CFP: Association of Global South Studies 2018 Conference

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Call for Papers
November 18, 2018 to November 20, 2018
New Mexico, United States
Subject Fields: 
African History / Studies, Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies, East Asian History / Studies, Middle East History / Studies, World History / Studies


36th Annual Meeting of the Association of Global South Studies

Conference Theme: The Many Global Souths

18 November - 20 November 2018

Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Dear Colleagues:

The Association of Global South Studies is pleased to announce the call for papers and panel proposals for its 2018 annual meeting. Our organization, founded in 1983, is the largest organization in the world devoted to the study of the Global South. We welcome individual papers or panels from any discipline related to the study of the Global South. A typical panel would consist of four presenters, or three presenters plus a commentator. You may elect to designate the commentator or one of the presenters as panel moderator, or include an additional person to serve in that role. We will have some flexibility in the configuration of panels. Finally, while we expect that the majority of panels will be based on original scholarly research, we welcome proposals for roundtables on topics such as undergraduate teaching, graduate education, and the state of the field. Please send individual papers or panel proposals to Ryan Alexander at

The theme of this year’s conference is The Many Global Souths. The idea of the global south has been taken to mean virtually the entirety of Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America. Most of the countries in these regions share some common historical patterns and present realities, but the differences between them make it nearly impossible to treat the Global South as one amorphous concept. The AGSS is interested in papers and panels that examine the varying and shifting meanings of the concept of the Global South.

Please take a moment to go to the following links:

1) The AGSS website, which contains the conference announcement, as well as information on prices and deadlines for discount rates at the conference hotel in Albuquerque. Link:

2) The Regonline website, where you will pay for registration and/or membership. Please note: you need to pay both membership and registration at the same time, and you must pre-register for the conference. Please also note that once the program is published (by Nov. 1), no refunds of the conference registration fee will be issued. Link:

The fee schedule is here:

2018 Membership Fees [for calendar year]

Annual Global North Membership – $60

Annual Global South Membership – $30

Annual Student Membership – $30

Life Membership – $400

2018 Conference Registration Fees

Global North Resident Members – $140

Global South Resident Members – $50

All Student Members – $50

Global North Resident non-Members – $200 [includes 1 year membership]

Global South Resident non-Members – $80 [includes 1 year membership]

All Student non-Members – $80 [includes 1 year membership]

Extra Ticket for Reception and Banquet – $60

* all rates increase by $20 after 15 September

Once again, we would like to welcome you to the AGSS 2018 Conference, which promises to offer an experience filled with stimulating intellectual exchange and social interaction. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Ryan Alexander, AGSS VP and President-Elect, at, and please encourage researchers and graduate students in your professional circles to consider attending as well!


ATWS Executive Council

Contact email: Ryan Alexander,

Contact Info: 

Ryan M. Alexander, Ph.D., VP and President-Elect, Assoc. of Global South Studies

Associate Prof. of History, SUNY Plattsburgh

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