[URBANTH-L]CFP: Nationalism in an Age of Globalization

Angela Jancius acjancius at ysu.edu
Tue Oct 18 12:46:35 EDT 2005


"Nationalism in an Age of Globalization"


International Affairs Building,
Columbia University, NY
Sponsored by the Harriman Institute
23-25 March 2006

***Early submission deadline: 2 November 2005***

Contact information:
proposal submission: darel at uottawa.ca
[backup address: darel at brown.edu]
exhibitors, advertisers: gnb12 at columbia.edu

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
Islamic Movements, Genocide and Ethnic Violence, Anthropology of Identity, 
Citizenship and Nationality, Conflict Resolution, Gender, and EU Expansion

AWARDS for Best Graduate 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. Anthropology 
is the fastest-growing discipline represented at the convention.

For a third consecutive year, the 2006 Convention will feature a section 
devoted to theoretical approaches to nationalism, from any of the 
disciplines listed above. The papers in this section do not necessarily have 
to 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 is acknowledging excellence in graduate 
studies research in offering Awards for Best Graduate Student Papers in five 
sections: Russia/Ukraine/Caucasus, Central Asia/Eurasia, Central Europe, 
Balkans, and Nationalism Studies. The winners at the 2005 Convention were 
Lisa Koriouchkina (Brown U, Anthropology, Russia/Ukraine/Caucasus), 
Evangelos Liaras (MIT, Political Science, Central Asia/Eurasia), Shannon 
Woodcock (U of Tirana, Anthropology, Central Europe), Jessica Greenberg (U 
of Chicago, Anthropology, Balkans), and Bijita Majumdar (Rutgers U, 
Sociology, Nationalism Studies). Graduate student applicants whose proposals 
will be accepted for the 2006 Convention, and whose paper is delivered by 
the deadline, will automatically be considered for the awards.

The 2006 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 

Anthropology papers at the 2005 Convention included:

Meskhetian Turks and the Regime of Citizenship in Russia
The Tsigani Ethnic Other and the Paradox of European Performance
Goodbye Serbia's Kennedy: Zoran Djindjic and the New Democratic Masculinity
Anthropology of Identity, Citizenship and Nationality in Moldova
Consuming Nationalism: Transformations of Class, Ethnicity and Space in 
Contemporary Macedonia
Kazakhstan's Aitus Goes to Moscow:  The Politics of Culture in the Former 
"Tearing Apart a Cat" as Domestic Violence Prevention: The Bosnian Police as 
a (Gendered) Joke
"Congratulations, you're European!": Borders, Frontiers, the EU and Cyprus
A Portrait of "the Emigrant" as a Teacher in Albania and as a Janitor in 
Contesting the Nation, Reproducing Empire:History, Place and Identity in 
Post-Soviet Odessa

and many more

The 2006 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, 
where 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.

The 2006 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 at uottawa.ca (backup address: darel at brown.edu).

INDIVIDUAL PAPER PROPOSALS must include the name and affiliation of the 
author, a postal address for hard 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 can indicate the title of their dissertation 
and year of projected defense)

PANEL PROPOSALS must include the title of the panel; a chair, three 
paper-givers, and a discussant; and the name, affiliation, postal address 
and 100 word biographical statement of each participant (same specifications 
as above).

PROPOSALS FOR FILMS OR VIDEOS must include the name and affiliation of the 
author, a postal address for hard mail, the title and 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, affiliations, postal addresses and a 100 word biographical 
statements of each participant (same specifications as above) and a 
discussion on the proposed format.

affiliation, postal adress, and areas of expertise of the applicant and a 
100 word biographical statement (same specifications as above).

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 2005 or early January 
2006. 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_2005_Final_Program.pdf. The 
film/video lineup can be accessed at 
http://www.nationalities.org/asn_2005_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 at columbia.edu).

People 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 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 2005 (darel at uottawa.ca, backup address: 
darel at brown.edu)

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 at columbia.edu 

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