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           Citizenship, Democracy and Ethnocultural Diversity
    Newsletter of the Queen's Forum for Philosophy and Public Policy
                         No. 38, September 2005


1. Introduction
2. Postdoctoral Fellowship in Democracy and Diversity
3. Cultural Diversity and the Criminal Law Workshop
4. Upcoming Conferences
5. Recent Publications
6. New Journals
7. Call for Papers
8. Internet Resources
9. Related Research Projects


The Forum for Philosophy and Public Policy at Queen's University is 
organizing a multi-year, research project on citizenship, democracy and 
minority rights in multiethnic states, under the direction of Prof. Will 
Kymlicka. As part of this project, the Forum distributes a quarterly 
newsletter updating recent developments in the field, of which this is
the thirty-eighth issue. We hope that it will be of interest to anyone
working in the field, whether in academia, public service, or
non-governmental organizations.

If you would like to be added to the mailing list for this newsletter, 
please contact us at cded@post.queensu.ca. Back-issues of the newsletter 
are posted on the Web on Will Kymlicka's home-page: 


We are now inviting applications for the second year of the new 
postdoctoral fellowship program in "Democracy and Diversity" at Queen's 
University, funded in part by the Canadian Institute for Advanced 
Research.  The program will run from 2005-2008.  Each year, one 
non-renewable 12-month fellowship will be awarded, working under the 
supervision of Prof. Will Kymlicka. The 2006-7 fellowship will commence
on July 1, 2006. The fellowship is part of a larger nexus of activities
at Queen's relating to the normative and empirical study of democracy
and diversity, including the Forum for Philosophy and Public Policy; the
Research Group on Nationalism, Ethnicity and Multicultural Citizenship
(www.queensu.ca/politics/rgonemc); the Fulbright Visiting Professorship
in Nationalism, Ethnicity and Multicultural Citizenship; the Centre for
the Study of Democracy; and the Institute of Intergovernmental Relations
- all of which have active programs of workshops, conferences and
visiting scholars and speakers. The Fellow would be expected to
participate in these various activities as appropriate, including
presentation of his or her research findings, and to assist Prof.
Kymlicka in the Forum's activities. The Fellow would also be expected to
do some teaching (two half-courses).  While "Democracy and Diversity" is
to be understood expansively, and there are no pre-determined limits on
the topics it may cover, Queen's has a special expertise in issues of
ethnocultural diversity. Recent and ongoing activities have covered such
topics as immigration and citizenship, multiculturalism and
multicultural education, indigenous rights, affirmative action, historic
injustice, nationalism and secession, language rights, and transnational
democracy. Applicants who combine normative analysis with empirical case
studies are particularly welcome. Applications are due by March 1, 2006.
For application details, check the Philosophy Department website at: 


The Forum for Philosophy and Public Policy at Queen's University, in 
cooperation with the Center for Law and Philosophy at Columbia
University, is pleased to be co-sponsoring a workshop on "Criminal Law
and Cultural Diversity" at Columbia University Law School in New York on
March 10-12, 2006. It will bring together experts in political theory
and criminal law to discuss the ways in which the courts should take
into account cultural difference when making judgements of
responsibility and punishment in a criminal law context. Participants
include Bhikhu Parekh, Matt Matravers, Michele Moody-Adams, Jeremy
Waldron, Ayelet Shachar, Kimmo Nuotio, Heike Jung, Nicola Lacey, and
Andrew von Hirsch. For further information, contact the co-organizers,
Will Kymlicka (kymlicka@post.queensu.ca), Jeremy Waldron
(jwaldron@law.columbia.edu), or Claes Lernestedt


A conference on "Migration and Political Theory" will be held at the 
University of Sheffield on October 21, 2005. Confirmed speakers include; 
Rainer Bauböck, Joseph Carens, Matthew Gibney, Iseult Honohan, and
Bhikhu Parekh. The conference will explore central normative and
theoretical questions related to migration. Spaces are also available
for a Workshop on the "Applied Ethics of Migration Policy", to be held
on the previous day, October 20, also at the University of Sheffield,
involving the same series of speakers. For registration and other
details about these events, please contact Sylvia McColm by email:

The Canadian Embassy in Berlin, in association with the Heinrich-Böll 
Foundation, and the University of Toronto, will host an international 
conference from November 7-9, 2005, entitled "Citizenship, Ethnos, 
Multiculturalism: North American Models in Comparative Perspective". It 
will serve as a follow up to an event held in Toronto in October, 2003, 
which focused on German and European conditions. This event will 
concentrate on issues surrounding migration and citizenship in Canada
and the United States. For more information, contact: Mekonnen Mesghena,
Dep. Migration/Citizenship/Diversity, Heinrich-Böll Foundation; email:
Mesghena@boell.de; fax: +49 30 28534 108.

