MINELRES: CfP: ASN - Science Po 2008 Paris Conference iEmpires

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


Call for Papers
 
"Empires and Nations"
 
Joint Conference of the
Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po)
and the Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN)
 
Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris
3-5 July 2008
 
**Proposal Deadline: 13 February 2008**
 
**Contact information: 
Proposals must be submitted to 
dominique.colas@sciences-po.fr AND dcolasasn@gmail.com **

The Ecole Doctorale of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris
(Sciences Po) and the Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN)
are organizing the Joint International Conference “Empires and Nations”,
to be held on July 3-5 (2008) at Sciences Po in Paris. The Conference is
made possible through the contribution of a number of other research
centers, including the Centre d’Etudes des Mondes Russe, Caucasien et
Centre-Europeen (CERCEC, France), the Institut Francais d’Etudes sur
l’Asie Centrale (IFEAC, Uzbekistan) and the European University of Saint
Petersburg (Russia). 
 
The Sciences Po-ASN Conference invites proposals from scholars and
doctoral students. Applicants currently residing in Central Europe, the
Balkans, Russia, Ukraine, Central Asia/Eurasia, the Caucasus, China and
India are eligible to apply for a number of travel and accommodation
grants. Applicants currently residing in Western countries must cover
their own expenses. The working language of the Conference is English.
 
“Empires and Nations” is the fifth European summer conference
co-sponsored by ASN since 2001, and the second organized by Sciences Po,
which launched the successful series of ASN summer academic events in
July 2001 with a conference on “Citizenship and Nationality.” Summer
conferences were also held in Forli, Italy (2002), Warsaw (2004) and
Belgrade (2006). 
 
The Sciences Po-ASN Conference is organized separately from the ASN
Annual World Convention that will take place at Columbia University, NY,
on April 10-12 (2008), and whose program will be announced in February
2008. For information on the ASN 2008 NY Convention, please go to
www.nationalities.org. The Sciences Po-ASN Conference will feature
approximately 30 panels. The program will be available in April 2008.
 
The Sciences Po-ASN Conference welcomes proposals on a wide range of
topics related to 
the comparative study of nations and empires, with an emphasis on the
former continental empires, i.e. Russian (Soviet), Ottoman and
Austro-Hungarian, and their legacies. ASN stands at the juncture of
nationalities studies (the study of national identity and
nation-building in the former Communist Bloc and Eurasia) and
nationalism studies (the comparative and theoretical study of the
politics of the nation). In this spirit, the Conference invites
proposals empirically grounded in Eastern Europe/Eurasia broadly defined
and theoretically-oriented proposals devoted to various aspects of the
notion of “empire.” 
 
Possible themes include the breakdown of empires, religion and empire,
nationality and empire, identity and colonialism, post-colonialism,
imperialism since the Cold War, the European Union as a new kind of
empire, and many more. The Conference seeks to feature presentations
from a broad variety of disciplines, including
 
- Political Theory — elucidating concepts of empire, imperialism, and
world domination
- Ethnography — analyzing the transformation of local cultures in the
context of globalization
- History — focusing on the different types of nation-states and empires
and the role of cultural cleavages in the formation of political units
- International Relations — revealing the logic of coalitions between
political units, the foundations of “imperialism” and the erosion of the
capacity of states to exercise sovereignty
- Comparative Politics — studying the legacy of empires and the impact
of neo-imperial states on domestic political arrangements
- Post-Colonial Studies — examining the effects of 19th c. imperial
states and questioning the hegemonic temptations of contemporary
democracies
 
…as well as questions raised within the disciplines of sociology,
economics, geography, geopolitics, linguistics, and many more.
 
The theme of the Conference, “Empires and Nations,” symbolizes the
strong tradition of research on Russia at Sciences Po, home to
distinguished specialists, among them Anatole Leroy-Beaulieu, author of
L’Empire des Tsars et les Russes (The Empire of the Tsars and the
Russians) and Helene Carrere d’Encausse, author of L’Empire Eclate
(Decline of an Empire: the Soviet Socialist Republics in Revolt). 
 
To send an individual paper proposal, an applicant must include the
following information in the body of an email AND in a single Word
attachment: 

The title of the paper 
His/her name, email and institutional affiliation 
A preferred postal address 
A 500-word abstract and 
A 100-word biographical statement in narrative form (one paragraph) that
includes bibliographical information of the applicant’s last or
forthcoming publication, if applicable (full CVs are not acceptable) 
Doctoral students must also indicate the title of their dissertation and
year of projected defense. Incomplete applications will be rejected. 


A panel proposal is comprised of three to four paper-givers and a
discussant. (The organizers will subsequently select a Chair of the
panel). To send a panel proposal, an applicant must include the
following information in the body of an email AND in a single Word
attachment: 

The title of the panel and of each paper 
A 500-word abstract of each paper 
The name, email, institutional affiliation 
A preferred postal address 
A 100-word biographical statement for each panelist in a narrative form
(one paragraph) that includes bibliographical information of the
applicant’s last or forthcoming publication, if applicable (full CVs are
not acceptable) 
Doctoral students must also indicate the title of their dissertation and
year of projected defense 


The Conference also invites proposals featuring recent
films/documentaries or recent books. A film/documentary proposal must
include following information in the body of an email AND in a single
Word attachment:
· The name, email and institutional affiliation of the author 
· A preferred postal address 
· The title and a 500-word abstract of the film/video
· A 100-word biographical statement in narrative form. 
 
A book panel proposal, seeking to generate discussion on an important
recent book, features the book’s author and three or four discussants.
The proposal must include following information in the body of an email
AND in a single Word attachment:
· The names, emails, and institutional affiliations of all panelists
· Their preferred postal address
· A 500-word abstract of the book and 
· A 100-word biographical statement in narrative form for each panelist
 
All proposals must be included in the body of a single email AND in a
single Word attachment sent to two addresses:
dominique.colas@sciences-po.fr and dcolasasn@gmail.com. Applicants who
wish to apply for a grant covering travel and accommodation must
indicate so in their proposals. In order to be eligible for these
grants, an applicant must be residing at the time of the conference in
Central Europe, the Balkans, Russia, Ukraine, Central Asia/Eurasia, the
Caucasus, China or India. The reception of all proposals will be
acknowledged electronically.
 
The Conference is organized by Dominique Colas, Director of the Doctoral
Program “Russia and CIS” at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris.
The International Program Committee of the Conference is comprised of
Dominique Colas, Dominique Arel (University of Ottawa, Canada, ASN
President), Florian Bieber (University of Kent at Canterbury, UK),
Zsuzsa Csergo (Queen’s University, Canada), Sherrill Stroschein
(University College London, UK), Juliette Cadiot (Ecole des Hautes
Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, France), Alexandra Goujon
(Universite de Dijon, France), and Olivier Ferrando (Institut d’Etudes
Politiques de Paris). 
 
Applicants will be notified in March-April 2008. Information regarding
registration costs and other logistical questions will be communicated
at a later date. Updated information on the conference will be posted
periodically on the conference web site
(http://ecoledoctorale.sciences-po.fr/actu_scientif/empires_nations.htm)
and the ASN web site (www.nationalities.org).
 
We look forward to receiving your proposal!
 
Dominique Colas, on behalf of the Program Committee
 
Deadline for proposals: 13 February 2008 
(to be sent to both dominique.colas@sciences-po.fr AND
dcolasasn@gmail.com)

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