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18.12.2008

Indian classical music concert

Katedra za etnomuzikologijo Filozofske fakultete,
Akademija za glasbo,
Slovenski odbor pri Mednarodnem svetu za tradicijsko glasbo
in Kulturno društvo Folk Slovenija

is inviting on

INDIAN CLASSICAL MUSIC CONCERT

Lasanthi Manaranjanie Kalinga Dona (violina)
in
Carlos Yoder (tabla)

University of Ljubljana - Concert hall,
Kongresni trg 12

Friday, 19. 12. 2008 at 9.00 am

free entrance

18.12.2008

Indian classical music concert

Katedra za etnomuzikologijo Filozofske fakultete,
Akademija za glasbo,
Slovenski odbor pri Mednarodnem svetu za tradicijsko glasbo
in Kulturno društvo Folk Slovenija

is inviting on

INDIAN CLASSICAL MUSIC CONCERT

Lasanthi Manaranjanie Kalinga Dona (violina)
in
Carlos Yoder (tabla)

University of Ljubljana - Concert hall,
Kongresni trg 12

Friday, 19. 12. 2008 at 9.00 am

free entrance

18.12.2008

Changed office hours time by Mirjam Mencej

Instead of office hours that should be on 22.12.2008 at 8.15, office hours will be exceptionally on 23.12.2008 at 13.00.

Thank you for understanding,
Mirjam Mencej

18.12.2008

Opening hours of the library
Because of sickness in the family, library opening time is changed:
- Thursday, 18.12.2008 from 11.00 until 15.00,
- Friday, 19.12.2008 from 11.00 until 15.00.

Thank you for unterstanding,
Damjana

16.12.2008

Open time of library

Due to Christmas and New year´s holidays and holiday, the library is going to be open on Wednesday, 24 December 2008, from 10:00 until 14:00. From Monday, 29 December 2008, until including Wednesday, 31 December 2008, the library will be closed. On Monday, 22 December 2008, and Tuesday, 23 December 2008, the library will be open by schedule.

Thank you for understanding and happy holidays,
Damjana

16.12.2008

Comparative mythology 16.12. 2008

The lectures on 16 December 2008 will due to the press conference at the Faculty of Arts start at 15.30! Mirjam Mencej

15.12.2008

The city from below: call for participation

March 27th-29th, 2009
Baltimore
 
http://cityfrombelow.org

The city has emerged in recent years as an indispensable concept for many of the struggles for social justice we are all engaged in - it´s a place where theory meets practice, where the neighborhood organizes against global capitalism, where unequal divisions based on race and class can be mapped out block by block and contested, where the micropolitics of gender and sexual orientation are subject to metropolitan rearticulation, where every corner is a potential site of resistance and every vacant lot a commons to be reclaimed, and, most importantly, a place where all our diverse struggles and strategies have a chance of coming together into something greater.
In cities everywhere, new social movements are coming into being, hidden histories are being uncovered, and unanticipated futures are being imagined and built - but so much of this knowledge remains, so to speak, at street-level. We need a space to gather and share our stories, our ideas and analysis, a space to come together and rethink the city from below. To that end, a group of activists and organizers, including Red Emma´s, the Indypendent Reader, campbaltimore, and the Campaign for a Better Baltimore are calling for a conference called The City From Below, to take place in Baltimore during the weekend of March 27,28,29, 2009 at 2640, a grassroots community center and events venue.
 
Our intention to focus on the city first and foremost stems from our own organizing experience, and a recognition that the city is very often the terrain on which we fight, and which we should be fighting for. To take a particularly salient example from Baltimore, it is increasingly the case that labor struggles, especially in the service sector, need to confront not just unfair employers, but structurally disastrous municipal development policies. While the financial crisis plays out in the national news and in the spectacle of legislative action, it is at the level of the urban community where foreclosures can be directly challenged and the right to a non-capitalist relation to housing can be fought for. Our right to an autonomous culture, to our freedom to dissent, to public spaces and to public education all hinge increasingly on our relation to the cities in which we live and
to the people and forces in control of them. And our cities offer some truly inspiring and creative examples of resistance - from the community garden to the neighborhood assembly.
 
