Call for Papers

Closes Midnight GMT Sunday, 30 December 2018

FOURTH BIENNIAL CONFERENCE ON IRANIAN STUDIES, ST JOHN'S COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE, 09–10 APRIL 2019

"Symposia Iranica is open to postgraduates at all levels and post-docs from any discipline"

Michael Pye, Co-Chair

Call for Papers

We welcome proposals that engage with any aspect of Iranian studies within the arts, humanities, and social sciences. These include but are not limited to prehistory through to contemporary history; poetry and literature; economics; political science; philosophy; archaeology; religions and theology; historiography; sociology; anthropology; music; art and architecture history; social and political theory; cultural heritage; international relations; languages and linguistics; law and legal studies; Diaspora studies; new media and communication studies; film studies; and the performing arts. Comparative themes and interdisciplinary approaches are also very welcome.

The abstract is the basis for judging a proposal for acceptance. All abstracts undergo double-blind peer review by a Committee comprising of at least three academics for each discipline. If accepted, the Organisers will group individually submitted papers into panels, with the expectation that some sessions will be interdisciplinary. Panel chairs will be selected from amongst our academic invitees.

The conference will be conducted in English.

Eligibility

a. Postgraduate students (MA, MPhil, MSc, etc.: currently enrolled or graduated in 2017 or 2018);
b. PhD students/candidates at any stage of their degree; and
c. post-docs who graduated within the last three years (2018, 2017, 2016, 2015).

Submissions

Papers are allocated 15 minutes each and will be grouped into panels of three or four speakers, with the expectation that some sessions may be interdisciplinary. Panels last 1.5 hours each.

Pre-arranged panels are allocated 90 minutes and should consist of three or four presenters. Panel themes may be broad or narrow, however, a connective thread between the proposed papers must be evident in your submission. Proposals should include a succinct rationale for bringing the individual papers together as a panel and a brief description of how each paper fits into the theme of the panel.

i. You may submit one proposal for consideration.
ii. You cannot participate in a pre-arranged panel and deliver an individual paper.

Sponsors

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Shahnama Centre for Persian Studies, St John’s College Cambridge, the British Institute of Persian Studies, Iran Heritage Foundation, Soudavar Memorial Foundation, Ancient India and Iran Trust, Pembroke College Cambridge, Brill Publishers, I.B. Tauris Publishers, and the German Oriental Studies Trust.

Submissions

Electronic submissions are open.

For all general enquiries, please write to us at office@symposia-iranica.com

WHAT TO EXPECT

INVEST IN YOURSELF. GET INSPIRED. GROW YOUR POTENTIAL

Focus

Our intensive programming aims to deliver a rounded, academically and professionally enriching experience that will have a real impact on your thinking, output and career progression.

Support

We invite senior academics, commissioning editors, researcher development specialists, and major funder representatives to help you address the priorities intrinsic to your development.

Clarity

Test your arguments, receive targeted feedback, and gain a greater awareness of the opportunities available for career progression and a clearer idea of your own personal career pathway.

Interdisciplinarity

Develop peer and academic networks with dozens of bright minds and established scholars across the full spectrum of the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

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