Call for Papers: The Journal for Undergraduate Ethnography

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Have you written a great paper for one of your classes here at Miami, consider submitting it to the Journal for Undergraduate Ethnography

The Journal for Undergraduate Ethnography (JUE) is an online journal for research conducted by undergraduates. We distribute original student-produced work from a variety of disciplinary areas. Our goal is to bring readers, especially other undergraduates, insights into subcultures, rituals and social institutions. The JUE encourages current undergraduates or those who have graduated within the past twelve months to submit original ethnographic manuscripts for consideration. Papersmay include research on any topic. We also encourage faculty to recommend promising student work.

Submissions are welcomed for our next issues. Deadlines are January 31 and July 31.Please check out our website for submission guidelines and past issues. Send any questions about submissions to Martha Radice at radice@undergraduateethnography.org.

SSRC Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellowship & Global Summer Semester Residency at the University of Göttingen

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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellowship:
InterAsian Contexts and Connections
&
Global Summer Semester Residency
at the University of Göttingen

Applications due September 27, 2017

The Social Science Research Council is pleased to invite preliminary applications for its expanded and enhanced Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellowship, funded with generous support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Following on four successful grants cycles, through which more than sixty-five individual fellowships totaling nearly 2.5 million USD have been awarded, the SSRC is continuing its transregional grants program, offering a 2018 Junior Scholar grants competition and awarding approximately fifteen grants of up to $45,000 to researchers in any world region.

In addition, working closely with the Global and Transregional Studies Platform at the University of Göttingen in Germany, the SSRC is pleased to offer a short-term fellowship opportunity in 2018—the SSRC Global Summer Semester Residency at the University of Göttingen (approximate residency dates: April 15, 2018–July 15, 2018).

These fellowships are aimed at supporting transregional research, strengthening the understanding of issues and geographies that do not fit neatly into existing divisions of academia or the world, and developing new approaches, practices, and opportunities in international, regional, and area studies. These fellowships help junior scholars (those at the postdoctoral stage, up to five years out of the PhD) complete first books and/or undertake second projects. In addition to funding research, the fellowships will create networks and shared resources that will support fellows well beyond the grant period through intensive workshops and activities that promote transregional perspectives on individual campuses. The Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellowship and Global Summer Semester Residency will thus provide promising scholars support at critical junctures in their careers, advance transregional research, and establish structures for linking scholars across disciplines in the arts, the humanities, and the social sciences.

The broad intellectual thrust of the fellowships will continue to be InterAsian Contexts and Connections, or the reconceptualization of Asia as an interlinked historical and geographic formation stretching from West Asia through Eurasia, Central Asia, and South Asia to Southeast Asia and East Asia. In addition, applications that explore the networks that connect Asia with Africa are encouraged for the 2018 awards cycle. Proposals should bear upon processes that connect places and peoples across the boundaries of regions and countries (such as religion, migration/diaspora, media, literature and other arts, shared access to natural resources, cultural and economic continua, and resource flows), those that reconfigure local and translocal contexts (such as shifting borders, urbanization, and social movements), and those that are situated at the nexus of the global/regional/local (such as youth culture, tourist arts, and illicit flows).

Invitational priorities for the 2018 Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellowship include:

  • Afro-Asian Connections
  • Environmental Humanities
  • Religious Networks
  • Migration/Refugees
  • Resources & Archives

This does not preclude proposals on other topics.
Invitational priorities for the 2018 Global Summer Semester Residencies include:

  • Movements of Knowledge
  • Transregional Populisms
  • Religious Networks

This does not preclude proposals on other topics that engage with existing research expertise at the University of Göttingen.
Transregional Research Junior Scholar fellows will be selected through a two-part application process. Upon review of the preliminary applications submitted in September, the Selection Committee will invite select applicants to submit full narrative proposals in late fall 2017. Fellowships will be awarded in spring 2018, and fellowship funds can be disbursed flexibly over the sixteen-month period between May 1, 2018, and August 31, 2019.
Global Summer Semester Residency fellowships will be awarded in late fall 2017.
The application processes, eligibility criteria, and award amounts vary across competitions. Applications and additional fellowship details, including former fellows’ research abstracts and answers to frequently asked questions, are available on the program website.

For additional inquiries, please contact us at transregional@sscr.org

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Exciting New 1-Yr. M.A. in Medical Anthropology and Global Health including a Certificate in Global Health!

