Monthly Archives: December 2012

CFP: Oxford University Human Welfare Conference

Well defined? Interdisciplinary understandings of human welfare

Green Templeton College Human Welfare Conference VI

University of Oxford, May 3-4th

Call for papers

Ideas about what makes us fare well vary within and across cultural, social and national borders, as well as among academic disciplines. These diverse understandings shape our societies and determine which outcomes matter, providing the framework within which individuals and communities work to improve human welfare. The annual Green Templeton College Human Welfare Conference aims to engage with the specific challenges of attempting to systematically improve human welfare in both academic and professional contexts. Fostering debate across a broad range of academic disciplines (from the sciences, medicine and business to the humanities and social science) is essential to this aim. Therefore, papers should typically encourage discourse and debate on what human welfare means to people across disciplines and cultures.

The sixth edition of the conference invites graduate students from all disciplines to submit papers (based on their own original work) that either:

  • Address the conceptualisation of human welfare, based on the perspectives of a specific discipline or a given cultural understanding, or
  • Contains an interesting process of defining, operationalising and/or measuring the concept of human welfare, as part of an empirical study or other piece of work.

Examples may include such diverse topics as:

Philosophical discussion of what constitutes human welfare/wellbeing

Human welfare in the context of science, technology and medicine

Defining human welfare in relation to human rights

How ideas of human welfare might be shaped by migration and global movement

Please submit your abstract (500 words max) with a title to by February 15, 2013.Submissions will be reviewed anonymously and evaluated based on research excellence and relevance to the theme.

For more details, please see

New: involving organisations beyond the University

The 6th HWC aims to involve local non-university partners (NGOs and other organisations with a focus on human welfare) in order to broaden the scope of the conference and facilitate future collaborations. If you have links with such organisations or know someone that does, and you feel that your organisation cannot be missed at the HWC, please contact Anna Perris ( about the possibility of taking part in the conference.

Conference Description

The annual GTC Human Welfare Conference brings together leading student-scholars from around the world to debate welfare issues that have real-world ramifications. It is organised by students, and in keeping with tradition, the 6th HWC will take place in the Radcliffe Observatory, Green Templeton College. Participants will be able to present their own original work related to human welfare and relevant to today’s challenges. Discussions will be led by established academics, with the conference being opened and closed by prominent keynote speakers. The Human Welfare Conference offers participants an excellent opportunity to develop their personal and professional skills and to meet graduate students from a range of disciplines, as well as world-leading academics.

About Green Templeton

Green Templeton College is Oxford’s newest graduate college, founded in 2008 following the historic merger of Green College and Templeton College. Its distinctive academic identity derives from its focus on subjects relating to human welfare, ranging from medicine and management studies through to education and the social sciences. It has a strong emphasis on linking scholarship with the professions, practice and policy, and seeks to further public understanding of science and the challenges facing societies. International in membership and lively and supportive in spirit, Green Templeton aims to lead the way in graduate education in Oxford.

Call for Papers (University of Toronto; Due Jan. 15)

Call for Papers (Due January 15, 2013)

Sounding Bodies: University of Toronto Graduate Music Conference 2013

March 15-6, 2013

Keynote speaker: Dr. Tomie Hahn

Though our musicking (or paper-writing) bodies may appear to be merely a conduit between an idea and its realization, they also delimit fields of possibilities in our various musicking and sounding endeavors. In recent years an increasing attention to the body is reflected in the growth of literature ranging from how social constructs are embodied through singing, to embodied modes of listening; from epistemologies of sound that challenges the mind/body split, to performance practices that prioritize healthy bodily mechanics over notions of technical correctness; from sound as torture, to sound as a way of healing. We seek to put these ideas, many of which transcend boundaries between sub-fields within music, in conversation with one another in this trans-disciplinary conference. How are bodies articulated through various sounding practices? How, on the other hand, do bodies shape our sounding, listening, and musicking subjectivities? These are some of the questions that guide our thinking towards this conference.

We invite critical engagements, theorizations, ruminations, or performances* (not necessarily musical) on the intersections between sound, music, and bodies from current graduate students in all disciplines. Twenty-minute conference paper presentations (with 10-minute Q and A), or 30-minute performances are welcomed.

