Scottish Training in Anthropological Research (STAR)
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Dear All,Drawing on your expressed interests and your preferred availabilities, we've managed to knock together a wee reprise of STAR for later this month, Friday-Saturday the 27th-28th May. Read on for what's planned and the logistics involved....WRITING SKILLS WORKSHOP11am-1pm, 27th May 2011Seminar Room 4, Chrystal Macmillan Building (15a George Square)Before we head into our deserved summer break, there is a small 20.000 word inconvenience, also known as a thesis. Chrissie's boyfriend Len, who is finishing his PhD in the English department at Edinburgh, has offered to lead a workshop on essay composition. There will be some talking about writing, and a lot more practical examples of how to hone your writing skills. He's also promised a handout containing the elements of style.BUILDING A COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE - NEXT STEPS2pm-5pm, 27th May 2011 (with option of continuance into 28th May, as necessary)Seminar Room 4, Chrystal Macmillan Building (15a George Square)An afternoon session to start the ball rolling on some of the 'community of practice' initiatives identified during the STAR retreat (including student-led STAR orientation workshops in September, skills workshops, guest speakers and panels, and future publishing or conference opportunities). Intended to build consensus and commitment around priority projects, with a sufficient level of logistical detail to generate a funding proposal to the soon-to-be-operational Doctoral Training Commission. We'll also identify what we can/want to do in the immediate short-term prior to funding availability.And as your hosts, the Edinburgh crew will endeavour to concoct some suitably entertaining social event for the evening of Friday the 27th!**LogisticsWe've set the writing workshop to start late on the Friday to give everyone coming from out of town sufficient time to make it to Edinburgh. Currently we have five-six beds available for people who need a place to crash on the Thursday and/or Friday nights; if you have space available, or if you need a place to stay, please let me know and we'll sort you out. Food and transport will be up to us individually this time round, unfortunately!**RSVPsPlease zip along a quick email (by the 20th if possible!) to let us know which sessions you'd like to attend, so we have a sense of numbers and can make sure we have enough of everything we need. And do let us know if you're unlikely to attend, so we needn't flood your inbox with follow-up messages! Also, if you're not much fussed about either of the sessions but would just like to come along for a good Friday out in Edinburgh, you're more than welcome!**JISCmailAlso, I hope you've all seen Seb's email regarding the JISC mailing list. Please do sign up as soon as you can so we can start sending out info of this sort via that medium!Look forward to hearing from you, and to seeing you all on the 27th-28th May!!Best,Koreen
Greetings All from Glasgow Uni.
Nicole, Robert and Matthew forwarded on your email and news of all the brilliant activity that has been going on. Looks brilliant. Thank you.
Hope to see fellow anthropologists soon! Poppy
Hi Poppy, glad to see someone from GU joining in! don't forget to join the mailing list (detailsin the email forwarded by Robert). Hope to see you and others from glasgow at the 27th-28th May event in Edinburgh
a suggestion to divert us entertainingly on the 27th, forwarded by Liza:
"PALAEOPHONICS" concert, George Square Theatre, Edinburgh, 27th May 2011,7pmWorkshop, Edinburgh, 28th May 2011, 9:30am - 2:15pmhttp://www.palaeophonics.co.uk Palaeophonics concert is an AHRC-funded research-based multimediaevent which explores music and sound production since early humanorigins in creative and scientific ways. Partly funded by AHRC 'BeyondText' and by the University of Edinburgh Campaign, this unique eventpremieres eight new works by composers, film-makers andarchaeologists/anthropologists from across Europe and the Americas. Itwill be followed by a discussion and future developments workshop onthe 28th May. BOOK ON-LINE HERE: http://palaeophonics.eventbrite.com/ with thediscount code "NUOESS001" and get tickets for ONLY £2:50 for studentsand £4:25 for staff (50% OFF!). THIS OFFER IS EXCLUSIVE TO UKUNIVERSITY STUDENTS AND STAFF UNTIL FRIDAY 13TH MAY ONLY. Bookingon-line is easy and you can print your tickets instantly. For more information about "Palaeophonics" visithttp://www.palaeophonics.co.uk MORE ABOUT "PALAEOPHONICS": Palaeophonics is an international and interdisciplinary collaborativeproject with various research and creative components, of which theconcert in Edinburgh on the 27th May will be it's first major publicevent. Contributing works to the concert include world premiere ofBritish-Austrian