July 6, 2015
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Territórios de la espiritualidad y la comensalidad en el mundo Afro latino (Spirituality and territories commensality in the Latin Afro World)  

Prezad @ s,

We invited to enviem suas propostas and convidem Possíveis interessados.   

A XI RAM - will happen Montevidéu em 30 de Novembro and 4 of dezembro, aceitou GT proposto by Natalia Quiceno, Sandro Silva and Machado Cauê: GT 31 territories spirituality and in the Latin world commensality Afro

Or sent two Resumos period for coordenadores os é junho 20 to August 2, 2015:





I Resumos (which devem ter, not maximum, 250 palavras and tied five (5) palavras chave) devem conter:  


  • Nome do author (s) / author (s)
  • Institutional Filiação
  • Do trabalho Title
  • Correio eletrônico (institutional e / ou pessoal).




GT 31 territories spirituality and in the Latin world commensality Afro


Or GT looking interlocução com ethnographies that abordem strategies as Afro-Latino policies territorialização coletivos from seus espiritualidade circuits and comensalidade. Is-are you considering policy Territórios ea em seus Abertos senses constructed from two types of knowledge and Práticas especially as it envolvam sua produção, circulação and significação by meio da agência of SUBJECTS tais. Or GT tem dois objectives: 1) identify as ethnographies that descrevam agencies and political resistance to sob and Afro-Latino perspective Territoriais two territories Espirituais and comensais; 2) Mapping tais ethnographies to raise and strengthen networks coletivos com Afro-Latin American and pesquisadoras nas (s) on or subject.


Maiores informações em: http://www.fhuce.edu.uy/index.php/ciencias-antropologicas/departamento-de-antropologia-social/xi-ram 


The deadline for submitting abstracts of papers GT coordinators will be until August 2.


The abstracts should have:

  • Name The author / a / as / is:
  • Academic -Adscripción:
  • job Title:

Information: email (institutional and / or personal).

Abstracts should not exceed 250 words, and up to five (5) keywords.


The RAM XI disclose the GT's with their sessions and summaries on August 15, 2015.

Full papers (papers) can be sent until 20 September 2015.


WEB RAM: http://www.fhuce.edu.uy/index.php/ciencias-antropologicas/departamento-de-antropologia-social/xi-ram




Natalia Toro Quinceno



Professor and researcher at the Institute for Regional Studies of the University of Antioquia. Anthropologist. Master of Political Science. PhD in social anthropology at the National Museum in Rio de Janeiro. It is associated with the Group, Violence and Territory. Her research focuses on the experiences related to forced migration, memory and reads the armed conflict in Colombia from an ethnographic perspective. Currently she works with black communities in the Middle Atrato Choco in the Colombian Pacific.


Sandro Silva



Assistant Professor, Department of Social Sciences, the Graduate Program in Social Sciences and the Graduate Program in Law, both from the Federal University of Espirito Santo Brazil. Doctor in Anthropology at the Federal University Fluminense-UFF and MA in Social Anthropology at the State University of Campinas-UNICAMP.   Quilombos Committee member of the Brazilian Association of Anthropology. Develops research and extension projects on ethnic-racial relations, cultural heritage and human rights. He has performed with the peoples and traditional communities, of which he is a consultant. CV: http://lattes.cnpq.br/9873497099288005


Fraga Machado Cauê



Doctoral program in social anthropology at the National Museum of UFRJ. Member of the Brazilian Association of Anthropology (ABA). Master in Social Anthropology. Core member of Anthropology Simetrica (Nansi) of UFRJ National Museum. Currently investigating popular Catholicism, musical, dance, commensality and health in a Quilombola community in the state of Ceara. Has ethnographic experience with black groups in Rio Grande do Sul, with whom he has worked on policy and concept of person in the Quilombo of Casca. He has also researched funeral rites in Batuque and Afro-Brazilian religion Gaucho. CV: http://buscatextual.cnpq.br/buscatextual/visualizacv.do?id=K4243641J8  

