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University of Ljubljana
Faculty of Arts
Department of Ethnology
and Cultural Anthropology
Aškerčeva 2
SI-1000 Ljubljana
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Conferences and other Events

11. 10. 2018
Yugoslav Monuments Associated with the First World War (1918–1941)

symposium, Ljubljana, 18–19 October 2018 The First World War monuments produced in interwar Yugoslavia are today usually discussed separately, within the context of the successor state to which they belong. The symposium will attempt to present a picture of this production that is as comprehensive as possible, outlining not only the common features of these works but also their differences, ... more »

17. 04. 2018

Zagreb, May 17-18 2018 ORGANIZER: Project City-making: space, culture, and identity (Croatian Science Foundation), Institute of Ethnology and Folklore, Zagreb  (www.citymaking.eu)   PROGRAM ... more »

11. 04. 2018

Vljudno vabljeni na mednarodno znanstveno konferenco / You are kindly invited to the International Academic Conference SELITVENE IZKUŠNJE IN NADZOR NAD SELITVAMI MED REALNOSTJO IN SPOMINOMMIGRATION EXPERIENCES AND MIGRATION CONTROL BETWEEN REALITY AND MEMORY Ponedeljek, 16. april 2018 / Monday, 16 April 2018 ... more »

18. 12. 2017

More information: https://bodyworksnorthumbria.wordpress.com/ ... more »

13. 10. 2017
42 years without rights – Western Sahara Right for Resistance

6th Solidarity Conference in support of the people of Western Sahara (20 October 2017, Mestni muzej Ljubljana, Gosposka ulica 15, Ljubljana, Slovenia)Institute for Western Sahara studies and MEP Mrs. Tanja Fajon, wish to invite you to the Solidarity Conference in support of the people of Western Sahara to be held on 20 October 2017. It is a culmination of extensive work carried out with a message that solidarity is and should feature as a strong element of internationalism. The primary focus of the conference is to make the people of Slovenia ... more »

4. 10. 2017
How do we sense Ljubljana? A discussion about Sensotra’s sensobiographic walks in Ljubljana

With the advent of digital technologies in recent decades, we have also experienced afundamental transformation of our environmental relations. At the same time, environmentsare undergoing various changes, which can most easily be seen in cities. Moreover, membersof different generations experience these processes in different ways: when observingyoungsters on their smartphones, older people are wondering what is this world coming to,while the “diginatives” do not understand how can the elderly live in the past. Culturalanthropologists and cultural studies scholars have found that the ways of experiencing the... more »

21. 09. 2017

3rd International Conference Socialism on the Bench COMMUNISTS AND COMMUNIST PARTIES: POLICIES, ACTIONS, DEBATES Pula, September 28-30, 2017 Treći međunarodni znanstveni skup Socijalizam na klupi KOMUNISTI I KOMUNISTIČKE PARTIJE: POLITIKE, AKCIJE, DEBATE Pula, 28-30. rujna 2017. Book of Abstracts and the conference programme Knjiga sažetaka i program skupa http://www.unipu.hr/index.php?id=klupa2017... more »

15. 03. 2017
Presentation and talk with prof. Samuel Araujo

Tovarna Rog, petek 17.3. ob 17ih A presentation of the project Grupo Musicultura started in 2004 in Maré favela in Rio de Janeiro by local residents and a couple of ethnomusicologists, among them prof. Samuel Araujo who is going to give the presentation. The project focuses on the role of music and sound in Maré, not strictly from an academic point of view, but also as an active research group which produces music and communicates its importance for the community in public through radio broadcasts and other media.  The presentation and talk are going to be in English.  Prof. Samuel Araújo coordinates the Ethnomusicology Laboratory at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and ... more »

14. 09. 2016

TUESDAY, 20TH SEPTEMBER AT 5 PM DEPARTMENT OF ETHNOLOGY AND CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY   We are warmly inviting you to the screening of short documentary films made by youngsters. All films have english subtitles. The screening includes snacks, drinks and a debate. Our special guest will be Julia Minet, the author of the film Idomeni Ghetto. Film screening will be an introduction to the school of documentary film and video that will take place during the next months. We kindly invite all asylum seekers, refugees, migrants, cultural hybrids, nomads, travellers ... and all who would like to learn about documentary film making. Luksuz production is a video production of the Society of allies for soft landing (DZMP), which was created as a reaction to “the ... more »

23. 05. 2016
Invitation to the event "Non-aligned Teachers"

You are invited to the event »NON-ALIGNED TEACHERS« Wednesday, 25. 5. 2016, from 13h to 16h, Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, Faculty of Arts (Zavetiška 5, Vič – opposite Gimnazija Vič).   On Youth day we will be hosting our new neighbors – refugees and asylum seekers at the Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology. In a cycle of lectures, titled »Non-aligned teachers«, they will be talking about the situation in the country they left and about their perception of life in Slovenia and their experiences in Asylum home. ... more »

14. 12. 2015
2016 Maynooth University Ethnography Winter School

The Department of Anthropology at Maynooth University is pleased to announce its 2016 Winter School in Ethnography, 25 to 29 January 2016.  The school will bring together postgraduate students, professional researchers, and others for focused reflection on ethnography today.  Offered as a 5 credit postgraduate module, and delivered over one week, the school will be structured as a workshop or ‘laboratory,’ enabling students, established scholars, and others to work through challenges and opportunities related to their own research and writing projects in dialogue and critical engagement with each other.  Procedures may be available for students from Irish universities beyond Maynooth to receive credit for their work.  People can also participate in the course without officially enrolling for credit.  It is the hope of the Department of Anthropology that making the School open in this manner will attract a wide variety of ethnographers enabling vigorous debate ... more »

6. 05. 2013
Razstava v oddelčni knjižnici

Vabljeni, da si v oddelčni knjižnici ogledate fotografsko razstavo o naravni in kulturni dediščini, kot jo vidijo otroci. Razstava je nastala v okviru terenskih vaj Vizualno v antropologiji.... more »

