Call for Papers
The Shīʿah Institute’s Annual Symposium
Lamenting Karbala: Commemoration, Mourning, and Memory
31 August–2 September 2016, The Warburg Institute, University of London
This three day international symposium convened by the Shīʿah Institute will address one of the perennial issues in the Shīʿah tradition, namely the martyrdom of Imām Ḥusayn and his companions at Karbala in 680 AD, and explore across disciplinary boundaries how this cataclysmic event in Islamic history has been figured in discourse and ritual, and subsequently mourned and commemorated for over 1300 years.
Please send a 300 word abstract and short biography to email@example.com by 1 April 2016.
Limited funding will be available to support the travel expenses of successful applicants. Papers selected will also form part of the Shīʿah Institute’s symposia series, which is published as an edited volume on an annual basis.
Because of the sheer number of submissions, only successful applicants will be contacted once abstracts have been reviewed and assessed.