Saturday, December 29, 2018

Cfp: Multilateral Dynamics between the Middle East and Asia, 16-18 December 2019, Haifa University, Israel

Dear Tugrul,

I hope this email finds you well.
Attached is a call for paper for a conference on multilateral connections between Asia and the Middle East.
The conference will be held on 16-18 December 2019 at Haifa University.
Paper proposals' submission deadline: 20 February 2018

I'd be grateful if you circulate this email.

Best wishes,

Yoram Evron, PhD
Department of Asian Studies
University of Haifa
199 Aba Khoushy Ave.
Haifa 3498838, Israel
Mobile: +972-52-2308402 ׀ Fax: +972-3-9013581

The Asian Sphere: Trans-Cultural Flows 

An Inter-University Graduate Program
The University of Haifa and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem 

Call for Papers for an International Conference: 

Multilateral Dynamics between the Middle East and Asia


We are delighted to announce that the fifth annual conference of the Asian Sphere Program will take place on Monday-Wednesday, 16-18 December 2019, at the University of Haifa, Israel.  The Asian Sphere Program takes a fresh look at the continent of Asia as a concept and as a reality. It aims at exploring and analyzing the numerous interconnections that have tied its people, cities, and nations. Our fifth conference is devoted to the complex relations between West Asia, also known as the Middle East, and other parts of the continent in the past and present. We are interested in particular in the political, military, economic and cultural aspects of the relations, their determinants, undercurrents, and trajectories, as well as in other external players in the region.  We invite paper proposals in one of the following thematic domains: 

a)  Prehistorical and historical multilateral connections (including unilateral  migrations) between the Middle East and Asia (East, South, Central). 
b)  New perspectives on historical involvement, competition and rivalry of Asian powers in the Middle East. 
c)  Globalization, the Middle East and Asia. 
d)  World powers' involvement in Asia-Middle East interaction. 
e)  The role of the Middle East in Asian powers' relations with other world/ regional powers. 
f)  Asian countries' interaction with non-Mideast players in the context of the Middle East. 
g)  Involvement of Mideast players in Asian affairs. 
h)  Israel’s current involvement in Asian dynamics. 
i)  Asian countries' interaction with Israel. 
j)  The involvement of non-Asian players in Israel's relations with Asian powers.  

Proposals for papers, as well as further enquiries, should be sent by email to the conference secretariat ( Single-page proposals should include the following four items: 

1.Title of the presentation 
2.Abstract (150-200 words) 
3.Bio-note (150-200 words) with details about affiliation, education, and major relevant publications. 
4.An explicit statement to which of the above domains the proposal relates. 
The deadline for submitting proposals is 20 February 2019.  Accepted proposals will be notified by 20 March 2019.  Full papers (5,000-7,000 words, excluding bibliography) are an essential requirement of participation. The papers should be submitted to the Conference's secretariat by 15 November 2019. We plan to publish an edited volume based on the conference papers.  The organizers will cover three-night stay in Haifa and will be able to assist in defraying the transportation cost from Europe and Western Asia/Middle East (up to US$600) and beyond these regions (up to US$1,000) for scholars whose proposals will be accepted.  The conference will be conducted in English. It is open to the public and participation is free of charge. We would be grateful if you could distribute this call for papers among your colleagues. Please save the dates! 

Conference steering committee: 
Dr. Nimrod Baranovitch
Prof. Michal Biran  
Dr. Yoram Evron 
Prof. Rotem Kowner
Prof. Gideon Shelach 
Prof. Itzchak Weismann  
Conference's secretariat and address for proposal submssion