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18th International Congress of DAVO

Oct 06, 2011 - Oct 08, 2011

The German Middle East Studies Association for Contemporary Research and Documentation (DAVO) is calling for papers for its 18th International Congress. The conference will be held at the Free University of Berlin, chaired by Professor Dr. Gudrun Krämer (Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies) with the support of Dr. Katharina Nötzold and Amke Dietert.

We welcome papers on all fields of contemporary Middle East studies and the impact of this region on other parts of the world. Middle East studies are understood to include disciplines relevant to the study of an area comprising all members of the League of Arab States, Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, Turkey, Israel and the Muslim states of the former USSR.

Pre-organized Panels and Individual Papers
Proposals for pre-organized panels and workshops on a common theme with at least three papers to be presented and chair are welcome. The coordinators of such pre-organized panels are also responsible for the quality of the papers and may reject papers with summaries of low quality.

Individual paper submissions will be grouped into panels. Although most of the papers will be held in German, English papers and discussions are strongly encouraged. Generally, 20 minutes will be allowed for each presentation and 10 minutes for discussion.

Every proposal for a paper has to be accompanied by an abstract of about 300 words. The decision about the acceptance or refusal of the proposed papers will be taken according to the quality of the abstract.

Panels for the Presentation of Research Projects by Advanced Students and Post-graduates
Advanced students and post-graduates have the chance to present their current research projects for a MA-Thesis or a dissertation in special panels. The discussions are intended to provide additional ideas and concepts for the improvement of the current research work of young members of the German Middle East Studies Association.

General Meeting of DAVO
The General Meeting of the members of DAVO is due to be held during the Congress on Thursday, 6 October 2011 at 1.30 pm.


  • Deadline for registration of papers and panels including abstract of 300 words before 1 July 2011
  • Confirmation of the acceptance of proposed papers and panels until 1 August 2011

For registration and further information please visit www.davo.uni-mainz.de./tagungen/davo2011.html.


The registration forms of all participants of this meeting should arrive at the organizers of the DAVO Congress together with the registration fees (Euro 55, reduced Euro 30, non-DAVO members Euro 75) not later than 1 July 2011. After this date an additional fee for late registration of Euro 20 will be charged.

We will put a list with hotels located near to the conference venue and accommodations with fees suitable for students on the DAVO website. You may also book your accommodation via www.HRS.de/Berlin.

Paper titles and panels for the Congress will be put on the website of DAVO. The final program of the congress will also be available on the website after 15 September 2011. Travel information and details on the location of the DAVO Congress will also be shown on the website of this conference.
Conference venue: Free University of Berlin, Henry-Ford Building, Garystr. 35, 14195 Berlin

Please forward your registration forms and enquiries only to the following address:

DAVO Congress
Mrs Amke Dietert
Carl-Cohn-Strasse 73
D-22297 Hamburg, Germany
Tel.: +49 (0)40 513-3671

 E-Mail: amke.dietert@googlemail.com


Time & Location

Oct 06, 2011 - Oct 08, 2011

Freie Universität Berlin, Henry Ford Bau