Call for Papers
35th Annual Middle East History and Theory Conference
Theorizing Gender and Sexuality in the Historic and Contemporary Middle East
The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
May 1-3, 2020
We invite proposals for papers and pre-arranged panels from graduate students, faculty, and independent scholars pertaining to the Middle East and spanning the sixth century c.e. to the present day. Topics include but are not limited to history, political science, anthropology, religious studies, geography, literary studies, philosophy, art history, and media studies. We welcome submissions covering all disciplines and time periods noted above.
Submission Deadline: February 7th, 2020
We also encourage submissions related to the theme of this year’s conference: Theorizing Gender and Sexuality in the Historic and Contemporary Middle East. The keynote speaker of this year’s conference will be Professor Paul Amar (University of California, Santa Barbara), author of The Security Archipelago: Human-Security States, Sexuality Politics, and the End of Neoliberalism.
Application. Please send submissions electronically to email@example.com, no later than Friday, February 7, 2020. Please include each presenter’s name, institution, and position, and attach a 250-word abstract with a tentative title. For pre-arranged panels, please send a single email with an overall panel description plus individual paper abstracts. The best abstracts will summarize the paper’s topic, its relationship and contribution to existing scholarship and specific conclusions. Abstracts will be evaluated anonymously by the coordinators; therefore, please do not include names or any identifying information in the abstract. If you are unsure about the suitability of your topic, feel free to email us at the above address. Selection results will be announced in March, 2020.
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