The Santa Barbara Global Studies Conference

The Santa Barbara Global Studies Conference

“MATERIALITIES”

February 28-March 1, 2014
University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, California

 

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Call for Panel and Paper Proposals

The Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies and the faculty of the G&IS program at UCSB announce a call for papers and panels for 'Materialities', the 2014 annual Santa Barbara Global Studies Conference. This year's conference will focus on the material moorings and manifestations of the global and is being held at UCSB on *February 28-March 1, 2014*.

Keynote speaker: Ananya Roy, Professor of City and Regional Planning and Distinguished Chair in Global Poverty and Practice at the University of California, Berkeley

Plenary panel: TBA

Established scholars and graduate students are invited to submit panel proposals on the theme of 'materialities' as an inroad to thinking about the concrete, contextual specificity of global processes and conditions. The conference will highlight panels that engage with the diverse materialities of the global from diverse theoretical and methodological perspectives from across the humanities and social sciences.

We seek critical and innovative presentations that explore how contemporary globalities are materialized: from commodity chains to immigrant networks and gender & family responses to shifting migration patterns, from corporate media infrastructures to congeries of pirate cultures, and from butterfly effects in finance markets to pandemics and viral memes, to name just a few examples.

Though individual paper proposals will be considered, this year we will give greater priority to pre-constituted panel proposals that are interdisciplinary in nature and include faculty members and graduate students. Panel proposals should include a 300 word maximum abstract within a completed participant form and be emailed to sbgsc@orfaleacenter.ucsb.edu

TIMELINES
- Abstract and participant form submission deadline: **Friday, January 17, 2014**
- Notification of acceptance: Friday, January 24, 2014

Unfortunately, student travel stipends are not available.

Please direct completed participant forms, abstracts, and questions to sbgsc@orfaleacenter.ucsb.edu

 

All proposals are due by Friday, January 17, 2014

Panel leaders and individual presenters will be notified of acceptance by Friday, January 24, 2014.

Download the participant registration form (below) and submit as an email attachment to: sbgsc@orfaleacenter.ucsb.edu or by fax to 805-893-6098.

Conference planning committee:

Mark Juergensmeyer (Director, Orfalea Center)
Bhaskar Sarkar (Film & Media Studies)
Eve Darian-Smith (G&IS)
Jan Nederveen Pieterse (Mellichamp Professor, G&IS)

 

More information and updates at the conference website: 
http://www.orfaleacenter.ucsb.edu/news/sbgsc

Hosted by the Orfalea Center and the faculty of
Global & International Studies at UCSB
.

DOWNLOAD THE PARTICIPANT REGISTRATION FORM

 

 

Conference Registration

There are no registration fees for the 2014 conference.

The conference registration desk is located at the main entrance of the University Center building.

 

Conference Schedule

Download the 2014 Conference schedule

 

Accomodations

Recommended Area Hotels

Hotels With University Of California Rates
(Please refer to the "Global Studies conference at UCSB" to secure the rate. Availability is limited, so please book early)

Best Western South Coast Inn
800-350-3614  (UC rate available)
in Goleta, close to airport and UCSB, public bus accessible to campus, shuttle van service.
website

Pacifica Suites Hotel
800-338-6722 (UC rate available)
in Goleta, close to airport and UCSB, public bus accessible to campus, airport shuttle van service.
website

Other Area Accommodations

Harbor View Inn
on the beach in downtown Santa Barbara
website

UCSB Faculty Club
on UCSB campus by the lagoon, with a small number of guest rooms
website

Motel 6 Goleta
cheap option closer to UCSB 
website

Sandpiper Lodge
cheap option in central Santa Barbara's upper State Street area, public bus access to campus
website

Hampton Inn
in Goleta close to airport and UCSB, public bus accessible to campus
website

 

Getting Here/Parking

Area Road Map - Access To Ucsb Campus:
http://www.aw.id.ucsb.edu/maps/ucsb_goletamap.html

Parking: If You Plan To Drive To Campus:
Please use the parking structure designated as LOT 22 on the campus map which you can access with the link below:
http://www.aw.id.ucsb.edu/maps/ucsbmap.html

LOT 22 is visible on the far left center side of the campus map, a yellowish square. Below it toward the center of the is a RED ARROW near the lagoon pointing to the University Center building.

ALL VISITORS MUST PURCHASE A PARKING PERMIT dispensed at the Kiosks located on each floor of the structure.

For your convenience, the permit dispenser is pre-programmed with the words "Global Studies Conference."

Directional signage will point attendees from the parking structure to the University Center main entrance and conference registration desk.

 

Area Buses
Several bus lines of the Metropolitan Transit District serve the UCSB campus. See system maps at the link below:
http://www.sbmtd.gov/maps-and-schedules/system-map.html

 

Organizers

Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies, UCSB

Global & International Studies Program, UCSB

Santa Barbara Global Studies Conference Archive

 

THE SANTA BARBARA GLOBAL STUDIES CONFERENCE
"HORIZONS"

February 22 – 23, 2013
University of California, Santa Barbara

Conference registration at
the University Center Building.

