The 31st Annual Meeting of the Middle East History and Theory (MEHAT) Conference will take place at the University of Chicago on Friday and Saturday, May 6–7, 2016.

This conference is held every spring of the academic year. We welcome abstracts from graduate students and junior professors (both in the North America and abroad) who specialize in any discipline and study the medieval and modern Middle East and wider Islamic world. The deadline for abstracts will be in mid February 2016 (exact date to be set soon).

If you have time-sensitive questions please write us at

For international applicants: If you need to apply for a travel visa sooner than the abstract deadline, please contact us. With the help of our faculty sponsors, we will be happy to produce invitation letters and assist you however else we can with your application.

Conference Organizers
Mariam Sheibani & Amir Toft


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