2. 04. 2013

Wednesday, 3rd of April, at 6pm in [A]Infoshop, AKC Metelkova(Will be held in English)Exhibition-presentation-discussion on Belgian anarchist movementsAs we just came back from Belgium, we'd like to present you ourexperiences and views on current Belgian anarchist movements. They seem to us very alive, offensive, and inspiring in many aspects; they openquestions and pathes on fighting, squatting, analysing, organizing,building projectuality etc. The anarchist movement there is very diverse -we'll go through its different aspects - but mostly taking the riskypathes of insurrection and revolution, and of an constant and urging questfor Freedom in every aspect of life. We'll talk about the backgroundthere, especially about Europe at its core, where it is experimenting anddeveloping current and future repression and colonization of everydaylife. We'll present some of the latest publications, posters, ... more »

26. 03. 2013

ASS Extended: Health, Body, and Consumption,29th – 30th of March 2013,[A]Infoshop, Metelkova Mesto, Ljubljana You are kindly invited to a student conference on the topic of health, body, and consumption, organized by Anthropology Students’ Sessions (ASS) Collective. Join us as a listener or participate in our fruitful discussions. Let us explore the present of our world and think about its future together in a friendly and egalitarian environment, uniting education and fun! In our globalized societies there are coexisting different medical systems and other knowledge about health that on one hand compete for their believers and on the other influence each other and due to on-going syncretism and hybridization we are faced with more and more methods and techniques of taking care for our health and body. This is not only changing the conceptions of health and disease and the perceptions of our bodies but it also influences our daily lifestyles. On every step we hear about “healthy life style” and “healthy body” – and about ... more »

19. 03. 2013
Brezplačne delavnice

Spoštovani, vljudno vas vabimo na naslednje delavnice: - Strategije ravnanja s časom, ki bo 26. 3. od 9.00 do 12.00 na Rektoratu Univerze v Ljubljani, Kongresni trg 12, dvorana Ivana Hribarja (2. nadstropje). Prijavite se TUKAJ  - Čez 5 let bom - kar se bom odločil danes, ki bo 26. 3. od 9.15 do 12.15 na Rektoratu Univerze v Ljubljani, Kongresni trg 12, soba rektorjev (1. nadstropje). Prijavite se TUKAJ  - Učenje za uspešen študij (z osnovnimi veščinami hitrejšega učenja), ki bo 28. 3. od 9.00 do 12.00 na Rektoratu Univerze v Ljubljani, Kongresni trg 12, dvorana Ivana Hribarja (2. nadstropje). Prijavite se ... more »

11. 02. 2013
ASS, [A]Infoshop, AKC Metelkova, wednesday 13.2. ob 18.00

An enigma?This time we will talk about things, that are not interrelated but still, they function as if they were and - lo and stand - suddenly they are related. We will talk about living things about which it is impossible to say anything final, nothing that would be true. We will talk about the most unfamilliar and most unpredictable people we know, about their social functioning and their "first and most natural tools" (M. Mauss) - we will talk about ourselves. Yes, an enigma!Welcome everybody!For additional information or to contribute some ideas, suggestions, contact us: ass.collective10@gmail.com... more »

4. 02. 2013
ASS, 6.2.2013 ob 18.00, [A]Infoshop, AKC Metelkova mesto

Presentation of fieldwork among guni, traditional Indian healersDenis Oprešnik will present a part of his fieldwork among guni, traditional healers in Rajasthanu (India). Guni is a relatively new concept which appeared in recent history and became a marker for a wide group of healers, coming from different cultural, geographical and political contexts. Despite heterogeneity, can we speak of shared identity? Who presents a common denominator which a potential new identity is built on, and what are it’s effects? How to even become a guni and what does this bring with it?These are some of the questions which we will try to answer on this week's ASS.The presentation will be accompanied with some photo and video material and will be followed by heated discussion. Join us!P.s.: This time ASS will be held in Slovenian, for anyone who doesn't understand, we will try to help with simultaneous summarizing.For additional information or to contribute some ideas, suggestions, contact us: ass.collective10@gmail.com... more »

3. 12. 2012
Anthropology Student Sessions (ASS)

Film projection: I will carry you to the seasideWednesday, December 5th 2012 at 19hInfoshop, AKC Metelkova Mesto This week we will be screening an ethnographic film I will carry you to the seaside by Manca Filak, student of ethnology and cultural anthropology. Her film focuses on perception of the body and the sitygm of otherness, that is imposed upon people with severe body traumas. »Nina and Domen are a couple for a year. Nina is on a wheel chair, because she has cerebral palsy, which spasms her muscles. Domen survived severe traffic accident 18 years ago, which in a way also marked him for a life time. Both of them have a strong experience of survival and obstacles that are brought by physical injuries. They also know how it is to be different in the eyes of others who at the same time determine who or what is different. Film with a big extent of intimacy takes the viewer through their relationship, with an emphasis on their first vacation at the seaside – first time alone, first time as a couple and first time as''everybody else''.«- Manca Filak, author Film has a duration of 35 minutes. After the projection discussion will follow. You are all welcome to join us!For more informaition or to contribute some ideas and comments, please contact:anja.ipsilon@gmail.comrejc.jernej@gmail.com... more »

23. 10. 2012
CFP: 3rd International Conference of Young Folklorists “Vernacular Expressions and Analytic Categories” in Tartu

More information on: http://www.ut.ee/folk/index.php/et/uudised/336-young-folkorists-2013... more »

4. 03. 2011
MASN conference

Dear Sir/MadameWe would like to invite students, graduates and PhD students interested in social anthropology, ethnology, sociology or any other social science to participate in an international student conference. The conference is organized by the Croatian branch of MASN (Moving Anthropology Student Network).The title of the 9th conference is "What Are We Doing?: Multiple Roles, Uses and Influences of Anthropology in the Contemporary Society". The conference will take place in Ludbreg, Croatia, May 2nd-6th 2011.In the attachment you will find detailed information about the conference and the application forms (form 1, form 2).We kindly ask the interested students to send their abstracts until 15 of March 2011, and the deadline for listeners is April 1st..With regardsMASN Croatia... more »