The University of California, Santa Barbara’s 2013 interdisciplinary global studies conference invites scholars, established and in the graduate stage, to present panel proposals and papers under the general rubric of horizons. This theme may therefore be taken up at many levels: from global history to the global future and the prognostication of trends; from issues of state boundaries and sovereignty to the flows that often transgress them, i.e. migration, trafficking, pollution, and terrorism; from current directions and themes to emerging paradigms within the field of global studies itself. The conference invites panels and papers that engage—from theoretical and methodological perspectives across the academic spectrum—topics such as (but not limited to):

• global political economy
• identity and boundary politics
• human rights
• religion, secularism
• media
• social movements
• climate change, environment
• technology, innovation
• methodology
 

KEYNOTE
JORGE CASTAÑEDA? (former Mexican Foreign Secretary)? Author of Migration in the Contemporary Global Setting
Immigration in Global Perspective
? Friday, February 22, 2013? Campbell Hall? 8:00PM
 
PLENARY

Horizons of Global History? - Friday, February 22, 2013 ?Corwin Pavilion ?4:30PM

Panelists:? Akira Iriye (Harvard) ?Dominic Sachsenmaier (Jacobs-University, Bremen)? Jan Nederveen Pieterse (UC Santa Barbara)
Moderator: ?Erika Rappaport (UC Santa Barbara)
 

We strongly encourage proposals for fully constituted panels with identified panelists and paper topics. Individual paper submissions are also invited. Faculty participation in graduate student panels is encouraged.
Unfortunately, student travel funds are not available.

Panel proposals should include a 300 word maximum abstract describing the overall panel topic and individual 15-20 minute presentations, a list of 5-7 keywords and be submitted with a roster of participants.  Individual proposals should include a 250-word maximum abstract and a list of 5-7 keywords.
 

All proposals are due by Friday, January 4, 2013. 

??Panel leaders and individual presenters will be notified of acceptance by Tuesday, January 15, 2013.
 
Download the participant registration form and submit as an email attachment to: sbgsc@orfaleacenter.ucsb.edu or by fax to 805-893-6098.

Conference planning committee:

Alison Brysk (Mellichamp Professor, G&IS)

Eve Darian-Smith (G&IS)

Mark Juergensmeyer (Director, Orfalea Center)

Jan Nederveen Pieterse (Mellichamp Professor, G&IS)

Bhaskar Sarkar (Film and Media Studies)

 



THE SANTA BARBARA GLOBAL STUDIES CONFERENCE
"CRISIS"

February 24 – 25, 2012
University of California, Santa Barbara

Conference registration at
the University Center Building.

The University of California, Santa Barbara is holding an interdisciplinary global studies conference on a wide range of topics for scholars, both established and in the graduate stage, from the West Coast and beyond, under the general theme of crisis as salient feature of current global conditions. Crisis may thus be understood at every level, from the economic and financial to the environmental to problems of legitimacy and human security, to name a few.  The conference invites papers and panels that engage with crisis from diverse theoretical and methodological perspectives from across the humanities and social sciences. Possible topics include (but are not limited to):

Legitimacy crises of global/national institutions; crises of governance, the role of civil society

Crises of hegemony, global rebalancing

Whose/which crisis? Crisis and perspective (West and East, Global North and Global South)

Crises of economic globalization/financialization/labor

Immigration/human rights/security crises

Biorisks and pandemics

Energy/environmental crisis

Forgetting/remembering histories of crisis

The rhetorical and narrative dimensions of crisis

Crises of religion/secularism/religious nationalism

Identity(ies) crisis/cultures of crisis

 


Keynotes and plenary

Keynotes and other presentations by: Saskia Sassen, William I. Robinson, Craig Calhoun, Manfred Steger, Roland Robertson, Chris Chase-Dunn, Richard Falk, Jan Nederveen Pieterse, Alison Brysk, Mark Juergensmeyer and others.

The conference will also hold a Graduate Professionalization Workshop and faculty panel run by Dr. Eve Darian-Smith, which will help acclimate a limited number of graduate students to the requirements of publication and finding employment in Global Studies and related fields.  This workshop will run during the lunch period on February 24 where boxed lunches will be provided.  (Please be sure to note interest on the registration form.)

Proposals should include a 200-300 word abstract for a 15-20 minute presentation along with a completed registration form (attached) by Thursday, DECEMBER 15th to the address: sbgsc@orfaleacenter.ucsb.edu

Presenters will be notified of acceptance by Tuesday, JANUARY 3, 2012.

A limited amount of student travel funds are available. Accepted student papers will be eligible for the funds based on a determination of need.  A list of local accommodations will be posted on the conference website.


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Conference planning committee:

Mark Juergensmeyer (Director, Orfalea Center)
Eve Darian-Smith (G&IS)
Jan Nederveen Pieterse (Mellichamp Professor, G&IS)
Paul Amar (G&IS)
Bhaskar Sarkar (Film and Media Studies)


More information and updates at the conference website:
http://www.global.ucsb.edu/orfaleacenter/sbgsc




Hosted by the Orfalea Center and the faculty of
Global & International Studies at UCSB
.

Co-sponsored by the University of California Education Abroad Program.