Δευτέρα, 30 Νοεμβρίου 2020
Κυριακή, 29 Νοεμβρίου 2020
Παρασκευή, 27 Νοεμβρίου 2020
Ψ Η Φ Ι Σ Μ Α
Το Διοικητικό Συμβούλιο του Δικηγορικού Συλλόγου Ιωαννίνων, μόλις πληροφορήθηκε τον αδόκητο και πρόωρο θάνατο του αγαπητού μας συναδέλφου, ΜΑΡΙΟΥ ΖΩΝΙΟΥ ΤΟΥ ΣΩΤΗΡΙΟΥ ΚΑΙ ΤΗΣ ΑΝΑΣΤΑΣΙΑΣ, συνήλθε σε έκτακτη συνεδρίαση στις 24 Νοεμβρίου 2020 και ώρα 20:00. Ο Μάριος ήταν ένας χαρισματικός άνθρωπος, ακέραιος χαρακτήρας, με άρτια νομική σκέψη και παιδεία, μετριόφρων, προσηνής, με ήθος, διακρινόταν για τη συναδελφικότητα του, την εργατικότητά του, την προθυμία του, την προσφορά του στον Σύλλογο, στο Διοικητικό Συμβούλιο του οποίου είχε εκλεγεί με μεγάλη αποδοχή και προσέφερε με αφοσίωση τις υπηρεσίες του. Η παρουσία του θα μας λείψει.
Το Διοικητικό Συμβούλιο συγκλονισμένο εκφράζει στην αγαπημένη του σύζυγο και συνάδελφό μας, Κατερίνα και στους γονείς του εκλιπόντος τα θερμά και ειλικρινή συλλυπητήρια και την αμέριστη συμπαράσταση όλων των Δικηγόρων μελών του.
Αποφασίζει δε ομόφωνα να καταθέσει χρηματικό ποσό στη μνήμη του εκλιπόντος υπέρ κοινωφελούς Ιδρύματος, επιλογής της οικογένειας & να δημοσιευθεί το παρόν ψήφισμα στον τοπικό ημερήσιο τύπο και στην ιστοσελίδα του Δικηγορικού Συλλόγου Ιωαννίνων .
Ιωάννινα, 24 Νοεμβρίου 2020
Η Πρόεδρος Η Γενική Γραμματέας
Μαρία Κυρ. Νάκα Αγγελική Σπ. Τζοβάρα
Ελληνική Εταιρεία Ενδυμασιολογίας In Conversation: Συναντήσεις με επιμελητές, μελετητές και καλλιτέχνες με θέμα το ένδυμα ως αντικείμενο μελέτης και έκθεσης 20 Νοεμβρίου – 11 Δεκεμβρίου 2020
, κάθε Παρασκευή στις 18:00, διαδικτυακά Μέλη του Δ.Σ. της Ελληνικής Εταιρείας Ενδυμασιολογίας συνομιλούν με μελετητές, επιμελητές ενδυματολογικών εκθέσεων, σχεδιαστές μόδας και καλλιτέχνες που έχουν συμμετάσχει σε καινοτόμα πρότζεκτ τα οποία απετέλεσαν τμήμα των εκθέσεων αυτών. Οι καλεσμένοι μας, από την Ελλάδα και το εξωτερικό, μιλούν για το σκεπτικό και την προετοιμασία των εκθέσεων ή/και των project που επιμελήθηκαν την περίοδο της πανδημίας και μοιράζονται μαζί μας την εμπειρία τους. Οι «συναντήσεις» In Conversation θα πραγματοποιηθούν διαδικτυακά στα αγγλικά. Κόστος παρακολούθησης κάθε συνάντησης: 5€.
Για να έχετε πρόσβαση, θα πρέπει να καταβάλετε το κόστος συμμετοχής στο λογαριασμό του Πελοποννησιακού Λαογραφικού Ιδρύματος: ΕΘΝΙΚΗ ΤΡΑΠΕΖΑ: ΙΒΑΝ GR93 0110 4270 0000 4274 8015 718 και να στείλετε την απόδειξη κατάθεσης στην κα Ρόζα Πατσέα στην ηλεκτρονική διεύθυνση: email@example.com, τηλέφωνο 210 3647577, Δευτέρα-Παρασκευή 9.00-13.00.
