Call for papers: The (Annual) Conference on Asian Linguistic Anthropology: Asian Text, Global Context, University Putra Malaysia, Bintulu, Sarawak, Malaysia, February 5-8, 2020. Deadline: May 9, 2019.
The CALA 2020 calls for renewed interpretations of Asian texts, and asks that we seek new perspectives of these complex texts, in global contexts. These interpretations increase in significance as; return migration to Asia is now a salient factor in transnational flows; online texts and their textual modes now compete ever more enthusiastically to effect disjunctures in previously Western dominated technologies; ontological conceptions of life and social interaction now increasingly draw from Asian philosophies, sociocultural models, lifeworlds, and Asian urban anthropologies, thus producing interstices for new or revised textual and textualized semiotics; the entangled complexities and intersubjectivities of political, sociocultural, and religious practices and their constraints motivate engagements in interfaith dialogue, shifting ethnic demarcations, and sociopolitical interventions. Ultimately, the massive sets of Eastern demographics, and their expansive set of social dynamics, models, and praxis, continue to uniquely inform and complexify productions of Asian texts, in both local and in global contexts.
Call for Chapters for a Monograph series proposed to Taylor and Francis, on (Asian) Linguistic Anthropology.
Following the significant success of the CALA, The (annual) Conference on Asian Linguistic Anthropology, and its sibling, the COMELA, The (annual) Conference on Mediterranean Linguistic Anthropology, proposals are invited proposals for chapters for a book series on Asian Linguistic Anthropology. Details in the attached PDF.
Inaugural Conference on Asian Linguistic Anthropology, The Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia, Siem Reap, Cambodia, January 23-26, 2019. Deadline: June 15, 2018.
The theme for the inaugural CALA is Revitalization and Representation, a theme pertinent to the current state of many Asian regions and countries vis-a-vis their global analogues.
Emerging from a complex weaving for received and produced colonializations, the languages and ethnicities within Asia have experienced strong curtailment and denigration, to the point where many have reached near extinction, while others have passed the point of extinction. Here, these languages and ethnicities require urgent revitalization through an anthropological set of approaches, in collaboration with academic, and non-academic, networks globally. Revitalization can be engendered effectively through the complex channels associated with and effected through the extensive and vast work developed in Representation. Cambodia seems to be at the centre of this need for focus, with many ethnicity and their languages currently on the brink of extinction, and with several now having less than ten living speakers.
Call for Abstracts: Conference on Asian Linguistic Anthropology (CALA): Revitalization and Representation, January 23-26, 2019, Siem Reap, Cambodia. Deadline: February 9, 2018.
Following extensive requests for an Asian specific focus on Linguistic Anthropology, and related fields, the CALA has emerged, and is now managed by the Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia. The CALA, The Conference on Asian Linguistic Anthropology, the first of which will be held in January 2019, in Siem Reap, Cambodia, and then at a different University each year, will bring together:
- Linguistic and Cultural Anthropologists
- Political Scientists
- Those in the Arts
- other related fields pertinent to Asia.