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*Tracing Encounters: The 3rd Annual McGill Institute of Islamic Studies Student Council Graduate Symposium* Call For Papers - Deadline Extended! 3 & 4 May 2013 McGill University Montreal, Quebec McGill University’s Institute of Islamic Studies Student Council (MIISSC) invites abstracts for scholarly papers to be presented at its third annual graduate symposium. Tracing an encounter is central to any academic enterprise. This can be an overt aspect of inquiry: historical encounters between peoples, ideas, cultures, traditions, moments, and any combination thereof. The encounter can also be more subtly involved through reflexive attention to the encounter between the investigator and their object of study. The myriad forms of inquiry that have come to make up the field of Islamic Studies are, like virtually all branches of the humanities, united by the centrality of the encounter in analyses. The Third Annual McGill Institute of Islamic Studies Graduate Student Symposium will focus on graduate students’ and junior scholars’ academic work that deals with their own attempts in tracing encounters through their research in Islamic Studies. Themes of papers can include but are not limited to: - Theoretical issues in the study of Islam - Feminism and gender in Islam and Islamic Studies - Art, art history and the Islamic world - Islam, communications, and (new) media - Islam and the political - Islam and social and environmental Justice - Anthropological perspectives and the study of Islamic culture(s) - The study of pre-modern Islam - Literature of Islamic societies Deadline: Please submit an abstract (250-300 words) and CV no later than 14 February 2013 to: email@example.com Presenters will be informed that their paper has been accepted by 19 February 2013. Submission Guidelines: Abstracts must not contain the author’s name within the document. Panels of exactly three people are welcome with abstracts submitted in a single document. Participants will be given 15 minutes to present their work. Participants selected to present a paper may be eligible for financial assistance (for travel expenses) up to a maximum of C$250.00 per participant. The Institute of Islamic Studies gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the State of Qatar for this event. Posted by: "Pascal Abidor" <firstname.lastname@example.org>