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CONF/CfP - Celebrating 15th Anniversary of Iran and the Caucasus, 1-2 July, 2011

Organization:

Deadline:

March 01, 2011

Event Date:

July 01, 2011 - July 02, 2011

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INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP

FIFTEEN YEARS OF ACHIEVEMENTS:

Celebrating the 15th Anniversary of IRAN AND THE CAUCASUS

July 1-2, 2011

Yerevan, Armenia

The Editorial Board of Iran and the Caucasus (www.brill.nl/ic) has the pleasure to organise an international workshop devoted to the 15th anniversary of the Journal.

For more than a decade Iran and the Caucasus has served as a common ground for sharing thoughts and expressing ideas, mentioning points and raising questions. The Journal has become one of the basic forums, where academics from all over the world can discuss topics covering the diverse fields from History, Anthropology and Political Science to Religion Studies, Literature and Linguistics. Iran and the Caucasus is one of the top-rated among peer-reviewed academic periodicals, for which we are indebted to all our contributors, as well as the whole Journal’s staff and the BRILL Academic Publishers.  We have decided to celebrate our common success with a workshop dedicated to the 15th anniversary of our Journal.

The workshop is planned on July 1-2, 2011.

Scholars are invited to submit papers relating mainly to the topics so far covered byIran and the Caucasus:  Political Science, History, Literature, Linguistics, Anthropology, Sociology, International Relations, Economic Issues, Religions, Archaeology of Iran and the Caucasus.

DEADLINE: Abstracts (not exceeding 500 words) are to be emailed by March 01, 2011 to: khachik.gevorgyan (at) yahoo.co.uk
A brief CV including contact details is to be included in the message.
A notification about acceptance of the papers will be sent till April 10, 2011.

There is no funding available to attend this conference.

Armenian Visa:
For the citizens of Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan no visa is required. The citizens of the mentioned countries can visit Armenia without any invitation.

For the citizens of European and American countries, Australia and Iran visas are issued in diplomatic missions and consular offices of the Republic of Armenia, at the border crossing points of the Republic of Armenia (“Zvartnots” airport in Yerevan, Armenia-Iran border crossing point, Armenia-Georgia border crossing point) or electronically (e-Visa, to apply click here ). No special invitation is required.

Click here for the list of countries nationals of which could apply for visitor visa only with special invitation and who can not get visa at the border crossing points of the Republic of Armenia and can not apply for electronic visa.
In case you decide to apply for visa through the consular service and there is neither Armenian diplomatic mission nor consular post in your country, please apply through the nearest or most convenient one for you to travel to. For a complete list of Armenian Embassies and Consulates please click here.
For more information on Armenian visa please visit:
http://www.armeniaforeignministry.com/consular/visa.html

Participation fee:
The conference participation fee is 70 Euros and reduced rate of 35 Euros for postgraduate students. Members of the Editorial and Advisory Boards of Iran and the Caucasus will pay no participation fee.

Meals:
3 coffee breaks will be possible during the conference days. For the first and the last days of the conference respective banquets will be given for the participants free of charge.

Book Exhibition
Publishers and individuals are invited to present their books during the days of the conference. A special place in the conference building will be provided for this exhibition. For more information please contact the organizers.

Excursions
At the end of each conference day a small excursion will be organised for the participants. It is planned to visit Ejmiatsin and the pagan temple of Garni.

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