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November 12, 2013

CFP: 7th Annual OASIES Graduate Student Conference, Columbia University

Deadline:
January 15, 2014

*CFP: 7th Annual OASIES Graduate Student Conference


The *Organization for the Advancement of Studies of Inner Eurasian
Societies *at Columbia University, New York University, and Princeton
University is pleased to announce its 7th Annual Graduate Student
Conference, to be held:

Saturday, March 29, 2014
International Affairs Building, Room 1512
Columbia University

*“The Hinge of the World: Connections, Networks, and Linkages in Inner
Eurasia”*
Inner Eurasia has been and continues to be particularly fertile terrain for
thinking through ideas of connections, networks, and linkages across
culture, space, and time. The very language of connecting and linking,
however, can inadvertently simplify the complex and mutually constituting
qualities of interactions at the point of impact. While the popular concept
of globalization, for example, often highlights the entangled nature of
politics, history and society, its theorizations also open up possibilities
for more thorough investigation into the different elements of these
entanglements. In other words, a productive engagement with connections and
networks must be coupled with a re-interrogation of the basic units of
analysis that might otherwise be too easily presupposed. Bearing this in
mind, this year’s conference asks: in what ways can rethinking connections,
networks, and linkages not only reconfigure but re-conceptualize the
categories that structure our scholarship on Inner Eurasia?

The conference considers Eurasia past and present, spanning from the Black
Sea to Mongolia, from Siberia to South Asia. Stressing
multi-disciplinarity, submissions are welcome from a variety of
departments, programs, and centers, including but not limited to:
Anthropology, Archeology, Art History, Comparative Literature, Fine Arts,
History, Political Science, Religion, Sociology, Caucasian Studies, Central
Asian Studies, Inner Asian Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Mongolian
Studies, Slavic Languages and Literature, South Asian Studies, and Tibetan
Studies.

Possible approaches may include, but are not limited to:

- texts: literary, musical, visual, oral
-intertextuality: influences, resonances, reiterations
- exchange: economic, cultural, linguistic
- diaspora: coming and going
- globalism and nationalism
- centers and peripheries
- governance and citizenship
- gender and ethnicity
- negotiating belonging
- stratification

*Keynote*: Andrew Wachtel, President of the American University of Central
Asia; Professor of Slavic Languages, Northwestern University

*Submission Instructions*
Please include the following information with all submissions:
1) Name of presenter
2) Academic position and institutional affiliation
3) Title of the paper
4) Abstract of no more than 300 words
5) Audio-visual equipment needs
6) Contact information (please include e-mail address and telephone number)

Send submissions to *oasiesconference@gmail.com
* no later than *January 15, 2014* [as an
attachment in pdf or doc format].

Presentations will be limited to 15 minutes in length.
Unfortunately, financial support is not available for participants.

For more information on OASIES and past conferences visit www.oasies.org

Posted by sarayu at November 12, 2013 12:23 PM

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