CFP- Tracing Encounters: The 3rd Annual McGill Institute of Islamic Studies Student Council Graduate Symposium

Call For Papers

3 & 4 May 2013
McGill University
Montreal, Quebec

McGill University’s Institute of Islamic Studies Student Council (MIISSC)
invites abstracts for scholarly papers to be presented at its third annual
graduate symposium.

Tracing an encounter is central to any academic enterprise.  This can be an
overt aspect of inquiry: historical encounters between peoples, ideas,
cultures, traditions, moments, and any combination thereof.  The encounter
can also be more subtly involved through reflexive attention to the
encounter between the investigator and their object of study.  The myriad
forms of inquiry that have come to make up the field of Islamic Studies are,
like virtually all branches of the humanities, united by the centrality of
the encounter in analyses.  The Third Annual McGill Institute of Islamic
Studies Graduate Student Symposium will focus on graduate students’ and
junior scholars’ academic work that deals with their own attempts in tracing
encounters through their research in Islamic Studies.

Themes of papers can include but are not limited to:

- Theoretical issues in the study of Islam
- Feminism and gender in Islam and Islamic Studies
- Art, art history and the Islamic world
- Islam, communications, and (new) media
- Islam and the political
- Islam and social and environmental Justice
- Anthropological perspectives and the study of Islamic culture(s)
- The study of pre-modern Islam
- Literature of Islamic societies

Deadline: Please submit an abstract (250-300 words) and CV no later than 1
February 2013 to:

Presenters will be informed that their paper has been accepted by 14
February 2013.

Submission Guidelines: Abstracts must not contain the author’s name within
the document. Panels of exactly three people are welcome with abstracts
submitted in a single document.  Participants will be given 15 minutes to
present their work.

Participants selected to present a paper may be eligible for financial
assistance (for travel expenses) up to a maximum of C$250.00 per

The Institute of Islamic Studies gratefully acknowledges the generous
support of the State of Qatar for this event.


Pascal Abidor
Institute of Islamic Studies
McGill University

MIISSC Symposium 2013 Organizing Committee

Camille Rhoné

Agrégée d'histoire, titulaire d'une thèse de doctorat en histoire de l'Islam médiéval ("Défendre le territoire en Iran nord-oriental - Khorassan et Transoxiane -, IXe-XIe siècle"), Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.

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