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6° Simposio Iberoamericano de Historia de la Cartografía | Convocatoria y web para difusión

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6° Simposio Iberoamericano de Historia de la Cartografía

Del mundo al mapa y del mapa al mundo: objetos, escalas e imaginarios del territorio

20, 21 y 22 de abril de 2016

Santiago de Chile

Estimada colega, estimado colega
Junto con saludar, nos complace remitir a usted la convocatoria del 6° Simposio Iberoamericano de Historia de la Cartografía (6siahc), a realizarse los días 20, 21 y 22 de abril de 2016 en Santiago de Chile a instancias de la Universidad de Chile y la Universidad Católica de Chile. En esta ocasión, se invita a la comunidad académica a discutir en torno al tema “Del mundo al mapa y del mapa al mundo: objetos, escalas e imaginarios del territorio”.

La convocatoria se encuentra asimismo disponible en el sitio web del encuentro:, donde podrá encontrar a la brevedad la versión en portugués de la misma.

En caso de cualquier consulta o solicitud, no dude en escribirnos al correo del Simposio (6siahc).

En nombre del Comité organizador local, saluda atentamente a usted,

Alejandra Vega

6siahc Primera circular.pdf


Convocatoria: Special Issue »Microtopias: connections in anthropology, art, relationality and creativity«

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CfP CadernosAA – Special Issue »Microtopias: connections in anthropology, art, relationality and creativity«

Guest editors:
Ruy Blanes (University of Bergen), Alex Flynn (University of Durham), Maïté Maskens (Université Libre de Bruxelles), Jonas Tinius (University of Cambridge)

Deadline for submission of contributions: May 31st, 2015

Submission guidelines see: <>
Accepted languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish, French

In 1998, Nicolas Bourriaud (2002 [1998]: 13) proposed the concept of “microtopias” (PT micro-utopias, FR micro-utopies), a call to engage with art practices as collective, relational, contextualised endeavours, foregrounding the concrete inter-relations among artists and agents that inform artistic production. This proposal was later subject to critique by Claire Bishop (2004), who noted the absence of plurality and politicised context in her seminal discussion of what has become known as ‘relational aesthetics’. Bishop argued that these art practices did not produce democratic relations but instead built on mechanisms of exclusion that didn’t address the antagonism and inequality in the process of art production pertinent to “the divided and incomplete subject of today” (2004: 79). Recently, Roger Sansi-Roca has addressed this debate in his book Art, Anthropology and the Gift (2014), seeing the artist as an active bricoleur, producer of small-scale models as utopian projections of the world, prototypes, experiments that are as political as any other collective movement. Sansi-Roca’s connection of art and anthropology via utopia is an ideal pretext for the outline of this special issue that we advance here, within the wider framework of developing an “anthropology of utopia”, which we see ultimately as a theory of social creativity.

In this special issue we propose to discuss anthropological approaches – ethnographic or theoretical – to human interactions and processes of imagination and creativity. Inspired by the proposals set forth by Bourriaud’s concept of the ‘microtopia’, we challenge colleagues to mobilise an understand- ing of diverse forms of social interactivity as artistic practice whereby processes of interaction are understood as generative, transformational, poïetic microtopias. We thus propose to move beyond the concrete sphere of artistic production, seeing microtopias as part of our morphogenetic élan vital (Bergson 1907), the creativity and improvisation of our unscripted everyday lives (Hallam and In- gold 2008) that is however and necessarily framed as political act produced within historical context (Geuss 2009). Our goal is thus to engage with microtopias as ‘concrete utopias’ (McGuire 2011): examples – from artistic collaborations to architectural configurations, political localisms, economic partnerships, religious community makings, etc. – of the collective elaboration of meaning, temporal redefinition, and new social interstices.

We therefore welcome submissions that explicitly address the concept of microtopia through empirical case studies emphasising art, relationality, and/or creativity, such as social movement mobili- sations, spiritual/ethical projects of the self, contemporary art practice, creative processes of labour, instances of community performance, state sponsored cultural politics, architectural projects, urban- ist understandings of revitalisation, etc.

