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      FW: 6th Annual ASN Convention (NYC at Columbia U, 5-7 April 2001)

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      From: Serguei Alex. Oushakine [mailto:sao15@...]
      Sent: Wednesday, November 01, 2000 8:48 PM
      To: ANTHRO-L@...
      Subject: CFP: 6th Annual ASN Convention (NYC at Columbia U, 5-7 April
      2001)


      For information on panel and paper proposals:
      Dominique Arel   darel@...



      Call for Papers

      "Nation-Making, Past and Present: Community, Economy, Security"

      ASN 6th Annual World Convention
      International Affairs Building,
      Columbia University, NY
      Sponsored by the Harriman Institute
      5-7 April 2001


      The Annual World Convention of the Association for the Study of
      Nationalities (ASN) has become the most attended international
      scholarly gathering dealing with issues of national identity,
      nationalism, ethnic conflict and state-building in Central and
      Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, Central Asia, and adjacent
      areas. The Convention continued its impressive growth in 2000 with a
      record 600+ attendees and 100 panels. More than a hundred
      participants travelled from overseas for the event, particularly, but
      not exclusively, from Western and Eastern Europe. Panelists'
      disciplines included political science, history, anthropology,
      sociology, economics, geography, and sociolinguistics.

      The central theme of the 2001 Convention addresses the interface of
      identity politics with economic issues and security/foreign policy
      concerns, either in the past or in contemporary developments.
      Proposals can focus on particular cases, theoretical questions, or
      cross-regional comparison. Papers or panels comparing cases of the
      post-Communist world with cases from other regions of the world are
      encouraged. Due to continuing instability in the Caucasus and the
      Balkans, proposals dealing with these areas are particularly
      solicited. Unlike most conventions, ASN accepts individual paper
      proposals, although full panel proposals have a greater chance of
      being accepted, due to space constraints.

      The ASN World Convention's yearly theme specifically refers to a core
      number of panels. Since the Convention is far larger in scope than a
      thematic conference, we invite, as in previous years, proposals on a
      wide range of topics related to identity, nationalism, conflict and
      state-building in Central and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet
      Union, Central Asia, and  adjacent areas.

      Central European Themes in 2000 included
      Contested Identities in Poland
      Borderland Identities and Ideologies
      Civil Society and Social Identities in Central Europe
      German and Hungarian Minorities
      The Roma in East Central Europe
      Defining Jewish Politics in Pre-World War II Central Europe
      Historical Roots of National Identity in Central Europe, 1848-1918
      What Is European Identity?
      The European Union: Problems and Prospects of Enlargement
      Roundtable on the Current Situation in Romania and Moldova

      and many more. The ASN web site (http://asn.uno.edu) contains a
      complete list of the 2000 panels.

      Videos/Films. The 2000 Convention was enhanced by the highly
      successful screening of short videos (10-15 minutes), accompanying
      presentations in regular panels, as well as medium- and full-length
      documentaries or feature films in video format, shown as special
      screenings followed by a general discussion. The British
      documentaries The Valley, on Kosovo, and A Cry from the Grave, on
      Serbenica, were some of the highlights of the 2000 Program. For 2001,
      proposals partly or entirely revolving around video, film, or
      audio-visual material (including slides and power point
      presentations) are strongly encouraged. As a rule, the convention
      intends to show video or film material produced within the past year
      or two. Throughout the convention, one or two of the convention
      meeting rooms will be exclusively devoted to the screening of video
      material. All suggestions and proposals should be sent to the Program
      Chair, Dominique Arel (address below).

      Location. The Convention will be held by the Harriman Institute at
      Columbia University, New York (address below), and co-sponsored by
      the Watson Institute, Brown University, Rhode Island.

      Schedule. The convention will begin on Thursday, April 5th, at 1 PM,
      and end on Saturday, April 7th in early evening. No panels will be
      held on Sunday, and the dates do not coincide with the Jewish and
      Orthodox religious holidays, which all take place later in the month.

      Panel/Roundtable/Roundtable Proposals. There is no particular
      application form to fill out. The vast majority of proposals were
      e-mailed to the Program Chair last year, but proposals sent by fax or
      regular mail are also accepted. For instructions on the proposals,
      see the "Application Information" below. All proposals must be sent
      to the Program Chair, Dominique Arel (address below).

