CIEPO – 24th Conference

24. CIEPO KonferenzThe School of History and Archaeology of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki is pleased to announce that the 24th Conference of the Comité International des Études Pré-Ottomanes et Ottomanes (International Committee for Pre-Ottoman and Ottoman Studies) will take place in Thessaloniki, Greece, on 23-27 June 2020.

The aim is to provide a platform of a high scholarly level, which will promote the knowledge and sustain the memory of Ottoman history. The city of Thessaloniki, with its diverse past and strong academic community, constitutes the ideal venue for this meeting.

The Conference will include four days of sessions to be held at the Aristotle University Research Dissemination Center (23-26 June). During the excursion that is scheduled for the last day (27 June), participants will have the chance to visit Ottoman sites at a nearby destination.

Conference: “Words Laying Down the Law”

Translating Arabic Legal Discourse

The Governance Programme at the Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations invites papers in the disciplines of legal anthropology, law and comparative law, legal pragmatics, sociolinguistics and discourse analysis, politics and translation studies for a two-day conference on translations of legal discourse in Arabic-speaking contexts.

Deadline for papers: 31 May 2019
Notifications of acceptance: 1 June 2019
Deadline for registration: 1 July 2019

FID Info Point at the 9th European Conference on Iranian Studies

Flyer: FID Info Point at the 9th European Conference on Iranian StudiesWe present the Specialized Information Service (FID) Middle East, North Africa and Islamic Studies with an info point at the 9th European Conference on Iranian Studies from 11-12 September 2019.

The European Conference of Iranian Studies (ECIS) is one of Europe’s largest conferences in Iranian Studies. It is held every four years and organized by the Societas Iranologica Europaea (SIE).

This year the conference will be hosted by the Institute of Iranian Studies, Freie Universität Berlin.

3rd International Kurdish Studies Conference

Shifting Dynamics of the Kurdistan Question in a Changing Middle East

Dritte Internationale Konferenz für Kurdische StudienThis interdisciplinary conference aims to bring together researchers from a range of disciplines working on the field of Kurdish Studies including history, politics, culture, gender, minority rights and the diaspora to examine the ongoing political, social and cultural developments in Kurdistan and beyond.

This conference is organised by the Department of Politics and Law, Middlesex University, Kurdish Research Network, Minority Rights Group International and Centre for Kurdish Progress to build strong and enduring relationships between Middlesex University, UK research organisations and academic organisations in the Middle East, especially in Kurdistan.

Over 100 academics around the world will participate in this 2-day conference at Middlesex University


Registration via registration website until 22 June 2019.


Conference: “Transcultural Interplay through Art and Social Life”

Transcultural Interplay through Art and Social Life: Iranian Diaspora in Europe and beyond

The conference plans to deepen the notion of the Transcultural in relation to ‘Iranian’ artistic matters. Emphasis is put on investigations into the richness and complexity of artistic expression and the reciprocal effects and correlations that can be observed between the arts and in social life generally.