Conflict and Dialogue in the Middle East

Call for Papers


To send an abstract of a conference paper of around 500 words, and a short bio, including a list of publications, please use this link

Please note that we cannot take any responsibility for abstracts that are submitted by other means.

Any other queries should be sent to the following key persons: Mahnaz Zahirinejad (mzahirinejad@gmail.com) Michal Lipa (mlipa@iksio.pan.pl) or Rachela Tonta (rtonta@iksio.pan.pl). All submitted abstracts, which should be sent before 20th October 2014, will be peer reviewed. Any information on accepted abstracts will be returned  by 30th October 2014.

Accepted papers will be published in the quarterlyHemispheres, Studies on Cultures and Societies.    

Important Information



Conference will take place in the seat of the Polish Academy of Sciences in the Staszic Palace (Nowy Swiat 72, Warsaw, Poland)


The Institute of Mediterranean and Oriental Cultures is a research unit with the Polish Academy of Sciences, a state scientific institution founded in 1952. From the very beginning, it has functioned as a learned society acting through an elected cooperation  of top scholars and research organizations, via its numerous scientific establishments. It has also become a major scientific advisory body through its scientific committees.

The activities of the Academy in its present form are regulated by the Parliamentary Act of April 30, 2010. The PAS is currently comprised of 79 research establishments (institutes and research centres, research stations, botanical gardens and other research units) and auxiliary scientific units (archives, libraries, museums, and foreign PAN stations). The research activities  of the Academy are  financed mainly from the State budget via the Ministry of Science and Higher Education.

ORGANIZING COMMETTEE: Professor Jerzy Zdanowski, Dr. Mahnaz Zahirinejad Dr. Rachela TontaMichal Lipa /M.A./ and Agata Wójcik /M.A/


We do not provide accommodation, however we can provide a list of recommended hostels and hotels that are located close to the place of the conference. Travelling costs are covered by the participants at their own expense.

Conference fee – 40 EUR or 160 PLN. Non-Polish participants are asked to pay the fee in cash immediately upon  registration.

Polish participants are asked to pay the fee by 30th November with a note “MENA 2014” for the account:

97 1240 6003 1111 0010 3462 6628 (Instytut Kultur Srodziemnomorskich i Orientalnych PAN)