Το link στην πλατφόρμα Zoom όπου θα πραγματοποιηθούν οι συναντήσεις θα σταλεί στους εγγεγραμμένους την παραμονή της κάθε συνάντησης.
Programme In Conversation 1 Friday, 20th November 18:00 Fabric research in the time of Corona: challenges and ideas with Dr.Stella Spantidaki, Archaeologist – Specialist in ancient textiles, Director of ARTEX, Athens Moderated by Elia Petridou Photo from a weaving workshop, 2019 The Fabric of My Life is a collaborative artistic and social project between cultural institutions in Denmark, Greece and Germany, funded by Creative Europe 2019-2022, with the aim to innovate and test new methods in the cultural sectors concerning migration history, to train cultural workers and design students and to empower refugee women and bring them closer to western societies. In this project, using the fabric as a carrier of identity, emotion and memory, we aim to record and save textile memories of women refugees both of the early 20th century, as well as recent ones. Refugees are invited to participate in interactive weaving workshops and co-create textile products intended to be exhibited in digital and conventional shows. The project also trains cultural workers to widen their scope, reach out to new audiences and speak directly to refugee/immigrant populations. In Conversation 2 Friday, 27 th November 18:00 Curating the Critical Costume 2020 Exhibition: Costume Agency With Dr. Yuka Oyama, Curator and Artist, Professor for Jewellery Art at the HDK-Valand Academy of Art and Design, University of Gothenburg, Sweden Moderated by Sofia Pantouvaki Fruzsina Nagy, ‘Office Workers costumes’, 2018, inkjet printed molino material, elastic bands and ribbons, 160 x 45 cm. Foto: Márton Kovács This talk will present the curatorial vision as well as the making of the “Critical Costume 2020 Exhibition: Costume Agency”. From the beginning, all the members of the “Costume Agency” artistic research project (Christina Lindgren, Sodja Lotker and Yuka Oyama) agreed to create this exhibition without using mannequins or clothes hangers. We aimed to demonstrate the continuingly living inner forces of the costumes to the audiences. One turning point of the curatorial work was the unexpected corona pandemic, which led the exhibition to shift its format from a physical space at Oslo National Academy of the Arts (KhiO) in Oslo to a virtual one, launched online on 21 August 2020. In Conversation 3 Friday, 4th December 18:00 Bags: Inside Out at the V&A, behind the scene with Dr.Lucia Savi, Curator, Victoria and Albert Museum, London Moderated by Myrsini Pichou and Xenia Politou 'Lait de Coco', evening bag, Karl Lagerfeld, 2014. © Photo: Jason Lloyd Evans Often projecting bold statements to the outside world whilst concealing our most treasured belongings, the exhibition “Bags: Inside Out” (new opening dates will be released soon) will explore the function, status and craftsmanship of bags. Examined through around 300 objects varying in scale from tiny purses held on a fingertip to luxurious travel trunks, this thematic exhibition will explore the worldwide heritage of these highly covetable objects from the 16th century to today from Elizabethan England to Contemporary China. In Conversation 4 Friday, 11th December 18:00 Creating new objects for display: the ATOPOS RIPPING Project with Myrsini Pichou, ATOPOS Research Advisor, the artists Vasso Gavaisse, and Irini Miga, the fashion designer Aurore Thibout and Christine Stevens and Alexandra Kim, Editors of Costume ‘Chrysalis’ by Aurore Thibout, photographed by Shayla Dopp. © Photo: Shayla Dopp The September 2020 issue of Costume, the journal of The Costume Society (UK), includes an article by Myrsini Pichou, ATOPOS Research Advisor, entitled “The ATOPOS cvc RIPPING PROJECT: A ‘New’ Life for Dress Objects?”In this project artists and fashion designers were invited to create their own works of art or garments, either inspired by specific pieces or by using duplicates of the 1960s paper dresses from the RRRIPP!! Collection. These collaborations with the different artists and fashion designers enabled ATOPOS cvc to investigate new ways of handling, managing and displaying its collection. This round tablewill present the ATOPOS RIPPING project, and the artists Vasso Gavaisse and Irini Miga, along with the fashion, costume and textile designer Aurore Thibout, will discuss their experience from collaborating with ATOPOS. Christine Stevens and Alexandra Kim will also share their experience on preparing, during the time of COVID-19, the particular issue of Costume, themed around the relationship between art and dress, and specifically the ways in which artists have interacted with dress in different projects.