Call for Papers
The Legacy of Zora Neale Hurston and the Study of Africana Religions

The Journal of Africana Religions invites brief article manuscripts (approximately 3,500 words) examining the implications of Zora Neale Hurston's writings for scholarship on Africana religions. Although Hurston is more widely remembered as a literary author, she produced a number of influential studies such as Tell My Horse and The Sanctified Church that richly and lucidly portrayed and analyzed Africana religions. As an anthropologist trained in the United States, Hurston devoted incisive attention to the practices and social textures of ritual and power in Haitian Vodou, Black Pentecostalism, and Black folk religion in the US South. The geographic scope of her research also extended beyond the borders of the United States as she sought to understand African-derived religions in the Caribbean at a time when relatively few scholars were producing scholarship on Black religious formation beyond the pale of Christianity.

Hurston's legacy, on the one hand, is resonant with that of other scholars such as Katherine Dunham and Melville Herskovits, who were examining the significance of African-derived religion in the Western hemisphere. On the other hand, her work also parallels that of authors such as Lorenzo Dow Turner whose attention to folk culture continues to inform the research of experts concerned with Black religion. Given her study of Black Pentecostalism, moreover, Hurston's corpus on the whole is unequivocally a compelling and distinctive pillar in the history of scholarship on Africana religions.

We invite authors to examine a range of analytical themes and methodological implications that derive from Hurston's corpus. Among these are the: 
  • significance of gender in scholarship, the politics of meanings about racial Blackness in the study of religion;
  • methodological challenges of ethnographic practices and anthropology as a discipline in the study of Black religious populations;
  • role of literature in scholarly dissemination or scholarly practices broadly; and
  • Hurston's role in promoting the study of African-derived religions.
Because the Journal of Africana Religions is diasporic in scope and aims to promote the study of religion throughout Africa and the Black diaspora, we especially encourage attention to how Hurston's work has influenced or might inform methods of transnational scholarship on Africana religions.

Interested authors should send a brief proposal for their essay to journal@africanareligions.org. For more information, visit www.africanareligions.org.

Completed manuscripts must be submitted by October 1, 2015.


Job Posting

African American History

African American/19th and 20th Centuries.  The Department of History at the University of Pittsburgh seeks applicants for a tenure-stream assistant professor in African American history, nineteenth or twentieth centuries, beginning in fall 2016, pending budgetary approval.  Applicants should have a strong record of scholarship and teaching and be ready to participate in a dynamic program of graduate teaching and research built around cross-regional thematic collaboration.  We encourage applicants to demonstrate how their research and teaching will contribute to our historic strengths in Afro-diasporic history and to our distinctive program in transnational, macro-regional, and world history and to one or more of our thematic fields (http://www.history.pitt.edu/graduate/transnational-thematic-history.php).  Send letter of application, a full CV, a single well-selected journal article or book/dissertation chapter (as well as an abstract of the broader project), and three letters of recommendation by October 15, 2015 to https://facultysearch.as.pitt.edu/apply/index/MTAy. For each reference, you will have the opportunity to input an email address, and an email notification will be sent to the designated address with instructions about uploading the letters to our system.  For questions or further information, contact Rob Ruck, chair, African American History Search Committee, rucco@pitt.edu.The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity.


Call for Book Chapters: The Black Social Economy

This is a call for authors to do a chapter on 'The Black Social Economy: Diverse community economies in the United States, Canada, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean.'

We still need authors who can speak to diverse economies among the African diaspora in Europe, Brazil and the Spanish-speaking Caribbean and/or Latin America. We welcome a variety of disciplines but the authors must be engaged in community economies and the social economy of persons of African descent. We want stories about the ways the Black diaspora engages with the social economy and this ranges from informal groups, cooperatives, non-profits and other organizations in the third sector. Ideally the work should draw on contemporary examples. The final draft chapter is due July 2016.

We do need a 300 word abstract of the chapter and 200 word bio of the author by 20 July 2015.  Email the bio and abstract in English to chossein@yorku.ca.


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