NEW WORLDS, NEW SOVEREIGNTIES CONFERENCE.
December 10th to 14th 2007.
CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS
(not a call for papers)
We’ve had a wonderful response to our call for papers. A distinguished and varied group of international speakers will address the conference on a range of conceptual, theoretical and practical issues concerning sovereignty in the new global order (see below). We are now calling for expressions of interest from people who would like to participate in the conference without making a formal presentation. All participants will be invited to submit an abstract for inclusion in the publication(s) that come out of the conference. We have received expressions of interest from a number of leading international publishers.
The conference’s standpoint is from below. We will be focusing on sovereignty’s consequences for those whom the current world order excludes or diminishes. We will be exploring the possibilities for change and redress. For further information, please visit www.newsovereignties.org.
All the sessions are plenary, so all of us will participate in the whole conference. We intend our conversation to develop over the four days so that the difference between presenter and participant will break down. Participants will be invited to submit a proposal for a paper to be included in the publication(s) that come out of the conference. We have received expressions of interest from a number of leading international publishers.
We are now calling for applications from participants, who will be selected on the basis of a brief statement of why the conference interests them (just a line or two - this might seem unusual, but it may be helpful for those who need to apply for funding to attend). To apply, section on the conference website. If you have any problems with making an application, please contact us by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to welcoming you. Melbourne in early summer is beautiful.
Topics we will be discussing include:
1. Indigenous concepts and practices of sovereignty.
2. Historical genealogies of Western concepts of sovereignty.
3. Limits and contradictions of sovereignty.
4. Sovereign subjecthoods – individuals, human rights and the nation-state.
5. Overlapping and coexistent sovereignties – Natives, minorities, and the nation-state.
6. Sovereignty and the new global order.
7. Sovereignty, land and nation.
8. Refugees, asylum seekers and national borders.
9. Sovereignty and the internet.
10. Sovereignty regained.
1. Aboriginal Australia/Torres Strait Islands.
2. Native North America.
4. Timor Leste.
6. Post-Soviet Europe.
Mrs Joy Murphy-Wandin (Wurundjeri/Australia, welcome to country), the Hon. Fred Chaney (Australia, opening address), Ezrah Aharone, Ghana/USA, Anthony Anghie, Australia/USA, Tracey Banivanua-Mar, Fiji/Australia, Larissa Behrendt, Eualeyai-Kamilaroi/Australia, Tony Birch, Koori/Australia, Julian Burnside, Australia, Jessica Cattelino, USA, Williamson Chang, Hawai’i, Hilary Charlesworth, Australia, John Collins, USA, Monisha Das Gupta, Hawai’i, Ravi de Costa, Canada, Luis Eslava, Colombia/Australia, Peter Fitzpatrick, Australia/UK, Lisa Ford, USA, Andrea Geiger, Canada, Ann Genovese, Australia, Hariz Halilovich, Bosnia/Australia, Robert Horvath, Australia, Paul James, Australia, Richard Joyce, UK, Marilyn Lake, Australia, Marcia Langton, Yiman/Australia, Jackie Lasky, Hawai’i, Smadar Lavie, Israel/USA, Sydney Lehua iaukea, Hawai’i, Saree Makdisi, Palestine/USA, Gordon Matthews, Australia, Christian McMillen (USA), Kent McNeil, Canada, Bob Miller, Eastern Shawnee/USA, Maher Mughrabi, Palestine/Australia, Alexander Pershai, Belarus/USA, Janna Promislow, Canada, Henry Reynolds, Australia, Lynette Russell, Australia, Ella Shohat (Israel/USA), Audra Simpson, Mohawk/USA, Nin Thomas, Aotearoa/New Zealand, Ganesh Trichur, India/USA, Lorenzo Veracini, Australia, Robert A. Williams, Jr., Lumbee/USA, David Yarrow, Australia.
Deadline for Applications
THE DEADLINE FOR THE SUBMISSION OF PARTICIPANT STATEMENTS IS SEPTEMBER 10TH.
* Julie Evans (University of Melbourne)
* Patrick Wolfe (Victoria University)
* Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service
* Victoria University
* The University of Melbourne
This conference is taking place on Wurundjeri land. We pay our respects to Wurundjeri elders past and present.
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