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Friday, February 22, 2008

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15th International Congress
of the German Middle East Studies Association (DAVO) on Contemporary Research on the Middle East,
Erfurt University, Germany,
2 - 4 October 2008
The conference is organized by the Chair of West Asian History, Prof. Dr. Birgit Schaebler, atthe University of Erfurt. We welcome papers on all fields of contemporary Middle East studiesand the impact of this region on the development of other parts of the world. Middle East studies are understood to include disciplines relevant to the study of an area comprising all members ofthe League of Arab States, Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, Turkey, Israel and the Muslim states ofthe former USSR.
Proposals for pre-organised panels and workshopson a common theme with at least three papers to be presented and chair are welcome * . Individual paper submissions will be grouped into panels. Although most of the papers will be held in German, English papers and discussions are strongly encouraged.
Scholars and institutions are invited to exhibitposters on their projects in a poster exhibition. A book exhibition is planned during thecongress. Institutes, publishing companies andbook shops are invited to present, free of charge, publications concerned with the Middle East, and to sell copies of these publicationsthrough their own employees. Single publicationsof authors or institutes and publishing companiescan be presented, free of charge, in a commonexhibition.-
Deadline for registration of papers and panelsincluding an abstract of 300 words before 1 July2008
For further information and online registrationsee forward your registration forms and enquiries only to
* A note from Jaddwilliam: I plan to attend. Scholars interested in co-organising a panel on 'the Gulf', please contact me.

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