Interreligious Dialogue in the Middle East, Past and Present
The 25th Annual Congress of DAVO (German Middle East Studies Association for Contemporary Research and Documentation) combined with the Conference of the Frankfurt Research Center on Global Islam (FFGI) “Politics, Religion and Society at the Middle East” takes place at the Cluster of Excellence "Normative Orders" at the Frankfurt University. It is organized by Prof. Dr. Susanne Schröter (Director of the FFGI at the Cluster of Excellence “Normative Orders”).
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Call for Proposals
The organizers of the DAVO Congress call upon scholars of all relevant disciplines, who are engaged in research on the contemporary Middle East (and its relations to other regions), to hand in proposals for
- pre-organized panels
- individual papers
Our understanding of the Middle East comprises the member states of the League of Arab States, Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, Turkey, Israel, and the Islamic states of the Commonwealth of Independent States.
Pre-organized Panels and Individual Papers
Proposals for pre-organized panels and workshops on a common theme with at least three papers to be presented are welcome. The coordinators of such pre-organized panels are also responsible for the quality of the papers and may reject papers with summaries of low quality.
Individual papers will be ordered thematically and summed up into panels. For every paper are 20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for discussion planned. Accepted languages of presentation are German and English. Due to the international character of the congress we prefer English contributions. Please hand in proposals for two papers per participant at maximum.
- For every proposed paper please send in a summary of approx. 300 words, for every proposed panel please send in a summary of 100 words at maximum.
- The deadline for the registration of papers and panels is 16 June 2018.
- The proposed papers will be accepted or rejected on the basis of the quality of the summary.
- The decision about the acceptance or rejection of the proposals will be announced until 31 July 2018.
Requirements for the Summaries of Proposed Panels and Papers
Every summary of the proposed papers and panels will be reviewed by two scholars who accept or refuse the proposed contribution according to the following question-based criteria:
- Is the paper based on a clearly stated research question?
- What is the methodological approach of this paper?
- Does it develop an argument, does it attempt to verify a hypothesis, or does it answer the research question on the basis of the author`s empirical findings or the results of a study based on other sources?
- Does this paper take into account the latest state of research?
- Does this paper contain innovative aspects?
In the case of proposals for pre-organized panels the reviewers will examine:
- Do all contributions meet scientific standards?
- Is the panel well matched and does it offer a concerted input?
The review of the proposed panels will take into account the academic quality and the coherence of the papers. Please keep the academic standards in mind when you formulate the summary of your paper or pre-organized panel.
Proposals for Open Panels
If you are interested in organizing a panel for this congress and look for paper presenters, you are kindly requested to send the title and summary (up to 100 words) to the general secretary of the congress, Amke Dietert before 18 May 2018.
The call for papers for open panels will then be forwarded via EURAMES and DAVO-Info-Service to more than 6000 scholars who should send their paper proposals directly to the organizer of the specific panel until 9 June 2018.
Panels for Current Research Projects by Advanced Students and PhD Candidates
Advanced students and PhD candidates who are members of DAVO have the chance to present their current research projects for a MA-Thesis or a dissertation in special panels. The discussions are intended to provide additional ideas and concepts for the improvement of the current research work of young members of the German Middle East Studies Association. For further information see here.
€ 65.00 Full DAVO Members
€ 35.00 Student Members
€ 85.00 Non-Members
Free for students and staff of the Frankfurt University
Please note that there is an additional late-registration fee of € 20.00 for registrations after August 15th. Information on DAVO membership application.
Please use the forms on this page for the registration of papers and panels, and also for the registration of your participation during the conference.
Papers are invited for special open panels. To present a paper in these panels please send your abstracts (up to 300 words) to the panel convener(s) and to Amke Dietert(amke.dietert at googlemail.com) before 16 June 2018.