Organization Studies Call for Papers Special Issue on: The hidden life of categories: emergence, maintenance and change in organizations, markets and society Deadline for Submissions: September 30th 2017 Guest Editors for the Special Issue Giuseppe Delmestri, WU Vienna Filippo Carlo Wezel, emlyon Elizabeth Goodrick, Florida Atlantic University Marvin Washington, University of Alberta The study of categories or “conceptual boundaries that cluster easily substitutable models…and distinguish them from less substitutable groupings” (Rosa, et al, 1999: 64) has grown in interest as a concept within the organizations literature.  Since the formulations by authors such as Douglas (1987), Zuckerman (1999), Rosa, Porac, Runser-Spanjol, Saxon (1999), Lounsbury and Rao (2004), and Hannan Polos and Carroll (2007), the study of social categories hasRead More →

Thanks to DLF for sharing news on this fabulous opportunity! We’re very pleased to announce a fellowship opportunity for colleagues interested in attending this year’s Digital Library Federation Forum and DLF Forum Pre-Conference, which is being co-organized by DLF and the HBCU Library Alliance: The Forum Pre-Conference (on representation, information careers, and the liberal arts—or digital libraries and library-based teaching as common mission and common ground between liberal arts colleges/programs and HBCUs) will be held on October 22nd in Pittsburgh, PA. It is planned as an informal, highly interactive “unconference.” Our keynote speaker is Loretta Parham of Atlanta University Center’s Woodruff Library. The annual DLF Forum will followRead More →

Please see and contribute to what is clearly going to be a fantastic volume! The CFP is here: and copied below for ease. I am so excited to read what folks will write for this! CFP: Global Debates in the Digital Humanities Domenico Fiormonte, Sukanta Chaudhuri, and Paola Ricaurte, Editors Deadline for 500-Word Abstracts: November 7, 2017Part of the Debates in the Digital Humanities Series A book series from the University of Minnesota Press Matthew K. Gold and Lauren F. Klein, Series Editors Where does Digital Humanities take place? DH has been described through various metaphors – “big tent”, “trading zone”, “expanded field”, etc. –Read More →

The full CFP is on the Game Studies site, and copied below for ease, with thanks to distribution through the FEMBOT list! Call For Articles – Game Studies Special Issue: “Queerness and Video Games: New Critical Perspectives on LGBTQ Issues, Sexuality, Games, and Play” by Guest Editors – Ruberg & Phillips The intersection of LGBT issues, queerness, and video games represents a space of great turmoil and great potential. Video games, the games industry, and games culture have long struggled with discrimination and marginalization. In recent years, large-scale online harassment campaigns have made it especially difficult for those who do not fit the image ofRead More →

Thanks for this great CFP, via H-Net. Call for Papers: African Global Experiences by Tracy Flemming Call for Papers: African Global Experiences Africology: The Journal of Pan African Studies (formerly The Journal of Pan African Studies; JPAS), a trans-disciplinary on-line peer reviewed scholarly journal devoted to the intellectual synthesis of research, scholarship and critical thought on the African experience around the world, is seeking contributions for a special edition that aims to explore the full scope of the African world. We are especially seeking to broaden our scope of diasporic African content. To this end, we are seeking submissions from all disciplinary fields of academic inquiry, includingRead More →

Collaborating with Strangers: Facilitating Workshops in Libraries, Classes, and Nonprofits Bess G. de Farber, April Hines, and Barbara J. Hood Item Number: 978-0-8389-1542-4 Publisher: ALA Neal-Schuman I’m super thankful to work with the fabulous Bess de Farber, Grants Manager for the UF Libraries and lead author (with April Hines and Barbara Hood) of Collaborating with Strangers: Facilitating Workshops in Libraries, Classes, and Nonprofits. Released in 2017, Collaborating with Strangers distills experience drawn across many years, fields, institutions, and communities to provide a workbook for how to create events and activities that foster collaboration, and the ensuing benefits with innovation, creativity, community, and more. The book is a how-to manual, and itRead More →

I work with so many great people at UF and around the world, so I’m always happy to be home and to travel to work with everyone and to catch up! I hope to see so many awesome people in the next few weeks: Jul. 27, at Bryn Mawr for the supervisor and fellow workshop for the CLIR Postdoctoral Fellows Program Jul. 30-Aug.4, at Harvard for the Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians Aug. 7-12, at the DH Conference in Montréal (this is my first time attending the DH Conference) I hope others are having great summers, and I look forward to seeing folks!Read More →

SFWG: “Time After Time” @ FLMNH (July 21) The Florida Museum of Natural History’s “Creative B” summer film series features entertaining science fiction films and roundtable discussions by scholars, scientists, writers, and artists. This summer’s time travel + H.G. Wells themes continue with Nicholas Meyer’s 1979 film Time After Time. In 1893 London, unsuccessful journalist and inventor Herbert George Wells (that H.G. Wells) demonstrates his latest invention, a time machine, to a small group of skeptical friends. When Wells is distracted by the arrival of constables on the trail of a savage killer, one of Wells’s friends, surgeon John Leslie Stevenson, boards the time machineRead More →

From the website ( Karib: Nordic Journal for Caribbean Studies is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal dedicated to all aspects of research on Caribbean culture. The journal’s scope is cross-disciplinary, covering a wide range of topics within the humanities and social sciences, notably literature and literary theory, history, anthropology, art, aesthetics, performance studies, cultural studies, and history of ideas. Karib aims at promoting Caribbean Studies in the Nordic region but has an international reach and welcomes scholars from all over the world to submit articles in English, Spanish or French. Karib is endorsed by the Department of Modern Languages at Uppsala University, Sweden Karib has a CFP out now for the nextRead More →

See the full job posting on the Libraries’ HR site,  and copied below for ease. This is a new position, supporting the new LibraryPress@UF, a joint imprint of the University of Florida Press and the Libraries, and this person gets to work with both groups! We’re excited to have this new position, and to develop the LibraryPress@UF! POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT POSITION: LibraryPress@UF Coordinator – Library Coordinator 2 REPORTS TO: Digital Scholarship Librarian SALARY: $48,500 annually. Actual salary will reflect selected professional’s experience and credentials JOB NO: 502955 DEADLINE DATE: August 15, 2017, applications will be reviewed as received JOB SUMMARY In 2016, the Libraries andRead More →