[Reader-list] [Announcements] SSRC -- Call for Papers, Inter-Asian Connections

Mitoo Das mitoo at sarai.net
Wed Aug 29 11:54:05 IST 2007

**Social Science Research Council (SSRC)**


DEADLINE: FRIDAY, September 14, 2007

International Conference on Inter-Asian Connections (Dubai, UAE: 
February 21-24, 2008)

The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) is pleased to announce an 
open call for *individual research paper submissions* from researchers 
in any world region, to participate in a 4-day thematic workshop at an 
international conference on "Inter-Asian Connections."

To be held in Dubai, February 21-24, 2008, the conference will host 
concurrent workshops showcasing innovative research from across the 
social sciences and related disciplines, on themes of particular 
relevance to Asia, reconceptualized as a dynamic and interconnected 
historical, geographical, and cultural formation stretching from the 
Middle East through Eurasia and South Asia, to East Asia.

The conference structure and schedule have been designed to enable 
intensive ‘working group’ interactions on a specific research theme, as 
well as broader interactions on topics of mutual interest and concern to 
all participants. Accordingly, there will be public keynotes, plenaries, 
and roundtables addressing different aspects of Inter-Asian research in 
addition to closed workshop sessions. The concluding day of the 
conference will bring all the workshops together in a public 
presentation and exchange of research agendas that have emerged over the 
course of the deliberations in Dubai.

Individual paper submissions are invited for the following workshops:

 > Sites of Inter-Asian Interaction

 > Networks of Islamic Learning across Asia: The Role of International 
Centers of Islamic Learning in Building Ties and Forging New Identities

 > Distant Divides and Intimate Connections: Migrant Domestic Workers in 

 > Law-in-Action in Asian Societies and Civilizations

 > Multiple flexibilities: nation-states, global business and precarious 

 > Neoliberal Globalization and Governmentality: State, Civil society 
and the NGO Phenomena in Asia

 > Initiatives of Regional Integration in Asia in Comparative 
Perspective: Concepts, Contents and Prospects

 > Border Problems: Theory, Culture, and Political Economy

 > Post-collective Economic Lives and Livelihoods: Studies of Economy, 
Institution and Everyday Practice in Post-socialist Eurasia and Asia

 > Transnational Circuits: 'Muslim Women' in Asia

 > Inter-Referencing Asia: Urban Experiments & the Art of Being Global

Descriptions of the individual workshops, along with information on the 
application process, are available at: 

Application materials are due by *Friday, September 14, 2007. *Junior 
and senior scholars are encouraged to apply, whether graduate students 
and faculty affiliated to colleges and universities, or researchers in 
NGOs or other research organizations. Please note that an individual 
cannot apply to more than one workshop.

Selection decisions will be announced on October 19, 2007. Accepted 
participants are required to submit a 20-25 page research paper by 
January 14, 2008.

The SSRC will make every effort to subsidize the travel and 
accommodation costs associated with attending the conference, and we 
will issue a formal announcement about availability and levels of 
financial assistance for individual participants in the coming months. 
In the meantime, prospective participants are encouraged to seek out 
alternative sources of funding that may be available from their home 
institutions or other agencies.

For additional inquiries, please contact the SSRC at 
intl_collaboration at ssrc.org <mailto:intl_collaboration at ssrc.org>.

International Collaboration Program
Social Science Research Council
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F: 212.377.2727

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