Annual Undergraduate Anthropology Conference at UTM: Call for Submissions

Conference date: March 15, 2019 in DV3130

Are you looking for experience for your CV and a chance to present your work to those within your field?

The annual Anthropology Conference hosted by UTMAS will give you an opportunity to present and participate within workshops geared towards your subject of interest! Whether it’s a paper you have already written and would like to share or a traditional presentation/ poster board you can display within the conference workshop, this is an excellent opportunity to develop presentation skills and receive constructive feedback before your official presentations at the end of the term! Presentations are to be 5 - 10 minutes. We will be providing more information as the date draws nearer, with a general info session likely to  be held sometime mid-January. If you have any questions, please email us at

This year we are giving out prizes for best presentations. Hope to see you there!

Submit your application online.

Jackman Humanities Institute Call for Applications, Scholars-in-Residence 2018

The Jackman Humanities Institute will accept undergraduate student applications for the 2018 Scholars-in-Residence starting on Thursday 18 January. 

The deadline for applications is Monday 12 February at midnight.

Jackman Scholars-in-Residence (SiR) is an intensive 4-week residency in interdisciplinary humanities and humanistic social-science research for upper-year undergraduates. SiR provides students with an opportunity to acquire advanced research skills and experience while collaborating with an interdisciplinary and intellectually vibrant community of peers, professors, and research professionals. Students selected for SiR will live in residence 7 May - 1 June 2018 and work in small teams on one of 15 research projects, each led by a professor. Students share meals and group activities including multidisciplinary workshops on research methodologies, standards, protocol, and professional communication; excursions to archives, museums, and cultural events; and talks featuring professionals such as lawyers, policy-makers, and documentary filmmakers that highlight research-intensive career trajectories. Eligible students must apply by 12 February 2018 and be selected to work on one of the projects (see project descriptions below).

Scholars-in-Residence is a research community supported by the Jackman Humanities Institute, the Faculty of Arts and Science, the Colleges of the University of Toronto, the University of Toronto Mississauga, and by Bader Philanthropies Inc.

Visit the JHI Scholars-in-Residence webpage for the application link.


Join the Ethnography Lab! A call for Student Convener Applications

Deadline: January 30th, 5pm, 2019. Acceptance notification February 5th, 2019. More about the Ethnography Lab: ethnographylab.ca  

The Ethnography Lab would like to announce the opening of several volunteer convener positions to provide unique opportunities for ethnography-focused collaborations, mentorship, research, projects, and presentations based on thematic interests. The call is open to undergraduate and graduate students across all three campuses and disciplines.

The Ethnography Lab invites applications for up to four (4) volunteer conveners to join our community starting February 2019. The duration of the role is February to April 2019, with the possibility of extending to August 2019 or beyond, based on the type and success of project and budget.

The Ethnography Lab Student Convener role is open to current students at the University of Toronto who have a strong interest in ethnography as a method, a form of writing, and a research perspective, and who are motivated to lead a group of participants in initiating and managing a project or activity that will contribute to the Ethnography Lab’s mission to promote ethnography in academic and public inquiries. Each convener will be responsible for recruiting participants and organizing projects or activities related to a specific ethnographic topic or theme. Themes may be related to one of our existing priority areas: visual and sensory ethnography, urban ethnography, infrastructure ethnography, ethnography in Canada, and undergraduate ethnography or the theme may be a new topic proposed by the applicant. Examples of activities that conveners might initiate include: organizing a small conference or speaker series, establishing a reading and discussion group, preparing a publication, creating a blog or podcast series, organizing community outreach events, writing op-eds, etc.

Conveners are expected to hold a bi-weekly meeting with their participants in the Ethnography Lab, contribute to peer-learning, collaboration, and team work. Conveners should be prepared to participate in a public presentation or seminar at the end of April, and share their projects through the Ethnography Lab website.  Conveners will work with the coordinator and become a part of the Ethnography Lab community.

The role carries with it a modest budget for activity or event expenses (for example, refreshments and poster printing for events), mentorship, access to a computer and printing, audio recorders, relevant software, website access, and a shared space in the Ethnography Lab.

To apply, send the following by email to: ethnography.lab@utoronto.ca

  • A curriculum vitae;
  • A short bio (100 words);
  • A budget for your proposed activities (optional);
  • The name of the interest group or you plan to convene (e.g. visual or sensory ethnography, urban ethnography, infrastructure ethnography, or other), and a project or activity title and description of the project, activity, event, etc. you plan to organize (about one paragraph, 1-page max) [e.g. conference or speaker series, reading group, publication, creating a blog or podcast series, organizing community outreach events, writing op-eds, etc.].

Co-convening is also an option.


The INDePth conference

Deadline for submission: February, 1st 2019
Conference tentative date and place: March, 22nd 2019
David and Campbell Facility, Munk School of Global Affairs

The INDePth conference is currently looking for undergraduate and graduate speakers, who have conducted any research on Asia through a transnational perspective. Our theme this year is “Boundless Asia”; we will examine Asia through a transnational framework, highlighting how transnational forces disrupt the imagined boundaries of Asia as a geographical and cultural place. Asia is often discussed as a static, limited entity; whether that be the Asian continent, Asian countries, Asian culture or Asian people. Limits are implied, boundaries are drawn and definitions are created. This conference aims to challenge and break the boundaries around and within Asia and highlight the boundless and fluid nature of the nation, the continent, identities and culture. Through a discussion of topics such as diaspora, transnationalism, globalization and migration we hope to encourage people to reconsider where Asia is, who Asia is, why Asia is and how it came to be.

Please submit your abstracts to: info@indepthconference.com.