Conference: 21st Annual ASN World Convention (Columbia University)

Deadline: Ongoing

Co-Sponsored by the Harriman Institute at Columbia University in New York City, April 14-16, 2016

Please see the 2016 Annual World Convention Program, and the accompanying text, below, for details.

As always, the Convention boasts the most international lineup of panelists among North American-based conventions. More than half of the 400+ scholars will deliver papers (and more than half of those delivering papers are currently based outside of the United States in nearly 50 different countries). More than 750 panelists and participants are expected at the Convention. The program will feature in excess of 150 panels, including the screening of a dozen new documentaries that will be announced in early April.

The Convention offers an exceptionally strong lineup of panels on all regions of the former Communist world and Eurasia: Russia, the Caucasus, Central Asia/Turkey-Greece, the Balkans, Ukraine/Belarus and Central Europe (including the Baltics and Moldova). The Balkans section is the largest, with 27 panels, followed by Russia and the Caucasus—25, Nationalism Studies—21, Central Europe—19, Central Asia/China/Turkey/Greece—a combined 18, Ukraine—15, and an expanding Migration section—14 panels (half of them cross-listed with regional sections).

Registration fees are $100 for ASN members, $130 for nonmembers, $60 for students (and free for students enrolled in New York area universities who present a valid university ID). The registration form can be downloaded here. For registration information, please contact Registration Manager Kelsey Davis. For general convention information, please contact ASN Executive Director Ryan Kreider

ASN Convention acknowledges excellence in graduate studies research by offering Awards for Best Doctoral Student Papers.  Doctoral student applicants whose proposals are accepted for the 2016 Convention, who will not have defended their dissertation by 1 November 2015, and whose papers are delivered by the deadline, will automatically be considered for the awards. Each award comes with a certificate and a cash prize.

ASN Convention is soliciting applications for an annual ASN Harriman Book Prize—the Joseph Rothschild Prize in Nationalism and Ethnic Studies. At the 2015 ASN Convention, the prize was awarded to Madeleine Reeves for Border Work: Spatial Lives of the State in Rural Central Asia(Cornell University Press, 2014). The award comes with a certificate and a cash prize.

The Convention is also inviting submissions for new documentaries available in mp4 or DVD format (NTSC or PAL). The documentaries selected will be screened during regular panel slots and, in several cases, will be followed by a discussion with the filmmaker.