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CfP - First Conference on Afghan Studies, Scholarly Association for International Studies of Afghanistan (CESAI), 26-28 June 2019, Yerevan, Armenia

Publish Date: Feb 01, 2019

Deadline: Apr 30, 2019

Event Dates: from Jun 26, 2019 12:00 to Jun 28, 2019 12:00

  The Scholarly Association for International Studies of Afghanistan

(Consociatio Eruditorum Studiis Afganologicis Internationalibus - CESAI)

The Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian-Armenian University (RAU), Yerevan


26-28 June 2019

Yerevan, Armenia


The international Organising Committee of the conference has the honour to invite you to the first CESAI conference on Afghan Studies that will take place in Yerevan, Armenia on 26-28 June 2019 at the Institute of Oriental Studies, RAU.

The conference seeks to provide an interdisciplinary forum for the scholarly discussions on a broad range of Afghan Studies not limited to the scholarship on this eponymous country but also dealing with Afghanistan’s environs comprising a unique liminal region between the Iranian world, Turkic Central Asia and South Asia that may be described in terms of the Afghan trans-boundary cultural and linguistic oecumene.

Interested scholars are invited to submit proposals for papers and panels that feature new academic insights on aspects of one of the following topics (but not limited to these):

- Interaction between State and non-State Actors throughout Afghan History;

- Centre-Peripheries Relations and Cultural Encounters in Afghan History;

- Afghan Studies from the Perspective of Mobility and Entanglements;

- Future Directions of Afghan Studies.

The working language of the conference is English. Papers should not exceed 20 minutes with 10 minutes allocated to questions and comments.

Registration fee is 130.00 Euros. Information regarding registration, as well as conference practicalities, including lodging options, will follow shortly. Unfortunately, the Organising Committee is not in a position to waiver fees or subside participants at this time.

Should you decide to present a paper, please, fill the form below by 30 April, 2019. Accepted panels and papers will be notified by 10 May, 2019. The Organising Committee reserves the right to pool papers into thematic panels.

All scholars who in the Organising Committee’s view might be interested in the conference arecontacted individually; however, if you can think of a colleague to whom this conference might be of interest the Committee should appreciate your sharing of this Call for Papers with this scholar

CESAI Conference Organising Committee

Dr Sergei Andreyev, CESAI President

Dr Vahe Boyajian, Organising Committee Secretary

Professor Magnus Marsden, CESAI Vice President,

Professor Benjamin Hopkins, CESAI Secretary,

Dr Katja Mielke, CESAI Treasurer,

Professor Mikhail Pelevin, CESAI Board Member

To Apply to this conference please press the Apply Online button below, register and fill in the form. 

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