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Dec 17, 18

Emergent Horizons: 10th Annual North American Anarchist Studies Network Conference Call for Papers

The North American Anarchist Studies Network (NAASN) is currently seeking presentations for our tenth conference to be held from May 31st to June 2nd, 2019 in “Atlanta, Georgia.” To read the full call for papers in French, English, and Spanish, go here.

The North American Anarchist Studies Network (NAASN) is currently seeking presentations for our tenth conference to be held from May 31st to June 2nd (2019) in “Atlanta, Georgia (USA).”

This year’s conference theme, “Emergent Horizons,” invites papers that critically examine, expound, and encourage projects of world building and social transformation. Horizons are both the limit of perception and the referential lines that orient movement and geography. In the same manner, projects of social and political change have aspirational goals of building new worlds and new realities. In following this theme, this year’s conference invites us to think through and beyond the limits of what we as scholars, activists, and militants perceive of and comprehend as revolutionary struggle in the past, present, and future. How is resistance and resilience taking shape? What are the contours of the world we live in? How can we expand our perceptions and practices to shape our present and imagine our futures? In short, what is on the horizon?

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

Submission Information

Conference proposal submissions, or questions, should be addressed to the NAASN 2019 organizing committee: [email protected] Please include in your submission:

• Title and Summary of your proposal (no more than 300 words)
• A short (150 words) biography, including the name you want listed in the conference material.
• If you have an idea of the length of your presentation, feel free to include (for example, 20mins vs 40 mins). We will try to accommodate, but lengths of presentations will be affected by the number of sessions/speakers.
• Attendance: We are cognizant 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. Please submit your proposal no later than February 15, 2019.

Making Contact With NAASN

All inquiries about the 2019 conference should be sent to [email protected] If you want to volunteer and give us a hand during the conference, let us know! We appreciate any and all assistance.

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
For up to date information about the conference, please visit our wiki.

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