Call For Papers

Borders and boundaries: Plurality, permeability and plasticity: Bordes y fronteras: Pluralidad, plasticidad y permeabilidad

How To Submit Your Abstract: Email us!

Email: info@cead.org.nz

Subject line: CEAD abstract

Include these details

  • All authors’ full name, title, institution
  • Presenting authors clearly identified
  • Topic stream
  • Session type and length (including any special needs)
  • Language of presentation
  • Title
  • Abstract body – no more than 250 words

General Information

We are calling for contributors to explore Borders and Boundaries as symbolic and material concepts that underpin, shape, challenge or politicise the work of ethnographic scholars.

The conference theme is, of course (as all conference themes are) suggestive: delegates to  CEAD 2018 in Santiago, Chile are invited to explore, play with and tease out the subtleties, performance spaces, and evocative work that this theme implies. We invite contributors to experiment with traditional ethnography, as well as new methodologies and presentational formats such as drama, performance, poetic, visual, aromatic, tactile, video, auto-, fictional, and experimental ethnographies.

Abstracts should be aligned with one of the conference streams: Emerging Methods, Praxis and Advocacy, Social Justice and Transformation, or Indigenous Voices.

We encourage presentations in English, Spanish, Portuguese and te reo Māori. All presenters of non-English sessions will also have the opportunity to share their research in English

All abstracts are peer-reviewed and submitters will be notified of acceptance status in a timely manner. Key dates.

We look forward to fascinating and innovative ethnographic work on borders and boundaries – all in the context of Santiago, Chile as a cosmopolitan, historical, colonialist, and intellectual community of Indigenous and non-Indigenous scholars. The conference will provide a context for coming together for lively, provocative, safe, and stimulating discussions! We embrace the opportunity to respectfully learn about others in our 21st Century world, during CEAD 2018.

Please note that if your abstract is conditionally accepted a registration fee will apply. We encourage presenters to register at early bird rates.

Special Interest Day

A special interest day will be held on Tuesday 20th November for a range of groups. This can involve presentations in particular languages, with a particular cultural or ethnic focus, or for specific topics such as health, education or sports. Your desire to develop a special interest group for that day can be indicated when your abstract is submitted. All presenters participating in the special interest day must be registered for the full conference itself.

Publication Opportunities

We anticipate, as in previous hui, several publishing possibilities stemming from conference papers. Presenters’ papers may be considered for a peer-reviewed published book, and we intend that an issue of the Ethnographic Edge will emerge from CEAD Chile.

Session Formats

Please note that we are open to considering other session formats but it is essential that you explain them clearly in your submission form.

Concurrent presentations will be 20 minutes with an additional 10 minutes for Q&A discussion, and streamed in groups of three.

Creative research presentations might include ethnographic presentations of music, literary arts, visual arts and crafts, theatre and dance, film, television and multimedia design. In the case of creative research outputs, the abstracts should explain or document the research output and the process of critical enquiry that has led to that output. Where needed, exhibition and/or performance space will be provided (within reason) for creative research. These sessions can range from 20 minutes (+10 minutes Q&A) to a maximum of 60 minutes (includes Q&A).

We are still awaiting the site coordinator to confirm the concurrent and performance spaces at the conference venue. This information will be provided as soon as possible, but in the meantime please email us with any questions or needs.

Alternatively, creative outputs may be installed for the duration of the conference in public spaces; e.g. an art installation. NB: For creative outputs we will need your specific physical space and logistical requirements in as much detail as possible.

Roundtables or panel presentations (3 – 6 presenters) are facilitated discussions among colleagues with a common interest. They provide a valuable forum to network and reflect upon important topics in an (in)formal setting. Roundtable organisers need to submit the names of roundtable participants (including contact details), propose an abstract for the session, and, if appropriate, provide abstracts for each roundtable session participant. These sessions can be 30, 60, or 90 minutes.

Pre-set Thematic Sessions. Delegates may submit a complete session (up to three papers in a 90-minute block), with individual authors’ names and affiliations, contact details, titles of papers, and title of thematic session).

These sessions are essentially the same as oral research sessions, but are generally focused on a set thematic, problem, discussion point, or set of “takes” on subjects within the conference theme and/or streams.

Poster sessions lend themselves well to combining visual displays of key information with written and verbal presentations and small group interaction to create a more individualised learning experience. These sessions provide an opportunity for presenters to share their work and they are a valuable way to initiate conversations with those of similar interest. Presenters must attend the conference and pay registration fees if their posters are included. They will be required to stand with their poster/installation during one 90 minute block of the programme and a public viewing session. These sessions can include 1000 x 1200mm boards (approx 3ft x 4ft) to display visual charts, diagrams, pictures, graphs, etc. In addition, at break times information discussion around posters will be possible.