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Call for Papers: Association for the Study of Persianate Societies Ninth Biennial Convention

June 15, 2019

The Association for the Study of Persianate Societies (ASPS) calls for the participation of its members in its Ninth Biennial Convention, to take place in New Delhi, India, March 11-13, 2020. Our meeting will be hosted by the University of Chicago Center in Delhi. (Please note that you must be a current ASPS member.)

All humanities and social science disciplines related to Persianate Societies are welcome. Pre-organized panels are strongly encouraged. Submissions for pre-organized panels must include a panel abstract of no more than 300 words plus individual abstracts of no more than 300 words for each panelist. Panels must be limited to a minimum of three panelists and a maximum of four.

Submissions for pre-organized panels and individual papers can be made by clicking here.

We are very excited about the forthcoming Ninth Biennial Congress of the Association in Delhi. The city has always been an important part of the Persianate world. It is one of the world’s most diverse and dynamic metropolitan areas, offering numerous possibilities for visits and cultural activities. Optional excursions following the conference may include visits to Humayun’s Tomb, the shrines of Nizamuddin Auliya and Amir Khusrau, and the Lotus Temple.

We look forward to an exciting ninth convention in Delhi. Past conventions of ASPS have been held in Dushanbe/Tajikistan (2002); Yerevan/Armenia (2004); Tbilisi/Georgia (2007 and 2018); Lahore/ Pakistan (2009); Hyderabad/India (2012); Sarajevo/Bosnia and Herzegovina (2013); and Istanbul (2015). We invite you to review our past programs. The ASPS Congresses have provided a rare and valued opportunity for scholars from across Asia, Europe and North America to participate in an interdisciplinary dialogue. The interchange of ideas has also found its place in our publication, the Journal of Persianate Societies, published by Brill Academic Publishers. We encourage you to take the opportunity to participate in this unique gathering.