Symposia Iranica warmly invite applications or papers that relate to any aspect of Iranian studies in any discipline within the humanities and social sciences for its Second Biennial Graduate Conference on Iranian Studies. This includes but is by no means limited to: prehistory through to contemporary history and historiography; anthropology; archaeology; cultural heritage and conservation; social and political theory; Diaspora studies; ecology and the environment; economics; historical geography; history of medicine; art and architecture history; education; international relations and political science; epigraphy; languages, literature, linguistics and philology; new media and communication studies; philosophy; religions and theology; classical studies; sociology; film studies and the performing arts. Comparative themes and interdisciplinary approaches are also very welcome.
The conference is hosted by the University of Cambridge, 8-9 April 2015
Deadline: 05 December 2014
25 bursaries sponsored by the Barakat Trust are available for participants presenting on Islamic art, architecture or archaeology that are matriculated at a university in the Middle East or Asia. For conditions of the award, see our Call for Papers online or to check whether this bursary applies to a specific country, see our FAQs for a map.
An accommodation bursary sponsored by the British Epigraphy Society will be awarded for a proposal substantively epigraphic in nature relating to ancient through to late-antique languages, such as Old Persian, Middle Persian/Pahlavi, Parthian, Babylonian, Chorasmian, Elamite, Sogdian, Bactrian, and instances of Latin or Greek.
Symposia Iranica is the biennial international graduate conference on Iranian studies. We bring together students and early career scholars to celebrate, encourage and stimulate their interest and engagement with the field, and seek to deliver a rounded, academically and professionally enriching experience that will have a real impact on the thinking, output and career progression of our participants.
For details on the conference: Symposia Iranica Website.
We gratefully acknowledge the support and sponsorship of the British Institute of Persian Studies, the Soudavar Memorial Foundation, the Barakat Trust, Iran Heritage Foundation, the Shahnama Centre for Persian Studies, the Magic of Persia Foundation, the Ancient India and Iran Trust, the Global Heritage Fund, I.B.Tauris Publishers, Brill Publishers, the British Epigraphy Society, and the University of Cambridge.