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19th Annual ASN World Convention

Date: 24-26 April 2014
Location: Harriman Institute, Columbia University

Convention Information

This year's program features an exceptionally strong lineup of over 140 panels in all regions of the former Communist world and Eurasia: Balkans; Russia; Ukraine & Belarus; Central Europe (including the Baltics & Moldova); Eurasia (including Central Asia & China); Caucasus (North and South); Turkey, Greece & Cyprus. Programmatic themes include: Nationalism Studies, Migration & Diasporas, History, Politics, & Memory, Ethnicity & Violence, Gender & Identity, Transitional Justice & Minority Rights, and Energy & Nationalism.

Key documents


Book panels

  • After the Revolution
  • Year Zero
  • Georgia: A Political History Since Independence
  • Ethnonationalist Conflict in Postcommunist States

This year's featured books include:

  • Jessica Greenberg's After the Revolution : Youth, Democracy, and the Politics of Disappointment in Serbia (Stanford, 2013)
  • Monserrat Guibernau's Belonging : Solidarity and Division in Modern Societies (Polity, 2013)
  • Ipek Yosmaoglu's Blood Ties : Religion, Violence, and the Politics of Nationhood in Ottoman Macedonia, 1878-1908 (Cornell, 2014)
  • Andreas Wimmer's Ethnic Boundary Making (Oxford University Press, 2012)
  • Lynn Tesser's Ethnic Cleansing and the European Union : An Interdisciplinary Approach to Security, Memory and Ethnography (Palgrave, 2013)
  • Maria Koinova's Ethnonationalist Conflict in Postcommunist States : Varieties of Governance in Bulgaria, Macedonia, and Kosovo (University of Pennsylvania Press)
  • Stephen Jones 's Georgia: A Political History Since Independence (I. B. Tauris, 2012)
  • Jan Grabowski's Hunt for the Jews : Betrayal and Murder in German-Occupied Poland (Indiana University Press, 2013)
  • Soeren Keil's Multinational Federalism in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Toronto, 2013)
  • Larry Markowitz's State Erosion : Unlootable Resources and Unruly Elites in Central Asia (Cornell, 2013)
  • Yoad Peled's The Challenge of Ethnic Democracy : The State and Minority Groups in Israel (Routledge, 2014 )
  • Margarita Balmaceda's The Politics of Energy Dependency : Ukraine, Belarus and Lithuania Between Domestic Oligarchs and Russian Pressure (Toronto, 2013)
  • Donna-Lee Frieze's Totally Unofficial: The Autobiography of Raphael Lemkin (Yale University Press, 2014)
  • David Crowe's War Crimes, Genocide, and Justice : A Global History (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013)
  • Ian Buruma's Year Zero : A History of 1945 (Penguin Press, 2013)

For more information on our book panels for 2014 click here

Film presentations

  • Bureau 06: The Architects of the Eichmann Trial
  • Watchers of the Sky
  • How We Played the Revolution
  • In The Wake of Stalin

This year's featured films include:

  • Alice Agneskirchner's An Apartment in Berlin
  • Yoav Halevy's Bureau 06: The Architects of the Eichmann Trial
  • Marije Meerman's China: From Cartier to Confucius
  • Aris Chatzistefanou's Fascism Inc.
  • Gierdre Zickyte's How We Played the Revolution
  • Thomas Johnson's In The Wake of Stalin
  • Ed Moschitz's Mama Illegal
  • Mike Lerner, Maxim Pozdorovkin's Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer
  • Alexander Gentelev's Putin’s Games
  • Marco Cortesi's The Choice
  • Kitty Green's Ukraine is not a Brothel
  • Edet Belzberg's Watchers of the Sky

For more information on our film presentations for 2014 click here

Other Information

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