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  • Popplestone, Ann
    ... From: Jay Gabriel [mailto:ethnocentrik@YAHOO.COM] Sent: Thursday, February 01, 2001 12:49 AM To: ANTHRO-L@LISTSERV.ACSU.BUFFALO.EDU Subject: Call for
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      From: Jay Gabriel [mailto:ethnocentrik@...]
      Sent: Thursday, February 01, 2001 12:49 AM
      To: ANTHRO-L@...
      Subject: Call for papers -- Visual Culture


      Visual Culture:
      A Future for the Anthropology of Visual Communication
      Conference Announcement and Call for Presentations

      The Graduate Association of Visual Anthropology (GAVA) at Temple University is sponsoring a day long forum at the Smithsonian during the American Anthropological Association meetings Washington DC, November 2001. The purpose of this forum is to provide an opportunity for graduate students (and others) to present and discuss their works-in-progress in a positive atmosphere conducive to constructive criticism and discussion intended to be of use to the researcher.

      Proposals are being solicited from any student engaged in research about the anthropology of visual communication/visual anthropology. Preference will be given to those who are either currently engaged in the planning of a research project or in the analysis of work completed. "A Future for the Anthropology of Visual Communication" seeks to cultivate a community of young scholars interested in all facets of the discipline. Possible areas to be covered include but are not limited to, visual and pictorial media such as photography, ethnographic film, dance, the built environment, performance and the plastic arts. While all submissions should reflect this forum's specific orientation toward a development of visual anthropology, the organizers encourage interdisciplinary work.  The format of the presentations may be by the reading of an academic paper; however, the organizers of this forum strongly encourage the participation of those who can bring to the conference visually-based presentations which might include such media as film, video, photography, dance, performance or computer/digital modes of presentation. As time is limited and the organizers wish to give as many people as possible time to present, presentations will be strictly limited to 20 minutes. As this event is not an official function of the American Anthropological Association, participants will be able to present their work at this conference and still present papers at the AAA meetings.

      Please send a presentation proposal with: your name, address, email (include address where you can be contacted after July 1, 2001), institutional affiliation (if any), title of presentation, and a 100 word abstract. If your presentation is visually-based, please send, in addition to the above, a list of equipment needed on the day of presentation, required minimum performance space, a description of your proposed presentation and, if possible, a sample of your work. The organizers will accept this additional information in writing or accompanied by VHS cassette, photographs, slides, CD ROMS, 3.5 floppy or via the world wide web. Although you may enclosed a postage paid envelope for the eventual return of submitted materials, please do not submit one-of-a-kind or irreplaceable materials as the safe return of any materials submitted is in no way assured or guaranteed. Those wishing to submit software-based or digital presentation materials should first contact Kendall Roark to discuss technical and compatibility issues. Completed presentation proposals should be sent to: Futures Conference, Jay Gabriel, Temple University, Department of Anthropology, Gladfelter Hall 2nd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19122.

      The deadline for submitting proposals is April 15, 2001. Participants whose work is selected will be notified by July 15, 2001. The program will be circulated by September 15, 2001.

      Contact conference organizers Jay Gabriel and Tinna Gretarsdottir for more information.

      Jay Gabriel
      Graduate Student, Visual Anthropology
      Department of Anthropology
      Temple University
      Philadelphia, PA 19122
      Phone: (215) 849-1089
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