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Fifth Finnish Colloquium of Middle East and North African Studies, 29–31 May 2017, Joensuu

The theme for the multidisciplinary conference is “Transformations of Identity and Space in the Middle East and North Africa”. Proposed papers are encouraged to explore present and past approaches to the main theme of the conference from all fields and disciplines of the Middle East, North African and Mediterranean studies.  Selected papers of the conference will be published in a peer-reviewed academic journal.

The colloquium is organized by The Finnish Institute in the Middle East (FIME), the University of Eastern Finland, Faculty of Theology, and the University of Helsinki, including the Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence Changes in Sacred Texts and Traditions. The event will be held at the University of Eastern Finland in Joensuu, Finland on 29-31 May 2017. The final program of the colloquium will be published in March 2017.

Abstract Submission: the deadline for submission of proposals and abstracts is 30 November 2016.

Colloquium website

Call for papers

Information about accommodation and transportation

Melammu Symposia 11, 3–6 April 2017, Beirut, Lebanon

The theme for conference is “Evidence Combined – Western and Eastern Sources in Dialogue”.  The conference is organized by the Finnish Institute in the Middle East (FIME) in cooperation with the Melammu Project. The Melammu Project investigates the continuity, transformation and diffusion of Mesopotamian and Ancient Near Eastern culture from the third millennium BCE through the ancient world until Islamic times. Abstract submission: the deadline for submission of abstracts for the general session is 30 November 2016.

Call for Papers

Preliminary programme