TAG 2019: Slow Archaeology Call for Papers
3-5 May 2019, Syracuse, NY
A downloadable PDF copy of the Call for Papers is available here TAG 2019 CFP
Archaeology, along with other disciplines in the humanities and sciences, has kept pace with the accelerated and accelerating tempos and rhythms of the modern world. This acceleration has produced what some have called “fast science,” characterized as “managerial, competitive, data-centric, technocratic, and alienated from the societies it serves and studies” (Cunningham and MacEachern 2016:4). Critiques of these accelerations have emerged as offshoots of the broader “slow movement” in the sciences that call for the multivalent benefits—in theory, method, practice, publication, and teaching—of “decelerating” archaeology. Advocates for slow science—and slow archaeology in particular—highlight the importance of social relationships, long-term engagements (both social and material), and careful contemplation and collaboration. Please visit about slow archaeology for a full discussion, bibliography, and reading list.
Call for Sessions and Papers
We welcome sessions and papers that engage in any/all issues encompassed by the broad scope of “slow” approaches to archaeology (and related approaches to knowing the past/present). A direct/overt engagement with slow theory and approaches is not necessary, and of course critical perspectives on the potentials/problems of this are welcome. Sessions and papers may engage with any number of topics that draw together the contributions of the ontological turn, with a consideration of the ethics, consequences, opportunities and emancipatory potential of its articulation, for example: The Politics, Ethics and Political Potential of New Materialist Archaeologies; Slowing down Multiscalar Analysis: Entangling Micro and Macro historical approaches; Theorizing “care” in archaeological practice (from analytical methods, to disciplinary labor relations); Slow Collaboration in an Accelerating Academic Structure; Fast Effects and The Anthropocene; Archaeologies of Tempo and Rhythm.
Proposals for sessions may include up to 12 papers at 20 minutes in length each. Each session proposal should include a 250-word abstract and a title at time of registration. If you are co-organizing a session, only ONE organizer should submit the session when they register. All TAG sessions will be open sessions, meaning colleagues can propose a paper for your session. We encourage participants to reach out to session organizers about their interest BEFORE submitting a paper to their sessions.
Please check the “Sessions and Abstracts” page for a current list of proposed/accepted sessions.
ALL SESSION PROPOSALS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY January 15th, 2019.
Proposals for 20-minute papers should include a title, list of authors, and a 250-word abstract. Authors who wish to participate in an existing session should contact the session organizers directly. If the paper is not proposed as part of a session (i.e. a General Submission), the conference organizers will assign the paper to an appropriate session (in coordination with session organizers) or create a new session for papers of a similar topic.
ALL PROPOSED PAPERS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY March 1st, 2019.
We invite artist proposals for artworks related to the topic(s) of “slow archaeology,” broadly construed. Please fill out the registration form, and provide a title and description of your proposed work. Given the unique needs of artist proposals, please contact us directly to help coordinate, and for information regarding exhibition space and resources available to facilitate your proposal.
ALL ARTIST PROPOSALS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY January 15th, 2019.
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Connected Communities in time: Temporality in research with communities
Wednesday, 5 December 2018 from 13:00 to 14:00 (GMT)
School of Education
35 Berkeley Square
BS8 1JA Bristol
This event is part of the School of Education's 'Bristol Conversations in Education' seminar series.
Speaker: Dr Bradon Smith
“…community is denied contemporary being-ness, always deferred, lost, projected into the future, the past” (Studdert 2006)
This work-in-progress seminar will focus on a current project looking at the research projects which comprised the Connected Communities programme – a major UK research council funded programme of research with and about communities. This project aims to address the question of how academic knowledge about ‘community’ has been developed through the programme. To focus this very broad question, I take the position that a distinctive contribution of the Connected Communities programme has been, among other contributions, to place ‘community’ in time.
