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Call for proposals: Displacements

2018 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Cultural Anthropology
Cosponsored by the Society for Visual Anthropology

Thursday 19th April- Saturday 21st April 2018
An online event: tune in from wherever you are or come together to invent and collaborate

“Displacements are in the air: episodes of profound political upheaval, intensified crises of migration and expulsion, the disturbing spectre of climatic and environmental instability, countless virtual shadows cast over the here and now by ubiquitous media technologies. What does it mean to live and strive in the face of such movements? What social and historical coordinates are at stake with these challenges? And what kind of understanding can anthropology contribute to the displacements of this time—given, especially, that our most essential techniques like ethnography are themselves predicated on the heuristic value of displacement, on what can be gleaned from the experience of unfamiliar circumstances?”

For the first time, in 2018, the SCA Biennial Meeting will take place as a virtual conference. All staff and students are welcome to apply! For more information please visit this link, deadline for proposals is Monday 16th October 2017. Proposals should be sent to with a title and 200-word description of proposed presentations, panels, collaborations, and local events, or any other queries.

TEDx UCL Women 2017 -call for volunteers

TEDx UCL Women is an independent TED event run by UCL students which celebrate women at UCL and in the wider community and all work done to break down gender-based and intersected oppressions.

Although based at UCL and run primarily by UCL students, the organisers would like to make use of the dense population of creative and interested people at London universities, be they students or staff, and attempt to utilise this for their team members and speakers. This year’s talk has been scheduled for November and the organisers are now recruiting team members to help put the event together.

If you’re interested in getting involved, please see the recruitment pack, with information about the roles available, and the application form. Interested parties are also encouraged to like the events Facebook page and to follow them on Twitter as both platforms will be updated on a regular basis with more details of the event.

TEDx events are not-for-profit and are run by volunteers, so all roles available are on a volunteering basis. However, they try their best to develop the skills of every person involved in the team and offer training and development to their best ability.

Short documentary of the month

‘Harley’- by March Mercanti, USA,

2016 – 14 MINS * First UK premiere at Cheap Cuts Documentary Film Festival

Despite living in the small town of Erick, Oklahoma and bordering on the edge of insanity, a self-proclaimed ‘mediocre music maker’ attracts visitors from around the world.

Screening of ‘The Twilight of Magical Socialism’, a documentary by Michele Calabresi

Thursday 15th June, 6:30pm

Richard Hoggart Building, room 309

Goldsmiths, University of London

Please join the department for a screening of The Twilight of Magical Socialism directed by Michele Calabresi, who will be joining us for a discussion along Professor Margarita Lopez after the screening. A Q&A will follow the discussion.

All welcome!

This event has been put together by the Department of Anthropology at Goldsmiths, University of London and the Unit for Visual Anthropology.