Ethnology at the Crossroads
CALL FOR PAPERS, Workshops or Roundtables
May 26-28, Waterloo, Ontario
FSAC/ACEF 2012 conference will be held with the Congress of the
Humanities and Social Science, in Waterloo, Ontario and co-hosted by
Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo. The theme for
this year's Congress is Crossroads: Scholarship for an Uncertain World.
on the Congress 2012 theme, the theme for our meeting will be Ethnology
at the Crossroads. Ethnologists and Folklorists are committed to
engaging with topics that fall at the crossroads and margins of our
societies. As our discipline has developed, we have often found
ourselves as lone members in diverse departments, and therefore have
brought our unique methodologies and theories to interdisciplinary
research groups. We have often studied the practices that occur when
cultures cohabitate and influence each other (or purposefully remain
uninfluenced by each other). We work with populations who are confronted
with their own crossroads; facing changes in the economy, family
composition, social constructs, and technology.
Suggested paper topics include:
* The future of Ethnology and/or Folklore in Canada
* Canadian responses to the UNESCO 2003 convention on Intangible Cultural Heritage
* Cultural "crossroads"; both past and present
* Disciplinary intersections; experiences and best practices
dealing with other topics will also be considered as space permits.
Applications for Panels and Workshops are strongly encouraged.
PLEASE NOTE, IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED:
All applicants are required to fill out the attached form-fillable
PDF form ONLY and email it to Jodi McDavid. Please adhere to the space
provided for your abstract. Please indicate any AV needs in the space
provided on your form.
Be sure to include your strict
maximum 100-word abstract for your formal presentation (in English and
French if possible, or simply in your first language) along with your
name, department, institutional affiliation, and contact information by
February 15, 2012.
2) Hard copy/surface mail submissions of abstracts will not be accepted.
Only current members may participate in this event or have their
submission considered (see membership form). Your abstract will not
considered until the Secretary-Treasurer has received your membership
fee, preferably via Paypal, although cheques are also accepted.
NEW THIS YEAR:
Association no longer charges a translation fee, to avoid varying
quality in supplied translations, and unnecessary pressure on our
We are attempting to
move into a fully-electronic system of membership payment, abstract
submission, and communication. Please join us in this endeavour!
CONFERENCE FEES will be collected by Congress, and is $30 for all
delegates, however, when meeting with Congress, you also must pay
Congress fees. 2012 fees have not yet been set, for comparison, in 2011
early registration fees were $55 Congress fees + $30
FSAC fees (unwaged, student, underemployed, etc.), regular member $150 Congress + $30 FSAC fees.
Accommodation & Travel
How to get to Waterloo: http://congress2012.ca/attend/how-to-get-to-waterloo/
On campus accommodation: http://congress2012.ca/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/On-Campus-Accommodation-Options_FINAL.pdf
Where to stay in Waterloo: http://congress2012.ca/attend/where-to-stay-in-waterloo/
Some funds are available for member reimbursement. See the Travel Funding Policy to see if you qualify: http://www.acef.ulaval.ca/voyageaf.htm
Student Prizes given at annual meeting
NEW: The Violetta " Letty " Halpert Paper Prize
Violetta (Letty) Halpert Award is given to the best student paper given
at the annual conference of the Folklore Studies Association of Canada.
The text, of no more than 3000 words must be sent in .doc format to
the Secretary-Treasurer of FSAC (for 2012, Jodi McDavid, firstname.lastname@example.org),
BY 6 P.M. Atlantic time on May 1 of the year in which they will be
presented. In order to be confirmed as a winner, the paper must
actually be presented at the conference by its writer, the award
REMINDER: The Luc Lacourcière Memorial Scholarship
established the Luc Lacourcière Memorial Scholarship Fund in 1990. The
scholarship commemorates a professor and a pioneer in the advancement of
the field of folklore/ethnology studies in Canada and abroad. The small
scholarship is awarded to the best graduate student folklore/ethnology
studies at the end of his or her first year. Nominations packages are
sent forward by program/department chairs.