We are committed in organizing this conference to a horizontal framework of participation, one which allows us to concretely engage with and support ongoing social justice struggles. What we envision is a conference which isn´t just about academics and other researchers talking to each other and at a passive audience, but one where some of the most inspiring campaigns and projects on the frontlines of the fight for the right to the city (community anti-gentrification groups, transit rights activists, tenant unions, alternative development advocates) will not just be represented, but will concretely benefit from the alliances they build and the knowledge they gain by attending.
 
At the same time, we also want to productively engage those within
the academic system, as well as artists, journalists, and other researchers. It is a mistake to think that people who spend their lives working on urban geography and sociology, in urban planning, or on the history of cities have nothing to offer to our struggles. At the same time, we recognize that too often the way in which academics engage activists, if they do so at all, is to talk at them. We are envisioning something much different, closer to the notion of "accompaniment". We want academics and activists to talk to each other, to listen to each other, and to offer what they each are best able to. Concretely, we´re hoping to facilitate this kind of dynamic by planning as much of the conference as possible as panels involving both scholars and organizers.
 
THEMES TO BE CONSIDERED

  • Gentrification/uneven development
  • Policing and incarceration
  • Tenants rights/housing as a right
  • Public transit
  • Urban worker´s rights
  • Foreclosures/financial crisis
  • Public education
  • Slots/casionos/regressive taxation
  • Cultural gentrification
  • Underground economies
  • Reclaiming public space
  • The right to the city
  • Squatting
  • Urban sustainability

PROPOSAL SUBMISSIONS
 
Please share with us your proposal for workshops or presentations. We hope to host 15-25 sessions with a mixture of formats and welcome proposals from groups and individuals. The conference is geared towards discussion and participation. People are welcome to bring papers andother resources with them, but this conference is not oriented to the presentation of papers. There will be 50 and 110 minute sessions. We welcome self organized workshops but will also work to incorporate individual proposals into panels with others. In your proposal please indicate how your proposal relates to the themes of the conference, expected participants, organizing partners and session format (training, panel, open discussion, video, etc.) and how long the session will be. We are especially interested in proposals which combine critique of the urban environment with discussions of new strategies for its reclamation.
 
Please send proposals to:
cityfrombelow@redemmas.org
 
Email is preferred, but you can also send a proposal to:
City from Below
c/o Red Emma´s
800 St Paul St.
Baltimore MD 21202

 

15.12.2008

European City Seminars

Call for participants: European city seminars

  1. Bruxelles and Charleroi (Belgium), 13 - 16 March 2009.
  2. Chemnitz, Chomutov and the Czech-German borderland, 10 - 20 July 2009.

It has been argued that there is something distinctive about a European City when compared to, for instance, an American city. The ´European City´as a sociological concept relies on the idea that cities in Europe have demonstrated their power and willingness to make interventions for the prevention of social conflict and the good of it inhabitants. Often, these interventions took place against the strict financial logic or current global trends. In the 19th century, sewage systems and street lighting were first installed into the poor neighbourhoods and local councils choose to house people who weren´t able to afford buying or renting property. The rise of the national (welfare) state to its strongest position somewhat reduced the power of cities, as many of the social institutions were transferred to the state. However, today, with pan-continental institutions and global economic forces coming to the fore, national governments have been weakened to a certain extent. The partial withdrawal of the welfare state again leaves local decision makers in an interesting position. What can and what will they do? How large is the space for independent policies? Are they forced to restructure the European City according to market principles, or will it become a corrective counter-force, which seeks to maintain social cohesion in places where the social fabric has been destroyed by economic changes?
 
With these statements in mind, the websites European City and Plotki and the Centre Bruxellois d´action interculturelle invite researchers, journalists and artists to participate in a unique project that will deal with social cohesion in European cities affected by de-industrialization.
 
Selected participants will participate at the following research seminars:

  1. A three day-long research seminar in Bruxelles and Charleroi (Belgium), 13 - 16 March 2009.
  2. A ten day-long ´travelling´ research seminar in the ´ex-industrial´ areas of the Czech Republic and Germany. Focusing mostly but not exclusively on the two old-industrial cities of Chomutov and Chemnitz, researches will present and discuss their own papers and participate in field research in Chemnitz, Chomutov and the Czech-German borderland, 10 - 12 July 2009.

