Conference on the theme "Understanding ISIL/ISIS" (CFP)

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Call for Papers
March 11, 2017
New Zealand
Subject Fields: 
Islamic History / Studies, Middle East History / Studies, Arabic History / Studies, Nationalism History / Studies

The emergence and success of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), popularly known as ‘ISIS’ or ‘Daesh,’ has not only had tragic consequences for people living in Syria and Iraq, but also aroused consternation and alarm in Europe, America, and beyond. This interdisciplinary workshop attempts to look beyond popular hysteria to consider the significance of the Islamic State for the Middle East, for the Islamic world, for Russia, and/or for the Western powers.

The conference will take place on the Kelburn Campus of Victoria University in Wellington New Zealand on 11 March 2017. The event will be free and open to the public:

The deadline for abstracts is 6 February 2017. We regret that we have no money to offset travel expenses for participants from overseas.

Any questions? Write Alexander Maxwell.

Contact Info: 

Alexander Maxwell
Victoria University of Wellington
alexander.maxwell (at)