Representing the non-representable: Visual Representations of Extraordinary Creatures in Ethnographic Films

Title: Representing the non-representable: Visual Representations of
Extraordinary Creatures in Ethnographic Films
Representing the non-representable:
Location: United Kingdom
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Evolving Humanity, Emerging Worlds
The 17th World Congress of the International Union of Anthropological and
Ethnological Sciences

University of Manchester (U.K.), August 5th-10th, 2013

Call for Papers/Presentations (Panel number V07)
Deadline 13th July 2012
Representing the non-representable: Visual Representations of Extraordinary
Creatures in Ethnographic Films

Convenor:
Dr. P. Khosronejad, Department of Social Anthropology, University of St
Andrews
Anthropologists have long struggled with the problem of how best to
conceptualize and account for the observable diversity of religious belief
and practice in various societies. Also recently there has been interest
among ethnographic filmmakers who survey healing and spirit possession
rituals, exorcism ceremonies or religious gatherings among which
supernatural forces (djinns, demons and spirits) are the main topic of the
ceremonies.
The aim of this panel is to investigate and discuss how such
non-representable supernatural creatures could be studied and captured
visually and ethnographically via documentary films. We invite
anthropologists, visual anthropologists, ethnographic and documentary
filmmakers to participate in our panel and to present a paper/presentation
about their visual experiences in this regard. We are especially
interested in presentations which are based on film projects or
ethnographic film researches, even if they are in their early stages.
Please submit your abstract by 13th July 2012 directly to the convenor of
panel, Dr. P. Khosronejad, via the official website of the congress:
http://www.nomadit.co.uk/iuaes/iuaes2013/panels.php5?PanelID=1713 Main
page of the congress:
http://www.iuaes2013.org/index.html
For any inquiries regarding this panel, please contact the convenor:
Dr. Pedram Khosronejad
Department of Social Anthropology
71 North Street
University of St. Andrews
St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland KY16 9AL
Tel: +44 (1334) 461968
Fax: +44 (1334) 462985
Email: pedram.khosronejad@st-andrews.ac.uk

Dr. Pedram Khosronejad
Department of Social Anthropology
71 North Street
University of St. Andrews
St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland KY16 9AL
Tel: +44 (1334) 461968
Fax: +44 (1334) 462985

Email: pedram.khosronejad@st-andrews.ac.uk
Visit the website at
http://www.nomadit.co.uk/iuaes/iuaes2013/panels.php5?PanelID=1713

Announcement ID: 195467
http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=195467

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About African Interdisciplinary Studies Association Website

Prof. Maurice Nyamanga Amutabi is President of African Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA), a pioneer professional associaiton bringing together members from all disciplines in Africa and abroad. He is a former Fulbright Scholar who previously worked as Deputy Vice Chancellor at Kisii University and also Director of Research and Professor in Peace and Strategic Studies at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), 2010-2013. He has previously taught at Central Washington University, USA (2005-2010) in African Studies Programme and Moi University (1992-2000) in the Department of Development Studies and other public universities in Kenya. Prof. Amutabi holds a PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA in History and African Studies. He received his B.A (Hons) in 1989 in Political Science and History and M.A in 1991 from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. Maurice Amutabi is co-editor of Regime Change and Succession Politics in Africa: Five Decades of Misrule (with Shadrack Wanjala Nasong’o) – in 2013. Amutabi also co-edited Africa after Fifty Years: Retrospections and Reflections (with Toyin Falola and Sylvester Gundona) in 2012. Amutabi is the author of The NGO Factor in Africa: The Case of Arrested Development in Kenya (New York: Routledge, 2006). Amutabi is co-author of Nationalism and Democracy for People-Centered Development in Africa (Moi University Press, 2000). He has also co-authored Foundations of Adult Education in Africa (Cape Town/Hamburg: Pearson/UNESCO, 2005). He has written two novels, Because of Honor (a novel on Islam in Africa) and These Good People (a novel on corruption in Africa). Amutabi is also the author of Nakhamuma Stories (a collection of short stories from the Abaluyia community of western Kenya). His chapters have appeared in over thirty books. His articles have appeared in several refereed and reputable journals such as African Studies Review, African Contemporary Cultural Studies, Canadian Journal of African Studies, International Journal of Educational Development; and Jenda: A Journal of Culture and African Women Studies. Amutabi has made presentations at over one hundred national and international conferences. Amutabi is the Vice-President of the Kenya Studies and Scholars’ Association (KESSA), Kenya’s premier research and academic organization. He is the editor-in-chief of Kenya Studies Review and Eastern Africa Journal of Humanities and Sciences. Prof. Amutabi has conducted extensive research on many issues of development. He has taught courses on peace and conflict and gender and development. He teaches in the PhD and Masters Programme in the Institute of Peace and Security Studies at Kisii University. He enjoys blogging and writing and is an avid sports fan, but does not support any of team, preferring to support the team that plays well.
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