The programme is open for everyone living in a EU member state with good  knowledge of English. Researchers (senior researchers, PHD and MA students in the widest range of social science including but not limited to sociology, geography, anthropology, history, cultural studies), journalists and artists (photographers and film-makers) are especially encouraged to apply.
 
Please express your interest by sending us your professional CV and short motivation letter by email to europeancity@mkc.cz.Tato adresa je chránena proti spamování, pro její zobrazení potrebujete mít Java scripty povoleny The deadline is 31 January 2009. Thanks to support by the Europea Union, funding for travel and accommodation is available. Chosen participants will be informed by the 15 February 2009.
 
Ondrej Daniel, project coordinator,
europeancity@mkc.czTato adresa je chránena proti spamování, pro její
zobrazení potrebujete mít Java scripty povoleny
www.europeancity.cz
 
The Project is organised by the Multicultural centre Prague, the Centre Bruxellois d´action interculturelle and Rejs e.V..

 

15.12.2008

MacArthur Global Migration and Human MobilityGrants

MacArthur Foundation
 
Global Migration and Human Mobility Grantmaking Guidelines

Purpose:
In 2006, the Foundation began grantmaking under a new Initiative on Global Migration and Human Mobility. Through this initiative, the Foundation will support a small number of institutions and projects, with the aim of advancing three main objectives: 1) to develop improved understandings of global migration through support of policy-relevant empirical research and improved sources of data on migrant flows; 2) to encourage better governance of migration at global, regional, and national levels; and 3) to stimulate new thinking on broader issues of global human mobility.
 
Strategies:
MacArthur will be providing a limited number of grants in the following areas:

  • Governance of global migration;
  • Migration and development; and,
  • Re-conceptualizing global human mobility.

Governance of global migration
The Foundation will seek to contribute to an improvement in the norms and institutions for governance of international migration at the global, regional, and national levels. MacArthur funding will concentrate on four sub-themes: 1) principles, norms, and standards; 2) institutions; 3) data; and 4) national policy. Grantmaking in this area will be aimed at raising  the profile of global migration issues on national and international agendas, helping to develop norms and standards for the effective governance of migration, facilitating the inclusion of civil society voices in policy deliberations at the national and international levels, and disseminating migration research to policymakers at various levels of government.

Migration and development
The Foundation will seek to foster better understandings and policy-relevant analyses of the relationship between the movement of people and economic development in sending and receiving countries.
 
Under the broad rubric of migration and development, the Foundation will concentrate primarily on three main channels through which the global movement of people affects the economies of sending countries and receiving countries: 1) worker remittances; 2) labor mobility and concomitant brain drain (and "brain gain"); and 3) diaspora networks. In addition to examining migration from an international perspective, synergies are sought in MacArthur´s focus countries of Nigeria, Mexico, Russia, and India.
 
Re-conceptualizing global human mobility
The Foundation will also support a limited number of projects aimed at  re examining current ways of thinking about global human mobility. This includes work that re-evaluates the distinction between migration and other forms of population movement, and that offers new ways of conceptualizing the social, cultural, economic, political and/or security dimensions of global human mobility.

Funding:
To pursue the goals of the Initiative on Global Migration and Human Mobility, the Foundation provides support to nonprofit organizations, ncluding research institutes and universities. Grants are awarded for esearch and policy studies, dissemination and related activities in the trategy areas listed above. The Foundation is particularly interested in upporting projects that reflect diverse national, institutional, professional, and cultural perspectives on global migration.
An organization wishing to approach the Foundation may submit a letter of inquiry informing the Foundation of the proposed project. There are no fixed deadlines. The format for these letters can be found in the section How to Apply
(http://www.macfound.org/site/c.lkLXJ8MQKrH/b.913959/k.BB2A/
How_to_Apply.htm
).

Based on this information, the Foundation may invite proposals from prospective projects and organizations.
 
If you have further questions or would like additional information, please email us (4answers@macfound.org).

 

15.12.2008

Cancellation of prof. Jezernik´s lectures
Due to illness the lectures by Professor Božidar Jezernik on Monday 15.12. are cancelled.

12.12.2008

KAUST Discovery Scholarship announcement

On behalf of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), the Institute of International Education (IIE) is pleased to announce a scholarship opportunity for Undergraduate/First Degree Students in Science and Technology Research.
 
The King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is being built in Saudi Arabia as an international, graduate-level research university.  KAUST has a merit-based application process and is recruiting men and women from around the world.
 
