MINELRES: CfP: ASN 2010 Call for Papers (Deadline Reminder: 4 November)

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

Call for Papers

“Nations and States: On the Map and In the Mind”

15th Annual World Convention of the
Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN)

International Affairs Building,
Columbia University, NY
Sponsored by the Harriman Institute
15-17 April 2010
***Proposal deadline: 4 November 2009***
Contact information:
proposals must be submitted to: 
darel@uottawa.ca and darelasn2010@gmail.com

120+ PANELS on the Balkans, Central Europe and the Baltics, Russia,
Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Central Asia, the Caucasus, Turkey,
Afghanistan, China, 
and Nationalism Studies

History, Politics, and Memory
Interpretive and Cognitive Approaches in Ethnography
The Resurgence of Russia: Domestic and Foreign Policy Implications

THEMATIC Panels on
Islam and Politics, Genocide and Mass Killing, Ethnic Violence,
Religion, Language Politics, Post-Conflict Reconstruction, Autonomy,
Gender and Identity, EU Integration, NATO Expansion, Diaspora and
Transnational Networks, International Law and Tribunals, Political
Economy and the Nation, History and Nation-Building, and many more…

SCREENING of New Documentaries
AWARDS for Best Doctoral Student Papers

SPECIAL EVENTS sponsored by the ASN Journal Nationalities Papers

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 nationalism, ethnicity, ethnic
conflict and national identity in Central Europe, the Balkans, the
former Soviet Union, the Caucasus, the Turkic world, and Central
Eurasia. The Convention also invites proposals devoted to comparative
perspectives on nationalism-related issues in other regions of the
world, as well as theoretical approaches that need not be grounded in
any particular geographic region. Disciplines represented include
political science, history, anthropology, sociology, international
studies, security studies, area studies, economics, geography and
geopolitics, sociolinguistics, literature, psychology, and related
The Convention is inviting paper, panel, roundtable, or special
presentation proposals for three special thematic sidebars: 
•“History, Politics and Memory,” on the construction and contestation of
the memory of historical events in sites, political discourse and
historical research;
•“Interpretive and Cognitive Approaches in Ethnography," on the richness
and breadth of findings in the increasingly popular contextual approach
to the study of nationalism and ethnicity;
•“The Resurgence of Russia: Domestic and Foreign Policy Implications,”
on the transformation in the discourse, policies and practices of the
Russia internally and externally.
To celebrate the re-launch of Nationalities Papers, the opening
reception of the convention will be hosted by Nationalities Papers at
which occasion the re-launched journal will be introduced by the
editorial team.. During  the convention, Nationalities Papers will host
the first Nationalities Debate, a high profile discussion on the state
of the art, which will be subsequently featured in the journal. 
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 2009
Convention were Sofia Sebastian (LSE, UK) for the Balkans, Jennie
Schulze (George Washington U, US) for Central Europe, Erik Scott (UC
Berkeley, US) for Russia/Ukraine/Caucasus, Fredrik Sjoberg (Harvard U,
US/Uppsala U, Sweden) and Barbara Junisbai (Indiana U, US) for Central
Eurasia, and Laia Balcells (Yale U, US) for Nationalism Studies.
Doctoral student applicants whose proposals are accepted for the 2010
Convention, who will not have defended their dissertation by 1 November
2009, and whose papers are delivered by the deadline, will automatically
be considered for the awards.

The 2010 Convention is, moreover, inviting submissions for documentaries
made within the past few years and available in DVD format (either NTSC
or PAL). 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 2009 Program included The Singing
Revolution (US, 2008), Holodomor (Hungary, 2008), Shadow of the Holy
Book (Finland, 2008), The Lost Colony (Netherlands, 2008) and Citizens
K: The “K” Twins (France, 2007).
The 2010 Convention invites proposals for INDIVIDUAL PAPERS or PANELS. A
panel includes a chair, three or four presentations based on written
papers, and a discussant. Proposals using an innovative format are
encouraged. A popular new format is a roundtable on a new book, in which
the author is being engaged by three discussants — ten book panels were
featured in the 2009 Convention. Other innovative formats in proposals
are encouraged.
The 2010 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
www.nationalities.org. All proposals and fact sheets must be sent by
email to Dominique Arel at both darel@uottawa.ca and
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 mentions
a recent or forthcoming publication, if applicable, with all
bibliographical information, and with the title appearing in the
original language of publication [with a translation in brackets]. Long
CVs will be rejected, as the bio statement must be sent in narrative
form, like a paragraph. Graduate students must indicate the title of
their dissertation and year of projected defense.. They can also submit
the bibliographic information of a recent or forthcoming publication.

PANEL PROPOSALS must include the title of the panel, a chair, three or
four paper-givers with the title of their papers, and a discussant; the
name, affiliation, email, and 100-word biographical statements of each
participant and include full bibliographic information of a recent or
forthcoming publication, if applicable. Long CVs will be rejected, as
the bio statement must be sent in narrative form, like a paragraph.
Graduate students must indicate the title of their dissertation, the
year they joined a doctoral program and the year of projected defense. A
500-word abstract of each paper is not required for panel proposals.
PROPOSALS FOR FILMS OR VIDEOS must include the name, email and
affiliation of the author, the title of the film, name of director,
country and year of production, a 500-word abstract of the theme of the
film 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. 
email, affiliation, a paragraph about the areas of expertise of the
proposed 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, except for the Fact Sheet. The receipt 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 2009 or January
2010. Information regarding registration costs and other logistical
questions will be communicated afterwards.
The full list of panels from last year’s convention can be accessed at

The film lineup of last year’s convention can be accessed at

The programs from past conventions, going back to 2001, are also online
at http://www.nationalities.org/convention/past.asp

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
Sherrill Stroschein, Program Chair
Florian Bieber, Zsuzsa Csergo, Dmitry Gorenburg, and Vejas Liulevicius,
ASN Executive Committee
Deadline for proposals: 4 November 2009 (to be sent to both
darel@uottawa.ca AND darelasn2010@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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