Call for Papers: New Research on Ancient Armenia

2nd Geneva Workshop for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Researchers, University of Geneva, Switzerland, 31 May–1 June 2019

Deadline: 18 February 2019

Given the great success of last year’s workshop, the Armenian Studies team (Unité d’arménien) at the MESLO Department, University of Geneva, is pleased to invite once again graduate students and early career researchers – those not yet holding a permanent position in Academia – to present their current research on any aspect of Ancient and Medieval Armenia to an audience of their peers. The workshop has been conceived as an international forum in which the newest generation of researchers in the field can engage in meaningful discussion on methodologies, problems and perspectives. Presentations detailing work in progress, research projects, and innovative approaches are welcome.

In the interest of drawing attention to comparatively less-known topics, preference may be given to subjects other than ‘Classical’ 5th-century language, literature, history and art. Papers dealing with topics and/or authors as late as Sayat Nova (d. 1795) will be considered for acceptance, as long as they show clear links with pre-modern issues and practices.

Abstracts and Deadlines:
Participants will have 20 minutes each to present their papers, plus 10 minutes for questions and discussion.

Applicants are invited to submit a title, short abstract (no more than 300 words) and a brief academic biography (no more than 150 words) by 18 February 2019. Please send your documents as .pdf files here.

Working Languages:
French, English, and Armenian.

Travel Grants:
Limited grants are available to assist with travel and accommodation expenses: those who cannot obtain financial support from their home institution or other sources and would otherwise be unable to attend are invited to submit a short statement in support of their request along with their abstracts. Applications for grants of up to 300 CHF each will be considered (to be paid after the workshop). The organizers reserve the right to make decisions on the matter at their sole discretion. Prospective participants are invited to explore other sources of funding as well.

Further Information:
For any clarifications, please do not hesitate to contact Dr Irene Tinti.

Scientific Committee:
Prof. Valentina Calzolari (University of Geneva)
Dr Irene Tinti (University of Geneva)
Dr Federico Alpi (Fondazione per le Scienze Religiose Giovanni XXIII, Bologna)
Ms Sara Scarpellini (University of Geneva)