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Time: Jan 10th, 12:01 am End: Jan 10th, 11:59 pm
Interest Categories: History (FAS), Historical Studies (UTM), Historical and Cultural Studies (UTSC), Archaeology, Anthropology (UTSC), Anthropology (UTM), Anthropology (FAS)
Call for Papers

The University of Toronto Anthropology Graduate Students' Union Colloquium presents


MEDUSA: University of Toronto Anthropology Graduate Students' Union Colloquium

Deadline: Tuesday January 10th, 2017

Contact: agsusymposium@gmail.com

Website: http://www.utorontoagsu.com/academic-event/

The Anthropology Graduate Students' Union (AGSU) at the University of Toronto invites proposals for the 4th annual MEDUSA colloquium. The colloquium will take place on Thursday, March 16th and Friday, March 17th , 2017 in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Toronto, St. George campus.

The theme of the 2017 colloquium is “Translation”. Translation is a word that itself can be defined in different ways. From protein synthesis within living organisms, to interpretations of ancient and modern languages; translation is a concept that is used in a variety of ways within anthropological inquiry. However, anthropological knowledge production often leaves behind many who could benefit from our unique perspectives. With the theme of Medusa 2017 we challenge anthropologists to disseminate their most thought provoking and interesting work that showcases the new generation of collaborative anthropology. We encourage the submission of high-quality student research on any topic, but most especially those which creatively interpret themes of accessibility, connection, and understanding.

The colloquium is open to students (both graduate and undergraduate) across disciplines and institutions. In addition to submissions from all sub-disciplines of anthropology offered at the University of Toronto, we strongly encourage submissions from other disciplines working on relevant topics related to human, non-human, and post-human evolution, culture, history, health, and society.

Conference Format:
We are accepting panel presentation submissions, individual paper presentations, and poster presentations. Individual papers will be grouped together into a relevant panel. Presentations will be 15 minutes in length, followed by discussion. Posters are to be no larger than 3'10” or 116 cm (horizontal dimension) and 4’ or 120 cm (vertical dimension). Prizes will be awarded for the best student paper and poster. Pending funding, we will offer modest compensation for travel expenses. Such funds will be disbursed on a case-by-case basis, and are not guaranteed. In addition to presentation and poster submissions, we encourage the submission of media works
related to your research and fieldwork. This includes photos, auditory media, or other creative compositions, please contact us should you require any further clarification.

Submission Instructions:
For individual paper and poster submissions, please submit an abstract of no more than 250 words to agsusymposium@gmail.com by January 10th, 2017. For panel submissions, please submit a proposal as well as the abstracts for each paper on the panel (maximum 4 papers). Submissions should also include the following information in the body of the email: presenters name, program (Undergrad, MA, MSc, PhD, faculty), year of study, research focus, university/department, complete address, telephone number, email address, title of paper, and audio-visual requirements.

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