Graduate Students: Call For Papers

21st Annual NMCGSA Symposium
Transformation Across Time and Space: The Near and Middle East in Context
March 9, 2017  
Hart House, University of Toronto, St. George campus

The Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations Graduate Students’ Association (NMCGSA) of the University of Toronto invites proposals for the 21st Annual Graduate Students’ Symposium, to be held on March 9, 2017. The NMCGSA does not wish to limit or discourage submissions, and so has established a broad and inclusive theme accommodating a variety of topics and student-proposed panels. We will consider all topics related to the study of the Near & Middle East, as well as cognate regions such as the greater Mediterranean, Indian Ocean, Central and South Asia.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: Friday, January 27, 2017. We encourage pre-planned panels and will do our utmost to accommodate student proposals. Graduate students are invited to submit an abstract of 250 words or less via e-mail attachment to the committee at

The full details and call for proposals is here. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the NMCGSA Symposium Committee at

NOTE: Submissions should include the following information in the body of the email: name, program (MA, PhD), year of study, area of specialization, department and university, title of paper, and audio-visual requirements. If your paper is being submitted as part of a proposed panel or specific theme, please include the proposed panel title or the theme under the title of the paper on the abstract.

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