The Organizations for the Advancement of Studies of Inner Eurasian Societies
at Princeton University, Columbia University,
and New York University are pleased to announce
the 5th Annual OASIES Conference
THE POWER OF IDENTITY: FORCES OF CHANGE IN INNER EURASIA
Saturday, March 31, 2012 at Princeton University.
Keynote: Laura Adams, Director of the Program on Central Asia and the Caucasus at the Davis Center; Lecturer in Sociology, Harvard University
Closing Remarks: Alan H. Timberlake, Director of the Institute of East Central Europe; Professor of Slavic Languages, Columbia University
CALL FOR PAPERS
Deadline: February 5, 2012
The conference seeks to bring together scholars from a variety of disciplines who are interested in the power dynamics that shape identity and the forces of identity that shape society. Papers should address categories of identity (such as ethnicity, gender, faith, citizenship, and class) and their interplay with the forces of religion, culture, politics, and markets. The scope of the conference takes in Eurasia past and present, spanning from the Black Sea to Mongolia, from Siberia to South Asia.
Stressing multidisciplinarity, submissions are welcome from a variety of departments (anthropology, archeology, art history, Central Asian Studies, East Asian languages and cultures, history, Middle Eastern Studies, Mongolian Studies, political science, religion, sociology, Slavic languages and literature and South Asian studies).
Possible approaches may include, but are not limited to:
— sexuality and the family
— networks of movement
— language and education
— disease and the body
— violence in various guises
— literature, folklore and the arts
— the state and its borders
— negotiating kinship and clan
Please include the following information with all submissions:
1) Name of presenter
2) Academic position and institutional affiliation
3) Title of the paper
4) Abstract of no more than 300 words
5) Audio-visual equipment needs
6) Contact information (please include e-mail address and telephone number)
Send submissions as an attachment (pdf or doc) to email@example.com no later than February 5, 2012.
Presentations will be limited to 15 minutes in length.
Unfortunately, financial support is not available for participants .
For more information on OASIES and past conferences, visit www.oasies.org