Graduate Student Colloquium: History, Memory, Identity [abstract deadline February 24, 2017]

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Call for Papers
April 8, 2017
Maryland, United States
Subject Fields: 
Immigration & Migration History / Studies, Islamic History / Studies, Political History / Studies, Religious Studies and Theology, Social Sciences

Diyanet Islamic Research Institute

Graduate Student Colloquium on Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies


History, Memory, Identity
Saturday, April 8, 2017

The Diyanet Islamic Research Institute at Diyanet Center of America (DCA), in cooperation with the Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies at George Mason University, invites applications for a colloquium focusing on history, memory, and identity in the Islamicate World. The colloquium aims to bring together graduate students from all branches of social sciences and humanities to foster further exchange of ideas and research, building networks among researchers from multiple disciplines. To further the conversation among increasingly specialized and differentiated research interests in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, the 2017 inaugural meeting will address three broad themes: history, memory, and identity. Graduate students who are engaged in innovative research with interdisciplinary perspectives are particularly encouraged to apply.

Potential themes of inquiry include but are not limited to the following:

Muslim Diasporas and Identity Construction
Race, Racism, and Historical Narrative
Islam and Muslims in North America and Western Europe
Islamic Intellectual History and Political Thought
Citizenship and Cosmopolitanism in Muslim Contexts
Historiography, Ethnography, and Qualitative Studies
Media, Memory, and Globalization
Classical and Modern Perspectives on the Study of Islam
Sufism, Spirituality, and Muslim Identities


Important Dates

Abstract  Deadline (200-300 words) : February 24, 2017
Announcement of Decisions: March 1, 2017
Paper Submission Deadline (10-page long):  March 22, 2017


Please use Our Online Form for Submissions

Please use Our Online Form for Submissions



Diyanet Center of America
9704 Good Luck Road
Lanham, MD

 Accommodation and Travel

DCA will provide accommodation at its facilities at no cost.
Food (breakfast, lunch and dinner) will also  be provided for the duration of the colloquium.
Travel costs up to $500 for out-of-town participants will be reimbursed.

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