[Aaus-list] Fwd: To Post: ASN 2015 World Convention (Proposal Deadline Reminder: 29 October 2014)

Alexandra Hrycak hrycaka at reed.edu
Mon Oct 20 16:41:47 EDT 2014

Dear colleagues,
Please see the call for papers for ASN.


Alexandra Hrycak
Department of Sociology
Reed College
3203 SE Woodstock Blvd.
Portland, Oregon 97202-8199

E-mail: hrycak at reed.edu
Telephone: 503-517-7483
Fax: 503-777-7776
Personal web page: http://academic.reed.edu/sociology/faculty/hrycak/

Call for Papers

*20th Annual World Convention of the*

*Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN)*


International Affairs Building,

Columbia University, NY

Sponsored by the Harriman Institute

23-25 April 2015


****Proposal Deadline Reminder: 29 October 2014****


Contact information:

proposals must be submitted to:

darel at uottawa.ca <mailto:darel at uottawa.ca> /and/ darelasn2015 at gmail.com 
<mailto:darelasn2015 at gmail.com>

Over 140 PANELS in nine sections:

Nationalism Studies

Migration & Diasporas



Ukraine & Belarus

Central Europe (including Baltics & Moldova)

Eurasia (including Central Asia & China)

Caucasus (North and South)

Turkey, Greece & Cyprus

THEMATIC Panels on

Ukraine, Russia & the World

Self-Determination & Secession

History & Politics of Memory

Gender & Identity

Transitional Justice



AWARDS for Best Doctoral Student Papers,

ASN Harriman Joseph Rothschild Book Prize

ASN Award for Best Documentary

The /Nationalities Papers/ Opening Reception

The ASN Convention, the most attended 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 several regional sections on Balkans, 
Central Europe, Russia, Ukraine, Eurasia, the Caucasus, and 
Turkey/Greece/Cyprus, as well as thematic and cross-regional sections on 
Nationalism 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, or special 
presentation proposals related to:

             •“Ukraine, Russia & the World,” on the events/international 
crisis unleashed by “Maidan,” the fall of a regime, the war in Donbas, 
economic sanctions, NATO etc.

             •“Self-Determination and the State,” given new salience by 
the referendums in Scotland and Catalonia, the effects of Crimea/Donbas, 
and the rise of ISIS;

•“History, Politics and Memory,” on the construction and contestation of 
the memory of historical events in sites, symbols, discourse and research;

•“Gender & Identity,” on the salience of gender in discourse, 
representation, practices and mobilization;

•“Transitional Justice & Minority Rights,” encompassing human rights, 
minority rights, war crimes, genocide, international tribunals, and 
related issues;

Prospective applicants can get a sense of the large thematic scope of 
ASN Convention papers by looking at the 2014 Final Program, which can be 
accessed at


Popular topics have also included ethnic violence, language politics, 
religion and politics, EU integration, nation-bulding, the politics of 
energy, and post-conflict reconstruction.

Papers presented at the Convention will be made available for $10 on a 
CD to Convention attendees, but will neither be posted on the ASN 
website, nor be sold to Convention non-attendees.

/Nationalities Papers/, the ASN flagship journal, will present the 
consistently popular roundtable “How To Get Your Article Published,” 
which features the editors of some of the leading journals in the field. 
/Nationalities Papers/ will also sponsor the opening reception.

For several years, the ASN Convention has acknowledged excellence in 
graduate studies research by offering Awards for Best Doctoral Student 
Papers. The ASN 2014 Doctoral Student Awards were given to:

Enis Erdem Aydin (History, Bogazici U, Turkey) Turkey, Greece & Cyprus__

Christofer Berglund (Political Science, Uppsala U, Sweden), Caucasus-Russia

Aliza Rebecca Luft (Political Science, U Wisconsin Madison, US), Nationalism

Anca Mandru (History, U of Illinois Urbana, US), Central Europe

Sevan Pearson (History, U Lausanne, Switzerland), Balkans

Eric Schluessel (History, Harvard U, US), Eurasia

Doctoral student applicants whose proposals are accepted for the 2015 
Convention, who will not have defended their dissertation by 1 November 
2014, 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.

