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[Ameridians & Covid] – Prevention guidelines in indigenous languages

[Ameridians & Covid] – Prevention guidelines in indigenous languages

This section lists the institutional publications offering translations of the sanitary guidelines in vernacular languages.

Mexico

Peru

 

Peruvian Ministry of culture:

[Video] 15/04/2021 – Eduardo Kohn – An anthropophagic anthropology: towards a psychedelic science

[Video] 15/04/2021 – Eduardo Kohn – An anthropophagic anthropology: towards a psychedelic science

Eduardo Kohn

An anthropophagic anthropology: towards a psychedelic science

My personal experiences with psychedelic substances in my ethnographic work among the Runa and Sapara communities of the Ecuadorian Amazon have led me to broaden the concept of “psychedelic” to encompass the processes that give rise to the “world-called-forest” (sacha in Kichwa, naku in Sapara). In this talk, I will try to explain, first, what it means to say that the “world-called-forest” is psychedelic; second, how anthropology is a psychedelic science; and, finally, how a psychedelic science can serve as a guide for dealing with the global ecological crisis that threatens the “world-called-forest” of which we are part.

The conference will be given in Spanish

For your information, the next session will be held on June 17 and we will be pleased to receive Anthony K. Webster (University of Texas, Austin).

[Video] 18/03/2021 – Pablo F. Sendón – The Massif of Ausangate as a Field of Ethnological Research

[Video] 18/03/2021 – Pablo F. Sendón – The Massif of Ausangate as a Field of Ethnological Research

Pablo F. Sendón

(CONICET-Argentina)

The Massif of Ausangate as a Field of Ethnological Research

The Southeastern part of the region of Cuzco (Peru) lies at the foot of the massive mountain range of the Ausangate, exceeding 5000 meters above sea level, which separates the Amazonian basin to the North from the Andean valleys to the South. Owing to the severe ecological conditions of habitat at these high altitudes, the exposure to strong winds, the extreme seasons, and the poverty of the soil, it would appear, at first glance, that any form of human endeavour should be doomed. Nonetheless, all of this region, including its most distant corners that are adjacent to eternal snow, is inhabited by an indigenous Quechua-speaking population whose productive activities, patterns of social organisation, symbolic conceptions and ritual practices, indicates that they constitute a unity that lends itself to be treated as a field of ethnological research. This lecture proposes a definition based on specific ethnographic data collected in Marcapata, the Easternmost district of this part of the Peruvian Andes, a territory that once extended to the entrance of inhospitable lands of the Amazonian Antisuyo.

The conference will be given in Spanish

Publication prize and subsidies 2021

Publication prize and subsidies 2021

CALL 2021

PDF version

  1. Young scholars Publication Prize of the Société des américanistes is an award for young scholars to help publish a volume resulting from their doctoral thesis
  2. Publication subsidy (open to all)

The Young scholars Publication Prize aims to assist young scholars with the publication of a book resulting from their doctoral research and already accepted by a publishing house in France or abroad.

The original dissertation should have been completed less than 5 years ago and the resulting book must make a contribution to the same disciplinary, thematic and areal fields as those covered by the Journal de la Société des américanistes. Manuscripts may be submitted in French, English, Spanish or Portuguese.

The award amount is capped at 3000€.

The Publication Grant is intended to help publish books contributing to the same disciplinary, thematic and areal fields as those covered by the Journal de la Société des américanistes. Single-authored monographs as well as edited volumes are eligible. The submitted volumes may be written in French, English, Spanish or Portuguese but must have been previously accepted by a publishing house, based in France or abroad.

The allocated amount is capped at 2500€ (per project).

The deadline for submission shall be June 15, 2021. The candidatures will be evaluated by a panel of experts chosen by the Société’s executive board. Results will be announced in the fall of 2020.