Πέμπτη, 26 Νοεμβρίου 2020
Αγαπητοί ΣυμπατριώτεςΜε μεγάλη θλίψη μάθαμε πως έφυγε από κοντά μας ο συμπατριώτης μας Ανδρέας Β. Κρυστάλλης, πρώην Πρόεδρος του Συνδέσμου Συρρακιωτών Αθήνας. Ο Ανδρέας Β. Κρυστάλλης, τρίτο παιδί του Βασιλείου και της Άννας Κρυστάλλη και αδερφός του Δημήτρη Β. Κρυστάλλη γεννήθηκε στην Αθήνα το 1947. Ήταν απόφοιτος της Νομικής Σχολής Θεσσαλονίκης και εργάστηκε ως δικηγόρος και νομικός σύμβουλος. Ο Ανδρέας Β. Κρυστάλλης υπηρέτησε με αφοσίωση και ανιδιοτέλεια το Σύνδεσμο ως Πρόεδρος από την επανασύστασή του το 1982, ενώ συμμετείχε και σε όλα τα Διοικητικά Συμβούλια επί μια δεκαετία. Σημαντική ήταν η συμβολή του στην επαναλειτουργία του Συνδέσμου μας μετά την μεταπολίτευση, καθώς και στην τροποποίηση του καταστατικού του 1987. Η πρόεδρος και τα μέλη του Δ.Σ. του Συνδέσμου Συρρακιωτών Αθήνας εκφράζουμε τα θερμά μας συλλυπητήρια στην οικογένειά του. ΑΝΑΚΟΙΝΩΣΗ Σας ενημερώνουμε ότι η κηδεία του Ανδρέα Κρυστάλλη θα γίνει την Παρασκευή 27 Νοεμβρίου και ώρα 13.00 μ.μ. σύμφωνα με τους υπάρχοντες περιορισμούς λόγω της επιδημίας του κορονοϊού. Σύμφωνα με την επιθυμία της οικογένειας του αποθανόντος όσοι επιθυμούν έναντι στεφάνων να βοηθήσουν την έρευνα για τη νόσο πάρκινσον και τις συναφείς κινητικές διαταραχές με κατάθεση χρηματικού ποσού. Τράπεζα: Εθνική Τράπεζα IBAN: GR4401101040000010400819909 Δικαιούχος: ΑΣΤΙΚΗ ΜΗ ΚΕΡΔΟΣΚΟΠΙΚΗ ΕΤΑΙΡΙΑ ΕΠΙΣΤΗΜΟΝΙΚΗΣ ΕΡΕΥΝΑΣ ΓΙΑ ΤΗ ΝΟΣΟ ΠΑΡΚΙΝΣΟΝ ΚΑΙ ΤΙΣ ΣΥΝΑΦΕΙΣ ΚΙΝΗΤΙΚΕΣ ΔΙΑΤΑΡΑΧΕΣ στην αιτιολογία της κατάθεσης βάζετε Ανδρέας Κρυστάλλης Το Διοικητικό Συμβούλιο του Συνδέσμου Συρρακιωτών Αθήνας μετά την αγγελία του θανάτου του Ανδρέα Κρυστάλλη σε έκτακτη συνεδρίαση αποφάσισε ομόφωνα να εκφράσει τα θερμά συλλυπητήρια στην οικογένειά του και να καταθέσει στη μνήμη του χρηματικό ποσό για τους σκοπούς της έρευνας για τη νόσο πάρκινσον και τις συναφείς κινητικές διαταραχές. ΓΙΑ ΤΟ Δ.Σ. Η ΠΡΟΕΔΡΟΣ Ελευθερία Γκαρτζονίκα
Δυο φιλέλληνες τιμά φέτος με τα βραβεία της η Εταιρεία Συγγραφέων. Στον διακεκριμένο Αυστριακό ιστορικό και πανεπιστημιακό Χάγκεν Φλάισερ, ο οποίος από το 1985 έχει αποκτήσει και την ελληνική υπηκοότητα, απονέμεται το βραβείο «Διδώ Σωτηρίου». Στον Ρόντρικ Μπίτον, τον κορυφαίο Βρετανό νεοελληνιστή και καθηγητή Σύγχρονης Ελληνικής και Βυζαντινής Ιστορίας, Γλώσσας και Λογοτεχνίας, απονέμεται το βραβείο «Δαίδαλος».Σύμφωνα με το σκεπτικό, το βραβείο «Διδώ Σωτηρίου» 2020 της Εταιρείας Συγγραφέων απονέμεται στον Χάγκεν Φλάισερ για την πολύπλευρη προσφορά του στα Γράμματα τόσο στην Ελλάδα όσο και στο εξωτερικό. Για τον τιμώμενο θα μιλήσει o άλλοτε μαθητής του και νυν συνάδελφος Ιάσονας Γ. Χανδρινός, ενώ το γλυπτό του βραβείου έχει φιλοτεχνηθεί από τον εκλιπόντα γλύπτη Θόδωρο.
