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Conf/CfP - Symposia Iranica: Fourth Biennial Conference on Iranian Studies, 9-10 April 2019, University of Cambridge, UK

Publish Date: Nov 06, 2018

Deadline: Dec 30, 2018

Event Dates: from Apr 09, 2019 12:00 to Apr 10, 2019 12:00

We welcome proposals that engage with any aspect of Iranian studies within the arts, humanities and social sciences.

These include but are not limited to prehistory through to the ancient and post-antique, modern, and contemporary histories; historiography; art and architecture history; anthropology; archaeology; cultural heritage; film and cinema; music and musicology; new media and communication studies; the performing arts; poetry and literature; languages and linguistics; Diaspora and migration studies; diplomatic studies, international relations and political science; social and political theory; law and legal studies; economics, philately and numismatics; sociology; philosophy; religions and theology. 

Comparative themes and interdisciplinary approaches are also very welcome. 


Proposals are open to early career scholars at postgraduate and post-doctoral levels from any disciplinary background within the arts, humanities and social sciences: 

  1. Postgraduate students (MA, MPhil, MSt, etc. who are currently enrolled or who graduate/d in 2019 or 2018);
  2. PhD students and PhD candidates at any stage of their degree; and
  3. post-docs who graduated within the last three years (2018, 2017, 2016, 2015). 

Persons falling into any of these categories are eligible to submit a proposal for an individual paper or pre-arranged panel. Submission is conducted electronically through the website. For any questions, please email us at

The language of the conference is English. All submissions undergo double-blind peer review.

Symposia Iranica is Iranian studies' leading forum for early career scholars.

A dedicated, multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed platform open to emerging scholars working on any aspect of Iranian or Persian Studies within the arts, humanities, and social sciences, our three previous conferences were hosted by the University of St Andrews at St Mary’s College in 2013 and the University of Cambridge at Downing College in 2015 and Pembroke College in 2017.


We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Shahnama Centre for Persian Studies; Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies; St John's College, Cambridge; Trinity College, Cambridge; British Institute of Persian Studies; Iran Heritage Foundation; Soudavar Memorial Foundation; Ancient India and Iran Trust; Pembroke College, Cambridge; Brill Publishers; I.B. Tauris Publishers; Edinburgh University Press; and the German Oriental Studies Trust.

To submit your abstract and for more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.

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