Call for Presentations: NAASN Conference, June 1-3, 2018 in Tiotia:ke, « Montreal, Canada »


Call for Presentations
The North American Anarchist Studies Network (NAASN) Conference
June 1, 2, 3, 2018 in Tiotia:ke, « Montreal, Canada »

The North American Anarchist Studies Network (NAASN) is currently
seeking presentations for our ninth conference to be held June 1, 2, and
3 (2018) in Tiotia:ke, also known as « Montreal, Canada. »

In keeping with the open and fluid spirit of anarchism, we do not
limitthe call for specific topics of discussion, but rather encourage
presentations on broad and diverse  historical, contemporary, and
utopian matters.

NAASN welcomes works that examine issues of indigeneity, ethnicity,
gender, dis/ability, sexuality, youth and urban cultures; and
scholarship that crosscuts disciplines and fields including but not
limited to: philosophy, political theory, psychology, musicology,
literary studies, anthropology, sociology, geography, critical race
studies, critical Indigenous studies, queer and trans studies, gender
studies, labour studies, disability studies, graphic design and plastic
arts. We also encourage scholars in the hard sciences and other fields
who find anarchist influences or relevance in their work.

Previous presentations have included grassroots struggles; social and
peasant movements; decolonisation and Indigenous resurgence,
border/imperialism, racism, police violence, torture, surveillance,
technology, as well as biography, oral histories, historiography, and
anarchist subcultures.

We seek to include voices of activists, militants, artists and
academics; NAASN is a network engaged with the production of knowledge
both within and without institutional walls. We are particularly
interested in including marginalised voices and perspectives, and
encourage the breaking down of barriers between disciplines as well as
between the academic and non-academic or even Anti-academic. From the
streets to the lectern, we encourage all those interested in the praxis
of anarchism or anarchists to submit a proposal.

NAASN is intended to be a space where disciplinarity and resistance can
converge on Turtle Island/”North America”. Submissions of panels,
individual papers, workshops, book presentations, and alternative
formats will be gladly considered!


Conference proposal submissions, or questions, should be addressed tothe
NAASN 2018 organising committee:

Please include in your submission:

Summary of your proposal (no more than 300 words)

A short (150 words) biography.

Languages you can present in. (This helps us plan interpreters;
NAASN will be supporting live interpretation for FrenchEnglish;
SpanishEnglish; SpanishFrench; ASL/QSL.)

Attendance: We are cognisant of the barriers raised by distance and
borders. If you anticipate you will be unable to attend in person,
please indicate this in your submission; if your proposal is accepted we
may invite you to submit a pre-recorded presentation that can be aired
at the conference. We will also probably ask you to be available during
to conference for a remote Q & A, technology permitting.

If you have an idea of the length of your presentation, feel free
toinclude (for example, 20mins vs 40 mins). We will try to
accommodate,but lengths of presentations will be affected by the number
of sessions/speakers.

Please submit your proposal no later than January 31, 2018, and we will
respond to all submissions by February 28th, 2018.

NAASN 2018 will take place on the unceded territory of the
Kanien’kehá:ka. The Kanien’kehá:ka are the keepers of the Eastern Doorof
the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. In the language of the
Kanien’kehá:ka,Tiotia:ke is the name of the island later dubbed
« Montreal », a site which has long been a meeting place for other
Indigenous peoples,including the Algonquin.


All inquiries about the 2018 conference should be sent to . If you are able to assist during the conference,
particularly with translation/interpretation please let us know — we
need you! NB: Accessibility and/or safety inquiries are encouraged
andwelcome from attendees whether they are presenting are not. Inclusion
is important to us.

For further information about the North American Anarchist Studies
Network, or to subscribe to the network mailing list, we invite you to
visit our website at

Please spread the word.

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