Please send inquiries or suggestions to Ruy Blanes (ruy.blanes[ <mailto:ruy.blanes[>). Proposals can be discussed with issue editors. Final texts must be submitted directly to Cadernos de Arte e Antropologia at cadernosaa[ <mailto:cadernosaa[> . Contributions can be ‘traditional’ articles, but also contributions to the other sections of the journal: Essays, (Audio)Visual Essays, Ethno-Arts, Field Diaries, Review Essays.

Convocatoria: Violence Against Women and Girls: A Workshop on ‘The Geographies that Wound’

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Violence Against Women and Girls: A Workshop on ‘The Geographies that Wound’

The Wellcome Collection<>, London
Monday 14 September 2015

The publication of the article ‘The Geographies that Wound’ (Chris Philo, 2005<>) brought attention to the interlaced geographies that create vulnerabilities for certain bodies, in certain places, over others. Ten years on, the workshop will revisit the theme of wounds and wounding with a specific focus on violence against women and girls (VAWG) – a human rights abuse often described as one of the starkest collective failures of the international community in the 21st century. While in geography the wounded body has been examined in relation to the geopolitics of conflict, asylum and garment-work (as notable but not exhaustive examples), the workshop looks to extend and deepen scholarship on precarious corporealities to lived experiences of VAWG. It also aims to counterbalance the onus in geography on war-related violence to generate greater awareness of the everyday spaces of VAWG within, but also critically beyond, (inter-) national landscapes of conflict and militarism. Bringing together geographers and inter-disciplinary speakers, the workshop aims to explore the characteristics and dynamics of the entangled spaces and scales that render women’s and girls’ bodies the place of physical and psychological harm. It will also consider the ‘treatment’ and healing of wounds through different means, a range of spaces and temporalities, and with varying outcomes.

To this end, papers might include, but are not limited to:

Everyday spaces of wounding – e.g. the home, cyber space etc.
Spaces of ‘safety’ and ‘safe-making’ –e.g. panic rooms, refuges, women’s shelters, one-stop centres, schools, Safe Space benches and rooms etc.
Techniques of wounding – e.g.the tactics and motivations of individual and group perpetrators, the state.
The claiming, denial, ascription, enactment and rejection of responsibility and blame for the wound – e.g. victim-blaming.
The authority and regulation of looking at and reporting VAWG – e.g. body camera recording by police.
The temporality and matter of the body– e.g. changes in the fleshy materiality of the body, injuries, trauma and memory.
Memorializing victims of VAWG.
Mediatisation of VAWG.
Transnational movements, campaigns and platforms e.g. UN ‘International Days’, 1 Billion Rising etc.
Resistive bodies that speak and fight back.
Representing pain and the wound – e.g. Bringing private pain into public articulation through advocacy art and poetry.
Researching voices of the wounded – e.g. participatory action research, storytelling, and research ethics.
‘Wound-managers’ e.g. professional, lay, national, and local actors in the institutional realm
Legislating the wound e.g. international human rights law, national law, customary law.
The design and use of information and communication technologies (ICT) as self-defence and self-reporting instruments e.g. mobile technology

The workshop will include keynote talks by Professor Chris Philo<> (University of Glasgow) and Professor Rachel Pain<> (Durham University).

It marks the end of a three-year study<> on domestic violence and legal reform led by Katherine Brickell and joint funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and Department for International Development (DFID).

Please submit proposals, including title, abstract (200-300 words) and a brief biographical statement (100 words) by 29 May 2015 to: katherine.brickell<mailto:katherine.brickell>

Participants will be notified of acceptance by 26 June 2015.

