Society for the Anthropology of Europe

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We are a section of the American Anthropological Association that works to promote the anthropological study of European societies and cultures and encourages connections between scholars working in Europe.

"How can A New Anthropology of Islam inform our understanding of the present events in much of the Islamic world, especially in North Africa and the Middle East?

I argue that people interpret and draw on the Islamic tradition in diverse ways, including regarding the shape of society and the state. The category of ‘Islamist’ unduly flattens this diversity: Muslims have put into practice many different ways of Islamizing a society. Too many current commentators interpret the recent developments in Tunisia or Egypt as the rejection of Islamism, rather than as a dialectic of different formulations of religion and democracy, which will take some time to lead to stable patterns of combination.”

mapsontheweb:

Geographic Distribution of the Gaelic Languages

bleacliath:

A brief history of the Gaelic languages: Middle Irish spread into Scotland and the Isle of Man about 1000 years ago and has since developed into Scottish Gaelic, Manx and Modern Irish, though all are somewhat mutually intelligible (like Spanish and Catalan).

In the Republic of Ireland, Irish is a compulsory subject for 14 year’s of education up until college/university. While 41% of Irish people ticked Yes to the question Can you speak Irish? on the 2011 census, the reality is that only 4.4% use it outside the education system on a regular basis. This 41% figure is a reflection of Irish people’s aspirations for the language rather than ability. I would guess that no more than 10% of the population could actually hold a conversation in Irish, if even.

The situation in Scotland is worrying as they don’t have the huge popular and political backing like Irish does. And Manx died out as a native language 40 years ago but it’s seeing a recent revival with Manx-medium education.

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archaeologicalnews:

Western Europe has long been held to be the “cradle” of Neanderthal evolution, and anthropologists have theorized that climatic factors or competition from modern humans were the likely causes when Neanderthals started disappearing around 30,000 years ago. But new research suggests that Western…

literary-ethnography:

Ten Steps for Writing a Book

Here is a guest blog that I wrote for Savage Minds today with the flow chart that I drew to help me think through my writing process.

http://savageminds.org/2014/02/24/my-ten-steps-for-writing-a-book/

16th Annual Sarah Lawrence Women’s History Conference at Sarah Lawrence College

The Newer Normal:
Global Perspectives on Sexuality and Gender
Saturday March 1, 2014

Featuring Scott Turner Schofield, award-winning performer and transgender activist

The LGBT movement has claimed advances in the struggle for civil rights, but discrimination against gender non-conformists have been slower to be realized. The 16th Annual Sarah Lawrence College Women’s History Conference seeks to promote an understanding of all aspects of gender identity and expression.

CALL FOR PAPERS

Beyond camps and forced labour: current international research on survivors of Nazi persecution

Fifth international multidisciplinary conference, to be held at Imperial War Museum London, 7-9 January 2015

This conference is planned as a follow-up to the four successful conferences, which took place at Imperial War Museum London in 2003, 2006, 2009 and 2012. It will continue to build on areas previously investigated, and also open up new fields of academic enquiry.

The aim is to bring together scholars from a variety of disciplines who are engaged in research on all groups of survivors of Nazi persecution. These will include - but are not limited to - Jews, Roma and Sinti, Slavonic peoples, Jehovah’s Witnesses, homosexuals, Soviet prisoners of war, political dissidents, members of underground movements, the disabled, the so-called ‘racially impure’, and forced labourers. For the purpose of the conference, a ‘survivor’ is defined as anyone who suffered any form of persecution by the Nazis or their allies as a result of the Nazis’ racial, political, ideological or ethnic policies from 1933 to 1945, and who survived the Second World War. In response to recent debate and feedback received, for this fifth conference we are keen to encourage papers on:

  • Soviet and other prisoners of war
  • Forced labourers in central, east and south-east Europe
  • Survivors in ‘grey zones’, including kapos
  • Relief and rehabilitation
  • The legacy of euthanasia and medical experiments

As previously, we also welcome new research in the following areas:

  • DPs in post-war Europe
  • Reception and resettlement
  • Exiles, émigrés and refugees in the reconstruction process
  • Rescuers and liberators
  • Child survivors
  • Women survivors and gender issues
  • Physical an d psychological consequences
  • Trials and justice
  • Reparation and restitution
  • Film and photography
  • Memory and testimony
  • Remembrance and memorials
  • Museums, archives and record-building

Panel proposals are welcome.

We particularly encourage colleagues from central, east and south-east Europe to apply; and we are pleased to announce that the Foundation “Remembrance, Responsibility and Future” will support a number of speakers from these areas with travel grants.

Please send an abstract of 200-250 words together with biographical background of 50-100 words by 31 March 2014 to Carmen Mangion: Beyondcamps@iwm.org.uk

All proposals are subject to a review process.

