San Diego to balance conservation and education with entertainment and fun. It boasts carefully crafted shows where marine animals are the stars (Orca whales--a la Shamu, dolphins, and sea lions), rides and exhibits. It is easily a day-long activity. If you haven’t been, plan to go. San Diego is home to the largest 44th Annual Meeting naval base in the US, and it offers With a November average high temperature of 70˚, consider a November 18-21 opportunities to learn something about naval and aviation brief migration to the southwest San Diego California history. The USS Midway, a to visit California’s 2nd largest city, decommissioned aircraft carrier-- San Diego, the location of MESA’s now a museum, sits on Broadway 44th annual meeting. Our home pier in downtown San Diego. It will be the Manchester Grand offers a self-guided audio tour Hyatt, perfectly positioned in of the carrier and its 25 restored downtown San Diego near San aircraft. Diego Bay, towering above Sea Port Village, where a collection We hope this small sampling of of shops and restaurants mingle things to do in San Diego will amongst the enchanting tree- entice you to attend this year’s lined paths. meeting. San Diego is an all- around fantastic place to visit. There are many things to do and see in San Diego, and Balboa Park should be at the top of your list. The 1,200 acre cultural park is home to many museums (SD Museum of Art, SD Museum of Man, the SD Art Institute, the Museum of Photographic Arts), gardens, theater, and the world- renowned San Diego Zoo. The SD Air & Space Museum is adjacent to the park. Old Town San Diego State Historic Park recreates and preserves the Registration old town of the city from around the end of the Mexican War of Category Pre-registration On-site Independence (1821) to about 1872. It has 5 original adobe buildings and a museum. It is one of California’s most visited state parks, popular full/associate $80 $100 for its shops and wonderful Mexican restaurants. A San Diego Trolley student member $40 $60 Red Line stop, located across the street from the hotel, conveniently student non-member $60 $80 takes visitors to the Old Town Transit Center. Other non-members $110 $130 The Gaslamp Quarter (gaslamp.org) is San Diego’s premiere shopping, dining, and entertainment district. The 16½ block historical By check: complete form on page 35 and return it with check made neighborhood is famous for its abundant nightlife and energy (and payable to MESA (in US dollars drawn on a US bank). interesting Victorian architecture). It is within easy walking distance of By credit card: (1) register online using myMESA (mymesa.arizona. the hotel and it’s the place where 20-somethings like to see and be seen. edu; requires logging-in, creating profile, and completing badge For shopping, there is Horton Plaza, also within walking distance of details; (2) complete form on page 35 and return it with credit card the hotel. The outdoor mall was the rage back when shopping malls details. were smaller and less prolific, and it’s still popular today. Pre-registration is recommended as on-site registration rates are One cannot mention San Diego without mentioning Sea World. considerably higher. The pre-registration deadline is October 15, Sea World is a marine-life themed amusement park that attempts 2010. Manchester Grand Hyatt One Market Place ne: Deadlier 18 Special Convention Rates San Diego CA 92101 Octob $189 single $214 triple $189 double $239 quad (plus room tax of 10.5%) Reservations are being managed through the Passkey reservation system: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/MESA2010 OR 888-421-1442/402-592-6464 Booking Incentive Tentative Schedule This year’s contract has a room release clause that will reduce our room The final schedule will be posted on MESA’s website around June 1. block if we don’t meet certain reservation benchmarks by certain dates. Please note the Thursday through Sunday meeting pattern. To assist us in managing our block, MESA has decided to offer an incentive to encourage people to make their reservations early: Thursday, November 18 Those who reserve a room by July 15 (and complete their stay at the • Meetings of MESA’s affiliated associations and other groups hotel, obviously) will be entered into a lottery to win $500. • FilmFest all day • Panel session I 5-7pm (or 5:30-7:30pm) Friday, November 19 Save More Money by Sharing a Room • FilmFest all day MESA also has a roommate locator service on its website. If you want • Book Exhibit 9am-6pm to share a room at the meeting to reduce your expenses, go to MESA’s • Panel session II 8:30-10:30am website at mesana.org and follow the links to the annual meeting and then to the roommate locator service. • Panel session III 11am-1pm • Panel session IV 2-4pm • Panel session V 4:30-6:30pm Airport • Presidential Address/Awards Ceremony 7-8:30pm San Diego International Airport: SAN Saturday, November 20 • FilmFest all day Let your fingers do the typing. Airlines customarily offer their best • Book Exhibit 9am-6pm fares through the internet. There are lots of