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Full Title: 3rd Annual Jil Jadid Graduate Student Conference in Arabic Studies

      
Location: Austin, TX, USA
Start Date: 21-Feb-2013 - 23-Feb-2013
Contact: Mike Turner
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/mes/events/conferences/jiljadid2013
Meeting Description: The Department of and Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas at Austin are pleased to announce that they will host the 3rd Annual Jil Jadid Conference in Arabic Literature and Linguistics, a graduate student conference to be held at the University of Texas at Austin, February 21-23, 2013.

Jil Jadid is a graduate student conference that aims to provide a forum for young scholars spread across a variety of disciplines to come together, share ideas and research, and discuss the future of their respective fields as they move forward in their careers and come to represent the eponymous ‘new generation’ of scholars doing work on the Arabic-speaking world and its cultures.

The 2013 Jil Jadid Conference is sponsored by the University of Texas at Austin’s Department of Middle Eastern Studies, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Department of Linguistics, Program in Comparative Literature, and the Graduate School.
Linguistic Subfield: General Linguistics
Subject Language: Arabic, Standard
LL Issue: 23.3902


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