Panel proposals to be sent in by 30 August, 2015

Migrants: Communities, Borders, Memories and Conflicts - The  upcoming SeSaMO conference, which will take place at the University of Catania, Sicily,on 17-19 March 2016, puts the spotlight on migration meant as a general phenomenon that has affected Muslim societies across history and can be approached from different disciplinary perspectives. Scholars are invited to present a panel. Interdisciplinary proposals are welcome as well as proposals focusing on distinct areas of interest in the field of Middle Eastern studies. Each panel proposal should include two workshop directors who ought tocome from different institutions. Ideally, at least one director should be based outside of Italy so as to foster research collaboration and to promote the publication of the proceedings in international venues. The presence of a discussant is also strongly encouraged. The proposal should include a summary (no more than 4000 characters) outlining the objectives and scope of the proposed panel. The panel description should also include a section on research dissemination, where proponents should detail their plans for journal article submissions or book proposals. In addition, the panel proposal should include a description of the kind of papers that the directors would like to attract or, in case of pre-arranged panels, the titles of the papers, their authors and the authors’ affiliation. CVs of both directors should also be submitted. It is envisaged that each panel will include five to six paper givers including the directors. Please send your panel proposals to Dr. Paola Rivetti at before August 30, 2015.