Guideline for submitting panel proposals

Panel proposal must have information about the panel title, the name(s) of person(s) who would be responsible as the coordinator and a description about the panel (max. 350 words). Panel coordinator(s) will be responsible to select papers to be presented in the panel, a chair and/or a discussant. Each panel session has 90-minute time allocation with 3-4 presentation. An individual may serve as an coordinator, a discussant, or a chair in a number of panels.


Deadline for panel submission : February 28, 2022

The following are some proposed topics for panels and papers in this symposium, although the range of panels and papers is not limited to these topics:

  • Covid-19 pandemic and responses, for example:
    • Covid 19: social, political and cultural responses
    • Pandemic and the rising socio-economic, racial, and gender inequalities
    • Pandemic and mental health issues
    • Communicating the risks
    • “Modern” vs “traditional” medical treatments
    • Covid-19 and Indigenous communities: questioning the pandemic’s impact
  • Risk and responses, for example:
    • Faith and spirituality in the time of crisis
    • Communicating risk in the context of health and warming climate
    • Fake news and post-truth politics: The effect and the challenge in communicating risk
  • Anthropology, disaster and responses, for example:
    • Community-based disaster response
    • Social inequalities and responses to disaster
    • Local knowledge vs. scientific knowledge: debates in disaster and its responses
    • Measures to enhance or to hinder participation of local populaces in recovery efforts
  • Environmental issues, for example:
    • Coastal communities in the context of climate change
    • Climate change and agrarian politics
    • Climate change’s impact upon the uses of traditional environmental knowledge
    • Anthropogenic climate change and local responses
    • Environmental movements and state policies
    • How climate change worsens gender inequality
  • Social institutions, for example:
    • Precariousness of life and the importance of systems of care and support
    • Anthropological analysis on institutions in the context of crisis
    • Critical analysis of the PentaHelix concept and policy: Does it really work? Is it transferable to regions outside the European Union?
    • Art and performances at the time of crisis
    • New norms of economic oppression
    • Social effects of new living arrangements such as extended temporary housing
  • Methodology:
    • Reflecting on “doing fieldwork” in the time of the crisis
    • Virtual field work when face-to-face participant observation is precluded
    • Dilemmas of research and active intervention in disaster contexts
  • Humanitarian, governance issues, and gender perspectives, for example:
    • Migration and transnational mobility
    • Adaptability and coping responses
    • Anthropology, humanitarian aids and politics of exceptionalism
    • Interrogating asylum from containment to care
    • Gender perspectives on humanitarian responses and governance