Saturday, May 23, 2009

CFP : Byzantine and Ottoman Civilizations in World History, Istanbul, Turkey, 21 - 24 October 2010

A Symposium Sponsored by Istanbul Sehir University and the World History Association. 

Istanbul Sehir University and the World History Association proudly announce a symposium focusing on the world-historical significance of Byzantine and Ottoman civilizations, 330 - 1922. The symposium will consist of 30 papers by Turkish and international participants, plus a keynote address and several other plenary sessions. The official languages of the symposium are English and Turkish. 

Panel and paper proposals dealing with Byzantine and/or Ottoman civilizations in the context of world history and across all relevant disciplines are invited and should be submitted electronically no later than 1 October 2009 to the World History Association's dedicated web page, which will be up by 15 July 2009. Delivery time for each paper must not exceed 20 minutes. Panels, each of which is two hours in length, should consist of a chair, four paper presenters, and a discussant. A committee will review all proposals and make its decision regarding acceptances by 15 November 2009. Criteria for acceptance include a proposal's world-historial scope, its originality, and its depth of scholarship. 

Successful participants must pay their own travel and lodging expenses. However, Istanbul Sehir University will assist conferees in securing accomodations at nearby 4- and 5- star hotels at deeply discounted conference rates. Moreover participants who are presenting will be hosted daily for lunch and dinner throughout the conference and will enjoy a complementary city tour to major Byzantine and Ottoman sites. There is no registration fee. 

Persons not presenting a paper may also register for the conference, attend at no fee, and will be eligible for the discounted lodging. On-line registration will be found as early as 15 July 2009 at the WHA web site. In order to participate in any capacity, persons must register on-line no later than 15 September 2010. 

The conference organizers will endeavor to publish selected papers delivered at the symposium. 

Questions and inquiries should be directed to A.J. Andrea at, Hayrettin Yucesoy at, or Nurullah Ardig at 

Source : HSozUKult

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