I will ask: how have the projects of the Connected Communities programme framed the relationship between communities and temporality? Taking a set of projects explicitly engaging with temporality, or predominantly concerned with the pasts or futures of communities, I will argue that projects within the programme have resisted an ontology of community which frames it as a static ‘thing in the world’, an easily identifiable and locatable object, and instead have insisted on the various and dynamic temporalities of communities.
CFP Exploring urban temporalities
Nordic Geographers Meeting 2019
(Trondheim, Norway, June 16-19, 2019)
EXPLORING URBAN TEMPORALITIES
Dr. Tatiana Fogelman, Dr. Linda Lapina, Prof. David Pinder, Prof. Garbi Schmidt;
Roskilde University, Denmark
Dr. Bahar Sakizlioglu; University of Leicester, UK
With the relationship between the present and the future at its core, sustainability is shot through with the temporal. Yet, temporal concerns have rarely been systematically addressed in sustainability research, including critical scholarship on politics of sustainability. Departing from a broad understanding of sustainability centered on the social and the urban, this session explores how time operates within and constitutes life in the city in uneven, multifold ways.
Recently, time has been given more sustained attention as a modality of power with cultural and material effects that impinges on and is worked through in everyday life (Bastian, 2014; Bear, 2016; Birth, 2017; Huebener, 2015; Sharma, 2013, 2014). This session builds on research that conceives time not as a static and linear but as dynamic, emerging through social relations involving human and nonhuman actors (Bastian, 2011; Birth, 2014; Neimanis & Walker, 2014; Rahman, 2015; Rossini & Toggweiler, 2017). It also expands on the work on rhythms and temporal choreographies as constitutive of everyday urban life (Sharma & Towns, 2016). The goal is to continue unraveling temporal politics (e.g. Sharma 2014), exploring how different constructions of time produce and are produced by different forms of relationality and sociality.
Seeking to address how complex and divergent temporalities structure urban life, and are enacted in cities, we invite papers that address (amongst other topics) the following:
- Waste and temporality
- Rhythms and politics of sustainability
- Difference, community & temporal belonging
- Temporality and circular economies
- Nonhuman temporalities
- Time, memory and urban change
- Temporality and affect
- Grassroots (or alternative) urban temporalities
Paper abstracts should be submitted by e-mail to Linda (email@example.com) and Tatiana (firstname.lastname@example.org) by December 15, 2018. Abstracts should be no longer than 250 words, in plain text, and saved in Word format. They should contain name of the session, title of the paper, author’s name, e-mail and institutional affiliation and abstract. Authors of accepted abstracts will be notified by the session conveners by January 15, 2019.
Bastian, M. (2011). The contradictory simultaneity of being with others: Exploring concepts of time and community in the work of Gloria Anzaldúa. Feminist Review, 97, 151–167.
Bastian, M. (2014). Time and community: A scoping study. Time & Society, 23(2), 137–166.
Bear, L. (2016). Time as Technique. https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-anthro-102313-030159
Birth, K. K. (2014). Non-Clocklike Features of Psychological Timing and Alternatives to the Clock Metaphor. Timing & Time Perception, 2(3), 312–324.
Birth, K. K. (2017). Time Blind. Problems in Perceiving Other Temporalities. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan.
Huebener, P. (2015). Timing Canada: The Shifting Politics of Time in Canadian Literary Culture. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s Press-MQUP.
Neimanis, A., & Walker, R. L. (2014). Weathering: Climate change and the “thick time” of transcorporeality. Hypatia, 29(3), 558–575.
Rahman, S. A. (2015). Time, Memory and the Politics of Contingency. New York and London: Routledge.
Rossini, M., & Toggweiler, M. (2017). Editorial: Posthuman Temporalities. New Formations, 92(May), 5–10.
Sharma, S. (2013). Critical Time. Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, 10(2–3), 312–318.
Sharma, S. (2014). In the Meantime. Temporality and Cultural Politics. Durham and London: Duke University Press.
Sharma, S., & Towns, A. R. (2016). Ceasing Fire and Seizing Time: LA Gang Tours and the White Control of Mobility. Transfers, 6(1), 26–44.
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