the scale of the nation-state? How does it act upon the latter-and how is it in turn acted upon as a competing as well as a complementary regime of regulation?” Dimock recognizes that the transnational is in a dialogic relationship with the national. This view, however, seems to invite a vertical interpretation of this relationship.
We invite papers to join the American Anthropologists Association’s annual conference 2018 in San Jose panel below!
Proposals for this thematic issue of our journal, presently in its 50th year in print, will examine the experience of being explored. Contributions will ideally feature the perspective of exploration through first-hand accounts and develop a critical engagement with the subject matter that also elevates typically underrepresented voices, perspectives, and experiences within the context of exploration history. Terrae Incognitae publishes material relating to any period of exploration history up to the mid-twentieth century.
Latino fatherhood and paternal figures are ever present in literature, film, and television, yet there is a lack of scholarly attention on their representation. Research has largely focused on Latina/Chicana motherhood and maternal figures. The purpose of this edited collection, titled "Latino Fatherhood: Papá in Popular Narrative," is to address this major gap in Latinx cultural studies by investigating how Latino fatherhood is defined, represented, and challenged in literature, film, and television.
The Mining History Association's Research Grants Program is open to all who are currently engaged in or who plan to conduct mining history research. Research may focus on technology, business, social and cultural life, the environment, or any other aspect of mining, its associated industries, and its communities. It may concentrate on any era or geographical location. Anyone may apply, including graduate students, academic scholars, public sector professionals, independent scholars, writers, and educators.
$1,500 PRIZE FOR JEWISH GENEALOGY RESEARCH - Submission date extended
A $1,500 Prize in the name of Chava Agmon ל''ז will be offered for completed but unpublished research in the field of Jewish Genealogy .
Applications for the prize should be submitted by 30 April 2018.