The Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies (Middle East and Central Asia) is convening a postgraduate conference titled ‘Change and Continuity in the Middle East and Central Asia’ on the 30th of November and 1st of December 2012 for local and international graduate students and early career researchers based in Australia and internationally.
The two day interdisciplinary conference will offer an opportunity for emerging scholars to present new ideas and analysis on the region and potentially to have their work published in peer reviewed outlets.
We invite exceptional Masters by research students, PhD scholars, Postdoctoral fellows and early career academics to submit a short conference abstract (of no more than 300 words) by 17 August 2012 for consideration by the Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies. Paper proposals should be within the disciplines of Political Science, International Relations, or Anthropology and Sociology, and relate to one or more of the following themes:
• Political Islam
• Peace and Conflict
• State Building
• Social Movements
• Political Economy
• Revolutionary Change in the Arab World
• Nationalism and Identity
All participants whose abstracts have been accepted will be invited to present at the conference in person. Discussions will be encouraged, and presenters will be able to get feedback from their peers as well as academics in attendance on their work.
Presenters seeking to be considered for the conference publication, must submit their complete papers by 19 October 2012. These papers will be submitted for anonymous peer review by prominent academics in the field in line with HERDC guidelines. After the conference, a selection of the best papers will be published in an edited volume.
Further information relating to this conference can be found at http://cais.anu.edu.au/event/change-and-continuity-in-the-middle-east-and-central-asia-postgraduate-conference .