12. 03. 2010
AN INTENSIVE WORKSHOP - Performativity and Ritual: Crossroads

Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology organizes AN INTENSIVE WORKSHOP - Performativity and Ritual: Crossroadsheld by Radharani Pernarčič, Sonja Zlobko and Rajko Muršič, PhD, full professor/reader  27th – 29th March 2010 At the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in BratislavaAddress: Moyzesova 4, 813 15 Bratislava, Slovak Republic Costs: There is no workshop fee. A van will be organized by the epartment, which leaves no travel expenses for the students. Accommodation will be arranged at a hostel (approx. 30 Euro).The workshop will be in English (in case if needed, translations into Slovenian and Slovakian will be assured).In the time when contemporary anthropology increasingly dips-into and produces knowledge about practice and embodiment, while contemporary dance theatre faces numerous questions of performativity and dance dramaturgy, it becomes obvious that the two can establish a constructive interdisciplinary link. The up-coming workshop has its bases in a dance project Polne sob s priprtih hodnikov which was successfully carried out in autumn 2009 in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and had thoroughly integrated anthropological research into a dance performance. Whether the collaboration proved such interdisciplinary work to be very fruitful and powerful, it has also raised many further important questions as well for anthropologists as for choreographers and performers. In attempt to further investigate options of applied anthropology in dance theatre and mutual efficacy of such disciplinary collaboration show the workshop will focus on: • Examining a new role of anthropologist in theatre – linking choreography, dramaturgy and performing.• The role of anthropology as a container of specific knowledge which can help creating coherent content and context by elaborating meanings and symbolization within an abstract movement expression. ... more »

22. 12. 2009
The 7th MASN Conference ´Ethics and Human Rights in Anthropological Perspective´!

The 7th MASN Conference 'Ethics and Human Rights in Anthropological Perspective'!Conference takes place in Krzyżowa, PolandMarch 24th – 28th 2010Conference days will be divided in morning (papers presentation) and afternoon (roundtable discussions, workshops) sessions as well as fringe events (excursions, exhibitions, performances, films and other) in the evening. Each of the full conference days will be devoted to one of the subtopics: Anthropology of DevelopmentFieldwork DilemmasHuman Rights – Relativity and Universalism of CategoriesAnthropology of Development:Development, a term which evolved from western idea of progress is nowadays widely used to describe the improvement of human living conditions. What we would like to discuss is, how the idea of development influences various cultures, and how it is influenced by them, and finally, what is the price we pay for development. We are interested in comparative studies of the idea of development as well as in fieldwork experiences of young researches.Fieldwork Dilemmas:For this subtopic we invite papers, workshops and roundtables concerning the dilemmas ahtropologists face while researching cultures which axiological systems are totally different from their own and strategies they develop to cope with the disonance. Young anthropologists presenting their papers on their own ethical dilemmas during the fieldwork would be much favoured.Human Rights – Relativity and Universalism of Categories:Are Human Rights an universal set of principles valid for every human being, despite their creed, colour and culture, as they are meant to? Or are they just another form of western colonialism? Shall the antropologist protect these values or rather accept cultural norms which contradict them, no matter how oppressive they are? Is relativity of qualities all that we are left with in the multitude of cultures or can we speak ... more »

16. 11. 2009

Dear Sir / Madam,Let me acquaint you and your institution with a proposal of taking part at the first year of Antropofest, a film festival that focuses mainly on anthropological issues. By all means you can take part at the festival as a spectator however you can participace as a co-organiser of the festivalprogramme as well. If you, your  colleagues, students or friends have made or cooperated on a film which deals with anthropological or ethnological issues and you would like to share it with the public, you have a brilliant chance to do so at the Antropofest.Antropofest is organised by students and graduates of Social Anthropology,Departement of Social Sciences, University of Pardubice. The Universitytogether with the Dobeška Theatre support the festival as its partners. The aim of the Antropofest is to make the experts as well as the public familiar with one of the research tools of socio-anthropology - anthropological film. Based on these  films, life and culture of various human communities and their social groups are researched.Antropofest stands for an open display of anthropological films. It is aimed at everybody who is interested in above mentioned issues and would like to participate at the event with his/her film. This year the festival focuses on the following topics: social outcast, migration, life in the 21st century and contemporary issues of majorities. Antropofest will take place in The Dobeška Theatre in January 29th and 30th, 2010.If you find our proposal appealing, do not hesitate to post your films to:Antropofest Jasná I. 1181/6, Praha 4, 147 00, Czech Republic, Europe.Deadline is 7/12/2009.For more information about the programme as well as for terms and conditions of participation go to our websites www.antropofest.cz . If you have any further questions, feel free to share them with us on our emailinfo@antropofest.cz, or call Adam Spálenský (tel.:00420 733 125 965).We are looking forward to your films!For the Antropofest organisational ... more »

9. 11. 2009
Future in religion conference

More informations: http://www.religioznawstwo.uj.edu.pl/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=551&Itemid=105... more »

12. 10. 2009
Besedna postaja: Spisi o govoru

Na Besedni postaji tokrat knjiga Znanstvene založbe Filozofske fakultete Univerze v Ljubljani SPISI O GOVORU (Razprave FF, 2008)v četrtek, 15. oktobra 2009 ob 11hSpisi o govoru so samosvoj humanistični impulz za razširjeno raziskovanje govora v slovenskem kulturnem prostoru. Avtorjem, ki se govora lotevajo z različnih jezikoslovnih vidikov, se v tej kompilaciji pridružujejo filozofi, teolog, zgodovinar, dva sociologa, novinar, psiholog in dva pesnika. Knjiga je namenjena tako strokovnemu bralstvu kot široki intelektualni publiki, predvsem pa študentom humanistike in družboslovja, ki bodo v njej brali dostopno formulirano pisanje o govoru kot hkrati razlikovalni in družitveni prvini človečnosti.O knjigi se bodo pogovarjali urednik dr. Primož Vitez, dr. Barbara Pihler, dr. Marko Stabej in dr. Marko Uršič.   Vabljeni!Knjigarna Filozofske fakultete na Aškerčevi 2 v Ljubljani, http://www.ff.uni-lj.si/fakulteta/ZalozbaInKnjigarna/knjigarna/ Dejavnost Knjigarne FF podpira Javna agencija za knjigo RS ... more »

