Via SOCIOLOGY OF ISLAM LISTSERV on February 26, 2014:
California State University, Chico, is pleased to host the Second Middle Eastern Studies Symposium on May 1, 2014. The Symposium provides undergraduate and graduate students with a forum where they can share with fellow students and faculty their research on any periods or subjects pertaining to the Middle East. Topics can include religions, cultures, political developments, and special themes such as gender, arts, science, technology, economy, and globalization. In addition, the Symposium will showcase Middle Eastern food, handicrafts, and music.
Students interested in presenting their papers should email a 250-word abstract by March 15, 2014, to email@example.com. Presentations shall be no more than 20 minutes in length, equating approximately to a 10-12 page paper. All papers must be properly cited. Those selected to present will be notified by April 1, 2014.