Montréal Contre-information
Montréal Contre-information
Montréal Contre-information
Jan 142018

From the North American Anarchist Studies Network (NAASN)

June 1, 2, 3, 2018 in Tiotia:ke, “Montreal, Canada”

The North American Anarchist Studies Network (NAASN) is currently seeking presentations for our ninth conference to be held June 1, 2, and 3 (2018) in Tiotia:ke, also known as “Montreal, Canada.”

In keeping with the open and fluid spirit of anarchism, we do not limit the call for specific topics of discussion, but rather encourage presentations on broad and diverse historical, contemporary, and utopian matters.

NAASN welcomes works that examine issues of indigeneity, ethnicity, gender, dis/ability, sexuality, youth and urban cultures; and scholarship that crosscuts disciplines and fields including but not limited to: philosophy, political theory, psychology, musicology, literary studies, anthropology, sociology, geography, critical race studies, critical Indigenous studies, queer and trans studies, gender studies, labour studies, disability studies, graphic design and plastic arts. We also encourage scholars in the hard sciences and other fields who find anarchist influences or relevance in their work.

Previous presentations have included grassroots struggles; social and peasant movements; decolonisation and Indigenous resurgence, border/imperialism, racism, police violence, torture, surveillance, technology, as well as biography, oral histories, historiography, and anarchist subcultures.

We seek to include voices of activists, militants, artists and academics; NAASN is a network engaged with the production of knowledge both within and without institutional walls. We are particularly interested in including marginalised voices and perspectives, and encourage the breaking down of barriers between disciplines as well as between the academic and non-academic or even Anti-academic. From the streets to the lectern, we encourage all those interested in the praxis of anarchism or anarchists to submit a proposal.

NAASN is intended to be a space where disciplinarity and resistance can converge on Turtle Island/”North America”. Submissions of panels, individual papers, workshops, book presentations, and alternative formats will be gladly considered!


Conference proposal submissions, or questions, should be addressed to the NAASN 2018 organising committee:

Please include in your submission:

  • Summary of your proposal (no more than 300 words)
  • A short (150 words) biography.
  • Languages you can present in. (This helps us plan interpreters; NAASN will be supporting live interpretation for French<->English; Spanish<->English; Spanish<->French; ASL/QSL.)

Attendance: We are cognisant of the barriers raised by distance and borders. If you anticipate you will be unable to attend in person, please indicate this in your submission; if your proposal is accepted we may invite you to submit a pre-recorded presentation that can be aired at the conference. We will also probably ask you to be available during to conference for a remote Q & A, technology permitting.

If you have an idea of the length of your presentation, feel free to include (for example, 20mins vs 40 mins). We will try to accommodate, but lengths of presentations will be affected by the number of sessions/speakers.

Please submit your proposal no later than January 31, 2018, and we will respond to all submissions by February 28th, 2018.

NAASN 2018 will take place on the unceded territory of the Kanien’kehá:ka. The Kanien’kehá:ka are the keepers of the Eastern Door of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. In the language of the Kanien’kehá:ka, Tiotia:ke is the name of the island later dubbed “Montreal”, a site which has long been a meeting place for other Indigenous peoples, including the Algonquin.


All inquiries about the 2018 conference should be sent to . If you are able to assist during the conference, particularly with translation/interpretation please let us know — we need you! NB: Accessibility and/or safety inquiries are encouraged and welcome from attendees whether they are presenting are not. Inclusion is important to us.

For further information about the North American Anarchist Studies Network, or to subscribe to the network mailing list, we invite you to visit our website at

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