2-Day Interdisciplinary Work Group Seminar/Conference July 12-13, including, meetings of topic-based working groups, and round-table presentations

The Institute invites scholars, students, activists and artists throughout the Americas interested in the theme to participate in the seminar and conference described below. Participants will be chosen by application. An effort will be made to ensure representation from the different constituencies served by the Institute: students, artists, scholars and activists at different stages of their careers, and from different parts of the Americas, especially Latin America. Application to the program will consist of a detailed 1-2 page letter of application, explaining the applicant's interest in the seminar, and a curriculum vitae or resume (see submission address below). Please indicate language skills, as at least some knowledge of Portuguese and/or Spanish is a requirement of participation. Applications due by February 1, 2002. There will be a non-refundable registration fee of $150 for all participants with institutional bases in Latin America, and a $300 non-refundable registration fee for all other participants. Participants are encouraged to secure institutional or outside funding. A limited number of fellowships are available, with priority going to those who have less access to institutional or other funding resources.



Call For Working Group Papers:
Seminar participants are encouraged to submit paper proposals for consideration for the two-day conference. Participants are expected to submit final versions of their papers at least one month prior to the start of the seminar. Papers will be arranged by working group and posted on the Hemispheric Institute's web site to provide participants the opportunity to familiarize themselves with each others work. Conference papers should be no more than 10 pages in length and should address some aspect of the seminar theme: "Performance and Politics in the Americas: Globalization, Migration and the Public Sphere." A ten minute summary of the conference paper will be presented in the work-group session. All participants are expected to have read the papers submitted by others in their group. Conference participation will be limited to those participating in the larger seminar. Those interested should submit a one-page abstract of the proposal. Papers may be presented in English, Spanish, or Portuguese. If accepted, presenters will be responsible for submitting a copy of the paper in both English and either Spanish or Portuguese to be posted on the seminar website by April 30, 2002. Additional panels may be added if space allows. In addition, several panels will be set aside for artists' discussion and presentation of works in progress. Those interested should submit a one-page description of the project. Please indicate technical needs such as projectors or tape players. Submissions must be received by February 1, 2002.