MINELRES: ASN 2006 Convention (Deadline Reminder: November 2)
Wed Oct 26 15:03:07 2005
Original sender: Dominique Arel <email@example.com>
***Deadline Reminder: 2 November 2005***
Please send your proposals to Dominique Arel at firstname.lastname@example.org
(backup address: email@example.com)
Call for Papers
"Nationalism in an Age of Globalization"
11th Annual World Convention of the
Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN)
International Affairs Building,
Columbia University, NY
Sponsored by the Harriman Institute
23-25 March 2006
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 acnowledging 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.
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
firstname.lastname@example.org (backup address: email@example.com).
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
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
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
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:
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
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