27th Annual World Convention of the Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN): CfP, deadline December 8, 2022

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Call for Proposals


27th Annual World Convention of the

Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN)




**IN PERSON** at Columbia University

Sponsored by the Harriman Institute

18-20 May 2023


**Proposal Deadline: 8 December 2022**


Proposals must be submitted to darel@uottawa.ca AND asnconvention23@gmail.com.


The ASN World Convention will be back in person at Columbia University, New York, on May 18-20, 2023.


Key Points


*Following two highly successful Zoom Conventions in 2021 and 2022, the ASN World Convention is returning to Columbia University

for a three-day in-person event to be held right after the graduation (Commencement) ceremonies on campus.


*The Convention is welcoming five different types of proposals: Individual Paper Proposal, Panel Proposal, Rooundtable Proposal,

Book Panel Proposal,  Film Proposal. Paper and panel proposals will be based on written papers.


*Panel chairs will be selected by the Program Committee, although exceptions are possible upon request.

Registration fees will be waived for discussants, unless they are making a presentation on a different panel.


*Applicants will be notified of the status of their proposal between January 15-30, 2023.


The Convention


Over 150 Panels in 2 global sections: 


Migration, Refugees, and Diasporas


And 8 regional sections:





Central Europe

Eurasia (Central Asia and China)


Turkey and Greece



Special Themes:

The War in Ukraine

Populism, Radicalism, Far Right

Indigenous and Racialized Groups

Political Memory


ASN Awards

Best Doctoral Papers

Best Book on Nationalism (Joseph Rothschild Prize)

Best Article in Nationalities Papers (Huttenbach Prize)

Best Documentary Film

Nationalities Papers Photo Contest

Social Media Awards


The Scope of the Convention


The ASN World Convention, which brings together 750+ scholars from 50+ countries annually, welcomes proposals on a wide range of topics related to nationalism, national identity, ethnicity, indigenous and racialized groups, conflict and migration in regional sections of Central, Southern and Eastern Europe, and cross-regional sections in nationalism studies and migration/diaspora studies.


In addition to the thematic sections on the War in Ukraine, populism/radicalism, historical and political memory, indigenous and racialized groups, popular themes over the years have included gender, language, religion, EU integration/exit, security, nationalism and the pandemic,

energy politics, parties and elections, youth, media, and civil society.


Disciplines represented include political science, history, anthropology, sociology, international studies, security studies,

area studies, economics, geography, literature, and other fields of the humanities and social sciences.


Prospective applicants can get a sense of the large thematic scope of ASN Convention papers and presentations by looking at the 2022 Convention Program.


Applying to the Convention


To submit a proposal, fill out a Fact Sheet online, download the relevant form below and send it as an attachment to darel@uottawa.ca AND asnconvention23@gmail.com.



Paper Proposal

Panel Proposal

Roundtable Proposal

Book Panel Proposal

Documentary Film Proposal


Applying to the Convention: Five Categories


*Accepted individual paper proposals will be included in panels created by the Program Committee.


*A panel proposal is comprised of up to four panelists whose presentations are based on written papers, as well as a discussant.


*A roundtable proposal includes four presentations not based on written papers and generally addresses ongoing events

(such as a recent election or protest) or issues pertaining to research methods and challenges.


•A book panel proposal is based on a monograph published in 2021, 2022 or early 2023. Edited volumes have fewer chances of being accepted.


•Film proposals will be considered for documentaries produced between 2019-2023 (since the pandemic has not allowed us to show films since 2019).


Applying to the Convention: Guidelines


In a nutshell: applicants may not appear on more than two panel proposals (three if one is a book panel) and may not present more than one paper.


*Only ONE paper proposal per applicant will be considered. If your name appears on more than one paper as either single author or co-author,

you will be asked to choose which proposal you want the Program Committee to consider.


*Finding a chair in proposals for panels, roundtables or book panels is optional. The Convention Program Committee will select all the missing chairs.


Convention Outreach


*Publishers and other companies wishing to advertise in the Convention program and/or in our book exhibit

can contact ASN Executive Director Ryan Kreider at rk2780@columbia.edu


The ASN Convention website is at http://asnconvention.com

The ASN website can be found at http://nationalities.org

Follow us on Twitter at @asn_org

Follow us on Faceboo at  https://www.facebook.com/Nationalities


We very much look forward to receiving your proposal!


Dominique Arel, ASN Convention Director

Lisa Koriouchkina, ASN Communications Director

Alexandra Wishart, ASN Convention Assistant Director

On behalf of the ASN Convention Program Committee and Organizing Committee


Deadline for proposals: 8 December 2023 (to be sent to both darel@uottawa.ca  AND asnconvention23@gmail.com in a single attachment).



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