There is still time to register for our “Furthering the Globalization Debate” conference scheduled for Montreal, from 27th April until 1st May. The deadline is 1st February 2005. The Canadian Council of Area Studies and Learned Societies (CCASLS) will hold this first ever joint Area Studies conference encompassing all of its four regional associations, with the support of the Canadian Association for Studies in International Development (CASID).
For details and applications, go straight to our website: http://ccasls.concordia.ca/2005/conf-en2005.htm
This will be a two-tier conference, with forums designed to highlight current academic contributions in African Studies, Asian Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and Middle Eastern Studies, along with a special venue for cross-area research that is thematically relative. The theme for the conference is "Furthering the Globalization Debate: Cross Regional Comparisons". Scholars and students are invited to submit papers that are conducive to either a regional area, or a cross-regional theme.
The keynote address for the Conference will be delivered by Dr Ann Laura Stoler, Chair of Anthropology and Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Historical Studies at the New School University. Dr Stoler's work on empires and postcolonial studies, on race and culture, on sexuality and imperial power, has been critical in advancing our understanding of the colonial encounter. Her work transcends disciplines and geographical borders. Her books include Capitalism and Confrontation in Sumatra's Plantation Belt, 1870‑1979 (1985), Race and the Education of Desire: Foucault's History of Sexuality and the Colonial Order of Things (1995) and Carnal Knowledge and Imperial Power: Race and the Intimate in Colonial Rule (2002). Forthcoming works are Tense and Tender Ties: Race and Empire in North American History and Along the Archival grain: Colonial Cultures and Their Affective States.
Our themes are:
Theorizing the Integration of Area Studies
Capitalism and the New World Order
Social Inequality and Social Cohesion
Health, Disease and Society
Globalization and the International Division of Labour
National and Cultural Sovereignty
Cross-regional, cross-disciplinary and with an appeal to those both inside and outside the academy, “Furthering the Globalization Debate” is an exciting initiative designed to broaden the horizons of international scholarship. Please join us in the vibrant, historic city of Montréal in the Spring.
If you have difficulties with the proposal forms, simply send your abstract and all relevant information as an email attachment in either Microsoft Word (.doc) or WordPerfect (.wpd) to firstname.lastname@example.org and/or email@example.com. Also, if you wish to participate in the conference but fear you cannot make the above noted deadline, please contact the Secretariat (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com) to make alternate arrangements.
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