Date: Sat, 15 Oct 2005
From: Dominique Arel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: ASN 2006 World Convention/Call for Papers
ASN WORLD CONVENTION 2006./CALL FOR PAPERS
"Nationalism in an Age of Globalization"
11th ANNUAL WORLD CONVENTION
ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF NATIONALITIES (ASN)
International Affairs Building,
Columbia University, NY
Sponsored by the Harriman Institute
23-25 March 2006
***Early submission deadline: 2 November 2005***
100 panels on the Balkans, the Baltics, Central Europe, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, the Caucasus, Central Asia, Turkey, Greece, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kurdistan, China, and Mongolia
**INCLUDING a Special Section on Theoretical Approaches to Nationalism**
THEMATIC panels on Islamic Movements, Genocide and Ethnic Violence, Anthropology of Identity, Citizenship and Nationality, Conflict Resolution, Gender, and EU Expansion AWARDS for Best Graduate Student Papers AND the screening and discussion of new ** Films/Documentaries**
The ASN Convention, the most attended international and inter-disciplinary scholarly gathering of its kind, welcomes proposals on a wide range of topics related to national identity, nationalism, ethnic conflict, state-building and the study of empires in Central/Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, Eurasia, and adjacent areas. Disciplines represented include political science, history, anthropology, sociology, economics, geography, socio-linguistics, psychology, and related fields.
For a third consecutive year, the 2006 Convention will feature a section devoted to theoretical approaches to nationalism, from any of the disciplines listed above. The papers in this section do not necessarily have to be grounded in an area of the former Communist bloc usually covered by ASN, provided that the issues examined are relevant to a truly comparative understanding of nationalism-related issues. In this vein, we are welcoming theory-focused and comparative proposals, rather than specific case studies from outside Central/Eastern Europe and Eurasia.
Since 2005, the ASN Convention is acknowledging excellence in graduate studies research in offering Awards for Best Graduate Student Papers in five sections: Russia/Ukraine/Caucasus, Central Asia/Eurasia, Central Europe, Balkans, and Nationalism Studies. The winners at the 2005 Convention were Lisa Koriouchkina (Brown U, Anthropology, Russia/Ukraine/Caucasus), Evangelos Liaras (MIT, Political Science, Central Asia/Eurasia), Shannon Woodcock (U of Tirana, Anthropology, Central Europe), Jessica Greenberg (U of Chicago, Anthropology, Balkans), and Bijita Majumdar (Rutgers U, Sociology, Nationalism Studies). Graduate student applicants whose proposals will be accepted for the 2006 Convention, and whose paper is delivered by the deadline, will automatically be considered for the awards.
The 2006 Convention is also inviting submissions for documentaries or feature films made within the past year and available in VHS or DVD format. Most videos selected for the convention will be screened during regular panel slots and will be followed by a discussion moderated by an academic expert.
Russia-related panels at the 2005 Convention included: Terrorism in Chechnya Chechen and Ingush Scholars Reflect on Challenges and Opportunities Russia and the Politics of Energy Russian Identity and the Foreign Policy Sphere Homage to David Johnson: Western Coverage in Russia. How Well Are We Doing? Orthodoxy and Identity: Religion and Nationalism in post-Soviet Russia Ethnic Federalism in the Russian Federation The Polish Uprising of 1863 and Russian Nationalist Discourse Ethnic Mobilization and Demobilization Across Time Periods and many more
The 2006 Convention invites proposals for INDIVIDUAL PAPERS or PANELS. A panel includes a chair, three presentations based on written papers, and a discussant. Proposals using an INNOVATIVE format are also particularly encouraged. Examples of new formats include a roundtable on a new book, where the author is being engaged by three discussants; a debate between two panelists over a critical research or policy question, following rules of public debating; or special presentations based on original papers where the number of discussants is equal or greater than the number of presenters.
The 2006 Convention is also welcoming offers to serve as DISCUSSANT on a panel to be created by the program committee from individual paper proposals. The application to be considered as discussant can be self-standing, or accompanied by an individual paper proposal.
There is NO APPLICATION FORM to fill out in order to send proposals to the convention. All proposals must be sent by email to Dominique Arel at email@example.com (backup address: firstname.lastname@example.org).
INDIVIDUAL PAPER PROPOSALS must include the name and affiliation of the author, a postal address for hard mail, the title of the paper, a 500 word abstract and a 100 word biographical statement that includes full bibliographic references of your last or forthcoming publication, if applicable (graduate students can indicate the title of their dissertation and year of projected defense)
PANEL PROPOSALS must include the title of the panel; a chair, three paper-givers, and a discussant; and the name, affiliation, postal address and 100 word biographical statement of each participant (same specifications as above).
PROPOSALS FOR FILMS OR VIDEOS must include the name and affiliation of the author, a postal address for hard mail, the title and 500 word abstract of the film/video and a 100 word biographical statement.
PROPOSALS USING AN INNOVATIVE FORMAT must include the title of the panel; the names, affiliations, postal addresses and a 100 word biographical statements of each participant (same specifications as above) and a discussion on the proposed format.
INDIVIDUAL PROPOSALS TO SERVE AS DISCUSSANT must include the name, affiliation, postal adress, and areas of expertise of the applicant and a 100 word biographical statement (same specifications as above).
All proposals must be included IN THE BODY OF A SINGLE EMAIL. Attachments will be accepted only if they repeat the content of an email message/proposal, and if all the information is contained IN A SINGLE ATTACHMENT.
Participants are responsible for covering all travel and accommodation costs. ASN has no funding available for panelists.
An international Program Committee will be entrusted with the selection of proposals. Applicants will be notified in December 2005 or early January 2006. Information regarding registration costs and other logistical questions will be communicated afterwards.
The full list of panels from last year's convention, for the geographical and thematic sections, and the section on Theories of Nationalism, can be accessed at http://www.nationalities.org/ASN_2005_Final_Program.pdf. The film/video lineup can be accessed at http://www.nationalities.org/asn_2005_final_film_lineup.pdf. The programs from past conventions, going back to 2001, are also online.
Several dozen publishers and companies have had exhibits and/or advertised in the Convention Program in past years. Due to considerations of space, advertisers and exhibitors are encouraged to place their order early. For information, please contact Convention Executive Director Gordon N. Bardos (email@example.com).
People are invited to join ASN by logging in to http://www.nationalities.org/member_Info.asp. A yearly membership to ASN is $65 ($35 for students). Members receive the journal Nationalities Papers quarterly, a registration discount at the ASN Annual World Convention, and other perks.
We look forward to seeing you at the convention!
The Convention organizing committee:
Dominique Arel, ASN President
Gordon N. Bardos, Executive Director
David Crowe, ASN Chair of Advisory Board
Sherrill Stroschein, Program Chair
Deadline for proposals: 2 November 2005 (firstname.lastname@example.org, backup address: email@example.com)
The ASN convention's headquarters are located at the:
420 W. 118th St.
New York, NY 10027
212 854 8487 tel
212 666 3481 fax