Τρίτη, 24 Νοεμβρίου 2020
Μες στου πολέμου τη φωτιά, πληγώθηκα μικρή μου και ήρθα νοσοκόμα μου, να γιάνεις την
πληγή μου, τραγουδάει ο Γιάννης Παπαϊωάννου (στίχοι Μάνεση). Το τραγούδι αφηγείται την ιστορία μιας νοσοκόμας που αναλαμβάνει τη σωματική και τη συναισθηματική ίαση του πληγωμένου ιστορητή.
Δευτέρα, 23 Νοεμβρίου 2020
Σάββατο, 21 Νοεμβρίου 2020
Παρασκευή, 20 Νοεμβρίου 2020
Πέμπτη, 19 Νοεμβρίου 2020
Research Reimagined: Navigating the New Remote Research Terrain Call for Papers Date: January 8, 2021 Location: California, United States Subject Fields: Anthropology, Area Studies, Asian History / Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Sociology
DEADLINE: Review of submissions will begin on January 8, 2020
The University of San Francisco Center for Asia Pacific Studies is pleased to announce
a call for papers for a series of think pieces about reimagining research today to be
published in its peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal, Asia Pacific Perspectives .
With this series, we plan to examine how scholars in the social sciences and humanities
are reimagining the practice of research on the Asia Pacific region. Disruptions like
travel restrictions, limited access to archives, archive closures, and travel restrictions
have made doing research difficult. Even prior to the Covid-19 outbreak, scholars faced
increasing restrictions when attempting to gain access to archives and materials or
subjects to survey and/or interview for oral history projects.
Under these circumstances, scholars must rethink how they do research. How can we
do fieldwork at a distance? How can we engage in remote research or in some cases
even continue to do research such as surveys, ethnography, archival work, oral
histories, etc. without the ability to directly or remotely gather information? Moveover,
what’s at stake in terms of the implications for IRBs and human research? How can we
collaborate with local colleagues who can (perhaps) assist with a project or point out
data that is readily available? What alternative sources of information or strategies have
scholars discovered to continue their research agenda? We encourage scholars to
share how they are navigating this new remote research terrain and envision new paths
We invite submissions of 3,000-5,000 words in length. Papers must represent original
work not already published or in press. For more information about Asia Pacific
Perspectives, please visit our website: http://www.usfca.edu/center-asia-pacific/perspectives/
DEADLINE: Review of submissions will begin on January 8, 2020.
To submit a think piece for consideration: Email your documents electronically in MS
Word or compatible format to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Asia Pacific Perspectives (APP) (ISSN: 2167-1699) is an international, peer-reviewed
electronic journal that promotes cross-cultural understanding, tolerance, and the
dissemination of knowledge about the Asia Pacific. The editors welcome submissions
from all fields of the social sciences and the humanities that focus on the Asia Pacific,
especially those adopting a comparative, interdisciplinary approach to issues of
interrelatedness in the region. The journal facilitates academic discussions among both
established scholars in the field and advanced graduate students. APP is published
twice each year by the University of San Francisco Center for Asia Pacific Studies.
