Call for Papers for International Committee for Museums of Ethnography (ICME) Annual Conference

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This call for papers is for the annual conference of the International Committee for Museums of Ethnography (ICME), which is themed “Migration, Home, and Belonging”. It will be held from 17 to 19 October, 2017 at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) in Washington, DC, USA. A post conference tour will subsequently take place from 20 to 22 October in New York.

ICME is interested to hear how research and museums are addressing historical and contemporary concerns related to Migration, Home, and Belonging. Abstracts can outline how diverse audiences are making the museum a ‘home’ and how the museum facilitates them finding a sense of ‘belonging’ to their sites. Alternatively, abstracts could discuss historical work on collections and consider ‘migration’ from the perspective of object biographies.

The National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) is an excellent location for ICME to address the theme of Migration, Home, and Belonging. Exhibitions at this museum, such as “Nation to Nation: Treaties Between The United States and American Indian Nations”, tell histories of Native presence in the Western Hemisphere. The museum raises a range of diverse voices and gives voice to communities that have not been exhibited in a museum setting. Most importantly, the NMAI speaks of the strength of peoples making new homes and creating spaces of belonging.

The ICME conference poses the question of how to make a museum into a place that is inclusive for all voices to be heard in an age of global migration. This call invites all interested persons to make their voice heard. You can send abstracts of maximum 200 words with ideas for a paper (20 to 30 minutes) or panel discussion related to the theme. Proposals (10 minutes) about current work in the ethnographic museum that lies outside of the main theme are also welcome.

Abstracts should include the name(s) of the author(s), affiliation(s) and full address(es), the title of the submitted paper, an abstract in English of maximum 200 words, and the support equipment required. Abstract submissions should be sent as a Word document attachment to Earring Martin at earringm@si.edu, Ulf Johansson Dahre at ulf.johansson_dahre@soc.lu.se‎, Viv Golding at vmg4@le.ac.uk, Sylvia Wackernagel at swackernagel@yahoo.de, and Mario Buletic at mario.buletic@gmail.com.

The deadline for submissions is 1 June, 2017. For more information, please refer to the ICME website. More details about the conference, such as registration forms and registration fee information, will be available on the website at the end of April.

Call for Papers for Media and Communication’s Special Issue on Media History and Democracy

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For a special issue of the journal Media and Communication, themed “media history and democracy”, you can now submit abstracts. This thematic issue will be published in March 2018.

Democracy has long been a theme that media historians are concerned with. The emphasis on democracy in this thematic issue is intended to link up with media histories that take on the intersection of democracy and media as understood through any one of a number of lenses. By looking at democracy, this thematic issue will be in contact with various approaches to media history. Connections can be made between, for instance, democracy and history of technology, social history, cultural history, political history, the history of social networks, and intellectual history. Moreover, democracy itself does not need to be conceptualized as a formal political system for this thematic issue, but can rather be considered in various aspects and meanings.

Articles addressing the following topics would be a good match for the special issue on media history and democracy:

  • The history of democratic ideals in the development of media technology;
  • Considerations of democratic formations as they relate to journalism history and historical understandings of the role of journalism;
  • Histories of media as they relate to political activism;
  • The history of alternative and independent media outlets as they relate to democratic processes;
  • The history of public service broadcasting and its applications worldwide or transnationally;
  • Histories of media reform movements;
  • Treatments of the history of literacy and its political meanings;
  • Internet histories as they relate to citizenship or democracy;
  • The historical roles of interpersonal communication and social networks as they relate to democracy;
  • The history of media policies and regulation designed to arrange for (or thwart) democratic communication;
  • Historical themes concerning the relationship between capitalism and democracy.

Media and Communication is an international journal, particularly interested in programming a thematic issue that features historical scholarship from around the world, including manuscripts that address transnational communication flows. If you are interested in submitting a paper for this special issue on media history and democracy, you can consult the journal’s instructions for authors via the website. Abstracts (about 200–250 words, with a tentative title and reference to the thematic issue) can be sent to guest editor Dave Park on park@lakeforest.edu until 30 June 2017.

