The Studium Europy Wschodniej Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego ( The Centre
for East European Studies of Warsaw University), the Association for the
Study of Nationalities, Warsaw
18.07.2004-21.07.2004, Warsaw University
Deadline: 01.03.2004

Call for Papers

Warsaw Special Convention of the Association for the Study of
Nationalities (ASN)
organized by The Studium Europy Wschodniej Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
(The Centre for East European Studies of Warsaw University)

Nationalities and Pluralism from Old to New Worlds. East Central Europe
and Post-Soviet Countries: Nations, Nationalities, Culture, Religion,
History and Politics

The Studium Europy Wschodniej Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego ( The Centre
for East European Studies of Warsaw University)  and the Association for
the Study of Nationalities are organizing a Special Convention to be
held in Warsaw, July 18-21, 2004.
The Centre for Eastern Studies (OSW - Osrodek Studiow Wschodnich) is the
hosting partner of the Special Convention. It is a Polish governmental
analytical institution entrusted with monitoring the current political,
economic and social situation in Central and Eastern Europe, The
Balkans, the Caucasus and Central Asia.
THE Warsaw Special Convention will be held under the distinguished
patronage of the Rector Magnificus of Warsaw University, Professor Piotr

Participants from all over the world, especially experts on Central
Asian, Caucasian, Russian, East-Central European and Balkan affairs are
expected to take part. We expect a large number of scholars from the
countries of the former Soviet Union, Eastern and Central Europe and the

Please note that this Special Convention is distinct from the ASN Annual
World Convention, which will take place at Columbia University, New
York, on 15-17 April 2004 (

The main theme of the Convention is the fate of nationalities and of
national and nationalist ideas in a world of globalization and economic
and political integration.  This includes the relation between national
ideals and the process of transformation in Central Asia, the Caucasus,
East-Central Europe and the Balkans, the question of political change
and democratization in the post-Soviet area, as well as the prospects
for systemic change in the post-communist world.

The Convention will be held just two months after Poland and the other
more advanced countries in the region join the EU while many other
post-communist states continue to move back to authoritarian rule,
twelve years after the fall of Communist system in East-Central Europe.

The Warsaw  Special Convention will consider proposals on topics related
to national identity, nationalism, ethnic conflict and state-building in
Central and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, and adjacent areas.
The Convention invites proposals for individual papers or for complete

The Convention is inviting submissions of  recent documentaries or
feature films  and available in video (VHS or DVD) format. The videos
selected for the convention will be screened during regular panel slots
and will be followed by a discussion moderated by academic experts.

The last Special ASN Convention, held in June 2002 in Forli, Italy was
organized by The Centro per l'Europa Centro Orientale e Balcanica,
University of Bologne.

The Convention will be held at the Warsaw University campus in the
centre of Warsaw, at Krakowskie Przedmiescie street. The campus is
formed by the complex of classical buildings, most of which were built
in 18. and 19. centuries in order to satisfy the needs of Warsaw
University and other educational institutions. The main edifice, King
Casimir's palace, was built in the first half of the 17. century. Warsaw
University itself was fouded in 1816. The location is surrounded by
silhouettes of baroque churches, situated along the Royal Way, in the
vicinity of the Royal Castle and the Old City.

The convention will begin on Sunday evening, July 18, and end on
Wednesday evening, July 21, 2004.

Paper/Panel Proposals
The application forms are attached at the end of the Call for Papers.
Proposals must be e-mailed to Jan Malicki at [log in to unmask]  with
the subject "Forms". Please note that participants with individual
papers will also be brought together into panel groups. The word
"panelist", used further in this text, refers both to participants with
individual papers or participants in panel proposals. All proposals will
be examined by the Studium's and the ASN's  Convention Program Boards.

All proposals, for individual papers and panels, must be written in
English. However, in exceptional cases, the convention organizers will
allow some presentations to be delivered in Polish, as long as a
comprehensive written summary in English is made available to the


Registration fees are:
1. Western countries
- ASN members - 45 EUR
- non-members - 60 EUR
- students - 30 EUR
2. Poland
- scholars - 25 EUR
- students - 10 EUR
- students and graduates of the Studium Europy Wschodniej- free of
3. East  Central European EU countries and Russia
- scholars - 20 EUR
- students - 10 EUR
4. Central Asian, Caucasian, East European and Balkan countries
- scholars - 10 EUR
- students - 5 EUR

All panelists must pre-register by May 15, 2004. Pre-registration can be
done electronically, by fax, or by regular mail. The registration form
can be downloaded from In case of cancellation before May
15, 2004, a refund of  the registration fee is possible. After that
date, the organizers will not accept any requests for refund.

Our web site will provide, beginning from  February 15, 2004, a list of
several hotels in various price ranges for those who pay for
accomodation. Participants will also have the opportunity to consult the
Convention organisers' staff . They are strongly encouraged to reserve
as early as possible.

