9:00 WELCOME (with light refreshments)
William Hagen (UC Davis), The First 'Third World:' An Argument for the Concept of Eastern Europe as a Unit of Historical Analysis.
Howard Eissenstat (UCLA), Turkic Nationalists in a Turkish State: the intellectual crisis of a diaspora "come home"
Rebecca Emigh et.al (UCLA)., Legacies of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and the Classification of Roma ('Gypsy') People in East and Central Europe
Saturday 1:00-- 3:00
Daniel Segal (Pitzer College) The Region as Subject in Narrative History
Karen Leonard (UC Irvine), Using Time to Redefine Space in South and Central Asia.
R. Bin Wong ( UC Irvine), State Transformations in Regional Contexts: some East Asian examples
Joanne Rondilla and Paul Spickard (UCSB), The Filipino Question in Asia and the Pacific: Rethinking Regional Origins in Diaspora
Discussant: S. Ravi Rajan (UCSC)
9:00 Coffee, tea and light refreshements
Sunday 9:30 -12:00
Gilbert Gonzalez and Raul Fernandez, US-Mexico: Imagining New Borders
Ray Kea (UC Riverside), Regions, trade, and fortification systems: Some African examples (8th-18th centuries).