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International Affairs Building,

Columbia University, NY

Sponsored by the Harriman Institute

7-9 May, 2020



***Proposal deadline: 6 November 2019***

Proposals must be submitted to:

darel@uottawa.ca and darelasn2020@gmail.com


Over 150 Panels/Events in 11 Sections


Nationalism Studies



Central Europe




Eurasia (Central Asia and China)

Turkey (and Greece)

Book Panels

World Documentary Films


Thematic Sections  


Populism, Radicalism, Extremism

The Refugee Crisis

Historical and Political Memory

Political Violence

The Russia/Ukraine Conflict

ASN Awards


Best Doctoral Papers

Best World Documentary Film

Best Book on Nationalism

Best Article in Nationalities Papers

Best Field Work Photos


The ASN World Convention, which annually brings 750+ scholars from 50+ countries to Columbia University, welcomes proposals on a wide range of topics related to nationalism, national identity, ethnicity, race, conflict and migration in regional sections of Central, Southern and Eastern Europe or cross-regional sections on nationalism and migration/diasporas.


In addition to the thematic sections on populism/radicalism, refugees, memory, violence and the Russia/Ukraine conflict, popular themes over the years have included gender, language, religion, EU integration/exit, security, nation-building, energy politics, parties and elections, youth, media, and civil society.


Disciplines represented include political science, history, anthropology, sociology, international studies, security studies, area studies, economics, geography, literature, and other fields of humanities and social sciences.

Prospective applicants can get a sense of the large thematic scope of ASN Convention papers and presentations by looking at the 2019 Final Program.

The ASN scholarly journal Nationalities Papers is now published by Cambridge University Press. The ASN 2020 Convention Opening Reception will celebrate this new partnership between ASN and Cambridge University Press.

Proposal Forms


Paper Proposal

Panel Proposal

Roundtable Proposal

Documentary Film Proposal

Book Panel Proposal

Discussant Proposal


To send a proposal, download the relevant form above, send it to darel@uottawa.ca and darelasn2020@gmail.com, and fill out a Fact Sheet online.


Applicants can be considered for only one paper (included either in a paper proposal or a panel proposal) and appear in a maximum of two proposals (paper, panel or roundtable).


An exception is made for book panels or films, although applicants can only be on one book panel proposal.

Applicants whose proposals is accepted are responsible for covering all travel and accommodation costs. ASN has no funding available for panelists.

The receipt of all proposals will be acknowledged electronically, with some delay during deadline week, due to the high volume of proposals.

An international Program Committee is entrusted with the selection of proposals. Most applicants will be notified between January and February 2020.

Practical information on the Convention, including registration costs, will be communicated in January 2020.

Publishers and companies wishing to exhibit at the Convention or advertise in the Convention printed program can contact ASN Executive Director Ryan Kreider at rk2780@columbia.edu.

For practical questions on the Convention, please contact ASN Executive Director Ryan Kreider at rk2780@columbia.edu.


The ASN website is at  http://nationalities.org

The ASN Convention website is at http://asnconvention.com

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We very much look forward to receiving your proposal!


Dominique Arel, ASN Convention Director

Agathe Dudzinski, ASN Convention Assistant Director

Lisa Koriouchkina, ASN Communications Director

Ceren Belge, Evgeny Finkel, Tamara Pavasović Trošt, Program Committee Associate Directors

On behalf of the ASN Convention Program Committee


Deadline for proposals: 6 November 2019 (to be sent to both darel@uottawa.ca  AND darelasn2020@gmail.com in a single attachment).