Participants from the West, from  East-Central European EU countries and
from Poland are responsible for covering all travel and accommodation

Panelists from the Central Asian, Caucasian, East European, Balkan
countries and Russia may be offered:
1. a full refund of accomodation costs in a Warsaw University student
hostels (ab. 200 beds)
2. a free of charge accomodation in private appartments belonging to the
Studium's scholars, students and administration staff (ab. 30 beds)
3. a partial refund of accomodation costs in hostels and other
unexpensive lodgings (ab. 100 beds)
4. the Studium's plenipotentiaries in Belarus and Ukraine will organize,
for those interested, an economy  bus transport from Lviv and Brest to
5. a full refund of accomodation and travel costs in case of 20
prominent participants from Central Asia, the Caucasus, Eastern Europe,
the Balkans or Russia, selected by  ASN, the Studium Europy Wschodniej
and the Centre for Eastern Studies (OSW)
6. in exeptional cases: the support in finding money necessary to
finance travel costs for panelists from Central Asia and Transcaucasia

All the details concerning funding will be given on our web site
beginning from May 1, 2004, after the Program  Boards will have
completed  their work. Participants from the East are encouraged to
apply to international foundations for the refund of travel costs.

The exhibition of Polish and East and Central Europe publishing houses
active in the field of regional studies will take place during the
Special Convention. ASN will offer its latest publications at a separate
stand. During the book fair, an exhibition of Polish  non-governmental
organizations active in the post-Soviet area will be held.

Reviews of Polish films and concerts of Polish classical music are
planned. It will be possible for participants to attend concerts of the
Mozart Festival, which will be held in Warsaw in July, 2004.

For those interested, the Studium Europy Wschodniej can offer tours to
Belarus, Lithuania, Ukraine and the district of Kaliningrad. The cost
will be known by Spring 2004. Please take into consideration that the
majority of participants from Western countries need separate visas to
Belarus, Ukraine, and Kalinigrad. The Studium is not responsible for
providing necessary documents.

Convention Papers
The convention papers will be available for sale at the Convention for 1
EUR apiece, according to ASN Conventions' old tradition.

Membership Subscription to ASN
A yearly membership to ASN is $60 ($35 for students). Members receive
the journal Nationalities Papers quarterly, the periodical Analysis of
Current Events (ACE), and the newsletter ASNews twice a year, as well as
a registration discount at the ASN Annual World Convention. ASN Members
also have the option of subscribing to Europe-Asia Studies at the
cut-rate of $60 yearly. A membership form can be downloaded from ASN web
page ( We look forward to seeing you at
the Convention!

The Studium and the ASN are accepting proposals for panels or individual
papers. The forms for proposals together with the application form are
attached below. We kindly ask participants who don't wish to present any
paper at the conference to fill in the application form. The forms have
to be e-mailed to Jan Malicki at the Studium Europy Wschodniej,
[log in to unmask] , with  the subject: "Forms". All forms must be
included as attachements IN THE BODY OF A SINGLE EMAIL.

Please fill in the forms in Latin alphabet!
If audio-visual equipment (overhead projector, PowerPoint, VCR) is
required, please indicate so in your application. Please understand that
not ALL video/technical requests can be accommodated.

Applicants must abide by three golden rules:
*No participant may be listed more than once on a given panel
*No participant may present more than one paper at the convention
*No participant may appear more than twice in the convention program

Proposals must be sent by e-mail at [log in to unmask] .The
Convention Program Boards will be entrusted with the final selections.
Deadline for proposals: 1 March 2004

Warsaw University Convention Program Board:
Juliusz Bardach - historian of law, Professor Emeritus at the Institute
of History of Law
Wojciech Tygielski - historian of 18th c., Vice-Rector for Public and
International Relations
Jan Malicki - Convention Director, Head of the Studium Europy
Jane Curry - politologist, Professor at the Studium, Fulbright-Warsaw
University Chair
Marek Sliwinski - politologist, Professor at the Studium
Leszek Zasztowt - historian of 19-20th cc., Professor at the Studium

Wlodzimierz Borodziej - historian of 20th  c., former Vice-Rector for
Public and International Relations of Warsaw University, Professor at
the Institute of History
Andrzej Chojnowski - historian of 20th c., Professor at the Institute of
History, Warsaw University
Tomasz Kizwalter - historian of 19th c., Professor at the Institute of
History, Warsaw University
Andrzej Mencwel - historian of ideas, Director of the Institute of
Polish Culture, Warsaw University
Lech Mroz - ethnologist, Director of the Institute of Ethnology and
Cultural Anthropology, Warsaw University
Grazyna Szwat-Gylybowa - historian of slavic literatures, Professor at
the Institute of Western and Slavic Studies, Warsaw University

ASN Special Warsaw Convention Program Board:
David Crowe - ASN President
Dominique Arel - ASN Vicepresident/Conventions
Michael Rywkin - ASN Advisory Board President

Warsaw Special Convention Organizational committee:
Jan Malicki - Convention Director, Head of the Studium Europy Wschodniej
Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Jacek Cichocki - Director of the Centre for Eastern Studies (OSW)

Contact information: Jan Malicki, [log in to unmask], Subject of a
message: Jan Malicki
Submission of forms: [log in to unmask], Subject of a message: Forms

The Special Warsaw Convention headquarters are located at:
The Studium Europy Wschodniej
(The Centre for East European Studies),
Warsaw University,
Palac Potockich,
Krakowskie Przedmiescie 26/28
PL 00-927 Warszawa
phone no (0-4822) 55-22-555, 55-22-444
fax no (0-4822) 55-22-222
e-mail: [log in to unmask]

The web site provides continuously updated information on the Warsaw
Special Convention as well as application forms. <>

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