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Cfp: The 2017 Annual Conference on the theme of ‘Movement and Migration in the Middle East: People and Ideas in Flux’

In collaboration with Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Edinburgh, the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies invites proposals for its 2017 Annual Conference on the theme of ‘Movement and Migration in the Middle East: People and Ideas in Flux’.

The Middle East and North Africa is a region historically shaped by the movement of people, goods, social groups, and ideas. At a time when mass migration within and from the region is dominating global debate, this conference will provide a forum for informed discussion, including insights into the historical background, current context, as well as the challenges posed by the present situation and possible future directions.

We particularly encourage proposals for papers and panels that take up the theme in innovative ways, exploring not only migration of people but movement and exchanges in relation to ideas, culture, language, borders, and social and political groups. We seek submissions that highlight the connections between the Middle East and other areas of the globe, as well as ties within the region, be they between individual countries or between sub-regions.

In addition, we warmly invite proposals on any topic related to Middle Eastern Studies, regardless of their fit with the conference’s main theme. Our aim is to foster dialogue between scholars studying the Middle East and North Africa from all disciplines.
Source:
Justin Parrott
Acquisitions and Research Librarian
New York University in Abu Dhabi
+971-262-84705

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