Biennial Conference of the Finnish Anthropological Society 2017
Anthropologists have long recognized the complexities of the flows of people, ideas and objects through time and space. Nevertheless, in public discourses mobility tends to be equated mainly with migration. The Biennial Conference of the Finnish Anthropological Society 2017 seeks to explore different kinds of mobilities and their interconnections. We ask how are spatial and social mobilities entangled with each other and broader economic, social and political processes. We invite papers which explore following themes: place making; production of boundaries; relationships between actors of mobility (states, citizens, genders classes, generations, the rural and the urban); artifacts and technologies of mobility (new media, material culture, vehicles and food); imaginaries of mobility; movement of ideas and structures (such as education, notions of kinship and family, marriage). We invite all anthropologists and researchers from related disciplines to participate!
Call for panels
We cordially invite panel proposals which are aligned with the conference topics. The proposals should comprise abstracts of 250-300 words and be submitted to Sirpa Tenhunen (sirpa.l.tenhunen[@]jyu.fi). Please include the name of the proposed panel, your contact information and institutional affiliation when submitting the proposal. Deadline for panel proposals is January 15th, 2017. A Call for papers will be circulated in January 2017, when the accepted panels will be announced.
Professor Purnima Mankekar<http://www.genderstudies.ucla.edu/faculty/purnima-mankekar>, (Departments of Gender Studies and Asian American Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles)
Professor Mankekar offers a new understanding of the affective and temporal dimensions of how India and "Indianness," as objects of knowledge production and mediation, circulate through transnational public cultures.
Senior researcher Hans Lucht<http://www.diis.dk/en/experts/lucht> (Danish Institute for International Studies, Kööpenhamina)
Dr Lucht’s talk focuses on undocumented migration from Africa to Europe via North Africa.