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 is Friday, February 12, 2016. Please click here to see the complete call for papers.

If you have time-sensitive questions please write us at

For international applicants: We will be happy to supply formal university invitation letters to international students who require one for visa processing. In most cases, the two months between abstract decisions and the conference is enough time. If you believe you will need to begin the application process sooner, please email us with the relevant information and we will do what we can assist you. However, please note that all applicants must go through the same submission process.

Conference Organizers
Mariam Sheibani & Amir Toft


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