We hope you enjoyed Volume 1, Issue 1 of Academic Labor: Research and Artistry (ALRA), a peer-reviewed open access academic journal launched in 2016 by the Center for the Study of Academic Labor (CSAL) at Colorado State University. The journal encourages ongoing research on matters relating to tenure and contingency in the academy, both nationally and internationally. Along with our center and web site, we offer a research home for those undertaking scholarship in areas broadly defined as tenure studies and contingency studies.
From Center to Periphery and from Periphery to Center: An Inter-Culture exchange
During most of the 20th century, academia knowledge was circulated in the world on a path parallel with Western countries’ political and economic dominance. Western experts were sent out into the world by their native country or by international institutions to share or impose their findings on other countries in the areas of literature, linguistics and the teaching of foreign languages. This is what we might call a diffusion of knowledge from center to periphery. There were some exceptions to this Western dominance but not many.
CALL FOR PAPERSWorld Conference on Transformative Education (WCTE)“Rethinking, Curriculum, Pedagogy and Research in Africa”
July 26- 28, 2018
Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology
The Global Institute for Transformative Education and The School Project Foundation - in conjunction with the Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology - are organizing a World Conference on Transformative Education (WCTE) in Kakamega, in Kenya, on July 26-28, 2018 under the theme: “Rethinking Curriculum, Pedagogy, and Research in Africa.”
Nigerian print and electronic media were beset by a revenue crisis in the late 1980s and early 1990s. In the context of structural adjustment of the country’s economy, the so-called Fourth Estate became a victim of its own success when its century-long visionary pursuit of democracy and social justice could no longer be sustained by old expectations based on circulation and advertisement. That apparent economic crisis was exacerbated by political problems arising from draconian military practices of rule, censorship, direct intimidation, and the corruption or cooptation of media ethics.
Duke University’s Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies in conjunction with Duke Information Science + Studies and the PhD Lab in Digital Knowledge invite proposals for “Digital Matters in Medieval and Renaissance Studies” a Digital Humanities symposium to be held at Duke University April 6 – 7 2018.
We welcome proposals in Digital Humanities scholarship that consider new directions in digital research and methodologies, particularly in the field of Medieval and Renaissance Studies. Especially welcome are proposals that think creatively about digital publication, data analysis, and interdisciplinary scholarly and pedagogical collaborations.
WORKSHOP ON LATEX AND TECHNICAL WRITING
January 24-28, 2018
Course Coordinators: Dr. Meenakshi Tripathi and Dr. Preeti Bhatt
Organized by: Department of Computer Science and Engineering AND Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
MALAVIYA NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, Jawaharlal Nehru Marg, Jaipur – 302017 INDIA
The Council of Editors of Learned Journals is committed to mentoring authors at all career stages. MLA members—especially new faculty, emerging scholars, and graduate students—are invited to meet with an experienced journal editor to discuss their writing for scholarly publication. This opportunity, managed by the CELJ Mentoring Coordinator, is provided at each MLA Convention by the CELJ, and is one of the organization’s signature events.
CFP for MLA 2019 in Chicago
Digital Peer Review, Public Writing, and Scholarly Communication in Undergraduate Teaching
This will be submitted as an “Innovative Proposal” special session. Depending on the abstracts received, the final form of the session might take a Speed Geeking or PechaKucha format. Please note that as a special session, our acceptance is in no way guaranteed and the process is highly competitive. The deadline to submit special session proposals to the MLA Program Committee is April 1, and we would be notified of our status in early June.
BIOGRAPHIC MEDIATION: THE USES OF DISCLOSURE IN BUREAUCRACY AND POLITICS
Guest Editor: Ebony Coletu, Pennsylvania State University
* EXTENDED DEADLINE: SUBMIT ABSTRACTS BY DECEMBER 15, 2017*
This special issue of Biography explores biographic mediation as a tool to manage political and administrative claims. Biographic mediation refers to any institutional demand for personal disclosure to make decisions about who gets what and why, alongside public critiques and calls to action that feature personal narratives.
THE PODCAST: FORMS, FUNCTIONS, FUTURES
AN INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM
8 - 9 February 2018
in Mainz, Germany
Margarita Navarro Pérez (Departamento de Idiomas, Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia)
and Patrick Gill (Department of English and Linguistics, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz)