MINELRES: CfP: ASN 2007 Convention (Deadline Reminder: November 2)

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

***Proposal Deadline Reminder: 2 November 2006***



12th Annual World Convention of the
Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN)

International Affairs Building,
Columbia University, NY
Sponsored by the Harriman Institute
12-14 April 2007

Contact information:
proposal submission: darel@uottawa.ca
[backup address: darelasn@gmail.com]

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
Islam and Politics, Genocide and Ethnic Violence, Anthropology of
Identity, Citizenship and Nationality, Conflict Resolution, Autonomy,
Gender, EU Integration, and many more

AWARDS for Best Doctoral 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 fifth consecutive year, the 2007 Convention will feature a section
devoted to theoretical approaches to nationalism, from any of the
disciplines listed above. The papers in this section need not 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 has acknowledged excellence in graduate
studies research by offering Awards for Best Doctoral Student Papers in
five sections: Russia/Ukraine/Caucasus, Central Asia/Eurasia, Central
Europe, Balkans, and Nationalism Studies. The winners at the 2005
Convention were Kelly O'Neill (Harvard U, History,
Russia/Ukraine/Caucasus), Yuriy Malikov (History, U of California, Santa
Barbara, Central Asia/Eurasia), Andrew Demshuk (U of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign, History, Central Europe), and Tamara Pavasovic
(Harvard U, Sociology, Balkans). Doctoral student applicants whose
proposals will be accepted for the 2007 Convention, who have not
defended their dissertation by 1 November 2006, and whose paper is
delivered by the deadline, will automatically be considered for the

The 2007 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 2007 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,
in which 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. Other innovative formats are also welcome.

The 2007 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: darelasn@gmail.com).

INDIVIDUAL PAPER PROPOSALS must include the name, email and affiliation
of the author, a postal address for paper 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 must indicate the title of their
dissertation and year of projected defense. They can also submit the
full bibliographic references of a recent or forthcoming publication).

PANEL PROPOSALS must include the title of the panel, a chair, three
paper-givers with the title of their papers, and a discussant; the name,
affiliation, email, postal address and 100-word biographical statements
of each participant and include full bibliographic references of their
last or forthcoming publication, if applicable (graduate students can
indicate the title of their dissertation and year of projected defense).

PROPOSALS FOR FILMS OR VIDEOS must include the name, email and
affiliation of the author, a postal address for paper mail, the title, a
500-word abstract of the film/video and a 100-word biographical

PROPOSALS USING AN INNOVATIVE FORMAT must include the title of the
panel, the names, emails, affiliations, postal addresses, 100-word
biographical statements of each participant (same specifications as
above) and a discussion on the proposed format.

email, affiliation, postal address, and areas of expertise of the
applicant, and a 100-word biographical statement (same specifications as

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 2006 or early
January 2007. 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_2006_final_Program.pdf. The film/video
lineup can be accessed at
http://www.nationalities.org/ASN_2006_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).

Participants 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 subscription discount to ASN's new journal,
Ethnopolitics, 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 2006 (darel@uottawa.ca, backup
address: darelasn@gmail.com)

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

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