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.
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.