GULF STUDIES CONFERENCE, Exeter, 29 June - 2 July 2011
Call for papers!
The Centre for Gulf Studies at the University of Exeter will be holding is next annual Gulf Studies Conference during 29 June - 2 July 2011, following immediately after the 2011 BRISMES conference at Exeter (27-29 June). This year's theme is "Aspirations and Challenges in the Gulf". Paper and panel proposals on the challenges facing the peoples of the Arabian Peninsula, Iran, and Iraq are invited. Deadline for submissions: 20 January 2011. Please see the conference website for proposal forms and details: http://huss.exeter.ac.uk/iais/all-events/conferences/gulf2011/index.php
Some suggested topics for papers and panels: Nationalization and self-sufficiency; labourers and expatriates; popular views of “the Other” in the Gulf; mutual perceptions within the Gulf; education; representation and accountability; municipal and national elections; reform and liberalization; the limits of public discourse / freedom of speech; gender equality and civil rights; heritage, identity, and belonging; official and alternative narratives; transparency and foreign investment; local perceptions of security; integration and disintegration / unity and disunity; challenges of political economy and welfare; popular and youth cultures; local views of history and material culture; civil society; environment; etc.
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