Fees: No more than GBP160 for speakers. The fee includes admission to all panels and evening events, lunches and refreshments during the conference.

Further information and registration details will be made available in due time.

Conference organisers:

Suzanne Bardgett, Imperial War Museums, London

David Cesarani, Royal Holloway, University of London

Jessica Reinisch, Birkbeck College London

Johannes-Dieter Steinert, University of Wolverhampton

The conference is being organised in association with the Foundation “Remembrance, Responsibility and Future” (Stiftung EVZ).

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February 13, 1542: Catherine Howard, Queen of England and Henry VIII’s fifth wife, was beheaded for adultery.

Off with her head!

Note the Tower of London in the first image.

Map: A view of London about the year 1560. Ithaca, NY: Historic Urban Plans, 1967.

Boazio, Baptista. Irelande. London: John Sudbury, 1599. Taylowe Limited, 1966.

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It is important for scientists to be aware of what our discoveries mean, socially and politically. It’s a noble goal that science should be apolitical, acultural, and asocial, but it can’t be, because it’s done by people who are all those things.
 Mae Jemison, the first black woman in space. (via anthrocentric)

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Upcoming Conferences:

Title: Call for Papers - 2014 Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife
Location: Massachusetts
Date: 2014-02-15
Description: The Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife Sponsored by Historic Deerfield, Inc. Call for Papers - Proposals due
February 15, 2014 Let the Games Begin: Sports and Recreation in New England The 2014 conference of The Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife, Let the Games Begin: Sports and Recreation
       …

Contact: dublinseminar@historic-deerfield.org
URL: www.historic-deerfield.org/event/seminars/let-games-begin-sports-and-recreation-new-england/ Announcement ID: 211166
http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=211166

Title: Institutionalized: Interdisciplinary Questions of Knowledge, Innovation and Academic Becoming
Date: 2014-02-21
Description: Researchers deal with institutions on a daily basis,and despite or because of various bureaucracies, the institution is often taken as given. But what of this often silent infrastructure which frames our activity, ideas and intellectual work, making demands of innovation and originality?

Contact: humanities.phd@gmail.com
URL: humanities-phd-gsa.ca/
Announcement ID: 211170
http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=211170

Title: Panel on the forgotten connections between religion and modernist architecture in the post-WWII world

Date: 2014-02-24
Description: Call for Papers for a panel at the 2014 ISIH-conference in Toronto. We are looking for two papers to complete a panel on: Apocryphal and Apostolic Modernism. Forgotten connections between religion and architecture,1945-1970.
Contact: Rajesh.Heynickx@kuleuven.be
Announcement ID: 211169
http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=211169
 

Title: Mystic Seaport’s 35th Annual Music of the Sea Symposium June 13 & 14, 2014
Location: Connecticut
Date: 2014-03-01
Description: Mystic Seaport’s 35th Annual Music of the Sea Symposium June 13 & 14, 2014 Mystic Seaport Museum, the University of Connecticut, Avery Point, and The United States Coast Guard Academy are seeking paper proposals in History, Folklore, Literature,Ethnomusicology, or other disciplines
Contact: tom.brillat@mysticseaport.org
Announcement ID: 211171
http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=211171

Date: 2014-03-20
Description: Call for papers CIT: Female bodies, Image and Time. An Interdisciplinary History of Looking University of Granada, 26-28th of June 2014 We welcome you at the University of Granada you from 26 to 28 June 2014 to the CIT (Female bodies, Image and Time. An Interdisciplinary History of Looking)
Internet …
Contact: oursache@ugr.es
Announcement ID: 211161http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=211161

Title: Simposio Internacional La enseanza del rumano como lengua extranjera. Misin, materiales, manuales
Date: 2014-03-14
Description: La enseanza del rumano como lengua extranjera. Misin, materiales, manuales (Universidad de Granada, 24-25 de junio de 2014) La Universidad de Granada acoger la tercera edicin del Simposio La enseanza del rumano como lengua extranjera. Misin, materiales, manuales que tendr lugar en Granada entre 24 y …
Contact: oursache@ugr.es
Announcement ID: 211155
http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=211155
 

Title: Simpozion International Predarea limbii romane ca limba straina. Misiune, materiale, manuale
Date: 2014-03-14
Description: Predarea limbii romne ca limbă străină. Misiune, materiale, manuale (Universitatea din Granada, 24-25 iunie 2014) Universitatea din Granada va găzdui al treilea Simposion Internațional Predarea limbii romne ca limbă străină. Misiune, materiale, manuale, care v …
Contact: oursache@ugr.es
Announcement ID: 211156
http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=211156

