CFP: Middle Eastern History and Theory Conference

Dear workshop attendees,

Please note the following CFP for the Center for Middle Eastern Studies’ annual Middle Eastern History and Theory Conference, which may be relevant to some of your areas of interest:

Call for Papers

33rd Annual Middle East History & Theory Conference

The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

May 4-5, 2018

Submission Deadline: February 2, 2018

We invite proposals for papers and pre-arranged panels from graduate students, faculty, and independent scholars about the Middle East from the sixth century c.e. to the present day, including but not limited to history, religious studies, geography, anthropology, political science, literary studies, philosophy, art history, and media studies. We also encourage submissions related to the theme of this year’s conference, the intersection of Digital Humanities and pedagogy in contemporary Middle Eastern studies.

The keynote speaker of this year’s conference is Professor James Gelvin (University of California, Los Angeles), whose address will be entitled, “Theorizing Nationalism in the Arab Middle East: A Personal Story.”

Please send submissions electronically to, no later than Friday, February 2, 2018. For further details, refer to the offical CFP document (Call For Papers – MEHAT 2018) or visit:

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With all the best wishes,

Joseph Cross & Carl Bryant Shook, 2018 Conference Coordinators