12. 10. 2009
Göttingen Film Festival: Call for Films

10th Göttingen International Ethnographic Film Festival12 – 16 May, 2010  Call for Films: Submission deadline: 15 December 2009http://www.gieff.de/ The festival promotes documentary cinema with a special emphasis on new films, videos or interactive media (published after 1.1.2007) dealing with socio-cultural processes in a wide sense of the term. The festival is open to all filmmakers, but especially those coming from anthropology, sociology, folklore and neighbouring disciplines. It provides a great opportunity for international co-operation in Visual Anthropology and documentary filmmaking. The festival encourages young filmmakers to submit their films, as the festival specially supports STUDENT FILMS and awards the best with the Student Film Award 2010.Furthermore a SPECIAL AWARD is given in 2010 by the Centro Inconri Umani in Ascona/Switzerland for the best film promoting intercultural understanding in the context of natural disasters or human conflicts.GIEFF 2010 also presents a special program on the filmic documentation of Intangible Cultural Heritage.The festival addresses film authors, producers, distributors, and viewers. It aims for discussions at the screenings and afterwards between the various groups present to promote the intercultural dialogue on the different aspects of film work. The Festival is a meeting point of young students of anthropology, sociology and media studies, who are interested in the use of film as research method, mode of publishing and communicating research results. Göttingen International Ethnographic Film Festival e.V.event@gieff.dephone: +49/551/5024-170fax: +49/551/5024-322... more »

12. 10. 2009
Astra film festival, Sibiu, Romania

Already a popular anthropological and ethnographic film festival in Europe, ASTRA FILM FEST is celebrating its 10th edition this year.The festival is not only a great opportunity to see a great selection of documentary films, but it also offers the chance to meet and interact with filmmakers, discuss or chit-chat about films, filmmaking and fieldwork, and enjoy the multi-cultural setting of Sibiu, a former European Capital of Culture.The festival competition programme includes 4 sections: INTERNATIONAL, EUROPE, ROMANIA, and STUDENT Competitions. Moreover, side-events such as special programmes, portraits of famous documentary filmmakers, debates, and workshops for young filmmakers run during the week.This year's 10th jubilee edition of ASTRA FILM FESTIVAL takes place between 26th October and 1st November 2009.If you consider coming to Sibiu at the end of this month, please find more information about the festival on the website: www.astrafilm.roVERY IMPORTANT!!students are offered discounted accomodation - please contact me at simonaciotlaus@gmail.com  and ps: Sibiu is a lovely city: http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&source=hp&q=sibiu+romania&gbv=2&aq=0&oq=sibiu&aqi=g1g-m1withlaid-backpubsandanawesomemedievalcitadel... more »

19. 08. 2009
Dialektus Festival: European Documentary and Anthropological Film Festival

Dialektus FestivalEuropean Documentary and Anthropological Film FestivalBudapest, 2010, March 3-9.www.dialektusfesztival.hu Enter your documentary into the competition or into the student film competition of the festival! Submissions deadline: 2009, September 25.Payer submissions deadline: 2009, October 9. Some of the films we saw this March are still in our mind's eye, however we are already preparing for next year's festival. At any given time we may recall the neon coloured sculpture of Rhunama, the so-called Holy Book manifesting the megalomania of the Turkman dictator, as well as remembering the Palestinian sportsmen and –women practising with track tires for the Olympic Games in Beijing, or the overcrowded elevator of ’Chicago block’ in the outskirts of Antwerp, the mature hippies who refused to return to welfare society after the sixties and seventies India-mania…  These stories now belong to us too! We own them all, because we have seen them, we could laugh and cry, fret, remember and live together with people we would never have got to know without documentaries and the people who made them… We ate up the world this March, but that feast is long over and unfortunately (or even fortunately) our appetites are whetted again, and admittedly we're already looking out for next year's menu... Give us more! This year we had 47 films from 17 countries in competition, all of them were (and still are!) available in the archive of DocuArt Shed, one of the festival's locations.Our aim for next years March is to surprise and delight the audience with at least as many splendid documentaries on Dialektus Festival 2010. For this we hardly need more than for auteurs to make their films and then… send them to us. From now on we’re awaiting entries for Europe’s most creative and keen documentary film competition! If you are a filmmaker and you have a documentary film made in 2007 or later, we hope to receive your entry before 25 September, 2009! Are you a notorious latecomer? Do not give up! It is possible to send us your application until the 9th of October 2009 on the understanding that you must pay a default fee. Like in previous years, we reserve a separate category for student films. Watch out: competition is pretty tough in the “Student Work” section!   Direct access to the application form: http://www.dialektusfestival.hu/doc/dialektus_entry_form_2010.doc ... more »

20. 05. 2009
Dear erasmus students yo

We are kindly inviting you to traditionaly 19th inventing tradition party - special radikalo paranormale multi kontra kulti bash for erasmus students, which will take place in Cafe Trotsky (Rog area - Trubarjeva 72 upstairs) on wednesday, 20th of may at 22h (untill whenever yo). It's the last one, so don't miss it. As you are on erasmus exchange we think that it is not only appropriate but actually necessary to spent some (or majority ha) time in a party-animal stlylee yo! Multi kontra kulti bashes are going on every wednesday, so feel free to come any wednesday  yo! ;) unzip your mind and pArTy!!!Flyer.... more »

