Call for Papers
FINAL SUBMISSIONS BY MIDNIGHT FRIDAY, 25 JANUARY 2019
FOURTH BIENNIAL EARLY CAREER SCHOLARS' CONFERENCE ON IRANIAN STUDIES, ST MARY'S COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS, 13–14 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.
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).
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.
Note: Date and Venue Change
Owing to less grant income, Symposia Iranica’s IV Biennial is relocating to the University of St Andrews – where it launched in 2013. The dates have moved forward to the weekend (from 9-10) to 13-14 April 2019. Our location will be the original sixteenth century foundation.
We thank all the institutions across the UK that competed to host us while negotiating a new venue and we remain grateful to the University of Cambridge for hosting us in 2015 and 2017. Applicants will be advised of the particulars relating to the change in their post-peer review response to their proposal in early February 2019.
In the meantime, please message us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries.
We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Institute of Iranian Studies, University of St Andrews; Iran Heritage Foundation; Soudavar Memorial Foundation; Shahnama Centre for Persian Studies; Ancient India and Iran Trust; Brill Publishers; I.B. Tauris Publishers; Edinburgh University Press; and the German Oriental Studies Trust.