The College of Europe, in Bruges (Belgium), will host the 3rd European 
Cultural and Educational Forum from November 26-30, 2005. The event is 
entitled "Language Policy in the European Union, Nation Building, 
Multilingualism, Mother Tongue Education: Legislating Education", and
its aim is to assess the current state of linguistic rights in
education. The forum will bring together education law experts,
political leaders, key members of governments and civil society
worldwide, addressing two broad themes; 1) linguistic diversity in
education from a case study perspective, and 2) legislating education.
For further details, contact: Gracienne Lauwers, European Association
for Education Law and Policy, Arthur Goemaerelei 52, B-2018 ANTWERPEN,
Belgium; tel : +32/2/306.67.60; fax : +32/3/238.58.45, or access the
following website: 

The Centre for Multicultural and Community Development (CMCD) at the 
University of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia, will host a 
conference called "Racisms in the New World Order: Realities of Culture, 
Colour and Identity", from December 8-9, 2005, in Coolum, Queensland.
The conference will examine contemporary manifestations of racism, with
a focus on the following themes: media and racism, official racism,
racism and the war on terror, new manifestations of racism, and
responses to racism. For more information, contact the CMCD
Co-ordinator: Mitra Khakbaz, Centre for Multicultural and Community
Development, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of the
Sunshine Coast; tel: 
+61-7-210-6951; fax: +61-7-3210-6967; email: mkhakbaz@usc.edu.au 
Information is posted on the following website: 

"Federalism, Quebec and Francophone Minorities in Canada" is the name of
a conference to be held at the University of Ottawa from March 9-11,
2006. The event seeks to move beyond the recent debates on federalism,
many of which have put "asymmetrical" federalism at the forefront. While
francophone minorities support federalism, many are hesitant to endorse
asymmetry. This conference will seek to answer questions such as; is
asymmetrical federalism incompatible with the recognition of the rights
of non-territorial minorities? How can these minorities position
themselves in this debate? How can the Canadian debate on federalism
benefit from international comparison, and/or be seen as a case study
for the examination of the future of non-territorial minorities? The
deadline for submissions is October 15, 2005. For information, contact:
Linda Cardinal, Chaire de recherche sur la francophonie et les
politiques publiques, University of Ottawa, 550 Cumberland, Ottawa
(Ontario) K1N 6N5; email: linda.cardinal@uottawa.ca


The 11th Annual World Convention of the Association for the Study of 
Nationalities (ASN) will take place from March 23-25, 2006, at Columbia 
University, NY. The theme of this year's event is "Nationalism in an Age 
of Globalization", but it will also include panels on the Balkans, the 
Baltics, Central Europe, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, the
Caucasus, Central Asia, Turkey, Greece, Afghanistan, Pakistan,
Kurdistan, China, and Mongolia, as well as a special section on
"Theoretical Approaches to Nationalism" and thematic panels on Islamic
movements, genocide and ethnic violence, the anthropology of identity,
citizenship and nationality, EU Expansion, and other topics. An award
will be presented for the best graduate student papers. The early
submission deadline is November 2, 2005. All proposals should be
submitted (by email) to Dominique Arel, ASN President (email:
darel@uottawa.ca (backup address: darel@brown.edu)). Information about
the ASN and its annual conferences can be found at: 


The Indiana University (Fort Wayne) School of Education and the IPFW 
(Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne) Institute for Human 
Rights will host an event called "The United Nations, Human Rights and 
Moral Education: Theory and Practice" from April 20-22, 2006 in Fort 
Wayne. The event will investigate the roles played by the U.N. Universal 
Declaration of Human Rights and the U.N. Declaration and Convention on
the Rights of the Child in the area of moral education. Keynote speakers
will be Katherine Covell and Michael Farris. Contributions will come
from scholars working in the fields of education, philosophy, European
studies, and American studies. Contributors are asked to submit a
two-page proposal for review prior to December 1, 2005. Proposals and
other inquiries should be forwarded to Clark Butler, Institute for Human
Rights, IPFW, Fort Wayne, IN, 46805; email: humanrights@ipfw.edu
conference website: 

