Call for Proposals: 28th Annual World Convention of the Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN)

The Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN) is set to host its annual World Convention at Columbia University’s International Affairs Building from May 16-18, 2024. This event, sponsored by the Harriman Institute, gathers experts in the fields of nationalism, identity, and ethnicity.

Following the successful in-person return of the convention in May 2023, the 2024 edition promises a diverse and comprehensive exploration of global issues. The convention welcomes proposals across five categories: Individual Paper, Panel, Book Panel, Roundtable, and Film. These proposals should be sent to darel@uottawa.ca and asnconvention24@gmail.com before the December 6, 2023 deadline. Interested participants are also required to complete a Fact Sheet online.

The ASN World Convention distinguishes itself with the introduction of two new permanent sections focusing on “Populism and the Far Right” and “Gender and Nationalism.” In addition, there will be a special focus on critical contemporary conflicts, including the Russian War in Ukraine, the War in Israel-Gaza, and Nagorno-Karabakh.

A key feature of the 2024 convention is its broad thematic scope, with over 150 panels spanning four global sections — Nationalism, Populism and the Far Right, Migration and Diasporas, Gender and Nationalism — and eight regional sections covering areas from the Balkans to Ukraine. This year’s event also offers a range of awards, including the Joseph Rothschild Award for Best Book on Nationalism, the Huttenbach Prize for Best Article in Nationalities Papers, and awards for the best documentary film and photo contest.

Drawing over 750 scholars from more than 50 countries annually, the ASN World Convention is an influential platform for discussing a wide array of topics. Themes range from language, religion, and EU integration to security, energy politics, and civil society. Participants come from diverse disciplines, including political science, history, anthropology, and international studies.

The convention is an in-person-only event, emphasizing the importance of face-to-face interactions in academic discourse. Registration fees are waived for discussants, encouraging vibrant participation and discussion.

For more information on the convention and proposal submission guidelines, visit www.asnconvention.com. To get a sense of the range of topics covered, prospective applicants can view the 2023 Convention Program at https://bit.ly/3SsqThS.