CALL FOR PAPERS
THE IRANIAN WORLD IN LATE ANTIQUITY: A GRADUATE STUDENT WORKSHOP
September 18-19, 2017, Paris The University of Chicago Center and the EPHE
The inaugural workshop will convene doctoral students in the foundational disciplines of Iranian studies – philology, history, archaeology, and art history – to present their work and receive feedback from a more diverse community not only of peers, but also of mentors than available at their respective home institutions. The goal is simultaneously to foster an informal, international network of students in Iranian studies and to support interdisciplinary lines of inquiry in a field for which no single university provides training in all its disciplines or sub-disciplines. The faculty organizers are particularly keen to include students based in Iran in the workshop, and are soliciting proposals from Iranian students to give papers on any aspect of the Iranian world in late antiquity in any relevant discipline.
The Chicago Center in Paris will support the costs of two Iran-based graduate students to travel to Paris to participate in the workshop. Interested students should submit a 200 word abstract in English or French for a 20 minute talk to be delivered in either language, by July 15. Successful applicants will be notified as soon as possible thereafter to facilitate the visa process.
Abstracts should be submitted together with paper title and CV, via email to Richard Payne, Associate Professor and Director of the Chicago Initiative for Late Antiquity, the University of Chicago, email@example.com.