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Fwd: Fwd: CfP: 8th Telciu Summer Conference (8-11 August 2019) Race, Sovereignties, and South-Eastern Thought

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Ágota Ábrán <[log in to unmask]>

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Ágota Ábrán <[log in to unmask]>

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Dear all,

Please see below the call for papers to the conference of the new 
edition of our awesome project (see 
http://centrulpentrustudiereamodernitatiisialumiirurale.ro/en/home/) of 
decolonising and decentering academia in a beautiful location, in a 
village in County Bistrita-Nasaud, Romania. The deadline for sending 
your abstracts for the 8th Telciu Summer Conference is this Saturday.

All the very best,

Ágota

-- 

Ágota Ábrán, PhD
Center for the Study of Modernity and the Rural World 
<http://centrulpentrustudiereamodernitatiisialumiirurale.ro/en/home/>, 
Romania
History and Art Muzeum of Zalău <http://muzeuzalau.ro/>, Romania



      8th Telciu Summer Conference
      Race, Sovereignties, and South-Eastern Thought
      8-11 August 2019, Telciu, Romania
      <https://telciusummerconferences.wordpress.com/2019/02/12/8th-edition-2019-race-sovereignties-and-south-eastern-thought/>


        Call for Papers deadline: 18 May 2019

For a long time, mainstream historiography and social science viewed the 
rise of nation-states as the gradual overcoming of multinational 
political organizations and multi-ethnic empires throughout the world. 
The resulting conceptualization of empires and nation-states as mutually 
exclusive and chronologically discrete political formations and of the 
nation-state as the modern norm generated its own anomalies. The 
Habsburg, the Ottoman, and the Tsarist Empires, powerful global actors 
until well into the twentieth-century, were explained away as 
anachronistic survivals of the old order in the face of mounting 
national challenges. In spite of ample evidence for the coexistence of 
imperial and national state structures in the nineteenth century and 
most of the twentieth, the dominant view is that they no longer coexist 
in the twenty-first. Dozens of state formations which are still 
colonized in the twenty-first century, such as Europe’s and the United 
States’ outermost regions and overseas territories, continue to be 
viewed as exceptions from the above trajectory from empire to nation and 
as anomalies in a modern world of sovereign nation-states, while their 
inhabitants retain colonial citizenships and unequal rights with respect 
to their counterparts in the metropole.

At the same time, as outright authoritarianism plays havoc with the 
facades of parliamentary liberalism in places as different as Brazil, 
India, and Hungary, the term “sovereignty” has become a compulsory 
signifier of the far-right chorus. Once associated with emancipatory 
calls for radical democracy, the “sovereignty” churned out by these 
authoritarians is little more than a signaling device for ethnocentric 
politics, oligarchic capitalism, and a revival of racist, xenophobic, 
and anti-gender tactics.

This year’s Telciu Summer Conference engages with the entanglements of 
race and sovereignty from both the Global South and the European East, 
in an effort to explore the potential of a common decolonial, 
politically radical South-Eastern thought. It traces the origin of both 
processes of racialization and (sovereign) state formation to a colonial 
imaginary that still shapes racial state politics today. Since all the 
states emerged with the European colonial expansion in the Americas were 
new creations, so were all the major ethnic categories, in turn linked 
to the position of sovereign states within the interstate system and of 
social groups within states. Thus, while the crude sociocultural 
hierarchy between Europeans and non-Europeans mirrored the economic and 
political power differential between colonizer and colonized countries, 
the various ethnic categories within each state reflected and at the 
same time justified the division of labour created in the wake of the 
colonial occupation of the Americas: slavery for Black Africans, various 
forms of serfdom for Native Americans, and indentured labor for the 
White European working class. At the same time, ethnicization produced a 
worldwide racist discourse, in that the devalued segments of the work 
force appeared as on the whole racially inferior to the dominant ones, 
regardless of the particular ethnic hierarchy that the process of 
ethnicization generated in individual locations. While the upper end of 
the hierarchy mostly included a White privileged segment and its lower 
end a Black underprivileged one, it was the constant (re)creation of 
reified racial and ethnic entities that characterized capitalism as a 
racist system.

