MINELRES: ASN 2006 World Convention/Call for Papers

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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***

Contact information:
proposal submission: darel@uottawa.ca
[backup address: darel@brown.edu]
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**

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
darel@uottawa.ca (backup address: darel@brown.edu).

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 (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 $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 (darel@uottawa.ca, backup
address: darel@brown.edu)

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
gnb12@columbia.edu

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