2011 Conference Schedule
2011 Conference Logistics
2011 Conference Participants and Abstracts
The OSEA Research Conference is conceptualized an intensive small group workshop most similar the SAR model. We prioritize emerging and junior scholars who have recently completed extensive field research and are seeking opportunities to develop publications. Not all established, senior scholars much less junior scholars have the opportunity to participate in conferences in Bellagio, at the SAR, or Wenner Gren Symposium. Thus, we have created a space in which new scholars can take advantage of intensive constructive commentary and critique on written work, develop professional networks, present full-length lectures on their research early on in their career. The conference dynamics and interaction is designed as the beginning point of one or more publication projects.
By emerging scholars we reference persons who are currently writing their master’s thesis or dissertation and have completed substantial fieldwork toward their advanced degree as well as persons who have recently completed their degree. This conference is organized to show case this current generation of doctoral and masters level researchers whose work is grounded in ethnographic fieldwork and focused questions. The inaugural conference in 2011 focused on research related to the greater Yucatán region and/or the Maya. In future years, we envision developing conferences in which two or more related regional - geographic areas, such as Oaxaca-Yucatan or Yucatan-Guatemala, are compared through a focus on a thematic issue, such as tourism, new forms of identity politics.
Priority is given to cultural and sociocultural anthropologists. Those with related disciplinary affiliations or degrees but whose research is based in ethnography, as part of a larger non-ethnographic project, are encouraged to apply. The open focus aims to encourage the widest participation among the emergent generation of scholars. Selection is based on the merits of each proposal and availability of the written paper for publication in an edited volume. Shared themes and issues will emerge organically and will be used to help determine potential publication projects that are derived from the research conference.
Submission Deadline. Proposals for papers and requests for screening ethnographic film are accepted through April 7, 2011. Assessment of proposals and determination of conference participants are made within two weeks.
To respond to the call for papers, please read the proposal instructions at the links below. These links provide the information that will be requested on a pdf fill-in form that will be available on December 20. The form must be sent as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org
Paper Proposal Form (use this form to propose a paper and a film screening)
Request to Screen Ethnographic Film (use this form if you only wish to screen a film)
Conference Structure: Details, Objectives, Eligibility
Conference Schedule, TBA after Selection of papers and films
OSEA Student Research Conferences
OSEA Hosted Wenner Gren Workshop on Social Archaeologies
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