- “Testing the Borders”
(anthropology of migration; political anthropology; borders and boundaries of Europe, the Balkans, the Mediterranean; border identities, post-colonialism; post-socialism etc.)
- “Bounding and Symbolising Spaces”
(anthropology of place/space; symbolic anthropology)
- “Anthropologists Boundaries”
(theory of ethnography; “being there” vs. “being here”; ethics in anthropology; interdisciplinary research etc.)
You can apply for three different sections of the conference for each of the topics:
- morning session (paper presentation, 20 minutes plus 30 minutes for discussion)
- afternoon session (workshop/roundtable discussion; approx. 90 minutes)
- fringe event (exhibition, performance, film, music, photography etc. – be creative!)
Interested presenters should send their proposals (no more than 250 words) in English (working language of the conference) until June 15th 2008 to
An international committee of MASN students will decide on the selection of papers.
MASN was initiated by an international group of anthropology (social/cultural) and ethnology students in 2005. The network is functioning on two main levels. Through its website (www.movinganthropology.de), which includes more than 1300 students worldwide, providing space for discussion, and exchange of info. Secondly, MASN connects undergraduate, MA, and PhD students through international conferences, where they can exchange their research experience and ideas face-to-face. Up to now, there have been five conferences organised (in Austria, Croatia, Poland, Germany, and Italy – upcoming in May 2008). MASN was created to constructively connect students of ethnology and anthropology, and others interested in its ways and topics, independently from institutional spheres and already established academic hierarchies.
ABOUT MASN SLOVENIA:
The conference is organised by students of the Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, through Organisation ŠKUC (www.skuc.org), and will be held at the Slovenian-Croatian border, in the smallest Slovenian municipality of Osilnica. Following the first three days (papers, workshops, roundtables), we will organise a short 2-day “fieldwork” on both sides of the border. On August 24th there will be bus transport organised to Ljubljana (the capital city), where we will have the opportunity to participate at the EASA (European Association of Social Anthropologists) conference, to be held in Ljubljana from August 26th – 30th 2008 (for further information on EASA see www.easa2008.eu).
If you have any further questions, visit the official MASN homepage (www.movinganthropology.de), the MASN Slovenia homepage (masnslovenia.wordpress.com), or contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org.
(The Word version of this call can also be downloaded from the Slovenian MASN site.)
Technical equipment (if needed):
a) I/we intend to submit a paper
b) I/we intend to moderate a roundtable discussion
c) I/we intend to propose a concept for a workshop
d) I/we intend to enrich the conference with a fringe event
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