KAUST will grant the KAUST Discovery Scholarship to highly talented students with one to three years remaining of their  first-level or bachelor’s degree programs at public and private universities to enter KAUST as graduate-level students in Fall 2009, 2010, and 2011. Priority will be given to students studying in the fields of bioengineering, bioscience, chemical engineering, earth science and marine science.
 
Scholarship benefits include:

  • Full tuition coverage to complete their current degree
  • Monthly living stipend
  • Textbook and computer allowance
  • Travel costs for participation in KAUST-sponsored science, technology and leadership activities in Saudi Arabia and regionally 

Upon the completion of the bachelors or first degree program, students will receive:

  • Admission into a master´s degree program upon meeting the program´s admission requirements at the KAUST campus in Saudi Arabia
  • Full scholarship at KAUST, including tuition, housing and travel costs 

Applications are currently being accepted. 
Deadlines: January 16, 2009 (early decision), March 19, 2009 (regular decision).

For more information on the KAUST Discovery Scholarship and to find the online application, visit the KAUST Web site at: www.kaust.edu.sa , or contact kaust@iie.eu.
 
Contact: 
Nevenka Grceva
Program Manager-KAUST
Institute of International Education (IIE)
European Office
Vigyazo Ferenc utca 4
Budapest 1051, Hungary
Direct: (+36 -1) 472-2258
Tel: (+36 -1) 472-2250
Fax: (+36 -1) 472-2255

Email: ngrceva@iie.eu
Website: www.iie.eu  

5.12.2008

Absence of asist. dr. Jaka Repič
Asist. dr. Jaka repič is informing you that, due to his studying holidays, practices, lectures, seminar and as well office hours are cancelled from 8.12.2008 until 23.01.2009. Thank you for understanding!

4.12.2008

Organisation OSMEH - voluntary work in Serbia
More informations about organisation and projekts.

3.12.2008

Symposium "Anthropology of Men, Masculinities and Health"

INVITATION AND CALL FOR PAPERS

Freie Universität Berlin (FUB), 15-16.05.2009

For 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 patient´s family and healing process
-    Knowledge production / gendering knowledge
-    Male professionals working with medical science and technology
-    Medicalization and masculinity including ageing, erectile disfunction etc.
-    Challenges in health care in a multicultural world with focus on different concepts and norms of masculinity
-    Men and substance (ab)use
-    Changing directions in treatment of men
-    Presentation of men and medical issues in media, literature, movies, theatre, art etc.

We invite scholars and researchers with background in anthropology, ethnology, qualitative sociology etc. to submit proposals for thesymposium. The volume which will follow this meeting will consist ofthematic chapters based on submitted articles of the contributors. Wedo not accept works that have already been published. Participants willbe given access to all papers no later than a week in advance of thesymposium.

Please send an abstract (300 words), affiliation and short presentation of the author(s) to Aleksandra Pytko - aleksandra.pytko@hf.hio.no

Deadline for abstracts is 14. February 2009.

Notification about accepted papers will be sent within 2 weeks after the deadline.
If an abstract is accepted, a full draft paper should be developed and submitted by 1. Mai 2009.

There will be no fees for the symposium. Nevertheless, participants arerequested to cover and arrange for travel and accommodation on theirown.

If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact us.

Organizing Committee:
Aleksandra Pytko - MA in Social Anthropology, University of Oslo,Norway. Currently she is working as a research assistant at the Facultyof Health Sciences, Oslo University College and Department ofLiterature, Area Studies and European Languages, University of Oslo.Contact: aleksandra.pytko@hf.hio.no

Danijel Loncar - MA in Anthropology and MA in Archaeology fromUniversity of Zagreb, Croatia. Currently he is an independentresearch er cooperating on various health-related projects with UnitedNations Development Program (UNDP) and UN Theme Group on HIV/AIDS.Contact: danijel.loncar@ffzg.hr

Hanspeter Reihling - MA in Social Anthropology at Freie UniversitätBerlin, Germany. He is a PhD candidate currently working as researchassociate at the Institute for Social Anthropology, FUB.
Contact: h.reihling@fu-berlin.de

Support:
Professor Hansjörg Dilger Head of the Institute for Social Anthropology at Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. Contact: hansjoerg.dilger@berlin.de

 

 

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