2011 Gulf Studies Conference

Aspirations & Challenges in the Gulf
29 June - 2 July 2011

An interdisciplinary conference exploring the aspirations of and challenges facing the peoples of the Arabian Peninsula, Iran, and Iraq.

This conference immediately followed the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES) Annual Conference 2011, which took place on 27–29 June, in Exeter.

Abstracts & Papers

All abstracts (except when requested otherwise) are available unrestricted. Papers are available only by password – sent to those registered for the conference only.

Key dates

January 20, 2011 Last day to submit your paper or panel proposal.
February 28, 2011 Notification of successful proposals
May 12, 2011 Last day to register for the conference.
May 30, 2011 Last day to submit your full paper. Note: Your paper should be in Word format, 1.5-spaced, 12-point, with your name, affiliation, and email address underneath your paper’s title. Please include footnotes and a bibliography
June 27–29, 2011 BRISMES 2011 at the University of Exeter
June 29, 2011 Gulf Studies Conference begins (Wednesday)
July 2, 2011 Gulf Studies Conference ends (Saturday)

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How to Register

We have two methods of registration available:

Please register for the conference by May 12.


If you would prefer not to stay on the University campus, you can book alternative accommodation.

The nearest hotels and guest houses are:


Please email Dr James Onley at j.onley@exeter.ac.uk