Date: 23-25 April 2015
Location: Harriman Institute, Columbia University
ASN 2015 Annual World Convention
160+ Panels on the Balkans, Central Europe, Russia, Ukraine/Belarus, The Caucasus, Eurasia (including China), Turkey/Greece, Migration and Nationalism Studies
Co-Sponsored by the Harriman Institute at Columbia University in New York City, April 23-25, 2015
Please see the 2015 Annual World Convention Preliminary Program, and the accompanying text, below, for details.
Registration fees are $100 for ASN members, $130 for nonmembers, $60 for students (and a special rate of $30 for nonpanelist graduate students enrolled in New York area universities). The registration form can be downloaded here. For registration information, please contact Registration Manager Kelsey Davis ([email protected]). For general convention information, please contact ASN Executive Director Ryan Kreider ([email protected], 212-851-2174).
As always, the convention boasts the most international lineup of panelists of North American-based conventions, with more than half of the 400+ scholars delivering papers currently based outside of the United States in nearly 50 countries. More than 750 panelists and participants are expected at the convention. The program features 160 panels, including the screening of 12 new documentaries (to be announced in the near future). For a glimpse of last year’s film lineup, which included Watchers of the Sky, Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer, Putin’s Games, and Ukraine is not a Brothel,click here.
The Convention offers an exceptionally strong lineup of panels in all regions of the former Communist world and Eurasia: Russia, the Caucasus, Central Asia/Turkey-Greece/China, the Balkans, Ukraine/Belarus and Central Europe (including the Baltics and Moldova). The Balkans and Central Europe sections are the largest, with 24 and 23 panels respectively, on par with Russia and the Caucasus (23), Ukraine and Belarus (13), Central Asia/China/Turkey/Greece (a combined 19), Nationalism Studies (17) and the new Migration section (7).
Due to the extraordinary situation prevailing in Ukraine and Russia since 2014, up to ten panels will be devoted to dimensions of the conflict, including a NATO roundtable. Other special events will include a roundtable on the crisis in Greece and a roundtable on Russia’s Oscar-nominated film Leviathan.
In its most visible section, the convention will be hosting up to 16 special panels featuring important new books. The list includes:
- Ron Suny’s “They Can Live in the Desert but Nowhere Else”: A History of the Armenian Genocide(Princeton, 2015)
- Michael Hechter’s Alien Rule (Cambridge, 2013)
- Allan Patten’s Equal Recognition: The Moral Foundations of Minority Rights (Princeton, 2014)
- Valerie Sperling’s Sex, Politics, and Putin: Political Legitimacy in Russia (Oxford, 2015)
- Samuel A. Greene’s Moscow in Movement: Power and Opposition in Putin’s Russia (Stanford, 2014)
- Robert Donia’s Radovan Karadzic: Architect of the Bosnian Genocide (Cambridge, 2015)
- Lara J. Nettlefield and Sarah E. Wagner’s Srebrenica in the Aftermath of Genocide (Cambridge, 2014)
- Myroslav Shkandrij’s Ukrainian Nationalism: Politics, Ideology, and Literature (Yale, 2015)
- Henry Hale’s Patronal Politics: Eurasian Regime Dynamics in Comparative Perspective(Cambridge, 2014)
- Paul Werth’s The Tsar’s Foreign Faiths: Toleration and the Fate of Religious Freedom in Imperial Russia (Oxford, 2014)
- Joshua Sanborn’s Imperial Apocalypse: The Great War and the Destruction of the Russian Empire(Oxford, 2014)
- Michael S. Bryant’s Eyewitness to Genocide: the Operation Reinhard Death Camp Trials, 1955-66(Tennessee, 2014)
- David Marples’ Our Glorious Past: Lukashenka’s Belarus and the Great Patriotic War (Columbia, 2014)
- Sabine Dullin’s La frontière épaisse: Aux origines des politiques soviétiques (Éditions de l’EHESS, 2014)
- Olga Onuch’s Mapping Mass Mobilization: Understanding Revolutionary Movements in Argentina and Ukraine (Palgrave, 2014)
- Alexander Osipov et al.’s Policies of Ethno-cultural Diversity Management in Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine (European Humanities, 2014)
A few of these panels are still under construction and will be gradually added to the program.
The opening reception, celebrating the convention’s 20th Anniversary, will be held on the 6th floor of the International Affairs Building, 420 W. 118th St., New York, NY on Thursday, April 23 at 8:00 PM. The closing reception will be held in the same location on Saturday, April 25 at 7:15 PM and will feature the announcements of the ASN Harriman Book Prize, the Best Doctoral Students Papers Awards and the Award for Best Documentary.
For practical information regarding the convention, please contact Ryan Kreider ([email protected], 212-851-2174). For registration information, please contact Kelsey Davis ([email protected]). For information on panels, please contact Dominique Arel ([email protected]).
We look forward to seeing you at the convention!
Dominique Arel, ASN Convention Academic Director
On behalf of the Organizing Committee and Program Committee