For more information, contact: Melissa S. Dale, Editor at email@example.com or
visit: https://www.usfca.edu/asia-pacific/perspectives and check out our Guidelines for
Keywords: research, CFP (Journal), think piece, asia pacific, remote research
John Nelson, Professor, Asia Pacific Studies, University of San Francisco
Call for Papers Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA) Annual Conference – VIRTUAL FOR 2021! DEADLINE EXTENDED! 42nd Annual Conference, Week of February 22-27, 2021 http://www.southwestpca.org Submission Deadline EXTENDED to December 1, 2020
For the 2021 conference, SWPACA is going virtual! Due to concerns regarding COVID-19, we will be holding our annual conference completely online this year. We hope you will join us for exciting papers, discussions, and the experience you’ve come to expect from Southwest.
Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the 42nd annual SWPACA conference. One of the nation’s largest interdisciplinary academic conferences, SWPACA offers nearly 70 subject areas, each typically featuring multiple panels. For a full list of subject areas, area descriptions, and Area Chairs, please visit http://southwestpca.org/conference/call-for-papers/
All proposals must be submitted through the conference’s database at http://register.southwestpca.org/southwestpca
For details on using the submission database and on the application process in general, please see the Proposal Submission FAQs and Tips page at http://southwestpca.org/conference/faqs-and-tips/
Individual proposals for 15-minute papers must include an abstract of approximately 200-500 words. For information on how to submit a proposal for a roundtable or a multi-paper panel, please view the above FAQs and Tips page.
SWPACA will offer registration reimbursement awards for the best graduate student papers in a variety of categories. Submissions of accepted, full papers are due January 1, 2021. SWPACA will also offer registration reimbursement awards for select undergraduate and graduate students and contingent faculty in place of our traditional travel awards. For more information, visit http://southwestpca.org/conference/graduate-student-awards/. Registration for the conference will be open and available by December 1. Watch your email for details!
In addition, please check out the organization’s peer-reviewed, scholarly journal, Dialogue: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Popular Culture and Pedagogy, at http://journaldialogue.org/
If you have any questions about a particular area, please contact its Area Chair; you can find Area Chair contact information here: http://southwestpca.org/conference/call-for-papers/. If you have general questions about the conference, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and a member of the executive team will get back to you.
We look forward to receiving your submissions!
Area Chair, Awards, and Professional Development Coordinator
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
New Fictional Formats & Age-Old Narratives: Understanding Creative Modes of Popular Culture in the Digital Age Type: Call for Papers Date: February 14, 2021
Call for articles
Constant transformation has been the norm in the new digital media environment since its inception. During the 2020 health crisis, the impact of this ever-changing digital world in our daily lives has been especially notable. Due to quarantine measures, the only opportunity to interact with friends and to consume culture was to rely on social networks, streaming services and video conferencing softwares. Web-based cultural activities have affected people’s relationships with cyberspace: many have visited museums, seen award ceremonies, and even been to concerts online. In other words, we are never disconnected from the Internet (DeNardis 2020).
Our continuous virtual presence has had a radical aesthetic influence in our lives. Fictional narratives have been evolving hand in hand with the continuous change in digital media—from vaporwave and memes to changes in the way we write and express ourselves. These new ideas and symbols have developed thanks to online trends, both in terms of rhetoric and via the emergence of new words. Renowned writers such as Jennifer Egan and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie have not overlooked this transforming environment and have published their works on social media platforms in a serialized format (what is now known as Twitterature). Their cases are notable examples of how the possibilities to share content and combine mediums in order to create fictional narratives have grown exponentially. While the content of those stories has not been significantly altered by the format, we can look at this phenomenon from the perspective of media scholar Marshall McLuhan: the medium is the message.
In this context, boundaries between cultural and leisure industries continue to blur. The cultural field—which had already accepted video games, comics and fanfiction into the realm of the mainstream—has continued to expand thanks to social media and the increasing gamification in video on demand platforms. Prosumers (a portmanteau of producer and consumer coined by Alvin Toffler in 1980) and textual poachers (Jenkins 1992) are now ubiquitous in the creation of fictional narratives on the Internet along with hybridization. For instance, radionovelas have turned into podcasts with their own webpages where both fans and creators share commentary, photos, and sources that become part of the fictional narrative. These changes have led to an epistemological transformation in artistic practices that highlights the intermedial nature of contemporary forms of fiction.