Title: Call for Papers pentru cel de-al treilea Simposion InternaționalPredarea limbii romne ca limbă străină. Misiune, materiale, manuale (Universitatea din Granada, 24-25 iunie 2014)
Date: 2014-03-20
Description: Call for Papers pentru cel de-al treilea Simposion InternaționalPredarea limbii romne ca limbă străină. Misiune, materiale, manuale (Universitatea din Granada, 24-25 iunie 2014) Universitatea din Granada va găzdui al treilea Simposion Internațional Predarea limbii romne Contact: oursache@ugr.es
Announcement ID: 211159
http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=211159

Title: Call for Papers para el primer Congreso Internacional: Cuerpos de mujeres, imagen y tiempo. Una historia interdisciplinaria de la mirada (Universidad de Granada, 26-28 de junio de 2014)
Date: 2014-03-20
Description: Call for Papers para el primer Congreso Internacional: Cuerpos de mujeres, imagen y tiempo. Una historia interdisciplinaria de la mirada (Universidad de Granada, 26-28 de junio de 2014) Universidad de Granada.
Contact: oursache@ugr.es
Announcement ID: 211160
http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=211160

Title: Georg Arnhold International Summer School on Education for Sustainable Peace - The Challenges and Promises of History Education in Divided and Post-War Societies
Date: 2014-04-02
Description: The Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research (GEI) is pleased to announce its first annual Georg Arnhold International Summer School on Education for Sustainable Peace exploring the theme of Teaching and Learning about the Past in the Aftermath of (Civil) War and Mass Violence: The …
Contact: schulze@gei.de
URL: www.gei.de/en/fellowships/georg-arnhold-professorship-program/program/summer-school.html
Announcement ID: 211152
http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=211152

Title: Entangled Transitions: Between Eastern and Southern Europe 1960s-2014
Date: 2014-04-07
Description: In under two decades, authoritarian political systems collapsed across Europe in the south of the continent in the 1970s, and then in the east between 1989 and 1991. Although much work has been done on these processes in each region, and comparative work carried out on post-authoritarian transitions
       …
Contact: N.Taylor3@exeter.ac.uk
URL: imperialglobalexeter.com/2014/02/05/cfp-entangled-transitions-between-eastern-and-southern-europe-1960s-2014/
Announcement ID: 211163
http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=211163

Title: Transformations without Revolutions? How Feminist and Lgbtqi Movements Changed the World.
Date: 2014-04-15
Description:  CALL FOR ARTICLES: Transformations without Revolutions? How Feminist and Lgbtqi Movements Changed the World. A special issue of “Zapruder World: Transnational Journal for the History of Social Conflicts” edited by Sabrina Marchetti, Vincenza Perilli and Elena Petricola. This special issue wants to  …
URL: www.zapruderworld.org
Announcement ID: 211157
http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=211157

Title: Call for Papers: Special Issue on Teaching, Citizenship,and Civic Engagement in the Classroom
Date: 2014-05-01
Description: The Common Good: A SUNY Plattsburgh Journal on Teaching and Learning invites submissions for the September 2014 theme issue on teaching and civic engagement in the classroom. We invite submissions from both instructors and students in any discipline, on all aspects of teaching and citizenship. All s …
Contact: neuhauj@plattsburgh.edu
URL: digitalcommons.plattsburgh.edu/commongood/
Announcement ID: 211164
http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=211164

Title: Green Capitalism?  Exploring the Crossroads of Environmental and Business History
Location: Delaware
Date: 2014-05-01
Description: Call for proposals for Green Capitalism? Exploring the Crossroads of Environmental and Business History, A conference October 30 and 31, 2014, at the Hagley Museum and Library in Wilmington, Delaware sponsored by the Center for the History of Business, Technology and Society and the German
Historical …
Contact: clockman@hagley.org
URL: www.hagley.org
Announcement ID: 211165
http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=211165

Title: CFP: panel on the forgotten connections between religion and modernist architecture in the post-WWII world
Date: 2014-06-25
Description: Call for Papers for a panel at the ISIH-conference in Toronto, june 2014. We are in need for new papers to complete our panel on Apocryphal and Apostolic Modernism. Forgotten connections between religion and architecture, 1945-1970
       …
Contact: Rajesh.Heynickx@kuleuven.be
Announcement ID: 211168
http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=211168

Title: Sixth Wellington Congress 2015  call for papers
Date: 2014-10-01
Description: Proposals are invited for papers on all aspects of the career of the first Duke of Wellington, as well as the wider context in Britain, Ireland, the Empire and Continental Europe, between 1780 and the mid-nineteenth century. On this occasion, there will also be a special focus on the events of 1815. …
Contact: Archives@soton.ac.uk
URL: 
www.southampton.ac.uk/archives/newsandevents/WellingtonCongress2015.html
Announcement ID: 211153
http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=211153