Organization for the Advancement of Studies of Inner Eurasian Societies (Due: 1/31/12)

OASIES Graduate Student Conference

The Organization for the Advancement of Studies of Inner Eurasian Societies at Columbia University, Princeton University, and New York University is pleased to announce the call for papers for its 6th Annual OASIES Conference

Seeing Eurasia Inside and Out: Representation, Authority, and Inequity

To be held: Friday, April 5, 2013 – Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, New York University

Representations are always stratified: they come from different positions; they hold different valences of authority. Representations often (re)produce inequality, whether they come from the outside looking in or the inside looking out. This conference seeks to bring together scholars from a variety of disciplines who are interested in the representation of authority and the authority to represent.

The scope of the conference takes in Eurasia past and present, a region spanning the Black Sea to Mongolia, from Siberia to South Asia. Stressing multidisciplinarity, submissions are welcome from a variety of departments (anthropology, archeology, art history, Central Asian Studies, East Asian languages and cultures, history, Middle Eastern Studies, Mongolian Studies, political science, religion, sociology, Slavic languages and literature, and South Asian studies, etc).

Possible approaches may include, but are not limited to:

-­‐ texts: literary, musical, visual, oral

-­‐ stratification

-­‐ centers and peripheries

-­‐ elites: intellectual, political, economic, religious

-­‐ diaspora: coming and going

-­‐ governance and citizenship

-­‐ negotiating belonging

-­‐ gender and ethnicity

Keynote: Madeleine Reeves, Lecturer in Social Anthropology, University of Manchester

Closing Remarks: Alan H. Timberlake, Director of the Institute of East Central Europe; Professor of Slavic Languages, Columbia 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<> no later than January 31, 2013 [as an attachment in pdf or doc format].

Presentations will be limited to 15 minutes in length.

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