Conference – Andre Gunder Frank’s Legacy of Critical Social Science
University of Pittsburgh, David Lawrence Hall, April 11-13, 2008
This is to be a major, international conference, honoring the life and work of Andre Gunder Frank, a pioneer in global analysis in history and social science. He died at age 76 in April 2005 after more than fifty years of prodigious output in economic and social analysis of global interaction. The conference will gather the major scholars with whom Frank has worked and debated, to remember his contribution, to take stock, and to identify future directions of study. It also provides encouragement for scholars of all ages and disciplines to take the next steps in debate and documentation of these key social issues.
Featured speakers include Giovanni Arrighi, Albert Bergesen, John Beverley, Christopher Chase-Dunn, Barry K. Gills, Kenneth Pomeranz, Anibal Quijano, Kaoru Sugihara, and Immanuel Wallerstein. The Conference includes three plenary sessions, 17 concurrent sessions with a total of over 60 papers, and a special focus on the 20 papers by graduate students.
Hotel reservations at the Holiday Inn and Wyndham Hotel are available at a special conference rate of $114 plus tax for single, double, or triple occupancy. Advance conference registration is $40 ($20 for students) before March 10; on-site registration is $60 ($30 for students).
For program and additional details, see the conference website at www.worldhistorynetwork.org, or write the conference organizer at AGFrank@pitt.edu.
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