Call for Papers
Proposals for paper presentations, workshops, posters, or colloquia are invited for the Seventh International Conference on Science in Society, held 1-2 October 2015 in Chicago, USA. We welcome proposals from a variety of disciplines and perspectives that will contribute to the conference discourse. We also encourage faculty and research students to submit joint proposals for paper presentations or colloquia. Proposals are invited that address science in society through one of the following themes:
- The Values and Politics of Science
- The Social Impacts and Economics of Science
- Human Impacts and Impacts on Humans
- Special Focus: Educating Science
2015 Special Focus: Educating Science
At its most cogent and most productive, science is engaged, responsible, and accountable to the social world. It is integrally linked to agendas, interests, values, and ethical stances. These need to be declared and exposed to examination, just as much as science’s propositions about the character of the natural-physical world itself. A constant and searching investigation of human interests goes to the heart of the question of the social credibility and ongoing viability of science. Our focus for 2015, ‘Educating Science,’ is interested in how ‘science’ educates and is educated by the social world. Within this dynamic, how does the teaching of scientific methodologies help produce better students, citizens, and community leaders? And what are the feedback loops connecting science and the social worlds of teachers and learners?
Proposal Submissions and Deadlines
Science in Society Conference and Journal
The current review period closing date for the latest round of submissions to the Call for Papers (a title and short abstract) is 21 October 2014* . Please visit our website for more information on submitting your proposal, future deadlines, and registering for the conference.
If you are unable to attend the conference, you may still join the community and submit your article for peer review and possible publication, upload an online presentation, and enjoy subscriber access to The International Journal of Science in Society.
*Proposals are reviewed in rounds adhering to monthly deadlines. Check the website often to see the current review round.
INCITE! Color Of Violence 4 Conference
BEYOND THE STATE:
INCITING TRANSFORMATIVE POSSIBILITIESMarch 26 – 29, 2015
University of Illinois, Chicago
UIC Forum – 725 W. Roosevelt Rd.
Conference Call for Proposals
Submit Proposals by the
EXTENDED DEADLINE: September 15, 2014!
INCITE! is excited to announce the Color of Violence 4 (COV4)–Beyond the State: Inciting Transformative Possibilities. This gathering will mark INCITE!’s fifteen years of engaging in grassroots organizing projects, critical conversations, national actions, transnational campaigns, and community building strategies to end colonial, racial, and gender-based violence against women of color, trans and queer people of color and our communities.
Although on-going systems of criminalization and punishment are occupying and devastating our communities, those systems are still often considered the front-line response to violence within and against our communities. Challenging multiple interlocking forms of violence requires new conversations and transformative approaches. Since 2000, INCITE! chapters, affiliates, and partners have developed and learned from non-state based responses to violence rooted in global grassroots liberation movements, local feminist of color practices, communities and organizations.
COV4 will highlight emerging strategies and new frameworks that focus on ending violence without relying on policing, mass incarceration, restrictive legislation, and other systems of violence and control. Non-state based responses to violence are happening in our neighborhoods, families, classrooms, places of worship, friendships, online social networks, political actions, and around our kitchen tables. These efforts have been called “community accountability,” “transformative justice,” “restorative justice,” or simply taking care of our communities and our lives. Examples of these responses in action include: organizing workshops, community-based resources, and art & media projects; convening gatherings, interventions, and brainstorm sessions; and creating grassroots toolkits, participatory research projects, resource lists, and other practical tools to help us figure out what we do next. We believe that these practices are key components of radical movement building.
As we imagine, create, and build on practices that radically value the lives of women of color, trans & queer people of color, and our communities, this conference asks:
- What anti-violence organizing strategies are activists, artists, scholars, workers, and community members imagining or implementing “beyond the state?”
- What kind of new spaces and models have been invented locally, nationally, and globally?
- What core questions still need exploration?
We invite survivors of violence, artists, media makers, health practitioners, advocates, young people, people in the sex trade, students, activists & community organizers, scholars & teachers, and anyone else interested in submitting workshops and presentations that examine these questions and break new ground. Women of color, girls of color, trans & gender non-conforming people of color, Indigenous women and two-spirit people, immigrants of color, currently or formerly incarcerated people of color, and disabled people of color are strongly encouraged to submit proposals. Proposals might also consider the following tensions and challenges:
- How do we address violence beyond the state in cases of police violence or hate violence? Is incarceration all we can ask for or are there other possibilities?
- How do we scale up community accountability models so that their impact poses a real challenge to the prison industrial complex?
- How do we navigate the ways in which non-profit systems and foundation & government grant funding can bind our work to violent institutions?
- How do we address the ways in which community accountability or transformative justice strategies have not been responsive for all survivors and scenarios?
