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2029Graduate Student Conference at Brown University: Space as a Category of Analysis: New Perspectives

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  • asha.weinstein@sjsu.edu
    Dec 1, 2005
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      Date:    Mon, 28 Nov 2005 07:59:55 -0500
      From:    Raymond Familusi <familusi@...>
      Subject: CFP: Space as a Category of Analysis

      From: H-Net Announcements <announce@MAIL.H-NET.MSU.EDU>

      Call for Papers

      Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference at Brown University

      Space as a Category of Analysis: New Perspectives

      Keynote address by Dr. David Harvey, Distinguished Professor, Dept.
      of Anthropology, City University of New York

      Date: Friday April 7 and Saturday April 8, 2006
      Location: Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
      Submission Deadline: January 15, 2006

      The Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference at Brown University
      is calling for papers for its second annual conference entitled
      "Space as a Category of Analysis: New Perspectives" on April 7-8,
      2006. This conference seeks to bring together graduate students from
      diverse fields by discussing a common research theme from multiple
      disciplinary angles. We welcome scholarship from history, sociology,
      anthropology, geography, urban studies, environmental studies, area
      studies, gender studies, media studies, and others.

      Some of the critical questions conference papers may consider are:
      How are spatial categories historically constituted, and how do
      historical projects reify and challenge spatial categories?

      How do spatial relationships guide the growth and development of
      individual communities, informing human understandings of
      nationality, ethnicity, gender, race, class, and the environment?

      How are categories such as urban, rural and wilderness constituted,
      and how are they informed by technology and their inhabitants?

      How does space shape decision-making processes of individuals and
      institutions, and in what ways has space been used to assert power?
      Under what conditions has space been transnational?

      The conference features a keynote address by internationally renowned
      scholar David Harvey. Widely considered to be the founder of modern
      critical geography, Dr. Harvey's wide-ranging explorations of the
      ways in which space and time have underpinned capitalism,
      post-modernity, and imperialism speak directly to the spirit of
      intellectual breadth and inclusion to which the conference is

      Please submit a 250-word abstract, curriculum vitae, and pertinent
      contact information via email by January 15, 2006 to:

      Graduate Student Conference committee
      Department of History
      Box N, Brown University
      Providence, RI 02912

      Email: <interdisciplinary_conference@...>