Networks: Connecting the Middle East Through Time, Space and Cyberspace

Sponsored by the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies' Annual Conference

Call for Papers

"Networks: Connecting the Middle East through Time, Space and Cyberspace"

The Middle East and North Africa as a region is intimately connected both regionally and to the wider world. This is true historically, where the region has long acted as a crossroads of trade, culture and ideas, as well as in more contemporary contexts - when Arab protest movements inspired similar actions around the world, and migration within and from the region is having a global impact. It is no coincidence that the Middle East is at the forefront of innovative developments in social media and other networks of communication.

The 2016 BRISMES Annual Conference seeks to place networks at the centre of the discussion, encouraging proposals for papers and panels that take up this theme in innovative ways. The conference organisers encourage submissions that highlight the connections between the Middle East and other areas of the globe, as well as ties within the region, be they between individual countries or between sub-regions.

The application deadline is February 19, 2016 at 5:00pm. More information on the conference and application forms is available here