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American Sociological Association Annual Meeting

97th Annual Meeting
August 16-19, 2002
Hilton Chicago and Hilton Palmer House
Chicago, Illinois


Graduate Student Conference on Transitional Justice

Columbia University · Dept. of Political Science · Sept 26-27, 2002



Transitional justice has come to signify the range of processes undertaken in societies following the demise of authoritarian regimes or military dictatorships as they attempt to democratize and re-institute the rule of law. This includes: truth commissions, criminal prosecutions for violations committed under the former regime, property restitution, screening officials for collaboration with the authoritarian secret police, compensation and reparation, apologies and projects of symbolic commemoration.


In recent years, scholarly interest in transitional justice and historical justice has exploded. Because, however, the field is relatively new and interdisciplinary in nature, graduate students are rarely connected with each other and are currently scattered across different departments – politics, law, economics, sociology and anthropology.


The goals of this conference are to:

1.     Provide a forum in  which graduate students working on subjects under the general heading of transitional and historical justice can present, discuss and get feedback on their work;

2.     Create an ongoing academic network among students working in this area;

3.     Assist students in different disciplines to familiarize themselves with other approaches being taken in the field.

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

1)      Truth Commissions and Screening/Lustration laws;

2)      Restitution of property rights;

3)      Reparations and compensation schemes;

4)      Criminal prosecutions for human rights violations;

5)     Symbolic commemoration and Apologies;


The conference will comprise five panel sessions, each of three papers. Experts in the field, including Jon Elster, Stephen Holmes, Ruti Teitel, Pable de Grieff (of the International Center for Transitional Justice) and Dumisa Ntsebza (of the TRC) will act as respondents.


For consideration, please email a paper title and very brief one paragraph outline to the address below by March 31, 2002. You should also include your contact information and estimated cost of travel to New York (a limited amount of funding will be available to support travel and accommodation)  1-2 page abstracts describing the aim of a proposed 15-20 page workshop paper should follow. The deadline for abstract submissions is April 30, 2002.


Decisions regarding participation will be made by May 15, 2002. Participants will be required to submit completed papers by August 26, 2002.  Please send all submissions and any inquiries to:

Danielle Celermajer            Monika Nalepa


Hawaii International Conference on Social Sciences

June 11-15, 2002                                                     Sheraton Waikiki Hotel, Honolulu, Hawaii

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 Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meeting

73rd Annual Meeting
April 18-21, 2002
Hyatt Regency Hotel
Vancouver, British Columbia

The deadline for submitting papers has passed, but more information on the conference can be found at:

Globalizations: Cultural, Economic, Democratic

April 11-18, 2002
University of Maryland in College Park

The conference, like it's theme, will be interdisciplinary and international in character and we hope to have as many different perspectives presented as possible.  This includes persons both on the academic and activists fronts.

Our emphasis will be on the interactions between various kinds of globalizations: cultural, economic and democratic. There has been much academic research and public discussion on the global economy, but we know much less about the emerging culture that accompanies it. The goal of this conference is to bring clarity to this and other issues.  Some of the questions to be addressed are, but not limited to:
-What are the implications of postmodern culture and global capitalism for each other and for a democratic life?
-What are relations between emerging cultural hybrids and postindustrial economies, between post-Fordism and post-Freudianism, between flexible accumulation and flexible identities?
-What is the global and social distribution of such different cultural, economic, and political forms?
-How do various social and cultural theories alternately address the complex transformations, questions and problems of the present?
Again, please note that this is not an exhaustive list of questions/topics to be addressed.  For a more complete list, or for information on the location of the conference, registration material, on organizing a session, "things to do" while in the DC metropolitan area, how to submit papers for presentation, or more general information on the conference itself, please visit Globalizations' webpage at   If further information or clarification is needed, please feel free to contact the conference organizer, Dr. Richard Brown at

Fourth Annual UC Dance Conference

*Call For Papers*

DANCE UNDER CONSTRUCTION: “Performing Scholarship Moving Theory”

27 April 2001
UC Riverside

The University of California, Riverside Department of Dance invites you to participate in a University of California wide interdisciplinary forum. We encourage scholars from all fields to present and perform theoretical work on embodiment, the body as subject, and issues of performitivity. We hope this yearÂ’s theme will enhance the conferenceÂ’s original goal of combining dance and critical theory. Proposals are welcome for panel sessions as well as individual papers.

The initiative for this conference stems from graduate students in the UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures. In 1999, the first Dance Under Construction conference was held at UCLA, with the hope that changing the location of the conference from year to year, would create a platform for communication and exchange among all UC campuses and other graduate departments across the country. The following year, the University of California, Dance History and Theory Department hosted the event, and in 2001, it was sponsored by the University of California, DavisÂ’ Department of Theatre and Dance.

Proposals: Format for 15-20 minute presentations: papers, CD-roms, videos, and films. (Please note that we are not seeking dance performances or proposals for workshops without a scholarly component.) Please send your 200-400 word abstract or panel proposals, with names of the presenters, by 5 January to:

“Dance Under Construction”
Department of Dance
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, California 92521

Please include your e-mail address, any technical needs you may have, and department affiliation. For further questions, please e-mail

Notification will be made by 31 January.