Call For Papers

Call for papers:

  • SERMEISS – Fall 2019 -- Call for Papers:

The Southeast Regional Middle East and Islamic Studies Society (SERMEISS) will hold its 2019 fall meeting on October 11-13, 2019 at the Valle Crucis Conference Center in Valle Crucis, North Carolina.

SERMEISS is an inter-disciplinary organization interested in all areas of Middle East and Islamic Studies. Visit Fall Meeting for more information about our Valle Crucis meeting site and conference format.

To submit a paper proposal, please send your materials in a single file to Curtis Ryan ( by July 1st, 2019.

Proposals must include paper title, detailed abstract regarding your topic, thesis and plan of presentation, and contact information (including department and institutional affiliation) for the presenter. Please also indicate whether you are a faculty member or graduate student, since graduate students will also be eligible for the Herbert L. Bodman Award for graduate presentations.

SERMEISS operates on a workshop format: one paper at a time. Presenters are each allotted far more time than is the norm at MESA, AAR, AHA, APSA, and other larger conferences. Space on the program is therefore quite limited, so please apply as soon as possible. This is a juried conference, so proposals will be vetted by a conference committee. Applicants will then be contacted regarding the decisions of the committee. Presenters will need to turn in a draft copy of their papers at least a month before the meeting, so that these can be circulated among confirmed conference attendees for comments and feedback.

Whether you are (or are not) submitting a paper presentation, please mark the date and plan to join us at the SERMEISS meeting in Valle Crucis, North Carolina.