Friday, June 10, 2005


Sixth Biennal Conference on Iranian Studies

Thanks to Mr. Hamid Akbari from ISIS who sent a copy of the following Announcement to this Center.

Announcement/Call for Papers

Sixth Biennial Conference on Iranian Studies

organized by the

International Society for Iranian Studies (ISIS),
Iran Heritage Foundation (IHF)
and the
London Middle East Institute (LMEI)

3-5 August 2006
School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

The conference will take place immediately after the Centenary Conference on the Iranian Constitutional Revolution, which will be organized by the Iran Heritage Foundation and the University of Oxford and held 30 July–2 August 2006 at Oxford.

The Programme Committee welcomes contributions in all fields of Iranian studies, especially new areas of investigation and/or novel approaches to traditional fields. Ordinarily four papers are presented at a panel, and those wishing to submit a proposal for a pre-arranged panel should provide four abstracts and the name of a discussant in their proposals. The primary language of the conference will be English and scholars are strongly encouraged to use that language, but proposals for papers in Persian will be considered as well. However, no proposals regarding the Constitutional Revolution will be accepted. Scholars wishing to present a paper on that topic are encouraged to visit the IHF website at for information on how to propose papers for the earlier conference. Up-to-date information on the Sixth Biennial Conference will be available at and at

The deadline for the submission of proposals is October 1, 2005. Abstracts must be limited to 250-300 words, and must present a succinct outline of the central theme and main argument of the paper. Proposals should be sent by e-mail to: . Confirmation will be sent by e-mail. Please also send a paper copy of the abstract to:

Professor H. E. Chehabi
Programme Committee Chairman
Department of International Relations
Boston University
152 Bay State Road
Boston, MA 02215

The conference will be held at SOAS, and participants should contact the Iran Heritage Foundation ( if they require an invitation in order to obtain a visa for entry into the United Kingdom or if they wish to make arrangements for accommodation at student halls of the University of London. is the ListServ for the members and associates of the International Society for Iranian Studies (
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