The 27th Annual James C. Young Conference
“Shifting Positions: Bodies in Space”
This call invites the submission of abstracts for presentations to the annual James C. Young Conference, the longest running student-led conference at the University of California, Riverside. Sponsored by the Student Association of Graduate Anthropologists, the conference provides the opportunity for students or other researchers to present papers or posters on topics of anthropological interest. Such presentations allow students to share their research experiences and interests with fellow peers, researchers, and faculty, gaining valuable experience toward professional development.
This year’s conference, titled “Shifting Positions: Bodies in Space”, explores the concepts of body, space, and experience. Although grounded in anthropology, the conference encourages interdisciplinary dialogue and cooperation, and welcomes papers from any field of study. Such dialogue will enable the conference to address nuances, contradictions, and diverse standpoints related to this year’s theme. In past years, participants have presented papers from various departments including history, linguistics, political science, geology, art history, and women’s studies. Another benefit of this interdisciplinary dialogue is that the conference makes it possible for students and to delve into associated themes connecting their research interests; such may include, but is certainly not limited to, concerns with power, performance, diversity, landscape, and ecology.
The James C. Young Conference is tentatively scheduled to take place on February 3, 2007 at the University of California, Riverside. Abstracts describing paper or poster presentations should be no longer than 250 words; presentations at the conference should be planned to have a length of 15 minutes. Panels involving multiple presentations are also welcome; in this case, an abstract should be submitted individually for each presenter. Along with abstracts, please submit the following information: name, research affiliation, and any A/V equipment needed (Powerpoint or DVD/VHS projectors, slide projector, etc.). We will not accept abstracts for dramatic, choral, or choreographed performances.
Please submit abstracts and paper proposals, as well as questions and comments, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for submission: Monday, January 8, 2007
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