Sep 28, 2010

CfP: 6th AATT Graduate Student Pre-Conference--American Association

Graduate Student Pre-Conference

Second Circular

The American Association of Teachers of Turkic Languages (AATT) is pleased to announce the sixth annual Graduate Student Pre-Conference in Turkish and Turkic Studies. This Pre-Conference was established to mark the 20th anniversary of the founding of AATT. The Pre-Conference
is cosponsored by the Institute for Turkish Studies, the Turkish Cultural Foundation, and AATT.

The sixth annual Pre-Conference will take place on Wednesday evening, November 17 and Thursday, November 18. This year it will again be held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Middle East Studies Association, taking place in San Diego November 18-21, 2010. Pre-Conference participants are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to attend the MESA conference. (Some meetings of the Pre-Conference are coordinated with the annual meeting of the
Central Eurasian Studies Society.)

The Pre-Conference is designed to encourage research making significant use of sources in Turkish and Turkic languages by graduate students in Turkish and Turkic Studies enrolled at institutions in North America. It will promote contact between students at various
institutions and allow for feedback from faculty discussants participating in the pre-conference. Another goal is to help students progress towards more formal presentations at national conferences such as those of MESA, CESS, and organizations devoted to specific disciplines.

AATT will award a limited number of travel awards to help subvent the cost of student participation. Students are also encouraged to seek funding from their home institutions.

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 Friday, October 8, 2010.

Graduate students already presenting a paper at the larger meeting (MESA or CESS) are not eligible to participate concurrently in the Graduate Student Pre-Conference in Turkish and Turkic Studies. Unfortunately AATT cannot consider requests for travel support for graduate students enrolled at institutions outside North America.

Proposals should be submitted by email to:

Professor Uli Schamiloglu
Department of Languages and Cultures of Asia
University of Wisconsin-Madison
uschamil@wisc. edu


Professor Erika H. Gilson
Department of Near Eastern Studies
Princeton University
ehgilson@princeton. edu

Applicants will be informed of the selection committee's decision by Friday, October 15, 2010.

Please quote 10 Academic Resources Daily in your application to this opportunity!

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