 

Case Western Reserve

The Anthropology Department at Case Western Reserve University, a pioneer in the field of Medical Anthropology, offers an intensive 2 semester (1-year) M.A. program in Medical Anthropology and Global Health. The CWRU program in Medical Anthropology and Global Health prepares students to meet the challenges of a globalized world. The program provides conceptual, topical and research understanding of the biocultural basis of health and illness and the interface between disease/illness-culture-biology-society designed to serve the needs of students seeking to attend medical school, work professionally in the medical arena or allied health sciences or to go on to Ph.D. programs.

CWRU offers a rolling admissions process with no application deadline!

This unique program provides students with advanced training on issues such as:

  • the complex relationships between culture, society and health/illness
  • cultural sensitivity and cultural competence in health research and patient care
  • global health, lifespan perspectives, health disparities
  • ethnomedicine, ethnopsychiatry, and evolutionary medicine
  • research designs, qualitative and quantitative methods, basic and applied health research

Learn more about the included Certificate in Global Health

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Study with an internationally recognized faculty in the field of Medical Anthropology and Global Health that includes two members of the National Academy of Sciences, the editor-in-chief of the renowned journal “Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry,” and world known research experts in AIDS, reproductive health, child and adolescent health, addiction medicine, nutrition, population, global aging and evolutionary medicine. [Read more about faculty research here].

Students seeking a one-year M.A. work alongside Ph.D. students in a dynamic and stimulating environment that provides training in bio-cultural anthropology, global health, evolutionary medicine, reproductive health, psychological anthropology, demography, globalization, addiction medicine and applied anthropology together with epidemiology, statistics and research methods.

For more information contact Dr. Lawrence Greksa, Professor and Chair of the Department of Anthropology at lawrence.greksa@case.edu

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Reminder CfA: Master Programme Transcultural Studies (Heidelberg)

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The deadline to submit applications for Heidelberg University´s Master Transcultural studies Programme runs out very soon (15th June 2017).

Heidelberg University welcomes applications for its 2-year Master Programme in Transcultural Studies. Across disciplines and national borders, students from around the globe can explore the dynamics of cultural exchanges. The emphasis lies on Asian, predominantly East and South Asian, and European cultures.

The M.A. Transcultural Studies is a research-oriented, interdisciplinary programme in the humanities and social sciences with a transregional focus. It offers a wide range of courses within an international research environment and is taught completely in English. Students are trained in transcultural theories and methods as well as in the study of cross-cultural exchanges in past and present, specifically between Asia and Europe. They specialize in one of three study foci: “Society, Economy, and Governance”, “Visual, Media and Material Culture”, or “Knowledge, Belief, and Religion”. They will learn to critically evaluate research tools and methodologies from different disciplines in order to arrive at a set of methods and theories, which is framed according to the specific research question and material.

Students are encouraged to spend their third semester abroad on study exchange or conducting a research oriented internship. They can benefit from partnerships with Tokyo and Kyoto University, the University of Hyderabad and Seoul National University that also include funding programs. A study exchange to other Asian, as well as European countries is also possible. Starting in the winter term of 2017/2018, a new joint master degree with Kyoto University offers another opportunity for MATS students to study abroad. The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) recently granted five full scholarships for joint degree students to study 10 months at Kyoto University.

Applicants must hold a B.A. or equivalent (minimum three years of study) in a discipline of the humanities or social sciences with an above-average grade. Furthermore, proficiency in English and two more languages is required.

The application deadline for international students is June 15, 2017.

For more information on the programme as well as the application, requirements and process please visit http://www.transcultural.uni-hd.de/

Off the Beaten Track Summer School for Anthropology and Ethnography

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LAST SPOTS AVAILABLE DUE TO CANCELLATIONS

OFF THE BEATEN TRACK SUMMER SCHOOL FOR ANTHROPOLOGY AND ETHNOGRAPHY

Location:
Gozo (Malta) – Europe

Dates:
Session 1: June 7 – June 26, 2017 (1 slot available)
Session 2: July 3 – July 22, 2017 (full)
Session 3: July 29 – August 17, 2017 (3 slots available)

About the Summer School
The Off The Beaten Track program started in 2006 and is now – with 20 editions over the past 11 years – the longest standing anthropology field school in the world. Our basecamp is located on the islet of Gozo, one of the three inhabited islands of the Maltese Archipelago in the heart of the Mediterranean. The program offers a unique opportunity to acquire ‘in the field’ experience. The islands present a balance of past and present: rural Mediterranean traditions intersect with foreign influence in small villages.

The Malta Summer School international faculty and staff help connect students and locals. They facilitate and monitor the progress of each project, and guide all interested participants through the process of publishing the results of their research. The course is residential, with teaching conducted in English.

Please find our basic brochure in attachment to this e-mail.

Projects
A variety of optional projects will take place over summer. These are not courses per se, more information can be found on our website.

