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CFP: TASET Organizes IETC 2014 Conference

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INTERNATIONAL EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE
IETC 2014
CHICAGO – USA
3-5 September 2014

http://www.iet-c.net

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

Keynote Speakers Title
Prof. Dr. Steve HARMON (2015)
President-Elect – AECT
Georgia State University – USA
New Horizons in Education Technology
Prof.Dr. J. Ana DONALDSON
AECT Former President – USA
Through the Kaleidoscope Perspectives on eLearning
Prof. Dr. J. Michael SPECTOR
Universiy of Georgia, USA
Balancing Relatively Stable Educational Goals with Rapidly Changing Educational Technologies
Prof. Dr. Buket AKKOYUNLU
Hacettepe University, Turkey
Who is the 21st Century Learner? How are we going to prepare them for the 21st Century?
Prof. Dr. Theresa J. FRANKLIN
Ohio University, USA
Embracing the Future: Empowering 21st Century Learners
Prof. Dr. Saedah SIRAJ
University of Malaya, Malaysia
Evaluation Innovation: Fuzzy Delphi in Evaluating Education Design

Conference Language

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.

Conference Venue

IETC 2014 will be held at AIC Campus 640 W. Irving Park Rd. Chicago, IL, USA.

Deadlines

Abstract Deadline : Until July 5, 2014

Full Article Deadline : Until July 20, 2014

Registration Fee Deadline : Until August 5, 2014

 

CFP: The Crypt(ic)

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The Crypt(ic)

Institute for Comparative Literature and Society – Annual Graduate Student Conference

Columbia University, New York

March 29, 2014

Keynote speaker: Gail Scott (Université de Montréal)

“The distortion of a text resembles a murder: the difficulty is not in perpetrating the deed, but in getting rid of its traces.” Freud, Moses and Monotheism.

The architectural crypt is the site of sacred relics situated outside of the space of religious practice. It is the foundation that is permanently hidden from view, its animating sanctity alien to the rituals of worship that it legitimates. Exegesis begins with a death that is the crypt of writing. For Freud, this distortion of text is both a transformation and a displacement: the transformation of lived memory into a documentary apparatus and its displacement to a site of repetition and reproduction. What escapes the “bottleneck of the signifier” is rendered spectral – a ghostly presence haunting the regimes of meaning.

The Crypt(ic) proposes to explore the spaces rendered obscure by regimes of signification, yet constitutive of both the content and the delimitation of meaning. The social and political articulate this relationship. For Marx, there is no value without surplus and no labor without estrangement; the obscure precedes and delineates its normative condition. The categories of (non-surplus) value and (unalienated) labor are the particular, perhaps illusory, conditions of a cryptic generality. Likewise, the political as the contestation of power is obscured from politics as the instantiation of power. A mind trained in the globalized humanities towards reading the (social) text of the past and of our own time can try to break the code that conceals the crypt(ic) from plain view, perhaps putting it in a position where it itself encrypts again: the question remains how to wrestle with this double bind in an ever-unfinished attempt to change its course, to put it to work.

We welcome papers that explore obscurity, estrangement, concealment, and displacement across the humanities and the social sciences. To consider conditions in which the hidden precedes the particular necessarily disrupts disciplinary boundaries. Papers might consider the constitution of “the other” within the construction of normativity; practices of the archive or of digitalization within the humanities; alienation and estrangement in political, economic, and social theory; the uncanny, the occult, and the monstrous in art and literature; subalternity as conditioned by the history of (post)coloniality and globality; the (in)visibility of the race, class, and (heteronormative) gender lines; repression, abreaction, and parapraxis in psychoanalytic theory; or the role of chaos or the abyss in metaphysics and epistemology. We likewise welcome discussion of the hidden or obscure in contemporary theory such as, but not limited to, Rancière’s Dissensus,Castoriadis and Lefort’s notions of the political, Derrida’s Parergon, Deleuze’s Body without Organs, or recent reassessments of Fanon and Beauvoir.

Please send an abstract of no more than 300 words to iclsgradconf@gmail.com by January 15, 2014.

CFP: Chicago Ethnography Conference 2014

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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.

Plenary Speakers
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.

Abstract Submissions
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!

INTERNATIONAL EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE

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IETC 2014
CHICAGO – USA
3-5 September 2014http://www.iet-c.net

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. 

Conference Language

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.

Conference Venue

IETC 2014 will be held at American Islamic College, AIC Campus 640 W. Irving Park Rd. Chicago, IL, USA.

Deadlines

Abstract Deadline : Until July 5, 2014

Full Article Deadline : Until July 20, 2014

Registration Fee Deadline : Until August 5, 2014

 

IERG 9th International Conference 2014 – Call for papers

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Imagination: The great workhorse of learning

Conference dates:  Wednesday, July 2nd through Friday, July 4th, 2014

Location: Harbour Centre, Simon Fraser University Vancouver, Canada

This year, the IERG again invites researchers, educators, practitioners, students, and policymakers to join us in continuing to shift the paradigms of theory and practice in education. We welcome proposals on a diverse range of research and practice concerning uses of the imagination in educating.  We welcome a variety of forms of theoretical or practical presentation, including papers, round table sessions, demonstrations, hands-on activities, and other formats that might suit your contribution.

CONFERENCE SUBMISSIONS: Please send a one-page outline of your proposal to ierg-ed@sfu.ca Please include: 1.    Name presenter(s) 2.    Address, telephone and E-mail address 3.    Organization and position 4.    Abstract: 100-150 words (Title of abstract in bold). 5.    How your presentation relates to Imaginative Education. 6.    Category. 7.    Your session choice: 45 min. presentation or 90 min. workshop

All proposals are carefully reviewed to ensure that they meet content standards and align with the IERG conference theme. We greatly appreciate all proposal submissions. Due to limited space and available sessions, however, we are only able to accept a certain number of proposals.  Should your proposal be accepted for presentation at the IERG 2014 International Conference on Imagination and Education, you and any co-presenters are required to register and pay the presenters fee, within a 2 week period following the notification of acceptance.

Submission Deadline: March 31st, 2014 Visit the IERG website for more information: http://ierg.net/conferences/2014