NOTE THAT THE DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL 22 JUNE (Sunday).
Moving Anthropology Student network
“Boundaries, Borders and Frontiers”
19-24 August 2008
– “TESTING THE BORDERS”
(can include: anthropology of migration; political anthropology; borders and boundaries of Europe, the Balkans, the Mediterranean; border identities; post-colonialisms; post-socialisms)
– “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)
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 the 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, 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). 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), where we will have 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), or contact us via this website.
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
DOWNLOAD THIS CALL IN word.doc FILE HERE: call-for-papers5