"Cultural Policies, Trade Liberalization, and Identity Politics: Testing 
the Limits of the State" is an interdisciplinary conference being hosted 
by the University of Windsor from May 12-14, 2006. The conference will 
seek to address different aspects of the relationship between the
cultural policies of state governments, claims for cultural autonomy
made by indigenous, ethnic, and national groups, and implementation of
international trade agreements in the era of globalization. Paper
proposals between 300-500 words long should include; the paper's title,
an abstract, the author's contact information, and a one-paragraph
biographical note about the author(s), and should be sent by email to:
proposals@cultureandtrade.com The deadline for proposals is November 30,
2005. For additional information, contact: Anna Lanoszka, Department of
Political Science, University of Windsor, 401 Sunset Ave, Windsor,
Ontario, Canada, N9B 3P4; tel: (519) 253-3000 ex. 2355; fax:(519)
973-7094; email: anna@cultureandtrade.com

The 10th international conference of the International Academy of 
Linguistic Law will be held June 14-17, 2006, in Galway, Ireland. Topics 
include language rights and legislation, language rights within various 
constitutions around the world, language planning and human rights, 
language policy and language rights, language rights and third
generation rights, multilingualism and language rights, the right to
linguistic diversity, and Aboriginal languages and minority rights. The
deadline for proposals is December 31, 2005. For information concerning
registration and submissions, contact: Joseph-G. Turi, International
Academy of Linguistic Law, suite J-4, 6000 chemin Deacon, Montreal,
Quebec, H3S 2T9; tel: (514) 345-0718; fax: (514) 345-0860; email:
Information on previous events is available on the following website: 

The theme of the 16th World Congress of Sociology, organized by the 
International Sociological Association, is "Imperatives of Empire in 
Post-multicultural Nation States". The event will take place in Durban, 
South Africa, from July 23-29, 2005, and it will include panels on; 
legacies of colonialism, peace negotiations and divided societies, 
cosmopolitanism, nationalism and democracy, divided societies, ethnicity 
and citizenship, along with several other themes. For more information, 
contact: Andrew Jakubowicz, University of Technology Sydney, PO Box 123 
Broadway, NSW 2007, Australia; tel: +61 (0)2 9514-2298; fax: -2332;
cell: + 61 (0)419801102; email: A.Jakubowicz@uts.edu.au Information is
also available on the conference website: 

A 2006 ASN European Conference on Globalization, Nationalism and Ethnic 
Conflict in the Balkans and its Regional Context will be hosted by the 
Forum for Ethnic Relations (FER) in the Sava Center, Belgrade, from 
September 28-30, 2006. The three-day event will feature two plenary 
sessions and several panels of individual papers. The conference will 
focus on the Balkans, and explore topics such as; nationalism and ethnic 
conflict, the development of national identity and the challenges of 
globalization, violence and terrorism, organized crime and illegal 
migrations, conflict prevention, and the protection of human and

5. RECENT PUBLICATIONS (all prices in U.S. dollars).

Behdad, Ali (2005) A Forgetful Nation: On Immigration and Cultural 
Identity in the United States (Duke UP) $29.95

Benhabib, Seyla (2004) The Rights of Others: Aliens, Residents and 
Citizens (Cambridge UP) $23.99

Bommes, Michael et. al. (eds) (2005) International Migration Research 
(Ashgate) $99.95

Brock, Gillian & Harry Brighouse (eds) (2005) The Political Philosophy
of Cosmpolitanism (Cambridge UP) $24.99

Buenker, John & Lorman Rutner (eds) (2005) Multiculturalism in the
United States: A Comparative Guide to Acculturalism and Ethnicity,
Revised and Expanded Edition (Greenwood) $75.00

Cairns, Alan (2005) First Nations and the Canadian State: In Search of 
Coexistence (Institute of Intergovernmental Relations, Queen's
$20.00 (http://www.iigr.ca/)

Cahoone, Lawrence (2005) Cultural Revolutions: Reason versus Culture in 
Philosophy, Politics and Jihad (Pennsylvania State UP) $35.00

Cooper, Davina (2004) Challenging Diversity: Rethinking Equality and the 
Value of Difference (Cambridge UP) $31.19

Day, Graham & Andrew Thompson (2004) Theorizing Nationalism: Debates and 
Issues in Social Theory (Palgrave) $26.95

