The 30th Annual Middle East History and Theory (MEHAT) Conference will take place at the University of Chicago on Friday and Saturday, May 1–2, 2015. We are pleased to invite students and faculty to submit papers for the conference.
As always, we welcome a broad range of submissions from across disciplines, including (but not limited to) anthropology, art history, cinema and media studies, economics, history, literature, philosophy, politics, religion, sociology… or any other topic concerning the Middle East from the advent of Islam to the present day.
Those wishing to participate should send a 250-word abstract to the conference organizers at MEHATConference@gmail.com by Friday, February 20, 2015. We will accept both individual papers and prearranged themed panels; the latter format is especially encouraged.
Update #1: We are thrilled to announce that the keynote address at the 2015 conference will be delivered by Michael Cook of Princeton University. This will be a great opportunity for students to meet one of the senior scholars in the field.
Update #2: This year we are particularly interested in submissions relating to the fields of modern Arabic literature and Central Eurasian studies. A small number of conference participants with papers in those areas may be eligible to receive a modest travel subsidy.
P.S. If you have any questions or concerns about the process of applying to the MEHAT Conference, please write to us and we will do our best to assist you.