Iranian Studies Initiative Colloquium Series CFP
The 2020-2021 Colloquium Series of the Iranian Studies Initiative will be held this next year in collaboration with the UCSB Graduate Center for Literary Research (GCLR).
The theme of the colloquium is:
ART AND LITERARY EXCHANGE BETWEEN IRAN, TRANSCAUCASIA, CENTRAL ASIA, AND RUSSIA IN THE 20th CENTURY
We welcome interdisciplinary proposals for papers and seminars addressing such transnational exchanges in roughly three periods: The Tsarist/Qajar Era, the Soviet Union/Pahlavi era, and the Islamic Republic/Post 1991 era, with a focus on Iran, Russia, Transcaucasia, and Central Asia.
Although our focus is on literary, artistic, and cultural exchange, we will entertain submissions by historians and political scientists provided they relate to these areas.
The deadline for sending your abstract is December 31, 2019. If you are interested in participating, please send a resume, the title of your presentation, and an abstract (250 words).
Please include any theoretical or methodological approaches used in your research. If your paper or seminar is accepted, we ask that you provide a draft of your paper/an outline of your seminar by late September 2020. Your lecture or seminar may be scheduled for the Fall, Winter, or Spring quarters 2020/21 on a Wednesday evening. If you have a preference for a particular time of day, please let us know.
Two nights of accommodation and meals, as well as travel expenses (in the US), and a small honorarium will be provided. Funds may be available for international travelers, but will be decided on an individual case by case basis.
For questions and paper proposals, please contact: