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Fall 2014

The CMES office is now closed for Winter Break. The office will reopen on January 6th, 2015. We wish you all a wonderful holiday season.


5th Annual Islamic Studies Graduate Student Conference at UCSB - CfP


We are pleased to announce the call for papers for the Fifth Annual Islamic Studies Graduate Student Conference at UC Santa Barbara. This year’s conference will be held May 8th-10th, 2015 at the Mosher Alumni House. The keynote address will be delivered by Charles Hirschkind, professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley.

To submit a proposal, please send an abstract (300-500 words) along with a two-page CV by January 12, 2015 to: isgsc@cmes.ucsb.edu

The full call for papers can be found here.


The Iranian Studies Initiative will provide 3 travel grants, each for around $350. Students wishing to travel to conferences to present a paper, to organize a session, or to undertake library research or fieldwork in Iranian Studies may apply.  Ph.D. students have preference, but applications from M.A. students may also be considered.  This grant may be used in conjunction with any other travel grant.

The deadline is Monday, February 2, 2015.
More details can be found at the Iranian Studies Initiative Website.



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