Call for Papers: March 24, 2014

ACLA Symposium on Waterfront Asian Cultural Landscape
7-9 October 2014, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
Organised by: ACLA Asian Cultural Landscape Association, and SNU Urban Greening Institute, Seoul National University, Korea
ACLA, Asian Cultural Landscape Association, is an organisation that promotes the physical, natural and cultural heritagescapes, traditions, crafts and creativity as driving forces for overall sustainable landscape development; and the generation of cross-cultural integration and strategies for a balanced socio-economic and cultural development. Apart from organising annual symposium, herewith, ACLA call for the entries on undergraduates design competition, together with the support of Urban Greeting Institute, Seoul National University. The Focal themes/ Sub-themes (but not limited to): (a)  Waterfront Cultural Landscape: Theoretical Frame and Images (integrity of water-land-landscape, water-plant-gardening, spatial pattern and designing, waterfront cities, water-plant landscaping, water-smart landscaping, Water-smart landscapes vs. Xeriscapes, etc.) (b)  Farming Cultural Landscape: Lifestyle and Practices (such as, lowland, wetlands, highland, paddy field, terraces and terrace paddy, salt farm, efficient irrigation, wisely water use, etc.) (c)  Human Settlements: Spatial Structure and Morphology  (waterfront siting, village, towns, floating village, waterfront landscaping and settlements, water-wise garden, waterfront and waterways developments, etc.) (d)  Religion and Symbolism: Ritualscapes, Faithscapes (Sacrality in space and time, the routes, spatiality of time, temporality of space, Sacred Cities and pilgrimages, etc.). Deadline of Abstract: The abstracts submission deadline by e-mail is 31st May 2014. Abstracts: maximum of 250 words in MSwd.doc file, and should NOT include figure/s. Abstract Outline: In the abstract, please include session topics, title, name of the authors including complete mailing address and e-mail, Tel./Mobile, and elaborate the focus, field study and prospects, in one MSwd.doc file and send as attachment. Deadline of Decision: Your abstract will be peer reviewed by the Scientific Committee. Authors will be notified about the decision regarding the acceptance or rejection of the abstract via e-mail by 30th June 2014. Deadline for Paper: for submission of the full papers is 15th August 2014. A template for full papers will be provided after acceptance as a presenter, if required. Paper Format: Abstracts accepted for a paper presentation at the Symposium, should be developed as paper/s (3,500 - 6,000max words in length; Harvard Manuel of format strictly to be followed: all the reference be cited by surname and year within parentheses, and arranged alphabetically at the end; no footnotes to be incorporated; feel free to contact us for further help if required), which will be published in the ACLA proceedings, and research anthologies from a standard and established publisher/s. Registration Fee: Full Registration Fee for outside Participants: KRW 250,000 (i.e. US$ 250). Registration Fee for Local Participants, without accommodation: KRW 100,000 (i.e. US$ 100). Registration Fee for Observers and other Participants: KRW 100,000 (i.e. US$ 100). Note: All the payments be transacted or transferred in KRW. Registration Fee includes subsidised accommodation for three-night (shared basis), meals, local hospitalities, and field-trip (countryside waterfront heritage site), and all the proceedings and kits. For any query or contact Prof. Sung-Kyun Kim (sung@snu.ac.kr), and CC to Prof. Rana P.B.Singh (ranapbs@gmail.com)

The University of Hong Kong, Department of History, is pleased to announce its fourth Spring History Symposium.  This symposium is being organised as an opportunity for research postgraduate students working on historical topics in all Hong Kong universities, the University of Macau and universities abroad to share their ideas and learn from fellow postgraduates.  Most presentations will be arranged in panels of three papers and each paper will be a maximum of twenty minutes in length, followed by a brief question and answer period.  The symposium will be conducted in English.  All those who are interested in presenting a paper should please submit the reply slip including the paper title and a 200-word abstract to Angharad Fletcher (h0991033@hku.hk) or Aurelio Insisa (a.insisa@gmail.com) by 31 March 2014.  All history research postgraduates are welcome. 

Call for papers: "Scalemaking, scalebreaking: Ethnographies of Chronotopes in Action", American Anthropological Association
Washington DC, December 3-7, 2014
How do social happenings get linked to more and less encompassing social space, or mobilized to animate visions of the future or the past? How do these social happenings reflexively index their own scope and duration? And, finally, how do these indexical processes become the sites of social contestation and differentiation, wherein political or cultural projects compete to designate the relevant scale of an interaction or a mediatized object? This panel will explore temporal and spatial scale-making as activities that occur through meaningful social action. Spatial scale-making could include the processes through which localizable acts (of consumption, movement, speech) reflexively index imagined mass publics (of class, ethnicity, nation). Similarly, temporal scale-making could comprise the figuring of events, places, or people as emblematic of imagined pasts or futures: the contradistinction between the 'backward' and the 'modern,' for instance. In particular, we are interested in how spatial *and *temporal categories are co-constituted. We hope for the panel to reflect a diversity of sites and topics. Professor Asif Agha (University of Pennsylvania) will serve as discussant. Deadline for Title and Abstract: April 5th Send submissions to thea.riofrancos@gmail.comkhardy@sas.upenn.edu

11th Annual East Asia Security Symposium & Conference
Beiijing 30 June- 5 July, 2014
The five-day multinational symposium will be hosted at the China Foreign Affairs University in Beijing (June 30 - July 4). The conference will also be hosted at the CFAU Beijing campus (July 5). This symposium offers a unique opportunity for open discussion with an array of high-level Chinese experts from the military, foreign ministry, and academic communities. Each day will include approximately five hours of seminar-style symposium, conducted in English by senior Chinese officials and scholars. The EASSC is sponsored by the University of New Haven's Global Studies Program (USA) and Bond University?s East Asia Security Centre (http://epublications.bond.edu.au/eas_centre/) (Australia), and is hosted by the China Foreign Affairs University?s Department of Diplomacy (PRC). This year's conference theme is - "New Great Power Relations and Reshaping Regional Structures". For more information about the symposium, conference, and the associated publishing opportunities, please visit our website:http://epublications.bond.edu.au/eass_conference/.

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