Framing the Global Conference 2018

September 27 - September 30, 2018

Indiana University

Framing the Global, an initiative of the Indiana University Center for the Study of Global Change and Indiana University Press, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will host its second international conference in September 2018. Through the research of our fifteen fellows and our ongoing book series, Framing the Global continues to carve out a vital intellectual space for critical and grounded global studies.

The Framing the Global conference will explore new analytical frameworks for global studies as well as innovative pedagogy for the field.

We are excited to announce our keynote speaker, Peggy Levitt, Professor of Sociology at Wellesley College and co-director of the Transnational Studies Initiative at Harvard University. Levitt’s ability to transcend disciplinary boundaries, integrate cultural specificity with global political systems, and consider subject matter through multiple scales and forms of representation well reflect the vision of Framing the Global. Several of our fellows and other scholars will also present.

Call For Papers

Global studies emerged in the 1980s as scholars, policymakers, and the general public began to take note of the increasingly transnational flows of people, ideas, and goods that have come to be identified under the rubric of globalization. Interest in global phenomena has since spread to every discipline in the social sciences and humanities, as well as the professional fields. Since 2011, Indiana University’s Framing the Global project has been carving out a vital intellectual space for critical and grounded global studies.

Despite increasing popular and scholarly attention to global issues, no clear consensus has emerged regarding fundamental definitions or empirical methods for studying the global. Scholars in the Framing the Global project, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, have been collaboratively developing global research frameworks that are characterized by interdisciplinarity, empirical grounding, and a concern with tracing the links between the transnational and the local in a variety of lived, political, discursive, cultural, and social domains. The conference will extend this conversation and explore evolving analytical frameworks for global studies research as well as innovative pedagogies for global learning.

We invite proposals for panels or individual papers that are empirically grounded while addressing important theoretical and methodological issues in studying the global. Scholars in all academic and professional fields are encouraged to submit proposals. Work that considers both practical and scholarly approaches to global studies, global issues, and globalization is welcome, as are proposals from scholars and educators who are working to create meaningful spaces for global learning.

Papers that show promise for being developed into books may be considered for publication in the project’s Framing the Global book series.

Please be sure to include all information requested on the abstract submission page, though please omit identifying information from your abstract.

The submission period has ended.
Notifications of acceptance will be issued in early June.

Panel Submissions
Proposals for 90-minute panels of 3-4 presentations should include a panel abstract of up to 300 words describing the panel’s focus and rationale and 250-word abstracts of each individual presentation. The online submission form will also require the panel’s title, a list of the names, and a list of keywords.

**Final determination of the length of the presentations (whether 15 or 20 minutes) will be confirmed by conference organizers when session configurations are finalized.

Individual Submissions
Proposals individual presentations are also invited. Individual proposals should include an abstract of no more than 250 words. Title and keywords will also be requested on the submission form. Individual presentations will be organized into sessions around common themes.

**Final determination of the length of the presentations (whether 15 or 20 minutes) will be confirmed by conference organizers when session configurations are finalized

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Send questions or contact us at framing@indiana.edu