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Call for Papers: 5th Congress on Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies

For its fifth edition, the “Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies” Scientific Interest Group (GIS MOMM) organizes its Congress at the University of Lyon on Tuesday 11, Wednesday 12 and Thursday 13 July 2023.

Researchers and scholars (PhD candidates and above) are invited to submit proposals for thematic panels by 15 July 2022 on the website: http://gismomm-congres.sciencesconf.org.

The themes of the panels should fall under one or more fields in the humanities and social sciences (anthropology, archaeology, history of art, law, economics, geography, history, islamology and religious sciences, linguistic, literature, philosophy, sociology, political sciences), 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.

Location and organization

The Congress will take place in Lyon (France). It will be centered on the Palais Hirsch, on the Berges du Rhône campus of the Université Lumière Lyon 2.
The sessions will be held within a perimeter bordered to the north by Place Ollier and to the south by Rue Raoul Servant, in order to involve as many of the University of Lyon’s institutions and research teams as possible.
To organize the Congress, several teams will join the three CNRS units that are already members of the GIS MOMM: History, Archaeology, Literature of the Medieval Christian and Muslim Worlds (CIHAM); the UMR Triangle – Action, Discourse, Political and Economic Thought; and the Laboratoire de Recherche Historique Rhône-Alpes (LARHRA). These three teams are affiliated to institutions within Lyon (universities of Lyon 2, Lyon 3, ENS de Lyon, Sciences Po Lyon), the region (Université Grenoble Alpes, Université Jean Monnet Saint-Etienne) and at national level (InSHS, EHESS). As in previous editions, the conference will be held in partnership with the IISMM (Institute for the Study of Islam and Societies of the Muslim World) and the SEMOMM (Society for Middle East and Muslim World Studies).

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 Committee, 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. Results will be given to the participants by early October 2022. Once the panel proposal has been accepted, the list of participants may be completed or amended until 15 December 2022. The final panel programme should be submitted before this date.

For more information Contact: gismomm-contact@services.cnrs.fr

Registration fees (to be paid in the first quarter of 2023) :
– 30 Euros for all participants (panel participants and public)
– Exemption for members of the Society for Middle East and Muslim World
Studies (SEMOMM)
– 10 Euros for doctoral students participating in a panel
– Exemption for other students (Bachelor and Master) but registration is

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