Diamond, Larry et. al. (eds) (2005) World Religions and Democracy (Johns 
Hopkins UP) $18.95

Downing, John & Chris Husband (2005) Representing Race: Racism, 
Ethnicities & Media (Sage) $31.95

European Centre for Minority Issues (2005) European Yearbook of Minority 
Issues, Volume 3, 2003/2004 (Martinus Nijhoff) $236.00

Feltzer, Joel & Christopher Soper (2004) Muslims and the State in
France and Germany (Cambridge UP) $14.99

Ferrell, Mary et. al. (2005) Global Politics of Regionalism (Pluto

Flathman, Richard (2005) Pluralism and Liberal Democracy (Johns Hopkins 
UP) $45.00

Foner, Nancy & George Fredrickson (eds) (2004) Not Just Black and White: 
Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Immigration, Race and 
Ethnicity in the United States (Russell Sage) $45.00

Friedman, Marilyn (ed) (2005) Women and Citizenship (Oxford UP) $24.95

Greco Larson, Stephanie (2005) Media and Minorities: The Politics of
Race in News and Entertainment (Rowman and Littlefield) $29.95

Hewitt, Roger (2005) White Backlash and the Politics of Multiculturalism 
(Cambridge UP)  $29.99

Inglehart, Ronald & Christian Welzel (2005) Modernization, Cultural
Change and Democracy: The Human Development Sequence (Cambridge UP)

Jesse, Neal & Kristen Williams (2005) Identity and Institutions:
Conflict Reduction in Divided Societies (SUNY Press) $55.00

Jones-Correa, Michael (ed) (2005) Governing American Cities:
Inter-ethnic Coalitions, Competition and Conflict (Russell Sage) $19.95

Kivisto, Peter (ed) (2005) Incorporating Diversity: Rethinking 
Assimilation in a Multicultural Age (Paradigm Publishers) $29.95

Krysan, Maria & Amanda Lewis (eds) (2004) The Changing Terrain of Race
and Ethnicity (Russell Sage) $42.50

Lieberman, Robert (2005) Shaping Race Policy: The United States in 
Comparative Perspective (Princeton UP) $35.00

Loury, Glenn et. al. (eds) (2005) Ethnicity, Social Mobility and Public 
Policy: The US and UK Compared (Cambridge UP) $53.95

Malloy, Tove (2005) National Minority Rights in Europe (Oxford UP)

Nazeer, Sameena & Leigh Tomppert (ed) (2005) Women's Rights in the
Middle East and North Africa: Citizenship and Justice (Rowman and

Pickus, Noah (2005) True Faith and Allegiance: Immigration and American 
Civic Nationalism (Princeton UP) $35.00

Posner, Daniel (2005) Institutions and Ethnic Politics in Africa 
(Cambridge UP) $26.99

Ramakrishnan, Karthick (2005) Democracy in Immigrant America: Changing 
Demographics and Political Participation (Stanford UP) $45.00

Roach, Steven (2005) Cultural Autonomy, Minority Rights and
Globalization (Ashgate) $89.95

Schildkraut, Deborah (2005) Press 'One' for English: Language Policy, 
Public Opinion, and American Identity (Princeton UP) $35.00

Sheffer, Gabriel (2003) Diaspora Politics: At Home Abroad (Cambridge UP) 

Skutsch, Carl & Martin Ryle (eds) (2004) Encyclopedia Of The World's 
Minorities (Routledge) $495.00

Valaskakis, Gail (2005) Indian Country: Essays on Contemporary Native 
Culture (Wilfred Laurier University Press) $28.95

Van Cott, Donna Lee (2005) From Movements to Parties in Latin America:
The Evolution of Ethnic Politics (Cambridge UP) $75.00

Weiner, Brian (2005) Sins of the Parents: The Politics of National 
Apologies in the United States (Temple UP) $18.95

Wolbrecht, Christian & Rodney Hero (eds) (2005) The Politics of
Democratic Inclusion (Temple UP) $24.95

Wuthnow, Robert (2005) America and the Challenge of Religious Diversity 
(Princeton UP) $29.95

Venice Commission (2005) State Consolidation and National Identity 
(Council of Europe, Science and Technique of Democracy Series No. 38), 

