4th World Congress for Middle East Studies - WOCMES

Individual Paper Proposals

Submit an Individual Paper

Accepted papers will be grouped into panels in accordance with their themes and assigned a chair by the executive scientific committee. Co-authored papers can also be proposed. While more than one proposal can be made, please note that only one paper per participant will be accepted. In case of co-authored papers, no participant will be permitted to make more than one presentation.

Registering for the Congress is not required for submission. However, you must be signed up for a free WOCMES website account to be able to submit a Paper Proposal.

Paper proposals accepted by the congress Scientific Committee will be published in the scientific program ONLY if participants of the panel register by June 1, 2014.

To propose a paper:

- Individual paper proposers should register their abstracts through the online submission system.
- The abstracts should be around 300-400 words. Please do not include references, bibliographical notes, or your contact information in the abstract text.
- Proposals must be submitted in English or French.
- Please do not use ALL CAPS or leave titles in lower case letters.

For guidelines to submit your proposal please visit

To submit your proposal please visit

Congress Registration

Early Registration
by March 15,2014
Advanced Registration
by June 01,2014
On-site Registration
after June 01,2014
Full-Paying Participants
95 € 120 € 150 €
Students *
55 € 75 € 100 €
Participants Eligible for Fee Reduction **
55 € 55 € 55 €

* Students must provide documentation in English or in French certifying their student affiliation with an institution of higher learning at the time of registration.

Congress Themes

The principal themes followed since the First World Congress have been retained in WOCMES 2014:

Ancient Middle East
Historical Approaches
Islam in Past and Present
Christian and Biblical Studies
Urban Studies and Space
Water and the Environment
Economics of the Middle East
Politics of the Middle East
Women and Gender Studies
Normative Phenomena and Legal Research
Migration Studies
Media and Cultural Studies
Linguistics and Literature
Nationality, Identities and Ethnicity

Congress Disciplines

Cultural Studies and Media
Development Studies
Fine Arts and History of Fine Arts
Gender Studies
International Political Economy
International Relations
Labor Studies
Law and Legal Studies
Literature and Lingusitics
Natural Resources and Environmental Studies
Peace and Conflict Resolution
Political Science
Population Studies and Demography
Public Administration
Religious Studies
Science and Rechnology Studies
Social Policy
Social Psychology
Urban Studies