Native American and Indigenous Studies Association
The premiere international & interdisciplinary professional organization for scholars, graduate students, independent researchers, and community members interested in all aspects of Indigenous Studies.
The American Philosophical Society Library in Philadelphia seeks applicants for a one-year, residential fellowship to assist in the completion of doctoral dissertation research. Research projects must pertain to Native American history, anthropology, linguistics, cultural revitalization, and related fields.
This 12-month fellowship is intended for an advanced Ph.D. student working toward the completion of the dissertation. The caliber of the project, and evidence that the project will be completed in a timely manner, are the two most important criteria for selection. The selection committee will also take into consideration the need to be at the APS Library and other research institutions in the Philadelphia area.
A stipend of $25,000 for twelve months will be awarded to the successful applicant, who will also have an affiliation with the APS Library’s Center for Native American and Indigenous Research.
Applicants will submit:
• Dissertation proposal,
• A sample chapter from their dissertation not to exceed 25 double-space pages,
• A cover letter that discusses the current status of the dissertation and description of the work proposed to be completed on the fellowship, and
• Contact information for three people who will submit confidential letters of reference.
Full details are available at the application webpage (https://amphilsoc.org/library/fellowships/long-term-pre-docs). All application materials will be submitted online.
Deadline: January 15, 2017. Notifications will be sent in April 2017. Visit the application webpage for all details pertaining to the fellowship and its conditions.
Long-Term fellowships are also available in Early American history and in the history of science. Applicants to the long-term fellowship whose work may overlap in these fields are encouraged to apply to these programs as well. Please visit APS Library Fellowships page (www.amphilsoc.org/library/fellowships) for information on all programs.
One- to three-month, short-term resident fellowships are also offered for scholars at all stages of their careers within any field of study which can be supported by the collections of the APS Library. Please visit www.amphilsoc.org/grants/resident for an explanation of the short-term program and its conditions.
The Association for Feminist Ethics and Social Theory is hosting a conference on Decolonizing and Indigenizing Philosophy. I am a member of the APA Committee on Indigenous Philosophy, a co-editor of the Indigenous philosophy newsletter, and serve as the Diversity Chair for the organization and the conference. There are two other past members/associated faculty on the program committee. We conceive of philosophy broadly and invite you all to submit to the conference. We will be accepting both traditional academic and Indigenous presentations. I am requesting philosophical contributions in the form of songs, dance, spoken word, powerpoint, etc. Please consider spending some time with us in the wonderful Clearwater, Fl location! I am including the link to the call for papers below:
A group of students and faculty have been working to condemn the anonymous Canary Mission website and its blacklisting of students they have identified on the basis of their support for Palestinian rights.
A letter is circulating for faculty to sign onto, to oppose these tactics:
The CM website slanders students who voice even mild support for Palestinian human rights, labeling them as extremist, anti-Semitic, and sympathetic to terrorism. The site has constructed a blacklist of nearly 500 students, and in just the past six weeks, they added 112 students. CM also harasses students through social media, sometimes sending out hourly tweets.
The group, organized and led by students facing attacks, surveyed a sample of 70 students from across the nation who have been targeted by the site. One-third of the students said Canary Mission is the number one result when their name is googled. Students described feeling “incredibly anxious” about graduate school applications due to CM, and concern about the responses of employers. CM has contacted 30 employers during what another student described as its “Twitter rampages.” Students worry that, due to CM blacklisting, their support for Palestinian rights could have unwarranted, far-reaching repercussions for school, work, housing, and travel.
They are building towards a media blast as part of our campaign and are hoping for a Sept. 19 launch. Please consider signing the letter.
Bibliography Among the Disciplines, a four-day international conference, will bring together scholarly professionals poised to address current problems pertaining to the study of textual artifacts that cross scholarly, pedagogical, professional, and curatorial domains. The conference will explore theories and methods common to the object-oriented disciplines, such as anthropology and archaeology, but new to bibliography. The program aims to promote focused cross-disciplinary exchange and future scholarly collaborations. Bibliography Among the Disciplines is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and organized by the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in Critical Bibliography at Rare Book School. For more information and for individual session CFPs, please visit: rarebookschool.org/bibliography-conference-2017.
LASA2017 / Dialogues of Knowledge
XXXV International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association April 29 – May 1, 2017, Lima, Peru
Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú: PUCP The Latin American Studies Association (LASA) is the largest professional Association in the world for individuals and institutions engaged in the study of Latin America. With over 12,000 members, nearly 60 percent of whom reside outside the United States, LASA is the one association that brings together experts on Latin America from all disciplines and diverse occupational endeavors, across the globe. https://lasa.international.pitt.edu/eng/congress/