Appel à communications et panels : BRISMES 2015 “Liberation” — LIMITE : 20/02/2015

24-26 June 2015 | London School of Economics and Political Science

We are pleased to announce that the BRISMES Annual Conference 2015: Liberation? will be hosted by the LSE Middle East Centre on 24-26 June 2015.

Liberation has been a recurrent theme in the Middle East for millennia, with people seeking it in a multitude of ways and different political movements all promising liberation of different kinds. It is also a key theme of feminist writing, and of modern Middle Eastern literature. Together with ‘bread and dignity’, it was one of the central principles of the Arab Spring.

With the reassertion of military rule in Egypt, and the descent in Syria from popular uprisings to bloody civil war, ‘liberation’ is now even more in question in the Middle East than it was before 2011. The BRISMES Annual Conference 2015 will explore the multitude of meanings that the concept has for the region today.

BRISMES 2015 welcomes papers on any aspect of liberation.

Papers on other topics are also welcome. We will include panels on as wide as possible a range of disciplines, including: politics, religious studies (Islam, and also other religions), history, law, economics, sociology, anthropology, literature, linguistics, geography, translation studies, and language teaching. Paper and panel proposals should be submitted through the conference website.

Submit paper and panel proposals by: 20 February 2015
Accepted papers and panels announced: 20 March 2015
Deadline for participants’ registration: 10 April 2015
Deadline for paper submission: 20 May 2015

Non-presenting conference participants are warmly welcomed and registration will open soon.

There will also be a publishers’ exhibition running for the duration of the conference. Details on this (including on how to participate) will be issued in due course.

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