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Nationalism and National Identities in the Americas: A symposium of the 52nd International Congress of Americanists
July 17-21, 2006
ARENA, a new international organization, invites proposals for a symposium focusing on nationalism and national identity in the Americas. Our symposium will be open to a wide range of subjects and methodologies involving all nations of the Americas, but we are especially interested in comparative, transnational approaches to subjects of particular relevance to the formation of nations in the Americas.
Final Deadline: September 15, 2005. Send proposals of 500 words and curriculum vitae to: ARENA@sc.edu
For further information on ICA 52, see: http://www.52ica.com/index.html
Visit the website at http://www.cas.sc.edu/arena
Figures of Democracy: Rhetoric, Authority, and Civil Culture
October 21-22, 2005
Conference sponsored by the Department of Communication Studies, Concordia University
This conference invites scholars in Rhetoric, Communication, Law, and Political Theory to consider the various ways that democracy can figure, which is to say be both imagined and substantiated, in public discourse and symbolic action. We take as a starting premise that there is no single authoritative or mature model of democracy. There are many ways of performing democracy and of living (post)modernity. These ways imply distinct rhetorical forms, modes of address, tropes, and styles. This conference aims at developing a deeper appreciation of these and of their consequences.
Please e-mail paper proposals, along with a one-page statement of your research interests and recent publications, to the following e-mail address by March 4, 2005.
Prof. Maurice Charland
Dept. Communication Studies
Phone: (514) 848-2424 x2546
Human Rights in a Globalizing Era?
August 4-6, 2005 University of Windsor
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Organized by the Centre for Studies in Social Justice, University of Windsor.
The worldwide expansion of new social and economic relations, new patterns of migration, and the spread of North American consumer culture have had radically destabilizing effects on the life-conditions of peoples and populations around the world. The conference will consider the diverse ways in which issues of democracy, practices of citizenship, and social security articulate with human rights in this globalizing era. It will bring together internationally known scholars, researchers, and activists whose work addresses the foundations, history, politics, or limitations of human rights and whose participation will assist in redressing the intractable dilemmas associated with the processes of globalization.
Centre for Studies in Social Justice
University of Windsor
Windsor, Ontario N9B 3P4
Tel: 1-519-253-3000 ext. 3492
Visit the website at http://www.uwindsor.ca/socialjustice
'Difference, Borders, Others'- Sixth Essex Graduate Conference in Political Theory
13th and 14th May 2005
The Department of Government (www.essex.ac.uk/government), in collaboration with the Centre for Theoretical Studies (www.essex.ac.uk/centres/TheoStud/) and the Doctoral Programme in Ideology and Discourse Analysis (www.essex.ac.uk/ida), is pleased to invite you to the Sixth Essex Graduate Conference in Political Theory to be held at the University of Essex between the 13th and 14th of May 2005. The conference has achieved a renowned reputation for the quality of the papers presented and the large number of international participants. Previous guest speakers have included Wendy Brown, Judith Squires, Quentin Skinner, Joan Copjec, James Tully, Fred Dallmayr, David Campbell and Chantal Mouffe, among others. The conference provides an important opportunity to engage with the contemporary challenges and possibilities of social and political theory and to exchange views on ongoing research. Papers are encouraged from a wide variety of backgrounds in the field of social and political theory.
Please send proposed paper abstracts of 300-400 words to the e-mail address given below by Friday 25th March 2005.
Registration form and general information available at: http://www.essex.ac.uk/government/research/conferences.shtm
Jonathan Dean and Michael Strange
Department of Government,
University of Essex,
Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ
Race and State
30-31 March 2005
Conference organised by The MPhil in Ethnic and Racial Studies, Department of Sociology University of Dublin, Trinity College; in association with the British Sociological Association's Race and Ethnicity Study Group, and the Sociological Association of Ireland (SAI)
The proposed conference intends to examine the connection between 'race' and state from political, sociological and historical perspectives with direct reference to the United Kingdom and Irish contexts. How do these two differing , yet historically interlinked, polities fit into both European and more globalised discussions of the linkages between 'race' and state? For example, does Britain's opposition to Nazism endow it with a different history from that characterising the racialisation of the nation-state in Western Europe? Or does Ireland's position as the one of the only European countries to have been colonised change the nature of the 'race'-state relationship in present-day politics of immigration in Ireland? What role is played by the legacy of Empire in shaping the specific construction of the relationship between 'race' and state in both contexts; the one coloniser, the other colonised? How does this legacy position these countries, at the westernmost frontier of Europe, vis-a-vis both the European mainland and the North American context by which they have often been more greatly influenced? In a time of increased repression of immigration across the North, what is the place of these histories and legacies within the contemporary global migration regime, from which, despite the racism it engenders, discussions of the link between 'race' and state have been all but banished? Call for papers: Papers may be theoretical and/or empirical but should engage with the proposition, central to the conference aims, that 'race' as a political idea and modern racism may not be fully conceptualised without consideration of the nature of the modern, Western state.
