Call for Proposals

4th Congress of Studies on the Middle East and Muslim Worlds

Aix-en-Provence, 28-30 June 2021 · Following three successful previous editions, the GIS (National Scientific Network) MOMM (Middle East and Muslim Worlds) is organising the 4th Middle-East and Muslim World Studies Conference on 28-29-30 June 2021 in the premises of the Arts, Languages and Humanities Faculty of Aix-Marseille Université.

This event is organized in collaboration with IREMAM, IDEMEC, CHERPA, IMAF, Institut Sociétés en Mutation en Méditerranée and in partnership with IISMM (Institute of Studies of Islam and Muslim World Societies) and SEMOMM (Society of Studies on the Middle-East and Muslim Worlds).

Send a proposal

Researchers and university teachers (from PhD level upwards) are invited to send their proposals for thematic panels no later than 1 July 2020 using the attached document :

➞ providing an abstract in French or English of a maximum of 1500 characters (spaces included) ;
➞ mentioning the name of the panel convenor (and co-convenors if it applies) and of the potential speakers (up to four speakers with possibly one discussant) ;
➞ specifying the e-mail address, institution and/or research centre to which each participant belongs ;
➞ naming the document according to the following template : congres2021_NAME of THE CONVENOR.doc

The themes of the panels should fall under one or more fields in the humanities and social sciences (anthropology, archaeology and history of art, law, economics, geography, history, islamology and religious sciences, linguistics, literature, philosophy, sociology, political science), in a global or regional perspective. As in previous years, the congress is an invitation to move beyond disciplinary and institutional compartmentalization, by bringing together contributors from diverse backgrounds, working in France and around the world. Collective proposals from young researchers, doctoral and post-doctoral students are encouraged. However, proposals for individual communications will not be eligible.

NB: In order to encourage the participation of scholars from the Maghreb and the Middle East, financial assistance for their travel and accommodation may be granted upon decision of the GIS Scientific Council, depending on the available funding. Priority shall be given to the participation of junior scholars from these regions.

The proposals will be evaluated by the GIS Scientific Committee, which will give its response to the participants in early October 2020. Once the panel proposal has been accepted, the list of participants may be completed or amended until 15 December 2020. The final panel programme should be submitted by that date.

All proposals should be sent to the following address:

Registration fees (to be paid in the first quarter of 2021)

➞  30 euros for all participants (panel participants and public)
➞  Exemption for members of SEMOMM (Society for Middle East and Muslim World Studies)
➞  10 euros for doctoral students participating in a panel
➞  Exemption for other students (Bachelor and Master) but registration is compulsory.