ASN 2013 PRELIMINARY PROGRAM NOW AVAILABLE!
150+ PANELS ON THE BALKANS, CENTRAL EUROPE, RUSSIA, UKRAINE, THE CAUCASUS, EURASIA, TURKEY, CHINA, AND NATIONALISM STUDIES
preliminary program of the ASN 2013 World Convention can be downloaded
at www.nationalities.org. Updated versions will be posted regularly on
the ASN website. The
Convention, sponsored by the Harriman Institute, will be held at Columbia University, New York, on April 18-20, 2013.
**Registration fees are $80 for ASN members, $100 for nonmembers, $60
for students (and a special rate of $30 for nonpanelist graduate
students enrolled in New York area universities). The registration form
can be downloaded at www.nationalities.org. For registration
information, please contact Erin Carll (erincarllasn@...). For general convention information, please contact ASN Convention Executive Director Lydia Hamilton (lch2111@... or
212 854 6239)**
As always, the Convention boasts the most international lineup of
panelists of North American-based conventions, with more than half of
the 400+ scholars delivering papers, currently based outside of the
United States in nearly 50 countries. More than 750 panelists
and participants are expected at the Convention. The program features
150 panels, including the screening of several new documentaries that will be announced later.
These program features an exceptionally strong lineup of panels in all
regions of the former Communist world and Eurasia: Russia, the Caucasus,
Central Asia/Turkey/China, the Balkans, Ukraine/Belarus and Central
Europe (including the Baltics and Moldova). Every
year, the Program Committee has to be more selective in devising the
lineup, due to the increasing number of proposals. The Balkans section
has the largest offering of panels this year, with 25, followed by
Central Europe— 22, Central Asia/China/Turkey—a combined
22 panels, Ukraine and Belarus—14, Russia and the Caucasus—17.
Seventeen panels appear in the Nationalism section.
panels will adorn the three thematic sidebars of “History, Politics and
Memory,” “Ethnicity and Violence,” and “Migration and Globalization.”
In addition, the program will feature a sequence of three panels
on Western nationalisms on Thursday afternoon (Belgium, Basque,
referendums in Catalonia/Scotland/Quebec), as well as six panels on
Gender (three in the nationalism section and three with a Balkans,
Eurasia and Ukraine focus.
In its most visible section, the Convention will be hosting fifteen special panels featuring new important books by Omer Bartov and Eric Weitz, Shatterzone of Empires: Coexistence and Violence in the German,
Habsburg, Russian, and Ottoman Borderlands (Indiana, 2013); Marci Shore, The Taste of Ashes: The Afterlife of Totalitarianism in Eastern Europe (Random House, 2013); Andreas Wimmer, Waves of War: Nationalism,
State Formation, and Ethnic Exclusion in the Modern World (Cambridge, 2012); Fotini Christia, Alliance Formation in Civil Wars (Cambridge, 2012); Kimberly Marten, Warlords: Strong-arm Brokers in Weak States (Cornell, 2012); Alex Cooley, Great
Games, Local Rules: The New Great Power Contest in Central Asia (Oxford, 2012); Morgan Y. Liu, Under Solomon's Throne: Uzbek Visions of Renewal in Osh (Pittsburgh,
2012); Jeremy Smith, Red Nations: the Nationalities Experience in and after the USSR (Cambridge, 2012); Harris
Mylonas, The Politics of Nation-Building: Making Co-Nationals, Refugees, and Minorities (Cambridge, 2012); Sherrill Stroschein, Ethnic Struggle, Coexistence, and
Democratization in Eastern Europe (Cambridge, 2012); Sener Akturk, Regimes of Ethnicity and Nationhood in Germany, Russia, and Turkey (Cambridge, 2012); Steven
Seegel, Mapping Europe’s Borderlands: Russian Cartography in the Age of Empire (Chicago, 2012); Azar
Gat and Alexander Yakobson, Nations: The Long History and Deep Roots of Political Ethnicity and Nationalism (Cambridge 2013), and Keith Brown, Loyal Unto Death: Trust and Terror in Revolutionary Macedonia (Indiana, 2012);
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, Eurasia/Turkey, Central Europe,
Balkans, and Nationalism Studies. The ASN
2012 Eighth Annual ASN Doctoral Student Awards were given to Yuval
Feinstein (Sociology, UCLA, US – Nationalism Section), Evgeny Finkel (U
of Wisconsin, US – Ukraine/Russia/Caucasus Section), Maj Grasten
(Political Science, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
– Balkans Section), Christopher Molnar (History, Indiana University, US
– Central Europe Section), and Alp Eren Topal (History, Bilkent
University, Turkey –Eurasia/Turkey Section). Nearly two hundred doctoral
students will be eligible for the awards at the
For practical information regarding the convention, please contact Lydia Hamilton (lch2111@..., 212 854 6239). For registration
information, please contact Erin Carll (erinrcarllasn@...). For information on panels, please contact Dominique Arel (darel@...).
We look forward to seeing you at the convention!
Dominique Arel, ASN President
Lydia Hamilton, ASN Executive Director
Erin R. Carll, ASN Convention Director (Registration)
Bieber, Zsuzsa Csergo, Julie George, Dmitry Gorenburg, Lisa
Koriouchkina, and Harris Mylonas, Sherrill Stroschein, ASN Executive
And the entire ASN Convention Program Committee