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Event Details
Event Oceanic Conference on International Studies
Date(s) Wednesday 14th July 2004
Thursday 15th July 2004
Friday 16th July 2004
Organiser Australian National University
In recent years the number of scholars in Australia, New Zealand, and 
the Pacific studying and teaching international relations and global 
politics has grown dramatically. And the diversity of work currently 
underway is greater than ever before.

The first Oceanic Conference on International Studies is designed to 
bring this growing community together, to help build satisfying and 
productive networks and relationships, and to showcase the variety of 
world class research being conducted in the region.

It will be held on 14-16 July 2004 and hosted by the Department of 
International Relations in the Research School of Pacific and Asian 
Studies at the Australian National University.

The Conference is organized by a diverse group of scholars, drawn from a 
range of institutions in Australia and New Zealand. It comprises:
Chris Reus-Smit, Australian National University (Co-Chair)
Alex Bellamy, University of Queensland (Co-Chair)
Robyn Eckersley, University of Melbourne
Richard Leaver, Flinders University
William Tow, Griffith University
Len Seabrooke, Australian National University
Jacqui True, University of Auckland
Marc Williams, University of New South Wales

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Organizing Committee is delighted to call for panel and paper 
proposals. Proposals are welcomed on any topic within the fields of 
international relations and global politics, broadly defined. Proposals 
for panels should include no more than four paper presenters, and no 
discussants. Submissions for papers may come from individual scholars or 
collaborators.

Panel proposals must include a panel title, an overview paragraph 
describing the topic and logic of the panel, a 200 word abstract for 
each contributing paper, biographical details on each of the 
participants, and a statement that all proposed presenters have agreed 
to participate. Proposals from individuals or collaborators should 
include only the title, paper abstract, and the presenters biographical 
details. Full contact details must be included with all proposals.  The 
organizing committee will group individual papers into panels and streams.

Paper and panel proposals should be submitted by email to Mary-Louise 
Hickey at Marylouise.Hickey@anu.edu.au by Monday 2 February 2004. The 
Organizing Committee will review all proposals on the basis of 
topicality and scholarly merit. When reviewing panel proposals, the 
Committee will place particular emphasis on the diversity of the 
proposed panel. Panels that include diverse perspectives and approaches, 
bring together scholars from different institutions, incorporate gender 
diversity, and include junior as well as senior scholars will be given 
preference.

Acceptance of papers and panels will be announced by Monday 16 February 
2004. The final Conference program will be published on the OCIS website 
by 1 July 2004.


PUBLISHED PROCEEDINGS

The Organizing Committee will peer review and publish the Conference 
papers on its website. Presenters who wish their papers to be peer 
reviewed and published should email them as MS Word documents to 
Marylouise.Hickey@anu.edu.au by 1 June 2004.  The review process will 
conform will DEST guidelines.  As a guide, papers accepted for on-line 
publication must be of quality equivalent to a conference paper for a 
prominent international conference; use the Harvard or Chicago 
referencing styles consistently; and be 6-8,000 words of length.


CONFERENCE DETAILS

Further information about the Conference, including registration 
information and accommodation will be sent in further emails and posted 
on the Conference website, which will be on-line from January 2004.