good deals happening now. Don’t wait to book your flights! • Panel session VI 8:30-10:30am • Panel session VII 11am-1pm • MESA Business Meeting 1-2:30pm The most current information about • Panel session VIII 2:30-4:30pm MESA’s annual meeting • Panel session IX 5-7pm can be found at: Sunday, November 21 • FilmFest 9am-2pm mesana.org • Book Exhibit 8am-12nn • Panel session X 8:30-10:30am click on from the front page • Panel session XI 11am-1pm • Panel session XII 1:30-3:30pm Book Exhibit This year’s book exhibit will be jam-packed with university presses, - Notes on the Submission Process 2010 was another good year for numbers of submissions: 153 pan- publishing houses, and Mom & Pop shops, all offering the latest els, 15 roundtables, and 443 individual papers. Compared to our publications in the field. You’ll also have a chance to mingle with last West coast meeting (San Francisco in 2004), submissions were exhibit staff and schmooze with editors, and maybe even strike a deal up more than 50% and just slightly off last year’s record numbers. for publishing your next monograph. The Review Process You don’t have to rent space to exhibit at the MESA meeting. For $40 The program committee is comprised of persons whose disciplinary per title, publications can be placed on view in MESA’s Cooperative expertise loosely mirrors that of the MESA membership. To the extent Book Display. This is an ideal arrangement for individuals, independent possible, history papers are reviewed by historians, political science authors, and small presses with few Middle East studies titles. papers by political scientists, and so forth. Each proposal is read “blind” If you would like additional information about exhibiting at MESA by two committee members and rated according to how well it meets 2010, please visit MESA’s website or contact Shirley Nellson at the review criteria listed in MESA’s Call for Papers instructions: firstname.lastname@example.org or 520 626-7133. “The Program Committee will be looking for abstracts that are scholarly, with a strong, focused statement of thesis or significance, clear goals FilmFest and methodology, well-organized research data, specified sources, and convincing, coherent conclusions.” The 2010 MESA FilmFest Committee seeks submissions in video/ A new program chair and committee each year help to reduce the risk DVD format for the FilmFest 2010 to be screened during the annual of favoritism toward any field, specialty, or methodology. The range meeting in San Diego. All entries will be reviewed by members of of disciplines and geographical areas represented on the meeting pro- the FilmFest Committee and coordinated by Nadia Hlibka. Films gram mirrors that of the membership and reflects what is submitted should be VHS (NTSC) format or DVD (must be region-free), also to the program committee. If there are underrepresented disciplines playable as NTSC in English or with English subtitles. Send 2 copies or geographical areas, this is most often because we did not receive of film for preview with entry form (available online) to Nadia Hlibka submissions in those areas. at the MESA Secretariat (email@example.com; 520 621-7073). Deadline: June 15, 2010. It is up to the program chair to determine how he or she will run the review meeting. Generally speaking, the committee accepts proposals Sponsor a Film at the MESA FilmFest 2010. A new opportunity with high ratings and rejects ones with low ratings. Proposals that is available to get your “name up in lights”! Your name (or your receive ratings that are in the middle of the rating scale, or ones where group’s name) will be mentioned (if you have a logo image, that the two readers’ ratings vary wildly, are given further attention. can be included as well) in the MESA annual conference FilmFest program. Different levels of fiscal sponsorship are available. Or choose a film from the upcoming program. Contact Nadia Hlibka for more information, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Child Care Panel Chairs Invited MESA can connect parents with a local provider and will reimburse half of the cost of day care services up to a maximum of $200 for the Volunteers are invited to chair put-together panels at the MESA 2010 conference. Upon request, the Secretariat will be happy to post contact annual meeting. For a listing of available panels, please visit MESA’s information of parents who want to share sitting services during the website at mesana.org. Click on the 2010 logo and then on “Volunteer meeting. For additional information, please see the child care page to Chair a Panel.” Panel chair information will be posted after June on the MESA website, or contact Shirley Nellson at snellson@email. 1. MESA assigns only chairs and not discussants to non-preorganized arizona.edu or 520 626-7133. panels. Please note that MESA membership and annual meeting pre- registration are required of all meeting participants. 