CALL FOR PAPERS: The 8th Annual International Interdisciplinary Conference of the Gulf Studies Center at the College of Arts and Sciences Qatar University Gulf Families: Continuity and Change

Date: 19th- 20th November 2023

Venue: Qatar University, Doha – Qatar

(Deadline for abstract submissions: 15 May 2023)

We invite papers from the scholars who may provide insight into the dynamics of family life in their own natal societies. The potential scholars are, therefore, expected to have an emic view of the families in each Gulf country, and we believe that such a perspective will facilitate an in-depth understanding of continuity and change of Gulf families within a cultural context. The scope of the conference encompasses research on the member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC): Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates, in addition to Iran, Iraq, and Yemen. Given the presence of huge non-national migrant families in the GCC States, we are also interested in non-national Gulf families. Gulf families, therefore, include both national and non-national families in the Gulf.

We warmly welcome scholars including Ph.D. scholars and policymakers, to contribute to this academic event.

How to Apply:

Abstract Submission

Abstract of around 300 words should be sent as an email attachment by May 15, 2023. Abstract in English or Arabic is welcome, and you may even present in Arabic. Following the presentation, we hope that authors will translate their papers into English and submit the English translation for publication. We do not have funding for English translation.

Abstract or paper proposal should include the following: (a) Title of the paper; (b) Name, title, and institutional affiliation of the author(s); (c) Email address; (d) Abstract of the paper (250-300 words).

Please send us the paper (250-300 words). Please send us the abstract together with other information by the email: We will contact only those scholars, whose abstracts are finally accepted for presentation by May 30, 2023.

Full Paper Submission
The full paper should be sent by September 30, 2023. The length of the submitted paper should be no less than 6,000 words (including references with APA style).

Accepted papers will be compiled and be published in a peer-reviewed edited book.

To view more, please click on the call of paper document.


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