This Call for Papers thus searches for fresh new research that explores contemporary fictional narratives and creations native to the digital environment. Contributors are welcome to examine genres, structures, mediums, and strategies of new forms of fiction, and to provide philosophical research on issues concerning popular culture in the context of new media. The analyses can focus on (a) specific case studies of digitally born narrative formats; (b) comparative analyses between contemporary and old fictional narratives, discourse and rhetoric; and (c) theoretical explorations of new emerging formats considering the political and social implications of technology. We welcome approaches that explore the complexities and contradictions of our technocultural age, while at the same time acknowledging instances of how aesthetic sensibilities and fictional creations have changed, developed, and influenced popular culture.
Suggested fields of analysis include but are not limited to:
- Social media platforms as mediums for fiction
- Fictional narratives and posthumanism
- Non-literary forms of fiction
- Collaborative online creations
- Theory-fiction, ficto-criticism and lyric-essays
- AI creations and algorithms as artistic methodology
- Interactive fiction on streaming and digital formats
- Gamification, virtual reality and digital storytelling
- Intermedial narratives: multimediality, remediation and transmediality
- New media influence on aesthetics
PopMeC accepts submissions of full papers (3000 words max. references excluded) about any aspect related with the call. The papers will be peer-reviewed on a rolling basis by our editorial team and external collaborators, who will get back to you as soon as possible. Accepted languages will be English and Spanish, although we recommend the election of the latter only if coherent with the content of the article.
The works accepted will be published on our platform (https://popmec.hypotheses.org ISSN: 2660-8839) as part of a special section dedicated to the subject. According to the feedback and participation the call raises, we will consider proposing the publication of an edited volume collecting selected contributions.
The deadline for submission of full papers is February 14, 2021.
Send your proposal to email@example.com attaching your text, inclusive of a short bio (100-120 words), name, affiliation, and email contact in a single file (.doc, .docx, .odt). The editor in charge of this call is Laura Álvarez Trigo, so feel welcome to contact her directly with any inquiry regarding the call, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Authors are welcome to consult their idea with the editor (possibly by means of a max. 350 words abstract) and receive some feedback in order to develop the longer text.
German Migrants and Migrating Knowledge in Latin American History Type: Call for Papers Date: March 31, 2021 Location: District Of Columbia, United States Subject Fields: American History / Studies, Atlantic History / Studies, German History / Studies, Immigration & Migration History / Studies, Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies
Call for Papers
German Migrants and Migrating Knowledge in Latin American History
Conference at the German Historical Institute in Washington D.C., November 3-5, 2022
Conveners: Simone Lässig, Mario Peters (both GHI Washington D.C.), H. Glenn Penny (University of Iowa), Stefan Rinke (Freie Universität Berlin)
Many millions of German-speaking migrants left Europe over the last two centuries. While the great majority of those Germans traveled to North America, the second most common destination was Latin America. Argentina, Brazil, and Chile were their most frequent destinations, but German migrants could be found throughout Central and South America. Scholars pursing contributionist histories at the end of the twentieth century frequently underscored that Germans’ influence in host societies far outweighed their numbers. More recently, others have demonstrated that German migrants created and settled in communities that were locally grounded, inherently diverse, and interconnected. By the beginning of the twentieth century, networks of German banking, business, finance, shipping lanes, telegraph lines, and overland trade combined with ubiquitous German-language newspapers and periodicals tied those disparate communities together. They also linked them to Germanspeakers in the United States. Those interconnections frequently offered German migrants and their host societies tremendous advantages. They tied them into vast, transatlantic and multidirectional flows of knowledge. One goal of this conference is to build awareness of the entangled histories of German migrants across the Americas; another is to better understand the implications of those entanglements for our narratives of the histories of Germany and the Americas. In the past, the histories of German emigration and immigration to the Americas have usually been written within the confines of nation-states (Germans in Argentina, Germans in Canada, Germans in Honduras, etc.). Entire historiographies, in English, German, Portuguese, and Spanish have emerged within those national frameworks, and there has been strikingly little dialogue between them. Of course, Germans in the Americas were not an isolated ethnic group, although some ethnopolitical entrepreneurs in Europe and the Americas tried to present them as such. Rather, they moved within multilingual and multiethnic contexts, living in transcultural communities made up of people from Europe, Africa, Asia, and of course a variety of indigenous peoples, all of whom participated in building and maintaining these networks and the local knowledge cultures they tied together. Our conference seeks to initiate a dialogue among scholars in different research fields, including the history of migration, the history of knowledge, diaspora studies, the new ethnic studies, and refugee studies. We aim to build a broader understanding of rarely analyzed intertwined histories and knowledge flows by bringing together a group of leading scholars from Europe, Latin America, and North America who study the place of migrants’ in the dynamics of knowledge production in Latin America with a special focus on Germanophone communities. Those eclectic and inclusive communities contained people from a wide mix of confessions, professions, and social classes. They stemmed from geographies ranging from western Europe through central, eastern, southeastern Europe as well as Russia and Asia. If they all spoke some form of German, the majority also were multilingual, and the vast majority migrated to Latin America to become, as Jan Plamper recently formulated it, German plus other things.
