The Great Lakes Adiban Society (GLAS) invites submissions for its second annual workshop, scheduled to take place at the University of Chicago, October 6–7, 2018. The workshop particularly welcome papers that are works in progress and would benefit from extensive discussion and feedback.
"The Society hopes to provide a regional forum for scholars of Islamicate adab, particularly of the medieval and early modern periods, to meet and share their work. We leave our parameters intentionally broad in order to invite as wide a collaboration as can be useful, but we are basically engaged with the literatures of the broad complex of premodern Muslim societies from the Danube to the Deccan. This naturally includes the major Islamicate languages of Arabic, Persian, Turkish, and Urdu, as well as others (Armenian, Georgian, Hebrew, Spanish, etc.) that participate in similar literary conventions. We welcome and encourage scholars working in any of these languages to consider participating!"
Those who wish to participate in the workshop should fill out the online application by August 15, 2018. Please note that each accepted paper will be given 45 minutes for presentation and discussion; because of this, there is limited space on the schedule and some submissions may be turned down if there is a high volume of submissions. In such an event, preference will generally be given to scholars in the Great Lakes region, per the mission of this organization.
Graduate students note: there is funding available to help offset at least part of your travel costs! If you would like to apply for this additional aid, there is a space to do so on the application form.
If you have any questions, please feel free to write Cameron Cross atkchalipa [at] umich.edu.