MINELRES: 2005 ASN World Convention/Call for Papers

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Original sender: Dominique Arel <darel@uottawa.ca>

2005 ASN World Convention/Call for Papers 


"Understanding Nationalism:
Identity, Empire, Conflict"


International Affairs Building,
Columbia University, NY
Sponsored by the Harriman Institute
14-16 April 2005

***Earlier submission deadline: 4 November 2004***

Contact information:
proposal submission: darel@uottawa.ca
exhibitors, advertisers: gnb12@columbia.edu

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**

AS WELL AS thematic panels on
Islamic Movements, Genocide and Ethnic Violence, Anthropology of
Identity, Citizenship and Nationality, Conflict Resolution, Demography,
and EU Expansion

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, and
related fields.

For the second consecutive year, the 2005 Convention will feature a new
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.

The 2005 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.

The 2005 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 2005 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 sent by email to Dominique Arel at
darel@uottawa.ca. INDIVIDUAL PAPER PROPOSALS must include the name and
affiliation of the author, the title of the paper, a 500 word abstract
and a 100 word biographical statement. PANEL PROPOSALS must include the
title of the panel; a chair, three paper-givers, and a discussant; and
the name, affiliation and 100 word biographical statement of each
participant. PROPOSALS USING AN INNOVATIVE FORMAT must include the title
of the panel; the names, affiliations, and a 100 word biographical
statements of each participant and a discussion on the proposed format.
affiliation, and areas of expertise of the applicant and a 100 word
biographical statement.

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

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 2004 or early
January 2005. 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, the video screenings, and the new
section on Theories of Nationalism, can be accessed at
http://www.nationalities.org/ASN_2004_Final_Program.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 (gnb12@columbia.edu).

People are invited to join ASN by logging in to
http://www.nationalities.org/member_Info.asp. A yearly membership to ASN
is $60 ($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:
Gordon Bardos, Executive Director
Troy McGrath, Program Chair
David Crowe, ASN Chair of Advisory Board
Dominique Arel, ASN President

Deadline for proposals: 4 November 2004 (darel@uottawa.ca)

The ASN convention's headquarters are located at the:

Harriman Institute
Columbia University
1216 IAB
420 W. 118th St.
New York, NY 10027
212 854 8487 tel
212 666 3481 fax