We have chosen to focus on Latin America for three primary reasons: Firstly, the GHI Washington has long supported first-rate scholarship on the interconnections between Germany and the United States. We plan to build on that success and broaden its scope by extending its inquiries to the countries in the southern half of the western hemisphere. By inviting leading scholars from Germany, Latin America, and North America who have been working on migrants from German speaking Europe to Latin America, we aim not only to bring them into dialogue with each other but also with the community of GHI- associated scholars who work on the Germans in the United States. Secondly, we want to expand this dialogue by inviting leading U.S.-based Latin Americanists who seldom focus on German migrants. Many are unaware of the scholarship on Latin America being produced by German scholars. By opening a conversation between representatives of these scholarly communities, we hope both to push the framework for studying German migrations beyond neocolonial or postcolonial questions and to rethink Latin American experiences of immigration and transnational immigrant communities. Thirdly, the history of migrant knowledge in Latin America calls into question many of the tropes of migrant knowledge in the United States. That makes it a particularly fruitful space of inquiry for historians of migration. For example: Latin American nations generally welcomed German immigrants and, indeed, often actively encouraged Germans to immigrate. Many local elites coveted the knowledge German migrants brought with them. The Chilean state, for example, sought out German educators, scientists, technicians, even military men during the decades around the turn of the twentieth century. That was true in other states as well, and we know a great deal about German professionals bringing knowledge and skills with them to Latin America in order to build industries, institutions, and even nations. We know far less, however, about informal knowledge, and we know very little about landscapes that gave rise to hybrid constellations of knowledge production and new forms of knowledge. Those constellations often encompassed actors and spaces not typically associated with knowledge-production – children, for example, who engaged in knowledge-production alongside adults on city streets. Knowledge carried by children and their parents could integrate with local knowledge cultures in transcultural spaces such as agricultural fields, city squares, markets, stores, and workshops. Migrant knowledge, in fact, came in many forms beyond those we have come to expect in the institutional settings that have received the lion’s share of attention: practical, social, tacit, and even situational knowledge. Our conference will thus include discussion of actors and analytical categories, including gender, class, race/ethnicity, that rarely figure in studies of classic institutions of knowledge and knowledge-production. What constituted newly migrated knowledge could vary across space and time. Another of our goals, then, is to develop a language for describing and analyzing modes of knowledge production and the production of knowledge within particular spaces, especially transcultural ones. That will have applications across the Americas and beyond. The United States is an important point of reference because it was a central market place for the exchange of ideas in the nineteenth and, even more so, twentieth centuries. Actors from Germany and Latin America who participated in the creation and circulation of new knowledge about a seemingly “exotic” and marginal region in global networks frequently had networks in the United States. Although we will put an emphasis on Germans as knowledge-producers, we are also interested in the role of non-Western actors and other groups that have not yet received scholarly attention. Our approach will contribute to questioning a logic of diffusion emanating from Germany and the United States by looking at the role of alternative cultural resources. Please upload a short CV and paper abstract of no more than 500 words by 31 March 2021 at the GHI platform https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/1a4fad988a6841798455e4182cce9da1.