Topics include but are by no means limited to:

– Embodied sounding, listening, and musicking practices

– Bodies in performances

– Resonating/ resonant bodies

– Bodies defined, constituted, challenged, articulated, constructed, or enacted in, by, or through sound

– Gestures and movement in sounding practices

– Embodied musical knowledge and the transmissions thereof

– Bodies healed or destroyed through sound and music

– Any other intersections of sound and body

Submissions for papers or performances, in the form of 300-word abstracts, should be emailed to, no later than 23:59 on January 15th, 2013. Please include in the email a 100-word biography of all presenter(s) and audio/video equipment requests.Decisions will be announced by February 1st, 2013. Further details can be found


*Due to constraints of our venue, we will not be able to accommodate or supply very large instruments such as pianos.

Reminder: Draper’s End-of-Semester Party this Friday!

Greetings Draperites,

Don’t forget that this Friday, Dec. 14th, is our End-of-Semester Party! Festivities commence at 5:30, please stop by for food, drinks, and merriment!


Anamesa Launch Party Wednesday 12/12/12!

Please join Anamesa on Wednesday, Dec 12th, at 8pm for the launch of the fall issue!
Location: Think Coffee, 248 Mercer St

Come hear poets featured in the Fall 2012 edition read their work, along with other poets from NYU and around the city.

View selected works on display by NYC-based Anamesa artists of this and past issues.
Pick up a copy of the Fall 2012 issue!

Event Planning and Development Internship available with Scenarios USA

Event Planning and Development Intern


The Event Planning and Development Intern will work under the supervision of and in close partnership with the Director of Development and the Development & Special Events Associate. The Event Planning and Development Intern will assist in achieving major development department goals: assist in the management of 2013 REAL DEAL Gala and Premiere logistics and work with the Development & Special Events Associate to input and track contact information for the event and foundations/corporations cultivation as well as other data oriented tasks.

The Event Planning and Development Intern is a leading contributor to Scenarios USA program development and Scenarios USA seeks a passionate and persuasive representative of the organization and its mission. Scenarios USA is a small but very accomplished organization. This position will provide a great deal of experience in event planning and development to a responsible and ambitious candidate.


Event Planning (75%)

Field telephone calls and emails about gala as needed

Create, organize and maintain program and event files as needed

Prepare correspondence: generates, edits, proofreads, and formats reports, documents, letters and address labels via Mail Merge, etc.

Ensure that internal follow-up is completed; assist with follow-up to donors and volunteers

Enter information accurately into and help manage contact and fundraising files in Excel

Assist with production of event journal

Research topics as needed for gala

Assist in the planning and execution of logistics surrounding our annual gala

General Development/Data Tracking (25%)

  • Assist in the tracking and entering of event donor information
  • Keep track of event donations
  • Make copies, collate, and distribute materials
  • Organize information in electronic and hard copy files

Reports to: Director of Development

Location: Brooklyn, New York

Start Date: ASAP

Hours: 3 days per week – days & hours worked must be consistent week to week, schedule to be discussed with staff to accommodate the Intern’s class schedules

Compensation: lunch and transportation reimbursed


Bachelor’s degree candidate or recent graduate

Fluent English

Experience in a professional environment

Experience in supporting program, conference, and/or event planning preferred

Demonstrated strong proficiency in word processing, Excel, internet research, email, and file management (prefer Microsoft Office Suite with experience preparing Mail Merges); experience with Constant Contact and/or fundraising software preferred

Superior organizational skills, strong attention to detail a must

Excellent interpersonal and communications skills; ability to interact effectively with a range of stakeholders.

Commitment to the mission of Scenarios USA

To apply:

Send cover letter and resume by January 7th, no calls please.


Subject line:Event Planning and Development Intern

By mail: Event Planning and Development Intern Search

Scenarios USA

 80 Hanson Place, Suite 305

Brooklyn, New York 11217


Scenarios USA seeks to hire staff who reflects the diversity of the communities we serve.

Equal Opportunity Employer: This position will be filled without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

About Scenarios USA:

Scenarios USA believes that by valuing youth and investing in their stories, we can strengthen academic achievement, promote civic engagement, and support young people in becoming responsible and healthy individuals. Every aspect of the Scenarios USA program  from the classroom discussion and reflection to the script-writing contest, to the film production, to the public speaking engagements is a two-way street that gives young people the power to work as full partners with teachers, professional filmmakers, and community and youth advocates. This formula has been proven effective in our program evaluation, and we are proud that The Ford Foundation, our top funder, continues to cite Scenarios USA as a model in the fields of education, youth development and adolescent health. For more information: