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February 22, 2013

CFP Conference: Framing the Global

Deadline: April 15, 2013


Indiana University-Bloomington
September 26-28, 2013

Global studies emerged in the 1980s as scholars, policymakers, and the general public began to take note of the increasingly transnational flows of people, ideas, and goods that have come to be identified under the rubric of globalization. Interest in global phenomena has since spread to every discipline in the social sciences and humanities, to become an intellectual touchstone in the academy and beyond. Despite increasing popular and scholarly attention to global issues, no clear consensus has emerged regarding the most fundamental definitions of terms or appropriate empirical methods for studying the global. This conference will explore emerging directions and methodologies for global research. The scholars in the Mellon Foundation-funded Framing the Global project have been addressing this question collaboratively and through their own work, which is characterized by interdisciplinarity, empirical grounding, and a concern with tracing the links between the transnational and the local in a variety of lived, political, discursive, cultural, and social domains. The conference will extend that conversation to include other scholars and practitioners with similar concerns.

We invite proposals for panels or individual papers that are empirically grounded while addressing important theoretical and methodological issues in studying the global. Scholars in all academic and professional fields are encouraged to participate. Preference will be given to papers that complement the Framing the Global project’s approaches. Work that addresses public understanding of global studies, global issues, and globalization is especially welcome, as are proposals from scholars who are asking ontological and epistemological questions about their global research.

Framing the Global is a five-year collaboration between the Center for the Study of Global Change at Indiana University and Indiana University Press funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Papers that show promise for being developed into books that meet the project's aims may be considered for publication in the Global Research Studies book series, part of the Framing the Global initiative.

nvited Keynote speakers:

Arjun Appadurai, Paulette Goddard Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication - Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development - New York University

Gillian Hart, Professor of Geography, University of California Berkeley

Yasmina Zaidman, Director of Communications & Strategic Partnerships, Acumen Fund

Proposal submission deadline: April 15, 2013

Notification of acceptance: June 1, 2013

Prospective participants should submit their proposals through our online submission page:


PANEL SUBMISSIONS: Proposals for 90-minute panels of 3-4 15- or 20-minute presentations should include an abstract of up to 300 words describing the panel’s focus and rationale and the titles and 250-word abstracts of the individual presentations. The online submission form will also require the panel’s title, a list of the names, and a list of keywords.

INDIVIDUAL SUBMISSIONS: Proposals for 15- or 20-minute presentations are also invited. Individual proposals should include an abstract of no more than 250 words. Title and keywords will also be requested on the submission form. Individual presentations will be organized into sessions around common themes. Final determination of the length of the presentations (whether 15 or 20 minutes) will be confirmed by conference organizers when session configurations are finalized.

Please be sure to include all information requested on the abstract submission page, though please omit identifying information from your abstract.

Email: framing@indiana.edu

Website: http://www.indiana.edu/~global/framing/conference.php

Hosted by the Indiana University Center for the Study of Global Change and Indiana University Press, with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Kelley School of Business Institute for Social Impact and the School of Global and International Studies

Posted by sarayu at February 22, 2013 11:58 AM