Selected participants will receive an individually calculated lump sum to support travel expenses and accommodation costs of conference participants. All papers will be pre-circulated in order to prioritize discussion. The deadline for submitting the conference papers will thus be at least one month before the conference, ideally 1 October 2022. The meeting will take place between 3 and 5 November 2022 and will be hosted by the German Historical Institute in Washington DC. In case you have further questions, please contact Dr. Mario Peters at the GHI Washington (email@example.com )
Invited and Confirmed Participants: Prof. Dr. Carlos Rodrigo Sanhueza Cerda, Universidad de Chile Prof. Dr. Max Paul Friedman, American University Prof. Dr. Jeffery Lesser, Emory University Prof. Dr. Irina Podgorny, Universidad Nacional de la Plata
Dr. Mario Peters at the GHI Washington
Call for films and other AV media opens for: SIEF2021 "Breaking the Rules: Power, Participation, Transgression"
The Society for International Ethnology and Folklore invites audio/visual submissions to its 15th Congress, which will be held online in June 2021. The theme of the Conference is "Breaking the Rules: Power, Participation, Transgression". The theme encourages new forms of attention and ways of thinking, whether that implies decolonial modes of representation, or takes power, participation and transgression as its point of focus.
For the audio/visual programme, submissions are encouraged that play with the rules of image and sound production, calling also for hybrid forms of authorship, defamiliarised formats of presentation and countered hierarchies of production. Ethnologists, folklorists, cultural and social anthropologists, and representatives of related disciplines (e.g. urban planning, architecture, design) and institutions (museums, archives, etc.), as well as filmmakers and other artists (e.g., photographers, sound designers) are encouraged to submit films, photographs, audio works, digital installations and other web-based or digital formats.
All sumbissions must be made via the online form. Please read the instructions in detail here: https://www.siefhome.org/congresses/sief2021/cff
The deadline for submissions is 1 February.
Latinx Representation in Popular Culture and New Media Type: Call for Papers Date: February 1, 2021 Subject Fields: American History / Studies, Film and Film History, Popular Culture Studies, Race / Ethnic Studies, Chicana/o History / Studies
Call for abstracts: edited volume
Latinx Representation in Popular Culture and New Media
Editors: J. Jesse Ramirez (University of St. Gallen) and Anna Marta Marini (Instituto Franklin–UAH)
We invite chapter proposals from scholars based in Europe whose work delves into the issues, configurations, and manifestations of the representation of Latinxs and the Latinx experience in popular culture and new media. The aim of the volume is to collect research on the diverse sociocultural, contextual, and aesthetic aspects intertwining in the production of Latinx self/representation. Issues related to the expression and depiction of Latinx subjectivity have entered the public sphere with renewed force in recent years. On the one hand, grassroots and online campaigns have organized against whitewashing, colorism, stereotypes, anti-immigrant nativism, racist policing, Black/Brownface practices, and cultural commodification. On the other hand, a lively, powerful, stimulating, and diverse popular culture has been flourishing as Latinx popular culture has progressively spanned genres and media, reconfiguring them from a more inclusive perspective. Moreover, mainstream production companies have attempted to expand their reach by targeting the Latinx audience, albeit with mixed results. We are looking for essays that consider these broader contexts while focusing on the Latinx presence in popular culture—both as creators involved in the production process and as narrative subjects—in film, (web) TV series, genre fiction, comics and graphic narratives, popular music, and new media. We expect proposals to cover matters related to minority heritage, such as resistance to assimilation, loss and reinvention of cultural roots, and the creation of cultural safe spaces.
Possible topics include (but are not limited to):
> Latinx popular culture creators and their legacies
> Afro-Latinx, Indigenous, and mestizo narratives and experiences
> Brown bodies and the biopolitics of representation
> Identity (re)construction and heritage resilience
> Latinx representation in mainstream or Anglo-American popular culture
> Young adult and children’s literature created by and aimed at Latinxs
> The queering of Latinx spaces
> Latinx voices and the use of new media for self-representation
> Ethnicity and utopian, dystopian, and post-apocalyptic scenarios
> Latinx horror, gothic, and weird fiction
> Latinxs seen from Europe/Latinx representation in European popular culture
Final essays should be 6000-7000 words long, including references, footnotes, and citations. The volume will be submitted to the editors of Brill’s collection European Perspectives in American Studies, promoted by the European Association for American Studies. This project is supported by the research group AMICUSS (American Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies) based at the Instituto Franklin–UAH.
Please send your abstract proposal (400-500 words) and short bio (max. 200 words, including author’s academic affiliation) to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 1, 2021.
Notification of acceptance: February 22, 2021.
Deadline for essay submission: July 5, 2021.
For any inquiries, please contact Anna Marta Marini at email@example.com.
A.M. Marini (Instituto Franklin-UAH) & J.J. Ramirez (University of St. Gallen)