CONF/CfP - The Zaza People and the Anatolian Alevi Phenomenon, 4-5 June 2016, Yerevan

Publish Date: Apr 19, 2015

Deadline: Dec 31, 2015

Event Dates: from Jun 04, 2016 12:00 to Jun 05, 2016 12:00

2nd International Conference on Zaza Studies

(Call for papers)

International Journal ‘Iran and the Caucasus’ (BRILL, Leiden-Boston)

in the Framework of the Celebration of its 20th Anniversary,

in cooperation with 

Modus Vivendi Center, Yerevan;

Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University, Yerevan

and Caucasian Centre for Iranian Studies, Yerevan

organizes the 2nd International Conference on Zaza Studies


The Conference will be held in Yerevan on June 4-5, 2016.

The current, 2nd International Conference on Zaza Studies will focus on the Zaza religious identities, various aspects of the Zaza history, culture, language, folklore, as well as wider – on such a complex phenomenon as Anatolian culture and its peculiarities in different ethnic environments. 

The 1st International Conference on Zaza Studies “The Zaza People: History, Language, Culture, Identity” was held by the same Organizers in 2011,October 28-30,  on the occasion of the 15th Anniversary of “Iran and the Caucasus”, and was dedicated to the memory of Academician Friedrich Carl Andreas, the pioneer of the field (; the program and abstracts The interim colloquium “The Alevi Zazas and their Neighbours” was held in Yerevan, in 2014, October 25-27.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is December 31, 2015. Abstracts must contain:

  • Name(s)
  • Affiliation
  • E-mail address
  • Title of the paper 
  • A short abstract with a clearly stated thesis (up to 300 words)

Please email abstracts in Word document format to:

Vahe Boyajian (Secretary, Organizing Committee) – and with the note in the Subject  field “Zaza Studies-2”

Food and cultural program during the gathering will be covered by the Organizers. We will likely have a limited number of travel and accommodation grants available for a number of participants.

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Iranian Studies

Religious Studies

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