film-maker Fredrick Baker's film "Pitoti" on the'sound stages' of Valcamonica rock-art site in Alpine Italy withspoken word by Christopher Chippindale; film from Orkney by AaronWatson with music composition by John Was; 3D animated sound fieldmodel and composition "Stonehenge Ritual Sound" by Rupert Till andAndrew Taylor; and composition "Unnamed" for solo flute by Mexicancomposer Mauricio Rodriguez, created by Mexican soloist WilfridoTarrazas. A free workshop will take place on Saturday 28th May for researchersand artists to discuss outcomes and future directions ofPalaeophonics. If you are interested in attending or participating orif you require help or advise concerning travel and accommodation,please do no hesitate to email Farès Moussa at F.K.Moussa@sms.ed.ac.uk For more information visit: http://www.palaeophonics.co.uk We very much hope that you are able to be there. Farès Moussa, Archaeology, Uni of Edinburgh / History, École normalesupérieurePaul Keene, Music, Informatics & Psychology, University of EdinburghCorisande Fenwick, Anthropology, Stanford Universityhttp://www.palaeophonics.co.uk
Call for Papers
Special Issue: Tourism and Travel in the Circumpolar North
The last two decades have seen an increased interest and capacity for tourism in the North. “Selling the North” for tourism has meant highlighting its vast space, its pristine wilderness, its exotic northern lifestyles and its Indigenous people. Tourism contributes to a variety of mandates for communities and governments including cultural revitalization and economic diversification and development. However, alongside the many opportunities tourism offers to visitors, to northern people, their communities, and their governments, tourism also presents numerous challenges. Negotiating the positive aspects of tourism with the potential negative impacts has been discussed for at least the last two decades (Butler, 1990), including perspectives specific to peripheral and circumpolar regions (Brown & Hall, 2000; Dawson, Maher, & Slocombe, 2007; Hall & Boyd, 2005; Hall & Saarinen, 2010; Krakover & Gradus, 2002; Müller & Jansson, 2007; Sahlberg, 2001). Notwithstanding the value gained by continued attention aimed at mitigating tourism’s negative impacts, arguably the lure of the North and its positive effects on people, as well as tourism’s ability to contribute to communities and regions in constructive ways, requires that scholarly attention continue to be paid.
The Northern Review is interested in receiving articles that examine issues and present discussions about tourism and travel in the Circumpolar North, including but not limited to how tourism engages with:
§ Economic, regional, community, and sustainable development
§ Business, entrepreneurial and product development
§ Place-based and other planning approaches
§ Identity (e.g., place making, tourism marketing)
§ Climate change
§ Northern and Indigenous cultures and communities
§ The social economy and creative economies
§ Methodological innovation and experience
Manuscripts received before midnight August 15, 2011 will be considered for publication in Number 36 (Spring 2012). Send submissions or queries to Guest Editor Suzanne de la Barre, PhD care of managing editor, Deanna McLeod,email@example.com. Please visit the website www.yukoncollege.yk.ca/review for submission guidelines.
About the Northern Review
The journal does not generally include within its mandate the publication of purely scientific studies, unless they are placed in a human context. The journal endeavours to provide solid, North-centred scholarship, engaged with issues of significant concern to the people of Arctic and Subarctic regions. The material included in the journal ranges widely, from issues of social policy and northern politics to questions of Indigenous cultures in transition and the historical experience of newcomers.
Over the past few years, the journal has reached beyond northern Canada to include contributions from Alaska and Europe and from disciplines that have not previously been represented in the pages of the journal. The North has changed dramatically since theNorthern Review was founded in 1988, and international and circumpolar dialogue has expanded rapidly. One of the best features of northern scholarship is that it reaches so readily across national and disciplinary boundaries.
Recent back issues of the journal are available online at http://journals.sfu.ca/nr
Brown, F. and Hall, D. (Eds.) (2000). Tourism in Peripheral Areas. Clevedon, UK: Channel View Publications.
Butler, R.W. (1990). Alternative Tourism: Pious Hope or Trojan Horse? Journal of Travel Research, 3, 40–45.
Dawson, J., Maher, P.T., & Slocombe, D.S. (2007). Climate Change, Marine Tourism and Sustainability in the Canadian Arctic: Contributions from Systems and Complexity Approaches. Tourism in Marine Environments, 4(2-3), 69–83.
