CALL FOR PAPERS
36th UGAT Annual Conference
Saint Louis University, Baguio City
October 23 to 25, 2014
Trajectories of the “Anthropological” in the Philippines
This year’s annual conference shifts its attention from anthropology as a discipline to the “anthropological” as a stance. The “anthropological” is invariably articulated in the problematics of “contextual analysis, mediations, and interventions,” broadly construed, in much of historical, social, economic, political, and cultural inquiries on the complexities of life across various times and places. In other words, the conference tries to locate the anthropological moment in the understanding and transformation of the vast lifeworld. It also acknowledges and assesses conceptual, methodological, and practical contributions of the “anthropological” deployed by practitioners in the fields of the natural and social sciences, law, philosophy, education, medicine, humanities, media studies, and so on, in the local and global contexts of the Philippines.
We, therefore, invite individual paper, poster, short film/video, and panel proposals explicating how the “anthropological” is reflexively, ethically, and methodologically engaged in various fields of endeavour, for what purposes, and with what consequences. Topical arenas include, but are not limited to, the following, with a particular inflection of the anthropological stance:
• Seminal Figures: Anthropological Stance in the Philippines
• Social Sciences
• Natural Sciences
• Arts and Humanities
• Media Studies
• Human Movement
• Social Work and Community Development
• Folklore Studies
• Philippine Studies
• Urban Planning
GUIDELINES ON ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS
1. Abstracts should be 250 words and should be written in a style that is accessible to non-academic audiences. The topical arena(s) into which the abstract falls may also be indicated.
2. Submissions should include the author’s name, institutional affiliation and complete contact information (e-mail address, telephone number, and mailing address).
3. Please send abstracts to email@example.com by June 30, 2014.
4. Students intending to join the Student Paper Competition must indicate this in their submission. The winning entry will automatically be considered for publication in the Aghamtao, the official journal of UGAT.