Against this background, can sovereignty be recovered into a field of 
emancipatory politics at a time when transnational issues like climate 
catastrophe and mass migration are the defining condition of our times? 
Does the inclusive definition of popular sovereignty resonate less with 
mass publics than its exclusionary recovery by the “take our country 
back” reactionaries because of ingrained racial logic? Why was it so 
easy for authoritarians to convert popular sovereignty into a veneer for 
racism and homophobia? Do we still need sovereignty as a basis of 
emancipatory politics or are “postcolonial sovereignty games” 
(Adler-Nissen/Gad 2013) increasingly the rule and “non-sovereign 
futures” (Yarimar Bonilla 2014)?

*Keynote speaker*: Marius Turda, Oxford Brookes University

AfisExpoBuc

The language of the conference is *English*.

There are no fees for conference participants. The organizers will cover 
meals for the speakers and will book (but not cover) the accommodation 
(single: 80RON/night; double: 120 RON/night). In case you cannot cover 
the accommodation please let us know as we are able to cover it for up 
to 5 speakers based on need and by request. Independent researchers or 
junior researchers will be given priority with accommodation.

The conference proper will take place on the 9th and 10th of August with 
a welcome dinner on the 8th and community activities on the 11th.

If you would like to participate, please send us your title, a *300 
words* abstract and your affiliation in English by the *18th of May* to 
*[log in to unmask]* <mailto:[log in to unmask]>. If 
you are a  speaker of Romanian, please send us your abstract both in 
English and Romanian, so as to ease the work of our translators (we like 
to print our materials in both languages in order to showcase our work 
for the non-English speaking public).

Please note that the *Telciu Summer Conference* is followed by the 
*Telciu Summer School *(11-18 August), in English and Romanian, this 
year with the same topic. The Summer School is designed around longer 
seminars and other cultural and artistic activities and has a more open 
structure as the Summer Conference. If you would like to participate, 
the Summer School has a separate registration process that will be open 
from March. However, please let us know if you would like to stay for 
the Summer School as well. For more information, please visit 
http://telciusummerschool.ro/.

Organized by the *Center for the Study of Modernity and the Rural World* 
<http://centrulpentrustudiereamodernitatiisialumiirurale.ro/en/home/>* (CSMLR, 
Telciu, Romania)* and the *County Museum of History and Art, Zalău* 
<http://muzeuzalau.ro/>.

Funded by *Telciu City Hall and Village Council* & *Bistrița-Năsăud 
County Center for Culture*

*Partners:* Institut für Soziologie, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg 
(Germany), Secondary Technical School of Telciu, Tact Publishing House, 
Transilvania Print, Observator Cultural, Baricada, CriticAtac, Gazeta de 
Artă Politică, Prăvălia Culturală, Platzforma, Transindex, Liga 
Oamenilor de Cultură Bonțideni, Bistrițeanul, Observator BN, Timp 
Online, Mesagerul de BN

*Scientific Board:*

  * *Cornel Ban*, City University of London, UK/Copenhagen Business
    School, Dennmark
  * *Manuela Boatcă*, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany
  * *Alina Branda*, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj, Romania
  * *Daniela Gabor*, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK
  * *Sorin Gog*, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj, Romania
  * *Anca Pârvulescu*, Washington University, St. Louis, US
  * *Norbert Petrovici*, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj, Romania
  * *Julia Roth*, Centre for Inter-American studies, University of
    Bielefeld, Germany
  * *Ovidiu Țichindeleanu*, IDEA arts+society, Cluj, Romania
  * *Madina Tlostanova*, Linköping University, Sweden

*Main Organizers:*

  * *Ágota Ábrán*, Museum of History and Arts, Zalău, Romania
  * *Ștefan Baghiu*, „Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu, Romania

*Organizing Committee:*

  * *­Andreea Aștilean*, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  * *Theodor Constantiniu*, Folk Archive Institute of the Romanian Academy
  * *­Valer Simion Cosma*, Museum of History and Arts, Zalău, Romania
  * *Emil Florea*
  * *Vlad Emilian Gheorghiu*, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  * *Cristian Grecu*, Pagini Libere Publishing House
  * *George Valeriu Henciu*
  * *Andrei-Sorin Herța*, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  * *Andreea Iorga-Curpăn*
  * *Adina Mocan*, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
  * *Anastasia Oprea*, University of Coimbra, Portugal
  * *­Adrian Rista*
  * *Bogdan Vătavu*, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania


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