CFP: Graduate Student Pre-Conference in Turkish and Turkic Studies

Graduate Student Pre-Conference in Turkish and Turkic Studies

Proposal Deadline: August 31, 2012

The American Association of Teachers of Turkic Languages will again hold a “Graduate Student Pre-Conference in Turkish and Turkic Studies” in conjunction with CESS Conference on Thursday, October 18-21 in Bloomington, IN. The pre-conference will take place in the afternoon of the first day of the conference, Thursday, October 18.

The Pre-Conference is designed to encourage research making significant use of sources in Turkish and Turkic languages by graduate students in Turkish and Turkic Studies in North America. It will promote contact between students at various institutions and allow for feedback from faculty discussants participating in the pre-conference. Another goal is to help students progress towards more formal presentations at national conferences such as those of MESA, CESS, and organizations devoted to specific disciplines.

Funding to for partial travel support for students presenting papers has been secured but students are encouraged to seek funding from their home institutions.

Students should submit a 250-word proposal for a paper together with the following information:

1. Name
2. Current institutional affiliation (department/university)
3. Adviser’s name
4. Educational background (undergraduate and graduate degree programs)
5. Current status (taking courses, preparing for exams, researching dissertation, writing dissertation, defended/deposited dissertation)
6. Title of dissertation (if applicable)
7. Contact information (email, telephone number, preferred mailing address)

The deadline for submission of proposals is Friday, August 31, 2012.
Applicants will be informed of the selection committee’s decision by Friday, September 28, 2012.

Graduate students already presenting a paper at the CESS meeting are not eligible to participate concurrently in the Graduate Student Pre-Conference in Turkish and Turkic Studies. Unfortunately AATT cannot consider requests for travel support for graduate students enrolled at institutions outside North America.

Proposals should be submitted by email to:
Professor Uli Schamiloglu
Department of Languages and Cultures of Asia
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Professor Erika H. Gilson
Department of Near Eastern Studies
Princeton University

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