13. 05. 2009
Dear erasmus students yo

We are inviting you to specially traditionaly 18th inventing tradition party - radikalo paranormale multi kontra kulti bash for erasmus students, which will take place in cafe trotsky (rog area - trubarjeva 72 upstairs) on wednesday, 13th of may at 22h (untill whenever yo)...This weekend our tradition goes translocal yo ;) parrallel party - Sarajevo (BiH), access centar (Zmaj od bosne bb that's the adresss)..11th of may at 21 concert Hexenbrutal and Nikki Louder..As you are on erasmus exchange we think that it is not only appropriate, but actually necessary, to spent some or majority (ha) time in a party-animal stlylee yo! Multi kulti bashes are going on every wednesday, so feel free to come any wednesday  yo! ;) unzip your mind and pArTy!!!... more »

14. 04. 2009
Call for Papers Conference Proposals: Criminalities, Cultures, and Policing in the Global Era

New Frontiers of Race: Criminalities, Cultures, and Policing in the Global Era May 29, 2009 Center for the Study of Race, Politics and CultureUniversity of ChicagoThe Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture at the University of Chicago and the academic journal Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power solicit paper proposals for a day long conference to be held on the campus on May 29, 2009. "New Frontiers of Race: Criminalities, Cultures, and Policing in the Global Era," seeks to intervene in the discursive,material, and ideological debates involving criminalities, cultures, policing, and race in a global era. Associations among race, criminality, deviancy, and delinquency continue to suffuse popular representations in the media and in the social sciences. Research on marginalized, racialized, and impoverished populations have long been fodder for an academic cottage industry throughout the history of the social sciences. Indeed, the insurgent intellectual formation of Ethnic Studies has been distinguished by a critical intellectual demand for the visibility, recognition, and self-representation of the subjugated, exploring their repressed histories and the social conditions of communities of color. As such, Ethnic Studies was largely premised upon an explicit critique of the complicity of conventional academic disciplines with hegemonic representations that silenced and pathologized these same communities. This conference will explore new genealogies and approaches to deviancy, pathology and criminality that grapple with these longstanding issues. Do migrations, diasporas, borders, and other transnationalisms disrupt ideologies and discourses of pathology? Do the stakes in the debates surrounding pathology and related problematic representations of people of color shift as they ascend to the highest echelons of power? Conference paper proposals are welcome on the following themes but are not limited to these: identity politics and the politics of multiculturalisms; post-racial discourses and ideologies; "cultures" of poverty and/or "poverties" of culture; pathologies and gendered or sexual normativities; new studies and/or genealogies of criminalities, delinquencies, deviances, and pathologies; the politics of transgressions or non-normative politics; "cultures" of policings, deportations, and carcerality. Jasbir Puar of Rutgers University and Nicholas De Genova of Columbia University have confirmed their participation as our keynote speakers. Papers presented at the conference will be considered for publication by Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power.All expenses - transport and housing - will be provided for persons chosen to present. ... more »

8. 04. 2009
dear erasmus students yo

We are kindly inviting you to traditionaly 13th inventing tradition party - special radikalo paranormale multi kontra kulti bash for erasmus students, which will take place in Cafe Trotsky (Rog area - Trubarjeva 72 upstairs) on wednesday, 8th of april at 22h (untill whenever yo). This wednesday we are celebrating international roma day...As you are on erasmus exchange we think that it is not only appropriate but actually necessary to spent some (or majority ha) time in a party-animal stlylee yo! Multi kontra kulti bashes are going on every wednesday, so feel free to come any wednesday  yo! ;) unzip your mind and pArTy!!!Flyer. ... more »

2. 04. 2009
Festival of Visual Anthropology ASPEKTY

I am a organiser of Festival of Visual Anthropology ASPEKTY  (Torun, Poland). Festival will take place in November 2009. Documentaries are invited from any field of ethnographic, anthropological, analytical approach to cultures and societies.To submit film please check our website www.aspektyfestival.plBest regardsŁukasz JakielskiFestival of Visual Anthropology ASPEKTYwww.aspektyfestival.plwww.fabrykautu.orgmobile +48 609 688 852... more »

31. 03. 2009
dear erasmus students yo

We are kindly inviting you to traditionaly 12th inventing tradition party - special radikalo paranormale multi kontra kulti bash for erasmus students, which will take place in Cafe Trotsky (Rog area - Trubarjeva 72 upstairs) on wednesday, 1st of april at 22h (untill whenever yo). This wednesday special dj line up plus "sladki greh" party - bring biscuits, cookies, icecram yoAs you are on erasmus exchange we think that it is not only appropriate but actually necessary to spent some (or majority ha) time in a party-animal stlylee yo! Multi kontra kulti bashes are going on every wednesday, so feel free to come any wednesday  yo! ;) unzip your mind and pArTy!!!... more »

17. 03. 2009
Dear erasmus students

we are kindly inviting you to traditionaly tenth inventing tradition party - special radikalo paranormale multi kontra kulti bash for erasmus students, which will take place in cafe trotsky (rog area - trubarjeva 72 upstairs) on wednesday, 18th of march at 22h (untill whenever yo). As you are on erasmus exchange we think that it is not only appropriate but actually necessary to spent some (or majority ha) time in a party-animal stlylee yo! Multi kontra kulti bashes are going on every wednesday, so feel free to come any wednesday  yo! ;) unzip your mind and pArTy!!!... more »

10. 03. 2009
dear erasmus students yo

We are kindly inviting you to traditionaly ninth(!) inventing tradition party - special radikalo paranormale multi kontra kulti bash for erasmus students, which will take place in Cafe Trotsky (Rog area - Trubarjeva 72 upstairs) on wednesday, 11th of march at 22h (untill whenever yo). This week is traditionaly ninth(!) inventing tradition party, so we will celebrate this with extra special dj line up (ha ;) ) (see the flyer)!As you are on erasmus exchange we think that it is not only appropriate to spent some (or majority ha) time in a party-animal stlylee yo! Multi kontra kulti bashes are going on every wednesday, so feel free to come any wednesday  yo! ;) unzip your mind and pArTy!!!... more »

