Call for Papers

19th Annual Graduate Student Colloquium in Armenian Studies

University of California, Los Angeles, February 2021

The UCLA Graduate Student Colloquium in Armenian Studies Committee  invites current graduate students and recent graduates (MA or Ph.D within the  last two years) to present their research at the 19th Annual Graduate Student  Colloquium in Armenian Studies in February 2021. Research papers will be  accepted on all aspects of Armenian studies, including but not limited to  language, literature, history, gender studies, sociology, anthropology,  economics, and art history. Papers that make use of comparative themes and  interdisciplinary approaches are particularly encouraged.

Due to the unpredictability of the COVID-19 restrictions, the format of the  2021 Graduate Student Colloquium in Armenian Studies will be ​an online  webinar​. All presentations and discussions will take place in an online format  and will be scheduled on each of the four Fridays in February 2021.

Applicants are asked to submit an abstract of no more than 250 words and a  curriculum vitae by ​September 20, 2020​ to the submissions page (​​).

Abstracts should be written in a way that is accessible to a broad academic  audience (i.e. limit the use of discipline-specific jargon) and should provide a  clear, focused description of the topic as well as the theoretical perspectives of  the paper. Each abstract will be given a blind review by the committee and will  be evaluated based on the originality of the topic and the clarity of the abstract  with regard to argument, methodology and expression. Priority of acceptance  will be given to those who have not presented at the colloquium in previous years.

Please note that a 20-minute time limit will be strictly enforced for each paper  (roughly 8-10 pages, double-spaced). Accepted speakers will be required to  submit a draft of their paper by December 15, 2020.

Please send any questions to the Graduate Student Colloquium in Armenian Studies Committee at ​