The ASN World Convention, the largest 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 regional sections on the Balkans, Central Europe, Russia, Ukraine, Eurasia, the Caucasus, and Turkey/Greece, as well as thematic sections on Nationalism Studies 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.

About the ASN World Convention

The Convention is also inviting paper, panel, roundtable, book, documentary, or special presentation proposals related to:

  • The Conflict in Ukraine,” on the domestic, regional and international crisis unleashed by Maidan, the annexation of Crimea, the war in Donbas, and the role of Russia, Europe and the United States;
     

  • Russia and the New Cold War,” on Russia’s involvement in international crises (i.e. Ukraine, Syria), authoritarianism, information warfare, geopolitics, NATO/EU, energy politics, sanctions, nationalism;
     

  • Internally Displaced People and Refugees,” on the refugee crisis in Europe, the Middle East and elsewhere, securitization of borders, human and civil rights;
     

  • The Rise of the Far Right,” on migration, multiculturalism, populism, nativism in Eastern/Western Europe and America;
     

  • Political Violence,” on insurgencies, civil wars, terrorism, the rise of ISIS, post-conflict settlement, international justice;
     

  • The Crisis in Turkey,” on the spectre of authoritarianism, the Kurdish question, Gulenism, the army and the state, refugees, the war in Syria, relations with Russia;
     

  • The Political Use of Historical Memory,” on the construction and contestation of the memory of historical events in sites, symbols, state and (social) media narratives, and academic research;

Prospective applicants can get a sense of the large thematic scope of ASN Convention papers and presentations

by looking at the 2016 Final Program, which can be accessed here:

 

For several years, the ASN Convention has acknowledged excellence in graduate studies research by offering Awards for Best Doctoral Student Papers.

 

THE ASN 2016 DOCTORAL STUDENT AWARDS  were given to:

  • Vujo Ilic (Political Science, CEU, Hungary — Balkans Section) on the civil war in 1941 Montenegro;
     

  • Alexandra Klyachkina (Political Science, Northwestern U, US — Caucasus/Turkey Sections) on state-building in Chechnya;
     

  • Egle Kesylyte-Alliks (Literature, U of Oslo, Norway — Central Europe Section) on the national flag and nationhood in Lithuania;
     

  • Alina Jasina (Slavic Studies, U of Giessen, Germany — Russia/Ukraine/Eurasia Sections) on the Russianspeaking youth in Kazakhstan; and
     

  • David Emre Amasyali (Sociology, McGill U, Canada — Nationalism/ Migration Sections), on colonialism, non-colonialism and strategies of ethnic conflict.

 

Doctoral student applicants whose proposals are accepted for the 2017 Convention, who will not

have defended their dissertation by 1 November 2016, and whose papers are delivered by the

deadline, will automatically be considered for the awards (unless their paper is co-authored with someone not eligible for the doctoral prize). Each award comes with a certificate and a cash prize.

THE 7th ANNUAL HARRIMAN ASN ROTHSCHILD BOOK PRICE  went to Edin Hajdarpašić for Whose Bosnia? Nationalism and Political Imagination in the Balkans, 1840-1914 (Cornell University Press, 2015). Honorable mentions were given to Ronald Grigor Suny for “They Can Live in the Desert But Nowhere Else”: A History of the Armenian Genocide (Princeton University Press, 2015) and Iryna Vushko for The Politics of Cultural Retreat: Imperial Bureaucracy in Austrian Galicia, 1772-1867 (Yale University Press, 2015).

THE BOOK PRICE AWARD  comes with a certificate and a cash prize. For information on how to have a book considered for the ASN 2017 Convention Book Prize:

THE FIRST ANNUAL ASN DOCUMENTARY AWARD went to Oleg’s Choice (Le choix d’Oleg) (France, 2016), from directors James Keogh and Elena Volochine, on Russian volunteers in the Donbas War. Honorary mentions were given to The Siege (Sarajevo 1992-1995) (France, 2016), directed by Rémy Ourdan and Patrick Chauvel, and All Things Ablaze (Ukraine, 2014), directed by Oleksandr Techynskyi, Alexey Solodunov and Dmitry Stoykov, on violence on the Ukrainian Maidan.

Fourteen new international documentaries were shown at the 2016 ASN Documentary Festival. The full 2016 lineup can be accessed here:

 

 

 

 

The Convention is also inviting submissions for its ASN World Documentary Festival on new documentaries produced between 2015-2017. The documentaries are screened during regular panel slots and are followed by a Q&A. Documentaries are submitted with a secured streaming link. For information on how to submit a documentary, click on the links below.

