The Midwest Association for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies and the University of Louisville are pleased to announce a call for papers for the MAMEIS Annual Conference in Louisville, Kentucky, Friday, March 22, 2019. We welcome submissions from scholars based in the Midwest (broadly conceived) on this year's theme "Home, Displacement, Dispossession, and Refugees in the Middle East and Islamic World." We are soliciting new research on any topic in Middle East and Islamic Studies, but especially encourage abstracts that align with our conference theme.
This conference focuses on the idea of home as a place and a concept. It also engages with what has become an important topic in the recent history of the Middle East and Islamic World, displacement, dispossession, and refugees. The recent massive dislocation of people as a result of the wars in Syria, Yemen, Afghanistan, and Libya are a potential topic, but papers regarding historical movements and dislocations in the Ottoman Empire, Iran, Greater Syria, Israel, Armenia, North Africa, and South and Southeast Asia are welcome.
Please submit a one-page prospectus along with your name, title, and affiliation
by January 19, 2019 to: James N. Tallon, email@example.com
James N. Tallon
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