Call for Papers

16th Annual Graduate Student Colloquium in Armenian Studies

University of California, Los Angeles, Friday, February 2, 2018

We enthusiastically invite graduate students and recent post-docs (Ph.D within the last two years) in fields associated with Armenian Studies (broadly defined) to present their recent research. Work in progress is encouraged. Research papers are accepted on all aspects of Armenian studies, including, but not limited to: literature, history, gender studies, sociology, anthropology, economics, and art history. We encourage comparative themes and interdisciplinary approaches. Panel submissions are also welcome.

Thanks to a generous donation, a $500 prize will be awarded for the best paper presented on an aspect of the history and culture of the Armenian community of Salmast, Iran.

Applicants should submit abstracts of no more than 250 words and their curriculum vitae by September 30, 2017. Abstracts should provide a brief description of the work, clearly outlining the theoretical perspectives and methodology to be applied in the paper.

Please note that a 20-minute time limit for presentations will be strictly enforced (roughly 8-10 pages double-spaced). Invited participants will be required to submit a draft version of their full presentation by December 10, 2017.

A reception will be held on the Wednesday evening prior to the event to welcome the colloquium speakers. Students will have an opportunity to meet with faculty and students on campus, tour Armenian Studies resources, and visit Armenian Studies classes. The colloquium will conclude with a reception.

Priority of acceptance will be given to those who have not presented at the colloquium before. Limited travel grants will be available to assist those who would otherwise be unable to attend. Travel grant applications will be sent to all invited participants.

Those with questions may contact the Planning Committee at:

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