Home, Displacement, Dispossession, and Refugees in the Middle East and the Islamic World
MAMEIS Conference 2019
University of Louisville
March 22, 2019
The Midwest Association for Middle East 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 the Islamic World”. We are soliciting papers on new research on any topic in Middle East and Islamic Studies, but especially encourage abstracts that align with our conference theme on migration.
This conference focuses on the ideas 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 the Islamic World, displacement, dispossession, and refugees. The recent massive dislocation of people as 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 would be welcome.
MAMEIS, the Midwest Association for Middle East and Islamic Studies-is a non-profit organization which promotes and fosters community among the many scholars of Middle East and Islamic Studies based at institutions throughout the Midwest. MAMEIS is concerned with promoting the study of the Middle East and Islamic world and does not subscribe to any particular religious or political viewpoints or agenda. Our aim is to develop an open forum for discussion of scholarly issues, share news and information about regional events, and support collegial ties among our members.
Please submit a one page prospectus along with your name, title, and affiliation by January 18, 2019 to: James N. Tallon, President MAMEIS, firstname.lastname@example.org