CfP: Syrian Studies Association Bulletin Fall 2023 issue

Joel Veldkamp Discussion
Call for Papers
Subject Fields: 
Middle East History / Studies, Islamic History / Studies, Arabic History / Studies, Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies


The Syrian Studies Association Bulletin invites feature, news, and research article proposals, as well as book reviews, for its forthcoming Fall 2023 issue, covering issues of contemporary or historic interest in Bilad al-Sham and modern Syria.

We seek short abstracts (50-200 words) from scholars and practitioners who work in or on Syria and related issues, including sociology, religion, journalism, history, anthropology, international relations, archeology, media studies, environmental studies, music / art studies, etc.

Past issues of the Bulletin can be viewed here:

Please send abstracts to Editor Joel Veldkamp ( by August 1, 2023.

Proposals for book or film reviews, and authors wishing to have a Syria-related book reviewed, should email both Veldkamp and Book Review Editor Geoff Schad (gschad2 at verizon dot net).

The deadline for final article submissions will be September 15. The bulletin will be published in late October 2023.

Word counts are flexible but generally range from 500-1500 for research notes, 1000-3000 for features, and 500-1500 for news or other pieces.

Contributors are not required to be members of the Syrian Studies Association; graduate student contributions are welcome.

The Syrian Studies Association (SSA) is an international association organized to encourage and promote research and scholarly understanding of Syria in all periods and in all academic disciplines. The SSA is a non-profit, non-political association affiliated with MESA (the Middle East Studies Association of North America).

The SSA defines its area of interest as the lands included in historical Bilad al-Sham until the end of the First World War and Syria after 1919. Professional and amateur scholars in all fields, from art history to anthropology to hydrology, are welcome. Learn more at:

Contact Info: 

Joel Veldkamp

Editor, Syrian Studies Association Bulletin