[URBANTH-L]CFP: Nation, Community, and the State (ASN, 2007)

Angela Jancius acjancius at ysu.edu
Mon Oct 2 16:15:19 EDT 2006


12th Annual World Convention of the
Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN)

International Affairs Building,
Columbia University, NY
Sponsored by the Harriman Institute
12-14 April 2007

***Proposal deadline: 2 November 2006***

Contact information:
proposal submission: darel at uottawa.ca
[backup address: darelasn at gmail.com]
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
Islam and Politics, Genocide and Ethnic Violence, Anthropology of Identity,
Citizenship and Nationality, Conflict Resolution, Autonomy, Gender, EU
Integration, 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, Eurasia, and adjacent areas. Disciplines represented
include political science, history, anthropology, sociology, economics,
geography, socio-linguistics, psychology, and related fields.

For a fifth consecutive year, the 2007 Convention will feature 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.

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 2005 Convention were
Kelly O'Neill (Harvard U, History, Russia/Ukraine/Caucasus), Yuriy Malikov
(History, U of California, Santa Barbara, Central Asia/Eurasia), Andrew
Demshuk (U of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, History, Central Europe), and
Tamara Pavasovic (Harvard U, Sociology, Balkans). Doctoral student
applicants whose proposals will be accepted for the 2007 Convention, who
have not defended their dissertation by 1 November 2006, and whose paper is
delivered by the deadline, will automatically be considered for the awards.

The 2007 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

The 2007 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, in
which 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.
Other innovative formats are also welcome.

The 2007 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: darelasn at 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
bibliographic 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 bibliographic
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 bibliographic 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.

affiliation, postal address, 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 2006 or early January
2007. 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_2006_final_Program.pdf. The
film/video lineup can be accessed at
http://www.nationalities.org/ASN_2006_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).

Participants 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 subscription discount to ASN's new journal, Ethnopolitics, 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 2006 (darel at uottawa.ca, backup address:
darelasn at 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 at columbia.edu

More information about the URBANTH-L mailing list