2018 Conference

We are happy to announce that a conference for graduate students studying Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations will be hosted by the Near Eastern Studies Department and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of California, Berkeley on Friday, April 27th – Saturday, April 28th, 2018.

We are now accepting abstracts until December 15th with notification of acceptance by January 15th.

On the night of Friday, April 27th there will be a special keynote lecture.

The conference is free to attend and open to all.

On Friday night there will be a special keynote lecture by Miriam Cooke. 

Coffee and refreshments will be served. We request that you register your intent to attend so that we have an estimate of numbers to cater for.

Talks will be 20 minutes long with 5-10 minutes for questions and discussion, and may relate to any aspect of Near Eastern Studies. We invite all graduate students (Masters and PhD) and advanced undergraduates writing a thesis to submit abstracts by December 15th, 2017.


Co-sponsored by

Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES)

Department of Near Eastern Studies