• Mediating Ethnography – Examining and Creating Media Practices in Gozo
• Smells like Fieldwork – Methods in Sensory Anthropology
• The good old Gozo days – Perspectives from the anthropology of aging
• Honeybee-culture in Gozo and Malta
• Oral History in fieldwork
• Anthropology of Food
• Graphic Anthropology

The participants
The course is directed towards young anthropologists and cultural scientists; however, any individual who would like to learn about anthropological research and fieldwork is welcome. Previous knowledge or experience is not required. We aim for a very individual program that can start at any level. Even PhD. research (or pre-research) can be included and guided. The school has a strong socio-cultural focus, but any topic can be covered in the individual program of the student. The program has a limit of 16 participants per session with a 2 on 1 student to staff ratio. Places are confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis to suitably qualified candidates.

Fee
The price of the course is 3,250.00 euros.

This course fee includes:
• Full Board (accommodation, food, drinks)
• All Courses and excursions
• Official Attendance certificate and transcript
• Supervision with fieldwork analysis and in the write-up stages

How to apply
Full details of the International Summer School including how to apply and entry requirements can be found at: http://anthropologyfieldschool.org/page8/index.html

Deadline
We work with rolling admissions and we only have a few slots left, so the deadline is basically yesterday.

For further information, please visit our website www.anthropologyfieldschool.org or contact:
Sam Janssen
Program Director

Reminder: Online Summer Courses on Research Methods in Anthropology

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Online Summer Courses on Research Methods in Anthropology

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Summer A — May 8-June 16

Geospatial Analysis in Cultural Anthropology

This intensive course introduces different components of geospatial analysis and their applications in anthropology: Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Remote Sensing (RS), Global Positioning System (GPS), and their integration.

Summer B — June 26-August 4

Text Analysis in Cultural Anthropology

This course surveys methods of text analysis. The focus of the course is on developing skills that students can use to do systematic analysis of textual data, including written texts, photos, and audio or video data.

Methods of Behavior Observation

This course introduces the use of well-established behavior observation methods to answer questions of anthropological interest. The methods include direct observations, time diary techniques, and newer techniques that rely on modern telecommunications or on an Internet-based interface.

Research Methods in Cognitive Anthropology — Cultural Domain Analysis

This course covers the major methods for collecting and analyzing data about how people in a cultural group think about lists of things that somehow go together. Participants get hands-on practice with free lists, pile sorts, multidimensional scaling, cluster analysis, and cultural consensus analysis.

TUITION FOR ALL COURSES IS $1200 AND CARRY 3 TRANSFERABLE CREDITS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA. EACH COURSE MAY BE TAKEN WITH OR WITHOUT CREDITS.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT RUSS BERNARD AT: UFRUSS@UFL.EDU
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Online courses on research methods in cultural anthropology

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ONLINE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

RESEARCH METHODS IN CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY

ALL COURSES CARRY 3 TRANSFERABLE CREDITS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA.

EACH COURSE MAY BE TAKEN WITH OR WITHOUT CREDITS.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CLICK HERE, OR CONTACT RUSS BERNARD AT: UFRUSS@UFL.EDU

These 6-week, online summer courses are open to students (both undergraduate and graduate students) and professionals in any field who are interested in developing their research skills. The development of these fee-based courses is supported by the National Science Foundation. Tuition is $1200 per course and enrollment is limited to 20 participants. These courses may be taken for credit or without credit.

Four courses are offered in summer 2017: Text Analysis, Geospatial Analysis, Methods of Behavioral Observation, and Methods in Cognitive Anthropology (Cultural Domain Analysis).

TEXT ANALYSIS IN CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY — This course surveys methods for analyzing text. The focus is on developing skills that students can use to do systematic analysis of textual data, including written texts, photos, and audio or video data.

GEOSPATIAL ANALYSIS IN CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY — This course introduces the different components of geospatial analysis and their applications and ingtegration  in anthropology: Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Remote Sensing (RS), Global Positioning System (GPS).

BEHAVIOR OBSERVATION IN CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY — This course introduceswell-established behavior observation methods to answer questions of anthropological interest. The methods include direct observations, time diaries, and newer techniques that rely on modern telecommunications or on an Internet-based interface.

RESEARCH METHODS IN COGNITIVE ANTHROPOLOGY (CULTURAL DOMAIN ANALYSIS) — This course covers the major methods for collecting and analyzing data about how people in a cultural group think about lists of things that somehow go together. Participants get hands-on practice with free lists, pile sorts, multidimensional scaling, cluster analysis, and cultural consensus analysis.