[URBANTH-L] CFP: International Conference on Inter-Asian Connections (Dubai)

Angela Jancius jancius at ohio.edu
Fri Apr 20 14:04:51 EDT 2007

For additional inquiries, please contact the SSRC at
intl_collaboration at ssrc.org

 The SSRC is pleased to announce a call for proposals for an International
Conference on Inter-Asian Connections.  Please circulate the below
announcement to your colleagues and department.  For more details, the
proper contact information for the program is included.

Best wishes,
The IDRF Program



DEADLINE: FRIDAY, June 1, 2007

 International Conference on Inter-Asian Connections

Dubai, UAE: February 21-24, 2008

The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) is pleased to announce an open
call for proposals from faculty members at accredited universities and
colleges in any world region, to organize and direct a 4-day thematic
workshop at an international conference on "Inter-Asian Connections."
Workshop directors selected by the SSRC will be expected to help recruit and
select 8 international workshop participants from across relevant
disciplines in the social sciences and related fields.

To be held in Dubai, February 21-24, 2008, the conference will host multiple
workshops showcasing innovative research from across the social sciences and
related disciplines, on themes of particular relevance to Asia,
reconceptualized as a dynamic and interconnected historical, geographical,
and cultural formation stretching from the Middle East through Eurasia and
South Asia, to East Asia. This expanded understanding should bring to the
fore new and unanticipated research themes and cross-regional/trans-regional
connections and formations. The conference theme of "Inter-Asian
connections" is flexible enough to encompass a wide range of projects, from
explorations of inter-regional historical and material connections (for
instance, trade and migration flows; Asian international relations; the
diffusion and exchange of ideas and ideologies), to cross-national and
comparative investigations of contemporary political, socio-cultural, and
economic processes.

We invite researchers to apply to organize a workshop on a theme of their
choice. Each workshop may have one or two directors and will include 8
participants (graduate students, junior faculty, other researchers and
scholars) chosen competitively. Workshop directors should have sufficient
research experience on the region and themes of their proposals. The
deadline for application submissions is Friday, June 1, 2007.

The full text of the call for proposals, along with information on the
application process and selection criteria, is available at:
<http://www.ssrc.org/program_areas/global/papers/> .

For additional inquiries, please contact the SSRC at
intl_collaboration at ssrc.org <mailto:intl_collaboration at ssrc.org> . 

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