Call for Papers - Southeast Regional Middle East and Islamic Studies Seminar (SERMEISS)
Valle Crucis Conference Center, Boone, NC.
October 7-9, 2011
SERMEISS requests submissions from scholars within the Southeast region for its 2011 Fall Meeting to be held October 7-9, 2011, at the Valle Crucis Conference Center in Boone, N.C . Papers on a variety of topics related to the Middle East or the larger Muslim world are welcome. The deadline for proposal submissions is August 31, 2011. To submit an individual paper, please send a title, 150-word abstract, and one-page (or shorter) vita. Send by email as an attachment (MSWord or Corel Word Perfect) to the program committee chair at deborahhill@ georgiasouthern.edu (please put “SERMEISS Paper” in your heading). Or by mail to Deborah Hill, Department of History, Georgia Southern University, P.O. Box 8054, Statesboro, GA 30460-8054. Lodging for the conference at the Valle Crucis Conference Center is $130.00.
SERMEISS is a professional organization for scholars and teachers of the Middle East and Muslim world, serving the area south of the Ohio River and east of the Mississippi. It meets twice each year, in the spring and fall. SERMEISS members represent the entire range of academic disciplines, and the atmosphere of the biannual meetings is that of a weekend academic retreat. There are no concurrent sessions scheduled, ensuring an audience of 40-80 for each presentation and facilitating continued discussion throughout the weekend. Members view the meetings as the ideal "testing ground" for research in progress and welcome input and suggestions from their colleagues. For membership inquiries, please consult the SERMEISS web site: http://academics.georgiasouthern.edu/sermeiss/about.htm
THE BODMAN AWARD Every year, SERMEISS offers a $250.00 award for the best original research paper by a graduate student. SERMEISS presents the award at the fall meeting following the presentation date. Graduate students are encouraged to submit proposals for both the Spring and the Fall meetings.
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