10. 03. 2009
Ljubljana International Short Film Festival (LISFF)

LJUBLJANA INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL! LISFF23. - 35. March 2009You are kindly invited to LJUBLJANA INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL! LISFF will be a film wave which will last for three days and will took place at Klub Gromka, AKC Metelkova mesto. Around 100 short films of different genres (performing, animated, documentary and experimental films) from nearly 40 countries worldwide, made between 2004 – 2008, will be presented. Projections of short films will be held every day from March 23rd till March 25th from 12.00 am till 20.00 pm. All films are subtitled in english. Festival introduces international independent production of short films and enables young film makers to present themselves to wider audiences in Ljubljana and the region.Ljubljana International Short Film Festival – LISFF wishes to become social event that will happen every year. Our goal is to bring near short film to the public. LISFF was born from the current need for the development of film culture in the region as well as from the wish to continually increase presentations of short films in Ljubljana.Invitation and programe of the festival.FREE ENTRANCE!InfoSašo Niskač3littlewolves@gmail.com ... more »

4. 03. 2009
Dear Erasmus Students

We are inviting you to traditionaly eighth inventing tradition party - special radikalo paranormale multi kulti bash for erasmus students, which will take place in Cafe Trotsky (Rog area - Trubarjeva 72 upstairs) on Wednesday, 4th of march at 22h (untill whenever yo)...Since there are some of you, who are (unfortunatelly) leaving and returning back to your homelands, we think that it is not only appropriate, but actually necessary, to say goodbye to everything&everyone in a party-animal stlylee yo! And for those of you who came and are staying....multi kulti bashes are going on every wednesday, so feel free to come any wednesday  yo! ;) Unzip your mind and pArTy!!!Flyey.... more »

25. 02. 2009
dear erasmus students

we are inviting you to  traditionaly seventh inventing tradition party - special radikalo paranormale multi kulti bash for erasmus students, which will take place in cafe trotsky (rog area - trubarjeva 72 upstairs) on wednesday, 25th of februray at 22h (untill whenever yo)...Since there are some of you, who are (unfortunatelly) leaving and returning back to your homelands, we think that it is not only appropriate, but actually necessary, to say goodbye to everything&everyone in a party-animal stlylee yo! And for those of you who came and are staying....multi kulti bashes are going on every wednesday, so feel free to come any wednesday  yo! ;) unzip your mind and pArTy!!!Flyer.... more »

18. 02. 2009

Curators: Igor Španjol, Alenka GregoričFebruary 19 – March 13, 2009You are kindly invited to attend the opening of an exhibition on Thursday, February 19 at 8 pm at Galerija Škuc. Apart from a few art projects made especially for television, throughout the '80s the television medium primarily engaged in the presentation of video art within the framework of cultural presentations in general. The television broadcast of video seems to represent self-evident and effective solution to two principal problems of art video production. These problems are a lack of adequate exhibition and screening facilities for the presentation of video works on the one hand, and the promotion of such presentations among viewers on the other. Nevertheless, the affirmation of video art on television has been hindered by the prejudice that video is a matter of independent production and that video aesthetics is not compatible with television, which has become a reference point for aesthetic taste, social engagement and mass entertainment. If video is envisioned as a unique work of art requiring a museological context of presentation, the video tape is in a worse situation than the video installation, for instance, whose spectacular character is more likely to »strike« the audience. Video artists who allow their video works to be broadcast on television are exploiting this potentials of the mass medium. Although these potentials are not strange to video, video never completely fuses with the television environment. A situation thus develops in which video becomes a means of expression, or an art form, without the aura suggested by Walter Benjamin.Besides the fact that the context of a video inevitably changes when broadcast on television, a video also becomes susceptible to a wide variety of expressive and formal changes as a consequence of the individual interventions of the viewer. Here I have in mind different models of television sets, and thus various screen dimensions, as well as optional settings of intensity, brightness, colour, sharpness, contrast, and volume. Variations in the incorporation of a television set into living premises are also important; these often border on sculptural or conceptual installations. The effects of these interventions surpass the level of transformation, which Benjamin defined as the mechanical process of reproduction. Electronic reproduction therefore unavoidably disrupts the original video image in its essence, while the status of the broadcast video as an object still remains within the limits of the humanistic dogma that prohibits a machine from becoming an object of faith, and video remains a tool of ideological interpellation. Rastko Močnik recognizes the role of the permeations of mechanistic humanism, which lies precisely in the fact that ideology, substantiated in electronic apparatuses, evidently transcends them. The progressiveness of electronic technology comes into view precisely at the moment when it becomes the technology of discourse itself, and its ideological potential exceeds the requirements of (the discourse of) the ruling ideology[1].In the case of the television »documentary« made by a video artist in the role of creator of a programme about another video artist or group, the question arises ... more »

