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CFP: Fifth World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies/ Three Cultures Foundation of the Mediterranean (16-20 July 2018: Seville)

The Three Cultures Foundation of the Mediterranean (Seville) will be hosting the Fifth World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES-5) on 16-20 July 2018
The World Congress seeks to address questions, exchange and explore information on the Middle East in the broadest sense. The invitation is aimed at scholars, researchers, educators, students, professionals and other groups interested in studies on North Africa, Middle East, Muslim states of Central Asia as well as other regions of the world which are directly or indirectly affected by affairs in these areas.
The overall objective of the Congress is to offer the possibility to share and exchange research, experiences and ideas between more than 2000 interdisciplinary experts from all branches of the humanities, social sciences and related disciplines, from all over the world.
A large number of associations, research centers, universities, international organizations and other institutions from all over the world have already started to organize meetings, exhibitions, symposia, plenary sessions, panels, roundtables and poster presentations.
The hosting Three Cultures Foundation of the Mediterranean in Seville - heart of Andalusia and cradle of Al Andalus where Muslims, Christians and Jews lived together in a missed period of coexistence and mutual understanding - will undoubtedly be an exciting setting to meet and discuss Middle Eastern Studies.
Cultural and artistic works on different aspects of the region will also be placed under the spotlight, thanks to a variety of exhibitions; a film festival with roundtable discussions and a book fair attended by booksellers, publishers and authors; as well as a selection of artistic events.
WOCMES-5 will be a great opportunity for all participants to visit Seville with its outstanding monuments featuring in the UNESCO´s World Heritage List: the Cathedral, Alcázar and Archivo de Indias. Trips to Cordoba and Granada offer the chances to visit the most important and well-kept examples of Al-Andalus’ legacy and yet living parts of our heritage: Cordoba’s Great Mosque-Cathedral and Granada’s Alhambra.
The conference’s working languages are English and French.
The deadline for the registration of panels and papers, roundtables, poster presentations and additional activities is 9 December 2017 (see
Further information:
WOCMES Seville 2018 Secretariat
Fundación Tres Culturas del Mediterráneo
Calle Max Planck nº2, Isla de la Cartuja
41092 Sevilla
Phone: 0034 954 08 80 30, Fax: 0034 954 08 15 06, E-Mail:


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