Faculty of Religious Studies, School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies
School of International Letters and Cultures
School of Politics and Global Studies
School of Social Transformation
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Humanities and Social Sciences Divisions
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"Hosted by Arizona State University and organized to mark the birth of the two Sudans, this conference seeks to reflect on recent work on the Sudan from present-day South Sudan Republic, new scholarship of Sudan in the world and to open up new discussion, incite discourses, and to encourage progressions for future research. We expect to bring together scholars working in different disciplines to consider the connections, comparisons, and contrasts between faces and facets of the Sudan in the world. With this in mind, we invite scholars working on any aspect of Sudan in the world from antiquity to over the last two centuries to contribute theoretically innovative and empirically grounded papers, panels and presentations that might enhance our understanding of such multifaceted experiences, processes of movements and events. Though the central focus of the conference will be on that broader issue, we would welcome contributions on other topics that revolve around greater Sudan in general.
The Sudan is entering the 21st century in a very different form and substance than that which we have seen any time before. July 9, 2011, will go down in history not only as a momentous day for the newest state of South Sudan, but also as a significant signpost in the lives of millions of people in that state, in the greater Sudan, in Africa and in the world at large. Neither the issues of unity and separation are yet over nor are the consequences of past developments now settled. The complex past and current experiences of the Sudan are going to be a subject or study and investigations for years to come. Sudan Studies Association, in its first conference after the split of the country into two Sudans, welcomes the opportunity to initiate the future of Sudan studies by revisiting this gigantic corpus of existing knowledge, and by being the primary academic forum for scholars to share their latest work in the field of Sudanese studies at large. The Sudanese experience and its developments have not just encouraged studies of the past of the Sudan; they also open the door wider to scholars from all disciplines, intellectuals and knowledge workers the possibility of arriving at a new, and more refined, understanding of the Sudan, its people, human experience, institutions of power and their entanglements with time, place and the world."
-Sudan Studies Association