The ASN Convention inaugurated in 2010 an annual ASN Harriman Book 
Prize—the /Joseph Rothschild Prize in Nationalism and Ethnic Studies/. 
The award comes with a certificate and a cash prize. For information on 
how to have a book considered for the ASN 2015 Convention Book Prize, 
please contact Dmitry Gorenburg at asnbookprize at gmail.com 
<mailto:asnbookprize at gmail.com>, or go to 

At the 2014 ASN Convention, the prize was awarded to David Frick for 
/Kith, Kin & Neighbors/ (Cornell University Press, 2013). An honorable 
mention was given to Harris Mylonas for /The Politics of 
Nation-Building: Making Co-Nationals, Refugees, and 
Minorities/ (Cambridge University Press, 2013)..

The Convention is also inviting submissions for documentaries made 
within the past few years and available in DVD format (either 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. At the 2014 Convention, the Award for Best Documentary went 
to /Ukraine Is Not A Brothel/ (Australia, 2013). Special mentions were 
given /to In the Wake of Stalin/ (France, 2013) and /Watchers of the 
Sky/ (US, 2013). The full 2014 film lineup can be accessed at 

/Proposal Information/

The ASN 2015 Convention invites proposals for /individual papers/ or 
/panels/. A panel includes a chair, three or four presentations based on 
written papers, and a discussant.

The Convention is also welcoming offers to serve as /discussant /on a 
panel to be created by the Program Committee from individual paper 
proposals. The application to be considered as discussant can be 
self-standing, or accompanied by an individual paper proposal.

In order to send proposals to the Convention, the three mandatory items 
indicated below (contact information, abstract, biographical statement) 
must be included in a single Word document (PDF documents will not be 
accepted) attached to a single email message.

Each applicant – single or multiple authors in individual proposals, 
every member of a panel proposal – must also fill out a Fact Sheet 
online that can be accessed at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/factsheet2015.

IMPORTANT: Applicants can only send one paper proposal -- whether as an 
individual proposal -- or as a paper part of a panel proposal. The 
Program will not consider more than one paper proposal from the same 
applicant. At the Convention, each panelist can only appear on a maximum 
of TWO panels, only one of which can be in the capacity of a paper 
presenter. For example, a panelist can chair a panel and present a paper 
on another, or chair a panel and be discussant or another, and so forth. 
This rule applies to co-authored papers, thus a co-authored paper 
presentation counts as one appearance.


/Individual paper proposals/ must include four items:

*Contact information: the name, email, postal address and academic 
affiliation of the applicant.

*A 300- to 500-word abstract (shorter abstracts will not be considered) 
that includes the title of the paper.

*A 100-word biographical statement, /in narrative form/ (a text with the 
length of one paragraph). /Standard CVs will be rejected/.

Individual proposals featuring more than one author (joint proposal) 
must include the contact information and biographical statement of all 
authors and specify who among the co-authors intend to attend the 
Convention. Only joint presenters attending the Convention will have 
their names in the official program.

*A Fact Sheet, to be filled out online (see above). In the case of 
co-authors, only those intending to attend the Convention must send a 
Fact Sheet. /The Word document proposal must indicate that the Fact 
Sheet has been filled out online./

/Panel proposals/ must include four items:

*Contact information (see above) of all proposed panelists.

*The title of the panel and a 200- to 300-word abstract of each paper.

*A 100-word biographical statement (see above) for each proposed 
panelist. /Statements in standard CV format will be rejected/. The rules 
on joint proposals are the same as with individual proposals (see above).

*A Fact Sheet, to be filled out online (see above), for each panelist 
attached to the proposal. /The Word document proposal must indicate that 
all panelists have filled out their Fact Sheet online/.

Proposals can also be sent for /roundtables/ and /book panels/. 
Roundtables include a chair, four presenters, but no discussant, since 
the presentations, unlike regular panels, are not based on written 
papers. Roundtable proposals include the same four items as a panel 
proposal, except that the 200- to 300-word abstracts are presentation 
abstracts, rather than paper abstracts.

