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Please note that the 18th Annual Graduate Student Pre-Conference has now been cancelled. 
For any questions, please reach out to Erika H. Gilson


The 18th Annual Graduate Student Pr


Please note that the proposal submission deadline has now been extended to September 24, 2023

The Middle East Studies Association’s 57th annual meeting will be held at the Palais des congrès in Montréal, Québec, Canada from November 2-5, 2023. AATT Pre-Conference participants are strongly encouraged to attend the MESA conference.

The conference is designed to encourage research making significant use of sources in Turkish or other Turkic languages by graduate students in a  variety of disciplines enrolled in academic institutions in North America.
This year’s Pre-Conference will be held online. Presenters who will be on-site in Montréal at the MESA Conference, will be invited to a reception.


Call for Papers- Open

Students should submit a 250-word proposal for a paper together with the following information:


  1. Name

  2. Current institutional affiliation (department/university)

  3. Adviser's name

  4. Educational background (undergraduate and graduate degree programs)

  5. Current status (taking courses, preparing for exams, researching dissertation, writing dissertation, defended/deposited dissertation)

  6. Title of dissertation (if applicable)

  7. Contact information (email, telephone number, preferred mailing address)

The deadline for submission of proposals is September 24, 2023.

Graduate students already presenting a paper at MESA are not eligible to participate concurrently in the Graduate Student Pre-Conference.

Proposals should be submitted by email to Erika H. Gilson  and Hakan Karateke.

Applicants will be informed of the selection committee's decision by October 16, 2023.

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