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Kate Hennessy


May 25, 2011

Call for Submissions: Ethnographic Terminalia 2011: Montréal

May 25, 2011 | By |

field, studio, lab

Submission deadline: 24 June 2011 @ 5pm PST.

The terminus is the end, the boundary, and the border; of course the terminus is also a beginning as well as its own place, its own site of experience and encounter.

Ethnographic Terminalia is an initiative that brings artists and anthropologists together to engage emerging research through installation and exhibition. As a platform from which divergent modes and methodologies of inquiry are articulated, Ethnographic Terminalia asks what lies within and beyond disciplinary territories, and how those boundaries shape the representation of cultural practice. Organized as a para-site to the annual Meetings of the American Anthropological Association, the gallery show will take place in Montréal, Canada, at Eastern Bloc Centre for New Media and Interdisciplinary Art (14-20 November 2011). Now in its third year, Ethnographic Terminalia represents a diversity of material, conceptual, and creative engagements with art and anthropology, capturing a multiplicity of mediums where anthropology and art intersect. These include: sound, drawing, sculpture, photography, printmaking, video, film, internet and multi-media, and engage both gallery spaces and site-specific locations.

Panamanian artist Humberto Vélez has accepted our invitation to anchor the 2011 exhibition with a documentation of his collaborative work, The Awakening. The Awakening activates questions at the heart of collaboration, ethnographic methods of investigation, and aesthetic production emerging from his “Aesthetics of Collaboration” project developed with curator Emelie Chhangur at the Art Gallery of York University, the Mississauga New Credit First Nations, and Monkey Vault Gym Parkour artists in Toronto, Canada. In Ethnographic Terminalia 2011, Vélez’s work will be exhibited alongside work selected by the curatorial collective, and works produced by our local partnering organizer, Concordia University’s Center for Ethnographic Research and Exhibition in the aftermath of Violence (CEREV),

We seek projects in any medium for inclusion in Ethnographic Terminalia 2011 that take up the theme:  field, studio, lab. These three locations–the field, the studio, the lab–comprise both their own communities of practice, and form sites of inquiry and production for artists and anthropologists. Field, studio, and lab are not only places where knowledge is produced, or ethnographic data gathered, but are spaces of everyday life and local cultural production; they are generative sites of encounter, negotiation, conflict, celebration, failure, disappointment and revelation-all of which can unsettle (or ossify) discursive, disciplinary, and methodological boundaries. Read More

Kate Hennessy


May 25, 2011

Conference call for papers, & participation in film and photo exhibit in the Anthropology of Sport

May 25, 2011 | By |

Deadline Friday, June 3, 2011

The Royal Anthropological Institute (RAI) in cooperation with the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and its Festival of Social  Science will be holding two upcoming events on the anthropology of sport during Oct 19-Nov 5, 2011. (

1.       The main event will be an interdisciplinary conference with sociologists, anthropologists, NGOs talking about their research within the themes of:
globalization, identity and the body. Topics linked to dis/ability are encouraged.
2.       The other event will include films and a photo exhibit of the RAI finalists and other images to be shown at the RAI, or at a gallery. Included in this exhibit are the winning images from
the recent Anthropology of Sport competition which received submissions from 25 countries with the same themes of globalization, identity and the body.

This initiative is part of the RAI’s outreach program Discover Anthropology and linked to the upcoming 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games. The organizer Nafisa Fera needs an expression of interest (details can follow) to meet the funding application deadline of June 3rd.  If you are interested in participating or would like to make suggestions please email Jill Le Clair asap at

Kate Hennessy


May 10, 2011

Anthropologist and Artist Collaborate in Prosthetics Experience Research

May 10, 2011 | By |

Photo by Ellen Garvins, all rights reserved. Re-posted from

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Kate Hennessy


March 16, 2011

Call for Submissions: OUTPOST

March 16, 2011 | By |

Curators: Ian Kirkpatrick & Sara Perry

Poster presentations have become ubiquitous features of archaeological conferences, acting simultaneously as informational, decorative, architectural, and ritual devices.

In their supposed succinctness they can persuade, deceive and mystify – whilst employing image and text to compress vast quantities of data into highly conventionalized fields of vision.  As archaeological tools they can stand unaccompanied by their author as the sole representative of an idea or body of research, or can be used in tandem with performance as a form of prop or mobile stage-set.

OUTPOST examines the possibilities of this genre as an intermediary between information and art, monument and meaning.  It seeks innovative and creative interpretations of the archaeological poster presentation which push the boundaries of this format, both physically and conceptually.

We invite artists, illustrators and academics to respond to this call for posters/artworks as a means to invite discussion and debate about the form, function and future of this frequently overlooked sub-genre of the archaeological intellectual toolkit.

Please send a 50-200 word artistic statement for the creation of an A0 or other-sized/shaped poster presentation and CV, to Ian Kirkpatrick ( by 23 March 2011.

Final decisions will be made by 25 March 2011.

