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CALL FOR PAPERS: Transcending Borders: Interactions across the Near and Middle East

CALL FOR PAPERS: Transcending Borders: Interactions across the Near and Middle East
Time: Jan 5th, 12:01 am End: Jan 5th, 11:59 pm
Interest Categories: Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations (FAS), 2000-

The Department of Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations presents

The 22nd Annual Graduate Symposium
Open Call for Papers
Transcending Borders:Interactions across the Near and Middle East
12 March 2018
Submission Deadline: January 5, 2018
The Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations Graduate Student Association invites paper submissions for the 22nd annual symposium to be held on the 12th of March, 2018. Since 1997, the NMCGSA Symposium has been an important staple in the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations at University of Toronto. The symposium provides graduate students with an opportunity to share their original research with the scholarly community in a conference-like forum, including individual paper presentations organized into thematic discussion panels. The focus for the 22nd symposium is interactions across temporal, social and spatial borders. Students from various disciplinary backgrounds – spanning religion, history, sociology, literature, archaeology, language, political science, philosophy, medieval studies and so on – are encouraged to participate. Students from University of Toronto departments as well as other universities in Canada and abroad are encouraged to submit and participate.

Submission Guidelines: Presenters are asked to submit an abstract of no more than 250 words and a biography of no more than 100 words by e-mail attachment to nmcgsasymposium@gmail.com by January 5, 2018. Please include the following information in the body of the e-mail: Presenter’s name, Program (M.A., Ph.D.), Year of study, Research focus, University and department, Complete address, Telephone number, E-mail address, Title of paper, Audio-visual requirements. We highly encourage the submission of panel proposals.

Presentations must not exceed 20 minutes. Abstracts will be reviewed by committee and presenters will be informed of their acceptance no later than January 12, 2018. For purposes of anonymous adjudication, please do not include your name or other identification on your abstract attachment.

If your paper is being submitted as part of a proposed panel or considered under a specific theme, please include the panel title or theme under the title of the paper on your abstract submission.

Please send submissions to nmcgsasymposium@gmail.com by January 5, 2018.

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