• 2018 World Convention

    2018 World Convention

    The ASN 23rd World Convention will take place on May 3-5, 2018 at the Harriman Institute, Columbia University. Convention Program and  Registration information are available here.

  • ASN Conventions

    Annually held in the spring in New York City, the ASN World Convention brings together over 800 scholars from around the world to examine and push forward research on issues of Nationalism, Ethnicity, Violence, Conflict, Economic Development and many other topics.

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ASN Members - established scholars, aspiring doctoral candidates, NGO practitioners, government officials and policy analysts - advance understanding and knowledge of ethnicity, ethnic conflict and nationalism broadly defined. Reserve or renew your membership today!

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About ASN

One of the oldest and most diverse academic associations of its kind, ASN is devoted to the promotion of knowledge and understanding of complex processes of societal transformation taking place in Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe, Russia, Ukraine, the Caucasus, and Eurasia.

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ASN’s flagship publication, Nationalities Papers, was founded in 1972 and is a unique resource for scholarly analyses on the history and contemporary developments of ASN’s areas of focus.

Ethnopolitics, a leading journal on nationalism and ethnic conflict also is affiliated with the Association for the Study of Nationalities.

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Latest News

2018 ASN European Conference Announcement

The University of Graz, in cooperation with the Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN), is pleased to announce the joint conference, "Nationalism in Times of Uncertainty" which will be held from 4 to 6 July, 2018 in Graz, Austria. Call for Papers and application instructions are available here. Application deadline is January 31, 2018.

Beware of Email Invitations to Submit ASN papers

Since the 2017 ASN Convention, many participants have received emails inviting them to submit their ASN Convention papers to a journal for publication. Please be aware that such emails were sent without the approval or knowledge of the ASN. There is a large international industry of essentially fake journals that charge authors fees for “publishing” their papers online.  Authors should only submit manuscripts to journals that have a reputable publisher and editorial board. (Read more)

Phishing Emails Alert

ASN has been alerted about recent fraudulent attempts to request financial transfers from academic organizations. Please be aware that ASN officers never contact individual members directly with such requests. If you receive an unexpected email asking for any sensitive information,  especially those unprofessionally written or with poor grammar/punctuation, keep in mind that it could be an online scam. Never transmit sensitive information over email or social media, even if the message requesting information appears to be legitimate. 

2017 Documentary Film Award

"Liberation: A Guide to Survival" receives the ASN documentary film award. "The Unforgiven" and "The Trial" were runner ups.

2017 Huttenbach Prize Winner is Announced

Mohira Suyarkulova (American U of Central Asia) wins the 2017 Huttenbach Prize for the best article published in the Nationalities Papers in 2016. The full text of the announcement is available here.

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