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Call for Papers: Anthropology in London Conference 2012

13 March 2012

CERTAINTY?

Anthropology in London Poster

Organised by UCL and University of East London in collaboration with Brunel University, SOAS, Goldsmiths and LSE, the conference is now calling for panel proposals and individual papers.

Current world events reinforce the view of a world in violent flux, crises and doubt. Indeed, uncertainty is taken increasingly as the starting point for anthropology’s study of identity, meaning-making and life strategizing.

But what if we were to ground our ethnographic approach and anthropological analyses, at least in part, in some concept of ‘certainty’? How might this uncover new approaches to our subject and extend our methodologies and analytical frameworks? How might ‘certainty’ inform or inspire alternative readings of our data and a critical rethinking of contemporary theories? What productive contributions might these make to the discipline, and to the social sciences and humanities more generally? Ultimately, to what extent is ‘certainty’ a viable starting point for 21st-century anthropology?

Further details of submission can be found at the conference webpage.

Deadline: March 30, 2012 at 5:00pm

For further information, please contact Narmala Halstead n.halstead@uel.ac.uk and Lane De Nicola l.denicola@ucl.ac.uk

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