Journal Special Issues

The new issue of the International Journal on Multicultural Societies 
(IJMS) is focused on "The Links Between Academic Research and Public 
Policies in the Field of Migration and Ethnic Relations: Selected
National Case-Studies" (Vol. 7/1, 2005), guest-edited by Eric Florence
and Marco Martiniello. It includes articles on the link between academic
research and migration policies in China, Netherlands, Belgium and
Morocco. The issue is now available on-line at: 

A recent issue of Ethnopolitics is dedicated to the special topic "Moral 
Risk and Intervention" in relation to ethnic conflict (Vol. 4, No. 2, 
2005). Guest editors for this issue are Timothy Crawford and Alan J. 
Kuperman. Articles take up issues such as suicidal rebellions and 
humanitarian intervention, moral hazard and internal war, third-party 
intervention and escalation in Kosovo, and conflict management and moral 
hazard theory.

A recent special issue of Social Theory and Practice is dedicated to the 
topic "Religion and Politics" (Vol. 31, No. 2, April 2005). The issue is 
guest edited by Roger Gottleib and John Kelsay, and it contains articles 
on political liberalism, women's rights and religious dissent.

The International Social Science Journal recently published a special 
issue on "affirmative action" (Vol. 157, No. 183, March 2005). This
issue is guest-edited by Daniel Sabbagh and Patrick Simon, and contains
sections on; 1) measuring discrimination, and 2) perspectives on
ethnicity and race.

A recent issue of The Journal of Sociolinguistics contains a series of 
articles on language rights and linguistic human rights (Vol. 9, No. 3, 
August 2005). Articles by Stephen May, Thomas Ricento, Patrick Donna, 
Suresh Canagarajah, and Francois Grin are included.

A recent issue of the journal Environmental Politics is dedicated to the 
topic "ecological citizenship" (Vol. 14, No. 2, 2005). Articles explore 
such issues as liberal environmental citizenship, green citizenship, 
cosmopolitanism and ecological citizenship, and other related themes.

The Walrus magazine has posted a series of articles on-line that 
originally formed the basis for an on-line debate which took place at 
Oxford University on April 6, 2005. The debate was dedicated to the
theme "The Future of Multiculturalism", and it featured contributions by
Neal Ascherson, Daniel Weinstock, and David Ley. The debate can be
viewed on-line at the Walrus website: 



A new journal called the International Journal of Citizenship and
Teacher Education recently published its first issue (Vol. 1, No. 1).
This journal, launched by citizED in July, 2005, will seek to advance
understanding of academic and professional issues within education that
relate to social, moral, political, cultural and economic
considerations. The initial issue includes papers from Judith
Torney-Purta, Kerry Kennedy, Alan Sears, Murray Print, David Kerr, and
Don Rowe. The journal's next issue will be published in December, 2005.
The journal is located on the WWW at: http://www.citized.info/ijcte/

Papers are invited for the initial issues of a new journal entitled 
Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, which will be launched by
Sage publications in March, 2006. This journal will provide a
multidisciplinary dialogue for academic educators and educational
policy-makers concerned with citizenship and social justice in
educational institutions. It will tackle issues such as; social
inclusion and exclusion, ethnic, racial, linguistic and religious
diversity, gender and sexuality, poverty and wealth, law and human
rights, and the civic role of educational institutions. Manuscript
information can be found at the following website:
http://ecsj.sagepub.com or by contacting Tony Gallagher, Graduate School
of Education, Queen's University at Belfast, BT71HL, Northern Ireland;
email: am.gallagher@qub.ac.uk


The Journal on Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe (JEMIE), an 
electronic journal produced under the auspices of the European Centre
for Minority Issues (ECMI), requests submissions for a Special Focus
Section on the topic "Ethno-National Minority Parties in Europe". This
Special Focus Section seeks to delineate not only the role of
ethno-national minority parties in Europe, but also what does and does
not work in terms of party structures, coalition strategies, and
minority caucuses within larger parties. Questions that potential
authors might address include; how do ethnic and national minorities
mobilize and organize politically? What are the internal characteristics
of ethno-national minority parties? To which incentives do
ethno-national parties respond? Is there a role for coalitions of
ethno-national minority parties, such as those in the European
Parliament? What are the legal requirements and other obstacles that
ethno-political minority parties face? Articles of between 5000 and 7000
words should be submitted (via email) to Marc Weller, JEMIE
Editor-in-Chief, prior to December 1, 2005 (email: mw@ecmi.de). Each
contribution should be accompanied by a short abstract (100-150 words)
and a brief biographical note outlining the author's professional
affiliations and publications.



