Babeș-Bolyai University (UBB), in cooperation with the Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN), is pleased to announce a joint conference, "Nationalism and Populism in Semi-Peripheries: Central and Eastern European Responses to Global Challenges" which will be held from 2 to 4 July, 2019 in Cluj, Romania. The conference will be co-organized by the Faculty of Political, Administrative and Communication Sciences and the Faculty of Sociology and Social Work of the Babeș-Bolyai University, together with the Romanian Institute for Research on National Minorities (ISPMN).
The main subjects of the conference will be 1) the perceptions, representations, and realities of the semi-peripheral condition, and 2) nationalism and populism. We particularly welcome papers and panels devoted to the following themes:
* Demographic nationalism, demographic panic, and their link to political processes
* Censuses and the “regimes of counting” associated with ethnic identities
* Migratory processes and perceptions of migration (both in- and out- migration)
* Minority policy regimes and the challenges of the current nationalist and populist turn
* Explanations of nationalist populism, its emergence and types in Central and Eastern Europe and beyond
* Forms and trends of nationalism and nation building, including cross-border nationalism and kin-state agency
* Minority mobilization
* The use of big data in ethnic and nationalism studies
The conference also invites papers and panels devoted to broad questions of state-building and nationalism, ethnicity, borders, populations, national identity and other related topics, with a special focus on Central and Eastern Europe, the Balkans and the post-Yugoslav countries, Russia, the post-Soviet republics, Turkey, and Greece. Comparative investigations and case studies carried out in other parts of the world that offer lessons for the conference’s main geographic area are also welcome. We expect contributions situated within the disciplines of history, sociology, political science, anthropology, cultural studies, geography, economics, law, and related disciplines, as well as interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary studies, based on various methodologies.
Applicants can review the broad thematic scope of ASN convention and conference papers by viewing programs from past conferences at:
The ASN 2020 European Conference invites proposals for individual papers, thematic panels, book panels, and roundtables. The standard panel format consists of a chair, three to five presenters, and a discussant.
Proposals should be submitted in English. All required information must be included in a single Word document and attached to a single email message.
Individual Paper Proposal Requirements:
* Contact information: name, e-mail address, and academic affiliation of the applicant.
* Paper abstract (up to 500 words) with the title of the paper and no more than five keywords.
* A 100-word, one paragraph biographical statement in narrative form; standard CVs will not be accepted.
* Individual proposals for papers written by multiple authors (joint proposals) must include contact information and biographical statements for all authors.
Thematic Panel Proposal Requirements:
* Contact information for all panelists: names, e-mail addresses, and academic affiliations.
* Title of the panel.
* Paper abstract (up to 500 words) for each paper.
* A 100-word, one paragraph biographical statement in narrative form for each author; standard CVs will not be accepted.
Book Panel Requirements:
* The book should be a significant contribution to the field; preference is given to monographs.
* Contact information for all panelists: names, e-mail addresses, and academic affiliations; the list of panelists should include the author/s of the book.
* The title of the panel is given by the full name of the book; full bibliographical information of the book should be given.
* An abstract (up to 500 words) of the panel, consisting of a summary of the main contributions of the book.
* A 100-word, one paragraph biographical statement in narrative form for all panelists; standard CVs will not be accepted.
Roundtables are also accepted and applications should follow the panel proposal format. Roundtable proposals should focus on: a) key events or developments; b) methodological questions; or c) new fields of research.
Please submit your proposals by 31 January 2020, using the submitting buttons or the links below:
-for paper/panel proposal: https://asncluj2020.ro/content
-for book panel proposal: https://asncluj2020.ro/content
Conference information (program, logistical details, etc.) will be available on the conference website: https://asncluj2020.ro/
Travel / Accommodation Grants
Travel and/or accommodation grants will be made available to help cover the cost of travel and/or accommodations for graduate students and postdocs. These grants will be limited to travel within Europe and up to a maximum amount of 200 Euros per travel or accommodation grant.
Conference registration fees are:
Faculty: 100 Euros (ASN Members: 60 Euros)
Students: 60 Euros (ASN Members: 30 Euros)