The Department of Middle Eastern Studies, University of Cambridge, invites papers to be presented at the second international Symposium on Middle Eastern Studies (17th - 18th October, 2009). The topic will be ‘Knowledge and Language in Middle Eastern Societies’. Papers can cover any period or region in Middle Eastern Studies broadly defined.
We encourage papers to reflect on broader methodological or disciplinary questions of interest to the field, focusing on, but not limited to, the following topics:
1) Language, society and politics
2) Linguistic, historiographical, and literary analysis
3) Transmission and classification of knowledge
4) Production and distribution of religious and secular ideas
Graduate students are encouraged to apply. Abstracts should be sent by email to the committee(email@example.com) latest by 10th April, 2009. Submissions should be no more than 300 words in MS Word or PDF format, and should include your name, affiliation and academic institution.
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