April 10-11, 2015
The Hmong Consortium includes the University of Wisconsin–Madison, the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, and Chiang Mai University, and is in the process of developing increased ties with other higher education institutions in the University of Wisconsin system and the Mid-West more broadly.
The Hmong Consortium is happy to announce our third conference, “Hmong Around the World”, which will be hosted by the Center for Southeast Asian Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, 10-11 April 2015.
The Hmong Consortium’s first conference, organized in March 2011, was titled “Hmong in Comparative Contexts”, and was held at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. The second conference was titled “Hmong Across Borders”, and was hosted by the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in October 2014.
“Hmong Around the World” will focus on critical Hmong scholarship. Engagement between those conducting research in Asia, transnationally, and the U.S. will be encouraged. We wish to promote the crossing of national, ethnic, conceptual, theoretical, methodological and disciplinary boundaries.
We hope to gather a group of scholars to present original scholarship, including established scholars and those beginning their careers. Graduate students are encouraged to participate. No registration fees are required, but participants will be expected to cover their own travel and accommodation costs. Advance registration is required. Two Hmong special guest speakers from Southeast Asia will present at the conference.
Scholars within the social sciences and humanities are encouraged to submit individual abstracts not exceeding 250 words, or ideas for panels not exceeding 400 words. Submissions should be sent to Dr. Ian Baird at firstname.lastname@example.org, and should be received no later than December 31, 2014.
The Hmong Studies Consortium
The objective of the Hmong Consortium is to promote critical Hmong studies in a range of disciplines in the social sciences and humanities. Initiated with the support of the Henry Luce Foundation in 2009, the emphasis of the Consortium is to support academic activities and projects related to the Hmong of Asia, Hmong transnationalism, and Hmong America. The Consortium encourages various types of Hmong Studies, including comparative research and the study of the Hmong relations with other ethnic groups, whether in Asia, the United States, or elsewhere. Originally an alliance between the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, since the end of 2013 Chiang Mai University has joined the Consortium. Hmong Consortium website: http://hmongstudies.wisc.edu/