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Symposia Iranica: First Biennial Iranian Studies Graduate Conference
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4/13/2013 to 4/14/2013
When: 4/13/2013
Where: University of Saint Andrews
Saint Andrews
Contact: Armin Yavari

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SYMPOSIA IRANICA: First Biennial Iranian Studies Graduate Conference

Hosted by the University of St Andrews, 13-14 April 2013

CALL FOR PAPERS: Symposia Iranica invites proposals for papers that relate to any aspect of Iranian studies.

These include (but are by no means limited to): literature, political science, philosophy, archaeology, religions and theology, geography, historiography, sociology, anthropology, music, history of art, architecture, international relations, education, history, linguistics, Diaspora studies, new media and communication studies, film, and the
performing arts. Interdisciplinary papers are also very welcome.

Submissions are welcomed from the following:

1. final year undergraduates
2. postgraduates (enrolled)
3. doctoral candidates
4. post-docs (subject to graduation between 2009-12)

All abstracts are subject to double-blind peer-review. Deadline for submissions: November 30th, 2012

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Plenary Sessions

‘Iranian Nationalism and the European Enlightenment’, Chaired by Prof. Ali M. Ansari, University of St Andrews

‘The Art and Architecture of Islamic Iran’, Chaired by Prof. Robert Hillenbrand, University of Edinburgh

‘The Hagiography and Historiography of Iran’, Chaired by Prof. Charles Melville, University of Cambridge

Early Career Scholars Q&A

There will also be a session featuring academics, publishers, funding bodies, and leading early career scholars who will share their experiences and answer your questions on how to develop a successful academic career in Iranian studies and academia in general. Questions may be submitted in advance to:

More details will be released in November.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of Iran Heritage Foundation, the Soudavar Memorial Foundation, I.B.Tauris, and the University of St Andrews.

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