Evolving Humanity, Emerging Worlds

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Welcome to the website of the 17th World Congress of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences, which has the overall theme "Evolving Humanity, Emerging Worlds". The congress will be held in the city of Manchester, United Kingdom, from Monday, August 5 to Saturday, August 10, 2013, hosted by the University of Manchester with the support of Manchester City Council. This is the first world congress to be held in Britain since the first meeting of the International Congress of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences was held in London in 1934. The Congress Agenda is being planned by a UK Organizing Committee which includes anthropologists working in all sub-fields of the discipline. We are proud to have the privilege of organizing what we hope will be a truly memorable event.
The Congress will be built around a series of thematic tracks. We imagine that most panels will fit into one or other of these tracks, but we do not seek to exclude panels that fall outside these themes and sub-themes. We are simply aiming to give what will be a large event some structure. Click on Tracks and Panels for more details about themes.
The official congress language will be English and we cannot provide simultaneous translation facilities, but we will consider requests for panels to be in other languages where all interested participants will be able to follow proceedings and/or the organizers supply English translations.
All panels must have a minimum of four speakers. Organisers should approach colleagues before submitting proposals to ensure that their panels meet these minimum requirements. But panels can have more than four speakers and extend through multiple sessions if required. Individuals will also have the opportunity to approach organisers of panels that have been approved to offer their papers as an addition to the papers already accepted for that panel, as explained in the section on paper proposals.
All proposals must be made via the online form. The online form will take your contact details, the names and emails of any co-convenors, a panel title, a short panel abstract (under 300 characters including spaces!), a long panel abstract (the more normal 250 words), and which track the panel fits into. We'd suggest preparing these two abstracts beforehand in your word processor which can count words/spaces; then paste them into the form. Please note the form will not accept formatting (italics, bold, bullets). The contact details taken include date of birth. Please note this is kept private and simply functions to identify you (like a password) when you login into our online system later in the conference process using the login link in the horizontal toolbar at the top of every page of this site.
The proposal may also include the names of any chairs or discussants, although these can be added subsequently using the login environment, Cocoa. Please use the convention of Firstname Lastname (Insitution). If these roles are to be taken by convenors, then please do not enter your own names there - as it's implicit that this will be the case where other names are not listed.
On submission of the proposal, the proposing convenor (but not the co-convenors) will receive an automated email confirming receipt. If you do not receive this email, please first check the login environment (click login above) 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, as the process went wrong somewhere!
A short while after, our team will email the proposer and any co-convenors with a panel-specific link, which you should email to your paper-givers, so they can enter their papers into the panel, in a similar way (title, short abstract, long abstract and AV requirements). We will also email any co-convenors to capture their contact details.
To propose a panel click here.
The final deadline for panel proposals is November 1st, 2011.