Sudan Studies Association
29th Annual Conference
May 28-30, 2010,
Purdue University,West Lafayette,Indiana
MEMBERSHIP & REGISTRATION FORM
ACCOMODATION & VENUE
May 15 is the last day to reserve a room at the Purdue Memorial Union Club Hotel.
The forthcoming 2010 national elections, the 2011 referendum on the south, and some violent attempts to impose "solutions" on various issues demonstrates the critical importance to Sudan's immediate future. Complex external economic, cultural, and diplomatic pressures, including interventions by foreign militaries, technologies and ideologies all offer challenges to indigenous decision-making. Questions have been raised about national legitimacy in the resolution of outstanding issues. Closely connected to Sudan's recent troubles have been legal and humanitarian concerns and the challenges of Sudanese refugees and politics. The unfolding events of the next five years will have long and significant consequences. At this key juncture in the Sudanese experience, the Sudan Studies Association invites participation in and contributions to its 2010 annual meeting on the main theme or on other Sudanist topics.
The tradition of the SSA conference is to give priority in timing and prominence to papers that address the theme of the conference, but papers on all other issues relating to Sudan--past, present and future-- are also very welcome. Abstracts of proposed papers (please, limit to 150-200 words) should be sent by February 1, 2010 to Dr. Randall Fegley, 2010 SSA Panel Organizer, Coordinator of Global Studies, Pennsylvania State University, Berks Campus, Tulpehocken Road, Reading, PA, USA 19610, Tel. (610) 396-6092, e-mail email@example.com.
A preliminary program will be announced by April 15, 2010. Late proposals for papers will be considered only if space is available. Proposals and paper abstracts submitted earlier will receive preferential treatment in scheduling. Acceptance for presentation will depend on the quality of the abstract and the judgment of the program committee. Pre-registration is required in order to secure a place on the conference program. Stipends of $200 are available for assistance to a limited number of graduate students and interested persons should contact SSA President Dr. Stephanie Beswick, Ball State University: firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration and conference fees must be paid before presenters will be placed in the formal conference program. Information will be available at the SSA website www.sudanstudies.org. These should be sent as soon as possible to Richard Lobban SSA Executive Director, Dept. of Anthropology, Rhode Island College, Providence, RI 02908, USA , Phone (401)467-2857 Fax (401) 456-9736 e-mail: email@example.com. The Chairs of the Local Arrangements Committee are Drs. Ellen Gruenbaum and Jay O'Brien, Purdue University, Department of Anthropology, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Tel: 765-496-7422. SSA especially welcomes ABDs from Europe, Africa and from points outside the United States.