- How has community accountability been practiced in classrooms and on campuses as a way to address interpersonal harm as well as a way to challenge the violence of the academic industry?
- How do we imagine community accountability not only as responses to domestic violence, sexual assault, and other interpersonal harms, but also in the context of reproductive, economic, immigration, colonial, environmental, labor, and medical violence, as well as the violence of prisons, policing, surveillance, genocide, disaster, and war?
- How has media been a promising, yet complex strategy for community accountability? How do we address the racial/gendered threats faced by women of color and trans/queer people of color on social media?
- How can we challenge the ways in which state violence against people in the sex industry is strengthened and justified by many anti-trafficking initiatives?
- How have community-based responses to violence been used within recent insurgencies, such as Idle No More, Not1More anti-deportation actions, anti-capitalist actions, direct actions against prisons and policing, the movement for Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions against Israel occupation, and revolutionary and anti-imperial movements abroad?
This gathering will provide an opportunity for individuals and groups to problem-solve ongoing challenges and share promising strategies.We are open to workshops on any theme that is in keeping with INCITE!’s mission to address the intersections of interpersonal, state, and institutional violence, and welcome a variety of formats: performances, participatory workshops, learning labs, story circles, open discussions, strategy sessions, activist studios, network gatherings, etc.
|INTERNATIONAL EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE
CHICAGO – USA3-5 September 2014
Call for papers
IETC 2014 seeks a diverse and comprehensive program covering all areas of educational technology. The program includes a wide range of activities designed to facilitate the exchange of expertise, experience, and resources with colleagues. These include keynote and invited talks, full and brief paper presentations, panels and round table discussion sessions.
We would like to invite you to share your experience and your papers with academicians, teachers and professionals.
Keynote Invited Speakers
The official languages of the conference are English and Turkish. Proposals can be sent and be presented in either language. But all submission proccess will be done in English. Please, submit your proposal according to the following presentation category descriptions in paper guidelines.
IETC 2014 will be held at AIC Campus 640 W. Irving Park Rd. Chicago, IL, USA.
Abstract Deadline : Until July 5, 2014
Full Article Deadline : Until July 20, 2014
Registration Fee Deadline : Until August 5, 2014
Call for Abstracts
16th Annual Chicago Ethnography Conference
The Department of Sociology at Northwestern University is pleased to announce the 16th Annual Chicago Ethnography Conference. This annual graduate student conference is hosted on a rotating basis by one of several Chicago-area Sociology departments, including DePaul University, Illinois Institute of Technology, Loyola University, Northern Illinois University, Northwestern University, University of Notre Dame, the University of Chicago, and University of Illinois at Chicago. The conference provides an opportunity for graduate students to share their ethnographic scholarship with one another and get feedback from faculty and other graduate students based in the Chicago area and beyond. This year’s conference will be held at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL on March 15th, 2014.
Graduate students in all academic disciplines are invited to present their original ethnographic research. While preference will be given to those who have conducted substantial fieldwork, interviewing methods are acceptable. Papers in all substantive areas are welcome. The theme of this year’s conference is cultural production and reproduction. In addition to topics that relate to the theme, graduate students are welcome to submit work on topics including but not limited to: class, crime, education, ethnicity, gender, family, globalization, health and illness, immigration, medicine, methodology, performance ethnography, race, religion, sexualities, social movements, technology, urban poverty, and work and employment.
Nina Eliasoph is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Southern California. Eliasoph’s research explores volunteer work, civic engagement, and grassroots political activism. Her first book, Avoiding Politics: How Americans Produce Apathy in Everyday Life (1998, Cambridge University Press) depicts the culture of political avoidance in American civic life. In her second book, Making Volunteers: Civic Life after Welfare’s End (2011, Princeton University Press), Eliasoph uncovers what role volunteers play for civic and community organizations and the consequences of relying on short-term volunteers. Her recent Politics of Volunteering (2012, Polity Press, Cambridge) explores broader consequences of volunteering for the participants, recipients of aid, and society.
Ashley Mears is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Boston University. Her first book, Pricing Beauty: The Making of a Fashion Model (2011, University of California Press), examines the production of value in fashion modeling markets and analyzes how cultural production markets become sites for the reproduction of cultural inequalities. Her current research explores the global context of culture and beauty in elite nightclubs.
To submit an abstract, please complete the online submission form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1JPhJhpCL7lLHShGPrEyeAT6aTi9hRUSq9ZLXXLfRkqM/viewform
The abstract should not exceed 250 words. The deadline for submissions is January 15th, 2014. All presenters will be notified of acceptance by February 1st. Participants will be asked to submit their full papers to the conference committee by March 1st.
Please circulate this announcement to graduate students who may be interested!