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||Oceanic Conference on International Studies
Wednesday 14th July 2004
Thursday 15th July 2004
Friday 16th July 2004
||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
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
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.
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.
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.