Sara Perry & Ian Kirkpatrick
Archaeology, University of Southampton

Kate Hennessy


January 10, 2011

2011 SVA Call for AAA Submissions

January 10, 2011 | By |

Society for Visual Anthropology
2011 AAA Annual Meeting Call for Submissions
Dowload PDF here: 2011-sva-cfs

Details for Invited Sessions, Sponsored Sessions, Media Submissions, and the Visual Research Conference are below:
The SVA welcomes paper and poster session proposals for consideration at this year’s Annual Meeting in Montreal (November 16-20, 2011).  The theme for the meeting is “Traces, Tidemarks, and Legacies,” which provides a rich context for exploring the innovative and exciting work conducted under the broad rubric of visual anthropology.  Last year, SVA sponsored sessions explored such diverse topics as urban visualities, participatory media research, Australian aboriginal media production, the ethnography of television, and the anthropology of religion in Haiti.

For the 2011 Annual Meeting, the SVA programming committee consists of:

Jenny Chio ( and
Jonathan S. Marion (

Both Jonthan and Jenny are more than happy to work with you on your paper, poster, or roundtable sessions – please be in touch early, and as often as necessary, with us! We’re happy to assist session organizers with the structuring of their proposals. The SVA encourages innovative formats, including poster sessions, extended screening of visual materials, and fostering more dynamic discussion periods.
Because the SVA sponsors a number of events during the Annual Meeting, here is a breakdown of upcoming deadlines and the appropriate contacts for each. Read More

Kate Hennessy


November 17, 2010


November 17, 2010 | By |

For all attendees of this week’s American Anthropological Association meetings, please keep an eye out for the event below:

, a new journal for media production and criticism, invites you to AmbleNOLA with us, as part of this year’s AAA Inno-vents. AmbleNOLA entails a sensory walk and cell-phone recording of your own design, followed by a screening/mixer event.

-Consult the specially-designed AmbleNOLA map for points of interest (pick one up at the AAA conference site from someone wearing a colorful “Engage Sensibly” T-shirt or visit for a digital version)

-On your city walk, call 877-587-2572 and follow prompts.

-Listen for your recordings at
Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center
1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70113
on Friday, November 19th, starting at 5PM.

For more details and map, visit:

Kate Hennessy


November 16, 2010

Ethnographic Terminalia 2010: New Orleans

November 16, 2010 | By |

Location: Du Mois Gallery 4921 Freret New Orleans, LA 70115
Opening Party: Nov. 19th, 2010; 7-10 PM

Ethnographic Terminalia is an exhibition of over 20 local, national and international artists who work at the intersection of art and anthropology. From November 11 – December 3, 2010, Ethnographic Terminalia will be on exhibit at the Du Mois Gallery in Uptown New Orleans in the Freret commercial corridor, New Orleans. The exhibition is scheduled to coincide and is supported by the annual meetings of the American Anthropological Association. Ethnographic Terminalia brings anthropologists and artists together into the gallery space to investigate the borders of these disciplines and alternative modes of engagement. This is an initiative to bring contemporary art practices in closer proximity to forms of anthropological inquiry; Ethnographic Terminalia is primarily concerned with creating opportunities for the exhibition of non-traditional projects in anthropology. The terminus is the end, the boundary, and the border; of course the terminus is also a beginning as well as its own place, its own site of experience and encounter.

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Kate Hennessy


November 1, 2010


November 1, 2010 | By |

We invite you to submit your latest films to our 5th annual Anthropological Film festival. This is an international, juried film festival at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.

You’ll find festival details and the application form on the Ethnographic Film Unit website:

The submission deadline is December 15, 2010; the festival is May 1, 2011.

The Ethnographic Film Unit at UBC
Department of Anthropology
The University of British Columbia
6303 NW Marine Drive,
Vancouver, BC, Canada.  V6T 1Z1

Kate Hennessy


October 27, 2010

Call for Submissions: SVA Digital Photo Exhibit at AAA

October 27, 2010 | By |

While the exact format is still being worked out, I am pleased to announce the  second annual SVA-run digital photo exhibit at the upcoming 2010 AAA meeting in New Orleans. One of the things we’d like to display this year are “favorite” field images, whether already in print or “new.” If you are interested in contributing an image to this category of the exhibit please forward your top one or two favorite field images as computer/projection quality JPEGs (72-96dpi), along with image title, date, brief caption, and any pertinent publication information to Jonathan S. Marion ( as soon as possible, and before November 10th at the very latest.



September 21, 2010

Exhibition: On the Road of Bones

September 21, 2010 | By |

On the Road of Bones:
Ghosts of the Siberian Gulag Along the Old Kolyma Highway

September 10-December 5, 2010

Journey to the Pole of Cold in On the Road of Bones: Ghosts of the Siberian Gulag Along the Old Kolyma Highway at Kris Waldherr Art and Words studio-gallery in Brooklyn. Through photography and mixed media, this powerful exhibition reveals the secret history and hidden landscape of Kolyma, formerly the land of Soviet labor camps and the coldest inhabited region on earth. Stunning new works by young native Siberian photographers Bolot Bochkarev, Nastya Borisova, and Ajar Varlamov trace the remains of the vast highway built across the taiga, tundra, and permafrost of North Asia by Stalin’s prisoners. Curated by anthropologist Thomas R. Miller, the exhibition juxtaposes the tragic events of the past with the natural beauty of the frozen land and the daily lives of far northern people.

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