Call for Labs
The Call for Laboratories is now closed.
Laboratories (or labs) differ from paper-based panels and are meant to be interactive, collaborative, and experimental in format, and provide a space for discussing and presenting anthropological and interdisciplinary work using a range of visual, performative, auditory, and other non-textual methods. Rather than presenting already-finished work, labs seek to organise collective research activities and processes that are open-ended and prioritise exploration, creative investigation, and mutual learning. They can be used, for example, to address practical problems, revaluate concepts and frameworks, identify new theoretical and political directions, or experiment with emergent methodological practices.
Drawing on the overarching conference theme of 'An (Un)well World’, we invite proposals for labs that explore how different anthropological and interdisciplinary forms of knowledge and representation can envisage, anticipate, and contribute to alternative futures. Each lab will be a 90-minute session.
Proposals should include:
- A title for the lab
- The name/s and email address/es of the lab convenors
- A short abstract (300 characters max.)
- A long abstract (250 words max.)
The long abstract should outline any technical and material requirements for the lab, and indicate the maximum number of participants.
Proposals should consist of:
- A panel/roundtable title
- Format selection
- A short description of no more than 300 characters
- An abstract of no more than 250 words
The long abstract should outline the Lab's requirements, e.g. technical and material requirements. Please indicate the maximum number of participants for your Lab to run effectively, and also what participants will need (if anything) during the Lab activity. It is possible to limit the number of participants through pre-registration (i.e. the convenors of the lab add the link to a Google form or something similar to their long abstract to gather pre-registration data).
A proposal may also include the names of any chairs or discussants, although these can be added later. On submission the proposing convenor will receive an automated email confirming receipt. If you do not receive this email, please first check the login environment (click login on the top right) to see if your proposal is there. If it is, it simply means your confirmation email got spammed/lost; and if it is not, it means you need to re-submit. Your co-convenors, chairs and discussants will also be notified by email and have to confirm their roles by following the link/button in those emails.
Proposals will be marked as pending until Local Committee decisions are published on 17 January, when the conference administrators will inform you of the decision.
Call for Panels: 14/09/2022 - 20/10/2022
Panels selected: 30/11/2022
Call for Papers: 01/12 - 07/01/2023
Call for Labs: 01/12 - 07/01/2023
Papers decided: 07/01 - 17/01/2023
Transfer process: 17/01 - 06/02/2023
Early Bird registration: 13/02/2023 - 20/03/2023