18. 02. 2009
Conferences and Calls for Papers

Second Call for Papers: Annals of Leisure ResearchContributions are invited from current graduate students or recent graduates for a special issue of Annals of Leisure Research. This special edition is being edited by Carol Kline North Carolina Central University), Paige Schneider (East Carolina University) and Tara Duncan (University of Otago). The special issue aims to provide opportunities for PhD, research Masters and Honours students to publish research based on their theses and to promote excellence in scholarship. The journal publishes articles that promote the development of research and scholarship in leisure studies. Although originating in Australasia, it is aimed at an international readership, and seeks theoretical or applied articles which cover any topic within the broad area of leisure studies, including recreation, tourism, the arts, outdoor recreation, entertainment, sport, physical activity/education and health, culture and play. Expression of interest (not to exceed 800 words, doubled-spaced) should be submitted via email to the three guest editors by March 6th 2009: By email to:1) Carol Kline at ckline7@nc.rr. com2) Paige Schneider at SCHNEIDERP@ecu. edu3) and Tara Duncan at tduncan@business. otago.ac. nzComplete full manuscripts will be due June 26th 2009 with a publication date of November 2009.Dr Tara DuncanDepartment of Tourism, School of Business, University of OtagoP O Box 56, Dunedin, New ZealandE: tduncan@business. otago.ac. nzW: www.otago.ac.nz/tourismAntipode is 40: 40 free ArticlesAntipode is 40 years old in 2009! To celebrate this anniversary we are delighted to offer you free access to a range of key articles published in Antipode from 1969-2009. Some of the most influential social scientists have published in the journal - such as David Harvey, Mike Davis, Doreen Massey, Neil Smith, Linda McDowell and Cindi Katz - and its average citation impact over the last decade places it within the top 7 journals in Geography and the Environmental Sciences. The journal is distinctive not only because of the radical scholarship it publishes, but it also contributes to the wider project of critical social science in a number of ways, including offering annual Graduate Scholarships and running biannual Summer Institutes for young researchers. We hope you enjoy reading them! http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/aboutus/topics/SHJ-09-02896_landingpage2.html Noel Castree (Manchester University, UK) Wendy Larner (University of Bristol, UK)International Festival  for folklore and contemporary arts "Meet the tradition" (17th to 20th July 2009)  Vidin, Bulgaria For 2000 years, in days of darkness, wars and cataclysms, in days of peace, upsurge and grandeur, the only preserved castle on the Bulgarian territory Baba Vida has survived, so that its secrets could still whisper to us. On the waterfront of the Danube, in the farthest north-western part of Bulgaria, its stone walls and towers dominate the view.  Baba Vida is the only authentic and fully preserved medieval castle in ... more »

17. 02. 2009
Confesence Communicating Change - Call for Papers

The University of Glasgow’s Graduate School of Arts and Humanities is pleased to announce our Seventh Annual Graduate School Conference to be held 8-10 June 2009 at the University of Glasgow. Please take a moment to read the Mission Statement and attached Call for Papers.  Exceptional papers will be invited for publication in our juried conference proceedings.  Submission deadline is 2 March. We look forward to hearing from you!COMMUNICATING CHANGE: Weaving the Web into the Future7th Annual Conference of the Graduate School of Arts and HumanitiesUniversity of GlasgowJune 8 – 10, 2009OUR MISSIONFrom the days of the Ancient Greek philosophers, to the contemporary halls of academia and out into the cultures of which we are a part, the maxim “the only constant is change” echoes across interdisciplinary, professional, and social boundaries. The mission of this 7th Annual Graduate School of Arts and Humanities Conference is: to examine change in our globalised world and fields of study; to examine and negotiate how and what we may communicate from within these borderlands; and to challenge us to work towards and respond to the changing trends and methodologies that are available across our fields of study. It is change, continuing change, inevitable change that is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.Isaac AsimovShould you prefer, our website address is: http://www.gla.ac.uk/faculties/arts/graduateschool/graduateschoolconference2009/ Patricia 'Iolana, BA MACentre for the Study of Literature, Theology & the ArtsUniversity of Glasgow Chair, Communicating Change: Weaving the Web into the Future, Graduate School of Arts & Humanities Annual Conference 2009Chair, Post-Graduate Student Council, Department of Theology and Religious Studies... more »

11. 02. 2009
Multi kontra kulti - anthro erasmus bash

Dear erasmus students,We are inviting you to special radikalo paranormale multi kulti bash for erasmus students, which will take place in Cafe Trotsky (Rog area - Trubarjeva 72 upstairs) on wednesday, 11th of februray at 22h (untill whenever yo)...Since there are some of you, who are (unfortunatelly)leaving and returning back to your homelands, we think that it is not only appropriate, but actually necessary, to say goodbye to everything&everyone in a party-animal stlylee yo! And for those of you who are staying....multi kulti bashes are going on every wednesday, so feel free to come any wednesday  yo! ;) pArTy!!!Flyer.... more »

28. 01. 2009
Border crossings network - call for papers

7th International Students Conference of the BORDER CROSSINGS NETWORK, 9-12th april 2009.Informations about conference and application form. ... more »

8. 01. 2009
Festival of documentary and ethnographic films

Dears,we hold a nice little festival of documentary and ethnographic films in Menza pri Koritu/ Metelkova on Monday and Wednesday evening 21 h next week.Attached you find the poster and description of the festival and the films shown here in Ljubljana.After the screening on Monday we will discuss about f. e. the Indian Hijras and on Tuesday there is next to discussion party after the screening, where everyone can bring some food, if she/he wants to.As I am involved in the organisation, I would be very pleased to see you there.Best regards,Marika... more »

18. 12. 2008
Indian classical music concert

Katedra za etnomuzikologijo Filozofske fakultete, Akademija za glasbo,Slovenski odbor pri Mednarodnem svetu za tradicijsko glasboin Kulturno društvo Folk Slovenijais inviting onINDIAN CLASSICAL MUSIC CONCERTLasanthi Manaranjanie Kalinga Dona (violina)inCarlos Yoder (tabla)University of Ljubljana - Concert hall,Kongresni trg 12Friday, 19. 12. 2008 at 9.00 amfree entrance... more »

3. 12. 2008
Symposium "Anthropology of Men, Masculinities and Health"

