ISA South Ashland 2018: Call for Proposals

International Studies in an Increasingly Complex World

The deadline for paper/panel submissions is July 6, 2018.

The International Studies Association Southern Region is happy to announce its 2018 annual conference, to be held October 12-13 in Ashland, VA. The theme of this year’s meeting is “International Studies in an Increasingly Complex World". ISA-South encourages submissions related to the theme, though paper, pane and roundtable proposals on any topic relating to international studies are welcome. Submissions from those in academia, government, non-governmental organizations, the armed forces, and other entities are all strongly encouraged to apply.

Paper proposals must include an abstract of less than 200 words. Panel proposals must include 4-5 papers and at least one discussant. Roundtable proposals required between 3 and 10 participants, and a 200 word abstract illustrating the roundtable’s aims and expected outcomes.

The region would also like to extend a special invitation to student participants. Graduate students are encouraged to submit paper proposals and, if accepted, to compete in the ISA-South Jim Winkates Graduate Student Paper Competition. Undergraduate students wishing to be considered must have a faculty sponsor who commits to attending the conference. Undergraduate status, and the contact details for a faculty sponsor, must be provided to the program chair. To be considered for an award, students must attend the Saturday luncheon and must be active ISA members.

The proposal deadline is July 6, 2018.

Questions about potential submissions and participation should be sent by e-mail to the Program Chair, Thomas Badey.

Travel Support

ISA-South, on a competitive basis, provides travel support for ten graduate students up to $200.00 and for two adjunct faculty members up to $300.00 to attend the International Studies Association/Southern Regional Conference on October 12th and 13th, 2018. In order to receive travel support you must, be a member of the International Studies Association, attend the ISA-South 2018 conference, present a completed paper at the conference and send a request to no later than July 6th, 2018. You will be notified by the program chair via e-mail if your request for travel support has been approved.

Reimbursement forms will be distributed after the luncheon on Saturday. Awardees must complete the reimbursement forms, provide all receipts for registration, lodging and travel to the program chair NLT October 19th in order to receive reimbursement. Please e-mail all receipts as attachments to

Submissions Closed

Sorry, the submission period for ISA South 2018 ended July 6th. For more information, please contact the program chair. Even if you did not submit, anyone is welcome to register and attend the conference.

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