“It is quite common to hear high officials in Washington and elsewhere speak of changing the map of the Middle East, as if ancient societies and myriad peoples can be shaken up like so many peanuts in a jar.”

― Edward W. Said

"A developing country that wants to develop its economy must first of all keep natural resources in its own hands."
- Deng Xiaoping

Friday, August 25, 2017

CFP: Islamic Movements; China and the Middle East; and The Gülen Movement - 5th World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES) Seville, Spain 16-22 July 2018

Dear all,

At the last the World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES) conference, we organized five panels on Islamic Movements.
Now, we plan to organize three panels in collaboration with other colleagues.

If you would like to organize or be part of the following panels, please email me a short abstract (200 words), the title of your paper, and your institutional affiliations. 

First Panel: Islamic Movements;
Second Panel: China and the Middle East
Third Panel: The Gülen Movement

The Fifth World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES) will take place in Seville, Spain on 16-22 July 2018.

The deadline for abstract submissions is September 30th

http://wocmes2018seville.org/web/index.php/en/

Please also see our special issue of the Sociology of Islam Journal on the Gulen Movement, edited by Joshua Hendrick.
http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/journals/22131418/1/3-4
You will find our introduction and Joshua Hendrick’s article attached. 

China, Islam and the Middle East special issue:
http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/journals/22131418/4/1-2 

Best to all,

Tugrul Keskin
Associate Professor
Shanghai University http://en.shu.edu.cn/Default.aspx
Email: tugrulkeskin (AT) t.shu.edu.cn

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