Call for papers by 6 Feb 2017

Background and scope

Following the success of the last two previous Kurdish studies conferences here in 2012 and 2015 at the University of Exeter Centre for Kurdish Studies, our next conference event will be held over 2.5 days:  26 – 28 June 2017.    

The theme for this event will be:

Kurdish Futures In and Outside of Iraq, Syria, Turkey, and Iran: Fresh Hopes or New Tragedies?

Venue: Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter, Stocker Rd, Exeter, EX4 4ND

Call for Panellists

We are currently seeking proposals from scholars to organise panels.

The Conference Committee seeks proposals addressing subjects of relevance to the theme. We will also welcome proposals for panels that are not addressing the core theme of the conference, but their inclusion will be at the committee’s discretion. The Conference Committee welcomes panels of any disciplinary composition.

The deadline for proposal submissions is 6th Feb 2017 at 5:00 p.m. GMT at 5:00 p.m. GMT

All proposals must be submitted electronically to

More detail regarding this conference call can be found in this document


Past conferences

First International Conference on Kurdish Studies

'The Kurds and Kurdistan: History, Politics, Culture'

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Second International Conference on Kurdish Studies

'The Kurds and Kurdistan: Considering Continuity and Change'

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