Hall, C.M. and Boyd, S. (2005). Nature-Based Tourism in Peripheral Areas: Development or Disaster? Clevedon, England: Channel View Publications.
Hall, C.M. and Saarinen, J. (Eds.) (2010). Tourism and Change in Polar Regions: Climate, Environment and Experiences. Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon, UK: Routledge.
Krakover, S. and Gradus (2002). Tourism in Frontier Areas. Oxford: Lexington Books.
Müller, D.K. and Jansson, B. (Eds.) (2007). Tourism in Peripheries: Perspectives from the far North and South. Oxfordshire, UK and Cambridge, MA: CAB International.
Sahlberg, B. (2001). Going North: Peripheral Tourism in Canada and Sweden. European Tourism Research Institute, ETOURs rapportserien, R 2001:6. Ostersund, Sweden: Mid-Sweden University.
------------------------Deanna McLeodManaging Editor, The Northern ReviewBox 2799, Yukon College, Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 5K4t 867.668.8861 f 867.668.8805http://www.yukoncollege.yk.ca/review
Recent back issues now online: http://journals.sfu.ca/nr
Sixty Years, Sixty Lives
Trongate 103 Glasgow
An exhibition of photographs by Ian Berry (Magnum) to mark 60 years of the UN Refugee Convention, commissioned by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.
Photographer Ian Berry is known worldwide for his arresting, evocative photos - and as a member of the celebrated cooperative, Magnum Photos. Magnum was formed following the Second World War by pioneers of photo-journalism including Robert Capa and Henri Cartier-Bresson. Today its photographers continue to chronicle the world and its people, with a powerful, individual vision.
To mark the 60th anniversary of the UN Refugee Convention the UN High Commissioner for Refugees has partnered with Ian Berry and Magnum to produce this exciting exhibition. Berry has photographed refugees around the UK who came to the UK seeking safety since the 1950s. The exhibition will be launched on Thursday 2 June at 6pm.
Preview event: 2 June 6-9pm as part of First Thursday
New GRAMNet (Glasgow Refugee and Migrant Network) film series 2011/2012
Anthropology Seminars First Semester. University of Edinburgh
CMB is Crystal Macmillan Building on George Square (main campus)
7th Oct 11
Toby Kelly (University of Edinburgh) – Sympathy and Suspicion: Assessing Asylum Claims
CMB SEMINAR ROOM 2
14th Oct 11
Sindre Bangstad (Oslo) - What’s wrong with freedom of expression? The cul-de-sacs of contemporary discourses on freedom of expression in Norway as they pertain to Muslims in Norway
CMB SEMINAR ROOM 1
21st Oct 11
Bjaerke Oxlund (Copenhagen) - "Love yourself enough to talk about sex": Sexual talkability amidst epidemic silences at the University of Limpopo, South Africa.
28th Oct 11
Kath Weston (Virginia) - Seizing the Means of Perception: Technostruggle and the Fukushima Radiation 'Problem'.
4th Nov 11
Laura Jeffery (University of Edinburgh) - 'We are the true guardians of the environment': Contrasting approaches to controlling the 'coconut chaos' on the Chagos Archipelago
11th Nov 11
Steve Rubenstein (Liverpool) – The Shuar Inferiority Complex
18th Nov 11
Johan Fischer (Roskilde) - The Halal Frontier: Muslim Consumers in a Globalized market
25th Nov 11
Mette High (LSE) - Polluted Money: Emerging Regimes of Value in the Mongolian Gold Rush
1st Dec 11
Joel Robbins (Munro Lecture) - Beyond the Suffering Subject: Toward an Anthropology of the Good
MEADOWS LECTURE THEATRE
2nd Dec 11
Joel Robbins (UC, San Diego) - Culture, Value, and Morality
Anthropology of Health & Illness at the School of Social & Political Science and The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities Cordially invite you a lecture by ALFRED I. TAUBER Zoltan Kohn Professor of Medicine & Philosophy Boston University Reason and its Discontents: Science in the Postmodern Age responses by Ian Harper, Pablo Schyfter, Pamela Gilbert, Stefan Ecks, Steve Sturdy Thursday 6 October 2011 9:00-11:00am Old College, Lecture Theatre 175 /Alfred I. Tauber is the author of the The Immune Self: Theory or Metaphor?; Science and the Quest for Meaning; The Elusive Synthesis: Science and Aesthetics; Confessions of a Medicine Man; Henry David
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