"Arabic and its Alternatives: Religious minorities and their languages in the emerging nation states of the Middle East (1920–1950)"
Scholars, academics, experts, and especially PhD students from around theworld working on the relationship between nationalism and language in the Middle East are invited to submit research abstracts of papers to be presented at the conference, entitled “Arabic and its Alternatives: Religious minorities and their languages in the emerging nation states of the Middle East (1920-1950).”
The conference committee is searching for two additional speakers to present a paper that addresses the theme of the conference. In order to ensure thorough discussion of the papers, we require draft papers a few weeks before the conference (May 30, 2016). Travel and accommodation will be provided for by the conference organizers.
DEADLINES AND SELECTION PROCESS
In order to ensure thorough discussions of the papers, we would like to receive draft papers a few weeks before the conference (May 30, 2016) and during the conference encourage a brief presentation of its major points of discussion rather than a full reading. In this way we want to ensure in-depth discussion of the topics as well as papers that in their revised
form speak to the overall theme and to each other. The draft papers will be circulated to the other speakers only. We plan to publish the contributions to the conference as soon as possible, in a peer-reviewed journal or series, so the submission date of the revised texts is foreseen somewhere in the fall of 2016.
– Participants will be selected based on evaluation of abstracts of 200-350 words.
– Deadline for submission of abstracts is January 15, 2016.
– Selected authors will be notified by February 1, 2016.
– Draft papers are due May 30, 2016.
– Circulation to other speakers on June 1, 2016 – Submission of full paper, October 1, 2016
The conference is organized by the Leiden University research project “Arabic and its alternatives: Religious minorities in the formative years of the modern Middle East (1920-1950),” which is sponsored by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). See for more information about the research project the website of the project leader, Professor Heleen Murre-van den Berg
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