2010 Meeting Statistics Acceptance/Rejection Rates, Recent MESA Meetings 2010-San Diego, CA 2009-Boston, MA Submission Type #proposed #accepted/rejected #proposed #accepted/rejected Individual Papers 443 339/104 (77%/23%) 502 296/206 (59%/41%) Pre-organized Panels 153 135/18 (88%/12%) 176 145/31 (82%/18%) Roundtables 15 10/5 (67%/33%) 7 6/1 (86%/14%) 2007-Montréal, QC 2004-San Francisco, CA Submission Type #proposed #accepted/rejected #proposed #accepted/rejected Individual Papers 429 316/113 (74%/26%) 278 207/71 (74%/26%) Pre-organized Panels 134 107/27 (80%/20%) 101 88/13 (87%/13%) Roundtables 10 10/0 (100%/0%) 7 5/2 (71%/29%) Acceptance Rejection Per Membership Category Based upon 1093 papers for which we have the necessary data. Membership Category #/% papers submitted #/(%) papers accepted/rejected % of papers on program Full/Associate 700/64% 595/105 (85%/15%) 65% Student 393/36% 320/72 (82%/18%) 35% Does the Meeting Reflect the Membership? The following statistics show the representation of disciplines on the 2010 meeting program and of the membership as a whole. Notable this year is the increase in sociology and media arts papers. History dominates the top slot in both sets of statistics, and political science and litera- ture are in the customary 2nd and 3rd places, respectively. The 2010 Program The Membership 2010 Program Disciplines # Papers % of Program 2009 Member Disciplines # Members % of Membership History 327 35.74 History 981 34.74 Political Science/Int'l Affairs 162 17.70 Political Science/Int'l Affairs 581 20.57 Literature 108 11.80 Literature 280 9.92 Sociology 68 7.43 Anthropology 215 7.61 Anthropology 66 7.21 Religious Studies/Theology 161 5.70 Religious Studies/Theology 47 5.14 Language/Linguistics 136 4.82 Language/Linguistics 30 3.28 Sociology 98 3.47 Media Arts 21 2.30 Art/Art History 72 2.55 Art/Art History 20 2.19 Economics 39 1.38 Education 13 1.42 Education 35 1.24 Law 12 1.31 Geography 31 1.10 Geography 10 1.09 Law 30 1.06 Economics 9 0.98 Architecture & Urban Planning 27 0.96 Architecture/Urban Plng 6 0.66 Communication 25 0.89 Communication 4 0.44 Media Arts 23 0.81 Medicine/Health 4 0.44 Philosophy 23 0.81 Philosophy 4 0.44 Library Science 21 0.74 Archaeology 3 0.33 Medicine/Health 14 0.50 Psychology 1 0.11 Archaeology 13 0.46 Archaeology 0 0.00 Business & Public Administration 8 0.28 Business & Public Administration 0 0.00 Journalism 7 0.25 Library Science 0 0.00 Psychology 4 0.14 915 100.00 2824 100.00 Disciplinary Breakdown of Papers Based upon 915 papers placed on the program. %) 5.74 350 327 (3 300 250 200 %) 7 .70 162 (1 150 ) 0% (1 1.8 108 100 ) .4 3% %) 8 (7 .21 6 6 6 (7 .14 %) 4 7 (5 8% ) 50 (3.2 %) %) 30 .30 .19 %) 31%) 9%) 1 (2 20 (2 .42 . .0 %) ) ) ) 2 1 3 (1 12 (1 10 (1 9 (.98 (.66% .44%) .44%) (.44% (.33% .11%) 6 4( 4( 4 3 1( 0 g s y ry irs re gy gy gy tics rts ry ion y s h y Law raph omic n Pln cation Healt soph eolog holog y isto ’l Affa teratu ciolo opolo heolo nguis dia A Histo ducat H nt o g con rba n i e / lo cha syc ci/I Li So nthr n/T e/Li Me /Art E Ge E re/U mmu dicin Phi Ar P li S A ligio guag Ar t ctu Co Me Po e R Lan ch ite Ar Discipline Sub-Areas In addition to selecting a primary discipline, paper authors could also further classify their papers by sub-areas of study. For the 2010 pro- gram, authors categorized their papers as follows. Authors had the option to choose unlimited sub-areas, although they were not required to select any. 853 authors selected at least one sub-area. African Studies 3 Health 6 Pop Culture 9 Andalusi Studies 4 Hebrew 2 Population Studies 1 Arab Studies 20 Historiography 14 Public Policy 5 Arab-Israeli Conflict 26 History of Architecture 4 Queer/LGBT Studies 5 Arabic 20 History of Medicine 2 Security Studies 9 Armenian 2 History of Religion 9 Sociolinguistics 4 Armenian Studies 6 History of Science 5 South Asian Studies 1 Assyrian Studies 1 Human Rights 6 State Formation 7 Balkan Studies 1 Identity/Representation 40 Technology 2 Banking & Finance 1 Information Technology 3 Terrorism 4 Central Asian Studies 1 Iranian Studies 11 Theory 5 Christian Studies 1 Islamic Law 9 Trade/Investment 3 Cinema/Film 17 Islamic Studies 29 Translation 9 Colonialism 15 Islamic Thought 11 Transnationalism 13 Comparative 26 Israel Studies 3 Turkish Studies 28 Conflict Resolution 9 Judaic Studies 4 Urban Studies 7 Cultural Studies 32 Kurdish Studies 11 World History 4 Current Events 6 Language Acquisition 9 Zionism 4 Democratization 23 Maghreb Studies 11 Development 12 Mamluk Studies 2 TIME PERIODS Diaspora/Refugee Studies 26 Media 15 7th-13th Centuries 57 Drama 1 Mediterranean Studies 3 13th-18th Centuries 84 Education 18 Minorities 16 19th-21st Centuries 262 Energy Studies 1 Modernization 18 Modern 13 Environment 3 Music 2 Medieval 8 Ethnic American Studies 3 Mysticism/Sufi Studies 4 All Time Periods 5 Ethnic Groups 18 Nationalism 22 Ethnography 10 Numismatics 1 Folklore/Folklife 1 Ottoman Studies 23 Foreign Relations 12 Peace Studies 3 Gender/Women’s Studies 64 Pedagogy 7 Globalization 18 Persian 3 Gulf Studies 12 Political Economy 23 MESA 2010 Registration Form Complete and return form to the MESA Secretariat by no later than October 15 for preregistration. 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