CFP: 27th Annual World Convention of the Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN)

**IN PERSON** at Columbia University

Sponsored by the Harriman Institute           

18-20 May 2023

**Proposal Deadline: 8 December 2022**

Proposals must be submitted to AND

The ASN World Convention will be back in person at Columbia University, New York, on May 18-20, 2023.

Key Points

*Following two highly successful Zoom Conventions in 2021 and 2022, the ASN World Convention is returning to Columbia University for a three-day in-person event to be held right after the graduation (Commencement) ceremonies on campus.

*The Convention is welcoming five different types of proposals: Individual Paper Proposal, Panel Proposal, Rooundtable Proposal, Book Panel Proposal, Film Proposal. Paper and panel proposals will be based on written papers.

*All panel chairs will be selected by the Program Committee, although exceptions are possible. Registration fees will be waived for discussants, unless they are making a presentation on a different panel.

*Applicants will be notified of the status of their proposal between January 15-30, 2023.

The Convention

Over 150 Panels in 2 global sections: 
Migration, Refugees, and Diasporas

And 8 regional sections:
Central Europe
Eurasia (Central Asia and China)
Turkey and Greece

Special Themes:
The War in Ukraine
Populism, Radicalism, Far Right
Indigenous and Racialized Groups
Political Memory

ASN Awards
Best Doctoral Papers
Best Book on Nationalism (Joseph Rothschild Prize)
Best Article in Nationalities Papers (Huttenbach Prize)
Best Documentary Film
Nationalities Papers Photo Contest
Social Media Awards

The Scope of the Convention

The ASN World Convention, which brings together 750+ scholars from 50+ countries annually, welcomes proposals on a wide range of topics related to nationalism, national identity, ethnicity, indigenous and racialized groups, conflict and migration in regional sections of Central, Southern and Eastern Europe, and cross-regional sections in nationalism studies and migration/diaspora studies.

In addition to the thematic sections on the War in Ukraine, populism/radicalism, historical and political memory, indigenous and racialized groups, popular themes over the years have included gender, language, religion, EU integration/exit, security, nationalism and the pandemic, energy politics, parties and elections, youth, media, and civil society.

Disciplines represented include political science, history, anthropology, sociology, international studies, security studies, area studies, economics, geography, literature, and other fields of the humanities and social sciences.

Prospective applicants can get a sense of the large thematic scope of ASN Convention papers and presentations by looking at the 2022 Convention Program.

Applying to the Convention

To submit a proposal, fill out a Fact Sheet online, download the relevant form below and send it as an attachment to and

Paper Proposal

Panel Proposal

Roundtable Proposal

Book Panel Proposal

Documentary Film Proposal

Applying to the Convention: Five Categories

*Accepted individual paper proposals will be included in panels created by the Program Committee.

*A panel proposal is comprised of up to four panelists whose presentations are based on written papers, as well as a discussant.

*A roundtable proposal includes four presentations not based on written papers and generally addresses ongoing events (such as a recent election or protest) or issues pertaining to research methods and challenges.

•A book panel proposal is based on a monograph published in 2021, 2022 or early 2023. Edited volumes have fewer chances of being accepted.

•Film proposals will be considered for documentaries produced between 2019-2023 (since the pandemic has not allowed us to show films since 2019).

Applying to the Convention: Guidelines

In a nutshell: applicants may not appear on more than two panel proposals (three if one is a book panel) and may not present more than one paper.

*Only ONE paper proposal per applicant will be considered. If your name appears on more than one paper as either single author or co-author, you will be asked to choose which proposal you want the Program Committee to consider.

*Proposals for panels, roundtables or book panels do not include a chair, although exceptions can be made The Convention Program Committee will select all the chairs.

Convention Outreach

*Publishers and other companies wishing to advertise in the Convention program and/or in our book exhibit can contact ASN Executive Director Ryan Kreider at

The ASN Convention website is at

The ASN website can be found at