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From Ancient to Modern: Perspectives on the Near and Middle East

From Ancient to Modern: Perspectives on the Near and Middle East
Time: Jan 30th, 11:59 pm End: Jan 30th, 11:59 pm
Interest Categories: Religion, Study of (FAS), Political Science, Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations (FAS), Comparative Literature (FAS), Anthropology (FAS)
Call for papers for a conference to be held in Toronto, 3 March 2016

The Department of Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations Graduate Student Association (NMCGSA) is pleased to announce:

Call for Papers

20th Anniversary Symposium:  From Ancient to Modern: Perspectives on the Near and Middle East

The Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations Graduate Students Association of the University of Toronto invites proposals for the 20th Annual Graduate Symposium to be held on March 3, 2016.

Since 1997, the NMCGSA Symposium has provided the opportunity for promising graduate students to share their original research with the broader scholarly community in a conference-like forum, and to publish their presentations as proceedings. By annually bringing together specialists in the ancient, medieval and modern Near and Middle East, the symposium provides a unique opportunity for interdisciplinary discourse focused on the study of the Near and Middle East. The 2016 symposium aims to highlight this diversity in order to foster communication and exchange across disciplinary boundaries, celebrating archaeology, history (modern, medieval and ancient), anthropology, comparative literature, language, religion and political science.
The NMCGSA does not wish to limit or discourage submissions and thus has established a very broad and inclusive theme this year, in order to accommodate a diversity of topics and student proposed panels. We will consider all topics related to the study of the Near and Middle East, as well as cognate regions such as the Mediterranean, Indian Ocean, Central and South Asia. We encourage pre-planned panels and will do our utmost to accommodate student proposals. Graduate students are invited to submit an abstract of 250 words or less via e-mail attachment by January 30th, 2016 to the Committee at: nmcgsasymposium@gmail.com. * Note that Submissions should include the following information in the body of the email: name, program (M.A., PhD.), year of study, area of specialization, department and university, title of paper, and audio-visual requirements. If your paper is being submitted as part of a proposed panel or specific theme, please include the proposed panel title or the theme under the title of the paper on the abstract.

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