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ASPSThe Association for the Study of Persianate Societies calls for the participation of its members in its Sixth Biennial Convention, to take place in place in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, September 2-6, 2013. The Oriental Institute of Sarajevo and the Bosniac Institute, located a short distance from the old town, will host and help organize our meeting. The deadline for submission of abstracts is February 15, 2013.

Following tradition, the Association for the Study of Persianate Societies will cover accommodation, food and events during the meeting. We will likely have a limited number of fellowships available for participants from Central Asia, Iran, Afghanistan, Armenia and Georgia.

All humanities and social science disciplines related to Persianate Societies are welcome. We encourage pre-organized panels, but individual papers are also welcome. Submissions for pre-organized panels must include a panel abstract of no more than 300 words plus individual abstracts of no more than 300 words for each panelist.

The Association for the Study of Persianate Societies is a non-governmental, non-political, not-for-profit professional organization for researchers and scholars interested in the culture and civilization of the Persian-speaking societies and related areas in the Iranian civilizational area.

It publishes the Journal of Persianate Studies, a collection of scholarly articles, book reviews and conference reports, and the semi-annual ASPS Newsletter. The Association’s biennial conference has been held in India, Pakistan, Georgia and Armenia since its inauguration in Tajikistan in 2002. Eight regional branches give the ASPS an international presence.