The Nationalism Studies Program at the Central European University 
recently launched a new website called the Nationalism Studies Network. 
The aim of this website is to collect and disseminate information about 
research and professional events related with Nationalism Studies. To 
visit the Nationalism Studies Network, go to: http://www.ceu.hu/nation 
Announcements should be forwarded by email to: nationalism@ceu.hu

A new study on Transnational Migrant Communities prepared for the Walter 
and Duncan Gordon Foundation by Rudyard Robinson of the North-South 
Institute (NSI) in Ottawa, was recently made available on-line. The 
report, entitled "From Immigrant Adaptation to Migrant
Transnationalism", is the result of a research project undertaken
between August 2004 and January 2005. It examines recent shifts in the
analysis of international migration processes: 

The élf Observatory is a new organization funded by the Rectorate of
the University of Geneva which aims to explore the interrelationships
between economics, language and education. The élf Observatory website
is published in several languages and it posts many useful links to
recent publications, other research centres, university programs, and
academic journals. http://www.unige.ch/eti/elf/

"Making Multicultural Australia" is the name of a website designed to 
assist teachers seeking quality resources on multiculturalism. The site 
contains a history of Australia's cultural policies, lesson ideas,
on-line quizzes, articles, speeches, interviews and A/V resources on
multiculturalism and ethnic and racial tolerance. 

The Global Commission on International Migration, established by the 
United Nations, has just issued its final report, entitled "Migration in 
an interconnected world: New directions for action". The 90-page report 
contains 33 recommendations for action at the national, regional and 
global levels. The report, as well as the 20 expert papers commissioned
by the Commission, can be found at the following website: www.gcim.org

UNESCO publishes an email listserv called the "Migration and
Multicultural Policies Mailing List". The list's purpose is to announce
new publications and events from the UNESCO Programme on International
Migration and Multicultural Policies. To subscribe, visit the
programme's website at: 
www.unesco.org/migration, and click on "subscribe to mailing list".

The Migration Information Source recently launched a "Country Resources" 
section to their award-winning website including current and
comprehensive migration data and analyses on more than 45 countries
worldwide. Designed for journalists, policymakers and researchers, this
resource brings together accessible data on immigrants, asylum seekers,
demographics, country maps and flags and related source articles and WWW

Some new features have been added to the Canadian Policy Research 
Network's Diversity Gateway website. The purpose of this website is to 
present the CPRN's policy-relevant research, and it contains data,
history and resources on a wide range of Canadian diversity issues. With
these recent enhancements, the Diversity Gateway: 1) is available in
French, 2) includes four new "Diversity at a Glance" sections which
provide data on language, religion, Aboriginal peoples, and young
Canadians, 3) includes an historical presentation of Canadian
citizenship policy called "Defining Canadian Citizenship, 1867-1945", 4)
contains a section on young Canadians; and 5) includes an overview of
Statistics Canada's projections for the racially visible population in
2017, with an emphasis on young people. 

H-Democracy is a new email listserv affiliated with the H-Net email 
listserv system that aims to advance the field of democratization
studies, promote debate amongst disparate research and practitioner
communities within this field, and to foster communication about
professional news and activities among practitioners and academics. Like
all H-Net lists, H-Democracy is moderated. Instructions on how to join,
an archive of postings, and other information can be found on the
H-Democracy homepage. 


The Rockefeller Foundation Humanities Fellowships at the Smithsonian 
Institution Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage will host six to 
eight fellows during 2006-7 focusing on the theme "Theorizing Cultural 
Heritage". In previous years, fellows have focused on themes such as 
cultural heritage and political representation, and the economics of 
cultural heritage. This year's fellows will be humanities-oriented 
thinkers and practitioners working on issues like: the relationship 
between individual and group agency or local and national tradition, the 
relationship between institutional forms of cultural heritage and its
form and content, and how art reflects and articulates social identity.
The residency term is six weeks to five months, between September 1,
2006 and July 31, 2007. Applicants need not be U.S. citizens to apply.
deadline for letters of interest is January 15, 2006. For further
information, contact: Carla Borden or James Early, Center for Folklife
and Cultural Heritage, Smithsonian Institution, PO Box 37012, Victor
Building Suite 
4100, Washington DC, 20013-7012; tel: 202-275-1461; fax: 202-275-1119; 
email: culturalheritagefellows@si.edu; Additional information can be
found at: 



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