The application package consists of:

  • Author(s) or Editor(s)’s CV, including a list of publications
  • Final Thesis Report or Examiner’s report for countries where applicable or letters of recommendation from at least two members of the PhD examination board (only for the young scholar’s Publication Prize)
  • Description of the manuscript (approx. 5 pages: table of contents, detailed summary, main arguments…)
  • Manuscript in pdf form
  • Pre-acceptance letter from the publishing house
  • Cost estimates from the publishing house (including other financial aids already obtained or solicited and the specific amount solicited from the Société)
  • Person to contact at the Publishing house (role, email and postal addresses)
  • Any other document deemed relevant

Any package either missing information or submitted after June 1, 2020, will not be accepted.

Recipients of the Publication Prize or Publication Grant must commit to mention the Société’s contribution in the book, as well as its logo, in accordance with agreements made with the publishing house, which is also expected to give a number of copies free of charge. Award winners who are not members of the Société must commit to apply for membership before receiving their grant or Prize.

The application package should be sent by e-mail only to: societe.publi@americanistes.org. Please indicate in the subject line of the message the application category (Prize or Publication subsidy).

09/12/2020 – General Assembly 2020

09/12/2020 – General Assembly 2020

Dear members, we are pleased to invite you to the General Assembly of the Société des Américanistes, which will take place on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. (Paris time).

The Assembly will be followed by the announcement of the results of the Publication Prize, awarded for the first time this year, and a presentation of their work by the laureates.

Due to the health situation, this meeting will take place by videoconference, which will allow us to meet despite the distances and oceans. We will send you the connection link the day before the meeting.

Agenda of the General Assembly:

•             Approval of the moral report and the financial report 2019

In case of unavailability, please send us an e-mail with your proxy (with delegation of your power of attorney to one of the members of the Society)

Official announcement of the results of the Publication Prize by Philippe Descola, President of the Society, followed by a 15-minute speech by each of the laureates.

•             Patricia Horcajada Campos : Mayan art in miniatura: las figurillas ceramicas de La Blanca

•             María Agustina Morando : Ñande ñee jekove: lengua y praxis social entre los chanés del noroeste argentino

2020/10/29 – Cédric Yvinec – Presentation of the film ‘Ex pajé’

2020/10/29 – Cédric Yvinec – Presentation of the film ‘Ex pajé’

Cher(e) membre de la société des américanistes,

La prochaine conférence de la Société des Américanistes, organisée en collaboration avec le musée du quai Branly, aura lieu le jeudi 29 octobre 2020, à 16h30-18h30 (merci de bien prendre note de l’horaire), dans la salle de cinéma du musée : Projection et discussion du film Ex pajé (Ex-chaman) Réalisé en 2018 par Luiz Bolognesi

Présenté et discuté par

Cédric Yvinec

Chargé de recherche au laboratoire Mondes Américains (UMR 8168-EHESS)

« Nous n’avons pas de chaman, mais un ancien chaman. »

Depuis leur premier contact « officiel » avec l’Etat brésilien en 1969, les Paiter Suruí, population autochtone vivant dans le bassin amazonien, ont vécu de profonds changements sociaux. Les missionnaires, les smartphones, le gaz et l’électricité, les médicaments, les armes et les médias sociaux font désormais partie leur quotidien. Au milieu de ce nouveau monde, un ex-chaman essaie de trouver une place au sein de sa communauté. Contraint dans le passé de devenir chrétien, il lutte pour guérir les personnes souffrantes de son village, en même temps qu’il fait face à la colère des esprits de la forêt, contrariés d’avoir été abandonnés.

En raison du contexte sanitaire actuel, l’accès à la salle de cinéma sera limité à 45 personnes. Nous reviendrons vers vous rapidement afin de vous tenir informés de la possible mise en place d’une liste de pré-inscription et d’un système de diffusion asynchrone du film et de la discussion.

Publication prize and subsidies 2020

Publication prize and subsidies 2020

CALL 2020

 

Due to the context of health crisis, the deadline for submission is extended to September 15th 2020.

Starting this year, the Société des américanistes is pleased to announce two awards to assist with the publication of books (PDF here).

