1st Anarchist Studies Network Conference

CFP: Loughborough University, Sep 2008
1st Anarchist Studies Network Conference,
4th-6th Sept, 2008 (to be confirmed)
Loughborough University
Call for Workshop Convenors

Please circulate widely

Building on the success of a number of subject specific conferences over the last 2 years, the PSA Anarchist Studies Network is planning a full, independent conference for September 2008. The conference is open, organised primarily through workshops to allow themes to emerge from submissions. Our aims are to facilitate communication, stimulate the development of networks, and develop understandings of anarchism. The conference is open to everyone with an interest in anarchist studies and participants are encouraged to present work in progress as well as more finished contributions.

This call is for workshop convenors to propose themes, ideas, and topics for discussion, which can then be developed over the coming months. We invite proposals from activists, organisers, researchers, popular educators, students - indeed anyone desiring to participate in this on-going conversation. In the best anarchist tradition, the event will be defined by the participants. What would you like to see happen? What kind of discussions do you think are important? Would you like to organise a workshop or contribute in other ways?

The design of workshops and other sessions are the preserve of their convenors in discussion with the conference organisers. The aim is to allow convenors the fullest opportunity to tailor sessions to the specific needs of their subject area, the session and its participants, and to create a convivial environment in which to present and debate ideas. Panels can vary from two to twelve papers or presentations over one to four workshop-sessions in any given subject area relevant to anarchist studies broadly defined.

Submission Notes:

Themed Workshop Panels & Facilitated Discussions

At this stage we are simply looking for workshop or panel convenors. If you would like to organise a session at the conference, please submit a brief description of the panel (300-500 words), including the name and contact details of the facilitator/convenor.

Panel proposals will be posted on the ASN website after the expiry of the deadline as a resource for individuals and groups to orient themselves.

We will accept unsolicited paper abstracts and forward them to appropriate convenors where possible. However you are encouraged to respond to convenors' individual calls for papers in the first instance.Please therefore refer to the ASN website regularly.

Deadline: 1 March 2008

Arts & Entertainments

Proposals toward evening entertainments, artistic interventions, etc very welcome!

Contact for submissions, proposals, registration and further details:
Ruth Kinna ([mailto]r.e.kinna@lboro.ac.uk[/mailto]) or Dave Berry ([mailto]d.g.berry@lboro.ac.uk[/mailto])

Registration: details will follow on the website once estimated costings are available.