INVITATION AND CALL FOR PAPERSFreie Universität Berlin (FUB), 15-16.05.2009For a long time ethnography was written by men for men and about menwithout any reference to gender hierarchies and men?s genderedsubjectivit ies. Men were treated as unmarked category or normativebaseline on which knowledge about a certain society or culture could bebuilt upon. The Feminist and Postmodern Critique challenged patriarchalsocial science and raised awareness about the situation of women withinthe gendered politics of everyday life. Subsequent to this movementthere has been a growing number of studies focusing on men as genderedsubjects, bound to construct their identity in relation to subordinatedwomen and femininities, as well as in opposition to a number ofmarginalized ?other? masculinities. Ethnography has played a pivotalrole in demonstrating the cross-cultural variance in models for and ofmanhood, and in recognizing the intersections of gender identities withsocial class, ethnicity, images of "race" and sexuality. In thiscontext, major attention has been paid to discourses about divergentmodels of masculinity as historically constructed ideal typeschallenged through illness, suffering, and unemployment inpost-industrial, late-capitalist societies.In recent times, a growing number of scholars call for a shift of focusfrom discourses about hegemonic or subordinate masculinities, towards amore intricate study of social practice including the ambiguous andcontext specific performance of manhood. While there are still certaindominant models of and for masculinity (and femininity), complex modesof switching between divergent subject positions within time and spaceare found to be at odds with monolithic identities both self-ascribedand attributed by conventional social science. Notwithstanding somenotable exceptions the embodiment of manhood in relation to thesomatisation of social relations, as well as the bodily expression ofillness and suffering are largely under-theorized. By extension littleis known about how medical technologies and public health change, if atall, male patient's and healer?s subjectivities. Although gender hasreceived significant attention in Medical Anthropology, research wasdominated by female studies. Men's health and men in medical practiceare still under-researched issues. There are few factors determiningthis state of affairs. One of them is traditionally strong connectionof Medical Anthropology to marginalized and oppressed groups, andfeminist critique. Another factor is various masculinity idealsthroughout the world that influence men's mutedness in the context ofillness, pain and suffering. This has also a negative impact onconventional methodologies in Medical Anthropology.We are looking for papers that will offer fresh and various approachesto manhood and masculinity in the context of health, theory,methodology and practice. For purposes of this symposium and a plannedvolume we will not define masculinity or manhood, but will ratherinvite authors to work with diverse definitions and understandings ofthe term and phenomenon, thus leaving it fluid. Also, we are interestedin a variety of topics related to male presence in the field ofmedicine. Some issues might include, but are not limited to:-    Men's reproductive health and the biopolitics of masculinity-    Gender-based violence and public health-    Men's occupational health-    Men and Sexually Transmittable Infections-    Preventive medicine and male health practices; health and illness behavior, and health seeking-    Men's health movements-    Female dominated practices (e.g. abortion) and male identity-    Men in ... more »

5. 11. 2008
Conference for postgraduate students

Postcommunist Visual Culture and Cinema: Interdisciplinary Studies, Methodology, Dissemination AHRC-St. Andrews Postgraduate ConferenceUniversity of St. Andrews, Scotland 20-21 March 2009Call for PapersThis AHRC sponsored conference is organised jointly by the Centre for Film Studies and the Centre for Russian, Soviet and Eastern European Studies at the University of St. Andrews. It will bring together doctoral students from the United Kingdom and Europe, whose work is focused on the visual culture and cinema of the post-Communist period. The main objective is to launch a productive dialogue on methodological and practical issues affecting all those engaged in the study of the film and visual culture of the postcommunist period. We invite participants from across Social Sciences and Humanities: Language, Literature, Culture, Law, International Relations, Politics, Media, Film and Television Studies, Art History, Architecture, Design, Museum Studies, Russian, German, East European languages and cultures, Law, Religious Studies, Philosophy, Publishing, and other disciplines.  Opening on Friday afternoon (5 pm) and continuing throughout the day on Saturday, the conference will feature thematic talks dedicated to the status of the field and the profession. Postgraduate participants will be able to present their work in the context of two sessions, at panels moderated by the featured speakers. You are welcome to discuss aspects of your work, and talk of its challenging and exciting moments. We propose to structure the discussion in the context of the following questions:• How are post-Cold War divisions reflected in cultural production in the former communist world? • What are its specificities and what are the challenges for researching cultural production? • How do the global and the local interplay in the region? • Can the umbrella of "postcommunism" be explored as shared experience?Confirmed speakers/convenors include:Prof. Ib Bondebjerg (Film and Media, University of Copenhagen)Prof. Ewa Mazierska (Film Studies, University of Central Lancashire)Prof. Brian McNair  (Media Sociology, University of Strathclyde)Conference opening:Prof. Andrew Wachtel  (Slavic and Cultural Sociology, Graduate Dean, Northwestern University, Chicago, USA) Prof. Dina Iordanova (Film Studies, University of St. Andrews), Please send an abstract of 150 words outlining the theme of your intended presentation (about 15 min. length), together with your contact details and a brief biographical note to Lars Kristensen at llfk@st-andrews.ac.uk  Ten bursaries of £50 will be awarded to selected participants (please indicate you would like to be considered for a bursary at the time you send in your abstract). Closing date of abstract submission: 15 December 2008Further information will be available at http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/filmstudies/... more »

17. 10. 2008
International poety competition for students

Voluntary Association ”Poetry and Solidarity” (Trieste Italy) promotes under the patronage of CEI Commission the V Edition of the international Poetry Competition “Castello di Duino”.  - The Competition is open to young people under 30 years of age. Participation is free. - Poems will be accepted in the mother tongue of the authors. The jury is composed by poets and literary experts with different linguistic competences. The poems will be evaluated as much as possible in the mother tongue of the authors. - 3 prizes of €500 each will be awarded the winners. Various minor prizes to the noteworthy poets. The poems of the winners and a selection of the best poems will be published by the publishing House “IBISKOS Editrice  Risolo” in Italian and English version and recorded on CD in their original Languages. (the proceeds of the sales will be devoted to humanitarian scopes).  More than 3000 young people from 90 countries participated in the previous 4 editions of the competition. On this background  the First World-Youth Forum on the theme “Right to Dialogue” (funded by CEI ) took place in Trieste on September 27-28th. Therefore we heartily please you  to spread the announcement of the competion (attached) in your university. We thank you very much for your helping in the interest of Poetry and we hope to read many poems from your country! Best regards  Gabriella Valera Gruber (Prof. University of Trieste)                Information, rules and application form for the competition: www.castellodiduinopoesia.it (translated into 22 languages)Prof. Gabriella Valera Gruber: valera@units.itVia Matteotti 21- 34138 Trieste Italy- Tel. +39040638787Infotmations.... more »

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