SERMEISS – Fall 2017 - Call for Papers:

The Southeast Regional Middle East and Islamic Studies Seminar (SERMEISS) will meet in the mountains
of North Carolina at Valle Crucis Conference Center on October 13 - 15, 2017.

SERMEISS is an inter-disciplinary organization interested in all areas of Middle East and Islamic Studies.

To submit a paper proposal, please send your materials in a single file to Curtis Ryan
( by August 18, 2017.

Proposals must include: title, detailed abstract regarding your topic, thesis, and plan of presentation, and contact information (including department and institutional affiliation) for the presenter. Please also indicate whether you are a faculty member or graduate student, since graduate students will also be eligible for the Herbert L. Bodman Award for graduate presentations.

This is a juried conference, so proposals will be vetted by a conference committee. Applicants will then be contacted regarding the decisions of the committee.

Thank you.

Curtis R. Ryan, Ph.D.
Professor of Political Science
Department of Government and Justice Studies
Appalachian State University
Boone, North Carolina 28608