Intimacy and Interaction
The 2021 Meeting of the American Society for Ethnohistory
Durham, North Carolina
The program committee of the 2021 ASE conference invites submissions for the annual meeting to take place on November 10-14, 2021 in downtown Durham, North Carolina. We invite panel proposals on any topic related to ethnohistory and especially within this year’s theme: Intimacy and Interaction. The program committee encourages thematic panels that include perspectives from both North and Latin America, as well as panels that include perspectives from other areas of the world.
As you think about the topic of Intimacy and Interaction, we note that the re-structuring to which this CFP refers includes religious ceremonialism, language, re-adjustments of spatial configurations of families and communities, and the simple exigencies of material and cultural survival. We ask you to consider such questions as: How have indigenous peoples structured notions of intimacy and intimate relationships? How have colonial rule, settler colonialism, and empire formation forced a restructuring of intimate interactions between people both within indigenous communities and between indigenous and non-indigenous peoples? How have extended families, family networks, and communities been altered or disrupted (often violently) by colonial and neocolonial forces? How has the law been used to alter, limit, control, or outlaw intimate relationships within indigenous societies or between indigenous and non-indigenous peoples? How have capitalism, neoliberalism, globalization and other institutional forces altered notions of intimate relationships among indigenous peoples? How have indigenous and non-indigenous peoples responded to these structural forces?