Please send 150 words abstracts by 1 November 2004, to the MPhil in Ethnic and Racial Studies, email: email@example.com, or to Alana Lentin, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ethnic, Religious or/and cultural pluralism and economic institution building
Theoretical and empirical papers are welcome. Applicants should focus on economic history. Economic and social sets of human rights (like political and civil rights) have been primarily defined as individual rights. John Rawls for instance deals with the problem "how a society should determine what constitutes a basic set of rights and thus constitutes justice: each of us should go behind a metaphorical veil of ignorance where we determine what we think outright should be with no knowledge of what our actual economic standing, educational level, gender, or ethnic origin would be." (Nikolas K. Gvosdev) The individual and methodological individualism are basic assumptions of Western economic theory (Neoclassical economic theory or New Institutional Economics).
Call for Papers Deadline: 2005-05-01
Please submit your proposals (abstract of not more than 1,500 words, CV and contact information) to Juergen Nautz Juergen.email@example.com.
Univ.-Doz. Dr. Jürgen Nautz
Dep. of Economics
Cultures of Violence: Interpersonal Violence in Historical Perspective - Fourth York Cultural History Conference
21-23 April 2005
York, United Kingdom
Violence is an inescapable theme in human history. War, violent crime, personal conflict and aggression appear to be constant features of the human condition. Has violence been codified, tamed and suppressed by a ‘civilizing process’, which forged the modern, rational, bourgeois self? Is civilization opposed to or predicated upon violence? This conference aims to test these assumptions by examining interpersonal violence below the level of the state from Classical Antiquity to the 21st Century. A comparative analysis of various sorts of violence in various different periods, places and contexts will enable us better to understand how and why thresholds of acceptable and legitimate violence changed over time. What may have seemed acceptable behaviour in one time and place may be unacceptable in another. How did societies discuss and represent violence in art and literature? How was violence regulated and controlled? What factors moved people, psychological, material and ideological to violence? Papers are welcomed on particular cases, on comparative and interdisciplinary themes, or on theoretical approaches.
Call for Papers Deadline: 2004-11-01
Dr Stuart Carroll
University of York
Visit the website at http://www-users.york.ac.uk/~imd104/
America & Violence
6-9 October 2005
Nova Scotia, Canada
Conference of the Canadian Association of American Studies
The Canadian Association of American Studies will be holding its 2005 Conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on October 6-9. The theme will be "America and Violence". "America", D. H. Lawrence once proclaimed, "is tense with latent violence and resistance". This description has rarely seemed more appropriate than at the present moment, when the United States is tense with the fear of terrorist violence inside its own borders, and strained by the physical and emotional costs of a violent war it is waging on the other side of the world. But the American experience has, in various ways, been a violent one from its beginning. Papers that deal with the topic of violence in American history, culture, literature, and life from any point of view are welcome.
Deadline: Proposals for papers or panels (250 words max.) should be received by April 15, 2005.
David H. Evans
Halifax, NS B3H 4P9
(902) 494-2176 (fax)
Email: dhevans@ dal.ca
Visit the website at http://www.dal.ca/~dhevans/CAAS/conference.htm
Special Edition of the Canadian Journal of Education: "Democracy and Education"
Call for Papers Deadline: 2005-03-31
Education is an important site for the critical examination of democracy and democratic citizenship. How are these terms defined in today’s society? What are the appropriate goals of democratic citizenship, and who should determine these? Are compulsory civics courses adequate to educate the young citizen about democracy, its dimensions, promise and limitations? If not, how do other formal educational initiatives coexist to support -- or hinder -- the broader project of democratic engagement? Where else does education for democracy occur, and what are the implications of these intersections? To what degree is democratic education distinctive to a specific nation, civic culture, style of governance, economy? How transferable to new settings are projects to promote democratic education?
The proposed special issue will examine democracy and education over time, in different national contexts, and through an interdisciplinary lens. The editors will welcome submissions in English or French, which address varying definitions of democracy as supported or challenged by education, both formal and informal, and as involving people of various ages, political and social orientations.
Guest editors for this special issue are Sharon Anne Cook and Joel Westheimer, Democratic Dialogue, Faculty of Education, University of Ottawa:
Manuscripts should conform to CJEs editorial policy. They should be original research or scholarly articles, with a maximum length of 7000 words. Authors should also provide a 100 word abstract, and the manuscript must be masked for reviewing. Manuscripts may be submitted on-line or as hard copy (five copies). (See CJE’s website: http://www.csse.ca/CJE/home.htm.)