EVENT: ASN 2013 World Convention – Preliminary Program; April 18-20, 2013 in New York City

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From: Dominique Arel <darel@uottawa.ca>
Subject: ASN 2013 Convention Preliminary Program
Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2013



The 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@gmail.com). For general convention information, please contact ASN Convention Executive Director Lydia Hamilton (lch2111@columbia.edu 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/Turkey­a combined 22 panels, Ukraine and Belarus­14, Russia and the Caucasus­17. Seventeen panels appear in the Nationalism section.

Several 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 touching 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 2013 Convention.

For practical information regarding the convention, please contact Lydia Hamilton (lch2111@columbia.edu, 212 854 6239). For registration information, please contact Erin Carll (erinrcarllasn@gmail.com). For information on panels, please contact Dominique Arel (darel@uottawa.ca).

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)
Florian Bieber, Zsuzsa Csergo, Julie George, Dmitry Gorenburg, Lisa Koriouchkina, and Harris Mylonas, Sherrill Stroschein, ASN Executive Committee
And the entire ASN Convention Program Committee