CFP: 22nd Annual World Convention of the Association for the Study of Nationalities (New York City, NY)

Deadline for Submissions: October 27, 2016

22nd Annual World Convention of the Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN)

International Affairs Building,
Columbia University, NY
Sponsored by the Harriman Institute
4-6 May 2017
www.nationalities.org

Proposals must be submitted to: darel@uottawa.ca and darelasn2017@gmail.com

Over 150 PANELS in nine sections:

  • Nationalism Studies
  • Migration & Diasporas
  • Balkans
  • RussiaUkraine (and Belarus)
  • Central Europe (including Baltics & Moldova)
  • Eurasia (including Central Asia & China)
  • Caucasus (North and South)
  • Turkey and Greece (and Cyprus)

THEMATIC Panels on:

  • The Conflict in Ukraine
  • Russia and the New Cold War
  • Internally Displaced People and Refugees
  • The Rise of the Far Right
  • Political Violence (Insurgency, Terrorism, War)
  • The Crisis in Turkey
  • The Political Use of Historical Memory

ASN WORLD DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL

ASN BOOK PANELS (SPECIAL PANELS ON NEW ACADEMIC BOOKS)

ASN AWARDS (BEST DOCTORAL PAPERS, BEST BOOK, BEST FILMS, BEST NATIONALITIES PAPERS ARTICLE)

The ASN World Convention, the largest international and inter-disciplinary scholarly gathering of its kind, welcomes proposals on a wide range of topics related to nationalism, ethnicity, ethnic conflict and national identity in regional sections on the Balkans, Central Europe, Russia, Ukraine, Eurasia, the Caucasus, and Turkey/Greece, as well as thematic sections on Nationalism Studies and Migration/Diasporas. Disciplines represented include political science, history, anthropology, sociology, international studies, security studies, geopolitics, area studies, economics, geography, sociolinguistics, literature, psychology, and related fields.

The Convention is also inviting paper, panel, roundtable, book, documentary, or special presentation proposals related to:

  • “The Conflict in Ukraine,” on the domestic, regional and international crisis unleashed by Maidan, the annexation of Crimea, the war in Donbas, and the role of Russia, Europe and the United States;
  • “Russia and the New Cold War,” on Russia’s involvement in international crises (i.e. Ukraine, Syria), authoritarianism, information warfare, geopolitics, NATO/EU, energy politics, sanctions, nationalism;
  • “Internally Displaced People and Refugees,” on the refugee crisis in Europe, the Middle East and elsewhere, securitization of borders, human and civil rights;
  • “The Rise of the Far Right,” on migration, multiculturalism, populism, nativism in Eastern/Western Europe and America,
  • “Political Violence,” on insurgencies, civil wars, terrorism, the rise of ISIS, post-conflict settlement, international justice;
  • “The Crisis in Turkey,” on the spectre of authoritarianism, the Kurdish question, Gulenism, the army and the state, refugees, the war in Syria, relations with Russia;
  • “The Political Use of Historical Memory,” on the construction and contestation of the memory of historical events in sites, symbols, state and (social) media narratives, and academic research;

Prospective applicants can get a sense of the large thematic scope of ASN Convention papers and presentations by looking at the 2016 Final Program, which can be accessed at  http://nationalities.org/uploads/documents/ASN16_FinalProgram_April.pdf

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