Call for Paper – Arabic Pasts Workshop 2024

3 October '24 at 10:30 am - 5 October '24 at 1:00 pm

This annual exploratory and informal workshop offers the opportunity to reflect on methodologies, research agendas, and case studies for investigating history writing in Arabic in the Middle East, North Africa, and beyond in any period from the seventh century to the present.

Contributions are invited from scholars at all career levels, addressing any period and any part of the Middle East and North Africa, broadly defined. This year we anticipate running the workshop from the Aga Khan Centre in London and in Lisbon, with the possibility to have an online component featuring participants who are unable to travel to the UK or Portugal.

Arabic Pasts is co-convened by Hugh Kennedy (SOAS), James McDougall (Oxford), Lorenz Nigst (AKU-ISMC), and Sarah Bowen Savant (AKU-ISMC).

Please submit an abstract of 300 words or less in word document by Friday, 17 May 2024 to Please specify whether you wish to participate in London, Lisbon, or online.

The workshop dates are 3-5 October 2024.

Please visit the link below for further details about this year’s workshop.


Aga Khan Centre, London

10 Handyside Street, N1C 4DN, London


Aga Khan University (International) in the United Kingdom

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