Call For Papers “Constructing” Middle East: Media, Ideology and Culture

cme_ilef_web-2yl2dq5xwtpalqf91tu3uoConference Organized by the Faculty of Communication, Ankara University

Date: 22-23 October 2015

Venue: Ankara University

Keynote Speaker: Professor Juan Cole, University of Michigan

The conference invites proposals devoted to comparative perspectives on media-related issues, empirical case studies as well as papers on theoretical approaches that need be grounded in the Middle East. Disciplines represented include media studies, history, political science, anthropology, sociology, international relations, political geography, literature, and related fields. The deadline for abstracts is 30th of March 2015. Successful applicants will be notified in April 2015. Abstracts should be 500 words. They must be accompanied by the presenter’s name, affiliation, email and postal addresses, together with the title of the paper and a 150-word biographical note on the presenter. Please send all these items together in a single Word file, not as pdf, and give the file and message the title ‘ CME ’ followed by your last name. The file should be sent by email to the

Please note that the official languages of the conference will be English and Turkish.

Participants fund their own travel and accommodation expenses. Limited numbers of advanced PhD students will be funded for accommodation.

There will be various openings for publication of selected conference papers, which will be discussed further after the conference.

Proposals (500 words) should be sent before the 30th of March 2015.

15th of April 2015: proposals selection

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