Instructions for Submissions

We look forward to hosting excellent papers and panels across all fields of Middle Eastern Studies, from sociology or politics to languages & literatures, religious studies to anthropology and everything in between. While 'Exploring and Contesting the (re)production of coloniality in the Middle East: Borders, Transnationalism, and Resistance' is a theme for this year's conference, submissions outside of this are enthusiastically welcomed. So regardless of what your work is on, we encourage you to submit! 

You may participate in NO MORE THAN TWO sessions, either as an individual/co-authored presenter or a panel participant. In addition, you may participate as a chair in NO MORE THAN TWO sessions.

Submissions are now open!

The deadline for paper, roundtable and panel submissions is noon (GMT), Monday, 22 November 2021.
We expect to return a decision on acceptance by Monday, 31 January 2022.

1.  INDIVIDUAL PAPERS 

Individual papers accepted by the conference organisers will be grouped into panels and assigned a chair. The abstract should not exceed 250 words and should be scholarly, with a strong, focused statement of thesis or significance, clear goals and methodology.

To submit: Click on the link below, register an account with Oxford Abstracts and fill in the form. Please note, you can access and amend the form up until the final deadline. For support in filling out the form, refer to this help page

2. CO-AUTHORED PAPERS 

Co-authored papers accepted by the conference organisers will be grouped into panels and assigned a chair. The abstract should not exceed 250 words and should be scholarly, with a strong, focused statement of thesis or significance, clear goals and methodology.

To submit: Click on the link below, register an account with Oxford Abstracts and fill in the form. Ensure that you select the 'presenting' box for all individuals that intend to present. You are only required to submit one form per co-authored paper. Please note, you can access and amend the form up until the final deadline. For support in filling out the form, refer to this help page

3. PANELS 

Panels on a common theme or problem are strongly encouraged. Preorganised panels should include a minimum of three papers (maximum of five). Please arrange a chair for your panel. It is preferable the chair not be a paper presenter.  The panel summary of 250 words should exhibit a clear, scholarly focus and a clear description of the overall purpose of the panel. Each paper abstract must not exceed 250 words, relate to the panel theme, and be scholarly, with a strong, focused statement of thesis or significance, clear goals and methodology. Co-authored papers can be presented in a panel. 

To submit: Panel organisers should click on the link below. After registering with Oxford Abstracts, enter the details of the panel and the participants and indicate if you would like your panel to be considered for a non-English language slot. After you have submitted the panel, you will be prompted to invite your panellists to attach abstract submissions (Invite Users to Attach Submissions). In this box, enter the email addresses of the panellists - they will automatically be sent a link to input the details of their abstract and attach them to your panel. 

Alternatively, you can submit the abstracts on behalf of your panellists by clicking "submit an abstract". Each abstract will require a seperate submission form.

Please note, you can access and amend the panel and abstract forms up until the final deadline. For support in filling out the form, refer to this help page

4. ROUNDTABLES 

Roundtables are encouraged that promote informed discussion and debate concerning the wider environment shaping scholarship as well emerging scholarly trends and paradigms. The roundtable format lends itself to open discussion in an atmosphere where participants provide their points of view and engage the audience in active discussion. Participants do not prepare papers and do not lecture to the audience. There should be a minimum of three, and a maximum of five, participants. Additionally, please arrange a chair for your roundtable. Please provide a 250 word abstract/rationale for the roundtable. Please indicate if you wish your roundtable to be considered for a non-English language slot.

To submit: Roundtable organisers should click on the link below. After registering with Oxford Abstracts, enter the details of the panel and the participants and indicate if you would like your panel to be considered for a non-English language slot. In the final box, please provide a sentence from each speaker with their proposed contribution. Once you click 'submit', please click 'continue' on the following page - you do not have to attach submissions or invite users to attach submissions - this is for PANEL organisers only. 

Please note, you can access and amend the submission up until the final deadline.

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