[URBANTH-L] CFP: Space as a Category of Analysis: Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference at Brown University

Angela Jancius acjancius at ysu.edu
Sat Nov 26 15:42:18 EST 2005

Call for Papers

Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference at Brown University

Space as a Category of Analysis: New Perspectives with keynote address by
Dr. David Harvey, Distinguished Professor, Dept. of Anthropology, City
University of New York

Date: Friday April 7 and Saturday April 8, 2006
Location: Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
Submission Deadline: January 15, 2006

The Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference at Brown University is
calling for papers for its second annual conference entitled "Space as a
Category of Analysis: New Perspectives" on April 7-8, 2006. This conference
seeks to bring together graduate students from diverse fields by discussing
a common research theme from multiple disciplinary angles. We welcome
scholarship from history, sociology, anthropology, geography, urban studies,
environmental studies, area studies, gender studies, media studies, and
Some of the critical questions conference papers may consider are:

How are spatial categories historically constituted, and how do historical
projects reify and challenge spatial categories?

How do spatial relationships guide the growth and development of individual
communities, informing human understandings of nationality, ethnicity,
gender, race, class, and the environment?

How are categories such as urban, rural and wilderness constituted, and how
are they informed by technology and their inhabitants?

How does space shape decision-making processes of individuals and
institutions, and in what ways has space been used to assert power?

Under what conditions has space been transnational?

The conference features a keynote address by internationally renowned
scholar David Harvey. Widely considered to be the founder of modern critical
geography, Dr. Harvey's wide-ranging explorations of the ways in which space
and time have underpinned capitalism, post-modernity, and imperialism speak
directly to the spirit of intellectual breadth and inclusion to which the
conference is committed.

Please submit a 250-word abstract, curriculum vitae, and pertinent contact
information via email by January 15, 2006 to:

Interdisciplinary_Conference at brown.edu
Graduate Student Conference committee
Department of History
Box N, Brown University
Providence, RI 02912

Email: interdisciplinary_conference at brown.edu

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