| Network Structure|
The network is designed to stimulate and coordinate an interdisciplinary, international, collegially organized set of research collaborations on the historical-cultural contexts of transformations in group identity in several world areas. ACLS has undertaken to act as secretariat to coordinate network activities (meetings for inter-team communication, summative conference, dissemination) and to administer funds.
France and the French Atlantic
Although each team is based in a specific world area, the project's modular structure is intended to allow analysis of findings comparatively across nations and cultures, and historically through defining moments of prior constitutive development. Methods to be employed span an interdisciplinary range from anthropological fieldwork to archival research, all conducted in close cooperation with local researchers and institutions.
Each team consists of working groups investigating specific topics relevant to the team's research agenda. The agenda, the formation of groups, and how their interim objectives fit into the team's overall workplan are discussed at regularly scheduled meetings. Initial meetings in each world area in 2001 set the overall research agenda, established working groups for fieldwork. A second set of meetings, to review interim results and to coordinate the analysis and write-up, will take place in 2002.
A concluding conference will bring together all area-based teams at Yale University's Center for International and Area Studies in 2003 for presentation of findings, for a continued comparative analysis, and for a discussion of the relevance of this sort of international, interdisciplinary collaborative effort for the work of others.
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For further project information contact Olga Buhkina. For other ACLS contacts, see staff listing.
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