Call for Papers

University of Chicago, May 13–14, 2011
Just a reminder: there are about ten days left to get in your abstracts!
We are pleased to invite graduate students and faculty to submit papers for the 26th Annual Middle East History and Theory (MEHAT) Conference, to be held May 13–14, 2011, at the University of Chicago. We welcome a broad range of submissions from across the disciplines, including (but not limited to) anthropology, art history, cinema and media studies, history, literature, sociology, philosophy, gender studies, development, and religion, and dealing with any topic that involves the Middle East from the 7th century onwards.
Those wishing to participate should send a 250-word abstract to the conference organizers at by February 20, 2011.
We will consider both individual papers and pre-arranged themed panels; the latter is especially encouraged. More information about the conference and the application process can be viewed at our website: Feel free to email us with any questions you have.
Thanks, and we look forward to reading your submissions!
MEHAT 2011 Coordinators
Cam Lindley-Cross
Feryal Salem
Shayna Silverstein
Mohamad Ballan