The Convention is also inviting /proposals for Book Panels/, based on 
books published between January 2014 and February 2015. The proposal 
must include the Chair, three discussants, as well as the author. A Book 
Panel proposal must include the same four items as a panel proposal, 
except that the abstract is limited to a 200- to 300-word abstract of 
the book. The discussants need not submit an abstract.

/Proposals for documentaries/ must include four items:

*Contact information (see above)

*A 300- to 500-word abstract of the documentary

*A 100-word biographical statement (see above). /CVs will be rejected./

*A Fact Sheet filled out online (see above).

Two copies of the documentary on DVD (in NTSC or PAL format) will also 
need to be sent to the Convention, unless there is an agreement to 
provide a streaming link. These and other matters will be discussed upon 
receipt of the film proposals.

Proposals for a roundtable following the screening of a film are most 
welcome. In these cases, the requirements of a panel proposal apply, in 
addition to the 300- to 500-word abstract of the film.

/Proposals to serve as a discussant/ must include four items:

*Contact information (see above)

*A 100-word statement about your areas of expertise

*A 100-word biographical statement (see above). /CVs will be rejected./

*A Fact Sheet filled out online (see above)

Proposals for applicants already included in an individual paper or 
panel proposal need only include the 100-word statement on areas of 

IMPORTANT: All proposals must be sent in /a single email message/, with 
an attached proposal in a Word document (PDFs will not be accepted) 
containing contact information, an abstract, a biographical statement, 
as well as a confirmation that the Fact Sheet has been filled out online 
(or multiple Fact Sheets, in the case of co-authors and/or panel 
proposals). Proposals including contact information, the abstract and 
the bio statement in separate attachments, or over several email 
messages, will not be considered. *The proposals must be sent to 
darel at uottawa.ca <mailto:darel at uottawa.ca> AND darelasn2015 at gmail.com 
<mailto:darelasn2015 at gmail.com>*.

The receipt of all proposals will be promptly acknowledged 
electronically, with some delay during deadline week, due to the high 
volume of proposals.

IMPORTANT: Participants are responsible for covering all travel and 
accommodation costs. /Unfortunately,/ /ASN has no funding available for 

An international Program Committee will be entrusted with the selection 
of proposals. Applicants will be notified by January 2014 at the latest. 
Information regarding registration costs and other logistical questions 
will be communicated afterwards.

The full list of panels from /last year’s convention/ can be accessed at 

The programs from past conventions, going back to 2001, are also online 
at http://nationalities.org/conventions/world/

Several dozen publishers and companies have had exhibits and/or 
advertised in the Convention Program in past years. Due to 
considerations of space, advertisers and exhibitors are encouraged to 
place their order early. For information, please contact ASN Executive 
Director Ryan Kreider (rk2780 at columbia.edu <mailto:rk2780 at columbia.edu>).

The ASN Facebook page will post regular updates on the ASN 2015 
Convention. To become a follower of ASN on Facebook, go to 

and click on the “Like” option.

We very much look forward to hearing from you and receiving your proposal!

The Convention Organizing Committee:

Dominique Arel, ASN Convention Director (Academic)

Ryan Kreider, ASN Executive Director

Sherrill Stroschein, ASN Program Chair

Zsuzsa Csergo, ASN President

Florian Bieber, Julie George, Dmitry Gorenburg, Lisa Koriouchkina, Vejas 
Liulevicius, Harris Mylonas, Peter Rutland and Peter Vermeersch, ASN 
Board of Directors

*/Deadline for proposals: 29 October 2014 (to be sent to both 
darel at uottawa.ca <mailto:darel at uottawa.ca> AND darelasn2015 at gmail.com 
<mailto:darelasn2015 at gmail.com>)/*

The ASN Convention’s headquarters are located at the:

Harriman Institute

Columbia University

420 W. 118th St.

MC 3345

New York, NY 10027

212 854 4623 tel

212 666 3481 fax

rk2780 at columbia.edu <mailto:rk2780 at columbia.edu>

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