      Registration. Registration fees are $40 for ASN Members, $60 for
      Non-Members ($30 for East European Non-Members) and $25 for Students.
      All panel participants have to pre-register by March 15th, 2001.
      Non-panel participants are also urged to pre-register early. Please
      note that the Convention will be unable to refund preregisterees
      after March, 15th, 2001.  Pre-registration by panel participants and
      attendees can be done electronically, by fax, or by regular mail. A
      registration form can be downloaded from our ASN web page
      (http://asn.uno.edu), or be requested from Gordon Bardos (address
      below).

      Funding. Participants are responsible for seeking their own funds to
      cover all travel and accommodation costs. ASN is unfortunately unable
      to assist participants financially, including applicants from Central
      and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, and Central Asia.

      Accommodation. The Convention does not have particular arrangements
      with hotels. Our ASN web site (http://asn.uno.edu), however, provides
      a list of several hotels, in various price ranges. Participants and
      attendees are strongly encouraged to reserve as early as possible.

      Advertisements/Exhibitors. Several dozen publishers and companies had
      exhibits and/or advertised in the Convention Program in 2000. Due to
      considerations of space, advertisers and exhibitors are encouraged to
      place their order early. For information, please contact the
      Convention Director Gordon Bardos (address below).

      Convention Papers. The convention papers will be available for sale
      at the Convention for $1.50 apiece. That policy has proven a huge
      success in the past.

      Web Site. Our web site (http://asn.uno.edu) provides continuously
      updated information on the ASN World Convention.

      Membership Subscription to ASN. A yearly membership to ASN is $50,
      and $30 for students. Members receive the journal Nationalities
      Papers (four times a year), the periodical Analysis of Current Events
      (ACE, four times a year), the newsletter ASNews (twice a year) and a
      registration discount at the ASN Annual World Convention. Since 1999,
      ASN Members also have the option of subscribing to Europe-Asia
      Studies at the cut-rate of $55 yearly. A membership form can be
      downloaded from our ASN web page (http://asn.uno.edu), or be
      requested from Gordon Bardos (address below).

      We look forward to seeing you at the convention!

      Dominique Arel, Program Chair
      Gordon Bardos, Convention Director


      Application Information

      ASN is accepting proposals for panels, roundtables, or individual
      papers. There is no particular form to fill out. Proposals can be
      emailed (preferably), faxed or mailed to the Program Chair (address
      below).

      Proposals for panels with presentations based on papers must include:
              *a chair, no more than three paper-givers and a discussant
      *the title of the panel, as well as the title and an abstract (200 to
      500 words) for each of the papers
              *the affiliation, postal address, telephone, fax, and email (very
              important) of all participants
              *a one-paragraph cv of each participant

      Proposals for roundtables must include:
              *a chair and no more than four presentors
              *the title of the roundtable
              *the affiliation, postal address, telephone, fax, and email (very
              important) of all participants
              *a one-paragraph cv of each participant

      Proposals for individual papers must include:
              *the title and an abstract (200 to 500 words) of the paper
              *the affiliation, postal address, telephone, fax, and email (very
              important) of the applicant
              *a one-paragraph cv of each participant

      If audio-visual equipment is required, please indicate so in your
      application.

      As before, applicants must abide by three golden rules:
              *No participant may be listed more than once on a given panel
              *No participant may present more than one paper at the convention
              *No participant may appear more than twice in the convention program

      The proposals must be sent to Dominique Arel (address below). Email
      applications are encouraged. An international Program Committee will
      be entrusted with the selection.


      Deadline for proposals:7 December 2000

      For information on panel and paper proposals:
      Dominique Arel
      ASN Convention Program Chair
      Watson Institute
      Brown University, Box 1831
      130 Hope St.
      Providence, RI 02912
      401 863 9296 tel
      401 863 2192 fax
      darel@...

      For information on exhibits
      and advertisements in the convention program:
      Gordon Bardos
      Convention Director
      Harriman Institute
      Columbia University
      1216 IAB
      420 W. 118th St.
      New York, NY 10027
      212 854 8487 tel
      212 666 3481 fax
      gnb12@...

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