Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies at George Mason University and the Institute of Middle East and Islamic Countries Studies at Marmara University invite proposals for the inaugural meeting of the annual graduate colloquium in Ottoman studies to be held in Istanbul on August 3, 2019. The Colloquium will bring together advanced PhD students who have already passed their doctoral examinations at the time of application and scholars whose expertise closely align with accepted papers for presentation. In exceptional cases, we may consider pre-ABD graduate students who have already started their dissertation research and could submit a complete paper directly related to it.
The Colloquium is motivated by the fact that the explosive growth of interest in Ottoman studies in recent decades has made a field-wide exchange of knowledge increasingly challenging and gave rise to studies that are not well-conversant with the broader field. The Colloquium aims to provide a forum for PhD/ABD students to present their theses at an early stage for critical feedback from expert scholars; facilitate engagement and interaction among diverse research projects, interests, and approaches in the broader field. The colloquium welcomes papers from all aspects and regions of the Ottoman Empire, including history, literature, art, and archeology. Papers in the form of thesis proposals alone will not be considered.
To apply, send the following material to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Abstract between 200 to 300 words
- Current CV
- Thesis proposal
- List of scholars you would like invite as discussant (up to three names who are expected to be in Istanbul at the time of the colloquium)
Application deadline: July 22
Notification of acceptance/decline: July 26
Submission of full papers: July 31
Colloquium: August 3