Call for Papers for IAIE & UCO Conference in Angers, France

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The Université Catholique de l’Ouest (UCO) Angers, France, organizes an international, bilingual (English and French) conference, in collaboration with the International Association for Intercultural Education (IAIE), and with the support of the Korean Association for Multicultural Education (KAME). The conference is titled “Education theory and practice in challenging times: cultivating an ethos of social justice, respect and diversity” and will take place in Angers from 13 to 16 June, 2017. For this event, a call for papers is open.

The overall focus of the international conference is the interaction between different actors in society at a time when social and political developments across the globe challenge the very fabric of multicultural societies of today.

The conference aims to create an active and open forum for all who are connected to intercultural education and related fields, including theorists, practitioners, and students. The forum is organized under a series of strands.

This series consists of the following six strands: diversity in education; diversity in the workplace; migration and mobility: policies and practice; diversity in the media and arts; social justice in education, health, and the workplace; and religious diversity and extremisms.

For each of these conference strands, the organizers are accepting proposals in the following categories:
– Papers and posters on research in intercultural education and related fields
– Papers and posters on intercultural educational experiences and/or pilot-projects
– Book and audio/video presentations, particularly on didactical material relating to intercultural education and related fields
– Art objects, theater and circus performances, films, et cetera
– Adaptive e-learning tools and WEB 2.0 based learning and teaching tools

Proposals should be submitted by 15 March, 2017. This can be done in either English or French via the conference website. Here you can also find more information on this call for papers, as well as on registrations for the conference.

Call for Papers: Meaning, Thinking and Learning in History

Meaning, Thinking and Learning in History Conference welcomes teachers, scholars, and everyone interested in pedagogy of history to submit proposals dealing with history education practice and research, ranging from elementary level to the university.

The conference seeks to strengthen research on history pedagogy by furthering cooperation between history education practice and research. The primary goal of this two-day conference is to encourage collaboration and foster dialogue between professional historians, education scholars, graduate students, and classroom teachers in order to find ways of balancing the scholarship on the pedagogy of history with increasing demands and classroom realities.

Scholars and practitioners interested in the pedagogy of history in both schools and universities are invited to submit proposals that address the learning, teaching and researching of history in schools, universities, and, more generally, society. Submissions from teachers who specialise in history or social science education are encouraged, as well as from graduate students and scholars.

The conference invites proposals for presentations, panels and workshops on a variety of relevant topics, including (but not limited to) the following questions:

  • How do we teach historical thinking and skills-based history to students?
  • How can educators support the teaching and learning of skills-based history and historical thinking?
  • What kinds of skills are needed in learning history and developing historical thinking?
  • How can new platforms (social media, digital archives, etc.) support the development of historical thinking?
  • How can we assess students’ historical thinking and its development?
  • What innovative pedagogical methods exist for teaching history?

Proposal materials must be submitted by 15 January, 2017. Details on submitting proposals can be found from the conference pages. Please send all materials to teho2017@jyu.fi. The accepted proposals will be notified by 30 January, 2017. Any materials intended for pre-circulation must be received by 15 May, 2017. The conference has a participation fee of 70€. Please contact teho2017@jyu.fi for any questions.

To learn more: teho2017en.wordpress.com and in twitter #teho2017.

The conference is bilingual, in English and Finnish. The conference will be designed so that there is an English-language programme throughout.

Meaning, Thinking and Learning in History Conference in Jyväskylä, Finland

Call for papers: Education Theory and Practice in Challenging Times: Cultivating an Ethos of Social Justice, Respect and Diversity

Are you interested in cultivating an ethos of social justice, respect and diversity? Then this call for papers is aimed at you.

Université Catholique de l’Ouest (UCO) Angers, France in collaboration with the International Association for Intercultural Education (IAIE) and with the support of the Korean Association for Multicultural Education (KAME) are hosting a conference on 13-16 June, 2017 in Angers, France. The conference of this bilingual (English-French) conference is to tackle the dynamics that are found in the interplay between societal actors at a time where social and political developments world-wide challenge the very fabric of today’s multicultural societies. The conference aims to create an open and active forum for all who are connected to, or passionate about, intercultural education and related fields. This includes theorists, practitioners and students alike.

Do you have a burning desire for contributing and improving intercultural education? Follow this link to read more about the call for papers or download the attachment at the bottom of this article!

 

IMPORTANT DATES:

March 15, 2017: Deadline for submitting abstracts

March 20, 2017: Deadline for reduced-fee, early bird registration