INTER-ASIAN CONNECTIONS IV: ISTANBUL (OCTOBER 2-5, 2013)
CALL FOR PAPERS
DEADLINE: Monday, February 11, 2013
The Social Science Research Council, Yale University, the National University of Singapore (NUS), the Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (HKIHSS) at the University of Hong Kong, Göttingen University, and Koç Universitycollectively the Conference Organizing Committeeare pleased to announce an open call for individual research paper submissions from researchers in any world region, to participate in a 4-day thematic workshop at an international conference titled Inter-Asian Connections IV: Istanbul.
To be held in Istanbul, October 2-5, 2013 and hosted by Koç University, the conference will include concurrent workshops, coordinated by individual directors and showcasing innovative research from across the social sciences and related disciplines. Workshops will focus on themes of particular relevance to Asia, reconceptualized as a dynamic and interconnected historical, geographical, and cultural formation stretching from the Middle East through Eurasia and South Asia, to East Asia.
The conference structure and schedule have been designed to enable intensive working group interactions on a specific research theme, as well as broader interactions on topics of mutual interest and concern. Accordingly, there will be a public keynote and plenary sessions in addition to closed workshop sessions. The concluding day of the conference will bring all the conference participants together for the public presentation and exchange of research agendas that have emerged over the course of the conference deliberations.
Individual paper submissions are invited from junior and senior scholars, whether graduate students or faculty, or researchers in NGOs or other research organizations, for the following seven workshops:
After Neoliberalism? The Future of Postneoliberal State and Society in Asia
Workshop Directors: Emel Akçali (Department of International Relations and European Studies, Central European University), Ho-Fung Hung (Department of Sociology, Johns Hopkins University) and Lerna K. Yanik (Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Kadir Has University)
Asian Early Modernities: Empires, Bureaucrats, Confessions, Borders, Merchants
Workshop Directors: Kaya Sahin (Department of History, Indiana University) and Hendrik Spruyt (Department of Political Science, Northwestern University)
Contemporary Art and the Inter-Asian Imaginary
Workshop Directors: Alice Jim (Department of Art History, Concordia University) and Henry Tsang (Faculty of Culture + Community, emily carr university of art + design)
Inequalities in Asian Societies: Bringing Back Class Analysis
Workshop Directors: Deniz Yükseker (Department of Sociology, Koç University) and Ching Kwan Lee (Department of Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles)
Porous Enclaves: Inter-Asian Residential Projects and the Popular Classes from Istanbul to Seoul
Workshop Directors: John Friedmann (School of Community and Regional Planning, University of British Columbia) and Erik Harms (Department of Anthropology and Area & International Studies, Yale University)
Rescuing Taste from the Nation: Oceans, Borders and Culinary Flows
Workshop Directors: Krishnendu Ray (Department of Nutrition, Food Studies & Public Health, New York University) and Cecilia Leong-Salobir (School of Humanities, University of Western Australia and University of Wollongong)
The Sounds and Scripts of Languages in Motion
Workshop Directors: Jing Tsu (Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, Yale University) and Ronit Ricci (School of Culture, History and Language, College of Asia-Pacific, The Australian National University)
Descriptions of the individual workshops, information on the application process and the required application materials, and answers to Frequently Asked Questions can be found on the conference website.
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