Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference at Brown University
Space as a Category of Analysis: New Perspectives with keynote address by Dr. David Harvey, Distinguished Professor, Dept. of Anthropology, City University of New York
Date: Friday April 7 and Saturday April 8, 2006
Location: Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
Submission Deadline: January 15, 2006
The Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference at Brown University is calling for papers for its second annual conference entitled "Space as a Category of Analysis: New Perspectives" on April 7-8, 2006. This conference seeks to bring together graduate students from diverse fields by discussing a common research theme from multiple disciplinary angles. We welcome scholarship from history, sociology, anthropology, geography, urban studies, environmental studies, area studies, gender studies, media studies, and others.
Some of the critical questions conference papers may consider are:
How are spatial categories historically constituted, and how do historical projects reify and challenge spatial categories?
How do spatial relationships guide the growth and development of individual communities, informing human understandings of nationality, ethnicity, gender, race, class, and the environment?
How are categories such as urban, rural and wilderness constituted, and how are they informed by technology and their inhabitants?
How does space shape decision-making processes of individuals and institutions, and in what ways has space been used to assert power?
Under what conditions has space been transnational?
The conference features a keynote address by internationally renowned scholar David Harvey. Widely considered to be the founder of modern critical geography, Dr. Harvey's wide-ranging explorations of the ways in which space and time have underpinned capitalism, post-modernity, and imperialism speak directly to the spirit of intellectual breadth and inclusion to which the conference is committed.
Please submit a 250-word abstract, curriculum vitae, and pertinent
contact information via email by January 15, 2006 to:
Graduate Student Conference committee
Department of History
Box N, Brown University
Providence, RI 02912
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