Symposia Iranica is an unthemed, biennial international graduate conference on Iranian studies. It brings together student and early career scholars to celebrate, encourage and stimulate their interest and engagement with any aspect of Iranian studies within the humanities and social sciences.

Within this framework, early career Iran experts are invited to submit proposals related to ancient through to contemporary history; the history of medicine; poetry and literature; economics; political science; philosophy; archaeology; religions and theology; geography, ecology and the environment; historiography; sociology; anthropology; music; art history; architecture history; social and political theory; tangible and intangible heritage; cultural heritage; conservation and heritage management; international relations; languages and linguistics; law and legal studies; Diaspora studies; new media and communication studies; film studies; and the performing arts. Interdisciplinary papers and panels are very welcome.

The abstract is the basis for judging a proposal for acceptance. All abstracts undergo double-blind peer review by a Committee comprising two-to-three academics for each subject area, while the Organisers will group individually submitted papers into panels, with the expectation that some sessions will be interdisciplinary.

To be considered for publication, submissions must represent original contributions to existing scholarship and an indication be made on your application that you would like to be considered. The conference will be conducted in English.

Proposals should be sent using the appropriate form by 23:59 GMT on Saturday 15 November 2014 to: [email protected]