Reference: Philo, Chris. 2005. The Geographies that Wound. Population, Space and Place 11 441-454.<>
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1er Congreso Internacional de Comunalidad

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1er Congreso Internacional de Comunalidad

Luchas y Estrategias Comunitarias: Horizontes Más Allá del Capital

26-29 de octubre

Instituto de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades/ BUAP

Convocatoria: Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities

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Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities

The Penn Humanities Forum awards five (5) one-year Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships each academic year to junior scholars in the humanities who are no more than eight years out of their doctorate and who are not yet tenured (may not be tenured during the fellowship year). Scholars are required to spend the year (September–May) in residence at Penn.

The Fellowship carries an annual stipend of $46,500 plus single-coverage health insurance (fellows are responsible for coverage for any dependents) and a $2500 research fund. Fellows teach one undergraduate course in addition to conducting their research.

The PhD is the only eligible terminal degree (MFAs and other doctorates such as EdD are ineligible). Humanists and those in related fields (e.g., anthropology, history of science) are eligible to apply. Exclusions are proposals in social science disciplines, educational curriculum building, and work by performing artists (n.b., scholars of performance are eligible).

The fellowship is open to all scholars, national and international, who meet application terms. International scholars are appointed under a J-1 visa only (Research Scholar status). No exceptions can be made, and the Penn Humanities Forum reserves the right to cancel awards if the recipient is unable to meet this condition. Applicants should consult the international programs office at their current university to confirm eligibility before applying for this fellowship.

Convocatoria: The European Institutes for Advanced Study (EURIAS) Fellowship Programme

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The European Institutes for Advanced Study (EURIAS) Fellowship Programme

The European Institutes for Advanced Study (EURIAS) Fellowship Programme is an international researcher mobility programme offering 10-month residencies in one of the 16 participating Institutes: Berlin, Bologna, Budapest, Cambridge, Delmenhorst, Edinburgh, Freiburg, Helsinki, Jerusalem, Lyon, Marseille, Paris, Uppsala, Vienna, Wassenaar, Zürich. The Institutes for Advanced Study support the focused, self-directed work of outstanding researchers. The fellows benefit from the finest intellectual and research conditions and from the stimulating environment of a multi-disciplinary and international community of first-rate scholars.

EURIAS Fellowships are mainly offered in the fields of the humanities and social sciences but may also be granted to scholars in life and exact sciences, provided that their proposed research project does not require laboratory facilities and that it interfaces with humanities and social sciences. The diversity of the 16 participating IAS offers a wide range of possible research contexts in Europe for worldwide scholars. Applicants may select up to three IAS outside their country of nationality or residence as possible host institutions.

The Programme welcomes applications worldwide from promising young scholars (postdoc) as well as from leading senior researchers. The EURIAS selection process has proven to be highly competitive. In order to match the Programme standards, applicants have to submit a solid and innovative research proposal, to demonstrate the ability to forge beyond disciplinary specialisation, to show an international commitment as well as quality publications in high-impact venues.

For the 2016-2017 academic year, EURIAS offers 43 fellowships (21 junior and 22 senior positions). Please check on Avalaible fellowship positions.

All IAS have agreed on common standards, including the provision of a living allowance (in the range of € 26,000 for a junior fellow and € 38,000 for a senior fellow), accommodation (or a mobility allowance), a research budget, plus coverage of travel expenses.


– Applications are submitted online via, where you will find detailed information regarding the content of the application, eligibility criteria, selection procedure, etc.

Applications period April 9th → June 5th, 2015.
– The deadline for application is June 5th, 2015, 12 PM (noon) GMT. Late applications will not be considered.


– Scientific assessment by two international reviewers
– Pre-selection by the international EURIAS Scientific Committee
– Final selection by the IAS academic boards
– Publication of results (January 2016)


Launch of the call for applications → April 9th, 2015

Application deadline June 5th, 2015, 12 PM (noon) GMT

Results of the preselection by EURIAS Scientific Committee Mid-November, 2015

Publication of IAS final selections Mid-January, 2016

Arrival of fellows September/October 2016


Please check on the following pages :