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Conf/CfP - Middle Eastern, Islamic, and Ottoman Studies Graduate Student Colloquium, 2022, George Mason University, US

Publish Date: Jul 02, 2022

Deadline: Aug 01, 2022

Event Dates: from Aug 16, 2022 12:00 to Aug 17, 2022 12:00

Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies at George Mason University and the Institute of Middle East and Islamic Countries Studies at Marmara University invite proposals for the third meeting of the Annual Graduate Colloquium in Middle Eastern, Islamic, and Ottoman Studies (MEIOS) to be held online on September 16-17, 2022. The Colloquium welcomes papers related to the contemporary Middle East, Islamic Studies and Ottoman Studies from any historical period, including disciplinary approaches originating from history, history of arts and architecture, literature, religious studies, political science, sociology and anthropology.

Middle Eastern, Islamic, and Ottoman studies have been rapidly expanding in recent decades, in theme, scope, specialty, and researcher demographics. Expansion and specialization at once make it increasingly more difficult to have broad-based conversations on common themes.

The Colloquium will bring together advanced Ph.D. students who have already passed their doctoral examinations at the time of application and scholars whose expertise closely align with accepted papers. The Colloquium will host graduate students to present their ongoing research to a peer audience with diverse specialties and disciplinary expertise, exchange views and perspectives, and engage in a constructive discussion in a multidisciplinary intellectual setting.

Participants are encouraged to revise their papers based on feedback they receive at the Colloquium and submit for publication at Maydan (, the online publication of the CGIS at GMU. A modest honorarium will be paid for papers accepted and published on the Maydan website.

Please submit proposals that include

  • an approx. 250-word abstract with a tentative title,
  • short CV, and
  • the name of proposed discussant.

*Proposals may be submitted for individual papers or pre-organized panels.
**Papers on ongoing research are welcome. Papers in the form of thesis proposals alone will not be considered.

The organizing committee will make an effort to match presenters with the most suitable discussants. It is advised, therefore, that presenters contact their preferred discussants in advance.

  • Application Deadline: August 1, 2022
  • Notification of acceptance: August 15, 2022
  • Full Paper Submission: August 29, 2022
  • Colloquium date: September 16-17, 2022

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