Organising Committee

Dominique Arel

Convention Director

Ryan Kreider

ASN Executive Director

CONVENTION STUDENT STAFF

 

Andrew Vincent Dolinar

Abby Downing-Beaver

Djivo Djurovic

Xan Faber

Seth Farkas

Max de Haldevang

Ilya Karnaukhov

Lucia Savchick

Anastasia Tkach

Matthew Van Meter

Angela Wheeler

Harriman Institute

Sitora David

Isabelle Fortin

Ariane Larouche

Natalia Stepaniuk

Klavdia Tatar

U of Ottawa

Ilke Denizili

Convention Manager

Kelsey Davis

Convention Communication Manager

Agathe Manikowski

Communication

Manager

 

Kimberly Marten

Director, Program for U.S.-Russia Relations

Ronald Meyer

Communications Manager

Alla Rachkov

Associate Director

Barbara Singleton

Administrative Aide

(Fellowships, Visiting Scholars)

Alan H. Timberlake

Director, East Central European Center; Deputy Director for Humanities Programming

Masha Udensiva-Brenner

Coordinator, Communications

Mark Andryczyk

Staff Associate, Ukrainian Studies Program

Tatiana Beloborodova

Administrative Coordinator

Alexander Cooley

Director

Rebecca Dalton

Program Manager, Student Affairs

Elise Giuliano

Faculty Advisor,

MARS-REERS

Kevin P. Hallinan

Business Manager

Ryan Kreider

Assistant Director

Kevin Eric Laney

Coordinator, Finance

HARRIMAN INSTITUTE

Program Committee

Dominique Arel

U of Ottawa, Canada

Coordination

Soeren Keil

Canterbury Christ Church U, UK

Florian Bieber

U of Graz

Austria

Mila Dragojević

The U of the South

US

Adam Fagan

Queen Mary

U of London, UK

Ljubica Spaskovska

U of Exeter

UK

Balkans

Jean-François Ratelle

U of Ottawa

Canada

Julie George

CUNY Queens College US

David Siroky

Arizona State  

US

Caucasus

Vejas Liulevicius

U of Tennessee

US

Central Europe

Jennie Schulze

Duquesne U

US

Sherrill Stroschein

U College London, UK

Peter Vermeersch

U of Leuven

Belgium

Michele Commercio

U of Vermont

US

Lawrence P. Markowitz

Rowan U

US

Regine Spector

U of Mass Amherst

US

Eurasia

Migration

Lisa Koryushkina

MCLA

US

Alena Alamgir

Oxford U

UK

Maria Koinova

Warwick U

UK

Nationalism

Evgeny Finkel

George Washington U US

Zeynep Bulutgil

Tufts U

US

Dmitry Gorenburg

Harvard U

US

Russia

Elise Giuliano

Columbia U

US

Paul Goode

U of Oklahoma 

US

Erik Scott

U of Kansas

US

Ceren Belge

Concordia U

Canada

Turkey

Yeşim Bayar

Concordia U

Canada

Elektra Kostopoulou

NYU, US

şener Aktürk

Koç U

Turkey

Ukraine

Alexandra Hrycak

Reed College

US

Oxana Shevel

Tufts U

US

Films

Dominique Arel

U of Ottawa

Canada

Lisa Koryushkina

MCLA

US

Dmitry Gorenburg

Harvard U

US

Book Prize

Florian Bieber

U of Graz

Austria

Aviel Roshwald

Georgetown U

US

Madeleine Reeves

U of Manchester

UK

Board of Directors 

Zsuzsa Csergő

PRESIDENT

Queen’s U, Canada

csergo@queensu.ca

Florian Bieber

VICE-PRESIDENT

U of Graz, Austria

florian.bieber@uni-graz.at

Sherrill Stroschein

CHAIR OF THE ADVISORY

BOARD

U College London, UK

s.stroschein@ucl.ac.uk

Dominique Arel

CONVENTION DIRECTOR

U of Ottawa, Canada

darel@uottawa.ca

Dmitry Gorenburg

VICE-PRESIDENT

Harvard U, US

gorenburg@gmail.com

Lisa Koryushkina

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER

MCLA, US

lisa.koriouchkina@

gmail.com

Ryan Kreider

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Harriman Institute, US

rk2780@columbia.edu

Vejas Liulevicius

VICE-PRESIDENT

U of Tennessee, US

vliulevi@utk.edu

Peter Rutland

EDITOR, NATIONALITIES PAPERS

Wesleyan U, US

prutland@wesleyan.edu

Julie George

TREASURER

Queens College, US

julie.george@qc.cuny.edu

Harris Mylonas

VICE-PRESIDENT

George Washington U, US

mylonas@gwu.edu

Peter Vermeersch

MEMBER-AT-LARGE

KUL Leuven, Belgium

peter.vermeersch@
soc.kuleuven.be

Advisory Board 

Michael Rywkin

PRESIDENT EMERITUS

City College, US

Nina Caspersen

York U, UK

Alexandra Goujon

U of Bourgogne, Dijon
France

André Liebich

Graduate School of
International Studies,
Switzerland

David Crowe

PRESIDENT EMERITUS

Elon U, US

Michele Commercio

Harvard U, US

Henry Hale

George Washington U, US

Oxana Shevel

Tufts U, US

Stefano Bianchini

U of Bologna, Italy

Bhavna Dave

School of Oriental & 

African Studies, UK

Alexandra Hrycak

Reed College, US

Andreas Wimmer

Columbia U, US

Holly Case

Cornell U, US

Elise Giuliano

Harriman Institute
Columbia U, US

Charles King

Georgetown U, US

Stefan Wolff

U of Birmingham, UK

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