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Conference venue: Kaunas, Lithuania
Period: June 30-July 2, 2016
Deadline for submitting abstracts: November 30, 2015
Vytautas Magnus University in cooperation with the Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN) is pleased to announce the joint conference "Europe, Nations, and Insecurity: Challenges to Identities". The Conference will be held on 30 June – 2 July 2016 in Kaunas, Lithuania.
The panels of the conference will embrace a wide range of topics related to the political and economic situation in all regions of Europe. A serious consideration will be given not only to the persistent problem of state aggression and ethnic conflicts, but also to the newly emerging threats, challenges, and insecurities. These new uncertainties create serious threats for world stability and over the past years have become the only certainty in the modern world. Due attention will also be given to contested and challenged identities, ranging from Baltic, Nordic Eastern, Central and other European to all world’s regions and nationalities, be these identities state-controlled and manipulated or sporadically emerging and self-asserting. Programmatic themes encompass Nationalism Studies, Memory and Culture Studies, Migration and Diasporas, History, Politics, Gender Studies, Ethnicity and Violence, Minority Rights, Energy Security, Language, Literature and Education, Public Diplomacy, etc.
Conference panels will be organized according to the national and regional foci:
Prospective applicants can get a sense of the broad thematic scope of ASN conference papers by looking at the Programs of past conferences here.
The ASN 2016 Conference invites proposals for individual papers and panels. A regular panel format consists of a chair and three or four presentations.
The language of a conference proposal is English. All the required information must be included in a single Word document (PDFdocuments will not be accepted) attached to a single email message.
Individual paper proposals must include:
Panel proposals~must include:
Please send your proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 30 November 2015.
All abstracts will be reviewed anonymously by the scientific committee.
Notifications of acceptance will be sent before 29 February 2016.
Deadline for the registration: 31 March 2016.
The draft programme will be published by the end of May 2016.