  1. Young scholars Publication Prize of the Société des américanistes is an award for young scholars to help publish a volume resulting from their doctoral thesis
  2. Publication subsidy (open to all)

 The Young scholars Publication Prize aims to assist young scholars with the publication of a book resulting from their doctoral research and already accepted by a publishing house in France or abroad.

The original dissertation should have been completed less than 5 years ago and the resulting book must make a contribution to the same disciplinary, thematic and areal fields as those covered by the Journal de la Société des américanistes. Manuscripts may be submitted in French, English, Spanish or Portuguese.

The award amount is capped at 3000€.

The Publication Grant is intended to help publish books contributing to the same disciplinary, thematic and areal fields as those covered by the Journal de la Société des américanistes. Single-authored monographs as well as edited volumes are eligible. The submitted volumes may be written in French, English, Spanish or Portuguese but must have been previously accepted by a publishing house, based in France or abroad.

The allocated amount is capped at 2500€ (per project).

The deadline for submission shall be June 1, 2020 September 15th, 2020. The candidatures will be evaluated by a panel of experts chosen by the Société’s executive board. Results will be announced in the fall of 2020.

The application package consists of:

  • Author(s) or Editor(s)’s CV, including a list of publications
  • Final Thesis Report or Examiner’s report for countries where applicable or letters of recommendation from at least two members of the PhD examination board (only for the young scholar’s Publication Prize)
  • Description of the manuscript (approx. 5 pages: table of contents, detailed summary, main arguments…)
  • Manuscript in pdf form
  • Pre-acceptance letter from the publishing house
  • Cost estimates from the publishing house (including other financial aids already obtained or solicited and the specific amount solicited from the Société)
  • Person to contact at the Publishing house (role, email and postal addresses)
  • Any other document deemed relevant

Any package either missing information or submitted after June 1, 2020, will not be accepted.

Recipients of the Publication Prize or Publication Grant must commit to mention the Société’s contribution in the book, as well as its logo, in accordance with agreements made with the publishing house, which is also expected to give a number of copies free of charge. Award winners who are not members of the Société must commit to apply for membership before receiving their grant or Prize.

The application package should be sent by e-mail only to: societe.publi@americanistes.org. Please indicate in the subject line of the message the application category (Prize or Publication subsidy).

Cancelled – Nathan Wachtel : Book presentation ‘Paradis du Nouveau Monde’

Cancelled – Nathan Wachtel : Book presentation ‘Paradis du Nouveau Monde’

Chères et chers collègues,

Jeudi 26 mars 2020, la Société des Américanistes recevra :

Nathan Wachtel, directeur d’études honoraire à l’EHESS

et Professeur honoraire au Collège de France,  qui présentera son ouvrage :

Paradis du Nouveau Monde (Fayard, 2019, 340 pages).

6pm, Salle de cinéma du Musée du Quai Branly – Jacques Chirac, 37 Quai Branly, 75007 Paris.

Résumé : la découverte d’un monde jusqu’alors insoupçonné, à la fin du XVe siècle, suscita en Occident d’innombrables hypothèses et fantasmes. Que ce soit la localisation du Paradis terrestre au cœur de l’Amérique du Sud ou le problème de l’origine des populations indiennes, ces recherches se fondaient souvent sur des études remarquablement documentées, menées avec une rigueur que l’on peut presque dire scientifique. Parallèlement, parmi les populations amérindiennes, en réaction à la situation coloniale, se développèrent sur l’ensemble du continent américain des mouvements «messianiques » ou «prophétiques», récurrents dans la longue durée. Migrations vers le Terre sans Mal, attente du retour de l’Inca, vision extatique du retour des morts dans la Ghost Dance : ces mouvements combinent des croyances et pratiques autochtones avec certains apports occidentaux, en ordonnant ces derniers selon la logique propre des systèmes de pensée indigène. Ainsi se modela au fil des siècles l’identité indienne. L’auteur poursuit, avec ce nouveau livre, sa réflexion sur la pluralité des perspectives historiques, leur complémentarité, pour la restitution d’une histoire globale, et les traces que les traumatismes hérités du passé inscrivent dans les mémoires collectives.