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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, Poland
March 24th – 28th 2010

Conference 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:

  1. Anthropology of Development
  2. Fieldwork Dilemmas
  3. Human Rights – Relativity and Universalism of Categories

Anthropology 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 about uniersality of some of them? On the third day we will try to propose answers to some of those questions.

Structure of the Conference:

The morning sessions will allow the presentation of 3 papers. Each selected presenter will be given 20 minutes for his/her presentation, which is planned to be followed by a discussion of up to 30 minutes. There will also be room for short breaks between presentations.

The afternoon sessions are open for Roundtable discussions (approx. 2 hours long) headed by one or two selected moderators, who may provide further space for picking up on discussions from the morning sessions. Additionally there will be workshops (2-4 hours long) organized by selected participants.

Furthermore additional events will give space for exhibitions, performances, the development of radio programs, film and theatre projects, or other ideas.

Call for papers MASN, Poland

Application proposal and application listeners


MASN Poland: www.masn-poland.cba.pl
Welcome to our website about Moving Anthropology Student Network in Poland and the future conference in April 2010.
We hope you will enjoy visiting us.


Erasmus Mundus Master´s Degree in Women´s and Gender Studies (GEMMA)

Erasmus Mundus Master´s Degree in Women´s and Gender Studies (GEMMA)
Fourth Edition (2010-2012)

Category A Scholarships for third country (non-EU) students and grants for third country visiting scholars
The Research Centre for Women´s Studies at the University of Granada is pleased to inform that the GEMMA Erasmus Mundus scholarship application period for third country (non-EU) students and scholars to take part in its fourth edition (2010-2012) is open until 31 December 2009.
GEMMA is a joint European Master in Women´s and Gender Studies selected by the European Commission as an Erasmus Mundus master of excellence and co-ordinated by the University of Granada (Spain).
This inter-university and interdisciplinary programme is addressed to students interested in Women´s Studies, Gender Studies, and Equal Opportunities Policies. It provides a unique opportunity to acquire professional qualifications in these areas at two prestigious European universities and to obtain a double Master´s Degree from these institutions according to the mobility route chosen by the student.
GEMMA Partner Universities:

  • University of Granada (Coordinator, Spain)
  • University of Bologna (Italy)
  • Central European University (Budapest, Hungary)
  • University of Hull (United Kingdom)
  • Institutum Studiorum Humanitatis (Ljubljana, Slovenia)
  • University of Lodz (Poland)
  • University of Oviedo (Spain)
  • Utrecht University (The Netherlands)


Category A:
Scholarships for Third Country students which cover installation costs (4.000 Euros per academic year), the tuition fees and insurance, as well as personal expenses (a monthly allowance of 1.000 Euros).
Application deadline: 31 December

Category B:
Scholarships for European students which cover the tuition fees and insurance, as well as personal expenses (a monthly allowance of 500 Euros).
Application deadline: 30 April

Third Country scholars can apply for research visits at GEMMA European institutions, for periods of time between 2 weeks and 3 months. The grant is calculated on the basis of 1.200 Euros per week.
Application deadline: first call deadline 31 December, second call deadline 30 April.

Application form can be found at the GEMMA webpage together with all the necessary instructions.
The deadlines for the fourth edition of GEMMA programme are as follows:

For third Country students applying for the Erasmus Mundus scholarship (Category A): 31 December 2009 (hard copy of the application with all accompanying documents must be received before January 10, 2010)

For European students applying for the Erasmus Mundus scholarship (Category B): April 30, 2010.

Scholars applying for the Erasmus Mundus visiting professors grants: first call: 31 December 2009, second call: 30 April 2010.

Please find attached the GEMMA leaflet.
The on-line application form is available on the GEMMA web-site in the Applications section.

For further information please check the GEMMA Webpage: www.ugr.es/local/gemma
Contact: gemma@ugr.es


Epistemology of Daily Life

Prof. Rajko Muršič will give lectures in Epistemology of Daily Life in the folowing blocks:

  • Wednesday, December 23, at 8:15,
  • Wednesday, January 6, at 8:15, and
  • Wednesday, January 13, at 8:15.

We will meet in the lobby.




Collaborative Exchange PhD in Pathways to Cosmopolitanism

Collaborative Exchange PhD in Pathways to Cosmopolitanism (NUS, Singapore)


The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS), National University of Singapore (NUS) invites applications for admission to a full-time PhD programme linking FASS, NUS, with the University of Manchester. This collaborative exchange PhD offers students the unique opportunity to benefit from the physical and human resources of the two universities, as well as to pursue research into cosmpolitanism at two world cities, each with its different cosmopolitan culture.

At least one research scholarship is available to support students enrolled in this programme. The PhD will be awarded by NUS.

Students may apply to any one department/programme in FASS (where supervision is available) and pursue research on a topic related to the Pathways to Cosmopolitanism (see here - http://tinyurl.com/ydcnvdl). Students accepted into the PhD programme may choose to be co-supervised by an appropriate academic staff member of the University of Manchester´s Research Institute for Cosmopolitan Cultures (RICC), the Manchester Architecture Research centre (MARC), and/or the Centre for Chinese Studies (CCS). You may wish to view the profiles of staff working on Pathways to Cosmopolitanism at the following Manchester webpages:

Prof Nina Glick Schiller (http://tinyurl.com/y8lct83)
Dr Liu Hong (http://tinyurl.com/yd4ln4g)
Prof Simon Guy (http://tinyurl.com/yejkkbt)


Prospective students must be university graduates with at least a good Masters degree in a field relevant to the department / programme to which they seek admission. There is no restriction on the nationality of applicants. This scheme is also available to full-time students already registered, or with a guaranteed place, in an FASS PhD programme.

Students may spend up to a year of their research period under the supervision of a faculty member of the University of Manchester who is affiliated to research on Pathways to Cosmopolitanism.

How to apply

New applicants can indicate their interest in this programme by writing ´Pathways to Cosmopolitanism´ at the top right hand corner of the hardcopy application form. Candidates applying online should do likewise after printing out the completed application form for submission. The application materials can be downloaded here.

The deadline for applications for the August 2010 intake is 15 November 2009. Current students should contact our administrator(fashelp@nus.edu.sg) with your proposal endorsed by your department, which should include the following information:

Current status (coursework, QE, etc.);
Supervisor and thesis committee (if known);
Current research project and its connection to the Pathways to
Cosmopolitanism research programme; and
A statement of interest not exceeding 300 words about the value and relevance of the collaborative exchange to your research, and your proposed co-supervisor at the University of Manchester.

For general enquiries about the FASS research programmes, please contact our administrator. If you would like more information about the ´Pathways to Cosmopolitanism´, please contact Ms Sharon Wok(fassmigration@nus.edu.sg) or the Migration Cluster.



Cancellation of lectures with prof. dr. Jezernik
Prof. dr. Božidar Jezernik announces that his lecture on Ethnology of the Balkans (Creole and Erasmus students) on Friday 11 December 2009 is cancelled due to illness.


Popular Cultures
Classes in Popular Cultures will be held on Wednesday, December 9, at 11.20 in P3.


Social Science News December 2009
More in attachement.



On Wednesday, December 16th 2009, the course in Anthropology of Complex Systems (Creole and Erasmus) will not be carried out. It will be replaced by additional 2 hours on Wednesday, January 13th 2010, from 11:20am to 1:00 pm. (Right after the regular schedule from 9:40am to 11:20am.)



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