Johnson, Amber, Kirksville, MO - To aid preparation of the personal research materials of Dr. Lewis Binford for archival deposit with the Pickler Memorial Library, Truman State U., Kirksville, MO - Historical Archives Program
De Neve, Dr. Geert, U. of Sussex, Brighton, UK - To aid workshop on 'Accounting for Health and Safety in the Global Garment Industry,' 2014, U. of Sussex, in collaboration with Dr. Rebecca Prentice
'Accounting for 'Health' and 'Safety' in the Global Garment Industry'
June 26-27, 2014, University of Sussex, Brighton, United Kingdom
Organizers: Geert De Neve and Rebecca Prentice (U. Sussex)
The 2013 collapse of Rana Plaza (an eight-story commercial building housing garment factories in Bangladesh), a spate of factory fires across Asia, and mass protests by workers and their allies have exposed the failure of neoliberal ethical governance regimes in the global garment industry. Deaths, injuries, and unsafe factory environments continue to shape the working lives of garment workers across the globe, despite more than 30 years of corporate self-regulation via ethical standards and certifications, including now widely adopted labor codes on health and safety. Funded by the Wenner-Gren Foundation, this two-day workshop brought together leading anthropologists and ethnographers working on the global garment industry. The workshop examined the relationship between the politics of labor and initiatives to protect workers' 'health' and 'safety' in various parts of the world. Taking an ethnographic and comparative perspective, the workshop discussed garment workers' lived realities, paying careful attention to the material infrastructures, regimes of governance, and labor relations that shape their everyday experience of work and health.
Prinz, Dr. Armin, U. of Vienna, Vienna, Austria - To aid conference on hunting food, drinking wine, 2003, Poysdorf, Austria
Prinz, Armin (ed.) 2006. Hunting Food and Drinking Wine. Proceedings of the Conference in Poysdorf, Austria 2003. Proceedings of the XIX Congress of the International Commission for the Anthropology of Food (ICAF), International Union of Ethnological and Anthropological Sciences (IUAES). Lit Verlag: Berlin.
Engelbrecht, Dr. Beate, Max Planck Institute, Gottingen, Germany - To aid '13th Gottingen International Ethnographic Film Festival,' 2016, in collaboration with Dr. Andreas Ackermann
Preliminary abstract: The Göttingen International Ethnographic Film Festival aims at capturing current trends and topics in ethnographic film, videos and interactive media (published after 1.1.2013). Basically open to filmmakers from all backgrounds, the festival invites particularly those coming from cultural anthropology, sociology, folklore, history etc. It provides an opportunity for international exchange of ideas and co-operation in ethnographic and documentary filmmaking. A characteristic feature of the festival is the student film competition, which gives young scholars doing research with the camera the chance to show and discuss their work with an audience coming from different countries, academic backgrounds and film-making traditions. The presentation of films from documentary film schools widens the spectrum of film practices.In the main festival films from more experienced filmmakers are screened. The inclusion of films made by filmmakers from the so-called 'global south' helps to stimulate the discussion of pivotal questions regarding representation and perspective. The Festival thus provides an international forum for the exchange of ideas and co-operation in the field of ethnographic filmmaking. In order to stimulate debates about the use of film in anthropological research and publication two roundtables will be organised to summarize and reflect upon the various approaches used in the films screened during the festival. One roundtable will focus on the role of film in 'Filming Intangible Cultural Heritage' and the role safeguarding institutions play in this process. A second roundtable will explore the methodological as well as epistemological potential of 'Researching Through the Visual' for anthropology. A report on the roundtables will be published in the online-journal AnthroVison: http://anthrovision.revues.org/
Yarris, Dr. Kristin, U. Oregon, Eugene, OR; Mendoza, Dr. Juan, U. Sinaloa, Mazatlan, MX; and Castaneda, Dr. Heide, U. South Florida - To aid research on "Transit Migration In Mexico's Ruta Pacifica: Analyzing The State, Civil Society, And Communities"
Preliminary abstract: This project is an international research and training collaboration between Kristin Elizabeth Yarris of the University of Oregon (USA) and Juan Manuel Mendoza Guerrero of the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (Mexico). The project explores the impact of transit migration on the State, civil society, and communities along the 'Ruta Pacifica' (Pacific Route) of Central American migration North through Mexico.