MINELRES: ASN 2008 Call for Papers

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


[The announcement is also available at www.nationalities.org]

Call for Papers

“Nation, Identity, Conflict, and the State”

13th Annual World Convention of the
Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN)
 
International Affairs Building,
Columbia University, NY
Sponsored by the Harriman Institute
10-12 April 2008
 
***Proposal deadline: 1 November 2007***
 
Contact information:
proposals must be submitted to: 
darel@uottawa.ca and darelasn@gmail.com
 
100+ panels on the Balkans, Central Europe and the Baltics, Russia, Ukraine, 
Belarus, Moldova, Central Asia and Eurasia, the Caucasus, Turkey, Afghanistan, 
Pakistan, Kurdistan, China and surrounding countries

**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, Religion, Language Politics, Conflict Resolution, 
Autonomy, Gender, EU Integration, Diaspora 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, the 
Balkans, Eurasia, and adjacent areas. Disciplines represented include political 
science, history, anthropology, sociology, international studies, economics, 
geography, sociolinguistics, psychology, and related fields.. 
 
The Convention also features 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. A dozen panels are 
expected to be featured in the Nationalism section.
 
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 2006 Convention were Tammy Lynch 
(Boston U, History, Russia/Ukraine/Caucasus), Judith Beyer (Anthropology, Max 
Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Central Asia/Eurasia), Zsuzsanna 
Magdo (U of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, History, Central Europe), Connie 
Robinson (New School U, Sociology, Balkans), and Wendy Pearlman (Harvard U, 
Political Science, Nationalism). Doctoral student applicants whose proposals 
will be accepted for the 2008 Convention, who have not defended their 
dissertation by 1 November 2007, and whose paper is delivered by the deadline, 
will automatically be considered for the awards.

The 2008 Convention is also inviting submissions for documentaries or feature 
films made within the past few years and available in VHS or DVD format. Most 
films selected for the convention will be screened during regular panel slots 
and will be followed by a discussion moderated by an academic expert. Films on 
the 2007 Program included the Oscar-nominated My Country, My Country (US, 
2007), Vukovar-Final Cut (Serbia and Montenegro, 2006), A Lesson of Belarusian 
(Poland, 2006), Orange Revolution (US, 2007) and Final Solution (India, 2005).
 
The 2008 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 encouraged. Examples of 
new formats include a roundtable on a new book, in which the author is being 
engaged by three discussants (nine book panels were featured in the 2007 
Convention); 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 to or greater than the 
number of presenters. Other innovative formats are also welcome.
 
The 2008 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, except for a FACT SHEET that can be downloaded at 
www.nationalities.org. All proposals and fact sheets must be sent by email to 
Dominique Arel at both darel@uottawa.ca and 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 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 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 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 statement.
 
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. 
 
INDIVIDUAL PROPOSALS TO SERVE AS DISCUSSANT must include the name, email, 
affiliation, postal address, a paragraph on the areas that the applicant has 
expertise to serve as a discussant, and a 100-word biographical statement (same 
specifications as above).
 
All proposals must be included IN THE BODY OF A SINGLE EMAIL, except for the 
Fact Sheet that must be attached. Attachments other than the Fact Sheet will be 
accepted only if they repeat the content of the email message/proposal, and if 
all the information is contained IN A SINGLE ATTACHMENT. The reception of all 
proposals will be acknowledged electronically (with some delay during deadline 
week, due to the high volume of proposals).
 
Participants are responsible for covering all travel and accommodation costs. 
Unfortunately, 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 2007 or January 2008. 
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_2007_final_program.pdf. 
 
The film lineup can be accessed at 
http://www.nationalities.org/ASN_2007_film.pdf. 
 
The programs from past conventions, going back to 2001, are also online at 
www.nationalities.org.
 
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).
 
We look forward to receiving your proposal!
 
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: 1 November 2007 (to be sent to both darel@uottawa.ca 
AND 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
gnb12@columbia.edu 


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